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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.


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)

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

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

Comment: Re:License needed only for specific things (Score 5, Insightful) 118

by Ynot_82 (#46257175) Attached to: Why Do You Need License From Canonical To Create Derivatives?

It sounds like Canonical are just a bunch of a**holes.

How is this any different to what Mozilla or Redhat do?

It's brand protection.
They don't want some shody fork that's poorly designed to use their trademarked name and possibly impacting their reputation.

Billuntu - Packed with malware
Jilluntu - It wipes your disk without confirmation


Hacker Spoofs Track Plays To Top Music Charts 157

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-is-that-noise dept.
mask.of.sanity writes "Stand aside P!nk, Niki Minaj; you've just been beaten by a music generator. One Aussie security expert curious about the fraud mechanisms at play on streaming services like Spotify uploaded garbage music tracks and directed three Amazon virtual machines to click the play button 24/7 for a month, earning him top spot in online music charts and $1000 in royalties."

Comment: Re:There's hope yet (Score 1) 165

by Ynot_82 (#45013859) Attached to: Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Ship Mir By Default

I think the main reason comes down to binary drivers

Ok, this is at least a valid reason.

I do find it very odd, to say the least, that Canonical is being criticised though.
The criticism should be levelled at the hardware vendors who won't provide open drivers.

I just find it an odd state of affairs when a non-copyleft project (Wayland) is favoured over a copyleft project (Mir) because of proprietary drivers.

Why are we limiting ourselves because of proprietary drivers?
It's all backward.


Comment: Re:There's hope yet (Score 4, Insightful) 165

by Ynot_82 (#45013181) Attached to: Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Ship Mir By Default

Because the userbase for Ubuntu is quite huge comparatively, and Ubuntu seems to like doing shit like this "just because" without any reasoning grounded in fact or reality.

Sorry, I don't understand the comment.
Isn't Doing shit, "just because" a fundamental part of OSS software development?
Do you want to remove the "scratch your own itch" element?

Quick google says that Mir is GPL V3
What exactly is the issue here?
I'm missing something...

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