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by flying sheep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0993: "Brand Awareness"
Replies: 232
Views: 68411

Re: 0993: "Brand Awareness"

The german startup http://bierbier.org (bier is beer) does that too: http://www.bierbier.org/website/wp-content/themes/bierbier/grafiken/BIER-flasche2.jpg came here to say this. they also have spritzer (with wine): http://www.bierbier.org/website/wp-content/themes/bierbier/grafiken/WS-flasche.jpg a...
by flying sheep
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

snoods wrote:I love the chrome extensions. Kick Ass is a great app for passing five minutes.

has been a bookmarklet forever (without the silly advertisement)
by flying sheep
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0969: "Delta-P"
Replies: 181
Views: 53049

Re: 0969: "Delta-P"

i came for the religious battles, thus i am disappoint.
by flying sheep
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 132739

Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

and that’s why it is essentially exactly the other way round than the “flight school” metaphor. java has very few concepts and is thus overly verbose. python has many concepts (with statements, lambdas, …) and is thus concise. starting with java, however brings you into this java mindset that makes ...
by flying sheep
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

or even worse: the pligin management (as seen in eclipse)

wtf has this to do with “help”?
by flying sheep
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Sane software developers make new defaults, and re-implement the old features, so that they can be re-enabled with the stock program. and that’s what they did. for people who miss the statusbar widget, it’s one google query like “firefox 4 status bar”. i didn’t test it, so tell me: what’s the resul...
by flying sheep
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Is there a setting or addon to put the page title back in the window title bar where it belongs? I use Opera at home (I use Chome at work) but finally updated to FF4 to see what all the hubub was about. And I hate that behavior that make the title bar skinnier and removes the page title. That's a k...
by flying sheep
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

yeah, well, haters gonna hate. if you’d talk about actual problems you have, instead of “i don’t like it, so the devs are stupid and ugly, because they didn’t ask me.”, i’d agree that some choices are stupid. Why ask me? Why not ask everyone who was quite happy with them? i.e. the statusbar shim. i...
by flying sheep
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

ok, i’ll try this “fanboy” thing which seems to be so popular here Chrome's got a good feel and look, and is quite fast. Way better than Vanilla FF. wrong. or rather: the first one is definitely wrong, as chrome looks like the photoshop-6.0-plastic-“downoad”-buttons which google inexplicable uses fo...
by flying sheep
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Yamipwn wrote:Opera. Simply because it's so fun to edit a page's source and then open the edited page on a school computer. One time I did that with the school's website homepage, and the district logo was changed to a penis with a stripper pole-dancing on it.
you mean like platypus or more like firebug?
by flying sheep
Mon May 30, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

also, firefox sync gets the privacy aspect right. what if the police wants to see your history? to see if you e.g. browsed pages about illegal drugs? mozilla can say “browser history and bookmarks are en/decrypted client-side, we can oly hand you encrypted data, which is worthless for you, so fuck o...
by flying sheep
Sun May 29, 2011 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

addons.mozilla.org is the single largest source of functionality (which you don’t have to code yourself) for one product ever. And the Apple App Store is the largest source of mobile phone software. It doesn't mean it's useful. right, but in case of firefox extensions, the collection is vast and po...
by flying sheep
Sat May 28, 2011 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Now I'm a big fan of open source software and the open source community. However, I'm not going to pretend like most people that use open source software ever take a peak at the source code. Just because you have the ability to customize a program by modifying the source code and then recompiling d...
by flying sheep
Tue May 17, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

To be fair to Microsoft, Internet Explorer 9 is actually pretty good. I'm not going to use it myself, but I don't cringe every time I load it when using my parents' computer. I was an IE9 fan until I realized it didn't have spell-checking, AB+, or Greasemonkey i developed a webapp, was pleased to s...
by flying sheep
Tue May 17, 2011 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151420

Re: What OS do you use?

Currently using Ubuntu, but I'm likely going to switch to another distro come fall (I don't really like the look of Unity, Gnome 3, or KDE and from what I've heard other distros will probably be better for me for whatever reason). I currently have vms of Debian, Gentoo (although that's not actually...
by flying sheep
Mon May 16, 2011 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Mac

Going off o' OSX, I think it's funny how people always complained about how bland and boring Mac looks, but Macs have more or less had the same GUI for a decade now. Mac has never had the same look for more then 5 years or so at any one time. I think the whole "oooh silver gradients!" thi...
by flying sheep
Sat May 07, 2011 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

flying sheep wrote:ok, convinced :)
i just realized how often i don’t hear/read this when actually having convinced someone. it wasn’t hard at all for me to write this, so i don’t really know why this is so.
by flying sheep
Sat May 07, 2011 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Tabs vs Spaces
Replies: 209
Views: 146740

Re: Tabs vs Spaces

my day was just made by discovering that someone picked up my GSoC idea of implementing elastic tabstops into kate.
by flying sheep
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

Meteorswarm wrote:Here's a screenshot of me running vimperator under firefox 4 in normal browsing mode
ok, convinced :)
by flying sheep
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

i did only see screenshots so far (as previously said: it doesn’t make sense before you are accustomed to vim)

an on all of these apparently the link-highlighting was on.
by flying sheep
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

i’ll try to really use vim one day (by now i know how to enter insert mode, leave it, and leave vim with or without saving)

the problem with vimperator is that it rapes the visual style on every website so badly that my inner webdev cries whenever i see screenshots of it.
by flying sheep
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What OS do you use?
Replies: 321
Views: 151420

Re: What OS do you use?

