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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

angel'o'sphere Re:Flat UI Design (160 comments)

I sold my PPC based MacBook Pro in 2007.
Costed in 2004 when I bought it EUR 4000 ...

Regarding buggy: I said OS X 10.3 and asked myself (in paras, oh was it 10.4?) ... learn to read perhaps?

Your point regarding 10.5 is pretty pointless as the only really good ones are 10.4 and 10.6 :D Obviously everyone also easily figures that the OS versions went via 10.1 and 10.3 etc. including 10.5 till 10.9 now and 10.10 soon. So your hint about 10.5 is more or less superflouvious.

Good luck with those Linux tablets. Enjoy you OS-that-never-gets-updated, laggy UI, and malware/spyware galore.
For what I do with a tablet an eInk display is nice. Also your claim "real" linux as on the Kobos would be full with spyware is just nonsense: #ps axu -- shows all processes, and a little bit investigations reveals what kind of distro it is. There is a big hacking community around Kobos and Nooks ... if there was spyware someone had realized it, especially as they usually only have internet access via wifi so you pretty easy can figure if they access the internet without reason.

3 hours ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

angel'o'sphere Re:Flat UI Design (160 comments)

The icon does not look like a notebook, google for a iOS 4,5 or 6 icon and you see.

Sure ... they work better than the predecessors, how retarded is that? At OS X 10.4 the "mac" calendar was perfect since then the only thing that become a little bit better is webcal.

The iOS 7 one is ugly like hell and I see no difference to the iOS 6 one in functionality ... no idea what you consider "better".

4 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:Harden the grid (197 comments)

We have observing/warning satellites in the Lagrange 1 point of the earth sun system since a decade or longer. That means we get roughly an hour prewarning time if something is getting to hit us.

4 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:FUD filled.... (197 comments)

I never said they created a spark ... after all they only "heat" up the diesel air mixture or as you pointed out in other cases the injected fuel only.

4 hours ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

angel'o'sphere Re:Not news (242 comments)

You completely miss the point that we stopped whaling ... only a few nations still kill a small amounts of whales.

Your points 1) and 2) are simply wrong.
There are no thousands of species "growing" "adapting" or what ever you want to call it on the scale of a few dozen years or a century.

Regarding 3) ... yes, but we have the brains to change our behaviour ...

4 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:More power from the Sun meets the Tesla technol (197 comments)

And why is that not taught in school? Any idea?

Sigh ... we use high frequencies quite a lot ... ever figured how a classic TV works?

4 hours ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

angel'o'sphere Re:I take offense! (153 comments)

WTF but the crispy skin is the best!
What a waste!

9 hours ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

angel'o'sphere Re:But what IS the point they're making? (242 comments)

In historic times humans hunted e.g. for horses.
They drove them over cliffs with fire and shouting and hunting.
A band of perhaps 40 adults, 20 or 25 of them male/hunters drove 100ds of horses, a whole herd over a cliff ...
Because panicked horses follow the ones in front of them.
How many of those 100 horses did they eat? 1? 2? ... 4?

Europe is full with stone age slaughterhouses where Horses, Mamoth or what ever kind of huntable animal you want to name where killed in absurd numbers.

I saw a documentory about a certain place somewhere in modern Poland where humans met (many tribes, like a jambouree) over a period of roughly 40,000 years, likely each year in local 'summer'. There is a site where the layer of bones of hunted animals, eaten, not only killed somewhere, only those they actually butchered and ate, the layer is over ten meter thick.

The layer is over ten meter thick after 15,000 years of decomposting. And that is only the junk yard of the bones of the animals that actually got butchered and eaten.

9 hours ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

angel'o'sphere Re:Not news (242 comments)

How should any species on this world be able to reproduce and grow fast enough to 'adapt' to the human onslaught?
A human needs roughly 14 years from birth to fertility.
We have something like 7 billion people on the planet.
Some whale populations are down to a thousand. They need 7 years or more, too, to reach fertility.
Even with the most crude and primitive boats and weapons it would be a matter of a few years to extinct EVERY species of whale on this world.
And you blame them for not multiplying fast enough! How retarded is that We even extinct (more or less) speciem like small pox and polio. In relation to us those multiply with light speed ...

