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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Trogre Re:Troubling for Debian (518 comments)

Oh, also Russ Allbery from the technical committee on 16 November.

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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Trogre Troubling for Debian (518 comments)

In less than two weeks we have had three significant resignations:

8 Nov, Joey Hess, from Debian entirely
17 Nov, Tollef Fog Heen, from the systemd team
Today, Ian Jackson, from the technical committee

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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

Trogre Re:So... (170 comments)

Openness is not bad.
Microsoft's track record is bad.

Having source code for more and more products is not bad.
Microsoft's track record is bad.

Embrace is good.
Microsoft's track record is bad.

Someone who questions Microsoft's motives is not an idiot.
Microsoft's track record is bad.

2 days ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Trogre Re:reflexes? (112 comments)

You're right that binocular depth perception is just one of many cues, but your experiment will be tainted by cached binocular information. Recall that you can only actually see with any detail a tiny area represented by your fovea - the full image that you perceive is made up by moving your eyes over a scene and is of course aided by memories of what you expect certain elements to look like.

Here's another experiment:

Go to the same window but start out with one eye closed. Take note of what you see and try to judge how far away things are. After a minute, open the other eye and blink a couple of times.

Note the difference.

2 days ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

Trogre Re:"...moving east." (69 comments)

What if it is spinning on more than one axis, ie tumbling? The direction where the sun rises for a given point on the comet will change all the time.

I have no idea if the comet is actually doing this, but I imagine that being a scenario where computing "east" being rather difficult.

2 days ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Trogre Re:Abusing the bug tracker (540 comments)

You systemd haters are simply living in your own delusional world, undisturbed by the harsh realities:
Don't do know that Debian systemd users now outnumber SysVinit users 3-1, even before Debian have released a stable systemd distro?

Where did you get that wee gem? Not popcon to be sure.

https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=systemd
https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=sysvinit

2 days ago
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Fascinating Rosetta Image Captures Philae's Comet Bounce

Trogre Re:Fucking disaster (69 comments)

Some equipment didn't work, but the mission objective was still accomplished. The science data they set out to collect was still obtained. I call that a success.

By your logic, Apollo 11 was not a success because Armstrong had to resort to manual control when landing.

2 days ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Trogre Re:2 seasons 1978 and 1980 (184 comments)

But... but the dark gloominess! And the grit! And the rapid camera zooms! And tribal percussion!

3 days ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Trogre Re:Sci Fi Really Ages Quickly (184 comments)

Heh, yes the writing did leave a lot to be desired, but at least the show was intended to be family-friendly, as in it could be watched by kids.

Entirely unlike the reboot.

3 days ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

Trogre Too long in front of the computer (136 comments)

It took nearly a minute before I realised that this article is not in fact about electronically transmitting aspects of a certain popular confectionery.

echolocate != echocolate

about a week ago
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What People Want From Smart Homes

Trogre Resource management (209 comments)

I want my house to manage:
How much water to use for washing dishes/clothes, and at what temperature (more a function of the individual appliances than the house really).
Power sources (grid, solar, wind, gas), and when each should be used.

And that's about it. I really don't want my house trying to decide for me when my lights need turning on and off, or telling someone else about it.

about two weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

Trogre Re:...and also not true (249 comments)

Dammit where are my mod points? You just shot down a whole lot of pedants with that comment.

about two weeks ago
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Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys

Trogre Great idea (150 comments)

And I'm sure it will work well.

Right up until your battery dies as you're walking back to your room late at night.

about two weeks ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

Trogre Re:Doesn't solve the problem (136 comments)

Rain IMO is a much more uncomfortable bike-riding environment than snow or ice.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Trogre Re:I'm surrounded by morons (613 comments)

I was referring to summer time, when DST is in effect.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

Trogre Re:Progress comes at a cost (112 comments)

Evidently nothing. However all the people actually involved with the "vanity project" will care enough about it to have some interest in mitigating events that would result in its demise.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

Trogre Re:Progress comes at a cost (112 comments)

Yeeees, but think about it from another point of view. If Dickie Branson had been the one killed in yesterday's launch, that would have been the end of Virgin Galactic. Gone. Done. Finito.

Now, they are going to try again.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Trogre Re:It gets dark before the drive home (613 comments)

Wait, so you Spring Back and Fall Forward, such that DST is a *winter* shift? That's an interesting way to do it. Tell me, where do you live?

about three weeks ago

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Trogre Trogre writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Trogre (513942) writes "The recently troubled free CD database freedb has been picked up by a group called Magix. From Kaiser's blog: "Following my announcement that I would like to let freedb go, I was approached by many interested parties. ... Even if I shall no longer be actively associated with freedb, I shall continue casting a critical glance on freedb's future. The decision in favour of MAGIX has given us a new prospect of further development, offered a congenial and comfortable atmosphere during difficult negotiations, and provided the newly implemented hardware with generous capacities. " This might be good news since Grip still doesn't support MusicBrainz."

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