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Comment Re:God... (Score 1) 303

In fact, one client preferred to send a check to one open-source project for a license even though legally it grants them no benefit. The project's website even says that the project "is in the public domain and does not require a license." Companies with large bankrolls will glady shell out thousands of dollars for some peace of mind.

Hey, do me a favour and see if there's anything useful for them on my Github repos!

Comment Re:so still not as complete as3.5 then? (Score 1) 111

1) Appears to not be a problem in 5, I jam my mouse to the right of my screen with a maximised window and can scroll.

Good to know, thanks.

2) Works for me on three monitors.

I was terse, this issue is when the vertical panel is "between" two monitors. Discussion on the KDE forums:

3) There is a system load viewer - not sure if that's the same thing.

Only shows CPU load, not network or memory use. There are a few third-party widgets, but none are nearly as functional or useful as the KDE 4 widget or it's KDE 3.5 heritage.

4) As a hotkey? Works for me.

I cannot seem to set Win-] as Volume Up. I have Win-[ as volume down, Win-{as mute and Win-} as pause. Us VIM users take our keyboard shortcuts seriously!

5) This works for me, it has a 'command line' option that runs the given text.

Thank you, somehow I missed that one!

6) Hasn't happened to me, I've been running for quite a few months now. 7) I had one crash so far, as I say, a few months of runtime. The crash may not have been plasma's fault though, as other things died and it happened working with something experimental.

The crashes seem to be only for some people, not for others. Like most desktop software, those who happen to run hardware similar to that of the devs get a rock-solid experience. All others: airbags and seatbelts.

8) There is one of these enabled in the keyboard options, works for me, I swap between dvorak and qwerty with it.

Mine disappeared and stubbornly won't come back. Here is the KDE forums thread:

9) Don't know that widget, couldn't test.

Comment Re:so still not as complete as3.5 then? (Score 4, Informative) 111

so still not as complete as3.5 then?

And not nearly as polished as 4.10 was, either. Here is a list of just the first few problems that I started to list, before the problems started really piling up:

* Maximized windows do not have thier scrollbars flush against the screen edge. Thus, Fitt's law cannot be used to quickly put the mouse cursor on the scrollbar.
* Vertical panel does not auto-hide with second monitor attached.
* No System Monitor widget. Apparently being worked on.
* Volume Up cannot be set. Volume Down and mute work fine.
* Krunner no longer accepts Bash commands. I have a bash command that I run periodically, this would work in Krunner in KDE 4 but does not work in KDE 5.
* The panel app freezes often. I can intermittently freeze the panel by clicking on More Settings in the panel configuration toolbar.
* Lots of crashes, most of which are not reproducible. I've had the Plasma Panel crash, System Settings, and other applications.
* Keyboard Layout indicator missing.
* Keyboard State widget disappears from the system tray, no resolution in the KDE forums.

Comment Re:Doesn't fair use permit critique? (Score 1) 420

Have you read it? It's the mindless ramblings of a delusional madman with a combination of a persecution- and superiority complex.

Actually, I have read it. I found the book to be poignant and intelligent, if poorly written. And I'm Jewish.

In the book Hitler describes his life at home, and mentions how upset his father would be that he became anti-semetic. Hitler describes _why_ he became anti-semetic and let me tell you: I had the same observation that he had when have to deal with certain types of religious Jews. Learning from My Struggle would help the Jews get along a little better in Europe, especially the orthodox minority. Actually, that doesn't only go for Jews: Muslim religious fanatics would do well to understand what drove Hitler to hatred and save themselves a lot of struggling of their own.

Comment Re:Systemd on slashdot (Score 1) 242

Systemd on slashdot? That might go over like a lead balloon from what I've seen herer with some.

Surely you mean a lead (spelled led) zeppelin?

The article is rather insightful and one of the few that are worth reading. I disagree with a few points (2FA for ssh on his personal workstation?!?) but there are some good points in there:
* Make peace with systemd
* Learn the new tools: ip, ss, iw (not on his list, but on mine)
* Learn ZFS (on my list for half a decade)
* Use tools such as Lets Encrypt on all websites (good idea in theory, in practice not feasible due to 3 month certs)
* Learn Android
* Stop doing IT consulting for cheap businesses. Unfortunately, this is actually where the bulk of my bread comes from!

Comment Re:Gee thanks (Score 1) 28

That sounds nice, but I nearly went blind last time the internet told me to view some astronomical event!

As funny as that stupid headline is, the real mess on that page is your fonts! Seriously google for .fonts.conf or try this for a good start:
<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<match target="font">
<edit mode="assign" name="rgba">
<match target="font">
<edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
<match target="font">
<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
<match target="font">
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias">

Comment Re:Gee thanks (Score 1) 28

In case you haven't seen it yet: See Comet Catalina tomorrow morning before dawn

I'd post this as a story but it would probably go front-page on the 2nd.

Actually, comet Catalina is expected to be brightest next week, when it is closest to Earth. And it could have a gas outburst at any time, which will make it much brighter no matter when that occurs.

Comment Re:God I hate to say this, but (Score 3, Interesting) 562

I agree with him.

There was way too much slovenly fan service in that movie. As I expected with a Disney movie, it played it totally safe and took no chances. It looked test-marketed to within an inch of its life.

A real filmmaker would have made his own film, not just remade someone else's.

Took no chances? No implied interracial love triangle? No "female persona" for the robot? No killing off of main characters?

I actually agree that half the movie was lifted from IV-VI, but I happened to like that. I wanted to see a Star Wars movie, not an action film that used the Star Wars name and character names (like the same director did with Star Trek).

Comment Re:AVG used to be good and then about 4 years ago (Score 1) 170

MSSE was great, but the catch rate has really fallen off in the past 2 years. For a free AV bitdefender or avira are where it is at. Avira tends to be spammy, while bitdefender is quiet, so there in is my current top of the heap. Add in a free MalWareBytes scan every 2 weeks, a good adblocker, and non-ISP DNS and you can't get much better. If you think you are infected, MalwareBytes anti-root kit, hitman pro, and malwarebytes, and adwcleaner are a good combot to get most stuff out. Source, I manage a shop that does lots of residential repairs (ie 80% viruses).

Reading this, I had no idea how much I enjoy Ubuntu. Thank you for reminding me.

I'm sure that this is how the Tesla owners feel when they hear about somebody replacing a water pump, or a leaky valve cover, or fouled plugs, or a muffler, or a fuel pump, or an ignition coil, or a cam bearing, or an O2 sensor, or a fuel injector, or even doing regular oil changes and yearly smog tests.

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