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Comment: Re:Mandatory xkcd (Score 4, Informative) 213

by CronoCloud (#49491489) Attached to: GNU Hurd 0.6 Released

Well, I dislike it because it makes it much harder to administer a box as a UNIX-type machine with a simple text editor. Now it seems like I'm stuck with meta-scripts invoking meta-scripts invoked by other scripts to do something as simple as changing my DNS servers.

I run Fedora 21, a systemd distro. You want to change your dns servers on Fedora 21?

You can use the Network GUI thing nm-connection-editor or whatever equivalent your desktop uses.

Or if you prefer the terminal or console you can use nmtui which is the same thing in a terminal/console

Or you can
vim /etc/resolv.conf That still works. You might still need to reset the connection after the change.

Or you can:
nmcli con mod connection-name ipv4.dns "8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4"

Comment: Re:Valve needs to use their clout (Score 1) 309

by CronoCloud (#49483209) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

Okay, you want it GUI easy? install the repos via your web browser and THEN use a graphical package manager to install the nvidia package.

It's not as fast as just copying/pasting the commands in a terminal though. If I can learn the usefulness of copying/pasting into a terminal, anyone can.

No neckbeard, rms stalking or ubuntu fork, required.

Comment: Re:Valve needs to use their clout (Score 1) 309

by CronoCloud (#49481821) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

However, open-source drivers work much better on Linux systems than proprietary drivers;

I can tell you in no uncertain terms that the Nvidia binary driver works better than Nouveau does. I'm currently running a GT640 rev2 under Fedora 21. Previously I ran a GT220 and a 6150SE.

the proprietary ones usually take extra work to install, they break on updates, etc.,

When you read of some guy's Nvidia drivers breaking on updates, it means he did things the HARD way and installed the ".run" package from Nvidia's website manually instead of taking the Easy Button way of using their distro's package manager.

On Fedora, if you're using a card supported by the current driver, it's as easy as:


su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org... -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org... -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

And then:


su c- 'yum install akmod-nvidia'

or you can click these two links in your web browser to install the repos

http://download1.rpmfusion.org...

http://download1.rpmfusion.org...

and THEN do the 'yum install akmod-nvidia'

Comment: Re:One and a half years is plenty for a sports gam (Score 1) 153

Well, unless when they sold the game they STATED CLEARLY that the game was not sold, but was an 18 month lease of service then YES WE DO.

You see, when you sell someone an item, YOU HAVE TO DAMN WELL STAND BEHIND IT!

Games aren't sold, they haven't been for a long while...they're LICENSED. Look at the back of the damn box, or the manual. And with most games the license notes clearly state the online multiplayer functionality can be discontinued at ANY time and isn't guaranteed to last forever.

Imagine if you bought a house and it started falling down after 18 months... perhaps that would also just be ok? after all, the seller got what they wanted..

Actually there are rules on that, and I do believe that it isn't the sellers responsibility, after a certain period of time. That's what the inspection is for, to catch things that need fixing. Now if something happens AFTER that, it's the new owners responsibility.

Still, I guess you will get your EA shill money no matter.. but then they dont pay you to be a moron do they, you do it voluntarily.

I actually don't play sports games. Are you an overly entitled whiny 12 year old? The reality is that software is licensed, it's that simple.

Comment: Re:Linux foundation using MS Word?!? (Score 1) 116

by CronoCloud (#49449129) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple

Well, yes, but as was once said to me. The "creatives" who design/create what is essentially a press release like this tend to be running OSX.

Another example is Linux Voice, the crowdfunded magazine. Their PDF's are done with Adobe Indesign on OSX.

Because...:

http://linux.slashdot.org/comm...

Comment: Re:Linux foundation using MS Word?!? (Score 2) 116

by CronoCloud (#49448457) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple

I'm surprised that they are using a Windows desktop for everyday tasks such as document editing.

They're not, check the PDFinfo:


[CronoCloud ~]$ pdfinfo ISRG-CP-Feb-18-2015-DRAFT.pdf
Title: Microsoft Word - ISRG CP_ Draft 2_Clean_Draft_with_Revisions_2015-01-21.docx
Keywords:
Creator: Word
Producer: Mac OS X 10.10.2 Quartz PDFContext

They're using Word on OSX.

Comment: Re:Abusive authority breeds abusers, not obedience (Score 1) 626

I'm with you, it's still unauthorized access.

  I think the kid should be charced with something like "Criminal Mischief" and should recieve "community service" with a suspended short juvenile detention (say a weekend) term on condition of not violating terms of that suspension. That should be enough of a "scared straight" incentive.

He's 14, that's old enough to know better, or at least know to NOT put a "two guys" background and use Rickroll or grumpycat instead.

Comment: One and a half years is plenty for a sports game (Score 1) 153

The vast majority of sports-gamers are also "sports fans" want to play with the CURRENT roster, only a few cheap bastards who buy Madden 09 in 2012 or something go whining about the multiplayer servers going down. Even then, singleplayer and local-multiplayer still work, so their experience is the same as someone playing the old tyme pre-online Maddens

Do we really expect EA to keep the servers for each year's madden release up forever?

Comment: Re:Anyone remember... (Score 1) 153

On the Playstation Network:

Doom Classic Complete for PS3:

https://store.playstation.com/...

DOOM 3 BFG edition (also includes DOOM I and II)
https://store.playstation.com/...

Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition:

https://store.playstation.com/...

For PC:

DOOM Classic Complete on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/...

or


sudo yum install prboom

or

sudo apt-get install prboom

Then all you need are the wad files, which are included on the DOOM Collectors Edition disc, which also includes the DOOM95 binaries. Or you can just use the WADs from your original discs.

Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition for PC on GOG:

http://www.gog.com/game/the_se...

Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition for PC on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/...

You will have a head crash on your private pack.

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