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Preferred smartphone screen size?

Daniel Oom Re:Missing option (149 comments)

Any screen over 20 inches diagonally.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Daniel Oom Re:Not me... (261 comments)

I don't have a Gmail account, but Google blocks all e-mail from my server to its accounts, and no, my server never did send a spam message.

about two weeks ago
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Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

Daniel Oom Forget the missile gap (104 comments)

America has a cybercrime gap with the ex-commie-courntries and unless it can catch up quick, the economy will suffer.

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Daniel Oom Re:Logo? (547 comments)

APL may be forgotten before too long, along with SNOBOL, MUMPS, ALGOL 58, and a host of other impopular languages.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

Daniel Oom Re:sue em for breach of contract (204 comments)

You sure should do that.... if your contract states that the manufacturer guarantees that their product contains no bugs:-(

More likely your contract states that the customer is responsible for testing the software before accepting and paying for it.

about two weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Daniel Oom Survival of the smartest (481 comments)

Wait for the followers of Cthulhu to become smart enough to catch and eat us.

about three weeks ago
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Snowflake-Shaped Networks Are Easiest To Mend

Daniel Oom Rubbish (38 comments)

The Win32 API has had functions like GetVersionEx() for ages, which will tell the difference between MS Windows (like '95 and ME) and WIndows NT.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Daniel Oom Software isn't Progressing (554 comments)

Windows Ten has the same hardware requirements als Windows Vista. Makes you wonder what Microsoft has changed, apart from a couple of new device drivers.

about three weeks ago
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Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

Daniel Oom Re:losing your rights (274 comments)

If teenagers voluntarily send each other nude or erotic pictures of each other, who is the victim? How much physical and psychical damage has (s)he suffered?

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Daniel Oom Windows Revista (399 comments)

Windows U
Windows XQZ
Ten (after the movie with Bo Derek)

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Daniel Oom Outdo the Competition (399 comments)

You mean compared to X11 a.k.a. the X Window System ??

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Daniel Oom Move on, nothing to see here! (644 comments)

Ten will have a start button. How will it be different from Vista or XP?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Daniel Oom Re:Why? (479 comments)

If you have a Ph.D., you hopefully choice your research with care. If it is a theoretical topic, you should seek employment in academia or military. If it has practical applications, you should apply with a company that needs the fruits of your research or start your own company. You are convincing them to invest in your area of research: quite different from a MS in CS who looks for a menial job as a software engineer.

about a month ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Daniel Oom Banned books? What banned books? (410 comments)

Mein Kampf is the only book that is not available in this country since the (national and Bavarian) government owns the copyright and refuses to print it. That copyright will expire next year.

about a month ago
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I think next winter will be:

Daniel Oom Re:European... (148 comments)

I expect a colder winter for Europe and a less cold one for North-America.

about a month ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Daniel Oom Penny-pinching? (249 comments)

The article says the city of Turin is planning to convert their ageing PC fleet to Linux. Hardware problems will be the inevitable result.

about a month ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

Daniel Oom Missing features (370 comments)

The Linux implementation lacks support for the Archive, Hidden, ReadOnly, and System file attributes; those are needed for MS-DOS support:-]

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Daniel Oom Leave it up to the distribution (282 comments)

It is really a commercial question of where a distribution should focus its development efforts and where it can get revenues. Windows NT is a kernel too, but the desktop and server packages command quite different prices and embedded Operating Systems usually don't command a fee per device sold, just a flat fee for the manufacturer.

about a month and a half ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

Daniel Oom Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

Practical programming skills have limited value and obsolesce quickly.

about 2 months ago

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