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Zuckerberg Only Eating Animals He Personally Kills

Pvt_Ryan Re:To this, I say, so what? (544 comments)

So, killing animals for food is 'going off the deep end'? I lived on a farm from ages 5-11. We slaughtered several of our animals for food. That's where the meat comes from after all, or weren't you aware?

Maybe you lived in a city your whole life and got it nicely packaged for you in a supermarket or pre-cooked and now you want to consider people who actually kill the animals as somehow beneath you, or having 'gone off the deep end'? Maybe you should reconsider your food choices if you want to avoid looking like either a blatant classist or a hypocrite.

Pft every true geek knows that meat comes from a replicator which once the food as appeared displays a message "no was harmed in the replicating of this meat".

Meh, who really cares. Good on him I say.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

Pvt_Ryan Re:Step 1 (480 comments)

Personally I would go with Cisco, we had cisco and moved to juniper perimeter & dell switchs only to now be redoing our network with cisco and tbph we are glad to see the back of juniper.

more than 3 years ago
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Gitbrew Releases OtherOS++ PS3 Linux Dual Boot

Pvt_Ryan Re:Benchmarks! (240 comments)

Actually I am against DRM but Steam is actually ok. It runs in offline mode so I don't need to be connected, it runs on any number of computers which is again useful for me and I can access my games anywhere. It pains me to say it but steam imho is DRM done right. Don't get me wrong it isn't really effective as DRM as there are cracks out there but it is not (as) intrusive as anything else.

The only thing they could do to be better is bring in a market place to let people sell used games. Valve take a cut of the transaction, user can build credit to buy other games or recover cash. If they did that they would be perfect.

more than 3 years ago
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Gitbrew Releases OtherOS++ PS3 Linux Dual Boot

Pvt_Ryan Re:If you want a cheap laugh.... (240 comments)

Classiscs

*leave us real gamers alone*
Console Gamer != Real Gamer

*Use a PC for linux and not the PS3*
Why must I spend £300 for a console for games and £300 for a PC to use? can I not just spend £300 and have both?

In response to someone saying "if hacker's only want homebrew then there is nothing wrong with that" this was posted:
*And can you really trust them with those responsibilities?*
Sadly noone responded to that with "you trusted sony with your credit card details"

more than 3 years ago
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GameStop Buys Impulse From Stardock

Pvt_Ryan There is a problem with it.. (109 comments)

I don't want 10 different applications stores in order to stream my games. I want one place to go and download from, I don't want to think did I buy that 5yo game from steam or gamestop or ... Though I get around Steam's stupid prices by looking for the games that are "Steam based" but in retail.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

Pvt_Ryan Re:The scene from 24 (1200 comments)

She also used to put blankets over her subnet, I didn't know they got cold..

more than 3 years ago
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Safari/MacBook First To Fall At Pwn2Own 2011

Pvt_Ryan Re:Firefox/Linux (492 comments)

I just googled "dell linux" and it was the 2nd link. 1st if you exclude the sponsored link.

more than 3 years ago
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Safari/MacBook First To Fall At Pwn2Own 2011

Pvt_Ryan Re:Firefox/Linux (492 comments)

Quoting from the link: "..., but you can't go to BestBuy and buy Linux with a specific distro on it that everyone uses that has widespread market share"

I thought you could buy linux PCs off the shelf in one of big American chains (walmart???). Was a low powered eco thingy iirc.

Also as far as I know you can buy linux on laptops from Dell as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian Father Names His Daughter "Facebook"

Pvt_Ryan Re:Zuckerberg et al (162 comments)

I probably should have added "Assuming for a moment that the bible isn't a work of fiction" and "I never read the story, I just heard bits and pieces on the rare occasions I listened."

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian Father Names His Daughter "Facebook"

Pvt_Ryan Re:Zuckerberg et al (162 comments)

To be fair if your ancestors had been struck with the Plagues of Egypt just because they refused to give up their slaves you might be a tad annoyed as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Egyptian Father Names His Daughter "Facebook"

Pvt_Ryan Re:Account Creation Request DENIED (162 comments)

Does creating an account called Facebook not cause facebook to crash?

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap Games a Risk To the Industry, Says Nintendo President

Pvt_Ryan Re:OR perhaps (310 comments)

I was still buying them at £15-20 in the early 90s iirc. and according to your calc wost case £15 in 1990 is £26 in 2010.

