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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

santiagoanders None (611 comments)

No environment. Compiz does just fine for a window manager.

about 5 months ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

santiagoanders Re:ASLR anyone? hype? (303 comments)

Did you read the code? The exploit does not allow the attacker to choose an arbitrary offset. Only an arbitrary size up to 64k (i.e. not unbounded, either). The memory obtained is always adjacent to where the heartbeat request packet was stored.

about 6 months ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

santiagoanders Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

And then? Others?

English is not one of your fields of expertise.

about 7 months ago
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The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

santiagoanders Re:Developing software (453 comments)

Not everyone can justify spending that much money on a dual Xeon server.

about a year ago
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The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

santiagoanders Re:Developing software (453 comments)

And everybody must have the same usage patterns as you right? Unless you're "stress testing the latest and greatest PC games"? LOL

Just because you don't have demanding applications doesn't mean other people don't. Games aren't the only scenario.

about a year ago
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The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

santiagoanders Re:Developing software (453 comments)

LOL. Let me know how long your laptop can sustain my desktop clock frequencies before throttling. It may have the same chip, but it sure doesn't have the same POWER.

about a year ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

santiagoanders Re:Okay to ban depending on which ones they do it (376 comments)

Where is the scientific literature that says our body does not have an enzyme to break artificial trans links? All I see is articles that say natural trans fats do not have the same effects in our diet as artificial trans fats, but no explanation about some supposed missing enzyme.

about a year ago
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Movie Review: Ender's Game

santiagoanders Re:Orson Scott Card (732 comments)

I also strongly support the right of individuals to decide what they do and do not want to support with their money.

Including when it comes to taxes?

Made my day.

about a year ago
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Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?

santiagoanders Re:Apple makes money either way... (348 comments)

... phone that provide ...

Thanks for playing. Better luck next time.

about a year ago
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Study Suggests Violent Video Games May Make Teens Less Violent

santiagoanders Re:No relationship, not negative relationship (120 comments)

I can't parse this sentence. The authors badly needed an editor.

"Finally, with the sample once again of children with clinically elevated attention decit symptoms and with regards to bullying behavior only trait aggression (b = .41) was predictive of bullying behaviors along with the interaction between trait aggression and exposure to violent games did approach signicance (b = -.22) suggesting that highly trait aggressive children who also played violent video games were less likely to engage in bullying behaviors"

My brain seg-faults after "along with".

about a year ago
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Excess Coffee May Be Linked To Early Death

santiagoanders Re:Life without coffee? (220 comments)

Buy coffee now AND later. When you have no retirement savings, someone ELSE will pay for it, guaranteed!

about a year ago
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Finance Firm Bloomberg Goes In For $80,000 On Ubuntu Edge Project

santiagoanders Re:FSF questions (98 comments)

The part about encrypted radio firmware is lame. If you can't make calls from Ubuntu, it's not an "Ubuntu" phone, it's a phone that can also be turned into a less useful tablet-style device.

about a year ago
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Finance Firm Bloomberg Goes In For $80,000 On Ubuntu Edge Project

santiagoanders Re:FSF questions (98 comments)

I don't care so much if the FSF doesn't like the Ubuntu Edge. I'm OK with closed-source software being on the phone.

I never cared much for smart phones, and I didn't even own one until last year when a friend gave me a bricked LG model. It really bothered me that a modern computer could be "bricked" and I couldn't even fix it without importing a Medusa jtag box with illegal software (under the DMCA).

This is why I was interested in the Ubuntu Edge. An open source boot loader would be awesome.

about a year ago
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Finance Firm Bloomberg Goes In For $80,000 On Ubuntu Edge Project

santiagoanders FSF questions (98 comments)

Were the following questions by the FSF ever answered?

"Will the Ubuntu Edge versions of both Android and Ubuntu contain or rely on any proprietary software or proprietary firmware?"

"Will the Ubuntu Edge include any Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) software?"

"Will the device's bootloader be free software?"

"Will the device have Restricted Boot, or will users be able to replace the operating system with a free one of their choice?"

"Will Ubuntu Edge include F-Droid, the free software Android application repository, as part of a commitment to promote and recommend only free software?"

about a year ago
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Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

santiagoanders Re:Russia? Please... they were amateurs. (549 comments)

Learn the difference between effect and affect. It will make people take the rest of your tripe more seriously.

about a year ago
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97% of Climate Science Papers Agree Global Warming Is Man-made

santiagoanders Re:I do believe it because it based on sound scien (1105 comments)

You think wrong. If you bothered to read the source, it says all of the abstracts included in the study matched "the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'."

about a year and a half ago
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97% of Climate Science Papers Agree Global Warming Is Man-made

santiagoanders Re:I do believe it because it based on sound scien (1105 comments)

Except that all of the "11944 climate abstracts from 1991–2011 [match] the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'."

about a year and a half ago

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