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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

war4peace systemd (270 comments)

Sounds good. What is it again?
I clicked links. Looked at the article. They all talk about systemd but none really define it, as in "systemd is this and does that, and is different because :reasons:".

So for any other systemd-impaired readers, click this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... - because TFS, TFA and links from them don't tell you much in this regard.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

war4peace Plenty (382 comments)

Content writing, Knowledge Management, Software Localization, Software development phase one (design), BRD Management, Whitepaper creation, Game advisors (for historically accurate renditions of stuff, for example), etc.
Who do you think is writing all the lore in games?

yesterday
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

war4peace Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

It might start to decline before 2050 (famine, wars over resources scarcity).

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

war4peace Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

So... what can you do except ad-hominem attacks?

2 days ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

war4peace Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

What the fuck did I just read!

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

war4peace Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Oh, look, another dude who thinks can twist my words.
The world is overflowing with your likes. Smart enough to try and twist words but not smart enough to succeed.

I never said "cheap" and I never said "trash".
What Android offers is VARIETY. From cheap trash to stuff better (and sometimes even pricier) than iPhones.
Android is the only OS which powers phones as cheap as 50 bucks (or even free if you get a low-priced plan) or as expensive as 1000+. Also it powers devices with a huge variety of screen formats, sizes and resolutions, even resolutions as weird as iPhone's. At the same time, you get to choose between phones with embedded SD cards and/or batteries or replaceable SD cards and/or batteries. Most can be easily rooted, modded, altered, hell you can build your own flavor if that's your thing. They don't stop you from doing whatever the hell you want with the OS (if you have the knowledge, of course) and AFAIK (but YMMV) they're next-to-impossible to brick. I have a HTC desire S which I actually tried bricking (to no avail).

Oh and guess what, I don't need to install any software to use my phone as mobile data storage. I just connect it through USB or bluetooth and I'm good to go.

3 days ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

war4peace Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

The Earth as a whole is exploding in terms of human population.

3 days ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

war4peace Re:Maybe... (195 comments)

Otherwise at some point you'll get a virus such as a religious doctrine that says have as many kids as you can and suck up as many public resources as possible, and do nothing else with them, and we'll be right back at the edge of scarcity and collapse.

S'uthlam was in that exact position in "Tuf Voyaging".

3 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

war4peace Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

Yeah, but that, apparently, is not because everyone wants it, it's because people can't afford iPhones. That's what Apple fans say, anyway.

3 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

war4peace Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

They don't care, they're dead.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

war4peace Re:RT.com? (530 comments)

My goal was getting you to read it.
You sir, have just been subtly trolled.

Sorry.

4 days ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

war4peace Re:Yeah, so? (211 comments)

"asshole"?
People with great ideas but lacking funding are now assholes? Wow.

5 days ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

war4peace Re:Actually a good thing. (211 comments)

A debatable thing. Here's why:
Say some dude has a game idea. It's a fairly complex space-based strategy MMO. The dude starts working on a design plan, because he's good at that. He lays in the design foundation of the game: all items, all ships, all celestials, game mechanics, skill tree, interactions, timers, formulas, everything design-related. He even builds a database and generates the "universe" in which the game takes place. That's a few hundred work hours right there.

But the dude has no development skills and not nearly enough funding to hire a team and actually starting to produce content. He would think Kickstarter would be a good place to sell his idea and maybe get enough funding to start working on a prototype. But wait, everybody expects a working prototype, so where does that lead us? It's a rock-paper-scissors thing.

I understand why a potential backer would want to see something palpable before committing, but at the same time something palpable can't be built unless backers commit. What would be the alternative? is there a way out of this?

5 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

war4peace Re:I just want the new Nexus. (222 comments)

"People" also want shitty SOAPs, crappy entertainment and retarded music. Your point being?

5 days ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

war4peace Re:CORONAL. (151 comments)

Yes sir, I was joking.
Good catch! :)

5 days ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

war4peace Re:Too chaotic of a system (193 comments)

Agreed, nut I'd really see an advantage of having a "hybrid" driving car. Imagine a long trip which starts in a city and then you have to drive through a long straight highway stretch which involves little to do. You could let your car drive in autonomous mode while you relax and look around, and take control back towards the end of the trip.

about a week ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

war4peace A cornal what? (151 comments)

What's a cornal, again?

All I could find is this: http://www.spanishdict.com/tra...
"A strap or thong with which oxen are tied to the yoke by the horns."

How could that thing eject mass is beyond my comprehension, let alone why should we prepare for it.

Or maybe we're talking about Cornal Hendricks, who can eject mass, and yeah, I'd prepare for that by not sitting behind him.

about a week ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

war4peace Re:Obviously. (291 comments)

Please start typing, because I make no sense of what you just said.

about a week ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

war4peace Re:Obviously. (291 comments)

Could it be because the wimps didn't procreate, or if they did, their offspring would likely not reach an age where they could procreate themselves?
Nowadays, with the advancements in medicine, you could live long enough to procreate and have offspring with genetically bad health and risks of various diseases, which 100+ years ago were being removed from the gene pool automatically.

TL;DR: people who a century ago would have died at young age now live enough to generate offspring with inherited bad genetic traits.

about a week ago

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