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Comment What is wrong with kde on Fedora? (Score 4, Insightful) 42

What is wrong with kde on Fedora?

I am currently running Kde Fedora, with Kde Plasma 5.5.3 (The newest Plasma is 5.5.4, released just a few days ago som I am 0.0.1 from the newest when using standard Fedora).

So for me, Fedora with kde instead of Gnome seems to be the perfect Kde based linux.

Comment Re: Well deserved. (Score 0) 540

They do not require a credit card on file to play, BUT they require you to input a credit card in order to do the initial creation of the first apple id account. (See: Once it's created you can then remove the credit card again.

They do the same thing for sd cards. You need a sd card in order to boot the phone for the first time, but once it's booted you can remove the sd card. And I still don't understand why.

Comment Re:expectation? (Score 2) 344

Not really: From their documentation: (

"If you're using the store for the first time with an existing Apple ID, you must provide a payment method. After you create the account, you can change your payment information to None."

So the first time you have to input credit card, which you can then remove again. How that is user friendly is anyone's guess.

Comment Re:i don't want a fucking on-going relationship (Score 5, Informative) 440

But if you pay with a credit card in Sweden* the merchant will not get your name, or any other personal information. All he will get is a "Transaction accepted" from the credit card company, and maybe the part of your credit card number which is also printed on your credit card receipts.

*Ok, I only know how it works in Denmark, but I can't imagine it being different in sweden.

Comment Re:How timely... (Score 1) 92

"There are some computing tasks that can't really be split up among multiple nodes, so they still require gigantic CPU requirements. Usually this is related to legacy databases which cost less to keep on the legacy architecture than spend the time to try to move it to PC clusters."

True but what does that have to do with the usage of Power/Sparc? There do exists 32 and 64 processor xeon systems, and sgi will even sell you a system with 256 cpus and 64 TB ram if you can pay the price.
Let me quote "SGI UV 3000 scales to extraordinary levels - up to 256 CPU sockets and 64TB of cache-coherent shared memory in a single system."

Comment Re:Today's computer science corriculum is practica (Score 2) 154

A cs major might not be able to "calculate a range of IPs given a single IP and a netmask" on the spot, but if a cs major can't google what a netmask is, and then write a program which gives you the min and max ip for the range included in the same network as the given ip/netmask he is useless as a software developer.

It can be done in under 10 lines of code, and should not even take an hour to do. It is basic bit operations and a cs major should know how a number is represented on a modern cpu.

Comment Re:Paywall (Score 1) 154

You might not need multivariate calculus, but I find the method used for proving things, are very useful when analysing software behaviour.

But you absolutely need "OS design" because you need to know about things as processes and threads. Virtual and physical memory, semaphores and so on.

And while I don't think I will ever have to write a compiler myself, the compiler writing course is still the best way to learn to work on recursive datas tructures which is useful, and in fact the thing I do for a living right now.

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