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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

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An anonymous reader writes "Select to copy and middle-click to paste. That's very convenient usability feature associated with UNIX graphical environments. But it is confusing for new users, so the ability to middle-click paste was briefly removed from GNOME 3.10. It was restored few days later, but with clear message: middle-click paste will be permanently removed from next GNOME version." I hope that "we'll defer this change until the next cycle" also means that it's getting re-thought, rather than just delayed.

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blackd
3207 days ago
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One more reason I won't be using Gnome any time soon.
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emdeesee
3207 days ago
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Yeah, totally.

When I was a new unix user eleventy thousand years ago, this was really confusing...for about 10 minutes.

Foolish.
Sherman, TX

Privacy Opinions

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I'm the Philosopher until someone hands me a burrito.
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blackd
3207 days ago
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6 times is too low mine data is encrypted 18 times
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WorldMaker
3202 days ago
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I'm the Nihilist until someone hands me a burrito. This single comic explains so much about my experience with Derbycon this year in such a succinct way.
Louisville, Kentucky
emdot
3201 days ago
Me too.
ahmetasabanci
3203 days ago
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I'm working on augmented reality in philosophy and new perceptions of reality and information in our times. I've just started writing and I guess it'll be finished spring 2014. But sadly I'm living in Turkey and have to write in Turkish. I'm going to translate but it's hard to finish translation before summer 2014. I'll be happy to talk with you.
─░stanbul
denubis
3203 days ago
Oooh. That sounds *fascinating*. I'd love to follow along with google translate. Definitly take a look at Voss' work as well. I'm an acacdemic here in Sydney, so I'm happy to chat about ideas. @denubisX on twitter
ahmetasabanci
3203 days ago
Thanks. I'm going to check Voss' work too. I followed you on twitter (@ahmetasabanci).
Dadster
3202 days ago
Wow, I'm in Ahmet!
jhamill
3203 days ago
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Now I want a burrito instead of this pizza.
California
sjk
3205 days ago
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Of the six, I'm closest to "The Nihilist".
Florida
jth
3205 days ago
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I hold all six opinions, but the order in which they take precedence varies based on my proximity to burritos and government buildings.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
ktgeek
3205 days ago
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Enjoy your burrito!
Bartlett, IL
Sunira
3205 days ago
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I'm two of these people. haha.
Atlanta, GA
emdeesee
3206 days ago
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I know all of these people, and I am three of them.
Sherman, TX
jtgrimes
3206 days ago
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I feel most people aren't represented here. "I don't care - I have nothing to hide. Wait - the NSA knows what porn I watch? WHAT ABOUT MY RIGHTS!!!!"
Oakland, CA
satadru
3207 days ago
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<3
New York, NY
Michdevilish
3207 days ago
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ah, the disambiguous sage:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Salvia_divinorum_-_Herba_de_Maria.jpg
Canada
toddgrotenhuis
3207 days ago
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Yup.
Indianapolis
adamgurri
3207 days ago
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This is perfect. Perfect.
New York, NY
denubis
3207 days ago
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I really want to share my thesis, since it's *all about* the philosophy of data. ... Anyone want a link?
adpaolucci
3207 days ago
Link me bro. (EDIT: Thanks man! Now I got something to read.)
denubis
3207 days ago
Large 400 odd page thesis PDF: http://www.mendeley.com/download/public/2110651/4867189482/58d704a31071163071cb0a391f17ad202fe958ff/dl.pdf Conference paper summary: http://www.mendeley.com/download/public/2110651/5688165404/4b4793054bcb94246d7537eeadf1fde11519d430/dl.pdf
HybridAU
3207 days ago
Thanks
adamgurri
3207 days ago
Nice! Downloaded.
ddmf
3207 days ago
thanks!
zippy72
3206 days ago
Gonna read this. Looks fascinating! Thanks!
skoobahdiver
3205 days ago
So I have to ask... Given that this paper is a survey of common usage of the concept of data, are you taking a pragmatist approach to the reality of what data is? To me, it seems that the colloquial usages of the concept of "data" is only relevant once the metaphysical concept of "data" is fully established. Honestly, my philosophy studies haven't taken me into this route yet, so I am not certain that this concept is ill defined at this time.
denubis
3205 days ago
@skoobahdiver Depends on what hat I'm wearing. This is mainly a question of "how do we deal with people saying the word 'data' " Basically, one of the major IT problems is that we think we know what the word data means when it comes out of our clients/requirementGenerator's mouths. This understanding is a *real* problem, since it often doesn't tend to match up. Also, as a pragmatist, there's no platonic form of data. There is only how we define it in the nested Baudrilliardian simulacra we live in.
ahmetasabanci
3203 days ago
I'm preparing a graduation thesis about a close topic too and this looks pretty good, downloaded. Thanks!
denubis
3203 days ago
Cool. I'd love to comment/read/whatever. Link or share it? Also, you may be interested in what Jacob Voss has done for his Ph.D. (It's in a similar vein.) What's your specific topic?
traggett
3207 days ago
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Alt text: "I'm the Philosopher until someone hands me a burrito"
Hong Kong
gmuslera
3207 days ago
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The privacy is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a buiding in Utah where the NSA is doing the entire iceberg. I don't know how they got it there.
montevideo, uy
adam_w
3206 days ago
That explains why it's so cold here in Utah.

Majority of Americans Say NSA Phone Tracking Is OK To Fight Terrorism

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An anonymous reader writes "While the tech media has gone wild the past few days with the reports of the NSA tracking Verizon cell usage and creating the PRISM system to peer into our online lives, a new study by Pew Research suggests that most U.S. citizens think it's okay. 62 percent of Americans say losing some personal privacy is acceptable as long as its used to fight terrorism, and 56 percent are okay with the NSA tracking phone calls. Online tracking is fair less popular however, with only 45 percent approving of the practice. The data also shows that the youth are far more opposed to curtailing privacy to fight terror, which could mean trouble for politicians planning to continue these programs in the coming years."

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blackd
3313 days ago
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Well americans are like a sheep flock.
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bodly
3312 days ago
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Majority of Americans are stupid.
Austin, TX
trekkie
3308 days ago
All you have to do is look at who gets elected to congress to prove that post right