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North Korea Halts 3G Internet Access After One Month

MonsterTrimble I know (63 comments)

That said, as with most things in North Korea, we may never know the real answer

Magic 8 ball

about a year and a half ago
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What's the Best RSS Reader Not Named Google Reader?

MonsterTrimble Opera (287 comments)

I actually love Opera's feeder. Clean, simple, not beholden to web services like Google. Of course, this comes with its own set of problems:

1) Requires installing another browser and a proprietary one at that
2) Opera's mail client is utter shit (hence the reason I use Thunderbird for my E-mail or I'd just use Opera and have a one-stop.
3) Opera tends to have good releases then buggy ones. Stick to the odd point releases.(12.11, 12.13, etc. 12.14 has issues with certain pages hanging again).

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Introduces a Mobile-Oriented Redesign

MonsterTrimble Re: Diaspora (61 comments)

I'm here for the Blackjack, Hookers & Blow.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

MonsterTrimble Re:The president should do an address (727 comments)

Obama going on international television and riffing on Monty Python? That would be awesome.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

MonsterTrimble Re:How long before.. (727 comments)

In a small area, yes. Spread over the entire country, no chance in hell.

about a year and a half ago
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KDE 4.10 Released, the Fastest KDE Ever

MonsterTrimble Re:Nepomukrewr (184 comments)

*THIS* alone makes me re-think changing over to Lubuntu on my desktop. Thank F'ing God.

about a year and a half ago
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Wireless Carriers Put On Notice About Providing Regular Android Security Updates

MonsterTrimble Re:Cyanogenmod (171 comments)

The big issue I have with Cyanogenmod is the fact that it can be very difficult to do right and you risk bricking the phone by doing it.

My wife has a LG Optimus 3D (LG Thrill 4G for those of you stateside) and the last update she received upgraded her from 2.2 to 2.3.5, which was a brutal abortion of a release. Bugs everywhere and eats battery life to beat hell. After researching it throughly I decided against doing anything to it because I had to root it, then make sure I had a kosher set of files and upgrades on it first, then install CM. Frankly, she lives on the thing and if I screw it up I'm dead.

Don't get me wrong, I think the people behind CM are brilliant and I have nothing but kudos for them, however the lack of a good installer stops me from taking the plunge.

about a year and a half ago
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Death Valley Dethrones Impostor As Hottest Place On Earth

MonsterTrimble Re:Extreme! (175 comments)

Well, my first post was just for Winnipeg, but if we're going all in:

Hottest: 44.4 C
Coldest: 52.8 C
Difference (C): 97.2C or 206.96F

about 2 years ago
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Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This?

MonsterTrimble Why not? (75 comments)

While a lot of people seem to be negative on this project, I think it's pretty damn cool and gives us an idea of what could be. We would need to terraform certainly, and quite possibly restart the core, but why not wonder?

Who knows? Our grandkids could be vacationing on Arsia Mons.

about 2 years ago
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Death Valley Dethrones Impostor As Hottest Place On Earth

MonsterTrimble Re:Extreme! (175 comments)

I will see your Minnesota and raise you a Manitoba.

Difference of 162F

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?

MonsterTrimble Re:not today but... (338 comments)

Sounded like mine! Lasted forever, mid 70s, switcher sucked, and we never bought an American TV or VCR or anything afterwards.

Call it a lucky guess!

about 2 years ago
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Linux 3.7 Released

MonsterTrimble Re:Pffft (151 comments)

That might be the most insightful thing I've read today.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?

MonsterTrimble Re:not today but... (338 comments)

I smell Zenith.

My parents also had a floor model from the 70s which survived somewhere around 20 years (lasted until 93 or 94 I think). It saw everything from VCRs to C64s to Nintendos. Damn thing weighed a ton too - hauling it up the stairs from the basement when it finally died was hell.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?

MonsterTrimble Re:Great grandfather's tools built this desk (338 comments)

Hand tools are a pretty mature technology - hence old equipment can still be very useful. Electronic technology is very new, hence very little is stable.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?

