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Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

Ja'Achan Re:Version control (127 comments)

The emphasis was on "change of game-sized datasets", Linux kernel patches contribute on average 3,509 LoC per day, which is about what, half a MB per day?

about a month ago

Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

Ja'Achan Re:Blur (215 comments)

You may as well render lens flare.

Only if you call them Solar Flares

about 3 months ago

EVE Online's Space Economy Currently Worth $18 Million

Ja'Achan Re:Second Life anyone? (88 comments)

You can buy tickets to fanfest with PLEX too, that doesn't mean you can actually take your ISK and pay your rent with it.

about 4 months ago

OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Ja'Achan Re:code review time! (379 comments)

99 little bugs on the wall, 99 little bugs

Pin one down, patch it around, 128 little bugs on the wall

about 5 months ago

Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

Ja'Achan Re:Indeed. (182 comments)

Open your console, and paste in:


about 6 months ago

U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration

Ja'Achan Re:Hmm.... (279 comments)

So basically, as long as you classify information, you can do whatever you want, because then people aren't allowed to blow the whistle on your illegal activities. So let's just classify everything, and then we won't have any whistleblowers anymore. You could, say, classify that you're torturing people. And does getting your house raided as being prosecuted?

about 5 months ago

U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration

Ja'Achan Re:Hmm.... (279 comments)

On the other hand, if you're just running a typical blog or news site that just posts opinions or journalism, and not movies or classified documents, then the US is about the best place to have your service hosted.

Unless, of course, you're a whistle blower. Or, say, protesting against your president.

about 5 months ago

Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

Ja'Achan Re:Sounds like it worked (324 comments)

throw new nap();

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Beautiful Network Cable Trays?

Ja'Achan Re:3D Print (250 comments)

Can't you just weave the cables in then?

about 9 months ago

Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

Ja'Achan Missing option (462 comments)

Keep DST, but remove the mandatory biannual whining. Seriously, year round, nobody cares, but twice a year without fail, people bitch about it, and then forget it.

about 10 months ago

My productivity peaks between...

Ja'Achan Re:24h clock (309 comments)


about a year ago

Facebook To Overhaul Data Use Policy

Ja'Achan Re:/etc/hosts jokes aside (216 comments)

I set up my own DNS server, that way all subdomains get blocked in one go. (I use maradns, it was pretty easy to set up.)

1 year,12 days

The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

Ja'Achan Re:THIS DOESN'T WORK (506 comments)

On Windows, you can switch caps lock and ctrl with a registry hack. I always set it up like that to help combat RSI. You most probably the same on Linux, but I don't use Linux enough to know how.

1 year,19 days

US States Banned From Exporting Trash To China Are Drowning In Plastic

Ja'Achan Re: The American way ... (427 comments)

Think of all the optimization and inventions we'll do by making so many rockets! It's a win-win situation!

1 year,23 days

Russia Today: Vladimir Putin's Weapon In 'The War of Images'

Ja'Achan Re:I skim RT daily (254 comments)

To learn from the best, of course. How else is GP going to take over the world?

about a year ago

Schneier: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Ja'Achan Re:So its come to this...... (413 comments)

That only works for next-door neighbours - not people across the street or on the other side of a river. And if your next-door neighbour doesn't get it, but the d00d one house further does, you need some way to connect around your neighbour's house. Etc, etc.

about a year ago

Federal Judge Declares Bitcoin a Currency

Ja'Achan Re:meme responses (425 comments)

But did it pay for the electricity you used?

about a year ago

Signs Point To XKCD's Time Ending

Ja'Achan Re:What the chirp is wrong with people? (226 comments)

It's not just xkcd. When there was a post about Megatokyo's VN, /.'s thread was just a bunch of people whining that it wasn't a gag joke comic any more, even though it hasn't been that since 2002. I'd guess /. is just filled with bittervets?

about a year ago



Munich finds Linux migration cost less than HP's analysis claims

Ja'Achan Ja'Achan writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Ja'Achan (827610) writes "Microsoft asked HP to analyse Munich's Linux migration, and HP found that the migration to Linux cost €60.6M, where if they had remained with Microsoft, it had only cost €17M. Now, Munich's City Council has objected against this analysis, which, among other assumed that Linux and Windows systems have "roughly the same hardware requirements". They found that the cost of migration was €23M, where if they had stayed with Microsoft, it would have cost them €34M."
Link to Original Source

Financial world dominated by a few deep pockets

Ja'Achan Ja'Achan writes  |  about 3 years ago

Ja'Achan (827610) writes "Conventional wisdom says a few sticky, fat fingers control a disproportionate slice of the world economy’s pie. A new analysis suggests that the conventional wisdom is right on the money. In 2007, a mere 147 companies controlled nearly 40 percent of the monetary value of all transnational corporations, researchers report in a paper published online July 28 at"
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