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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

oldhack Re:Can someone please fork Debian already? (267 comments)

Yes and no. Someone like Ian with the experiences and expertise is best suited to lead the work, and those of us who had only been users till now are expected to contribute also.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

oldhack Re:systemd (267 comments)

Fuck me. I bit tim's troll.

Slashdot, the TMZ of tech web, and that's an insult to TMZ.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

oldhack systemd (267 comments)

"for variety of reasons". Who are we kidding? It's the fucking systemd by Redhat's Poettering.

about a week ago
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Crowdfunded Linux Voice Magazine Releases First Issue CC-BY-SA

oldhack Profit (62 comments)

A new magazine says it will donate half the "profit."

about a week ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

oldhack Why not? (172 comments)

Why not 257%?

about a month ago
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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal

oldhack Scale (47 comments)

This should be a trillion dollar suit.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (700 comments)

And bogus FTDI marking on the package.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (700 comments)

It's their damn driver for their own damn chip. Don't like it? Use something else.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack Re:"Reasonable" my ass (700 comments)

Transfer my ass. Don't use their driver if you don't want it.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

oldhack "Reasonable" my ass (700 comments)

"A reasonable company would go after the manufacturers of fake chips, not the consumers who are most likely unaware they have a fake chip."

You go try to chase down random Chinese outfits pumping out fake chips.

about a month ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

oldhack Pseudoscience Lunacy (366 comments)

Quantifying something as dubious as IQ ... and then linking to genes ... makes astrology look respectable.

about a month ago
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AT&T To Repay $80 Million In Shady Phone Bill Charges

oldhack Jail time for corporate officers (61 comments)

Send them to fed for couple months at least. The fine is not even a slap on the wrist. What's the point?

about a month and a half ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

oldhack Arbitrary (481 comments)

If we stop eating octopus because they are smart, should we eat dumb humans?

about 2 months ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

oldhack Re:6502 to Z80 work per clock ratio (167 comments)

Another issue with Z80/8080 instruction set, if I remember correctly, is that they are not orthogonal in regards to the registers. Some opcodes only work with registers B and C, others only with D and E, and so forth.

The ugliness of x86 instruction set has a long root.

about 2 months ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

oldhack Re:C=128 (167 comments)

Speed of Z80 at 4Mhz was comparable to that of 65xx at 1Mhz - many of Z80 instructions took more cycles to execute than those of 65xx. Sort of CISC-vs.-RISC before the phrase/concepts were invented.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

oldhack Re:No Worky (179 comments)

Mod this up. Your clients wants nicely edited and formatted reports that they can simply open and read - it saves them time. That's what they pay you for.

about 2 months ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

oldhack Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

So... what you are saying, if I'm getting you right, is that Indian mission sent a Tata Nano to Mars, whereas NASA sent a Chevy Suburban...?

about 2 months ago
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Assembling a Micro-scale Biochemistry Lab Like Snapping LEGOs Together

oldhack Re:Hey, NERDS! (26 comments)

Don't know. Don't have ipad/phone. Go and have a look. If it sucks, tell'em. At least they TRY.

about 2 months ago

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