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GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss

gnalle Re:Reason? GNOME3 (535 comments)

You can open a new terminal by middle clicking or by pressing ctrl-leftclick.

The following CPU-monitor is quite good https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/120/system-monitor/

Regarding fixed layout I would like to have an extension that allowed me to press a button, and have gnome-shell rearrange all the windows for me.

I personally never liked the upper left corner, so I use the axe menu. My only problem is that the axe menu does not allow me to arrange desktops. (I miss the old gnome 2 desktop applet) https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/327/axe-menu/

But my biggest problem is that gnome-shell is unstable. These days it freezes daily, so I have to open a terminal and write "gnome-shell --display=:0 --replace &". In the past I have had problems with extensions that suddenly caused everything to freeze after an update, but this time I cannot guess what is wrong.

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss

gnalle Re:I finally mostly like Gnome 3.4 (535 comments)

I use "alt ctrl up" and "alt ctrl down" and that works well.

You can also do "shift alt ctrl up" to move the present window to a desktop above the present one.

But I miss a shortcut for splitting a desktop into two. The shortcut should create a new desktop just above the present one and move the active window to a newly created deskop.

about a year and a half ago
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McDonald's Denies Prof's Claim Staff Attacked Him For Wearing Digital Glasses

gnalle Why didn't he just leave? (includes summary) (627 comments)

The guy went to a restaurant that had a policy against recording.
He was told to leave, but he chose to stay and record.
He is angry that they tried to make him go.
His glasses may or may not be damaged.
Why didn't he just leave?

about 2 years ago
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Online Loneliness At Google+

gnalle Re:Wow (456 comments)

You can save a search term such as "tizen" or "warhammer" for later use. So instead of following a person you essentially follow a search term. That used to work fairly well.

I haven't had much success following people on Google+, because most posters cannot stick to one subject, so they end up polluting my stream with uninteresting posts.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is E-Learning a Viable Option?

gnalle Re:NO. (349 comments)

You need to look at the consequences one at a time.

  • If students use e-books they they don't forget their books.
  • If the teacher distributes a pdf then the students don't throw it away.
  • Many students cannot type fast enough to take notes on an ipad.
  • You lose some students to Facebook, but at least the horizontal screen make it easy for the teacher to see what the student is doing.
  • The students need access to a real computer if they need to work on a long report or essay in class.
  • The students probably need access to a real computer if they need to work with spreadsheets.
  • If you install a browser with flash then you can use interactive websites to add variation to the lessons.
     

I am a high school teacher so some of these points may not ne relevant to young children.

more than 2 years ago
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Winged Robots Hint At the Origins of Flight

gnalle Re:This is a very interesting experiment (59 comments)

The wings only help because the robot was designed poorly. When the robot moves without wings the body of the robot jumps up and down and it rotates along a vertical axis, and that makes it hard for the robot to move. The wings stabilize the motion of the body and presses it towards the ground, and that allows the robot to move faster.

Real beetles don't have this problem because they move their legs in a more controlled fashion. I am sure that the sameis true for the dinasaurs that turned in to birds. Therefore this experiment does not prove a lot. The team is asking the right question, but they did not come up with a denifite answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V1631-Vcm4

more than 2 years ago
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Google Trying to Lure Celebs to Google+

gnalle Popularity by country. (198 comments)

Here is data from the worldmap of google+ users. It seems that google+ is getting popular in India.

United States 433,545 (55%)
India 142,339 (18%)
Brazil 41,605 (5%)
United Kingdom 38,917 (5%)
Canada 29,490 (4%)
http://www.findpeopleonplus.com/statistics/

more than 2 years ago
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A Look At the World's Dwindling Food Supply

gnalle EU's agricultural support (570 comments)

Ten years ago critics were worried that EU's agricultural support forced African farmers to give up on farming. Now we are worried that the rising food prices force African farmers to buy food from abroad. That confuses me.

Perhaps the problem is price fluctuations. A poor farmer cannot afford to invest in better production methods, because he cannot afford to risk bankrupcy. If the prices were more stable then the risks would be lower.

about 3 years ago
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Cheaters Exposed Analyzing Statistical Anomalies

gnalle Re:How do you cheat with your phone in your pocket (437 comments)

Perhaps you go to the toilet and use your phone to connect to facebook.

Alternatively you can write the answers on the toilet roll.

more than 3 years ago
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Cheaters Exposed Analyzing Statistical Anomalies

gnalle Works only for multiple choice tests? (437 comments)

I don't think that this system works for a normal (non multiple choice) test. At least that would require the teachers to spend a lot of time typing each students results in a nonambiguous way.

On the other hand it is a little more difficult to use cell phones to cheat in a non-multiple choice test, because the entire answer of an exercise is too long to fit into an SMS.

more than 3 years ago
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A Real World HTML 5 Benchmark

gnalle Re:Could you please post your scores + H/W Specs? (163 comments)

Epiphany 2.30.6 on Debian Sid GNU/Linux on a Dell Inspiron 6400
Linux kernel 2.32-5 with opensource radeon driver

Score: 6347/50000 rwb points
BumperBots w/ Sprite Collisions Iterations run 382
Title Screen Painter Iterations run 5
Title Mandelbrot Set Fractal Zoomer Iterations run 4146

By the way. Your site is pretty cool, but I would like it even more if you didn't use BASIC. Perhaps you could add a slightly more modern language as an alternative.

more than 3 years ago
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A Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf?

gnalle Re:Noah, etc (277 comments)

There was no flood event. Just a change in sea levels. (I read TFA)

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Find a 'Liberal Gene'

gnalle Re:Whew... So there is hope for a cure? (841 comments)

Read the link :)

"Young adults who subjectively identify themselves as "very liberal" have an average IQ of 106 during adolescence while those who identify themselves as "very conservative" have an average IQ of 95 during adolescence."

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Asks OpenOffice Community Members To Leave

gnalle Re:Reminds me of XFree86 vs XOrg (589 comments)

How much of the openoffice code was created by sun employees?

Can libreoffice stay relevant without coorperate backing?

No flames please. I ask because I want to know.

more than 3 years ago
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What 'IT' Stuff Should We Teach Ninth-Graders?

gnalle Re:"IT" shouldn't be a class, it should be wholist (462 comments)

I wish I had mod points to mod you up, but i spend them all on the grub2 story.

BTW. Students should also learn to find information on the internet, and they should learn what sources they can trust.

more than 3 years ago
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Pentagon Selects Companies To Build Flying Humvees

gnalle No tail anti torque rotor? (302 comments)

The top rotor provides a constant torque but the flying car in the picture doesn't have a tail rotor.

How will the engineers avoid that the car it starts spinning in the air?

more than 3 years ago

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Did you try out the gnome shell?

gnalle gnalle writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gnalle (125916) writes "1) Yes, and it works just fine 2) Yes, but it doesn't work fine 3) No, but I ought to 4) No I don't us Linux 5) Other (BTW: I pressed submit poll to get to this form, so I pressume I can use this form to submit polls. You probably have a bad link)"
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