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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

slashbart Re:Other Motives (275 comments)

Do you have a GUI alternative for OS-X? I can install KDE, but I'm not sure the average Mac user can.

about 8 months ago
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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

slashbart Re:Other Motives (275 comments)

Of which KDE, GNOME2 & XFCE are not tablet i/f's, while GNOME3 is. What's your point?

Simple, no one is forcing any Linux user to use a table interface shoehorned into a desktop interface, there's choice aplenty. I shouldn't have included Gnome 3.

about 8 months ago
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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

slashbart Re:Other Motives (275 comments)

kde, gnome 2, gnome 3, xfce, ...

about 8 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

slashbart Re:Using cars not just batteries (296 comments)

> Is there a downside to this?
Duh, battery life is almost exclusively charge/discharge cycles, so the office building is putting very significant costs onto the car owners.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

slashbart Don't worry about it (298 comments)

You could ask the publisher of Linuxjournal.com how it works for them. They've gone all digital (with no watermarks), and I've switched my subscription from paper to digital.

1 year,29 days
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Should Developers Support Windows Phone 8?

slashbart Re:Market Share (345 comments)

You are rather ignorant about Linux. The desktop is about the only place in the computing world that is not predominantly Linux. The fact that you think the desktop is all there is says volumes about you.
Anyway: supercomputers: Linux, embedded: Linux, servers: Linux, desktop: Windows, Mac, Linux...

about 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

Sigh...
Read the whole article, try to understand it, and then disagree with him or me....

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

So even if your figure of 97% is correct, the other 3% are politically motivated? Those 3 % (dozens or hundreds of scientists) are all paid by the oil industry? They are all status quo (Nir Shaviv with his zero-energy house)?
I'm a denier because I'm right wing? I'm not actually, I typically vote Dutch Animal Party, and have even voted SP.
I wish this ridiculous antagonism would stop, I really do...

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

However, it's long been known from lots of modelling that the sun's influences are minute.

If you'd actually READ what Bas van Geel has found, measuring paleo-climate data, you'd probably be more skeptical of the modelling.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

Which is the typical reaction of any AGW believer; personal attack. Oh by the way I've never voted VVD, but I have voted SP, and typically vote for the 'Animals Party'. Oh, and I'm a vegetarian.
...

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

Going into the meat of the article: the article shows clearly that the suns changes as logged via cosmic ray modulation via the suns magnetic field in Be-10 isotopes have a profound effect on climate. No one really knows how this occurs, maybe it's Svensmarks hypothesis, or maybe something else (as suggested in the article).
All IPCC consensus science works with GCM's that assume the only relevant solar variability is in TSI, and since the changes in TSI over time are very small, the models have to include large (ca. 6) amplification factors to map a link from CO2 to average planetary temperature.
The article shows that other mechanisms are active, and make it likely that the current GCM's are off.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Last I knew (735 comments)

Ok here's some evidence: fresh of the press: Nature Geoscience One of the co-authors (Dr. Bas van Geel) is actually very skeptical of AGW, because all of the GCM's underestimate the effect of the sun on climate. I tend to agree with his ideas, based on measurements, seems to me more evidence based than the output of computer models.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

Ok here's some evidence: fresh of the press: Nature Geoscience One of the co-authors (Dr. Bas van Geel) is actually very skeptical of AGW, because all of the GCM's underestimate the effect of the sun on climate. I tend to agree with his ideas, based on measurements, seems to me more evidence based than the output of computer models.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

No it's bullshit. There are many ways in which people might not believe all or some of the claims on AGW. Believe it or not, there are even climate scientists (Dr. Bas van Geel for instance) who think the current scientific majority belief (IPCC) is wrong. That does not make him a "denier", it makes him a scientist with a dissenting point of view.
Are you really so thick that you do not understand that labelling someone a 'denier' makes the angry !? Call me a skeptic, call me a maverick, call me an obstinate old fart, I don't care, but don't compare me with people that deliberately deny one of the most gruesome slaughters of all time.
So if you don't understand that using this specific label is offensive, then you are either very ignorant, or just an asshole.

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Re:They Never Even Said Those Things (735 comments)

Every one of the people that do not buy all (or part of) the whole AGW religion have been labelled "deniers" for 10 years now. Are you too dumb to realize that with 'denier' they associate me with those who deny one of the most gruesome acts of state terror in the last century?
Its completely understandable, though maybe not too smart, that the heartland institute uses a similar tactic.
I'm starting to label AGW alarmists green-shirts from now on. You're probably to dumb to understand the historic reference....

more than 2 years ago
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Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards

slashbart Happens when you call people "deniers" (735 comments)

How is this in any way different from the continual use of the "denier" word by the green-shirts?
The owners of coal powered plants are similar to the operators of the death-trains of the Nazis (by James Hansen).
Some recent greenshirt columnist thought that those that disagree with his beliefs should have their house burnt down.


All in all you reap what you sow.

more than 2 years ago
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Why eBook DRM Has To Go

slashbart Rockfax seems to have a good solution (299 comments)

I like the Rockfax solution for downloadable rockclimbing guides. You buy one for a few euros, and they generate the pdf on the fly, with 'registered to Bart van Deenen' in the footer of every page. Works for me.
Bart

more than 2 years ago
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Apple: Greenpeace's Cloud Critique Driven By Bogus Numbers

slashbart Greenpeace director splurging on company cc. (188 comments)

My sister used to work as a secretary for Greenpeace Netherlands, some 20 years ago. She was appalled at the spending sprees of the then director who would go fancy dining with friends on the Greenpeace credit card. She quit.
Greenpeace statements have the same relation to truth as the speeches of Joseph Goebbels or the Pravda newspaper from the Soviet era.

more than 2 years ago
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Glibc Steering Committee Dissolves; Switches To Co-Operative Development Model

slashbart Re:Excessive "modularity" can become hell. (102 comments)

Amen!
I like Qt's approach with only a couple of large libraries (QtCore, QtGui, QtXml, ...) where each has a very clear usage, and if you don't want graphics you don't use QtGui, but if you do, everything is in QtGui. Here's the list

more than 2 years ago

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