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Why Run Linux On Macs?

WorBlux Re: a better question (592 comments)

powertop gives you some pretty good hints.

about a week ago
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Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

WorBlux Re:ExFAT (229 comments)

SDXC requires cards sold as SDXC to be pre-formatted as exFAT, though you can format them to any filesystem you want to.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

WorBlux Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Not really, the nvidia driver uses autotools to install.

instructions from http://www.nvidia.com/object/l...
$ tar xvzf NVIDIA_kernel.tar.gz
$ tar xvzf NVIDIA_GLX.tar.gz
$ cd NVIDIA_kernel
$ make install
$ cd ../NVIDIA_GLX
$ make install

It's the GUI tools the distro came up to manage the install which do the anoying are you sure, and click click.

about three weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

WorBlux Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Having the repository there is still a huge security advantage, even if it takes a few more step with the GUI (which is simply a drawback of the interface). I agree that if you venture outside the repository there are challenges, but it's risky as well so in a way perhaps a good thing. Personally what th solution is going to be something like docker that can leverage container technology to isolate third-part apps from messing with the base system.

about three weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

WorBlux Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Windowss with chocolatey isntalled ---> run powershell as admin --> choco install stellarium --> go have cofee.

about three weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

WorBlux Re:Infamous Tor Network? (155 comments)

Freenet is a little too anonymous. A freesite isn't hosted on a particular computer, rather it is just released and migrates and is cached based on people looking accessing it. You can't delete a listing, and updates can take a while to propogate.

about three weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

WorBlux Re:Infamous Tor Network? (155 comments)

A large chuck was porn, not specifically child porn. Makes since as several countries try to filter all explicit material from the Internet, and one of the main aims of the tor project is to bypass filters and firewalls.

about three weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

WorBlux Re:can sombody say.... (155 comments)

i2p isn't meant to be very good at being an out-proxy, so no.

about three weeks ago
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2014: The Year We Learned How Vulnerable Third-Party Code Libraries Are

WorBlux Re:No the code just sucks (255 comments)

Pretty much this. Open source works, but only when you can actually get eyes looking at the code. If you incorporate mission-critical software that works good enough already, you're not likley to be motivated to get involved with the project. The BSD's are sort of a cathederal project, but looking at all the parts systematically is usefull to see problem areas before they blow up in your face.

about a month ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

WorBlux Re:The US Internet Shutdown Switch (388 comments)

Or go to a different system entirely such as the GNU name system, or namecoin.

about a month and a half ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

WorBlux Re: They brought it upon themselves (191 comments)

Next stop will be google withdraws all spain specific operations.

about a month and a half ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

WorBlux Re:Seems like we need motor-actuated solar panels (327 comments)

You can't really buy any batteries with a low enough cost per kW/hr per discharge cycle to make that worth selling electric back at wholesale. You might if you can offset your retail purchases instead for join a battery network that can get paid for rapid-on capacity on the grid. Following works, but requires special equipment and locations.

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

WorBlux Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

Is coffee a luxury? Is alchohol? There's certainly and argument to be made that those are luxuries. Some people might think a house with 100 sq ft. per person to be a luxury, while others feel croded with 500. And the issue of what the taxes are spent on it not out of context. You can't claim a tax on luxury will reduce energy demand unless you now the taxes and alternate purchases/investments will be less energy demanding than the luxury. It would seem to make a lot more sense to tax energy/carbon directly if you want to reduce energy demand and don't exempt goverment organization from paying and funnelling it into prebates, conversation activities, and energy R+D.

about 2 months ago
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

WorBlux Re:Shyeah, right. (284 comments)

Ever left a thumb drive sitting for a year? They leak electrons

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

WorBlux Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

Once they've been in the reactor a while, it's no longer weapons grade.

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

WorBlux Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

Problem? Resource really, wait for the really hot stuff to decay and pull out the plutonium. Stick it back into a reactor somewhere. Insurance - Don't pressurize the reactor, don't use a design that requires active cooling to prevent meltdown.

about 2 months ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

WorBlux Re:Deliberate (652 comments)

biomass : The original power sorce (burning wood and dung) - The problem it will either displace land from current uses or not be enough.

about 2 months ago

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