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NVIDIA Is Better For Closed-Source Linux GPU Drivers, AMD Wins For Open-Source

DaVince21 Re:Captain something or other (185 comments)

Nah, everyone else is just pretending not to get it.

about 6 months ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

DaVince21 Re:Bunker (450 comments)

Rather oblivious attitude you have toward jokes there, are you sure you're not missing a sense of humour?

about a year and a half ago
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Are Plastic Bag Bans Making People Sick?

DaVince21 The heading rephrased (533 comments)

"Research Says Plastic Bag Bans Might Be Killing People"

There. No more title that's phrased as a refutable question, and the title still makes for a compelling story.

about 2 years ago
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Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

DaVince21 Re:Still.... (1051 comments)

And then you wouldn't have learned anything. Congratulations.

about 2 years ago
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Why Linux On Microsoft Surface Is a Tough Challenge

DaVince21 Re:Another reason not to buy Surface (561 comments)

Point 1 doesn't really hold up well because companies expect DRM not to last. What's important is how long it lasts before it's broken.

about 2 years ago
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My favorite resolution for the new year:

DaVince21 Re:FHD? (266 comments)

Well-designed software makes good use of the extra horizontal space.

about 2 years ago
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My favorite resolution for the new year:

DaVince21 Re:WUXGA (266 comments)

I have an 1080p resolution wedged into an 18.4" laptop screen. Have fun with that (I raised the DPI setting, needless to say, but that still doesn't make pictures bigger).

about 2 years ago
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Darling: Run Apple OS X Binaries On Linux

DaVince21 Re:wine (255 comments)

More like "Enjoy your 60 frames per second, but it might not work!"

The issue with Wine is not performance, but that some software simply may not run. Compatibility is getting better and better, though.

about 2 years ago
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Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?

DaVince21 It depends on the bad companies. (686 comments)

Good companies find clever, interesting ways to advertise.
Bad companies stick with annoying banner ad type stuff.
The only ones in any possible "jeopardy" are the bad companies. People will *find* the good ones. So if anyone's going to sue, it's just the ones with a bad marketing model.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

DaVince21 Re:This is a loaded question (951 comments)

You can fully expect something to break when you run an unstable release of Wine. Because it's an unstable release If it's for your kid, just stick with a stable (oor the current working) release and don't change it unless you know for sure the game will keep working with a new release.

I'm kind of curious about the bug report. Last I checked, most Wine devs don't seem all that arrogant to me. A bit too expecting, sometimes, maybe...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

DaVince21 Re:Sound subsystem fragmentation (951 comments)

It's not that there's no market - I'm seeing plenty of people buying Steam games and trying out the Linux version. It's just that the market is small to the point where it could almost be considered "niche". Initiatives like Steam's just show why it doesn't have to be.

about 2 years ago
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To Google Friends Or Not To Google, That Is the Question

DaVince21 Re:So let me get this straight... (117 comments)

I don't think the term lost its weight. Most people (in my opinion) seem to very well know the difference between friends and [Facebook] friends. Facebook just used the wrong term for the entire thing. I just call them contacts.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?

DaVince21 Re:Do nothing (168 comments)

Regarding your point a, running a script on a sever in another state could be exactly that, couldn't it? (Not that I know if it *is*, mind you. IANAL and all that.)

more than 2 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

DaVince21 Re:Your 2007 Comments on C++ (460 comments)

logival fallacies

I loce Linux

Completely unrelated to your point, but... Switching the c and v, was that intentional?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?

DaVince21 Anything will do (634 comments)

Just introducing people to Star Trek isn't difficult at all. It's just like any other series: you start at the beginning. Now, since Star Trek consists of many different series, this simply means the start of any series will do.

This from someone who casually watched Voyager and TNG on TV.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

DaVince21 Re:Oh No (212 comments)

You're right; if you don't need gaming graphics, Intel is pretty much perfect in their support.

However, once you start trying to play games with an Intel GPU you'll find that there's plenty of games that don't even want to start up, or have issues that make it unplayable (Amnesia, Psychonauts, Bastion to name a few). Note that these are all issues I'm having personally with a Sandybridge, though.

It's a pity, really. Intel's graphic driver performance is surprisingly good (esp. when compared to their Windows-based drivers). They could have gone the extra mile and make sure more games launch at all.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

DaVince21 Re:Oh No (212 comments)

Actually, I'd say that's only partially true. I mean, the Intel Sandybridge graphics driver works great for 2D hardware support, desktop compositing and 2D OpenGL-based games. But go 3D and the driver suddenly starts coming short (f.e. a fair amount of recent Humble Indie Bundle games just won't work properly with it).

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

DaVince21 Re:THEN YOU DO IT MISTER HIGH AND MIGHTY !! (663 comments)

NVidia has the best in-house knowledge and deliberately kept hardware secrets to make these drivers. They're the ones best suited for making the drivers. And even then there's an actual group of volunteers making Nouveau out there.

By the way, Torvalds later replied to an NVidia employee (who wasn't offended by the statement at all, by the way): "I think that people who are offended should be offended."

In closing, it's probably better to just watch the talk session, since this is taken out of the context of the entire talk session, anyway.

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

DaVince21 Re:THEN YOU DO IT MISTER HIGH AND MIGHTY !! (663 comments)

That goes for Windows, too, then. It's not their OS. They just make drivers for it. It's not so strange for people from an OS that's less well supported by NVidia to complain about it.

more than 2 years ago

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