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More From Canonical Employee On: "Why Mir?"

rec9140 Re:remote X is garbage anyway (337 comments)

I use XDMCP over SSH all the time, daily.

I also use KRDC as well.

I have no issues with using it.

I don't wan't need waycrap. I don't need or want another layer for X to run on.

Improve on X, rewrite X so long as it is X and fully 100% backward compatible and 100% INCLUDES XDMCP.

Just because you whippersnappers don't get it or use is not my problem.

about 2 years ago

Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

rec9140 Re:And this is why (946 comments)

nVidia has told the Linux community repeated, their drivers will be closed binary drivers, period.

Time to quit this BS crap nonsense, and just accept it. 99.999999999999999999999% users could not give a damn what license your software is, or if the source code is available or any of that. All they want to do is use their hardware.

This is simply being a bunch jerks to try to force a change in the operation of a company. They've told YOU to FUCK OFF! So lets just all move on.. Allow the use of whats needed to fix this mess and move on! GROW UP DEVELOPERS! This is not the school yard and you not get to try and bully back the bullies of the past.

GROW UP AND LETS SUPPORT the OEM's who are actively helping and developing drivers for thier hardware on Linux.

more than 2 years ago

The Nation Is Losing Its Toolbox

rec9140 Re:A Nation That Can't Mow a Lawn (525 comments)

"Do they still even teach woodshop in schools?"

I don't know if they still do, but this along with home ec, graphic arts, metal shop, typing, yes ACTUAL TYPING, and that class was mandatory! Its now become a keyboarding and intro to clicking mostly, was taught in my HS and middle school. You had to have credits in this to graduate, and this is from one of the top 5 districts in the state then, and now.

As for mowing/yard work... a perfect example is right next door. Two very able bodied rugrats that do no mowing, yard work of any sort. The parent(s) do it! The yard is over grown until one of them decides to do something about it. These two rugrats (preen/teen) never venture out... My parents would not have, and did not allow this! As much as I wanted to spend Sat. watching Scooby Doo and others, I was forced to do the yard work, mow, trim, rake leaves, shovel snow, etc... I still do it now decades later! As I don't (and won't ever) have any slave errr rugrats labor to do it! And whats even worse the parents work at Home Depot! One is even a manager!

Those two rugrats would be out there mowing, trimming, etc. and not doing what ever it is they are doing.

I know how to do electrical work, can do basic painting etc.. Woodworking stuff, nope, plumbing, NO WAY! For one I have no interest in them. I have built and repair computers for decades since the whole DIY PC market came about. Thats all my own personal systems have been since 1983. I also dabble in electronics, and can build from schematics etc.. I just don't have a lot time to do that, and now days with the SMD stuff, the equipment needed to do that is just outrageously priced. Although some of the test equipment has come down like DSO, sig gens, etc.. but of course its all made in one place.

more than 2 years ago

Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

rec9140 Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

Have to agree with this...


And nVidia is the ONLY VIDEO CARD I choose, period.

I will NOT choose ati even though AMD owns them, and I ONLY USE AMD processors.

Linus can whine all he wants, the fact that nVidia has told the kernel to take KMS and to stick it! nVidia asked for a change to help support that abomination that is optimus etc. and the Kernel Illumanti got their hoity tootiy tudes out and and said no... no you can keep the the party line about this or that on GPL, open source ...

I do NOT CARE.. I use ONLY the OEM drivers, and thats all I will ever use. Open source is not the be all end all reason as to why I use Linux... and if Linus continues with his idiotic drivel I just may be a BSD user!

I have a response for Linus... F*** YOU!

more than 2 years ago

X11 7.7 Released, Brings Multi-Touch Input

rec9140 Re:Using X's power? (128 comments)

'remote windowing feature'? That's like saying http has a 'remote web page download feature' because you can connect to an http server from another machine. The whole point of X is that it is a network protocol from the ground up. It's designed for environments where applications are run over networks; unfortunately nowadays the PC model of computing has won, which is why 'remote windowing' looks like an extra 'feature'.

It MAY LOOK this way, but "cloud" computing is nothing more than the resurection of time share systems of the past on mainframe and minis.

XDMCP and X via SSH will play an even more important role in this "new cloud" world.

The fact that the developers of certain software, cough wayland cough, was not even alive when X and thin computing or using a TTY60 on a dial up modem, shows that forgetting history is just as applicable to computer/technology as it is to the real world.

