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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

PenguinJeff JQUERY is not that kind of HACK (573 comments)

The way they are using the word hack; JQUERY is not a hack. They are using the word hack as code that breaks or uses flaws in order to accomplish a task that could not be accomplished anyways. JQUERY is nothing more then a wrapper. None of what jquery does executes code outside the environment of javascript itself. All the browser specific code in JQUERY are well defined by the browser maufactures and are legal to do so by the lax javascript standard. (I'm ok with some of the lax standards as it allows future proofing code.) However when every browser manufacture decides to do there own thing for an unimplemented feature such as getting GPS coords. And if all browsers do it differently something like jquery to detect and use these all in one wrapped call is nessicary for codding sanity.

about 7 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

PenguinJeff JQUERY is in no way a hack. (573 comments)

JQUERY is so common it should be built into all browsers and incorperated into the javascript standards and even replace the standards in some cases. JQUERY is nothing more than wrappers that make it so much easier to port between browsers and do things you would need to do outside of it. If anything the standard javascript that JQUERY wraps that does something different in all browsers to do what is called one thing under JQUERY is the browser hack and JQUERY covers it up nicely. To redo JQUERY by making your own wrapper functions is ludicrious and dumb. I would describe JQUERY as a javascript library that wraps up similar browser specific calls into a standard one call for all browsers. I feel so strongly on this I may need to contact the people that make the javascript standards and get them to update javascript standards. The lack of standards to do specific tasks and browser developers wanting to implement non existant standards is what prompted JQUERY in the first place.

about 7 months ago
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Linux 3.12 Released, Linus Proposes Bug Fix-Only 4.0

PenguinJeff 4.0 should wait. (274 comments)

I know it is completely different from the kernel but I think 4.0 should wait till a mature wayland. If it is half as good as they are making it out to be It would deserve a new linux kernel number to match its change in the linux desktop.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

PenguinJeff Did you try looking it up? (399 comments)

I know if I do a key search for myself I find my public keys.

about a year ago
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The Little Bomb-Detecting Device That Couldn't

PenguinJeff Recruit more dogs. (217 comments)

Solution: More bomb sniffing dogs. Besides the dogs are more intimidating than a machine anyways.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

PenguinJeff My experiance with Oracle. (372 comments)

Installing and testing.
I installed Oracle a few times and played with it. I didn't put a proper shutdown method in the shutdown scripts and there was also a mishap while testing the UPS. Both times I was unable to recover the Oracle database and had to reinstall. I had never had that much trouble with mysql. I installed it for someone else that had an Oracle expert and they where able to recover when we had a similar mishap there but all the googling in the world is nearly useless without a properly trained Oracle administrator. I'd suggest sticking with a database where the documentation is fully available and many many more people that can help you. There are easy free forums for mysql, maraiadb and postgresql.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Developer Explains Why Windows Kernel Development Falls Behind

PenguinJeff This is extreamly unfair. (347 comments)

First off: Why does it need to? Its a desktop OS the buisness aspect is minimal as a domain. The amount they charge vs usefullness is a bit over bearing any sufficent admin should look into samba and make do. It is easyier dealing with users with a Microsoft Server but I don't see it as a necessity. The new versions are getting better with command line tools you can use in scripting. But they lack so much in making scripting easy that it is a pain to get things all the way you want. How hard it was getting printer settings via having to create registry entries for example is just a bit of crap. Even on the buisness side it really doesn't need to be. Secondly: There are millions more linux programs all greed(good greedy) in their own right of what they want in a kernel. Some benifit from others and even companies that have steake in it to make it better for all sorts of crazy reasons. Thirdly: What difference would it make for Windows? They aren't after that aspect of the market. With linux being capable of getting free and replicating at no extra cost for super computers. Trying to come in now and sell something just doesn't make sense.

about a year ago
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Browser tabs I have open right now ...

PenguinJeff I don't believe the guys that answered #1 (300 comments)

I know it is possable I use links, lynks and wget every now and then. Wget more and more as I learned how to use it for really cool scripting projects. However to use it for slashdot is a bit overkill.

about a year ago
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Browser tabs I have open right now ...

