Say Mr. Dabbsy, anyone ever tell you...
...your stubbly self looks a wee bit like Detective Miller from The Expanse?
139 posts • joined 3 Dec 2009
...your stubbly self looks a wee bit like Detective Miller from The Expanse?
...quite frankly a bit ugly.
But, at the same time much more easily navigated than the current everything-must-be-flat-and-indistinguishable design language.
The "commits, branches, ..." bit needs to be tabs too, though.
Personally, my idea of peak pretty AND functional desktop GUI design was one of the KDE 3.x themes (can't remember the name).
>>>"IBM has devoted countless millions of dollars to its effort to rebrand as a hip, millennial-centric tech company,"<<<
Those guys are so unhip, it's a wonder their bums don't fall off.
(With apologies to President Beeblebrox.)
...SharePoint to be renamed to GitHub for Business.
... >>>The performance power slider controls knobs <snip> <<<
Give me WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, updated with support for the clipboard, arbitrary console window dimensions and long file names.
>>>yet has very little actual functionality.<<<
Little functionality, you say?
But with Atom, your syntax highlighting theme can easily make parts of your source (e.g. TODO comments) gently fade between different background colours.
And all that essential functionality for only an installed size of 715MB!
So be it.
If they willfully break the GPL, better to sue if need be, and scare them and their likes off in future, IMHO.
Otherwise, what's the point of the GPL?
Commercial vendors expect money for their product.
Contributors to GPL projects have a right to expect reciprocity in the form of source code.
That's the deal.
Except BSD, perhaps, but they didn't choose that for whatever reason.
...on Baron Munchausen. Gilliam’s best, IMHO.
As for French flicks, few seem to know about, but should, may I nominate quirky action comedy “Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec“ and arty-farty “Le Scaphandre et le papillon”?
...of the Excel Abusers!
Surprising move, really, that they've found themselves to be able to make do with Google's much sparser feature set compared to MS Office.
But if the missing features are no big deal for them, and on-line sync and collaboration is important, I can understand it.
MS Office is MUCH more powerful, but every time on-line access is involved, it's slow as mollasses.
Google, OTOH, does the snappy web experience well.
Completely ignoring the issues with going cloudy, of course.
>>>would be called a mechanical keyboard.<<<
And have an orthogonal layout.
>>>I've never had ANY issue with Mint.<<<
I have. Also with .?Ubuntu. And Red Hat | Fedora. And Mandrake | Mandriva, SuSE | openSUSE, ...
But I'm with you on Debian.
Debian and Slackware are the only OS's that never caused me any grief at one time or another.
What do you dislike about the X (apart from the hideous price tag, natch) when compared with non-X's?
Just curious. Never held an iPhone X myself.
>>>Does anybody know if KDE still better than Gnome?<<<
Since anything would be better than Gnome, by default it has to be.
Penguin botherer since before either KDE or Gnome were a thing.
>>>I love 'The Final Cut' but I'm aware that is not a sentiment universally shared.<<<
Well, I'm certainly not fond of the whole suggesting Deckard was a replicant thing.
...to dodge that bullet.
I thought about buying their Harmony stuff years ago, but remembered that there was a reason I hadn't bought a Logitech device in donkey's years: Hardware's OK, but they can't write software worth faeces. (SetPoint, anyone?)
...about the Store thingy.
On the one hand, I recognise all the downsides everyone here has already mentioned, and agree with most of them.
On the other hand, running Debian (or a derivative), it's always been fantastically convenient to have almost every piece of software I need ready, pre-packaged and compatible in my distro's AppStore^W repositories.
OK, they're not completely equivalent. For one, Windows Store's apps are limited in ways DEB packages aren't.
But there are a lot of similarities too.
...of up to 5TB, what would you guys recommend?
* Buy a couple of USB3 HDDs?
* Get a tape drive and media (which tech)?
* Get a Blu-ray burner and some discs?
* Encrypt the stuff and push it to Amazon Glacier?
>>>You'd only notice that it is a woman doing the hugging if you notice the earrings.<<<
Considering the many earring-wearing males around, that buttons on her jacket are on the left would probably be a better indicator.
Anyhu, I'd forgotten I wanted to get my hands on that deliciously cheap Zero W for some LG^H^HBLE-tomfoolery.
Now, where's that credit card at?
