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Opera Founder Is Back, WIth a Feature-Heavy, Chromium-Based Browser

Flavianoep Re:Efforts could have made a difference elsewhere (131 comments)

While I applaud the founder for this move, I can't help but wonder what could have been if these efforts had been put toward producing a truly MS Office replacement.

It would lead to something like OpenOffice. Until Office 2007, working with MS-Office files meant working with the mess those binaries were. Look at this, and this.
Even nowadays, it is not "a truly MS Office replacement" if it does not open (and edit) old files, so too much effort goes to legacy.

9 hours ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

Flavianoep Re:Brave Man (275 comments)

Preferably in a foreign currency, right?

FYI, there is no "national currency" in Greece, anything is paid in Euro.

11 hours ago
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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

Flavianoep Re:Quadcopter (143 comments)

Would it not be one of these?

2 days ago
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How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?

Flavianoep Re:Bullshit (151 comments)

Considering that we will never know for sure how universe really started, I think that the point is not explaining the origin of the universe per se, but to create a model of that that fits with the present state of the universe, isn't it?

2 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

Flavianoep Re:"Free" as in "free lunch" (146 comments)

I've never had to buy any hardware only to use Opera. I just installed on the hardware that I already had. Who don't have any computer these days?

4 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

Flavianoep "Free" as in "free lunch" (146 comments)

These new Office apps will be pre-installed (they will be free) on smartphones and small tablets running Windows 10.

It's not free if you have to buy something else to get it. Just my 2 cents.

4 days ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Flavianoep Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (466 comments)

Isn't that called "consensus"? Isn't that what's being pushed by the "Global Climate Change" (new name this week!) crowd as impetus for ending discussion and declaring the science "done"?

It should be named anthropogenically accelerated global climate change, as there is no question whether the climate is changing---one cannot expect that the actual climate will last forever, it has changed before and will change again. The question is whether climate change is (a) global, (b) faster than it would be natural, and therefore (c) caused by the man.

5 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

Flavianoep Re:More proof (666 comments)

What is funny is that in my country there are such labels on food informing whether there are GMO components, and the products get off the shelves anyway. Most people seem ignore, or not to care about, a T (for transgenic) on a yellow triangle, except for the occasional alarmist that "discovers" that we have been "fooled" into eat "frankenfood", and rush to tell everyone on social media. And people keep eating GMOs anyway because its usually cheaper.
Well, this is Brazil, where any vegetable is soaked with toxic chemicals, so never mind the GMOs. People who care are willing to afford higher prices for "organic".

5 days ago
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Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

Flavianoep Re:The enemy (148 comments)

The real enemy of France is the government

It is the government of France which has allowed unabated invasion of the Moslems into the country

Most of those Moslem that immigrated to France are from former French colonies, what is to say that they are from countries that France invaded first.

about a week ago
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Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

Flavianoep Re:Domestic war (148 comments)

The problem is not the it is islamophobic to define the enemy. Out of more than 6 million Moslems only three committed attacks, which is less than 0.000 5 %o of the Moslem population. Moreover, such shooters where in association with a foreign militant group; AFAIK there is no militant group of French Moslems nor are such attacks condoned by any representative of Moslem groups in France. Therefore, it would be too immature to identify Moslems as the enemy.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Flavianoep Re: Android is the next Android (241 comments)

*not available on all models

** hardware may not function correctly

Yeah, I had to choose a phone on which Cyanogen-mod was available to get it, but the hardware is working correctly.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Flavianoep Re:Android is the next Android (241 comments)

What market gap does it fill?

As I see it, Android's big problem is privacy, we're just waiting for the time when politicians and journos realize that every App on their Android phone is tracking them, their kids, their families, and their personal and private lives.

When that happens, the public will get a rude wake up call, and so a fork of Android will likely be the next Android. A fork that is privacy focused.

Isn't that Cyanogen-mod?

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Flavianoep Re:Nope (241 comments)

Like they assume that if there isn't a Facebook app they can't use Facebook.

AFAIK, without a Facebook app one will not receive Facebook notifications every time it's algorithms say it should, and this matters for many people.

about a week ago
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Amazon Plans To Release 12 Movies a Year In Theaters and On Prime

Flavianoep Movies from the book seller? (92 comments)

...considering the kind of crap they sell on Amazon, it's more like they will release 12 flops a year.

about a week ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Flavianoep Re:Therefore justifying the killing of others (892 comments)

Yikes! I was feeling like home* until I saw your comment.

Thank you. Now I will look for more /.-ish content.


*That means Brazil, where the pope's opinion on any subject get headlines, no matter what.

about two weeks ago
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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

Flavianoep Re:Don't underestimate drift. (111 comments)

It may not have been a radical mutation or even a series of minor ones, but rather the long-term weeding out of less successful genetic combinations.

And where such genetic combinations would have come from without mutations? Enlighten me.

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Flavianoep Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Oh bars! I always forget about them. But watching TV in a bar is what I call "peeking" or "glancing".

(full disclosure: I don't drink booze, smoke, gamble, watch TV, or pray.)

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Flavianoep Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Tells people something.

Yes, it tells people you don't like what is on TV even though you may have never seen it. However, I've not watched broadcast TV for over seven years and every time I peek on TV shows I am surprised how little the damned thing has changed.

about two weeks ago

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[poll] How much are you concerned with last Ebola outbreak?

Flavianoep Flavianoep writes  |  about 4 months ago

Flavianoep (1404029) writes "* It's in Africa!
* Following the news, but that is far away from me
* Epidemic is unlikely in developed world
* There will be a cure and a vaccine soon after enough "white" people die
* Hoping for the best, but I'm afraid
* I've started stocking food and ammunition"

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