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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

qpqp "Donate" to a Foundation (154 comments)

Depending on the type of software, you could try getting it into Apache, OW2, or others. Also fork it to github.

3 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

A $150 Beyer Dynamic will always sound way better than a $150 Bose.*
*For current values of always, BD and Bose.

5 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You still have to check reviews on individual models though, there will be a few "stinker" generics to avoid. Like Samsung, avoid them like the plague!

FTFY ;)

5 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Pressed submit too early.

[TB2 ...] the only thing that needs that kind of bandwidth is the monitor

I disagree. There's a huge difference and much more applications than just a monitor. You can connect a box of ASICs for instance.

I prefer dedicated peripherals anyways

I prefer internal peripherals too, but TB2-connected stuff is a very good addition, if you have the extra lanes supported by the motherboard.

ASRock tends to be better than ASUS.

Dunno, for me they're almost the same with a different price-tag and the ASUS brand having the higher-quality components.
Obviously no ASUS brand can be reasonably compared to a Supermicro or Tyan board, but we digress here.

5 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

How about we run top of the line mac pro right now

I'd rather wait for a refresh and compare it then. It would be false from a pragmatic/scientific standpoint to compare apples with oranges ; )
Alternatively, compare it to hardware, which was available in 2013. I agree that they should have went down with the price by now.

But software-wise, OS X (+ streamlined pro-apps) beats Windows IMO. I'll pay a premium just for that without thinking about it twice.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: Polish (113 comments)

I just think they want to avoid being a puppet state

Tough luck being in the EU, though.

Germany isn't currently attempting to do anything like that.

Seems like Germany is controlling the economic direction currently, so yeah, not overtly, but they have to do their bidding more or less.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: What I recommend (113 comments)

Where do you think all those ware sites are.

In the Netherlands?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: Polish (113 comments)

Seems strange that they don't hate Germany with the same zealousness.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re:parodee in Poland (113 comments)

While your right to free speech is guaranteed in the US (though others would argue it is not). In the rest of the world it is not.

The answer is simple, just have a network of sites posting relevant satirical articles about anything but the country the joke is hosted in. These you host in another country.
You know, just like CNN, BBC and EuroNews work.

5 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

but stop calling it some kind of fucking bargain

It's not a bargain, it's a workstation. And (at that time) was cheaper than any comparable DIY build. The point stands.

you pay a shitload with almost zero upgrade capability.

No shit, that pisses me off big time.
You have suggestions for a laptop with a metal case, Thunderbolt 2 (!), USB3 and a discrete graphics card?
I've looked hard, but can't find anything that fits. And I refuse to buy one of these retina MBPs, because everything is soldered and there's no space for 2 HDDs (I currently have an SSD in the optical bay and a HDD in the regular bay).

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Uhm, you know that the S series is for servers? But anyway:

a single S10000 draws 375W compared to 550W for a pair of W9000's [~= D700], while offering nearly identical performance. [http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-Launches-New-DualGPU-FirePro-S10000-Aimed-At-Datacenters-Virtualization/]

You also know that it's been a while since the Mac Pro was announced. I should have omitted the word "currently" in my statement, of course.
I don't agree with their choices either, but dude, "better" and "ASRock" in the same sentence? Seriously?
And just another side remark. You know the difference between Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2?
So, all in all, you haven't really convinced me with your post. I suggest you have a closer look at the specs of the Mac Pro vs. extremetech's "clone." Though I would have personally preferred the old chassis versus the "can" if just for upgradeability's sake.

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Reactivation on hardware change (328 comments)

No, there's cracks for that. On the other hand, why go the extra effort to save MS money? Hmm...

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

It can be a little tricky to set up the VM [...] That's the part that bootcamp does for you

Ok, Repeat after me:
Bootcamp has nothing to do with VMs. Bootcamp is just a user friendly (i.e. dumbed down) partition editor and Windows configuration "preparer." In addition, Bootcamp sets the startup drive to boot into Windows. Period.

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You missed the point, too. [...] I don't know any other OS that quite supports this.

That's not an OS feature.

That's REALLY an advantage.

I don't see an ADVANTAGE there. It's a convenient feature (also available under different systems, as pointed out by an AC here), but rarely necessary.
You don't need to access your game from the host anyway, since you want to game natively.
As for your other software, you can also use WINE/Crossover and if that fails have a little barebones XP (like Gamers Edition @ ~250 MB) that can run the rest. (You can have that installed in ~5 minutes (!) and be done with it.) In my experience VMWare will boot up a virtual disk faster, so there's really little point to keep anything besides the graphics intensive Windows-only stuff in your actual Windows.

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:One crap audio brand battling with another (328 comments)

down to at least 30 Hz

Not everyone has a thousand bucks lying around for one of these speakers, though... 30 Hz... Man, I'm happy, when I get 50-60 ;)

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Of course, they're consumer crapware, as opposed to actual pro/hi-fi gear like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG, Bowers & Wilkins, et al.

about a week ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Apple's products are priced only a very little bit higher than what other PC manufacturers offer given the exact same hardware

Actually, the high-end Mac Pro is currently cheaper.

I know you can do that with other OSes, but they all require 3rd-party VM software to do it. Apple builds it in.

This has nothing to do with VMs.
Bootcamp is little more than a setup and partition tool. You can have multi-boot (keyword: bootloader) on all PCs including Macs, but you can't just go ahead and install OS X on most of the ones not designed in Cupertino.

about a week ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

qpqp Re:Heavier than air flight is impossible (349 comments)

people don't need a computer with more the 16 megabytes of RAM...

They don't, actually, but it sure is convenient.

about a week ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

qpqp Re:Hugh Grant (993 comments)

it's not used in the "fair/equitable" sense in this context

No, it definitely is not ; )

about a week ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

qpqp Re:bolt the temple doors, brothers! (993 comments)

Even so, you see a notification you lack the self control to not reply?

I always have the last word. Let's see who's got more endurance. Game on! ; )

about a week ago

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