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Comment Re:Video (Score 1) 125

I am a "real guitar player", and I want one of these. I've been doing a lot of experiments with music lately: alternative tunings, inserting weird things between strings, building my own strange instruments, defretting an electric guitar, experimenting with touchpad as a controller, etc. This "guitar" is on my wishlist.

Comment Re:But unfortunately... (Score 1) 189

1. JWs don't believe in any kind of hell. The closest thing is just simply dying and having no chance of being resurrected by Jehova. That's it! If you'll be bad, when you die, you'll just die!

2. My username is actually more evil than you think. First, I'm a masked Harry Potter fan, you see, occult black magic and shit. You just have to add "er" to the end of my username, and replace "666" with "pot". And yes, I do smoke pot too! And if you read it backwards, it will sound pretty fucking demonish: "eetksiskiskisyrraahhh"; almost like some kind of Cthulhu spawn. How much more evil can you get with the least possible amount of people noticing?

Comment Re:Visual Studio replacement on Linux (Score 1) 310

Hm, can you tell me. Does any serious real-world project actually use GNUStep? Is the whole environment a viable alternative to KDE/Gnome/rest of the crowd? Where does it fit anyway, is it a widget library like Qt or Gtk+, or something more high-level, like KDE or Gnome? All I have ever seen is WindowMaker and a few toy apps on screenshots that looked like 1989. I've heard a lot of good words about GNUStep, dunno. Maybe I am missing something.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 0, Flamebait) 234

> I think this product is great even if for nothing more
> than the conversations it can generate that will bring
> more awareness about the needs in developing countries.

These so-called "developing" countries were doing just fine, and had a lot less problems *before* we had *any* awareness of their existence.

Comment Re:Why would a desktop user would run it? (Score 1) 235

> Not sure about suspend to encrypted swap, but it's a placebo
> if you're expecting true suspend to disk;

My current setup is an encrypted volume, containing an LVM volume, containing root, swap and home. When I resume from s2d, it asks me for the passphrase just like during a normal boot, and only when the swap shows up it tries to resume from it. I guess that this is just as safe as a normal shutdown.

Big thanks to you (and everyone else) for all the replies.

Comment Re:Why would a desktop user would run it? (Score 1) 235

I'm almost convinced. I've been toying with FreeBSD 7 on a vm a while ago, and I liked it. There's a certain "feel" about the whole system, and I really like that feel. Now I'm considering putting it on my laptop. I'm just wondering about a few possible showstoppers. Tell me about...

  - Ports. I'm very used to apt&dpkg. I haven't spent a lot of time learning to use the ports system, so tell me: can I expect the ports (after learning them a bit) to be as comfortable in everyday use as apt? I like installing&testing new stuff, trying out various funny Python libraries, etc. I need the process of finding, installing, upgrading, removing packages to be quick and efficient.

  - Hardware support. Can I expect the new FreeBSD to "just work" on a 1-year old laptop? I don't care about stuff like the wifi light, but other small things like SD card reader or the webcam are something that I'd hardly be giving up.

  - Full disk encryption. This is a must and I'm not going anywhere without it. I suppose it's there; but can I have swap on encrypted logical volume and still be able to do suspend to disk? (suspend to ram is also really handy)

  - NetworkManager? Or something equivalent. I don't want to go to commandline unless a task that I'm performing demands by its very nature a command-oriented user interface.

  - 3D support on Intel graphics?

  - read&write support for ext3, ntfs, etc for Linux and Windows inter-op?

That'd be all for now...

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