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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Flammon Re:Repeat after me... (309 comments)

Not so quick. CSS can be found outside the web now. GTK and QT for example.

11 hours ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Flammon Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

Not that a Ukrainian error of identification would have been any more or less tragic, although it's less plausible since the separatists are not operating any air assets that I'm aware of so the Ukrainians are much more likely to be very conservative with regard to their anti-air grid.

Yes, but...

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 298, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

And the planes look almost identical. Have a look.

about two weeks ago

Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Flammon Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

There seems to be an unusual amount anti alternative media sentiments here lately. Maybe the NSA is manipulating the moderation system.

about two weeks ago

Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

Flammon I LOVE begin alone with my thoughts (333 comments)

It calms me and it clears my head. Being in a with people exhausts me.

about a month ago

Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

Flammon It's a distraction! (158 comments)

The mainstream media is distracting you from what's really going on is Russia.

Anyhow, before condemning their new laws, have a look that what the FCC says.

Obscene Broadcasts Are Prohibited at All Times

Obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and cannot be broadcast at any time. The Supreme Court has established that, to be obscene, material must meet a three-pronged test:

  • An average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;
  • The material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and
  • The material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

about a month ago

The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

Flammon Re:ah (228 comments)

If you're not agreeing with them, but just rolling over, then you deserve what you get.

Will you be paying their legal bill? No? Then STFU.

about a month ago

One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

Flammon Re:Btrfs (396 comments)

There are varying degrees of stability and I felt that after 7 years of development, official inclusion into the Linux kernel, Facebook deployment and the default fs on OpenSUSE that it's good enough for my laptop, workstation and a few other systems. Having that said, I've not migrated by backup drives yet, they're still on XFS. It may be a while until I migrate those.

about a month and a half ago

One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

Flammon Btrfs (396 comments)

I've slowly been moving all my systems to Btrfs from least important to most important and have had no problems so far.

about a month and a half ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Flammon Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

I was going to mod you up but it seems pointless. When it comes to economics, the crowd here is so out of touch that anyone who brings up a reasonable argument gets burried. The illusion that we can get stuff for free has bamboozled the vast majority of people but the rude awakening is near and anyone who's paying attention knows it. You'll need hard assets to ride the next imminent downturn.

about 2 months ago

Computer Game Reveals 'Space-Time' Neurons In the Eye

Flammon Duck! (105 comments)

The first time I experienced this affect was a few year ago while I was walking in some local trails. All of a sudden my body ducked and only after did I realise that I was about to hit a low hanging tree branch. Our mind is living in the past.

about 3 months ago

Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

Flammon Re:Really? (345 comments)

Running IE is like kids playing with a loaded gun? You're the idiot.

about 3 months ago

How 'Fast Lanes' Will Change the Internet

Flammon Re:Real Solution (192 comments)

Instead of using force to break things up, I would remove the laws that give large corporations an advantage and special privileges over smaller companies. The problem however is that most of these laws are sponsored by the large corporations and the corruption is rampant. We can either take our government back, in a possibly painful and bloody revolution or reduce the size of government to make it a less effective weapon for large corporations.

about 3 months ago

Scientists Give Praying Mantises Tiny 3D Glasses

Flammon Funding (55 comments)

Surprisingly, it's not government funded. I totally expected this be funded by the government.

about 3 months ago

Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Flammon How Do You Pay Your Taxes? (386 comments)

How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Through the nose.

about 4 months ago

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Flammon Re:Blame GNOME 3 (693 comments)

I haven't run GNOME 3 on a tablet yet so can't help you there. I'm impressed that you got as far as you did though.

about 4 months ago

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Flammon Re:Blame GNOME 3 (693 comments)

GNOME is much more than a window manager and you'd know that if you really were checking code out of CVS and compiling it. I'm doubting the truth of your post AC.

GNOME Shell took some time to learn and about a week to get used to but I'd never go back. It's a nice improvement over the old paradigm. There has been some regressions but nothing major and they're easily outweighed by the improvements. I think their movement towards integrating web technologies is great and I have yet to see other DE do it to the same extent. Did you know that you could style your desktop with CSS and write Shell extensions in JavaScript? Finding apps has never been easier. I just hit the meta key and start typing. Sure, other environments do that, heck even Windows does it now, but Gnome Shell does it better. I really like how dynamic creation of virtual desktops, how easy it is to move apps between them.

Most of the GNOME criticism seems to be towards Shell but I think that it's just because it's different and some people just don't want to learn a better way to do things. They find it painful and while I also find it painful sometimes, I know it's temporary and for long term benefits. I'll be using a computer for another 40 years so I don't mind investing a week here and there to make those next 40 years more enjoyable.

about 4 months ago

Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

Flammon Re:Wish other OSs did this... (175 comments)

There's no need to take a photo and send it; the QR code can include a URL with crash info. The user would simply need to scan it and follow the link.

The message could be: "Please scan QR code to report Linux kernel bug."

about 4 months ago


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First Journal Entry

Flammon Flammon writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Ok here goes, my first journal entry. I love AMD, they're the best.

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