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  1. Hey guys... does anyone know if this affects...

    Hey guys... does anyone know if this affects FreeBSD 10.1 release? The information presented in this thread doesn't really make it entirely clear.
  2. The amount of RMS/GNU cultism is really...

    The amount of RMS/GNU cultism is really frightening. "RMS' predictions were always right" - well yeah, except when they weren't.
  3. Oh this is ridiculous, Mediatek is the worst SoC...

    Oh this is ridiculous, Mediatek is the worst SoC vendor and this is non-debatable. Many Android phones were stuck on Android 4.2 until very recently because of Mediatek. Their support package is a...
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    Limiting the program to certain minorities is...

    Limiting the program to certain minorities is discrimination, which is never good, even if it is well-meant. The new name is also a bit too silly in my opinion.
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    Well, I meant the Rakudo implementation of...

    Well, I meant the Rakudo implementation of course, I'm not trying to twist any words. 'Perl 6' is often used as a synonym for the Rakudo implementation, even on the Perl6 website. Anyway, no, Rakudo...
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    Eh, I think the improvements in LLVM (VGPR...

    Eh, I think the improvements in LLVM (VGPR spilling and machine scheduler) are much more important for performance and correctness than these changes to Mesa. Still, looking forwarding to benchmarks.
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    Yes, Python might be 100x more popular than Rust....

    Yes, Python might be 100x more popular than Rust. Rust is a pretty new language though. Perl6 on the other hand, is old. Nonetheless, Rust is already far more usable because developers actually try...
  8. I think the justifications are a bit strange and...

    I think the justifications are a bit strange and inconsistent. Wine's GL-D3D translator was modeled and optimized to work well with Nvidia's closed-source drivers (because that is what the developers...
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    I'm not trying to move goalposts. A small number...

    I'm not trying to move goalposts. A small number of ethusiasts simply doesn't matter much. It doesn't say much about Perl6 popularity at all that a particular talk on a conference had some number of...
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    It doesn't really matter. Is the language...

    It doesn't really matter. Is the language actually used for real projects? Is the specification stable? Are any of the various implementations mature? Is there any good documentation? Nope. It's...
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    We already were at the "too little, too late"...

    We already were at the "too little, too late" stage back when Rakudo Star was released in 2010. Today Perl6 is simply laughing matter. The few remaining Perl aficionados are sticking to Perl5.
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    FYI, I got the game, and it works just fine with...

    FYI, I got the game, and it works just fine with radeonsi.
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    Grim Fandago Remastered with OSS drivers

    Hey everyone,

    I'm pondering to buy Grim Fandango Remastered:

    http://www.gog.com/game/grim_fandango_remastered

    The page explicitly says that OSS AMD drivers are not supported. Does anyone...
  14. The ARM11 in the Pi has a pretty capable FPU as...

    The ARM11 in the Pi has a pretty capable FPU as well. This isn't the first time I'm seeing people claim that it doesn't have an FPU. Where are you people getting that from?



    That's maximum...
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    Do they? I just checked the donor list, and it...

    Do they? I just checked the donor list, and it doesn't look like they are short on donations at all. They have three "Uranium" sponsors apart from WhatsApp, each one donated at least 250K. Plus tons...
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    In fact floating point support is a strong point...

    In fact floating point support is a strong point of the Pi. ARM11 has a much beefier FPU than Cortex-A8.
  17. For video decoding and playback, VA-API is not...

    For video decoding and playback, VA-API is not better, neither on paper nor in practice. Especially the presentation layer of VA-API is extremely lacking.

    There's just one thing: VA-API supports...
  18. Please read the spec for NV_vdpau_interop. The...

    Please read the spec for NV_vdpau_interop. The extension exposes video surfaces as separate fields. So the video decoder either needs to output fields directly or the frames have to be split up.
  19. Yes. Like I said, the API is field-based, and...

    Yes. Like I said, the API is field-based, and field output apparently isn't supported by those old R600 GPUs. I guess it should be possible to make this work with some additional overhead (buffer...
  20. VDPAU-GL interop is required for some software...

    VDPAU-GL interop is required for some software that implements custom video postprocessing or scaling, like XBMC or mpv. The interop API is based on fields, even for progressive content.
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