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A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

johnsie Re:Unity is actually very nice. Its Dash that suck (53 comments)

I agree, I stopped using Ubuntu because of Dash, not really because of the sidebar. It's too big and bloated. I want a classic menu.

about two weeks ago
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A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

johnsie He made/makes his videocasts on Windows (53 comments)

I remember him saying that he did his video casts on Windows because Ubuntu wouldn't support his own hardware. I guess if your own dog food doesn't work you can't eat it.

about two weeks ago
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A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

johnsie Re:British phone box in Summary? (29 comments)

Except people in Britain stopped using phone booths a number of years ago and they have been transparent since the 1990's. It's just typical Hollywood style stereotyping. Maybe the next article about the UK will have a picture of a red double decker bus or a London Underground sign.

about two weeks ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

johnsie In Honduras (124 comments)

I live in Honduras. The police are often willing to let gringos get away, but I wouldnt try bribing them or anything like that. They might get offended. The best solution is often to act stupid and pretend you aren't great at Spanish. After a while the cop will get bored and send you on your way. Always carry proper documentation (passport or photo ID). People here don't do fisticuffs, arguments quickly escalate from words to guns being shot, without the punch up stage. So it's better to always be calm and friendly. Making jokes is ok, as long as it's at your own expense and not theirs. And FFS, stay away from the drug & people traffickers unless you want to get yourself killed. Never screw with someone elses wife or girlfriend either. As I said, there is no fisticuffs stage and doing that is a good way to get yourself killed.

about two weeks ago
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A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

johnsie British phone box in Summary? (29 comments)

Anyone care to explain why there is a picture of a British phone box in the summary?

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

johnsie Re:Dear UK gov, please move to Linux/FOSS (341 comments)

This would be the best solution. Better than investing money in a dead, closed source operating system.

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

johnsie Re:Dear UK gov, please move to Linux/FOSS (341 comments)

Of course you're going to lock people in. You need the business and don't want some other fucker coming in and eating your lunch.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

johnsie Bullshit Summary (641 comments)

They just aren't accepting code from him until he fixes that issue. The summary makes it sound much more dramtic than it really is.

about two weeks ago
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European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs

johnsie Re:Well, that does it (148 comments)

The Argentinian economy is still a mess 15 years later. More than half the population there live in extreme poverty. You cannot blame the EU for the Irish and Greeks being irresponsible. That was their fault. They allowed it to happen. The people voted for governments who allowed it to happen. They took all the benefits and didn't pay attention to what was actually happening financially. Things would be alot worse if they, especially Ireland, hadn't received bailout money from EU countries. Greece were a wealthy country maybe a few thousand years ago, but they were pretty poor before this crisis and should never have borrowed such money. Going down the Argentina route wouldn't have helped in any way.

about two weeks ago
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How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

johnsie So all they needed was money? (151 comments)

There are plenty of other sources to get income from. But instead they took the easy option and sold their soul to the devil. And for the amount of money they were offered, who wouldn't? The bad guys in this are Facebook. They already have access to too much personal information about people. They don't need any more.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

johnsie Re:What happens after the last bitcoin is found? (275 comments)

As long as people break even then the cost of the machinery is unimportant. Of course it may be possible to start mining other currencies aftwerwards, or hire out the processing power of the machinery. For us electric costs are not a problem, because we are at a hydro electric plant.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

johnsie Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

This is why Dogecoin is better. It's still possible to get the coins easily without much investment.

about 1 month ago
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Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke

johnsie Shitcoin (126 comments)

Dodgecoin FTW!

about a month and a half ago
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How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

johnsie Re:Let's Out-Ireland Ireland (288 comments)

The US economy requires imports and exports to grow. Keep flipping off other countries and you will very quickly find that your "Fair" Tax only alienates the US economy and causes massive drop in exports. Anti American sentiment around the world is already quite high.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

johnsie Re:Why? (390 comments)

People do crazy things when money and power is involved. He's right to want to protect himself.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

johnsie Conspiracy nuts are going to love this one! (390 comments)

a career shrouded in secrecy, having done classified work for major corporations and the U.S. military

about a month and a half ago
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Broadcom Releases Source For Graphics Stack; Raspberry Pi Sets Bounty For Port

johnsie Re:Let me get this straight... (77 comments)

I used to run competitively. I didn't always win, I just enjoyed doing it.

about 2 months ago
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Two Ubuntu Phones Coming In 2014, Aiming For Top 50 iOS/Android Apps

johnsie Re:Canonical - A Failed Company? (141 comments)

It wont shut down because MS will continue to fund it. However, they have already driven most of the original community away by reinventing the wheel and changing what was a good, simple distro that just just worked. Pretty much anyone who queried this was banished from the main forum community or slapped on the wrists by Unity zealots. There is alot of bad blood from former Ubuntu users and also people who work with other distros that were shafted by Ubuntu.

about 2 months ago

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