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Angry Birds Exec Says Console Games Are Dying

wanderingknight Re:News at 11 (350 comments)

Arcades did, for all intents and purposes, die.

They didn't die in Japan though. The arcade scene is still thriving there.

more than 3 years ago
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Square Enix Shuts Down Fan-Made Chrono Trigger Sequel

wanderingknight Re:It's a ROM hack (455 comments)

It's been reverse-engineered. Isn't that supposed to be legal?

more than 5 years ago
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What To Do When a Megacorp Wants To Buy You?

wanderingknight Re:Could you be more vague? (412 comments)

For the most part, a job is nothing more than a means to make money.

You sad, sad person.

Labour is an end in itself. Producing is what differences us from animals. Read some Marx.

If you're living just for the money, you're doing it wrong. Or right, according to what this society wants to turn you into.

more than 5 years ago
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Nintendo Asks For Government Help To Fight Piracy

wanderingknight Re:Uhuh... (296 comments)

In Argentina,

A PS3 costs about 900 US dollars.
A Wii costs about 600 US dollars.
I don't know the figure for a 360, but it must be around 800~900 US dollars.

And a PS3 game must cost about 150 dollars or something like that (don't have the exact figures, either, but seeing how most good but old PS2 games are about 100 dollars...).

I've asked a friend of mine who traveled to the US to bring me a Nintendo DS (even got a 20% discount on it!), and with an R4 I'm able to play almost all games for a fraction of what would cost to buy them legally here (A DS is about 250~300 US dollars, no idea about the games but most unofficial retailers package a flashcard for about 25 extra dollars).

Console and game prices are bullshit on this side of the world. Stop fucking whining, Nintendo.

more than 5 years ago
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FOSS Development As Economic Stimulus

wanderingknight Re:Open Source (365 comments)

"Privative" is probably just a direct translation from "privativo", which is the word used in Spanish for "proprietary". Cut the dude some slack.

more than 5 years ago
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2009, Year of the Linux Delusion

wanderingknight Re:Think Different! (696 comments)

It's DDR1 (more expensive) and it's the machine at my workplace.

But the point was to show that Windows XP performance isn't suited for 128 MiB of RAM.

more than 5 years ago
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2009, Year of the Linux Delusion

wanderingknight Re:Think Different! (696 comments)

In my work machine with 512 MB of RAM, spoiled by the multitasking I'm accustomed to in my home machine, I've got Windows dropping over 700 MB of virtual memory on the page file. When I had 512 MB of RAM on my desktop (a couple of months ago), with even higher usage I barely slipped over 400 MB of swap space used.

With my kind of usage, it's sluggish as hell, especially if you tend to multitask a lot (say thanks to Windows' "Oh, let's nice all minimized apps!" mentality). On 512 MB of RAM.

more than 5 years ago
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2009, Year of the Linux Delusion

wanderingknight Re:Think Different! (696 comments)

There are, you know, other DEs or window manager which are designed exactly to work on that kind of hardware. Xfce being the most prominent one (my mom uses it on her Pentium I 500 with 128 MiB of RAM).

more than 5 years ago
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Should Apple Open Source the iPhone?

wanderingknight Re:Nobody cares. (379 comments)

Aw, come on. Most consumers are idiots. The Black Friday death surely shows so. That you believe you bought the iPhone for an actual reason doesn't mean Joe Average did so.

more than 5 years ago
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Estonian ISP Shuts Srizbi Back Down, For Now

wanderingknight Re:Who wants to bet... (237 comments)

The GPL is there for a reason.

more than 5 years ago
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Red Hat & AMD Demo Live VM Migration Across CPU Vendors

wanderingknight Re:check the graphs... (134 comments)

So... if you do the benchmarks on PCs that don't have a GPU that can decode H264, is it still a bullshit benchmark?

more than 5 years ago
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Red Hat & AMD Demo Live VM Migration Across CPU Vendors

wanderingknight Re:check the graphs... (134 comments)

GPUs have nothing to do with video decoding, it's handled 100% by the CPU. At least until we get a software that can reliably take advantage of the relatively recent introduction of h264 decoding on some high-end GPUs.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

wanderingknight Re:Tab (2362 comments)

