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Crytek Ports CRYENGINE To Linux Support Ahead of Steam Machines Launch

freedumb2000 Re: Linux sales figures (132 comments)

Certain Steam games have followed me from Windows, to OS X and now Linux. This is a significant extra value and very convenient and I really hope that Valve manages to get a significant portion of the gamer crowd to switch. For me it's simple, if the game does not run in linux, I won't play it. Wine and emulators like DosBox are thankfully available to play some #oldwarez and the occasional game of SCII.

about 6 months ago

The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions

freedumb2000 Re: "Sight"? On slashdot? (191 comments)

It's knot a bout the sob knitter, it' a bout the nun ax is tin editin.

about 6 months ago

Are's Crowdfunders Being Taken For a Ride?

freedumb2000 Kickstarter with dividends? (95 comments)

Does anyone know, is there a Kickstarter like service that provides you a percentile return on your investment depending on the success of the project, instead of just a t-shirt? If there is not I might have to start such a service of course using Kickstarter to source funds.

about 2 years ago

Internet Explorer Market Share Drops To Almost 15%

freedumb2000 Re:us too! (423 comments)

y is popularity and x time

more than 2 years ago

FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

freedumb2000 Re:Why is CP illegal? (714 comments)

The problem is not that the patient may have already committed a crime. Psychiatrist have to report a there mere fact that a patient has pedophile tendencies, no matter if they are acted on or not.

more than 2 years ago

Google Drive Launching Next Week With 5GB Free Space

freedumb2000 Re:Google Drive (265 comments)

Whatever the reason for the 50Mb limit, especially pirates know how to use split RARs. With that kind of limit, you can't share high res PSDs, 3D renderings or anything else where a 25Gb online storage space actually makes sense. And actually, it sounds perfect for sharing music, even FLAC are less than 50Mb per track.

more than 2 years ago

Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

freedumb2000 Huh? (233 comments)

And I thought I checked the "Disable Advertising" box on the front page.

more than 2 years ago

Have Online Comment Sections Become Specious?

freedumb2000 Re:obviously (429 comments)

There is a german IT news site called which appeals to a similar mindset as /. Over there every can moderate and the "wrongthought" moderation is even worse to the point if that I do not pay attention to moderation any more nor do I actively moderate. This is just an example, but I am skeptical of opening up moderation to everyone. As an anecdote, for a while I was up-moderating posts which were punished for going against the /. groupthink. Suddenly I stopped getting any mod points for months, after having received them on a continuous basis. Gradually I am getting mod points again now. Maybe it was coincidental, but it is possibly part of the moderation system. If that is the case, that is where I would start making adjustments.

more than 2 years ago

New Programming Languages Come From Designers

freedumb2000 Re:Examples include (435 comments)

You should at least provide some arguments as to "why" you think those are bad examples. Otherwise do not be surprised to be modded flamebait.

more than 2 years ago

The correct number of shoes to own:

freedumb2000 Re:There *is* no "correct" number. (502 comments)

Now, I can't tell if your parent poster was being sarcastic or not. So do you get laid or not. This could be a new poll.

more than 2 years ago

Should There Be a Sci-Fi Category At the Oscars?

freedumb2000 Re:At the Oscars? (309 comments)

Books primarily targeted at women in general seems to get top shelf-space. This is not some sort of conspiracy though, the self-help addicted female crowd are probably the best customers, so you have to cater to them. Just be happy your book store even still carries sci-fi. So really the fault is not in the book store, it is the fact that males in general seem to read a lot less these days.

about 2 years ago

Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

freedumb2000 Re:Good (249 comments)

I hope they will do the same for Thunderbird.

more than 2 years ago

HIV Vaccine Approval For Human Trials

freedumb2000 Re:Wow (365 comments)

I think in relation to viruses, the better term is to "disable" a virus rather than to "kill" it since it is not all clear that a virus is actually a living thing. This is a point that seems still to be in discussion.

more than 2 years ago

Diaspora Co-founder Dies At 22

freedumb2000 Re:RIP (312 comments)

Nice troll, but it only worked because the summary was badly written (once again).

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Spoof an Email Bounce With Windows?

freedumb2000 Re:Bounce==Backscatter (244 comments)

Not even that, it's some random guy that has absolutely no connection to the issue whatsoever. You are basically sending mail to whatever random email address (usually form a spammers address list itself) is in the from field which is about the easiest thing to forge. If anything, a bounce should go to the sending MTA which will handle these things gracefully. I have enjoyed backscatter and it is no fun.

more than 2 years ago

Fedora Aims To Simplify Linux Filesystem

freedumb2000 Re:Standardise (803 comments)

Why stop there? I'd go even further and use \Program Files\ and \Windows\System. A simple simple sed s/\//\\/g on all system source files should fix any incompatabilities.

more than 2 years ago


top Raided In Massive Police Operation, Admins

freedumb2000 freedumb2000 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

freedumb2000 (966222) writes "Europe just witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history with the raid of the popular movie streaming portal More than a dozen people connected to the site were arrested after police officers in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands raided several residential addresses and data centers. hosted no illicit content itself, but indexed material stored on file-hosters and other streaming services."
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