* Posts by Baximelter

8 posts • joined 21 Mar 2018

The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

Baximelter

Re: windows 11 makes me cry

GNOME 3 is NOT beloved by me. I found my bliss when I settled on XFCE4 with the simple application menu and a good file manager. (Dolphin, XFE or Thunar will do.) Nothing else is needed.

Taser maker offers electric-shock drones to stop school shootings

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Re: And the problem continues to be

The problem is not violent people or crazy people. There are zillions of them among us. Always have been and always will be. Those who tell us we can solve the problem by funding mental health care for all those who need it are pissing into the wind, into a gale really. That isn't going to happen and can't happen. Removing or at least tightly regulating guns solves most of the problem. It can be done and has been done in a number of more rational nations. That is where we should put our energy.

Pop!_OS 22.04: New kid on the Ubuntu block starting to show real muscle

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Re: toxic

Speaking of toxic . . . it's a variety of GNOME!

C: Everyone's favourite programming language isn't a programming language

Baximelter

Re: Not like most of C replacements are new

And it's a good thing you are anonymous. Otherwise we old-timers might come for you with pitchforks and torches!

Ukraine asks ICANN to delete all Russian domains

Baximelter

All of the sanctions put pressure on ordinary Russians. That is the point. We hope they will motivate the Russian people (or Putin's generals) to remove the dictator.

NSA: We 'don't know when or even if' a quantum computer will ever be able to break today's public-key encryption

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Re: Not asking the right people

"Matter interacts with other matter all the time, it has no idea if those interactions constitute 'measurement' or not."

This is the best, most succinct refutation of Neils Bohr's crazy notion of measurement and the 'quantum collapse' that I have ever seen.

US tech companies sucked into Russian sanctions row

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Re: When did the United States go totally insane?

You need to understand that the US and the Trump government are two different things. Trump's opponent Hillary won the election by a substantial majority (about 3 million votes). Trump, however, was more skillful at gaming the Electoral College. Trump is clearly insane; he remains in power by manipulating his uneducated, racist white base. The republican congress support him because they are terrified of that base. Whether we will ever recover from this is uncertain. Every empire falls eventually.

US govt's final bid to extradite Lauri Love kicked into touch

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Re: Good reasons not to extradite aplenty

"A medical condition may be taken into account."

Sorry, Aspergers is not a medical condition. It is a (lifelong) personality type.

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