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Nvidia Engineer Asks How the Company Can Improve Linux Support

AlexiaDeath THIS! (581 comments)

XRandR (REALLY-REALLY THIS! I cant use my colorhug without cripling my nvidia driver and switching to nouveau because of XRandR fail) and if you dont want to make your driver work with old cards, help NOUVEAU support them properly with just the knowhow, mainenance will be free.

more than 2 years ago
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What is Your position on Climate Change?

AlexiaDeath Agnostic (695 comments)

Where the heck is an option for agnostics!? I don't believe in global warming, its not that sort of a thing. I don't know if its happening either, I am not a climate scientist. If id have to put down my foot somewhere, id say that the climate is probably warming, but I wouldn't draw any conclusions from it just yet. We have been measuring temperatures on our planet directly for totally insignificant time. So I'm agnostic. Polluting less is good regardless of the reasons why its done. So is reducing human footprint and developing a sustaining way to live because if its not sustainable there will be wars and famines and general mess to live through. If some people need a scary global warming monster standing behind their backs to strive for cleaner world, so be it. I don't. Oh, and man made is also natural causes. Men, us, in our existence are entirely natural. Us going extinct like the dinosaurs is also natural ;) Us surviving as we are is unnatural, so much so that its nearly impossible. We either evolve, transform and conquer the space or die. I guess that's what happens to most life in this universe.

more than 2 years ago
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Oxford Professor Taken To Task For Linking Internet Use To Autism

AlexiaDeath Re:Autism not necessarily all bad (247 comments)

It's as hard as learning to walk on wooden legs, hardness depending how much of your own legs you have left. But it will always be strange, like a man with wooden legs. I say hi to people. I never know when its appropriate, so I do it all the time just in case. Things you do without thinking and automatically I have to think about. And just like walking with wooden legs it tires you very fast. IT is good for people like me. Most of the day you can just do your thing quietly without too much communication.

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

AlexiaDeath Re:Or perhaps... (327 comments)

I really hope you are right...

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

AlexiaDeath Re:This is racist! (327 comments)

Uh? If the mechanisms and inheritance are better understood it can lead ways to alleviate or avoid the condition. As someone who's significant other is officially diagnosed Aspie and a software engineer I'd like to know my odds and all the ways I could mitigate the risks. I would be perfectly fine with another Aspie/high functioning autistic in the family, but the more severe end of the scale scares me profoundly.

more than 2 years ago
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Science and Religion Can and Do Mix, Mostly

AlexiaDeath Re:This just makes sense (1345 comments)

This is why I reject morality and go with ethics instead.

more than 2 years ago
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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

AlexiaDeath Re:This would be illegal in the EU (899 comments)

There is actually a precedent. There is the right to repair laws in EU that demand that hardware manufacturers make the error codes and service interfaces available to anyone.

more than 2 years ago
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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

AlexiaDeath Re:Dancing bunnies (899 comments)

That is true for anything the person has valuable including banking codes. It doesn't mean they should not have access to their bank account.

more than 2 years ago
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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

AlexiaDeath Re:As for the best news of all; (899 comments)

Better news is that Linux hardware and windows hardware will diverge and we are excused from paying the tax. Or manufacturers provide an override. Or windows will get exploited to load Linux. And windows 7 is here to stay for the next decade. Nothing will stay locked if there is a need...

more than 2 years ago
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UK Man Jailed For Being a Jerk On the Internet

AlexiaDeath Re:Solving this problem (898 comments)

I think what your daughter describes is pretty much how you teach someone with Asperger's to consider others. It takes a lot of patience but it might actually work. Your daughter has the makings of a teacher I suspect:)

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Programs To Learn From?

AlexiaDeath Re:Really good question. (329 comments)

If you already can program then you can skip the QA and dive straight into debugging. Just one thing to remember tho, if the bug that's bugging you is present on the stable version that you are most likely to have, go get the development code first and check its still there. Then go join some developer haven where you can ask for pointers and then just dive into code. Developers are usually very very happy to see intelligent people capable of telling them where the bug is. don't rush to code a fix tho, without talking to developers first. There are many ways to fix an issue and most of them are wrong way of going about it.

about 3 years ago
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Google's Real Name Policy, Why You Are the Product

AlexiaDeath And thus Google became evil... (374 comments)

Oh well... Nothing we can really do about it. Ive been using google mail for my main email account for some time now. It will be hard to replace it specially because of the aggregation/generic mail client features. But I guess I have to, since in google's book I am with my extremely stable(15+ years in use) pseudonym a persona non grata. Many people have extremely good reasons for using pseudonyms. I'm not one of them. I simply chose a different name to live my creative/online life under and I intend to keep it. If Google thinks that makes me unfit to consume their services, then I will have to find something else.

about 3 years ago
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I've lost more computers to ...

AlexiaDeath Family... (317 comments)

The first desktop I built myself ca 2003 serves today as mothers computer. The second desktop I built myself serves as fathers computer. The used computer I bought knowing it had faults ca 2005 still serves, clocked down, as a home router at my parents place. Has had a hard-drive failure and power supply failure, but after a few spares from the heap of parts with minor faults it still works. My monster of a Dell laptop is still live and well as far as I know. My cousin got it. And that machine was declared dead as two different computers before I got/assembled it:P I mentioned I might be looking into new computer for myself last week because 4G of RAM just isn't enough... One of my younger sisters immediately volunteered to rid me of my old one, even if it has no windows and she would have to live with Ubuntu:P

about 3 years ago
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Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

AlexiaDeath Re:Compromise is a lose-lose deal as the poll show (788 comments)

Aah, but you weren't negotiating. And you aren't rich enough to buy someone to negotiate for you... That's what you get in a society that values lining ones own pockets over everything else and labels anyone thinking differently with a nasty label - yes, the dreaded "socialist" one.

more than 3 years ago
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Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

AlexiaDeath Compromise is a lose-lose deal as the poll shows. (788 comments)

Nobody is happy. But this is what you get when one side is not interested in win-win solutions, and just goes for screwing the other guy over.

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

AlexiaDeath Re:This is why trying to save people is a bad idea (461 comments)

That just summs up to a very late variant of birth control. Less kids would leave more resources and thus better chances of growing into adulthood for those that are born. World is a zero sum game.

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

AlexiaDeath Re:This is why trying to save people is a bad idea (461 comments)

Birth control is the key. A country that cant feed itself probably has a shortage of medical services too. And without modern medicine giving birth is dangerous business, so any female would be very much interested in limiting the birth rate in a way that wouldn't depend on the males who only get the fun bits and none of the pain of giving birth. Giving away free 5 year birth control implants for example would save the world from many an extra mouth.

more than 3 years ago

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