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Why Run Linux On Macs?

lolocaust Re:a better question (592 comments)

If you already have the Mac, OS-X vs Linux is usually just a matter of personal preference.

Exactly. I bought my Mac back in 2011 because nothing came close to the battery life and those specs at that price while being slim enough to be able to fit in my bag every day. Now, Yosemite really does look like an awful OS upgrade, visuals aside, there are some seriously bad bugs, the new spotlight (desktop search) sends every query to Apple (no idea why) and Microsoft (for Bing) and the fact that most of the new features require a recent iPhone. I'm clinging on to OSX Mavericks for now, but I will move to Linux if the battery life is decent.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Catching Up To and Beating Windows

lolocaust Re:WINE Re: Gaming on linux (136 comments)

Emulation applies to API function call emulation as much as it does CPU instruction emulation since the function calls are translated to native system calls in the same way, and the term can even apply to network protocol emulation, HDD command emulation, BIOS emulation etc.

Using your definition a Z80 emulator is merely an environment of Z80 CPU instructions, which just shows the distinction is inconsistent with itself.

You don't get to redefine the English language just because you have a popular FOSS project, especially when the term is well established for the same process in every other domain of computing.

about a month ago
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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

lolocaust Re:It should be noted that... (115 comments)

I saw the notification yesterday and thought that I had some kind of malware. There's no record of it in the update history either, which would have been helpful.

I'm still pretty irritated that the update was installed without my knowledge, since I depend on my computer to be stable for my day to day work and can't afford any downtime with a botched update (which has happened before).

about a month ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

lolocaust Re:Who cares about the lander? (337 comments)

This ain't even a joke. My "Boy Love" fanatic ex also thought it was okay to have videos of 12 year old boys showering and hugging inappropriately, all the while blaming anyone unfortunate enough to be male for starting at her nearly exposed breasts, and calling every regretful sexual encounter "rape". The feminist double standards have really gone too far, affected the minds of girls who are now young adults, and have begun to remove all safe spaces for men to be themselves. Speaking out against this gets you labelled as a misogynist without further discussion leaving many men without a voice, which is the actual definition of oppression.

about 3 months ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

lolocaust Re:Stupid (130 comments)

What's interesting is that it's marketed as a "PlayStation" product when they could have tied their television service to, you know, the televisions that they are known for.

about 3 months ago
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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

lolocaust Re:Game developers are not Linux advocates ... (265 comments)

That is what SteamOS is really about. The current consoles are nothing but restricted PCs with slower hardware, locked down (mandatory paid) online and hellish certification requirements. In a couple of years, a "Steam Console" will be quite attractive to consumers an developers and they will never need to know that it is running Debian Linux.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

lolocaust Most Macs don't have Retina displays (370 comments)

When the Retina enhanced redesign of iOS was released (iOS 7), the majority of products being sold had Retina displays. Now, only two very high end models of their Macs have Retina displays. Really, they should have waited until they had "mainstream" Retina Macs before changing the fonts, like they did with the iPhone and iPads.

about 3 months ago
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Valve Announces Linux-Based SteamOS

lolocaust Re:poetry (510 comments)

> "Iterate in the living room"... I love marketing-speak. I took that to mean that we won't be stuck on the same spec hardware for 6-7 years, like the current gen consoles have been.

about a year ago
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GNOME 2.30, End of the (2.x) Line

lolocaust Re:Sounds like a KDE-type cleanup (276 comments)

Qt is easily the best toolkit and api I've ever worked with. I've been saying for a while that Gnome 3 should ditch gtk and switch to Qt, and not just so that apps will look/feel better in another environment.

more than 4 years ago
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I've originated Q Wikipedia articles, where Q =

lolocaust Re:Thanks (256 comments)

The pages that are there are complete chapters and I'm happy with them. The "incomplete" parts of the books are pages that don't exist yet. Good luck getting those deleted!

more than 4 years ago
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I've originated Q Wikipedia articles, where Q =

lolocaust What about the other Mediawiki sites? (256 comments)

Wikipedia? I mostly just correct a few things here and there. Wikibooks? I've started 2 whole books from scratch, each with dozens of pages...

