Re: Does anybody here remember...
Honestly, exactly, what do these people get out of testing windows for MS for free?
21 posts • joined 10 Feb 2016
Conservatives (formerly Tories but in Canada the Cons are now closer to the tea party) again, they're good at fucking up almost everything with their PPP initiatives (giving buckets of cash to their donors.) My wife works for the feds, ostensibly, and her pay is different every pay period. It takes 6 months to be reimbursed for any expenses or overtime, and the idiot managers are refusing to let her take overtime as vacation. Trudeau and the Liberals were between a rock and a hard place with this boondoggle, but it was time to shut the door on the pile of dung. Fingers crossed that we won't replace it with more of the same, but I'm not holding my breath.
Too much attention, both media and manufacturer, being paid to look and feel when most people cram them into protective cases and cover the screen with a slab of protective glass or plastic. Make 'em bigger, allow us to fix them ourselves (display screen and battery, if not ram and storage) and forget about me updating my phone every year, it ain't going to happen. And I know I'm not the only one who wants this piece of hardware. Most of this was doable with my Nexus 5, which I just replaced the body and digitiser and battery for my son because of a cracked screen. Cost me 60 measly Canadian dollars -- if it weren't for the lack of the fingerprint sensor I would have gone back to it myself after installing the latest version of LineageOS. Also, I demand the right to install my own rom, even if it's just stock Android. This is why I'll never use samsung or any of the other 3rd party android manufacturers.
I heard it through the grapevine that they're going to offer the look of old without the horrendously complicated addon extension plugin (whatever) ClassicThemeRestorer. I bitched about the ugly ass rounded tabs last week on twitter and was assured that an option to switch the look back was imminent.
Maybe alsa just needs a pulse emulation layer <ducks/>
Correct on all points, except for the point on gnome 3 usability in the early days. Gnome 3 ended up being the desktop that made all other desktops feel clunky IMO. And Gnome 3 advanced just as quickly as Unity in the early days, and might have done somewhat faster had Shuttleworth not aimed his prow at unity instead of Mir for his mobile/desktop project. Besides, Unity was always ineptly named given its relationship to gnome.
The only thing more annoying than this issue this morning is the technology of the Regs bloody forum implementation. Seriously, this is scaring the shit out of me. What is the purpose of this remote lastpass.com site? Why oh why would anything need to be sent to it? Is this part of the "allow lastpass to improve its services" option? Fsck.
I'm forced by ineptitude on the part of my kids teachers to run Windows 10 on his laptop because they were too dim to understand how to run chrome on fedora. Trying to update his copy of windows 10 this morning, 30 minutes spent checking updates, 45 minutes after that the download is 46% finished. In another hour it will request a reboot, no doubt, and then another 30 minutes installing the updates. I upgraded fedora 24 to 25 in 10 minutes on my desktop (okay, the SSD helped that), but really, 2 hours+ just for a system update. And why do the fonts look like shit out of the box on windows? Gott it's ugly as fsck this UI.
Exactly, there's no excuse for us to still be living in a world where C code is written like this. This is some kind of Path.join() or File.join() functionality that is handled in one place by modern languages/libraries. Rewriting this kind of crap, even with safe functions like snprintf(), is absurd in this day and age.
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