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Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects

gajop Re:This is getting out of hand ... (91 comments)

Not only are you a jerk, you post is also filled with misinformation.
First off, Spring RTS is an engine, not a game. There are multiple games made with it, at least two of which are green-lit on Steam, so it's not clear what you are talking about.
Next, while there are indeed multiple lobbies (as it's an open protocol), this is not something you need to concern yourself with (you can just use the one that comes with the game), and it's certainly not a flaw.
Thirdly, the only information you need to give when you sign up is a username and password, since it's used to play online and the userbase includes non-Steam users.

PS: This is a FLOSS project (lobbies, games, engine, infrastructure, AIs, maps, etc.) created by a bunch of people in their own free time. If your attitude is going to be hostile like that, please stay the fuck away.

about 6 months ago

Docker 1.0 Released

gajop Re:Holy crap! (88 comments)

Contains also offer security.
I've used it to run tests safely on student submitted code (server: https://bitbucket.org/gajop/au..., docker images: https://github.com/gajop/gradi... and https://github.com/gajop/gradi...).
It's done automatically for practice tests (for when students would submit their solutions online), so I don't even look at the source.
I know it's not guaranteed to offer 100% security as they could potentially break out of the container, but it takes care of most attempts or just mistakes (like accidental on the disk writing where they shouldn't).

And as far as their benefit over LXC, well it's really easy to setup: https://github.com/gajop/gradi... and use: https://bitbucket.org/gajop/au...

about 8 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

gajop Re:I DON'T CARE! (245 comments)

It's like that because often in the case of a car crash, you were one of the drivers involved, and as such it's quite likely that you could have prevented the accident, where in airplanes it's completely out of you control. Also in airplanes, most "crashes" are fatal, so it's important to rule out the possibility of any happening due to mechanical/eletrical/software errors at least.

Btw, that out-of-control feeling is what makes so many people nervous on planes and I bet something similar will be present when we start using self-driving cars.

about 9 months ago

Google Announces "Classroom"

gajop Re:Please be a viable Blackboard competitor (143 comments)

Canvas is pretty decent. We just started using it on a small scale at our uni, and while it has a few quirks here (e.g. doesn't work well on mobile devices) and there it's pretty good.

What I feel we lack is a decent online, open source, self-hosting document management system like Google Docs is. I admin there are some alternatives, and I haven't tried them, but I've heard they aren't as mature yet.

PS: Canvas actually uses Google Docs to preview certain files.

about 9 months ago

Virtual Reality: Purpose Beyond Gaming

gajop Just not social (72 comments)

Any use of VR is fine, with gaming, medical and tourism being the most amazing from my perspective.
That said, I would hate to see it become predominantly a platform for social networks as Zuckerberg has envisioned. That stuff has the potential to ruin the technology by integrating itself too deeply.

about 9 months ago

PC Game Prices — Valve Starts the Race To Zero

gajop Re:It's not free (212 comments)

Those are indeed games with a good free2play model (you can only buy cosmetic items with no gameplay benefits), but they also aren't really the best example of how money can be made with f2p. The games you mentioned are made by Valve, and are also used as a way to popularize Steam itself. I know a couple of (hardcore) games who signed up for steam just to get Dota2, and that's a demographic you really want to attract.

about a year ago

E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

gajop Re:How are they defining "gamer"? (320 comments)

Well at first I thought it would be discrimination to say that certain "casual" games aren't games, but then I realized that technically my mother plays video games for 10+ years now (solitaire type games), and I would never have considered her a gamer - so those figures are really meaningless.
I really doubt there are 50% female gamers in most games being played as e-sports, even 10% seems optimistic.

about a year ago

Wikimedia Sends Cease and Desist Letter To Firm Providing Paid Editing Services

gajop Re:First world problems (186 comments)

Wikipedia is about facts, and shouldn't be used as your PR/marketing platform.
This is good.

about a year ago


gajop Re:AGPL ... DOA License (121 comments)

Nah, it AGPL is pretty much GPL as intended for web services.

about a year ago

Next World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor

gajop Re:I guess I'll see (156 comments)

Also PvE was extremely disappointing, because as they broke the "holy trinity" (healer/tank/dps), most of the content was trivial, and the stuff that wasn't eventually got nerfed so everyone could do it.
There weren't any real raids either.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?

gajop Re:FORTRAN (465 comments)

Fortran is, for better or worse, the only major language out there specifically designed for scientific numerical computing.

What about Matlab/Octave?

about a year ago

Eric Schmidt: Google Glass Critics 'Afraid of Change,' Society Will Adapt

gajop Re:Change... (331 comments)

The context in which you say this is really important.
I think he meant that people shouldn't expect privacy from many Web services as it is, which is a good advice!

about 2 years ago

R 3.0.0 Released

gajop Re:Congratulations R Team (75 comments)

I don't know about SAS, but Octave is a much better alternative to Matlab if money is your main issue.
Hell even scilab or python's numpy are more similar.

about 2 years ago

Seniors Search For Virtual Immortality

gajop Re:Nobody will care (209 comments)

On the other hand I'd probably at least check those who have achieved things of worth.
I'd also probably check on them based on context: imagine if you would have a full picture of what your ancestors were doing in WW2, WW1, or whatever other local event that's interesting to you that happened in the 20th, 19th, and even 18th century.

It would also be interesting to see where your ancestors are from, how they moved in the world, etc.

about 2 years ago

Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

gajop Re:Musk to NYT (700 comments)

This isn't about your daily car usage, it's a test to verify the car's range, and failing to do all three should have one marked as an idiot (or malicious).

about 2 years ago

Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

gajop Re:Musk to NYT (700 comments)

In the actual interview, Elon Musk mentioned the NY Times reporter failed the following three things:
1) Didn't have a full battery
2) He took detours
3) He went above the speed limit
And gee surprise, your battery ran.

about 2 years ago

Github Kills Search After Hundreds of Private Keys Exposed

gajop Proof Github took search down? (176 comments)

This doesn't suggest github took anything down on purpose: https://status.github.com/messages.
Seems to me they were just experiencing some technical difficulties from all the people sharing those search links and having a laugh at the stupids...
I skimmed over the github site and didn't find anything that would suggest otherwise at least.
Of course I didn't read the articles because they seem badly misinformed and confuse private keys with passwords.

about 2 years ago


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