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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Flammon Re:Blame GNOME 3 (686 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.

4 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Flammon Re:Blame GNOME 3 (686 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.

4 days ago
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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 two weeks ago
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Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

Flammon Game theory to fiat dollar system (301 comments)

Of course, when we apply game theory to the current fiat dollar system, there's absolutely no way anyone can cheat.

about three weeks ago
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Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots

Flammon Re:False Dichotomy (195 comments)

Your definition of a false dichotomy is different than what I understood and also different to Wikipedia's.

A false dilemma (also called black-and/or-white thinking, bifurcation, denying a conjunct, the either-or fallacy, false dichotomy, fallacy of exhaustive hypotheses, the fallacy of false choice, the fallacy of the false alternative, or the fallacy of the excluded middle) is a type of informal fallacy that involves a situation in which limited alternatives are considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

I'm proposing a that the focus should be put towards a third option, making the game fun which is different than game play and graphics quality.

about three weeks ago
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Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots

Flammon False Dichotomy (195 comments)

The focus on graphical quality over game play,

You'd think that they would know this by now. Dong Nguyen has over 170,000 followers on Twitter for a good reason and it's not the graphical quality of Flappy Bird and neither is it game play. It's the fun factor.

about a month ago
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OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default

Flammon Re:Beta testers (91 comments)

fuck beta

about a month ago
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Enlightenment E19 To Have Full Wayland Support

Flammon Re:Faster and smoother than X? (140 comments)

I understand what it is designed to solve but is there any evidence on how well it solves these problems? Do you know of any videos or benchmarks pitting Wayland against X?

about a month ago
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Enlightenment E19 To Have Full Wayland Support

Flammon Faster and smoother than X? (140 comments)

I'm dying to find out whether Wayland is faster and smoother than X. Anyone have any evidence?

about a month ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

Flammon Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (279 comments)

There was a free exchange of goods and both parties involved won because they were both better off after the transaction. What's the point of having the government force an adjustment to an already perfect transaction in favour of one party and taking a cut in the process? Sounds to me that doing such a thing would be loss for everyone except government employees.

about a month ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

Flammon Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (279 comments)

I have never met a libertarian who wanted anything for free. Quite the opposite. They want everyone to pay for what they use and don't want anyone to get a free ride because they know that a free ride is often at someone else's expense.

I send my kids to public school because my money has already been stolen to pay for it and I can't afford to pay double to send them to another school.

DARPA and CERN? The trillions have already been spent so no one knows what would have happened with that money in the private sector. This is all besides the point though. No matter how great you think the M16 is, the money was stolen to produce it and that's immoral.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

about a month ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

Flammon Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (279 comments)

It's their (billionaire's) money. They can do whatever they want with it as long as they don't hurt anyone else. Government money though is stolen money. Stealing people's money to fund a pet science project is immoral and I don't support it.

about a month ago
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Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

Flammon Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (712 comments)

Poor analogy. They propose to use Public money and that is money taken by force.

about a month ago
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Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes

Flammon Re:Knowing Harper (35 comments)

I agree. It took a while but Harper is starting to prove himself. Freetrade agreements with Europe and South Korea and with more countries in the works. Great moves for the economy and wealth building.

about a month ago
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Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes

Flammon Re:Products (35 comments)

What about Hyundai and Kia? I'm looking forward to paying less for a car.

about a month ago
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Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

Flammon Disturbing phenomenon (384 comments)

The disturbing part is:

... shows you might not change your mind, even if you get evidence to the contrary

What?! I don't know how people can live this way.

about a month 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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