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The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever

Kwpolska Re:Hurrah! (169 comments)

Our laws also make lolicon illegal, at least according to certain people on the Internets.

about a year ago
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Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

Kwpolska Deja vu? (343 comments)

Steven Sinofsky, the moron responsible for Windows 8, left Microsoft a very short while after releasing Windows 8. We have a quite similar scenario here, save for the quit happening a bit earlier, but still after shit hit the fan.

about a year ago
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Improving the Fedora Boot Experience

Kwpolska Re:Why? (109 comments)

If 1 disk = 1 partition, then it would be possible. But if your 6 disks contain more than one partition, you will find out that your time savings per disks will be minimum, none or even negative.

about a year and a half ago
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Longest Running Linux Distribution Slackware Adopts MariaDB

Kwpolska Re:Frosty piss (109 comments)

No, you should switch to LibreOffice Calc, or whatever fork is the "current" one.

about a year and a half ago
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GNU Hurd To Develop SATA, USB, Audio Support

Kwpolska Re:Finally! (274 comments)

A piece of software I use (not too much, really) and that I have to compile specifically requires GHC; I personally hate Haskell.

about a year and a half ago
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GNU Hurd To Develop SATA, USB, Audio Support

Kwpolska Re:Finally! (274 comments)

I think they would allow a GPL-compatible app.

about a year and a half ago
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GNU Hurd To Develop SATA, USB, Audio Support

Kwpolska Re:Finally! (274 comments)

s|GNU/Hurd|GNU Hurd| There should be no / here, as this is a 100% GNU project, not a 0.0000000000000001% GNU project, iike KDE/Python/Haskell/TeX/LibreOffice/Blender/Wine/Linux*. * the biggest packages and package groups on my system, in a random order.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Patent Trolls Seeking Wi-fi License Fees?

Kwpolska Get the hell out of that country. (347 comments)

Would Canada work for those purposes? I guess so.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

Kwpolska Re:Fuck the EFF (278 comments)

Translation: 5.08 cm.

about a year and a half ago
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Felix Baumgartner Prepares for Supersonic Skydive Attempt in New Mexico

Kwpolska Re:as an austrian (77 comments)

Just a dumb guess: with chemical additives? Or other shit like that?

about 2 years ago
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The Passing of the Personal Computer Era

Kwpolska Re:Ignorance (329 comments)

...except*, blame no unicode for the lack of ellipsis.

about 2 years ago
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The Passing of the Personal Computer Era

Kwpolska Re:Ignorance (329 comments)

expect “it’s”can also mean “it has”.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu NVIDIA Graphics Driver: Windows Competitive, But Only With KDE

Kwpolska Re:Desktop linux, not linux (306 comments)

There was a quotation here that was lost.

Since when has a multi-user unix-like OS excelled at being a consumer-oriented desktop system? Never.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu NVIDIA Graphics Driver: Windows Competitive, But Only With KDE

Kwpolska Re:Desktop linux, not linux (306 comments)

*cough* OS X *cough*

about 2 years ago
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Will Developers Finally Start Coding On the iPad?

Kwpolska Re: bluetooth keyboard (463 comments)

I work with multiple apps at once, especially while coding. I'm guaranteed to be running more than one copy of zsh (tabs in Konsole; usually one is ssh'd to a remote shell server running irssi, also used for development) and Chrome (also for reading docs), Pidgin and GMPC. (on Windows, replace Konsole with one PuTTY window. I do have a working MPD setup under Windows, and even with the same song progress as on Linux.) In order to switch between those apps, I use alt-tab or use the scroll wheel* with my pointer on the panel. And to start them, just click on the four icons which are right next to each other (KDE Icon-Only Task Manager).

Now, what would I have to do on a tablet? Click on the chrome app (and hope it supports tab pinning for apps), then go back home, start a terminal/ssh app. And then I could start SSH and-- oh wait. I cannot use a local shell. And even if I can, I doubt I would ever get my hands on zsh, vim, ncmpcpp, git, python... Sure, I can do half of those things on the remote host, but certain development tasks require a local environment. And I've yet to see a good** MPD client for Android or a good IM.

Okay, so even if I had the apps I need, what about switching? As I said, to get from app to app on a computer, I use alt+tab or my mouse. Now, what should I do on Android?

Add the fact that I like to play some good games. Have you seen any good games for an Android tablet? No, you haven't. And I don't consider Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja or something like that as a good game. Tablets don't have enough resources to have good games. And you won't be able to play too many games on those fancy Windows RT tablets (which are shit.)

* scroll wheel is my preferred method of interaction with tabs and such. I hate that Chrome on Windows doesn’t accept such behavior.

** the only clients I accept on PCs are ncmpcpp and gmpc. Others suck miserably.

[disclaimer: I hate tablets, and I have played with Android tablets for a very short moment. still, try to move my workflow to a tablet.]

about 2 years ago
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Polish Researcher: Oracle Knew For Months About Java Zero-Day

Kwpolska Ditch Java? Done ages ago! (367 comments)

Is it really time to ditch Oracle's java and go for an open source VM?

I, for one, got rid of all Java from my machine a long time ago. I think that everyone at slashdot did that too. You don’t know how angered I am when my set-top box has some problems (eg. today it stopped sending audio over HDMI, I needed to set it to standby and wake it up again) or when I got my Kindle today. Both are in Java. Unfortunately.

about 2 years ago
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Polish MP Returns iPad Citing Lack of Control

Kwpolska Re:Local IT control, _not_ Apple. (148 comments)

mail was already ready for him, @sejm.pl, the only mail he should use with that iPad. also, no word about FLOSS in the Polish version of the article either. Those jerks from the OSS Foundation (FWiOO) wanted to get one more user for Linux. I don't think that guy would be happy with GNOME3 or Unity. And don't forget that this country is 80% pirated Windows, 18% legal Windows, 1.99% OS X and 0.01% Linux, and that's with some generous rounding.

about 2 years ago

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