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'Just Let Me Code!'

Nadir Re:Git Rid of the Java EE Stack and Go Node. (372 comments)

It seems like you're still stuck in the old Spring FUD that JavaEE is complex. Since JavaEE 6 (2009), it is actually the other way around.

about 2 months ago

GM's CEO Rejects Repaying Feds for Bailout Losses

Nadir How is this news for nerds ? (356 comments)

As per $SUBJECT. If Slashdot wants to run these stories they should be hidden by default.

about 9 months ago

Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

Nadir Re:"Elegant jails" (527 comments)

Camera flash, which was introduced only in the iPhone 4

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Employers Ban Smartphones?

Nadir Re:What a good little slave you are (510 comments)

Oh please, the US is just offloading their economic fragility on everybody else because they can: so you may not be in recession technically, but the fact that you are printing dollars on demand and dumping your crappy "financial inventions" on the rest of the world is hiding the fact that you are in fact far over the edge of a default.

about a year and a half ago

Mozilla Dropping 64-Bit Windows Nightly Builds For Now

Nadir Re:FireFox - the browser for people who want less. (224 comments)

I still think Firefox is one of the browsers to have: of all the browsers developers, they really care about freedom on the web.
Temporarily abandoning the 64bit Windows builds is more of a lack of resources than poor development.
Please also note that Chrome is not available for 64 bit Windows either...

about 2 years ago

FreeBSD Throws the Clang/LLVM Switch: Future Releases Use LLVM

Nadir Re:Grin (360 comments)

Because he's free from Free

about 2 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle V Released

Nadir OS X logo ? (145 comments)

Slashdot should have used the joystick image...

more than 2 years ago

Gimp 2.8 Finally Released

Nadir Re:CMYK (737 comments)

No, I don't think GIMP's font rendering is inadequate, I just said that even if it had CMYK you'd find something else to complain about. So keep using Photoshop, nothing wrong with that.

more than 2 years ago

Gimp 2.8 Finally Released

Nadir Re:CMYK (737 comments)

That's what I find absurd: people gripe about the GIMP about not being useful for professionals. Professionals make enough money to buy themselves the best tool for the job (Photoshop or other tools). Otherwise it is a hate-fest.

more than 2 years ago

Gimp 2.8 Finally Released

Nadir Re:CMYK (737 comments)

Even if GIMP supported CMYK, you'd still complain about it not being useful for professional work for some other reason (e.g. font rendering). GIMP is quite good for screen graphics, and that's what most people do.

more than 2 years ago

Gimp 2.8 Finally Released

Nadir Re:The Name (737 comments)

<quote><p> Just too bad there is no real Linux equivalent for it.</p></quote>

You stand corrected sir:

more than 2 years ago

Is GPL Licensing In Decline?

Nadir Re:I've noticed one big difference (266 comments)

Apache licenses are favoured by projects which have corporate sponsorship and funding.
GPL licenses are favoured by "grass roots" efforts which have no funding.
The question is the funding a cause or an effect of the choice of license?</p></quote>
Yes, like the first $1 billion open source company in the world... not! All of Red Hat's stuff is LGPL.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Planning To Build Private Restaurant

Nadir Re:Xerox - "damn, why didnt we think of that" (234 comments)

And that it is derived from the earlier Hyper Search algorithm developed by Massimo Marchiori at the Universit&#224; di Padova.

more than 2 years ago

Browser Emulation of 1975 Computer Runs First 16-Bit Home Game

Nadir Re:oh ffs (40 comments)

java != javascript

when will people ever learn

more than 2 years ago

Google Unifies Media, Apps Into Google Play

Nadir Re:Will Apple file a lawsuit? (146 comments)

Actually, the "cloud" experience on Android was there long before Apple. Buy an Android phone, insert your google account, and a few moments later you have all your contacts, calendars and apps.

more than 2 years ago

UK Green Lights HS2 High Speed Rail Line

Nadir Re:14 years?? (329 comments)

Premise: I'm half-Brit half-Italian.
A while ago an Italian newspaper compared the time it took to build the Channel Tunnel compared to the Milan Bypass Railway (6 vs 24 years) poking much fun at our (Italian) slowness. Now that Italy has a full high-speed rail link between Turin-Milan-Rome-Naples (which included digging new tunnels in the Appenini mountains) built in less than 20 years (nearly 1000 Km), someone should write a similar article.
Obviously these times and distances are laughable compared to France and Japan anyway.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 4 Beta 1 Shines On HTML5

Nadir Re:Peter Wayner (256 comments)

> * the media player on Unix-like systems

This is being replaced with GStreamer:

more than 4 years ago


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