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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

short Re:kernel does crash on desktop (727 comments)

This is probably the reason why you do not see the crashes. When you reboot often enough the kernel does not rot fast enough. Although I get sudden reboots completely randomly, even after one day, but the sudden reboots may be caused by some hardware/BIOS issue (BIOS updates do not help, Lenovo X220). And after all you may not be messing up with many USB hubs/extenders, rotten flashdisks etc. That one computer does not crash does not prove the kernel is rock solid on every computer. The monolithic (non)design of Linux kernel can never be really stable.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

short Re:kernel does crash on desktop (727 comments)

This is off-topic, I am aware _servers_ are stable; the discussion here was about desktops.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

short kernel does crash on desktop (727 comments)

While Linux kernel is solid on servers for whatever reason on desktop it always was crashing and/or required occasional reboots. Flashdisks plugging/unplugging creates allocated un-unmountable devices. Desktop machines just randomly reboot. Screen occasionally goes black or garbage forever (it may be X bug). Keyboard becomes unresponsible. OOM problems where the system locks up or some fundamental process gets killed. etc.

about two weeks ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

short Who cares? (198 comments)

Where is QWERTY?

about 2 months ago
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Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

short fix: Priscilla, not Pricilla (174 comments)

not a native but Wiktionary says the former

about 4 months ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

short Re:Lots of government funding is wasted (279 comments)

Yes, we can pay zillions of monkeys and occasionally they write a Shakespeare's play. But that is not a way how to effectively spend public money.

about 5 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

short Re:it's not that slow (513 comments)

I am programmer from home with 3Mbit/256kbit and I do not need more. Why? I do not type into SSH faster.

about 6 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

short Re:Girls misuse tech talks to get into relationshi (545 comments)

I am just old enough not to be interested in sex anymore so why should I care about relationships? If you call me retarded because I do not want to waste the limited time of my life on something so stupid like sex...

about 7 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

short Girls misuse tech talks to get into relationship (545 comments)

After several such cases one gets a prejudice during any further communication with a girl about software that the technical subject is only a cover and that she in fact has a different goal. So I do not want to lose my time talking about software with girls anymore. It's theirs fault. Women push people into being sexist.

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

The difference is one and half workdays salary of a waiter or about one workday salary for other jobs in the rural area here. These people may have different opinion when you have to recommend them wireless for home.

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

I do not understand that. Sometimes one wants connectivity from some small mobile device and there has been no replacement yet for N900 - see also some other recent article about it.

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

Nokia N900 cannot do 5GHz. Besides that cheapest 5GHz router is still 3x more expensive than cheapest 2.4GHz router.

about 7 months ago
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Big Buck Bunny In 4K, 60 Fps and 3D-stereo

short WebM (102 comments)

And where is it compressed as VP9 WebM? What do they mean with H.264?

about 8 months ago
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Jolla: Ex-Nokia Employees Launch Smartphone (MeeGo Resurrected)

short N900, not N9-00 (141 comments)

TFA has it wrong. N9-00 was never released, N900 was. I have/use N900.

about 9 months ago
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Why Linux Loses Out On Hardware Acceleration In Firefox

short Re:No, not correct (456 comments)

Basically nVidia did what was best for their business, and best for their customers that want to get work done.

read as: Good enough for those not doing any own software development and/or bugreporting.

With closed source parts of your system you can never be sure where the rare crash came from. You cannot recompile the driver with safety barriers (_FORTIFY_SOURCE, mudflap, valgrind...), hardware watchpoints trap in binary code you cannot easily verify...

This results in unstable software commonly found on closed source platforms as nobody can provide reliable software there.

more than 3 years ago

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