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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

sensei moreh Re:Gnomeification? (148 comments)

My first thought on reading the summary was "gnomification." I don't use KDE (or GNOME), but I hope the KDE folks aren't trying to follow in GNOME's footsteps.


Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

sensei moreh Re: Don't google it. Bing it! (156 comments)

googol = 1e100. And, yes, I googled it to ensure I got the spelling correct

5 days ago

Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

sensei moreh Re:INB4 ... (207 comments)

Transparent alumina - there's a difference.

about a week ago

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

sensei moreh Well, this is interesting... (249 comments)

from TFA: source guru Richard Stallman...

I am familiar with free software guru Richard Stallman, but who is this other guy with the same name?

about a week ago

Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

sensei moreh Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

I have to agree. I, personally, would not trust parents (as a group) with the job of approving education curricula or methodologies without some type of appropriate outcomes measurements (i.e., standardized tests). Given the backlashes to both No Child Left Behind and Common Core (not to imply that either program is the be-all, end-all it claims to be), and the difficulty in finding one or more enlightened despots to determine appropriate standards, I'm at a loss here.

about two weeks ago

Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

sensei moreh Re:So long as it is consential (363 comments)

"Improvements" should be optional. Improvements should not be. The question is, how do we distinguish the former from the latter?

about two weeks ago

Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

sensei moreh Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

But I do think university courses are too heavily focused on theory, and not enough practical application.

If you don't want to be a computer scientist (or, at least, educated in computer science), don't go for a computer science degree. If you want to be trained to be a programmer, find an institution that will train you to be a programmer - it may not be a university.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

sensei moreh Re:They won't (126 comments)

I've never had a problem setting my Linux Mint search provider to Google, or DuckDuckGo, or Wikipedia (I haven't tried the others. Click on the down-arrow in the search window, select "Manage Search Engines ...", then click on the "Get more search engines ..." link. Google should be one of your choices.

about three weeks ago

Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

sensei moreh Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

I actually do care less.

about a month ago

What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

sensei moreh Re:And who the fuck will maintain it? (228 comments)

So do some real analysis...

I took two quarters of real analysis as an undergraduate, but I never took complex analysis.

about a month and a half ago

Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

sensei moreh Re:Also illegal, so far... (64 comments)

I do believe the current president is a her

about 3 months ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

sensei moreh Huh? (636 comments)

Swift also makes extensive use of variables whose values cannot be changed. These are known as constants

What am I missing here?

about 4 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

sensei moreh Re:List of NSA employees (136 comments)

I'll start. There was an undergraduate math major at UCLA named named Larry (I don't recall his surname), class of 1976, who had accepted a job offer from NSA.

about 4 months ago

Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

sensei moreh Re:offer (154 comments)

I would have modded you up, but just wanted to add that not only is it crappier service, it's more expensive

about 5 months ago

How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

sensei moreh Re:Well. (195 comments)

and the only substance harder is natural and synthetic diamond.

I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but there are substances haeder than corundum yet softer than diamond. SiC and BN come to mind

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

sensei moreh Re:Source code for 3.3 was out there long ago.... (224 comments)

I got rid of my LT 1400 long, long ago. Don't know if I still have any early 90s vintage floppies lying in a box somewhere in my basement.

about 6 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

sensei moreh Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

As I recall, those 8" floppies really didn't hold much data (I'm too old to recall how much they did hold)

about 6 months ago


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