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Comment Re:Take a bus in Brazil... (Score 2) 400

Ahahahahaha, so true!

But things are changing, in big cities, buses are already equipped with door brakes (they can't move while doors are open) and GPS speed tracking. People are able to report bad driver behaviour online or by phone, and corrective actions are taken. The reality is that the great majority of people here in Brazil ride buses to go to work, and they can't afford another means of transportation. Buses are not generally used by the middle/upper classes, who usually ride taxis/uber when the need arises.

By the way, this inequality of social class in bus usage creates a problem: the local governments try to improve bus conditions and technology in order to increase security/comfort and incentive bus usage, but obviously this creates an increased fare in order to pay for the extra costs, which are taxing on the lower class population which are the majority of bus users, creating discontent. It's quite a chicken/egg problem.

Source: I work in the area.

Comment Re:I feel like I'm missing something here... (Score 4, Informative) 140

The synopsis is misleading. There is nothing like this in the article. It mentions that Leon Shiman is the current registered owner, but everything else is being kept private for the moment. He being uncooperative is just as likely as he being unreachable for contact for some reason. We'll find out in the next 11 days.

Comment Re: Brazil has aggressive Mosquito control (Score 3, Informative) 102

I'm from Brazil. The same mosquito (Aedis Aegypti) is responsible for three diseases. Originally it was just Dengue Fever that was the problem, but recently there's been an outbreak of Chikungunya and Zika as well. These diseases have similar symptoms, but the latest one, Zika, is being deemed responsible for a huge increase of Microcephaly in newborns lately that is all over the news. There is indeed an aggressive mosquito control front and Government initiatives to inform the population, but keep in mind that it's Summer here in the Southern Hemisphere, and the higher temperatures are causing these mosquitoes to reproduce like a plague, making it much harder to solve the problem.

Comment Re:What's the most coins anyone has collected? (Score 2) 48

From Gandalfx perfectly succinct explanation in the xkcd forums: "In the source is a literal array of the coins' coordinates right at the start. You can just copy paste that array into the js console and add .length to make it spit out the array's length."

Personally, I still gotta catch 'em all. ;-)

Comment Warning: Don't play using Safari... (Score 4, Informative) 48

... the game becomes "unwinnable" because there are certain places you should be able to pass through (like the dialog texts), but Safari turns them into hard surfaces, making it impossible to reach some coins. The problem is that the game gives no previous warning and seems to work ok... until it becomes an exercise in frustration. Firefox works perfectly, other browsers should work ok too.

Comment These emoji selections are so random! (Score 1) 264

At least they should try to come with "thematically complete" sets!
We already got a burger emoji and fries emoji... where is the soda emoji? Instead they give us redundant single/double beers emojis.
We also got a bike emoji and surf emoji, but no skate emoji. Instead you have redundant snowboard and an ski-set emojis.
Some things that usually go together are sorely missing... some other are complete bonkers.

Comment Oh sweet sweet revenge! (Score 4, Funny) 90

After years of "this [game/service/promotion] is not available for your country" trying to listen to Pandora, to watch Hulu and to download some Xbox Live games, now it's my turn to be delighted seeing this crushing bitterness bite your souls, dear Americans! Who needs Full HD videos and customised Internet Radio when I can call my grandma for FREE? I love you Bing!

Submission + - Ubuntu Edge Now Most-Backed Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Volanin writes: After nearly a month of its assumed happening, Ubuntu Edge has now passed the $10.2 million mark, thus making it the most pledged-to crowd-funder in history. While the Ubuntu Edge campaign is to be commended for reaching such a mammoth milestone as this, it can’t quite claim ultimate victory yet, since it's just short of making one-third of its $32 million goal with a little less than a week left. Can they do it?

Comment Re:As Linus Said...... (Score 1) 169

Have you really read to the end of the article?
Copied verbatim from Final Thoughts:

"When I started this experiment, I was expecting that it would be an interesting foray and that I’d most likely end up switching back to KDE when it was all over. I’m no longer certain that I will be doing that."

What I felt from the article is that Gnome Classic, although still rough, is definitely going in the right direction. The author even commited to keep using it, at least until next week's Red hat Summit!

I must be honest.
Gnome used to be my preferred DE.
And reading this has raised my hopes for it again!

Comment Re:Join the party (Score 4, Insightful) 815

I have a Macbook. It runs Linux exclusively. People might have diverging opinions about the price, but very few question that it's a very well engineered machine. Have you tried looking at their screens to see what OS they were running?

By the way, 10 years ago iBooks were still using PowerPC processors, and Macbooks didn't exist until 2006.

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