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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 14:04

Just thought I would post this. These are Nixie's opinions. Will the future hold more for Open Source? Or is this just a pipe dream? What does everyone else think?




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Posted 13 August 2012 - 14:30

So now they moved from "Next year is the year of Linux" to "Somewhere in the future lies the year of Linux". I guess it's a much safer approach. And if Nixie Pixel says it, it must be true.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 14:40

I finished watching the video but I missed any real statements about open source being the future or any true opinions for that matter. It's a summary of the latest developments surrounding Linux / open source gaming above anything else.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 15:58

Sad folk. It's like another religion, Stallman's witnesses or something.

Eliminate the confusion between free, open-source and zero-price. Difference is ideological, but in this society open-source, much less free (as intended) as a sole business model is unrealistic at best. You wouldn't open-source a car. In the end, someone always must pay for stuff and it better be with as little redirections as possible. Current models depend on donations (begging), ads (morally wrong), enterprise tax (free for home/personal use, unfair and unenforceable), user being the product sold (objectionable), or, perhaps the worst offence - someone else's money, often earned by selling proprietary software. Or ads, as much as Google is involved. Or altruism - well, let's see you pay your next rent with that.

There are more points to address, mainly confidence, but this is the fact zero.


Oh, and L4D2 power-hungry... what? *cough*

#5 HawkMan

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 16:00

Who's nixie pixel and why should I care what this non entity thinks of the future in their fantasy fairy land?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 17:52

You wouldn't open-source a car.


Cars are kind of open source though, but it's hard to draw working analogies between hard physical objects and software.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 17:55

Sorry, how is it the future when there is next to no technological advancements coming from any sort of OSS app or company?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:09

Who's nixie pixel and why should I care what this non entity thinks of the future in their fantasy fairy land?


Shes a fan of Linux and Open-Source in general. Her Youtube channels mostly feature stuff about Linux.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:10

Funny how she is happy about the FPS, and declares 270 as "lowly"...

#10 vetneufuse

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:18

Funny how she is happy about the FPS, and declares 270 as "lowly"...


yeah, My eyes can easily tell the difference between 680 FPS and 270FPS.... gawd... if only these darn screens where faster then 60Hz I could show you, trust me I could!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:21

yeah, My eyes can easily tell the difference between 680 FPS and 270FPS.... gawd... if only these darn screens where faster then 60Hz I could show you, trust me I could!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:22

Shes a fan of Linux and Open-Source in general. Her Youtube channels mostly feature stuff about Linux.


Sounds like one of those clueless FOSS bandwagon fan people. Still don't see why I should care about a nobody with a YouTube channel. I'll consider caring when she has an actual site with an actual following outside of the FOSS crowd,

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 18:37

Cars are kind of open source though, but it's hard to draw working analogies between hard physical objects and software.


Cars 40 years ago, maybe. Cars today, not at all. Not only is hard to get to a lot of the physical components, the ECU programming is usually a well kept secret.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 19:07

she has a site http://www.nixiepixel.com/

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 20:06

Cars 40 years ago, maybe. Cars today, not at all. Not only is hard to get to a lot of the physical components, the ECU programming is usually a well kept secret.


Yes, I thought about that after replying, but ECU reprogramming is quite common anyway.

Still no one is stopping you from taking a car and replacing or modifying any piece you want, your only limit is getting the approval to be able to drive it around.
Then again as I said above you can't really compare hardware goods with software. Just because you have (assuming you did) the full schematics of a Ferrari doesn't mean you can actually go and build one, I don't think 3d printers are nearly as advanced yet :/