Actually I pirate a lot of things, but I also dropped over $1250 on Star Citizen, and I bought Rocksmith 2014 on Steam and PS3 at Full Retail pricing. Why? Because they are games I really believe in and actually want to play for a good many years after buying them. Most of the stuff that I pirate is like Mac Donalds. It's cheap, it's nasty, it has no lasting value. But $1250 for Star Citizen? Hell that's a great deal because I love Wing Commander, and that game is going to basically be Wing Commander Online, and I know the developers can make an amazing experience for me. If game developers want customers to throw big dollars at them they have to stop making junk products and start making deeper connections with their players. Where is the Burnout 3/Paradise hybrid game I want? Free-form city driving with a crash mode? Game developers are out of touch. The ones who aren't get my money thrown at them.
Actually yes you will see a benefit. Every driver revision brings new OpenGL features which the older hardware supports. So if your card can render OpenGL 4.1 in Windows then it will eventually render OpenGL 4.1 on Linux. Optimisations that speed up the overall implementation of OpenGL apply to all generations of cards as long as they are non-hardware specific optimisations.
All they need to do to make this happen is find a memory point in windows, where Linux can be injected so it overwrites the kernel and boots linux after enough of the root filesystem has been written to disk. I'm surprised noone has tried to do this before.
Wine is not actually a replacement for windows yet. It still cannot emulate DirectX 1-6 which is crucial for a lot of games and applications. Wine devs need to finish fixing the older parts of wine before trying to run a race against DirectX 10/11/12 The way it stands now wine is only good for a few DirectX 7-9 games.
But would he have had to mug anyone, if his hit didn't cost him $100/go? if you legalise, the cost drops, the quality increases, and the risk of OD drops dramatically. You also see massive drops in murders, rapes, and theft. Policy should always be evidence, based not based on people's gut-feelings about drug users.
However, the difference is with open source, you CAN fork it and keep working on it. Take mg2modeller for example (on sourceforge) It's my project. I originally wanted to make a Caligari Truespace clone (funnily enough Microsoft bought out Caligari and killed Truespace) so I could model on Linux. The project is basically dead, except I still update the code every now and then when I can be bothered to sit down and code (ADHD, and lacking the ability to hyperfocus or be motivated can be a real bitch most of the time.) The project was originally a dead project I pulled from some other guy's website. I cleaned up his code, modernised it, and got it working. Now it's halfway to being a decent poly modeller with an intuitive UI. More intuitive at least than the mess of UI that is other programs. 3D modelling is one of those things that's insanely individualised. You can't just tell someone to use Blender or Maya and have them change their entire workflow. It just won't happen. I know because I've tried. Caligari Truespace is still the only modeller I choose to use. It's what I know and it's what I want to know. Hopefully some other person can take my code changes and build on them. That would make me very happy especially if they could actually finish the project. Closed source can't do any of this. It will always be inferior software because of this.
Given windows 8's bad interface, I'd say they were right.
Considering we control 1/3rd of the world's Uranium supply I'm actually quite pissed off that Australia does not have nuclear weapons. It would grant us a much larger voice in global affairs and we could effectively ignore the laws and rantings of the USA and Great Britain.
What's not mentioned in the news article is that the most important updates to Nouveau are being posted in the 3.13 kernel. There's going to be Power Management support for most current generation graphics cards. This is a huge thing. Performance wise it is going to lead to a massive jump in performance on the Nouveau drivers. The only other outstanding parts of nouveau are the OpenCL support, and the SLI support. After this update it should be possible to use the nouveau drivers for a lot more serious 3d work than they have been used for in the past.
No rail mount is needed for the PS3 slim, I upgraded mine to 500gb from 160.
I'm going SteamBox and I'm never coming back. Finally XBMC running on a games console with a massive selection of titles. Bye Bye Sony/Microsoft I will be running Linux and steam on a 22Tb fileserver.
Actually if I was a major tech company, I'd buy a second fibre line that's not connected to our website/internal systems for hosting stuff like the sourcecode. Sure Adobe.com is a target but I bet picturepaintingdev.com would be left alone.http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/10/29/2047228/adobe-breach-compromised-over-38-million-users-photoshop-source-code#
How do you get Liquid diamond? When diamonds SUBLIMATE??? They turn from solid directly into a gas, there is no liquid phase, so how do you propose they exist in a liquid state?
I think Valve has a good chance here to really smash the big 3 players. Nintendo was out of the race before it even began. That leaves Sony and Microsoft. Valve at the moment have the only console that at launch will run every movie file you have lying around. That alone is a massive thing. How many people bought into the PS3 as a media system idea, only to have their hopes crushed by the terrible DLNA support? The Steambox will work with XBMC, and once people start getting it in their homes and it actually lives upto the hype, this system is going to go big. Would not surprise me if in a few years time they take the living room just on usability. Valve should hire 5 people to work on XBMC full time, to get stuff like airplay and tv tuner support finished and polished.
What about effectiveness of the statement? Malala is hardly going to change anything in Afghanistan. The reality is her culture hates women, and that's not going to change next year, or probably the next 200 years. Not without an army taking control of the entire country, and forcing the entire population to change their beliefs. The governments of the world no longer have the stomach for that sort of program so the US/AU/EU governments will pull out, and Afghanistan will collapse back into it's 13th century ways. What Snowden has done on the other hand has global repurcussions. Because of Snowden governments in Latin America are already looking to move off of US based IT products, Chinese manufactured switches/routers are going to get a huge cash boost from this, and Linux is going to pickup a lot of users trying to get away from US government domination of their networks. I expect in 5 years time this will have been a watershed moment and the beginning of a slow long-term collapse of US technology companies.