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Comment A win for FOSS and AMD (Score 3, Insightful) 143 143

While the intended workflow for data crunching on the desktop is typically served by R/Python/Julia among others, there are times you have to do some processing for a huge amount of data for a spreadsheet you have open in front of you. This is where AMD/LibreOffice will shine and this is a good motive to buy AMD and LibreOffice.

Comment Axis saved the day (9 years user) (Score 1) 134 134

Hi, I have used Axis 213PTZ and 207W and they are through VAPIX API (actually mjpeg -> mime multipart jpeg) open source friendly. You definitely do not need DirectX. I have used it through C++/Golang and VLC. For the cheaper models I do not know though.

Comment A new target for blobs (Score 1) 86 86

" But what would that mean, and what other big next steps are there?" Step 1. Quantum blobs for drivers. Step 2. Quantum NDA for quantum driver development. Step 3. Quantum blobby firmware that you can use from their quantum app center only. Step 4. Quantum secure boot. You cannot install quantum linux on this quantum computer, quantum corporates are quantum mechanically holding you from your quantum .... Step 5. Stallman dies accidentally in a Schroedinger quantum experiment because he tried to persuade people that FOSS has the same power to liberate people in both classical and quantum reality.

Comment Some corrections... (Score 0) 386 386

Who have heard of Cyclone? -> Rust is Cyclone Who have heard of Vala? -> The Gnome developers? As far as Limbo/BitC they are academic attempt. One more correction. The article talks about C++ and comes into conclusion that C++ is the best. If you follow the logic you can safely assume that C11 is the best language ever. It is even better than C++ because you can write code in C call it from D, export a C header for the DLL and call it from Go. Can you do it in C++ without wrappers? Mine is bigger than yours. Moreover there are more compilers for C than C++.

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

I do scientific visualization and I bet hard on open source. Nvidia attitude makes me always buy Intel. When opengl is a problem I use mesa even on windows. Qt5 with its new 3d stack will justify my shopping list. Hopefully we will see oss gfx cards just like USB/PCI cards that need no blobs.

Comment He did this to GNUstep as well.... (Score 1) 551 551

In this case he was right. Apple goes away from ObjC. If resources were poured on GNUStep + Clang the whole project would be perished at Apple's will (see Swift). If you want my 2 Cents, re-write it to D. GCC has a D frontend. ObjC development is too costly to invest your limited resources. Apple is a corporate, they do whatever they need to get money even if they choose to betray the 3rd party developers. However by porting to D I see bright future. C is not an option because the resources are limited.

Parkinson's Law: Work expands to fill the time alloted it.