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Support Site For Hospital Respirators Found Riddled With Malware

VON-MAN Re:All part of the plan. (48 comments)

Cool down please. The AC never said "change .... on a whim", he said: "avoid that". Besides, he's right. It's clear that anyone should avoid medical devices that need windows to update their firmware, or worse: _run_ windows.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

VON-MAN Re:Unwilling to (re)implement --geometry (818 comments)

I always just use my "old" home directory in the newly installed linux, and it never breaks anything. But then again I'm using openSUSE, and it's really good with stuff like that.

But if you just want your KDE4 desktop to look the same: copy .kde4/share/config/plasma* and .kde4/share/config/kwin* to your new home and it should work. Remember to check to file permission and ownership.
Those files describe the your look of your desktop.

You can also use a dummy or temporary account to make your own clean plasma* and kwin* files!

Anyway, as far as _I_ know, KDE4 won't be changing the layout of these files anymore, and hasn't done so since 4.5 (or earlier).

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

VON-MAN Re:Found happiness elsewhere (818 comments)

I would certainly agree with that normally, but KDE3 packages were maintained for long time after KDE4.0 came out (still are?).

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

VON-MAN Re:Unwilling to (re)implement --geometry (818 comments)

OK, thanks explaining your reasons for needing --geometry. I understand your problem now, however to _me_ it sound like you want to try KDE4 "activities" as these are specifically made for your kind of usage. Difficult to try though, without KDE4, but do check them out.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

VON-MAN Re:Found happiness elsewhere (818 comments)

"Something you probably don't get though, is that distributions have no choice"
Nonsense, SuSE had a choice when KDE4.0 was released, so they made KDE4 an _option_. Why did they do that? Because they took the KDE-devs warning that 4.0 wasn't ready for use seriously. SuSE didn't swap the stable 3.5 for the totally new 4.0, like i.e. Fedora did. I was still happily running 3.5, AND testing 4.0 on the same machine when Fedora's KDE users were totally fucked by Fedora. And, I'm sure: the KDE devs could have used a different numbering scheme, but Fedora would prolly have made the same mistake and slapped 3.9.0, or whatever would have been the "saner" number, in their newest release.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

VON-MAN Re:Unwilling to (re)implement --geometry (818 comments)

For those that _truly_ think this is an interesting argument, "man x" says:
xeyes -display joesws:0 -geometry 1000x1000+0+0
So, no that's _not_ useful feature in KDE4. But mind you: the widthxheight _do_ work in KDE4, the placement doesn't.

more than 2 years ago
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Samba 4 Enters Beta

VON-MAN Re:internals? in python? (170 comments)

Yet you did address him, if only to say that you will not talk with him.

more than 2 years ago
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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

VON-MAN Re:I can't decide... (360 comments)

question:

Is cat-copter adorable, or disturbing?

of course someone will find it:

Disturbing :( Doing things like shows lack of empathy, and is I believe is disrespectful to life.

but, then again:

Didn't realize the dead have feelings with which to empathize.

Now, there you go! All kinds of interesting observations and discussions, sparked by some simple art. That can a _function_ of art.
I must say, I find it somewhat amusing, a catcopter, but how people respond to stuff like this, now that's interesting.

more than 2 years ago
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Why the GPL Licensing Cops Are the Good Guys

VON-MAN Re:Your side is always the good guys. (233 comments)

What is "serious"?

_Good_ question.

Well, Miriam-Webster gave me:
Synonyms of serious:
earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense, po-faced [British], sedate, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, staid, uncomic, unsmiling, weighty

Now please tell, which of these this _you_ think it was?

more than 2 years ago
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Why the GPL Licensing Cops Are the Good Guys

VON-MAN Re:Your side is always the good guys. (233 comments)

Did you just create this account to troll a few people here?

The man said "_serious_ GPL supporter".

more than 2 years ago
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Why the GPL Licensing Cops Are the Good Guys

VON-MAN Re:Pirated Win XP Partition (233 comments)

Then you should get out of your basement.

more than 2 years ago
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Call For DOJ To Reopen Google Wi-Fi Spying Investigation

VON-MAN Re:be careful what you wish for (82 comments)

I've got to admit it: the shills are getting better, more subtle, more ambivalent. And AC's of course, nothings is more obvious a shill than a superhigh userid with two posts. But still:you are a shill. I'm sure I'll be insulted in a subtle, nasty way, or not now I've pointed out the obvious.
Anyway, you fuckers are all over Google stories like flies over shit.

more than 2 years ago
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Federal Patents Judge Thinks Software Patents Are Good

VON-MAN intermittent wiper blades (171 comments)

That is not an invention, it is a good idea. And if that's the best _you_ can do, you should try trolling somewhere else.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Gives In, Drops iPad '4G' Tag To Avoid Lawsuits

VON-MAN Re:Imagine the complexity (197 comments)

"I know this is supposed to be an "Apple is evil" issue"
HUH???? I thought it was an interesting story about a marketing mistake. And even more interesting is that Apple (=King of Marketing) can make mistakes like that.

The advertising department is at fault for boasting of local support that doesn't exist but it's hard to say how intentional it was for the parent company.
Are you trying to suggest that the rest of Apple doesn't know what the advertising department is doing? Nonsense, it was a stupid mistake to name a device after some localized technology, period.

more than 2 years ago
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The Dutch Repair Cafe Versus the Throwaway Society

VON-MAN Re:Doesn't work in the US (368 comments)

"But I live in the Netherlands"
yeah, ditto

But you're just echoing what your granny is saying, and she's just echoing what she's heard on tv.
Seriously, 30 years worth of individualizing at an alarming rate? That's stupid.

more than 2 years ago
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NY Times: 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'

VON-MAN Re:Originating vs Infiltrating (573 comments)

"Reposted: wasn't logged in first time."

You're so very close! Now, go back to the story, f* read it, and than try it again.

more than 2 years ago
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NY Times: 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'

VON-MAN Re:Here is your citation (573 comments)

Except you're just cherry picking. But here's an other cherry: someone who pays cash for a tattoo is suspicious. Now _that_ is ludicrous.

more than 2 years ago

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