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Re: Qt, not QT (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Qt is about to be independent again on 2014-09-19 09:57 (#2SKA)

It's pronounced "Awesome." Love Qt. GTK+ can go jump off a cliff. Don't know why, but I've always preferred the look of Qt apps, even when KDE looked plasticky and Fisher-Pricey. But I'm a KDE fanboi, whaddaya expect?

Re: Blackberry? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Mobile Devices I own/use on 2014-09-18 13:19 (#2SJR)

Boring, old rant! Blackberry's around, but they're in bad shape. But I've got one in my pocket almost every day and still like it.

Re: Past polls (Score: 5, Informative)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in New poll: mobile devices I own/use on 2014-09-18 11:46 (#2SJG)

Left hand column, third item down. http://pipedot.org/poll/

Re: Windows Phone (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Mobile Devices I own/use on 2014-09-18 11:46 (#2SJF)

And where's my Bada/Tizen/Meego/Symbian option? Waaah :(

Netbooks (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Mobile Devices I own/use on 2014-09-18 09:59 (#2SJC)

Dammit, forgot to add netbooks. I had a great one I bought from System76 in 2009 and I liked it a lot. Hardware finally died, but I'd take a netbook over almost any other device at this point: I'm no fan of Ultrabooks, my Chromebook is great but not as great as my netbook, and I could add a GSM modem to make it into an internet device usable miles-from-nowhere.

Ballmer can kiss my ass for helping destroy the netbook because it threatened his empire. I wish companies were still making them. Maybe I should look into a used one on ebay but you never know what you're getting there.

Re: Here's the other side (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in How Made In Space's 3-D Printer Could Revolutionize the Final Frontier on 2014-09-18 09:45 (#2SJ9)

What a calm, measured, competent, and technical response - refreshing change of pace from the tech media. Good quote:
“Many of the claims made in the popular press about this technology have been exaggerated.” said Robert Latiff, chair of the committee that wrote the report, president of Latiff Associates, and a former Air Force Major General. “For in-space use, the technology may provide new capabilities, but it will serve as one more tool in the toolbox, not a magic solution to tough space operations and manufacturing problems. However, right now NASA and the Air Force have a tremendous resource in the form of the International Space Station,” Latiff added. “Perfecting this technology in space will require human interaction, and the Space Station already provides the infrastructure and the skilled personnel who can enable that to happen.”

Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials -- usually layer upon layer -- to make objects from 3-D model data. The addition of material one layer at a time, placed in very specific regions, significantly reduces the amount of waste created during production. Additive manufacturing offers unique economic incentives for space operations by cutting raw material costs, reducing payload sizes, and eliminating the need to frequently launch spare or replacement parts into orbit. Although additive manufacturing is a fairly mature technology for components that can be manufactured on the ground, its application in space is not feasible today, except for very limited and experimental purposes, the report says.

The committee found that multiple limitations preclude fully automated additive manufacturing in space from becoming an immediate reality. The vacuum of space, zero gravity, and intense thermal fluctuations all pose extreme and harsh environmental obstacles. These factors are important not only in terms of completing the manufacturing process but also in how they can alter the integrity of the final product.
They may be cautiously trying to counter growing opinion that all future space missions will need to do is upload a 3D printer and some extruding plastic rods, and they'll be all set, whereas we haven't yet adequately tested the strength and resistance of materials extruded in low gravity and we still need to focus on being prepared and thinking ahead. How intelligent.

I'm going to have to add the National Academies to my RSS reader. I'm getting tired of all the hype in the media and am glad to listen to people who think carefully through problems before speaking.

(Great article, by the way - thanks for posting it).

Re: Why no TV tuners and HDMI-input? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in What's next for tablets running Linux? on 2014-09-18 09:21 (#2SHZ)

If I had an AppleTV I'd be in a lonely, lonely crowd. Joking, but I have never, ever seen one of those devices in the wild - I get the idea they weren't and aren't very popular and that other services/products like Roku and maybe even Amazon Fire have surpassed them.

