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John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market

FeepingCreature Re:He's obviously right (635 comments)

First of all, the Linux userbase is really small to begin with. Within that small userbase, you have two relatively large groups:

1. The ideologues, who really believe in RMS's idea that proprietary software is unethical. 2. The cheapskates, who aren't going to pay for software.

Who's left to sell to?

Well. Apparently I don't exist! Good to know.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Joins Laser Nuclear Fusion Project

FeepingCreature Re:erm 50 years away. (199 comments)

What tata means, then?

PO-TA-TO
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.

about 3 years ago
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KDE 4.6.3 Released

FeepingCreature Re:Is it as good... (105 comments)

You can configure Amarok2 to look almost like Amarok1 by switching off the context pane, enabling the Slim toolbar (and moving it to the bottom) and disabling album grouping under playlist->playlist layouts.

more than 3 years ago
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P2P Music Downloads At All-Time Low

FeepingCreature Re:I smell RIAA trolls today... (369 comments)

last.fm streams are unencrypted MP3. last.fm + wireshark + half hour with any socket-capable programming language = no quality loss from re-encoding.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

FeepingCreature Re:Die fighting, die trying, die hard... (392 comments)

Well, obviously (?) I was kidding, but if you REALLY want to know, I love Fringe.

With the mood in the posts above you, it's really not obvious. But I'm glad you like it.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

FeepingCreature Re:One of the Best on TV (392 comments)

The top comment of this article is the exact same style but against, not for. It's rated +5 Insightful. At least the mods are consistent. Hating on a show doesn't make you smarter than loving on it. Fucking hipster geeks.

more than 3 years ago
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J.J. Abrams Promises 'Fringe' Will Die Fighting

FeepingCreature Re:Die fighting, die trying, die hard... (392 comments)

Geek here. I greatly enjoy Fringe. Is the circlejerk of confirming your respective superiority to the series worth the fact that you are chronically incapable of enjoying a good show?

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Authors Made Key Errors

FeepingCreature Re:true (228 comments)

If I were the Iranians, I would want nuclear weapons, too.

If you want to be sanctioned back to the bronze age for the rest of history.

Better than bombed there.

more than 3 years ago
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Zynga and Blizzard Sued Over Game Patent

FeepingCreature Re:Unclear Intentions (179 comments)

Even a single really bad software patent is one too many, especially if there's no easy way to overturn it. Case in point: the GIF debacle, arithmetic coding, "one click".

more than 3 years ago
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Researchers Claim 1,000 Core Chip Created

FeepingCreature Re: A New Chip (118 comments)

Now we need a chip that can take any given problem and divide it into one thousand parts so we can feed it into these processors. -Gives me a headache!

It's called a "programmer".

more than 3 years ago
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Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux Is Officially Dead

FeepingCreature Re:No games under Linux, yeah right. (190 comments)

Now, look at the release dates for most of those games. It's great that you're getting yesterday's games today, but some of us want to play today's games today.

A year ago? (AC2, CoP, SC2) You know, I'm fine with that. :p There simply haven't been that many interesting games released lately.

more than 3 years ago
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Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux Is Officially Dead

FeepingCreature No games under Linux, yeah right. (190 comments)

Hi, I'm a Linux gamer. When I get bored, I have my choice of the following: Advent Rising, Assassin's Creed(II), Borderlands, Crysis, Deus Ex, Diablo 2, Fable, Fallout 3, Gothic 1/2, GTA San Andreas, KotoR2, Max Payne 2, Oblivion, Oni, Psychonauts, all the STALKER games, Starcraft 2, Torchlight, Warhammer 40k, and last but not least all the Source games. You were saying?

more than 3 years ago
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IBM To Build 3-Petaflop Supercomputer

FeepingCreature Re:Why I love Moore's law (73 comments)

Moore's law is ok. I prefer that law, forget the name right now, that says that as computational power increases, windows will require ALL of it to run, greatly increasing demand for CPU and RAM, and lowering the cost of hardware just behind the curve for the rest of us.

As Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away.

more than 3 years ago
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A Mind Made From Memristors

FeepingCreature Re:Artificial Brains? (320 comments)

Now suppose I move your brain's data into another organic brain, electronic brain, or anything else of the source. Would you continue to "live"? Would YOU continue to live?

Yes, and yes.

To make the point more clear, what if I made an identical copy and booted both at the same time. Do you suddenly develop a psychic link with your other self, experiencing both existences at once, living in two different places? ... ridiculous.

If you absolutely cannot dispense with the existence of a soul, just pretend it "finishes" up my life, then circles back around and lives the life of my copy. Since all informational attributes of the human mind can be biologically explained, this time-travelling "soul" does not violate causality (because it carries no information).

more than 3 years ago
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Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

FeepingCreature Re:The most surprising turn of events (460 comments)

Let me put it like this. If a convention takes mental warping to persist, and does not have [i]serious[/i] force behind it, then it is either going to die out within one generation or otherwise it is already dead and some people just don't want to acknowledge its demise.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Goes After Copper Wire Thieves

FeepingCreature Re:Copper theft (338 comments)

You sound like your cliché.

more than 3 years ago
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Voting Machines Selecting Default Candidates

FeepingCreature Re:*Citation Needed* (794 comments)

That has to be the first time I've seen the Chewbacca defense actually used.

more than 3 years ago

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