PS: what does all this have to do with NYBill's post? o_O
It was a classic LO derail. Except in this case, I derailed myself, then responded to my own post to keep the derail going. And keep going it did, since no one replied! That is, no one re-railed this thing. Neither have you - good!
Also, midori seems to do a good job rendering these days. I don't care for it as a browser though . . . a bit too minimal, feature wise. I find it's really hard for me to use anything other than Chrome, due to Chrome's excellent site searching feature: start typing a url for a site you've done a search on a before, hit tab, enter your search query, and BAM! Instant search results from that site, without having to go their home page first, then find their stupidly placed search box. Firefox lets you set up something similar manually, but it's kind of a pain.
Last night, I very briefly attempted to use KDE using only QT apps. I didn't get far - both Konqueror and Rekonq choked on this very site. Trying to go to a .php URL on the LO site resulted in those browsers downloading the php page, rather than rendering it.
Other than browsers though, I realized that I don't actually use many non-QT apps. The ones I use on a regular basis:
The QT apps that I already use regularly:
- dolphin (even when I'm working in awesome or openbox)
- smplayer (didn't realize it was QT based before)
- virtualbox (again, never really thought about it being a QT app)
And the rest is pretty much command line/curses. Konsole's decent enough, but I prefer urxvt.
I'm not saying all these QT apps scale the way official KDE apps do . . . I don't really know . .. but it was an interesting exercise.
Wow. So I guess Windows 8 is built to take advantage of these high density displays? I hope it doesn't take Linux desktops to long to catch up to handle this sort of thing. Since KDE is vector based, I assume that can scale pretty well . . . but any non-KDE apps would still look tiny. Hmmmm, might be an interesting exercise for me to try using only KDE apps for a while, just to see what I'd miss.
"We ship in Fall", let that be a bit optimistic and say they ship at the beginning of 2014. That would still be a decent phone IMO (my current phone has worse specs and I plan to still be using that in 2015).
I think smartphones have reached a point where hardware specs such as CPU speed, RAM, etc. are not that important anymore (like PCs). 1GHz quad-core should simply be enough for almost anything you might want to do on your phone (at least IMO).
Agreed. By 2014, that screen resolution may look a bit outdated though.
I was told once some captcha are words from documents, books, papers, etc... that computers can't figure out. So, the words are put in front of humans to help figure out what the words are. It has the dual benefit of keeping out spammers and helping to archive old documents. That is cool, IMO.
Those are the reCAPTCHAs (http://www.google.com/recaptcha). It is a very cool idea. I find those ones are generally fairly easy to read. And presumably, if Google's OCR software can't figure them out, then some spammer's OCR software isn't going to do much better. It seems like I'm seeing less of those now . . . maybe because OCR software has improved.
If this was the old days, many pics would have been Gimped by now. Maybe its for the best these are these days...
This photo is just begging to hold something large and phallic: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lixrnj3pl01qcipmn.jpg
I figured someone oughta start a thread. I've been running #! Statler for the last few years on my netbook, I'm looking forward to upgrading to Waldorf. That netbook has been the definition of stability . . . which makes it a nice fallback on the rare occasion that I screw up my Arch desktop.
Anyone else using #! these days? It seemed like one of the top distros for LO'ers a few years ago, but it's been a while since I've seen it mentioned here.
Lucky you weren't driving what I'm driving. They don't take too kindly to big trucks flying through school zones.
BTW. How much was the ticket?
How often do truckers get tickets? I imagine it must happen regularly, if you spend that much time driving. On the other hand, it seems rare that I see trucks pulled over - do cops tend to look the other way if speeding's not too unreasonable?