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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 3 months ago

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 5 months ago

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

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 only have to see that show "The GC" to know why I say that.

about 2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

Kryptonut Objective-C to Language X instead? (711 comments)

People are complaining "I can't write my app in precious language X and cross compile it (or whatever conversion they do) to run on iPhone" whether language X be Java, Flash or whatever.

Has anyone ever considered going to other way? Write something in Objective-C and cross compile to other platforms? Hell, most of the specifications are open, we even have GNUStep! It's really not THAT complicated a language, C with a Smalltalk style OO model strapped to it and a few libraries.

Why not have a converter that takes an Objective-C iPhone app's code and converts it to Dalvik, .NET or whatever your other targets are, instead of moaning because you can't write your app in Java or whatever you pick?

Seems to be all one sided, even lazy, if you ask me. Objective-C isn't THAT hard to learn, and the majority of specs are open.

more than 4 years ago


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