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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

hobarrera Re:Repeat history (184 comments)

From TFA: Thomas prefers a layered feature exposure so that users can enjoy certain advanced features at a later stage after they get accustomed to the basic functionality of the application.

I assume that they'll keep the options around, just not mixed with the very basic options. A big issue with KDE right now, is that the settings windows of any application has half a dozen tabs, with dozens of options each. The very basic options and most common options should be grouped together, an advanced settings slightly on the side. Otherwise, it's just too intimidating.

9 hours ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

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

Can you show at least one example of a special requirement a program had that could be satisfied with init and not with systemd?

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

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

Indeed: The fact that it no longer follows the unix design or philosophy is a huge change. The fact than one piece of software has eaten up the funcionality of dozens of very-used programas is also a big change.

about a month ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

hobarrera Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Linux client: Still propietary, something many *nix users actually care about.
Follows symlinks: So does almost any application out there. That's not a good thing, it's just a lack of a bug.
Automatic full resolution photo uploading from mobile: "full resolution photo" is another way of saying "large files". How does the content of a file make a difference?

about a month ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

hobarrera Re:BTSync (275 comments)

Spideroak refuses to release the source for their client (though they claim they will, some day). As it is, it's just an unproven claim that it's encrypted and secure. For all we know there might be a huge security hole making it all worthless (possible an accidental one, btw).

about a month ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

hobarrera Re:I used to teach Linux. (402 comments)

If the graphics subsystem fails, or I have to go to single-user mode, I have nano.

WordStar rules!

If you had access to that machine and got a chance to manually install it before the graphics subsystem failed. What happes if you didn't?

about a month and a half ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

hobarrera Re:+ in an e-mail address (149 comments)

"+" or plenty of other special characters. Stuff like quotes can even be valid if used properly, while we still have some website that won't even accept a dash/underscore.

about a month and a half ago
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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

hobarrera Re:its why devs cringe. (180 comments)

Putting aside the whole whitespace debate(*), I'm pretty sure that python has its own list of issues. Maybe not to the same extent as PHP, but they exist.

* For which I personally do have trouble with python - I want the computer to bend to my will, not the other way around.

The same can be said about C: if forces you to declare variables, and bend to the computers will (and not the other way around). This is true for any language. You merely chose to critize one about that, and let it slide for the rest.

about 1 month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hobarrera Re:What?!? (928 comments)

Actually, you're right...up to the point where the police might get involved. Also, the power that flight attendants and gate agents have (which is backed by the FAA, whereby refusal to comply with their orders is a felony...I kid you not) also crosses the line between private entity/government. Since Kimberly *cough* fucking cunt *cough* had that power backing her up, I would say this does indeed become a First Amendment situation.

It might be a felony to refuse to comply on a plane, but, outside of the plane, and forcing you to alter content on you publish? That's not gonna stand up anywhere. What's next: the flight attendant forcing you to give them a BJ?

about 1 month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hobarrera Re:What?!? (928 comments)

and threatened to have him arrested? you think that's fully legal?

I honestly don't get why the man gave into the threat. He could have just said "Ok, call the police.". There was really no reason to arrest him.
If you're not doing anything ilegal, and somebody threatens to call the police, just let them do it.

about 1 month ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

hobarrera Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (158 comments)

No, you don't need to explain why it's pejorative; what I asked is for you to explain why it's laughable, something competely different.
I quote by-piece, because you make different statements, and I reply to each one individually. Replying inline has been proper etiquette for several decades now.
Finally, no, none of my statements were replied above. But since this is your second reply attempting to divert attention from the subject at hand, I'm guessing your merely using a Red Hering to disguise your lack of proper argument.

about 2 months ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

hobarrera Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (158 comments)

I honestly don't think they have any duty to give back any more than they're doing now.

Nor do I. They have no obligations. Nobody implied that. We just said not doing so made them freeloaders.

Do you donate 100$ everytime you install linux on a computer? Cause that's what it would have cost you otherwise.

I do not. I do collaborate by open sourcing most of me development, and contribute into various proyecto thourgh various means. Also, I'm not saving $100 by using linux in my computer because I have not migrated from something propietary.

I know for sure that almost no one does.

Relevancy?

It's nice if they decide to give back but they have no responsability to do so. The whole concept of "freeloaders" is laughable to be honest. I thought one of the primary visions behind FLOSS was that information should be free? I guess if you view open source as merely a means to an end, you might think such a thing as a freeloader could exist, but I completely disagree with that vision.

No, they have no responsability to give anything back. Nor I, nor GP stated that this was the case.

Can you please describe why the concept is laughable?

about 2 months ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

hobarrera Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (158 comments)

Making it available doesn't mean they're giving back any of those 36M though. It's pretty cheap to make it available once comparted to creating it.

The real question is: how mucho of those 36M will be reinvested into FLOSS development.

about 2 months ago
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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

hobarrera Re:Something is broken (71 comments)

Just be thankful that today's headline doesn't have typos in it!

about 2 months ago
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Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+

hobarrera Re:But I thought it was already dead? (71 comments)

I fail to see the correlation between dropping XMPP support and standalone clients being more efficient. There's plenty of standalone clients for XMPP, and there have been for many years.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

hobarrera Re:Touch Server (681 comments)

It takes N hours to develop and test a solution on platform X.

Not if you rely on cross-platform components and libraries. I develop and test on linux, but all my servers are BSD. I've never had any issues due to them being different platforms. Just make sure you don't use anything OS-specific and you'll be fine.

about 3 months ago
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Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+

hobarrera Re:But I thought it was already dead? (71 comments)

Anyway, you've got to love the message from Google: Use social networks, you're giving a third party the ability to kill your online presence and the identity that you use for communicating with your friends on a whim!

It's not the first time they send out this message. Didn't you hear about them dropping gtalk, and with it, XMPP support?

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

hobarrera Re:Touch Server (681 comments)

Also, we refuse to install on anything but Linux.

I understand why you would no work with windows, but why be so extreme as Linux-only?

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

hobarrera Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Not really. People that seldom use Office won't really have adapted in that period of time, because it's the only app out there that uses it.
For example, I've deal with ribbon once or twice during this time, but use menubars on a daily basis.

about 3 months ago

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Ask slashdot: Ideal country to rent a VPS

hobarrera hobarrera writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hobarrera writes "I have rent a VPS from a provider located in the US. With all the issues of the US government taking down servers (sometimes without a good reason), legal issues regarding what I may and may not traffic, DMCA, and privacy concerns, I started looking for a VPS provider located elsewhere.

The first thing that came to mind, was to see where domains like thepiratebay where located (expecting it to be a quite "liberal" country in this sense). However, contrary to what I expected, Sweden actually blocked tbp at some point.
I don't want to pirate movies or anything ilegal, but I'd still prefer to operate on a country that has a clean record when it comes to taking down domains, and that I know my server will be running the next day every night when I got to bed, and I can expect an acceptable level of privacy.

For the record, I live in Argentina, and while Argentina does match my needs in this sense, hosting costs here are prohibitive, and quality extremely poor."

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