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Secret Chat Between Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt Published By WikiLeaks

MatrixCubed Re:"Immeasurable Impact"?? (212 comments)

You're right. But the article isn't about the Creationist Museum...

about a year ago

Secret Chat Between Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt Published By WikiLeaks

MatrixCubed Re:"Immeasurable Impact"?? (212 comments)

"Immeasurable impact on issues surrounding technology". Not "inventions".

As a "good guy", Google's contribution to any part of many peoples lifestyles with regard to the technology used is indisputable. (Google search > competition, Android market share > competition, Chrome performance and stability > competition, NaCL, Play store, etc etc. They're not perfect, but they are certainly usable and viable, and often better, alternatives to their competitors.)

As a "bad guy", Google's stereotypical credo of "do no evil", after they've gained such weight in the technology world, is coming into question (most recently? see CISPA).

Together, these certainly form a kind of impact, and given Google's ubiquity in a lot of peoples' lives, an immeasurable one.

about a year ago

Giant Snails Invade Florida

MatrixCubed Classic Blunders (245 comments)

It's the most famous of the classic blunders, you insensitive clod.

about a year ago

Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For

MatrixCubed Re:I know what it's for. (496 comments)

Just wait until Google Neural Interface is on the market. We don't need no steenking glasses!

about a year ago

Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

MatrixCubed Re:Hypocrisy (893 comments)

No there won't.

about a year ago

Samoa Air Rolling Out "Pay As You Weigh" Fares

MatrixCubed Should be BMI, not weight (587 comments)

I'm 6'5", and I don't approve this message.

about a year ago

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Porn

MatrixCubed Sensationalism (104 comments)

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Grandma's Crocheting Videos

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Game of Thrones

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Kittens

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Sesame Street

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even LARPing

"Porn" obviously has more weight to garner clicks, so let's resort to sensationalizing the headline in order to make a buck.

about a year ago

North Korea Declares a State of War

MatrixCubed Threads (628 comments)

Now's a good time to rewatch Threads, and lament the possibility that these asshats might have nukes, and might somehow be insane enough to use them.

about a year ago

AMD Reveals Radeon Sky Series For Cloud Gaming, Previews Radeon HD 7990

MatrixCubed Cloud (11 hits) (53 comments)

So the word "cloud" appears 11 times in the article, and in each case, is used in a context in which it comes off as a buzz-word or in an SEO-optimized fashion.

What I'd like to know is, how does it fit into the "cloud" paradigm?

  • Does it somehow better handle streamed texture and shader content, thus making my "cloud gaming experience" feel more fluid?
  • Is the chipset designed to integrate with next-gen tablets and smartphones, which would typically be "cloud gaming experience"-devices?
  • Will it better handle next-gen games typically offered as a "cloud gaming experience" (think recent SimCity and worse)? OR...
  • Is it simply being released at a time where "cloud gaming experience" is a convenient marketing buzzword, intended to generate sales among the unwashed masses?

about a year ago

Cosmic Microwave Background: Google Earth Style

MatrixCubed Your ideas... (36 comments)

...are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

about a year ago

We Should Be Allowed To Unlock Everything We Own

MatrixCubed Re:You only own everything you are able to unlock (317 comments)

Interestingly, the only difference between a (now defunct? Not sure, I'm in Canada) Netflix mail-order DVD, a DVD borrowed from the library, a DVD you rent at a movie store, and a DVD you purchase from a video store, is how long you get to keep the disc in your home. :-)

about a year ago

We Should Be Allowed To Unlock Everything We Own

MatrixCubed Re:AMEN! (317 comments)

Does that also make him a terrist?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

MatrixCubed Re:"Do no evil." (383 comments)


about a year ago

Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

MatrixCubed Re:Keep Granpa Lucas Out (253 comments)

Greedo. He wasn't Italian, he was a Rodian.

about a year ago



An all-Linux office?

MatrixCubed MatrixCubed writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MatrixCubed (583402) writes "I have been researching putting together a small entertainment-software business, primarily comprised of programmers, artists, and testers. Taking on an all-OSS mindset, I embarked on a mission to research how much of an office could be reasonably implemented, given things like re-education of users with minimal Linux (and Linux application) experience, availability of tools, and hardware components that integrate into the infrastructure without a lot of difficulty. The up-front and obvious requirements (workstations, programming software, networked applications) are simpler to implement (given their development state, availability of documentation, and evolution of the user-friendliness of their configuration UIs), however some of the more obscure or less-talked about applications (groupware, accounting software, project management apps) are either in early development, or don't appear to integrate well with the rest of the networked apps (whether email, LDAP, time tracking software, etc). Additionally, there are hardware components that need to be researched (the all-in-one printer/scanner/fax machine, security camera hardware, wireless access-point devices), as they all play a role in the business environment. Are there Slashdotters who have successfully designed an all-Linux shop, or who have found particular configurations of OSS that work well together?"


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