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Comment Re:Direct Action Needed! (Score 2) 421

In Germany many of the on-shore mills are built nearby motorway crosses and similar wastelands. Those areas are totally spoiled already, therefore not much landscape lost. Actually the mills improve those areas. It's virtually impossible to built them within national parks and other landscapes considered to be nice. Direct result of public participation.

Comment Re:NO NO NO (Score 2, Informative) 687

Problem isn't renewable energy, problem is the horribly bad EEG law Rot/Grün was drafting: Industries got excluded from paying renewable energy compensation, still a fixed price must be paid for renewable energy. So everytime the energy price drops at the European Energy Exchange in Leipzig the consumer's energy price rises. Yet another example how socialism fails. See (German) for a good explanation of that fatal mechanism.

Comment Re:I just got back from a job fair today (Score 5, Insightful) 948

> Until the economy improves and there are more jobs than applicants this will continue

Ever considered U.S. economy is in deep shit because of its workers being overworked, exhausted, because they learned to keep low profile.
ever considered insufficient loyalty from employers results in insufficient loyalty from employees?

Comment Old media recommends the Exploider (Score 1) 264

...or they are just causal users, following advice given in consumer protection TV shows: Just yesterday I zapped into Planetopia yesterday (show in Germany), where they "compared" browsers and came to the conclusion Chrome for speed, Firefox for customization, Explorer for security. Sponsored report, or just a clueless reporter?

Comment Re:A counter perspective on Unity (Score 1) 798

could not agree more. unity cleans up the screen, removes the clutter BUTWITHOUT sacrifying features or usability. it just works.

well, one little disagrement about unity 2D vs. 3D - although I hate compiz with passion, the 3D version seems to be more snappy on my notebook. guess it depends on the drivers what incarnation of unity works better.

Comment The Cloud vs. Free Software (Score 2, Insightful) 204

The Cloud is closed. Even more closed than all IBM's, Microsoft and Apples of this world ever have been. Does Mark realise that he makes his entire Ubuntu project obsolete by trusting The Cloud? We can just stick with the pre-installed Windows or OSX, if all our stuff is in that fucking Cloud. Actually would be more secure than using Googlezillas Spyware...

Comment Try it before grunting! (Score 1) 729

Felt uncomfortable with the choice between GNOME Shell and Unity for quite some time, until I finally took the time to seriously test-drive the stuff.

Short: Ifell in love with Unity.

Love the clever use of screen space. Especially how the title- and menubar of maximized windows is merged into the top panel - brilliant. The reduced screen clutter from the new scrollers - enjoyable. Although the new scrollbars still need some UX love - they are hard to hit and such, but I am convinced that issues will be solved. Similar like the problem of resizing frameless windows was solved. Love that I still have workspace handling.

The side panel looks dull on screenshots. Guess the Canonical guys shall post animated gifs or something instead. In life it feels much slicker due its nice animations. Maximized windows let slide out of the screen. Did I mention the nice and useful animations?

Summary: You really shall try GNOME Shell and Unity before talking them down. There are good chances you'll fell in love with them. For me Unity fits well, others will love GNOME Shell. Just grunting without having tried them is lame. Seriously lame.

Next dream: Both projects finally would get together and use compatible specs at least.

Comment Brilliant! (Score 1) 1027

Brilliant plan for making money!

Create a ridicilous conspiration theory.
Write books about it.
Organize conferences.
Avoid publishing that theory freely.

Awesome, need a similar idea so that I can retire early!
The guy behind this non-sense obviously is too smart to believe it himself.

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