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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

sayfawa Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Because tech-bubble 2.0?

about three weeks ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

sayfawa Why not contribute to gparted? (170 comments)

Instead of making another program, I wonder what was wrong with sharing the code with gparted so that they could incorporate support for more filesystems?

TFA didn't say if that option had been explored.

about three weeks ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

sayfawa it tingles (182 comments)

Yeah, liquid nitrogen is pretty safe. Dip your hand in it, throw it at people, put it in your ice cream; all valid uses. Unless you drink it or jump in a pool of it, it's mostly harmless

about a month ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

sayfawa Re:Geany (402 comments)

Agreed. Without geany there, this comparison is not very useful. Whenever I was using Linux, I missed notepad++, until I found out about geany.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

sayfawa Re:Physical security? (374 comments)

As someone who has traveled quite a bit in so-called third-world countries, I was also wondering how it is that he's getting so many phones stolen. No it's not impossible (or hard) to stop yourself from being pick-pocketed in poor countries.

If the thief wasn't threatening him with violence, he could probably solve his problem by keeping his phone in a zipped pocket when he's not using it.

about 7 months ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

sayfawa Re:More actually... (270 comments)

Nice. I'm in the same fun situation. Having a kid got a lot more fun when they could play good games. The legos are great. We've done star wars, and indy jones, but I kind of want to get her to watch lord of the rings before we play that.

Also, ok, I know this isn't the best decision, but she's been wanting to play left-for-dead, and I can only say no so many times, so I say if her grades keep up, then ok. And similar to you, I'll tell her mom "they're zombies, so it's ok".

about 7 months ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

sayfawa Re:Missing option (270 comments)

Yeah, having fun in the only life we'll ever have sure is a waste of time. I'd better go earn more money.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

sayfawa Re:Labview (876 comments)

I'm sure it's all 3, and if someone worked on the code before you, then they are probably a 4th problem.

When I used Labview, it would get so messy and stringy that at some point I'd just say 'fuck it' and wrap up everything in a module (I forget what it's called). A nice looking little box with a few inputs and outputs that hides the horrible mess I'd made. Good for me, torture for anyone who used it after me. No one else could know what it was doing in there. A few years after I finished at that lab I saw that they were still using the Labview code I wrote. So yeah, I feel a bit bad.

Although, I guess I could wrap that up into your problem #3. Maybe it shouldn't have allowed me to pull such dirty tricks.

about 8 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

sayfawa multiple choice (371 comments)

It's mostly silent *and* it's far too loud. Anything above complete silence is too loud. ok, I'll allow for some small electrical noise, but I'm really looking forward to when good computers can be passively cooled.

about 8 months ago
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Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta

sayfawa Re:Debian! (211 comments)

Amen, Amen. Based on what people in the know said, I was really starting to think that this would be some tivo-like garbage. So glad it's going to be a traditional distro. And the fact that it's Debian-based; icing on the cake.

about 10 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

sayfawa Re:New Generation has great Battery life (495 comments)

What I want is a return to when we measured battery life in days. I know it's a lot to ask, and I know they didn't do nearly as much, but my old Nokias went a week between charges.

Having said that, I'm still glad my new phone goes 2 days and still has > 20%. I just want my week-long charge back.

about 10 months ago
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Online Shopping: Hazardous To Junk Food's Health

sayfawa Re:will it help against impluse eating? (151 comments)

That's exactly why I never buy beer or snacks for "tomorrow". Because it would just get consumed tonight. Controlling the eating means controlling the buying. At least in my case. Forcing myself to go outside every time I want fat or alcohol helps a lot.

about 10 months ago
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Antigua Looks Closer To Legal "Piracy" of US-Copyrighted Works

sayfawa As they should (327 comments)

I'm too tired and drunk to remember or look up where I read this, but;
the US didn't recognize other country's IP until it became one of the countries that could profit from IP. IP isn't some universal law inherent to humanity, it's a social construct that's good for "advanced" countries. When the US didn't fit that category, they were happy to use Europe's inventions with no compensation.

Now, I'm not saying that IP is totally bad or useless, but there's no moral or legal reason why Antigua shouldn't go this route.

about a year ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

sayfawa Re:the way games were meant to be played (157 comments)

Thanks, I had no idea this was possible. never really thought about it tbh. bit of a noob, I guess.

about a year ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

sayfawa the way games were meant to be played (157 comments)

Nothing useful to say here, but since I know this will turn into an AMD vs Nvidia thing, I just wanted to share how sick I am of those frickin' unskippable 3-second-long Nvidia promos that play every damn time I start half of my games. That's the only thing I have against them, but it's starting to be really irritating.[/firstworldproblems]

about a year ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

sayfawa Re:Stallman ain't gonna be happy (304 comments)

A person makes the argument that if it weren't for open-source software, proprietary products would likely cost more. You point out that a limited version of Visual Studio is free. How is that a counter-argument? If it weren't for open-source compilers and IDEs (which have existed since before 2003), do you think Visual Studio would still have a free version?

about a year ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

sayfawa Re:Stallman ain't gonna be happy (304 comments)

Yeah and just as some say GIMP doesn't compare to Photoshop, Paint.NET doesn't compare to GIMP, which is a lot more than a photo editor. For instance, I draw with the GIMP on a Wacom tablet. Paint.NET, which doesn't have pressure sensitivity, is useless for me.

As for painful to use, well, that's just like, your opinion, man. Me and the GIMP get along just fine.

about a year ago
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GNOME 3.10 Is Now Properly Supported On Wayland

sayfawa Re:Wary of tabletication (128 comments)

I agree with everything you say except the part where you have to care what Gnome is doing. XFCE has helped me not care about Gnome for about 3 years now. It's not as feature rich or polished as the last versions of Gnome 2, but it's getting there.

1 year,14 days
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45% of U.S. Jobs Vulnerable To Automation

sayfawa Re:oblig (625 comments)

Indeed. People are always talking about job loss, like it's some terrible thing when, if were were dong this correctly, we should be happy. Who doesn't like less work? But if we keep this attitude that if you don't work then you don't eat, we'll go down the same road as in Manna.

1 year,17 days
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Ohio State Introduces Massive Open Online Calculus

sayfawa Re:Sadly, calculus is not all that useful... (134 comments)

So you never care about the rate that things are changing,or weighted averages? Calculus is the rule book for dynamic systems, and you say it's not useful? Shit man, I'm not in IT, but even a layman doing simple personal finances could benefit from knowing calculus.

Or maybe your job is just very applied without much background theory. Hmm.. This page seems to have a bit of calculus involved.

about a year ago

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