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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice

PixelSlut Re:Awesome! (262 comments)

Swing and a miss.

more than 4 years ago
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First GNOME Census Results

PixelSlut Re:Check which modules get rejected (175 comments)

Clutter was not created by Red Hat employees, it was created by what are now Intel employees. They were previously a small company called OpenedHand and they were bought by Intel.

more than 4 years ago
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Broadway Musicians Replaced With Synthesizers

PixelSlut Re:What is the issue? (319 comments)

This industry is different in that the workers are also creators. Musicians take what is written on a page and do something creative with it. There is always a ton of detail that is left out of music, and it's up to the performers to fill in that detail. Claude Debussy said that "music is the space between the notes."

Beethoven was the first composer to provide actual tempo markings (as in, 120 beats per minute, as opposed to just saying "Allegro" or whatever). Before him it was up to the performers to figure out how fast something should go based upon a couple words. As things progressed, composers added more and more detail to their works. Look at some works by Mahler or Hindemith and there is a lot more detail there. But even then, they're leaving out a ridiculous amount of information that's being filled in by the best judgement of trained musicians who understand the styles they're playing.

Yeah, technology helps composers create works faster and more easily. But I don't think most composers would be very happy having their works performed by machines at this point. The machines just aren't yet capable of sounding that interesting.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Replaces F-Spot With Shotwell

PixelSlut Re:Curing Mono (361 comments)

That's like saying that C++ is a poisoned platform because not all the libraries written in C++ are fully open.

So Microsoft has created this fantastic platform, and they've opened up .NET and C# so it can be used this way. That doesn't mean they have to open up every single library they create. There is a difference between the language/runtime and a single library. I feel like you anti-Mono people are just searching for any reason you can to hate on Mono, and it makes no sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Theremin Guitar Hero

PixelSlut Re:Now I want to get theremin lessons :) (79 comments)

There are all these music lessons websites out there, I wonder if any of them have teachers for weird instruments like theremin. :)

Hey, they probably allow violas on there right? Violists are crazy enough to use alto clef, so maybe theremins would be allowed there too!

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Replaces F-Spot With Shotwell

PixelSlut Re:Curing Mono (361 comments)

Yes, I do.

Microsoft has a lot invested in a lot of things other than .NET, so I think you're making a really large leap here to assume that they're talking about .NET here. Every major software company out there has invested into different things, and they'll protect their IP up to the point where it no longer benefits them to restrict it.

It's in Microsoft's best interests to allow people to use .NET and C# everywhere, period. They've already stated that they're applying the Community Promise to their patents so that they won't sue people over them.

Mono, the framework, is fantastic and it's really sad that RMS and the BoycottNovell tards are spreading so much FUD over it. And that some of you here on Slashdot are perpetuating that.

Last year at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, Cody Russell asked Richard Stallman if there was anything that Microsoft could do to ease his fears of patent threats, and he said that there was. Microsoft could come out and publicly state that .NET was open to use and promise not to sue people over it. Days later they did exactly that and Richard did not change his opinion.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

PixelSlut Re:So buy intel video cards (412 comments)

Try playing Quake 4 on nvidia Fermi using VESA and let me know how you get on. Seriously, for many people out there Quake 4 is just not a reasonable measure of a video chip. I don't play Quake 4 on my Linux machine. If I want to play video games I go fire up the PS3 or plug a monitor into my Windows box and turn it on. I do basically everything else in Linux now. I don't need insane graphics to do it. I need something good enough to run mutter or compiz, and ideally I'd love to have something with KMS support. That's really about it.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

PixelSlut Re:So buy intel video cards (412 comments)

Too bad you can't buy Intel graphics that work in a Core i7 desktop.

more than 4 years ago
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Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Expert Says

PixelSlut Re:This is new?! (631 comments)

Google? I'm a big Google fan (and despite the rest of my comment, also a big Android fan and totally love my Nexus One).. but if Google was so hardcore into efficiency, why the hell did they develop a new runtime for their Android that's based on Java?

Google didn't seem like the best company to praise for efficiency. I would have picked some sort of video game company like id Software (yeah, I realize this an apples and oranges comparison though).

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04

PixelSlut Re:name change (900 comments)

What would be the upside of changing the name? It's still going to be the same software, it's going to do at least as much as it does now... but you think it's somehow going to be better because it has a different name?? Should GNOME change its name to something a little less garden-variety, or a little less dungeons and dragonsy? KDE doesn't even really mean anything (at least the K doesn't), so should it change its name so it makes more sense to you?

more than 5 years ago
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GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04

PixelSlut Re:Download size (900 comments)

No, it's not moved to universe. It's still in main. It's only being removed from the install CD and the default install. Yes, it sucks that you now have to download it if you're really using it, but you also have to realize that the install CD is *extremely* packed already and it's getting very hard to find a few remaining bytes to add things that Ubuntu considers more important to the default install and experience.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:Other languages? (327 comments)

Depends on the features of .NET that the language uses. IronRuby and IronPython depend upon the DLR, which probably can't be used in an AOT environment like MonoTouch needs because things like Reflection don't work. Remember, when you compile native code with AOT you drop the runtime so there is some give and take in terms of what you get out of it. It's faster, but you lose some runtime features.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:Shame : Article is FUD from MS-zealots :( (327 comments)

Mono has always been very up front about the incompatibilities that exist. And whenever you're building AOT applications you have to expect that certain features (like Reflection) will not work. So who cares? It's still a fantastic platform.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:No it doesn't. (327 comments)

It probably just hooks into the reference counting mechanisms. This is basically what the bindings for gtk# do. GObject contains its own reference counting scheme, and when you're finished with an object you call g_object_unref() on it. When you're using the C# binding then it does this internally and you don't ever worry about it. When a variable changes its reference or when it falls out of scope or whatever, then gtk# unrefs the object.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:Violates the developer agreement (327 comments)

It may not be THAT much better than native Objective-C. But if you're a new developer who has been using C# for a long time and doesn't know Objective-C yet, this could be a great tool to help you write an iPhone app really quickly and comfortably. This isn't intended to be anything revolutionary, it's just a C# binding for people who care about that.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re: Why not? (327 comments)

It's not a port. It's a language binding. There's really not much difference between this and calling your system's open() syscall from Ruby or Python. Also, quit being an asshole.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:Why CLR (.NET mono) and not JVM (Java)? (327 comments)

What does that have to do with any of this? MonoTouch is using AOT compiling, it's not using the Mono VM at all. There is no external code. It builds the Mono libraries you're using into native code and includes them in the executable, sort of like static linking. As such you lose a lot of the dynamic features of C#/.NET (.e.g, no reflection). The Commodore emulator had a built-in BASIC interpreter. There was a way to feed it external code and have it run that code. There is nothing like that in MonoTouch.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone Gets .Net App Development

PixelSlut Re:XOR to iPhone SDK? (327 comments)

It's basically a language binding. That's it. But if you're fluent in C# and don't feel like spending the time to learn Objective-C, it looks like it's totally worth it.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 File-Sharing Beta

PixelSlut Re:They omitted something... (230 comments)

Good thing I use ogg. Microsoft would never think to look for that.

more than 5 years ago

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