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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

electrosoccertux Re:maybe KDE will be next (682 comments)

the problem is it got there in the first place. Ubuntu was in this place 10 years ago and I stopped checking because there was always glitchy broken junk like this. I thought, they'll figure it out. Nope.

And telling people to report bugs is not the answer. We've been doing that for years.

2 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

electrosoccertux wanted to recover (71 comments)

FYI they wanted to recover but had difficulty getting permits to do so seeing as this is the first time ever. The agreement reached was if they can do it over water first, then allowed to do land next.

It's important to realize they're attempting to land a rocket backwards, which requires carrying extra fuel, which means if something went wrong on landing, there would be a rocket full of propulsives out of control landing somewhere in FL or CA.

2 days ago
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Python 3.4 Released

electrosoccertux Re: and... (196 comments)

Paraphrasing other Slashdot posts I have seen, there are no compelling reasons to upgrade to Python 3. Removing the global interpreter lock would be one major reason to, but no one has submitted a good patch for that, and besides, someone would probably just backport it to Python 2.7.

about a month ago
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LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

electrosoccertux Re:RMS needs to get over the GPL (279 comments)

On the contrary, that point is exactly *why* we GPL advocates advocate it. We don't want to enable companies which have no intention whatsoever to be part of the community. They're free to do everything themselves, and good luck to them. But giving them a leg up to get off the ground just so they can be selfish assholes with their ideas? Why should we? And yes, sharing your *ideas* and *implementations* is what we mean by being part of the community. If this isn't for you, then don't let the door hit you on the way out, thanks.

hm I see your point, but i don't have a problem with enabling companies to be selfish.
You only exclude the entrepreneurs by being viral. The large companies will jump in and be selfish because they already have teams they can dedicate to being selfish and rolling their own if they want. They'll just use BSD or something.
The entrepreneurs create new technologies, so excluding them just kills new smaller markets that larger companies wouldn't have entered anyways.
Maybe it's not a big deal and maybe its good we get closed companies being forced to contribute. I know IMO having closed hardware that only runs NonFree software is lame.

about 2 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re: To Big to Fail, Redux (351 comments)

What's the matter anyways do you have a 7 digit UID it something?

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re: To Big to Fail, Redux (351 comments)

then think harder dimwit. I'm not going to lift for you. Step out of your thorough econ101 understanding and do your own diligence.

about 3 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

electrosoccertux Re:logically, not physically (520 comments)

2.0 isn't good enough. it just uses 3d1080p60 as 4kP30. IIRC from another post on /.

about 3 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

electrosoccertux Re:Why not just multiple monitors. (520 comments)

Uhm, sorry, but you don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

(dude 1: [looks over at dude next to him]...what's with his attitude??? dude 2: dunno brah)

  27" @ 1920x1080 via HDMI

  24" @ 1080x1920 via Dual-Link DVI (NOT a typo, monitor has been rotated 90 degrees), and

  27" @ 2560x1440 via DisplayPort

My total horizontal resolution is 5560

When I click maximize on my rotated 24" 1080x1920 I don't have to worry about it accidentally wasting space on the ENTIRE workspace.

*dude 1*: oh, I see now. here let me push your glasses up for you.
*dude 2*: [smirking] LOSER!

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re:So let me get this straight (351 comments)

sounds like the financial industry. Finance industrialization. Now, finance the financed industrialization. Securitize it, and sell it to investors.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re:Cant be worse (351 comments)

bitcoin has its share of internal support. It's a good thing.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re:A promise only goes so far (351 comments)

it should be an addition to the bitcoin protocol. No transactions valid when >25% of aggregate hashing in one pool.

But it's good to have some controlling interest. Couple of in control parties provide direction and support to the price level.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re:To Big to Fail, Redux (351 comments)

one would be dumb to take a loan denominated in bitcoin.
Since the supply is limited, someone eventually loses (defaults) by simple math.
With inflation, this doesn't have to happen, as new money enters the system.
Which is why we have fiat.
This is also why people get so cranky about "fractional reserve lending".

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

electrosoccertux Re:If you're concerned... (351 comments)

that's called being a scoffer, cranky, and losing what makes you young.
Not to be critical. Us nerds are so self critical because everyone else is, it really hurts you long term. You turn cranky and skeptical of everything. Nothing is fun anymore.

about 3 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

electrosoccertux Re:Get rid of those things (944 comments)

the point is not "can", the point is "will"
as in, will anybody bother reading slashdot to find your post and visit that website?
no.
people will still be forced to replace their incandescents in the attic, bathroom, and closets with CFLs that fail when they're not left on for 15 minutes.

about 4 months ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Could Actually Be Group From Europe

electrosoccertux Re:Unlikely (186 comments)

Nakamoto registered the bitcoin.org domain on a somewhat obscure Japanese site. His communication in English had all kinds of clues that his native language was Japanese (sentence structure, word choice, etc.). He was active during daylight and evening hours in Japan.

I'm playing devil's advocate here, but that could be deliberate misdirection.

nah it's been verified by the blockchain

about 4 months ago
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Google Nexus Gets Wireless Charger

electrosoccertux your water heater uses 4800W to heat 50g water (223 comments)

To put that in perspective, assuming you take a 15 minute shower at 2.5gpm, that takes 37gallons of water, or 3/4 a tank of water. That's 3600W, 3.6KWH, or 36 cents per shower.

Alternatively, for every shower, you could
-run your 100w incandescant light bulb for...36 hours
-or use a wireless charger to charge your phone and waste 30% of (2500mAh * ~3.7v so 10 watts) aka 30% * $0.001
-or watch your 65" DLP TV for 18 hours (200w)
-tell a green thumb to stuff it

I honestly don't mind the SEER requirements for rental units and new constructions (except that they only measure ability to cool inside temps from 80F, with 85F ambient outside temps-- e.g. practically ideal situation that never occurs in the summer), but before they started releasing mercury into the atmosphere with the mandatory CFLs that nobody is going to bother recycling, they should have made us use heat pump water heaters (transfers the heat to surrounding environment, just like your AC works in the summer/heater in the winter [assuming you're not on gas]).

about 5 months ago
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A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

electrosoccertux Re:Sunset at 3:11 p.m.? (545 comments)

because when it sets at 4:11PM, that's so much better!

about 5 months ago
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A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

electrosoccertux Re:How do you like midnight? (545 comments)

they're welcome to move here if they don't like it

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Valve's Steam Machines Compete Against the Xbox One and PS4?

electrosoccertux Re:Steam, HL3 (348 comments)

Frist psot.

Frosty piss?

about 6 months ago

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