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Comment: Re:F/OSS reality (Score 1) 161

by Hognoxious (#49789369) Attached to: Mandriva Goes Out of Business

IBM T40. No Sound or WiFi on Windows 7. Both work fine on Scientific & Kali.

Asus Eee. Everything works on both, but the touchpad configuration utility (which was excellent on XP) doesn't work on 7.

Clevo D900T: Had problems getting sound on both Win 7 and CentOS driver didn't install by default. Can't get WiFi to work on either. Can't find a GeForce driver that will install on Win 7, so only get full resolution on Linux.

So for me Linux wins more often than it loses in the driver game.

Comment: Re:Already has (Score 1) 156

by Hognoxious (#49786429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song?

If you layer a guitar with enough delay, chorus, compression, tube distortion, tape saturation, EQ, and maybe some octave effects, even a rudimentary player is going to sound pretty killer.

Rubbish. I can strum about three chords from memory and six if I study them before playing.

The only way you could make me sound like Clapton, Page or Blackmore would be to erase all my shit and record them over the top.

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SpaceX Cleared For US Military Launches 59

Posted by Soulskill
from the low-earth-orbit-needs-more-lasers dept.
An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Air Force has given private rocket company SpaceX clearance to launch military satellites into orbit. This disrupts the lock that Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had on military launches for almost a decade. SpaceX will get its first opportunity to bid for such launches in June, when the Air Force posts a contract to launch GPS satellites.

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