And NO the "PC model" has not won.... I just took an agency back to thin computing clients using X/XDMCP on local LAN, and remotely via VPN for their day to day ops. All the issues with slow PC's went out the door when Linux was installed and none of the wasteful resource hogging "security" software was no longer needed! Add in the cost savings... HUGE WIN.

more than 2 years ago

X11 7.7 Released, Brings Multi-Touch Input

rec9140 Re:Wht not sound? (128 comments)

So... do what every one else does.... DONT USE IT!

I removed it via a hack... by doing a force hack mv on the pulsecrap bin... hackish very hackish.

Now I just remove the packages in synaptic and let ALSA take over in Phonon like it should.

So just remove it and go back to doing what you were doing.

Yes its an uneeded and annoying to have to do this, but just like the other PITA project, WAYLAND, the too young to have been alive when X or ALSA came about have their heads buried on what is the "better path."

more than 2 years ago

KDE Announces 4.9 Beta1 and Testing Initiative

rec9140 Re:Does it still have the deal-breaker? (134 comments)

If you update to at least 4.8.2, you will see that the semantic desktop stuff barely causes a blip on your CPU load.

Thats NOT the only reason for disabling it! I do NOT want an INDEX of my system! Period! If you can see the implications of this, then you don't understand why having a pre existing index of your system is not good for your. Regardless of whether your doing any thing that would trigger this problem, its an issue.

Its like many things, bored programmers fixing a problem that does NOT EXIST.

more than 2 years ago

KDE Announces 4.9 Beta1 and Testing Initiative

rec9140 Re:Does it still have the deal-breaker? (134 comments)

I'm not sure about the full body email search, but if you wanted to do that wouldn't you want semantic desktop? I guess what you're asking is how to have such an option in KMail without having to include the entire kitchen sink that is the semantic desktop? I think you can pick and choose the services that nepomuk uses, but I would be out of my element on that since I just turn the whole thing off. If there isn't a way to filter nepomuk to only be used for KMail, then that would be a great request.

No, I don't use semantic desktop, and I don't need my entire system indexed for one program to have a search function. The search function was working quite fine in KMail till this "enahancement/improvement" with nepoturkey.

First, since I can't even import the huge existing maildirs with out success in the latest version.

Second, since I disable nepoturkey on install I loose the ability to search emails.. thats WRONG! WRONG WRONG W R O N G ! ! !

Semantic, schemantic, phooey! Some KDE dev's are just too young and isolated to understand the userbase. You want this as an OPTION GREAT have at, just don't borq up the rest of it for the REAL USERS.

more than 2 years ago

KDE Announces 4.9 Beta1 and Testing Initiative

rec9140 Re:Does it still have the deal-breaker? (134 comments)

"Not that anybody actually ever used kmail anyway. I'll give you a secret hint: you can perfectly well use thunderbird under kde.

To be honest, in 10 years of using KDE (from the late 2.x versions) it never shipped with a high quality mail client. Usable, yes, but not up to par with thunderbird or even to the Opera mail client or, nowadays, gmail"

Wrong! I've used KMail since, well forever. No! thunderchicken is NOT up to the task, and KMail is/was {till 4.8} a HIGH QUALITY mail client. It works just the way I want it to, and my gmail gets imported in daily to it quite nicely. Which I can't do in the latest release, nor can I even migrate to it as its mail migration utility has been borqed since this "improvement" with akondai.

Really everyone derides akonadi, strigi, nepoturkey, yet at every turn its shoved down users throats!

Fine if YOU DEVELOPERS think its oh so great use it! Let the REST OF US REAL USERS continue on with WHAT WORKS!

more than 2 years ago

Oracle and Google Settlement Talks Falter; Trial Set for April 16

rec9140 Re:Can somebody lay out what it would mean..... (118 comments)

April Fools was Sunday... Nice try...

None of that is even remotely going to happen.

The only thing LtT (Larry the Tyrannt) wants is $$$$ to purchase more yachts.

The only that is going to happen is appeal regardless of who wins, and the only way the google can put this ogre out of business is to slay it with some sort of the same crap... patents...and lawsuits.... not my thing... but that unfortunately is now the norm, sadly.

more than 2 years ago

With Cinavia DRM, Is Blu-ray On a Path To Self-Destruction?

rec9140 Re:Agreeded (429 comments)

"If Redbox aggressively marketed movie according to the first sale doctrine, the studios would be screwed "

They tried this and are FORCED to DESTROY PERFECTLY GOOD DVD's versus selling them at a discount. the mafiaa went ape shit over this. To the point of no destroy disc, no discs to rent. same with Mailflix

more than 2 years ago

Coca-Cola and Pepsi Change Recipe To Avoid Cancer Warning

rec9140 Re:California (398 comments)

In most states, you are REQUIRED to use headlights, NOT DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL), but HEADLIGHTS during rain or fog or smoke.

