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Journal: RMS is an idiot.

Journal by freshman_a

"Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that's probably why he doesn't appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don't want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him."

So let me get this straight... Torvalds is foolish for wanting to keep the Linux kernel under GPL v2, a license which RMS created, and anyone who follows Torvalds (presumably meaning releasing code under GPL v2) is going to lose their freedom? So did the GPL v2 become a non-free license now?

Just shut up already...

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Journal: Comment ID #15394998 by Anonymous Coward

Journal by freshman_a


Peter Moore interviews used to be the source much amusement with their idiocy, but the schtick is getting old.

Isn't it time for Microsoft to hire people who aren't fucking morons to run their Xbox stuff?

Peter needs to answer the real questions console players want to know:

1) The news that the HD protection bit means that all PS3 support HD/1080p BluRay movies right out of the box for both the 499 and 599 versions. The 360 does not support 1080p and forces you to buy a oh so popular console item 'the add on'. The 360 right now looks overpriced and clunky for anyone who wants to watch HD movies with it 399 + how much for the HD-DVD strap on pack?

2) Have you officially given up on BC? Can we all stop waiting around for updates?

3) Come clean on your graphics requirements. Are you going to lower the 720p resolution limit so developers can run at lower resolutions like PGR3 so we aren't plagued with all these screentearing and lowframe rate games. And perhaps we will finally get decent AA and AF texturing.

4) What is up with the defects. The stories of people who are on their FIFITH 360s are out there - pretending like there isn't a problem is not helping. I know large numbers of people who holding off buying a 360 because they keep hearing the horror stories and are pissed off that Microsoft isn't coming clean about the problems.

5) What is going to happen with the fee for online play. Both Sony and Nintendo have confirmed free online play for games. Yet right now Microsoft is still charging 50 bucks a year. That adds 2-300 bucks to the console over the next four to five years. Are you going to drop the price to keep up with Sony and Nintendo. And if you do, what about those of us who have been paying for months?

6) Are you going to drop one of the versions? If BC really is dead then lots of people would go out and buy Cores since a lot of people I know don't really care about demos, they just want to play games. Either make the harddrive required and fully used by developers or don't. One or the other.

It has taken six fucking months to outsell Sony's old console in the Xbox's strongest territory, the time to get your act together Peter is long past. The 360 is ontrack to sell less than four million consoles worldwide this year. No one gives a shit about your retarded interviews, people want real answers.

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Journal: I'm excited about the PS3

Journal by freshman_a

Yes, I'm excited about the PS3 and I'm going to defend Sony.

I don't care that the price is $599. People are freaking out saying it's too much. Well, then you aren't the people they are targeting. (Don't get me wrong, 6 bills ain't cheap) But they seem to be going after the hardcore gamers and techno-junkies. These are people that don't hesitate to drop $400 on the latest graphics card. People that buy new PCs every year to play the most current games at the highest resolutions. Also, the PS3 will have some nice HD support. Last I looked at decent HD-TV will run you a few grand. If you're dropping $5000+ on a nice HD-TV, what's another $600 for a console system? It's also got a Blu-Ray player built-in. Last I looked those are going for around $1000 each. So you have a $1000 Blu-Ray player AND a gaming console for $600. And you don't need any add-ons - everything just comes with the system (assuming we're talking about the $599 version). You could easily rack-up $600 for an Xbox360 if you buy a wireless adapter and the up-coming HD-DVD add-on. I'm not saying the PS3 is better or worse than the Xbox360 and Wii. I'm just saying *I* think the $600 is justified.

But, if you don't like the price, don't buy one.

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Journal: Zing!

Journal by freshman_a

A message from Linus, via

From: Linus Torvalds [email blocked]
Subject: Re: Linux 2.6.17-rc2
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:58:46 -0700 (PDT)
I got slashdotted! Yay!

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I claim that Mach people (and apparently FreeBSD) are incompetent idiots.

I also claim that Slashdot people usually are smelly and eat their boogers, and have an IQ slightly lower than my daughters pet hamster (that's "hamster" without a "p", btw, for any slashdot posters out there. Try to follow me, ok?).

Furthermore, I claim that anybody that hasn't noticed by now that I'm an opinionated bastard, and that impolite" is my middle name, is lacking a few clues.

Finally, it's clear that I'm not only the smartest person around, I'm also incredibly good-looking, and that my infallible charm is also second only to my becoming modesty.

So there. Just to clarify.

Linus "bow down before me, you scum" Torvalds

Funny stuff.


Journal: OpenSolaris

Journal by freshman_a

Just installed OpenSolaris (Build 27). Although I haven't had a chance to play with it much, ZFS looks very nice.

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Journal: Slow Down Cowboy?!?!?

Journal by freshman_a

So I try to post a comment and get the following message:

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 55 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

55 minutes isn't long enough?


Journal: Brainf*cked 1

Journal by freshman_a

Brainfuck. What a crazy programming language.



Journal: Converted

Journal by freshman_a

So after 7 years of running Linux (the past 3 on Slackware), I've switched my main box at home to FreeBSD. I'm loving every minute of it.

"A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten." -- Doug Larson