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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

kallisti5 Hello, Ma! (401 comments)

Not surprised. This is what happens when you let monopolies grow unregulated. Comcast is the new Ma-Bell. We need to demand congress break up the cable giant.

about 2 months ago

Haiku Gains Support For Current Radeon HD Cards

kallisti5 Awesome! (70 comments)

The radeon_hd work is mostly to provide reliable mode-setting and to enable the full range of resolutions on Radeon HD cards. There is talk of hardware rendering, howevever we need a pipeline to connect Mesa / Gallium to the card. DRM is very Linux centric. In a lot of ways our driver is cleaner than the Linux one, i've been careful to refacter quite a bit of messy code as I went. We're actually working with the Linux radeon developers to point out issues in the Linux kernel driver. Everyone wins.

about 4 months ago

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

kallisti5 Re:Blame GNOME 3 (693 comments)

Heh. I can relate here. Back when I was young and poor I donated a *lot* (back then for me at least) to Gnome.

Today I am *MUCH* better off financially than I was then... however since Gnome 3 came out I've cut all donations.

I want to try to like Gnome 3... but they make *WAY* too many odd design choices anymore for me to care. The issue isn't them wanting to be different and new, the issue is making design choices that don't make any sense.

Every person I see running gnome is running some kind of dock to get get their open application list back. (go ahead, search for Gnome 3 screenshots on Google+, all of them include some dock). People don't have trouble focusing on a single application to the degree that they need everything else hidden from sight... it's a silly concept.

Don't even get me started on needing to hold ctrl to use the delete key in the file manager, the removal of middle mouse button copy/paste, the stupid huge title bars, sticking buttons in title bars, and Gnome's odd obsession with not being able to minimize anything.

I personally hope the current Gnome dies as an organization and more sane heads prevale and fork.

about 5 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

kallisti5 What a load of .... (385 comments)

Lovely. This is like car manufacturers charging people to repair recalls. Forcing your customers to pay to fix your shitty product is pretty underhanded. Screw Oracle, screw IBM, screw Cisco, and screw HP.

about 8 months ago

OpenBSD Looking At Funding Shortfall In 2014

kallisti5 No shits to give (277 comments)

I love OpenBSD, a *lot* of good has come out of it. (hello, ssh?) I used to run OpenBSD religiously for firewalls. However the 20,000 USD for electricity bit sounds fishy. If it really does cost that much, drop the old platforms that may have 1-3 vocal users. Drop hppa, drop vax, drop old pizza box sparc's, drop alpha. Those platforms were neat back in the day, but now there is no useful point. (they really can't even keep up with modern 100MB/s, 1GBps traffice, I tried vintage hardware plus OpenBSD a few years ago) This sounds less like Theo wanting to keep the project alive and more about him wanting to keep a huge inventory of crappy systems to play Admin with (holding OpenBSD hostage) Let it die, and from the ashes maybe a newer, leaner OpenBSD will fork.

about 8 months ago

Interview: Ben Heck Answers Your Questions

kallisti5 Never been too impressed (44 comments)

I've seen quite a few Ben Heck videos, never been too impressed. It seems like a lot of what he does is using 3d printers and CNC machines, then throwing electronics into the resulting cases (not something most people can do yet due to the cost of 3d printers and CNC machines). For example, when he joined a bunch of game consoles, it seemed like more of a hack than a electronics project.

about 9 months ago

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

kallisti5 Dear ubuntu.. (466 comments)

Stop forking. No, seriously... stop.

about a year ago

Red Hat Launching Its Own Community Distro of OpenStack

kallisti5 Works great! (25 comments)

I've installed OpenStack 4-5 times now without any success. I installed this new RedHat pre-built OpenStack in a few hours with no trouble! Used CentOS 6.3, worked like a champ.

about a year and a half ago

EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel

kallisti5 Re:Bisected? (249 comments)

I know.. it's just nice to see one of the many grammar nazi's out there get a taste of their own medicine :P

about 2 years ago

EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel

kallisti5 Re:Bisected? (249 comments)

Kernel developers have found and bisected the kernel issue...

They split it in half? I suspect you mean disected.

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *WOW* You should avoid making technical comments when you're not very technical. bisecting means git is able to track down bugs by taking known working and non-working points in a source code tree and narrow down the broken revision by working from two directions to the common fault.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Does Wireless Gear Degrade Over Time?

kallisti5 Re:Bees. (615 comments)

Oprah not Opera. Fail troll is fail.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Does Wireless Gear Degrade Over Time?

kallisti5 Bees. (615 comments)

Obviously Opera's bees have taken residence in the walls of the house and are absorbing gamma radiation from the wifi antennas.

about 2 years ago

Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

kallisti5 How do you deal with burn-out? (460 comments)

You must of been burned out on Linux kernel development multiple-times over by now... how do you deal with it?

about 2 years ago

Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

kallisti5 Re:Whoo Hoo! (101 comments)

But an instance of the text editor is.

