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### Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

Re:It doesn't work at all. (117 comments)

It simply doesn't resume. HIbernation always works. You can see it on videos:

http://www.pg.gda.pl/~jkozicki...
The *.mov files are records from hibernation/suspend attempt. They have polish names, ignore that. You can see that it reboots again right at the end of resume, then boots into log-in screen

I think it is related to my hardware: dual Xeon E5-2687Wv2, 64 GB of RAM, motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRI, GPU nvidia GTX 780 (only debian approved nonfree drivers, no blobs from nvidia.com)

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### Linux 3.15 Will Suspend & Resume Much Faster

It doesn't work at all. (117 comments)

What's the point if suspend resume doesn't work at all?

Here's my SLEEP script, in which I am testing various kernels:

#!/bin/bash

logger "========== touch forcefsck ==========="
# if resume failed, then I want fsck (SSD disks, so it's just few seconds)
touch /forcefsck
/bin/sync
sleep 1

logger "hibernating"
# https://help.ubuntu.com/commun...
# it says there to try hibernating using various different methods

### method: 1 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)
#/usr/sbin/hibernate

### method: 2 kernel 3,13,0 - fail, (3/6 success rate)
#/usr/sbin/s2disk

### method: 3 kernel 3.13.0 - fail, (2/6 success rate)
#echo platform > /sys/power/disk
#echo disk > /sys/power/state

### method: 4 kernel 3.13.0 - (3/6 success rate)
### kernel 3.2.0 - 80% sukcesów 20% fail (over 80/100 success rate - currently in use)
### kernel 3.12-bpo - (0/1) success rate)
echo shutdown > /sys/power/disk
echo disk > /sys/power/state

sleep 5
logger "restart network"
## something screws networking after resume
/etc/init.d/networking restart
sleep 2

## also UPS connection is screwed (sometimes I need to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable)
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server stop
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-server start
sleep 5
/etc/init.d/nut-client start
sleep 5
# don't mess with clock /etc/init.d/ntp restart
logger "resume complete"

Besides, this is old news. Our new and better site beat slashdot: https://soylentnews.org/articl... . The only working kernel was 2.6.29 with tuxonice

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### Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

Re:Join the slashdot farewell: (526 comments)

Oh, I can burn my karma, no problem.

If you were paying attention you would know that from 10 to 17 february there is slashdot boycott (slashcott) in which people log off and can only browse anonymously to give dice holdings fewer requests from logged in users.

PS: doesn't that posting a new story exactly once per hour doesn't ring you a bell?

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I'm moving with all the great community of smart people and old-timers to http://www.altslashdot.org/ (server will be up & running in few hours).

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### Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

Re:Beta comment from an old-timer (77 comments)

This guy wants to start altSlashdot: http://slashdot.org/~Okian%20W... - check his latest comments

I hope it will have UTF-8 support as well as mathjax - the math rendering engine used on stackexchange. Imagine how wonderful comments and posts could look like, if people could embed formulas easily!

Our wiki now collects all the most important ideas: http://www.altslashdot.org/wik...

Also you are welcome on IRC ##altslashdot on freenode

BTW, I haven't changed my sig since 2002, and it will be the same on new slashdot, whatever name we pick: http://www.altslashdot.org/wik...

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### Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Re:How to call Bruce (2219 comments)

well then, check my sig :) Hasn't changed since year 2000.

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### Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Hi Bruce, I remember both times when you tried to start Technocrat.net. How about joining altslashdot ? Don't worry about bad name, we are now looking for some other name.

As much as I don't like javascript too, I like very much how http://math.stackexchange.com/ supports the math rendering engine MathJax. And along with UTF-8 support I think that we need the ability to discuss difficult topics using math to describe them.

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### Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

thanks :) I try to keep as much as possible in english. But unfortunately not everything :) We have translated 50% of that 300pages PhD thesis so far :)

# Submissions

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### Do you like the new looks of iOS 7 ?

Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "I hate it, it's ugly

No

I don't care how it looks, but it destroyed my workflow

I don't care how it looks, as long as it gets the job done

Yes

Yes, I love it

I don't use iOS you insensitive clod"
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### Omate standalone smartwarch adds 1GB RAM/8GB storage version

Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "Previously discussed on slashdot Omate Smartwatch has already met its funding goal. This smartwatch works as a standalone phone (but can also be paired), it is water-resistant (up to 1m underwater) and runs android 4.2.2. If it meets 800kUSD funding goal it will have the flexy invisible keyboard in which the whole screen becomes the keyboard, invisibly. And the app gets full screen instead of having part of it blocked by the onscreen keyboard. All you need is to be used to blind typing on a regular keyboard. Just yesterday it became possible to order a 1GB RAM/8GB storage version (there's microSD slot too). If it meets a 900kUSD stretch goal it will have an extra battery (current 600 mAh battery gives 100h standby, and 240 minutes for talking)."
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### Ubuntu Edge now $695, thanks to major industry backing Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "With 14 days to go, it’s time for our biggest announcement yet. From now until the end of the campaign, we’re fixing the price of the Ubuntu Edge at$695! No limited quantities, no more price changes. You wanted a more affordable Edge, and now you’ve got it.

