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Comment: Re:maybe KDE will be next (Score 1) 693

by electrosoccertux (#46757525) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

the problem is it got there in the first place. Ubuntu was in this place 10 years ago and I stopped checking because there was always glitchy broken junk like this. I thought, they'll figure it out. Nope.

And telling people to report bugs is not the answer. We've been doing that for years.

Comment: wanted to recover (Score 1) 71

FYI they wanted to recover but had difficulty getting permits to do so seeing as this is the first time ever. The agreement reached was if they can do it over water first, then allowed to do land next.

It's important to realize they're attempting to land a rocket backwards, which requires carrying extra fuel, which means if something went wrong on landing, there would be a rocket full of propulsives out of control landing somewhere in FL or CA.

Comment: Re:RMS needs to get over the GPL (Score 1) 279

by electrosoccertux (#46204639) Attached to: LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

On the contrary, that point is exactly *why* we GPL advocates advocate it. We don't want to enable companies which have no intention whatsoever to be part of the community. They're free to do everything themselves, and good luck to them. But giving them a leg up to get off the ground just so they can be selfish assholes with their ideas? Why should we? And yes, sharing your *ideas* and *implementations* is what we mean by being part of the community. If this isn't for you, then don't let the door hit you on the way out, thanks.

hm I see your point, but i don't have a problem with enabling companies to be selfish.
You only exclude the entrepreneurs by being viral. The large companies will jump in and be selfish because they already have teams they can dedicate to being selfish and rolling their own if they want. They'll just use BSD or something.
The entrepreneurs create new technologies, so excluding them just kills new smaller markets that larger companies wouldn't have entered anyways.
Maybe it's not a big deal and maybe its good we get closed companies being forced to contribute. I know IMO having closed hardware that only runs NonFree software is lame.

Comment: Re:Why not just multiple monitors. (Score 1) 520

by electrosoccertux (#45923899) Attached to: 4K Is For Programmers

Uhm, sorry, but you don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

(dude 1: [looks over at dude next to him]...what's with his attitude??? dude 2: dunno brah)

  27" @ 1920x1080 via HDMI

  24" @ 1080x1920 via Dual-Link DVI (NOT a typo, monitor has been rotated 90 degrees), and

  27" @ 2560x1440 via DisplayPort

My total horizontal resolution is 5560

When I click maximize on my rotated 24" 1080x1920 I don't have to worry about it accidentally wasting space on the ENTIRE workspace.

*dude 1*: oh, I see now. here let me push your glasses up for you.
*dude 2*: [smirking] LOSER!

Comment: Re:To Big to Fail, Redux (Score 1) 351

one would be dumb to take a loan denominated in bitcoin.
Since the supply is limited, someone eventually loses (defaults) by simple math.
With inflation, this doesn't have to happen, as new money enters the system.
Which is why we have fiat.
This is also why people get so cranky about "fractional reserve lending".

Comment: Re:Get rid of those things (Score 1) 944

by electrosoccertux (#45785973) Attached to: 60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

the point is not "can", the point is "will"
as in, will anybody bother reading slashdot to find your post and visit that website?
people will still be forced to replace their incandescents in the attic, bathroom, and closets with CFLs that fail when they're not left on for 15 minutes.

Comment: Re:Unlikely (Score 1) 186

Nakamoto registered the domain on a somewhat obscure Japanese site. His communication in English had all kinds of clues that his native language was Japanese (sentence structure, word choice, etc.). He was active during daylight and evening hours in Japan.

I'm playing devil's advocate here, but that could be deliberate misdirection.

nah it's been verified by the blockchain

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain." -- G. Fitch