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Comment: Re:Possible Resolution for Sound Issues (Score 1) 93

by jcarr (#47220067) Attached to: Civilization V Officially Available On Linux For SteamOS

I'm having some sort of video corruption (audio is fine for me). It seems to be related to whenever there is a full motion video playing. It causes black boxes to cover up the various menus, etc. My only option is to restart the game. I'm running x64 mint. Maybe it's some sort of mesa bug. I've set every video option to the lowest settings, but it still happens. The intro video does not play and I have to hit ESC to go by it (it just stays on the blue Steam screen) I hear the audio play from the video. Anyone else see this?

Comment: Re:Don't waste your time with GNOME 3.6 (Score 5, Informative) 230

by jcarr (#41471851) Attached to: GNOME 3.6 Released

You post should be reworded:

Attention all linux users: This is the solution you have been looking for!

I installed it 10 minutes after seeing your post. This is what you have been looking for if you want a linux workstation again. I've been using XFCE4 for a year or so. Mate worked correctly on top of ubuntu 12.04. It has the polish that Andy Hertzfeld put into nautlius. The original look and feel is back. It's really excellent. This is the bar to start from.

Comment: Every man has his breaking point. (Score 1) 593

by jcarr (#41071159) Attached to: Ex-Marine Detained For Facebook Posts Deemed "Terrorist in Nature"

Well, you see Willard... In this war, things get confused out there, power, ideals, the old morality, practical military necessity. But out there with these natives it must be a temptation to be god. Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a breaking point. You and I have one. Walter Kurtz has reached his. And very obviously, he has gone insane.

Comment: has unlimited bandwidth (Score 3, Informative) 225

by jcarr (#39182501) Attached to: Suggestions For Music Hosting?

This is a shameless self promotion! offers free bandwidth.

You could just spin up a Droplet (virtual server) on and not have any worries about the banwidth transfer as we provide free bandwidth.

The reason we're able to offer this is we don't allow adult content or users to run their own CDN but you're in the clear on both accounts.

Depending on the number of cores and RAM you need this would run you probably $100-150/mo.

(Jeff -- Chief Architect)

Comment: Re:Manan Kakkar could be less of an idiot (Score 2) 582

by jcarr (#38630528) Attached to: Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments

> Google was already exposed last year by Chinese hackers.

Yes! We are all very thankful to those hackers for exposing the secret agreements between Google and the Government that provide access to various email accounts. It is an important fundamental right as citizens to be aware of the workings of our governments. When these governments are corrupted by corporate influence there is no turning back. That is why, I hope all of us will do the right thing now. For the sake of our internet, and our way of life, I suggest we get the rest of us after them. In peace and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity and essence of our natural fluids.

Comment: whois still says (godaddy) for me (Score 1) 279

by jcarr (#38528124) Attached to: Why We Dumped GoDaddy

They didn't just transfer to one of the godaddy resellers did they? is just a godaddy reseller. I'll assume the best and the records just didn't update yet.

Whois Server Version 2.0

      Domain Name: IMGUR.COM
      Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
      Whois Server:
      Referral URL:
      Name Server: NS.VOXEL.NET
      Name Server: NS2.VOXEL.NET
      Name Server: NS3.VOXEL.NET
      Status: ok
      Updated Date: 28-dec-2011
      Creation Date: 09-jan-2009
      Expiration Date: 09-jan-2015

Comment: Re:The critics are always the loudest (Score 1) 378

by jcarr (#38347392) Attached to: GNOME 3 Wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award

+1 This guy.

There seems to be some sort of scorched earth policy with regards to prior behavior. It's as if the rewrite to version 3 was really: "You are no longer allowed to have things look or work they way you want". If this new rewrite is so fancy and powerful, then why can't it trivially emulate the old look and feel?

The GNOME user interface has been very good since around 2000. (Nautilus was designed by Hertzfeld.) This "forward" looking direction feels like windowmaker. I think that GNOME should treat the UI much like kernel developers treat kernel interfaces. They are public interfaces that have to be supported for a long time.

Comment: Re:Package managers (Score 1) 203

by jcarr (#38119748) Attached to: 2-Year Study Shows Mac Users Downloading More Open Source Software

As another slashdot old timer, I agree that I use apt-get for most everything. I'm a software developer, so there are times that I get packages from upstream sources (via git,svn,etc). However, this is very unlikely for a normal user. Everything is already packaged in the repositories.

Comment: printing the money (Score 1) 1040

by jcarr (#37038864) Attached to: S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

> printing our way out of debt

That's exactly what should have been done long ago. This endless borrowing is what got us into this mess in the first place.

The belief that what comes in must come out equally is a totally failed concept. It hasn't been true for 50 years. It was probably never true -- Kings would go to war to loot other people's money. We should stop pretending it's going to change. Printing the money will finally end this nonsense. Sure, if we print too much it'll deflate the dollar, so don't be stupid about it. Either way it's better than to stupidly keep borrowing exponentially growing amounts.

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.