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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

zixxt Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

I'm not sure if anyone commenting on this story is actually Canadian, but the Canadian Content mandate has existed for years. It's not about favouring Canadian production companies so much as encouraging Canadian content for cultural reasons. Being so close to the USA leaves us vulnerable to sort of being swamped, culturally.

Radio stations are required to play a certain amount of Canadian music as well. It's not really anything new.

Personally, I like the idea of that. It encourages and funds a lot of Canadian artists that might otherwise get swamped out of the market by monied American interests.

It just proves so called Canadian culture, art, music sucks and cannot stand on it own two feet. Canada would rather have American culture than its own shitty home grown crap.

about 3 months ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

zixxt Re:No defrag! (370 comments)

I used ZFS under FreeBSD its was good for a few months until it got slow and I needed to defrag it, oh no ZFS is too good for a defrag tool so I zapped it and installed Debian with XFS, much much more faster and it comes with a online defrag tool.

One of the few reasons I stick to ext4 and XFS under Linux too! I got burned by having no way to defrag JFS, ReiserFS or UFS/FFS under the BSD's.

about 3 months ago
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

zixxt Re:Slightly pro-Intel reviews (152 comments)

I personally think Anandtech does overtly good reviews of Intel CPUs. I think they never gave AMD a fair shot. Having said that I think it's one of the best resources for computer hardware reviews in addition to tomshardware, overclock.net.

AMD processors are just simply slower and their fastest can *barely* keep up with an i5 . I know the truth hurts, but there you have it.

Spoken like the brainwashed Intel fanboi you are.

about 4 months ago
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

zixxt Re:Really hope the spirit lives on (152 comments)

AnandTech was and is still shills for Intel and Nvidia through out its history. Just shameful untruthful bentmark after bentmark. I would never trust an astroturfing site like AnandTech, they are liars and cons.

Amen to that!

about 4 months ago
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Ubuntu To Switch To systemd

zixxt Sigh. (279 comments)

Ubuntu is just another in a long list of Linux distribution sellouts sucking Lennart Poettering's tainted jizz coated code.

Gentoo, Slackware, BSD please save us.

about 10 months ago
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Nokia Turns To Android To Regain Share In Emerging Markets

zixxt Hmmm. (146 comments)

I guess selling your soul to the devil(Microsoft) did not work as well as planned did it Nokia?

about 10 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

zixxt Thank Allah! (665 comments)

As people get smarter then the myth of evolution will die.

about 10 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

zixxt Re:So Long Debian! (379 comments)

systemd is the init system equivalent of Beta. Fuck Beta. Fuck Lennart too.

LOL true Dat.

The gentoo community hates systemd you will be most welcome.

Thanks

about 10 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

zixxt So Long Debian! (379 comments)

As a current Debian(testing,Jessie) user this strikes me as a bad choice. However I am thankful that there other sane distros not drinking Lennart Poettering's brain cell killing kool-aid. So I say hail o/ to the Linux Distros not selling their souls, Slackware, Gentoo , Ubuntu thank you guys for not being retards and seeing the suckyness of systemd.

Seems I will have to migrate off Debian pretty soon. It was a good year I had with Debian but with this it seems Debian as chosen to be a follower, a kool aid drinker and a also ran instead of being unique. Thank you Lennart for killing off another distro for me to love.

about 10 months ago
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Apple, Amazon, Microsoft & More Settle Lawsuits With Boston University

zixxt Re:Patent on blue LEDs? (129 comments)

Mere ideas cannot be patented, contrary to what many Slashdot posters would like you to believe.

Cant tell if serious or funny.

about a year ago
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International Space Station Mission Extended To 2024

zixxt Yes! (104 comments)

Yes! Thats All.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

zixxt One-Third of Americans Are not Sheep (1010 comments)

Those who choose to believe in evolution are lemmings and followers of the flock with no free thought, the good news is at least 1/3 of Americans are not brainwashed and can think independently.

about a year ago
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X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

zixxt Re:Good! (340 comments)

No. I just like network-transparent applications. It was one of the main draws that I had toward Linux almost 20 years ago, and is why I still use it today.

