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Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

Arashi256 Re:Huh? (275 comments)

If only there was some way to find out these things. Some sort of "engine" that would allow you to "search" for things. Somebody should invent that.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Arashi256 Re:People that have like (281 comments)

"but there still is one huge problem for regular people and linux, and that's when you incorrectly shut-down most linux distro's you'll actually destroy your OS ~ install ubuntu (non-virtualized) and force shutdown (for proof)" This, friends and neighbours, is just so much bullshit. You have no idea what you're talking about.

about 8 months ago

Adobe Breach Compromised Over 38 Million Users, Photoshop Source Code

Arashi256 Linux port! (145 comments)

Bring it! :D

about a year ago

ArkOS: Building the Anti-Cloud (on a Raspberry Pi)

Arashi256 Re:Three words: Network Address Translation (166 comments)

Yup, this is exactly what I do. I'm with Be (now part of Sky) and I get a static IP address for £20 pm. The BeBox (router) has all the capabilities for port forwarding although I found the interface to be dumbed down for firewall configuration which actually made it harder to set up for me :) Been running a CentOS server for all sorts of things for 5 years with no hassles from the ISP.

about a year ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

Arashi256 Re:Haven't there always been losers? (1029 comments)

That wasn't The Poseidon Adventure, that was the remake, dropping the "adventure" part...probably because there wasn't any.

about a year ago

Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo

Arashi256 Re:Take It Back (165 comments)

Oh, for mod points...

about a year ago

U.S. House Wants 'Sustained Human Presence On the Moon and the Surface of Mars'

Arashi256 Nope. (285 comments)

And I want an ice cream. Doesn't mean it's going to happen any time soon. I suppose it's possible I'll see men on the moon in my lifetime, but I sort of doubt they'll be flying a US flag. Probably Chinese if I had to guess. And I don't think anyone will ever be going to Mars. Or if we do, it'll cost an obscene amount of money, probably fail on the first attempt, people will die and the public will lose their desire to see it happen. Depressing really.

about a year ago

Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

Arashi256 Re:TinytinyRSS! (335 comments)

Yup, I'm running tt-rss off my own home server now with the Android app. It's obviously a little slower than Reader as I don't have a data centre in my loft, but it works well enough. I just imported my Reader subscriptions and job done. Plus the NSA can't read it! :D

about a year ago

Microsoft Confirms Xbox One's Phone Home Requirement, Game Resale Rules

Arashi256 Re:Kindle - publishers can allow lending (581 comments)

That's why I use Calibre + plugin to strip out the DRM from Amazon e-books. Then I can lend them to whomever I like!

about a year ago

Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?

Arashi256 Re:Microsoft and gaming (497 comments)

Exactly, the early nineties were the golden age of PC gaming. There was a huge amount of quality titles on PC, not just Doom. GP clearly doesn't know what he's talking about.

about a year ago

Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?

Arashi256 Re:Yes they can (497 comments)

Unity, the game engine - not Unity, the Ubuntu GUI.

about a year ago

Apple Leaves Journalists Jonesing

Arashi256 Re:The reality distortion field is waning. (277 comments)

Jim Jones wasn't forced to drink the kool aid. He didn't drink any of it - he got one of his henchmen to shoot him instead because he was a psychopathic pussy when it came down to it.

about a year ago

Transform Any Unity Project Into a Relativistic Playground With OpenRelativity

Arashi256 Re:Unity??? (40 comments)


about a year ago

JMS and Wachowskis Teaming Up for New Netflix Funded Scifi Series

Arashi256 Re:netflix ubuntu (268 comments)

Soooo easy. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop Done.

about a year and a half ago

Bruce Schneier: A Cyber Cold War Could Destabilize the Internet

Arashi256 Re:They NEED a perpetual cold war / threat (124 comments)

You know, I make it a point to ignore posts with randomised capital words. It's the sign of an unbalanced mind or one who is not secure in their argument.

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Introduces a Mobile-Oriented Redesign

Arashi256 Re:Diaspora (61 comments)

This. I mean, let's be realistic folks.

about a year and a half ago

UK Court Orders Block of Three Torrent Sites

Arashi256 Re:My first response is "Must check out those site (99 comments)

This is total bullshit. I've used Kickass for years and not run into anything you describe. If you find using a website to be so challenging, I suggest you do something else.

about a year and a half ago

Human Rights Watch: Petition Against Robots On the Battle Field

Arashi256 Re:Daleks (275 comments)

Daleks are not robots. Please leave.

about a year and a half ago


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