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Town Turns Off the Lights To See the Stars

Lawand Simpsons did it (222 comments)

S14E16 (Production code EABF11)

more than 2 years ago

Lower Limit Found For Sudoku Puzzle Clues

Lawand Re:In related news... (121 comments)

This is not accurate. A binary Sudoku consists of 1x1x1 cells.

more than 2 years ago

How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?

Lawand A costume might help (430 comments)

To the OP: if you're gonna go with this idea, it might also help get the kids attention if you wore a costume that makes you look like a computer. I'm thinking a box that looks like a CRT monitor on your head and maybe a shirt with a keyboard drawn on it. You got the idea. BTW, good luck on your noble quest!

about 3 years ago

Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

Lawand Firefox Infinity (441 comments)

You're still discussing Firefox 8? Oh well, I guess only cool guys like me use Firefox Infinity. Goodnight lameos.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Blocks KDE Photo App, Deletes Users' Pics

Lawand Re:distributing the private API key (262 comments)

Or not including the key in the source code at all. I have written a Dropbox client and Dropbox also uses OAuth for authentication, and I didn't include the key in the source code. And now when someone wants to compile my application, they have to get a new key from Dropbox. Only the binaries I distribute include the key Dropbox gave me.

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

Lawand Re:Forget the Version Numbers (445 comments)

I almost fully agree with you. Except that Firefox 5 breaks compatibility with some (or maybe most) add-ons. That's what makes it 5.0 instead of 4.x in the eyes of most people. What's wrong with it is that it's released so quickly, severely shortening the previous version's life.

more than 3 years ago

Devs Worried Microsoft Will Dump .NET

Lawand UI / Logic Separation (440 comments)

The next big thing might be the separation of UI and core program logic. An example of this is what Nokia's Qt is heading towards: QML for UI (which is similar to or might even be a subset to Javascript, I am not sure) and Qt for the program logic and actual implementation of functionality. This is a powerful approach and it has many advantages that I think most Slashdot reader know. This might a new (optional) strategy for Microsoft applications, HTML5/Javascript for the UI and .NET for the implementation. Disclaimer: I am an expert in neither Qt/QML nor HTML5/Javascript/.NET and what I am saying is just a thought, and I haven't heard about Microsoft (or anyone else for that matter) saying that this is what they are aiming at. I just wanted to share a thought.

more than 3 years ago

Games: Sony Confirms PSPGo Gone; New Consoles Expected 2014

Lawand Re:Go (116 comments)

I don't hate MeeGo, in fact I own an N900 and I wish that MeeGo would have been in a better situation on mobile phones. But I think that they should have spent a little more time thinking of a better name.

more than 3 years ago

Games: Sony Confirms PSPGo Gone; New Consoles Expected 2014

Lawand Go (116 comments)

It seems that names that have a trailing "Go" are living up to it. Think MeeGo.

more than 3 years ago

Egypt Goes Dark As Last ISP Pulls Plug

Lawand Egypt Goes Dark (323 comments)

Ironically, Noor means light in Arabic.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Released

Lawand Re:10.10? (291 comments)

This is a beta version. The final release is scheduled for October (10.10)

about 4 years ago

Ubuntu "Karmic Koala" RC Hits the Streets With Windows 7

Lawand KKK (483 comments)

I guess I'll get shot for using the latest version of Kubuntu, Code-named Karmic Koala!

more than 4 years ago

Sony Prototype Sends Electricity Through the Air

Lawand Agree 100%! (240 comments)

This is Sony.

more than 4 years ago

First-Ever USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Lawand Backwards with 1.1 ? (191 comments)

Is USB 3.0 backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ?

more than 4 years ago

A Video Ad, In a Paper Magazine

Lawand Re:Cost? (295 comments)

Wait, the battery is rechargeable? If this is an ADVERTISEMENT in a paper magazine, why would you want to recharge it beyond the novelty? What good is this, and with a battery of 70min, wouldn't they ALL have no power by the time you get it off the shelf?

The battery might be charged using solar energy

about 5 years ago

Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

Lawand Super Mario Bros. (346 comments)

Ever played Super Mario Bros.? In this video, the dude can live without knowing what lies behind the flagpole!

more than 5 years ago

The Battle Between Purists and Pragmatists

Lawand Re:Success? (213 comments)

Simply, you succeed when you reach the goal you had in your mind earlier.

more than 5 years ago



Nokia Releases Qt 4.6

Lawand Lawand writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lawand (1345185) writes "Nokia today released Qt 4.6, the latest version of the cross-platform application and UI framework. Featuring new platform support, powerful new graphical capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures, and this is the first release to include significant code contributed from the community
This release introduces support for the Symbian platform with integration for the S60 framework, expanding the addressable market for Qt applications by over 130 million Symbian devices."

Link to Original Source

What to do with an old HDD-based MP3 player?

Lawand Lawand writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lawand writes "3 Years ago I purchased an HDD-based MP3 player (Creative ZEN 20GB, discontinued), which I am not using in the mean time.
The player has some issues and I don't think that I can sell it, so what can I do with it?

Is there a possible way to hack the device and turn it into an external HDD (removable storage)?

Or, what do you suggest?"


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