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Microsoft Patents Module-Based Smartphone

HomerJ Handspring Visor (101 comments)

Didn't Handspring--now defunct--already do this like 12 years ago? There were all sorts of devices for their PDAS, including a GSM module.

more than 3 years ago

Flash Builder 4 — Defective By Design?

HomerJ Why did they have to use Eclipse? (66 comments)

Eclipse has to be the worst environment ever made--and I've used Lotus Designer.

It's great Adobe made a legit IDE for their various tech(Flash, ActionScript, ColdFusion). But when it's built on top of the steaming pile that's Eclipse, how effective of a tool can it really be?

I do Flash and ColdFusion development. I've tried to use Flex Builder 3, and the Flash Builder 4 betas. It just isn't good. Every time I try to write code with something based on Eclipse, I'm fighting the IDE more than I'm actually writing code. The same can be said for CFEclipse, or Aptana.

There NEEDS to be better tools. But as soon as I see Eclipse, it's a pass.

more than 4 years ago

Hearts Actually Can Break

HomerJ This was an episode of House (136 comments)

The ended up frying his brain so he would forget the woman--and all sorts of other stuff like his job. I think in the end it was actually something different and they fried his brain for nothing.

more than 4 years ago

Options Dwindling For Mars Spirit Rover

HomerJ The Animal (120 comments)

This problem was solved in the 80's with The Animal: The Animal

Spirit Rover engineers should have played with more 80's toys. Can anything stop...THE ANIMAL?!

about 5 years ago

Ares 1-X Ready On Pad, Launch Set For 1200 GMT

HomerJ It's damping, not dampening. (260 comments)

I don't know why people like to toss that extra "en" in there. It's like when people spell ligthening for lightning.

more than 5 years ago

Data Locking In a Web Application?

HomerJ Do your own damn job. (283 comments)

They aren't paying you money to ask a bunch of guys on Slashdot. Do it your damn self or find another job that you're actually qualified to do without submitting an "Ask Slashdot" anonymously to do it.

more than 5 years ago

Old Operating Systems Never Die

HomerJ Re:What has anyone Hird of the Hurd? (875 comments)

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE HURD IS THE WORD! ..some random text to get past filter...I WANTED to yell!

more than 5 years ago

Favorite seasonal transition?

HomerJ Summer to Fall (451 comments)

September starts the NFL season, the NHL is kicking off to get ready in October. Baseball is entering the playoff stretch.

Get some concrete information on the holiday releases, as well as a couple great games that get released a bit before the season.

It's getting cool enough where outdoor activities are really enjoyable.

All sorts of great stuff happens in Sept/Oct

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

HomerJ Proper Use of Photoshop Trademark (964 comments)

Trademarks help protect corporate and product identity, and Photoshop is one of Adobe's most valuable trademarks. By following the below guidelines, you can help Adobe protect the Photoshop brand name.

The Photoshop trademark must never be used as a common verb or as a noun. The Photoshop trademark should always be capitalized and should never be used in possessive form, or as a slang term. It should be used as an adjective to describe the product, and should never be used in abbreviated form. The following examples illustrate these rules:

Trademarks are not verbs.

CORRECT: The image was enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software.
INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.

Trademarks are not nouns.

CORRECT: The image pokes fun at the Senator.
INCORRECT: The photoshop pokes fun at the Senator.

Always capitalize and use trademarks in their correct form.

CORRECT: The image was enhanced with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software.
INCORRECT: The image was photoshopped.
INCORRECT: The image was Photoshopped.
INCORRECT: The image was Adobe® Photoshopped.

Trademarks must never be used as slang terms.

CORRECT: Those who use Adobe® Photoshop® software to manipulate images as a hobby see their work as an art form.
INCORRECT: A photoshopper sees his hobby as an art form. INCORRECT: My hobby is photoshopping.

Trademarks must never be used in possessive form.

CORRECT: The new features in Adobe® Photoshop® software are impressive.
INCORRECT: Photoshop's features are impressive.

Trademarks are proper adjectives and should be followed by the generic terms they describe.

CORRECT: The image was manipulated using Adobe® Photoshop® software.
INCORRECT: The image was manipulated using Photoshop.

Trademarks must never be abbreviated.

CORRECT: Take a look at the new features in Adobe® Photoshop® software.
INCORRECT: Take a look at the new features in PS.

The trademark owner should be identified whenever possible.

Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

more than 5 years ago

British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid

HomerJ Re:So they will find something else to charge you (340 comments)

In the United States it varies state to state. But I'm in Pennsylvania, and that's how it is here. You get a DUI, they will charge you with both. The state considers them separate offenses.

more than 5 years ago

British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid

HomerJ So they will find something else to charge you wit (340 comments)

They probably have 10 different laws on the books that overlap. They can just pick one of the others to charge you with.

It's like when you get a DUI, and they charge you for both "drunk driving" and "driving with a BAC of .08".

more than 5 years ago

Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

HomerJ Re:Should I? (909 comments)

How long does a bear have to be? Is it proportional to long cat?

more than 5 years ago

US Open Government Initiative Enters Phase Three

HomerJ Pines of Mar Gables? (572 comments)

So when is one of Obama's relatives going to buy him a Cadillac so Jack Klompus can start the impeachment hearings?

Let's just hope Biden didn't steal anyone's marble rye.

more than 5 years ago

Are Code Reviews Worth It?

HomerJ I like having my code reviewed (345 comments)

Which goes against the thinking for a lot of developers. They seem to take reviews of code personally, and believe everything they did is correct.

I go the other way. If my code is good, it will stand the test of a review. If one or a group of my colleagues looks at my code and doesn't find a fault then I KNOW it's good. I don't have to just THINK it because I believe so. If I can't explain why I did something in a review, it shouldn't get into production code.

Sometimes it's even simple stuff. I Do X, and someone goes "oh, we had to do it too, and wrote this bunch of code for it. Maybe we could combine the code into one usable module for both". It's stuff like that you can only really do in a good code review. It shouldn't JUST be done at a commit. It's something that should be part of the development process.

more than 5 years ago

Options For a Laptop With a Broken Screen?

HomerJ Sue them? (544 comments)

Why not take it to small claims court? They broke your laptop, they should fix it.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

HomerJ Re:Many of these are not fair (1582 comments)

you'll never be a member of the 5 digit UID club--so it works itself out

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Hack Biometric Faces

HomerJ Last season in Burn Notice (244 comments)

Even made a point of saying "facial recognition systems aren't all that secure. They can't tell the difference between a person and a photo of the person". Then he proceeded to break into the room by holding up a picture of someone that had access.

more than 5 years ago

2,100-Year-Old Antikythera Device Recreated In Working Form

HomerJ And where I can I place an order? (258 comments)

It's not going to be long before this is THE thing to have on a desk or shelf.

I want to be the first in line to purchase one.

more than 6 years ago


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