29 posts • joined Friday 4th January 2008 18:14 GMT
ubuntu + unity = unmitigared clusterf***
I had been using ubuntu for many years. WIth the advent of unity and the POS 'netbook' desktop, I thought I was gonna hurl my lunch from the previous Xmas!
I currently run SuSE, flipping back and forth between Icewm and fvwm. I avoid kde like the plague (yeah, they even managed to screw that up with the stinking 'plasma' artiste renditions. ~bleaah!~
I use linux because it works out of the box and I dont have to fuss with 'uber-cool' colorizations. I guess artsy-fartsy is what you use when things are broke and you need a diversion.
I went back to SuSE and run mwm as my desktop. Much happier then having to put up with the screen-barf that is unity. I used to be a huge advocate of ubuntu. Now I advocate dumping it to the dustbin of OS'es ala Warp2.
Installed the alpha on a 64-bit Intel I3. Was promptly greeted by the screen vomit known as Unity.
I fdsk'ed the harddrive and installed Fedora. Congrats canonical for the technical yawn that will forever be known as ubuntu.
I run linux because of its clean lines and uncluttered appearance. I cant say that about ubuntu. Did you ever think that there is a REASON why the linux UI is the way it is? Not something to be bastarized and made to look like the fugly stepchild of OS X/OS 2/Windows 7.
It will be
a pretty lonely affair.
I have suffered through...
The onslaught that is apple's 'contribution' to the music world. I think I will pass. MP3 is fine if I want to work out or plug in my own tunes while driving through the barren outback of the US Desert Southwest, but if I am at home, I will play my vinyl till the day I pass on from this world. I do have CDs, but with the exception of the CD player, everything is analog in terms of the amp and signal.
Long live the Sine Wave!
Which is why I hate that infuriating gnome WM. I really could care less about all the crap visible on my 'Desktop'. Which is why I stick with either ICEWM or Motif/FVWM
On Modern linuxes...
They buggered the pooch by disallowing the 'Root' account (now one must go in and finger-f*** the init files to enable a root login.
The prior linux/unix security mode worked perfect, until they started to futz with disallowing root login and forcing sudo. This, IMO is a much greater security hole than they had before. And many of my long-time linux/unix peers agree.
Trying to 'simplify' linux to appeal to mac-lusers and windows-whiners creates a set of problems which never existed before.
In other words
There are still a collection of idiots who should be given an Etch-a-sketch and told it is a computer and in order to erase a file, they simply hold it upside down and shake side-to-side (with apologies to Scott Adams).
My experience with macs
Has been that you couldnt pay me money to own one. (Hand-)Jobs has down a marvelous job of not only dumbing down the hardware/OS, but making it difficult at best for people who need to do real work on their device.
I found the so-called 'filler' to be some of the best pieces compared to the top-40 pablum that started to take over the industry in the 70s. These were often longer, more artisitc pieces from a musical perspective and allowed the listener to learn more about the artist(s) talents/skills.
With the advent of the 'American Idol'-style of talent searches (please.. what a boatload of sh** THOSE performers turned out to be, with maybe a couple of exceptions), musicality and artistry went by the wayside for cheap-ass entertainment and made-up drama/hype.
Steve Hand-Job and Apple have only contributed to the demise.
Dammit Balmer, get out of here and go play with your broken windoze.
Where is Doc Brown...
...when we need him most?
(Mine is the London Fog with bullet holes)
An IDIOT nonetheless.
diversity == FAIL
Sadly, since things have moved to a 'mobile' world (iOS/Android/web-based tools), there is a belief that there is no longer a need for high-level languages/OSes. WRONG! I call this the 'University of Phoenix' approach to education: Teach the 'Hot' tool and get them edumahcated.
Epic FAIL becuase students have become as lazy as the so-called institutions that are teaching them.
You can take my CD...
...LP/Open-Reel/Cassette tapes when you can pry my cold, dead hands from them. I have 50 year old Big Band/Jazz/Symphonic along with newer Jazz/Rock/Blues/Alternative music recordings that beat the living HELL out of 99.5% of any thing recorded today (Rhianna? Who the heck IS this person and who decided SHE has talent. Not like Ella or Aretha!).
The only sound massaging I have performed is converting my old tapes and loaded them onto a CD. Other than that, the older mediums are still a huge improvement over what is available from the iTunes store. I have an MP3 player, but it is used only when I go to the gym and I decide to drown out crummy covers by the likes of Taylor Dane/Hansen Brothers/Nellie.
Paris becuase record executives make her look like a rocket scientist by comparison.
we have defense contracters outsourcing chip design/fabrication as well as software used by our own military to offshore sites in China, India, Pakistan.
Does it REALLY make sense to let potential enemies have a look at the 'family jewels', so to speak?
And this cretin is how old?
33 going on 13 sounds more apropo.
Not ALL of us Americans agree with what our phustercluck resident in cheif views as his 'policy'
Not ALL of us Americans are puritancal jackasses
Most INTELLIGENT Americans (and yes, there ARE damned few of us) agree that a play is a play and not apersonal attack
Most INTELLIGENT Americans (even the Christian/Spiritual ones) have little or no regard for the Evangelical bastards who spout crap and nonsense.
And YES, we tend to have a hypocritical society. But some of us are trying our damnedest to change it.
ANd Paris gets it becuase... well she is more exciting to most of the dolts who inhabit this country than the War in Darfur, the War on Terror, Gas prices, the mortgage implosion,,,
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