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Comment Re:It's in alpha, don't expect too much out of it (Score 1) 51

I paid for some Final Fantasy re-releases for Android as well as Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. I don't want to buy them again for PC (if they are even available).
There are Android games that are equivalent to browser flash games, except they perform better and have better music. I'm mostly thinking of the thousands of tower defense games out there.

So some little free project that lets me play the games I want and doesn't cost me anything except a little bit of my time sounds great.

Comment Re:Systemd! (Score 2) 225

Sounds great. I did manage to trim 200K of ram usage in an embedded system (no swap!) by tearing systemd out.

Systemd is way more modular though, and it has a lot of benefits for a desktop environment and for distro maintainers. But if you system doesn't want dbus, pulseaudio and those sort of things, it probably also doesn't want systemd. And if you are using pulseaudio and dbus, then the framework that Systemd presents might be something you want. I don't have any use for Systemd or dbus or other desktop oriented services on my name server. But there is not one architectal answer that covers every use case.

Comment Re:C coders are brain damaged (Score 1) 80

That's pretty good money. California? I'd love to make that kind of cash as an engineer.

Yea, good old Silicon Valley treats me well. Of course the houses here are expensive, median home price has just tipped over $1M in Santa Clara County. At this rate I will only be able to afford a slightly below average home.

Comment Re:It's in alpha, don't expect too much out of it (Score 1) 51

Even if it's unstable, if I can play some of the games I bought a few years ago that would be brilliant. I've gone from having Android clamshells and tablets to phone only, so all I have left with a nice big screen are my Linux desktops. I do have Android TV but so few of my games run on it because of the intentional crippling Google has done to it.

Comment Re:C coders are brain damaged (Score 1) 80

Several implementations of SmallTalk, including its VM and Compiler are written in SmallTalk. And if you've ever used SmallTalk, it's almost a complete operating system and has a graphical environment. It's quite possible to do fancy whizbang languages without coding in C, although many times these languages will have a meta-language that is converted to C to feed to the native compiler. (I don't count that as "programming in C")

Comment False dichotomy (Score 1) 78

I mean, either this is illegal and they should be, or this is perfectly legal, then the complaint has no merit. Which one is it?

Does this have to be limited to only the two possibilities you suggest? Here are three more
* legal, but annoying
* legal, but unethical
* legal, but because case law has not been found that applies to it yet. That is, it's untested

Comment Re:Systemd! (Score 3, Interesting) 225

I only care when I have to debug my more custom setups. Then I really hate systemd, as well as dbus. I would be surprised if anyone "really liked" it, except the original author. Most people are like "whatever, I just want X and pulseaudio to start". I, as a system developer, have built products around systemd because the product architect insisted on it. I was like "whatever, your funeral".

All my authoritative DNS servers are running custom builds (not BIND) and require custom start-up scripts for the chroot and health monitoring.

Comment Re:C coders are brain damaged (Score 3, Insightful) 80

I love it when people perceive C has difficult or archaic or obsolete, because that's job security for me. C is in some ways a high level somewhat portable macro assembler, and it gets some real work done. It's a 45 year old programming language designed for writing a kernel, that we've adapted for hundreds of other purposes. It's not perfect, but luckily you don't have to be perfect to be useful.

Comment Re:Soy tastes like chicken (Score 1) 285

Every few years someone ruins their internal organs making stew with the wrong mushrooms. One of the worst in my mind was in a California nursing home in 2012. Someone working at the nursing home found some mushrooms, picked them and cooked them up for the residents. I'm not sure the taste is going to be all that noticeable, and in this case it wasn't noticeable enough to raise suspicions in time.

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