Exactly! I can only upvote once (and I tried).
The only Windows Store apps I have are a few casual games (e.g. Lara Croft GO).
Mostly just out of curiosity to compare them against the Android versions.
How has Win10S been made to run on low-spec anyway? I couldn’t find any concrete info.
When Windows 10 slowed to a crawl on my Celeron box with a spinning rust drive, and I couldn’t re-install the old W8 (with Bing) again, I had to put Debian on it. Flies like ****.
And at least with Wine and DOSbox, that runs the few old Win32 and DOS games I still like.
>>> Lots of the advanced command and option combinations are incredibly complex and don't make that much sense, so I tend to cut and paste them from SO. <<<
Not done battle with ClearCase much then? >:-)
>>>The Predator keyboard has correctly-shaped keys<<<
But look at the horribly offset space bar. *yuck*
So close to perfection...still so far.
...and his posh voice.
>>>With yellow sunglasses I see better and don't get the stabbing pain in my eyeballs.<<<
Particularly when driving a convertible through a bug-swarm.
...a humourectomy by any chance?
>>>Assuming you are British (for the sake of argument) what if I choose to trawl thru some of the odder local laws in Britain? If I find anything questionable, may I laugh my arse off at "You stupid Brits"?<<<
Yes. Yes, of course you can.
Friendly piss-taking like that, is^W should be a basic human right.
>>>As a side note the quality isn't as high as you'd think. I bought the yoga pro 2 <<<
That's why I went for the ThinkPad Yoga.
Bulkier, true, but (appearance of) vastly higher quality than the IdeaPad Yoga Pro.
... which other vendor makes anything as nice as Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga line?
Looking around for a new machine for the Supreme Commanderess, the TP-Yoga seemed by far the most reassuring going by quality, finish, features and simple sturdiness in the sub €1000 segment.
... I'd have to put a controller on my chair, to make it automatically follow the desk's height.
Ilva has a fairly nice, non-smart, electric desk in the same price range as the Refold cardboard thingie. (And with a considerably longer expected life-span.)
...I'm Danish and have feet like Donald Duck.
...my mum's 630 is not on the list.
8.1 is a terrific phone OS, and very OAP-friendly for a smart phone.
10 may get there eventually, unless it's axed before then, but is still too rough around the edges, IMHO, and has lost a few of the little UI quirks (when compared to Android & iOS) that actually made it so bloody good in daily use.
... there was between those who wanted VR headsets and those keen on drones.
That combination might be a fun (and expensive) toy.
... there, fixed it for you.
The Rock Ridge extensions were much more reliable.
But of course only worked on some systems (glass doors).
...that bed is a mess.
...because we're all so tired of buying and instantly downloading a game when we get a sudden urge.
Much better to wait for a cartridge in the post.
...of their Runner watch.
As GPS watches go, a very nice budget choice, IMHO.
But I wouldn't recommend buying it on-line without testing it on your wrist.
The curve down to the D-pad didn't fit me. For that reason I went for Garmin's Vivoactive.
...nobody who does any actual work likes open plan offices.
How does the display compare to old school transflective LCD as seen on Garmin's Vivoactive?
...replaced with a Lumia 630 when our IT department switched last year.
My first experience with WinPhone, it was a very positive surprise.
Going from the premium build quality of the 9900 to one of the cheaper Lumias was not a problem. The beating my phones sometimes get, the cheap looking, but extremely robust, Lumia 630 was actually a better fit for me.
Something about the UI appeals to me, and it ticks all my work features.
The built in calendar app is crap, but Chronos+ solves that, and is better than even Android's great Business Calendar 2 for displaying my schedule.
The app gap is substantial, and will be a deal breaker for many. But with mSecure and Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection recently making their appearances, I'm covered and could easily make the switch from Android.
... but the images "drone boning“ conjure up, make paper cuts seem mild. What with those propeller blades and all.
and let my lips embrace you.
Or wasn't "SitOnMyFaceTime" a prompt to sing Monty Python songs?
It's always Monty Python time.
... Is that bearly legal?
Sung to the tune of "Oil for the lamps of China".
Well, that's what my inner ear was imagining, anyhu.
Even Paris is confused.
...broke into computer networks for fun at the age of 5.
Sounds like Marvel's next Dr. Doom reboot.
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