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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ChunderDownunder Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (306 comments)

So a decade ago I would have told you to learn php and apply for a job at facebook?

yesterday
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ChunderDownunder Re:Since when is... (306 comments)

Pacific Time, USA could mean a bunch of islands in Oceania. e.g. Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands etc.

yesterday
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seL4 Verified Microkernel Now Open Source

ChunderDownunder Re:Don't tell HURD (74 comments)

I think they already tried and failed to port to L4, giving up because HURD was too mach-specific.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ChunderDownunder Re: low end Android tablets now $59 (112 comments)

Will recycling centres still accept your stomped-on dusty chips?

Security for the paranoid is one thing, being eco-friendly in terms of rare-earth contamination of landfill is another.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ChunderDownunder Re:Advice: Android Device Manager (112 comments)

I guess it's down to whether you're still using the 'stock' ROM or not but wouldn't wiping the partitions via Recovery suffice?

(Probably a quick-format so the ones and zeros are still there?)

2 days ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

ChunderDownunder Not just mothers... (152 comments)

My eldest brother has asthma.

My Dad smoked. He gave up before his second child was conceived. The rest of us don't have asthma.

2 days ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

ChunderDownunder Re:1 or 1 million (271 comments)

Really? i'm sure I've seen TV ads recently with the fine print 'acceptable use policy applies'.

that would suggest isps are still getting away with throttling one's connection.

4 days ago
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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

ChunderDownunder Re:Goddammit Tony Abbott (124 comments)

Uncle Rupert owns the content. Uncle Rupert owns our pay tv network. Uncle Rupert discourages FTTH.

Follow the money.

5 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ChunderDownunder Re:Customer service? (885 comments)

low cost carriers charge extra for any checked luggage, incentivizing those bulging Texans.

I've been on flights where staff have requested that carry-on luggage be stowed in cargo (free at the gate) because the plane overhead lockers wouldn't cope with demand.

Solution? maybe have a set limit, e.g. 5kg for carry-on.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ChunderDownunder Re:Customer service? (885 comments)

How common is ad-hoc seating? Surely in most cases, seats are allocated at check-in.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

ChunderDownunder Re:OK MS bashers. (322 comments)

Scrap Windows RT and dump the locked-down bootloader. You might get a few extra thousand sales of Linux nerds who want an Android tablet/portable debian machine with a keyboard but occasionally need to reboot into Windows e.g. to run a touch-enhanced Visio that work requires.

If MS do continue with the ARM-based Surface, make it run the full Windows 9.

But emulation is a crutch and should be a fallback only. Shrink-wrapped x86-only software needs to go the way of the dodo. you'll have a nifty checkbox in Visual Studio to compile for all architectures and publish to their app-store.

about a week ago
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EFF Releases Wireless Router Firmware For Open Access Points

ChunderDownunder Re:Can't wait for the cops to bust down my house (56 comments)

The 'fraud squad' already contacted me about credit card skimming traced to our home internet, whereby someone had hacked our wifi in a drive-by usage. They suggested we change our password but you wonder how secure WPA2 is anyway...

The local ISP, Telstra, is said to soon be trialling nationwide 'free wifi' to ADSL2 customers by offering a free modem with segregated wifi. So I wonder what firmware they plan to use.

about a week ago
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FreeBSD 9.3 Released

ChunderDownunder Re:OpenSSL (77 comments)

za - the South African release?

about two weeks ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

ChunderDownunder No Wayland yet? (108 comments)

Gimp and firefox are the main programs that tie me to gtk+2/X11 but I'd be prepared to run those inside an a x-wayland container.

about two weeks ago
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Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers

ChunderDownunder Re:Data is Unsecurable (41 comments)

Where I live, the security agency was on telly tonight calling for greater hacking powers and data retention.

(The Terrorism card)

Why spy on your own citizens when the information is, seemingly, freely available online?

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ChunderDownunder Re:WTF restaurant name? (424 comments)

Funny you should mention that.

When flying out of NYC, I flew from La Giardia, the shiteist airport in north america. ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

ChunderDownunder Re:The future turned out to not be so cool (129 comments)

Migrate to Australia, then. :(

The ghost of Uncle Rupert and Big Coal will still be dominating. Our current treasurer, Joe Quixockey, tilts at Canberran windmills.

about two weeks ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

ChunderDownunder Re:So they update it, but... (202 comments)

Technically, but only using a distro crafted for ARMv6.

Doubling the RAM aside, switching to a modern core such as a CortexA7 would make for a faster experience and allow RPi2 to use stock debian.

about two weeks ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

ChunderDownunder Re:So they update it, but... (202 comments)

Well the specs were modest for ARM SoCs even by 2012 standards. Deliberately so, given the mission to produce a $35 computer.

A rpi 2 with Broadcom's quad core Cortex-a7 SoC would still be no speed demon compared to an iPad Mini but adequate to run, say, Gnome/KDE with all the bells and whistles. (Whether they can achieve the same price envelope...)

A $35 computer will never match a 'desktop replacement', if you're used to a Corei7 workstation but should just about surpass the P4 I'm typing this on in the next iteration.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

ChunderDownunder Re:Cynically I expect (151 comments)

Scotland is closer to the dark side of the moon, so the Space-Nazis will bomb Edinburgh first?

about two weeks ago

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Android forked, apps to run in Java SE

ChunderDownunder ChunderDownunder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChunderDownunder (709234) writes "Android not quite free enough? Dalvik sluggish? Concerned about the Harmony/Dalvik lawsuit? Can't run your favourite app on your desktop? IcedRobot will allow Android to run as a software stack on top of OpenJDK, the standard edition of Java (TM). The obvious target bringing Android compatibility to Meego but also to Windows/Linux/OS X desktops."
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