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OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

krilli Neither: Nexenta. (405 comments)

Nexenta is basically the OpenSolaris kernel and the Debian/Ubuntu userland.

more than 4 years ago
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Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?

krilli Zoom the window server (367 comments)

I think the window manager is the best place to do this, not the display drivers or the game engines.

Mac OS X has a whole-screen zooming function, and probably the new X.org stuff too. Smoothing is configurable. Just start the game in a window, and have a black background around it. Then zoom in at whole pixel intervals until the game is as large as it can be on your monitor.

more than 4 years ago
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Platform Independent C++ OS Library?

krilli +1 on Boost and Qt (310 comments)

So yes. Here's just a quick +1 on Boost and Qt.

more than 4 years ago
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(Near) Constant Internet While RV'ing?

krilli Re:What? (438 comments)

I'll just be keyboard'ing in a quick reply here.

It's like car'ing and house'ing at the same time.

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:Warning, US link is a modified document (251 comments)

There was a discussion of borked SHA sums on the Talk page at Wikileaks. It had something to do with a server crash and a repaired file.

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:What about your right to privacy? (251 comments)

The whole equation only works out if it is guaranteed that the public's need to know always wins, and it is known that it always wins.

Then, there is always going to be pressure on information like this to be released, and hence it is always and only the fault of the bank if it breaks enough moral rules for the information to be forced out in the open. Morally, the bank is always the guilty party.

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:Bank, Lawyers do their job - film at 11 (251 comments)

How would you feel if you were a customer of a bank, that bank turned out to be doing something illegal, and your private banking information were revealed publicly as a side effect of that?

Rightly, I would be angry at the evil bank that had caused exposure of my private information by being offensive enough for someone to break the code of conduct to defeat a greater evil. Morals and the sense of justice ought always to prevail - this is what the laws were for. Remember, spirit, not letter.

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:The proof is in the reaction (251 comments)

Very very true, but there's a problem with "innocent until proven guilty". It is that most people tend to take it to mean that "nothing is suspicious until proven guilty".

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:Ireland? (251 comments)

Yes, that was probably Ireland.

On another note, the news story you can see above is about ICELAND.

more than 4 years ago
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Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

krilli Re:National security? Nah, that's not possible (251 comments)

The police that are mandating the censorship are also owned by the government.

And to complete the farce, the newsroom being censored is ALSO OWNED BY THE STUPID GOVERNMENT.

more than 4 years ago
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What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?

krilli They aren't (506 comments)

why is the current generation of games giving so much importance to the realism in graphic games?

You're looking at the wrong games. The realistic stuff is in the bulk market - which is composed of previous generations but with extra bells and whistles.

The actual current generation of games, IMO, are things like Braid, weird Flash games, Dwarf Fortress, Scribblenauts, Wii games. Where the innovation is. These don't have realistic graphics.

Except maybe Dwarf Fortress, which has very realistic, very low-resolution graphics.

about 5 years ago
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What Do You Call People Who "Do HTML"?

krilli Do you need Enterprise-grade names? (586 comments)

HTMLer and CSSer.

Or HTML guy and CSS dude.

If it seems disrespectful, IMO good HTMLers and CSS PPL get the respect they are due by way of tone of voice.

more than 5 years ago
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Morality of Throttling a Local ISP?

krilli Monopoly? (640 comments)

The throttling, the turning to shit, of your Internet connections may allow someone new to enter the market. Maybe the dialup people can start competing.

If the market is healthy in your area, that is.

Is the market healthy? No? Why not? Can you do something about it? Can someone?

When you guys have answered that question, feel free to cap and throttle. As long as it's in a non-monopolistic environment, or one that has potential to not be monopolistic.

more than 5 years ago
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Can SSDs Be Used For Software Development?

krilli Re:SSDs = productivity (480 comments)

Nice - Thought you might have!

Btw - Thanks for sharing the config, VM parameter tuning is still a black art. (A fun little black art.)

Have you tried the JRockit realtime JRE? It is REALLY nice, it makes Eclipse feel snappier than most C++ programs on my box. It's a free download too. It's worth it if you can toss 100-200 extra MB at the IDE. Link: http://blogs.oracle.com/hirt/2008/08/running_eclipseworkshop_on_jro.html

more than 5 years ago
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So Amazing, So Illegal

krilli Re:um. (492 comments)

The story is the context and how it's put forward.

more than 5 years ago
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So Amazing, So Illegal

krilli Re:Mashups (492 comments)

I despise the word "mashup", and people who use it too much, and the whole whiny hipster self-crucification feel of the discussion ...

BUT

Have you heard the infamous Cassetteboy records? They alone are worth all the hullaballoo about the genre.

more than 5 years ago
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So Amazing, So Illegal

krilli Re:Um, what? (492 comments)

Well put.

more than 5 years ago
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So Amazing, So Illegal

krilli Burn! (492 comments)

That is a pretty well written article. Yup. Merlin Mann is a smart guy, and I've seen him be a bit over-nice, but now he's fed up and hitting back. And it's quite the lashing. And he's absolutely right.

more than 5 years ago
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A High School Programming Curriculum For All Students?

krilli Processing (214 comments)

http://processing.org/

Clean, quick, cross-platform, can do pretty wild things right out of the box.

Make it fun, get them hooked.

more than 5 years ago
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Can SSDs Be Used For Software Development?

krilli Re:SSDs = productivity (480 comments)

Have you increased the heap size available to IntelliJ? Makes a big difference. Try 1 gig.

more than 5 years ago

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Funny.

krilli krilli writes  |  about 11 years ago

Someone knows my password :)

God knows what else they'll do, I use the same password for everything else.

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