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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

juanfgs Re:Everyday KDE user; completely agree! (182 comments)

After toying with KDE and then going back to gnome I must say that KDE has a lot of potential but needs to take care of some issues. Baloo or "semantic desktop" needs to be hidden, same for Akonadi, they are daemons for fsck sake! only visible when you actually want to get your hands dirty in configuring obscure settings with these services ( managing non IMAP/POP3 services on Akonadi for example), and you don't need really to announce your "semantic desktop" everywhere. Kwallet is great... if it actually worked like Gnome-keyring does, I have been prompted so many times for KWallet password or my user account passwords that I don't even know which password I'm being asked for. Activities, well it's a neat idea that, I don't know I think Aaron Seigo used them and found them useful, for me it means twice the configuration and no benefits whatsoever, it needs to be streamlined. Otherwise KDE is quite good.

2 days ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

juanfgs Re:can we have ONE non-dumbed down GUI please? (182 comments)

As the years have gone by, I've done less and less of my work outside of Emacs

Is emacs recommended for netbooks and underpowered systems?

2 days ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

juanfgs Re:Some criticism (182 comments)

heh in gnome they nuked the desktop files option, and problem solved.

2 days ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

juanfgs Re:Whatever (380 comments)

Where is the Slashdot poll on this topic?

Why would you want one? probably the CowboyNeal option would win anyway.

5 days ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

juanfgs Re:well done mods. (290 comments)

No. I'm that guy. You see all he did was to replicate the story on his comment as a pun, he won't be actually calling the German police but it's funny because it's related to the topic at hand. Do you get it? it's hilarious.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

juanfgs Re:The war that no one wanted (471 comments)

If price is the only hurdle, then Apple will be fine. Your line of $100 is someone else's line at $350.

But I'm not sure I'd bother wearing it after the first few days even if it was given to me. That is a bigger problem than "too expensive".

It's too early to dismiss it's usefullness, I think that's a technology that might have something to show. The only thing that makes me not consider them in this generation besides the price tag is that they look really goofy, and the only one that doesn't look like a child's toy (motorola 360) has a really bad battery life ( 1 day tops). Probably on the coming years we'll start seeing new useful things to do with these ( as well as usability and looks improvements), and they will end up redefining the concept of watches as it happened with cellphones.

about two weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

juanfgs Re:Awesome (368 comments)

To be fair, Skype works way better since Microsoft took over, and they did some new releases too.

about two weeks ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

juanfgs Re:no (266 comments)

Oh you mean Cube, or Sauerbraten?

about two weeks ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

juanfgs Re:Do you Slashdoters really use Fedora? (170 comments)

I'm a Fedora user for my workstation, I guess you have to be a person used to change. For desktop so far it has been a good experience, surprisingly worked better than Ubuntu has been on my machine (I'm not flaming Ubuntu, it works great for a lot of people that I know including my mom who can even install it on her own). The only real perceived fuck up is the new Anaconda GUI, I think it needs to be remade, they split from the step by step style of wizard and it doesn't really helps a lot. I really like some of the administrative tools like firewalld they are quite intuitive and useful, and the new stuff that I don't like... well I just don't use them. I still update from command line, and use the old tools which work fine. I think you are not really asking tho... just expressing your dislike for Red Hat and Fedora in the old Linux-er fashion of calling out a windows clone when it's not your distro of choice.

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

juanfgs Re:To the slashdotters of the world (165 comments)

: "support for great economic liberalization, privatization, free trade, open markets, deregulation, and reductions in government spending in order to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy."

I fail to see if I actually misused the term or if you just meant to elaborate more on my answer.

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

juanfgs Re:To the slashdotters of the world (165 comments)

I'm argentinian as well (but not from buenos aires). As I read the tax is pretty much a tax applied to the company not the customer, arguably one of the most reasonable ( and minimal) taxes that have been applied since the current administration is in. The 35% tax mentioned on TFA is way more rage-inducing, as well as the 40% tax on all technological goods ( from cellphones to computers) which pretty much stabbed our slowly growing software development industry.

The parent AC here is oversimplifying the matter, even though I won't defend our politicians since they'd make blush the most corrupt of US senators. As of standards of living, we are way far (still) from being like an african country, but we are on our way to civil crisis and socioeconomical failure. Crime has gone up, welfare subsidies are not enough to maintain poor families, workers are going on strike, and the currency is devaluating by the minute.

Most of latest measures taken by the government are futile attempts to slow down a crisis that they almost averted ( during Duhalde and then Nestor Kirchner period), but then accelerated again during CFK government, skyrocketing government expending on ridiculous attempts to buy the poor people's will, among them there are, the increase of welfare subsidies to a point where jobs became non-competitive, buying rights for most ( if not all) sports events ( your usual pay-per-view match is watchable in Full-HD air TV here), and fundings to ghost factories (which is one of the many ways they get the money in their pockets).

The reason is pretty much clear, CFK government was plagued by political unstability, her own party splitted and they had to find a way to buy the will of the people and become a contemporary Evita. Most of the supporters of nestor kirchner left her, many with the hopes of finding their own way to the presidential chair ( such as trucker's union leader Moyano), still her party controls the majority of the senate and they even attempted to make the judges of the supreme court eligible via the means of common vote ( in an attempt to complete their control of the three government's powers).

The current government is basically riding a bull on a glass shop, and they don't really care about anything but to stay on top.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

juanfgs Re:Why Freemason? (612 comments)

As an open source fanatic, freemasonry has always rubbed me a little the wrong way

Would you like him better if he was an OpenMason?

about 2 years ago
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China's Yangtze River Turns Red

juanfgs Re:That's nothing serious (272 comments)

This changes everything, I'll be able to tell my children "at your age I had to walk 10 miles to school, with 10 feet of snow, uphill and crossing the river on fire"

about 2 years ago
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Cats Not Linked To Brain Cancer After All

juanfgs Re:All these studies (102 comments)

ah, you mean Twitter Science

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Reinvent the Toilet

juanfgs Great... (338 comments)

plans to build a toilet that's better suited to developing countries

toilet starter edition...

more than 2 years ago
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Debian Changes Default Desktop From GNOME To XFCE

juanfgs Re:The what? (328 comments)

yes if you run in non-expert mode

more than 2 years ago

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