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Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 62

ROFL...needing THREE installs of the same OS along with a LiveCD just to keep a working system thanks to systemd, while the other guy has to use XP just to Google for fixes for his "modern and new" 2015 Linux install? Yep, its soo ready for the desktop ha ha ha ha! Been saying for years, if you don' t demand better, hold asshat devs like Poettering's feet to the fire? Then you deserve the half baked mess that you get. No wonder The Hairyfeet Challenge is celebrating its eighth year unbeaten!

As for are the MTBF for 3D NAND? Did they manage to lick the "controller fails and takes out the drive" issue? Because while the speed of SSD is great one thing that royally blows ass is how you get fuck and all for warning before they shit themselves and die. I'm sure some jackhole will pop up with some anecdote (while neglecting to mention he dropped the thing) about "his HDD just died" but since I've done more HDD replaces than many here have had home cooked meals and by and large? You get plenty of warning with HDDs. You get write errors, you get noise, stutters, they will usually give you enough time to get your data off...not SSDs, I thought Intel had the right idea by giving them a finite lifespan but on that big SSD shootout the Intel one did the "no BIOS/UEFI" brick bit just like the rest.

I mean as much money as they are spending increasing size, is it too much to ask to have a little "failover" chip that just leaves the drive in a read only state so you can get your stuff off if it shits the bed?

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 178

by hairyfeet (#49345575) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

Now that the FOSSies aren't crapping their panties to mod me down for pointing out their emperor is bare assed I thought you might be interested to know that its NOT a "whistle the other way" deal, its very strict cross licensing. For example AMD has already stated that if you use the free drivers, which they hope to have take over from the proprietary ones? Yeah no HDMI for you EVAR! The reason why is their HDMI is connected to HDCP and HDCP is not AMD's, its Intel's. Since Intel builds non performance (read crappy) GPUs they make their HDCP a separate chip so can hand out their HDMI specs, AMD bakes theirs into the GPU proper so if they were to release the HDMI they would be giving away the HDCP code as well which they obviously cannot do.

But of course that don't change the fact that despite the FOSSie faction, and note there is a reason there are FOSSies and FOSS advocates, one is full of shit religious hypocrites, the other not, claiming they are all about GNU and "free as in freedom" the very second that "freedum" equals less performance? Their much vaunted love of GPL goes right down the shitter.

Comment: Re:Anyone remember Google Web Accelerator? (Score 1) 39

by hairyfeet (#49345431) Attached to: Google Quietly Launches Data Saver Extension For Chrome

Yep and just like GWS you get the "privilege" of giving ALL your info to Google....why not let 'em read your mail and set a cam up in your bedroom while you are at it?

I don't know about everybody else but this kind of crap is why I spread out my Internet services as much as possible, email through Yahoo (my Gmail is strictly for forums), searches through Bing and maps by Google, oh and privacy badger shutting down any of the site tracking crap. I'm certainly not giving all my data to Google just for faster page loads and am glad i use Comodo Secure Chromium so that if Google bakes this in the next release it won't end up in my browser.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 1) 262

You have OBVIOUSLY never been there or even known anybody who lived there, otherwise you'd know that many villages are in the middle of BFN and if you are REALLY lucky? You have a bicycle...which your ass will be pedaling 6 days a week to scrape by.

So let us hear it, oh wise EXACTLY is a person in BFN without a motor vehicle in an area where a single month's of Internet access can cost a year's wages gonna do research? I really wanna hear this.


Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Could Land At Ellington Space Port Near Houston 23

Posted by samzenpus
from the coming-soon dept.
MarkWhittington writes Despite having been rejected in NASA's commercial crew program, Sierra Nevada has been very busy trying to develop its lift body spacecraft, the Dream Chaser. Having rolled out a smaller, cargo version of the spacecraft for the second round for contracts for commercial cargo to the International Space Station, the company has amended the unfunded Space Act Agreement with NASA to add a closeout review milestone that would help transition the Dream Chaser from the preliminary design review to the critical design review step. Finally, Sierra Nevada announced a new agreement on Tuesday with the Houston Airport System to use Ellington Spaceport as a landing site for the cargo version of the Dream Chaser.

