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Comment Re:Stop raining on our OSS parade with your "facts (Score 2, Informative) 426

I suspect you're thinking of MOD files and other tracker formats - which don't actually have anything at all to do with audio compression. :D *Some* people would make MOD files of *some* songs which sounded *something* like the original, but not exactly.

Tracking is still commonly done today in the demoscene, btw.

Comment Re:Typical (Score 1) 104

I must say, I'm impressed that this troll has gathered so many replies. Especially as he advertises that it's a troll.

Look at the first letter of the subject and each line in the post: "TROLLED SO HARD".

I don't like to encourage trolls, but this one was quite inventive.

Comment Re:Laws have become horribly, horribly complex (Score 1) 270

I probably did the same, to be fair. The problem is that a lot of people have attitudes like the one I was (erroneously) replying to, and it gets old. Females are frequently, even in this day and age, objectified and made to feel like they only exist for male companionship (or worse, as objects for men to stare at), so it was easy to mistake what you said as being more of the same.

Nevertheless, thanks for apologising, and for the clarification - it means a lot to know that people do exist on Slashdot who care. :)

Comment Re:Ext3 (Score 1) 484

I certainly agree about ntfs-3g - I use it too. (I dual-boot, and having access to both types of partitions from both OSes is a lifesaver.) I have absolutely no problems with ntfs-3g either and would recommend it wholeheartedly.

I actually didn't know that ext3 now defaulted to 256-byte inodes; my mistake on that one. I hope IFS is extended to allow for that size soon.

Building translators is good clean fun. -- T. Cheatham