Still, interesting to see Chromecast working with Apple products - it's a surprise to me. I don't think I'd go out and buy an AppleTV just to do this, though. My HDMI port on my TV is currently being shared by a Roku and a RaspberryPi running XBMC streaming stuff from my NAS.

Re: Electrical (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in DARPA develops tiny implants that treat diseases and depression without medication on 2014-09-17 20:45 (#2SHH)

I'm aware of the pills and chemical castration and the like. But having to submit to some sort of device that modifies your brainwaves/urges on behalf of the State? That's just pure evil.

Re: Why no TV tuners and HDMI-input? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in What's next for tablets running Linux? on 2014-09-17 20:44 (#2SHG)

Probably the cost of manufacturing, or the risk those components would interfere somehow. Good ideas though. My wife was just wondering how she could transfer what was on the screen of her ipad to the tv in front of us. I didn't know of any way. Guess on an Android device you could use Chromecast or something, but if something like that exists for iOS I'm not aware of it. Yes, a simple HDMI output would've saved the day. But I'm not holding my breath for it.

Ars Tecnica (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Apple releases iOS8 on 2014-09-17 20:37 (#2SHF)

Man, it's so quiet you can hear a pin drop around here.

Good review by Ars Technica, who like it: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/ios-8-thoroughly-reviewed/
Overuse of hyperbole is a pet peeve of mine, but after using iOS 8 for a couple of months, I have to say that they're warranted in this case. iOS 7 was a comprehensive makeover for an operating system that needed to reclaim visual focus and consistency. iOS 7.1 improved stability and speed while addressing the new design's worst shortcomings and most egregious excesses. And iOS 8 is the update that turns its attention from the way everything looks to the way it works.

Just as iOS 6's look had begun to grow stale by the time 2013 rolled around (six years is a pretty good run, though), iOS' restrictions on third-party applications and UI customization now feel outdated. Sure, back in 2007, slow processors and small RAM banks required a strict, Spartan approach to what apps could do and the ways they could interact. But now, our smartphones and tablets have become powerful mini-computers in their own right. Competing platforms like Android, Windows, and Windows Phone have all demonstrated that it's possible to make these little gadgets more computer-y without tanking performance or battery life. ...

Re: Spelling (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Scientists raise air-breathing fish on land to test evolution on 2014-09-17 19:41 (#2SHC)

Indeed there is - thanks for the careful read!

Re: Spelling (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Scientists raise air-breathing fish on land to test evolution on 2014-09-17 17:53 (#2SH9)

Fixed! And yet another pipedot story whose only comment involves a spelling correction. Yay us!

Re: Not released yet (Score: 3, Funny)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Apple releases iOS8 on 2014-09-17 15:23 (#2SH7)

It's coming later today. Pipedot is so on top of the news you now get the articles even before they happen. Stay tuned and later today the entire Internet will collapse under the weight of a massive iOS8 gab-fest. Just remember you heard it hear first :)

Re: Qt, not QT (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Qt is about to be independent again on 2014-09-17 15:15 (#2SH6)

Thanks, never knew that! Updated.

Re: Just not preloaed... (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in What's next for tablets running Linux? on 2014-09-17 15:14 (#2SH5)

Interesting indeed. I've got a Nexus 7 and didn't know any of that stuff. Android is cool and all, but stuff like this makes a good reminder that other solutions ought to be possible, if not recommended! Too much of what makes Android Android is not available for the curious to poke around with, and I hate that. Dalvek - I'm looking at you.

El Reg (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Attachmate and MicroFocus to merge, SUSE Linux unaffected on 2014-09-17 13:48 (#2SGV)

Here it is courtesy of the Register.co.uk, too: good article.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/16/attachmate_micro_focus_merger/
Attachmate, the software shop that headhunted Novell and SUSE Linux, is itself being bought out by Micro Focus International.

The mainframe and COBOL specialist is acquiring Attachmate Group from its parent company Wizard in a deal calculated at $2.3bn before costs.

