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Scotland Votes No To Independence

H0p313ss Re:The over-65's swung it for No (393 comments)

I'm English, but I was pleasantly surprised to find most of the 16-17 year olds giving well reasoned opinions on why they were voting Yes or No.

I spent a good part of last evening listening to BBC Scotland Radio 1, I was very impressed with how civilized and informed everyone was behaving.

But perhaps I'm comparing it with Quebec.

13 hours ago

Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

H0p313ss Re:Not really a lie (191 comments) addresses are required for most of iCloud's services. Without iCloud loses a lot of functionality.

Guess what I don't have

Not true, you can register with iCloud with another email address, however it will then automatically allocate an address for you, but you don't have to use it nor does it limit the functionality. (This is what I do...)

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

H0p313ss Get the best of both worlds (391 comments)

Having a STEM degree and no communication skills is limiting. Having communication skills and no tech background is limiting in another dimension.

This is why my daughter, bless her crazy little cotton socks, has been doing a double major of Liberal Arts and Civil Engineering. She completed the arts degree this spring and will finish her B.Eng. next fall.

3 days ago

Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

H0p313ss Re:Jean-Luc Picard is my idol... (191 comments)

The perception of reality seems to change over time. Not surprisingly, BSG was a product of the Bush years.

Note that the Bush-era series is a reboot of the series from the 70's (Jimmy Carter era).

4 days ago

Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

H0p313ss Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

Or I know nothing about, didn't realize they were an email provider.

What kind of genius doesn't have his own domain? Are we men?

about two weeks ago

Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

H0p313ss Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

You may be correct sir:

[Redirected to]
Domain Name:
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2014-05-08 00:00:00
Creation Date: 1994-05-07 00:00:00
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-05-08 00:00:00
Registrar: 1&1 Internet AG
Registrar IANA ID: 83
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Jan Oetjen
Registrant Organization: 1&1 Mail & Media Inc.
Registrant Street: 701 Lee Rd.
Registrant City: Chesterbrook
Registrant State/Province: PA
Registrant Postal Code: 19087
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.8774612631
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Registrant Fax: +1.6105601501
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Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Jan Oetjen
Admin Organization: 1&1 Mail & Media Inc.
Admin Street: 701 Lee Rd.
Admin City: Chesterbrook
Admin State/Province: PA
Admin Postal Code: 19087
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.8774612631
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.6105601501
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Jan Oetjen
Tech Organization: 1&1 Mail & Media Inc.
Tech Street: 701 Lee Rd.
Tech City: Chesterbrook
Tech State/Province: PA
Tech Postal Code: 19087
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.8774612631
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.6105601501
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server:
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DNSSEC: Unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:

about two weeks ago

BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

H0p313ss Re:You, too? (362 comments)

So offer me one. Give me a internet license for BBC online and let me stream it from whereever I am on the planet. If you want you can do it by creating your own VPN and renting that to me.

Isn't that what iplayer is?

about two weeks ago

Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

H0p313ss Re:demography & culture (579 comments)

My theory is they don't go into STEM because of asshats like you. When they do, they go into fields where asshats like you aren't welcome. For example, my workplace has a firm "no asshats" policy, and, guess what, lots of STEM women.

Exactly, I work in a similar environment and I'd say that on average the women actually out-perform the men.

From my 70 year old mother who still designs railways for a living: "Of course we're better, we had to be just to get through school and stay in the game."

about three weeks ago

Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

H0p313ss Re:Obvious Reason (579 comments)

I mean, face it, men are just more willing to be the trolls and make life miserable for each other.

WAT?! You ever see what happens when you get a group of women together?

Sheesh. Asking a slashdotter for his insights about women is like asking a Mormon about his favorite microbrews.

Clearly the irony of your own observations is lost on you.

about three weeks ago

How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

H0p313ss Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (260 comments)

I've got the same problem, 10 years ago I had one device hooked right to the modem, now my basement looks like something out of The Matrix.

