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Iran Claims New Cyberattacks On Industrial Sites

babai101 enlighten me... (75 comments)

Shouldn't these heavy industries and Iranian defense systems dump windows and use linux considering these are mainly virus and malware. A legitimate hack cannot be stopped but spreading of these malwares would be so much slower in a hardened linux system, and many script kiddies would be stopped too.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Still Aims For Wayland in Quantal Quetzal

babai101 Re:Ubuntu to developers: "pound sand" (230 comments)

All of the X apps will remain compatible as they will also run an Xserver instance on top of wayland, it will not be that much PITA for the devs.

more than 2 years ago

Mandriva Juggles Multiple Codebases

babai101 OP got it wrong! (44 comments)

From TFA "According to CEO Jean-Manual Croset and Director of Community Charles Schulz, the Mandriva server products will be based on the Mageia distribution of Linux, while desktop and OEM products will be based on the historical Mandriva Linux distro." Desktop and OEM offerings to be based upon Mandriva not on Mageia and server to be based on Mageia not Mandriva.

more than 2 years ago

SNESDev-RPi: a SNES Adapter For the Raspberry Pi

babai101 Re:SNES controllers (30 comments)

that one costs almost as much as the Pi itself

more than 2 years ago

Coursera: Dozens of Free, Massive, and Open Online Courses

babai101 its a massive opportunity (101 comments)

Peter norvig is teaching us how to design computer programs in the udacity's CS212 course. Its really amazing to watch his simple and elegant codes and if we can take up his coding habits then that will really propel our programming skills. This kind of opportunity is really massive for me considering I'm studying at a university that is not even up to standards in my own country. Never even dreamt of being taught by a genious like peter.

more than 2 years ago

Indian Government To Track Locations of All Cell Phone Users

babai101 Current utilizing it in a case.. (151 comments)

In kolkata cell phone location tracking is already being utilized to solve a rape case where the female victim accuses 5 people who have raped her, but the locations reported by the cell phones of those accused persons show they never been in the area where the victim reported of being raped.

more than 2 years ago

30 Years of the BBC Micro

babai101 my first programming cpu! (208 comments)

Back in 1998 when I was in the 5th standard my school provided us some very old bbc micros to learn basic. It was small (no separate cpu cabinet ) and was efficient for all that it could do.

more than 2 years ago

What Happens When the Average Lifespan is 150 Years?

babai101 what about the nerve cells? (904 comments)

I haven't rtfm but there was a whole 1 hour show on this on the discovery channel which describes new medicines to reduce choromosome damage so that cells keep on dividing, but our nerve cells don't divide, would they be able to withstand the huge lifespan or will we turn into zombies?

more than 2 years ago

Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo Sounds Better Than Yours

babai101 chipamps produce distorted sound (674 comments)

The excessive use chip-amps in small home theatre systems reduce quality of sound in specific frequency ranges, whereas older vacuum tube amps don't.

more than 3 years ago

Linux Kernel 3.0 Released

babai101 Re:So what's new? (181 comments)

Graphic cards are too complicated for that, its not possible yet.

more than 3 years ago

Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

babai101 Re:Holding back? (460 comments)

PulseAudio is a useless piece of shit. It's like ALSA with a bunch of stupid complications. How it got to be the standard sound system for so many mainstream distros is a real mystery.

ALSA with dmix produces shitty quality sound. When pulseaudion was introduced in ubuntu 8.04 it was causing all sorts of problems, mainly with sound latency. If you give pulseaudio a try now you'll see all of those latency issues have somehow vanished, plug-in an audio device to your pc and it magically works like in windows, and the sound quality due to some good resampling is just crystal clear as with OSSv4. While OSSv4 has a very good resampler it fails to support the plethora of sound devices that pulseaudio supports.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Support In Universities?

babai101 In India they do care.. (432 comments)

Here the AICTE has recently published a notice to use FOSS software wherever possible. 2 years back we used Turbo C++(can you believe that!) for compiling data structure programs but the other day I saw the new students using Geany in ubuntu to compile them! Also in our college we have common internet cafe for the students and all 200 of the pcs have fedora installed.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

babai101 Re:Classic desktop? (729 comments)

Once you have logged in to a different session, your selection will be remembered and you don't have to change it again. Do you just post to post?

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

babai101 Classic desktop? (729 comments)

Choosing the classic desktop from the login screen is a click away, don't get why people are shouting and whining so much. Unity will take at least another cycle to mature. The most disturbing thing is that canonical have not provided a helpful unity development guide for geeks to jump into and have a chance to give back to the community.

more than 3 years ago

The Challenge In Delivering Open Source GPU Drivers

babai101 Re:So get a killer app (182 comments)

I want to play warsow and xonotic, and watch 1080p movies without having to pay 7500 rupees for an OS I'll never use.

more than 3 years ago


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