PenguinJeff I answered "My browser doesn't have tabs" (300 comments)

While I am use Firefox version 20. I turned off tabs and use individual windows which I prefer over tabs. Reason is Ctr+Tab is an unnatural finger position from the standard hand positions on a keyboard and Alt+Tab is realitively easy.

about a year ago
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China Behind 96% of All Cyber-Espionage Data Breaches, Verizon Report Claims

PenguinJeff China may just be a stepping stone for Hackers. (96 comments)

While watching ssh brute force on some of my systems I found myself blocking whole subnets based in China. I also discovered some in the US. Long before this one of my machines (old slax bootable CD) at home had been attacked itself and used as a stepping stone for hacker for the few hours it had gone unnoticed, a slow internet has the advantage of when I hacker was on it would get unbearably slow. I rebuilt that machine even looking for MBR trojans. However a sufficiently fast internet might not be bogged down enough for people to notice and hackers can use machines as stepping stones. Couldn't we give China the benefit of doubt and suspect they are hacked? Just a thought.

about a year ago
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CISPA Passes US House, Despite Privacy Shortcomings and Promised Veto

PenguinJeff How did it pass the House? (231 comments)

Fact: The Tea Party is against the bill.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time and Energy

PenguinJeff Concious about energy. (466 comments)

Hell even the hour without light does save some. I know I'm not the most conservative about energy but it was proven that it takes less energy to turn off and on a light even for minutes then leaving the light on even CFLs. I think it was on mythbusters. I leave a computer on at home 24/7 as a DVR and as a complete home server. This waists a lot of energy. If I could afford it I'd put more efficient stuff in it. I consider it a necessity. Unplugging all devices would increase the electricity saving. All smart home stuff like x10 and others uses a small amount of power to be able to turn items on and off. Computers that can be turned on via ethernet use power to watch for the magic packet. There are no modern convinces that don't waist some amount of power. Maybe get solar powered outside lights to read a book for a few hours and flip the main breaker to the house would save the most electricity. If your family does it enough you can lower your electric bill to.

about a year and a half ago
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Developers Begin Hunt For a Killer App For Google Glass

PenguinJeff They Live app (155 comments)

Makes everyone with an iphone look like an alien.

about a year and a half ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

PenguinJeff Nail Clippers (303 comments)

Missing answer. But my pocket knife so I don't need to put it in my check in luggage was a good choice.

about a year and a half ago
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New Process Takes Energy From Coal Without Burning It

PenguinJeff Sloth Pit anyone? (365 comments)

In the early 90's I remember reading a Poular Mechanics or maybe Scientific America talking about cheapest ways of getting hydrogen for fuel cells. One method mentioned was using coal in a Sloth Pit. Something about adding water with it and shacking it to release hydrogen gas or something.

about a year and a half ago
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SSH Password Gropers Are Now Trying High Ports

PenguinJeff A better way. (349 comments)

I have my ssh port blocked with iptables. I have a script that reads email once a minute. If I type the write stuff in the email and the email comes from me (my email provider does good with emails claiming to come from me and acctually comming from someplace else I tested it they go to junk) it unblocks port 22 for the ip address I specify in the email. I use fetchmail to download new emails I use the standard "mail" program to pick off the first email and I parse the email for all the commands I type in. I check in on it from time to time and have never seen anyone attempting to even send emails that will open ports. I originally went one step further using pgp on both sides(encrypting then decrypting) but sending from my phone got to hard with pgp.

about a year and a half ago
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Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

PenguinJeff name ideas (144 comments)

Rock1 and Pebble1

about a year and a half ago
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IBM's Watson Goes To College To Extend Abilities

PenguinJeff Oh nooo!!!! (94 comments)

He'll come out owing hundreds of thousands of dollars. With an attitude of "I'm better than you." And end up in a job at Mc Donald's.

about a year and a half ago
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Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

PenguinJeff Where is the gaurd tower? (514 comments)

Where is the guard tower and laser guns? Where are the big green guards with Axes?

about a year and a half ago
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Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

PenguinJeff Say What? (633 comments)

That's one of the dumbest things I have heard. Oops you found a hole and pointed it out your expelled.

about a year and a half ago

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