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'Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge

Shoe Puppet Re:How big was the hobbit? (245 comments)

That petabyte must be without any compression. The Hobbit (HFR, 3D) as used by a digital cinema projector still fits on a 500GiB hard drive.

about a year and a half ago
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Germany's Former First Lady Sues Google

Shoe Puppet Re:Germany's 'what'? (164 comments)

That term is not specific to the US president's wife any more. It refers to any head of state's wife.

about 2 years ago
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McDonald's Denies Prof's Claim Staff Attacked Him For Wearing Digital Glasses

Shoe Puppet Re:there are signs (627 comments)

In that case, you can replace ä by ae, ö by oe, ü by ue and ß by ss.

about 2 years ago
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Cell Phones: Tracking Devices That Happen To Make Calls

Shoe Puppet Re:What about GPS on/off? (196 comments)

That statement wasn't all that silly. Most users will never manually control this.

about 2 years ago
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Objective-C Overtakes C++, But C Is Number One

Shoe Puppet Re:see plus (594 comments)

I've seen GUIs in Java applications that were much better -- both in quality and speed -- than most "native" GUIs. Of course they didn't use Swing.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Blames Galaxy SIII Burn On "External Energy Source"

Shoe Puppet Re:It'd be interesting (169 comments)

To dry it.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Old Commercial Software To Be Open-Sourced?

Shoe Puppet Re:The google's way ? (234 comments)

What about IRC bots?

Put it in /msg bot help or similar.

What about twitter utilities?

Depending on what kind of twitter utility, either put the link in the bio or put it into the response to a help comman.

What about RSS?

XML comment.

What about a programmable light switch?

You don't have to offer the source code to anyone who physically uses the switch, AGPL only covers interactions via a computer network.

One could argue that not all of these are really prominent, but then again, the GPL itself demands a prominent copyright notice. And even in the case of bash, the most prominent copyright notice is hidden behind the --version switch.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Old Commercial Software To Be Open-Sourced?

Shoe Puppet Re:terrible beauty: public domain in the modern wo (234 comments)

Though in the case of software, developers should be required to deposit the source code somewhere. A binary blob in the public domain is still quite useless.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Old Commercial Software To Be Open-Sourced?

Shoe Puppet Re:The google's way ? (234 comments)

Most hardened Free Software advocates consider Affero to be non-free. It introduces usage restrictions, which go against Freedom 0 ("the right to use the software for any purpose").

That depends on what you call the user: In a way, it's who runs the server that a cloud application runs on. But for me, the actual user is the person who actually uses the software.

It also prevents most code reuse: you can't take a part and put it inside your program if it interacts with users in a way that doesn't provide means of file transfers.

Does the AGPL require a way to download the source code from within the software? I would have assumed that presenting a notice like "This is AGPL software, the source is at http://example.com/foo-source" would be perfectly fine.

about 2 years ago
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The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model

Shoe Puppet Re:Reminded of Sveasoft and the GPL (341 comments)

Since what Sveasoft does is clearly against the spirit of the GPL, I wouldn't be surprised if a court would struck down this practice if any of the copyright holders challenged it. What exact problem are you referring to with "Androidization"?

about 2 years ago
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The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model

Shoe Puppet Re:Reminded of Sveasoft and the GPL (341 comments)

The GPL's intent is to make sure everyone can redistribute the software as they want to, Sveasoft's policy does undermine that.

about 2 years ago
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Erasing Details Of Bad Memories

Shoe Puppet Re:Midazolam (135 comments)

Technically, the suicide is still caused by the time in the military that way.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Pay $0 To Oracle In Copyright Case

Shoe Puppet Re:laymen... (250 comments)

#define software_patents NULL
#define software_patents void

Hey, nobody said anything about "at the same time"!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do Before College?

Shoe Puppet Re:WWOOF (335 comments)

This. There will be more than enough programming in your life to come, so you should get other kinds of life experience.

Also, employers like to see these things on resumes.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked

Shoe Puppet Re:Wow (484 comments)

Even if I did that, it would be much more of a mess than having a clean "/usr/bin". AFAIK, the length of %path% is limited too.

What I do when I want to launch a program that I know the executable name of is to use Search Everything.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked

Shoe Puppet Re:Wow (484 comments)

Not really, since you won't find most applications in the %path%.

more than 2 years ago
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Do Headphones Help Or Hurt Productivity?

Shoe Puppet Re:I don't let my kids have earbuds. (405 comments)

If you don't let your kids use earphones, you shouldn't restrict how loud they can have their music either. (Within reason)

more than 2 years ago
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Ten Cops Can't Recover Police Chief's Son's iPhone

Shoe Puppet Re:That's the police for you (277 comments)

You don't have to do a full search. Unless the flat is really large, it would be enough to have a policeman stand in front of the open door and make the phone he's looking for make noise (either via the phone location app or just by calling it).

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Shoe Puppet Re:Photobox if you are in Europe (350 comments)

((They also allow you to upload photos with FTP rather than some stupid application) which is really really convenient!)

rather than

(They also allow you to upload photos with FTP rather than (some stupid application which is really really convenient!))

(Why am I even answering you?)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Shoe Puppet Re:Don't (350 comments)

By then they'll be wanting to make 3D models of everyone...

I doubt this -- photos haven't been displaced by videos either.

more than 2 years ago

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South Korea to block Port 25 in Attempt to Fight S

Shoe Puppet Shoe Puppet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shoe Puppet (1557239) writes "The South Korean government has a new plan to combat spam: Blocking (or banning?) the standard SMTP port 25. Only Port 587, which by the specifications only accepts authenticated email submissions, will remain open.

Can anyone able to understand the Koran sources provide any more detail?"

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