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Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 99

by TechnicalFool (#49588637) Attached to: Kerbal Space Program 1.0 Released After 4 Years of Development
Eggrobin's WIP mod "Principia" implements N-body mechanics. It's pretty interesting, but also underlines why 2-body patched conics are a fine compromise for a game.

Forum thread: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogra...

For the latest build, lurk around #principia on Espernet and ask Egg when he's awake.

Comment: Re:Even if this was true... (Score 1) 1009

by TechnicalFool (#42101481) Attached to: Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?
How many Tegra 3 games have you played lately?

Granted, possibly not up to the same standard as a triple-SLI graphics set-up costing thousands, but some of these games are looking pretty damned sweet these days.

I'm hoping CCP turn around and make an Android client for EVE at some point. Now that would be awesome, and quite possibly doable.

Comment: Re:Soviet vs American justice (Score 2) 388

by TechnicalFool (#42078255) Attached to: Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge
That or you'll create someone who is so disaffected with society that they will end their own life approximately three months after coming out, in a way that involves a hail of bullets and a packed shopping mall.

Some people break under pressure. Other people, well, they snap. You going to take the chance on which one Hammond is?

This is without going into the particularly virulent sadism you seem to exhibit. Some people, just want to see some poor sod burn, eh?

Comment: Re:unlike Mac or Linux (Score 1) 198

by TechnicalFool (#31203804) Attached to: New Linux-Based Laptop For Computer Newbies
Well to be fair, it's not like the billion-and-one Linux distros make that obvious either.

So the executable goes in /usr/bin, or is that /bin? Or is that /usr/local/bin?

Then some other files might go in /var somewhere. Possibly in its own folder, possibly somewhere under /var/spool or some other subdirectory of a subdirectory. Don't forget the various .../lib directories hanging about!

About the only surefire thing is that config files will go in /etc somewhere, but "/etc somewhere" is about as much help as saying that your settings are "in the registry somewhere".

I'm an Ubuntu user. I have a dislike for Microsoft and their practices that borders on pathological, however programs do not install into a simple location in *nix systems nor likely any other fully-featured operating system built in the last 10 years. Debian's Aptitude helps a lot, but that assumes you used apt to install the program in the first place. Don't forget to apt-build or whatever your favourite flavour of Linux uses, or you'll have a hell of a time uninstalling that load of gunk you just compiled.

Also dammit, Ubuntu and Firefox, I told you you're in the UK. Stop underlining "flavour" and trying to tell me it's a typo!

One good suit is worth a thousand resumes.