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  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , magicalclick wrote

    You are saying Threshold HAS NO start screen on desktop? I don't believe this nonsense. Of course, if it is done by another product owner with Sinofsky syndrome, such none sense is highly possible. If that's true, yeah, lets release Threshold Ultimate as a money grab.

    Those are just the defaults.

    However, it's all speculation right now. No reason to worked up about it yet.

  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , magicalclick wrote

    Threshold HAS full start screen!

    It's supposed to be dependent on the device. On tablets you'll get the full start screen and on desktop you'll get the new start menu.

  • Do you use Linux?

    Not any more. I spent several years in a completely FOSS environment at home. Eventually it wasn't worth the hassle of having to deal with the community.

  • Satya speaking...

    @cbae: The enterprise went all in on Windows 7 and almost always leapfrogs releases. No mystery here.

  • 4th July

    , bondsbw wrote


    No it isn't.  I know plenty of people who don't have college educations who aren't poor.  Their jobs are typically more of a manual labor position, but that doesn't mean they are poor.  In fact they tend to seem more stable than most people I know who have college degrees (many, MANY of whom are having trouble finding a job they want).

    Incoming anecdotal rant in 3...2...1...

    Out of the five in my family, my dad is the only one with a high school degree and the only reason he has his MBA is to tick a box for a job that he'd already earned and succeeded in. We all work in either in healthcare or IT. I have a 2 year degree, and I consider it to have been a complete waste of my time and money. I rarely acknowledge that it ever happened. In any case, my family is not exactly the collection of fail that conventional wisdom predicts.

    Not having a degree isn't a guarantee of failure, just as a degree isn't a guarantee of success. Better to figure out where you want to go and decide if more school is absolutely necessary to get there. For many people a trade school is probably the most they need.

  • Google NativeClient demo that I liked

    , cbae wrote


    What mindset is that?

    A mindset that didn't come from Google, of course.

  • Best music video evar!

    Gotta love Schoolhouse RMock.

  • 4th July

    @cbae: I'd argue that it is possible. It's just that we have a skewed view of necessities these days. The average person feels that they absolutely need the fastest internet, 500 HD channels, a smartphone with plan, lots of other electronic gadgetry, eating out all the time, new vehicles, home ownership, etc. People don't want to save or wait, they want it all now.

    You don't have to be an ascetic, but it seems these days that being even mildly frugal is considered to be weird. Then the same people who think you are weird are flabbergasted when you are able to make major purchases or pay for vacation with cash.

  • triple your battery life with sand

    , brian.​shapiro wrote


    Hm.. well I was thinking of beach sand, which would not be an ideal source. Desert sand would work too if its quartz rich, I guess. I don't know much about the minerology.

    Good point. Depending on the beach, it may be too organically derived to be useful.

  • British can't handle spice?

    , brian.​shapiro wrote


    I'm American, and I'm always unhappy at Asian restaurants here when I ask for them to make a dish spicy, it always still ends up being made relatively mild.

    Every once in a while, I'll find a Thai restaurant that still has an authentic heat scale and it's always a pleasant surprise.