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Comment Re:I can't believe this is considered acceptable. (Score 0, Troll) 322

I've come to the conclusion that there's only about 500 Linux desktop users in the WORLD who have PulseAudio problems. They're all the same people posting on forums about it.

Every other Linux desktop user uses the distro default which is usually PulseAudio, and it works.

Comment Re: This is silly (Score 5, Interesting) 322

This is how I understand it.

Once Firefox e10s (Electrolysis) with sandboxing is enabled by default, every Firefox content process will be independent and restricted.

Most ALSA devices cannot handle multiple open. And the ALSA solution, dmix, requires shared memory which is a thing sandboxes do not really want to have, and dmix does not understand sandboxes, so it would probably have to be forked and modified.

So Firefox can write their own sound server to get sound data from each independent content tab, or blow huge holes in the sandboxes for ALSA dmix, or they can just use the sound server that already exists and is used by 98% of Linux desktop users: PulseAudio.

Comment Re:The thing that really grinds my gears (Score 1) 102

It's more about the legal right to STOP OTHER WORKERS.

OF course Uber drivers could unionize, collectively stop working for Uber until their demands are met. The problem Unions have, and why I think most of them are out of date and stupid, is that there are plenty of other people willing to work for the company under the current conditions. The Union hates that. What THEY want is to be the only workers legally allowed to do the job.

My opinion is that if the Uber work conditions are bad enough that unionizing makes sense then there wouldn't BE any "scab" workers because they'd all see it makes sense to unionize.

But the way it actually is, this is a few drivers that think they can do better, but don't want the competition.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Where to go in IT today?

An anonymous reader writes: In about a year I (hopefully) will have finished a bachelors degree in applied computer sciences, specializing in internet technology. The curriculum is rather broad, ranging from systems programming on a raspberry pi over HTML/CSS/Javascript/C/Java/JPA/Python/GO/node.js, software design patterns, basic network stuff (mostly Cisco) and various database technologies. With these skills under my belt, what career path should I pursue?

I'm looking for satisfying and rewarding work, pay is not that important. While the lectures are interesting and I am able to maintain good grades rather effortlessly, I'm not all that interested in doing a masters, at least not at the moment.

As a side note, I am working already part-time as a system administrator for two small companies, but don't want to stay there forever because it's basically a dead end position. Enjoying the job, though.

I hope for some insightful comments from the slashdot community. Thanks!

Comment Re:SSD speed. (Score 1) 259

Even mSATA is faster than any SATA cable, internal or external. NVMe (which includes M.2 which is just a 4-lane PCIe connector) is much, much faster.

Maximum speed for SATA is 600 MB/s. Maximum speed for an M.2 drive is about 3000 MB/s. I have a workstation with a 1.2 TB Intel 750 that does 2150 MB/s sequential.

SATA isn't fast anymore. It's slower than iSCSI over 10 Gbps Ethernet!

Comment Re:Big disappointment anymore (Score 1) 95

That "crappy GPU" is more cores. Specialized cores, but even the Intel GPU is ridiculously fast for the right kind of code. Now that we're getting Vulkan and DX 12 software should be able to run GPU compute on the Intel or AMD integrated GPU while doing video on the discrete card.

I predict a future with a lot more OpenCL code in it. I also predict a future with more idiot gamers who complain that using all of the CPU cores plus the integrated GPU ruins their 4.6 GHz overclocks.

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