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

ChunderDownunder Re:Customer service? (765 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.

yesterday
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ChunderDownunder Re:Customer service? (765 comments)

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

yesterday
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

ChunderDownunder Re:OK MS bashers. (318 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago
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FreeBSD 9.3 Released

ChunderDownunder Re:OpenSSL (77 comments)

za - the South African release?

about a week 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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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

ChunderDownunder Re:Needs Java? (180 comments)

Your loss.

Much of Google's software tooling relies on a JVM.

about two weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

ChunderDownunder Re:Which raises the critical question: (415 comments)

hard-coding user interface strings is a bad smell, even if you're just programming for one regional language.

If the class migrates beyond 'Hello, World!', learning best practices from an early age is a good thing, surely.

about two weeks ago
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Famo.us: Do We Really Need Another JavaScript Framework?

ChunderDownunder Re:Not Ready Yet... (104 comments)

Do keep in mind that you're talking about one specific technology stack here.

Java2D has long been 3D-rendered using OpenGL or Direct3D. X.org's Glamor aims to unify 2D with OpenGL.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

ChunderDownunder Re:Yesod (536 comments)

Where 'y' is a typographic substitute for the olde English letter thorn, I'd personally steer clear of anything named 'The Sod' :-)

Coming from a JVM background, from the familiarity p.o.v. I'd probably prefer to write web services in Scala but certainly faylang is an interesting diversion from dynamically typed compile-to-JS languages,

about three weeks ago
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Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead

ChunderDownunder Re:What was desirable about it? (71 comments)

It was an opportunity to monetize KDE through hardware sales and Mr Seigo seems to have sunk his own savings into the venture.

Whether KDE has the resources to refocus on porting to existing devices such as Nexus, Galaxy Note and Surface Pro tablets remains to be seen.

about three weeks ago
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Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead

ChunderDownunder Re:Needs Windows 8.1 (71 comments)

Strange, I was thinking of buying an MS Surface Pro 3 and putting KDE on it!

about three weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

ChunderDownunder Re:hmmmmm (681 comments)

Squares of prime numbers.

about three weeks ago
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Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone

ChunderDownunder Re:Gimme a keyboard (67 comments)

ssh on an android phone sounds masochistic.

Get a laptop and tether!

about three 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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