> On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:27:27 +0000
> Daniel James <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ralf,
>>>> Ralf, simply turn off autospawn for pulse if it bothers you that much.
>> That's perfectly possible, but it begs the question why pulseaudio is
>> needed at all in a DAW based around JACK. Fortunately we have specialist
>> and independent distros, precisely because the design choices for a
>> 'mainstream' user are often the wrong choices for significant minorities
>> of other users.
>>>> IMHO pulse is coming along nicely. There are tweaks to improve its
>>>> performance ...
>> This reminds me of the argument for keeping Mono in Ubuntu, because
>> "it's really not that bad, there are a couple of good applications that
>> need it" etc etc. If a design decision is bad, leading to duplication
>> and bloat, then no amount of compensating factors can make it a good
>> I'm just glad that with Free Software, we are not compelled to accept
>> top-down decisions from the larger distros, in the way that Windows and
>> OS X users are.
> Some sentiments I am in complete agreement with!
> Incidentally, in my fight against the all-in-one do-everything
> computer proponents I make the following suggestion...
> Clearly there is only the need to purchase one general-purpose brush.
> This can be manufactured to the lowest common denominator design so
> that it can adequately perform all of the following functions:
> Clean floors
> Remove cobwebs
> Groom dog/cat
> Unblock drains
> Brush suit
> Dust kitchen surfaces
> Clean toilet
> Clear leaves from gutters
> Brush hair
> I just can't understand why people don't seem to accept such an
> obviously practical suggestion. Even if I accept that the 'standard
> profile brush' may not be ideal for any of these tasks I can't seem to
> convince people of the convenience factor and ease-of-use benefits.
I'm sure there is such a brush. Today I visited some friends and on the
way I passed the American car of an acquaintance, btw. a known German
jazz musician, http://www.jaroschek.com/. His car talked to me. No joke.
A speaking car
. It's just a kind of alarm system, but in Germany it's
unusual that cars start talking. We are living in a crazy world. I
wasn't on drugs, but had a small talk with a car.
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