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Comment Re:Unauthorized export resale? (Score 0) 936

Touching her ... now that's physical violence and you don't want that.

However I think all this mess could have been avoided if the Apple store guys (geniuses?) would have used this popular online translation tool from these guys that also run a popular search engine. Or maybe they used their own (iTranslate anyone?) and we all know what iApps can do: get people killed in the middle of nowhere by fooling them into thinking it's a city and now get people tasered.

(not anti-apple, I own several devices from them but still ...)

Comment slack ftw (Score 0) 867

I glanced at most of the comments and noticed a sort of pattern: a lot of you guys started (or at least remember to be first) with slackware. short version: slackware ('98) => ubuntu 6 ('06) => gentoo ('07) => mac (boooooooooooooo, not linux, or is it?). I started with Slackware 3.4 in 98 (I was 10 yo then) found on CD from a magazine (I don't remember the name, pcworld or smth).

Back then I owned this crappy cyrix 5x86 75mhz with 16mb ram and 240mb hdd. Very soon I upgraded to more modern hardware though (mmx and stuff). I managed to get it to run and was so amazed how fast it is compared to windows 98. I used that piece of crap (the computer that is) until 2005 and learned php on a lamp stack (I remember using apache 1.2.22 until 2005, mysql 3.2 and then 4.4 or something like that, php 3 then php 4.3 as they became available).

I remember Slackware didn't make it easy to install packages. I had to hunt dependencies and manually install (compile actually) everything. Whatever didn't kiss I patched (tvtuner kernel modules were the worst :)) ). Never commited anything though because my patches were ugly and their purpose was to build on my system and nothing more.
In 2006 tried Ubuntu and loved aptitude. However in 2007 I met Gentoo at work and loved it even more because I could tweak everything compile related and have all the dependencies fetched, compiled and installed for me. I was in awe.

Sure I could have met Gentoo earlier, I could have used Fedora earlier and go all yum yum but all the experience I got using Slackware would be in an alternate universe.

What I can give is this: It doesn't matter what distro you start with. It matters A LOT if you really dig into it and try all you can to understand it's purpose. If it has a package manager, try not using it once and do everything by hand. This experiment will reveal so much about the distro and those similar to the one you're using you will not believe how well you understand everything after. Play with kernel parameters a lot. Break GRUB (or GRUB2) and fix it. Play with xorg.conf if you have the chance. You can't do this in one day, or one week. It will take a lot of time but eventually you will feel that whatever distro you're using everything is easy to understand, easy to use, easy to own.

Comment Re:Incidentally... (Score 0) 75

let's agree to disagree a little. Earth orbits the Sun .. pretty fast to cover 360 degrees in 365 days. Sun dies .. it loses mass (lots of it) because it burns it and radiates it away. Less mass means less gravity. Why doesn't anybody take into consideration the centripetal force acting on Earth (and everything else that orbits around the Sun)? My guess is that as the Sun's gravity weakens the Earth will be allowed to further away from the Sun. I'm sorry but I don't see this engulf scenario happening at all. A more likely scenario: Sun is weak. Jupiter compresses a lot because it cools too much. Jupiter's mass is still enormous but now compared to it's size it allows other planets to come closer. It will not further that much away from the sun because big mass means big .. really big inertia. Earth however will be sort of slingshot eventually and it will either be catched by Jupiter (direct hit or very very very lucky but way too long shot catched in orbit as Jupiter's moon) or it will rocket towards empty space and maybe somewhere an advanced civilisation will discover our history. Enjoy your week-end and let the next millionth generation worry about the Sun engulfing the Earth ...

Comment oh come on (Score 1) 163

What the **** is going on in this ***** up 21st century of yours(ours). So .. I grew up watching roadrunner and tom&jerry. Went through highschool wasting 4nights/week playing nothing but counter-strike for 10 hours straight. Moved from servers in europe to servers in us then in asia as time past and people went to sleep. Played every GTA under the sun. Now i'm in my twenties and I don't rob stores, don't beat up people on the street or get them out of their cars to steal it, I keep the door open for a lady no matter the age or looks because I'm polite, and I work as a programmer and help my parents with groceries and the house and stuff. **** it .. I think I'm a decent person. These days you can't watch tom&jerry or roadrunner because there's just too much violence and .. think of the children. Really? Well you grew up just fine and I don't see any reminiscence from watching tom&jerry in you. Just do your job and raise them properly and they'll pick up the rest...

Comment hmm (Score 0) 226

TMC(too many comments);DR I think it's just like a context sensitive storage service. If I build a service that allows users to upload pdfs and (for usage sake) I provide a way to view these files online anywhere they have an internet connection via .. i dunno .. pdf.js maybe does that mean I have to get a license from ebook publishers because my service allows users to upload ebooks (which they may have bought god knows from where) and read them online? That's my POV.

Submission + - Meego is dead, long live to LiMo (

mu22le writes: MeeGo is not just about Nokia or phones, its also being pushed as In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and is already adopted by BMW. So lets not assume it is the end of the world given Nokias action. Although Android and WebOS are indeed Linux since they use this kernel, we often want more traditional user-space stack, like MeeGo would be. For those, dont loose hope! Yesterday we got a major announcement at MWC by LiMo: LiMo Foundation Unveils LiMo 4. Its based on X11, WebKit, GNOME and EFL!

Comment layout (Score 0) 2254

Hi, Please make the Ads disabled checkbox go away, put it in my account settings, anywhere else because I can't view the main page at full width. I used to have story boxes go from left to right full width now they all only go to the right until they hit the "Ads disabled" and I get a /. main page with a big white,blank,sterp column on the right. Useless I tell you, useless.

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