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Ask Slashdot: Learning Dart Development?

Simon (S2) It doesn't matter (107 comments)

"You are not defined by your chosen software stack: I recently asked via Twitter what young engineers wanted to know about careers. Many asked how to know what programming language or stack to study. It doesn’t matter. There you go."

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Fixes Post Log-Out Cookie Behavior

Simon (S2) Re:Who cares? (80 comments)

fbcdn.net
sorry. typo.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Fixes Post Log-Out Cookie Behavior

Simon (S2) Re:Who cares? (80 comments)

fbcd.net needs to be added there as well.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Fixes Post Log-Out Cookie Behavior

Simon (S2) Who cares? (80 comments)

They don't need cookies anyway. There are a lot of other ways to track you without a cookie. As long as we download all those "like" buttons from the webpages we visit they get to track us. The cookie would just make the tracking a little bit easier.

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

Simon (S2) Apple lost in Dutch court, not the opposite (195 comments)

No matter what alarmists will tell you, net result is:

        Samsung can continue to sell current Galaxy phones and must provide a trivial change to the picture gallery in the next 7 weeks.
        Samsung can continue to sell the Gaöaxy Tab.
        Apple has LOST all design and copyright related claims.
        Apple has LOST the infringement claim on one patent and the court deemed a third patent broken anyway.

http://jan.wildeboer.net/2011/08/samsung-v-apple-in-nl-happy-selling-samsung/ [cache]

more than 2 years ago
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Argentina Censors Over a Million Blogs

Simon (S2) Blocking with DNS does not work (170 comments)

A fake DNS record, or a NX domain for leakymails.blogspot.com would be easily circumvented simply by using opendns, the google dns, or any other DNS server out there.
Firewalling the IP is much more secure.
Sure, one could use a proxy, tor or an SSH tunnel to some box outside of the firewall, but that's much more work.
Not that I think that censoring sites is a good idea, just discussing the technical details.

more than 2 years ago
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Flash-to-HTML5 Translator: Smart But Not Pretty

Simon (S2) Re:Interactivity with jQuery? (77 comments)

I thought jQuery was for distributing operations over the DOM using a CSS-like element selection syntax.

it's not. it's a JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions.

more than 3 years ago
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Apache Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee

Simon (S2) Re:Sad ... (136 comments)

"Most people do not use this project" when everyone doing Android development indirectly uses it.

Google should pay up for J2ME if they want to use Java on Android, or invent their own language (they should use Go on android if they don't want to pay for a Java license).
And exactly as the parent sad, This has nothing to do with Apache's wonderful libraries.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook's 'Like This' Button Is Tracking You

Simon (S2) Re:Speak for yourself (273 comments)

so it don't help them none other than counting webpage popularity, which don't bother me.

you are wrong

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook's 'Like This' Button Is Tracking You

Simon (S2) Re:Speak for yourself (273 comments)

that only blocks cookies. the like button is on fackebooks server, which gets the hit and tracks you anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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An Illustrated Version Control Timeline

Simon (S2) Re:Welcome to hell (244 comments)

very easy :)
you have to thinker a bit if you want to have multiple projects with one installation, but nothing that takes more than ½ an hour.

more than 3 years ago
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An Illustrated Version Control Timeline

Simon (S2) Re:Welcome to hell (244 comments)

Our .NET devs like it. I prefer the more simple trac+svn (I do small Java projects with my team).
Why do you hate TFS?

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle To Monetize Java VM

Simon (S2) Re:Suicide? The end of java. (641 comments)

Note that Microsoft heavily licences java to use in C#

[citation needed]

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Outlines Windows Phone 7 Kill Switch

Simon (S2) Re:hmm (258 comments)

wha? they can only take away app store stuff - not everything.

Who sad that? If they can remove an app from your phone, what makes you think they are limited at that?

more than 3 years ago
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Boeing Gets $89M To Build Drone That Can Fly For 5 Years Straight

Simon (S2) Re:Now, "Google Maps Live!" (271 comments)

I think they already have them. Or something very similar.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Exec Stashed $150,000 In Shoe Boxes

Simon (S2) Re:Inflation (345 comments)

Depends. If inflation goes down, i.e. becomes negative, as shown in your graph too, you win.
Some say inflation will be negative in the years to come in the USA.

more than 3 years ago
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Tor Developer Detained At US Border, Pressed On Wikileaks

Simon (S2) Re:Opinions are a crime now? (637 comments)

America is at war. I think America pissed off a lot of countries, and it gives me the impression that it is scared and full of fear.
I am European, and went to a trip to Las Vegas last year to have some fun. When I landed in Chicago we (all EU citizens who landed there) had our fingerprints taken, and they took a picture of all passengers. I think it's crazy. What does your government want to accomplish doing so? If you come to the EU you just land, (sometimes you don't even) get you passport checked and you are done.

