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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

M1FCJ Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (693 comments)

All we owe to them is crap software with reduced functionality. What they intended to replace, KDE with QT, is way better, functional and doesn't try to prevent me from doing things efficiently!

about two weeks ago
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

M1FCJ Re:Interesting history and tech, but... (353 comments)

America did not matter during the Battle of Britain, they were out of the equation. The BoB happened in the summer of 1940, it wasn't until December 1941 US of A joined the fight, even then they didn't join willingly.

about 2 months ago
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Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

M1FCJ Re:Compulsory Caveat (110 comments)

And I'm sure no one is hoarding the naked selfies... At least, I can be sure, mine...

about 2 months ago
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UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

M1FCJ Re:Well for once I agree with religious crazies (363 comments)

Au contrarie, the reason Magellan and even Columbus had existed was because the Mediterranean had become a lake controlled by the Ottomans and their vassal Barbary pirates due to their usage of military science and technology better than the rest of the European powers. As a result all of North Africa and significant chunks of the Middle east and Caucuses were controlled by the same lot. That caused problems with trade and alternative routes to India and China had to be found.

First was going around Africa. Then Columbus decided that it would be quicker with the help of the trade winds to cross the Atlantic and end up in India but alas, his luck ran out, eventually he ran aground on a brand new-to-Europeans continent on his way.

Meanwhile Barbary pirates kept plundering all the way to Wales for many many decades.

about 2 months ago
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UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

M1FCJ Re: Well for once I agree with religious crazies (363 comments)

Have you ever attempted to calculate the tonnage of water, food & air you go through in a single year? Even at starving-Ethiophian-levels of energy & food usage?

about 2 months ago
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UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

M1FCJ Re: Well for once I agree with religious crazies (363 comments)

Bollocks. People die in Antarctica regularly with no one even thinking about it longer than the usual 24h news cycle. Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

If the expectations are carefully managed, even such an endevour can deal with many deaths. The problem with the NASA is the zero-death cult. Instead if they accept these as fact, learn from mistakes and get on with the work like most of them would actually like to, things could have moved significantly faster. It's not a safe business and I expect to have the death rates significantly higher than dying sitting on the breakfast table reading a newspap^H^H^H^H^H^H^Htablet.

about 2 months ago
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Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

M1FCJ Re:Untested? (357 comments)

Blaming the suit is easy, blaming the national food, the Donut, is not.

about 2 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

M1FCJ Re:Missed Opprutunity (387 comments)

Money. Campaign donations. Future work when they retire.

Simply, graft. That what it is.

about 2 months ago
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Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

M1FCJ Can't see anything (376 comments)

Brilliant. Really brilliant. I already can't look at BMWs and Audis with their extreme bright blinding lights, now I will be completely blinded with the tosser's lights.

about 2 months ago
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Senator Makes NASA Complete $350 Million Testing Tower That It Will Never Use

M1FCJ Re:National Taxpayer's Union? (342 comments)

And is that why SpaceX is not using and funding a new test center out of their pocket in the same base?

about 3 months ago
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Senator Makes NASA Complete $350 Million Testing Tower That It Will Never Use

M1FCJ Re:What was spent already? (342 comments)

But it won't be used by anyone else since it will not be fit for their rocket designs.

about 3 months ago
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Senator Makes NASA Complete $350 Million Testing Tower That It Will Never Use

M1FCJ Re:Whatever (342 comments)

Constellation was killed for three reasons: it got extremely delayed and costs went out of control and finally it wasn't going to work in any case.

It was purely a flawed design. It should have never gotten off to the contract phase. It was from start to end a pork barrel scheme. Good riddance. For a fraction of Ares I would have and actually already had costed, SpaceX has built similar capacity rocket and is in the path of building similar capacity to Ares V. The whole SLS is yet an other prok barelling exercise. It will not work, it will cost too much and get cancelled eventually.

about 3 months ago
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Senator Makes NASA Complete $350 Million Testing Tower That It Will Never Use

M1FCJ Re: Pork-grubing from a medicaid obstructor! (342 comments)

Surely writing a letter to your Senator highlighting this issue will help.
Let me see. Senator Roger Wicker.. Fuck, Republicant, I'm sorry, you're all fucked. I feel sorry for you.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Linux Desktop Users More Pragmatic Now Or Is It Inertia?

M1FCJ Re:"Classic?" Or Just Uniform (503 comments)

Actually it is more political than you imagine.
KDE was not pure (L)GPL, it had dual licencing for money etc. It was the biggest FUD ever pulled successfully, even Microsoft failed to do something in this scale.

All of this is now over 10y ago but that's what really created the GNOME project. And they won't be finished until all functionality of KDE is completely removed from your desktop, leaving you with a single mouse pointer, single mouse button and a single window, full screen.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Linux Desktop Users More Pragmatic Now Or Is It Inertia?

M1FCJ Re:Don't know about you guys... (503 comments)

Come on... KDE... It's not the old KDE 4.0.

about 3 months ago
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OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

M1FCJ Re:Umm... (197 comments)

Bollocks. I've got Dropbox running on my linux boxen, where's the SkyDrive equivalent from Microsoft?

about 3 months ago
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Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons' 40th Anniversary

M1FCJ Re:Tried playing this game (218 comments)

Bollocks, nothing beat being a dwarf.
Well, apart from the hairy sex. And not knowing if the other person in bed is the right sex until the undies were gone...
Apart from that, yeah, dwarf priests do it with hammers!

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

M1FCJ Re:3 year olds can't even read. (1431 comments)

When you're dead, you can't tell your end of the story. Then it's always the person who killed you makes the story and that's the story that will count during the court hearings.

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

M1FCJ Re:Remember (1431 comments)

Kill a pig or an ex-pig, you will NOT get a fair hearing, even if you're right. All around the world, the system is riggest against you, the prosecutors and the pigs will do everything to blacken your reputation and ruin you. End of story. No happy ending.

about 3 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

M1FCJ Re:Only in America (1431 comments)

Unlikely, even so-called knife crime craze is extremely rare. It doesn't stop Daily Scaremail claiming the opposite, of course but when was the last time they told the actual truth? Their original owner, Rothermere, used to go wet talking about Nazis.

about 3 months ago

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