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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

WillKemp Re:digiKam (259 comments)

Small hint: writing like a troll just makes you look stupid.

All the bugs i've mentioned have already been reported. And, guess what... They only seem to affect people who don't use kde.

2 days ago
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At 40, a person is ...

WillKemp Re:Regardless of age, we all have a bright future. (204 comments)

I think most people would agree that this world needs more love.

I agree. I also think we need less delusion.

However, i understand some people can't cope with the fact that life's completely pointless and that we totally cease to exist at the end of it, and if religion helps those people, then that's ok. I don't want to attack people's harmless delusions - unless they think it's ok to shove those delusions down other people's throats, or force their imaginary god's mythical will on other people that is. If they do, then i'll say what i think too.

3 days ago
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At 40, a person is ...

WillKemp Re:Regardless of age, we all have a bright future. (204 comments)

I guess the upside of that is you won't be disappointed. No christian ever died and then realised they were wrong - because once your brain is dead, that's you finished. Forever.

3 days ago
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At 40, a person is ...

WillKemp Re:40? (204 comments)

At 37 I have been though the 18 barrier, the 21 barrier, and the 30 barrier. They have all felt like non-events. I expect 40 to be similarly anticlimactic.

Meh.

50's the same. I'll be 60 in a bit over 3 years - i doubt that'll be much different really, either.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

WillKemp Re:digiKam (259 comments)

Yes, Digikam's good - so long as you use kde. I don't, but i put up with its annoying gnome incompatibilities because it's the best there is - and i've tried all the rest.

That doesn't make sense - "so long as you use kde" + "I don't".

How can it not make sense? Digikam's not good if you use Gnome. It's usable, but some functions don't work.

As for GNOME incompatabilities - can you expand on the "incompatabilities" and conflicts you have? Have you filed bug reports?

Some things don't work. I've recently upgraded Fedora and i haven't tried Digikam with the new version, so i don't know if the problems are the same. But previously, image "tool tips" (i.e., showing metadata etc when you hover the mouse pointer over a thumbnail) were blank, and the preview image was blank - which was rather annoying. No, i haven't filed bug reports as i haven't checked if they are bugs (by testing it with KDE) or just incompatibilities with Gnome. Digikam is a KDE application and it never claims to work with Gnome.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

WillKemp Re:Showfoto (259 comments)

Why don't you mount your data partition on /home? That's what i'd do if my o/s was on an SSD - regardless of whether i used digikam or not.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

WillKemp Re:digiKam (259 comments)

Yes, Digikam's good - so long as you use kde. I don't, but i put up with its annoying gnome incompatibilities because it's the best there is - and i've tried all the rest.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

WillKemp Re:Showfoto (259 comments)

Yeah, Digikam's the best i've found so far - but it doesn't work very well under gnome unfortunately, and i don't like kde. I've tried pretty much all the Linux photo organisation software and Digikam's best so far - even with its gnome incompatibility. All in all, the issue of managing photos seems to be constantly problematic.

about a week ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

WillKemp Re:Home mitigation? (130 comments)

The worse a beer is, the colder you should serve it.

Maybe. But if a beer's undrinkable at room temperature (VB's an Australian example of that), you shouldn't drink it at all.

about a week ago
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3D Printer?

WillKemp Re: (173 comments)

Come off it. This is /. - everyone has to click that link once!

about a week ago
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Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

WillKemp Re:Dark matter and the sniff test (85 comments)

[......] theoretical physicists are typically far more intelligent than [engineers and computer scientists]

That depends on your definition of intelligence. But, whatever it is, all the intelligence in the world is worthless without the ability to communicate its products clearly in a way that lesser mortals can understand. Theoretical physicists, as a whole, do a very poor job of that.

about a week ago
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Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

WillKemp Re: Dark matter and the sniff test (85 comments)

So does that mean dark matter is effectively a cloud of gas and its particles are constantly in rapid motion, but constrained in a spheroid by gravity? Or am i completely failing to grasp how it works?

about a week ago
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Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

WillKemp Re: Dark matter and the sniff test (85 comments)

Leave science to professionals.

The problem is that we've seen that shit before - it's called religion. Only a small clique of superior beings can actually know god's mind - and everyone else must just shut up and listen. If you can't explain this stuff in ways that non scientists can understand, then (a) you're not worth your wages, and (b) nobody's going to believe you.

about a week ago
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Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

WillKemp Re: Dark matter and the sniff test (85 comments)

Yeah, too right. If it wasn't for the meddling of a lowly patent clerk, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place!

about a week ago
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Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

WillKemp Re:Dark matter and the sniff test (85 comments)

[......] dark matter is arranged in a spheroidal halo whereas most of the visible matter is in a thin disk.

That sounds unlikely. How did it happen?

about a week ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

WillKemp Re:Uh (130 comments)

The ones that give you a nasty hangover, you mean?

about two weeks ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

WillKemp Re:Home mitigation? (130 comments)

The basement fridge probably vibrates more than the kitchen one. And maybe isn't as cold.

about two weeks ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

WillKemp Re:Head (130 comments)

It's probably got more to do with the fact that cask ale is brewed, while the other revolting piss is manufactured.

about two weeks ago
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Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

WillKemp Payoff (122 comments)

Someone's getting a nice big bribe!

about two weeks ago

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Australian lawyers to serve notices via Facebook

WillKemp WillKemp writes  |  about 6 years ago

WillKemp writes "In what is probably a world first, the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient means of communicating with parties to a legal action. Court notices have previously been served by email and mobile phone messages, as well as by traditional paper documents. But, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, lawyers in a mortgage repossession case were granted the right to serve notices on the defendents via their Facebook profiles after private detectives failed to come up with any other means of contacting them."
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