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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Parker Lewis Solution: (290 comments)

Moto G on them!

about two weeks ago
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Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

Parker Lewis For that reason... (114 comments)

To avoid remember all the password managers, we need a password manager manager.

about two weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Parker Lewis Python + QT... (415 comments)

I'm seen a lot of new and good programs written on Python + Qt, as the way to achieve multplatforming.

about three weeks ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

Parker Lewis Re:So what? (193 comments)

Basically, you cited all the problems that MS Windows suffers on the desktop, due being the popular choice.

about a month ago
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How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet

Parker Lewis Re:De-fund the NSA Completely (63 comments)

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

about a month and a half ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

Parker Lewis Re:Desktop integration (167 comments)

Most popular desktop Linux distro.

about a month and a half ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

Parker Lewis Re:Desktop integration (167 comments)

I always wonder the same. But probably the answer is Canonical wants its own Linux phone than powerful integration with Android. Should be, in current days, a killer flag: "hey, my Linux distro runs Android apps, and integrates smoothly with Android phones".

about a month and a half ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

Parker Lewis xkcd... (124 comments)

I'm really disappointed to enter the comments and see we're missing any xkcd mention. By the way, what does xkcd mean? :D

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

Parker Lewis If generic and common behavior patents are... (140 comments)

... not stupid enough, Microsoft additionally wants to keep the patents secret. So, if your company reach a success level that can bother them, even if you try avoid most of the IT patents (which is impossible, because they're TOO generic), "SURPRISE, this is the list of patents you infringing and had no idea because we keep them in secret!"

about a month and a half ago
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Study: Male Facial Development Evolved To Take Punches

Parker Lewis Yeap... (190 comments)

... because evolve face to support strokes during falls and other nature related hurts are too mainstream.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

Parker Lewis Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

Other way to compare is the G+ community members: more than 140k for Ubuntu, 9.6k for Mint.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

Parker Lewis Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

underlying stability and functionality of the OS

Which came from Ubuntu, which is based on Debian.

about 2 months ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

Parker Lewis Re:Paltry (193 comments)

Yeap, because closed source software and hardware cannot be "upgraded" by NSA, right? I agree with you that cannot be a "Rasperberry PI", but it should be a open source solution, open to be auditable by any interested experts.

about 2 months ago
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Wayland 1.5 Released

Parker Lewis Re:Has it got network transparency? (179 comments)

Because this is Slashdot, and people always need something to complain. Wayland will be clean, fast, and, more important, maintenainble. But, OMG, if it don't offer remote desktop in its bones, it'll be crap.

about 2 months ago
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Born In the NSA: These Former Spies Are Starting Companies of Their Own

Parker Lewis Oh no... (57 comments)

Now I'll never be able to sing again the Bruce Springsteen song without remember this news title!

about 3 months ago
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Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

Parker Lewis 8 and 16 bits (169 comments)

As I'm an arcade gamer, and growth in the 8 and 16 bits era, for me, games are not an alternative reality. Games for fun only. And most remarkable games are the ones with generic stories: let's fight against Mr. X, that bad group has kidnapped my girlfriend, bad aliens will destroy our Universe. I even remember when I rent the TMNT games, on Genesis, for the first time, and my brothers asked me to skip the intro, because they want just play. But yeap, time changed, and now EVERY GAMES IN THE UNIVERSE have to present an epic story. Have to be long and easy. For God sake, at least the indie market is offering better alternatives then "THE INDUSTRY".

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

Parker Lewis Re:u wot m8 (575 comments)

Yeap, very effective and simple. Because Windows 8.2 is too much upstream. Next iteration will be Windows 8.1 Update 1 Update 1.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

Parker Lewis Re:PCs aint expensive (452 comments)

the man hours you will waste on transitioning and people having issues with the new machines

Yeap, because with Win8, no difficulties to transitioning from XP, right?

about 4 months ago

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Ubuntu Edge now fixed at U$695

Parker Lewis Parker Lewis writes  |  about a year ago

Parker Lewis (999165) writes "According the last Ubuntu Edge update, "with 14 days to go, it’s time for our biggest announcement yet. From now until the end of the campaign, we’re fixing the price of the Ubuntu Edge at $695! No limited quantities, no more price changes. You wanted a more affordable Edge, and now you’ve got it". Can Canonical reach U$32 mi, with 14 days left?"
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Canonical started Crowdfunding for Ubuntu Edge Smartphone

Parker Lewis Parker Lewis writes  |  1 year,9 days

Parker Lewis (999165) writes "Canonical started a IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund a U$ 32 million campaign required (according Canonical) to deliver the Ubuntu Smartphone (called Ubuntu Edge).

You can donate any amount, but the "deal of the day" is get a Ubuntu smartphone for U$ 630, available for this value only for day one. Configuration: 4GB RAM, 4 kernels CPU, 128GB storage, 1280x720 screen, two cams, HDMI port. Including dualboot with Android."

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Nintendo DS outsells Sony Playstation 2 the most selled videogame ever

Parker Lewis Parker Lewis writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Parker Lewis writes "Due a boost from BlackFriday sales, where it sold more even than 3DS, Nintendo DS outsells (at least on VGChartz) Sony Playstation 2, the former most selled videogame until yesterday."
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PHP 5.3 released

Parker Lewis Parker Lewis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Parker Lewis writes "PHP 5.3 is finally released, with some long waited features like namespaces (with the unpopular backslash as namespace separator), late static binding, closures, optional garbage collection for cyclic references, new extensions (like ext/phar, ext/intl and ext/fileinfo), over 140 bug fixes and much more. As you can imagine, some old pieces will be broken."
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Parker Lewis Parker Lewis writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Parker Lewis (999165) writes "In the current days it's possible find a lot of marketing about the new blessed Java language: Groovy. I was searching more details about it, and I find this article. Steve, the author (and currently a Google employee), developed a little game (Sokoban), using all utilizable languages running over the Java Virtual Machine. The impressions about Groovy was not very good. The complete set of articles can be read here."

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