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Package Signing Comes To Pacman and Arch Linux

some_guy_88 Re:Arch Linux: what's the differentiating factor? (103 comments)

My favourite Arch feature is the AUR (Arch User Repository) where anyone can submit their own packages which other uses can then install.

Because of the AUR, Arch is more likely to have a package for some given obscure application that Debian would be missing. Also, these packages are kept up to date to a greater extent than you'll see on Debian. Finally they're all in one place where as you don't have to constantly add repositories to your package manager's repo list.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama To Veto Anti-Net-Neutrality Legislation

some_guy_88 Re:Wow (355 comments)

You're new here aren't you?

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

some_guy_88 Re:Lameness (1613 comments)

Scuse me, but that should read "Jobs, Gates, GNU/Torvalds".

FTFY

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

some_guy_88 Re:Fighting till the end... (174 comments)

You just mentioned apple as being the reason why flash won't be able to survive.

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

some_guy_88 Re:YouTube (174 comments)

Some (all?) videos with ads still require flash unfortunately.

more than 2 years ago
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Gizmodo Off the Hook In iPhone 4 Investigation

some_guy_88 Re:Boycott Gizmodo (145 comments)

I like the part where you tell us what they

about 3 years ago
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Dumpster Drive: File-Sharing For Your Digital Trash

some_guy_88 Re:Seems people are intentionally missing the poin (79 comments)

For instance, on installation, you tell it to only send mp3s, or pdfs to the dumpster drive, and even then, you have to go in and OK the individual files so you don't accidentally delete and upload your tax return.

It is an alternative to your normal trash, not a replacement. You have to explicitly drag a file in there that you wish to be deleted and shared.

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.7 RC Is Here: GRUB2 Integration, KWin Mobile

some_guy_88 Re:Mobile devices (175 comments)

I'd rather have a good desktop environment than yet another project parasitized by the mobile trends

Yeah I get that, but IMO a single framework that I can learn (Qt/kde) that allows me to build desktop and mobile apps is quite compelling. And qt is a good framework. It's some of the best competition out there for .NET so I want to see it succeed.

Also, recently, kde4 has become a good desktop environment. It has come a long way and is completely usable in it's current form.. assuming of course that you ignore the utter bullshit which is nepomuk and striggi.. :)

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.7 RC Is Here: GRUB2 Integration, KWin Mobile

some_guy_88 Mobile devices (175 comments)

They keep talking about mobile devices. Is this just theoretical or are people actually running kde on real phones/tablets?

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

some_guy_88 Re:WebM is too "geeky"; too "open/free" (267 comments)

Fact: Google is a huge company whose services are used by MANY people

Highly likely: Whatever format Google choose for YouTube will become extremely popular.

more than 3 years ago
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Blender 2.57 Released — and It's Easy To Use!

some_guy_88 Re:Fantastic News (221 comments)

Press tab to toggle the floating windows.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME 3 Released

some_guy_88 Re:How To Tweak GNOME 3 (353 comments)

I haven't had much experience with macs either but as I understand it, on a mac, you have one "Application" active at one time. The active application controls the menu bar up the top of the screen. A keyboard shortcut exists which cycles the windows that belong to this application. Another keyboard shortcut exists that cycles the currently active application.

Also if you close all of an application's windows, you haven't actually closed the application. It's still running. The menubar will still show the application's menu and usually allow you to launch new windows.

The end result is that multi-monitor window management becomes a bit tricky because of the menubar thing and workspaces are slightly broken because the idea of grouping your windows by activity is lost as you are forced to group them by application. In Gnome/KDE etc, it doesn't matter what application created the window, you can group it with anything else by putting it on a workspace of it's own. I don't actually recall specifically what goes wrong when you try to work like this on a mac. I only recall that it's problematic.

I don't actually own a mac so I could be wrong about any of the above.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME 3 Released

some_guy_88 Re:How To Tweak GNOME 3 (353 comments)

That awful thing that MacOS does with it's window management.

Last I checked, with Gnome 3, you're not forced to take any notice of them if you don't want to.

Gnome 3 seems to encourage grouping windows by activity, rather than grouping windows by what application they belong to.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

some_guy_88 Re:Oh (831 comments)

and even better than vi

TAKE IT BACK!

more than 3 years ago
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A Half-Gigabyte View of the Moon

some_guy_88 Re:Half GB worth of pictures? (112 comments)

In that case, tif should have done a good job compressing it so most of the half gig should be on the rest.

more than 3 years ago
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Old Man Murray Entry Deleted From Wikipedia

some_guy_88 Never heard of it (432 comments)

I've never heard of Old Man Murray but that doesn't mean it should be deleted. This all got argued about last time over obscure programming languages but, why are we deleting history? Are we running out of disk space? I think not.

more than 3 years ago
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TiVo To Brick All Remaining UK PVRs On June 1

some_guy_88 Re:£149? (286 comments)

You must be new here. They all advertise that it's 'unlimited' but then massively throttle how much you download if you go over their secret hidden limits.

Well, yeah. I am new here (to this country) :). What are these secret hidden limits though? In Aus, the limit is low but clearly marked. The limit is often split over peak and off-peak periods too. So for example, you might have 25gb to use during on-peak and say 30gb to use during off-peak. Off-peak is usually from about 1am to 7am (certainly not half the day) so you've really only got 25gb to use unless you leave your pc on overnight downloading or whatever. I haven't been here long but I haven't run into any limits yet although to be honest I'm not a heavy downloader.

more than 3 years ago
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TiVo To Brick All Remaining UK PVRs On June 1

some_guy_88 Re:£149? (286 comments)

I just recently moved from Australia to the UK and that's one of the interesting things I noticed. In the UK you pay for the speed of your connection rather than how much you can download. So as others are saying, the 10Mb is referring to a 10Mbit connection speed. You can download as much as you want.

In Australia, the speed is basically always "ADSL2+" which means a theoretical maximum of about 20Mbit but in practice is highly dependant on how far away you live from the telephone exchange and the quality of the lines in your house etc. I never got speeds anything like 20Mbit and I lived close to the center of town in Melbourne (~3.5mil population). When you go over your download limit (typically 10-50gb), the speed is "shaped" or "capped" to something near dialup modem speeds.

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Groups To Stream Live IPv4/6 Announcement

some_guy_88 Re:How long will v6 last (185 comments)

v6 uses a 128 bit number for the address (instead of 32). 2^128 is a shit load of addresses.

more than 3 years ago
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Harry Potter Blamed For India's Disappearing Owls

some_guy_88 Kids and pets (252 comments)

This reminds me of my little sister's Christmas wishlist she left on our parent's fridge. One of the items reads "Kitten OR IPod Touch".

more than 3 years ago

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US Says Genes Should Not Be Patentable

some_guy_88 some_guy_88 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

some_guy_88 (1306769) writes "Reversing a longstanding policy, the federal government said on Friday that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The new position could have a huge impact on medicine and on the biotechnology industry."
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Grandmother Googled murder penalties before ex-par

some_guy_88 some_guy_88 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

some_guy_88 (1306769) writes "A grandmother used the internet to search "pre-meditated + murder + penalties" shortly before her ex-partner was found strangled in a lounge chair west of Brisbane, a court has been told.
She has pleaded not guilty."

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Patent case ruling against Microsoft overturned

some_guy_88 some_guy_88 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

some_guy_88 writes "The $338 million verdict against Microsoft disucssed here previously for violating a patent held by Uniloc has been overturned. Ric Richardson, who divides his time between NSW, Australia and California, is the founder of Uniloc, which sued Microsoft in 2003 for violating its patent relating to technology designed to deter software piracy."
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