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App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

0100010001010011 Re:This is wrong. (102 comments)

I wish I could go into my job. Do something once and get paid for it forever.

You've still sold a user a book. They still have your book. They just skipped by the scanning every page part.

4 hours ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

0100010001010011 Re:Actually.. (213 comments)

IMDB ratings are a complete and utter waste of time

Which is why it is relevant that the movie came out in 2009. After time they settle. Unless you're going to argue that "Shawshank Redemption" is just living on studio PR?

Perhaps if everyone else thought the movie was good your nieces and nephew just have bad taste. It was also a great book and highly rated by teachers.

4 hours ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

0100010001010011 Re:Actually.. (213 comments)

You might want to use a different example for your first one:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has 7.0/10 on IMDB (after 5 years), got an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, 66 on MetaCritic (with an average user score of 7.6),

It was a good movie.

"This is the End" was also pretty good with a 6.9/83%/67/7.1 (respectively).

yesterday
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

0100010001010011 Re:Action movies are boring. (323 comments)

DS9 was great with the philosophical questions.

I wish we'd explore more into the quadrants than "lets reset the clock and start over"

2 days ago
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Goodbye, Alek's Internet-Controlled Christmas Lights for Celiac Research

0100010001010011 Re:25000? Lame (21 comments)

I remember his first year when it was a 'hoax'. Then the next year he went all in and made it real. As ugly as his website should be I hope some version exists in archive.org, he's been a christmas tradition since early 2000s when I first heard about him on Fark or Slashdot.

The point isn't the number of lights he has. The point is how interactive his site has always at least seemed to be.

2 days ago
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Devuan Progress Report Published

0100010001010011 Re:Their comments on trolls/trolling (181 comments)

I wish they would had put their efforts into Debian's kFreeBSD. It can't move to systemd and they downgraded it from an 'official' Jessie release.

Personally it's a bit of the best of FreeBSD and the best of Debian (apt-get) in a nice package. There's no problem with ZFS being 'in' the kernel. The latest versions of FreeNAS and FreeBSD both have ZFS booting.

Plus it still has all the debian server admin tools.

2 days ago
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Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

0100010001010011 Re:LOL ... w00t? (290 comments)

Someone on Reddit pointed out that the author may be using the wrong character.

Are we certain—certain—that this is about the use of hyphenated words, and not the misuse of hyphen (-), en-dash (–), and em-dash (—) characters? Like, the way an en-dash is used where an em-dash should be used three times in this paragraph:

2 days ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

0100010001010011 Re:Dish Customer Here (268 comments)

XBMC is now Kodi.

Plex was OSXBMC renamed. The sources got quite divergent when Plex went more commercial.

3 days ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

0100010001010011 Re:Dish Customer Here (268 comments)

I wonder what it would take for Dish to just start their own channels and programming.

Netflix has done it. Amazon has done it. Yahoo is doing it with Community. I would actually subscribe to dish if they had new original programming and not Fox News.

3 days ago
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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

0100010001010011 Re:You forgot something... (268 comments)

Having members and actually having power are two different things, the person you replied to was saying unions don't exist with the teeth that they used to.

We have unions in name only. Every single time the UAW contract comes up at my company they rabble back and forth and then "hurray, we reached an agreement." Union bosses and contractor get their cut for the 'negotiation'. Employees don't really get anything and the people at top win.

The standard of living for a lot of the US would improve if more people unionized (like programmers) and actually demanded a fair wage instead of getting worked to death by EA and the likes.

3 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

0100010001010011 Re:False Falg? (236 comments)

NK also had the opportunity to do it against a non-government entity. If they hacked into the US or any other country it would be grounds for war or even more sanctions.

NK gets to flex their hacking ability against multinational corporation without risking war. Sony gets egg on their face. Big brother China is probably pleased since Sony is a Japanese company.

3 days ago
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Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

0100010001010011 Re:yeah right (212 comments)

If there is anything I learned in college it's that you can walk into about anywhere with a stack of pizzas.

