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Comment Re:GNOME 3/shell is fine (Score 1) 376

I like Gnome 3 too, but for a different reason. I just find it simple enough. Thing is, everyone's workflow is different, and mine is extremely simplified - I need a web browser, gterms, and multiple desktops, that's it. So Gnome's ultra clean interface appeals to me.

That said, I can certainly understand not liking Gnome 3, but it really seems out of proportion. After thinking about it a bit, I wonder if the hate is not because of the interface per se, but rather that the Gnome developers made a huge, unsanctioned change which affected a massive number of users. That sort of thing breaks a lot of trust.

Comment Re:That is true of all cheap 3D Printers (Score 1) 185

Agreed. I was thinking about 3D printing the other day, and after considering the problem, I don't know if I would actually buy one for home usage. I just don't buy that many objects.

Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic technology with a ton of possibilities for replacing existing industrial processes, etc., but how many lamps, DVD players, or other household objects can one family need? It seems more likely to me that most people would just order something at their local neighbourhood 3D printer and go pick it up later.

Comment Re:Put the shoe on the other foot (Score 3, Insightful) 477

If you're a religious person, would religious colleagues push their opinions on you?

Agreed with you on the other point, but one caveat: you're at work to work, not to preach. At some point, common courtesy indicates that a subject be dropped. Otherwise it's disruptive to everyone.

Comment Re:I'd sign up in a second if I lived in .au (Score 3, Interesting) 66

I'm really curious about how they solved the last mile problem. I've thought about starting a non-profit ISP in Canada, but the real questions is how to avoid paying Bell their pound of flesh. Until that problem is solved and you've got ISP-agnostic fibre being laid, it means that you're charging what Bell is charging.

Comment Re:Ah , gotta love the USA (Score 1) 129

I'm genuinely curious. Have other countries really, truly explicitly asked the US to militarily intervene in the sovereign affairs of other nations? I often find myself a bit out of my depth with US/international relations, so I'd be much obliged if you could provide a link or two.

Comment Re:What about subsidized phones (Score 2) 291

Well, I suppose you'd have to check countries where this has already occurred, such as in South Korea. In South Korea, the smartphones are subsidized, but you can still change carrier. It just so happens that when you do, the new carrier simply buys the phone contract from the old carrier, and makes a new contract with the client for the phone.

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