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Comment: Re:I wonder if they have a working fsck yet? (Score 3, Insightful) 198

by maskedbishounen (#36389340) Attached to: Fedora 16 To Use Btrfs Filesystem By Default

This. I run btrfs on my home file server and lost a half year of data due to a power outage corrupting the filesystem. Afterwards I was looking around for its fsck utility only to find it does not yet exist. Btrfs may be the way of the future, but as is, it's still too soon.

It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Does the beard make the geek?

Submitted by maskedbishounen
maskedbishounen writes: Dear /. overlords, I am a younger hacker-type. Aside from any actual hackery, what's the best way of presenting myself to peers: with or without a hacker beard?

Comment: Older Consoles (Score 1) 191

by maskedbishounen (#28026149) Attached to: I Do Most Of My Gaming These Days On My...

This seems like the obvious choice to me.

1. Wait for newer generation consoles to become popular
2. Scoop up tons of games for bargain prices
3. ???
4. Profit!

I'm sure the missing step involves console exploits, a hard drive, and dumping all of games to said drive for much quicker loading times. At least for more recent consoles. But shhhhhh. ;-)

Comment: Re:Bundling doesn't crearte market share? (Score 2, Insightful) 413

by maskedbishounen (#26785685) Attached to: Firefox Exec Says Windows Bundling Is a Bad Idea

I tried that once with my father. It did not go over so well. He quickly realized the browser was "different", went back to IE, and then started blaming FF for trying to trick him into using it.

If anything, I'd say it's better to tell them up front you've switched browsers, and then change the icon.

Comment: Re:You mean... (Score 1) 420

by maskedbishounen (#26734617) Attached to: Users' Admin Logins Make Most Windows Malware Worse

I recently set up a secondary gaming box with a limited user account for a MMO that has to be constantly updated else it won't run. It was a bit of a pain since it insists on writing a cache file in %WINDIR%. Then it has a registry setting that, by default, limited users cannot change. After a few more bumps, it has worked flawlessly.

For the most part, it's just lazy development teams who can't be arsed to "fix" their code. There's probably a moral here about open source. Who knows.

Comment: Geany (Score 1) 1131

by maskedbishounen (#26682609) Attached to: Favorite text editor?

Most of my hacking is done on my Windows desktop PC. However, all my server environments are Linux. These days, my code hacking/testing is commonly done within a VM. Having using Notepad++ for years, I finally discovered there is a win32 version of the package I find myself commonly using in the 'nix environments -- Geany. The consistency of a single editor on multiple platforms is, without a doubt, very nice. That said, Geany's search dialog annoys me a bit.

For the console, however, vim.

Wireless Networking

+ - Atheros unveils free Linux driver for its 802.11n->

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mcgrof writes: "Atheros has released a shiny new Atheros driver for all their 11n devices aimed for inclusion in the Linux kernel. This new driver has no proprietary HAL and is licensed under the ISC so the BSD community should be able to benefit as well. Note: no firmware required! Hoping rms gets to read this although I doubt he reads slashdot :)"
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