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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

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

Music

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.

Anyway...

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