Fair enough ;)

about 2 years ago

Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

kallisti5 Re:Why do we keep hearing about this? (101 comments)

News from Haiku is interesting because they're one of the few truly alternative operating systems out there that are actually progressing

Very true... some of us are real men who do real men computer work... the rest of you can use your 'apps' from your 'app stores'

about 2 years ago

Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

kallisti5 Re:Down. (101 comments)

Yup.. I can confirm the server has been /.'ed

about 2 years ago

Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

kallisti5 Re:kinda neat (101 comments)

Radeon HD 2xxx - Radeon HD 7xxx now supported (mode changing, no acceleration (yet)) Network card support is a *lot* better now-a-days thanks to Haiku's freebsd wireless driver wrapper.

about 2 years ago

Haiku OS Ported To Intel 64-Bit Architecture

kallisti5 Re:Whoo Hoo! (101 comments)

now I can run a text editor with more than 3.1 gigs of ram

Haiku has PAE support... so it isn't limited to 3.1GB ram on 32-bit x86 :)

about 2 years ago

How Haiku Is Building a Better BeOS

kallisti5 Re:It's shit (137 comments)

Unfortunately, the project is slowly heading towards disaster as more and more incompetent people have started to contribute (think GSoC gone wrong, permanently.)

Care to elaborate?

The code base is 1) not security audited,

What says it can't be? Also, Haiku is only single user, so at the moment this doesn't even make sense. (pre-beta software is pre-beta)

2) slow as hell

Umm, most 3rd party reviews mention how fast it is

3) assbackwards

This isn't a statement.

4) not having a snowballs chance in hell to work on my 4-way CPU (the memory manager dies under SMP load and must be rewritten.)

Strange, my eight core AMD bulldozer cpu works just fine.

I loved BeOS, but this is not going to replace it.

Patches welcome

more than 2 years ago



Haiku R1 Alpha 4 has been released!

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  about 2 years ago

kallisti5 writes "The Haiku project released their 4th alpha release today. A year and four months have passed since the 3rd alpha release. Haiku R1A4 includes several enhancements such as a large number of bug fixes, early IPv6 support, better drivers, improved file system support, better localization, and a wide variety of new features and applications."
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Google releases Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb s

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kallisti5 writes "Google's Jean-Baptiste Queru posted Monday afternoon that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich release is moving into the open source arena and can be cloned from the Google repository now! This clone will also include Honeycomb sources."
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Attachmate completes acquisition of Novell

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kallisti5 (1321143) writes "Attachmate has completed the acquisition of Novell.

"HOUSTON – April 27, 2011 – The Attachmate Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of Novell, Inc., a leader in intelligent workload management, under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on November 22, 2010. Novell will now operate as two separate business units under the Novell® and SUSE® brand names and join Attachmate® and NetIQ® as holdings of The Attachmate Group.""

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Clearwire throttling home users at 8GB

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kallisti5 (1321143) writes "There are massive numbers of users reporting Clearwire/Clear throttling their WiMax/4G home users down to ridiculously slow 0.25Mbit Down speeds after their transfers for the month reach the lowly download limit of 8GB. Clearwire states they offer 3-6Mbit down Unlimited, however has recently clarified this to be "6-8Mbit down Unlimited up to 8GB". You can check out the reports here, here, here, here, and here."
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Rumblings in OpenSolaris land. (fork?)

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kallisti5 (1321143) writes "It looks as though an *official* fork of OpenSolaris may be under way, no details have been announced yet except for the following email...

Subject: [osol-announce] The Illumos Project
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:54:58 -0700
From: "Garrett D'Amore"
To: opensolaris-announce

A number of the community leaders from the OpenSolaris community have
been working quietly together on a new effort called Illumos, and we're
just about ready to fully disclose our work to, and invite the general
participation of, the general public.

We believe that everyone who is interested in OpenSolaris should be
interested in what we have to say, and so we invite the entire
OpenSolaris community to join us for a presentation on at 1PM EDT on
August 3, 2010.

You can find out the full details of how to listen in to our conference,
or attend in person (we will be announcing from New York City) by
visiting (The final details shall be
posted there not later than 1PM EDT Aug 1, 2010.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

— Garrett D'Amore & the rest of the Illumos Cast

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HTC releases Android 1.5 Firmware update for ADP1

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kallisti5 writes "As of this morning HTC has released the long anticipated Android 1.5 "cupcake" Operating system for the G1 ADP1 development handheld.

New features include:
  • Video recording and playback, and videos can be uploaded to YouTube.
  • Stereo Bluetooth and auto-pairing for better Bluetooth headset support.
  • A Web browser with the latest WebKit technology, including the Squirrelfish technology for faster JavaScript. The browser also includes copy-and-paste support, search within the page, the unified search and address bar that debuted in Google's Chrome browser, and faster scrolling.
  • "Much faster" acquisition of location through the GPS system.
  • A "soft" screen-based keyboard.
  • More widgets on the home screen, including a music player and picture frame, along with the current search and clock widgets.
  • Applications can rotate when the phone's accelerometer detects a new orientation.
  • User interface improvements to messaging, Gmail, calendar, browser, and other applications. The Gmail application supports batch operations so multiple messages can be deleted or archived at once, for example.
  • Faster camera start-up and operation. Photos can be uploaded to Google's Picasa photo-sharing site.
  • User photos in the contacts application.

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FCC Comes Down On Comcast For P2P Blocking

kallisti5 kallisti5 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

kallisti5 writes "By a vote of 3-2, The Federal Communications Commission Friday voted that Comcast (NSDQ:CMCSA)'s management of its broadband network violated Net neutrality rules by hindering peer-to-peer filing sharing, the FCC said. The Commission concluded that Comcast has "unduly interfered" with Internet users' right to access the lawful Internet content and to use the applications of their choice," the FCC said in a statement. "Specifically, the Commission found that Comcast had deployed equipment throughout its network to monitor the content of its customers' Internet connections and selectively block specific types of connections known as peer-to-peer connections.

— From"

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