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* Posts by jcipale

29 posts • joined 4 Jan 2008

Shuttleworth remixes Ubuntu... for biz users

jcipale
Flame

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.

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HUD's up! Ubuntu creates menu-free GUI

jcipale
Linux

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.

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Canonical releases first alpha of Ubuntu 12.04

jcipale
Coat

it is

a bastard step-child to it. It certainly isnt an OS I would use. EVER!

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jcipale
Linux

Epic Fail!

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.

Epic fail!

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HP invites just its best friends to 2012 partner bash

jcipale
Linux

It will be

a pretty lonely affair.

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How digital audio ate itself ... and the music biz

jcipale
Coat

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!

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Win 8 haters are just scared of change, say MS bosses

jcipale
Linux

Senor

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

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New Mac scareware variant installs without password

jcipale
Flame

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.

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jcipale
Coat

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).

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Stop sexing up IT and give Civil Servants Macs, says gov tech boss

jcipale
Black Helicopters

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.

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Jon Bon Jovi accuses Steve Jobs of murdering music biz

jcipale
Megaphone

Horsecr***

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.

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Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty

jcipale
Jobs Horns

Steve! Leave!

Dammit Balmer, get out of here and go play with your broken windoze.

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Thunderstorms found to squirt antimatter into space

jcipale
Coat

Where is Doc Brown...

...when we need him most?

(Mine is the London Fog with bullet holes)

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Microsoft confirms code execution bug in Windows

jcipale
Linux

or better yet

I recommend a good anti-virus tool. Ubuntu/Fedora Core/Suse/Debian come to mind.

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Apache loses Java showdown vote to Oracle

jcipale
Badgers

Making themselves hated?

ANd here I thought they already WERE at that level of 'love'.

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'ALIEN' LIFE FOUND in California

jcipale
Coat

Or possibly

or look for signs of intelligent life among the neo-conservatives.

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US politician: 'homosexual agenda' behind TSA groin grope

jcipale
Pint

But...

An IDIOT nonetheless.

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WikiLeaks ousted from Amazon US

jcipale
FAIL

Letting your petticoat show

It mosy be hard to be you and attempt to display any level of intelligence that doesnt include partidan politcal hackery.

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No wonder CompSci grads are unemployed

jcipale
FAIL

diversity == FAIL

The number of bad IT staffers who are not diverse in their chosen career path is a limiting factor. Oftentimes having knowledge of C/C++ has enabled me to try things with Perl/Java/Javascript that most others wouldnt even think of. Knowledge of a Good OS (Unix) has allowed me to understand the failures/workarounds of others (MS/BeOS/OS-2).

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.

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Oracle goes in hard on Google Java suit

jcipale
Black Helicopters

ellison is angry over a pimple on his balls

One of the most obnoxious individuals in the high-tech world. He makes Bill Gates seem saintly.

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jcipale
Grenade

whoracle - the new SCO

i can just see larry flagrantly flogging himself over this. A disturbing thought.

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Last Xmas for CDs, please, researcher tells music biz

jcipale
Paris Hilton

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.

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Sun shutters Scottish manufacturing site

jcipale
Black Helicopters

Dont look now...

"nobody does this in the UK anymore"

And it is getting to the point they no longer do it in the US either. Care for a little bit of curry with your meal? Perhaps a side of Peking DUck?

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'Extreme porn' law could criminalise millions

jcipale
Boffin

Huxley anybody?

I see that the laws of Britain and those of the US are becoming (somewhat) akin to each other. When did we (USA) start exporting far-right, religious zealotry overseas to Mother England?

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US Air Force: Looking for a few good cyber warriors

jcipale
Go

And yet...

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?

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Prosecutors target first 'Facebook harassment' conviction

jcipale
Paris Hilton

And this cretin is how old?

33 going on 13 sounds more apropo.

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Jane Fonda c-word slip shocks US

jcipale
Paris Hilton

Please remember...

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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Murdoch could save Yahoo! from Microsoft!

jcipale
Coat

In this case

I would rather the lesser evil empire (M$) win out. Of course, yahell will fit right in with murdick's anti-democracy stadning. I mean they DID censor Yahoo China...

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Network down? Must be New Year's Eve gunfire

jcipale

I like racoons...

They taste like chicken

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