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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Richy_T Re:Good news (420 comments)

Gotta agree. I like Star Wars and Star Trek fine but I think what Abrams brought to Trek will be far more suitable to SW. Except the lens flare, that is.

about a week ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Richy_T Re: When I see that [literaly] textbook mistake... (329 comments)

Not really. What you are talking about is capabilities provided by the Dalvik VM whereas what was being discussed was unix-style filesystem permissions.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Richy_T Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

These were typically "this year's model" mid-size cars from the Emerald Aisle at National.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Richy_T Re:Awesome idea (820 comments)

And "It's a Small World" to cyclists.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Richy_T Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Wow, either you're a terrible driver or you have no idea of the length of a second.

I have never so far met an automatic gearbox that shifts as quickly as I do (and I'm not even using a short-shifter or anything), met quite a few that lag terribly and met none at all that were able to select the gear I needed ahead of time.

That's not to say fast shifting automatics don't exist but they're on better cars than I have driven. DSG does sound interesting and will likely be on my next car (VW have apparently abandoned the manual gearbox in the US). I have driven a regular automatic VW or two and they are no better (or worse) than others.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Richy_T Re:Only for the first year (570 comments)

Yep. Every time someone has to pay, you're presenting them with the choice to switch to a competitor.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Richy_T Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

Suggest you look up the history of currencies in the early United States. You want unstable?

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Richy_T Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

It does it very efficiently.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

Richy_T Re:Last year's $1,000 coin is this years $200 coin (290 comments)

I believe it does matter. But only time will tell. I have no interest in trying to convince anyone though (well, from time to time it's a bit of fun), I believe these things will become evident. If they don't, I'm wrong and so what?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

Richy_T Re:Two things (403 comments)

I did too and never had any problems. I just heard of a few exploits of various things that made me uncomfortable with the idea.

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Richy_T Re:unexpected deletion (329 comments)

You don't even have to typo. There's a nasty bug in Konsole where if you're typing under load, it will get characters out of order. So rm -rf /var/tmp/x /var/tmp/y becomes rm -rf /var /tmp/x/var/tmp/y (or something like that). That was fun to recover from.

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Richy_T Re:And that people... (329 comments)

Cool. I've been thinking about looking at Glacier as an additional backup option. Really needs to be supplemental to backups under local control as well unless it's just stuff you really don't care about too much.

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Richy_T Re:And that people... (329 comments)

You have to have a realistic estimation of the value of your data.

In truth, for many of us, the most valuable data is the most trivial to back up.

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Richy_T Re:And that people... (329 comments)

Yep. If you don't have offline backups, you're going to have a bad time.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Richy_T On the other hand... (160 comments)

What's the deal with NVidia and on-board graphics? Have they exited the market? I recently had to replace a MB with onboard NVidia and wanted to find another with NVidia onboard (because drivers) but nada. Fortunately the drivers for the Athlon with onboard ATI were not hard to install and it works fine for what it's used for but it was just surprising and perhaps what was even more surprising was the lack of commentary. Like they just went out with a whimper.

about two weeks ago

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