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10.5: Partially tame Time Machine's warping background
Authored by: p0pper on Nov 18, '07 08:15:01PM

really, this entire site would be so much more lifeless without the opinions of the posters. this is not an academic paper, so there should be nothing wrong with sharing them. if they piss you off, as an opinion will always do to someone, you must deal with it, just as in the real world. they are unavoidable.

i feel that your computer should be completely configurable to your tastes, and that information about what files affect what output, etc. are things that should be shared (i might go so far as to say there's a moral obligation to share).

the unfortunate thing about these things we use, is that they are sold by businesses, and that those businesses need to grown until they are like cancerous tumors, or they die. to accomplish this, they need bait to attract more fodder. these 'improvements' that are the subject of this debate all seem to be this type of addition. i agree with robg that new things adding functionality are great and that new things that are marketing bling usually end up muddling and hindering efficient use. if this computer i'm using is truly mine, i should be able to change any of those things i don't like, with the proper knowledge.

this site is, as you said, Padriac, really great and informative. however, as a user-created site, it is, in essence, a complicated editorial. it is also about freeing your equipment. we should keep the speech free as well.

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