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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling

Brian Feldman Re:BSD Fragmentation (48 comments)

I don't hate BSD or wish anybody ill. These are just my perceptions based on what I've seen.

No, they're not. They're your perceptions based upon what other Linux trolls have posted on Slashdot. Grow up.

about 10 months ago

Next World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor

Brian Feldman Re:I won't be back (156 comments)

The magic's gone since they started seriously dumbing down the game at the end of TBC.... Have only done a trial period or two since then, totally unimpressed. Final Fantasy XIV is it now, unless that goes in a direction that is clearly upsetting to me. I am pretty damn nostalgic for old WoW memories, though. You can never go back.

about 10 months ago

The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

Brian Feldman Re:OMG enough (360 comments)

Revision control systems are not magic; if you edit the repository, you've changed the data. If they're open source like CVS then there's not a hint of obstacle in writing a program to modify the revision control repository, including modifying any metadata like checksums.

about a year ago

MAVEN Mission To Mars Will Proceed, Despite Shutdown

Brian Feldman Re:pom.xml (87 comments)

Oh, don't worry, they'd make sure to send mvn -o off to space; download times for dependency updates would certainly not be stellar.

about a year ago

Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

Brian Feldman Re:Could Browsers Settled on an Alternate Language (205 comments)

I'm using the Google Web Toolkit to program JavaScript by writing Java. It seems to be working quite well. Learning DOM and CSS intricacies is the real bitch.

about a year ago

RHex Robot Shows Off Parkour Moves

Brian Feldman Re:really.. (46 comments)

Because it's much smarter to try to simply leap unassisted over thigh-high barriers, possibly snagging your toes by not being able to leap high enough because you were too macho to do a proper vault, resulting in face-planting and eating concrete. Glad to have you as a parkour instructor!

about a year ago

FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems

Brian Feldman Re:Grats (58 comments)


Congrats on your CTO-ship, Jordan -- seems like you had a great celebration in the Maldives!

about a year ago

Moving the Linux Kernel Console To User-Space

Brian Feldman Re:Unneeded (311 comments)

I don't think either of you can truly appreciate the distinction between kernel-mode software and user-mode software. User-mode still exists when things go wrong. That's called "your kernel having actually booted up and started running init scripts."

about a year and a half ago

Why It's So Hard To Predict How Caffeine Will Affect Your Body

Brian Feldman Re:Um... (212 comments)

fat soluble chemicals never actually leave (like LSD), they just get stored away in the alrd region

This is wrong. Lysergic acid diethylamide is broken down by monoamineoxidase. This is just like the myth of LSD being stored in your spinal fluid and causing flashbacks or the one of THC being stored in your fat and getting you high when you exercise -- completely baseless.

about a year and a half ago

Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

Brian Feldman Re:Nancy Lieder : Zetas did it! (1130 comments)

More like: expect the Zetas to bring things here. You follow the McAfee story at all? He's trying to expose the scandal of it all....

about a year and a half ago

Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

Brian Feldman Re:Provoking (1130 comments)

The cynic in me says, yes, of course these are official exercises. These are official exercises to see how quickly the public can react to martial law being enacted, not exercises to determine if people can perform helicopter dogfights well.

Helicopters are really air-to-ground attack platforms. Air-to-air-defense would be nominally supplied by fighter jets. The harsh reality of cognitive dissonance says most people will blindly believe whatever makes them feel the most secure.

about a year and a half ago

Samsung Amps Up Its Multi-Window Android Upgrade

Brian Feldman Re:Like it or not, Samsung is Android (229 comments)

With a Galaxy Note 2, you just pull out the stylus and start writing. You do have to turn on the setting that enables a new S Note window to pop up when you remove the pen. As a nice bonus, it works without unlocking, too.

about a year and a half ago

Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

Brian Feldman Re:here we go (514 comments)

I just spent a week in the Tokyo area and a week in Kansai (the South) and don't agree. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial alone is enough to see that Japan only suffers America's fascist tendrils quite begrudgingly. Most people in the Tokyo region seem to have a general disdain for American foreigners. Osaka embraces American culture but still feels far more Japanese than it does American.

about a year and a half ago

MIT Investigating School's Role In Swartz Suicide

Brian Feldman Re:You Disgust Me (382 comments)

Talk about infancy... what a twatwaddle.

about a year and a half ago

Have a Wi-Fi-Enabled Phone? Stores Are Tracking You

Brian Feldman Re:Defeated by power saving (323 comments)

I don't think my phone is ever "Idle" when I have the "Sync" setting turned on and Gmail accounts set up.

about a year and a half ago

Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

Brian Feldman ...aaaaaand (1051 comments)

this is EXACTLY the sort of reason I always have thrown my chips in with FreeBSD, not Linux.

about a year and a half ago

Ada 2012 Language Approved As Standard By ISO

Brian Feldman Re:Anybody using Ada? (165 comments)

Government projects like that tend NOT to use libraries and so not get benefit from a more popular language either.

about a year and a half ago


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