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Developers Fork Mandriva Linux, Creating Mageia

12357bd Go Mageia! (206 comments)

Mandrake/Mandriva has been by far, the best KDE oriented linux distro, amd one the most user friendly. I hope Mageia keeps the good things on! Go Mageia!

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

12357bd Re:Does it still require you to install a RDBMS? (302 comments)

False, bloat IS a problem.

I do video processing, KDE 3.5 worked fine (90% under load, two streams doing real-time processing). KDE 4 is unable to do a single stream without losing frames.

Why do I have to buy a more powerful machine to run KDE 4 and do the sane task I am alraedy doing in KDE 3.5?. That's BLOAT

about 4 years ago
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KDE 4.5 Released

12357bd Re:Does it still require you to install a RDBMS? (302 comments)

Insane. And it looks like the KDE devs are not even considering making the whole Akonadi and associated daemons mess optional. What happened to good old Kmail?

INSANE.

about 4 years ago
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A Quick Look At KDE SC 4.5 Beta 1

12357bd Re:Please tell me its better. (122 comments)

Amen!

I just hope someone in the KDE project hears users and backtrack to KDE 3.5.

Just port-it (and desktop applications) to QT. 4 and star anew KDE 3.6.

Many people stays with KDE 3.5, they/we deserve an alternative; otherwise GNOME people will get a lot of new users, and KDE (and maybe even worse, QT) will fade into oblivion as of 'what once was a great DE'.

more than 4 years ago
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Mandriva Up For Sale

12357bd bad news for KDE (167 comments)

AFAIK Mandriva provides the best KDE oriented linux desktop. That's a problem for the linux desktop. Ubuntu is great, but monocuture is not acceptable, we need a good KDE linux desktop too.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Proposes DNS Extension

12357bd pro Google bias on slashdot (271 comments)

262 comments

msgs modded at 5 = 11: 10 are blatantly pro-Google, the other one = 5 Funny

The moderation system is geing vandalized by Google fan boys.

more than 4 years ago
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Myths About Code Comments

12357bd Re:One person's myth is another person's fact. (580 comments)

The best technique I've learned is to first write out in English a comment describing what you are about to write in code, then write the code after the comment. If you can't explain what you are going to do in English to begin with, you probably aren't ready to write the code.

I fully agree with the basis of your position. After more than 30 years programming, the way I like to comment my code, is attaching a comment for every instruction. The intention is to explain in plain words what code is doing at every step, and larger and broader ideas on the heads of functions and/or definitions/classes.

The result is verbose of course, but it can be read linearly, and the underlying algorithm is fully explained. The reader have a plain explanation of the why's and the how's of the code.

more than 4 years ago
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Google About Openness

12357bd Re:AGPL (283 comments)

Oops.. s/Safari/Firefox

more than 4 years ago
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Google About Openness

12357bd AGPL (283 comments)

The sooner we start using AGPL for every piece of FOSS code, the better. IMO it's the only way to avoid FOSS being marginalized by big companies like MS or Google.

USA has a monopoly on IT (MS has the PC section, Google the Internet search market), and those companies are both killing FOSS. MS fights openly (the viral factor anyone?), while Google is fagoziting FOSS, (Android vs Linux kernel), (Chrome vs Safari).

more than 4 years ago
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GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project

12357bd Icaza is a MS puppet (587 comments)

He's been promoting MS interests (eee) with-in the FOSS movement for too many years. The only open question IMO, is how long it will take to the GNOME people to get rid of his 'works'.

more than 4 years ago
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Personalized Search From Google Now Opt-Out

12357bd Re:New Google Maps on mobile (Symbian) (206 comments)

you are afraid of 'the cloud'

So, if plain old 'server' is being called 'cloud' Let me get it scathologically: The 'cloud' is full of s***, you better beware of the rain

Google fanboys lemma: 'In Gog we trust'

more than 4 years ago
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Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

12357bd Re:motives (540 comments)

Why is it so odd to just be generous? Why must generosity have some hidden motive? Can't a person (or a company) just be nice once in a while?
If this were Microsoft announcing a free public DNS service, sure, I'd be wary, but Google hasn't given me reason to mistrust them.