Micro Focus is taking Attachmate Group in exchange for 86.60 million shares, in a deal described as a merger. The combined companies will create a “leading global infrastructure software company” with revenue of $1.4bn, Micro Focus said. The deal is expected to close in November.

It also represents a “significant increase in the scale and breadth of Micro Focus.”

The deal will allow the new company to offer products and services spanning Linux and host connectivity in addition to mainframe modernization and COBOL.

Attachmate gives MicroFocus access to SUSE and Novell, business units bought by the company in 2010 for $2.2bn. Novell owned SUSE Linux, which it had bought in 2003 for $210m. Under Attachmate, the two were broken apart.
$2.3B is one helluvalotta cash.

the Verge (Score: 2, Informative)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Scientists raise air-breathing fish on land to test evolution on 2014-09-17 12:25 (#2SGQ)

Just noticed the Verge covered this too, and very well. There are some great quotes from that article.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/6074855/this-is-what-happens-when-you-raise-fish-to-walk-on-land
As it turns out, growing up on land really does change how a fish walks.

"Fish raised on land walk with a more effective gait," Standen says. "They plant their legs closer to the body’s midline, they lift their heads higher, and they slip less during that walking cycle." The fish raised on land were also generally more consistent in the way they walked than their aquatic counterparts. But their behavior wasn’t the only thing that changed. For example, "the bones in the pectoral girdle — the bones that support the fins — changed their shape," she says. "And their clavicles became elongated." Most changes that occurred were ones that gave their heads and fins more room to move around.

"It’s an important change, because if you think of a terrestrial lifestyle," Standen explains, "you actually need a neck on land because you’re stuck on this plane, and you need to have more head motion that’s independent from the body."

Re: Electrical (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in DARPA develops tiny implants that treat diseases and depression without medication on 2014-09-17 11:28 (#2SGM)

Fair enough - wearing the helmet can be part of your fight to remain in society - voluntary helmet wearers.

Re: This is cool stuff. (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Boron Nitride Nanotubes Getting Commercial R&D, Likely Future Armor on 2014-09-17 10:47 (#2SGD)

Yeah, I'm zafiro17 over there too. I was following that conversation, and noted your post there coincided with an uptick in activity here. Difficult times for news-for-nerds sites, maybe. Anyway, you've added some interesting stuff to the pipe; thanks for that. And I don't see "Athiesm and Captain Kirk" in the pipe, so I wouldn't worry about it getting posted here :)

I'm not a fan of the political flamebait articles here or anywhere else. I come here for tech and science and as volunteer editor that's what I'm trying to keep on the front page. Anyone who wants that other stuff can go to the HuffingtonPost, I'd say. Or CNN. Or a lot of other places, too.

Electrical (Score: 2, Insightful)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in DARPA develops tiny implants that treat diseases and depression without medication on 2014-09-17 10:42 (#2SGC)

It occurs to me this would be a pretty good plot/subject for a science fiction movie - some kind of obligatorily-worn mood changer. The risk of abuse is obvious too: imagine a totalitarian society that has dealt with the problem of pedophilia/etc by making anyone convicted of it wear the helmet that dulls that urge by electrically stimulating some nerve center in the brain. What would those helmet wearers do? What would that say about society? Repeat for other crimes - thought crime, etc.

That's a great story; I think I'll write it.

Re: Go Sleipnir (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Browsers I use regularly/often on 2014-09-17 10:40 (#2SGB)

Pretty interesting browser, actually! I'm still hoping to hear about some other obscure browsers during this poll. Got to me some other interesting, niche things out there.

Re: Missing ? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Browsers I use regularly/often on 2014-09-17 10:39 (#2SGA)

Yeah, worse than that - i even USE Seamonkey. Oh well, that's what I get for doing this during my day job :)

This is cool stuff. (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Boron Nitride Nanotubes Getting Commercial R&D, Likely Future Armor on 2014-09-16 19:21 (#2SFS)

I feel bad commenting on this article because I'm totally unqualified. But it's a reminder I like to be exposed to sciences I don't normally pay attention to because it breaks me out of my rut. There's so many interesting things going on out there, and the size of apple's new iphone isn't one of them.

