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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Jadeus Beta (573 comments)

JQuery compared to Slashdot Beta:

The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

about 9 months ago
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Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

Jadeus Beta (164 comments)

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This seemed like an interesting one. Even included people like me, who don't run unless they're being chased. ;-(

about 9 months ago
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Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance

Jadeus Beta (206 comments)

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Slashdot has been an institution, despite it's owners best efforts; one of the last vestiges of the bad ol' days. Wallowing in death throws for so long, it's almost a release to see it go down. The only sad part is the community that gets snuffed out as part of it.

about 9 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

Jadeus Beta (127 comments)

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We'll prolly just end up with disabled accounts, but at this point that's not much of a loss. ;-(

about 9 months ago
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Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

Jadeus Re:Classic Slashdot (463 comments)

It's bad enough that we have to use it in the state it's in currently.

Way to race to the bottom.

about 9 months ago
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Canadian Government Says DRM Circumvention Not Related To Copyright

Jadeus Canada isn't a bastion of freedom and democracy (119 comments)

Our government doesn't need to be prodded to work for the interests that lobbyists represent - by default the government sides with them.

Lobbyists can meet with officials, which is more than enough access if you're reaching a friendly ear.

FYI:

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada: http://www.ocl-cal.gc.ca/

Database: https://ocl-cal.gc.ca/app/secure/orl/lrrs

about 3 years ago
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Firefox 7.0 Beta Released

Jadeus Firefox has always been second best (237 comments)

When Firefox came out, and Mozilla became deprecated, that ended my (unusually supported-by-management) attempt to replace Outlook/IE on our desktops. Firefox was slow and crappy, but Mozilla (the browser) was fast and good, and it's suite had the tools we needed. This was my impression even having run all the milestone builds, which had a pain level about the same as passing stones -- ie, about 1/10th that of running Netscape 4. Admittedly NS4 sucked so bad that in comparison anything was better... hell, I even converted a few to IE just to get away from that POS.

The alternatives were Lynx, wget and telnet * 80, so Firefox it was for desktop-oriented HTTP requests.

The day Chrome was released was the day that Firefox stopped getting used on my desktop. At home it's been a great time. At work I get wrist slapped every 9-12 months by IT Security ("off the top of my head, uh, security reasons" no sh!t) but it's been so worth it to spend my days Fsckingslowfox-free.

FF has been garbage since day 1. Slow, crashy, unresponsive. Their mentality towards the people who use it is flabbergasting and demonstrates a total lack of understanding/experience in the field. Truly offensive.

The fact that people are up in arms _only over plugins_ should be enough indication that the core product is worth very little. Nobody gives a rats ass about Firefox, they care about plugins developed by individuals and companies who, IMHO, seem to be far smarter than those behind the platform they build on.

Good riddance.

more than 3 years ago
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Case Closed On Jerusalem UFO Video

Jadeus Re:Carl Sagan (336 comments)

It's Canadian, so you're both right. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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How Can I Make Testing Software More Stimulating?

Jadeus Re:That's why we have automated tests (396 comments)

A good practice is to reverse assertions while you're writing a test. If x is supposed to be false then assert that it's true. The test should fail, but sometimes it doesn't and you realize that your test has a bug or that you've already found a bug in the production code.

more than 4 years ago
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How Can I Make Testing Software More Stimulating?

Jadeus That's why we have automated tests (396 comments)

Before becoming test-driven I would manually test my stuff, using my judgement to determine the scope of what I'd test. When I became test-driven I saw how writing those tests was like writing the code on the other side of the coin. The design is so clear and beautiful when it's exercised in a suite of tests. I enjoy writing (unit/transactional) tests because it proves how awesome my code is, and is much better at keeping it that way than I am while I'm busy building something more interesting.

more than 4 years ago
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The Coming Onslaught of iPad Competitors

Jadeus Re:Business Success (497 comments)

That is a sweet app, not a sweet pad.

more than 4 years ago
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User Charged With Felony For Using Fake Name On MySpace

Jadeus Finally, the mythical step-before-profit (931 comments)

s/\?\?\?/online as "Tom Cruise" and tried selling "Katie's used panties" for $100 each/

more than 6 years ago

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