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    Suggestion for Linux text editor.

    Anyone have reviews of using Emacs on the Pandora / Pyra prototypes? I'm an emacs man through-and-through, but Haraldur's suggestion has me more excited about Emacs than I've been for a loooong time.
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    69 year old violently dragged from overbooked United flight

    I certainly have some socialist sympathies, so if it sounded that way, it's accurate. If you're referring to the specific book, I think it's titled the Communist Manifesto. I think we can acknowledge violence is sometimes unfortunately unavoidable while still agreeing that it is bad and should...
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    69 year old violently dragged from overbooked United flight

    Because the rights being enforced as per the "contract" of the ticket are a joke. There's a problem shared with web Terms of Service, where nobody truly accepts the contract because they don't have genuine informed consent with a viable alternative option - you either "consent" to their terms...
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    69 year old violently dragged from overbooked United flight

    Again, our economic system is upheld by the threat of violence, which we take for granted in many aspects of our lives. Seeing that violence naked before us in a case where property rights many of us don't find legitimate are being enforced makes this rather unsavory aspect of our economic...
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    69 year old violently dragged from overbooked United flight

    Because it's a great illustration of the violence underpinning capitalism, and because reaction against new violence is generally stronger than violence that has already been normalized. Also, because this way we can resist new violent norms, or at least blunt them.
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    Sometimes, but it really depends on distro. I've noticed that when installing through package managers (either terminal or gui), sometimes themes and default settings can get messed up. Ubuntu and Gnome-Shell do not play nice with each other, for example. Chakra Linux was interesting - when I...
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    veloknight. Pleased to meet you. If we're going to decry the nastiness of the DE squabbles, we shouldn't call each other names for something that amounts to aesthetic preference.
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    Interesting, thanks for the information. It's still not effortless, though, and I can't see how much I'd like it without the global menu. I've tried using global menus for other DEs before - they were always terrible, unfortunately, at best being a feature that was well-supported by one toolkit...
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    I'm surprised by this as well, since, frankly, I always had tons of bugs and performance issues with Cinnamon. Since I actually pretty much always liked Gnome Shell, even the 'bad' early ones, I mostly wound up splitting time between it and Unity, and found myself wishing for Unity - or at least...
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    For me: because, in all the distros I've tried (Raspbian, Debian 8, CrunchBang, Manjaro, Chakra, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Peppermint, Fedora, Ubuntu), none has the stability and painlessness I associate with Ubuntu. It's the magic combo of few(est possible) driver issues, important goodies that some...
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    No more Unity for Ubuntu

    I'll miss the global menu, but otherwise I prefer Gnome Shell when using a heavy DE anyways. I hope that Ubuntu can come up with some extensions for Gnome Shell that can add some of their better features, and ideally port Onboard to Wayland - the current Wayland Gnome onscreen keyboard is a joke.
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    ARM and GPU extensibility

    I recently found out that there are ARM SoCs that have some PCIe lanes, which surprised me. If that's true, I'm surprised nobody's tried to use this, especially in the hardcore Free Software spaces: For x86 PCs, we have good free GPU drivers for old Nvidia cards, but can't use modern CPUs due to...
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    Imagination Technologies and future daughterboards

    Hey all, I don't know if anyone else here has seen this, but apparently Apple and Imagination Tech are going to go mostly separate ways. While Imagination Technologies might still wind up with some income from Apple, everyone seems to think this is a big blow for them. I know the current OMAP5...
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    Possible Pyra competitor: Graalphone

    I feel the same, but I think the success of all-touch smartphones vs. their physical-button predecessors shows that there's an appeal to the general public. In this case, I was using "powerful" in the same way I might use to describe a programming language: a touchscreen interface can do many...
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    Possible Pyra competitor: Graalphone

    There are things I like about this idea and design, but I think they missed a big opportunity here. Smartphones have become fantastic general-purpose computers, loaded with sensors, simple but powerful I/O through touchscreens, and increasingly formidable CPU and RAM - but they aren't really...
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