MonsterTrimble Re:Apple ][+ (338 comments)

Dude, you need a better hobby.

about 2 years ago
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3D Printing of Custom Personal Electronics Arrives

MonsterTrimble Re:Bye, bye iPhone (72 comments)

I have no idea - but can I get them to print me a new screen for my Galaxy S2? It had an unfortunate meeting with a cement floor yesterday and the LCD is toast (but the glass is still mint!). Hopefully I can get it replaced on the relatively cheap but still...

about 2 years ago

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CBC Launches Digital Music Service

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "From the article: "CBC is diving into the world of online music with the goal of providing listeners access to their favourite tunes and a way to discover new artists and connect with fellow music fans." No word yet if it will be able to be integrated into popular music players."
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RIM commit to open source Blackberry 10 Native SDK

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "Has open source become the last ditch effort at software survival? ".0
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Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that its BlackBerry 10 Native Software Development Kit (SDK) will be bound to open source. ...“One of the biggest complaints I heard when I joined the company was from developers who said you know I can’t use open source on Blackberry OS and that means it takes longer to write code for Blackberry and makes it more expensive,” said Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM. “You know what, we’re super committed to open source.”""

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Hobbit home in Wales

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "From the article: "Simon Dale is a family man in Wales, the western part of Great Britain. His interest in self-sustainability and an ecological awareness led him to dig out and build his own home—one of the loveliest, warmest, most inviting dwellings you could ever imagine. And it cost him only £3,000, about $4,700 American dollars!""
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Ice Cream Sandwich & Honeycomb Source released

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "Google has released the source code for both Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. On ICS: "The source code, which is technically Android 4.0.1, comes with a slew of new features. Changes include a refined UI, revamped home screen, new fonts, improved voice engine and much more. ICS, unlike its predecessors, will work seamlessly across tablets as well as smartphones perhaps alleviating the fragmentation problem to a certain extent.""
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Google Closing Labs

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "Google Labs, the experimental site for new products, is being closed although many offshoots which have places in Gmail & Maps will remain. From the article: 'As for why Google Labs is getting shut down, Freidenfelds suggested paying a little attention to CEO Larry Page's comments in the company's recent earnings call about focusing resources:

"Greater focus has also been another big feature for me this quarter — more wood behind fewer arrows. Last month, for example, we announced that we will be closing Google Health and Google PowerMeter." '"

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Road to Oneiric Ocelot

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 3 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "With the release last week of Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu is moving towards the 11.10 release, code named Oneiric Ocelot. With the improvements in Unity, there are a number of changes, including moving from Evolution to Thunderbird, Unity 2D as Default and from Firefox to Chromium."
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FSF Developing Facebook Fighter

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "The Free Software Foundation is developing social networking software with an eye on "offering privacy and freedom to its users". From the article: "At the core of GNU social is a piece that Lee likes to call the relationship manager. "This handles all your social connections, and lets you set how you want privacy and your relationships with others to be handled by default. For example, a celebrity may wish to set their GNU social set-up to accept friend requests from everyone, but show them very little in exchange. Being able to easily and efficiently deal with different people — from fans, to family and all that's between in a clear, privacy-minded way is key. ""
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Thunderbird - Too Little, Too Late?

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "From the Article:

"A few weeks ago, the Mozilla Messaging folks released the second beta for Thunderbird 3.1. The list of features amount to some nice improvements, but nothing revolutionary. One has to wonder if Thunderbird will ever be relevant to a wide audience, or if the Mozilla Messaging team should be focusing on doing more than incremental improvements to an old-school mailer."

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Ubuntu LTS experiences X.org memory leak

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 is experiencing a major memory leak due to patches for X.org.

"An X.Org Server update that was pushed into the Lucid repository last week has resulted in the system being slower and slower as its left on until it reaches a point where the system is no longer usable. ... In order to make the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS deadline, the developers are looking at just reverting three of the patches, which brings the GLX version back to 1.2. Ubuntu developers are now desperate for those willing to test out this updated X.Org Server package so they can determine by this Friday whether to ship it with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or doing an early SRU (Stable Release Update). Right now this X.Org Server that's being tested is living in the ubuntu-x-swat PPA. "

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Android's possible readmission to Linux Kernel

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "At the Linux Collaboration Summit, Google and Linux Kernel Developers are meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the Android fork and how it can be re-admitted to the mainline kernel. From the article:
"James Bottomley, Linux SCSI subsystem maintainer and Novell distinguished engineer, said during the kernel panel forks are prevalent in embedded systems where companies use the fork once then "throw it away. Google is not the first to have done something like this by far, just the one that’s made the most publicity." Bottomley said. "Hopefully the function of this collaboration summit is there is some collaboration over the next two days and we might actually solve it.""

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Kubuntu announces 'Timelord' initiative

MonsterTrimble MonsterTrimble writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MonsterTrimble writes "Kubuntu has often been derided as a KDE distro which is not comparable with it's peers, especially given it's ties to Ubuntu. The developers of Kubuntu have decided to work to improve the situation and have released a comprehensive treatise codenamed 'Timelord'."
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