Ross154   The long, uneventful wait for Elite:Dangerous for Linux

March 31, 2010

Copypasta

Filed under: politix,society — Victor Tramp @ 3:10 am
Copypasta

“You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate
energy policy.

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in  Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.  Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans…oh hell no.”

rosie o’donnel

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March 18, 2010

Shameless Astroturfing

Filed under: advocacy,gaming,hardware,linux,technology — Victor Tramp @ 12:24 pm
Shameless Astroturfing

So, another Ant email arrives. One of about 50 each day. And sure enough, it’s never the quantity of email, it’s the quality.

One of the latest little dittys is about Razer mice! I love’s me a good mouse, especially a left-handed one, and it turns out there’s an astroturfing contest!!

Well, let me be the 29,351st person you’ve heard it from.. Another excellent mouse manufacturer has made what looks like the market’s second fabulous left handed mouse. It might actually be better than the Logitech offering (which I won’t link to, because they aren’t the ones with the free mouse contest), since the Razer DeathAdder Left-Handed edition is actually a wired mouse.. The one real shortfall of Logitech’s wireless Left-Handed mouse; wireless = bad for gaming..

Being that I’m left-handed, I often pick up stuff people don’t normally think about. For instance, I’m exclusively a Linux user. I feel Linux is the most ideal platform for gaming and game development on Earth. It’s too bad the gaming development scene has been held hostage by one private company for so long, the stockholm syndrome is almost too painful to watch. If game development shops gave Linux half a chance as their PC platform for gaming, we’d see a lot more, and better results.

So, seeing that I’m a Left-Handed Linux Gamer, who isn’t on Facebook (because free (as in cost) social networks are just another corporate assault on your civil rights)(really, if you don’t understand that, don’t ask for an explanation, you wouldn’t believe it anyway), to find a company breaking the mold of “there are no left handed people”, and offering a high quality gaming peripheral like this one,  you’ll find me and my ilk first in line for the offering. You know, as we discover its availability, through aggressive, customer driven marketing pieces like this.  Now go buy one! 😉

Thanks Razer!

March 10, 2010

The New Second Class Citizenship

Filed under: advocacy,debian,hardware,linux,politix,rant,society — Victor Tramp @ 12:01 pm
The New Second Class Citizenship

It’s that season again! Being delivered today is my new Sager 9280 notebook! I wonder how it’ll stand being indoctrinated into the Church of Debian Unstable..

Ha, notebook my chocolate starfish… This thing is more of a laptop, in the traditional sense of the word.  This monstrosity makes me think there should be yet another mobile-computing term beyond ninja, monk, and samurai.. I’m considering this one in the Sumo Class.. I’m really quite excited about it. Maybe more later on Sager’s win/lose ratio..

It took forever to find a notebook to match my requirements.. 17″, 1920×1200, no Windows pre-installed.. it was as if I could have the physical size, or the resolution, but not both, and when I did find both, I was forced to accept the Microsoft Tax, or GTFO.. Naturally I chose the latter option.

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