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VMware: Hey, Other Cloud Services Exist

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Does anyone with a clue actually *use* this stu (39 comments)

It's just a fad. Buying hardware, putting a Linux distro in the CD drive, installing, configuring, driving hardware down to hosting center, installing hardware in a cage, testing, driving home, and then repeated all this when something goes wrong or needs upgrading is much more efficient. Nothing will even compete with a Linux server in a corner / basement / under a desk.

about a year and a half ago

The Worst Job At Google: a Year of Watching Terrible Things On the Internet

A Big Gnu Thrush Editors (535 comments)

Bestiality not beastiality.

about a year ago

With BB10, RIM Tries To Break Out of the 'Mobile Ecosystem' Model

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Why HTML5 apps suck on mobile (143 comments)

People said the same thing 10 years ago about web applications. The market for native Mac and PC applications is disappearing. You could do Facebook as a client-server application. There's a reason they didn't. You could do Facebook mobile app as a native iOS app. There's a reason they didn't.

about 2 years ago

Research In Motion To Be Sold, Possibly To Samsung

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Old news is old (218 comments)

SOPA blackout would have saved Soulskill some embarrassment.

more than 2 years ago

Book Review: Professional Mobile Web Development

A Big Gnu Thrush 8/10 (26 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Amazon EC2 Failure Post-Mortem

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:I realise this is "News for Nerds"... (117 comments)

There's so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin, but what I really want to know is... ...there's a non-US version of baseball?!?

more than 2 years ago

Nokia - No More Symbian Phones After 2012

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Goodbye Nokia, it was nice knowing you. (234 comments)

In the trade-off between functionality and battery life, users have chosen functionality for their real modern mobile phones. Nokia hasn't been able to compete in the area of functionality.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?

A Big Gnu Thrush TARDIS (655 comments)

First, you'll need to travel back in time to when you were 13. Now you should be able to appreciate this "sophisticated" show.

about 3 years ago

RIM Does Not Want PlayBook Devs, Complains One Potential Developer

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Of course, it's RIM (165 comments)

I did BlackBerry development for years, and RIM was always difficult to deal with. Simple stuff like having to fill out the same web form every time I wanted to download something, even though I was logged in. Android and iOS have better tools, better support, better experience for the developer.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Aims To Release Four Firefox Versions In 2011

A Big Gnu Thrush Hopefully... (263 comments)

...one of these releases won't suck. Not holding my breath.

more than 3 years ago

Alcatel-Lucent Shrinks Mobile Cell Tower To Small Cube

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Disaster response (113 comments)

ALU has another product, 9907 Rapidly Deployable Network that is designed for this.

more than 3 years ago

'Jeopardy!' To Pit Humans Against IBM Machine

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:What is first post? (164 comments)

What kind of humorless sack would mod this down?

more than 3 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Worry About IPv6 Just Yet

A Big Gnu Thrush Not yet (425 comments)

I'm still writing my Y2K compliance docs. I want to make sure they're detailed and complete before I turn them in to management. Have to get the font and formatting just right. Too soon to worry about the latest fads.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Will Be One Generation Ahead

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:...And one generation behind on HTML5 (341 comments)

Yeah, but if they fixed it, what would we bitch about? Slashdot produces crap HTML and JavaScript to engender sophisticated discussion about web standards and coding practices. Also, the developers are not beaten with enough frequency or severity.

more than 3 years ago

New Firefox iFrame Bug Bypasses URL Protections

A Big Gnu Thrush Firefox blows (118 comments)

In a few releases, it will be worse than IE. It's not even in my top three browsers any more.

I would tell give you the list, but they're pretty obscure. You probably haven't heard of them.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Takes On FourSquare

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Foursquare and offers (220 comments)

Are you sure? Word on the street is that moot sold out months ago, just no public announcement. You think those captchas are just a coincidence?

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Takes On FourSquare

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Easy Answer (220 comments)

Mod parent insightful. I wish I had mod points. +1 and kudos

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Takes On FourSquare

A Big Gnu Thrush Re:Four Square (220 comments)

I felt the same way until I got my first CueCat, a fresh breeze of progress across the rotting mountain of human endeavors.

more than 3 years ago



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