So of course we’re passing those savings on to you. There’s now a single unlimited $695 Ubuntu Edge perk, which comes with a year’s subscription to LastPass Premium and a place on the Founders page. At the end of the campaign, anyone who’s already pledged more than$695 for the phone will be offered a refund of the difference.

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### Wikipedia refuses to accept bitcoin donations

Janek Kozicki writes "Wikipedia ran another donation campaign last week. One blogger offered them to donate in bitcoins. Wikipedia refused because currency has to be backed by government. Though wikipedia "may revisit this position should circumstances change'. Blogger mentions that wikipedia happily accepts money from Saudi Arabia where beheading and stoning women to death is institutionalized. A flame follows that if such a government backs bitcoins then wikipedia will start to accept it. Putting these issues aside, do you think that wikipedia should follow wordpress accepting bitcoins? (also recently on slashdot)."
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### Poll: My main development machine has:

Janek Kozicki writes "My main development machine has:
1 core
2 cores
3 cores
4 cores
6 cores
8 cores
12 cores
16 cores
even more cores"
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### Matlab: Intel libs on AMD processor are 40% faster

Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "Stanislav Garmatiuk a digit-life editor encountered a fairly surprising result when performing MATLAB benchmarks of latest Phenom: it turns out that using Intel library (mkl.dll) gives about 40% performance boost when compared to AMD library (acml.dll) on AMD Phenom 9850. Also using three or four cores yields worse results than using just two cores. The test was performed using standard MATLAB benchmark suite, included in the package."
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### How much did you sleep in last 48 hours?

Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "How much did you sleep in last 48 hours?

48h
30h-47h, once
30h-47h, twice or more
15h-29h, once
15h-29h, twice or more
1h-14h, once
1h-14h, twice or more
0h"
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### New car this summer - drive 200km for 1.5 EUR

Janek Kozicki (722688) writes "The French Formula One expert G.Negre since 1997 was working on an engine in which pistons are moved by highly-pressurized air. His invention is now complete with working air car prototypes, and serial production should start this summer. First they will be produced in France, then other factories will open in India and Spain. With single refuel (costing 1.5 EUR) the car can travel 200km at max. speed 110km/h. Depending on the model the car price will be between 3,500 EUR and 5,300 EUR. Some videos are available also."
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### Gasoline high-pressure engines may beat diesel

Janek Kozicki writes "GM presented two cars with new engines that burn gasoline similarly as a diesel engine burns diesel fuel. The engines should get 15% better fuel economy than ordinary gasoline engines, but will not need the expensive exhaust treatment that diesel engines require. This type of engine technology known as Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) promises the fuel economy of a diesel engine but with cleaner exhaust of a gasoline engine."
top Janek Kozicki writes ""The National Space Society (NSS) is looking for artists to create visions of a spacefaring future — a future of space settlement, be it on the Moon, on Mars, on asteroids, or orbiting independently in space. NSS is sponsoring a contest for such artwork to be used in a calendar promoting a future of humans living and working in space. The best of the submitted artwork will be selected for inclusion in the 2008 NSS Space Settlement Calendar. Judges include world-renowned space artists David A. Hardy and Pat Rawlings." First prize is 300USD, and they want only non-exclusive right to reproduce your art, so no need to fear that they will take it away. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2007."

# Journals

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### dying slowly

inhabited by friendly monsters, harassing myself to stinker outside the relevance of mine starngest sipirits I dying slowly am.

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### tomorrow

tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
never happens. still I got work to do,
and always set it for tomorrow

in a strange hope that sometime it will
become yesterday, without visiting today.

just massess of work flowing away
with my childhood strangely distorted
enter and glow. in aggressive neon green

dark groom appears under my feet as I step
into the future, trying to avoid incoming
rudeness of being impolite to myself.

thus while walking inverb aside the
existence I still have hope, that
tomorrow I'll not read slashdot, nor
funfromhell, and that I'll just
get my work done.

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### wow

wow. I can write a journal. incredible. can I make a blog out of it?

I bet nobody will care to answer this, but anyway - it is possible that sometimes I'll write here something plain stupid. Don't pay attention to my babbling.

btw: I hate SCO. And I'd like to see people stealing GPL code to be put into jail. One year should be enough. Like this man from KISS company: one year in jail should teach him something about respecting licencies.

# Slashdot: News for Nerds

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