18 posts • joined Thursday 13th October 2011 12:19 GMT
Not to flame but I think this is a great idea!!
The Amazon thing had me totally livid. This is reasonable.
If you want to donate then donate. If you don't want to donate then don't. Simple and reasonable. Let's not get silly about the semantics on the donate page. The point is yes Ubuntu have made some plain silly mistakes. However, they have brought some great innovation to Linux. So credit where credit is due. i respect them for this decision, as this is transparent and honest. The Amazon thing wasn't. It was plain wrong.
Other Linux distro's have a donate facility for example:-
If donating is wrong then why don't people complain so vitriolically about other Linux distro's doing this?
I find it so frustrating that so many 'Linus users' just repeat parrot fashion what they've read elsewhere. This is brainless. Ubuntu is a solid distro. If you don't like Unity then don't use it. Please think for yourself. Choose for yourself. Use for yourself. But don't comment 'Fail' etc just for the sake of it.
Respect to Mark for this move. Simple, transparent and honest.
Thing is ... Will this make us better humans. I Doubt it. Given time thid would happen.
Our humanity is already being sucked out of us by smartphones.
Just sit on public transport any given day and you'll know what I mean.
I feel depressed for the future.
As an alternative try ...
Search engine with no adds or tracking. Duck does have ads, cookies and has it's servers with Amazon.
Who knows what really happened to Scroogle. Wierd thing at one stage was some crazy redirect to domain name site type thingy with chinese characters. Google probably aren't that bothered, most people give little thought to searching through google or using security add-ons.
Steve Mann knows what he's talking about... Ha ha He he. What a cheddar. Although +1 for the use of the word "Scrapage" ;-)
RIP Scroogle your death was inevitable. Maybe someone could make a collection of your cartoons!! That would be good ;-)
Some are suggesting that Daniel Brandt's Scroogle has been hacked via a Ddos attack. Seems he has a lot of haters out there and he himself has an inflated ego. We all know how petty and infantile these hacker groups can be, like children jealous over whose got the best toys.
Even so Scroogle provided a good service which Google has surpressed in their search rankings. But I guess we can all vote with our feet or clicks regardless of Scroogles seeming demise. Bear in mind DuckDuckGo has it's servers linked to Amazon and Stratpage is a profit making business. Maybe there's no such thing as a free lunch people.
If the worst comes to the worst we could all stop using the internet!! ;-)
Scroogle totally down
Seems as if the guys at Scroogle have taken down their site. Firstly when I tried to contect to the site I got some wierd message sayint that the domain was possibly up for sale in really bad English and there was some really badly formatted Chinese text below it. Really wierd. So I thought hey I'll try that again and it just timed out on Bing.
Google are total scum. Take a look at Sergey Brin's Stanford homepage circa 1997 ish, the plan for world domination was already in motion. http://infolab.stanford.edu/~sergey/ I really like the way his picture morph's wierdly with some kinda 90's animation stylie. Pathetic weasel.
Hoping Scroogle comes back on line. At the end of the day I respect theit non-profit ethic. Whereas Duck is good but all about profit.
Remember your passwords
Erm ... I just remember my passwords. I never save any of them anywhere or on anything. And yes they are good ones. Sorry for being anal retentive :-)
This is business guys...
It's simply a business choice. Ubuntu/Cannonical want to make money. This is understandable. Their goal is not to warm the cockles of existing Linux users hearts, but rather to win over non Linux computer users. Sorry, but it's that simple. For all the great work Mark et al have done for the community, this is where it's headed.
Yes Unity/Ubuntu is dumbed down Linux for the masses. That said it has to work out of the box, which it doesn't always do. I don't like what's happening with either Gnome Shell (in part) or Unity when it comes to removing my beloved customisation etc.
People go on about Linux Mint being the future. Linux Mint 12 at the moment seem a bit cobbled together, neither one nor the other...some kind of Gnome/Gnome Shell love child. I've been using Linux for 10 years now, with 5 years as my sole OS and have not felt this uncomfortable since KDE 4 came out. This month I've been through Ubuntu 11.10, back to Ubuntu 10.10, then I tried Mint 12 which got borked by compiz and then Pinguy 11.04 (Some apps didn't work anymore). Finally I settled on Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome Shell (with shell extensions) and Docky. This sort of works.
