From the page: "To warn you in advance, this isn窶t the usual film snob list of black and white classics and foreign films meant to show off my knowledge of classical cinema. These are the movies we watch because we want to, not because we窶re told to."
What an idiot.
Wow, that's one of the most amazing articles I've stumbled in a long time.
Ugh... seeing problems where there are none. That reporter needs to do a reality check. Linux has such a strong standing in the whole industry, think of Android, set-top boxes, game consoles, GPS devices, web servers and so on. Nobody gives a fuck about these "childish" code names. Especially Torvalds expressed lately his sentiment openly that he doesn't give a fuck about "corporate professionalism" which is spineless bullshit anyway. Big industry giants like IBM are happily backing the Linux Foundation. Linux IS a freaking world-wide success.
What's wrong with that? Content providers are going to apply DRM techniques no matter what and that's their right to do so. If there is an official standard for DRM that will be implemented by any browser then there won't be the need for downloading and installing custom plugins, drivers or desktop applications. Less fragmentation means less PITA for the end user. And "I cannot make personal backup copies" is such a moot point in our day and age (unless you want to pirate stuff and give it away to others). You just stream and watch the DRMed media file again from the server. Jesus. The whole issue reminds me of pro-life nutjobs trying to tell others what to do with their own shit. You must not abort your own pre-embryonic body growth in your belly and you must not DRM your *own* fucking video or song. Awesome. On top of that there is also that false sense of "OMG that's going to destroy the Internet as we know it and we'll all go to hell". Bullshit. You'll still be able to download your kitten videos and porn for free. It's not as if every Jane and Joe would all of a sudden DRM their content on the web.
So that piece of news clearly mentions a white American woman who has that criminal cleaning fetish. But heck, we are in 'murica, let's make something racist out of that put a Mexican stereotype cartoon woman next to that news snippet and call her Consuela.
Well, as a matter of fact just about 10 years ago the Linux desktop experience *was* a nightmare. You must have been very lucky if everything worked correctly right after installation. It didn't for me and that meant spending hours and sometimes even days with asking questions on message boards, finding solutions on Google and editing esoterically hidden configuration files using the command line. No FUD. It was there in the past. And it still is there today to some extent but luckily it got much better. Desktop Linux is still far from a good user experience especially for people who are not tech-savvy. Even the so much hyped latest editions of Ubuntu just pretend to be iOS-like shiny and user-friendly pieces of turd that can easily collapse into subtle malfunctions a normal user simply cannot fix. Personally I use Linux for about 9 years now. Every day on several devices. To me the most reasonable choice as a programmer. But sometimes I really think that I am totally masochistic because more often than not stuff just breaks. Especially after maintenance updates and distribution upgrades. Open Source and Linux are an eternal, never-ending beta test. And their developers do not shy away from breaking existing functionality users expect to work for years. There was just a single period of about 6 months were every aspect of my Linux notebook just worked. I could use it the way I wanted. Close the lid and safely expect it to go to sleep. Wake it up again without fearing a crash. The touchpad worked without a problem. Wifi worked. 3D Graphics worked without crashing. All these features get regularly fucked up over time. Overall there seems to be little to absolutely no quality control. Users sort out these problems. After all that's the Open Source sentiment anyway. "The code is there just fix it yourself" And this is in fact something seasoned Linux enthusiasts suggest on some message boards. I read it multiple times already and it is insensitive and appalling. That FUD is actually created by parts of the community itself.
It's a shame that funding that project failed in the end.
These things already existed in the early '90ies, were incredibly overpriced and - guess what - they did not work.
He'll need the saved money for treating his diabetes.
Hurr durr lol, shooting people is epic! On a completely unrelated topic, I'm fed up with these fucking fake constructed iPhone chat screenshots that are obviously too short to be real ones.
If you translate it back to English you get Nickelback backwards.
I must have lost a million brain cells by just watching that trailer.
On of my favorite lines from Kung Pow fits in nicely here:
"We trained him wrong on purpose, as a joke"
From the page: "Gaga told Ryan Seacrest that she was inside the egg for 72 hours before her performance at the Grammys, as she wished to feel like she was truly 'born on stage'”.
Right... without drinking, eating or pooping.
Well, I can imagine quite a few reasons that speak against OpenOffice. First of all, as indicated by the article in the end, interoperability. Most businesses and administrations work with Microsoft Office. Period. They save their documents in a proprietary format. Big deal. If you want to properly edit and display it on your computer you need Microsoft Office. At some point you need to put your idealism away and face the truth about the business world.
Next issue: OpenOffice is slow and buggy. In its defense: any more complex application has bugs. But it is a resource hog and on some systems it likes to crash quite often. After restart it provides you with an auto-restore feature for unsaved "lost" documents. On some systems this can go so wrong that OpenOffice is never able to restore these documents and it pops up the "restore" dialog on every application start. I saw that on quite a few systems. It's not really damaging anything but it also doesn't evoke much trust in it either.
However a real deal breaker for a typical office use case is OpenOffice's mail merge feature that mass generates letters for multiple recipients. It is broken as hell and a nightmare to use. Sometimes it simply hangs without an error message and locks the whole application. But the real big problem with it is its unreliability. It doesn't keep its settings. You can configure it as you wish but in the end it will discard a few things you specified and simply generate letters based on the default settings and therefore create a whole bunch of nonsense. On top of that it even jumbles up data. It would generate a letter for one person and send it to another one. Under some circumstances it simply does not fill out the blanks of the document and creates completely empty letters. And it does all of that behind your back, because you only notice these problems when it is too late by checking your sent mail folder.
That's inexcusable and embarrassing. I'm talking out of experience here, all of that happened to me using OpenOffice's mail merger function.
Since I'm on Linux only I do not have much of a choice. The other office suites for Linux are even by far crappier than anything else.
I'm looking at you "X-Men First Class". The German spoken by Kevin Bacon and by those bullies in that mountain bar was beyond insulting. Just make some forced garble grunting noises and voilà: we got some German.
Everything was off. Intonation, rhythm. It was like showing a robotic parody of a human being with the heartwarming charme of Hannibal Lecter. I guess this is what German is like to an American.
Oh... and also that one Law & Order episode with Vincent D'Onofrio "speaking German" to a "German" guy. I could not understand a single word of either of them. I had to read the friggin English subtitles!
What a scam.
My advice for Google: do not show German press search results. Let them die a little more.
I wish I could just thumb up the comment of "Mr. Jonny (not verified)".