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DARPA Wants Atlas Robot To Go Wireless

juanfgs Feet? (19 comments)

I'm not an engineer and probably not qualified for saying this. But it seems like it has plain(straight) feet. Doesn't that make it harder to walk? I mean human feet seems to support itself mainly with the heel and the ball of the feet, leaving a concave opening with soft tissue. Our feet seem to adapt when we step on something we don't try to balance a straight surface on it.

4 days ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

juanfgs Re:We can only hope... (226 comments)

I wish they'd import some of the Civ4 concepts to Freeciv, so that we can enjoy it as well outside Windows

give it a shot with wine, it works flawlessly.

5 days ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

juanfgs Re:A Boom in Civilization (226 comments)

May I once again posit that war is not a natural result of being human, but rather one put upon mankind by strong, selfish, sociopaths that profit from it?

Can you provide a proof of that? us vs them mentality has driven men to war from the stone age to this day. We always found a way to hate and kill each other, mainly because of our primal instinct of protecting our people from the unknown. Or in some cases war has been justified as a legitimate means to end some sort of injustice.

What you say sounds very nice, and I bet it felt good to write it. But fear and violence are part of our most basic programming, and it's something that we slowly started to drive off in most advanced societies (mainly because most of our primary needs are being satisfied).

Space traveling doesn't mean that we had found a way to end scarcity (probably being colonists on new planets mean that we have other issues and problems worth fighting for), or to evolve beyond our capacity to hate each other.

5 days ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

juanfgs Re:We can only hope... (226 comments)

Civ5 is unplayable for me, I'm not a hardcore gamer but I think an 8 core pc with 8 gb of ram and a SSD should handle an old strategy game . It becomes somewhat playable if I turn off the City States ( at least until the renaissance epoch) which are BTW one of the stupidest game mechanics they could possibly introduce. Luckily Civ4 runs great on WINE.

5 days ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

juanfgs His lawn... (840 comments)

did he make any comment about his lawn and how should young people should keep off from it?

about three weeks ago
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NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

juanfgs Re:It's totally superfluous (164 comments)

yeah, because writing a script which can be run by simply clicking on it is so hard for the generation that actually works with their Linux boxes.

There, fixed.

about a month ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

juanfgs Re:Wow. This whole sorry clusterfuck sucks (556 comments)

And then Depression quest comes and says basically "nope! indie games are now HTML files because i have relationships with kotaku",

How is that so? there are a lot of good videogames still being developed. This reminds me of people who were born in "le wrong generation" because they found out that listening to Led Zeppelin is cooler and edgier than Miley Cyrus, and they can be smug about it saying that no one makes good music nowadays which is wrong because if you don't live with your head up your ass you'll find that there are a lot of good music being made by a lot of lesser known artists

Videogames are in the same status, there is a lot of mainstream shit but it's easy to find good games focused on gameplay, and honestly I don't see how they are threatened, since following the devblogs of many cool games they don't really seem affected. And we are talking of not so indie developer studios such as Paradox Interactive, CD Projekt and Amplitude studios come just to name a few.

I don't really identify myself as a gamer, but really dude, no one is taking away the fun for you.

about a month ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

juanfgs Re:C is very relevant in 2014, (641 comments)

. As a long time C hack (still am) I concur.

Behold. A C program that has gained sentience.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

juanfgs Re:Go does not see significant use, even at Google (161 comments)

, and you've got to run it through an interpreter

My god... did you... what?... Ok... this guy doesn't know shit about what he's talking about. Go is compiled.

about a month and a half ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

juanfgs Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

Sorry but I'm not a native english speaker and that sounds confusing as hell. If you guys/girls are going to do shit like that you should really come up with a new standard way to get into your language because that's not how is being thaught around the world. Or better, why not use he/she like that? Or that would offend people that identify themselves as potato?

In that case you can then add he/she/it and it's still more correct than "them".

about 1 month ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

juanfgs Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

It's important. If you don't think it is, try looking for any gendered pronoun in (say) the Eclipe Documentation [eclipse.org] (Think IBM) or in the Java Tutorial [oracle.com] (think Oracle).

So what's this:

So a performer having the role Callcenter Agent can initiate the support case management process after he has received a support call.

MA..... WYMYN THE WHAAAAMBULANCE!!!!

about 1 month ago
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CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

juanfgs A serious downgrade. (71 comments)

They are expecting people to change the happy whale for just an ugly rocket. That's not the way the Go community rolls. Everybody knows that cute mascots are the most important part of a good software.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

juanfgs Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Being anti-corporation is one of the things that linux was founded on

[citation-fucking-needed] Seriously, why you guys pull shit like this out of your ass all the time, maybe YOU are anti-corporations but don't extrapolate your idiotic opinion to an entire collective of people that you don't represent (Linux devs). There are many corporations involved in Linux development from its very beginning Caldera, SUSE, Red Hat and many others. Luckily linux devs always thought of linux as an actual useful thing that can be used for real work, not a ego-boosting circlejerk machine for hipsters.

but you let corporations like Redhat do the same thing?

Because they are not forcing you to use SystemD, you can roll your own distro whenever you want, that's the point of Free Software. If you don't know how to do it, then you have nothing to say against those people who actually do know but don't choose to try to please you.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

juanfgs Re:Cinnamon and MATE (89 comments)

We should fork mint and make a version with only Cinnamon available.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

juanfgs Re: Unix tool philosopy == Good Thing (647 comments)

If you think that "unstable" means "it will always work like a final product" you're a fucking moron.

about 2 months ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

juanfgs Re:Burial customs? (244 comments)

grind the bones of the dead into banana paste

I'd think that the cause of that tribe dying might be linked to the fact that they had bones made of bananas in the first place.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

juanfgs Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (642 comments)

You can judge a person's behaviour however you like, so sure, why not. You don't have any reason to assume however that (a) that's in any way a bad thing and (b) that you can harass her.

It's a lot less far fetched than judging an entire lab for a particular person choice of clothing and making them responsible of your judgement.

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

juanfgs Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (642 comments)

How people dress is part of their behaviour. If people are actively displaying semi-naked pictures of women that in itself is offputting *behaviour*.

By that logic, if a girl is wearing skimpy clothes I am to assume she has a promiscuous behaviour?

about 2 months ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

juanfgs Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (642 comments)

this appears to be a very male dominated place where women appear to be treated as things to look at.

Yeah because that's a conclusion that one can come up with after looking at one dude shirt. Seriously, that's pretty much a non-functional and self-alienating way of seeing the world.

Seeing how other people dress and then jumping into conclusions about how it's their behavior based on that is pretty much what feminism criticized in the first place.

about 2 months ago

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