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Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting

BlueTrin Re:DynDNS and a real NAS (127 comments)

Well pictures ? Videos ? Many people are technically illiterate but like to use tech gadgets which can generate huge amount of data. Your reply is 1337ist and pointless.

about 4 months ago
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Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting

BlueTrin Re:HDD != Cloud (127 comments)

it is a cheap and easy way to get your mass storage online.

Or off-line as it is at the moment

It does not work that way: it is either a cheap and easy way to get your stuff online or an expensive and clunky way to get your stuff offline (or nowhere)

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Jump Back Into Programming?

BlueTrin If it is really your passion, you will be fine (247 comments)

The best way is often the hard way, you need to seriously spend time starting to do what you wanted to do: as you said in your own post, you should try to program games. You can start by programming a text based version of it and then learn the basics of graphics libraries ?

As long as you have the motivation and your passion/hobby, you will spend time trying to learn which is what differentiates the best from the rest.

My only advice to you is to stay realistic and keep trying. Find a community forum where you can get answers for your questions and try to make friends at conventions if you can. Meeting people in real is always better than random online acquaintances.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Service For a Deployed US Navy Ship?

BlueTrin Re:The real answer (349 comments)

And I can see it worked very well when you got dragged in long wars ... for example for Vietnam and Afghanistan. It surely did not create any issues at home.

Are you trying to troll, I cannot tell since your argument is quite weak :(

more than 2 years ago
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Should Failure Be Rewarded To Spur Innovation?

BlueTrin Re:Alan Kay (146 comments)

Well that is why bold success is rewarded so much more than linearly, if it was a linear function, most of people would be happy procrastinating. The incentive has to be high enough so that not only daft people are willing to take the risk.

more than 2 years ago
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Should Failure Be Rewarded To Spur Innovation?

BlueTrin Re:Alan Kay (146 comments)

Trout007, in real world people try to call both sides and keep telling you "I told you so" :)

more than 2 years ago
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Senators Ask Feds To Probe Facebook Log-in Requests

BlueTrin Why would you want to worth there ? (396 comments)

This is a lose/lose situation on both sides:

  • * employee: do you want to work in such a place where your employer ask you for personal information
  • * company: unless you want to staff your company with only yes-men, and stupid people, you do not want to do this

I just do not get it

more than 2 years ago
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Google Cools Data Center With Bathroom Water

BlueTrin Re:The wet t-shirt effect? (230 comments)

It is the cooling effect you feel when wind is blowing on you and you wear a wet T-shirt.

Part of it is caused by the evaporation of water.

more than 2 years ago
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Bloomberg Reports That Palm Is Up For Sale

BlueTrin Re:Insider Trading ? (240 comments)

I am not sure, people have been saying this for quite a long time now.

By the way, is there any website publishing calendars of such events (publication of projections, board meetings and decisions, ...)

more than 4 years ago
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Bloomberg Reports That Palm Is Up For Sale

BlueTrin Insider Trading ? (240 comments)

The stock started to rise last week on Wednesday. Luck or insider trading ?

more than 4 years ago
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Key Letter By Descartes Found After 170 Years

BlueTrin Re:I'm guessing the letter was: "é " (165 comments)

And this is only one letter, just wait that we find the thousand letters missing, I guess they will not teach anymore alphabet at Kindergarten ...

Logitech will showcase the new 1105 keys keyboard and legendary threads will pop up in slashdot such as "1105 keys ? Ok, but does it come in DVORAK."

more than 4 years ago
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Europe To Block ACTA Disconnect Provisions

BlueTrin Re:Go Pirate Party? (194 comments)

Thank you for the productive summary.

more than 4 years ago
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Europe To Block ACTA Disconnect Provisions

BlueTrin Re:Call Me A Cynic ... (194 comments)

They already fail to agree on saving one EU country (Greece), so do not expect them to agree on anything unless it is trivial.

more than 4 years ago
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The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo

BlueTrin Maybe, you answered your own question (490 comments)

gjt writes

For the couch-potato geek, one name typically comes to mind: TiVo.

To become a success for the masses, a product has to appeal to the masses. The reason the iPod and iPhone were successful was not that they were the first or the most powerful phones, but because they were well marketed and are usable and appeal to your average non-geek.

The corporate history is full of the graves of the people who did not understand this. One example which comes to my mind is home automation, ten/twenty years ago people were hyped about this and promised that your home would be fully automated by AI and computers. Now we are in 2010 and your average home only has the basics of home automation, just because it is fairly expensive and does not appeal to the masses (I do not wake up in the morning and wonder how cool it would be to pay 20k to have my heating fulling automated). It may come in the future but when it will come, it will have been re-thought to appeal to a viable customer base (like Apple with the iPod has beaten the crap out of the Archos and other MP3 players).

Now you may argue that Archos was there before Apple, but the fact is that Apple understood how to market their iPod.

more than 4 years ago
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When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong

BlueTrin Re:The case of Gears of War (398 comments)

I bought it when it was just released and I can confirm what he said, it was released a long time after the XBox version, it had many problems which were fixed by a patch.
It was a nightmare to register onto LIVE to play on the multiplayer (at this time LIVE for PC was very buggy)
Someone blogged his issues
After the patch, everything was ok, but it felt like Epic did not really test the game before to release it. They (CliffyB) as well made comments about how the PC market was plagued by pirates and was quite patronizing to the PC gamers. It did not help that soon after messing up this PC release he claimed that Epic will never do another GoW port because of piracy, ... etc instead of realizing that GoW1 PC did not sell because he waited almost a year before to port it.

more than 4 years ago
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When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong

BlueTrin Re:The case of Gears of War (398 comments)

Yes it is a shame that a company who started on PC and whose fanbase was PC could not at least continue to provide decent ports. Rockstar is much better on this aspect.

more than 4 years ago
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When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong

BlueTrin Re:when? (398 comments)

Although these games have been targeted at a vast majority of console players, they are no console ports with simultaneous release and development.

I understand your point but I think TFA refers to the ports.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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UK sex offenders face website bans

BlueTrin BlueTrin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

BlueTrin writes "UK governement has decided to add one more publicity stunt in their war against sex offenders: according to BBC, Sex offenders' e-mail addresses are to be passed to social networking sites like Facebook and Bebo to prevent them contacting children.

Is it me or government officials are more and more useless, did they even realize that anybody could register a new email within seconds ? Do we need to force our politicians to delegate such decision and proposals to real experts ?"

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JavaPOS

BlueTrin BlueTrin writes  |  about 11 years ago

I'm actually writing software for POS systems as freelancer and I was looking at Java implementation: JavaPOS.

Now, I should precise that I know nearly nothing about Java (for now at least), and even less about POS.

I wish there was some tutorial or some article giving some advices about strength and weaknesses of using each Language/Platform

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