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Canonical To Divert Money From GNOME

troubbble Re:mplayer (374 comments)

I realize this goes against the point of CLI, but I use mplayer because it's just a whole lot easier than messing with complicated GUI's.

more than 3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 'Permaroot' Achieved

troubbble Re:this just encourages them (262 comments)

I think you're misusing the term "free market". A (truly) free market is a market without regulation. This has nothing to do with the level of competition in the market, unless you incorrectly believe that a free market necessarily implies competition.

I think the term you're looking for is more along the lines of "competitive market".

more than 3 years ago

Tor Developer Detained At US Border, Pressed On Wikileaks

troubbble Re:Goes with the job (637 comments)

No kidding. Why should anyone care about the treatment of such a shady character who dares to indirectly involve himself with politically controversial activities?


more than 4 years ago

Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

troubbble Re:Correlation is not causation (366 comments)

You make an interesting observation--I only wish you would have logged in so I could take you more seriously.

more than 4 years ago

Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

troubbble Re:Correlation is not causation (366 comments)

Yes. Data mining can certainly be fun, but it's silly to call it news until the link is investigated and solid theoretical evidence is found to support a causal relationship.

more than 4 years ago

Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake

troubbble Re:Really quite simple, actually (375 comments)

You don't have to call psychology science, but it sure as hell isn't art.

more than 4 years ago

AOL Dumps $1.2 Billion Worth of Acquisitions

troubbble AOL needs to be stopped (122 comments)

AOL just shouldn't be allowed to acquire anything from now on. They seem to ruin everything they touch.

more than 4 years ago

AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU

troubbble Re:Meh. (240 comments)

I think you might be doing your math wrong:

1. The failure rate calculation you use should be 1-N*(probability of survival of one component).

2. In your signature, what is it about 1=-1 that implies 1=0? Anyway, I think 1=-1 is a good enough conclusion by itself.

more than 4 years ago

FTC Staff Discuss a Tax on Electronics To Support the News Business

troubbble Why specifically tax electronics? (381 comments)

One thing, of the many things, that bugs me about this is the idea that the electronics market should bear the burden of news print's failure. I could imagine reasons (if I really cared) for subsidizing newspapers, but that subsidy should come from a general fund.\n\n First, there's the obvious fact that a tax on electronics hinders the consumption of electronics goods. Screw that. But the second reason that really gets me is that the FTC is basically _blaming_ electronic print for the death of news (and newspapers). Not only has the internet done wonderful things for the availability of news in general, but the death of newspapers is at most the fault of newspapers for not being desirable enough. It's just how a functioning economy is supposed to work.\n\n So, in summary, this is ridiculous.\n\n By the way, how the hell do I separate paragraphs???

more than 4 years ago

Btrfs Could Be the Default File System In Ubuntu Meerkat

troubbble My experience with btrfs (269 comments)

I've been using btrfs with compression for my root partition with kernel 2.6.33 for about 3 months now. As far as I can tell, it's been rock solid. I haven't noticed any significant changes in speed compared to XFS, so maybe it's not worth the risk. However, I do like the fact that it's so easy to create separate subvolumes for /usr, /var, etc. (not /etc) in the same partition. Not that I'd necessarily recommend other people take the plunge at this point...

more than 4 years ago

Cub Scouts To Offer Merit Pin For Video Gaming

troubbble Re:Next: pins for first post. (366 comments)

This seems fairly ONtopic for a first post...

more than 4 years ago

Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

troubbble Re:Ammo for Racism (309 comments)

Since when do the (allegedly) unique characteristics of a set of human beings justify racism?

more than 4 years ago

Need a Favor? Talk To My Right Ear

troubbble Re:Not enough data (288 comments)

But more importantly, sample size is irrelevant when working with poorly collected data.

more than 5 years ago

Qt Becomes LGPL

troubbble Re:Strategy fail (828 comments)

I've been running Exaile for a while now. It feels a lot like Amarok but looks great in Gnome. Plus it's written in Python, which in my mind makes it sexy.

more than 5 years ago


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