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Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 2) 61

by Kludge (#47698453) Attached to: Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

after all, we can't just have random people running the internet

I will differ with you here. Random people can and do "run the internet" all the time. Individual network service providers choose to whom they are going to connect. They choose how to route their traffic. Anybody can choose to use alternative DNS roots. The internet can be run by random people just fine.

Comment: We are surprised because... (Score 4, Insightful) 58

We are surprised because these are our governments spending our tax payer dollars to find exploits in computers in foreign countries that have done us no wrong. While you may have no scruples about this sort of thing, most of the rest of us are offended when something is done in our names that we would never stand having done to us.

Comment: Nope, still fvwm1 (Score 1) 611

by Kludge (#47139355) Attached to: Which desktop environment do you like the best?

When fvwm2 came out I thought it was too bloated, so I stuck with fvwm-1.24. It starts in less than a second, never swaps to disk, never slows or freezes up, and gives me superpowers that more modern desktops don't have because they would scare off the morons. I install an rpm that was built on in 1998, and it still just works.

Comment: Totally newsworthy! (Score 2) 77

by Kludge (#46870507) Attached to: After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

Look at who posts on this article and you will see who the real nerds are.
Screen was the first piece of software that I ever downloaded and compiled. That was almost 23 years ago. It was awesome. It gave me lots of virtual terminals on my shiny VT100. I still use it when I have to get stuff done on a slow remote connection. Long live screen!

Comment: Mod parent up! (Score 1) 161

by Kludge (#46645083) Attached to: App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check

Taking advice from an MBA is a bad idea.
The reality is that if you blow a couple years of your life learning how to code and build apps, that is a great two years of your life spent, whether your app is "successful" or not. You will have learned a lot and people with good technical skills will always be in demand.

Comment: Re:How strong is the plastic used? (Score 1) 251

by Kludge (#46574163) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Of course the answer is... it depends.

The objects that you make will not be as strong as a solid mold-made part. Printed objects are susceptible to shearing across the printed layers.

That said, you can make parts that are really quite strong. By increasing the print density, by orienting your model in the right direction, by reducing printing speeds, you can make a pretty sturdy piece of plastic.

Comment: Not a nerd (Score 1) 251

by Kludge (#46574053) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

It's not. Not in the farthest reaches of the imagination is it even close to cool.

Dude, this is news for nerds. If you don't think this is cool, you are on the wrong site.

I did Metal CNC at home before 3D printing was ever imagined.

Did you build that Metal CNC machine yourself?

and Blender (real 3D CAD it is not)

So you are saying that I should buy my son a several thousand dollar copy of AutoCAD before I know if he is really interested in making models?

I will admit it introduces you to a world of manufacturing, where the same principals apply,

Which was the entire point of my post...

Imitation is the sincerest form of plagarism.