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap Games a Risk To the Industry, Says Nintendo President

Pvt_Ryan OR perhaps (310 comments)

All Games are only really worth $10 or so.. When I first started playing games on my Amiga they only cost £15-20 yet now PC games are hitting £40

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Files Lawsuit Against PS3 Hacker GeoHot

Pvt_Ryan Re:Just wondering (508 comments)

I never accepted the EULA as I got mine 2nd hand.. Oh well.

more than 3 years ago
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First PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware Created

Pvt_Ryan Re:Won't Be Long... (269 comments)

before someone at Sony is sitting in a corner rocking back and forth holding a P45 saying "Why oh why did I remove linux from the PS3?"

more than 3 years ago

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Boxee Explains GPL violation

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) writes "Tom Sella from Boxee, explains the GPL violation allegation.

"Yesterday there was some noise in the open source community that a utility included with a pre-release version of the Boxee Box software is licensed under the GPLv3. The utility, gpgv2, came in a pack of gpg utilities, including libgcrypt, which we use, and was erroneously included – but never used, and we subsequently removed it from the Boxee Box software. We have already put a new internal process in place for adding new F/OSS to Boxee and we are also doing a complete audit of our software to better document the licensing of the open source code we use.""

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Virgin Media Hijacking searches

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) writes "So I was typing a site's name into my address bar, normally (on ubuntu with firefox) this would perform a google search if not found otherwise it would take me to the site. (For example I was typing "facebook" instead of "www.facebook.com"). Instead I got redirected to http://advancedsearch.virginmedia.com/subscribers/assist?url=facebook .

I think I'll be calling to complain about this."
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XBMC 9.04 'Babylon' Released

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) writes "XBMC 9.04 'Babylon' was released today.

Among the many new features in XBMC 9.04:
  • PPC (PowerPC) support for Mac OS X,
  • VDPAU (NVIDIA GPU Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding for Linux),
  • updated Codecs,
  • new Karaoke features,
  • more Media Info Scrapers,
  • improved FanArt support,
  • enhancements to the XBMC Skinning Framework making it even more flexible and powerful.

For the full list of what is new in this version of XBMC please see the 9.04 milestone on trac."

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EEE PC falsely advertised

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) writes "A friend of mine just bought an EEEPC 1000, and decided to put vista on it (why I shall never know). After stripping it down with vlite and installing he discovered that the EEE PC doesn't have 1 40gb SSD drive in fact it has 2, 1x7.5gb and 1x32gb. Thinking "ahh well that's fine", he found with vista he ran out of space so he reinstalled vista to the 30gb ssd drive only to find it is very very slow.

After some investigation he discovered that it is actually 1x7.5gb SSD and 1x32gb SHDC.

He bought it from misco which advertises "40 GB Solid State Drive" implying that there is 1 drive of 40gb. Even on Asus's own site it advertised as 1 40gb drive which it clearly is not

Personally I don't think this is fair or right, he even says that he wouldn't have bought it if he had known and is annoyed at wasting £350 (~$700). I have suggested he contact Misco and get them to refund him and change the wording on the site. I also think he should contact Asus and get them to reword their site."
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DELL not supporting Vista x64

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Pvt_Ryan writes "Ok I bought a Dell Vostro 1500 with vista 32bit.

Now I have decided that as the hardware is more than capable I want to update it to Vista x64. So I went to the dell support site and low and behold the options for drivers are only for vista 32 or XP ( I am almost sure that there used to be x64 drivers there!).

So calling the dell tech support ended in a protracted discussion were they insisted that they would only support the OS shipped, I was insistant I didn't want "support" I just wanted the drivers, which I am fairly sure they have to supply as the vostro carries the vista logo.

Directly from http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/VistaLogofaq.mspx under "Hardware Logo Program Requirements":

Q. Does the logo program include x64 requirements?
A. Yes, there are requirements specific to x64 and IHVs submitting drivers for the logo program must submit an x64 version when they submit any 32-bit versions. OEMs using x64 implementations must have signed drivers available to end users if shipping a 32-bit version of Windows Vista on the system.

Now am I no lawyer but surely that means in order to have the vista logo if the hardware is x64 capable then even if they provide the 32bit vista as the OS they still have to provide the x64 drivers regardless??

Can anyone advise me? as I am going to contact them directly about this but I want to be sure I am in the right 1st, rather than make a fool of myself.

Before the inevitable responce of install x86_64 linux comes, I already have it on, its a dual boot machine. :)"
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Selling OOo Links on ebay

Pvt_Ryan Pvt_Ryan writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Pvt_Ryan (1102363) writes "I know people try to make money off the silliest things but surely selling LINKS to download openoffice.org on ebay (like this one) is taking the mickey..
The sad thing is that people have acutally bought it and left positive feedback.
Selling CDs is fine imho but a link to the website is just plain wrong, its practically theft as it relys on tricking people into thinking they have to pay for a "special link" that they could have just googled for.
I just hate to see open source being abused in this maner.
Does anyone else agree with this practice?"

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