KDE Rebrands, Introduces KDE Plasma Desktop
no amount of marketing money would make a name like GIMP gain wide acceptance.
So... you're saying I should reevaluate my KDE Ultimate Network Tool then?
GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04
1) Make selection
2) Open "Image" menu in main menubar
3) Click "Crop to Selection"
It's even easier than that these days:
- Make selection using the Crop Tool.
- Click the selection.
Done in two. I have no idea why OP is having such a difficult time.
Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels
At my local grocery store, they sell three different types of bananas: "standard" (49c/lb), organic (79c/lb) and fair trade (89c/lb). Without some form of labelling, the cashier cannot distinguish between the types.
Of course, the self-checkout lanes make this entire argument almost moot...
Sneak Preview of New OpenOffice 3.2
You know, I used to think it was solely an OpenOffice.org issue, and while the application certainly could be snappier and less bloated in some areas, I don't think it's nearly as bad as people make it out to be.
As the only Computer Science teacher at my high school, I often inherit lots of older hardware. The other day our local technician gave me three old Celeron 600MHz laptops that he was just going to throw in the trash. I decided to turn them into workstations for my students who did not have easy access to computers at home. As they were slow machines, I set them up with a basic Ubuntu install running IceWM -- it runs quite snappy, and is a bit more user-friendly than say DSL.
I considered installing AbiWord for a word processor, but chose OO.o mainly because we have it installed on the school servers anyway. The result? It takes about 6-7 seconds to load up, and responds quite well. As a point of comparison, the 2GHz Pentium 4 machines running XP and Word in our department office launch Word in approximately 5-6 seconds, so it's pretty much on par.
I know that OO.o is a beast sometimes, but my experiences have been fairly positive.
How IBM Plans To Win Jeopardy!
I know you were going for funny, but in reality Jeopardy never uses one(or two)-word answers.
They often do, but they're typically framed within a narrow, specific category. For example, the category might me "National Drinks" or some such thing. Typical Q/As might be Japan (Sake), Russia (Vodka), and so forth. Jeapoardy! also has a few other categories (anagrams, for example) that frequently use one or two words.
Psychologists Don't Know Math
If you are sick on a Friday or Monday...
I frequently hear this argument, but it presupposes a truly "random" sick day. I suspect that the dates are indeed biased, with more people being "sick" on a Monday or Friday. I know that would certainly be my choice.
Somewhat related, it's like flipping a coin 999 times and coming up heads each time. What is the probability that it will come up heads again? If it was truly random, the probability would be 50%. More likely, however, the coin is weighted on one side and biased toward heads. Bias is definitely a factor.