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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

eean Re:Fishy (566 comments)

Um, anyone using Windows should trust Microsoft enough to use their disk encryption. Or they shouldn't be using Windows at all.

about 6 months ago
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Linux-Friendly, Internet-Enabled HDTVs?

eean um too late dude (277 comments)

These TVs already run Linux.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux-Friendly, Internet-Enabled HDTVs?

eean why no DVR (277 comments)

Why doesn't that thing have a DVR, in addition to all the streaming.

I looked around for a prebuilt MythTV system and basically haven't found anything.

more than 5 years ago
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Nokia's Maemo Switching To Qt

eean example? (182 comments)

I can think of a couple like GStreamer and Telepathy, but in both cases the support isn't 100% yet. And both are really crossdesktop from the beginning (Telepathy is just a DBus spec after all)

more than 5 years ago
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Nokia's Maemo Switching To Qt

eean It was either that or switch Symbian to Hildon (182 comments)

Nokia wants a common platform across their internet tablets and smart phones. Given that the Symbian is going to support Qt, and the Symbian user base is much greater, its makes sense that Maemo would want to have access to the 3rd party apps written for the user base that numbers in the millions

And really it was clear in the talk he gave that the Maemo stack is still mostly unchange, and still using most of the Gnome libraries including crucial stuff like Tracker. Really even with the change in UI toolkit, its more Gnome then KDE, especially as none of the Maemo stack actually originated from the KDE community, where as much of it did from the Gnome camp.

more than 5 years ago
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Carnegie Researchers Say Geotech Can't Cure Ocean Acidification

eean Re:Simple solutions are possible (248 comments)

Dumping fertilizer into the sea would also work to absorb CO2 by promoting the growth of sea plant life.

But any of these more biological solutions aren't really as easy as they first appear. Some forests produce large amounts of methane due to rotting plant material. In otherwords, some forests might actually just be greenhouse gas neutral (which makes sense, ecosystems work because they don't mess stuff up).

So yea. Capping emissions is a good idea.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.6.30 Released

eean Re:2.8.x kernel soon? (341 comments)

Well they changed their whole development methodology that they don't have an unstable branch anymore and do feature releases about every 6 months. So kind of.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.6.30 Released

eean Re:2.8.x kernel soon? (341 comments)

There are no plans for an unstable branch. Without a 2.7, there will never be a 2.8.

more than 5 years ago
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What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos

eean Re:officially its an adjective (210 comments)

Says who? Your authority is aspell? Give me a break.

I would say "that's a lot of legos". :)

more than 5 years ago
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What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos

eean Re:officially its an adjective (210 comments)

Its the LEGO Group... they're still using it as an adjective.

But yes of course its a noun. It does make sense to use legos since thats a pretty common way of saying it. I say "pass me that lego" and "we keep the legos downstairs." If you pointed at a pile of lego blocks and said "pass me the lego" I would say "which one?"

This follows rules for plurals just fine. :)

Yes collective nouns do exist in English and cutlery is an example. Dog is an example of a non-collective noun if somehow this proves something? But the closest we have to an establishment for legos is the LEGO Group and they deny its even a noun. So people claiming they know better about how to speak... are just making crap up. There's no English Academy, our language is dictated by usage.

more than 5 years ago
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What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos

eean you can just sod off with your (210 comments)

"standard" English. :)

Modern American English has as much right to be considered standard: its dictionaries are just as old, its history just as deep, its evolution from 17th century English no greater.

I'm guessing British people get up in arms about whats "standard" since half their country doesn't speak anything like standard. The US does have its share of accents, but the ones in Britain are far more divergent and widespread. So get your own house in order before you start declaring that you own the standard.

more than 5 years ago
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What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos

eean officially its an adjective (210 comments)

If you look at the website:
http://www.lego.com/eng/info/default.asp?page=fairplay

Of course if its an adjective then "legos" is nonsense.

In common usage it is in fact a noun: the OED defines "Lego" as a noun. The plural of a noun has an 's', with the handful of well-established exceptions.

Who decided that LEGO was an exception? Not the LEGO Group who say its only an adjective. So I think its the fact that the LEGO Group never says "LEGOs" (since they always uses it as an adjective) caused misguided pedantic people (or otherwise any lover of arbitrary rules) to decide that its a plural noun.

So put me in the legos camp. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Reliable Male Contraceptive In the Works

eean China knows their contraception (519 comments)

Once this thing is actually approved used in China, there's no reason to doubt it.

more than 5 years ago
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Reliable Male Contraceptive In the Works

eean Re:Bad science (519 comments)

You don't understand the stat. When talking about contraceptives, the x out of 100 chance is the chance a woman will become pregnant in a given year of being sexually active.

For a male contraceptive I guess its the chance of becoming a father in a year... a bit harder to prove. ;)

But its not the chance of pregnancy every time they have sex or whatever you were imagining lol.

more than 5 years ago
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Iranians Outwit Censors With Falun Gong Software

eean does Iran seriously censor Obama? (171 comments)

I seriously doubt the Iranians censor much in the way of non-pornographic English material.

more than 5 years ago
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First Android/ARM Netbook To Cost $250, Maker Says

eean Re:software? (92 comments)

At that point you might as well wipe it and install Ubuntu. Which you can probably do fairly easily.

more than 5 years ago
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First Android/ARM Netbook To Cost $250, Maker Says

eean whats wrong with a thinkpad? (92 comments)

Their ultramobiles are small and powerful and expensive (with relatively long battery life).

Browsing the web on an ARM is a bit of slow going.

I look forward to the new ARM netbooks and their reviews. The low cost is really half the point though.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US

eean Re:yea light rail is needed to (1385 comments)

On busier lines here, there's one track I suppose. ;)

The point is I've never had to wait for another train to pass when riding a train in Europe.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US

eean Re:yea light rail is needed to (1385 comments)

Upgrade the freight trains? You miss the point. British Rail doesn't share the rails with freight, why should Amtrak? Cause actually Amtrak is just borrowing the rails from the freight companies, which is why they always have priority.

Regulation is a stupid non-solution to a real world problem, lol.

more than 5 years ago

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eean eean writes  |  about 8 years ago

eean writes "Amarok 1.4.4 "Fast Forward" has just been released. In this release Amarok partners with the DRM-free "we are not evil" music label Magnatune. Amarok is the first player to feature integrated Magnatune music previewing and purchasing support. Magnatune has already reported a spike in server usage as Amarok users check out their songs."

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