I can't believe the the Republik of Nannyfornia doesn't have this, but has a law requiring that a business has to track down owners of lost property and allows a certain company in the general SF bay area to run around with their own gestapo to enforce state law, when they have no qualifications or standing to do so.

more than 2 years ago

Television Next In Line For Industry-Wide Shakeup?

rec9140 Re:Wrong (381 comments)

"Especially since you watch once and never watch again."

Incorrect, I watch nearly all of the DVD's many times, just depends on my mood, lack of original programming being aired at the time... but then I prefer older films from the 30-60's v. newer ones. I can put TCM on and let it play any day any time and get better programming than most newer stuff.

more than 2 years ago

Television Next In Line For Industry-Wide Shakeup?

rec9140 Re:Wrong (381 comments)

"Really? Blu-Ray discs seem cheap enough to me these days. I thought the reasons Blu-Ray wasn't taking off like DVD did were because:"

Yes. Really. $5-$20 for DVD v. $25+ same DRM-Ray.

"Everybody already bought the movies they like to see on DVD and they're not replacing DVDs with Blu-Rays"

Partially correct. I only purchase DVD, period.

"Using Netflix is way more convenient than messing with discs all the time, even if they don't have all the content you want"

Nope. not using any IPTV netflix, hulu. LACK OF CONTENT, and FEES.

more than 2 years ago

Power Plant Converts Fruit and Veggie Waste Into Natural Gas For Cars

rec9140 No thanks... (118 comments)


There ended my interest in the process... the Fraunhofer Gestapo will be checking to see if your using approved waste....NO THANKS!

Their antics over MP3 is absolute BS.. NO I do NOT recoginize IP, trademark, license, copyright, or any other of that BS. Its just another reason why I won't travel to Germany again. Would love to go stand at the Brandenburg Gate and compare it to when I was there last and AK47 wielding soliders were poised on top, and would love to get Diebels Alt direct from the brewery. (Sadly InBev took them over, and they have quit importing to the US, but the first is enough to quick drinking it, along with the fact that they purcashed schloheiser... Budvar Budweiser is the ONE, ONLY AND TRUE Budweiser!)

Do not touch any tech from Fraunhofer.

more than 2 years ago

Google's First Employee Departs

rec9140 Re:Free??? (137 comments)

"Don't just complain and whine about unfair taxes, tell me what you would propose that would be better for education. Keep in mind that you have a diverse population of children ranging from very well off to homeless. I would hope you want every child to have some education, because you would believe that an educated nation is a strong nation."

You have the RIGHT to an educaton.

You have the RIGHT to PAY for that education.

You do NOT have the right to free education.

"I would hope you want every child to have some education,"

Sure, BUT you best be prepared to PAY FOR IT! I've heard all this "education nation is a strong nation." Education is good, its just not a free ride that has no cost. Good schools cost $$$$. I went to one of the top 2 HS in my state, and the property taxes for the school were 3-4x that of the neighboring districts. Hiring, your not even in the running unless you had or were in a Masters program. There were more Doctorates teaching everything from Kindergarten to AP Calculus, than most of the surrounding districts had in total COMBINED. Getting a job at this district was like hitting the lotto jackpot, they got the top of the top of the top of the top of teaching canidates be it fresh from school or other districts. and they paid very well, top of the list for the area. People purchased homes in this area, just so they could send their deliquents to this district. And homes were not cheap, and still are not cheap, even for homes 30-40 years old. Simply because of the schools.

Why should *I* pay to educate YOUR CHILD? ? Rule #1, don't tell me about the benefit to soceity mumbo jumbo. You chose to have a child, YOU PAY for their needs, and that includes education! What you want me to pay for your food too! The whole process is totally un-American in the way it taxes everyone child or not, I would expect something like this in some Socialist or Communist country.

Can't afford the tuition to the local district, parochial, or private, then home school.

School districts should work the same as private and parochial. If the budget for the school is $x, and there are y students,then $x/y =$tuition. Period.

What happens when the community has no kids to go to the local district. Shutdown.

What happens as the number children decreases, cuts in staff, pay, building closures, sell buildings, tuition increases. What about sports.. you want to be in x sports, this is the fee, same goes for cheerleaders, pantherettes, majorettes, band, choir, glee club, Key Club, etc..

The area I am talking about, has NO BUSINESS base for taxes, its 95% homes, there are few office building complexes, and a few business that existed before the community plan was changed, there are no business districts. The main road through the area is 4 lanes, major north south artery, and when you get to this community the businesses that lined the road in the previous community, instantly disappear, and don't reappear till you get to the next community. Its done intentionally, by design. Its strictly a residential community.

