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Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

NotFamous Re:What's the Difference? (102 comments)

Oracle - MySQL = PL/SQL. PL/SQL is a full-blown programming language apart from ANSI SQL. There are objects, table variables, maps, arrays, etc. This is what makes it very hard to switch from Oracle. Once you have been bitten by the PL/SQL bug, it is very expensive to move away from.

about two weeks ago

Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

NotFamous Okay, I'll bite (121 comments)

What on earth is "An interesting look at retro-future"?

about a month ago

No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

NotFamous Let me be the first to say (276 comments)

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH - I hear the whambulance coming. Do you want some cheese with that wine?

about a month and a half ago

Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

NotFamous Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (178 comments)

When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox; that is what I care about, Chrome's interface sucks! and I don't want to run two browsers.

I'm waiting on Lynx support using ASCII. Damn!

about 2 months ago

Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

NotFamous Re:Well, we call them... (131 comments)

I predict there will be future problems in this area - futurrata.

about 3 months ago

HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

NotFamous Re:Excellent! (136 comments)

HP's plans are an exciting development for me and my colleagues!

I assumed it was "me and my colleague". More than that sounds a little ambitious.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

NotFamous OrbForms (170 comments)

I've used OrbForms - it's a pretty easy to use IDE with simple GUI development. It is much easier than CodeWarrior (which I have also used). www.orbworks.com

about 4 months ago

Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

NotFamous Adam Sandler (167 comments)

Or as Adam Sandler calls it, a "shimulator".

about 5 months ago

Mozilla To Sell '$25' Firefox OS Smartphones In India

NotFamous For the Fi-curious (82 comments)

You can get a Firefox phone right now, available for use in Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States. It is $99, and comes with a 4-inch screen, dual core 1.2Ghz and 512MB RAM. It is the ZTE Open C, available on eBay. Just search for Firefox OS, and you'll find it.They link to it from the Firefox OS site. http://item.ebay.com/291125433...

about 5 months ago

Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

NotFamous Warning: Know-it-all is posting (309 comments)

The problem is that we even have a concept of "Web" programming. There should be no such thing. It reminds me of the early 90's when we had Multimedia programs - those that could access a CD-ROM. It doesn't matter where you are running, where you data is, and where your output is. We need ALL of our programming languages to be updated to realize this. We don't write to files, we write to streams. Data is always just written to a store. The fact that the local store synchronizes with the server store is a library issue. We should be able to create "Web" programs with the same tools that we write all programs.

about 5 months ago

Testing 65 Different GPUs On Linux With Open Source Drivers

NotFamous Re:Linux and the Office Max/Staples Test. (134 comments)

Being that your computer is down, you are unable to research what you should get.

If only there was some way to search the internet without a desktop PC. Well, maybe some day!

about 6 months ago

IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System

NotFamous Now I know (265 comments)

I always wondered what happens if you press the "Easy Button".

about 6 months ago

Supermassive Black Hole At the Centre of Galaxy May Be Wormhole In Disguise

NotFamous I bet (293 comments)

I bet it's full of mismatched socks.

about 6 months ago

The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

NotFamous Re:The only features ... (243 comments)

I would leave off the call feature - big waste of time for me.

about 7 months ago

Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

NotFamous Soviet Crimea (557 comments)

In Soviet Crimea, elections vote for you!

about 7 months ago

Elderly Mice Perk Up With Transfused Blood

NotFamous Bartender (178 comments)

I'll have another Bloody Mary.

about 7 months ago

Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

NotFamous Re:Weak? No, it is not. (312 comments)

If our bodies are garbage, so are the bodies of all Eukaryote organisms. I guess the only Eukaryote whose body is not garbage is Superman, but he is an illegal alien from Krypton so he doesn't matter.

Actually his papers did finally come through. However, he is still on the no-fly list.

about 7 months ago

The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

NotFamous I remember them (274 comments)

They were one of my favorite Death Metal bands from the 80's.

about 9 months ago

Dyson Invests £5 Million To Create 'Intelligent Domestic Robots'

NotFamous Finally! (125 comments)

It is TIME to get married, guys.

about 10 months ago


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NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I have owned 3 android phones, all of which were buggy. My Samsung Moment was a slow as a dog in fudge, my LG Optimus locked up a lot, and was also slow (and crippled in memory). My current phone, the HTC Inspire 4G, spontaneously resets itself a few times a day. It also likes to slow to a crawl. Basically, to survive in the Android Wild, I have to manually blast apps out of memory on a regular basis to keep from slowing to a crawl. This is nuts. I'm think the iOS way, of freezing apps in the background makes sense. I wrote apps for the classic Palm. When users left your app, it was your job to save the current state. When they came back, it looked to them as if everything was just as they left it. Sure, it was minor amount of work for the developer, but the Palm was always lightning fast, even on modest hardware. I'm thinking my next phone will be an iPhone. Stop the insanity!


Christian music

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 8 years ago It is hard for me to find Christian music that I like. I can't stand the "Tops in Pops" that passes for Christian music that I hear on most radio stations (online or on-air). I realize they have to pay the bills, but they might as well be saying "Ooh Baby" as "Ooh Jesus". Well, I have found that I really like the rock channel on crosswalk.com. I had to fork over 5.95 a month, but having something that didn't just come from a toothpaste commercial is worth it.! resume normal transmission...


The Fascination

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 9 years ago Sometimes I feel drawn to very opionionated, knowledgeable, and downright abrasive people. I think of Dvorak [PC Mag] and Eugenia Loli-Queru [OSNews]. They are both very smart people with a lot of good insight, but at times very contentious. I think it is because secretly I would like to let a few people "have it" for their inane comments, but I have too much politeness to do it. I have to flame vicariously!


Same Old Bookmarks

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 9 years ago Are you like me, and you have 3 or 4 bookmarks you keep going to all day. For me it is Slashdot, OSNews, Linux Today and Yahoo Mail. I guess it is a case of 100 million channels and nothing to watch!


Writing in general

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 9 years ago I've always struggled with the time to write. When I am on vacation (which isn't often), the writing seems to flow freely. During the grind of work and daily activities, I never find time to write. I guess the truth is, you always find time for the things you love, so I guess I don't love writing! I sure do like messing with 'Puters! I like fixing up old laptops. My latest is a P90 - I just upgraded the ram from 16MB to 48MB (its max). I have OpenBSD on this, and use full-screen VNC to run a reasonable powered desktop from another machine. It's my version of recycling.


Melted Brain

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 9 years ago I'm just an ordinary born-again, spirit-filled BSD- and Linux-loving geek. Considering my brain has been melted due to my faith, I think I'm doing pretty well.


Stranger in a Strange Land

NotFamous NotFamous writes  |  more than 9 years ago Sometimes I feel like I am a pioneer into new and unexplored territory. Other times I feel like I should have bought a map!

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