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KDE Plans To Support Wayland In 2012

STDOUBT Re:X allows us to use legacy programs (413 comments)

The contempt comes from the understanding that these users don't understand Linux. It comes from knowing what a treasure we have in Linux, and seeing all the "dumb" adopters wishing it were more like "that other OS". It's maddening. I can't wait until HaikuOS kicks in. We can direct them all there and be done with it. Also, "decent graphics" is subjective in the extreme. I guess it's about priorities. Some people can't tolerate a UI that's not super pretty. Some people think pretty is more important than Libre. Yet they still won't just go buy a Mac. Well guess what? Stick around with Linux long enough and you'll get what you want. Just look how far the various GUIs under X11 have come in several years. Imagine how nice and shiny it will be years from now. But I bet even then people will bitch about how it's just not good enough compared to "________OS". I don't _hate_ anyone for this assbaggery, but it sure if good and goddamned annoying sometimes.

more than 3 years ago
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KDE Plans To Support Wayland In 2012

STDOUBT Successor? (413 comments)

Wayland is not the successor of X11 until Patrick Volkerding says it is.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel Pulls SSD Firmware Day After Release

STDOUBT Smart Machines (125 comments)

I don't know about anyone else, but I am getting damn sick and tired of devices that NEED firmware. Why does every little peripheral need to contain LOGIC!!! I want DUMB machines, damn it! Why can't an SSD simply be a "mass storage device"?? Let the OS worry about wear leveling, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Many Scientists Using Performance Enhancing Drugs

STDOUBT Re:Wow! Overwhelming negative response. (955 comments)

"...do you think it's okay to take Ritalin to give yourself a couple of hours of extra study time, regardless of whether it's been prescribed to you? (One of the side effects of Ritalin is that it keeps you awake a few hours after you've taken it.) And if you've done it, would you be willing to admit it in public?
Publicly admitting to a felony is probably a bad idea unless you're advised to do so by a trusted lawyer. The prohibition is in place to keep laymen from practicing medicine. Which not even MD's can do all that well. I would advise you slam a triple-shot Americano with a modicum of cane sugar as an alternative. Unless you really understand the pharmacology, and your own physiology, you're playing with trouble.

Hopefully, most scientists understand all the factors and are well enough informed as to make judicious use /or not use/ of "enhancement drugs"

more than 6 years ago

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