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NetBSD 5.0 Released

rdwald Re:Bring Out Yer Dead (129 comments)

Replying to eliminate incorrect moderation.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Victories of 2008

rdwald Re:Awfulbar (378 comments)

What, the extension that restores the original functionality doesn't count as a "way to restore the stripped functionality"? And saying "adding features I don't like counts as making your product less functional" is kind of cheating.

more than 5 years ago

Wine Goes 64-Bit With Wine64

rdwald Re:PowerPC arch? PlayStation 3? (385 comments)

While true, the vast majority of programs people need Wine to run are closed-source. An architecture-agnostic version of Winelib which could be included with from-source programs on non-x86 systems might be viable...but frankly, people are more likely to port their program to Linux than to Sparc.

more than 5 years ago

Wine Goes 64-Bit With Wine64

rdwald Re:PowerPC arch? PlayStation 3? (385 comments)

Getting Wine to run on a processor architecture not native to Windows would require emulating an x86 processor. Say it with me: Wine Is Not an Emulator.

more than 5 years ago



rdwald rdwald writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rdwald (831442) writes "It seems that the question isn't whether Mars once held water, but whether it holds water right now, waiting to be used. From the article:
Observations from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) have revealed "recent activity" on the surface of the red planet; recent meaning in the past seven years. These changes include cratering from impacts (which is cool enough, and I'll blog about those later), but also, yes, the flow of water.
The article goes on to describe two images, taken in 1999 and 2005, which show the same crater with a new, post-1999 gully which appears to have been formed by water flow. Looks like future (and maybe present?) Martians have one less problem."

rdwald rdwald writes  |  about 8 years ago

rdwald (831442) writes "After over a year of hanging in maybe-planet limbo, newly-classified 2003 UB313 (nicknamed Xena) now has a permanent name: Eris! Its moon will be named Dysnomia, after the goddess of lawlessness (certainly not a reference there...) I don't think I'm alone when I say, "Hail Eris! All hail Discordia!""


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