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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

Barefoot Monkey Re:Bizarre (173 comments)

My money's on Hans Reiser.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

Barefoot Monkey Re:Anybody please! (270 comments)

Well, I already mentioned that it let's you control whether tabs appear on top or below the address bar, but there are also pages of other options too. Just go to the addon page - there's a big list right there in the description.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

Barefoot Monkey Re:Anybody please! (270 comments)

Classic Theme Restorergives you the option to put the tabs below the URL bar. I recommend it, even if you like Australis, because of all the nice customisation options it gives.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

Barefoot Monkey Re:2 tons? (56 comments)

True - that's the term consistent with the current SI definitions, but I'd personally prefer calling it a kilograv :p

about 3 months ago
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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

Barefoot Monkey Re: 2 tons? (56 comments)

The word "pound" can refer to mass, weight, or currency. To disambiguate, terms such as "pound-force", "pound-mass" and "Pound sterling" can be used instead, but otherwise the meaning is often clear in context. In particular, the ton is defined in terms of the pound-mass (2000lb or 2240lb, depending on who you ask), although officially the various "ton" units are defined in terms of the kilogram - also a unit of mass. And of course, the metric ton is 1000kg.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

Barefoot Monkey Re:Don't care (688 comments)

I doubt Mozilla was responsible for, or even wanted, that scandal. If they didn't want him to be CEO then all they needed to do was... not make him CEO in the first place. Whether Mozilla pressured him to leave because of the scandal (not "perfectly fine" at all) or whether he chose to do so of his own accord is something that you and I can only speculate.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

Barefoot Monkey Re:as fast as Chrome? (688 comments)

What we need are window managers that handle the "tabbing" natively. This whole thing with every application having to implement its own non-standard tab system is completely stupid. Not only will it simplify applications, but they'll also all be the same.

Like Fluxbox? I loved that WM :)

about 4 months ago
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The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

Barefoot Monkey Re:What kind? (115 comments)

Fairly easy - the hard part is getting the game out of the installer. You'd need to use something like innoextract or WINE. But fortunately GOG is busy working on adding Linux support right now, so sometime in the near future it should be as easy on Linux as it is in Windows.

about 4 months ago
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The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

Barefoot Monkey Re:What kind? (115 comments)

Did retail copies bought in Poland have SecuROM, or any DRM at all? Those are the only copies that were published by CD-Projekt. In North America Atari had publishing rights (later, Warner Bros. took over), Europe and Australia had Bandai Namco, and Japan had CyberFront. It was the other publishers, not CD-Projekt, who added DRM to retail copies. CD-Projekt responded by arranging it so that if you bought The Witcher 2 from anywhere then you could go here and get the game DRM-free from GOG at no additional cost.

So I think The Witcher 2 is an excellent example of the lengths they'd go to against DRM.

about 4 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Barefoot Monkey Re:Please change the name! (360 comments)

I don't disagree. In fact, I love that idea for a name, and will be delighted if they decide to use it. LibraSSL is very awkward; LessSSL is slick.

about 3 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Barefoot Monkey Re:Please change the name! (360 comments)

Or they could go with MoreSSL, which sounds delicious.

about 4 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Barefoot Monkey Re:Swiss gun laws are nothing like the US (1633 comments)

Sorry if that meme response was immature of me :/ It probably was. I do feel much the same as you - that having everyone armed means you need to enforce diligence or face unpleasant consequences - the need for child-safe storage of firearms is one obvious example, and having untrained people walking home from the pub at night with pistols in their holsters would be a boon for robbers (and a hazard for anyone else in the area). The regulations are extremely strict, but they don't seem to be anything the populace isn't capable of following, and it seems to be working well for them.

about 4 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Barefoot Monkey Re:Swiss gun laws are nothing like the US (1633 comments)

In Swiss law use, storage and transport of weapons is VERY heavily regulated. Everyone is armed, but you don't get to walk down the street with your SIG 550 or leave it propped up in your hall closet. There are sane rules on ownership, storage and transfer, and the penalties are incredibly severe. There is no comparing the US and Swiss systems. Anything but bolt-action or single-shot weapons (beyond your militia-issued weapon) require special permits.

ftfy

about 4 months ago
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Unreal Engine 4 Launching With Full Source Code

Barefoot Monkey Re: This is very exciting for indie devs (149 comments)

I agree. The old UDK licence was absolutely wonderful as long as you didn't hit the revenue threshold - then suddenly became crippling. Meanwhile, Epic earned nothing until the threshold was hit. This is a definite improvement for both Epic and for commercial licensees... although the subscription fee does add a barrier for hobbyists and freeware-authors compared to the old arrangement.

about 5 months ago
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Enlightenment E19 To Have Full Wayland Support

Barefoot Monkey Re:LOL, e19 might take until 2019 to be written :) (140 comments)

12 years, in fact. But E18 was only 1 year. I doubt they are eager to do another ground-up project like E17 any time soon, so E19 may well be ready in a reasonable time like E18 was.

about 5 months ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

Barefoot Monkey Re:Next we should sue the US treasury for issuing (321 comments)

Monetary bills are already child-proof in this regard. If I give a child $1 this doesn't cause any other money I may have to spontaneously teleport into the child's possession every time the child approaches a toy or sweet within the next 30 minutes. If the child wants more of my money then he/she will need to ask me again.

about 5 months ago
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Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

Barefoot Monkey Re:Blah. (82 comments)

However, the first text editor I learned to use on Linux has changed my perspective somewhat. We all know which one it is most likely to be.

ed?

about 6 months ago
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TSA: Confiscating Aluminum Foil and Watching Out For Solar Powered Bombs

Barefoot Monkey Re:They still have not caught a single terrorist. (289 comments)

...wow. You're right. The TSA line is relatively vulnerable, and is a more effective target in the first place. There's no reason why a bomber intending to cause terror would even want to get on the plane itself. Hijackers would certainly want to get on the plane, but they wouldn't be using bombs.

about 6 months ago
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Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

Barefoot Monkey Re:Browsing history? (373 comments)

Not browsing history.

Run cmd.exe and in the command prompt type "ipconfig /displaydns" (without the quotation marks). That's your DNS history, and that's what Steam is looking through.

To clear that, type "ipconfig /flushdns".

about 6 months ago

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