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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Zugok Re:Same as it's been forever. (302 comments)

If you're serious and doing serious business, RHEL is the only acronym you will ever need.

If you believe you're serious, but happen to be poor, you've got CentOS.

If you're one of those neurotic Linux on the Desktop folks, Mint is where it's at.

If you're completely insane and are sexually aroused by compiler flags, you want Gentoo.

If you're a crochety old bastard who writes out config files via echo and redirection, Slackware is your drug of choice.

Kinda reminds me of this post

about two weeks ago

25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

Zugok Re:Um.. (277 comments)

undoing a bad mod, my bad

about a year ago

Russian Officials Consider Ban On Wi-Fi Use For Kids

Zugok Re:PLEASE (110 comments)

I wouldn't get so wound up over protecting it's integrity.

You mean fidelity...right?

about 2 years ago

On my summer vacation, I did / will do / am doing:

Zugok Southern hemisphere recognition (240 comments)

The "winter" option should have come first, you insensitive clod!

more than 2 years ago

Why People Don't Live Past 114

Zugok Easy... (916 comments)

e x "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" = 114

Explaining why is another thing...

more than 2 years ago

EU ACTA Chief Resigns

Zugok Re:Another politician with half a brain? (253 comments)

This is true that their technical expertise is valuable. Perhaps what is not clear from my previous post is that the power the Commission holds in the law making process is constitutionally and the relationship between the high level institutions wiht in the European Union is different to what most western countries would be accustomed to.

more than 2 years ago

EU ACTA Chief Resigns

Zugok Re:Another politician with half a brain? (253 comments)

Ahhh thanks. The Commission sounds like a pointless organization.

Maybe it is now, who knows.. In its creation after WW2, the idea of the Commission was and still is that it is run by "technical experts" (technocrats) rather than politicians. The technocrats do not represent their home member state, instead they represent the European Union. In this respect as another post as mentioned they are like the civil service. And why aren't they politicians? Well the track record in Europe leading up to WW2 even isn't that great with politicians.

more than 2 years ago

Project To Mainline Android Kernel Changes Formed

Zugok Re:Attention! (73 comments)

Yet they contract it to it is to it's. We are fighting a losing battle.

more than 2 years ago

Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):

Zugok Re:Furniture (312 comments)

What are you talking about? My is 3.8L. That's less than a cubic metre.

more than 2 years ago

Why Economic Models are Always Wrong

Zugok Quotation from George Box (4 comments)

"All models are wrong, but some models are useful."

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Vs. Apple Tit-For-Tat Down Under

Zugok Chances of success (313 comments)

It remains to be seen whether Samsung has any better luck with the retaliatory strike in Australian [snip] courts than it did with courts in the Netherlands.

I don't know, will adversarial courts get it wrong like inquistorial courts did? :P

about 3 years ago

Wine HQ Password Database Compromised

Zugok Re:Ah Hell (124 comments)

I concur, good sir. But we were talking about the word "steal" not "theft".

Take a look at this in New Zealand law

I do not know what the codified definition of theft or steal is your jurisdiction or if its even the same as in New Zealand. The point is depending on what is written in the law chances are your definition does matter.

about 3 years ago

Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

Zugok Re:Whole lot of nothing? (362 comments)

I never used Graffiti when I had my Palm Pilot but I use it now with my Android and I love it. Its so much better than an onscreen qwerty or a alphanumeric 12 key layout. I don't know why I didn't use Graffiti before

more than 3 years ago

Massachusetts Lottery Broken

Zugok Re:Wait, what? (376 comments)

Apparently Massachusetts thought that meant people who are bad at math should be running the lottery. A critical mistake in the state that's home to Stanford.

Come on people, this deserves a +5 troll.

more than 3 years ago

The Next Firefox UI

Zugok Re:The Next Firefox UI (401 comments)

Actually the last Firefox UI was Chrome. Or at least I stopped being able to tell the difference.

I am hearing this comment a lot but I am not seeing it. First I thought on my Debian install, the nice people at GNU had changed the code in Icecat 5 to preserve the old look and feel, but my Firefox on Windows looks exactly the same.

I still have a menu bar, I still have the navigation buttons to which I can add and remove buttons. Just go to Firefox|Options and select what toolbars you want.

The other changes such as the status bar and the tab positions are not a big deal either. Link details still appear at the bottoms of the screen. Tabd above the address bar, after some thought make a lot of sense, because that address belongs to that tab.

Firefox is not actually as bad as you might think. In my case I moved to Firefox because the webkit based browsers on my Debian install had poor performance and rendering issues (although I liked Arora very much).

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Bans Google+ Ads

Zugok Re:Anyone want an invite? (548 comments)

yes please, my last one was ballsed up when it went to a Google Apps account

supergroovegear [at] hotmail [dot] com


more than 3 years ago

Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google

Zugok Re:Money (385 comments)

Or Google could have used common sense to interpret the order narrowly to mean "delist the papers from Google news". It is obvious that they would not be fined for continuing to display search results.

True, but Google faces a fine of 1 million euros each day that it does not comply (with 10 days' grace). At one million euros a day, I be taking a broad interpretation too.

more than 3 years ago



Zugok Zugok writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zugok (17194) writes "In an earlier Slashdot story people discussed the merits and drawbacks of Counter Strike's then proposed dynamic weapon pricing. In short more popular weapons increase with price over time, less popular weapons fall in price over time. The dynamic weapon pricing has been implemented or several weeks and current prices and projected prices for some weapons have gone to the extremes, especially the 9x19mm Sidearm. Currently, it sells for $38, now projected to sell for a mere dollar. Some players might have a lot of fun with buy scripts if the price actually falls to that. Perhaps Valve should have implemented price floors and price ceilings."


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