How much they pay you, to say such a naive and blatant Google apology?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

12357bd No more monoculture, thanks (540 comments)

I have to say: Thanks, but NO thanks.

Monoculture is bad. Google is trying to bypass/replace internet and open source. Free/open source coders should be start using Affero GPLv3 license in every piece of software (starting by gcc, and the linux kernel) to stop this madness.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Eliminates Gizmo5 Client For Linux

12357bd Re:Google: Community Taker, Not So Much Giver (176 comments)

SoC = Marketing.

Plain and simple, a cheap marketing strategy. Wake me up when some project in SoC targets any sensible Google technology (search/ocr/translation/gis/etc/etc).

more than 4 years ago
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Google Eliminates Gizmo5 Client For Linux

12357bd Re:Google: Community Taker, Not So Much Giver (176 comments)

I am sorry, but I have to say it.

Slashdot moderation system is being vandalized by Google fanboys. The same happened some years ago in other public forums, we called them astroturfers.

Just correlate moderation points of pro-Google posts versus anti-Google ones.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Eliminates Gizmo5 Client For Linux

12357bd Re:Google: Community Taker, Not So Much Giver (176 comments)

In fact Google is one of the larger contributors to the OSS movement that I personally know of

Then you dont know much

Or maybe could you please indicate some efficient massive text search technology released by Google under some open/free license?

Or maybe some decent OCR program (ocropus+tesseract are years behind what you get for free in windows with any HP multifunction scanner/printer) so that we could convert those millions of tiff's based pdfs to an editable format?

Perhaps you know of some GIS technology from Google, to allow open/free implementations of world modeling?

And please, let's not forget to mention the little support and even smaller cooperation of Google towards key pieces of the open source world, like the kernel, or java.

Google keeps perfectly closed his cashcow technologies, but those very same technologies are build UPON open/free software. That's the taking and not giving the parent poster was talking about.

more than 4 years ago
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Spain Codifies the "Right To Broadband"

12357bd That's just a PR move (312 comments)

The telecom spanish situation it's a de facto monopoly (telefonica), with some other minor players to mascarade the industry as on oligopoly. The point is that spanish telecom prices/quality are one of the worst in the EU, with the explicit consent of goverments (left & right spanish parties does not give a f* s* for the people's right to access information).

Sometime they need to wash his face, that's the 'new regulation' comes in... minimal requirements, undefined prices, and of course, not now, tomorow. I am sorry, but I've heard the same lies, repeated too many times..

more than 4 years ago
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How Google Uses Linux

12357bd Google is not givin back a shit (155 comments)

Google is using extensively open source, but is not giving back any significant technology to the open source world.

No efficient search technology.
No decent OCR software (ocropus + tesseract are still years behind what you get for free with any multifunction HP printer on the windows world) No GIS technology No JSP cooperation, Minimal kernel patches, etc, etc

Google could be a major open/free source contributor, they have the money and the skills, but they have no will to do-it. In fact, Google is behaving like any other big greedy corporation, they only do what they see fit for his own interest. The bleeding point is that Google exist THANKS TO open/free programming.

more than 4 years ago
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Image Recognition Neural Networks, Open Sourced

12357bd Re:Lessons Learned 20 Years Ago at JPL/Nasa (98 comments)

Yes, there's more than back-prop for succesfull neural processing. One of the most instereseting approaches IMO were done by Liaw and Berger on adaptable sinaptic training models, but that was more than ten years ago!

more than 4 years ago

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gcc basic math error, corrected.

12357bd 12357bd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

12357bd (686909) writes "Just some days ago there was a firehose entry about a serious math bug (wrong sign for some abs() expressions) on gcc for wersions 3.x to 4.1, but never reached the main /. page. Such an important information for developers should not pass without proper announcement.

The bug was detected Nov 17, and has been already fixed."

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Transactional Memory at Sun

12357bd 12357bd writes  |  about 7 years ago

12357bd (686909) writes "The register is reporting that : 'Hoping to improve the state of server software, Sun Microsystems has confirmed that it will include support for transactional memory with the first generation of its Rock processors due out in the second half of next year.'

Does it means Transactional Memory will become a major trend?. Details of sun implementation at sun research site.."

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