Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?
I run gentoo for my home server so that I don't have to worry about a major upgrade every few years. That "package churn" is what happens when you want the latest code running the latest fixes.
Yeah, some of the upgrades get dicey, but I laid out my current root filesystem in 2008, and haven't reinstalled anything since. Yes, every once in a while I need to spend a weekend fixing package collisions, but that is the ticket I paid for when I chose not to use a package based distro.
So in a nutshell, Gentoo will nickle and dime you to death to keep current, where RHEL/Ubuntu will combine all of that fun into a a few days every 2-3 years.
Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project
Not sure why you got modded down to 0, but the article definitely needs some fact checking. Especially the last line about ships using large FUSION reactors. Looks like an investment scam more than a breakthrough...
SCOTUS Ends Novell's Anti-Trust Cast Against Microsoft
Your memory of AD and my memory are completely off. The first release of AD was horrible when compared with NDS.
Mechwarrior Online Developer Redefines Community Warfare
So what would call someone like me, who isn't a "hater", but is sorely frustrated that we are weeks from release and so far we have none of the features we were sold on.
You call out Hit Detection as a bug, but you missed some pretty significant bugs:
1 - Movement / stuck on terrain. Getting stuck on cigarette butts is getting old
2 - Heat. PGI has severely mismanaged the heat system due to a lack of understanding of the IP they bought.
3 - Built in Comms.
4 - Community anything. A lobby? anything?
5 - Jump Jets. No ability to add directional movement, just up/down and coasting if your moving before jump. Defeats the purpose of sitting behind a terrain feature, jetting up and over and raping your opponents back armor.
6 - NO REPAIR / REARM - this pretty much removed the ability to constrain resources. Want to reduce the prevelance of AC/40's, reduce AC /20 ammo stocks or jack the price up like the XL engines.
7 - HSR / hit detection. I play a spider, and I get tired of being hit by rounds that go wide away from but HSR decides that the shooter's screen is the authority.
(I play a spider because it is about the only mech that I can play a "phoenix hawk" type of role. The blackjack was a horrible implementation of that role)
8 - game modes.
9 - Terra Therma - the pinnacle of PGI demonstrating the complete lack of testing / program management.
Of course the biggest issue, PGI basically completely reversing decisions on things like 3PV. The outrage has been turned into "haters" on 3PV thanks to PGI spin. The reality is, this is the most measurable aspect of the community realizing that PGI is unable/incapable of delivering on the originally advertised game by "release in september."
U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?
Show me a restaurant that serves food straight out of the oven and into your mouth... Well prepared food is allowed to "rest", where as mc-d's serving temp was 180.
Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To 10 Charges
Too bad the constitution does not apply for military members. Since he volunteered, he is now beholden to the UCMJ, which is much more restrictive than federal law. Imagine a world where having an affair is a federal offense...
Organics Can't Match Conventional Farm Yields
And I'm sure you have well documented and certified research to back up your statements... Especially the nutrition ratio magically is increased in organic farming. I think that has been debunked about a billion times, including the documented research from Penn and Teller.
Organic food is a luxury, and will kill millions of people if it is mandated worldwide.
The Space Shuttle Discovery's Last Mile (Video)
Different view of the landing - shaky cam, and bad audio to boot : http://youtu.be/p3Xyj-KIuUg
Google Releases Chrome For Android Beta
More like a merge of the Palm WebOS UI with Chrome. If it is the same, It's actually pretty cool and not just pretentious BS advertising.
Solaris 11 Released
Seriously? Is a well designed file system error handling routine worth 2x - 5x premium you pay to use sparc? considering you could create redundant hosts and multipath solutions with the savings.
HP Keeping Their PC Business
Everyone thought I was insane when I said that the HP laptop keyboard was made by chinese torture masters.
Air Force Comments On Drone Malware
If you RTFA, you would have determined that the flight control system is not infected, and the the systems that are in question are ancillary information systems. Think of a monitor with google maps...
The reason they use removable HDD's is probably so they can model the necessary mission data offsite, and then "replay" it at mission time.
Ask Kevin Mitnick
Did you / have you brought any legal actions for the breach of rights committed in the pursuit and eventual arrest of you? Do you feel the violations were similar to ones now being taken against "terrorists"?
Ex-Board Member Says HP Is Committing 'Corporate Suicide'
IBM was a Services and Software company with a personal PC division that was only known for one thing (thinkpads). They had to sell of the thinkpad name to sweeten the turd that was IBM's desktop line.
HP is not in the same position. HP is known as a consumer electronics company, and is trying to enter the software / services business.
Android User Spends 60 Days In WebOS Land
Seems like an odd blogpost, bordering on a paid advertisement. I owned a Pre for 2 years, and never saw squat from bloggers on it. Now the new touchpad is out someone decides to write a review of a 1.5 y/o device???? Meh.
Firefox Is For "Regular" Users, Not Businesses
What is it with these great projects having a midlife crisis? Amarok did the same kind of thing by completely dumping the codebase in the name of "new" and basically forced the userbase to find a new project. Now Mozilla has basically said that they don't want to pay any attention to the people who have MONEY to pay for the things they are developing. Seems like a really short sighted, arrogant approach. I predict in 2 years time Firefox will have bleed all of their users to chrome / IE and will no longer be receiving corporate donations.
I guess if your going for an emotional response, go big.
Sprint Pushes FPS NOVA With Firmware — and Users Can't Remove It
You handed you child your phone, unattended I'm assuming since it seems the child was killing and slaying long enough to learn the controls to the game. Imagine what you child could have been exposed to if they clicked on the evil internet icon...
Sprint Pushes FPS NOVA With Firmware — and Users Can't Remove It
I have an Epic 4g, and I don't see the NASCAR and other sprint crap-ware running on the phone. Sure it's part of the image, and I can't delete them, but in my daily phone usage, they are completely unnoticeable. Of course, I took a day to figure out how to rebuild the "home" pages and organize things, but since then I haven't been bothered by any of the default crap.
I think this issue is just more FUD from the iPhone fanbois, since their mighty Apple controls their every action and thought. Not to mention, if the pre-loaded crap really bugs you, Sprint offers a Nexus with pure Android...
This isn't as annoying as the carriers removing tethering or removing basic functions of the phone in order to upsell other services. In that case I would definitely be running the nexus (even thought I can't stand softkeys) or looking for a new rom for the Epic.
Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?
You should totally be looking to do FORTRAN on z/VM... It's the only way you will be able to handle the "millions" of accounts you will be creating to pump your own image.
Facebook Caught Exposing Millions of Credentials
Isn't Facebook's entire valuation based on violating user privacy? The ad piece of the business probably pales in comparison to being able to "accidentally" expose thoroughly mined and indexed personal information. It is probably the same thing for Zygna, the world's highest grossing "GAME" company, slowly recycling Pavlov's finest experiments.
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