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Boot Linux In Your Browser

crwl Re:Vital Stats (393 comments)

~ # cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0

Amazing! This Linux thing not only running in a browser, but it runs without a CPU!

I'd love to see what would happen if someone tried running this Linux thing on a machine that had a CPU. Maybe it would catch on?

It's the processor number, the count starts at zero.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice To GitHub

crwl Re:Talk about a double standard (266 comments)

There's absolutely no technical reason preventing SDHC cards from having capacity larger than 32 GB. The standard is just capped there for some reason.

more than 3 years ago

In the Face of Android, Why Should Nokia Stick With MeeGo?

crwl Re:Symbian is dead? (336 comments)

It's a bit unfair comparing modern Android phones to Symbian phones released in 2008 and 2009. What about the N8?

about 4 years ago

Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time

crwl Re:Games are more than the sum of their parts (362 comments)

One reason Doom succeeded so well was that it did everything it needed extremely well, and left out anything it didn't need. So it was 3D enough to look cool, had enough lighting to make things spooky, but still ran relatively fast on the hardware available.

Yes, indeed. Doom kind of perfected everything it did. With good enough hardware, it ran fluidly, looked gorgeous and had excellent yet simple and accessible gameplay mechanics. I'm not dissing Doom, it's one of my favourite games ever.

And so is Ultima Underworld... which happened to have almost the HW requirements of Doom but almost 2 years earlier and a lot more complicated gameplay, though.

more than 4 years ago

Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time

crwl Re:mmmmm (362 comments)

Did you ever try Ultima Underworld? It was released *before* Wolf3D and was in many ways more advanced than Doom was. (Sloped ceilings and floors, up/down looking, jumping, water you could swim in, a physics model for throwing items, etc, etc)

Admitted, it's not an FPS but a first-person role playing game, but still - a game that really was years ahead of its time. And not only technologically.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Says Farewell To PCI Bus

crwl Re:Not so painful (415 comments)

So, my nVidia PCI card replaces the 64MB shared intel. My Diamond Extreme PCI provides surround sound and nice drivers that Dell didn't. My 3Com PCI provides a network connection. Another PCI card provides Firewire input because it's the only way to edit video --USB isn't even available. Oh, that card doesn't even fit, because I swapped it out for a USB PCI hub before external ones became common. Remember that old machines didn't have today's motherboard peripheral cancer that today's have. So an older machine came with barebones stuff even if it had sound.

Hmm. My previous desktop computer was from 2002 and its motherboard had integrated 5.1 sound, 100Mbit network, loads of USB 2.0 ports and at least two Firewire 400 ports. And I don't reckon it had that much of a high-end motherboard, just some random Socket 478 Abit from the local computer store.

But I have no idea what kind of crap Dell had been stuffing their computers with later than that...

more than 3 years ago

Wi-Fi In a SIM Card

crwl Re:Expensive? (126 comments)

Jesus. Here in Finland I pay 9.8€/mo (about $13.4) for my unlimited 3G data plan. Without any forced bundle package, tie-in to a particular phone or anything like that.

...and I can share the connection over Wi-fi with JoikuSpot Lite for free with my Symbian phone...

more than 4 years ago

KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

crwl Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

I agree with what you said about amarok.

amarok 2.x is simply godamn awfull. makes even iTunes look good.

the interface is confusing, can't get rid of that ridiculous area in the middle

You can rearrange the panels (including removal of the middle panel) in Amarok 2.2.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox's Awesome Bar...

crwl Re:Um, What? (447 comments)

...and/or press the star icon on the right side of the bar, and it'll start showing on the top of search results instantly.

about 5 years ago

Symbian Microkernel Finally Goes Open Source

crwl Re:Maemo (97 comments)

Nokia is starting to push Symbian to cheaper devices that currently have the S40 operating system, which can't multitask, for instance. I hear that one of the good things about the Symbian OS is that it can be successfully run in considerably cheaper hardware than other smartphone operating systems.

I doubt Symbian is going to disappear any time soon, more likely its market share will increase - due to the S40->Symbian/S60 transition, much more (Nokia) phones can be categorized as "smartphones". And it's not like every future phone will have a touchscreen; in non-touchscreen devices, I think Symbian/S60 is still unbeatable.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement In iPhone

crwl Re:Nothing to do with software !! (367 comments)

People are calling Nokia a patent-troll, but Apple deserves this. They have patents on multi-touch gestures and because of that competitors (like Android) can't implement features requiring multi-touch.

That's ridiculous. There are Android phones with multi-touch gestures; stuff like that predate the iPhone by decades.

more than 5 years ago

Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement In iPhone

crwl Re:I'll ask it again (367 comments)

More likely it's about Apple refusing to license their multi-touch patents (have you noticed that no other phone has the pinch gesture; now you know why). Nokia is saying "we can play that too.."

The HTC Hero has the pinch gesture. There probably are others, too.

more than 5 years ago

The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

crwl Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

You might be interested in the upcoming Nokia N900, see, for instance, this preview. Looks very interesting, to say the least.

more than 5 years ago

Android Modder Tries To Outmaneuver Google

crwl Re:Andoid Touch (152 comments)

He just said he didn't need a phone.

The N810 isn't a phone. The upcoming N900 is, however.

more than 5 years ago

Asus To Phase Out Sub-10" Eee PCs

crwl Re:REALLY lightweight Linux (497 comments)

No, 500 MHz is plenty for GNOME or KDE. You just want to have a lot more than 128 MB of memory. 512 MB would be ok.

about 6 years ago


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