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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

doti Re:GNOME 2, then 3. (611 comments)

Seconded.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

doti Re:icewm (611 comments)

Mate is lighter than Gnome3 or KDE, but it still bloated when compared to simple window managers like icewm, fluxbox, etc.

That said, I voted for Mate. Simply because I was used to Gnome2, it just works, and I have to change very little from the default for it to work like I want.

about 2 months ago
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Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

doti Re:Negative Effects... (198 comments)

That looks sensationalist. Why then earth is not covered with bamboo?

It think it depends on the species of bamboo, and the species they're competing against.

I frequently visit a place with tropical forest near Rio since 1992, and there are some bamboo here and there, some of different species, and they stay pretty much the same size. They will only spread around if you make room for it by cutting nearby trees.

There is a smaller species that do spread around quickly, but still can't penetrate the established forest.

about 2 months ago
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Single Gene Can Boost IQ By Six Points

doti Re:Six whole points?! (199 comments)

Yeah, but it's six points for a single gene.

If you buy 100 of those genes you get 600 points! You'll became a geneius.

about 3 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

doti Re:It's a turd that's slowly being polished (435 comments)

Lack of openess.

From Walter Bright, creator of D (emphasis mine):

My natural tendency is to work solo on things. My work performance reviews at the various jobs I've had usually included comments like "Walter needs to learn to work better with others." My desire to control everything nearly wrecked the D community at one point, and I've had to change.

Source:
http://www.drdobbs.com/archite...

about 3 months ago
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After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

doti Re:One question (77 comments)

For richer syntax highliting, and more options for Vim colorschemes.

about 3 months ago
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After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

doti Re:One question (77 comments)

Does it finally support 256 colors while running a screen inside a screen?

I usually use two levels of screen, the top level has a screen for each project I'm working on, and the second level has some shells for each project (basically the first one is the editor, the second one is for building/testing, etc).

about 3 months ago
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After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

doti Re:most useful? (77 comments)

I hear tmux is more "modern", but I still use screen because, well, I'm used to it, and it works.

What tmux does that screen doesn't?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

doti Re: Nethack (669 comments)

Angband too.

about 5 months ago
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N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

doti first (325 comments)

da!

about 5 months ago
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Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games

doti Tongue of the Fat Man (66 comments)

Is this related to the game "Tongue of the Fat Man"?

about 5 months ago
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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System

doti Re:It just did! (133 comments)

I got this too.

Try again, it will eventually work.

about 5 months ago
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How Adobe Got Rid of Traditional Stack-Ranking Performance Reviews

doti Re:Let me be the first to say... (175 comments)

I'm waiting for a Downfall parody on this theme.

Also, fuck Beta.

about 6 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

doti Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

Care to elaborate on why Reddit sucks?

about 6 months ago

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Brazilian voting machines will switch to Linux

doti doti writes  |  more than 6 years ago

doti (966971) writes ""The intention is to facilitate the audit of the operating system from stakeholders on to ensure that all systems are reliable and secure, reduce the costs of acquiring new electronic ballot boxes because of the use of an operating system is free, and have a single operating system to simplify and reduce the cost of developing, testing and approval of the systems of the electronic ballot boxes."

Here's the original story, and the Google translation."

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doti doti writes  |  more than 7 years ago

doti (966971) writes "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the third discussion draft for version 3 of the most widely used free software license, the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

Today's draft incorporates the feedback received from the general public, official discussion committees, and two international conferences held in India and Japan. Many significant changes have been made since the previous draft, released in July 2006. In recognition of this fact, the FSF now plans to publish one additional draft before the final text of GPL version 3."
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doti doti writes  |  more than 7 years ago

doti writes "BBC reports that "a hand-held device being tested by 10 forces in England and Wales is linked to a database of 6.5m prints. Police say they will save time because people will no longer have to go to the station to prove their identity. Officers promise prints will not be kept on file but concerns have been raised about civil liberties." "Officers will scan a vehicle's number plates using a special camera that checks if the car is subject to an offence, like being uninsured." "If a vehicle is stopped, police will be able to identify the driver and passengers. At present about 60% of drivers stopped do not give their true identity.""

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