The return of the clocks of death (this time in the new gnome logout dialogs)

Lex Hider lexhider at
Mon Jan 30 11:46:03 GMT 2006

Guillaume Desmottes wrote:
> Le dimanche 29 janvier 2006 à 17:58 -0800, Corey Burger a écrit :
>> Hello all,
>> I was most distressed when I installed the daily from yesterday and
>> saw the new rather cool logout dialogs from gnome (not the one manu is
>> working on). On these dialogs are countdown clocks. Yes, GIANT CLOCKS
>> OF DEATH!!!! Oh no, run around screaming, you are going to be logged
>> out in 59 seconds and counting!!!! (excuse me, the preceding was way
>> too much fun to write)
>> In all seriousness, as Brandon Hale pointed out, these are actually
>> worse than other clocks that have existed because these ones have real
>> potential for accidental data loss.
> I Agree.  I don't understand the purpose of this clock except to stress
> me. :)
> 	G.
I must admit I don't understand the purpose of this clock either. Can 
anyone enlighten me on the thinking behind it?

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