(My home Linux boxen are all headless, and they can stay that way for all I care. If I want to run something graphical, it's trivial with X.)

(And no: VNC is more of a problem than it is a solution.)

Modern X(org,server.. et.el) really is not network transparent unless you are just talking about TWM mixed in with a xclock or an xterm, most modern apps and even window managers that are built on top of modern gui toolkits and/or extensions are not compatible with the basic X library which makes X network transparent. Most of what makes X tick now and days will not scale over the average network and you will be left with a lame ass system if you try. As such if you want to use your modern desktop environment over a network prepared to and plan to pull your hair out because you are relying on such outdated tech norms.

Wayland is the future and the way forwards fellow *inx junkies.

about a year ago
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Interview: Bruce Sterling Answers Your Questions

zixxt Fiction (34 comments)

We've gone away from science because our whole society's gone away from science. We're in a science-hostile society now, it's politically dominated by Creationists and climate denialists.

Its funny because both Creationists and so called climate change denialists are the ones not brainwashed by the right wing world fascist elite(illuminati) to believe in things that are works of pure fiction. So it is science "fiction" is to believe in evolution and that there is such a thing as man made global warming.

1 year,1 day
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

zixxt Re:I'm Okay With This (710 comments)

There is no bigger religious myth than evolution.

about a year ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

zixxt Re:I'm Okay With This (710 comments)

Evolution is nonsense. But so is a lot of social science and history that you currently do find in text books.

Ultimately, if you insist on a standard curriculum for everybody, that curriculum is going to become a political football and it's going to be abused by politicians.

FTFY

about a year ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

zixxt Re:Stop being reasonable (710 comments)

There are several pieces above by posters who try to logically and calmly explain why they are against the teaching of creationism, or the weakening of the teaching of evolution as the accepted theory.

Its only accepted by racist Nazi communists like you.

about a year ago
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Interview: Ask Limor Fried About Open-Source Hardware and Adafruit

zixxt Re:My Hero (139 comments)

So, your argument is that since you and your buddy are assholes who are prone to throwing around homophobic sexual smears in private, women should be thankful that you aren't also misogynistic pigs in public as well?

Why do you have to call names? And why be a hypocrite?

about a year ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

zixxt Re:Double standards... (710 comments)

And evolutionists do not want students to think critically when it comes to evolution.

Cuts both ways, that knife does.

So true.

about a year ago

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GNOME Rotting In Threes

zixxt zixxt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zixxt (1547061) writes "I have never gotten into the KDE vs GNOME debates, so this is not GNOME bashing, nor, as you’ll soon see, are these systemic development problems limited to GNOME. Yet what I’m hearing is that with GNOME v3 the goal is to promote their “brand” and make it dominant, in part by greatly limiting what users can change on their own systems, and partly by breaking or simply removing whatever support they’re no longer promoting as ‘The Way’. The reach of this selfish and narrow-sighted development goes beyond GNOME and affects GTK apps in general."
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GNOME: Staring into the abyss.

zixxt zixxt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zixxt (1547061) writes "GTK+ Developer Benjamin Otte talks about the stagnation and decline of the Gnome Project. He describes how core developers are leaving GNOME development, how GNOME is understaffed, why GNOME is a Red Hat project and why GNOME is losing market and mind share. Is the Gnome project on its deathbed?"
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Sparrow's acquisition highlights the dangers of closed source

zixxt zixxt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zixxt (1547061) writes "Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".

The result of Google buying Sparrow (for $25 million) is that all major development on the email clients is to end — only security and bugfixes from now on. The Sparrow team will find its way to Googe's Gmail team, and will, hopefully, work on future native Gmail applications (instead of glorified web pages). As a small, starting business, it makes perfect sense for Sparrow to accept this offer — their financial future has been secured, and they get to work at Google without the pressure and stress of working at a small startup.

The one, only, and true way to ensure this doesn't happen is to use open source software. If the code is out there, the original developer's changing whims is of no material concern. Had Sparrow been open source, we'd have several other people starting forks right away."

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