battery plasmoid and remaining time..

Jared Kells jkells at
Mon May 18 09:12:49 CEST 2009


I don't know if there is much point as this thread is turning into a bit of
a flame war but I will add my 2c.

I asked a friend of average computer literacy what she thought of the
remaining time on her laptop and if she understood that it isn't accurate.

She said it's an important feature for her. With no prompting she explained
that it is just an estimate based on what she is doing now. When reading
email the time will be more then if she was watching a movie. 

On the weather analogy the accuracy of the remaining time on my laptop is
FAR more accurate then the local weather forecast. 

Kind Regards

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Ottens [mailto:ervin at] 
Sent: Monday, 18 May 2009 4:38 PM
To: plasma-devel at
Subject: Re: battery plasmoid and remaining time..

On Monday 18 May 2009 07:45:59 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Sunday 17 May 2009, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> > On Sunday 17 May 2009 20:06:57 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > > come up with the algorithm to figure that on a random laptop and you
> > > get a lollipop.
> >
> > ... and you're complaining about 'talking down to someone'? Seriously
> thank you for adding significantly to the content of the conversation.

Please all accept my apologies in advance for not adding to the content of
conversation with this mail (I guess most arguments are on the table now 
anyway so it's getting nowhere IMO).

Now, Sebastian definitely has a point even if it's not directly relevant to 
the content of the thread. Although I definitely understand and agree on
position regarding remaining time (already stated that, and it's definitely 
not popular[*] for some reason), I have to admit that the mails in this
are getting aggressive and the one Sebastian was referring to was in my (non

native speaker) opinion looking borderline insulting.

Of course, I can understand why you're getting aggressive... As I said
people are kind of obsessed by this "remaining time" lie, and this thread is

like preaching in a desert. Still that doesn't allow *anybody* to become 
aggressive. I'd like to emphasis *anybody* here, as I've seen quite a share
participants in this thread becoming overly aggressive.

Sorry for the noise.


[*] And making software is definitely not a popularity contest.
Kévin 'ervin' Ottens,
"Ni le maître sans disciple, Ni le disciple sans maître,
Ne font reculer l'ignorance."

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