Re: Missing option (Score: 3, Funny)

by in The Best Bond: on 2015-11-29 15:35 (#W3G0)

Or perhaps covalent?

I like them all (Score: 2)

by in The Best Bond: on 2015-11-21 11:18 (#V9W7)

There is no bond actor I dislike. They are all pretty good, I think. I voted Connery, though.

Re: Who owns the rights to the Nokia N9 UI (Meego) (Score: 1)

by in Microsoft admits failure in Nokia acquisition on 2015-07-22 13:34 (#F3DQ)

Yes, I remember looking at the N9 a few years ago, and don't remember much other than that I was impressed by how the UI functioned.

Re: Missing option (Score: 1)

by in When my favorite distro releases a new version: on 2015-04-27 18:25 (#7Y9W)

I guess you are right. I was thinking of OS releases, not (individual) packages.

Missing option (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in When my favorite distro releases a new version: on 2015-04-27 17:20 (#7Y93)

I run a rolling release distro, you insensitive clod!

Re: m0n0 (Score: 1)

by in End of the m0n0wall project on 2015-02-18 14:05 (#3BA8)

On the m0n0wall homepage there is a link to a new project (OPNsense) which seems interesting.

Edit: Oh, someone posted about it already.

m0n0 (Score: 1)

by in End of the m0n0wall project on 2015-02-17 20:01 (#39Q7)

I received the announcement by email a couple of days ago. Too bad, it was a great distribution and I am still running it on one of my old PCs.

Re: One word (well, actually two) (Score: 1)

by in Pipedot Turns One on 2015-02-06 18:56 (#2WXQ)


FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by in Video game genre of choice: on 2014-11-18 10:32 (#2V3Y)

I have always enjoyed the combination of FPS and RPG.

Re: Varies (Score: 1)

by in Mobile OS versions that I use: on 2014-11-12 22:53 (#2V10)

My phone is an HTC One V.

Varies (Score: 1)

by in Mobile OS versions that I use: on 2014-11-11 12:00 (#2TZK)

On my phone I switch ROMs quite often but for the moment i am on Android 4.2.2. I expect my Nexus 7 will get Android 5.0 soon.

Re: This one is really serious (Score: 1)

by in wget prior to 1.16 allows for a web server to write arbitrary files on the client side on 2014-10-29 15:14 (#2TSD)

aria2 comes to mind, but yes, wget is used almost everywhere.

Depends (Score: 1)

by in I mainly use my tablet in: on 2014-10-20 11:58 (#2TGN)

I think it depends on the size. I have the first gen Nexus 7 and I almost exclusively use it in portrait mode. With a larger tablet maybe I would find landscape mode more comfortable.

Re: Hotmail? (Score: 1)

by in My first email address was on 2014-10-02 12:15 (#2T25)

Yes, +1 for Hotmail.

Re: mksh workalike (Score: 1)

by in Vulnerability in Bash Shell widespread and serious on 2014-09-25 19:24 (#2SXR)

Put "set editing-mode vi" in /etc/inputrc (a lot of CLI programs use readline and will read that) or "set -o vi" for your current bash shell or bashrc
Thanks! This is great!

Re: I will never get rid of my PC (Score: 1)

by in Tablet sales are down; PC sales are up. What the heck? on 2014-09-02 00:04 (#2RZD)

Let me also make it clear that with "PC", in the above comment, I meant desktop computer. :-)

I will never get rid of my PC (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Tablet sales are down; PC sales are up. What the heck? on 2014-09-01 23:59 (#2RZC)

It's nice to have a computer by a desk, with a proper monitor and proper input devices, and to be able to quickly add and switch hardware such as disks.

Tablets and PCs aren't even comparable in many cases since they often have very different uses. That said, I really like my Nexus 7, but it can never replace a PC. The only thing that can replace a PC in most areas is a laptop.

Re: The system I now call home (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Friday Distro: PC-BSD on 2014-08-29 22:54 (#2RWG)

I run Arch Linux (with ZFS on my home directory), but I am actually thinking of trying out BSD because I really like FreeBSD. Perhaps PC-BSD is what I should be using on my desktop.

Snapshots (Score: 1)

by in PC-BSD's new Lumina desktop is advancing fast on 2014-08-28 20:26 (#2RCS)

The Lumina desktop will also provide BSD-specific features through its file manager, like full ZFS snapshot restore capability.
That's a good feature. I am running OpenZFS under Linux, but manage my snapshots through the terminal.

Re: Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 1)

by in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 16:30 (#2R91)

The distro articles are always enjoyable.

Re: Alright then, I'll start (Score: 1)

by in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 23:44 (#2QZ2)

I noticed the soy feed instantly killed discussion at Pipedot.
Yes, that was my first thought too when I first came to the site and noticed all the new articles and comments.

