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Comment: IE Version Code Breakdown? (Score 2) 250

by lavaforge (#40642289) Attached to: jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

Does anyone here have enough knowledge of the JQuery codebase to say how the IE-specific cruft breaks down by version?

IE6 is a monstrosity; that's pretty much a given, and IE7 isn't great either. I could see dropping support for both of those being a big win in terms of cleaning up the codebase. That said, how much do they gain by dropping IE8 as well? It was only released 3 years ago.

Role Playing (Games)

+ - Scrappy indy guys make good->

Submitted by lavaforge
lavaforge writes: Platinum Child's Play sponsor Rule of Cool, after raising $13,000 in their initial drive, has started the next phase of development. With a shiny new Kickstarter they plan to make a polished, professional system complete with printed material, new adventures, and high quality art.

If you missed the original submission, take a gander at Nuklear Power's recent review.

As always, all proceeds from the core rule book go to Child's Play. Forever. Forever's a long time!

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Oracle and Java (Score 1) 372

by lavaforge (#38655686) Attached to: Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

90% of the time you're right, but there are a few bugs in the JVM with regard to Windows vs Linux filesystems that will bite you the first time you see them.

I've also run into issues with Windows-only memory leaks in the JAI libraries when using JPEG-compressed TIFFs.

You're right that it's generally fine.

Comment: Will be cancelling, any competitors? (Score 1) 488

by lavaforge (#36739962) Attached to: Netflix Announces Streaming Only Plans and Higher Prices for DVDs

I'll be cancelling my subscription this Fall.

Between the horrible UI rewrite, the shrinking streaming selection, and now a price hike, Netflix no longer offers enough value to be worth the money.

Anybody know of competitors? Amazon's streaming service looks kind of interesting.

Comment: Muddy Line (Score 1) 926

by lavaforge (#33373762) Attached to: GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

If I'm reading this right, it would be a breach of your rights if your car was in an enclosed garage, or if you had a fence around your yard.

What about a carport?

What about a keep out sign?

Where do you draw the line on this one, if not using the traditionally assumed legal boundary of the property line?

Comment: VtM:B (Score 5, Insightful) 397

by lavaforge (#30835258) Attached to: Failed Games That Damaged Or Killed Their Companies

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines was another game that killed the company. There's even an interview about it somewhere here on Slashdot.

Apparently it went way over budget, was laden with game breaking bugs, and had copy protection problems.

It's a shame, really, because the last 5 years of fan patching have made it kind of enjoyable.

Comment: DNS Problems (Score 1) 1231

by lavaforge (#29972356) Attached to: Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

Coming in late to the conversation, but what the hey.

The biggest thing I've noticed so far is that DNS lookup in the default install is CRAZY slow for me. I've read some posts about blacklisting the ip6 module or changing the name resolving order, but I'd rather not use a temporary workaround that's incompatible with whatever fix they eventually choose to implement. The bug is here, by the way:

Other than that, I've noticed instability in Flash, some general UI unresponsiveness, and a (now fixed) bug in the update manager that would throw up a kernel oops message.

It sure is pretty, though.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten