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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

TheDarkMaster Clever (392 comments)

Good way to turn reasonable people in religious nuts.

6 hours ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

TheDarkMaster Re: Switched double speed half capacity, realistic (280 comments)

it was possible to do this with PqMagic few years ago. It's a shame that it was discontinued, it was simply the best disk partitioner I have ever used.

10 hours ago
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster Re:No more "Cloud", please (57 comments)

I hope that does not happen. But think what happens if your favorite operating system - that you need to make your computer run - begins to work only if connected to a cloud?

yesterday
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster Re:No more "Cloud", please (57 comments)

Nothing is stopping people writing desktop applications. Are you just annoyed that people are choosing cloud services out of convenience?

No. My fear is that they end up trying to implement the "cloud" in anything and everything just because it's "cool", no matter the consequences. Just imagine: Windows depending on the cloud to work, Linux too, Eclipse refusing to work unless you have a connection all the time with a cloud, Photoshop or GIMP refusing to save your images in any other place than a cloud, Word or LibreOffice refusing to save your files because you are offline. Everyone embarking on the cloud hype without worrying about what happens when you lost your connection.

yesterday
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster Re:No more "Cloud", please (57 comments)

Brazil, you only have 3G connections in large cities and in an unstable manner, 4G is still only in the promise. Short version, you can not depend on internet access here because is too erratic.

yesterday
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster Re:No more "Cloud", please (57 comments)

But this is exactly the problem: So far no one is forced to use. But for how long?

yesterday
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster Re:I hope it dies down... (57 comments)

I know, my patience is running out for this hype. And my fear is that this gets to a point where applications you need to work (or operating systems) begins to stop working without "cloud" services and reliable 24/7 internet connections that simply do not exist everywhere in my country. And I will not even get into the subject of the serious security breach that is trusting critical data to third-party "cloud" servers on which you have no control.

yesterday
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

TheDarkMaster No more "Cloud", please (57 comments)

Enough. No, I do not want "Cloud" services, thanks. I want my good old desktop with local applications that do not need be connected to the internet 24/7 to work, not everyone have a fiber connection available all the time for this.

yesterday
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Aussie Airlines To Allow Uninterrupted Mobile Use During Flights

TheDarkMaster Re:article summary is wrong (51 comments)

Wireless controls on a plane? I understand your argument, but this is simply too fucking dangerous.

2 days ago
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Aussie Airlines To Allow Uninterrupted Mobile Use During Flights

TheDarkMaster Re:article summary is wrong (51 comments)

I assume because a few hundred mobile phones moving at several hundred km/h can overload or confuse ground stations

I'd love to do it just to see the face of technician when he is called to solve the "problem".

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

Thanks for showing that most people here were not taken by fanaticism.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

Uhh... Can tell me the name of one of then that can do more than 30% of the work? P.S: Without crashing and without the command line, after all is a desktop :-)

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

Clueless one, you are incredible! you really are THE ONE clueless! :-) (someone call Neo and tell him he was fired, we found a new The One)

I know what is a service, my clueless friend. I know that desktops and servers have services too, despite your naive attempt to put words in my mouth. But, not wanting to bother you, do you not notice you did not answer my question? I'm really curious to know why the Average Joe would use Linux instead of Windows based only on the fantastic ability to upgrade parts of the system without having to reboot[citation needed] (And do not forget that our friend Joe would receive in exchange a desktop that would be at best problematic to use in the long term. Remember, he is not a super-genius like you to fix it! :-)).

Footnote for anyone following this interesting discussion: Do you see now why the year of the Linux Desktop is currently actual_year + 1?

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re: Nobody else seems to want it (720 comments)

I see that you failed to understand what I meant.

To begin, you need to read the text of the parent (the one mistakenly marked as "-1 troll"), which makes it clear that one of the reasons for not making a Linux driver is that to be able to do so the developer may have to reveal company trade secrets in the process, like a proprietary and non-obvious way to do an video operation (and without which the driver can not work) on their hardware. or to the driver work he will need to incorporate a technology that his company has licensed from third parties and can not be included in the open source as free software.

Short version: The driver itself is not a trade secret, the methods and knowledge inside him is that may be trade secrets.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Nobody else seems to want it (720 comments)

Well, it's their choice, I never said that companies are prohibited from disclosing their trade secrets. But also when you disclose a trade secret he ceases to be a secret, right? Just remember that many companies would like to make drivers for Linux but can not do it because:

a) To do so the developer may have to disclose proprietary methods over which he has no control and which may even be owned by third parties licensed to him;

b) If he can get to the point of producing and distributing the driver, he will have to be forever changing it because the API between kernel and drivers is a moving target, not all companies are willing to be spending money on this.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

Sorry, I know the difference between restarting a service and a kernel. But, as I said before and I will say it again, we are talking about a desktop here, clueless one, and the Xorg is only one in a long list of things that can broke in funny ways on upgrade. Can you explain to me why the average user (not the super geniuses like you :-)) would switch from windows to linux due to one functionality (upgrade without having to reboot, which once again I say that is debatable) that he does not need because he is using a desktop and not a server? And even considering also that in exchange for this functionality he would have a desktop that is, at best, problematic?

Clueless one, you are showing here, for all, another reason for the lack of progress in desktop Linux: You see it as a server. And the Average Joe do not need a server.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

I am sorry again clueless one, but your "almighty" ability to update without restarting[citation needed] is only relevant to servers. And I dispute the veracity of your claim, as for example the X window server needs a restart after updating it. After all, remember again that we are talking about desktop here, not a server.

footnote: I also know and use Linux for a decade now, so what? ;-)

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

I am sorry, but you, and only you are the clueless one, basement dweller... Linux is a good server OS and the Android (Linux based) is a good mobile OS, but on the desktop is not. And it will remain a clumsy experience as long as developers like you continue blaming Microsoft for your own incompetence, rather than simply put your hands dirty, forget the religious fanaticism and begin work on a stable desktop API that does not break compatibility on every update. When you stop blaming others for your own mistakes and create a stable API that application developers can use without fear of breaking each update (like Android), then maybe we can have the year of Linux Desktop.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

TheDarkMaster Re:Infrastructure? (720 comments)

Linux has also been superior on the desktop for quite some time

You are smoking crack? Serious? Maybe for YOU is superior, for the other 97% of users (market share) is only usable. And before you put me as troll, consider that if the Linux was so superior as you claim, then his participation in the market would be a lot bigger than 3%.

about a week ago

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How secure is Windows XP limited user account?

TheDarkMaster TheDarkMaster writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TheDarkMaster writes "I need to grant user access to my pc for parents. Of course I can't say what a hell my little sister (or others) can download from net, and I need to use a limited user account for her. But, how secure is this account? They can survive a "OMG, CLICK HERE NOW!!!!" "insuspect" file or something else?"

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