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Comment: No assertion of patents? Really? (Score 2) 355 355

by Microlith (#49933747) Attached to: Reasons To Use Mono For Linux Development

Given Microsoft’s public commitment to open source, a patent war likely isn’t going to happen; that would make the company look bad at a time when it needs all the developer support it can get.

So why don't they just relicense the .NET CLR and the rest of the packages under the Apache 2 license? It lets people use things as freely as the MIT/BSD licenses as everything else and contains the patent guarantees.

Until then, anything not under Apache 2 is suspect.

Comment: Re:boring (Score 1) 126 126

by Microlith (#49859779) Attached to: The Real Scars of Korean Gaming

why are we making video games that intimidate wider and wider ranges of people?

Given the millions playing LoL, I don't get the impression that they "intimidate" anyone. On the other hand, there are people who like to play the game AND like seeing people play it at the highest levels possible, and this is true for many games.

Comment: Re:Free software and e-sports (Score 2) 126 126

by Microlith (#49859771) Attached to: The Real Scars of Korean Gaming

Nintendo has already shut down Smash Bros. tournaments

They have? Last I checked they have since backtracked to the point of sponsoring some tournaments. Which one did they shut down?

Capcom routinely requires royalty payments to hold Street Fighter tournaments

If you're for-profit charge people to watch, yes.

Once more publishers adopt that practice, e-sports leagues may have to move to developing games for distribution under a free software license.

The leagues aren't relevant if no one plays the game. And given the leagues are usually for-profit, I'm not understanding the problem...?

Comment: Re:how far weve come. (Score 1) 531 531

by Microlith (#49751371) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I think you made a typo:

Mozilla 2015: We want to continue to exist, and are currently dependent on a competitor.

(Handful of noisy) Users 2015: WAHT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING! You can't survive, you have the stay unchanging and do exactly as we want without ever bothering us even if that means you go out of business. Oh fuck it I don't want you SPYING on me, you terrible people. I'm going to use Chrome!

Comment: Re:Why the surprise? (Score 2) 177 177

by Microlith (#49577703) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly

Man, I love your posts because of how just shy of completely unhinged they are.

, from home users all the way to admins of large Linux server farms have said loud and clear SYSTEMD IS NOT WANTED and too damned buggy and brittle

When someone can provide concrete examples of this, rather than anecdotes and argument from emotion, I'll be more willing to listen. Until then, it seems mostly knee-jerk reaction and blaming everything on the target of one's reactionary hatred than anything concrete. But then that's pretty much par for the course with systemd.

And your links are either just shy of image macros or also from sites of people whose arguements are so terrible they read:

Poettering is like Hitler or Putin.

As quoted from your 4th link, very first sentence. So unbelievably, stupidly hyperbolic they can't be taken seriously.

I don't know how many server devs I've talked to that are leaving Linux over mission critical bugs in systemd

That's because you could very well be making shit up.

one long time Linux admin I talked to was royally pissed as he had a huge Linux farm and the order just came down from the top to switch it all to Server 2K12 because of systemd

And this screams at me "I'm hairyfeet, and I'm making shit up because I can't come up with a factual, data-backed argument!"

But it's a typical hairyfeet rant. Light on reality, heavy on emotion.

Comment: Re:This is the long way to say... (Score 2) 162 162

by Microlith (#49516155) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

We've reached the limits of the flash technology which drives both the SATA and PCIe versions of the storage device

Individual chips have an upper cap on speed, but that's why every SSD on the market accesses numerous devices in parallel. All you need to do to make an SSD go faster is add more NAND devices in parallel and a slightly faster controller to support them.

Flash is not all that fast and it quickly becomes the limiting factor on how fast you can read data out of it.

Maybe if you have no idea what you're talking about.

Comment: Re:good to know (Score 1) 118 118

unlike most of the business ppl, such as Romney, Fiorina, McNerney, Welsh, Koch bros, etc, they focus on nothing but making money and have no interest in the future of America or Mankind

None of the people you quoted appear to give a damn about the future of America or Mankind, either. They simply chose a different route to more money and power for themselves - one that hurts far, far more.

Comment: Re:Billionaire saved by taxpayer (Score 3, Insightful) 118 118

That is not capitalism, but corporatism (which is the politically correct modern name for fascism).

No, "corporatism" was Mussolini's preferred phrase, over that of "fascism." It is not "fascism" by any stretch of the imagination for a company to get a loan from the government.

Since there was another option, although less palatable to Musk, he should not have received a federal bailout.

And subjected himself to the whims of the corporations that gave him money? I'm sure they totally wouldn't interfere with the way the company operated, they'd never start demanding ridiculous growth at the cost of product quality and customer service, not at all.

unlike the GM bailout, this bailout was to somebody in the 1% group to enable him to make luxury automobiles for others in the 1%.

At worst there is no difference. At best, it prevented an actually innovative company from sinking and its technology dispersing into the market, never to be heard from again while GM et. al. continued doing what they were doing.

Comment: Re:you cannot fight the tide (Score 2) 407 407

borders/barriers are less and less effective lately against a flood of competition from people who are cheaper and better (or hungrier).

Only because those borders are as porous as can be for corporations and what they desire, for you and me they are quite well sealed. And the notion that they're "better" is illusory. Having worked for several years with one outsourcing firm, I know the crap they churn out and their utter inability to move fast enough to get the job done. If you want it done right, or at all, do it inside.

Americans I believe will have to come to grips with the possibility of a stagnant or even decreasing standard of living as the rest of the world takes what was once our position.

You mean as the oligarchs in this world take more and more of the profits and shit on everyone below them. Well, yes, we'll just come to grips with the fact that we're all being robbed by a small number of monied elite. I suspect it won't end well for them.

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