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NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Tegra GPU Documentation

valros Re:Unfriendly? (85 comments)

Nvidia's graphic cards are not free...

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu NVIDIA Graphics Driver: Windows Competitive, But Only With KDE

valros Re:Who likes Unity ? (306 comments)

I actually find Unity quite usable. I find its better suited to my desktop where I have two monitors but regardless of the number of screens I usually just maximize my main applications across multiple workspaces. This was also the general way I arranged windows prior to Unity, so all Unity did was give me a dock and more screen space, which as a minimalist I am thankful for. Granted some of the default settings are not in the best interest of usability, for each new install it takes me a while to tweak compiz to my liking.

about 2 years ago

Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked To Find Evolution In Biology Tests

valros Apologies (1218 comments)

As someone from Kentucky, though I did not vote for them, I would like to apologize for allowing such imbeciles represent us. I wish them out of office as much as anyone else, perhaps moreso.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Delays Wayland Plans, System Compositor

valros Readiness (319 comments)

It's not really a case of Wayland itself not being ready, more like the graphical driver ecosystem is way too fragmented and spotty for Wayland to be implemented on all(maybe most) systems. And I believe Qt and GTK are not fully ported to Wayland, let alone all the other applications and libraries that interface directly with X.

Unfortunately the GNU ecosystem is too dependent on X, thus Wayland seems impossible to implement at this time, but a fresh clean window manager is a big step in the right direction.

And no Wayland is not a GUI.

more than 2 years ago

35,000 Linux Benchmarks In a Week

valros Re:Less Linux, more OS X please! (65 comments)

Would also like to add: Benchmarking most(?) installations of OSX being on hardware(Macbooks) not designed for large processing would not be entirely useful. True that OSX could probably be improved but the need to or excitement of benchmarking the os isn't really there. Kind of a mindset that OSX gets you in to, its there and does everything the way you should want it to be done and you shouldn't try to change or disagree with its ways.

more than 3 years ago

Developers Fork Mandriva Linux, Creating Mageia

valros Re:Name (206 comments)

I think here user unfriendly means different, the reason so many other names are "friendlier" is because they've been used so many times before.

more than 3 years ago

EU To Monitor All Internet Searches

valros Re:Net neutrality (340 comments)

As long as the government takes it no farther, net neutrality is great for ensuring that the recording industries and any other interested parties do not obtain control over your connection.

more than 4 years ago

Rumor of Betelgeuse's Death Greatly Exaggerated

valros Re:Who cares? (356 comments)

How can a supernova create a beam of directed radiation?

more than 4 years ago

Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

valros Re:I'm all for this (141 comments)

I'm not sure of the speech packs but I remember seeing in the older MPQ's for WoW that the shorter sound effects were in WAV and longer songs in MP3.

more than 4 years ago

Large Irish ISP To Enact "Three Strikes" Rule For Copyright Violation

valros Re:Not quite (288 comments)

Yeah I almost feel safe making a bet that "formerly one of the biggest ISP's" will become a reality.

more than 4 years ago

Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions

valros How has antimatter responded to this bias? (304 comments)

Wasn't this the previously supposed hypothesis? That the big bang held a slight matter bias. Its great that we can recreate it now. Also, how has antimatter responded to this bias?

more than 4 years ago

Win7 Can Delete All System Restore Points On Reboot

valros How prevalent? (449 comments)

So wait, how prevalent is this?

more than 4 years ago

UK Scientists Create a Three-Parent Embryo

valros Old News (201 comments)

Wasn't this done about 30 years ago in the US(Maryland maybe?) involving a similar mitochondrial condition?

more than 4 years ago

Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

valros Re:Good for them (224 comments)

Finances, they were upping Google's offer and I would say Google has now offered more than yahoo.

more than 4 years ago


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