I think Pipedot is great, and even though I think feeding articles and comments from other sites is cool in principle, I believe this was the wrong way of doing it. As you mentioned, Pipedot became a reader to SN and not much else. Considering that the comment systems aren't integrated (and that might be tough to fix with SN since it doesn't even run Pipecode), and that every article from SN was duplicated on Pipedot, instead of a select few, it really made no sense.

Re: Tiling WMs ftw ;-) (Score: 1)

by in In any given month I use as interface: on 2014-08-12 01:18 (#3TD)

Same here. I have found Awesome to be both extremely configurable as well as fast. I have used it for a couple of years now, and it should definitively have been in the poll. The main feature, I think, is the Lua API which makes it possible to configure it to work in pretty much any way you want.

Re: High Res Monitor (Score: 1)

by in My next big purchase will be: on 2014-07-29 01:39 (#2PH)

This. I have a very nice 24" HP IPS 1920x1200 monitor right now, but my next purchase will be a 4k IPS monitor. Next year, maybe.

Interesting (Score: 1)

by in Distro Friday: GALPon MiniNo on 2014-07-11 18:03 (#2F7)

Keep it up.

Re: Can't Vote (Score: 1)

by in What topics would we like to see here? on 2014-06-12 15:17 (#22V)

I agree with everything in the above post. Some political stories fit in, but politics isn't why I come here.

Re: Impressive (Score: 1)

by in Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs on 2014-06-01 22:49 (#201)

I watched it again, and you are right. It looks like the tether keeps it on the treadmill.

Re: Termiraptors! Velocinators! (Score: 3, Funny)

by in Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs on 2014-06-01 08:07 (#1ZQ)

Is Cyberdino Systems behind this?

Impressive (Score: 1)

by in Robot Velociraptor Now Fastest Thing on Two Legs on 2014-05-31 23:44 (#1ZM)

It's very impressive seeing it get over those obstacles at that speed with no hassle.

Re: What about emergency steering? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Google's Self Driving Electric Car Prototype on 2014-05-30 13:03 (#1Z6)

I assume these cars will have several safety mechanisms in place to make sure something like that happens only once in a while...

These kind of cars can be used by people who lack a driver's license, or are intoxicated. Since it is not possible to take control of the car, there is no reason to put any requirements on any of the passengers. Perhaps self driving cars with manual controls will have a locked mode, or something, to also allow this.

It depends (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Favorite story image style: on 2014-05-26 16:57 (#1WZ)

Images are fine if they contribute to the story, but to use an image which is only vaguely related to the story seems unnessecary. Maybe images should be used when it makes sense to, and just have nothing otherwise.

I voted none, but i am not against having images or icons. The great thing about having icons is that you are able to quickly notice the category of the story, which is great when you're scrolling through the page.

Obligatory xkcd? (Score: 3, Funny)

by in Potentially the world's coolest new watch on 2014-05-23 19:06 (#1WB)

Obligatory xkcd.

Nice! (Score: 3, Informative)

by in Read It on 2014-05-13 10:54 (#1J0)

This is a very useful feature.

Re: Denyng the undeniable (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Stephen Hawking on the dangers of advanced AI on 2014-05-05 01:36 (#1CA)

In addition to the above those involved seem fixated on viewing their work as hyper-deterministic "machines" instead of beings .
Yes, since any advanced AI must be a self-learning system, only a limited control can be had over its evolution.

Re: Not to minimize NGINX ... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in Use of NGINX Increases on 2014-04-27 16:22 (#16W)

No, you're wrong, Nginx definitely does not spawn a thread/process for each connection.

Re: Interesting (Score: 2, Informative)

by in DRAM Manufacturers Settle in Price Fixing Class Action Suit on 2014-04-04 14:21 (#ZD)

It says on the site that further documentation may be required at a later time, after the claim has been filed.

Re: 100 on the first day (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Logo Contest and Other Updates on 2014-04-01 02:53 (#WY)

#1 should be able to answer that.

For me it would be the (Score: 5, Insightful)

by in Pet peevs of website design on 2014-03-31 22:47 (#WR)

Show more idiocy on results pages. Because there is no pagination, there is no easy way to quickly move forward among the results, so you have to repeatedly scroll down and click Show more . If you leave the page you often lose your position and have to start all over again. Stupid UI trend which has no place in anything other than simple interfaces. There should at least be a simple way of setting the offset.

Re: Deeper problem (Score: 1)

by in How Not to Write an API on 2014-03-10 17:37 (#D0)

Pipedot must have grown so sofisticated even the trolls downmod their own posts!

Interesting (Score: 1)

by in Myths About /dev/urandom on 2014-03-10 17:34 (#CZ)

It seems that my general idea of how /dev/{u,}random works was wrong. Very interesting article.

Usability (Score: 4, Funny)

by in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-09 13:08 (#BF)

So MS does all usability testing after they release the OS?