Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-10-04
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: pelase run a force update on git
Ivanovic: the commits of the last three days are not in my git clone
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: please force update git, on master i had no changed files over the last three days
Roberth: when I try to start the xserver with the latest nvidia beta driver, xorg is missing a liwfb library, anyone had this issue?
Milyardo: michaellarabel: Is there anyway to donate money to phoronix besides purchasing a phoronix premium account?
szymon_g: could anyone tell me a differences beetwen 'dual rank, x4' and 'dual rank, x8' and 'quad rank, x8' memories? all of them are 2x2gb kits
szymon_g: ........ anyone?
cxo: Are there any real incentives for becoming a subscriber?
Milyardo: There are
Milyardo: No Ads
Milyardo: You Help Micheal write more atricles
Milyardo: (Hardware cost money!)
Milyardo: There also a super secret section of the forums
Milyardo: I don't know whats in there
Milyardo: I'm not kool enough :(
niklauz: i would if phoronix accepted google checkout
niklauz: is this a tricky thing to setup?
cxo: I raised my views on that forum link i pasted
niklauz: cxo: my question aside to answer yours, i would consider membership a donation
niklauz: phoronix provides the best source for f/oss news in the net, imo
Milyardo: because /. is fail
redeeman: singlepage article viewing
Milyardo: yet I keep going...
redeeman: i was wondering why the hell there wasnt that option on the site
redeeman: so now i see why
cxo: It would say it tries, but its heavily biased in my opinion. Especially concerning this ATi business
redeeman: what methods can one use to get subscription?
niklauz: it's my favorite anyway, /. is good of course, but it's not a single editorial authority
redeeman: i find phoronix fine, allthough awfully ubuntu oriented, lacking information which "real" linux users would like
niklauz: slashdot doesn't have the ability to develop trust and perspective over a series of related article, or attend conferences like phoronix does
cxo: If it is to be considered a donation. Apart from paying the editor, what are we funding?
redeeman: also, any information about fglrx is by default to be treated as "this might happen eventually..."
niklauz: cxo: do you mean how is the money spent?
Milyardo: Come to think of it, as long as I've been visiting phoronix, I still don't know anything about michaellarabel
cxo: niklauz, if it were to be a donation, yes
niklauz: lol /who michaellarabel
Milyardo: I think I came across his personal blog once
niklauz: cxo: maybe presenting a spending breakdown would be a good idea, i'd like to support w/ a donation because i appreciate the quality and believe that showing support for trusted sources of news is valid
niklauz: i agree with you also that there are no reasons to become a member, but because i also adblock the ads i'd like to offset the lost revenue from that
niklauz: as a good citizen if nothing else
Milyardo: I neveer new phoronix had a videos section
redeeman: are the videos actually available in a proper way?
cxo: ogg format or something
cxo: funny enough, i probably have support for every format except ogg :)
redeeman: it seems almost impossible that any desktop user could be stupid enough to disable that in ffmpeg
niklauz: Milyardo: me neither, i like the idea though
cxo: ffmpeg will only have it, if you compile it having libtheora or libogg installed
niklauz: (about the video section)
redeeman: that's decoding, cxo
redeeman: ffmpeg has both ogg and theora/vp3 decoder intree
cxo: that website really hurts your eyes after a while
cxo: sees orange