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HandBrake Abandons DivX As an Output Format

skeeto Re:Because H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC is Mature! (619 comments)

Right on! When I saw the headline about dropping XviD, I thought, "Good riddance!" I'm so tired of coming across new rips in XviD + AVI. I use H.264 and MKV for all of mine.

more than 4 years ago
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The 87 Lamest Moments In Tech, 2000-2009

skeeto Re:obligatory (328 comments)

I don't know anyone who would say "July 10th, 1990" is in the 80's. (Picked that date at random.)

about 5 years ago
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Legislator Wants Cancer Warnings For Cell Phones

skeeto Thank You For Smoking (314 comments)

Thank You For Smoking becomes reality.

about 5 years ago
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The Environmental Impact of PHP Compared To C++ On Facebook

skeeto Re:where did he get this factor? (752 comments)

Yeah, TFA is total bullshit. The PHP scripts probably spend 99% of their time waiting on the network or on a database query. Rewriting in C++ would have virtually no gains, but development/maintenance effort would shoot way up.

about 5 years ago
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DRM Flub Prevented 3D Showings of Avatar In Germany

skeeto Smile (386 comments)

I can't help but smile when I see stories like these. It just reinforces the idea that DRM is bad for everyone.

about 5 years ago
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Heavy Rain Previews Show Promise

skeeto Re:Got you, suckaz! (84 comments)

Got you, suckaz!

Good! I'm glad someone posted what immediately came to my mind. Thank you!

about 5 years ago
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Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect

skeeto Re:Four Factors (527 comments)

Yeah, I noticed that too. It's the ultra-conservative ones, that would make adultery illegal if they could, who are the ones caught cheating on their wives. The whole Mark Foley incident. The fervently anti-gay pastors that get caught cheating on their wives with other men. How do their minds work that inconsistency out?

about 5 years ago
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UK Government Seeks New Web Censorship Powers

skeeto Freenet (187 comments)

I'd like to point out Freenet to the UK people here. That is all.

about 5 years ago

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Ubuntu Satanic Edition Banned from Distrowatch

skeeto skeeto writes  |  more than 6 years ago

skeeto writes "The infamous Ubuntu Satanic Edition has been banned from Distrowatch by the site's maintainer, Ladislav Bodnar, who said, "There is no way I am going to add this distro to DistroWatch. [...] I don't consider the name "Satanic edition" as an appropriate name for a Linux distribution." But the main reason seems to be that "Ubuntu is a registered trademark of Canonical. You need to show me an official permission from Canonical that grants you the use of the word Ubuntu in your product's name."

What about Muslim and Christian editions? It seems that worries about trademark infringement and offensive material does not stop Distrowatch from including those."

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