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GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04

Panzor Re:name change (900 comments)

dude, finish your sentence! The suspense is killing me!

i dont mean to troll, but once the name changes

...the general, untrained populus will get the two identical apps confused as being different, repositories will have their keyword for "gimp" changed, thus forcing regular users to dig up what the name change was (annoying to do, especially if a script handles fresh installs), etc, etc.

So many people used the javax.swing library before it was officially released that they chose not to change the "javax" to "java" because of the pressure from developers not wanting all of their GUI programs to fail at the next java update.

To play my own devil's advocate, Pidgin did this nicely, though they were forced into the situation and got a decent amount of online press for it, which informed the public of the name change.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04

Panzor Re:Yep (900 comments)

I don't mind the gimp UI as long as it has it's own workspace. Gimp on windows or gimp on a desktop used by someone that doesn't utilize multiple workspaces is...agonizing.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Developer's Laptop?

Panzor Re:ehh (672 comments)

My laptop (thinkpad t61p) has a 15.5 inch (I think) screen and 1920x1200 res. I love it. Sooo much workspace room. Everyone that walks up to it whines about how small it is, but rarely do I ever care what other people see on my screen - in fact, it's usually not their business. Everything is small, but that's not stopping me from having a 10-point font default. I guess I just have good vision...

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook App Exposes Abject Insecurity

Panzor Re:some advice (205 comments)

The thing that annoys me is when someone ELSE posts my picture on the internet. It takes a community to keep an individual safe, and the facebook community is quite security inept.

more than 5 years ago
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Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

Panzor superbounce (346 comments)

man, I must have spent a whole summer in halo 2 superbouncing and rocketlauncher-sword zooming (I forget what we called that) to see where I could get on maps. I hated it when people did that in ranked matches though.

I think we do these things because it's a new way to play a familiar game. Games get old and new games can be fun - especially when all your friends are already playing them - and you're tired of the "real" game.

Take a game like halo: standard shoot-em-up. Now you're practically free-running with superhero-like glitches flying you around the map juuuuust short of that one ledge. *runs around and tries it again*

It's just a matter of time before someone mentions machinima. Machinima is awesome. Most noteable is Red vs. Blue (another halo ref, I'm sorry) - a fan machinima that's been going for YEARS and even got it's most recent full-length film put into CANON. I couldn't believe that when I heard it. You know what, I just tried to get a citation and couldn't (going off of what my friend said). Who can confirm/deny that claim? I'd appreciate it.

Tricks and machinima. I think game developers (at least at Bethesda(spelling) and Rockstar games) are quickly realizing that sandboxy games are an easy way to let the gamers' imaginations add 100s of playing hours.

more than 5 years ago
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Ten Things We Still Don't Understand About Humans

Panzor Re:Missed one: (397 comments)

Now's the part where you get hit on. They'll get their ass kicked for THAT. As gbarules said,

A: fairer sex on slashdot
B: ass kicked

A -> B

True statement. My God, discrete math has scarred me!

more than 5 years ago
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CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

Panzor Re:Peace (492 comments)

The bottom line is that it's unprofessional to hold up others at work when you want to take a vacation. Either he's hoping to get a promotion, momentary lapse of reason, or the company-who-must-not-be-named has kidnapped him.

I wonder who gets all three of those refs...

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft and Yahoo Reach Deal

Panzor Re:Google in trouble? (301 comments)

Hey, do not deem chocolate OR peanut butter to be an inferior technology. Fellow chocoholics and peanut butter enthusiasts! Grab yer pitchforks!

more than 5 years ago
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ImageShack Hacked, Security Groups Threatened

Panzor Re:What is their motivation? (288 comments)

>>This looks to be a lone black hat who...

wants to prove to someone that his life wasn't a waste.

more than 5 years ago
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Can Bill Gates Prevent the Next Katrina?

Panzor Re:Next up! (380 comments)

The irony of your username is hilarious.

more than 5 years ago
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Tech Or Management Beyond Age 39?

Panzor ...and the pursuit of happiness (592 comments)

Do what makes you happy, man. If you wanted to do management like you said, then go for it. The only reason people want money is for happiness. Getting happiness out of the job is a bonus.

more than 5 years ago
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British Library Puts Oldest Surviving Bible Online

Panzor Re:Bible 0.1.1-beta (568 comments)

(Citation needed)

more than 5 years ago
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ArenaLive, an Open Source MMOFPS

Panzor Re:This is absurd (95 comments)

Hey, I clicked the link and even started installing it. That's more than 95% of the articles on this site can say, for me. The reason I stopped installing it was because I already decided I didn't like playing quakelive, since I have Unreal on the windows side anyway, and because I genuinely suck compared to people that play that game. It is neat to see someone targetting the linux crowd before anyone else, but that feeling is overruled with the question "why?" I guess they're doing this just for the hell of it.

Also, I use Epiphany. \o/ I was going to wait for Chrome to be competent enough for me, but not anymore. Great app.

more than 5 years ago
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Massive Bank Fraud In EVE Online

Panzor Re:Slow news day? (138 comments)

Then why didn't you submit it then?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Changing Users' Default Search Engine

Panzor Epiphany on Ubuntu 8.04 (389 comments)

I used my addressbar to search a rather long search term that should have hit google, but instead hit bing which said it couldn't find anything. I was baffled to say the least. My search terms point to google's "I'm feeling lucky" entry, by the way - but put the terms in google search if the terms are too specific.

Happened today. True story.

more than 5 years ago
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Need a Favor? Talk To My Right Ear

Panzor Re:Unconvinced (288 comments)

>Unlike sight, the auditory system doesn't work cross-hemispherically.

This article just got owned. No more comments needed.

more than 5 years ago
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Mozilla To Launch "Build Your Own Browser"

Panzor code words (171 comments)

BYOB = bring your own beer. Somehow the firefox party invites got out to the public...must be the new guy.

more than 5 years ago

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Node 3 Might be Named After Stephen Colbert

Panzor Panzor writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Panzor (1372841) writes "Until March 20th, Nasa has opened up the polls to vote for a name for a new addition to the space station: Node 3. Strangely enough, their 4 choices: "Earthrise", "Legacy", "Serenity", and "Venture" are not the four most popular. It seems that the poll maker did not have the foresight to predict such a strong and unified force picking the 5th choice: "Other." Therefore, the race between "Serenity" and the suggestions can only be guessed at. On March 5th, Stephen Colbert pronounced himself Scientology's "Galactic Overlord" as he passed "Xenu" following a previous suggestion to vote his own name as the new title of a node of the ISS."

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