I must admit these last 3 weeks I've begun to hate Linux again. That's saying something as the last time I hated it was when I was using Mandrake.
Sorry but it's true. Linux has given this geek a headache.
I need a lie down.
Just had a thought maybe I'll buy a Mac, then again....nurse bring the hyperdermic!!!
Let's stay on the point at hand.
Yes the guy is a Rabbi. I don't agree with his beliefs. A person doesn't have to agree with his religious belief, but he's allowed to have an opinion. Just as some can espouse Richard Dawkins view that religious people are stupid because they believe in 'sky fairies' doesn't negate them being allowed to have an opinion. Stop being bigoted.
To be honest ...
I'm kind of tiring of all this. Daily bus trip to work is full of people glued to their smart phones, ipads, kindles etc. No one looks up, even less so than when people just read books and papers. The highlight of my week was seeing a guy reading a paper back!!
I'm in a bad mood anyway, as I'm doing data recovery. Sometimes I hate everything to do with IT.
Apple ate my hamster!!
Ironically I once criticized the so and so department of a major so and so IT something company by contacting the SVP of the US side of the company. As he thought I was just some random IT geek he agreed with my synopsis of that particular aspect of IT. Strangely my manager here in the Great British Republic didn't. I made polite suggestions of 'well we need more infrastructure at end (a) and (b) not just (a) .... as in you've got you head up your backside kind of scenario. I now work for someone else gladly. The lesson if you want satisfaction slagging someone off do it anonymously.
Holo-feel books 2035?
I feel quite unwell, I'd eat my feet if this ever happened to my kid. Ipad and paper books yes. Ipad only no chance!! I guess by 2035 people will buy holo-feel books for that old school real book odor and feel. As it is if things carried on the way they are if I'd likely be dead anyway :-P
Flush as in toilet ...
I guess either way we can be glad we've got an open source alternative on Linux, Mac and Windows. Don't wanna flame or anything, I ran office 2007 on Linux using Wine (I only use Linux personally but fix Windows boxes for my sins), I have to admit I quite liked it. Is that wrong? ;-)
Oh just an aside why can't one post a comment using 'The Registers' Android app? Seems a bit boff to me, unless I'm missing something?
Progress in retrograde!!?
To be frank 11.04 was a dogs breakfast. I anticipated 11.10 being something I could actually use without graphical glitches and general all round sluggish performance. Sadly 11.10 seems even more locked down when it comes to customisation. I can't even add new themes as there's no themes manager as such, just the poxy choice of a handful of themes. Of course I know I can put them in manually, but hey I'm lazy!! We still want some customisation Mr Suttleworth!! I feel they are just trying to appeal to the masses and heading in the direction of hand holding other OS's
Then a program I used in wine failed to start. Saying that the 3.0 kernel seems to be breezy. I'm going to fiddle a bit more and see how things go. I may just go back to 10.10 on all my boxes and manually add the required ppa's. Compiz seemed so much smoother on 10.10, progress in retrograde!!
Spotify plot loss ... customers next.
I was a regular Spotify user till they changed their policy on the free version. I could cope the the ads to benefit from their previously excellent product. Since the 5 plays limit, I've barely used it.
I would consider paying the ten quid, but if they make Facemuck obligatory as part of the package I'd rather eat my own hands.
I really despise what Zuckerborg has done to life, the universe and kids everywhere.
56 years for parping loudly on American Airlines jet
Heaven forbid that I should parp (fart, trump, squeeze the cheese, guff ...the choice is yours) on an American flight to New York!!?
Pistol beating and a gazillion years in the nick (jail)!!
Thinking of it ...where's my Anusol?
Which comes first the Google or the Yegge?
My batty crease would of been sacked for this!! Steve as epic as ever. Seemingly Steve's 'Emac's' finger has gotten better. Have to agree Google Plus seems like a soggy pizza, one I don't wish to eat.
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