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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

H0p313ss Re:Alternate view (350 comments)

I am apathetic to your outrage.

Your pathetic apathy sickens me!

Am I doin' it right?

No... not really...

5 days ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

H0p313ss Re:Alternate view (350 comments)

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

I am highly offended by your outrageous comment!

5 days ago
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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 two weeks ago
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Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

H0p313ss Re:This idea isn't ludicrous, it's sensible (86 comments)

Well said.

The only way for this kind of abusive marketing to be stopped would be for gamers to boycott the products and vendors, which would be like meth-heads boycotting meth.

about three weeks ago
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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

H0p313ss Re:Reavers (144 comments)

Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

H0p313ss Re:Shouldn't be a problem (176 comments)

Which should have been obvious.

about a month ago
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3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift

H0p313ss Re:What's old is new again (72 comments)

Exactly my point, if one of these UI "innovations" was actually useful it would have had some measure of adoption by now.

The absolute zero adoption of this concept in the 20+ years it's been around proves how pointless it is.

about a month ago
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3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift

H0p313ss Re:What's old is new again (72 comments)

But in theory each time it cycles its less expensive, more advanced, and more available.

And just as useless.

about a month ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

H0p313ss Re:Why cant you pick by regions on a map (228 comments)

They don't take credit in Antartica, only a specific debt card at the research stations and the military debt card at the military bases.

Did you hear about the Slashdot commenter who didn't get the joke?

about 2 months ago
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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

H0p313ss Re:If you're sitting there thinking... (255 comments)

If you're sitting there thinking "This is nonsense; my team has no idiot" then it's most likely you.

I've seen this in action, people so clueless that they don't know that they're clueless.

about 2 months ago
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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

H0p313ss Caveat Emptor: Don't do this (255 comments)

The last serious incident of this type I encountered the poor guy was "demoted" to testing and then the work load ramped up until he had an emotional breakdown.

He initially took on a job he was not qualified for and had lots of crazy opinions that pissed off a lot of people, but his managers failed him by victimizing him instead of helping him with career planning.

Now that I think of it, I think the same managers failed me in the same way...

about 2 months ago
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Tiniest Linux COM Yet?

H0p313ss Re:Complete gibberish (76 comments)

What I got out of it is that he's not an 'IT Geek.' That's a specialized kind, ya know. Do you have a good understanding of the relative benefits of CMOS and TTL? How about the different types of lapidary grit?

I agree, though, that Slashdot isn't so much 'news for nerds' as it used to be. It's infested with IT types who think they're the whole community.

What I got out of it is that he's not an 'IT Geek.' That's a specialized kind, ya know. Do you have a good understanding of the relative benefits of CMOS and TTL? How about the different types of lapidary grit?

I agree, though, that Slashdot isn't so much 'news for nerds' as it used to be. It's infested with IT types who think they're the whole community.

So if an article has terms you don't understand do you whine about it or look it up? That's the difference.

Slashdot has always leaned towards the highly technical, and because of the specialization of technology it's unlikely that anyone is going to understand ALL the jargon.

A geek will look it up and perhaps even be a little excited to LEARN something, I don't know what to call someone who just whines that they weren't spoon fed.

about 2 months ago
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Tiniest Linux COM Yet?

H0p313ss Re:Complete gibberish (76 comments)

open-spec COM OpenWRT Ralink RT5350 SoC Indiegogo IoT-focused VoCore

The only word I understood was "Linux".

TL;DR

All I got out of this comment is "I am not much of a geek". You might be more at home on reddit.

about 2 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

H0p313ss Re:Yeah, no... (323 comments)

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

about 2 months ago
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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

H0p313ss Re:Security risk? (322 comments)

If I had to choose between 8 and XP, I'd choose 8, even with the retarded launcher/start nonsense.

about 2 months ago
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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

H0p313ss Re:Just buy a new computer !!!!! (322 comments)

Yeah, unless you've got thousands of dollars of software that are locked to that PC configuration (hardware and software). Then you're looking at a major expense and hassle of upgrading everything just to do exactly what you were before.

Which you had a decade to plan for.

about 2 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

H0p313ss Re:No bluetooth? (182 comments)

That's very odd, I used a bluetooth keyboard and wifi all the time with my first generation ipad.

about 2 months ago

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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."
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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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