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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Vlijmen Fileer Debian (303 comments)

Debian. But of course not just in 2014, but since it's inception.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Vlijmen Fileer Refreshing (993 comments)

/Very/ refreshing to finally see someone else calling out Linus for the incompetent abusive narcissistic nonvaleur he really is.
That was long overdue. Over the years he's been chasing away so many good developers with good ideas and good code, just because he saw them as a threat to perpetuating his tunnel vision on Linux. I've seen quite a number of good and needed kernel developments seen stamped out just because Linus did not understand the need and it irritated his superiority-sensors.
I'm not into systemd, from what I read I read it seems like a good plan but indeed quite badly implemented, but Lennart is 100% spot-on in his evaluation of Linus and some of his inner-circle cronies.

about three weeks ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Petitions.org... (299 comments)

^This. But actually...
The talk about tripods really is utter nonsense; it's a rant of somebody just disliking tripods.
If you do not use a tripod for your picture, YOU HAVE TO STAND IN THAT EXACT SAME PLACE YOURSELF! And probably for a much longer time than when using a tripod, because getting a sharp picture suddenly takes a hundred tries.

about a month ago
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GNOME 3.14 Released

Vlijmen Fileer Broken (250 comments)

As so often with Gnome, it does not work.
As so often with Gnome, it gives no explanation as to how or why, or how to solve (`Options are not for idiots, therefore, you cannot have any').
"Ohh nooo, something went went wrong! All `plugins' (WTF has Gnome regressed to a browser equivalent piece of software now?) were disabled. You can only log out (We disallow you to even try to solve the issue)"
Gnomorons, blegh :.

about a month ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Vlijmen Fileer It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

Let no one be distracted; it will be flooded here with nutcases very soon who will all claim that this -obviously- does NOT mean global warming isn't happening.
As always, they "will just have to incorporate this new information into their models" :/.
Bunch of climate terrorists :-|.

about a month ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

Vlijmen Fileer Hm? (162 comments)

What /is/ Google "Hangouts"? Some app for criminal unemployed youngsters?

about a month and a half ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

Vlijmen Fileer Lie (170 comments)

"The need of a new partition manager stems from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all modern storage technologies."
That would be a lie. If that is all, just contribute to Parted already. As always more will be at stake, probable things like "not invented here" and "I wanna have the power". And as a result we get to have a partition editor that needs Python??

about a month and a half ago
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Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries

Vlijmen Fileer Imperial (107 comments)

"Foot" ?
Again? Seriously?? When will this braindead imperial insanity EVER stop???

about a month and a half ago
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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Vlijmen Fileer The title is a lie (106 comments)

Apparently, it is not Google (as in the search engine, or the company) that will block things. It is their shady browser, Chrome, that will block things.
So people not using Chrome (quite some, I'd say) are not helped by this endeavour.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Vlijmen Fileer Borg (337 comments)

Hey,
Maybe I am late noticing, but... Where did the VERY APT borg icon for microsoft articles go?

about 2 months ago
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UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Vlijmen Fileer Terrorism (240 comments)

But.... Then it is /not/ justice!
It is more like state terrorism against civilians.
Civilians now know that the moment that the state will destroy them, in secret, for any petty offence is not far off. And out of terror, people will start acting afraid and careful.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:"By Mistake" (711 comments)

I'm sure you meant that in a funny way. But I find it almost frightening to realize that "Reality distortion field" seems to be about the only way to explain Apple fans' weird fanatism :s.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Other way around (711 comments)

That's pretty uninformed.
3x4 Is a very good format for reading, at any rate clearly better than any more elongated format like 9x16.
Not all videos are 9x16; mine are 3x4 and will stay that way; it's a much more balanced format.
Photos are, and will remain, what the photographer wants them to be. Normaly anything between 1x1 and 3x4 for artistic reasons.
Mind you: Computer screen first went to longer formats because that was cheaper to cut when making LCD screens. Movie theater screenings are often even in something like 1x2.2 because of theater hall dimensions. All the talk about longer formats being more natural for humans is nonsense, the drive is purely financial.

about 5 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Vlijmen Fileer Joke? (611 comments)

People actually /use/ KDE? How can that be?? It has been an utterly laughable unusabilty disaster from day one, and still is. And of all the many Linux users I know, not a single one uses KDE. Maybe there is one country or big company where it is pushed upon people?

about 5 months ago
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You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

Vlijmen Fileer iShould have read (201 comments)

iOS iX iBeta iSeed iProgram iNow iFree iTo iUse.
iAnnoyingly iChildish iApple iCrap :/ Who the hell would be interested????

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Vlijmen Fileer Re:It's Not Really Oracle (163 comments)

Carrot? I would also produce an enourmous steaming pile of shit if you made me eat that many carrots.

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Vlijmen Fileer It's not Oracle's fault! (163 comments)

It's the customers' fault. EVERYBODY in the IT business already knows that Oracle invariably gives you:
- Bizarely high price
- Incomplete project result
- Project delays
- Low quality
- Extreme vendor lock in
E.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e p.r.o.j.e.c.t they do.
I'm not sure whther to cry or laugh at this. Just don't go with Oracle, every sane IT professional knows that.

about 6 months ago
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OpenSUSE To Offer Rolling Release KDE Experience

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Debian (51 comments)

I'm not doing that :) I dislike KDE much, so I'm not even using it, sorry...
I was just trying to say that KDE, as an infrastructure project, seems to take on Debian's system as a distribution of always having a fixed number of well-defined releases "in the air". For Debian ofcourse these are stable, testing, unstable and experimental.
B.t.w. testing is indeed fine to use for desktop systems; it has about the stability of other distributions' stable releases.

about 7 months ago
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OpenSUSE To Offer Rolling Release KDE Experience

Vlijmen Fileer Debian (51 comments)

Sooo, KDE goes Debian. No shame in there, it happens to the best so certainly KDE can be excused.

about 7 months ago

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