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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

ttucker Re:Good. Time to kill this project and support KDE (689 comments)

It's almost as if GNOME and Unity and all of that are like a precursor to Obamacare or something.

If you like your Gnome 2 you can keep you Gnome 2?

Yeah, but it will need to be made Accessible Computer Act compliant. This includes removing the taskbar, and generally making applications 10x harder to find than they were before. ACA compliant GNOME 2 will take four hours to install, when it used to only take 20 minutes.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

ttucker Re:Good. Time to kill this project and support KDE (689 comments)

My health health insurance plan just got canceled for not being ACA approved, it did not have pediatric dental coverage. The ACA approved replacement (think same coverage limits/deductible/copay) costs around $600, when I was paying around $250 before. Good thing that the children I do not have will be covered at the dentist!

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

ttucker Re:Good. Time to kill this project and support KDE (689 comments)

I used Ubuntu on the desktop extensively in the past, but switched to Windows 7 for work convenience. Recently, I tried to go back... around version 12.10. Unity is total garbage, installing Gnome didn't help at all. KDE has an more classic looking environment, but it is otherwise generally a turd. They say us users are just stupid for not blindly embracing the new thing. Today, I still use Ubuntu extensively through the only useful interface it provides... BASH.

At this point I want to donate money to someone else, then send The Gnome Foundation a letter explaining how much, and why.

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

ttucker Re:Oh Mr High and Mighty (236 comments)

You are defending computer generated plagiarism, and terrible Slashdot editorial quality, by trifling over punctuation?

about a week ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

ttucker Re:see where your taxes go (322 comments)

If a business tried to handle the information that the IRS handles with Windows XP, someone would end up in jail.

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

ttucker Re:MK Observer (236 comments)

It is not that one sentence so much, as the entire article groping for words that are... almost correct. There is something very peculiar about the entire news site, and their credibility is rather suspect.

about a week ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

ttucker Re:MK Observer (236 comments)

The stories are almost like markov chain nonsense that is inspired by real news articles. Maybe nonsense article remixing is some kind of new SEO/ad revenue trick.

about two weeks ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

ttucker Re:MK Observer (236 comments)

The broken switches can move out of the “run” situation suddenly, executing the motor and closing off force to airbags.

What is this even supposed to mean?!? The "run" situation?

about two weeks ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

ttucker MK Observer (236 comments)

What a bullshit news story, it is written is broken and bastardized English. Lets discuss a reputable story instead.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

ttucker Re:Yes, but then... Windows 8..... (641 comments)

XFCE and LXDE... figure out where they belong in: depreciated, alpha, or poorly supported. Gnome is in version 4, dickhead. Naming a bunch of legacy stuff does not really respond to the point that several big players in the Linux world are going with the Windows 8 forced UI paradigm switch mentality.

about two weeks ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

ttucker Re:farming vs. hunter gatherer (351 comments)

This is the exact type of, romanticized version of the past bullshit, that we are saying is bullshit here.

about two weeks ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

ttucker Re:Consider the GDP (351 comments)

Flamebait? Smallpox is eradicated in the wild.

about two weeks ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

ttucker Re:So? (351 comments)

It is funny how only the super wealthy countries pine for a simple life.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

ttucker Re:Yes, but then... Windows 8..... (641 comments)

I am running KDE 4.11.5, I have a taskbar, and you are making shit up.

Thank you for making me check out KDE again, I could actually use it I think. It would be nice to switch back to Linux again for work.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

ttucker Re:Yes, but then... Windows 8..... (641 comments)

I would take Window Maker over Unity any day, even if I had to launch applications with xterm.

What is with the AC dickhead?

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

ttucker Re:Yes, but then... Windows 8..... (641 comments)

I must have been so disgusted with Unity and Gnome that I never bothered with KDE. Still, Fluxbox was the pinnacle of desktop WM tech, and it has been a flush down the toilet since then anyways.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

ttucker Re:Shorewall (187 comments)

I added some XML style brackets, oops. It said something like, "You might be surprised to find that using several layers of abstraction is relatively common in the computer world, and that your much vaunted %whatever firewall you like% probably does something very similar."

about two weeks ago

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