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Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash

Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash

Posted Sep 25, 2012 17:20 UTC (Tue) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
In reply to: Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash by jiu
Parent article: Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash

GNOME profits have gone down the drain indeed :-(


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Shuttleworth: Amazon search results in the Dash

Posted Sep 25, 2012 20:02 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Good ol' bkor, short on empathy but always ready with a snark.

configuration settings, empathy

Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:19 UTC (Sun) by pjm (subscriber, #2080) [Link]

That seems like a very snarky and empathy-lacking reply.

It's clear that configuration options have both cost and benefit. The costs and benefits aren't directly comparable, so it can be hard to judge whether or at what point it's best to remove an option; but it does seem that some people and businesses are on balance better served by software with fewer configuration settings. Being able to see other people's viewpoints (one might almost say "having empathy"), one might congratulate the Gnome devs for daring to provide an option better suited for such people, rather than merely complain when one thinks oneself less suited by this choice.

configuration settings, empathy

Posted Oct 3, 2012 20:31 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

If you're talking about the big picture, I totally agree.

I was talking about bkor's one-liner. In reply to a substantial and earnest post, he says something like "I don't care" or "Gnome doesn't care" (the brevity makes it unclear). It's not very easy to empathize with that sort of discussion.

But, yes, I can emulate it. :)

configuration settings, empathy

Posted Oct 3, 2012 20:36 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Dangit, I misread the hierarchy. bkor was responding to snark with snark. Never mind.

Technically I stand by what I said, but it sure wasn't worth adding to this particular thread. *hits undo button*


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