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Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

H0p313ss Re:Version control (126 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.)

4 days ago
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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 week ago
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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 week ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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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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