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Comment: Re:Pales to UE4 (Score 1) 74

by rot26 (#49196091) Attached to: Source 2 Will Also Be Free
Yeah, I'm talking about HL2DM, which I've been playing for the better part of a decade, during half of which I ran my own servers using my own maps and mods. So I'm pretty familiar with the situation, which at the moment is sad and getting sadder. I'd love HL3, DM or not, it's just not going to happen.

+ - Ubuntu To Officially Switch To SystemD Next Monday

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Ubuntu is going live with SystemD, reports Martin Pitt in the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list. Next Monday, Vivid (15.04) will be switched to boot with SystemD instead of UpStart. The change concerns desktop, server, and all other current flavors. Technically, this will flip around the preferred dependency of init to systemd-sysv | upstart in package management, which will affect new installs, but not upgrades. Upgrades will be switched by adding systemd-sysv to ubuntu-standard's dependencies. If you want, you can manually do the change already, but it's advisable to do an one-time boot first. Right now it is important that if you run into any trouble, file a proper bug report in Launchpad (ubuntu-bug systemd). If after some weeks it is found that there are too many or too big regressions, Ubuntu can still revert back to UpStart."

Comment: Re:So is he a replicant, or not? (Score 1) 222

by rot26 (#49147169) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel
The power of the movie was due in large part to the uncertainty of Deckard's origins, and the uncertainty of his fate. Scott's opinion on the matter is valid, but if it were more than an opinion on a character he did not create, he could have made it explicit in the movie, which he did not.

So... opinion.

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 2) 222

by rot26 (#49147137) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel
How do you conclude that replicants don't appear to age? Most of them didn't live long enough to appear older, but for those that don't have an expiration date (presumably Deckard and Rachael) , there was nothing to imply that they wouldn't appear to age as they, well, aged. Apparently quite a few people did not understand what a "replicant" was supposed to be in the movie, or, for instance, why they would need human organs, like eyes. Hint: NOT A ROBOT.

+ - Pat Robertson attacks NASA Mars exploration, says God did not create aliens->

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "According to a story in Salon, Pat Robertson, a televangelist and former presidential candidate, took to the airwaves on his “700 Club” and choose to inveigh against NASA in general and the exploration of Mars in specific. He seems to have it on good authority that God would not choose to create life on any other world but the Earth. His supposition is in the distinct minority among mainstream theologians though perhaps not of fundamentalist Christians like Robertson"
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Comment: Re:How does this compare to radio? (Score 2) 305

by rot26 (#49113367) Attached to: Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair"
You were a DJ long enough to learn the weasel words, apparently. Paying for "adds" is not payola, although the effect is the same. Someone above (below) mentioned that not all networks accept paid-for adds now, that was news to me if true. However, following decades of precedent, they probably still do EXACTLY THE SAME THING but use different words, or funnel the money in different ways. I haven't seen mention of satellite radio yet, but the lack of diversity on it is also baffling to me, and the only explanation I can imagine is money exchanging hands SOMEHOW.

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