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Bass Bass Knows the way the wind is flowing.
  • Police notices on Pirate sites - anyone know how this works?

    , evildictait​or wrote


    If you read your agreement with your network provider, you'll find they did ask, and you gave permission.


  • KDE Plasma 5.0 released

    , bondsbw wrote

    Looks good, a solid set of improvements.

    Generally it seems to be well received in the blogosphere. Which is interesting. Goes to show you it is possible to revamp a UI without pissing off large numbers of people. :P

  • Do you use Linux?

    , evildictait​or wrote

    Professionally? Yep.

    As a hobby? Nope

    Dual boot? Main OS? I now always boot from flash drives. I have a Windows stick and a BackTrack stick. My machine's main OS was written by me, so it's not Linux or Windows or anything really.

    What distro(s)? BackTrack

    What are your specific interests in Linux? None particularly, although I do occasionally dive into driver code to see how various bits of hardware work.

    Wow you are paranoid as f*ck! :) Why are you not using Kali Linux by the way?

  • Do you use Linux?

    , Bas wrote

    Apart from random consumer hardware that runs it, I currently only use linux professionally via the Raspberry Pi. We need the cheapest possible hardware to display soms web pages, and the pi seemed a logical choice. Currently running Raspbian.

    Off-topic: the internet hugely oversold the pi's performance. Even if you set it up to only run Chromium and display a pretty simple website, it's slow to the point of being unusable.

    You might want to use something lighter then Chromium. There is a ARMv6 optimized port of "the web browser formally known as Epiphany" (now just called "Web Browser") you might want to look into.


  • something pretty amazing is going to happen with windows phone


  • I finally tried Oculus Rift

    , spivonious wrote

    @Bass: So basically this is a device to make you fall over and feel sick? ;)

    While it's a neat novelty, I don't think this is the future of computing or entertainment.

    I think it's the closest thing we have to actually teleporting to a virtual reality. Even with the best graphics card, it's not the same thing on the rectangular screen. I was impressed despite the low resolution, if the resolution improves it's going to be very difficult to distinguish between virtual reality and the real world, sans the fact that you actually feel what I would assume is kinda like being paraplegic in the virtual world.

  • Satya speaking...

    , MasterPi wrote

    @Bass: Not really, but a quick google search produced a link about it. I think the actual keynote went more in depth.

    Interesting. I feel like that's a good example of the sort of applications of IoT that will likely be commonplace within the next decade or so. That Azure ML thing is a Microsoft technology I'll be keeping an eye on. :)

  • Satya speaking...

    , MasterPi wrote


    Well, I don't think the keynote really went too much into specifics in the context of the memo. Some things are pretty vague, but probably should be (what are they going to do in terms of productivity? Skype translator is good, but we already know about that). Still, the IoT demo was awesome.

    Sounds interesting. Do you have a direct link to that IoT demo?

  • Do you use Linux?

    I know this is a Microsoft forum, but I'm curious. Do you use Linux?

    • Professionally?
    • As a hobby?
    • Dual boot? Main OS?
    • What distro(s)?
    • What are your specific interests in Linux?

    I'll start. :)

    • Professionally? Yes! I've been making a living [partly] from leveraging Linux expertise for over five years.
    • As a hobby? Yes! I've been using Linux even longer, and tinkering with Linux is still a big hobby.
    • Dual boot? Main OS? It's the only OS I do work on, dual-boot Windows (for gaming, and to keep up with the Microsoft) and Linux at home.
    • What distro(s)? Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) mostly. Although I play around with MANY distros.
    • What are your specific interests in Linux? Very large systems design and applications that require very large systems. I'm sorry if that's vague. :) I'm also very passionate about FOSS development and open technological collaboration.
  • Satya speaking...

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    I can do all these things with Gentoo (together with WINE) too!

    I'm looking to main Gentoo for my next computer build, but it's an OS for people with more passion about systems construction then sense. :) I would not recommend it for anyone without significant previous experience with Linux systems.

    Ubuntu is a better choice for newcomers to Linux, and arguably it still contains all the power you need for "industrial" Linux use.