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You've Got 25 Years Until UNIX Time Overflows

mgcleveland Re:Not NetBSD (492 comments)

The problem is with systems already deployed and legacy systems still running on 32-bit OSes, not those that have switched over to 64-bit architectures.

about 2 years ago

Why Linux Can't 'Sell' On the Desktop

mgcleveland Simple answer (1091 comments)

Gaming. I'm a Linux guy. I've had it on all my computers since I can remember, use it at work, and even got my wife using it. However, recently I wanted to play a new game (Starcraft 2) and the support on the most "friendly" distributions (Ubuntu and Mint) were shotty at best. Sound problems, video inconsistencies, you name it there were problems. Emulation (with WINE) is buggy and virtual machines introduce a performance bottleneck. Until games companies support Linux or vice-versa, the Linux desktop will not be used by a large segment of computer enthusiasts: gamers.

more than 2 years ago

Santorum Defends Robocalls To Democrats

mgcleveland Re:Stop it. (290 comments)

Aye. Let's keep politics and nerd news separate please.

more than 2 years ago

LHC Homes In On Possible Higgs Boson Around 126GeV

mgcleveland "Homes In"?? (210 comments)


more than 2 years ago

'Scrapers' Dig Deep For Data On Web

mgcleveland Re:"We (/.) ban scrapers..." LOL (158 comments)

I think the point they're making is that crawlers which do not obey the rules spelled out in robots.txt are blocked.

more than 3 years ago


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