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Nvidia Engineer Asks How the Company Can Improve Linux Support

lordandmaker Re:Ugh, this makes me mad. (581 comments)

> You seem to care more about NVIDIA's image than about what the Linux community actually needs.

I find it hard to come up with a course of action that would improve NVIDIA's image among kernel maintainers without giving them what they need. He wants people to want to work with NVIDIA stuff which would obviously require both giving the maintainers what they need and doing stuff they they don't necessarily need but wouldn't mind at all.

Asking this question he doesn't just get suggestions of how to make it easier to run NVIDIA hardware on desktop Linux, but also on what about working with NVIDIA irritates the maintainers; fixing those means more maintainers *using* NVIDIA (and so testing it) if not specifically fixing it.

more than 2 years ago
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Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding

lordandmaker Re:Alternatives? (356 comments)

I've heard good things about Fedora and OpenSUSE's packaging of KDE, but my fondness for dpkg means I've not yet given them the chance.

Debian's seems less bonkers than Ubuntu's, but I'm not a KDE user so I don't know how much of that bonkers is KDE and how much is Debian's packaging of it.

more than 2 years ago
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Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding

lordandmaker Re:Mint 12 KDE (356 comments)

Kubuntu's never really been a good way to use KDE. I don't have much love of KDE, but many people package it better than Ubuntu.

If what you want is old Gnome just use XFCE; Xubuntu in canonical-speak.

more than 2 years ago
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Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding

lordandmaker Re:They can afford it thanks to Microsoft (356 comments)

I'm not really sure that Unity is a tablet UI. They've replaced a menu with a search box, do tablet UIs normally involve more typing and less pointing?

more than 2 years ago
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Israel Says It Will Treat Online Credit Card Theft As It Would Terrorism

lordandmaker Re:Retaliatory action? (422 comments)

Yeah, likewise.

more than 2 years ago
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Israel Says It Will Treat Online Credit Card Theft As It Would Terrorism

lordandmaker Re:Retaliatory action? (422 comments)

You're a couple of decades late. These days Israel is ALWAYS the aggressor from what I hear.

more than 2 years ago
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Banshee, Mono May Be Dropped From Ubuntu Default

lordandmaker Re:Gotta fit on a CD (255 comments)

I thought that, as with this idea of dropping Banshee was just an idea posited at UDS, rather than a decision that's been taken? They wanted to come up with plans of what to do with the rest of a 1GB/2GB USB stick.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Wants $15 Per Android Smartphone

lordandmaker Re:Why does google just sit idly by? (361 comments)

Because they've nothing much to win from doing that?

Samsung's might be quite willing to pay $15 per device. They're probably not about to stop shipping Android because of it.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Wants $15 Per Android Smartphone

lordandmaker Re:Windows Phone (361 comments)

No, that's probably Bing you're thinking of.

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

lordandmaker Re:Isn't this a valid question? (102 comments)

I'd assumed he meant OpenMoko, but the answer to his question in that case is obvious.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Subsidiary Under Fire For Hacking Dead Girl's Voicemail

lordandmaker Re:Advertiser boycott in progress (251 comments)

And the best bit is that this sort of a campaign really wouldn't look out of place in the News of the World.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Subsidiary Under Fire For Hacking Dead Girl's Voicemail

lordandmaker Re:Really? (251 comments)

Well, it's the sort of thing the tabloids would do...

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft's Hottest New Profit Center: Android

lordandmaker Re:When Is A Company.... (276 comments)

If the patents are valid and would most likely hold up in a court challenge why should MS be criticized for taking advantage of it?

Well, for a start, 'legal' doesn't equate to 'right' - something being legal to do doesn't render it beyond criticism.

But it's also quite widely accepted that the patent system is broken - even if you decide that software patents are in themselves permissible, the length of protection the 'inventor' gets from it compared to the pace of innovation in the industry is completely contrary to the original intent of the patent - if anything, the complaint is that this might well hold up in court more than that anybody in particular is doing it.

more than 3 years ago
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Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux

lordandmaker Re:Android and Linux (258 comments)

Is there an advantage to the non-adb methods?

more than 3 years ago
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Telstra Fears LulzSec Attacks, Hesitates On Internet Filter

lordandmaker Re:Whats the Problem ? (188 comments)

It's been reported elsewhere (though I have no link to hand) that the actual change isn't that Telstra are deciding to not implement it at all, but that they're considering only implementing the anti-naked-children bit of it, and not the other list, given that not many people are likely to stand up and say "Don't cut off my nekkid children!"

Of course, it'd still be a step in that direction (and, yes, once the tech's there I imagine quietly adding URLs wont be hard at all), but it sort-of goes some way to explaining why the other list isn't being mentioned.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Sticks With Nuclear Power

lordandmaker Re:But what about the waste? (334 comments)

I think the plan is to keep it in Sellafield until it's fe; that building a proper place to put it wont be political suicide, and then doing that.

It seems to be one of those things that nobody really wants to decide upon, though.

more than 3 years ago
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"Expert Body" To Decide Which Sites To Block For Copyright Infringement

lordandmaker Re:How will the filtering even work? (173 comments)

The IWF isn't compulsory, though, it's just that ISPs can play the think-of-the-children card against each other. A&A, for example, don't use the IWF filter.

This plan, as I understand it, doesn't provide for such a choice.

more than 3 years ago

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