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Comment: Re:Double standards (Score 1) 533

by Microlith (#47475419) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

most conservatives don't claim to be open and inclusive

All the more reason to ignore them. You can't run a country when a group that is finding itself headed towards being a minority wants to exclude the rest of the country.

Liberals do, and then bash anyone with different ideas or beliefs as neo-conservative warmongering science-denying ultra-fascist teahadists.

And "conservatives" like to pigeonhole anyone they disagree with. Of course, "conservatives" have a problem with their side being actually full of the people you describe.

It's perfectly possible to be open to ideas from both sides of the spectrum.

True, but that does not mean all ideas deserve equal consideration.

It's called being a moderate.

Being a moderate doesn't mean you have to listen to and accept every idea that comes across your radar. And very little out of the Republican party these days is truly worth consideration by any moderate.

Comment: Re: Gots to find more ways to avoid taxes (Score 1) 533

by Microlith (#47471915) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

So the credit rating was lowered because the Republicans eventually capitulated, not because they "shut down" the government.

Not because they "capitulated," but because it was obvious that they'd play stupid games like that without actually making useful moves towards controlling the debt. Make no mistake, the GOP didn't cause the shutdown because they were concerned about the debt. They were annoyed that they didn't get their way to the exclusion of all others.

Comment: Re:Politics (Score 1) 139

by Microlith (#47224873) Attached to: Why United States Patent Reform Has Stalled

aying there's "no evidence" is a stunningly strong claim. Impressive citation needed.

You implied that somehow her immigrating illegally had an impact, but no evidence was provided that suggests that there was any actual connection.

I believe most or all jobs require that an employee submits a SS# for tax purposes. So are you saying illegal immigrants (a) don't work, or (b) somehow obtain valid SS#'s, or (c) something else?

A lot work without any valid documentation and are paid under the table.

Say that to someone looking for an over-the-counter job in construction or restaurant work.

Then fix the laws. Oh, no, we can't have that. We can't let any bills get passed while Obama is in office!

Again, it's a very strong claim you're making, and I don't believe your post adequately supported that claim.

And your post lacked any substantiation of the points you made.

Comment: Re:Sorta plausible (Score 1) 346

by Microlith (#47196745) Attached to: Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

No offense, and I guess this goes to the rest of Slashdot, but if you're going to link to an article and it's from the Daily Mail or (worse) Free Republic, find a second source for it and link that instead. Neither the Daily Fail nor Free Republic carry any credibly as they write things explicitly to enrage and inflame their readership.

Comment: Re:Replicant (Score 1) 105

Things like graphics drivers, for example, are often only available for Android because they link against Android's libc. This tends to be true of any userspace blob on mobile devices.

This is why Jolla developed libhybris and why Canonical is using it. Samsung, at least, might be able to deliver glibc userspace binaries.

Comment: Re:Will it really go the pulseaudio way? (Score 0) 179

by Microlith (#47053987) Attached to: Wayland 1.5 Released

No timetable. Wayland is a protocol between applications and the compositor, so remote support depends on the compositor. It's already being tackled, so I would be surprised if it didn't happen shortly after Wayland was rolled out on desktop distros.

There are certain environments where remote display is the *only* display, so if Wayland doesn't have it, Wayland doesn't go into those environments.

Then in such a case I would say two things:

First, why are you using a GUI in such a situation?

Second, X11 is not going away immediately, and no one expects it to. Qt and GTK+ will remain compatible with X11 for some time to come precisely because of this. And you'll still be able to access those remote X applications via XWayland.

Comment: Re:Will it really go the pulseaudio way? (Score 2) 179

by Microlith (#47053943) Attached to: Wayland 1.5 Released

Basically all that. Even over GigE simple things like gvim are a dog.

If I can stream a game from my desktop to a tablet and play it with virtually no latency, on Windows it should be possible for something implementing Wayland to stream individual application frame buffers across a network effortlessly - hell, it could do it with applications that are live on a remote screen and keep them alive if the remote server disconnects, something that always annoyed me.

Comment: Re:Will it really go the pulseaudio way? (Score 2) 179

by Microlith (#47053877) Attached to: Wayland 1.5 Released

Wayland will never support remote display because that's not not it works.

Wayland does not work over a network inherently, but there's no reason you couldn't forward the buffers over the network and have them composited remotely.

Someone could write a compositor that does the job, but the best anyone has come up with is VNC... ...which, IMHO, makes X11 look like a snappy protocol.

Except that X11 over the network with any modern toolkit is already effectively forcing X11 to do what Wayland will do - only X11 does it badly and without compression. And VNC sucks because it has to poll the whole desktop - Wayland could forward individual applications.

Comment: Re:Will it really go the pulseaudio way? (Score 5, Insightful) 179

by Microlith (#47053777) Attached to: Wayland 1.5 Released

It's highly likely that Wayland's remote display will beat X. Virtually none of the features (remote drawing) that X provided over the network are used today (line/polygon drawing) and tool kits like Qt/GTK+ have you shipping framebuffers across the network, something built around manipulating frame buffers should be able to stream them over the network, individually, to a compositor on your system.

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