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GNOME and KDE Devs Wrangle Over 'System Settings' Name

tabrnaker Re:Really? (289 comments)

Your handle is appropriate. If i'm in gnome there shouldn't be any reason i can't change the settings for the KDE apps i'm running. The problem is polluting system-settings with desktop settings. Trivial to have gnome-app-settings and kde-app-settings available in either system setting apps.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME and KDE Devs Wrangle Over 'System Settings' Name

tabrnaker Re:Really? (289 comments)

For example if a system contains both the GNOME and the KDE desktop environments it can decide to use gnome-applications.menu as the menu layout in GNOME sessions and kde-applications.menu as the menu layout in KDE sessions. To correctly reflect this, it should set the $XDG_MENU_PREFIX environment variable to "gnome-" respectively "kde-".

The problem isn't with freedesktop.org. The problem is with KDE. You see, KDE wants to call an application that sets system wide settings for KDE APPLICATIONS 'system settings' when it's really KDE application settings. The post on the mailing list is immature geek-rage.

Of course, the GNOME system settings includes settings for gnome-specific applications as well. So really, both dev teams just have a simple organization problem and one of the little kids is whining about not wanting to fix theirs because they've been doing it wrong first.

more than 3 years ago
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How Education Is Changing Thanks To Khan Academy

tabrnaker Re:School bus (240 comments)

Walk.

I routinely walked the 2.5km to grade school or the 5.5 kms to high school, i even walked the 10.8km to cegep. When you're poor and you want an education you do what you have to.

I did live right in front of the municipal library, but being quebec i exhausted the english section by the time i was about 10. Well, not true, i didn't read all the charlie brown and garfield books they had, never really wasted much time on comics.

I think the distances of my schools is pretty interesting, and of course, my university is apparently 21.8km away, though by that time i moved to housing right beside university.

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Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet

tabrnaker Re:Reflexive /. Gates bashing in 3...2... (471 comments)

and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, 'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, 'My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake(forget) me?'

My God! my God! to what sort of persons hast thou left me?

Ad quid dereliquisti me? "To what hast thou abandoned me?

Take your pick. Jesus only choose to follow god, it was god's plan though.

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Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet

tabrnaker Re:Reflexive /. Gates bashing in 3...2... (471 comments)

The Bible says that no sinner will enter the kingdom of heaven/God. In order to qualify for that, we would have to be perfect... literally.

Obviously there is no one that qualifies for that. But that's where Jesus comes in, because he lived out the law of the scriptures and torah *perfectly* to the very period. Every aspect, every trait, every characteristic, every element, every little tiny thing possibly imaginable about his life was lived *perfectly*.

Except that Jesus didn't follow the law perfectly. If he was without sin, why did he not pick up stones and stone the person as the law demanded?

The purpose of the Law is to remind of us of our sin, ignorance, arrogance, stubbornness, hate, lust, etcetera. That is the only purpose the Law serves now. It is important to realize that ONLY through Jesus' we are free and perfect (no, not our bodies as they are merely vessels in this world that God has given us to use for His glory, but our spiritual-side) and that we can do and are NOTHING.

Verily, verily, I say to you, he who is believing in me, the works that I do -- that one also shall do, and greater than these he shall do, because I go on to my Father

Follow the Tao you become the Tao.

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Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

tabrnaker Re:These are people who still believe Joseph Smith (1277 comments)

Wasn't it pretty much the custom almost everywhere that marrying age was puberty? Besides, the younger a person is when they conceive the longer the telomeres. Although i don't know anything about the mormons except they're a bit more wacky then usual.

Why so much vehemence in your arguments?

more than 3 years ago
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Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

tabrnaker Re:These are people who still believe Joseph Smith (1277 comments)

The bible never says Jesus is a god, rather it says that everyone on earth are the sons and daughters of God.

I don't know why i'm responding, because obviously you've been indoctrinated by somebody who has never read the bible and neither have you. The trinity is an invention by the Catholic church which not all churchs agree with.

