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Comment: To those who donated 'zilch'.... (Score 1) 596

by Xs1t0ry (#30566874) Attached to: In 2009, I've donated (or will donate) to charity ...
Support your local humane society with your time or your money! It's easy and local and you can see the effects of your donation (be it time or money or even some spare blankets for their bedding).

Animals need love and attention just as much as they need food and shelter :)

Comment: Re:"In Theory" (Score 1) 835

by Xs1t0ry (#29370835) Attached to: Does Your College Or University Support Linux?

IIRC, We (the CSC) asked him to come give a talk. RMS and the FSF are not a corporation trying to woo you with lots of swag, nor, I suspect, do they have the budget to pretend to be. If you went to see RMS talk just to get neat swag, you were there for the wrong reason.

That's an ignorant comment; I was merely demonstrating in a light tone that the school has some connections and a legacy that would suggest more prevalent usage of linux outside of the MC. And inside it, too. P.s. Stickers aren't neat swag and no one knew beforehand there would be any kind of merchandising or swag at the talk, except perhaps the organizers in the CSC. Thanks for playing. P.s.s. lulz for suggesting stickers can woo people into changing computing paradigms

Comment: "In Theory" (Score 1) 835

by Xs1t0ry (#29356251) Attached to: Does Your College Or University Support Linux?
I go to the University of Waterloo, so you would figure that we are big on it. After all, not only does our Computer Science Club (CSC) host the largest linux download mirror in the country, we are known for computing ("MIT of the North" is one of our less savoury nicknames). Despite this, while we have some computer labs running unix based systems (some distro I don't remember with just a basic WM over it), the big thing is our Mac labs. We have rooms upon rooms of shiny Apple computers. Pretty much the entire CompSci department has converted to Mac as well (some profs have two of those 30" apple monitors in their offices. Two!). I mean, linux exists here, but c'mon. We (comp sci & math students) picked Richard Stallman up from the airport, brought him to our school and he gave us stickers. Like wtf.

Comment: Make it beginner friendly (Score 5, Interesting) 231

by Xs1t0ry (#27057461) Attached to: Linux Foundation Purchases
Most of us experienced users know where to find good help and info so I think they should make primarily a site for beginners. It would include a broad overview, tutorials, howtos, information about distros and a lot of zealous pro-linux content to spread the love. is the obvious domain name for someone looking to learn about linux. Notice I say primarily for beginners and not totally. It should of course contain more detailed information.

Comment: Improvement? (Score 1) 194

by Xs1t0ry (#26955005) Attached to: Gnome, KDE, LXDE, IceWM All Working On Android
This is pretty neat. I believe it would be better to have something lighter than KDE, GDM or even LXDE. Maybe dwm, scrotwm or xmonad... something like that. From a practicality standpoint it would be more suited to the comparitively weaker hardware of a mobile device. Not that this seems very practical in the first place!

Inventor Builds Robot Wife 469

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-lonely-lonely-man dept.
Inventor Le Trung must really like the book "The Stepford Wives," because he has built the dream of every lonely man without hope, a robot wife. Le's wife, Aiko, starts the day by reading him the newspaper headlines and they go for a drives in the countryside. Le says his relationship with Aiko hasn't strayed into the bedroom, but a few tweaks could turn her into a sexual partner, even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm. *Shudder*

Comment: Here's hoping (Score 1) 263

by Xs1t0ry (#25997991) Attached to: Nintendo's Miyamoto On Innovation, Wii Ambitions
I hope that whatever the decision they come to about the future of Nintendo consoles that it will take into account gameplay instead of novelty. The Wii is great but it's controllers are a huge leap from the norm and significantly changes the gaming experience - for the worse. Putting novelties like wii sports, etc. aside, the Wii is missing out on a lot of "normal" titles that are very good simply because of its interface. Maybe they can scale it back a bit on the next attempt. It kinda reminds me of pretentious modern art or music... people sacrifice substance in order to "do something original." Of course that's a bit of an exaggeration.

Some kind of middle ground would be optimal.

Comment: Still interesting (Score 1, Interesting) 213

by Xs1t0ry (#25956251) Attached to: Study Confirms That Cars Have Personalities
I'd like to see how this relates to how people analyze the faces of other people and how it affects if they like them. In the article, it states that people were attracted to the meaner, angrier, more arrogant, etc. traits but I suspect it would be the opposite if we were talking about some guy instead of a car. I wonder why that is...

Comment: Re:I love it but feel stupid for doing so (Score 1, Offtopic) 332

by Xs1t0ry (#25831173) Attached to: New Xbox Experience Goes Live
Not a bad +/- list. Thanks. I think it's worth a mention that - to no fault of MS - Sony pulling Columbia pictures is a big deal. Columbia has A LOT of movies. That's a big hole in content. I hate when corporate squabbles end up screwing over the customer. Hopefully they can get something sorted out. Does Sony honestly think that this move will make more people buy a PS3/less people buy a 360? The irrestible incentive of some Columbia pictures? The whole idea is retarded... Sony is just making me hate on them some more.

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?