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Bill Gates Is More Admired Than the Pope

Dark_Matter88 Murder vs Prosperity (470 comments)

I am not a windows user, and I despise alot of microsoft products, but what they did for society is amazing, its all due to bill starting it. Now he carries on his good work with an immensely good charity. The pope wants to hold back progress and finds poverty and disease being spread as nothing less than a holy must. This is a good sign of clear thinking.

more than 3 years ago
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Best IT-infrastructure For a Small Company?

Dark_Matter88 Ask Slashdot (600 comments)

Ask Slashdot: Why do your job when you can ask others to do it for you?

more than 3 years ago
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Which Language To Learn?

Dark_Matter88 Re:Just C. (897 comments)

No language is more universal.

esperanto?

more than 3 years ago
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UK Games Retailers Threaten Boycott of Steam Games

Dark_Matter88 Where are the PC games? (443 comments)

Last time I went into a games store, the section dedicated to PC games was a tenth of that dedicated to Xbox 360. Maybe I'd buy more PC games in Game or Gamestation if they actually had a selection. They killed their own sales.

more than 3 years ago
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DX11 Coming To Linux (But Not XP)

Dark_Matter88 Re:Does this smack of a hidden agenda to you? (370 comments)

Every time OpenGL is mentioned, the John Carmack argument is raised too. OpenGL has been playing catch up since this argument was relevant, whilst it will most probably never catch up with D3D, the support for OpenGL ES within OpenGL 4.x has made it a more attractive effort, as porting to and from mobile devices is a lot easier. And on that thought of mobile devices...Mobile games are on the up and up...(they use OGL ES)

about 4 years ago
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Peppermint OS One Review

Dark_Matter88 gOS (110 comments)

I used to use gOS a distro with similar aims, and judging from those screenshots, better aesthetics

more than 4 years ago
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Girl Claims Price Scanner Gave Her Tourette's Syndrome

Dark_Matter88 Grumpy (558 comments)

"You're grumpy" *beep* OOOh...Sick burn!

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy

Dark_Matter88 Re:Surprised? I'm not.. (789 comments)

Hmm, i think the adobe thing may have something to do with the carbon API though, if you want to write the most efficient code for a mac (needed for graphics obviously), one most write the software in Obj-C through cocoa, as nice as cocoa is to developers, it doesnt [truly] exist for other platforms. The lack of support for 64 bit and other technologies in carbon are to blame i suspect.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

Dark_Matter88 "It's Just a damned popularity with you kids!" (444 comments)

Sure, Ive messed around with some NoSQL databases, they just aren't my thing, give me mysql, your spec and a cup of tea and i dont have to look round silly experiments to see the best way of doing things in new radical 'paradigms.' That being said, I am glad the experiments are being done by people who are in such an environment to experiment. I mean, like the article says, its the social networks like twitter and facebook developing things like Cassandra, and its good that there is someone pushing the bar, but they are the only people who CAN do this, they aren't necessary, nobodies gonna die from a 5 minute outtage of poking each other (that sounds bad). I havent really understood the whole NoSQL thing,I havent really ever had a problem with SQL based Databases, maybe thats just the nature of my work, but it all seems as though this has nothing to do with technology, just people who want to be heard...

more than 4 years ago
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Nexuiz Founder Licenses It For Non-GPL Use

Dark_Matter88 Re:Some real info: (246 comments)

I can see your points, all valid, but the name bit really bugs me. I hope to see Xenotic fix some basic problems that i dont think nexuiz GPL could, a refreshed project with a new name gets the chance to do so much more than an iterated improvement. As much as it was awesome, the new project is a new start from which modern gameplay improvements and a consistent style and theme can be introduced. Personally, I would love to see a theme introduced and perhaps a backstory...going even further down the pipe of dreams, a single player campaign would be cool...even if its a separate game.

more than 3 years ago
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Nexuiz Founder Licenses It For Non-GPL Use

Dark_Matter88 Re:Id Tech 1 (246 comments)

Oh ok sorry, Yea, both wrong :p

more than 3 years ago
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What Knowledge Gaps Do Self-Taught Programmers Generally Have?

Dark_Matter88 Size Matters (396 comments)

My problem wasnt with any part of the languages' syntax, it was more with the size of projects. Just looking at an even relatively small project filled me with dread

more than 4 years ago
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Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

Dark_Matter88 Re:yes (1049 comments)

That is not only closed minded, but self-inhibiting. Some of the best software developers use social networks to get there code out there, commented on and for self-improvement. Slashdot is almost a social website as it is, so this is a bit Hypocritical. Try to embrace all tools at your disposal. All major software companies use this 'social crap' to good effect.

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

Dark_Matter88 Re:John Carmack ditched OpenGL (515 comments)

Yea, thats all true. Sadly they were the guys that buggered up OGL3. Oh well!

more than 4 years ago
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Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

Dark_Matter88 OGL V D3D (515 comments)

OpenGL and not Direct3D. OpenGl is best in my view simply for cross platform. If OGL3 was what it was to be it would have been better. In the end legacy won that battle.

more than 4 years ago
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Power In Scotland From Tides and Whiskey

Dark_Matter88 Re:Whiskey Byproducts (170 comments)

I'm a scot, and i agree.

more than 5 years ago
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End of the Road For AMD's Geode Chip

Dark_Matter88 x86 (123 comments)

I think the most interesting development of netbook microprocessors is the rejuvination of mips. That and ARM9. when a laptop is used to type and surf with low power and form factor, why use x86?

more than 5 years ago
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2009, Year of the Linux Delusion

Dark_Matter88 Re:Think Different! (696 comments)

The linux desktop lacks unity. Give people a choice and they won't make their minds up. I love linux, and I love what it can do, but to the mainstream users, the user interface is the main difference between operating systems. Take away X windows, put in a GUI that can't be customized much and make it minimalist. This is how Linux can win. Mainstream users don't need billions of settings dialogs, they want to switch on, log in and work (or play). Take the original EEEpc interface for example. It is simple, has minimal settings and is wonderfully efficient to use. Although, the Distro there has its best feature as its worse. It dumbs down linux, which, to be honest, is needed for the new Linux user, but what happens when they get comfortable?

more than 5 years ago

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