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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Multi-User Password Management?

Sam the Nemesis Re:KeePass (198 comments)

You can even store the password database on the cloud if you wanted...

Why is this a good idea?

What's wrong in keep database on cloud? As long as you are using strong password along with key file, there is remote chance that someone would be able to break-in your database.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Multi-User Password Management?

Sam the Nemesis Re:KeePassX (198 comments)

I keep it on a USB drive.

Better still, I keep my DB on Dropbox, so it is available anywhere I go - no need to carry USB pen drive.

more than 2 years ago
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What percentage of your tax money should go to a government space agency?

Sam the Nemesis Not a US citizen (432 comments)

so voted 0%. I would rather have that money go to my country's space agency..

more than 2 years ago
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Piracy Is a Market Failure — Not a Legal One

Sam the Nemesis Re:Amen to that (591 comments)

I'm somewhat skeptical. I sell an iOS app at the usual App Store rock bottom prices. 90+% of my downloads are still attributed to pirates. I can't really drop the price any lower without giving it away for free. Pirates are going to pirate no matter what the cost is.

It would be more interesting to find what would your revenue be if you double the price of your app. My guess is that it will dip in spite of higher price.

more than 3 years ago
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When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

Sam the Nemesis Re:Robosex (465 comments)

Only on Slashdot will this be modded informative instead of funny!

about 4 years ago
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Gestures With Multitouch In Ubuntu 10.10

Sam the Nemesis Re:It's just a toy (185 comments)

There was probably some guy like you shaking his head thirty years ago. "Mice? Sorry, I tried one and it's totally useless. You always have to take your hand off the keyboard to do anything at all."

Most probably spoken by someone who suffers from RSI - then bane of long time computer users. Mouse is the first thing you should stop using to avoid getting RSI.

more than 4 years ago
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DRM-Free Game Suffers 90% Piracy, Offers Amnesty

Sam the Nemesis Re:Next step to prevent PC piracy (795 comments)

How many of those "pirates" live in places where $20 is a more than a whole day's wage?

Probably not many. Since they also probably won't have an internet connection or a PC in the first place. Think about it.

In India, for $20 you can easily get 2 months of unlimited internet, and for vast majority of population, $20 is more than a whole day's wage. Almost everyone pirates software here because most of it is not affordable even for upper middle class family.

more than 4 years ago
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Illumos Sporks OpenSolaris

Sam the Nemesis Re:You don't say... (161 comments)

From net:

Velu Annamalai, the source of this spin on Gandhi is an intellectual heir to Ambedkar and the liberation of Dalits movement. Velu Annamalai was Indian/Tamil but moved to New Orleans. I think their is some truth to what Annamalai said about Gandhi but it is also an exaggeration and takes Gandhi's life out of context. Gandhi was working within the South African dynamic. Gandhi in 1940 was not the same person that Gandhi in 1904 was.

Personally, I have read biographies of Gandhi** by multiple authors and I have read history of India also by multiple authors, and in my opinion, the article is a propaganda for Dalits against Gandhi.

** Gandhi is the correct spelling. Ghandi is plain wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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Sun Founders' Push For Open Source Education

Sam the Nemesis Re:What about English textbooks? (169 comments)

The headline of the article has a totally random trailing apostrophe after "founders". Why?

Headline is correct. Apostrophe for plural words should be after the word is over.

more than 4 years ago
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RIAA Paid $16M+ In Legal Fees To Collect $391K

Sam the Nemesis Re:Bullshit. (387 comments)

Why is this modded funny, and not insightful?

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Designs Aircraft That Uses 70% Less Fuel Than Conventional Planes

Sam the Nemesis Re:Slower than current aircraft (459 comments)

Parasitic drag is a function of velocity squared

Airlines should reduce velocity by 10% - and voila - no drag (10^2 = 100).

more than 4 years ago
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GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project

Sam the Nemesis Re:So they can't talk about proprietary products?? (587 comments)

Please, please, please, spell "Gandhi" correctly. I don't know where this wrong "Ghandi" spelling came from, but I see it more often here than not.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Takes Responsibility For GPL Violation

Sam the Nemesis Re:Code Review (364 comments)

There are tools available to find out whether GPL / OpenSource code is used in your codebase. Normally, such tools have a huge repository which is continuously updated. I had seen a demo of one such tool few months back and I was really impressed. Obviously, the checking takes long time because of the size of the repository to compare with.

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch To Explore Blocking Google Searches

Sam the Nemesis Re:The last angry twitches of a dieing media forma (549 comments)

The problem is, nobody is paying anyone for the news today.

Advertisers are already paying for free news for everyone. And this has been the main source of revenue for newspapers too.

more than 4 years ago
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Asus Releases Desktop-Sized Supercomputer

Sam the Nemesis Re:No point running desktop Windows on this monste (260 comments)

Your sarcasm might be true for gaming, but Linux rules on scientific / number crunching applications, and that is what Tesla is built for. From Tesla Tech Specs, Windows XP is not even supported on the higher end S870 model.

more than 4 years ago
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A Tale of Two Windows 7s

Sam the Nemesis Re:Vodka (770 comments)

Now if you know arcane keyboard shortcuts you can use them to move the window to reveal the offscreen button

How is Alt+Mouse drag combination an "arcane keyboard shortcut"? Don't tell me that an average user will not know that shortcut. It is just like any other "arcane" shortcut (like Alt+Tab) in Windows. If a user is using Ubuntu for long enough time, he/she will know the shortcut - regardless of the skill levels.

more than 4 years ago

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Duke Nukem Forever is back

Sam the Nemesis Sam the Nemesis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Sam the Nemesis (604531) writes "Ars Technica article on DNF says: "The news of an upcoming announcement at PAX, followed by a tweet that showed the image of a flying pig. These were the hints pointed at a momentous occasion in gaming history: Duke Nukem Forever will see release late this year, or maybe next year, on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Gearbox Software will be taking over development from the now-defunct 3D Realms.

After the studio's closing, litigation began between 3D Realms and Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Duke Nukem Forever. According to the Wall Street Journal, the suits have now been settled and neither side was willing to discuss terms. The game has not sat still, however."
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Oracle sues Google over use of Java in Android

Sam the Nemesis Sam the Nemesis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Sam the Nemesis (604531) writes "Ars Technica reports: In a tersely worded press release, Oracle announced that it was suing Google for patent and copyright infringement over its use of the Java programming language for Android development. Neither the press release nor the complaint filed in the US District Court for Northern California go into any significant detail.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly, and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property" an Oracle spokesperson said in a statement. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement.""
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28th Anniversary of Linux

Sam the Nemesis Sam the Nemesis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Sam the Nemesis (604531) writes "28 years ago on 25th August, Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old university student from Finland, writes a post to a user group asking for feedback on a little project he's working on. He's built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system that runs on an Intel 386 processor, and he wants to develop it further. The kernel eventually becomes Linux, which is released in 1994 and distributed over the internet for free."
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Nokia to acquire Trolltech

Sam the Nemesis Sam the Nemesis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Sam the Nemesis (604531) writes "From the press release: Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech (www.trolltech.com), a company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Trolltech is a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks. In addition to the key software assets, its talented team will play an important role in accelerating the implementation of Nokia's software strategy."

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