Just walk towards a door and fumble with it and someone will badge you in.

3 days ago
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Raspberry Pi In Space

0100010001010011 Re: Hope he doesn't lose power (56 comments)

With as cheap as you can get memory these days why doesn't someone put 16 or 32 GB on the same board and a way to TFTP boot and stop making me deal with SD cards.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

0100010001010011 Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

Seagate tanked my ZFS pools as well.

It takes a special kind of terrible hard drive to trip up ZFS. I'm glad I didn't have any of them by themselves or even in a hardware RAID-1

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

0100010001010011 Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

I decided to build a NAS, so I got 5-2TB (raidz2) drives and 4-3TB (raidz) drives.

Out of the original lot there are still 4 drives running. All but 2 got replaced under the warranty. Out of the ones that got replaced only 1 is still running.

I've sinced switched back to WD. (I went to seagate back in the 200 GB days... my 200 GB seagate still runs).

It's terrible. Seagate has cost me a large chunk of money and time for what (I thought) would be a bullet proof home NAS.

about two weeks ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

0100010001010011 Re:NIH (161 comments)

This is a good thing.

It means that schools will start teaching actual programming again instead of 'coaching to a language'. Colleges are cranking out Python/Javascript coders like they used to turn out Java coders. If every company is different maybe they'll teach the logic so that people can learn any language.

about three weeks ago
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The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

0100010001010011 Re:I disagree (257 comments)

The problem with busses is that anybody of means doesn't like taking them. Too many other people's stops and what not.

But with a bus you could enter your destination (as would everyone else on the bus) and it would pick a few key optimal stops. Have the phone buzz when it is your turn to exit.

Have a large party? It wouldn't cost a ton to just schedule a pick up and a bus comes over 1 block, picks you up and then continues down town or wherever else it was head.

You could optimize bus routes on the fly. Big sporting event get out? You could easily re-route a ton of busses and then put them back on normal routes.

You can easily make busses full electric, NG-hybrid, diesel-hybrid, etc which makes it more efficient. If it works I can see cities like London and NYC going completely driverless. Rail into the city. Automated busses and subway in the city.

about three weeks ago
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DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

0100010001010011 Re:Unions, a case study. (323 comments)

All programming now inherently a death march because unskilled "coders" most senior members of any team, cannot be fired and also direct architecture.

You do realize that you can create your own union however you want. Make it easy to fire bad coders. The problems you listed are pretty specific to the UAW and government job unions. Look at German Unions. Everyone is in a union over there.

Model the union however you want when you create it.

about three weeks ago
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Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

0100010001010011 Re:What's happening to Linux? (257 comments)

I don't want to switch to *BSD..... and buy a Mac.

So which is it? I got introduced to Linux because I had a Mac. I first started messing around with Terminal.app and it's gone from there. After a botch attempt at Linux on a generic laptop and hating having to deal with finding GNU Tools for Windows I'm thinking of going back.

It has a UI that "just works" and I don't have to dick around with settings. Even IPv6 is very easy to set up with a lot of brokers straight from the Network settings. But it also has gcc, clang, make, etc that makes life easier for doing development.

about three weeks ago

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XBMC Dharma Released

0100010001010011 0100010001010011 writes  |  about 4 years ago

0100010001010011 (652467) writes "XBMC Dharma (10.0) has finally been released over a year since the last update, Camelot. Numerous change have taken place: Support for XBOX was officially dropped. Addon Manager added with official XBMC repository. Improved GUI engine & Skinning Framework. Improved hardware acceleration with VDPAU, VAAPI, Apple VDADecoder, Windows DXVA2, and Broadcom Crystal HD. Bit stream pass through support of MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC audio tracks. A new webserver and JSON-RPC API. A full list of changes can be found on the trac roadmap.

Team XBMC also met for XBMC DevCon 2010 and discussed numerous things, including improving communication and usability, PVR support, the next release Eden, and an XBMC Appliance based on OpenELEC.tv.

Software for your platform can be downloaded at http://xbmc.org/download/"

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