You're farming humans for power?

about a month ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

H0p313ss Re:Version control (127 comments)

Unity isn't the problem. The project management and developers are.

This is generally the case, tools do matter, but people matter much more.

Give a brilliant team a conference room and a supply of paper, pencils and food and they will turn the world on it's head. Give a team of idiots the best tools that money can buy and all you'll get is a steam pile of fertilizer.

(Give the brilliant team the best tools... though, even if it only makes them 1% more efficient it's still cheaper than the tools.)

about a month ago

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

H0p313ss Alpha? (220 comments)

I'll wait for the Beta, or perhaps a release candidate.

about a month ago

I'd most like to (personally) explore:

H0p313ss Re:The Tietê River to the sea (246 comments)

That's what I was expecting, clearly a scouting expedition would be the first step.

about a month ago

I'd most like to (personally) explore:

H0p313ss Re:Cities (246 comments)

You had a COMPLETELY different experience to me in Paris. I have been there 3-4 times now and love it and the places you can find tucked into small corners. There are restaurants everywhere and there was always someone nearby who would speak English to me if I needed help.

As for restaurants did you try walking from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe? There are a gazzilion on that strip alone. And Paris is the only city I can think of where you seriously need to check out the cemeteries. Particularly the catacombs.

That's more in line with my experience with Paris, the three days I spent there were nowhere near enough.

about a month ago

I'd most like to (personally) explore:

H0p313ss The Tietê River to the sea (246 comments)

I noticed recently that because of the coastal mountains, the rivers near São Paulo mostly flow inland into the la Plata basin (which is a very large watershed). From what I can see from Google Earth it should be possible to kayak down the Tietê River to where it joins the other major rivers that eventually meet the Atlantic near Buenos Aires.

I may now be too old to consider a month long river journey that's almost a quarter of a planet away, but I can dream about it.

about a month ago

California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

H0p313ss Re:Nathan Fillion is speechless.gif (286 comments)

Yeah? And the meme of referencing an animated gif with an incorrect file name and no working hyperlink is fucking stupid, and people like you do nothing but contribute to the idiocracy in this country. It's gotten so bad, the god damn eurotrash insult us on this site with impunity while I get down-modded when I respond

Eurotrash? Dude, even the igloo-dwelling, beaver hunting, poutine eating canadians are making fun of you.

about a month and a half ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

H0p313ss Re:Alternate view (354 comments)

I am apathetic to your outrage.

Your pathetic apathy sickens me!

Am I doin' it right?

No... not really...

about 2 months ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

H0p313ss Re:Alternate view (354 comments)

This is Slashdot. We'll take any excuse we can to get outraged.

I am highly offended by your outrageous comment!

about 2 months ago

Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

H0p313ss Re:And I just want Firefox not to shit itself (129 comments)

G+ is making FF crash its ass off these days.

If only there was a simple workaround for this, but it's just not coming to me.

about 2 months ago



Android port for the Neo FreeRunner in progress

H0p313ss H0p313ss writes  |  more than 5 years ago

H0p313ss (811249) writes "Koolu has announced public access to their git repository for their port of Android to the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner smartphone.

Koolu is providing the patches necessary to take Google's Android Platform source code to run on the Openmoko FreeRunner phone, the steps to create a tool chain to build that code, and the instructions on how to build the binary images so more people who have FreeRunners (or want to purchase FreeRunners) can help with finishing the port.

Sean McNeal has been providing test images for a few weeks and there are a couple of YouTube videos demonstrating basic functionality."
Link to Original Source


Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) to release on Wednesday

H0p313ss H0p313ss writes  |  more than 6 years ago

H0p313ss (811249) writes "The Eclipse Foundation will be releasing Ganymede on June 23rd. This will be the third coordinated release from Eclipse. While the initial platform delivery consists of the traditional SDK which includes the basic Java IDE and the Plugin Development Environment, over the coming weeks some 23 components will release for Eclipse 3.4 ranging from Modeling Tools to a complete C++ IDE.

Friends of Eclipse have early access to the mirrors"


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