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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

CronoCloud Re:Pine (162 comments)


sudo yum install alpine

yesterday
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

CronoCloud Re:Maybe I imagined it... (387 comments)

Problem is, in the open source world, people don't like being told what to do. In fact, many open source programmers work on open source so they can choose their itch. So they get upset when told, "we don't need this we need that."

Even users see that sort of reaction when they make suggestions to open source developers with The Gimp and Gaim/pidgin.

about a week ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

CronoCloud Re:Git is an example of Linus Torvalds at his wors (387 comments)

Even Stallman says there's nothing wrong in paying someone to fix something in open source.

If I'm going to pay someone to program, then it doesn't matter whether the source is open to me or not, does it. There's no difference to the end user between a closed source program that fills their needs and an open source one t hat does the same thing.

THAT is what some Open Source/FSF zealots don't understand. Since the vast majority of people aren't programmers, the source doesn't matter. Sure a few guys upset that their printer didn't work on their mainframe might, but to the rest of us... The free as in beer matters more than the free as in speech.

Hell, I'd lay odds Torvald's real reason for creating Linux was not just to get past the limitations of Minix, but because he wanted a Unix on his own machine and he couldn't afford Xenix!

about a week ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

CronoCloud Re:My table has always had women (238 comments)

I was lucky enough to be able to retire (mostly) just after my 50th birthday, and let me tell you, my skills have since gone through the roof.

Lucky guy. I'm not the greatest gamer, but I have found when I watch game streams on twitch/ustream I do a similar thing to the sports fans screaming at the TV.

"Gaaaah! Why haven't you secured your minecraft build spot, that creeper showed up because you don't have torches and walls up! Why are you heading out into that forest at NIGHT! Build a tree farm inside walls so you can get wood safely 24/7. GAAAAH DON"T eat apples, save them!"

Now, my main problem is that I play at a time when most people near me are working, so most of the gamers I encounter are half a world away. Thankfully, broadband speeds are such that it hasn't been too much of a problem.

Ditto, I work overnights so I usually play at times that are non-primetime US. I'm 47 myself. I don't do PC games much, other than Second Life and a bit of Star Trek Online now and then, I do my gaming on the PS3/PS4/Vita.

about a week ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

CronoCloud Re:The article is miogynistic on its own (238 comments)

And by the same logic I could complain about the lack of masculine My Little Ponies..

There ARE masculine My Little Ponies. While the Mane Six (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie) are female, there are plenty of male supporting ponies.

about a week ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:Don't worry guys... (338 comments)

Sorry for the late reply, but I also play STO and I did indeed have to tweak my settings down some in order to not have a slideshow in some of the 10 and 20 player PvE queues (not to mention the Undine space battlezone which drags my GPU to its knees).

Somethings up with STO, it should perform better than it does. It's fine for a while then degrades over time. It used to be better even on low end hardware (I once had a GT220, another nice little HTPC centric card for the time) Maybe it's a WINE issue, but the system requirements aren't that high, your 765m (or my 640 for that matter) shouldn't have any trouble with both easily exceeding the recommended requirements let alone the minimum

http://support.arcgames.com/ap...

Grumbles about lack of optimization.

I guess I could have gone for a 780M, but laptops with those were significantly more expensive at the time.

That's why I have a 640, it's enough oomph for my uses, without breaking the bank, especially since I run at 1920x1080.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:Don't worry guys... (338 comments)

Doesn't matter, it's still only 384 shader cores, which is crap. You won't be running any games made within the past five years on that GPU well, if at all.

I think you're exaggerating there quite a bit. Then again, I don't game on the GT640, that's what the PS3 and PS4 are for. (the PC runs Linux, the GT640 is for Second Life and the occasional foray into STO. HTPC centric cards are popular among Linux users)

My laptop's GTX 765M is twice as powerful as your GT 640 with two and a half times the VRAM

two and a half? 765M's only come with 2GB, my GT640 rev 2 has 1GB. That's not two and a half.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

CronoCloud Re:gpg (210 comments)

I know it's bad form to reply to self...but you can do all of the above in a GUI like Seahorse too.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

CronoCloud Re:gpg (210 comments)

You can use gpg without command lines. In fact I created my key using "GPA" (Gnu Privacy Assistant), because I couldn't get enough entropy on the command line for some reason.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

CronoCloud Re: gpg (210 comments)

I get mail from Navy friends signed with a DOD-issued cert, and we can communicate securely with no difficulty at all. I got my 70-year-old mother using it on her iPad, no problems. I'm astounded that it isn't more popular.

The cert thing is the problem, because the cert is usually installed into the web browser and then you have to export it from there and then import into the client. Then thre is getting the pubkeys. S/MIME doesn't use keyservers so basically to send someone an encrypted mail, they have to send you a signed mail first.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

CronoCloud Re:gpg (210 comments)

My key mentions an ISP (email addy) I haven't used in a couple of decades. How to fix? Revoke old key then release a new one. Er, how, exactly?

