Linux's founder, dislikes the GNOME desktop. In 2005, for example, Torvalds posted on the GNOME-usability list that "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE."
Torvalds feels this way, in part, due to his perception that "This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do."
Scumbag described as a top spammer has been arrested
A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail.
Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.
* Four people hurt; one woman bitten, grabbed as ape runs amok in restaurant
* Gorilla finally barricaded in restaurant, shot with a sedative dart and recaptured
* Unclear how ape scaled high walls and crossed moat -- gorillas can't swim
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- A 400-pound gorilla escaped from his enclosure and ran amok in a Rotterdam zoo Friday, biting one woman, dragging her around, and causing panic among dozens of visitors before he was finally subdued, officials and a witness said.
"He got over the moat, which in itself is remarkable, because gorillas can't swim," Dorrestijn said. "He got onto a path for visitors and started running and went at full speed through tables and diners at the Oranje restaurant."
"I saw the beast running through the park with a woman behind him, him grabbing her forearm," De Jonge said.
At a distance of around 30 yards, he saw the gorilla lie down near the woman and then heard her scream.
"He bit her, or I think he bit her, because when he stood up his mouth was covered in blood," De Jonge said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - More than two dozen Israeli motorists manoeuvred around the dead body of a road accident victim lying in the middle of a busy intersection, failing to stop to help in an incident captured by a traffic camera.
In footage broadcast by Israeli television stations on Monday and in a series of photographs on newspaper front pages, motorcyclist Moshe Yisraeli was seen trying to squeeze between two trucks at a junction on a highway near Tel Aviv on Sunday.
He never made it. The camera captured his body lying near the centre of the four-way intersection, his motorcycle metres away on its side.
WASHINGTON - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."
Two pirates are sitting in a seaside tavern, talking. One of them has a
hook instead of a hand, and an eye patch. The other pirate has a wooden
leg. Over a few beers, they start to tell each other how they received their
"One day," says the first pirate, "we had pulled alongside a merchant
vessel and were boarding her. I had my sword drawn when suddenly a man with
a saber caught me by surprise and cut my hand off. So I had this hook put
on. How did you lose your leg?"
"From a broadside of grapeshot from an English military vessel, in a
terrific battle off the coast of France. And how about your eye?"
"Well, I don't really like to talk about it," said the first pirate.
"Come on," says the second pirate. "It doesn't matter after all
these years, does it?"
"Oh, okay," says the first pirate. "See, it's pretty embarrassing;
a seagull shit in my eye."
"A seagull!? I can see how that would hurt, but I don't see why
you would *lose* the eye..."
"But," the first pirate says, "it was my first day with the hook."