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What Aspects of Open Source Projects Do You Avoid?

KingOfGod Re:Ego (344 comments)

My bad. Your message did seem authentic, though.

more than 4 years ago
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What Aspects of Open Source Projects Do You Avoid?

KingOfGod Re:Ego (344 comments)

This is the kind of thinking that creates unbearable to use UI's.
"You're a user, you annoy me with your presence, so you must be punished and ridiculed!"

Don't forget that you're making a UI for the user to like. Not so they'll leave you the fuck alone.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

KingOfGod Re:With that weak processor? (1713 comments)

Well that's true, except for all the whiners who THINK they're "good with computers" but then whine over how slow firefox/chrome/whatever is and how it takes "forever to load a simple webpage"...

This thing will be hacked in a manner of days from public release, and all your fancy multitasking needs will be accommodated.
But Jobs won't be to blame when you stuff it full of crapware and start spreading FUD about how it was 'always this shitty'...

No, single-tasking and appstore are just really, really good ways of accommodating 95% of the customer base AND keeping them happy about their hardware. Good motherfucking product design!

more than 4 years ago
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For GUIs, Just the Right Degree of Realism

KingOfGod Re:many words (256 comments)

Redundancy turns precious information to noise.

more than 4 years ago
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How Does the New Google DNS Perform? (and Why?)

KingOfGod Re:Pointless hype (275 comments)

4.2.2.1 works too!

more than 4 years ago
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How Does the New Google DNS Perform? (and Why?)

KingOfGod Re:Pointless hype (275 comments)

Level3 is about 6ms faster on average, for me. (40ms vs 34ms)

Either way it's insanely fast, and I'd never switch away from my own resolver :x

Oh and in case anybody doesn't know yet:
4.2.2.{2..6} are Level3's public DNS servers.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Takes a (Feline) Step Toward Thinking Machines

KingOfGod Re:"100,000 times as much as your computer has" (428 comments)

Everybody missed the point that 8gbytes isn't average.
My calculations tell me that to have exactly 100,000 times less ram that the cat, you'd need to have just about 1 509.94944 megabytes RAM in your machine.

To me, this sounds quite average.

more than 4 years ago
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What is the Current State of Home Automation?

KingOfGod Re:Avoid Open Source! (409 comments)

I wish I could mod you +1, bloody brilliant.

more than 4 years ago
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FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

KingOfGod Summary (268 comments)

The article is of little use other than tell the general populace of Slashdot that FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 are right around the corner, and that we should be hyped. Also FreeBSD 8 is a little faster than FreeBSD 7.2 but a lot slower than Ubuntu Linux 9.10

I'm not surprised, however I do belong to the group that does not really care about relative performance to other OS's as performance is only one of the aspects from the vector of decisions we had to make to finally choose FreeBSD for mass-scale deployment.

more than 4 years ago
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Most Useful UNIX Tool?

KingOfGod Re:Missing option (641 comments)

Frustration Aliases 0.1

echo 'alias just=sudo' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'alias fucking="sh -c"' >> /root/.bashrc

# just fucking rm -rf /

about 5 years ago
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The Real-World State of Windows Use

KingOfGod Re:Spyware (374 comments)

IT Pro's are statistically insignificant, and their software use pattern is extremely predictable.

The point you raised is exactly the point of the stats - average joe's. *They* are the reason web developers (used to?) spent an extra 20% time breaking their CSS to be IE6 compatible.

about 5 years ago
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Which Breakthrough Is Most Likely?

KingOfGod Re:Aliens or AI FTW. (903 comments)

They work together because skull crushing is easier when the crusher vs crushee ratio increases.

No matter how much we lie to ourselves and convince ourselves that our skull crushing is so absurdly sophisticated that it doesn't "count" as skull crushing, someone's still going to fucking own someones elses ass and crush their so-called skull if they don't get enough bananas.

Hu-mans are still primitive animals. All we have over the rest of the animal kingdom is the abstraction layer we call an "intellect" which is in place to distract us from the reality that we're participating in this fancy circus called life for exactly the same reason as stupid, skull crushing monkeys are: To eat and reproduce. Because we're wired to.

Now, I do agree with you that some time in the future, true civilized human beings that aren't just driven by instincts *might* develop here on earth - but so far I'm just gonna have to say that I admire your ability to hold such a positive outlook.

about 5 years ago
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Behind Menuet, an OS Written Entirely In Assembly

KingOfGod Re:From the license... (419 comments)

You are all incorrect in assuming that legalese (should|can|does|will) make any sense from a technical point of view.

more than 5 years ago
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Software suggestions for coprorate lobby LCD?

KingOfGod Just use [insert OS] and a full-screen browser (5 comments)

We have a tiny box with dual DVI output to power two flatscreen monitors at my office. Each screen has it's own web browser pointed to the content page they represent. Works like a charm.
Any web-capable OS should be fine for doing this. Spice it up with AJAX if you want to be really fancy and avoid the occasional refresh flicker.

more than 5 years ago
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FreeBSD developer sues Lenovo for Vista on laptops

KingOfGod This is the same guy (2 comments)

This is the same guy who wrote an open letter to D-Link requesting them to stop abusing his NTP Server.

He's my personal internet hero.

more than 5 years ago
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Sims 3 Expansion Announced

KingOfGod Re:Who cares, seriously? (84 comments)

Many 14-year old girls with overpowered hardware on Slashdot, I see.

more than 5 years ago
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Sims 3 Expansion Announced

KingOfGod Who cares, seriously? (84 comments)

This is like the WHO announcing that yet another poor guy in a third-world country got infected with TB.
Interesting stuff man, we already know it's a tragedy. Stop beating the dead horse now.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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FreeBSD developer sues Lenovo for Vista on laptops

KingOfGod KingOfGod writes  |  more than 5 years ago

P'tahk (884633) writes "The Danish FreeBSD developer Poul-Henning aka. "Hero" Kamp has sued Lenovo because they do not offer a refund for Windows Vista on their laptops. The Windows EULA clearly states that the user can, if they do not accept the license, have their money refunded by the entity which installed the OS on their system, which in this case is Lenovo."
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Nobody RTFA's

KingOfGod KingOfGod writes  |  more than 4 years ago

It took quite a long string of upmodded offtopic comments before I found someone who actually understood, let alone tried to comprehend, the article in question.
nobody-rtfa.png

Yes I know, must be new here, etc, but come on...

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