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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

tyroneking Re:Where did this come from? (30 comments)

Thanks for the info - I think I'll give Braindump a go in the next few weeks (when they update their Ubuntu repo's)

about a year ago
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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

tyroneking Where did this come from? (30 comments)

I've been aware of Planner for some time - but Braindump, Flow? These I've never heard of but they look great!
Anyone worked with Calligra? Compare Braindump to Freemind? Flow to Omnigraffle?

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking Re:What? (184 comments)

Yes, certainly if they are the invading force and they have lengthened supply lines anyway. Interesting actually, what will happen when global warming flips the switch and parts of the world are dropped into permanent winter; will the US be as dominant in the new ice age?

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Here's an idea (249 comments)

;)

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Whereas here in Amurca. . . (249 comments)

Kanye I actually 'dig' --- he's either a media puppet ("Kanye - go and p*** off some white people - it'll help album sales.") or a true loose cannon, fascinating study in modern media.

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking Re:What? (184 comments)

That's a good question about armies not fighting in the winter - I thought it was because of military strategy training that should surely point to the failures of the French and German armies when facing foes during the winter.

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking What? (184 comments)

I think either the BBC article or the /. summary is incorrect. It's well known /damn obvious that extreme climactic events cause violence in society. What's new is that they can correlate with numbers, "for each 1 standard deviation (1) change in climate toward warmer temperatures or more extreme rainfall, median estimates indicate that the frequency of interpersonal violence rises 4% and the frequency of intergroup conflict rises 14%." The /. summary is misleading and could cause the casual reader to pass by the article because it seems over obvious.

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Here's an idea (249 comments)

In England the change over of Dr Who actors is now treated like a big celebrity event - it's in all the papers, TV, magazines. The BBC knows what it's doing - Eccleston taught them that lesson --- lots of publicity and celebrity news for what is a pretty weak show in many respects. Obviously Eccleston was the true inheritor of Tom Baker's mantle, but that's just for us to agree on... ;)

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

Sadly, it'll never come back - all those generations of kids who won't look in wonder at smooth scrolling orange-on-black text user interfaces - I feel for them ;) Though you know I actually feel much happier about well designed touch interfaces --- they have the same magic for me. I think WIMP - especially M - has failed, and Touch is the true descendent of text user interfaces. Not sure why I feel like that.

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

You're right, some small things are wrong - but,again IMHO, I find it a good mix of Linux utility and Gnome Do productivity. Compared to Windows 7 (far too flashy), Windows 8 (odd) and Mac OSX (frustrating) it's by far the best UI I've used in the last few years.

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

I think it doesn't suit everyone, but it's not just newbies who like it - I'm no newbie myself and I've used vast numbers of systems (CP/M, DEC, AS400 thru to NeXT and Windows) and whilst I still long for the days of lovely orange screen character-only UIs, I actually have grown to love Unity.

about a year ago
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3D Printing May Face Legal Challenges

tyroneking Re:Okay... (316 comments)

I think it is high time that Cory was referenced with the phrase normally reserved for XKCD ...

''Obligatory Doctorow story...'''

more than 3 years ago
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Safety Commission To Rule On Safety of Rulers In Science Kits

tyroneking Re:Comparison... (446 comments)

When I was 14 we put together electric circuits on a cheeseboard; the capacitor on mine blew up and a fragment would have hit my eye and blinded me if it wasn't for my sturdy NHS spectacles. Those were the grand days before we had sissy things like safety specs.

Of course I'm being a bit precious here - an eye patch for life would have been cool right?

more than 3 years ago
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TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists, Again

tyroneking Re:funeral drone (417 comments)

"Of the ten or more creative ways to look at this situation, caveat emptor drives the hearse" - you lose, OP wins.

about 4 years ago
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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

tyroneking Re:Just don't be a cock... (495 comments)

Obviously I disagree with you entirely.

Either his employer behave fairly and offers him the right compensation for the work they have asked him to do, or they behave unfairly and they do not.

Employer-employee relationships should not be a free-market free-for-all.

more than 4 years ago
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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

tyroneking Just don't be a cock... (495 comments)

1. Most bosses would rather drop an employee rather than give in to demands. This is management 101 and why we need unions. So do not threaten anything and don't stop doing work.
2. Ask for training. It'll cost your boss and you'll learn something. But don't do it if you have to commit to a minimum contract term.
3. When you have learnt enough from your new role (but before you learn too many bad habits) start looking for another job. Then leave. Don't stay at your current job - they may offer you more money to stop you leaving but they will always see it as betrayal and kick you later on.
4. If your employer had any respect for you they would have automatically offered a promotion to you - they did not - so you should leave.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Rebuilds Docs Platform

tyroneking Re:The emperor has no clothes: the apps are poor (194 comments)

Well the collaboration features are worth more to me than the polish of MS Word (the same polish that overwrites styles for no reason and crashes documents with tables in the header I guess ;)

more than 4 years ago
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James Lovelock Suggests Suspending Democracy To Save the World

tyroneking WARNING! Wildly misquoted in many sources (865 comments)

Lovelock has been wildly misquoted in the media on this and other statements in the last few days.
Tuesday morning he was on BBC Radio 4 and faced John Humphries and gave a very good account of himself, correcting some earlier misquotes.
He promotes an unpopular agenda (it's too late - let's live with it) so he is the enemy of all sides in the climate change debate.

more than 4 years ago

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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approac

tyroneking tyroneking writes  |  more than 4 years ago

tyroneking (258793) writes "Google reviews .cn filtering in light of Chinese hacking
Google intend to remove filtering of results on google.cn in light of successful hacks against Google and partially successful attacks against Gmail account holders. More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8455712.stm
Is Google right to do this? (there's an easy answer here) But what about their .cn employees? What will Chine do? (again, an easy answer)"
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BBC reports - researchers re-invent BitTorrent?

tyroneking tyroneking writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tyroneking (258793) writes "BBC is reporting that "Researchers have found a way to enforce good manners on file-sharing networks by treating bandwidth as a currency" through a software package called Tribler that allows "selfless sharers" to see faster up/download speeds. It claims to be an all-in-one media viewer, BitTorrent client and social networking client — but is it really just a media friendly BitTorrent client? Worst of all, one of the researchers is quoted as claiming that Slashdot is "obscure" (in 1999 admittedly)!"

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