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    Unity seems to have been designed by people who don't open multiple windows in the same application. I mean, who'd do that? In any case, those of us who make a living with Linux salute you for the testimonial, though...
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  • Commented on Lies, damned lies, and popular beliefs
    Here in the USA, I'd suggest a lot of entities simply have an interest in a frightened populace -- the police, the government, politicos in general, the military, security businesses, gun manufacturers, whole swaths of the media, etc. Is this...
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