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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

ChunderDownunder Re:Open-source is no longer a threat to them (186 comments)

Yes, if they open source it, the community can maintain it.

Let's say they release .NET 5.0 *only* for Windows 10. If there's demand, a third party will back-port it to 7 or possibly as far back as XP.

7 hours ago
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

ChunderDownunder Re:Patents (186 comments)

Perhaps it's 1 reason device makers are shipping devices without removal storage.

No sd card, no fat patent licensing required.

7 hours ago
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

ChunderDownunder Re:Sales (186 comments)

There's #develop and monodevelop.

Neither have the polish of VS.Net, obviously. But with the release of the .net box and dice, integration may become sweeter.

7 hours ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

ChunderDownunder Re:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS = No Skype for me (99 comments)

My apologies, I've been bitten by a troll. Not you but the GP that suggested Skype didn't support 12.04 LTS.

The download page explicitly says Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch as one of the download options.

yesterday
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

ChunderDownunder Re:No linux video conferencing (99 comments)

Skype needs to 'value-add' or facebook/google+, via webrtc, will make them redundant.

Tieing it to windows is no surprise given its owner.

2 days ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

ChunderDownunder Re:how about no (99 comments)

Compatibility with MS applications has historically been a driver for implementing Wine.

2 days ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

ChunderDownunder Re:Made in America! (114 comments)

norteamericano, estadounidense, yanqui, gringo...

americano can also refer to a weak black coffee.

2 days ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

ChunderDownunder Re:ARM for desktop/laptop (114 comments)

Apple would want to avoid a Windows RT debacle. Rebadging the mac mini as an ARM HTPC might work, where there's no confusion it'll run amd64 Photoshop.

If developers are (have been recently) still producing fat binaries for PPC, adding a checkbox for ARMv8 in Xcode doesn't seem a stretch.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

ChunderDownunder Re:Muslims? (865 comments)

Christians too.

Like the time the western church was on the way to palestine, took a wrong turn and conquered the Greek-speaking Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople. (4h crusade)

3 days ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

ChunderDownunder Re:Imagine that! (191 comments)

It surprises me that Google doesn't actually have their own online 'newspaper'. They could employ an editor to create a mashup of the best stories online, with a profit-sharing arrangement on ads.

I'd prefer a dedicated web page than, say, facebook injecting clickbait through their universally hated 'Top Stories'.

my two local newspapers have introduced paywalls, with a minimal number of free articles a month. One is fairly decent, the other is Rupert's trashy tabloid, complete with celebrity gossip and miracle weight loss cures. Syndicating the former through Google could reach an international audience, along with selected articles from other online sources and Google's ubiquity would ensure those articles chosen need not be subscription only.

But usually I stick to abc.net.au via RSS for news, despite the vandals in the federal government wanting to destroy it. 8 cents a day...

3 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

ChunderDownunder Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (295 comments)

Immigrants, often on student visas, are the only ones willing to work for taxi companies on "shitty" pay?

3 days ago
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Kawa 2.0 Supports Scheme R7RS

ChunderDownunder Re:Let's compare these advantages to Haskell (62 comments)

since exactly when is Java-integration zero overhead?

When the organisation you're developing for is a 'Java shop'. The selling point here for Kawa over, say, Racket is that a solution can be deployed to a Java EE container.

c.f. jruby, nashorn/rhino, jython

4 days ago
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Australia Pushes Ahead With Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

ChunderDownunder Follow the money (100 comments)

It all leads back to Rupert and his Foxtel service.

about a week ago
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BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser

ChunderDownunder Asteroids (67 comments)

I remember Maelstrom.

It put Andrew Welch on the map as a game developer, 22 years ago.

about a week ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

ChunderDownunder Re:Wha?!?!!! (170 comments)

I read somewhere that NTVDM isn't supported in x86-64 because "long mode" won't execute "8086 Virtual Mode".

Yet supposedly MS could resurrect the software for 64 bit Windows by running the software via the VT-x CPU extension present in most recent x86-64 CPU revisions.

But I guess the effort to make the NTVDM subsystem 64 bit clean isn't worth it...

about a week ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

ChunderDownunder Re:Xorg? (170 comments)

a Start menu, didn't Microsoft remove that for security reasons?

about a week ago
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Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

ChunderDownunder fashionably late (125 comments)

Sorry Canonical but haven't Jolla already stolen your thunder?

about a week 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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