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Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

Cley Faye I'd rather have "easier to debug" (117 comments)

My main issue with suspend with my laptop is that it never wake up. Now it can be faster at not waking up, wow.
I'd rather have a way to generate log and find the issue relatively easily.

about a week ago
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Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

Cley Faye Re:Why is everything else allowed on the network? (80 comments)

Contrary to popular belief, the wireless media is not unlimited. If every other device mess with wifi frequencies (or close enough to them), it will cause issue. It's the same thing that happen in dense apartment buildings where everyone get his own wireless access point (everyone get crappy wifi).

about a week ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

Cley Faye Re:35 GB of uncompressed audio? (377 comments)

It's not like some OS have difficulties dealing with large I/O operations, freezing processes in the meantime.

about a month ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

Cley Faye Re:Don't they have to fly that thing around? (330 comments)

If my memory's correct, one of the issue was that the car needed to have a certain minimal acceleration that couldn't be delivered by an electric engine, with all the weight it would have to pull. If I'm right, and the requirements didn't change, well...

about a month ago
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Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

Cley Faye Re:question (130 comments)

My guess it that they were doing a "two birds with one stone" strategy - using this project as an excuse (and test-case) for the translation layer, hoping that some devs would take this opportunity to port their DX9 games to Linux because of it, thereby improving the value of SteamOS.

Another option is that they didn't write DOTA2 from scratch, but reused an existing engine. Which in turn was based on some previous works, and at some point Direct3D was used, and remained there the whole time.

about a month ago
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Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

Cley Faye Re:Makes sense (130 comments)

If only there was some word to indicate that one missed a glaringly obvious joke in a parent post, like the sound of a gush of wind or something.

about a month ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Cley Faye Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

No, you have one flag. This is not a "DNS entry present == cheater" system; it just acted as a confirmation when the hack itself was detected. Don't use boom as a shortcut.

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Cley Faye Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Uhh, you're contradicting yourself on point 2 and 3: the domain we're talking about didn't host anything to "visit".

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Cley Faye Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Well then if you do this for valve games, you just don't do it on VAC-enabled servers...
A good question would be "is VAC running all the time, or only on a VAC-enabled game"...

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

Cley Faye Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

If you manually visit the domain used internally by cheats for DRM checking, it's beyond curiosity.

about 2 months ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

Cley Faye Re:It's three letters (96 comments)

Well, some shell does. They have had the ability to extend auto-completion for some time. Not to say that it's not needed (I'm part of the peoples that use only 3-4 git commands) but writting scripts that handle git auto completion in existing shell might be more useful in the wide than a git-centric new shell.

about 2 months ago
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Wine On Android Starts Allowing Windows Binaries On Android/ARM

Cley Faye Re:ARM executables? (140 comments)

No, it's a DOS game.
However, DOSBox runs fine on Android. Just sayin'

about 2 months ago
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Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

Cley Faye Re:Seriously? (243 comments)

When you're talking about duplicate content, you can't limit yourself to "just hashes".
In this case, with pictures, just opening one and saving it again might produce a different hash, just by recompression or changing the file format. How does all these "just check the hashes" solution works for that?
Finding duplicates image is not that easy.

about 3 months ago
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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Cley Faye Re:Along with anyone who lives in Essex (270 comments)

I have hope that a strong enough AI will not allow this kind of censoring :)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Cley Faye Re:That's cute (731 comments)

And even if it become really hard, you have to be pretty confident about the appeal of your website.
I can understand why they want their ads to go through, but if some webmaster take aggressive action to force the hand of the user, there's a little side effect called "not going to this site anymore" that might hurt them somehow.

about 3 months ago
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EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming

Cley Faye Re:What would EA have to do? (198 comments)

Yeah, no.
Is donating a large sum of money to a charity a good thing? Of course!
And the fact that they did it to buy themselves a better public opinion doesn't make it less than a good thing, but it's certainly not helping their reputation: "hey, we screw up big time, so we douse money left and right to fix it" usually don't works by itself.

about 3 months ago
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Hackers Gain "Full Control" of Critical SCADA Systems

Cley Faye Re: i hope people with SCADA systems learned. (195 comments)

The air gap is not the solution. Proper isolation, firewalling and virus/malware is.

No. Firewalling, virus protection, malware detection... all these techniques can be flawed, either by design, because of oversight...
It is acceptable for most system (because these issues get fixed after a while), but for a SCADA system you don't want a zero-day to be exploitable *at all*. Your system can have a ton of backdoor/vulnerabilities/exploits, if it can't be reached by any other mean than physical access they are not an issue.

about 3 months ago
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Not All Bugs Are Random

Cley Faye Re:Bounds test? (165 comments)

testing (noun): the action of releasing your program in the wild and cross fingers.

about 4 months ago
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Not All Bugs Are Random

Cley Faye Re:Is this news for anyone? (165 comments)

Only if your very confident that B will never ever get it's input from anywhere else, or that if it happen, the "anywhere else" will also properly check it's input. Oh, and you should know for sure that A will never change and suddenly spit something that B won't accept. Better document your code, and hope that the future maintainer will actually read what you wrote.
In large, long-lived project, these assumptions are all hard to make.

about 4 months ago

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