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Comment: Re:oh duh (Score 1) 301

by hotfireball (#45963093) Attached to: Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

Yes, pretty nerdy. And stupid. Because this is all what he can do during watching the movie: instead of enjoy the entertainment and accept the conventionality of the theater on the screen, focusing on hugging his girlfriend watching with him, instead he starts proving that the nuclear explosion in the movie was actually a CG. Pathetic.

Comment: It is a movie! (Score 1) 301

by hotfireball (#45963071) Attached to: Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

But who sane would f*ck care what the code is actually doing? The movie is the same thing as in the theater! This "research" is coming from the pricks that they do not really care about the movie itself, but living in their own world, completely detached from the main story. John is going to press Enter to execute his bad-ass work destruction in the sake of saving humanity and kissing Anne, saying he loves her, yet some geek-prick does not gives a shit about the story line, but starts arguing that the code is actually not about bad-ass work destruction, but is essentially a copypaste chunk from the FreeBSD audio subsystem. Oh, this is the same stupid as trying to prove that they are actually do not killing actors during filming some shooting scenes... "Oh, this is sudoku game! I am right!!". Yes, you are right, and the bullets were actually blank and that nuclear explosion was actually a CG.

Comment: Re:Waaay to much money for those things (Score 1) 92

by hotfireball (#41372137) Attached to: Roomba Celebrates 10 Years of Cleaning Up After You


1. Really good regular vacuum cleaner costs ~300 EUR. Things like Dyson costs even more.
2. If you toss in extra motors and a battery in it, making it 500 EUR, it still does not autonomously cleans your house.
3. Roomba starts from 270 EUR:

I own one and I love it (and I do have vacuum cleaner too, BTW).

Comment: Re:Faster is fine - do we need thinner? (Score 1) 470

by hotfireball (#41359873) Attached to: iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

I saw something else with my eyes. One of my colleagues got Galaxy S3 and by accident dropped it at home on the wooden floor (no carpet). The thing is that the case was of course totally OK, gorilla glass was like no scratch. Well, the only inner glass of the screen itself was broken per half. :-D

Comment: Easy and impossible (Score 1) 1154

by hotfireball (#41272083) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

To fix it for new generation installations:

1. Make it possible to have packages with non-free proprietary software for sale (Ubuntu finally did that)
2. Make sure there is one standard for major distributions (Ubuntu is trying that hard).
3. Merge KDE and Gnome together tightly, so KDE software won't look like alien crap on Gnome and vice-versa.
4. Make sure LibreOffice opens MS Excel and MS Word documents flawlessly, so you can print-out Word document from MS Office and LibreOffice, put two papers on a window and see they're not different a milimeter (they do this in Japan, JFYI).
5. Fuck free-only ideology to slurp all sources into repository and build everything from sources only. Allow proprietary closed-source software.
6. Keep LSB as a fucking Holy Cow and never fucking violate it!
7. Make sure developers can make money from it. They want eat as well.

Oh, but that above will never happen, because everyone wants to have a choice and be free. And choice = chaos and shitload of knobs that a regular user never needs... Too bad, this is mostly geeks-only. Only Ubuntu makes some limited sense on a desktop so non-geeks can use it for a regular daily e-mail/web-browsing/music-playing box.

Linux desktop is too little for too late.

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.