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GitHub Hacked

sardaukar_siet Re:Strategic software (202 comments)

Software survives. If not, it's not good enough. You propose placing it in isolation - that does not breed resilience.

more than 2 years ago
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MINIX 3.2 Released With Some Major Changes

sardaukar_siet Re:Neat (120 comments)

If that happens, open-source will route around it - it does that. Something else will come out on the other side that discontent people will like and gravitate towards. Or, Linux will wither away and die. Which outcome do you think is more likely?

more than 2 years ago
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MINIX 3.2 Released With Some Major Changes

sardaukar_siet Re:Neat (120 comments)

Why is Wayland a 'threat'? Open source is evolution. Let Wayland come - if users go for it, they go for it and it becomes the new thing. If not, it was a try and I'm sure some good ideas can be harvested from it still. Where's the love, brah?

more than 2 years ago
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Gosu Programming Language Released To Public

sardaukar_siet Re:Another Language (330 comments)

You're right, it's not the language. But it's also a matter of comfort. Coding in Ruby or Python allows for more goodies out of the box. Your assembly macros are a tack-on - some languages have powerful mechanisms built right in. I'm not saying the goodies come without a price, but they're there.

more than 3 years ago
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Zuckerberg's Side of 'The Social Network'

sardaukar_siet Re:who cares why? he's still a douche (217 comments)

I call BS. He may be a douche, but he still created something that is seen as useful by 300 MILLION people (I have no problem in believing the numbers). Does it have to be written in Objective-C or Erlang or assembly to be seen as "worthy"?

more than 3 years ago
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Zuckerberg's Side of 'The Social Network'

sardaukar_siet Re:No matter what he says... (217 comments)

Wouldn't he have sold already if he was in it for the money? The dude's had plenty of chances by now...

more than 3 years ago
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Game Prices — a Historical Perspective

sardaukar_siet Re:Yeah (225 comments)

SNES (and all cartridge-based) games were MUCH more expensive to make than current gen ones. So, even IF games are cheaper now, publishers' profit margins are definitely higher.

more than 3 years ago
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Texting On the Rise In the US

sardaukar_siet I wonder... (468 comments)

... the impact this has on their verbal language skills.

more than 3 years ago
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Morphing Metals

sardaukar_siet Re:oh /. (121 comments)

granted, but the Apple focus is recent! :)

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Releases New 64-Bit Flash Plugin For Linux

sardaukar_siet Re:Why does linux get this? (240 comments)

Do you really think that after all Linux has gone through to get more users, it'll be the number of bits on Flash to persuade them away from other OSs? Really? :)

more than 3 years ago
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Morphing Metals

sardaukar_siet oh /. (121 comments)

you have been nothing but disappointment lately... dupes, shitty summaries, non-stories, Apple Apple Apple, and late to the punch more often than not. What happened to you, man? you used to be so cool...

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

sardaukar_siet Nothing to see here... (548 comments)

Canonical discloses the behaviour, no reason for paranoia.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Kills Wave Development

sardaukar_siet Re:This will hurt google in the future (327 comments)

Check out this article (http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/thewrongstuff/archive/2010/08/03/error-message-google-research-director-peter-norvig-on-being-wrong.aspx) on Google's timing and method for new projects, it sheds some light on what goes on in there.

more than 3 years ago
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The Scalability of Linus

sardaukar_siet Re:Egos don't scale (239 comments)

FreeBSD gets by democratically enough...

about 4 years ago
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Ubisoft Says No More Game Manuals

sardaukar_siet Re:Good. (400 comments)

I mentioned these because in all of them the manuals add to the gaming experience - SC2K's manual has amazing artwork, Homeworld's throws you into a complex historical complex and Infocom text adventures had "feelies" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feelie). It's not about teaching you the keys and so on - it's about purpose, about making the game more than a button-mashing, mouse-clicking race filled with pretty tesselated graphics. I still play SC2k, Homeworld (1, Cataclysm and 2) and the occasional Z-Machine story file.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubisoft Says No More Game Manuals

sardaukar_siet Re:Good. (400 comments)

Not good, at least for me. And if you take a look at the manual for Sim City 2000 or Homeworld or any Infocom text adventure, you'd realize manuals can be an integral part of the gaming experience. But hey, all players want these days are FPS', so why bother right? :|

more than 4 years ago
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8-Core Intel Nehalem-EX To Launch This Month

sardaukar_siet Re:Finally! (186 comments)

Yeah... or a local mirror of Wikipedia. I get it!

more than 4 years ago
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8-Core Intel Nehalem-EX To Launch This Month

sardaukar_siet Re:Finally! (186 comments)

Dude, do you really think so? I get the whole handheld Crysis thing, but 1TB of data on a personal database? What for? (hey, don't quote me on this, ok?) :D

more than 4 years ago
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8-Core Intel Nehalem-EX To Launch This Month

sardaukar_siet Finally! (186 comments)

The end to "can it run Crysis?" jokes!

more than 4 years ago

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Julian Assange turns himself over to UK authoritie

sardaukar_siet sardaukar_siet writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sardaukar_siet (559610) writes "London (CNN) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on a Swedish warrant, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Assange was arrested at a London police station at 9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) and will appear at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court later in the day, police said.

Swedish authorities had issued the warrant for Assange so they can talk to him about sex-crime allegations unrelated to WikiLeaks' recent disclosure of secret U.S. documents."

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