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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Vlijmen Fileer It's getting hotter still! (616 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 :-|.

5 days ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 a month ago

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Vlijmen Fileer Borg (337 comments)

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

about a month ago

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 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 6 months ago

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 6 months ago

Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability

Vlijmen Fileer Wrong metrics (120 comments)

My HTC phone, ~1 1/2 years old, ~$400,- is and will remain stuck at 4.1.2.
And not supported by Cyanogenmod or anything else.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

The whole goal of owners (of themparks, buses, whatever) is to /make money/.
So in terms of the pictures-farce:
- They will try to deny you your right to take your own pictures, without exception with some clearly false excuse.
- And they hire /the absolute cheapest button-clicker/ they can find!!! An idiot can think of that. And any idiot can /see/ it in any them-park. All these button-clickers are high school students or something alike, /never ever/ a professional photographer, as that would eat into the profit margins.

about 7 months ago


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