Re: Lithium (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Mining Lithium from sea water... on 2014-09-16 19:20 (#2SFR)

The same math shows that if the Chinese consumed at a level equivalent to the United States, the earth wouldn't produce enough food/energy/etc. to sustain it. Point being the USA consumption level is not sustainable across a larger swath of human population.

Re: I hate (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in WikiLeaks: German intel using weaponized surveillance malware on 2014-09-16 19:18 (#2SFQ)

Well, it's a move straight out of the Dictator's Handbook (http://www.dictatorshandbook.net). See the chapter on Press, Media, and Communications (http://dictatorshandbook.net/book/node236.html).

I think the irony here is learning that everyone does it, and everyone is *shocked, shocked I say* to find out that others are doing it too.

Re: But But KDE! Re: Bodhi (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in What's next for tablets running Linux? on 2014-09-16 17:36 (#2SFJ)

You make good points. Yes, I do console work from Android all the time, and iOS as well - it's great. Maybe it's just geek attachment to certain apps that aren't available on iOS or Android. In my case, that would be console apps (SLRN, Mutt, IRSSI, alpine, kismet). No android equivalent, though I can shell into a server where I have those things running. It's made my Nexus 7 the best weapon in my toolbox.

Two comments (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN report on 2014-09-16 14:46 (#2SFC)

1) Yay for humanity! I'm amazed we were able to pull this one off, and who knows, maybe we haven't quite yet pulled it off. I've spent most of my life working in 3rd world shitholes and my sense of optimism for humanity as gradually sunk as a result. From human rights to solid waste to water pollution to economic development to meeting basic human needs for food - this species is a clusterfuck.

2) I'm not hugely impressed that the UN is running studies like this. They are better positioned as a political, not a scientific organization. I read:
The conclusion was made in the assessment published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
I'm hoping that means the WMO did the study and the UNEP oversaw it, or funded it, or something. Because the bureaucratic numbnuts at the UN don't belong in science and research.

Bodhi (Score: 2, Interesting)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in What's next for tablets running Linux? on 2014-09-16 14:35 (#2SFA)

I was reminded to write this piece by the article on Bodhi Linux earlier. I got thinking about how sweet it would be to have Bodhi running on a tablet because the tablet profile configuration looked so interesting. There's no easy win here - you get the distro working on the hardware and you've still got a mess of apps to fix up. Most Linux apps were written for keyboards and mice or even for consoles. But I love the idea of it, and if I could run my favorite Linux apps on tablet hardware I'd have hit nerd-vana. Even a tablet from which I could do some console/ssh work would be sweetness itself.

Sadly, it doesn't look like we're headed there quite yet. That leaves me with ChromeOS and Android - not bad, but not quite nerd-vana, either.

Re: Softer not always better (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Uptake of software-defined networking routing hurting hardware sales on 2014-09-16 14:32 (#2SF9)

I'd be surprised if *most* of them weren't already VMs. I mean, this revolution is coming on the tails of the previous one, right?

Re: Softer not always better (Score: 2, Funny)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Uptake of software-defined networking routing hurting hardware sales on 2014-09-16 14:30 (#2SF8)

... which a team of 20 year olds then throws out so they can reimplement it in Ruby and the latest OO framework ...

Re: This is why I read |. (Score: 2, Insightful)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Jeff Hoogland announces he'll step down as leader of Bodhi Linux on 2014-09-16 11:22 (#2SF2)

Well, the other thing is it wasn't a very complex or complete submission. Odds are the other guys hadn't heard of it and decided they don't care about the article. Here at Pipedot, the article crossed the desk of a volunteer editor who uses and really likes Bodhi. That makes a difference. I was actually thinking of doing it for Distro Friday. Guess after doing this article, that won't be necessary anymore. Look for a different distro this week then.

