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Comment: Re:Silly people (Score 4, Informative) 188

by Mikawo (#49190235) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

After skimming the GPLv2, found under section 3:

For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable.

Seems like it includes building and installation to me.

Comment: Re:Better article (Score 1) 113

by Mikawo (#48909459) Attached to: NVIDIA GTX 970 Specifications Corrected, Memory Pools Explained

I still have to criticize Nvidia. I don't know if this has been done before on previous cards or not (which doesn't make it ok), but when you advertise a certain amount of memory with no indication that part of that memory performs differently/worse, then that's just wrong.

Would it be okay if 0.5GB of the 4GB was the pool that actually ran at full speed? I mean technically you still get 4GB... no sane person would say yes. It's not much different than what is happening with the GTX 970 and I think Nvidia should totally be accountable for it.

Comment: Re:Why 25 MBps? (Score 1) 417

by Mikawo (#48813255) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

At 4 MBps, I can stream a couple of 1080p videos simultaneously...

Yes, me too. But not without interruptions.

If you want to use 1080p videos as the metric, look at YouTube. Most 1080p videos have a bitrate averaging 4+ mbps. Have fun playing two 1080p videos wanting 8 mbps in total. Hell, have fun trying to do anything else that uses a fair amount of bandwidth while watching a 1080p video.

Comment: Re:So they are doing what? (Score 1) 509

by Mikawo (#48781043) Attached to: Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

There are over 7 billion humans on this planet. People are dying everyday. In our entire lives, most of us will not do anything worth noting and are primarily focused on self preservation. Without the crutch of something like religion, the harsh reality is easy to see: we are insignificant. Just another burial in a very long history.

I think the ubiquitous sanctity for human life is overrated too.

Comment: Re:More Information (Score 1) 312

by Mikawo (#48486015) Attached to: In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games

I also have a problem with that as a metric. I'm not convinced that the amount of triggers used actually mean anything. It all depends on what a "role-playing game" meant to these kids and what goals were actually being attempted. If all you wanted, perhaps as a first step, was a character that talked to other characters, why would you use any other trigger?

Comment: Re:Anti-feminism is NOT misogyny (Score 1) 299

by Mikawo (#48411925) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Wrong. The definition says 'advocacy'. Just because someone does not advocate it, does not necessarily mean they disagree with it.

Also, there is feminism the word and then there is feminism the movement. That Henry James quote pretty much sums up the feminist movement. Even people who have considered themselves feminists before are dropping the label because of how ugly the feminist movement behaves.

Comment: Re:Mod AC parent up (Score 2) 354

by Mikawo (#47841747) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

Yes, putting his projects under GPL was not legal in the first place because it linked to non-GPL code, but he knows this. What he's trying to do is get the server code to be GPL'd to validate his license and until then he wants to stop the use of his code.

What I want to know is what happens to code that uses an invalid license and then is distributed. Does it default to an implied copyright the same way works released without licenses do? Or is that nullified when a license is chosen? What the hell happens exactly and what does it mean for third-party software that rely on that code?

Comment: Re:DLC (Score 1) 215

by Mikawo (#47278389) Attached to: Was <em>Watch Dogs</em> For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

There are games that want to push the limits of PC hardware and have all the fancy bells and whistles and if that's what you want, then those are the games you should get, but why do you expect every game to be that way? Why is it wrong to optimize for the lowest common denominator to, say, reach a wider audience? Not everything needs to be at the cutting edge. Just making the game fun is a worthwhile goal in itself.

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky