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Comment: Maybe I imagined it... (Score 4, Interesting) 387

by Ynot_82 (#48164061) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

...but isn't the reason Linus tends to be blunt due to an experience early in Linux's existence?

Someone came in with a big, grand idea and asked if this is something Linux needed.
Linus replied with something meant to be taken as a polite NAK.

Guy didn't get the subtle hint, and proceeded to go off and spend x months developing feature.
Came back with patches and had the whole thing rejected.
Guy left saying he was so depressed he may commit suicide.

Since then, Linus has been up-front and directly.

Can't remember who, what, where or when
Anyone?

Comment: Bribery and corruption (Score 5, Interesting) 579

by Ynot_82 (#47699221) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

From arstechnica
http://arstechnica.com/busines...

Microsoft announced last year that it was moving its German headquarters to Munich. This move is planned to take place in 2016. While Reiter was involved in the deal that precipitated the move and describes himself as a "Microsoft fan," he says the criticism of LiMux is unrelated.

Limux is a project which, up until 3 days ago, has been widely reported as successful. It's been going on for 10 years for god's sake.
Now, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it's a failure - according to one politician.

This is a single politician in the german government trying to derail the project for personal gain.

Comment: Great Magazine, But... (Score 2) 56

by Ynot_82 (#47506295) Attached to: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

Could you not do overly dramatic headlines on the front cover, please.

Last issue had "Learn to Hack" in massive yellow text.

Right in the middle of the News Corp phone hacking trial, the Snowden leaks, some police evidence tampering stories, as well as a few other computer security related things in the press at the time.

My postman avoids me now....

Just a friendly suggestion,
Ta

Comment: Re:Curse of the Linux-only gamer (Score 1) 99

by Ynot_82 (#46350919) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Beta Released For Linux

I don't know, really.
I've played stuff before (point & click adventure games) where you're dropped into a world with no knowledge of anything and expected to get a certain way through before any kind of plot exposition.

and it's not like the game was silent - I had everything except the vocals.

anyway...

Comment: Curse of the Linux-only gamer (Score 4, Informative) 99

by Ynot_82 (#46350731) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Beta Released For Linux

I have to say, I loved Portal 1
So when Portal 2 was released in beta for Linux, I downloaded and played it immediately.

Having not played it before (last time I used windows was 1998)
I had no idea what the game should have been like.

Portal 1 was fairly sparse on the dialog front
"We regret to inform you that.....eeee...." lights flicker
So I didn't think much of it when Portal 2 was light on dialog

Played through to chapter 4 before I realised that there haven't been any dialog
Bug report here (no apparently fixed)
https://github.com/ValveSoftwa...

The curse of the Linux-only gamer....

Ps. I've enjoyed the game so far, even sans vocals

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