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The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

H0p313ss Re:Not need, but useful (96 comments)

So now you know why they don't put telephony capability into tablets - people won't buy both a smartphone and a tablet, but opt for just one of the two.

That might depend on how you define people. Nobody who takes themselves seriously is going to use an iPad as a phone in public.

about half an hour ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

H0p313ss Re:Mental note: (180 comments)

Also "if you have a big enough ego to think you can create such a questionable site and get away with it" you're probably wrong.

5 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

H0p313ss Re:Should be, but it isn't. (382 comments)

Failure by design?

D is the Betamax of programming languages, well thought out, feature rich but flown into the ground.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development?

H0p313ss Eclipse RCP + DataTools (264 comments)

I'm sure this won't be a very popular option because Slashdot is allergic to Java in general and Eclipse specifically, but if were trying to write multi-platform GUI code with database integration I would probably start by investigating Eclipse RCP + Datatools.

An example of this is Teradata Studio

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

H0p313ss Someone has a hammer... (480 comments)

... and everything looks like a nail.

1. Perhaps Bitcoin has it's uses, but at the moment that seems somewhat dubious.

2. I'm sure online voting will eventually be solved via cryptography.

3. If the solution to online voting involves Bitcoin I'll eat my hat.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

H0p313ss Re:Secret Ballot? (480 comments)

As your employer, I'd like to see your randomly drawn ID, you know, to verify that you really voted during the two hours you were off.

Exactly, thats often how "voting" is managed in puppet "democracies".

I recall a dinner party in 1987 in Jakarta where one of the American oil industry workers described how the "voting" was handled in his office. (Note that I'm not picking on Indonesia here, this is just where my experience lies, and hopefully the system from the dark days of the dictatorship is a thing of the past.)

about two weeks ago
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Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

H0p313ss Re:Predestination is an incredibly unsatisfying mo (254 comments)

I watched this film and and followed the plot fine, but was left feeling very unsatisfied at the end of it.

Which might just be the intent, it's been decades since I read the short story but I do recall a similar feeling after reading it.

about three weeks ago
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Lawmaker's Facebook Rant Threatens Media For "Unauthorized" Use of His Name

H0p313ss Re:Is it wrong of me... (136 comments)

Is it wrong that I guessed that this guy was a conservative, and I was right?

No, but your sense of smug self-satisfaction is a bit off-putting.

1. Given how bat-shit-insane the American right has become you might want to get used to those to the left being a little smug. But I guess it does suck to have become the political punchline of the western world.

2. Never interrrupt the enemy when they're making a mistake.

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

H0p313ss Re:Soundtrack contest (161 comments)

“How far are y’all going?” Ruby asked us with a sigh
“We’re going all the way ’til the wheels fall off and burn
’Til the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies”
Ruby just smiled and said, “Ah, you know some babies never learn”

about three weeks ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

H0p313ss Re:Soundtrack contest (161 comments)

Anybody have any better music suggestions appropriate for this story?

I tend to reference Dylan's Everthing is Broken for most software projects, seems apropos for Bitcoin in general.

about three weeks ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

H0p313ss Re:You can for the most part. (343 comments)

He forgot the next step, always burn the flash drive afterwards.

That's why they're called flash drives right?

about a month ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

H0p313ss Re:And the lesson is... (343 comments)

(I recently pointed out to someone whose mother I know that they wouldn't want their mother reading their twitter feed.)

about a month ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

H0p313ss And the lesson is... (343 comments)

... email, and anything else you do on the internet or with your cell is not private.

Never put anything in email, or text messages, or twitter or random internet forums that could potentially embarrass you or anyone you care about.

Sad that this needs to be pointed out, but clearly it does.

about a month ago
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After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

H0p313ss Re:Unfortunately.... (66 comments)

I'm sure that if you had lived without arms for 40 years these would be limitations you'd happily live with.

In fact you would be old enough to appreciate the coolness factor of becoming Steve Austin, heck we all wanted to be Steve Austin in the 70's.

about a month ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

H0p313ss Re:Sorry, but how? (177 comments)

Show me in any article where it says it even has a camera.

It's a fricking radar.

about a month ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

H0p313ss Re:Nonsense (388 comments)

*drags pigiron out back and beats him senseless with a Star Wars collectors edition box set*

about a month ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

H0p313ss Re:Sorry, but how? (177 comments)

How is the army allowed to do this on american soil...?

How do you provide military radar coverage of domestic airspace without putting military radar installations in domestic territory.

If I throw the word NORAD up in the air will it stick to anything in your general vicinity?

(Seriously, are Americans really that clueless?)

about a month ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

H0p313ss Re:Army? (177 comments)

Isn't the army supposed to protect us from foreign threats? This seems like a job for domestic law enforcement.

How do you protect yourselves from foreign threats without a radar system?

Someone is confused and I don't think it's me.

about a month ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

H0p313ss Re:Legal? (130 comments)

I was going to say something similar, but you brought a car analogy to the game so I'm folding.

about a month and a half ago

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Android port for the Neo FreeRunner in progress

H0p313ss H0p313ss writes  |  more than 6 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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