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Millions of Blogs Knocked Offline By Legal Row

outZider Re:No, Actually It's Exactly How It Was Stated (162 comments)

By choosing an extreme counterexample, you made sure that no one gave a flip about your response.

My point was that bashing it on Slashdot and ignoring the law does not help a damn thing.

about 2 years ago
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Millions of Blogs Knocked Offline By Legal Row

outZider Re:No, Actually It's Exactly How It Was Stated (162 comments)

Wow, that's a perfect example, too, equating a crappy copyright law with massacre, bloodshed, and war. Excellent work, I'm glad you're modded insightful.

about 2 years ago
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Millions of Blogs Knocked Offline By Legal Row

outZider Re:No, Actually It's Exactly How It Was Stated (162 comments)

Is it on the books? Legitimate.
Has it won court cases? Legitimate.

If you don't agree with a law, it doesn't make it not legitimate. Have you fought it personally yet, beyond making grandiose posts and starting web petitions?

about 2 years ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

outZider Re:Translation (946 comments)

Actual Translation: F you, we don't need proprietary drivers. We're totally okay with being a niche player forever.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

That's a Galaxy S2. I'm talking about the older HTC model with the flip out keyboard. I sold off my hacked Galaxy Note and am back on that device until I find something worth upgrading to.

And, yeah, preaching to the choir. I was a N900 owner, and looked forward to a MeeGo world.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

G2 does not have official ICS. Updates stopped at 2.3.6. Current iteration of ICS for G2 is limited to the 2.6.x Linux kernel, which leads to other issues. JB lacks a camera and a reasonable experience on the G2, but those will sort themselves out.

EDGE is a poor experience. :)

I understand the points you're trying to make, and I'm merely checking out the competition. It's nice to see WP8 become a player, because it just means the other OS options will continue getting better.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

International version won't get LTE on AT&T, won't get T-Mobile US at all.

My G2 is running ICS as well, but as I said, hack after hack. It sucks that no W7 devices will get W8, but they're offering some level of compatibility, and the first devices made it through 3-4 versions before going away. Even the Nexus One didn't achieve that.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

Note, I'm in the US, so the S3 and One X are both crippled here, so by comparison, the Lumia looks great. I'm not seeing that the Lumia 920 has AMOLED -- it has the "PureMotion HD+" IPS display. The 820 stays with the AMOLED display, which is notably darker and grainier than the 920's display.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

I'm completely uninterested in an iOS device, but this new Lumia 920 is pretty impressive, hardware-wise. The Galaxy Nexus isn't bad, but not necessarily what I want to pick up now to last a year or two. I'm also not a huge fan of Super AMOLED.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

Yes, but only the Nexus devices get reasonable update cadence, so much like the iPhone, if you don't like that one form factor, you're boned. I admit that some of my frustration is based on the fact that HTC and Samsung currently have devices with much better specs than the current top of the line Nexus device, and lips have been sealed on what's next from the Nexus line. I'm hoping these announcements make something appear, and hopefully, they aren't like the middling device that's been rumored as the upcoming refresh of the Galaxy Nexus.

about 2 years ago
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First Impressions of Windows 8 Powered Nokia Lumia 920 and 820

outZider Re:Interesting, very interesting +1 (396 comments)

Actually, as an Android power user who was completely uninterested in WP7, this phone and the OS actually have me itching to try it out and see if it's worth it. I've become bored and annoyed with an ecosystem that relies on hack upon hack just to keep your phone useful after a year. I love that part of it, but it'd sure be an interesting trick to start seeing reasonable OS updates.

about 2 years ago
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Making ZFS and DTrace Work On Ubuntu Linux

outZider Low bar for entry (137 comments)

So an article lacking knowledge of the technologies, any sort of testing, anything beyond "make install" or "apt-get install", will make it to the Slashdot homepage? This person openly admits that they didn't test ZFS beyond creating a zpool, and they don't know enough about DTrace to try... anything.

As an aside, why was Linux capitalized, but Solaris was not?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

outZider Re:Really? (568 comments)

Except for the fact that USB displays suck for speed, drivers, and usability across platforms, while Thunderbolt can go right to HDMI without issue?

more than 3 years ago
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Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

outZider Re:Style over Substance (317 comments)

I agree, it'll be hard to pry the CLI from my cold, dead fingers.

But I'm always game to try out something that rethinks what I'm doing. Gnome 3 became a permanent fixture that way.. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

outZider Re:Style over Substance (317 comments)

I think it's neat, and I don't own any Apple machines anymore. It's a neat perspective, and something I'd like to try out, though I wouldn't necessarily see it usable for day to day activities.

Then again, trollin' is fun, I suppose.

more than 3 years ago
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Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

outZider Re:Style over Substance (317 comments)

If you read carefully, it runs on WebKit, but uses OS X to show it off. They've already got it working in a browser, some enterprising soul will just need to generate a small WebKit component to run it on another OS.

more than 3 years ago
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Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

outZider Re:Meh. (317 comments)

The kind of person that loves-vim-long-time is probably not looking for a graphic-enhanced shell, either.

more than 3 years ago
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Proposal For Gnome To Become Linux-Only

outZider Re:Why isn't this a good idea? (292 comments)

There are other operating systems beyond Windows and OS X. Linux is one of many with a miniscule desktop market share. FreeBSD is another contender, and to drop support completely is short sighted with little benefit. Interface with abstractions, maybe create the Linux interface to that abstraction, and allow others to interface to those abstractions. Two birds, one stone.

more than 3 years ago
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What’s the Internet? (on 1994's Today Show)

outZider Re:Wow they're so clueless (262 comments)

Here's me, wishing I had mod points.

more than 3 years ago

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Haiku Reaches Alpha 1 Milestone

outZider outZider writes  |  more than 4 years ago

outZider writes "Haiku, the open source reimplementation of BeOS has reached Alpha 1 today. Inspired by, and API-compatible with, BeOS 5, Haiku aims to continue the traditions of a highly multithreaded, efficient, and simple operating system with ties to multimedia, development, and more. Years of work went into this, and it's a huge milestone worth checking out."
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Parrot 1.0.0 Released

outZider outZider writes  |  more than 5 years ago

outZider writes "Parrot 1.0.0 was released last night! The release of Parrot 1.0 provides the first "stable" release to developers, with a supportable, stable API for language developers to build from. For those who don't know, Parrot is a virtual machine for dynamic languages like Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby, and is best known as the virtual machine for Rakudo, the reference implementation of Perl 6."
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Jim Butterfield Passes Away

outZider outZider writes  |  more than 7 years ago

outZider writes "Jim Butterfield passed away last night at 1:30 in the morning from complications from cancer, according to a thread in comp.sys.cbm. He inspired many a geek who hacked their way through a Commodore 64 in the old days. He certainly helped me explore the inner workings of these machines, and how to write better code. He will be missed."
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