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Comment Re: My hopes for KDE 5.7 (Score 1) 111

You do know that you don't need to use a different computer to run GNOME-based apps, right?

All I'm really using is GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, which I expected not to work for this on account of either its gvfs dependencies, or the underlying system being broken anyway (KDE's mount device notification does not work). But I tried it and it can actually access the photos on my camera, even under KDE, and even though Dolphin cannot.

I cannot install Digikam right now due to conflicts but I'll keep it in mind for later as lens correction profiles could be nice. I have also tested Clementine and although treating the library as a play-list is a bit weird it works. Too bad Debian installs KDE's broken standard application by default.

Comment Re:That's just great... (Score 1) 378

Lemme rephrase. If Ubuntu 18.10 is 64-bit only, is that a problem? What show-stopping problem for a 2006 MacBook is present in 18.04 but fixed in 18.10?

You're missing the point if you only worry about 2006 MacBooks.

Making 18.10 64-bit-only means it will no longer be able to run most Windows applications on account that 32-bit Windows applications and installers can only be run by a 32-bit Wine process. Not just on old 32-bit-only MacBooks but on any Intel based computer. Also Wine is still receiving lots of updates to run new Windows applications so being stuck with the version shipped in 18.04 means getting behind the times pretty quick (unless they really keep updating the 32-bit Wine package long after 18.04 is in maintenance mode).

Comment My hopes for KDE 5.7 (Score 1) 111

I would like plasmashell to not crash every time I turn on the screen (there's actually hope for this one), or at random when I open/close windows. If plasmashell/kwin could also refrain from crashing when I run WineTest that would be nice. Though lately WineTest has been crashing the all-open-source Intel graphics driver so hard that using the screen required a reboot (am I glad I'm not using an NVIDIA/AMD graphics card with their proprietary unreliable and impossible to debug drivers). Anyway hard to make sure that plasmashell/kwin survived right now.

I'd like to be able to sort the songs per artist, album, etc in JuK, and for it to have a working Manage Folder dialog. Adding support for PTP cameras (you know, most of them), that would really be great. Means I would no longer have to connect them to either my GNOME or LXDE laptop to then transfer the photos over the network.

Oh, and icing on the cake, fixing the bugs in the bug reporting applet?

Comment Re:Dumbest idea ever (Score 1) 202

That last part is especially laughable when you consider their solution, a pattern of pimple-like bumps on the top. Ok, so those will last exactly as long as the first snowfall, at which point the plough will make it rather smooth again.

And yet asphalt is not smooth either, even after snowplows have been run through many times...

Comment Re:Please don't kill 32-bit Wine (Score 4, Informative) 378

Read TFA. Nobody's killing 32-bit libraries. Only .ISOs for 32-bit CPUs.

The fine article says

His proposal is that Ubuntu version 18.10 would be 64-bit-only, and if users desperately need to run 32-bit legacy applications, the'll have to do so in containers or virtual machines.

This suggests it's not just the ISOs that they plan to get rid of but also support for 32-bit applications, which includes Wine (for running 32-bit Windows applications). So yes, that's pretty worrying for Wine as a lot of Windows applications are either still 32-bit only, or depend on a 32-bit installer. Furthermore, one of the great advantages of Wine is that you do away with all the annoyance that are VMs. So using "containers or virtual machines" is really not much of a solution.

Comment Re:US Legal system (Score 1) 571

The USAToday article is very biased. The defendant mostly screwed himself by losing documents (and then claiming he never received them) and not responding before deadlines.

Your comment seems pretty biased. Or do you have any proof that the defendant did receive the documents and then lied about never receiving them? If you don't have proof then isn't your comment libel?

I find it pretty strange that the article never mentions any proof that the defendant received the documents, like a mail receipt acknowledgement or proof of delivery by some sworn-in court agent.

Comment Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 571

The current case is no longer about the printer. It's about the defendant allegedly corrupting the small claims court. That's a serious accusation which should not be treated as a small courts case. It's as if the printer case was a means to an end: suing in this other court either to have forum for the plaintiff to expose his conspiracy theories, or to properly fleece the hapless defendant.

Comment Re: Holy Mutually Exclusive Things, Batman! (Score 1) 405

But free speech doesn't mean you're guaranteed any one particular platform on which to express your views,

Not saying the contrary. Just that what Facebook is doing is still called censoring its users' speech.

and the user has plenty of other places to publish their views.

Until one site gets a near monopoly. Not there yet, but getting there...

Comment Re: Holy Mutually Exclusive Things, Batman! (Score 1) 405

I simply disagree that is censorship. Private organization's can chose what they want to say and how, simply because they chose not to speak is not censorship since it is a personal choice

You're looking at this wrong: it's not Facebook which is expressing the deleted opinion, it's the user. The user has no say on whether or not his opinion remains visible so it's not "personal choice". It's censorship.

Comment Re: Holy Mutually Exclusive Things, Batman! (Score 1) 405

Most reasonable people could come up with a list of the types of content they feel should be banned; when governments get involved then it becomes censorship, even if we agree with what is banned.

You're wrong here. Censorship can also be carried out by private entities. References: ACLU, Oxford dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia.

Comment Re: Holy Mutually Exclusive Things, Batman! (Score 1) 405

Again, I can agree or disagree with their decision but it is their choice to make.Most reasonable people could come up with a list of the types of content they feel should be banned; when governments get involved then it becomes censorship, even if we agree with what is banned.

But you'll notice that what's in the news is not a law forcing Facebook to ban some content, but Facebook freely agreeing to do so. So it's not censorship.

Comment Re: Holy Mutually Exclusive Things, Batman! (Score 1) 405

Facebook is not a government entity and thus is free to ban whatever they want;

I did not say otherwise. But you implied they were only banning content based on legal obligations. This is obviously false.

even if it is a stupid decision it's not an free speech issue.

Which is the stupid decision? Banning legal content to please some prudes or agreeing to ban terrorist recruitment campaigns? It seems to me people have a very twisted sense of priorities.

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