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GNOME 3.6 Released

sqldr Re:Don't waste your time with GNOME 3.6 (230 comments)

I used to do the exact same thing re: the desktops, but as I said, I kept just popping up terminals on the screen I was on until I'd made a total mess of it. The interesting thing about gnome 3's system is that switch desktop only switches the main monitor unless you have a plugin installed, which means I now have right screen - what I'm working on now, left screen - all the other stuff (eg. email in one desktop, browser in another, music player in another). I normally have 6 or 7 open by the end of the day. Then after changing a few keyboard shortcuts, I can flip between them as needed.

The cool thing about the above is that you can drag a window into the left monitor as a sort of holding pen so you can switch the other desktop and keep that window on screen. So if something comes up in my email that needs me to check something on the web, I open the email into a new window, drag it to the right screen, then switch the left to the browser. It's a different approach, but once I was used to it I didn't want to go back. Incidentally, I came from KDE 4 which I'd used since KDE 2, with a brief spell using ION 3 which I quit when the author started acting like a dick :-)

about 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.6 Released

sqldr Would it be possible... (230 comments)

would it be possible for this post to contain responses which don't just say which desktop they're using instead? I don't bounce on the mate posts and say HAHAHAHAHA MATE IS SHIT, I'M USING GNOME 3!!! honestly, get over it. If mate makes you happy, then stop whining and use it. I was hoping to read some interesting stuff about what's actually in 3.6 here. that "offtopic" flag is being seriously underused here.

about 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.6 Released

sqldr Re:Don't waste your time with GNOME 3.6 (230 comments)

I actually really like Gnome 3, but hate Unity. Go figure :-) I never used icons on my desktop anyway (there's windows in the way.. it's a silly place to put them), I stuck with the auto-new-desktop feature and now use it far more efficiently than just having 4 where I kept putting windows onto the wrong desktop and ended up not being able to find the damn thing (gnome forces you to spend a couple of seconds planning where to put stuff, which saves you time/confusion in the long run), and I cannot live without focus-follows-mouse, which ubuntu has not only removed, but made virtually impossible to put back without buggering up the menus.

about 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.6 Released

sqldr Re:Don't waste your time with GNOME 3.6 (230 comments)

How is this insightful? It was inevitable that the first comment on here would be an unhelpful "WAAAH, I DON'T LIKE GNOME" comment. To be insightful, it would need to contain something we've not seen over and over and over again.

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:.xxx spam? (149 comments)

you end up getting spammed but for stuff you actually need.

Like a mortgage, or some hot share tips.

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Most wanted feature (149 comments)

I've never clicked that...

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Unsafe Search, NOW! (149 comments)

I always wanted an 'Unsafe search' option.

You want to be careful with that on image search. I once did a search, admittedly for pedobear cartoons, and some actual child porn came up. I was at work. You've never seen the ctrl-w button being hit so bloody fast. (and yes, I did report it to the IWF later).

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Never such thing as too much porn (149 comments)

I'm upping the ante to a six monitor configuration as opposed to the current two.

Just project it onto your neighbour's wall.

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Oh, thank goodness! (149 comments)

Slow down, some people are into that!

sometimes you just accidentally hit the wrong key, and a Justin Bieber video pops up. It's virtually impossible to finish one off to Justin Bieber. Not impossible I might say, just difficult.

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Oh, thank goodness! (149 comments)

because people have different interests

I once fixed someone's computer and found his porn stash on there (it wasn't exactly well hidden). There was gigabytes of it... ALL of which was facial cumshots. Definitely a clear interest in that one.

about 2 years ago
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.xxx Registrar To Launch Pr0n Search Engine

sqldr Re:Obligatory Simpsons (149 comments)

Then Mo stole his idea and became famous, right?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?

sqldr Re:Get your head out of your ass (337 comments)

It could be more in tune with getting people to interact with their computers more. I recently had this conversation with my mother:

"why didn't you just click that?"
"I've never tried that button"
"why not?"
"I didn't know what it does"
"that's all the more reason to try it"

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Speak Out Against Wasting Helium In Balloons

sqldr What a job! (589 comments)

John Lee, chairman of the UK's Balloon Association

John, if a girl asks you what you do for a living, just tell her you're an accountant.

about 2 years ago
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180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa

sqldr What happened to "and"? (342 comments)

"180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa" is a statement, followed by an order to move out of africa. Honestly, is it that hard to type two extra characters and turn the comma into an 'and'?

about 2 years ago
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Funniest guy on slashdot

sqldr Re:Good idea take it one step further (2 comments)

that's a great idea. although i fear it may take a lot of coding. in perl... i'm a python expert, so you know how I feel about perl!

glad someone else has to do it!

Stuff I did:

There was an article with someone asking what to do when police do stop-and-search in a police station. My comment was "what you want to do is get naked, cover yourself in goose fat and jump arse-first into a wheelie bin so you can suck yourself off. won't help with the police situation. Wait... what was the question again?"

And also...

Everyone says princess Di is great for shaking hands with some AIDS victims. That's nothing.. Freddy Mercury fucked one.

And...

In response to the article about how "the web is not the internet", someone said "I asked my 4 year old son, my wife, and my 84 year old grandmother and they all get it". I said "i was gonna do that, but first i would have to dig up the patio"

about 2 years ago
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Hackers Hack Handcuffs at H.O.P.E. (Video)

sqldr Re:Rick-roll Alert! (172 comments)

I like the way that my comment cruised up to 5: informative when people with a sense of humour (poor guy clicking for a fourth time) GOT the joke, then loads of people going "no, this is slashdot. this is getting in the way of my beard growing time" shit. hats off to the people who ranked it as informative. you guys :-D

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?

sqldr Re:Best Preference (468 comments)

in the UK the NHS covers england and wales and northern ireland but not scotland I believe.

All four are under different authorities. Is it better to live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales? Well, that depends what disease you've got...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?

sqldr Re:Best Preference (468 comments)

in the UK, we pay less on average than the US, and yet we live longer. Although the "value for money" prize currently goes to singapore which has a mix of public and private healthcare, that's the one statistic you can't argue with.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?

sqldr Re:Best Preference (468 comments)

it must be strange to pay tax all your life and not get healthcare when you need it. pretty backwards 3rd world shit if you ask me.

about 2 years ago

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Funniest guy on slashdot

sqldr sqldr writes  |  about 2 years ago

sqldr writes "I spend most of my time writing inane comments on slashdot. Since you don't get karma for being a smartass, I occasionally have to write something informative.

There was a story the other day which contained 3 links, none of which contained the video. It was very frustrating. Someone
said "I've tried all 3 links and I can't see the video anywhere." So I rickrolled him to to piss him off. Then someone modded it as +1 informative. That was hilarious. Then it got modded down as -1 offtopic. Someone doesn't have a sense of humour. So for us lamers, could you do a database search for who has had the most +5 funny because I fancy a laugh reading his/her profile.

PS. the CAPTCA for this message is "churning". HAHAHA. I'm really immature."

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