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The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

Lord Pillage Re:come on! (535 comments)

*Cough* Crusades *Cough*

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?

Lord Pillage Re:Window managers should manage windows (647 comments)

Window management is the one essential thing a OS needs to get right. It is why I dislike using this mac here at work. Sure it's got some nice features. I think it looks kind of plain, but I can see how others might like how OSX looks, but it absolutely fails at window management. Having to click a small target in the bottom right corner is a pain. On my GNOME 2 install at home it's alt+right-click anywhere on the window to stretch the nearest corner or edge. On OSX, dragging a window to the left or right pushes it off screen. Fortunately, GNOME 2 stole a great little thing from Windows 7 which will 'half-maximize' the window. In OSX, I maximize a window and THEN IT LETS ME DRAG IT!!! This is a completely broken paradigm. If maximize mode is there to enable focusing solely on one window, then why is it giving me the ability to drag it? Also, as soon as I touch that top bar, I lose my previously saved window state which then requires me to go and resize the screen using that stupid little hit zone again. OSX window management absolutely sucks. The one single killer feature of GNOME 2, IMO, is the fact that the focused window is not required to be on top. I can be going through a tutorial on my web browser typing commands into a terminal that I don't even need to see. I don't make many typos, so I only need a bit of visibility on the terminal to make sure everything is golden. I can also be typing code into a window in the background, using another window on top as a reference. If I do want to bring that window to the top, it's hooked up to alt+'+' (or by clicking the title bar). If I want to send it to the back, I press alt+'-'. If I want to move it without bringing it to the front, it's alt+left-click. Simple and intuitive for me. If another DE doesn't provide me the ability to customize the window management experience how I want so I can be more productive, it is inferior in my eyes. That is why OSX and Windows fails. I don't see OSX ever giving me the ability to do this as the way I want to use my OS is wrong in their eyes. Windows is also unlikely to get that ability, but at least it has better defaults for window management that OSX. Simple as that. 2c

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

Lord Pillage Re:Games (1880 comments)

I haven't actually used it for anything outside of university projects a few years ago, but I figured it was worth the suggestion. Having used visio a bit I can understand that certain features may be unique. Seems like a good market for competition to enter. It's a bit ironic that routers and servers which are more likely to be running Linux have their connections modeled by Microsoft software. C'est la vie.

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

Lord Pillage Re:Games (1880 comments)

Have you tried Dia ?

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Bans Online Sales In Japan

Lord Pillage Re:What next? (237 comments)

I think you guys tried that before and it ended with us burning down the white house.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Expands Role of International Space Station

Lord Pillage Re:They should put an ad on Craigslist (153 comments)

I think what he meant is that at that distance from the planet, Earth's gravity is still 90-95% as strong as at sea level (the force of gravity is related by the inverse square of the distance). I'm not sure of the accuracy of that statement, however, I do believe the term micro-gravity applies to sustained orbits around Earth.

more than 4 years ago
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PowerPoint of Afghan War Strategy

Lord Pillage Re:Alternate Slide (233 comments)

Don't you see, he was making a Jeopardy type question.

"I'll take Ayn Rand's Military for $600, Alex."

"Kick Bad Guy's Asses"

*beep* *beep* *beep* "Who is John Galt?"

more than 4 years ago
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New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container

Lord Pillage Re:Taking out capital ships? (618 comments)

I don't thing the SS-N-22 has sat guidance, although with a 320kg payload, I suppose it might be able to be fitted with one. But I'm certainly no military arms expert, so I can't say for sure if this is possible.

more than 4 years ago
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New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container

Lord Pillage Re:Taking out capital ships? (618 comments)

Yeah, but there are counter-measures available. Just for example, the Ramses Missile Jammer. Which is capable of deterring missiles, even when traveling at supersonic speeds. It's primary goal is to jam sea surface skimming missiles such as the ss-n-22 sunburn, among many others. I'm sure the Navy has even better stuff then this.

more than 4 years ago
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Controlling a Robot With the Emotiv EEG Headset

Lord Pillage Re:Blah blah blah (33 comments)

*asking mods to upmod my comment*

more than 4 years ago
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Wisconsin Designates State Microbe

Lord Pillage Re:Boy Am I glad (102 comments)

Well Fe(OH) legislation would be a strong base for future laws...

more than 4 years ago
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Military Asserts Right To Respond To Cyberattacks

Lord Pillage Re:Tell me again... (177 comments)

Don't forget, they're also responsible for creating fighter jets too... *WOOOOOSSSHH*

more than 4 years ago
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Pumping Sunlight Into Homes

Lord Pillage Re:There are no details (182 comments)

Simple fix: don't use a mirror, use a lens.

more than 4 years ago
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Officials Sue Couple Who Removed Their Lawn

Lord Pillage Re:I presume... (819 comments)

Do you also have a pool that you need to fill / drain each year? I'm going to guess that takes up quite a lot of water as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Officials Sue Couple Who Removed Their Lawn

Lord Pillage Re:Dumb Government Abuse of Power (819 comments)

I don't think you've actually read that Wikipedia article. The authors of that book seem to follow slipperly-slope logic and confuse correlation and causation. The critics section contains information on studies which dispute your claim and appear to be more credible, offering more plausible explanations. Also, screw the neighbors. Some things are more important to money, and the way this neighbourhood association is treating people who care more about their children than money is completely ridiculous.

more than 4 years ago
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Lost Nazi Uranium Found In a Dutch Scrapyard

Lord Pillage Re:Many boffins died ... (205 comments)

If you take 2 H and make an He, the mass of the products does not equal that of the reactants. Some mass is lost through the process and is converted into energy which is what gives the bomb is power. It's also what makes the Sun hot as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Lost Nazi Uranium Found In a Dutch Scrapyard

Lord Pillage Re:Die judischen (205 comments)

It was probably meant to say, "Hey dumb ass, you lost the war - another thing, you suck!".

more than 4 years ago

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