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Study: Dinosaurs "Shrank" Regularly To Become Birds

Confusador Re:Smile (138 comments)

You're not feeding a religious troll, you're feeding a racist troll.

about a month and a half ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

Confusador Re:SteamBox just got really interesting (106 comments)

Since a lot of games are cross platforms with consoles, in a year or two a cheap low-end client will probably be sufficient to run most of what's coming out.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

Confusador Re:User friendliest: (187 comments)

Geek Squad

about 5 months ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

Confusador Re:Pretty simple in theory (357 comments)

I think you're mistaken about the degree of precision you should expect from a New Scientist article.

about 6 months ago
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Anti-Game-Violence Legislator Arrested, Faces Gun Trafficking Charges

Confusador Re:What party was that again... (234 comments)

You'd have to Google "Republican arrested," find an incident, and then Google the name in a separate search (preferably in a private browsing session). I'd do it, but I can't find the energy to try to convince someone they're not being persecuted.

about 6 months ago
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Crytek Ports CRYENGINE To Linux Support Ahead of Steam Machines Launch

Confusador Re:Only a Matter of Time Now (132 comments)

Linux will be the premier gaming platform on the PC and on its own console, and Valve will be the company that made it happen.

Valve will be the ones who made it happen, but the Humble Bundles are what made it possible. The groundwork for this has been laid over a long time, by a lot of people.

about 6 months ago
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Crytek Ports CRYENGINE To Linux Support Ahead of Steam Machines Launch

Confusador Re:Linux sales figures (132 comments)

Microsoft Studios? Port an Xbox One exclusive to Linux? Perhaps when hell freezes over.

That was the joke, yes. But I do always find it kind of hilarious when I launch Dust: An Elysian Tale on Linux.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Confusador Re:Disguisting! (465 comments)

Yes, I do expect them to honor the provisions of my will.

about 6 months ago
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The Ephemerality and Reality of the Jetpack

Confusador Re:Ankles are lousy landing gear (127 comments)

Anyone expecting printed materials to survive environments typically found inside jet or rocket engines needs to be awfully patient.

Or, you know, NASA.

about 7 months ago
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Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

Confusador Re:Odd (335 comments)

My usage and your usage don't matter, only the person's whom you're replying to:

My wife has a 5 mile commute

You can't argue that the vehicle is cost effective for everyone, just because it's cost effective for you.

about 7 months ago
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SpaceX Testing Landing Legs On Next Falcon9 Rocket

Confusador Re:SpaceX (73 comments)

According to Musk, the fuel cost of a F9 1.1 is ~$300,000, or about 0.5% of the system cost.

about 7 months ago
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Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

Confusador Re:Odd (335 comments)

Except that part of the premise is that they have lower than average usage, so your conclusion should be that it takes more than 6 years.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Confusador Re:I would think it already has taken #2 (281 comments)

As much as I hate it, the state of gaming on Ios is much better than Android.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Confusador Re:pleasant surprise (281 comments)

I agree with you in the short term, but I think Valve is playing a long game here. The current Steamboxes are inferior to consoles, but in a few years when you can get a Steambox with better specs and the consoles haven't changed it may be a different story. And when the next generation of consoles doesn't have backwards compatibility, but Steamboxes do, the game selection problem will be gone. If they're targeting for the long term, they don't need all the secondary services right away; they need the base platform to be stable and then they can start pushing for compatibility (Skype already runs on Debian, but Netflix will be important).

Right now they're just trying to bootstrap themselves out of a chicken-and-egg problem. We probably won't have a good idea of how successful they'll be for 5 years.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Confusador Re:Does SteamOS count as a desktop? (281 comments)

Since Valve's games already run on multiple distros, why is there reason to think that their Runtime wouldn't? I think the reason you're not seeing discussion is that there's nothing to discuss.

about 8 months ago
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Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

Confusador Re:In Norway this is a problem (476 comments)

Poorly designed != broken.

Only one of the problems can be fixed by installing a new unit.

about 8 months ago
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AMD's Kaveri APU Debuts With GCN-based Radeon Graphics

Confusador Re:Best choice for 4 out of 5 desktop users (123 comments)

Except the point is not to need the $100 graphics card, even if that means sacrificing some CPU performance that that segment doesn't need.

about 8 months ago
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AMD's Kaveri APU Debuts With GCN-based Radeon Graphics

Confusador Re:Capable of Playing - worthless statement (123 comments)

Except that in this case "X settings" is 1080p30. It may be low quality otherwise, but it meets your requirement.

about 8 months ago

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Musopen to Bring Symphonies to the Public Domain

Confusador Confusador writes  |  about 4 years ago

Confusador (1783468) writes "Musopen, "an online music library of copyright free (public domain) music", has started a dramatic effort to increase their collection. Using Kickstarter, they are raising money to hire a professional orchestra to record as much music as they can, the results of which will be released to the public domain. With two weeks left in the campaign, they've already raised over $10,000. For anyone looking to stick one to the MPAA, or just fans of classical music who want some more recordings for their collections, this is a golden opportunity."
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