* Posts by desht

60 posts • joined 3 Nov 2009

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

desht

Re: Hellooooo UBUNTU...

I think you might enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85p7JZXNy8 if you haven't seen it already. 13 years old but barely dated. The song itself starts at 1:25.

Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to SINK Netflix

desht
FAIL

So instead of my current Netflix service with no ads which works nicely with my Chromecast, I'd instead be paying for an Amazon service with unskippable ads, no Chromecast support, and which appears to be an extra over and above the current Prime video offering (which I dropped due to lack of Chromecast support, or indeed any Android support apart from Amazon's own devices). Wow, how could I refuse?

Microsoft .NET released from its Windows chains... but what ABOUT MONO?

desht

Re: Mono smono bono

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2824623/ubuntu-linux-gets-netflix-without-weird-workarounds.html

Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

desht

No, because the balloons are planned to drift at an altitude of >18km, way above the maximum altitude for commercial airliners (~12 km).

The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

desht

Re: Do we need

A Goatse QR ought to be sufficient, I would have thought.

XBOX ONE owners rage as HDMI SNAFU 'judders' Brit and Euro tellies

desht
FAIL

"Rubbish - you can select between TV and Xbox - or snap it to one side with voice control - and it can power on / off your TV and receiver too...and you are ready for the full channel guide in early 2014..."

Let's see - switch between inputs with a button on my remote, or via an unreliable voice command, which even it works, means anyone in the room can switch inputs and power things on and off (yeah, the kids will find that *hilarious*). I'll keep the remote, thanks.

And why the hell would I want to watch TV at the same time, and on the same screen, as playing a game? That's just fucking stupid.

Myst: 20 years of point-and-click adventuring

desht

Already done!

http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/918541-162-mystcraft-0106/

Not a Myst remake as such, but a Myst-inspired mechanism for creating alternate worlds.

Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow

desht

Err, it's very obvious that the images across the top of the Mate site are cropped sections. Just look at the images for more than half a second.

Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' erects own App Store

desht

@Deadly_NZ

"You know the one in windows thats right click on desktop and select properties.. In Linux it's hidden or maybe it's stuck at 1024x768"

Does System->Preferences->Display count as hidden then, or are you just trolling?

Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

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Fine here

Installed 9.10 on four very different machines (AMD/Nivida gaming rig, Atom-powered netbook, Atom-powered media PC, Intel-powered corporate PC). Problems encountered: zero.

(OK, one problem: on the netbook, Xorg got the physical screen size wrong, but that was the case in 9.04 too. Fixed by adding an xrandr command in the startup)

Also booted the live CD on a Lenovo laptop and it works fine (even running dual screen), but I haven't installed it on that yet.

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