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California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum

perles RIAA/MPAA (356 comments)

In USA RIAA/MPAA owns you.

about 10 months ago

Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

perles remove yourself from GNOME (729 comments)

I have removed myself from GNOME several years ago, and for the best. I'll keep the middle button paste, so handy.

about 10 months ago

Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones

perles Re:Let's be clear (278 comments)

The very same thing happened to IBM in early 90's as John F. Akers, a sales person, destroyed the company that was once one of the top 5 most profitable companies.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?

perles BackInTime (227 comments)

I use BackInTime under similar conditions and it works fast and perfect. It uses diff, rsync and symbolic links to preserve the history of every snapshot. Check it out:

1 year,5 days

AMI Firmware Source Code, Private Key Leaked

perles the best case (148 comments)

In the best and most possible case it would allow the evil open sources projects to boot the computer without asking the permission and paying the Microsoft.

about a year ago

Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

perles Re:what annoys me the most (813 comments)

and I bet very well paid ...

about a year and a half ago

Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory

perles Gravity is a theory too (763 comments)

Gravity is a theory too, maybe they find that it doesn't exist and they all fly away from earth

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Phases Out XNA and DirectX?

perles git (256 comments)

They just anounced they are adopting GIT. Next step is to anounce they will be adopting Linux as their OS kernel. Because DirectX is not compatible with Linux they will be ditching it.

about a year and a half ago

Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

perles Re:We have the same... (689 comments)

Are you sure that they don't pay anything for the diploma? I know that where there are free public universities you must be citizen of that country to be able to get free education. Here in US there is no free education, so everyone who can pay are welcome. BTW, your country is not killed.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box?

perles ROOT (254 comments)

There are great options above but ROOT is the one I use very often, . It has all that I need to plot, fit, histogram, etc. It is interactive and you code in C++. Yes it has an C++ interpreter so your code can be interpreted as well as compiled. It also has python and ruby bindings.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Laptop With Decent Linux Graphics Support?

perles Re:ATI Or Intel (260 comments)

Take Intel. I own an old (5+ years) ATI laptop and not happy with it. After ATI dropped its proprietary driver I had to move on and get the open source, which really sucks. My laptop has and ATI r400 series (X1200). Basically, the last 3 years of open source code support sucks. Sloooow 3D! Sure it works fine to play videos. At work I have a Lenovo Intel laptop of about the same age and its 2D/3D graphics are way better than the ATI with open source supported by the manufacturer.

about a year and a half ago

NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

perles signed UEFI makes difficult to install Linux (269 comments)

I was planing to purchase a laptop to replace my old one with more than 5 years. But since I use only Linux the UEFI, a crapy BIOS replacement, comes with a digital signature that forbids the installation of any other OS that is not signed I decided to postpone indeffinetly till things are sorted out in favor of FOSS community.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Orders Memory Game Developers To Stop Using 'Memory' In Names

perles Re:What next? Trademarking "windows"? (409 comments)

One apple a day keeps your doctor away? Mixing patent trolls and health care will blow up USA.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs

perles Re:Efficiency Performance (530 comments)

Apple once day was concerned about performance, now it is just a gadget company.

about a year and a half ago

Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa

perles Re:Finally explains it (293 comments)

Maybe this is why nerds aren't good with girls ...

about 2 years ago

Firefox: browser ballot glitch cost us 9m downloads

perles Re:Cost them 9 million downloads? (2 comments)

If people were knowledgeable enough they wouldn't choose to install Windows anymore. Just my 2 cents ...

about 2 years ago

UK Gov't Official Advises Using Fake Details On Social Networks

perles Re:Sure, great for the UK (175 comments)

I foresee DoJ having a hard time to prosecute all fakes in Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, Youtube, etc. Specially bringing them over seas, mainly from Asia and Latin America. It will be fun.

about 2 years ago

EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel

perles more clarifications (249 comments)

Perhaps the author of this summary could have been more precise. The bug is very unlikely to be triggered, here are some examples: and . Indeed is a good measure to downgrade to a safe version and wait for a patch to come. I have been using the 3.6.2 on my two Gentoo boxes for a couple of days and nothing happened. As a precaution I will downgrade till they release such fix.

about 2 years ago



Study found atheists more compassionate than religious people

perles perles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

perles (1855088) writes "Study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, found that atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others than are highly religious people. In the less religious people the emotional strength is the critical factor to help a person in need. The determining factors that drives religious people is different. "The more religious, on the other hand, may ground their generosity less in emotion, and more in other factors such as doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns." says social psychologist Robb Willer. Meanwhile, atheists and agnostics."
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Gmail with amnesia ... again

perles perles writes  |  more than 2 years ago

perles (1855088) writes "A week ago Google boosted the the Gmail storage capacity to 10GB. Today I noticed that some e-mails marked with stars have gone missing. After an unsuccessful search through all my folders I filed a complaint and got a bot answer telling me that would be impossible to successfully recover the messages, therefore they "won't be able to respond to future inquiries." If those e-mails were not important I would never noticed. Has anyone here noticed similar issues with your Gmail's account recently?"
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