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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

Truekaiser In other news. (157 comments)

OpenBSD market share drops as it no longer supports third party hardware. Former OpenBSD users migrate FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD where they can load the drivers for their raid cards and other server hardware that is not yet in the BSD mainline kernel.

This decision is almost as dumb as the unquestioned adoption of SystemD in linux..

2 days ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Truekaiser Re:And what of upselling? (712 comments)

Have you read a sports page lately?
If you have then you read the future of all newspapers, the sports page now is mostly written by software engines.
It won't be long till the rest of the newspaper is as well.

Except for the mail in opinion pieces, it will take an ai to handle the double think and such.

about a week ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Truekaiser Re:Automation and jobs (712 comments)

It would also save tax payer money.
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 and hour would remove $7.6 billion from being spent by social services to subsidize companies who pay workers $7.25 or less.

about a week ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Truekaiser Re:Sorry They're Changing (571 comments)

Sorry but then your company then goes under after a large percentage of your customer base returns your products after they stop working.
You can spec the designs ALL you want to use authentic chips, but when your company's accounting department sees they can save a few cents to a buck per device by using the less than authentic chip. You're pretty much sunk.
Even if the accounting department agrees with you, and you get the company you work for to have boots on the ground in your manufacturing plants to make sure you use authentic parts. Even then you can't tell the chip is authentic until you destructively open it up and look at the silicon.

To put it bluntly as long as they exist the entire apparatus of the corporate machine is geared to use them because they provide the exact same function as the authentic chips at a lower price.

about a week ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

Truekaiser Now all we need. (1 comments)

Is an emulator to run the code!

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Truekaiser Re:Pulseaudio is a synthom, It's not to blame. (286 comments)

The difference is that the company behind OSS was using them so they did not have to pay a cent and then turn around and sell the result to customers of UNIX and BSD as a complete drop in sound system.
And at the same time try to get linux users to pay them for using it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Truekaiser Re:Pulseaudio is a synthom, It's not to blame. (286 comments)

Yes until 4front tells the linux kernel devs to 'fsck off and thank you for developing our lead software product for unix, for free. oh and btw you're no longer allowed to use OSS anymore.'
Which is what they did with the previous OSS version that was in the kernel.

The only programs that I have encountered that don't work well with alsa without the need for a sound system on top of alsa are the ones with project leads that purposefully don't follow ALSA documentation.
Zsnes and Bsnes are perfect examples.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Truekaiser Re:Pulseaudio is a synthom, It's not to blame. (286 comments)

They made alsa so they would not be used as free bug testers and squashers like they did when the OSS sound system was in the kernel.

about two weeks ago
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Stop PulseAudio from changing sound settings ?

Truekaiser Welcome to audio hell. (3 comments)

I myself was forced to install pulseaudio if i wanted to use the linux version of steam. I feel it is not needed as streaming software does a better job than network transparent audio and we did not need yet another audio server with ALSA turning on DMIX by default. But i had to install it nonetheless. since then it's been a constant chore to tweak the number of audio segments and lengths of said segments to get all audio applications to play nicely without stuttering or skin curling noise!

about two weeks ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

Truekaiser Android v 7 (77 comments)

[joke]Announcing the new version of android for 2018. we have moved the entire userland to the 'popular' SystemD userland with the option of user choosing either plain linux kernel and the newly renovated linuxD kernel.[/joke]

about two weeks ago
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anonabox Kickstarter SUPENDED

Truekaiser took them long enough. (1 comments)

I hope they don't get a cent from their fraud attempt.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

Truekaiser Re: Thats Fair (158 comments)

Actually netflix is being charged multiple times for same thing.
they pay their isp for a connection to their data centers and now the isp's want them to pay again for a connection to their customers.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Truekaiser Not surprised. (993 comments)

Troll dev complaining when he gets trolled?

I do not take people's word for it when they claim serious things like getting actual valid death threats online. If you have one the first thing the police tell you to do is shut up about it in public forums least you scare away the person before they catch them.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Truekaiser Re:Oh good (907 comments)

because if you read the article it mentioned that happening to someone driving on the freeway.

about a month ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Truekaiser to be fair. (56 comments)

it will be easier for paypal to steal your coins than it will for them to steal money from you.
Because you didn't really think that they were freezing your account for a 'good' reason other than to line their own pockets right?

about a month ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Truekaiser Re:Borderlands meets Halo (93 comments)

I have watched level playthroughs.
Describing Destiny as the love child of Boarderlands 2 and Halo is pretty apt if you add to it that it takes the worst aspects of both.

It's like Boarderlands 2; except that the bad guys do not drop as much loot of either ammo or weapons, even when you're at a higher level they are bullet spongy so imagine how much more they will be when at or below their level, Guns have ammo pool types but you will run out of ammo faster than borderlands 2, at the end of each mission like Boarderlands 2 you can have one or several gun or item loot chests but the game only gives you 30 seconds to find it and take what you want before being booted back to the mission selection menu, and to get anything decent you have to grind.

It's like halo; except the bad guys are different in name only, the good guys no matter how you can customize their look will look like spartans, Well wait.. no it's just halo by any other name.

about a month and a half ago
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Invasion Of Ukraine Continuing As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Truekaiser ww3 (3 comments)

World war 3 here we come..

about 2 months ago

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Topeka Kansas repeals domestic violence law.

Truekaiser Truekaiser writes  |  about 3 years ago

Truekaiser (724672) writes "Facing budget cuts of 10%. By a vote of 7 to 3, the City Council repealed the local law that makes domestic violence a crime to reduce costs. this forces the cost of prosecuting the crime from the district attorney and the state it's self. In response to this and the budget cuts, District Attorney Chad Taylor has refused to prosecute all misdemeanors in Topeka."
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