BTW, I really enjoyed my stay, Las Vegas is a great place to have fun, get drunk and play poker, an most American people there where really nice.

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Putting PDF Reader In a Sandbox

Simon (S2) Re:Question (225 comments)

Adding extra crap is the reason that it has so many security flaws.

Just because you think it's crap doesn't mean it's useless.

about 4 years ago

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HTML5 Mobile apps that work?

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  about 2 years ago

Simon (S2) (600188) writes "We are in the middle of a new project where we need to publish a new mobile app. We are a team of pretty good js web devs, so we went with the (for us) obvious choice of cordova + jQuery Mobile.

We implemented a prototype with most of the features we would like to use in our finished product, and the app does what it has to, but animations are very slow, and using the app just feels "wrong".

Should we ditch jQM and switch to something else? Has anyone of you experience in building a Hybrid app with HTML + JS with any framework where the result was a bit better than acceptable?"
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OMG, RED HAT FORKS LINUX

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Simon (S2) (600188) writes "Dave Jones writes on his blog: "Working on an update kernel for Fedora 15, rebasing from 2.6.38 to 3.0.
As we know a bunch of userspace packages need updating to deal with the 2.6 -> 3.x transition, we made a decision to ship 3.0, but call it 2.6.40 rather than ship a ton of updates, and risk breaking other code that we don't ship.""

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0-day exploit for Internet Explorer in the wild

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Simon (S2) writes "There is an even more serious flaw than the WordPad flaw discussed before. From SANS: "There is a 0-day exploit for Internet Explorer circulating in the wild. At this point in time it does not appear to be wildly used, but as the code is publicly available we can expect that this will happen very soon. This is a brand new exploit that is *not* patched with MS08-073 that was released yesterday. I can confirm that the exploit works in a fully patched Windows XP machine. The exploit is a typical heap overflow that appears to be exploiting something in the XML parser.""
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Same dev tools/language/framework for everyone?

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  about 6 years ago

AC (600188) writes "Upper management of the company I work at recently stated that all new development should be done with a single combination of Dev tools, language and framework. The main reason behind this is that this way, people can be relocated from one group/project faster, because they don't need to learn a new language when they switch. Of course the chosen language and framework used by everybody does not need to be the best tool for the job, but it should just be good enough to allow every project to be done. What does Slashdot think about this? Is it OK to use the same development tools and language for every project, without choosing what fits best? Will the time saved be sufficient to cover the more time spend because of the "not the best tool for the job" framework devs will be forced to chose?"
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Outlook dropped for gmail - 1.5 mil licenses

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Simon (S2) writes "TechCrunch reports that "Google just took away one of the world's largest Outlook/Exchange installations for 1.5 million students at Australian schools, and replaced it with Gmail." The win is Google's second major victory in the academic sector after Macquarie University signed up for Gmail in September last year. It could have massive implications for the Australian software market, as it places Gmail's online word processing software, Google Docs, in a strong position to challenge Microsoft's Office software suite in the education sector."
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Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete pe

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  more than 6 years ago

S2 writes "The Times Online is reporting that "Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum'" — "Because crude oil (which can be refined into other products, such as petroleum or jet fuel) is only a few molecular stages removed from the fatty acids normally excreted by yeast or E. coli during fermentation, it does not take much fiddling to get the desired result.""
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Second Galileo test sat now in orbit

Simon (S2) Simon (S2) writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Simon (S2) writes "The second test satellite for Europe's planned Galileo satnav constellation went into orbit at the weekend. The Galileo programme now seems certain to go ahead, after a prolonged and painful shift from partly-private financing of the construction to public funds taken from unspent EU farm subsidies. This money would normally have been returned to donor nations, with the UK, Germany and the Netherlands as the biggest three. London MPs have expressed doubt as to whether the UK will receive value for the money it will pay, but have acknowledged that the British government doesn't actually have any choice about Galileo under EU funding rules."

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