Via some quick googling:

Generate the revoke certificate (you can keep this stored until you need it)


  gpg --output revoke.asc --gen-revoke KEYID

Import the revoke certificate when you want to revoke the key.


gpg --import revoke.asc

Send the updated pubkey to the keyservers.


gpg --keyserver KEYSERVER_ADDRESS --send-keys KEYID

about two weeks ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

CronoCloud Re:gpg (210 comments)

To encrypt, but have the encrypted output be encoded as text (so can be put copy/paste into an email)
gpg --symmetric --cipher-algo AES256 --armor example.txt

There's no need to go to the command line to encrypt an e-mail. Just use a proper e-mail client that supports GPG/MIME.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:I have a i5 4690k (338 comments)

You did it on the PS3 until Sony decided to reach into your house and take that feature away from you.

They didn't reach into my house. I had to decide to update, and confirm it, twice. I could have chosen not to update...and in fact I did wait a couple of weeks before doing so. Yes, access to PSN access is lost if you don't, but if OtherOS means that much to someone, they probably aren't using their PS3 for games much.

But you can't complain, because you knew it was underpowered six months before you bought your PS4, on the day they announced the specs.

Underpowered compared to what? Sure, I expected the CPU cores would faster, but it costs $399. I also expected 4GB of RAM and not 8GB of GDDR5 You cannot buy the same specs for $399. Go on, head to the mass market retailers that carry the PS4, and find me a the same specs for the same price.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:I have a i5 4690k (338 comments)

But you also need a computer, for school,

What is this school you speak of? Not everyone is 20.

work

Not everyone has computer based work they bring home.

facebook

Many people don't even use computers for that, they use tablets and phones.

So the choice is between a $800 computer vs a $400 computer plus $400 console.

Or maybe they keep a cheap computer for a long time because they don't do anything system intensive...and buy consoles. Or maybe they get that $800 computer AND a console...or even multiple consoles.

Me, I have Linux box...and a PS3, PS4, and Vita.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:I have a i5 4690k (338 comments)

It's rumored that PC's can do more than play games, though.

Every console since the PS1 has done more than just "play games". Now admittedly you're not going to be running Libreoffice on your PS4, though I did on the PS3, but they're not games only devices.

What was the last time you posted on Slashdot through your Xbone?

I've posted to Slashdot via my PS2 (via Linux), PSP (with it's web browser), PS3 (both with Linux and the GameOS browser), PS4 with it's web browser. I could do it on the Vita too, just haven't done it yet.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

CronoCloud Re:Don't worry guys... (338 comments)

No modern graphics-intensive game is going to 'fly' on a GT640

Would depend on "which" GT640, there are like 5 different versions of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

I have the last version of it on that table the Rev 2, that's the one with GDDR5, mine is factory overclocked too. It has performance more similar to a stock GTX650

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries

CronoCloud Re:There are options... (74 comments)

Pre-arrange an forum online somewhere (like here, or reddit, or even usenet), and post PGP using Tor

-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v1 hQEOA03CXzW/DRxxEAP+OEaI06gi0WGNTvAd6JWbLtmwRLYRFrEj2psJhIPA3Mp8 d4LJdJPBQ/jo4Gq/imfX4brahzXXuIHwWGv66Jr1AvnxMrUibp98lkjqMlPs57M1 U9hIEufSU2uq1BcOd7GZLYhZ7FZZZ1coCelbdh2FKvdB4sd+pPVvgSUjGWVboJUE AJFObPOtRqXtLtevFERW6WXhH/klsI8K4pTlx9AY1r0e/BPy0JBb26QaTSZAIWNg 5mmMi3+CIOKPDllOXwmtoBev8/4zsYEqkMmzdchj3M4tjfksArZRi+tH76QU+3oT ZWVMo/8vc7sQPaRntCjWjxstYuOuGbk8yIAAh7M1f3so0sAIAQmPiOQBqZLnUOon Dxfc5mYHHeOIyfquC1i8BVc9Sm56fqPRBKNI+cZRMiGMM9IsxB4Kk4e1Zvulvr85 aYNCBwJECof2BwCs1ThrS111Zn3EemSzxb+J0KtkPRTJmSk185ou9PrkqrTqVNyP zIN5BOHaI4XMjn9gLSYugikk8Yla5zVOg10rXmqY9eVHRN1WeWgrNu2r6AQO3/cu A2YTBSjMTUeoFgWicR1W//qW0jDLiGSQfS4nKhI1OZJ0Zgovxb2Id/yGj7I= =iarM -----END PGP MESSAGE-----

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

CronoCloud Re:Vocal Learning (152 comments)

IIRC, Carl Sagan said in one of his books that he believed we were "TV for dolphins", their entertainment.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

CronoCloud Re:Free the bastards! (152 comments)

public indecency, and so on.

And lewd conduct/sexual assault as well. Dolphins can and DO sometimes rub genitals on human handlers.

about two weeks ago

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