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Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

Sla$hPot If you can't beat them... (192 comments)

... join them

Apple is still an island though
But for how long?

about two weeks ago
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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

Sla$hPot It is not that simple (204 comments)

There is probably one good reason, if your company promoted a dumb ass, as your boss.
The reason is the oldest in the world. Politics, politics and politics.
But then again, Darwin's law always wins, no matter what the game rules are.
So when the market gets tough on companies to deliver significant results, the trades, networking and comradery will make room for effectiveness and performance.
Perhaps not in the short run, but certainly in the long run.

about two weeks ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Sla$hPot If Murphy is right.... (176 comments)

Then the future doesn't look too bright, or too bright depending on how you see it.
What's the plan?
Did anybody think ahead of not using dem nucrackers?

about two weeks ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

Sla$hPot Very clever idea (161 comments)

That must be great for hunting all the really really tiny sub particles

about three weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

Sla$hPot Can it be used as an accelerometer? (249 comments)

If so, could a combination of clocks be used as the ultimate offline-GPS unit?

about three weeks ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

Sla$hPot Stop the conspiracy! (286 comments)

No. You will not transported off to a hidden location, where you will receive a brain transplant, before being returned to your original destination.
But how will you convince your delusional and paranoid uncle Bob?

about 1 month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

Sla$hPot This is a very sensitive subject (1007 comments)

I shall therefore elude from making any comments to prevent any further damage to my otherwise fine reputation. Pax Dei et Lux Dei Vobiscum And God bless Slash Dot

about 1 month ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

Sla$hPot Re:Golden Hammer (195 comments)

JavaScript is more like a sonic screwdriver, where node.js is the tardis and you are doctor who.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Gets Two-Tiered Compilation

Sla$hPot An other step in the right direction (46 comments)

Looks like the year 2015 will mark the revenge of the web.
With an all-round browser support of asm.js, the road is paved for all kinds of heavy duty apps running in your favorite browser.
Hopefully MS is not just considering asm.js for Chakra https://status.modern.ie/asmjs

about a month and a half ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

Sla$hPot What's the catch? (335 comments)

US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warran

Isn't this what all hackers do, all the time?

If it's illegal, call an informant-hacker. Informants / agents can do anything. Anything right?

about a month and a half ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

Sla$hPot Thats good (124 comments)

But how do you scan code for back doors, trojans, viruses, malware, bots etc.?

about 2 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Sla$hPot Good points (795 comments)

We have plenty of anti-science people, but most of our 'pro-science' people are really pro-magic (and therefore anti-science).

Everybody is afraid of being wrong.
To scientists, being right means everything. It's their livelihood. So no wonder it's such a touchy issue being right (special, different or even more correct).

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Sla$hPot What a ficking subject (382 comments)

Now who would like to pay to write lame comments without being bullied by big nasty sarcastic evil trolls? WTF!! Quit your asbergers medicine and get a life or get laid or somthing, just try it for once. Get out of moms basement, perhaps it is in the middle of the day?

about 3 months ago
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Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?

Sla$hPot Re:This can easily be explaned... (74 comments)

Touche :)

Thats is possibly the strangest and most hilarious game ever.
Only from Japan.

about 3 months ago
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Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?

Sla$hPot Re:This can easily be explaned... (74 comments)

I think i meant dark power or somthin... same stuff that the established scientits dream up when they can't explain the weight of galaxies.

about 3 months ago
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Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?

Sla$hPot This can easily be explaned... (74 comments)

Black gravity

Slashdot will undergo planned maintenance from Thursday August 14, 5-6pm (Eastern Time). slashdot.org and beta.slashdot.org may be limited in functionality or unavailable during that time.

This is totally unacceptable!!!

about 3 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

Sla$hPot Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

Yeah, you do see them used sometimes for banking applications

Thats enough already. Especially because the vast amount of users, plus the constant exploits and security updates
Speaking of Flash. JavaScript can handle web applications much better today than Java applets and Flash

Obviously it's in decline now, but Flash had at least ten- and probably closer to fifteen- years at the top, whereas Java Applets never took off in the first place

Thats true for the web, but Java as a language, has a much larger code base than Flash.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

Sla$hPot Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

Yep and for one reason, one word. Banks.
And they love Java. So Java stays.
Java browser applet will go surely.
But thats an other story.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

Sla$hPot Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

Quote me on it in twenty years!

about 4 months ago

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Netflix is getting a new makover

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  1 year,14 days

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "The makeover affects all platforms, from TV's, set-top boxes, consoles browsers.
Earlier this year Netflix told us about the change from Silverlight to HTML5.
But what are the technical details about their latest move?"

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Black matter finally discovered?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  about 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Space.com posted an article 18 Feb with the title "Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon"
According to the article AAAS will release a paper on the latest findings in a couple of weeks.
It sounds like dark matter has actually, almost been found, just as the Higgs particle that still needs verification before it's discovery can be rightfully be claimed.
Will it happen this year? Just any of them?"

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Chrome the new Inertnet Explorer?

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Why is it that every loving* company that has success, starts loving their customers / users?
Chrome is becoming more and more crappy compared to it's competitors every day.
It appears that the development on chrome as has basically stagnated.
Tab management is pretty much useless, even though it has to be one of the most important browser features.
Is it just me or does anybody else cares about tabs?
Some time ago Slashdot did a poll on tab usage. I might have voted 4-6 tabs at the time. Today it would be more like 50-60.
So every time i restart my computer after system updates and forget to recover the closed tabs...gone!..hurts and anger :(.
New HTML(5) features lack behind all other browsers. Especially canvas.
It appears that the new Google policy is to stop development in an areas where the have achieved a dominant position just like MS did when they ruled? We all know how that went.
Currently my preferred browser is Chrome, but i'm not sure anymore.
Perhaps everyone is just to focused on App development, what ever that is. What's the heaven* is an App anyways?
Btw. it's not fair to call the Internet Explorer inert (anymore). It seems like MS are catching up on internet browsing (apparently because they have to).
I might just be impatient, but i think that to little effort is being put into HTML and browser development, considering how important it is.
The web browser is the single most used App today and HTML will still be here in fifty years, so why not bother to do it right?

*You know what i mean"
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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
Then hit run.. and wait some, while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platform anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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Development woes on a Saturday evening

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
The hit run.. and wait some while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platforms anytime soon if ever? /Moan"

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The Osama deal

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "No scoop.
Just want to see the pol:
"Is he or is he not...Dead? Should the photos be released?"
[ ] The photos don't exist
[ ] No it is too barbaric
[ ] Osama made a deal with Obama. Everything is staged.
[ ] Osama is Cowboy Neal
etc..
Add your wild comments about your own personal conspiracy thoughts."
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HTML the new HTML 5

Sla$hPot Sla$hPot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sla$hPot (1189603) writes "HTML the new HTML 5.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/emerging-tech/2011/01/21/html-editor-drops-html-5-term-40091514/
How about it?
It seems that the term HTML 5 has been dropped by W3C in favor of the good old classic name HTML.
I like the idea since HTML 5 is "just" a bunch of new features, js libs and amazing workarounds to enable rich content like vector graphics, animations, video and sound.
Things that should have been supported ten years ago.
The name drop of HTML 5 implies a new area of developer driven evolution which is great for the WWW and that has been missed out for so long.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for killing off flash by adding web-kit to mozilla (not that one can't do it your self in PAJ plain ass javascript).
LONG LIVE HTML"

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