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Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 167

Snowdon seems the logical "other pardon".

I disagree, based on the fact that Snowden is still at this moment a fugitive. He has never faced trial. Manning faced trial, plead guilty, and served time. While it is not without precedent to pardon someone who has not been tried (ie, Nixon), it is not easy to make an argument for it.

Comment All you guys are going to miss Win10 (Score 1, Troll) 462

When Win7 came in, everyone crapped on it. Longing for XP64. Praising Xp64 as good enough. stable enough. dont mess with this.

Then the fiasco of Win8, skipped 9, Win10. Finally everyone will be brought to Win10 kicking and screaming. And they all will file bug reports with a vengeance. MS developers will bellyache having to fix bugs in win10, while all the really cool assignment goes Win12 teams. But eventually Win10 will get to be actually much better than Win7. Just in time to declare it dead and annoint Win12 as the new king of the hill.

And the cycle will repeat.

Its turtles all the way down. And bugs all the way up.

Comment Re:False premise (Score 1) 480

Well, it hasn't happened yet. That said, why would you cancel your cable Internet for this? Yes, cellular Internet will be useful for your Chromebook when you're away from home, but in the same way it is today - a useful supplementary service that fills in the gaps, not as your primary system.

As for how you'd connect to a server at home, there are two options: VPN, or IPv6. The latter tends to get forgotten, but I connect to machines at home directly via IPv6 from my (T-Mobile) cellular connection without any problems. This sounds horrifying in terms of security, but if you imagine the development server being as locked down as a Chromebook or iDevice, without the back doors associated with too many modern IoT devices, it should be fine.

I'm more bothered about having to develop using a web interface, especially in an era in which leaving Firefox open for a day with 20 or so tabs open seems to result in it eating 4+Gb of memory, not the connectivity part. The connectivity part is actually the nice part.

Comment Re:Ha-Ha! (Score 1) 275

Linux builds exceptionally good UI and user experience? Why last time I checked there were at least 100 different GUI experiences possible in Linux/ And if you don't like all 100, you can just download the source, make a few edits, voila! "congratulations, 101'st GUI management distro".

The only good thing is, good or bad, you know what GUI is available in ALL windows machines and you can develop applications. Linux suffers in that respect. Qt? or Tkl or gnome or what? . Quite sad, given X11 actually was way ahead of windows in providing a base set of ui features guaranteed on all unix systems.

Comment Control-C in bash sessions. (Score 0) 275

But for people doing serious work with Linux command-line apps, not having Ctrl-C is a little like driving a car when only the front brakes work.

Shows how little the person who wrote the article knows about clipboards in linux.

Most xterm and clones use mostly emacs like syntax. control-insert for copy and shift-insert for paste. X11 systems use middle mouse click to paste sections highlighted with the mouse. Cygwin - mintty supports control-insert and shift-insert.

In the console window spawned by cmd if you edit and enable quick-edit mode, "ENTER" is copy and right mouse click is paste.

I work in a mixture of all three windows on my desktop simultaneously. I use window bg color to remind me what kind of console I'm working on to do the right copy-paste. But in none of these systems control-c is used for copy.

Only in MS-windows-GUI control-c is used for copy. Looks like the author's knowledge about control-c is based on hearsay.

Comment Re: False premise (Score 1) 480

Let me field that answer. They'll use it, just like organizations kept using WinXP pre-SP3, until the new Director of IT came along and said "Are you fucking kidding me?! What incompetent idiot let you stay unpatched and critically open to everything that has come along in the last fucking decade?! Oh, the same one who thought it's a great idea to never upgrade hardware, despite your staff barely surviving on machines that crash daily, or catch fire like those two did last week."

Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 5

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

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