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Jolla Crowdfunds Its First Tablet

AlterEager Re:Very cool! (54 comments)

Yes, but for all you obsessives out there...

... please note that sailfish uses systemd

... and pulseaudio.

... and wayland.

2 days ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager Re:Systemd (993 comments)

Look at the specifications for modern POSIX compliance and then ask that again.

So you don't know whether it breaks POSIX compliance, you just assume it does.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager Re:Complain to choosers, not creators (993 comments)

you want your Linux box to "just work". And no, NetworkManager doesn't

Which is relevant to a discussion about Lennart Poettering's view of the "open source community" how?

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager Re:Get a clue... (993 comments)

Also, online I hear a lot of people complaining about systemd and calling for boycott, but I see very few actual useful work

Don't forget upstart, which was so fantastic even it's authors abandoned it for systemd when systemd became available.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager Re:Systemd (993 comments)

I've also had shitty problems with the sound on Linux before, which I _think_ might be attributable to pulseaudio.

I've had shitty problems with the sound on Linux long before pulseaudio was invented.

Sound on Linux has historically been shit. Since pulseaudio has come along it's got somewhat better.
 

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager Re:Systemd AND PULSE AUDIO (993 comments)

This!

Or my favorite version:

If you meet an a**hole in the morning. You met an a**hole.
If you meet a**holes all day, you're the a**hole.

I don't get it. Sometimes your "s" key works, sometimes it produces a "*". Maybe you'd better get your keyboard fixed.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

AlterEager An anonymous coward writes (993 comments)

He says in part: "I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of a#@&oles, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets.

No he didn't you cowardly twit, he wrote:

I don't usually talk about this too much, and hence I figure that people are really not aware of this, but yes, the Open Source community is full of assholes, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

AlterEager Re:gtfo (724 comments)

most of the controversy is the nature of how feminists inserted themselves into gaming "journalism".

Funny, I thought the initial complaints were about how some gaming journalists were inserting themselves into some feminists.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

AlterEager Re:gtfo (724 comments)

Many of the people being blasted as misogynists are just gamers who made the mistake of expecting gaming journalism to follow some sort of professional journalism ethics.

You must be fucking joking.

"Gaming journalism" is corrupt and has always been corrupt, but it's not corrupted by the chance of sex with indy game designers, it's corrupted by huge wads of wonga from EA games. (entre autres).

about a month and a half ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

105 by 68 metres (115 yd × 74 yd)

Who came up with these numbers? Ew. They don't work out nicely in either scale.

I don't know where you got those numbers, but they're wrong.

The real answer is: (From The Laws of The Game - Law 1 - the field of play)

Dimensions

The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of the goal line.

Length (touch line):
* minimum 90 m (100 yds)
* maximum 120 m (130 yds)

Width (goal line):
* minimum 45 m (50 yds)
* maximum 90 m (100 yds)

Or, for international matches:

Length:
minimum 100 m (110 yds)
maximum 110 m (120 yds)

Width:
minimum 64 m (70 yds)
maximum 75 m (80 yds)

Weird enough for you?

about a month and a half ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

At small scales like that, obviously 10 is faster than 10,000.

But Ireland is a country of 6.3 million, not 300,000 people.

about a month and a half ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

Ok, we'll just leave your bizarre suggestion that countries are like boats unexamined.

about a month and a half ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

But it's silly to boast about the size of your country when it's the 4th largest in the world.

I mean - "yee haa, wer'e not even getting the bronze medal!" - what kind of boast is that?

about 1 month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

Theyre also a really small country.

Now that is weird.

What does the size of the country have to do with it?

about 1 month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

An American football field will always be 100 yards.

Who cares. How long is a soccer pitch?

about 1 month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

AlterEager Re:FP? (942 comments)

Math is Hard.....

Yup, David Cameron is Barbie.

about 1 month ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

AlterEager Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

But I agree with the rest. It was one hell of an accomplishment for India. Or any other country to get to Mars on the first attempt.

Go ESA!

(Budget 150 million EUR, a bit more expensive than MOM).

about 2 months ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

AlterEager Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

Uh, $83 million 1964 dollars is $636 million 2014 dollars.

MOM is way cheaper than Mariner 4.

As one would expect. (Wanna buy a computer in 1964?)

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

AlterEager Re:Why do they need a reboot? (94 comments)

Oh:

Given that what’s underlying EC2 are ordinary physical servers running virtualization without a live migration technology in use,

EC2 doesn't do migration.

Low-life.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

AlterEager Why do they need a reboot? (94 comments)

Just migrate the instance to a host running the fixed version of Xen, reboot the host with the broken version when it's empty.

about 2 months ago

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