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Comment: Re:Unexpected technical issues (Score 4, Insightful) 171

by lennier1 (#48478355) Attached to: Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

Unespected?

Their news embargo basically equaled a goddamn GAG ORDER and they really want to convince us that this wasn't because they knew all along what a train wreck they were about to sell and to prevent he media prom warning the customers??? It was fraud, plain and simple and they now want to get people to accept some of their other crap as compensation so they won't be able to join a class-action lawsuit.

Comment: Re:On other words ... (Score 1) 230

by lennier1 (#48261601) Attached to: Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Yeah because they will let just anyone publish packages in repositories that are configured by default. This is not a problem with Linux package managers, why does everyone assume it will be a problem with Windows?

Like intentionally malicious USB drivers that will nuke the hardware people bought? All it needs is some crazy asshole with the keys to the castle.

Comment: A matter of perspective (Score 2) 57

by lennier1 (#48020627) Attached to: How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

In my case it was because I'm a lazy bastard. I needed e bug tracking module (exception details are turned into a unified format to report to a bug tracking server) and I came across one that was already 95% of what I wanted, so I simply contributed enhancements until the final 5% were covered.
The same thing got a former colleague of mine involved in the Firebug project until he became a regular contributor.

Comment: Coincidences over coincidences (Score 1) 579

by lennier1 (#47700919) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

The new mayor once brokered the deal to get Microsoft to move its German headquarters (and the tax revenue that comes with it) into Munich proper instead of some satellite city and now that he's been elected, he and his friends constantly spread rumors about problems with the completed Linux migration (never any lists of actual concrete examples) and they want to look into whether they should move back to MS products.

Comment: Re:US people only (Score 1) 91

by lennier1 (#47639963) Attached to: Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects

The film itself came out quite a while ago and their official page has a hassle-free pay-to-view feature at a normal price (people can either rent it or outright buy a digital download):
http://www.henrithefilm.com/

The only thing that has changed since then is that it's now also available on a streaming site that requires workarounds if you happen to live anywhere else than one certain country on this planet.

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