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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

CockMonster It's the publisher's choice (391 comments)

Publishers get to allow or block particular types of adverts for their site/app. The degree of control they have is huge, if you're getting intrusive adverts complain to the publisher, not the advertising industry.

5 days ago
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After the Sun (Microsystems) Sets, the Real Stories Come Out

CockMonster Re: DRTFA (166 comments)

I see you've never had a parse a compilation error when using boost (C++)

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

CockMonster I'm a style prude (373 comments)

The first thing I look at when looking at interview candidates code is their style. I don't care particularly if it's not the same as mine, but I do care if there's no consistency to their own style. I'm talking about hurried formatting, trying to squeeze everything into the least number of lines, mixed naming conventions, bad spelling in comments, even down to things like inconsistent spacing. Maybe I'm a prude but if I'm going to be looking at this person's coding output all day it better at least be readable. That Linux managed to maintain a consistent coding style with so many contributors is an admirable feat. As for beautiful algorithms, I quite like the simplicity of Dijkstra's shortest path.

about 3 months ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

CockMonster Re: Web Workers (505 comments)

It doesn't work, Flash can still take down Firefox pretty regularly

about 6 months ago
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PC Plus Packs Windows and Android Into Same Machine

CockMonster Screen resolution for laptops? (319 comments)

1366x768 just doesn't cut it, no matter how many OSes you stick on it.

about 7 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster Re: ATI drivers (212 comments)

A reinstall seemed to fix what was broken by changing the graphics card. Whatever hardware detection is done on startup is far better than what I could do afterwards.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster Re: ATI drivers (212 comments)

LOL I'm not paid to figure out how to configure xconf, but I did give it a shot though. It would crash everything randomly. A reinstall was quicker and therefore cheaper.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster Re:ATI drivers (212 comments)

Does that include the tool you have to download and run in order to download the installer?

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster Re:ATI drivers (212 comments)

Don't want .Net for your drivers? Try Linux.

Don't like wasting 90MB? Well, maybe if they didn't have drastically less resources than their competition, they could spare someone to optimize for size. For now, perhaps you can spare the 0.01$ of hard drive space. Sure, I agree 90MB is horribly bloated, but its not anywhere bad enough to care about when compared to actual driver bugs, or the price difference in GPUs.

I use Linux in work, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had to reinstall it when I changed graphics card because it kept crashing (kernel too). I'm afraid to plug a second monitor in in case it causes the same thing to happen. I seriously considered installing Win7 on the machine and running Linux under VMWare. That's what I do on my laptop.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster Re:ATI drivers (212 comments)

148MB for the latest Nvidia driver.

*sigh*

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Review

CockMonster ATI drivers (212 comments)

I installed fresh ATI graphics drivers today. 90MB for a driver. .Net 4.5 needed to be installed. GTFO.

about 9 months ago
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How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?

CockMonster Re:That's obvious (299 comments)

Here, here. The artful side of programming is never talked about, it's up there with architecture if you ask me.

about 10 months ago
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How Early Should Kids Learn To Code?

CockMonster Forcing them to learn is bad (299 comments)

If there's anything that'll kill any interest in a subject its having to adhere to a Government approved curriculum. They're kids, let them play in the sun/puddles and fall out of trees for a few years before allowing them to sit in front of a computer all day.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Security, In Light of NSA Crypto-Subverting Attacks?

CockMonster Re: Ken Thompson, Anyone? (472 comments)

So C/C++ are a government conspiracy of the 60's so they could intercept data from the Internet, which hadn't been invented (or at least only used within military circles) at the time? You're too stupid to be a C/C++ programmer. Stop doing it.

about a year ago
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Why PC Sales Are Declining

CockMonster Re:PC companies missed their chance. (564 comments)

Unlocked prices are high because phones are actually expensive to manufacture and test. They're far more complex than any PC or laptop

about a year ago
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Mozilla and Samsung Collaborating to Bring New Browser Engine to Android

CockMonster Re: Woohoo! yet another language (111 comments)

But Firefox is already always running but not responding!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Monitor Setup For Programmers

CockMonster Get the laptop out of the way (312 comments)

My laptop is fairly powerful in all aspects except for the utterly useless for programming 1366x768 screen. I got a 27" monitor that supports up to 2560x1440, 'borrowed' and old USB keyboard and mouse from work, put the laptop on a chair next to where the montior sits (I don't have room for a desk). That's it, make sure the air ducts of the laptop aren't blocked and the only time you'll need to touch it is to turn it on. Put the laptop screen onto the lowest power setting too!

about a year ago

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CockMonster CockMonster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CockMonster (886033) writes "Mobile phone developers are scrambling to ensure that the openness of the Linux operating system does not anger telecoms regulators. Consumers who run Linux on a PC are used to having full control over the operating system, but should not expect that same level of control on a Linux powered mobile phone, warned Mike Kelley, senior vice president of engineering at PalmSource. Full Article It's about time mobile Linux vendors come clean about what exactly end users will be allowed do with their phones!"

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