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Comment: Re:Could you be more vague? (Score 1, Insightful) 412

by wanderingknight (#27888233) Attached to: What To Do When a Megacorp Wants To Buy You?

For the most part, a job is nothing more than a means to make money.

You sad, sad person.

Labour is an end in itself. Producing is what differences us from animals. Read some Marx.

If you're living just for the money, you're doing it wrong. Or right, according to what this society wants to turn you into.

Comment: Re:Uhuh... (Score 1) 296

by wanderingknight (#26999621) Attached to: Nintendo Asks For Government Help To Fight Piracy
In Argentina,

A PS3 costs about 900 US dollars.
A Wii costs about 600 US dollars.
I don't know the figure for a 360, but it must be around 800~900 US dollars.

And a PS3 game must cost about 150 dollars or something like that (don't have the exact figures, either, but seeing how most good but old PS2 games are about 100 dollars...).

I've asked a friend of mine who traveled to the US to bring me a Nintendo DS (even got a 20% discount on it!), and with an R4 I'm able to play almost all games for a fraction of what would cost to buy them legally here (A DS is about 250~300 US dollars, no idea about the games but most unofficial retailers package a flashcard for about 25 extra dollars).

Console and game prices are bullshit on this side of the world. Stop fucking whining, Nintendo.

Comment: Re:Think Different! (Score 1) 696

by wanderingknight (#26163951) Attached to: 2009, Year of the Linux Delusion
In my work machine with 512 MB of RAM, spoiled by the multitasking I'm accustomed to in my home machine, I've got Windows dropping over 700 MB of virtual memory on the page file. When I had 512 MB of RAM on my desktop (a couple of months ago), with even higher usage I barely slipped over 400 MB of swap space used.

With my kind of usage, it's sluggish as hell, especially if you tend to multitask a lot (say thanks to Windows' "Oh, let's nice all minimized apps!" mentality). On 512 MB of RAM.

Comment: Re:Tab (Score 1) 2362

by wanderingknight (#25652273) Attached to: (Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?
Tell me about it. I routinely have to dive into an old AIX server that only has ksh, not bash, and man does it drive me insane. Not only it doesn't support tab completion, it doesn't even support standard history recall! Pressing up just moves the cursor up and sends the escape character to the console, resulting in a garbage command.

Felson's Law: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.