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Comment: Re:Easy of porting over is the key (Score 2) 190

by CronoCloud (#49145417) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

If the XBOX or PS4 (as well as game developers) would just take the mouse and keyboard seriously

Sony takes mice and keyboard seriously with their Playstations. PS2's, PS3's and PS4's have USB ports for a reason. However Sony leaves it up to the developers to decide if they want to support keyboard/mouse and in what way. Requiring mouse/keyboard game control is probably not in their TRC requirements.

PS2: If a game has text chat or text entry, it almost always supports keyboards. That includes the settings disc for the Network adapter, and RPG Maker Keyboards/mice for game control is rarer, a few FPS's do like Half Life, FFXI, EQOA,

PS3: If a game or app uses the PS3 text entry widget, it automatically supports USB keyboard. Game chat, naming enchanted items in skyrim, signs in Minecraft, whatever. Keyboard for game control is rarer, again a few FPS like Dust514...but strangely, not the Orange Box. You can use keyboard/mouse to control the XMB.

PS4: like the PS3 there's pretty much automatic support for keyboards for text entry. There's at least one game that can use mouse/keyboard for game control in addition to chat and that's War Thunder. War Thunder also supports HOTAS, and uses the the PS4 Camera to use head tracking for view control.

Comment: Re:Said this 14 years ago. We need to replace E-Ma (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49143419) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

Start by uploading the public key to the keyservers and putting it here:

https://slashdot.org/users.pl?...

Don't worry too much about the WoT, though carry around your key fingerprint with you so if you ever meet a gpg user in person you can show them that, they can copy it and then get your key. And sign your e-mail.

Comment: Re:where? (Score 1) 190

by CronoCloud (#49143207) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

Let me guess, you're playing a lot of early access indies and "indies in general" that's the only way to have a library that large...and with that many Linux games on Steam.

Sure the small timers can do a Linux build... in fact what they're probably doing is taking their PS4 version and ./configure make make installation-package or whatever for Linux (or vice versa)

But when it comes to games that aren't indies...well Linux is less well represented on Steam.

Comment: Re:Let me explain.... :-) (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49130323) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

I now use webmail almost exclusively (when using PCs) and/or any number of different mobile device clients to get to my email. I don't even know how I would approach trying to set up an encrypted email system that works on 'everything' from webmail on PCs at home and at work to my ios tablet to my android phone to my girlfriend's macbook.

This is what IMAP is for. Just access your gmail over IMAP as the nerd gods intended with multiple gpg-supporting clients on multiple devices. Even if you don't use gpg, using gmail over IMAP is the way to go, you don't get the ads that way.

Comment: Re:Let me explain.... :-) (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49130237) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

so it will work equally well from your home desktop machine and from a random internet cafe machine and from a web only terminal in an airport.

And yes it is insecure and fundamentally broken from a security point of view - that's the point being made.

Well, one can always use a gpg supporting mail client on an android device so that one doesn't need access mail insecurely over a web kiosk or internet cafe.

Comment: Re:Another bad omen for privacy and security (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49129343) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

I don't use GPG to encrypt my email, for example, because nobody I know has anything installed capable of decrypting is or even verifying the signature.

I always sign my mail and follow a couple of mailing lists where gpg usage is not uncommon.

Sorry, I rambled on a bit there, but the point is, there's no real support or infrastructure for this kind of encryption.

Well, it's "some" better. The gpg4win download contains everything a windows user needs because it includes the windows version of claws mail, which has gpg support built in; the windows version of Kleopatra and GPA, two GUI's for gpg.

And the gpg4win documentation is "somewhat" better than it used to be. At least the PDF version is,

http://wald.intevation.org/frs...

  the HTML version still has sucky navigation:

http://www.gpg4win.org/doc/en/...

It's not built into the applications that people already use, so they have to get multiple plugins, and then other supporting files for those plugins.

Thunderbird really needs gpg support built in by default, like claws mail does. Technically the gpg support in claws-mail is also a plugin, but the plugin is included by default.

It's just a mess before you even get to key management, and there's not really a good, iron-clad key management system.

I'm not sure what you mean by that? But yes, it's not optimal on Windows. For us Linux users it's much easier because gpg is usually installed by default and every thing we need is a "yum install" or "apt-get install" away

Comment: Re:Said this 14 years ago. We need to replace E-Ma (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49127121) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

Since the parent was a Linux user (obviously since they mentioned Kmail), I didn't feel the need to do a complete step by step detailed tutorial.

besides, doing either:

[code] sudo apt-get install seahorse claws-mail thunderbird -enigmail kgpg[/code]

or [code]sudo yum install seahorse claws-mail thunderbird-enigmail kgpg[/code]

Really isn't that hard. Just found out GPA isn't deprecated, updated version is available...it's not in the Fedora repos though.

Comment: Re:get to work (Score 1) 302

by CronoCloud (#49126835) Attached to: Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

Oh I know, I'm a long-time slashdotter

I must be getting old when 7-digit UID"s are long time slashdotters. Get off my lawn! Hot Grits! CowboyNeal! Beowulf Clusters of Libraries of Congress!

Especially since I think those books are terrible. They are about as representative of BDSM as the average Pentecostal service is and the writing is terrible too. Seriously the sentences read like the comments on a facebook post about a middle-school cheerleading competition, only with more spelling errors.

The reason for that is obvious when you know that 50 Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fan-fiction.

The Fifty Shades trilogy was developed from a Twilight fan fiction series originally titled Master of the Universe and published episodically on fan-fiction websites under the pen name "Snowqueen's Icedragon".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

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