Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
I recommend that children learn nothing about computers beyond how to play games and use Facebook. Don't learn programming, hardware, operating systems, or networking. That way, I'm employable for the rest of my life.
Apple, Amazon, Microsoft & More Settle Lawsuits With Boston University
Exactly what I was thinking.Could they come after me if I buy a bag of blue LEDs and make things with them?
Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online
I was going to use:
1060 W. Addison Ave.
Radio Shack's TRS-80 Turns 35
I was visiting San Luis Obispo, CA last week and saw a guy sitting in a coffee shop typing on a Model 100. I still have one in my garage. I need to see if it works (my dad left batteries in and they leaked). I new reporters who loved them: instant on, compact, quiet typing.
Fedora 16 Alpha Released
No thanks. Not going to try Fedora 16, ever. I am staying with Fedora 14 for the next few years. Maybe then I'll evaluate the state of desktop interfaces and see if anyone has come to their senses and stopped trying to foist some hipster-designed tablet interface on us. I have work to do with my computer, thank you very much, and that abomination known as Gnome Shell will not allow me to do it.
Interview With GNOME 3 Designer Jon McCann
You need to be modded up to +100. I could not agree more. I plan on running Fedora 14 until long after its expiration date. I refuse to run that tablet interface known as Gnome Shell and I don't see a usable alternative right now.
You will get my Gnome 2 when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
Or something like that.
Comcast's 105MBit Service Comes With Data Cap
So you're married, I see. After a while, even once a week seems like an unobtainable dream. Eventually, you long for the comfort of the grave.
Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps
Well there's your problem: hidden is not a valid value for the display property. hidden is valid for the visibility property. According to the WebAIM training that I just had, both "display: none" and "visibility: hidden" should hide content from screen readers. I don't know for certain as I have never used one.
Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs
Also, CFLs will not work with dimmers, nor fit in all enclosures, nor work with all lampshades. They are not a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs. I use CFLs where I can, but still need incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also have similar problems with the added problem of the light tending to be too directional.
I'm all for a more efficient light bulb to replace the venerable incandescent bulb. CFLs are just not it.
The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...
It is always a fan that fails. You can't buy a high-quality fan for any price. I have 30-year-old equipment with fans that have never been replaced. Current fans are all crap.
Asus Promises 12-Hour Battery Life In New High-End Laptop
"Protection" in the same way that the Mafia offers "protection". You do want it, don't you? Do you know what happened to the last guy who refused it?
"Home Batteries" Power Houses For a Week
No only could they help avoid using natural gas, but they could themselves be used as peakers, with the utility drawing off power from your batteries during peak load times and paying you for it.
Startup Threatened Into Settling Over Hyperlinking
Yep, but the judge in this case is the even bigger idiot. Who is he? I'd like to give him a piece of my mind — and I bet so would a lot of other people around her.
Windows 7 To Skip Straight To a Release Candidate
Are they that confident or that desperate?
Circuit City Closes Its Doors For Good
Yep. I went into CC and saw 20% off on all Blu-ray disks. Then I looked at the prices that they were giving me the discount on: almost all of them were $35.
No thanks. I left the store empty-handed.
Streaming the Inauguration In a School?
Multicasting could have solved this problem. Too bad the MBONE died.
Godwin's Law Invoked in Linus/Gnome Spat
And you are not doing these people any favours by telling them they should use some other environment instead, because if Gnome is 95% perfect then KDE, Xfce, Blackbox, etc. will all be worse for them.
Too bad that +5 is the highest moderation you can get. I think this one sentence sums up the situation better than all of the other posts I have read. I, too, am a Gnome user and do not like the direction it is going. The two most common scenarios I see are:
- A Gnome user complains about the direction Gnome is going and is told by the developers that
sorry, but you are not the target user. Their target user appears to be someone who has never used a computer before — basically, no one who has been using Gnome since the beginning.
- Someone complains about Gnome in a public forum and is told
if you don't like Gnome, use KDE. If I had wanted to use KDE, I would. KDE thinks that if 5 options are good, then 100, poorly organized, poorly documented options are that much better. I detest KDE.
So where does that leave us, the dispossessed Gnome users? I wish I knew.
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