Both are incomplete, I'll get round to completing them when I can.

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

lolocaust Re:Dislike it as well (532 comments)

Thank you, I forgot that this is probably the most annoying thing for me when watching 3D films! When the viewer is free to change their focus, don't mess with depth of field effects, forcing them to keep a certain focus. It feels like being short sighted again!

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

lolocaust Re:Avatar pains (532 comments)

Fair enough, I guess I can only say with 100% certainty that the Imax cinema in Waterloo, London uses linear polarization. I've recently done some work on various stereoscopic viewing methods, so I am very confident that I can tell different types apart.

And you're right, I noticed especially on scenes where the objects were meant to be "in front" of the screen, things did seem pretty disorientating. Luckily, I had a decent seat, so it wasn't all that bad.

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

lolocaust At least they're trying to compete with piracy... (532 comments)

Whenever I see ads for 3D films (especially re-releases of 2d films), I do shake my head a little, but I also like the fact that the industry are finding some way to provide something that can't be found at home. And also I noticed a recent film ad (Nanny McPhee, I think) mentioned that the film will be launched in 15 countries simultaneously, which is one of the reasons people prefer to just pirate. Problem is, however, we will all have our own stereoscopic television sets soon enough..

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

lolocaust Re:Avatar pains (532 comments)

I've seen Avatar twice (both times were because someone else wanted me to accompany them when they went to see it). Once in a regular theatre, and the second time in an Imax theatre.

I got headaches only with the Imax version because of the linear polarization which meant if my head was tilted even slightly to the side, there would be ghosting. The cheapo cinema used circular polarization, which was more comfortable and caused me no eye strain at all. Perhaps something similar happened to you?

more than 4 years ago
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Quake 3 For Android

lolocaust Re:How about integers instead of floating point? (137 comments)

The original PSX didn't have an fpu. All 3d calculations were done with integers. A big part of porting PC games was the conversion from floating point to integer.

Also, we need a -1 factually incorrect mod. Don't mean to single you out, but quite a few posts are modded up when there's a mistake. People who seem sure of what they're saying are usually assumed to be correct (just like in real life!).

more than 4 years ago
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Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':

lolocaust Re:Missing option (206 comments)

When I'd have to handwrite the date on a daily basis (i.e. at school on the top of every page) I really got into the habit of writing the previous year. So in the new year, I'd always mess up for a few days and would have to think about it till about a week when I automatically started getting it right.

Now that I barely need to write out the date, I always get it right, I guess because I don't need to unlearn writing the last year which would have been an unconscious reflex by that point.

more than 5 years ago
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Your browser's home page is...

lolocaust Re:My personal home page on localhost (496 comments)

I also have a personal home page. But it's just a message telling me if I am sure I need to be browsing the web at that very moment instead of working or doing something else more important. I have a Google search box below that, in case I actually do.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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lolocaust lolocaust writes  |  more than 8 years ago

lolocaust writes "Nvidia does not provide specifications for their hardware or a working free accelerated 3D driver. This leaves Linux users with either a 2D only driver, or a non-free binary driver from Nvidia. With the advent of desktop effects on most Linux distros, there is a greater need for free 3D drivers.

The Nouveau driver project aims to reverse engineer the Nvidia line of graphics cards to provide free open source drivers for Linux users. Pledges for donations to help finance the project are being taken at the Pledge Bank."

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Bring back pinkdot

lolocaust lolocaust writes  |  more than 8 years ago OMG ponies!!!111one

Pink was quite a relaxing colour, and it makes my mom leave me alone since she thinks I'm browsing porn.

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Pledge donations for development of free Nvidia drivers

lolocaust lolocaust writes  |  more than 8 years ago Nvidia does not provide specifications for their hardware or a working free accelerated 3D driver. This leaves Linux users with either a 2D only driver, or a non-free binary driver from Nvidia. With the advent of desktop effects on most Linux distros, there is a greater need for free 3D drivers.

The Nouveau driver project aims to reverse engineer the Nvidia line of graphics cards to provide free open source drivers for Linux users. Pledges for donations to help finance the project are being taken at the Pledge Bank.

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