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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

nomasteryoda Re:That's how the adage goes... (399 comments)

Men will just stay Bone Idle here on Earth, that's the plan then.

about 3 months ago

Elderly Mice Perk Up With Transfused Blood

nomasteryoda Re:Vampirism (178 comments)

Wait, they did this in the Dark Crystal. Hmmmmmmmmm, Gefling life essence.

about 9 months ago

Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

nomasteryoda Re:Really? (87 comments)

I don't have to open my music player. Setup mpd so my music is "always on", connect to it with Cantata, vlc, sonata, mocp, my Android, etc. Pretty much anything that can connect/output the stream. Use conky on the desktop to show what's playing.

about 9 months ago

Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'

nomasteryoda Re:Shame this happened (136 comments)

River Song would insure none of my DNA was ever used... I was burned in a funeral canoe.

about 9 months ago

Does Crime Leave a Genetic Trace?

nomasteryoda I am just amazed... (160 comments)

Any child raised by mice would have disturbing psychological behaviours.

about a year ago

Should Self-Driving Cars Chauffeur Shopping 'Whales' For Free?

nomasteryoda Walleeeeee (213 comments)

At first read, I thought this meant whale mover cars, you know... Like those rolling through the local Buy-N-Large ... We're all about discontinued use of the metacarpals.

1 year,5 days

Music Industry Issues Take Down Notices to 50 Major Lyrics Sites

nomasteryoda The End of the World (281 comments)

Britney Spears was a 21st century human singer. Her song "Toxic", a "traditional ballad," was played on Lady Cassandra's "iPod". The "iPod" is really a Jukebox and no one knows the lyrics to the song. The Music "Industry" destroyed said lyrics in a veiled attempt to prevent paying customers from knowing what the artist was singing. The effect was actually destruction of their own markets... Fools I tell you. They know not what they do. Here are some alternatives: Jamendo, Free Music Archive, Magnatune

about a year ago

The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority

nomasteryoda Re:Maybe replace with (195 comments)

I for one would add the Orbiting Brain Lasers...

about a year ago

Universal Flu Vaccine "Blueprint" Discovered

nomasteryoda Re:How quickly can you bury this? (100 comments)

And this will cause the creation or mutation of the "T virus" into the population somewhere beneath Raccoon City.

about a year ago

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate US Army Database, Compromise Safety of Dams

nomasteryoda Re: What Information? (256 comments)

Wow... that's exactly my password... LOL --- if you believe that, then you are a windows loser

about a year and a half ago

Novell to Launch Quick-Response Linux

nomasteryoda Re:from the that's-awful-fast dept. (69 comments)

Personally, I want my OS to respond in realtime and compute in such a manner. Fixed time intervals? Ok. I get that, but put this way: Would you rather have a figher jet running a realtime OS or die via BSOD? Yeah, that last letter really means Death in this case. realtime computing

more than 8 years ago


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nomasteryoda nomasteryoda writes  |  more than 8 years ago This is not good for users who regularly use Non-GPL kernel modules supplied by SuSE or otherwise.
non-GPL kernel modules:

Most developers of the kernel community consider
non-GPL kernel modules to be infringing on their
copyright. Novell does respect this position, and will
no longer distribute non-GPL kernel modules as part of
future products. Novell is working with vendors to find
alternative ways to provide the functionality that was
previously only available with non-GPL kernel modules.

Kernel Changes / km_, kmp, and kernel-flavor-nongpl packages:

We added support to cleanly handle packages that contain kernel
modules by representing the dependencies of mouldes on the kernel ABI
as rpm dependencies. This allows third party modules to be provided
and integrated cleanly.

Modules that were previously included in our kernel packages using the
km_ package mechanism [1] have been converted to the new package
format [2]; the km_ mechanism is no longer supported. Packages that
contain additional kernel modules are now named name-kmp-kernelflavor
(e.g., wlan-kmp-default. lirc-kmp-smp).

The kmp mechanism [2] supports creating and using additional Kernel Module
Packages easily and reliably.

The kernel-kernelflavor-nongpl packages which contained modules that
had non-GPL licenses have been removed.

[1] The km_ package mechanism is described at

[2] Kernel Module Packages Manual for CODE10,

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