Comment: Re:Most degrees from India... (Score 2) 262

You can blame a LOT of it on the caste system. I worked with a wonderful lady that left India to get away from that shit and she said there if you are from a high caste? You can walk around covered in your own shit and people have to pretend you smell like roses. If somebody from a high caste wants the job, like say teaching? You STFU and give it to them, don't matter if they know jack and shit.

She said in a lot of ways its like Jim Crow, doesn't matter what you know, whether you are smart or dumb, or how hard you work, all that matters is your caste.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 2, Insightful) 262

Why EXACTLY is this a troll post mods? We are talking about poor people whose only access to online info is a Wikipedia under the control of scammers...I don't see how they can be seen as anything BUT innocent victims....yet we see post after post blaming them because they didn't have the wealth to do the research YOU take for granted...want to blame them for being dirty and brown while you're at it?

If anybody should be considered trolls its those jackholes that always blame the victim, which sadly we see here every.single.time. there is a post here where somebody was preyed upon by somebody else.

As for TFA...if Wikipedia has any kind of morals at all they would demand their name be taken off of Wikipedia Zero and the site shut down, since they obviously aren't willing to spend any of the millions Jimbo is constantly begging for to actually police the site, only acting AFTER the article was called out by the Indian press and judiciary.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 178

by hairyfeet (#49334225) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

Because if you have ever bothered going to the forums you find a LOT of Linux users are 1.- Dumpster divers, so the only license they have is now EOLed XP, or 2.- Owners of "Tigerdirect specials" kits which all come without an OS. I've spent some time on most of the major Linux forums and I guesstimate only around 25% are actually "Followers of RMS" that have the money to buy whatever they want but choose to run Linux on GNUgrounds.

Why do you think it seems like a good quarter of the Linux articles on everything from websites to YouTube are all based around a theme of "save that old junker using Linux"? Its because a lot of the users of Linux are there for free as in beer and are too afraid to go hit up TPB for the pirate edition of Windows and use it as their OS. Mark my words the numbers will start dropping when Win 10 comes out, since they can just grab TPB version of Win 7 and immediately upgrade to Win 10 for nothing.

Comment: Re:Quitting coffee? (Score 1) 7

by hairyfeet (#49322413) Attached to: Strange way to quit drinking coffee

Its sounds like you are merely experiencing what most of us call a normal life. Life isn't a "10", most will be lucky if they get a "10" moment once every couple of years, most of the time life is a 5 at best.

Believe me I know where you are coming from, I have permanent damage to my hands because I was so addicted to the rush of being on stage I would push myself beyond my physical limits to keep getting that "high" and ended up with 2 knuckles stuck in the playing position from trashing the joints, but real life just isn't a 10, no matter how much you want it to be, the secret is to cherish the few 10s you get, learn to enjoy the 5s, and live through the 3s as best you can.

And please, for the sake of those around you...stay on your meds. My sister had manic depression and schizophrenia and we went through this from the time she was 19 until she died at 37. the side effects drug her down so she would quit, end up manic and delusional followed by suicidal depression and being committed. Over and over we went through this and it was a living hell on the family,destroyed several relationships, I even had to give up my career for the better part of a decade to raise her 2 boys because the cycle made her incapable of doing it herself.

I know the side effects suck, but without the meds things won't just end up badly for you but for all those that care about you, try to remember that when you are tempted to give them up.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 572

by hairyfeet (#49321039) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

Nooo bringing in the same bunch that wrote the credit default swaps house of bullshit makes it a scam, along with having carbon indulgences for the worst polluters like the guy that owns the coal power plants on the east coast (who has actually bragged about how it won't do shit to him) makes it nothing but a reverse robin hood.

Did you bother to actually READ any of the links, or did you just come to wave your flag? Because if you would have actually bothered to read TFL you'd have seen the people they have hired are about as honest as your average infomercial huckster.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1, Troll) 178

by hairyfeet (#49320921) Attached to: Gaming On Linux With Newest AMD Catalyst Driver Remains Slow

Thank you. And you notice how many just gloss over the fact that despite all their "GNU" talk when push comes to shove they throw their convictions right out the windows for better performance?

This is why I think Linux is gonna bleed users after the Win 10 release, I have a feeling most aren't giving as shit about free as in freedom, just free as in beer and with Win 10 being the latter all those bullshitters talking FOSS and GNU are gonna quietly slink away and get their free Win 10 and see the proprietary is faster without all the BS and just not come back.

To communicate is the beginning of understanding. -- AT&T