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Melbourne College May Give iPad To Every Student

tabrnaker What no first post? (350 comments)

where's the first post?

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IBM Patenting HAL-Like Stuffed Animal Toys

tabrnaker Re:Infant EEG Caps 'Very Safe, Comfortable' (112 comments)

Maybe their emphasizing the comfort, after all sounds way more comfortable than when they stuck pushpins in your head.

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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

tabrnaker Re:I dont want to drag anything. (797 comments)

Right, virtual desktops. Personally never liked those things and don't use them, hence the reason for writing my own :) My view manager has workspaces which are a collection of tasks. Tasks can have different views on different workspaces, e.g. media player only displays scrolling song title/tags on most workspaces but shows albums, lyrics, equalizer, etc... on media workspace which can also be accessed just by clicking/touching a media view on any workspace

Well, minimize buttons could be added in my framework, but i know i won't do it, i don't even like title bars stealing my real estate. :) I kinda of like alt-tab to switch between workspaces (internet, coding, media, etc...) or just swiping the screen when in tablet mode to flip through them.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

tabrnaker Re:I dont want to drag anything. (797 comments)

Just out of curiousity, do you actually use the minimize icon? Or do you use one of the key-combinations? Remember we're talking about the icons here, you can still hide windows. Second, why do you use minimize?

Personally, i'm all about choice which is why i'm writing my own window manager that can be customized however anybody want's it, using whatever keystrokes, mouse event, or gesture, which is why i'd be interested in why you use minimize.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

tabrnaker Re:I dont want to drag anything. (797 comments)

Spoken like a true AC, drivel based on nothing.

What i said has nothing to do with Gnome, but how to use any windowmanager. You do know they are there to actually MANAGE windows right? If you don't know how to set it up so windows start where you want them and in the state you want them, then you're probably a windows user no? Why minimize something (except to look at the pretty graphics) when you can more quickly alt-tab it away? If it's a problem because you have multiple windows occupying the screen, learn how to organize your information into desktops. This is just complaining by people that haven't learned how to use the new abstractions and are caught in windows 3.1 stage.

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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

tabrnaker Re:I dont want to drag anything. (797 comments)

we do countless minimize-maximize actions over the course of a normal workday.

It seems like you do not know how to work your window-manager. I can't even remember the last time i had to use maximise or minimize.

more than 3 years ago
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35,000 Linux Benchmarks In a Week

tabrnaker Re:Afro Ingenuity (65 comments)

Yes, but they were happy and spent their time singing and dancing in joy.

White people needed to build all these things to try and find that elusive happiness and joy.

Now, which do you think is the smarter people?

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Student Sues FBI For Planting GPS Tracker

tabrnaker Re:So who is he really? (586 comments)

but this won't happen because then we'll get to see what cops do.

From someone being on the receiving end of their activities and seeing it occur to my coloured friends, take my word they won't ever let this happen.

P.S. it doesn't matter that the police in my area discriminated using ethnicity and language, there is always something to discriminate upon.

more than 3 years ago
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Student Sues FBI For Planting GPS Tracker

tabrnaker Re:So who is he really? (586 comments)

Ah, so criticizing the real terrorists and pointing out they are terrorists, is now grounds for being a terrorist?

US'ians sure have their own form of doublespeak.

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Student Sues FBI For Planting GPS Tracker

tabrnaker Re:So who is he really? (586 comments)

So the Catholics were pissed because that was their job?

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SSDs Cause Crisis For Digital Forensics

tabrnaker Re:And the downside here is... (491 comments)

Certainly hope the app was just a trivial part of her project and not her actual project. Never a good idea to get into a relationship with someone who doesn't do things themselves.

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SSDs Cause Crisis For Digital Forensics

tabrnaker Re:Good. (491 comments)

Except to people who were trained on an OS that means "deleted should mean move to a trash folder so I can undelete it".

Which OS are you talking about? Ubuntu? OSX?

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Open Sources Their Linux Video API

tabrnaker Re:Now only if (64 comments)

Who cares about the code. I'd settle for a binary.

more than 3 years ago

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