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Thoughts From Readers on Replacing Google Reader

JimR The Old Reader (50 comments)

I tried a few different apps (Feedly, Vienna, RSS Feed Reader, Slick RSS) to replace Google Reader but didn't like any of them.

A couple of weeks ago I switched to The Old Reader [ http://theoldreader.com/ ] and I've been perfectly happy with it since.

about a year ago
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Google Chrome Getting Audio Indicators To Show You Noisy Tabs

JimR Better still... (155 comments)

Personally I'd like to have _all_ activity (audio, network, CPU, everything) stopped on every tab except the active one. If I want to be annoyed I can pop the tab into it's own window (or if someone cares to implement it - you could have per-tab controls).

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade

JimR Re:To much selling me shit. (295 comments)

Then go to the Parental Controls Preferences and disable the iTunes Store.

Wasn't too hard, was it?

about 2 years ago
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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

JimR Re:OS X Compile? (147 comments)

And FWIW compiling with:

g++-fsf-4.4 smallpt.cpp -o smallpt -O3 -fopenmp -ffast-math -m64 -march=native -ftree-parallelize-loops=8 -funroll-all-loops

gives a runtime for smallpt 100 of 2m31s for my MacBook ("Early 2008" model).

more than 4 years ago
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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

JimR Re:OS X Compile? (147 comments)

One of the comments on the smallpt page recommends adding the following line:

if (depth > 100) return obj.e;

after line 55 in the code to prevent a stack overflow.

It seems to do the trick for me.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++

JimR Re:This is all too familiar (878 comments)

I am pretty sure I heard such a speech 10 years ago, before Java came out.

The first release of Java was in 1995.

more than 4 years ago
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Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

JimR Re:Kayaking to Japan (699 comments)

And it's nice they way they expect you to carry your canoe across one of the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of your journey.

more than 4 years ago
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3rd-Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

JimR Re:What was that sound? (804 comments)

That was so not what I was hoping for when I followed a link labelled "Jamie Oliver's forehead hitting the nearest wall, over and over again".

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Says No TCP/IP Patches For XP

JimR Re:I agree (759 comments)

... Apple doesn't provide service updates for anything older than 10.5 (2007)...

Check out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Apple released a security update for OS X 10.4 just 5 days ago.

OS X 10.4 was released in 2005.

about 5 years ago
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Apple Kicks HDD Marketing Debate Into High Gear

JimR Re:Let's see them be consistant. (711 comments)

Actually a 4GB MacBook Pro does show up as having 3.75GB of memory (in Activity Monitor) after being upgraded to Snow Leopard. Although I'm not really sure why.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

JimR Microsoft's Poland? (964 comments)

... Microsoft's Poland ...

Wait. Microsoft have invaded Poland? I've got a bad feeling about this.

more than 5 years ago
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Hello World!

JimR Re:Not Python! (199 comments)

I know of no such "rule as used by Unix".

man expand

more than 5 years ago
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Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More

JimR Re:no video card updates at all? a $1700 latop wit (770 comments)

It also has mini pci-e slots on the in side as well.

Excellent. Oh, hang on, I thought you said it had mince pie slots.

more than 5 years ago
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Ridiculous Software Bug Workarounds?

JimR Re:Printer dependence of Word documents (655 comments)

This is pilot error not a ridiculous software bug.

If you wanted them to see the same pages as you why didn't you send the document in some sort of Portable Document Format?

more than 5 years ago
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The Guardian Shifts To Twitter After 188 Years of Ink

JimR 140 Character Limit (211 comments)

140 characters shouldn't be too much of a problem to get the nuances of an important news item across.

If they need more they can always use tweetdoubler.

more than 5 years ago
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Alaska's Mt. Redoubt Has Erupted

JimR Re:15 240 meters (327 comments)

Don't forget the British use feet for aviation

And I thought we used wings...

more than 5 years ago

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