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Comment Re:If Sourceforge is any example (Score 1) 80 80

It's git, changing the origin is not hard, and you should already be keeping a local mirror copy up-to-date. The most that they could keep hostage is the issue trackers and wiki, migrating those in times of anger is not the end of the world.

That's part of the appeal of github, they can't keep anything of value hostage.

Comment home built sandybridge i7 (Score 1) 558 558

Home build system inside a Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 (because the side panels are actually covered in thick noise insulation)

* Sandybridge i7 2600k chosen over an i5 because VMs and k because it was at the same price as the non k version.
* Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P rev 1.0 motherboard
* 16Gb RAM (Corsair Vengeance Blue) because blue looks good on the gigabyte motherboard
* Corsair HX750i PSU because unless I game the fan stays off
* Crucial 256 SSD (for boot, LR catalog, etc.)
* 4 x 2TB WD Greens in RAID10 (for raw photos, videos, games)
* 450Gb velociraptor (for VMs, as it's faster than the raid10 array and also because it allows writing velociraptor in the description)
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost (enough for 1080p kerbal space program and euro truck simulator 2 )
* optical drive, second network card, serial port
* cheap philips 22' lcd

  I used it maninly for VMs (experimenting networking, ha setups, etc.), photo editing, gaming. It's barely making any noise because the case is well insulated and the fan's are well chosen and can run at low speeds.

Comment Re: Some good data... (Score 1) 434 434

I was not complaining, simply correcting a statement.

Offtopic but you asked: I bought Samsung because the hardware is better than the nexus 5 (the 6 is to big for my taste), has a SD card slot and actually some Samsung apps spare me the half assed crap google pulls in order to shove g+ and hangouts down my throat.

Comment Re:This never works (Score 1) 304 304

I don't understand. Nobody bothers pirating physical/legal media, that's why DRM only hurts paying customers. Any of the "plebs" knows he can get the file off piratebay and incidentally that file won't require DRM chips, phoning home, standing on your right toe while tickling your left ear in order to play.

Comment Re:Inaccurate headline. (Score 1) 649 649

I'd look at a statistic:

1. How many accidents have happened in the last years due to misprograming of ECUs. (Not damaging brakes trying to replace them, no law will stop the idiot from kiling himself and others)

2. How many independent and small shops that eat into automakers profits will close down due to the impossibility of performing any but the most simple repair jobs? Or how many of the exorbitantly expensive "authorised" programmers they will sell to such shops?

Yes, sure, it's for our safety.

Comment Re:Why on the ISS? (Score 1) 167 167

After the humans onboard the ISS test, refine and repeatedly upgrade various aspects of the system, while also shooting stuff that is closest to the ISS in the process nothing stops us from mounting the final all better and improved (tm) version on a satellite in another area of interest.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.