Re: Softer not always better (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Uptake of software-defined networking routing hurting hardware sales on 2014-09-16 11:20 (#2SF1)

I think I agree with you. I like some hardware staying hardware. I've gotten used to virtual servers though and that seems like a good idea. The thing is, if the 'hardware' is just software and an abstraction layer running on hardware that would've been similar to the other hardware, then what's the point? You save money but you lose time in the abstraction. Maybe I'm not being clear:

Router: silicon chips, transistors, resistors, copper wiring.
Server: silicon chips, transistors, resistors, copper wiring.
Virtual router: a server and some software. Doesn't seem like you come out ahead here?

Lithium (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Mining Lithium from sea water... on 2014-09-16 11:18 (#2SF0)

What do we even use lithium for? Other than horrid pscyhological meds, and batteries, anyway. As for the psych meds I understand they do almost as much harm as they do good. As for batteries, I'll be happy when we find an alternative battery technology. Lithium is better than NiCd and similar, but it sure does come with a lot of downsides, and the explosive fires are just one of them. Time for new tech?

Re: Missing ? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Browsers I use regularly/often on 2014-09-16 11:16 (#2SEZ)

Hmm, you're right about Seamonkey - should've thought of that one. The number of derivatives of Firefox is kind of overwhelming. I did get iceweasel though! As for IE, I have to use it at work too, at the godawful Sharepoint server which chokes up bile if you try to use any other browser. But I hate every moment of it and wash my hands after using that browser and server suite.

It's hard for me to differentiate between my hatred of IE and my hatred of Sharepoint. It's like they're combined into this huge load of demon vomit. Anyway, it's not on the list because I figured no one would actually admit to using it!

Re: Go Sleipnir (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Browsers I use regularly/often on 2014-09-16 11:14 (#2SEY)

Never heard of it, so thanks for the mention! Maybe we'll do a review of alternative browsers here - that would be interesting.

This is spectacular (Score: 2)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Confirmed: Microbial life found half mile below Antarctic ice sheet on 2014-09-16 11:12 (#2SEX)

For me at least, this is a big deal, but maybe that's because I'm sweating like a cow over here, and the idea of going for a splash in a dark, subterranean lake of glacial water seems pretty darned refreshing.

I remember the extraordinary measures being taken to avoid 'infecting' the pool water with contaminated drill bits and similar, and it seems this is revolutionary science at its best. We might not be any closer to solving our own species' problems, but this at least gives us into the ever-more extraordinary ways life can occur and opening our minds to what 'inhabitable places' really look like.

That's a whole lot of bacteria. Hope they enjoyed their moment of solitude, because it's over. I wouldn't be surprised if we find they have some extremely peculiar adaptations for life in that environment.

Kudos to the science team, anyway. This is good stuff.

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Lots of folks are having a laugh at Apple on 2014-09-15 20:31 (#2SEG)

Good point about the filthy sensor - hadn't even thought of that. Yuk. (good one about the dog).

already on soylent (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Los Angeles Area Public Broadcasters KLCS & KCET to Share Single Channel on 2014-09-15 12:26 (#2SE5)

already on soylent

already posted on soylent (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Acceleration Problems Still Plague Toyota Cars on 2014-09-15 12:20 (#2SE2)

already posted on soylent.

already posted on Soylent (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in T-Mobile Draws Big Fine from FCC for Hearing-Aid Compatibility Shortfall on 2014-09-15 12:20 (#2SE1)

already on Soylent

Re: Sense of foreboding for the distro (Score: 4, Informative)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Jeff Hoogland announces he'll step down as leader of Bodhi Linux on 2014-09-15 12:17 (#2SE0)

That's really two questions: (1) why is e17 more interesting/better than KDE as a desktop, and (2) why is it better to install Bodhi, which is an e17-focused distro than simply installing e17 on another distro?

With regard to the first question: different people like different desktops, so that's a tough question to take a position on without starting a flamewar. I find that e17 does everything KDE4 does but more prettily and by using fewer resources. It took a little while to figure out how e17 organizes its functionality (there are modules and shelves and gadgets and it's all slightly different). But once I figured it out, I liked it better.

