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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment Re:What I don't understand (Score 1) 393 393

Because tunnels...

If you get into a tunnel GPS signal goes out and your speed control becomes useless, and then you need some other kind of speed control inside tunnels, and once you have implemented that one, the gps one becomes redundant...

And wasting money on redundancy is something CEOs hate.

Comment Re:You know how hot water freezes faster than cold (Score 1) 635 635

It's ironic you're talking about being clueless...

In the conditions aplicable to this article (make it 1 atm.) water ONLY freezes at 0 celsius. so there is no way "hot water freezes faster than cold". You're probably repeating something someone told you about the energy it takes to raise/lower the teperature of water being related to it's actual temperature, but that's a diferent thing.

Learn some thermodynamics before spewing shit like that...

Comment Re:The best part of MMOs (Score 1) 398 398

Most MMOs don't have the sheer amount of relevant parameters per player to take in consideration during the fight.

Usually you have something around 20-30 parameters, life, dmg, resistances, position and movement and maybe a handfull more parameters.

In eve the number of parameters explodes exponentially, for example, no only your position and speed is relevant, also your angular speed vs each other ship that is shooting at you or you shoot at.

Add the fact that every player has the option to have at least 5 drones that are basicaly slave ships with their own set of parameters to keep in consideration.Also add that some of the projectiles used to atack enemies are physical entities wich can be atacked and destroyed with their own position, speed, life...

Now add everything up and try to factor that in your comparison...

Comment Re:First (Score 1, Interesting) 248 248

You don't need children or to wait X years to feel the need to do a last will, anyone could die tomorrow, and they might want to make things "right" just in case that happens.

The problem is: Would you leave your valuable WoW/EVE/whatever stuff to your brother/friend/whoever and risk being killed by them to get your "Phat L00t"?

That would add a new depth to the expresion. "I killed my bro for the l00t!!!"

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -- Earl Wilson

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