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Comment: Re:cmdline (Score 5, Informative) 95

by GeniusDex (#43389201) Attached to: Video Editor Kdenlive 0.9.6 Released

Actually, this is what kdenlive does: it is a GUI frontend for the CLI MltMelt tool (http://www.mltframework.org/bin/view/MLT/MltMelt). Given, it is one command which does everything instead of multiple small commands, but there is still a separation between the program doing the work and the program providing the GUI.

Comment: Re:Rant mode on... (Score 1) 386

by GeniusDex (#42728377) Attached to: Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums

[...] and yet those small 1-2 man teams are each now probably millionaires.[...]

They are not. Most indie developers have very fluctuating income and usually it is barely enough to make a living. There are some exceptions though; the creators of more popular indie games do have a reasonable income, but when subtracting the costs most will not be millionaires. I expect the number of millionaires from indie games to be 1, and that person is Markus Persson.

Comment: Re:Btrfs finally ready? (Score 2) 151

by GeniusDex (#42251645) Attached to: Linux 3.7 Released

I used to run btrfs roughly a year ago for half a year and had no issues with data integrety etc whatsoever. The downside at that time was that performance for working with loads of small files was noticably worse than with ext4. The result of this was that a dist-upgrade took more than 4 hours instead of the expected 1.5 to 2 hours it takes with ext4. Apart from that I had no issues whatsoever; performance on other loads was decent.

I occasionaly look for benchmarks showing that the small files performance is up to par, but so far I have been unable to find them.

Comment: Re:How long? (Score 1) 455

by GeniusDex (#41738357) Attached to: Wayland 1.0 Released, Not Yet Ready To Replace X11

The other key advantage that X11 has: if the application is mis-behaving the application's window can still be controlled by the window manager. Ever seen windows on a Windows desktop that cannot be minimized? Wayland is bringing that to Linux.

It is still possible to support server-side window decorations. The Wayland compositor will be the unification of what currently are a separate compositor and window manager and should support all old functionality. For example, KWin will use server-side decorations by default.

Comment: Re:Ligntning is superior mechanically (Score 1) 173

by GeniusDex (#41586225) Attached to: Apple Now Shipping Lightning To 30-Pin Adapters

Samsung managed to solve the orientation-issue: their connector is assymetric, with the wire not being in the middle but at the right side if the connector is facing up ( http://www.world-of-accessories.co.uk/images/medium/120411130643.jpg ). I have no problem at all with getting it the right way: i just have to see (or feel) the connector.

Comment: Re:Integrating with reality (Score 2) 139

by GeniusDex (#36226006) Attached to: Cooperative Cars Battle It Out In Holland

The whole idea of this system is that it can be slowly phased in. The system looks at other cars with the system nearby and looks at their behavior. If a car somewhat in front of you is breaking, a signal is sent to the driver that something is about to happen. It is not really autonomous right now, but supporting the driver.

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