KDE: What a monster!

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Jan 28 01:53:10 PST 2009


On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:17:06 +0100 (CET), Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> that's why i bought it for ca 50$ USED, already had 86000 pages printed, 
> and i printed about 35000.

On my printer, the page counter has stuck / turned over and does show
that approx. 1500 pages have been printed. Hey, I could sell it with
the description of "very few pages printed, just like new". :-)



> All you have to do is to lubricate with oil some parts every half a year 
> or so, when it starts to have problem with paper jamming.

And buy some replacement for 60 Euro. Yes, I invested that much to
get this old friend running again.



> You can even swap toner cardridge on the fly.
> There are polish-produced replacement cardridges that costs 35$ for 10000 
> pages.

That's not much and a good deal. Original HP toner is approx. 100 Euro,
formerly it was 120 DM.



> > better, try this with a "consumer class" ink-pee "printer". :-)
> >
> it's crap don't use it.

I know... my dad thought he was clever and bought the printer I told
him NOT to buy. Some months later, he asked me if I could repair a
printer... :-)



> i used mpg123 on 160Mhz 486 and it used ca 50% CPU at full quality.
> i don't know any player that needs less CPU power.

Apropos 160MHz...

I'd like to tell a story that is completely true, and it makes me wonder
whenever I hear users of uber-powerful hardware, "tons of Megs", huge
hard disks and two-fan GPUs start complaining that they have "skipping
audio" in their KDE / Gnome programs... I don't get this. With all the
power of today's computer, this cannot be.

When a P1 150MHz, 64 MB RAM, 3dFX GPU, 6,4 GB HDD was my first FreeBSD
system (4.x), I did ALL AT THE SAME TIME:
	1. download some ISO via FTP
	2. burn another ISO onto CD (Mitsumi 4x recorder)
	3. compile something
	4. browse the web with still responsive Opera
and finally
	5. listen to NON-SKIPPING MP3s.

It's not a lie, I really DID THIS. And I have this machine here, it will
be turned into an experimental server soon.



> >> ports/misc/mc-light
> >
> > Will try this, sounds promising. I tried to change the code in MC
> 
> definitely try this. it contains only those part of mc that are actually 
> useful.

I hope the mcedit with syntax highlighting belongs to that. I spent
some time getting the syntax color definitions acceptable as well as
creating new ones. In fact, I like the MC editor.



> >> it's really worth spending these few $ on windoze that case.
> >
> > Here in Germany, it's more convenient NOT to pay, but still to use.
> > And "Why should I pay you to work on my computer?" :-)
> 
> that's wrong. You should pay or not use it.

Many "Windows" users that I know do use a pirated copy of "the good XP"
or something else. No idea how they get it running without product key,
maybe cracked versions.

I never had any situation when to think: "Well, I need 'Windows' now.",
and I don't think I have a system that is supported. So I'll keep clean. :-)



> You should fight software piracy. Not because it's bad, but because it's 
> the best microsoft friend.

I like this one:

	http://razzor.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/open_source_communism.jpg

Software pirates of "Windows" get always punished because they have to
use what they pirated, that's punishment enough, as well as all the fine
viruses (virii), trojans, worms, the nice spyware, the malware, the bloat
and the time they spend re-installing everything. :-)

The downside is that everyone else gets punished, too, or what do you
think more than 90% of the e-mail transferred today is spam?



> Without piracy microsoft wouldn't exist today at all.

That's the reason for the big "usage share" (like "market share") of
the many different "Windows" (and people keep complaining about many
different Linux distributions).

Funny picture on this:

	http://beconfused.com/images/2007/01/the-joy-of-tech-the-many-editions-of-windows-vista.jpg

I'm always happy that "Windows" is NOT a topic to me.


> > "Democracy simulation". That's why less and less people go voting.
> 
> i don't vote since 4 years.

I don't know how the voting system is in Poland, but I think not going to
vote is the wrong way.

The German voting system leaves you three choices:

1. You vote for a party, this party's votings increase by 1.

2. You don't go to vote. Your voting is associated to the party that
   already has the most votings (relatively). So not going to vote
   supports the big parties.

3. You go to vote, but give an invalid voting, either by not making
   any mark, or marking all parties, or striking them through (that's
   what I do to express that I don't want any on them).

I had the idea that the voting system should be inverted. Instead of
giving a voting to a party, parties are marked as "denied". The more
a party is denied, the less good it is, because at a certain point, the
party will be disassembled or forbidden. So we would get rid of all those
self-claimed "representatives" very fast. :-)


-- 
Polytropon
>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...


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