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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

RedK Re:Why was it a mistake? (665 comments)

That is Windows 9x's login screen which could also be bypassed with ESC or just hitting Cancel in many cases. The CTRL+ALT+DEL login unlock was used on Windows NT, which does not use that login screen ;)

about a year ago
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Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

RedK Re:This is news? (275 comments)

Actually, no one sells the information they gather to advertisers, that's just bad business. What they sell is ad placement based on the information they've gathered. The advertiser has no access to it.

about a year ago
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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

RedK Re:Too easy (523 comments)

As a healer in Vanilla. Sorry. Healing was never complex. If anything it's more complex now than it was back when healers had 2-3 healing spells, 1 HoT and 1 cleansing spell.

about a year ago
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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

RedK Re:Too easy (523 comments)

Too easy ? Someone hasn't tried heroic raiding or Challenge modes it seems... If anything, the game now has even more challenge than it did back in the days.

about a year ago
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Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

RedK Re:Did You Think, Maybe... (483 comments)

Oh please, the body is not some kind of magic entity that can ignore the laws of physics. Your body needs energy to function and the calories you consume are that energy. Your metabolism can slow down to some extent, but it's not as drastic as you say. "Starvation mode" is simply what the people who binge in secret tell you. Adjust your caloric intake to under or just at your base metabolism and you will lose weight, your body won't magically start running on hopes and dreams while it stores calories.

The opposite is true, your body doesn't "burn the extra calories" either, it stores them. That's how you gain weight. The plain fact is, the only way to lose weight is to consume less calories than you burn. No magic hocus pocus, no "starvation mode", no nothing. The more you consume, the more you need to burn. And aside from a few big name athletes, exercise will burn less than your base metabolism anyhow (my base metabolism is at about 1700-1750 calories/day last time I had it measured).

about a year and a half ago
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Why Apple Replaced iOS Maps

RedK Re:Here is more from John Gruber of Daring Firebal (561 comments)

Of course, John Gruber would never post anything negative about Apple or would never admit to them making a mistake. So we can pretty much discount his opinion and pure "damage control". That's what he always does anyhow. I don't know why people still defer to him, he's basically Apple's PR machine, along with AllThingsD.com.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

RedK Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

I made no points. I explained to people what was being discussed in the video. Why are you responding to me ? I framed the context. You don't agree with the context I framed ?

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

RedK Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

Did you watch the video ? At all ? Linus is voicing is concerns, not telling nVidia how they should operate. He's describing the problem basically... What nVidia thinks and does is out of bounds and plainly obvious, you're restating what Linus is stating...

Hence why I don't get your point.

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

RedK Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

Hence why it's Linus (the project lead) that's talking about it ? He's voicing his concern... I don't get what you're even trying to get at here...

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

RedK Re:Problems? Really? (663 comments)

Linus isn't talking about gaming, performance or anything else like that. The point is : nVidia ships a binary blob and an obfuscated source portion that needs to be built outside of the vanilla kernel. That is what Linus is talking about, nVidia's lack of cooperation with the kernel people at integrating their drivers into the main line kernel in a way that respects the project's goals and visions.

Why you people are discussing the performance when that is not at issue, I have no idea. It was all pretty clear to me what Linus meant.

more than 2 years ago
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Want To Get Kids Interested In Programming? Teach Them Computer History

RedK Re:IT is a bad career move. (200 comments)

Wow, impressive. I have no certifications whatsoever and am employed as Unix systems administrator, have been in this position for 3 and a half years now, did the NOC thing before that, did the SMB (small/medium business) systems integrator/administrator/operator before that, etc.. etc..

Maybe you just aren't looking in the proper places.

more than 2 years ago
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New Qt Based Desktop Environment

RedK Re:Good or Bad thing? (241 comments)

I think his point was how QT is much more than just a UI library. It has support for primitive types, it has a socket API, it has low level operating system abstraction. It's basically a portable framework for making rich applications with the least possible amount of platform dependant code. Quite off topic.

more than 2 years ago
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Meet Siri's Little Brother, Trapit

RedK Re:It's a trap! (183 comments)

No it doesn't. I tried for 5 minutes to have it "cancel" an e-mail I was in the midst of having it write up without using the word cancel. It never understood even the simplest of phrasings I tried, including : "Nevermind", "Don't send this e-mail", "I changed my mind", etc.. etc... Maybe you should own and play with an iPhone 4S before you just repeat whatever you saw in a demo on the Internet.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Begins Laying Off WebOS Developers, Potentially Firing CEO

RedK Hardware only.. (178 comments)

This is exactly what they said they would do a month ago. They have been quite clear going forward, they would continue work on webOS itself, just not webOS hardware. So I don't see how this is the "end" of webOS at HP, it's the same thing they've been saying for a month now.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Moves WebOS From PC Group: What Next?

RedK Re:Rumors (70 comments)

Is there anyone here that works for a large business customer of HP and used there software?

(I'm genuinely interested; even though it may sound like a troll that's just because I appear to be ignorant on the subject.)

I do. We use a couple of their different enterpise packages for performance monitoring, centralized printing, backup and of course, clustering and big-iron Unix to run on Integrity boxes.

Oh, our storage too is based off their XP line-up.

more than 2 years ago
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Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents

RedK Summary is quite bad. (195 comments)

Wow, did the summary ever get this wrong. The court said that the Samsung supplied Photo Gallery application infringes on an Apple patent related to a swipe gesture to move from picture to picture that bounces back to the current picture if the swipe is not completed.

The default Android Photo Gallery application does not do this, but Samsung customized the version included on its phones with TouchWiz (hence the Nexus S does not infringe and is not part of the ban or the Tab 10.1 that uses stock Android too) to replicate this functionality of iOS.

Also, the solution is not to provide Android 3.0 for the phones, Samsung will simply remove this extra functionality from the application (either by reverting back to the stock Android application or by simply removing it from their customized app) and provide an update for the affected models, thus negating the ban.

about 3 years ago
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Small Devs Attacked Over In-App Purchase Button Patent

RedK Re:Prior art, meet procedural loopholes (229 comments)

Back in 1992, the Internet was a vast worldwide TCP/IP based network. It still is today. You could install a "browser" and use that piece of software to navigate on web sites, using the HTTP protocol. We still pretty much do that today. Domain names were used so that you didn't have to remember numerical addresses, and were stored and queried using the Domain Name System. Like today.

Need I really go on ? Because you didn't know it, doesn't mean it didn't exist.

more than 3 years ago
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Doctors Are Creating Too Many Patients

RedK WOOOOOOOOSH (566 comments)

That's the sound the point of this story made when it flew past your head. Maybe you missed the part about "diagnosing people with no symptoms".

Anyway, we're all sorry for you and we'll all cry ourselves tonight hugging our loved ones thanks to your heartfelt tale, but it has nothing to do with what is being discussed here. Maybe you should submit this to your doctors : Reading Comprehension fail might be another symptom.

more than 3 years ago

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Google didn't relicense Java code afterall

RedK RedK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RedK (112790) writes "In a follow up to yesterday's news piece about Google apparently relicense confidential Oracle code found in Java under the ASL, it seems that the blogger who initially reported the issue was plain wrong as the files that he indicated were in breach of Oracle's copyright do not actually ship with Android. Google has also deleted many of these files which were mostly used as unit tests."

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