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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Luthair Ridiculous (128 comments)

The OSX animations are awful, people have been using windowing systems for decades and completely grok what happened to the window. At most you need to a tiny fraction of a second to avoid the user overlooking the change. Please do not waste precious seconds or cause people motion sickness for your whizbang effects.

6 hours ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Luthair Seems Doubtful (308 comments)

The fact that the claimed developers are anonymous is a pretty good indicator that this a sham in a misguided attempt to pressure Debian's vote.

Unfortunately in open source we always have a group of assholes who don't contribute but somehow feel they know best. Oftentimes their opinion will involve a lot more work, but hey they won't be the ones responsible, so who gives a shit

6 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Luthair x220 Wifi? (280 comments)

Entirely unrelated - are you using the 8188ce wifi card in this? Or did you switch to the Intel card? I find wifi on my x220 will continually die and need to toggle the radio switch to restart it.

2 days ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Luthair Re:already supposed to be put away (404 comments)

They aren't expected to be stowed, anything non-electronic has always been allowed on any flight I've been on. Books, magazines, knitting, toys have always been around.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Luthair Re:projectiles are a reasonable concern (404 comments)

Except they aren't complaining about passengers with their hardcover textbooks out (or knitting needs...).

about a week ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Luthair Re:Traffic Shaper? (428 comments)

Or more likely they just won't provide wifi and everyone loses?

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Luthair Re:Ruby? (546 comments)

Like C or not the syntax has been the standard for most languages, and its the syntax taught to a generation of programmers. Language designers take note, deviating from the syntax does not increase clarity nor does it save time so don't unless using a different paradigm.

Having the poster child abandon the language and need to re-write its entire system was a pretty strong statement to the rest of the users. In reality though I think a lot of ruby users just moved onto node.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Luthair Oligarchy (742 comments)

Its like the good (from the perspective of an oligarch) old days where you could have blacklists, collude on wages, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Luthair Re:Fristy Pawst! (475 comments)

Tolerating? They don't really have a choice, unfortunately arms merchants, manufacturers and other countries (incl. the USA) have long been supplying these "corrupt governments". This isn't the 1800s where the army and the individual have the same weapons.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Luthair Satellite Offices (365 comments)

All these tech companies simply need to open a few satellite offices. Inherently some people don't want to be in San Fransisco, Redmond, etc. if you can't find the talent you need perhaps you aren't in the right area?

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Luthair Re:While I find it amusing... (184 comments)

In Canada we don't have the same adversarial relationship between legislators and regulators. I imagine if the courts were to side with Netflix the government would eventually enact legislation enabling regulation of some sort.

about a month ago
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Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

Luthair -1 Paywall (124 comments)

NT

about a month ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Luthair Re:Tegra based! (74 comments)

They also released the first Android phone as well as the first nexus device.

about a month ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Luthair Re:This has been known ... (74 comments)

This was going to be my comment. nvidia flubbed weeks ago, this article adds absolutely nothing to the story.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Luthair Re:Slashvertisment for HotHardware! YAY! (125 comments)

If you look at the submitter's history its blatantly obvious he works for them

about 1 month ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Luthair Search? (286 comments)

While I would say this sounds like a waste of military resources, is it really an illegal search?

Isn't making files available on a p2p network akin to classifieds or placing a sign on your lawn and a cop car drive through the neighbourhood?

about a month ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

Luthair Re:External IP (210 comments)

I'm not advocating for it, but one assumes it would be pretty unlikely they'd complain to anyone. They probably aren't in the same country and they are engaged in a variety of illegal activities.

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Luthair Series of Toothpicks (826 comments)

Each one is great for getting out the gunk, but when you string them together a great result it does not necessarily make. We know a lot more about computers and systems are far more complex than they were 22-years ago. That said, I don't know or care about systemd vs sysvinit.

about 2 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Luthair Re:Good! (619 comments)

While we're on analogies - what you're saying is you can live on a wage from 20-years ago today and ignore the inflation that has happened in that period?

Remember that this is a fixed rate set 21-years ago, while the costs associated maintaining infrastructures have gone up. Further, cars have also became substantially more fuel efficient reducing the per km value of the tax as well without corresponding reduction of wear or demand on the infrastructure.

about 4 months ago

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