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Why Run Linux On Macs?

eriqk Re: a better question (592 comments)

And yet, why would you be running Linux and editing 4K video. There are no serious video editing programs for Linux.

The few people (likely less than a dozen) that run Linux on Mac on hardware are likely doing so to extend the life of the extremely-reliable hardware, rather than any issue with OS X.

Editing shmediting. If you want to do some serious post production (compositing, tracking, grading) there's some very popular programs for you out there. And I'm not talking about Blender either.

about a week ago

Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January

eriqk Re:Already making waves (107 comments)

Professionals with jobs to do value stability and backward compatibility.

It would appear that these professionals with jobs had better learn to deal with moving targets. Stability and compatibility no longer exist in the old fashioned way.

about 2 months ago

Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

eriqk Re:Retarded feminists make me sick (608 comments)

Has anyone ever seen a feminist petition for more women to do construction jobs, cleaning jobs, heavy industrial trades etc? ... ... ...

Yes, actually.

about 3 months ago

KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

eriqk Re:can we have ONE non-dumbed down GUI please? (184 comments)

Meanwhile, full Windows 7 and 8 runs smoothly on those same underpowered systems with all animations and compositing enabled, all the way down to Atom N270 systems.

Everyone can try this themselves if they do not believe it.

Well, so do Gnome3 and Unity, so there's that.

about 4 months ago

Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

eriqk Re:Finally! (178 comments)

So everything is still broken, and it needs at least till 40 until its reliably usable.

Fortunately, that will only take a couple of days.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

eriqk Re:Hmmmmm (109 comments)

Now we find out that jobs are being cut in [...] Fargo.

Aw, geez.

about 4 months ago

Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

eriqk Re:bios is also software (421 comments)

The bios is software, and you aren't going to install an OS without a bios.

The microcode is also software and you aren't going to run a computer without that either.

You get the idea?

I think it would actually be rather cool to have access to third party BIOSses, microcode, and so on. Folks who think this is too complex an/or time consuming can always go for the stock options.

about 4 months ago

Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

eriqk Re:Apparently the trolls are out here, too (1262 comments)

So anonymity is great if you are a battered wife, rape victim, or acid attack victim. But if it is just a case of your opinion not being popular then you no longer deserve it?

False equivalence noted. The fact that this got +5 insightful is truly sad.

about 5 months ago

Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

eriqk Re:Just tell them (1262 comments)

Oh fuck off you Neanderthal.

Bah. He's just another fucktard MRA lowlife, using the standard jargon. In this case: "White Knight".

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

eriqk Cameras built to last (635 comments)

My Nikon FM, and my Mamiya C33 on a Gitzo tripod strong enough to build a house on.

Also, vinyl records. Not because they sound better but because I like to hold something that has music on it. The CD is dying and if I buy digital, might as well buy the flac.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

eriqk Re: Rosetta (635 comments)

I just grunt it. Grunt enough times and it'll be memorized.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

eriqk Re:Simple (635 comments)

Actually, real pros use cat > filename then type Ctrl-d when done.


I'm no unix pro in any way shape or form, but I do make quick notes using

cat << EOF >> whatever.txt

Discovering that old trick has saved me lots of time.

about 5 months ago

Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features

eriqk Re:Kolab.or (26 comments)

Please stop now. This joke is getting o

about 5 months ago

CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

eriqk Re:When will we... (266 comments)

We don't want an apology, we want an apology with tears!!!

Accompanied by electric guitar.

about 6 months ago

Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

eriqk Re:Modern Day Anti-Evolutionists (497 comments)

The "consensus" that denied Wegener? The "consensus" that mocked Semmelweiss ?

the consensus that accepted continental drift and antiseptic practice after there was enough evidence to support it.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

eriqk Re:Perl (536 comments)

man perlref

$man perlref
No manual entry for perlref

about 7 months ago

Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

eriqk Re:Coal has downtime as well (441 comments)

And that assumes the wind is blowing there too.

It very likely is.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

eriqk Re:VIM (359 comments)

Just a question. Is there anyone out there younger than around 40 who uses VIM because of their own choice?

I'm 45 now but I picked Vim because I liked it about 8 years ago.

about 7 months ago


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