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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

Goner Re:that's my fantasy, too (815 comments)

I'm just wondering, what's the use case of Ableton for multiple users?

I actually got Live 8 working surprisingly well under wine but far from really usable.

I replace my old macbook pro with a macbook air + live 8 suite (upped to 9 yesterday) because it simply the better experience for ableton and sound apps in general. For example KXStudio is awesome and I use it, but many of the best Linux sound apps get ported to OS X anyway.

But, "just working" is relative, imho. GNOME hasn't just worked... ever.

about 2 years ago

So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts

Goner Props. (238 comments)

Most major websites owe a lot to the techniques developed at Slashdot. Great work. Happy trails and here's to future success.

more than 3 years ago

Makerbot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Review

Goner Ethan H is a friend of mine (117 comments)

He is mentioned in this article. He is awesome and deserves all of the adoration he will receive for his work at Makerbot.


about 4 years ago

Familial DNA Testing Nabs Alleged Serial Killer

Goner Re:Familial Testing Was ONLY Part 1 (258 comments)

It was good policework, and prior to that good reportage by one LA Weekly reporter that caught this guy. The high tech nature was used properly I believe. I'd rather see this sort of thing exonerate people than convict them, but given that in 1988 an 18 year old was found dead 10 blocks south of where I live... 99.99% chance killed by this guy... I'm glad he's off the streets.

more than 4 years ago

Oh, What a Lovely Standards War

Goner Has a de facto standard ever lost? (400 comments)

By virtue of the de facto status, it seems like anything that the majority of people use will never be superceded by anything that barely matches or only slightly improves on the de facto standard. From what I've read Theora is quite bare-bones compared to H.264 and hasn't been designed with hardware decoding in mind.

more than 4 years ago

Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

Goner Plug tattoo (1174 comments)

I have a plug tattoo. Three pronged American style. I was in a band called plug. I like my tattoo.

That is all.

more than 5 years ago

XP Deathwatch, T Minus 2 Weeks

Goner Re:Not paying attention to consumer demand (597 comments)

"This is a clear case of a large company making what they want and totally ignoring consumer demand."

Let me clarify that this applies to big-ticket consumers as well.

I work for a large multinational corporation in the Emerging Technology group. We're on the same floor as the IT team that has to deploy Vista across 50,000 computers or so. The company as a whole employs more people than Microsoft. (according to the all-knowing Wikipedia)

None of the IT squad are happy about the prospect of company wide Vista default install. Their XP deployment is quite honestly one of the tightest managed environments I've seen. I don't know if they've even set a date for it. They'll just install XP on new machines from HD images as always.

So the individual consumer becomes beta tester for the big company consumer... wacky.

Now, I get IMs from a friend saying "Vista just keeps rebooting, at random." And I see that all consumers, whether Giant Co. or joe schmoe have the same issue with Vista.

Cool new features are cool, but... stability is all anyone has ever wanted from a PC.

All of which makes me wonder the following Q, when is Microsoft rolling out Vista in house?


more than 6 years ago


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