Tell me about it. I routinely have to dive into an old AIX server that only has ksh, not bash, and man does it drive me insane. Not only it doesn't support tab completion, it doesn't even support standard history recall! Pressing up just moves the cursor up and sends the escape character to the console, resulting in a garbage command.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

wanderingknight Re:Find / Grep (2362 comments)

locate is a wonderful tool. Learn it, use it, love it.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

wanderingknight Re:-exec as a test (2362 comments)

find is especially useful when dealing with a huge number of files. I once had to copy a crapload of files (over 12000) from a specific directory in one of our client's server to another directory, and cp was outright refusing to take so many arguments.

I solved it with find . -exec cp {} /path/to/directory \;, since this way cp would execute on one file at the time.

more than 5 years ago
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Election Dirty Tricks About To Begin

wanderingknight Re:No, the real trick (942 comments)

Man, I wish more Americans realized the emptiness of their "political" debates. The pointlessness of a two-party system based on false antagonisms and dichotomies.

Sadly, there seems to be no hope in sight. At least they will apparently not continue to dominate the world, if we go by recent events.

about 6 years ago
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Popup Study Confirms Most Users Are Idiots

wanderingknight Re:Summary is WRONG (568 comments)

Users, though, should be expected to have a minimum degree of intelligence before getting involved with something that requires some basic thinking, such as a computer.

There's a certain failure of the education system here, and of the society as a whole.

more than 6 years ago

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Toshiba To End Format War

wanderingknight wanderingknight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wanderingknight (1103573) writes "According to Reuters, Toshiba Corp is planning to stop production of equipment compatible with the HD DVD format for high-definition video, which would free Blue-Ray of its opposition. Toshiba is expected to suffer losses amounting to tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) to scrap production of HD DVD players and recorders and other steps to exit the business."
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Microsoft Says Blu-Ray For 360 Is Possible

wanderingknight wanderingknight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wanderingknight (1103573) writes "
The latest company to possibly jump on the Blu-ray bandwagon is none other than Microsoft itself, the backers of the rival HD-DVD format. According to BetaNews, Albert Penello, director for global marketing at Microsoft, revealed that while his company will continue to back the HD-DVD for the 360, that because of the external drive capability of the Xbox, that it would be also possible to ship a Blu-ray drive for the game machine if HD-DVD didn't survive the battle against Blu-ray.
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Western Digital Sells DRM'ed External Hard Drive

wanderingknight wanderingknight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

wanderingknight (1103573) writes "
Western Digital's 1TB MyBook external hard drives won't share media files over network connections (UPDATE: Don't install the "required" client software! See workaround below). From the product page: "Due to unverifiable media license authentication, the most common audio and video file types cannot be shared with different users using WD Anywhere Access." It doesn't matter what the files are: If you try to share these formats over a network, Western Digital assumes not just that you're a criminal, but that it is its job to police users. Workarounds: The manual's appendix and online support site provide setup instructions for SAMBA, allowing access over IP instead of with the DRM-infested and poorly-reviewed client app, elsewhere claimed to be "required. Samba not enough? Gut the firmware and install made-to-measure Linux: An entire community of folks is here to help you hack your MyBook: mybookworld.wikidot.com.
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Storyboard for latest Coppola's movie stolen

wanderingknight wanderingknight writes  |  about 7 years ago

wanderingknight writes "Thieves broke into the Buenos Aires (Argentina) home of film director Francis Ford Coppola and made off with a laptop containing work on his new movie, an employee said on Thursday. The Oscar-winning director of "The Godfather" movies was out when five thieves raided the house late on Wednesday, injuring a member of the production crew working on Coppola's next film, "Tetro," due to start shooting in February. "Coppola is very sad and the only thing he's asked for is to get back his computer, which is essential for him and for his work," the employee, who was not identified, told a local television station. http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN2732279120070927"
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Nebraska State senator sues God

wanderingknight wanderingknight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

wanderingknight (1103573) writes "State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says he's trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody. Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terrorist threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20827350/"

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