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Materials From Tough-as-Nails Crustacean Could Inspire Better Body Armor

Sodki Re:the thing i don't understand (144 comments)

There are some nutty "animal lovers" out there, but I think most of those that are against easting meat do it in protest against the cruelty of how animals are raised for human consumption. As a meat-eater myself, I often think about this and I'm getting closer to be an almost full-time vegetarian. I don't have any problems eating the livestock that my parents raise, because I know they live a good life, full of great outdoors, and are treated with respect. But I've seen my share of farms and in some of them the conditions in which animals live are horrendous. This is the cruelty you speak of.

more than 2 years ago

Guile Scheme Emacs-Lisp Compatibility Matures

Sodki Sonic boom! (46 comments)

That means Emacs 25 will be filled with "Sonic boom"!

more than 2 years ago

Gate One Brings Text-mode Surfing To the Web, Quake-Style

Sodki Re:Lynx - cool! (71 comments)

$ lynx --nocolor

But you should give elinks a try instead of lynx. elinks supports frames, tabs and mouse input.

more than 2 years ago

Gate One Brings Text-mode Surfing To the Web, Quake-Style

Sodki Elinks vs Lynx (71 comments)

You should have used Elinks instead of Lynx. Elinks supports frames, tabs and mouse input.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Sodki Re:The Golden Age (1244 comments)

Yes! I came here to recommend the same trilogy. Great writing and very realistic view of a technologically advanced future.

more than 2 years ago

MINIX 3.2 Released With Some Major Changes

Sodki Re:Neat (120 comments)

>It's great to see alternatives to GNU tools gaining ground. It's the only logical choice for embedded systems due to licensing. We're going to need to step up our game and make our own tools with threats like Wayland coming.

What threat does Wayland poses? It's MIT licensed. And X.org isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

more than 2 years ago

HADOPI To Disconnect 60 People In France

Sodki Re:To quote Shao Kahn (255 comments)

Actually, it was Shang Tsung. Big Fail.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 11.10 To Switch From GDM To LightDM

Sodki Re:Extinction-level event (236 comments)

I prefer GNOME over Unity, I prefer GDM over LightDM, I prefer Firefox over Chromium and Wayland is nowhere near ready for mainstream. And I still prefer Gentoo over Ubuntu.

more than 3 years ago

OpenSUSE 11.4 Released

Sodki Re:SLES/openSuse installs are everywhere (87 comments)

I have yet to see a copy of ubuntu running in a corporate environment.

That's funny, I'm looking at a few dozens right now. We probably don't work at the same place...

more than 3 years ago

SEGA Brings Gaming To Public Restroom Toilets

Sodki This is useful and hygienic (138 comments)

The most disturbing consequence of this is that the urinals will be cleaner because people will try to piss inside the urinal now. I'm not joking. In a mall in my town someone remembered to make urinals with images of spiders and other bugs inside the urinals and the effect was notorious because people would then concentrate on pissing on the images inside the bowl!

more than 3 years ago

Unreal Tournament 3 For Linux Is Officially Dead

Sodki Is now dead? (190 comments)

It wasn't dead before?

about 4 years ago

Alternatives To Paypal's Virtual Credit Card Service?

Sodki Portugal's MBNet (242 comments)

Virtual every debit and credit card in Portugal can have access to MBNet, a nationwide initiative in which you can have your one time credit card numbers.

We actually have a pretty accessible banking system here in Portugal. We have a state regulated entity called SIBS that pretty much guarantees that every banking system should be able to talk to the others. In practive, this means that every bank has at least one ATM that is compatible with every debit and credit card in the country, and can be used for free, with no taxes for money withdrawal and other operations. It's pretty sweet.

more than 4 years ago

Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

Sodki Obligatory Snatch quote (1095 comments)

- Anything to declare?
- Yeah, don't go to England.

about 5 years ago

Collaborative Software For Pair Programming?

Sodki Screen (302 comments)

Nothing beats screen. One student starts programming within a scren session; the other student joins that screen session (screen -x) and now they're both in the same environment at the same time, and both are in control.

more than 5 years ago

Gravity Tractor Could Deflect Asteroids

Sodki I've got another way (372 comments)

It can make very small, precise changes in orbit, and that's what you need to avoid a keyhole. Actually, to avoid a keyhole, you just have to get drunk.

more than 6 years ago



The end is nigh for The Linux Game Tome

Sodki Sodki writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Sodki (621717) writes "The Linux Game Tome, one of the most important websites related to video gaming in GNU/Linux, will shut down on the 13th of April, according to a news post published on the website. The decision was made due to the "lack both the time and the ambition to do what is necessary to keep the site afloat", which has resulted in "spam clogging the forums, lack of updates and increasing brokenness of the site". This might not be the end, though. The maintainers of The Linux Game Tome will make available a dump of the games database, so that anyone interested can cook up a new and updated version of the website, and a worthwhile effort will be considered for a transfer of ownership of the domain. The current source code of the website, which is from 1999, will not be available because "it is not fit for human consumption"."
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