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NASA Remasters 20-Year-Old Galileo Photographs of Jupiter's Moon, Europa

Kryptonut Re:never send a robot to do a man's job... (38 comments)

Until the woman uses colour names like "Peach", etc. to describe it

PEACH IS A FRUIT!!

2 days ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Kryptonut Says a lot about the MCP Exams (276 comments)

I remember earlier in my career, looking for work with a tertiary qualification and 4 years experience in the IT workforce under my belt (I worked in IT before, during and after tertiary study) and being turned down by potential employers because I wasn't "Microsoft Certified"

Nevermind the fact that at least 2 of the papers I studied toward that tertiary qualification revolved around configuring and supporting Microsoft networks and I'd been working with Microsoft technologies full time for about 2-3 years prior.

I later just got the damn certification anyway, because I needed the job prospects that came with it. I learnt very little by doing it.

about a week ago
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Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

Kryptonut First VR related death in (57 comments)

5....4....3....2.....1.....

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

Kryptonut VIMP (97 comments)

Not a wiki, but it gives you that "internal YouTube" kinda thing: www.vimp.com

Even has a freebie community edition.

about 2 months ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

Kryptonut Re:but... (284 comments)

Ah...You've got kids too huh?

about 5 months ago
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WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

Kryptonut Re:Firmware (113 comments)

Chain of events is as follows:
1. Company opens mouth.
2. Lies ahem I mean marketing falls out.

3. ?????
4. Profit!!!

You forgot the most important parts!

about 7 months ago
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Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

Kryptonut Re:Woz's unbiased reviews (333 comments)

Wouldn't he become Woz-stralian?

about 2 years ago
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Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

Kryptonut Re:Woz's unbiased reviews (333 comments)

I'm from NZ and even I laughed :)

You could also add that some are defective....you only have to see that show "The GC" to know why I say that.

about 2 years ago
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Kinected Browser Lets You Flick Through Websites

Kryptonut This would only really be useful (46 comments)

....if the Javascript API is able to be implemented in future versions of other browsers. Otherwise it's really just a gimmick. Vendor lock-in doesn't really work in the browser world anymore, like it did with the older versions of IE.

Developers are going to want something that works in all major browsers, to get the biggest possible target audience....hence we have things like HTML & CSS standards and javascript frameworks (to handle the deficiencies / differences behind the scenes) that give a certain degree of "write once, run anywhere" in a browser, which ever one that may be.

Give Google, Mozilla and Opera access to the device so that they can implement the same Javascript API, then we'll be interested.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Kryptonut I went (867 comments)

Redhat > Debian > Slackware > Gentoo > Debian > Ubuntu + various other *buntu's

With a bit of FreeBSD scattered all the way through, I've always had a soft spot for it.

I ended up with Ubuntu in the end because it was less hassle to maintain (I want a system that's quick to build and I can spend more time using it than configuring or maintaining it) and had relatively up to date packages in the standard repo's. I no longer have as much free time or am as enthusiastic as I once was, performing stage 1 installs of Gentoo in the earlier days.

about 2 years ago
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The Tablet Debate: 3G Or Wi-Fi?

Kryptonut Greedy Carriers (395 comments)

Horrendous cost aside, where I live (and I'm betting a lot of other places), you can't have multiple devices on the same data plan.

Why can't you have a 3GB plan shared by your 3G phone, 3G tablet and 3G enabled laptop? You're the same person, they're all your devices and your usage varies between the 3, but they want you to instead buy 3 separate smaller plans which total up to a lot more money for the same amount of data.

Sort that out and maybe I'd start considering 3G important in other devices. In the meantime I'll tether. Slightly less convenient, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Devices Are Hives of License Violations

Kryptonut Re:71 percent? (299 comments)

Ask Microsoft's Marketing / PR Department. They're good at that sort of math :)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9 RC

Kryptonut Re:What's MS up to? (229 comments)

Perhaps because all services / "accelerators" offered by Internet Explorer point at other MS services by default and the average user will click "use defaults"? Great way to up your usage statistics for your own services.

more than 3 years ago
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ARM Powered OLPC XO-1.75 Laptop Is Faster Than X86

Kryptonut MeeGo? (229 comments)

What about MeeGo? Already runs on the Nokia N900's ARM processor.

more than 3 years ago

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