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Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 629

by xvan (#48798477) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw
Because Linux, Linux kernel modules, when distributed as binary bulbs are tied to specific Linux version.
This originally wasn't a limitation as all drivers were open source, so you just needed to recompile the driver modules.

With closes source drivers that's not an option, there are work arounds as using an open sourced compatibility layer between your driver and the kernel (I believe that that's what NVIDIA does).
But on embedded devices that's not worth as those do not require to be upgradable or have planned obsolescence.

Comment: Re:Religions codify survival info ... (Score 1) 755

by xvan (#48701013) Attached to: Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

And these books have ridiculous fantasies about supernatural powers.

So you have never read the Qur'an, but you assume that all religions are the same.

According to historian Denis Gril, the Qur'an does not overtly describe Muhammad performing miracles. The supreme miracle of Muhammad is finally identified with the Qur'an itself.

Source: Islamic_view_of_miracles

Comment: Re:*sips pabst* (Score 1) 351

by xvan (#48667007) Attached to: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

Tom Bombadil was rightly cut as it served no practical purpose

Fine, I liked Tom Bombadil, but I can accept that he was cut off...

But Peter Jackson changed Tolkien's end from:
Frodo reaches the volcano edge -> Decides he wants the to keep The One -> Puts it on -> out of nowhere gollum bites his finger -> dances with the finger in his hand at the edge of the volcano -> Falls because he es dumb.

To:
Frodo reaches the volcano edge -> Decides he wants the to keep The One -> Has 7 minutes Hollywood fight -> Gollum predictable falls down

Comment: Re:Incontrovertible evidence (Score 0) 115

by xvan (#48650363) Attached to: Cuba Says the Internet Now a Priority
Cuba's health and education stats are above average compared with the rest of LATAM and high when compared with the rest big Caribbean islands.

Cuba's health is not much worse than the US (yeah, that's a really low bar, but that's what most Slashdotters use as reference.)
http://www.worldlifeexpectancy...

Also Cuba ranks above the US in the Happy Planet Index.
http://www.happyplanetindex.or...

Let's say you won't be happy if you're a dissident in Cuba.

You won't be happy either if you're a dissident int he US.
You may stay "free" as long as you remain inside of your Free Speech cage.

Comment: Re:They will either change their mind (Score 1) 183

by xvan (#48578257) Attached to: Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th
They can't set their own fee / arrangement. Only the Big Guys Conglomerate can negotiate.

las últimas declaraciones de Wert contradicen ese carácter de irrenunciabilidad, sin embargo los agregadores no pueden negociar con el medio directamente (lo haría AEDE) y sólo sirve para la cuantía, no para la exención.

Spanish source in Spanish: http://es.gizmodo.com/internet... http://es.gizmodo.com/que-sign...

Comment: Re:permanent death? no save points? (Score 1) 222

by xvan (#48570175) Attached to: Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order
Simple UI? what are you talking about?
Nethack uses almost all key combinations, lower case, uper case and ctrl+key. And if you are playing Nethack without a keypad, you need to use vi style cursor movements. Not that I'm complaining, but not even vim forces you into sort of pain.
And don't make me start talking about Dwarf Fortress, were the game needs to be hacked to put some sense intro that micromanagement mess.

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