9 hours ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

angel'o'sphere Re:no problem (242 comments)

Erm, 320 extinct? Over 500 years? Did you miss a few zeros? I guess I can memorize about 1 hundred if I'm sober and focus.
However a quick googeling did not bring up something conclusive, perhaps no one really cared to count?

10 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:Barely missed? (197 comments)

A CME event is not a 'one second' thing but an hours or days long one.
We got hit 3 times in the previous 200 years, means roughly every 65 years ...
The problem is not the hit, but the effect to our way of living.
If your fridge goes off, your food starts rotting ... fresh food in the next best supermarket, too!
If you have no fresh water even using flour which is durable for centuries if airtight stored wont give you a bread or a pancake save or at least pleasant to eat.

10 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:Low probability of getting hit by CME (197 comments)

CMEs are hitting the earth 'all the time'.
Luckily only 3 times the previous 200 years. No idea what you want to point out with your 'math'.
The problem is not how often they happen or how likely they are, the problem is the massive impact they would have on our modern infrastructure and society if it would happen right now.

10 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:I wish it had happened (197 comments)

In the USA you had 'you loot, we shoot' signs everywhere regardless if displaced 'owners' in 'you neighbouhood' had any use for the looted stuff.
Most people would not die to the 'event' but to self proclaimed gun swinging warlords picking up the remaining pieces for them selves.
See the wide documented footage of New Orleans after Kathrina ...

10 hours ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

angel'o'sphere Re:FUD filled.... (197 comments)

Depends on the size of the Diesel engine, you know? No you don't it seems ...
Car Diesel engines have a "glowing plug" similar to a spark plug, that is heated up shortly before ignition to give the final 'spark'.
I would bet even 500hp Diesels in trucks have a "glowing plug".

However for really big Diesel engines or suitable optimized small ones, they are completely self igniting.

10 hours ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

angel'o'sphere Re:Flat UI Design (160 comments)

Unfortunately the exact opposite is true: While everybody is entitled to their opinions, there is a real benefit to flat user interfaces. When done well, flat user interfaces remove the confusing decorations of skeumorphism (the practice of incorporating a look of an object that was made in another material into a design) so that a user can more easily identify and interact with the content or task at hand
A 'Notebook' that does not look anymore like a notebook is hard to find on the UI. Amd if you open it up and it loos like another flow of desktop dialogs it makes me womit.
A calendar that does not look like a calendar but like a piece of paper coloured by a child, a bit like a copy of what our days MS Outlook looks like, is uncomprehendable, unuseable.
An App like Mail or Safari on iOS 7 where half of the icons say nothing, where it is a 5 minutes contemplation how to access the 'recent history' (no idea how it is called in english, there is no straight forward translation from germans 'Verlauf') ... sorry that is not progress, that is a defration!
Since iOS 6, the iOS platform is on the decline. There is no inovation, they only dropped their limits down to plain android boringness. Same for Mac OS X, once the halmark of usebility and snapping UI design is now driving below Windows levels.
Perhap, it is only a decade and then the APIs will also be on the level of windows ... what a shame.

yesterday
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

angel'o'sphere Re:Mac OS X Yosemite (160 comments)

Why should a national park, named after something else, have a right to the name after it is named? (Was that a complicated sentence?)

yesterday
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

angel'o'sphere Re:Flat UI Design (160 comments)

Yes, I hate it.
I'm ebay-ing right now old Mac OS X Server OS versions.
Mac OS X after 10.6(.8) is a pain for me to use.
If 10.3 (or was it 10.4) was not so buggy I would even consider to buy an old PowerPC and run that.
iOS 7 is such a pain, I did not even repair my broken screen on my iPad. My next tablet is an e-ink Linux/Android, either a Kobo or a Nook.
Good bye Apple, I was 'trustfull' customer of you the last 30 years and bought hardware worth 50,000 Euro over that time ... but thats it.

yesterday

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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