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Prince Says Internet Is Over

corporal_clegg Re:Fill your head with numbers. (450 comments)

For the ASCII--challenged, the message above is: Prince can bite my shiny metal ass!

more than 4 years ago

Drug Giant Pledges Cheap Medicine For World's Poor

corporal_clegg Re:So... (317 comments)

Not only do we taxpayers get to carry on subsidising the world's poor and keeping their leaders in designer shoes, now as customers of the drugs companies, we get to subsidise their medicines as well.

I give to charities, domestic and foreign, because I've decided they are deserving of my money. It is not the job of Government to do so on my behalf.

This was marked as a Troll!? *sigh* How is this any different than the higher-ranked posts above that all but drip with condemnation for the Eeeeviillllll Corporation even when the corporation is actually doing *something* to lower costs?

Ahh Leftdot, you do not disappoint.

more than 5 years ago

First-Person Shooter Modified For Fire Drill Simulation

corporal_clegg Where is (158 comments)

Jack Thompsonwhen you really need him!?

Seriously though, I am certain he is going to point to this as conditioned behavior caused by gaming, cause, you know, gamers will jump through an actual flaming door, despite the heat and all. A message for ya, Jack: Gamers may be conditioned by games, but only when actually playing games.

Cliffs and ponds are far more common than building fires and we don't see crumpled or floating bodies of gamers beside these natural hazards despite their low danger level in video games.

more than 5 years ago

Are My Ideas Being Stolen? If So, What Then?

corporal_clegg Re:Don't worry about it (508 comments)

I doubt anyone but you will read this but I found this comment great. I am a self-taught developer and when I learned C, I was driven by a need I had to create a list of pointers that pointed to the next element in the list as well as an object on the heap. I could even "walk" the list for sequential processing! I felt very proud of myself for having come up with such a novel idea and truly believed had something that other developers might be able to use. This was in 1989 or so. *sigh* Anyway, great comment; it really sent me for a trip down memory lane (no pun intended).

about 6 years ago

DTV Coupon Program Out of Money

corporal_clegg Re:Depends on how "entitled" you are (591 comments)

Tell that to someone living on $500 a month.

If you really *are* living on $500 a month and TV is your biggest concern, then you have a priority problem.

about 6 years ago

Fingerprint Test Tells Much More Than Identity

corporal_clegg The more things change... (166 comments)

So I guess we should be led to believe there really *is* scientific backing for the old "smell my finger", eh?

more than 6 years ago



Alternative to GIMP for new Linux User?

corporal_clegg corporal_clegg writes  |  more than 6 years ago

corporal_clegg (547755) writes "I have been trying for more than a year to get my wife to move to Linux on her HP laptop. She is a technophobe and is adverse to change though good technology quickly wins her over if it is easy to use. Yesterday a trojan wrecked the laptop (don't ask — kids *sigh*) and with a little cajoling I was able to convince her to give my favorite OS a try. I dropped Fedora 9 (with GNOME) on the system last night, resolved a couple of minor issues and proudly gave her a brand new shiny system. Her chief complaint? She hates GIMP — and when I say hates, I mean she despises it with the fiery passion that only a woman scorned can express. She used it a few times on my system in the past, decided she hated it and now it seems that the lack of a simple image program on her laptop may drive her back to Windows. If I can get a image manipulation program for her that meets her needs, I am certain she will be won over. More importantly, her opinion will help drive her parents and their friends to Linux and relieve me of no end of toil in maintaining their Windows systems. Thus making her happy is more than just about increasing marital bliss, it means moving at least another 3 families to Linux.

Her requirements are very simple: she wants to be able to select a photo, make a simple choice to print it as 8x10, 5x7, contact sheet or the like (without worrying about aspect ratios) and do cropping. Automatic red eye removal is a plus but not a requirement. She has been using the Windows "photo printing wizard" built in to XP and needs no more functionality than that. So, what robust (bugs and quirks are probably not acceptable unless they are very minor) image printing packages are out there that meet this very basic need?"


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