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Comment Re:parent delays (Score 3, Informative) 121 121

So tux2 was ready in 2000, and it took 14 years to rewrite it to avoid parents? Oh how much patents help innovation!

Few more years and those patents will expire and we can use both!

Tux3 is a better design. Tux2 was more along the lines of ZFS and Btrfs, that is, multiply-rooted trees sharing subtrees. Tux3 is a single tree with exactly one pointer to each extent. Considerably easier to check and repair. Of course we need to see if it turns out that way so please stay tuned.

Comment Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (Score 1) 152 152

I have never had any issues with any Li-ion batteries as long as they are properly maintained. That means do not let it run below 20% (yes, it means stop yakking on the phone and stop playing games on the phone if it is that low).

In which universe does that qualify as acceptable usability for a consumer device? Especially considering that typical high end smart phones don't even last a day, just running maps or other moderate loads.

Comment Re:Non removable battery, no memory card slot. (Score 1) 152 152

SD cards are going away on phones

Sounds like wishful thinking from someone who doesn't have one. SD cards are plenty fast enough for me. I would far rather have an SD card than be forced to futz around with USB cables, dongles, adapters etc. I have some Android devices with SD card and some without. I have a strong preference for the devices with SD cards. That's one of the big annoyances of the Nexus 4, no SD card. Plus, needing a special tool or a pin (problematic on an airplane) to get the SIM card out is just plain idiotic. But I digress. I note that Samsung has begun to see the error of their ways in that regard.

Comment Re:Why would a home user want Office? (Score 1) 297 297

All the big companies do this today not to mention HR wants them editable so they can highlight things.

You're making that up. The vast majority are happy with pdf, and if a company insists on .doc I'd have my doubts about working for them.

Comment Re:Open Source (Score 1) 297 297

Microsoft knows how to reclaim home computing. They need to make your computer the system that you use to watch TV.

That's quite funny. My last TV (from LG) came with a copy of the GPL because it runs Linux. I think this is pretty common. I can assure you, there are zero TVs running Windows.

Comment Re:Not the same (Score 1) 68 68

Good point. Because the source code is available, Torque3D can be ported to both iOS and Android. And to any other platform anybody cares about. Thankyou for illustrating the power of open source.

Ported to isn't the same as supports.

Yes it is. You better get a refund on that dictionary you're using.

Comment Re:Why is this relevant? (Score 1) 68 68

I think there's some confusion. The id tech engines are under the GPL, so all games/tools/etc created from it must have their source released.

Torque 3D is under the MIT license, so no one has to release their source regardless of the type of project.

And as a bonus, the good bits could be imported into a GPL project.

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