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Comment Why? (Score 2) 127

This now makes me wonder what reason there could be to run Ubuntu on Windows instead of Windows on Linux. For the few pieces of software like CAD (or games) I can understand, but then I can't think of a use for those professionals to use Linux in a virtual machine.

So, what scenario would fit best to use Linux on Windows instead of Windows on Linux for the professional? (I myself use Proxmox as a desktop with severeal machines for testing on it)

Comment Re:I'll wait for the rips (Score 1) 40

I always use crf with x264, like I always used q with xvid.
For me it was about keeping the same quality, but be able to store two to three times as many movies on disk for safe keeping (without the added junk).

I've already had a few DVD's with rot so I want to store them on BTRFS RAID.

Comment I'll wait for the rips (Score 1) 40

A media file of 89GB gets a bit too much to casually test conversions myself.

I do wonder how large the files will be when ripping in various codecs. With some DVD's the resulting x264 and xvid conversions didn't differ much in size (with equal quality), probably because of grain and smoke.

Comment Re:B-B-B-But... (Score 1) 302

I had a discussion about this just this evening with a friend. He states the EU shouldn't charge that amount to Apple, but to Ireland itself since it's Ireland that struck a bargain with Apple.
I agree on part of it, but Ireland could never pay that amount, certainly not on the backs of the Irish. They'd take the first boat to leave the country if the government did that so it's a bit more obvious to make Apple pay who should have known a low tax rate as they had could never have been correct.

I think Tim left out after saying he'd bring back those profits to the US that they'd end up in another deal and loophole and stay safe an sound on the Apple bank account.

Comment Also on phone! (Score 1) 54

One of the new guys at the office has installed Kali on his phone and had a lot of fun checking out websites while being bored on vacation. He refrained from actually using holes to do someting, which shows I was right in saying we needed to hire him after graduation. :-)

So, you can even be more covert using Kali in public places without attracting attention with a laptop.

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