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Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT

Mr. DOS Re:Open-Source my ass! (257 comments)

The majority of the source is available, but FOSS zealots love to complain about a number of binary blobs that exist within the DD-WRT source tree. There are also special versions of DD-WRT only available by purchase.

more than 2 years ago
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Steam Translation Community Slaving Away

Mr. DOS Re:If you are Korean (or whatever) (214 comments)

Facebook has crowdsourced the majority of the work involved in its foreign-language translations, and as far as I know, it's not faced any legal repercussions because of it.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Desktop 'Just Another App'?

Mr. DOS Re:It already is (375 comments)

If I just shut down explorer.exe in XP and try to go about launching applications and trying to get the OS to do various things, I think some things will fail since the shell isn't running.

Have you tried? Sure, launching things from the Task Manager is inconvenient, but nothing really breaks because Explorer isn't running.

more than 2 years ago
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Office 15 Development To Go JavaScript, HTML5 For Extensibility

Mr. DOS Re:Dance monkeys, dance (117 comments)

It may also depend on the IDE version, perhaps. I've seen this in both the student version of the full VS2010 distributed through DreamSpark and the free Visual C++ 2010 Express; perhaps the MSDN-distributed version of VS2010 includes IntelliSense components these don't.

more than 2 years ago
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Office 15 Development To Go JavaScript, HTML5 For Extensibility

Mr. DOS Re:Dance monkeys, dance (117 comments)

VS2010 includes no IntelliSense for unmanaged C++ code – that is, C++ that doesn't use .Net.

more than 2 years ago
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Borderlands 2 Announced

Mr. DOS Re:Don't forget the artwork (79 comments)

It wasn't contrived and forced like in Duke Nuke'm Forever.

Given the massive amount of awesome Gearbox pulled off with Borderlands, I was really disappointed with DNF. Then again, when you're given shit to polish, you're still polishing shit. I'm still really hopeful that, given their own IP to work with, Borderlands 2 will be just as enjoyable as the first.

more than 2 years ago
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Living In an Unsecured World

Mr. DOS Re:The sky is falling? (112 comments)

Windows 7 on my desktop, laptop, and netbook. Despite the historic opinion of Windows around here, 7 provides a very solid, stable, and importantly, a usable desktop environment.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Announces Google CDN

Mr. DOS Re:But what about non-static pages? (205 comments)

Serving static content from a subdomain or just another domain (e.g., Facebook's fbcdn.net) can also improve the load times because the browser won't have any cookies associated with that domain, and therefore won't lose time sending a pile of irrelevant content along with every HTTP request.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Plugs Hole That Lets You Remove Any Website

Mr. DOS Re:I really wish... (116 comments)

Or you could just, y'know, scroll down to the bottom of the page and read the actual replies instead of the fakes at the top of the page...

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easiest Linux Distro For a Newbie

Mr. DOS Re:Ubuntu + Wubi (622 comments)

No. When Wubi breaks, it breaks hard. This is a bad option. These days, repartitioning is point-and-click off a live CD; there's no good reason for Wubi other than laziness, which is still a bad reason because in this case, said laziness may very well come back to bite you on the ass later.

about 3 years ago
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Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate

Mr. DOS Re:Not sure about the difference... (378 comments)

It launched instantly, and everything was amazingly fast (for someone use to the 386, where waiting for things was just normal).

The extra RAM also helped amazingly with the stability, too. I tried putting Windows 3.11 on a 166MHz Pentium with 64MB RAM years ago on a lark, and was shocked at just how performant the installation was. I mean, you couldn't really do much due to the lack of modern backported software, but what it could do, it did fantastically.

more than 3 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Considering End To Linux 2.6 Series

Mr. DOS Re:How about Linux 7.0 (293 comments)

No, it was done because the NT kernel in 7 is hardly different from that in Vista, so technically, it was just a .1 increase. While they could have artificially increased it, they actually did the right thing by making it 6.1.

more than 3 years ago
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How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection

Mr. DOS Re:The relevant bits (434 comments)

Pardon me if I'm not understanding your setup or your problem properly, but in your Network and Sharing Center (Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center), you should find a list of all connected networks with their various non-descriptive names (“Network 2”, how useful). Under the network name, it should list the “location” of the network (“Home network”, “Work network”, or “Public network”), and if you click on that label, you should be able to change the location. Helpful, or am I off by a mile?

more than 3 years ago
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NetBeans 7.0 Is Now Available

Mr. DOS Re:Still butt ugly on Ubuntu (137 comments)

I've had other issues with NetBeans not working properly at lower levels under OpenJDK. The best workaround I've seen for the GTK+ LaF sucking is to not use it. Activating the Nimus LaF is pretty easy and it provides a much more tolerable work environment, even if it doesn't fit the colour scheme of your desktop environment quite as nicely.

more than 3 years ago
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NetBeans 7.0 Is Now Available

Mr. DOS Re:IntelliJ (137 comments)

I know when running under Linux, you've got to use the Sun/Oracle-provided JDK. OpenJDK doesn't play nice with NetBeans.

more than 3 years ago
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Maqetta: Open Source HTML5 Editor From IBM

Mr. DOS Re:Holy fuck. It makes Eclipse and VS feel fast. (121 comments)

I have programmed with dojo several years and if you go to www.dojocampus.org you have quite a good documentation outside of that, there are several really good books.

Or you could just use jQuery, which has good official documentation, a good community, and is faster to boot.

more than 3 years ago
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The Facebook Obsession

Mr. DOS Re:The media moved on to Twitter already (265 comments)

I think Twitter is an interesting case because it's already been hugely popular once before, and is now bucking off the traditional social trend of being popular, fading, and dying by adding at least one more wave” of success between the fading and dying stages.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

Mr. DOS Re:Just use the hardware you have (898 comments)

...Win+D...

If you're on Windows 7, you should check out what happens when you hit Win+Down twice (and maybe the other arrow keys while you're at it, if that one tickles your fancy). If Win+D is a nuclear bomb, Win+Down is a sniper rifle.

I'm probably one of the few people that actually use the menu key, too.

Yes. Yes, you are. ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

Mr. DOS Re:Just use the hardware you have (898 comments)

I also control my media player through global key combinations involving Super. I guess the fact I forgot about them when listing uses of Super shows how much of an automatic response they are.

more than 3 years ago

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Deus Ex texture remaster project released

Mr. DOS Mr. DOS writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mr. DOS (1276020) writes "After four years of development, Deus Ex texture remaster project Deus Ex: New Vision has been released. Replacing around 75% of world textures, this mod breathes fresh life into the classic."
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