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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

seepho Re:Great! How do I disable it (88 comments)

The day I got Civilization 2 my friends sat around the Playstation all weekend to play it and shoot the shit. It's pretty much the same thing, except now I'm 1500 miles away when I bitch about Ghandi. And by the way, that South Park was a 2-parter.

5 days ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

seepho Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

Indeed. The moment the currency was devalued there was no real reason to consider it a reliable investment vehicle.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:systemd == Windows? (402 comments)

A router is *totally* a system, though. But it just seems like we're just arguing semantics. I consider a philosophy to be a set of guidelines that exist for reasons beyond the scope of the system you're building. If you can't do something that makes sense for your system for reasons that exist beyond your system and the process of building/maintaining it, you've got a philosophy. Using uselessd over systemd because you need to use the uClibc library is a design decision. Deciding that we're never going to use systemd again because the maintainers are jerks and an article said it feels more like a Windows utility than a Linux utility is a philosophy. While it might generally make sense for you to not use Windows-like utilities that are maintained by jerks, if your project will not be affected by jerks or a Windows-like utility it would be rather foolish to exclude systemd from your design solely for those reasons.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:systemd == Windows? (402 comments)

Yeah, I've had the "Athesim is a religion, too" argument before. Building a router doesn't require a philosophy -- it requires a process for getting from a world where you don't have a router to a world where you have a router you've built. If you'd like to incorporate a larger philosophy into your process, that's fine, but it's certainly not integral.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:A Balanced Perspective (402 comments)

Thanks for all of that -- I'm surprised how much of it I actually followed. It seems like it all kind of resolves to the "use the best tool for the job" comment I made somewhere in this thread, and for what the OP wants to do he doesn't need systemd, but to take a functional system and completely rebuild it because of some principled, non-technical issue with one of the libraries doesn't seem like an effective use of ones time.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:systemd == Windows? (402 comments)

This is all beginning to sound very dogmatic.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

seepho Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

The $35/oz gold standard. The $20/oz gold standard ended in the 30s, along with many other countries discretely devaluing their currency in one form or another. Countries generally began recovering from the great depression at the point they devalued their currency relative to whatever commodity it was tied to.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:systemd == Windows? (402 comments)

So is this all just people acting on some philosophical principle, rather than picking the best tool to complete the job they want? It sounds like the OP doesn't really know much about systemd or its alternatives and will not be interacting with it anything beyond top-level kind of stuff...but he's decided that he dislikes it because someone told him its Windows-like. Modular design is great and all, but from the OP's perspective what the hell is the difference between one big black box versus 20 smaller ones?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

seepho Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (402 comments)

I'm curious about that comment, too. The only thing I saw was this line on wikipedia...

In April 2014, Linus Torvalds expressed reservations about the attitude of a key systemd developer towards users and bug reports. In late April 2014, a campaign to boycott systemd was launched, with a website listing various reasons against its adoption.

In an August 2014 article published in InfoWorld, Paul Venezia wrote about the systemd controversy, and attributed the controversy to violation of the Unix philosophy, and to "enormous egos who firmly believe they can do no wrong." The article also characterizes the architecture of systemd as more similar to that of svchost.exe, a critical system component in Microsoft Windows with a broad functional scope.

Just seems like classic "compare any software I dislike to Windows" kind of stuff, but I'd love to hear from someone who is more familiar with it.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

seepho Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

The only way you're going to have a medium of exchange that isn't subject to speculation is if you can guarantee that it will not be profitable to store your wealth in that currency rather than anything else.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

seepho Re:Raising alarm?? (290 comments)

To anyone who didn't have the common sense to realize that a currency with deflation built into it by design isn't going to work out.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

seepho Re:Bitcoin (290 comments)

I swear, it's like we've already forgot about life before the 1930s.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

seepho Re:so what? (114 comments)

You don't have the right context. Picture the writer of the deleted comment being an evil billionaire having just shut down an orphanage for DMCA violations, then you'll get it.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Forgets To Delete Revealing Note From Blog Post

seepho Re:Huh? What does this reveal? (114 comments)

It reveals that Comcast is aware that they should downplay something that could prevent its acquisition of Time Warner.

The audacity.

about 2 months ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho Re:I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

Unfortunately just because that's something you were able to do doesn't mean it is something that was an option for everyone else.

about 2 months ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho Re:I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

That doesn't really tell much. I didn't get into programming until college because I was never introduced to the idea that it was something I could just sit down and do until then. While I'm willing to admit that there are differences between the world now and the world of 15-20 years ago that I grew up in, I think the government should be in the business of making sure all kids have the opportunity to be introduced to programming, rather than catering to different subsets of people.

about 2 months ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

seepho I wish this were around when I was a kid (333 comments)

Really seems like the kind of thing that would have been a cool induction to programming for my young self.

*Looks between legs*

Shit, nevermind.

about 2 months ago

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THQ Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

seepho seepho writes  |  more than 2 years ago

seepho (1959226) writes "Just weeks after releasing their Humble Bundle, THQ has filed for bankruptcy. According to the company's press release, there are currently no plans to close any studios or disband any development teams. Clearlake Capital Group has placed a $60M bid for THQ's assets and hopes to complete the acquisition in 30 days, assuming no further bids are placed."
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Senator Introduces Bill to Study Impact of Violent Video Games

seepho seepho writes  |  more than 2 years ago

seepho (1959226) writes "Senator Jay Rockefeller (D — WV) has introduced a bill directing the National Academy of Sciences to lead an investigation to determine what impact violent video games have on children. Senator Rockefeller commented, "Recent court decisions demonstrate that some people still do not get it. They believe that violent video games are no more dangerous to young minds than classic literature or Saturday morning cartoons. Parents, pediatricians, and psychologists know better. These court decisions show we need to do more and explore ways Congress can lay additional groundwork on this issue. This report will be a critical resource in this process.""
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