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  • #41
    echo 4294967295 > /proc/sys/vm/stamina

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    • #42
      Originally posted by jimbohale View Post
      It will always be only used be a very specific demographic, and that is the users who have the patience to be heavily involved with their computer. I should never have to edit a single text file, nor have to enter a single command into the terminal for me to get things working (note that I myself can and do cope, I'm speaking about the average user who doesn't give a fuck). Until the companies that wish to profit off of distributing Linux realize this fact, it will remain low. People would rather spend hundreds more on windows so they don't have to be in depth with their computers, and like I just said until these companies realize that, it will continue to be pathetic. The current selection and quality of UI apps is outright pathetic. You guys might find them acceptable but the average end user will not. Things should at least be spaced properly, and bugs should be treated as completely unacceptable. I understand why Fedora or Ubuntu might not fit the bill, they are community driven and don't have the resources. However, someone needs to make an investment in Linux and do it right. Until that happens, it will continue to be the thing for people with patience and them only. Android did it, now someone else needs to do it for the desktop.
      The big animation studios seem to like their linux workstations (not just used for render farms anymore).

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      • #43
        Originally posted by liam View Post
        The big animation studios seem to like their linux workstations (not just used for render farms anymore).
        Oh, I'm sorry, are those big render studios comprised of the vast majority of the population? Even assuming that was true (not saying it's not, but I don't assume things).

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        • #44
          Bravo, a great way to make free advertising , statistics for consoles also toured a lot websites , mission completed

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          • #45
            This was a very click-baity article, moreso than normal Phoronix articles, but...

            Originally posted by elapsed View Post
            Young being under 30. I also wouldn't be surprised if the majority of porn viewers were 15-25.
            What does this even mean? Difficulty in getting with someone else to fuck? I very highly doubt that is the case. The typical human hits puberty around 10-12 (remember Romeo and Juliet? and if you understand history, or biology, or are familiar with the laws of other countries (in Japan humans can fuck at 14+ years of age), and you should know it yourself having gone through it), and typically five times per week they are around others of their same age when they go to school, so it's not like they have difficulty accessing humans of the same age who also want to fuck. I would guess that porn viewing would actually be more common among those who aren't as social. I'd expect older humans to possibly get into a social rut and not get out, while young humans are forced to get out and go to school. At the same time, many younger humans may still watch it due to it being used as a teaching aid since it's most likely new to them since adult humans typically totally fail when it comes to teaching the young about sex. Then you get into the problem that porn is often somewhat fake and isn't a good teaching aid. This leads me into the next reply...

            Originally posted by liam View Post
            That's a good point. The Guardian ran an article a short while ago which claimed that teens saw porn, specifically online porn, as potentially damaging.

            http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/aug/20/teenagers-internet-pornography-damaging-poll

            ...which is the only reason, if any, it could possibly be "damaging" in my opinion. Yes, teaching someone incorrectly can be problematic and potentially even "damaging", because if someone sees some movie that depicts some super amazing sex act, and then tries to do it themselves only to find out they can't do it, it could cause them to think there is something wrong with them. I don't think that is a huge deal as they should be communicating with others and learn pretty quickly that movies are usually not real.

            Otherwise, the claim that wanted safe sex hurts anyone is of course laughable.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by jimbohale View Post
              Oh, I'm sorry, are those big render studios comprised of the vast majority of the population? Even assuming that was true (not saying it's not, but I don't assume things).
              Get off your anger trip. Nobody is interested in reading a tantrum.

              You actually do assume things. You already assumed one would need a keyboard to use Linux and one would have to enter commands. You do not. Fact is that most distros run out-of-the-box with just the mouse and only require you to enter something into the keyboard during their first installation. In Windows do you also need to enter your user name, your domain and license code, if it was not done already by an administrator for you. When this is too much effort then you are confusing the computer with the TV. And I would not blame you for it. Many people do only want to consume content and do not want to produce anything. Still, computers do come with keyboards and even your mobile phone tries to emulate a keyboard just so you can type messages in. Computers simply are meant to be used with keyboards. To make your first visit to a porn site before you can bookmark it do you also need to type the site's address in. You may only be more used to do the later and so have stopped noticing it.

              Oh, also some people get angry with their mouse and their TV remote control, too. So you fit right in. At least you used your keyboard to vent your anger with words and did not do it like this guy did:


              So "Bravo!" to you for not hitting your monitor with the keyboard. Or perhaps not, because what this guy did took balls.

              When you are having difficulties reading text on your screen and it gives you "puppy eyes" then you may need glasses. Even when you think you can read a text can glasses help you a lot when you have to work many hours at a monitor. Especially when you think you need a lot of spacing between letters should you seek help.

              Bugs on the other hand are normal. Software has got bugs and you need to accept it. Just like people have flaws. If you cannot accept it then stay away. What is more dangerous are viruses, spyware, trojans and bots. You get these more easily with Windows than with Linux. Porn sites make this worse so I have heard.

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              • #47
                Originally posted by sdack View Post
                Get off your anger trip. Nobody is interested in reading a tantrum.

                You actually do assume things. You already assumed one would need a keyboard to use Linux and one would have to enter commands. You do not.
                He is correct, because he means "configuring". Linux lacks integraged, flexible, smart, productive configuration tool - one which would be hard to produce given the recent tendency to create smaller individual configuration applications.

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by brosis View Post
                  He is correct, because he means "configuring". Linux lacks integraged, flexible, smart, productive configuration tool - one which would be hard to produce given the recent tendency to create smaller individual configuration applications.
                  No, you two are doing something wrong. My Debian comes with a graphical installer and besides entering my name did I not have to configure anything. It finds the network, finds the router, connects to the Internet, downloads all basic packages and from there installs itself to a fully working desktop.

                  The little one can tweak in Windows is not actually worth tweaking. Not for most users anyway. It is the same for Linux. One can do more, especially in Linux and go as far as editing configuration files, but this is a bonus and not a malus. It is not like Window's regedit, which sometimes offers some of the best tweaks, is really a great tool, or finding and editing .ini files.

                  If your problem is with applications then just look for a menu entry like "Options", "Preferences" or "Setting". Linux is not different from Windows.

                  It is possible you two think that you need to finger around with all settings and thus find yourself more often going through files on Linux than on Windows, but this is your own fault. You are likely too shy to mess around with the Windows registry. Again, I could not blame you here. Linux is far more better documented even on stuff on the lowest levels than Windows is. I hate messing around in the registry, too.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by sdack View Post
                    Linux is far more better documented even on stuff on the lowest levels than Windows is.
                    Documented for the public. I bet Microsoft has got lots of internal documentation (maybe they even let some of their partners look in it). Not that that makes a huge difference for the average developer.

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                    • #50
                      Originally posted by hadrons123 View Post
                      To me it looks like Linux users are not getting laid since they are fiddling with computers most of the time and have to resort only to pornhub.
                      Getting laid by ugly or fat women doesn't count.

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