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Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

Hangin10 Re:And we care why? (205 comments)

VBDOS was amazing.

more than 3 years ago
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The world will end ...

Hangin10 What aboot... (585 comments)

when the sun becomes a red giant and the Earth goes *poof* (and, yes, I know it doesn't happen quite like that..) ?

That puts a time limit of some number of billion years on the existence of this planet. Hopefully we'll have left by then. And by we, I do mean me, I plan to live 42 trillion years.

more than 3 years ago
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Draft Proposal Would Create Agency To Tax Cars By the Mile

Hangin10 But... (932 comments)

Obama would probably use the money to socialize auto insurance. Or the legislation also makes everyone pay insurance by the mile.

more than 3 years ago
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Newspaper Plagiarizes Blog, Taunts Real Author

Hangin10 Re:Worst Formatting Ever (301 comments)

Massive font size? First thing I did upon opening the page was zoom way in.

You insensitive clods with your perfect vision...

more than 3 years ago
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Science Programs Hit Hard By Proposed Budget

Hangin10 Re:Is anybody really surprised? (395 comments)

Mr. Welfare is already a general. How much higher are we going to promote this guy? Are people really suggesting we should provide for him too?

more than 3 years ago
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Sensor Measures In Fingertips If Driver Is Drunk

Hangin10 Re:Its Winter. (549 comments)

I'll have to hit the "agree" button on that. OMG, the gov'ment knows I'm sober. I think I'm ok with that. They can know whatever they want as long as I get to plead the third (I hate having sleepovers with soldiers against my will in peacetime).

more than 3 years ago
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Stargate Universe Cancelled

Hangin10 Now they can... (762 comments)

afford to make more than 12 Warehouse episodes a season.

I was a huge fan of SG-1, and Atlantis was better than nothing, but SGU was about to lose my interest. The reveal of the bridge ALMOST took me back in, but it was not enough to overcome the poor writing. Death of Ginn. QED.

Oh, and not to mention that the premise of them being "the wrong people" doesn't jive with how they got to be the scientists and the defense of one of the most secret bases.

more than 2 years ago
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Doing Digital Art When You Can't Use Your Hand?

Hangin10 SVG... (131 comments)

in a text editor.

more than 3 years ago
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I typically read about __ books per year.

Hangin10 Re:oblig: missing options (363 comments)

That's why I always ride my bike like I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Much better to see oncoming death than wonder when it is going to approach from behind.

more than 3 years ago
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Glibc Is Finally Free Software

Hangin10 Re:They released it under the BSD license? (337 comments)

What.. how... huh?

All that shows is someone not understanding their chosen license and getting angry that they didn't get credit for their work.

Restrictions in the name of freedom is not freedom. Perhaps what you mean is that BSD doesn't work quite so well in a world where people hunger for fame and recognition. I'd bet Data would be BSD if Soong lived long enough to perfect things.

about 4 years ago
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Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art

Hangin10 Didn't the end... (733 comments)

Didn't the end of that quote just become "I know it when I see it"?

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

Hangin10 Flexible sizes? (984 comments)

Why can't they let us change what units we want to see file sizes in?

Maybe I want all my file sizes in multiples of linear block size for the device in question (I only ever use desktop PCs where the devices have blocks of either 512 or 2048 bytes), or define custom units of the number of 128bit double quadwords in base 6.

Why not let the user decide? A program that opens a file is still going to get the number of bytes anyway (it can query the operating system to convert between the custom units).

more than 4 years ago
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Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker

Hangin10 Re:What!? (658 comments)

About that goat... you'd be surprised. I probably shouldn't mention Soviet Russia at
all. That would just make it far worse.

more than 4 years ago
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While Coding, How Often Do You Refer To Language Docs?

Hangin10 Re:Never... (303 comments)

Bjarne is Socrates? WOW!

about 5 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Hangin10 Re:Might as well say it first (543 comments)

But you also can't improve GPL'd things and give other downstream from YOU more freedom (ie, here I've followed the GPL, but I'm making my mods MIT).

more than 5 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Hangin10 Re:Might as well say it first (543 comments)

"Big business historically have been the target of GPL lawsuits."

That is exactly what I meant in that most people can't afford to sue. I don't dispute your last paragraph, but it still means you need to be large company to accomplish such a feat. Otherwise you are, at this point in time, rather better off staying completely proprietary and creating a coolness cult around your product (even though Apple uses plenty of free software themselves. portions of LLVM come to mind.).

more than 5 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Hangin10 Re:Might as well say it first (543 comments)

A) First time I've ever seen this SFLC. (Can you point me to other /. articles about this SFLC. I wiki'd, but it reads like an ad).
B) Seems like an assumption that they would choose to help. After all, they can only help so many, and its not like they get paid (unless you pay them with winnings or something).

more than 5 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Hangin10 Re:Commercial != Proprietary (543 comments)

And then a bigger company comes along, does what's allowed in the license, and makes all the money while giving you none because they have a far greater ability to market YOUR product.

more than 5 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Hangin10 Re:Might as well say it first (543 comments)

* standard libraries always linked dynamically.

I'm totally to brunk to post on /.

more than 5 years ago

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Activision Sued Over "Guitar Hero" Cover

Hangin10 Hangin10 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Hangin10 writes "CNN is reporting that "The Romantics have filed a federal lawsuit against Activision Inc., the maker of "Guitar Hero," saying the popular video game infringes on the band's rights by featuring a soundalike recording of its 1980 hit "What I Like About You." The odd thing here is that Activision bought the right to record a cover version, but The Romantics are suing them for making it too similar to the original. An injunction against sales, and unspecified damages are being sought in the suit."
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Hangin10 Hangin10 writes  |  about 8 years ago

Hangin10 writes "Are we in the fifth generation of computing? In the 1980s, Japan had a research project called the Fifth Generation Computer Systems project that "...was supposed to perform much calculation utilizing massive parallelism." The Wikipedia article discusses (or links to) the details of the generations of computing (transistors, ICs, microprocessors, etc). They used several CPUs (multiple cores anyone?) and a database instead of a filesystem (the illfated WinFS anyone?). With the introduction of Cell and databases being (at least) strongly considered in place of filesystems, is there enough evidence to point to a fifth generation?"
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Hangin10 Hangin10 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hangin10 writes "As reported on CNN a lawsuit brought by the ACLU has had the NSA wiretapping program declared unconstitutional. The government argued that the program was well within the President's power, but disclosing why would reveal state secrets. The ACLU's lawyers said that the judge had enough information to rule, and rule she did."

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