As for the second question, the fact that Bodhi people spend all their time making e17 work well on Bodhi means that more care and attention have gone into the integration. E17 is available on opensuse, for example, but when I installed it I found it was not as well packaged, required a lot more effort to make useable, and in general wasn't as easy to use. That's no surprise - the opensuse people spend most of their time focusing on KDE4 and Gnome3, and e17 is of secondary importance to them.

offtopic? (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Court orders Seattle man to stop infecting people with HIV on 2014-09-15 11:46 (#2SDX)

I'm not a fan of this kind of article.

old news (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Death Valley's Sailing Stones Captured Moving On Camera on 2014-09-15 10:42 (#2SDR)

this was covered at soylent and slashdot a week ago, and didn't get many comments

Re: Sense of foreboding for the distro (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Jeff Hoogland announces he'll step down as leader of Bodhi Linux on 2014-09-15 09:00 (#2SDQ)

There is potentially hope, but I dunno. Bodhi had a pretty lively and vigorous community, and the distro's goals were pretty narrow and focused - provide E17 (and maybe now E18?) on a Ubuntu base. That means a bit more than just compiling and packaging, but there's at least some hope a dedicated general would like to step up and become admiral, or equivalent.

Re: My favorite feature (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Friday Distro: Absolute Linux on 2014-09-15 08:57 (#2SDP)

No need to duck, my anonymously cowardly friend. We covered PC-BSD two weeks ago: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-08-29/friday-distro-pc-bsd

Have a look at the search feature on the left. Search on the word Distro and you'll find the other 5 or 6 distros we've covered.
http://pipedot.org/search?needle=Distro&haystack=stories

Re: Non points - except one. (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Lots of folks are having a laugh at Apple on 2014-09-14 14:28 (#2SCW)

This makes the applephone look like a terrible deal - it doesn't do much, requires a huge investment (new phone plus watch) and requires the phone to mostly be in your pocket anyway, so what's the point?

My magic combo is still:
regular old stupid wristwatch
fatty smartphone in the pocket when I need it
ipod nano for music while I walk the dog

No convergence for me!

Re: Torrent (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Friday Distro: Absolute Linux on 2014-09-14 14:25 (#2SCV)

Good point. Maybe they don't offer a torrent anymore? You might want to make sure it's the latest version. I downloaded by FTP or HTTP from their site last time. Since it's a CD-size distro, it's a 600MB download, which is reasonable and doesn't take too long.

Write back later and tell us what you thought of the distro!

Re: My favorite feature (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Friday Distro: Absolute Linux on 2014-09-12 22:25 (#2SC2)

Thanks for all the kind words. I think we can keep doing this for another while or so. But sooner or later we'll run out of distros! Trying to avoid the big guns and the "Ubuntu plus WM plus theme" distros here.

Anyway, it's been fun for me to explore so let's see what else we can discover here.

Re: Old news (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Is this the year of Linux of the desktop? For these guys, that's old news on 2014-09-12 14:43 (#2SB3)

OK, you're right. But it /did/ cost them, in a way. While Microsoft was continuing to be jerks about their OS and while they were simultaneously ruining it in the form of Win8, Google was able to build ChromeOS and OEMs were able to deliver decent quality laptops running it for no cost. Guess which segment is the fastest growing sector in the laptop market these days?

So Microsoft didn't stop being evil, but that decision hurt them strategically, as it opened up the door to a competitor that has made real inroads into markets they previously considered theirs alone.

Nelson: ha ha!

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org in Popular PGP Email add-on Enigmail addresses security gaps on 2014-09-12 14:41 (#2SB2)

Welcome back! It's nice on the CLI mail reader front. I've never left it. If you need help with Mutt I can highly recommend my popular Woodnotes Guide to the Mutt Email Client (PDF, HTML versions). http://therandymon.com/index.php?/archives/198-Woodnotes-Guide-to-the-Mutt-Email-Client.html It gets pretty good reviews.
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