MacOS X, the OS of your dreams. :P what is one’s wet dream is the other’s nightmare :) Ubuntu, since distro-hopping is stupid, paying enormous amounts of money for macs is it, too, and trying to use windows even more so. (disclaimer: maybe some other linux distro or some *BSD would fit me better, b...
by flying sheep
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

In windows, the ... Windows-specific apps). Actually, the Windows key has a number of key bindings assigned to it. I do not know if any are available for reassignment, though. that’s why i don’t like windows in the first place. the worst thing about it is that you can’t configure it properly withou...
by flying sheep
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

Everyone is like this about something. if you are passionate about it then year you will learn it cause you enjoy it. But for things you are uncomfortable with most of the time you will go with what you know or get someone who knows it to do it. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing. Not everyone ...
by flying sheep
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

It's intuitive from someone who has a windows background. No, it's what they are accustomed to. "intuitive" means that it's easy to get right without previous knowledge. apple gets this one frequently right; the reason why they got so poular in the last years. even zero-tech middle-age ho...
by flying sheep
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 221061

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

…but still also efficiently usable (directed at the Uzbl people). i’m no uzbl guy (just looked at it once because it is a new approach), but you know what “uzbl” stands for? [hr] and you all know that the “chrome being faster” thing was true because of the first javascript jit compiler? now every b...
by flying sheep
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

it’s not easy to prove that NickNackGus is right, since most people grow up with a windows machine (which is subsequently the OS they are accustomed to and thus easier. e.g. i can use forks and knifes better than chopsticks while chinese people do it vice versa.) but having to use windows after usin...
by flying sheep
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

Is it still true that Gnome is more accessible than KDE? My blind friend uses Arch Linux with Gnome and refuses to use KDE because it doesn't work as well with his screen reader because he didn't configure his install to be accessibility-enabled. qt (and therefore kde) does care about blinds, but t...
by flying sheep
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?
Replies: 234
Views: 132739

Re: Is Java is a bad language for beginners?

right, that’s annoying. but haskell’s abstraction level depends on your viewpoint. for mathematicians it’s pretty close to the metal, i guess. where would you categorize java in the “abstract” scale? it is like frankenstein’s monster with every new and replaced part being shiny, but tiny chrome bits...
by flying sheep
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: 6th mouse button

By the time you get down to 5th, 6th, etc buttons, I think a lot of it depends on what you tend to do. For me, having copy and paste on the mouse is pretty handy, but I suspect a lot of people wouldn't get much out of it. It also happens to be useful in a wide range of programs. Media controls coul...
by flying sheep
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48116

Re: Desktops and UIs

SimonM wrote:GNOME

Its so easy to get used to.

maybe if you come from osx or windows.
not if you are used to an useable KDE
by flying sheep
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

archeleus wrote:KDE is like Vista.
your avatar picture is quite fitting. this comparison is stupid. woohoo, both have blur-behind transparency, they must be similar.
by flying sheep
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

Is it still true that Gnome is more accessible than KDE? My blind friend uses Arch Linux with Gnome and refuses to use KDE because it doesn't work as well with his screen reader because he didn't configure his install to be accessibility-enabled. qt (and therefore kde) does care about blinds, but t...
by flying sheep
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: 6th mouse button

If you can't think of anything useful, do something useless but awesome. Like opening a ferret gif or something. I dunno, can mouse buttons do that? haha, of course! on linux, i have btnx, which allows my to connect every button/key press/input signal my pc accepts to a key combination, script or m...
by flying sheep
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: 6th mouse button

thanks so far! i’ll certainly try some of these and look which one i end up using most.
by flying sheep
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6th mouse button
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

6th mouse button

with my shiny new G500 came a challenge: what to use the 6th mouse button for? it is between the forward/backward thumb buttons. below a list about what the others do. lefties switch “right” and “left” ⋅ left: selecting, activating, dragging, generally: main action ⋅ right: conte...
by flying sheep
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Internet Explorer 9
Replies: 79
Views: 15247

Re: Internet Explorer 9

Vash wrote:Internet Explorer 5 > Netscape 6.
the web sure looked like shit back then.

but i’m comparing it to my adblocked web. the old internet would totally rule compared to the flash-bling-ad-crap, which today’s web is for id(io|dealis)ts.
by flying sheep
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC Gamepads
Replies: 34
Views: 5767

Re: PC Gamepads

i had to google the last one. so this is the base for the “generic gamepad” svg floating arount wikimedia.

why is the old xbox shape better than the new one? (with this question, we truly enter the religios sphere)
by flying sheep
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

why should the term “pc” have anything to do with windows? (regarding “if it can run windows”)
and game consoles are quite like pcs on the hardware side (regarding “related to some old ibm model”)
by flying sheep
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135636

Re: PC != Windows

so what? if his parents can’t define the internet and think that it is a webbrowser, then this has nothing to do with your beautiful metaphor.

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