Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:a better question (Score 3, Informative) 592

by lolocaust (#48844479) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

If you already have the Mac, OS-X vs Linux is usually just a matter of personal preference.

Exactly. I bought my Mac back in 2011 because nothing came close to the battery life and those specs at that price while being slim enough to be able to fit in my bag every day. Now, Yosemite really does look like an awful OS upgrade, visuals aside, there are some seriously bad bugs, the new spotlight (desktop search) sends every query to Apple (no idea why) and Microsoft (for Bing) and the fact that most of the new features require a recent iPhone. I'm clinging on to OSX Mavericks for now, but I will move to Linux if the battery life is decent.

Comment: Re:WINE Re: Gaming on linux (Score 3, Insightful) 136

by lolocaust (#48726361) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Catching Up To and Beating Windows
Emulation applies to API function call emulation as much as it does CPU instruction emulation since the function calls are translated to native system calls in the same way, and the term can even apply to network protocol emulation, HDD command emulation, BIOS emulation etc.

Using your definition a Z80 emulator is merely an environment of Z80 CPU instructions, which just shows the distinction is inconsistent with itself.

You don't get to redefine the English language just because you have a popular FOSS project, especially when the term is well established for the same process in every other domain of computing.

Comment: Re:It should be noted that... (Score 1) 115

by lolocaust (#48665711) Attached to: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update
I saw the notification yesterday and thought that I had some kind of malware. There's no record of it in the update history either, which would have been helpful.

I'm still pretty irritated that the update was installed without my knowledge, since I depend on my computer to be stable for my day to day work and can't afford any downtime with a botched update (which has happened before).

Comment: Re:Who cares about the lander? (Score 2) 337

by lolocaust (#48392031) Attached to: Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps
This ain't even a joke. My "Boy Love" fanatic ex also thought it was okay to have videos of 12 year old boys showering and hugging inappropriately, all the while blaming anyone unfortunate enough to be male for starting at her nearly exposed breasts, and calling every regretful sexual encounter "rape". The feminist double standards have really gone too far, affected the minds of girls who are now young adults, and have begun to remove all safe spaces for men to be themselves. Speaking out against this gets you labelled as a misogynist without further discussion leaving many men without a voice, which is the actual definition of oppression.

Comment: Re:Game developers are not Linux advocates ... (Score 1) 265

by lolocaust (#48360859) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming
That is what SteamOS is really about. The current consoles are nothing but restricted PCs with slower hardware, locked down (mandatory paid) online and hellish certification requirements. In a couple of years, a "Steam Console" will be quite attractive to consumers an developers and they will never need to know that it is running Debian Linux.

Comment: Most Macs don't have Retina displays (Score 1) 370

by lolocaust (#48180253) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
When the Retina enhanced redesign of iOS was released (iOS 7), the majority of products being sold had Retina displays. Now, only two very high end models of their Macs have Retina displays. Really, they should have waited until they had "mainstream" Retina Macs before changing the fonts, like they did with the iPhone and iPads.

Comment: Re:Avatar pains (Score 1) 532

by lolocaust (#31516760) Attached to: The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam
Fair enough, I guess I can only say with 100% certainty that the Imax cinema in Waterloo, London uses linear polarization. I've recently done some work on various stereoscopic viewing methods, so I am very confident that I can tell different types apart.

And you're right, I noticed especially on scenes where the objects were meant to be "in front" of the screen, things did seem pretty disorientating. Luckily, I had a decent seat, so it wasn't all that bad.

The degree of technical confidence is inversely proportional to the level of management.

Working...