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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

pele Re: No (546 comments)

Again, introduced by coderz and managerz who learned how to manage projects and not why. It all boils down to the same thing really...

about three weeks ago

Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

pele No (546 comments)

Probably the biggest reason behind all those thousands (if not milions) of failed projects in the industry is coderz who learned how to code without learning why to code.
A degree in computer science doesn't teach you how to code but how to think.

about three weeks ago

Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

pele What do physicists say about this? (426 comments)

Wouldn't this mean their search for a grand unified theory is now - for all intents and purposes - over?!
A single equation should be able to define the universe, including every single one of our feeblee minds in it.
42 to this I say...

about 4 months ago

US Puts Tariff On Chinese Solar Panels

pele well... (311 comments)

A (rare) moment of US/EU strategic and economic briliance?

more than 2 years ago

First LHC Data Hint At New Particle

pele ha (124 comments)


more than 4 years ago

Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

pele huh? (750 comments)

Are you for real?

more than 4 years ago

Best Practices For Infrastructure Upgrade?

pele I'd say (264 comments)

don't touch anything if it's been up and running for the past 7 years. if you really must replicate then get some more cheap boxes and replicate. it's cheaper and faster than virtual anything. if you must. but 150 users doesn't warrant anything in my oppinion. I'd rather invest in backup links (from different companies) between offices. you can bond them for extra throughput.

more than 4 years ago

Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize?

pele Linus for a nobel peace prize? (541 comments)

I thought Nobel laureates aren't arrogant bastards that get a hard on from dismissing people with good intentions?

more than 4 years ago

Recovering the Slums of the Internet?

pele this is a SERIOUS problem (218 comments)

that SORBS bastard wanted to charge me $50 to take my new block of IPs off his/her/its list!

hah, good luck SORBS is out of business now!

more than 4 years ago

Apple's Mini DisplayPort Officially Adopted By VESA

pele Re:HDMI? (160 comments)

my sentiments exaclty!

more than 4 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

pele Re:indeed (1231 comments)

try and transfer a 100+ meg file across the network. also put your laptop into standby and then wake it up. see if it doesn't produce an error. also try and play a video (with pretty much any player) for longer than 2 minutes without issues arising. shall I go on?

more than 4 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

pele Re:indeed (1231 comments)

mine are mostly networking-related with some acpi issues and some XVideo problems

more than 4 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

pele indeed (1231 comments)

me being one of the early adopters that got stung
I haven't seen so many bugs and reboots since the days of windows 95

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu 9.10 Officially Released

pele no (744 comments)

it's not

more than 4 years ago

Software development on a netbook

pele stay away from cheap laptops (1 comments)

mac are good with batteries, so are other high-priced laptops. stay away from sub-$1000 laptops if battery is your priority.

more than 4 years ago

New Company Seeks to Bring Semantic Context To Numbers

pele Re:Wolfram Alpha (264 comments)

interesting, isn't it? after all the bragging about it's endless scientific prowess...

more than 5 years ago

RMS Says "Software As a Service" Is Non-free

pele this guy has issues (715 comments)

definitely. been following his rants and moaning for 15-20 years now and heÂs been at it all along. IÂm not saying heÂs a commie, I have nothing against commies, IÂm saying heÂs sick, definitely, certifiably sick.

please stop posting stories about RMS. there are whole hospital wards designed to care for people like that.

more than 5 years ago

Interview With the Author of "Mastering Cat"

pele hm (243 comments)

your april fools jokes are getting dumber and dumber every year

more than 5 years ago

Verizon's Aggressive New Spam Filter Causing Problems

pele what a bunch of whiners (311 comments)

nothing is ever good for you, now is it? spam is no good, no spam is no good either. what the hell do you want then? well how about you get rich and get yourself a personal assistant with huge titts that'll sift through all your emails and make you coffee too so you don't have to whine about it anymore?

more than 8 years ago



Google doodle on 42?

pele pele writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pele (151312) writes "With all those doodles Google has been making, what doodle did they put up today, to mark 42?
Exactly none. And why, considering that the 2nd greatest computer of all time has come up with it?"

Link to Original Source

Linux desktop usability after 15 years

pele pele writes  |  more than 4 years ago

pele (151312) writes "After 5 years of sabbatical from unix desktops and having decided that it was time to check back in. What struck me the most is that, beneath all those themes and eye candy (wobbly windows etc) Linux desktop didn't get that far after 15 years of development. Sure it detected that I had NVIDIA graphics card on my laptop and downloaded the latest and greatest proprietary (yuck, shudder) drivers for it. OpenOffice is fast and pretty. Mozilla and Chrome play ball (up to a point). But then GRUB loads in one resolution and font, Linux boots a completely different resolution and font. Then Ubuntu takes over and gets rid of all that, replacing it with a simple logo, then the desktop appears. It should've taken over even before GRUB as far as I'm concerned. But then those fonts still don't feel right.
Then mouse clicks don't feel right. Now how is that possible? I have noticed 16 years ago that there was something wrong with mouse clicks on linux desktops (back then it was slackware that named your machine "gonzo" with openwindows-like WM and widgets, forgot their names now), they somehow felt "heavy", you needed to click the mouse twice as hard as on other operating systems for it to do something. Right-clicks were even worse. Back then Windows 3.x was similarly crude but slightly better. NEXTSTEP was half way there. SunOS/Solaris and Irix boxen were nice.
Icons still don't feel right. Their aspect is somehow off and they aren't as sharp as they were even 16 years ago on OpenWindows and Windows 3.x. I remember OS/2 Warp 4 or whatever that thing was called was similar, looked horrible, not elegant, not pretty.
I don't know but somehow it seems to me that 16 years of development effort has been wasted on themes, multiple email clients of which not one does it's job properly, GNOME and KDE kerfufle, neither of which is consistent across the board (you inevitably find one or two dialog windows that haven't changed their theme, have a check-box that wandered off to a side, window decoration that didn't refresh properly etc) and millions upon trillions of gadgets that all seem to do the same thing — show a pretty graph or icon and have a configuration/preferences panel that's either too simple and offers no configuration options or simply scares you with its multitude of check boxes and useless configuration options.
Video finally plays but then it looses synch sometimes, sometimes refresh rate is horrible.
I also had a look at Haiku and while I didn't want or need an OS to play with (I need something to live with) at least the boys made it consistent across the board. Mouse feel is ok. Fonts are right. Icons are ok, ugly but ok. Snazzy, fast, clean, everything checks. No apps though so no go, not for me anyway.

So, what exactly needs to be done to kill of either GNOME or KDE, GTK or QT, Upstart (or was it startup?) or GRUB, n-1 email client, n-1 shutdown button, n-1 network and load monitor, concentrate on "doing one thing and doing it right" tm and get it over and done with?!"


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