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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

eneville Re:No Fuckign Thanks (172 comments)

Agreed. After I don't know how long I've been using email, both GUI and CLI clients, I've found the only feasible way to do it without clutter is to use mutt. When something stupid comes in that can only be read with a HTML client as it has no text/plain part I can funnel it through lynx. I've not found any web client to help at all helpful when it comes to processing a mail inbox. Sorry, call me grumpy but snooze feature is no different to me setting a flag. I'll be surprised if anything beats mutt this decade.

3 days ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

eneville Re: Yikes (114 comments)

Yes, tones of people do that already, it's called TeX or LaTeX. It probably takes about as long to learn as Word does anyway. The huge benefit of using LaTeX is that its fairly backward/forward compatible, unlike Word. Want a text based visio replacement? Try dot. Powerpoint? Don't know, don't care, make a multipade LaTeX document and just page up/down the output pdf/dvi. I don't really care much for powerpoint. Get started with LaTeX now.

3 days ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

eneville Re:Click Here (238 comments)

I think you mean Mr Jobs

about a week ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

eneville Not surprised (75 comments)

What do you expect when the Washington Redskins come after you.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

eneville Re:Why not KDE (403 comments)

What you're saying is mostly right. However, there is nothing wrong with livecds, what they install, maybe. Debian was just right in the lenny days. I don't know why they're now targeting GUI users who want a kitchen sink install.

Why systemd/gnome3 were the choice of late I don't know, I think this was a bad move for the distro. Systemd is a dependency now, which is *REALLY BAD*. It should have been agnostic towards upstart/sysv/systemd etc allowing the user to pick and choose between each.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

eneville Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

I think this is targeted at the encrypted file system level, rather than deliberate encryption of documents through PGP. Companies should be using multiple layers of encryption on top secret documents. Or just use airgaps for that sort of thing.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

eneville Re:Windows one-zero (399 comments)

This. Windows 11, maybe really windows 3.

about three weeks ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

eneville Re:...the best photographers were older people... (97 comments)

I have to agree with you here. Would you hire a team of teenagers and their smart phones to do your wedding photography? No, I'd put my trust in someone who has decades of experience of photography and knows what makes good wedding photos. Rejecting the rules here is like accepting ISIS education policy.

about a month ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

eneville Re:Expensive and complicated? (97 comments)

The glass is always expensive. If you ignore numbers, then even today the glass is more expensive than the digital body, providing you're happy to upgrade the body once a decade (which is fine by me). I'm more interested in high quality stills than if the camera can do 1080p rather than 720. Right now, the way camera manufacturers are getting twitchy about mobile phones replacing SLR cameras, you get some good professional features in the mid-range cameras. The consumer wins right now.

about a month ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

eneville Re:Too late (97 comments)

I have never thought of flickr as being a place for sharing images from smartphones. I thought they were an SLR photo gallery. Just never thought of it as a "social" place. Even the 'flickrmail' link is buried a couple of clicks deep. Naw, this is just trying to get headlines. Flickr /was/ amazing. The Yahoo! killed it when try first made flickr integrate with their profile system, then once again when they made them revamp the UI, just like Yahoo! groups was killed with the neo interface. Flickr is currently kept alive by the mass of good photographers there, not the smartphone touting lumbering mass of teenagers.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

eneville Re:US is next? (981 comments)

Indeed, anything else results in stone age thinking and caveman mentality. Rejecting the results of those who stood before us is like refusing to use a well vetting API, it'll take you a long time to eventually end up at the same place you could have been if you had stood on the shoulders of giants, if you see what I'm saying. If ISIS have their way, they will eventually end up at the same point as the rest of the world, but 10,000 years later. It's insane. It's so backward. It must be like trying to justify using assembler to reinvent PCRE.

about a month ago
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

eneville Re:Now almost as useful as python was 5 years ago! (118 comments)

Why didn't you resolve those dependencies as root yourself, the installer presumably shows what it dose when it fails as a non-root, even if it doesn't do this you can work out the name of the required package. It's normal to run a script and find that it uses some library that you don't have already. Ever tried a java web archive? Just plonk that in the tomcat ROOT dir and it installs automatically, you don't even have to run it. That's priceless.

about 2 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

eneville Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Boot up performance is one of the things in its favour. For that alone many people will want it rightnow so there's a lumbering mass gravitating to distros that implement. I for one welcome our new systemd overlord, not because I like it, but because I like the boot performance.

about 2 months ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

eneville Re:"abuse" (257 comments)

no one pays to use FB or twitter, as such if they change their page for whatever reason, so what?

The advertisers pay for you to use FB, that's who pays. So, if I pay a lump for an advert on FB for a day, and people switch off, I'd get pissed.

about 2 months ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

eneville Re:Free market (257 comments)

Indeed, the phrase "you get what you pay" comes to mind. The moment big corporations in the UK (BT, I'm looking at you) off-shored their customer service things went downhill for the ISP. However, in that void PlusNet grew (from Force9) into a very successful ISP who promotes northern broadband and they do indeed have UK call centres who you can understand. They may be marginally more expensive but it goes to show that people in the UK are starting to vote with their feet and choose a company that they can speak to. I'm using PlusNet and BT as an example as they're mostly interchangeable in terms of media.

about 2 months ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

eneville Re:Fiber to the Home (98 comments)

What I have, 8mbps downstream, £9.99/month, does the job. Yeah, you can get better than this, but I don't /need/ fast. I just need reliable. My mobile phone can give me better speeds, for example. What I could have: 50mbps - £10/month 100mbps - £15/month 125mbps - £22.50/month I've not switched as it results in me having to change providers and that means having another hole drilled in the wall. These prices are also only for the first twelve months, they increase by ~30% thereafter.

about 3 months ago
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For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

eneville fastest (98 comments)

Fastest post

about 3 months ago

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BBC Corrupted

eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "
Today the BBC made it official — they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.
— Matt Lee."

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eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "It seems that all the advances in home computer hardware incur expensive use of power, the more MHz the more power it drains for top of the range equipment. Do any of the slashdot readers have any advice for purchasing a replacement computer that is reasonably fast, reasonably quiet and does not hurt the environment? The key point here is for lower power use whilst maintaining reasonable performance. Scaled up a little, this should also be good practice for business to implement, when I take a walk around a server room, or a data center I wonder just how much waste electricity is spent."

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