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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Trogre Re:not lossless (433 comments)

You could replace "vinyl" with "CD" in that post and it would still be true today.

4 days ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

Trogre Re:gravity fields will rip you to shreds (289 comments)

The movie explained that away by making it a supermassive black hole, where tidal forces are (supposedly!) much less.

about three weeks ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

Trogre Re:LMAO (189 comments)

Well, yes. Do you think your company could survive if offered a contract orders of magnitude larger than you'd ever seen, re-tooled to accommodate that one massive order, and then not getting paid for it?

Slight over-simplification, yes, but fairly representative of what actually happened.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

Trogre Re:Ah, good, progress. (101 comments)

I would find that very cumbersome, as I use keyword search all the time for a number of websites.

g widget
w petersen graph
m interstellar
y star wars fake trailer
bz invalid vlan with no nics

I wouldn't tolerate having to wade through the front pages of Google, Wikipedia, imdb, YouTube, bugzilla and all the rest every time I wanted to look up something.

about three weeks ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

Trogre Re:Personal social media accounts (60 comments)

That has to be the silliest statement I have read today.

And I spent much of this morning reading YouTube comments.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

Trogre Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (455 comments)

I thought that too, until I watched a couple of episodes of Jeopardy and realized it's just a regular question/answer game show with "[what|who] is" tossed in front of each answer.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Trogre Thunderbird-Bing tie (400 comments)

300+ posts here and no one has yet mentioned that Thunderbird has been using Microsoft(R) Bing(R) as its default search engine for some time now.

about a month ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Trogre Re:Scrap heap (400 comments)

False.

Well, 50% false.

It depends on which addon class you're talking about. Extensions are as you say interpreted JavaScript. Plug-ins, however, are compiled code and absolutely do not work the same under Linux as Windows.

Both of those fit under the umbrella term addons.

about a month ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Trogre Re:Punishment (98 comments)

Ever had a library fine?
Ever had a court summons or bailiff come to sieze your property because of that fine? I doubt it.
But:
Ever tried to borrow a book with an outstanding fine?

Now do you see my point?

about a month ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Trogre Re:Piracy fines? (98 comments)

I meant the case of using University bandwidth to download content for personal use, that could trigger a fine depending on the University's Internet use policies. The licence of the content in that case is irrelevant.

Mis-use of University resources is defined by the University, and it can quite easily include clauses regarding unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material, etc.
I do agree with you there, and in that case the licence would be relevant.

about a month ago
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UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008

Trogre Piracy fines? (98 comments)

Are these fines actually for copyright infringement, or for mis-use of University resources? This is an important distinction.

I doubt the University could legally collect on the former, unless they also happen to be the copyright holder of the obtained content.

If the latter, then students downloading free content (eg material covered by a Creative Commons licence) for personal use should also be liable.

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Trogre Re:Troubling for Debian (581 comments)

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

about a month ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Trogre Troubling for Debian (581 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

about a month ago
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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

Trogre Re:So... (178 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.

about a month ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Trogre Re:reflexes? (114 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.

about a month 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.

about a month ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

Trogre Re:Abusing the bug tracker (550 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

about a month 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.

about a month ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Trogre Re:2 seasons 1978 and 1980 (186 comments)

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

about a month 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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