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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

Moxon Re:Worthless! (384 comments)

Perhaps brusquely put, but yes, many of the complaints voiced in the comments to this article are the same as the last time there was an article on the new mobile site. Like the shortened summa...

about a year and a half ago

Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

Moxon Re:Tablet is HIGHER resolution than many laptops (123 comments)

Oh, yes, I'm so tired of that. ..and the mbeta site is weirdly proportioned on my galaxy tab. Looks like I'm getting the "ancient nokia" version stretched to fill a 10 inch screen. Just gimme the desktop site already.

about 2 years ago

Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting

Moxon Re:A roundabout way of saying that DNT is... (375 comments)

Well, yes. Expecting ad agencies to honor DNT seems about as clever as firewalling based on the April fool's "evil bit". In both cases, the people doing something you don't want have to choose to honor your wish. Good luck with that.

about 2 years ago

Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes

Moxon Re:Not much good if the passcode is easy to guess (375 comments)

In my mind it doesn't even matter if cut off body parts are actually usable for biometric authentication. Any self-respecting thug who has seen Demolition Man, Minority Report, or one of the many others, will have to try the trick for himself just in case the people who said it didn't work were just trying to keep the competition in the dark..

more than 2 years ago

The correct number of shoes to own:

Moxon Re:It's easy for men (502 comments)

The human body was designed?

more than 2 years ago

Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

Moxon Norsk? (559 comments)

According to wikipedia, the complete bible was available in "Norsk" (that's Norwegian for "Norwegian") in 1930, and it has been available in Danish (readable by any literate Norwegian at the time) since 1550. We're even lutheranian protestand christian by constitution, god damn it..

more than 2 years ago

Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

Moxon Re:Why bother? (231 comments)

Indeed. The Norwegian writer, law professor, and early adopter Jon Bing had for years before Microsoft bought it from him for an undisclosed sum. Everyone's happy.

Though I suppose in a "no TLDs" world where he had .bing, Microsoft would just have named their search engine something else..

more than 2 years ago

Linux Kernel Developer Declares VirtualBox Driver "Crap"

Moxon Re:So fix it! (357 comments)

Sounds like a good idea. Would you like to work on this?

more than 2 years ago

Ubisoft Announces Music Game For Real Guitars

Moxon Re:Really? (172 comments)

It's not that different from a skilled typist still looking at his hands once in a while. Besides the force of habit and natural tendency to look at your hands while working, it sometimes helps improve accuracy. I can type blind, but I often look down when typing in a new password. I can also play blind, but when it's not a very well rehearsed riff, I feel that looking at my left hand improves my accuracy and helps me focus on what I'm doing.

(but of course, if you're playing a guitar by vision alone, you're no better than the hunt-and-peck typist)

more than 3 years ago

After IPv4, How Will the Internet Function?

Moxon Re:Huh? (320 comments)

..and if they also have 3G ipads to go with those iphones, they count as three "coverage" people.

more than 3 years ago

Android Phones Get Virtualization

Moxon Re:Computing Power? (122 comments)

I like having two phones, so I can turn the work phone off and leave it at my desk when I go home for the day.

more than 3 years ago

Building the Zero-Fatality Car

Moxon A nice morning drive (509 comments)

Time to buy a red Barchetta and an old farm in the country..

more than 4 years ago

Sentence Spacing — 1 Space or 2?

Moxon Re:False assumption (814 comments)

The way around this is to _indent_ with tabs and _align_ with spaces.

more than 4 years ago

1-in-1,000 Chance of Asteroid Impact In ... 2182?

Moxon Space rock? (326 comments)

Like "UFO 2: Flying"?

more than 4 years ago

4th of July to me mostly means ...

Moxon Re:As an Australian... (489 comments)

As a Norwegian, I'll be celebrating Queen Sonja's birthday. ..or possibly sleeping off the drunk I'm about to have tonight..

more than 4 years ago

Software SSD Cache Implementation For Linux?

Moxon Re:I don't get it (297 comments)

Parent: +1 insightful

Unfortunately, the ReadyBoost concept seems to be patented in the US. Don't know if this patent still applies when the SSD is actually faster in every way than the moving platter disk, however. The clever trick of ReadyBoost was realizing that an USB drive could deliver a small file faster than a hard disk's seek time, so you save time even if the disk has a better sustained data rate over time for big reads.

more than 4 years ago

Sum of my now-open windows, desktops, terminals:

Moxon Re:Over 30! (258 comments)

I hate overlapping windows, and also never minimize anything except pidgin, so my 40ish (stopped counting after 30) open windows are currently spread over 7 dual 1600x1200 virtual desktops. And that's counting rdesktop as one open window.

more than 4 years ago

How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?

Moxon I want a team (414 comments)

I wouldn't accept a job where I'd be the only admin. For one thing, the company won't be set to handle my vacation time or any sick leave in a way I'm comfortable with. More importantly, I find that being the only guy who works with something gets old fast. I want someone to discuss ideas with who actually understand what I'm saying and can provide valuable input.

more than 4 years ago

When Developers Work Late, Should the Manager Stay?

Moxon Re:As long as he knows how to ... (426 comments)

I love it when the boss or project manager takes this role. In addition to reminding people to eat, this person should also be in charge of making people go home to sleep, so we can continue in a useful manner tomorrow and maybe the day after.

When installing road user charging systems, the project manager also makes a fine test car driver.. :)

more than 4 years ago

Where Are the Cheap Thin Clients?

Moxon Re:use hybrid. SUNRAYs rock (349 comments)

I'm much more happy with ours after we moved the servers to RHEL (and ~5 years more recent hardware).. We even get proper Gnome now :)

more than 4 years ago


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