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Ask Slashdot: Which OSS Database Project To Help?

Lordrashmi Re:Thinly veiled stab at MySQL (287 comments)

Having a truly open source (and community developed) fork is one of the main reasons, however we actually have been developing features independent of what oracle does. Pretty much the entire MySQL optimizer team left Oracle and moved to the MariaDB project. They took the time to fix subqueries so they were actually usable and improve many other features. Take a look at the comparison:


more than 2 years ago

Game Review: Borderlands 2

Lordrashmi Re:Marking items to 'keep'? (117 comments)

While there is no "sell all" feature, they have added a nice solution to your problem. You can now "star" or "x" items. There is no added functionality besides the visual indicator but it makes it easy when going through the vendor to quickly sell all your X'd items. I star my important, must keep items and then during downtime (waiting on co-op buddies) go through and X anything I want to sell.

more than 2 years ago

Is MySQL Slowly Turning Closed Source?

Lordrashmi Re:MySQL tombstone: G.I.F. (336 comments)

And it has, see MariaDB. A complete drop in replacement with added features. Full disclosure: I work on the project.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

Lordrashmi GIS improvements already are in MariaDB (316 comments)

Disclaimer: I work for Monty Program Ab, the primary developers behind MariaDB.

MariaDB 5.3.3 (currently in RC status) has improved GIS functionality versus MySQL. While sponsoring new features could improve it even further what we are releasing right now might be enough for you. Please give it a try, and talk to us about how we could make it fit your needs better.

about 3 years ago

Samsung Seeking Ban of iPhone 4S in Europe

Lordrashmi Re:which patents? (331 comments)

Siri's entirely on the phone on the other hand.

Sorry, you are mistaken: http://macintude.net/2011/10/04/apple-unveils-beta-voice-control-service-siri/

Speech recognition will work in English (UK, US and Australian), French and German in it’s beta release. A data connection is also required to work.

(about halfway through the article). That being said, Siri looks more advanced then the default voice recognition built into android, though some similar 3rd party apps exist for android.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Has Stopped iOS Downgrading

Lordrashmi Re:Officially they never enabled it anyway (207 comments)

In 3.1 on my xoom they do a good job. On the desktop, when you long hold you can drag to a trash can that says "remove" and that simply removes it from the desktop. On the app list, long holding makes "Uninstall" button appear that you can drag too.

If I recall correctly, the next android phone version is supposed to bring a lot of improvements from the tablet version.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Impasse With Magazines Over Subscriber Data

Lordrashmi Re:Credit Card data? (243 comments)

In fact, not wearing pants in the office will most likely lead to you spending more time at home.

Of course if you will continue to be paid is a different matter

more than 4 years ago

CodeIgniter 1.7 Professional Development

Lordrashmi Still supports PHP 4.3 (75 comments)

I am sorry, but the framework still supports PHP version 4.3.2. Support for PHP 4 was ended at the end of 2007. Any framework that doesn't take advantage of the nice new features in PHP 5 bound to be full of kludges and outdated code.

That is just my reaction based on when I was comparing PHP frameworks, I didn't dig into their code so maybe I am wrong.

more than 4 years ago

Creating a Better Facebook

Lordrashmi The Oatmeal says (295 comments)


Pretty much covers it.

more than 4 years ago

Valve's Battle Against Cheaters

Lordrashmi Re:VAC is a joke (336 comments)

Atleast in TF2 if you are on a good server people are easily banned by unique ID.

My clan has been playing Modern Warfare 2 recently and if you find a cheater the only thing you can do is back out of the match.

more than 4 years ago

SourceForge Clarifies Denial of Site Access

Lordrashmi Re:Time to move the servers? (396 comments)

If they want to have any corporate entity in the US they have to follow these laws, the actual physical location of the servers doesn't matter (according to the lawyers I worked with).

It really is quite stupid, it just causes problems and doesn't help anything.

about 5 years ago

Avatar Soars Into $1-Billion Territory

Lordrashmi Re:Science Fiction? (782 comments)

Why it's intelligent design of course! ;)

about 5 years ago

Happy 5th Birthday To Firefox

Lordrashmi Re:Original Firefox goals forgotten... (252 comments)

Disable automatic upgrades then.

Tools > Options > Upgrades: Uncheck "Automatically check for upgrades".

Not so hard, but less fun then whining.

more than 5 years ago

Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"

Lordrashmi Re:Steam (731 comments)

And that's just as illegal as pirating them in the first place...

and I won't feel bad about it at all... Unlike if I had never paid for it in the first place.

more than 5 years ago


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