Having kids has repercussions, and COSTS. None of which should I bear, when I chose not to have kids.

more than 2 years ago

Google's First Employee Departs

rec9140 Re:Education industry (137 comments)

"free and so is K-12 education in America."

Wrong, K-12 education is NOT FREE.

You pay a school district tax of some sort, period. Kids or no kids every one has to unjustly pay for something they get no benefit from, and for those that choose to use private and parochial schools they get the privlege to PAY TWICE. Their school tax and tuition. Should be one or the other.

US education should be soley tuition based. you have a rug rat YOU pay when they sign up, when they graduate HS, you quit paying the school tax.

No need to reply about a how the education system where every one pays benefits soceity as whole, yadda, yadda, yahdda. I've heard this before, disagree. Thanks.

Sending kids to school who don't want to be there and disrupt classes requiring they be separated out, expelled, "alternative schools" is just a waste of money.

more than 2 years ago

Pink Floyd Engineer Alan Parsons Rips Audiophiles, YouTube and Jonas Brothers

rec9140 Re:"Pink Floyd engineer"? (468 comments)

"Yes, we all know he was engineer for Pink Floyd,"

Maybe YOU do... but no we 'all' do not.

I post this:

Who is:

Pink Floyd
Alan Parsons

And seriously why do I care...

Ok.. your going what rock do I live under... OK.. fair enough.. I empatically tune out 90% to 99% of modern music and that pretty much is anything past 1970. Yes, maybe I am missing out on some peolpe with real talent, NOT likely...

From classical to opera to Big Band to The Golden Age of rock and roll 50/60's I am all over it (sans elivs and beatles, really whats the big deal, meh, a few songs here and there, but overall on both, meh)... anything past then, its going to have a tough time getting any ear time with me.. I just am not interested...I can hit play and play every Sinatra recording and never have to hit next.. or Etta James, or Ella Fitzgerald, or Nina Simone, or The Supremes, or Maria Callas....Not the same for most "acts" today, as I don't see the raw talent. Hell Rita Hayworth, and June Allison had more singing talent that most of the "singers" today. And these were people who were not singers by any long stretch of the road.

What does get through is what ever might get played from BBC One so long as they can hook me before I revert back to 4, 5, or 6 on my Sirrius radio. I squarely blame my addiction to one over the top act for their insistant playing of one song every AM. I would swear BBC was getting a PR deal with her.

Music much like X DE is highly subjective, HIGHY SUBEJTIVE. So YES I do live under a rock when it comes to modern music, I intentionally tune it OUT. There have only every been 3 people to do covers of 60's tunes, who I thought did the song justice, and actually liked their version better or as wel as the original. They got lucky to get air play before I hit scan, or when I landed on the station (prior to Sirrus). Alot of stuff I find through stuff that gets played in comercials, like the Citi commercial with Katie Brown... I am still debating on the singers music, but that was good, but there is the crux of the issue, one song, the rest is garbage. Unlike Sinatra or even Anne Miller (who? We all know! Right?!) who you could give a song and let them at it... may not be a hit or my favorite version but it doesn't make me hit the scan or next button where as 9/10 times on a modern "act."

more than 2 years ago



rec9140 rec9140 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

rec9140 writes "I am looking to find one of the small linux distros that can act as a
streaming server in MP3 or Ogg or both (meaning create TWO STREAMS at the
SAME TIME based on the client request, if thats even possible?!?? If XMMS
client request Ogg they get Ogg, if they request MP3 they get MP3, and
there could be a mix of clients getting a mix of Ogg or Mp3,)

Now I am going to throw the monkey wrench in things...

I need it to work on an old Pentium 133MHz 64MB laptop that presently runs
winslease 95 and winslease encoder 4.1.

It needs to work with this ancient laptop, generic 16 bit PCMCIA net card,
built in audio. The laptop is one of the Winbook units that was made under
OEM contract for another generic no name PC company LONG GONE.

I would really prefer that it boots from CD or even better boots from a
floppy (since I have to use Smartbooter on a floppy to get it to boot to
CD) and be able to be left to its own devices. Something like
http://www.rimboy.com/rimdistro/rimiradio/ RIMiRadio is nice, but its
ANCIENT and not current or updated in 4 years.

It needs to support at max 10-15 users, which I don't think I really ever
had more than 5-6, but a little room would be nice.

Something with one of the small window managers like XFCE or similar to make
it simple to setup and manage. Prebuilt ISO to burn to CD with Icecast or other server pre installed, that can act as its own server to clients. I want to pop floppy or CD into machine do some config for network and streams, and go.

Any way to accomplish this? ?? ? ?



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