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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

rujasu Re:Soon... (226 comments)

Why are you writing numbers in binary?

about two weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

rujasu Tradition (681 comments)

Looks like MS is looking to continue the tradition of good odd-numbered Windows versions to make up for the bad even-numbered versions.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

rujasu Re:I recommend (176 comments)

Bochs? Surprised you didn't just use DOSBox.

about a month ago
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The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

rujasu Holy buzzwords Batman! (205 comments)

... substantial, underlying problems that sustain a sprawling cybercrime syndicate, according to an industry luminary who painted a bleak picture of the future of information security at a conference of hundreds of incident responders in Boston Tuesday.

about a month ago
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Civilization V Officially Available On Linux For SteamOS

rujasu Re:Works on regular steam, not just steamOS (93 comments)

Fraud in accounting? Sure about that? Sounds like it's more likely your account just got hacked.

about 2 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

rujasu Re:In other words (111 comments)

The words are synonyms. No, I don't care what your style guide tells you.

about 2 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

rujasu In other words (111 comments)

Everyone with a .co.uk domain name is now basically obligated to register (and pay for) another domain name within the next five years to avoid confusion.

about 2 months ago
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US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

rujasu Yeah, right. (213 comments)

This will TOTALLY work. Detecting sarcasm will be DEFINITELY not be hard to do in software, seeing as how it's SO EASY for humans to do already.

about 2 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

rujasu Re:No Way! (261 comments)

But curved TV's give the appearance of a TV that will produce a better picture. That's something, right?

about 2 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

rujasu Cinema-like (261 comments)

Samsung and LG claim that the curve provides a cinema-like experience by offering a more balanced and uniform view so that the edges of the set don't appear further away than the middle...

Reality: the curved TVs provide a cinema-like experience by charging roughly four times what a reasonable person would pay.

about 2 months ago
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What games can you no longer complete?

rujasu Can? (1 comments)

I mean, I *can* complete just about every game in my collection. Whether I actually bother to do so is another matter.

about 2 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

rujasu I don't like DRM either (361 comments)

But this is an open-source browser we're talking about. If we don't want DRM, we can make a build of it without the DRM piece.

Companies will use DRM schemes whether they're supported by browsers or not. I don't entirely agree with Firefox deciding to implement EME, but it doesn't actually matter all that much.

about 3 months ago
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XP Systems Getting Emergency IE Zero Day Patch

rujasu Re:Microsoft has no spine. (179 comments)

Yes, how dare they provide support for a large percentage of their userbase, rather than try to force their users to pay them more money for the latest version! Those bastards!

Seriously, I get that XP is old and there are real disadvantages to its continued use, but it's amazing to me that we've actually reached the point where MS is getting flack for not adhering strongly enough to planned obsolescence. Like, we want them to be greedier now and stop providing free updates? I'd like to believe that they'll continue supporting Win7 for quite some time. I don't particularly like the idea of forced paid upgrades, or the "subscription Windows" that everyone seems to think is coming.

I'd love it if people would start moving off of XP and onto modern OS'es, but that's not going to happen right away regardless of what MS does, and I'm not going to knock them for supporting their product long-term.

about 3 months ago
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What It's Like To Be the Scientific Consultant For The Big Bang Theory

rujasu Re:Not for Nerds (253 comments)

That is definitely an issue, but not the only issue.

about 3 months ago
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What It's Like To Be the Scientific Consultant For The Big Bang Theory

rujasu Re:it's true (253 comments)

Network sitcoms are always like this, not just the ones about scientists. Yes TBBT has its flaws and if you're not into it, I can get that. But while it could have been better, let's face it: a Chuck Lorre sitcom on CBS about nerds could have been so, SO much worse.

about 3 months ago
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What It's Like To Be the Scientific Consultant For The Big Bang Theory

rujasu Re:Not for Nerds (253 comments)

Well, of course we aren't complaining about people who *can't* be vaccinated. If you can't be vaccinated, then that's that. It's the folks who can but don't who are an issue. Those who are opposed to vaccination are endangering those who can't be vaccinated, by the way. If everyone who can be vaccinated is vaccinated, then those who can't are unlikely to be infected, because other people aren't getting the disease.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

rujasu Re:informal poll (641 comments)

I run Linux as my primary OS on my home PC.

It has dual boot with Win7 (rarely used) and VirtualBox with WinXP (used somewhat often for a couple of programs).

about 4 months ago
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Oxford Internet Institute Creates Internet "Tube" Map

rujasu Re:Mandatory (56 comments)

Yeah. If they had made a schematic of a truck, that would have been all wrong.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

rujasu Re:Source code for 3.3 was out there long ago.... (224 comments)

It varied from system to system with Tandy. My still-working Tandy 1400 LT boots DOS 3.2 off a 3.5" floppy. It has no hard drive and the ROM only holds a simple BIOS.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

rujasu Re:Wikipedia ruined the internet (517 comments)

Most of the information on Wikipedia is "biased, misleading, out of date, or just plain wrong."

[citation needed]

Even worse, most of it is plagiarized, drawing eyes away from the books, smaller sites and other sources that produced it.

Evidently, you do not understand what "plagiarism" means.

about 4 months ago

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