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Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?

Parker Lewis Re:No we shouldnt (287 comments)

No. Modern aviation, satellites, all these were direct improved by NASA and could not came from other R&D projects.

about three weeks ago
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Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?

Parker Lewis Re:No we shouldnt (287 comments)

Yes, and just to remind that a lot of modern devices and technologies we have in all places now came from R&D from space programs: wireless devices, technology that is now used in devices for detection of heart problems came from the water detection devices used by NASA, the current glass lenses manufacturing process, a lot of the modern aviation technology (including runway, the tower and the airplane), and some minor ones, like modern running shoes, infrared thermometer, the foam used in those "NASA pillows", drinking fountain, modern smoke detectors (that don't trigger with false positives), etc. So it's not "just that scientists want to science".

about three weeks ago
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The Missing Piece of the Smart Home Revolution: The Operating System

Parker Lewis Re:I'm at a loss. And I RTFA (252 comments)

How will they feel when discover that government and anyone with low hacking skills can watch the baby too?

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Parker Lewis Re:3D (400 comments)

Oh, right, sorry.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Parker Lewis Re:3D (400 comments)

Interesting, I was not aware of this. Next time I go to the mall (where most theaters are located now), I'll ask by it. Thank you for pointing me this! :)

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

Parker Lewis 3D (400 comments)

I'm not in all that hate for the movies. But my problem is with 3D. Every movie I can enjoy with the family is 3D. My wife has headache with 3D. And I have 2 small kids under 6 (not recommended 3D for kids below 6). Not to mention the popcorn prices in theaters. We even have (here in Brazil) some humor sketches when the couple is talking about get kids out of the school to pay for a popcorn in a movie.

about three weeks ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

Parker Lewis Related Terminator Quote (290 comments)

"It's in your nature to destroy yourselves."

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

Parker Lewis Don't try to abstract a web page (194 comments)

This is fundamentally wrong: the're not only trying to abstract all technologies and flows involved in web page development. Most of these languages and frameworks want to provide the old desktop program flow. And the way web applications works is a way different than that. A good web programmer need to know all the flow and involved technologies.

about a month ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

Parker Lewis Director's Edition (351 comments)

Director's Edition will be the compilation REMOVING all the boring parts, presenting a 3.5 hours movie.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

Parker Lewis Buy a tablet... (232 comments)

Buy a tablet... and fix it in the wall.

about a month ago
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Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

Parker Lewis Re:Mint Debian (125 comments)

Google Groups is a good indicator about distros popularity too.

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Parker Lewis Re:almost useless (230 comments)

Yeap, I've already done some packages, and it's pretty plan: a compressed file with a file for description/depencencies and paths to install. I got more trouble when tried to create an installer for Windows, because I have to rely on install creators.

about 3 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Parker Lewis Control Panel as Advanced entry (347 comments)

Keep PC Settings as default one, and add on it an "Advanced" entry, which will raise Control Panel.

about 3 months ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Parker Lewis Don't like Netflix? (178 comments)

Try Crackle, and then Netflix will appear awesome!

about 4 months ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Parker Lewis Re: Finally! (178 comments)

And the discussion is to add the package to 14.04, so soon, it'll come as an automatic update.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Parker Lewis Ruby and string/symbols (729 comments)

I started with Ruby about 1 year ago. And until now, work with strings and the symbols is not natural yet to me. I mean, most of the languages I handled until now have only strings.

about 5 months ago

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Ubuntu Edge now fixed at U$695

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

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  |  more than 2 years 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 8 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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