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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

TheSunborn Re:It really works? (77 comments)

He said it did work, it's just not as effective as other existing compression solutions.

4 hours ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

TheSunborn Is it because Windows is to slow on the low end (193 comments)

Is it because Windows is to slow on the low end hardware that they need to offer an Android phone?

The phone don't have access to Play store, so it can't be due to the many Android Apps they are doing it.
 

about a month ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

TheSunborn Re:Well, (113 comments)

When Eclipse is crashing with a segmentation fault, it is almost always in swt. So the problem is with the native code which swt calls in order to interface with the underlying operation system.

That can only be solved by writing the entire Operation system in a safe language, but nobody is working on that.

I have newer seen Eclipse segfault outsite swt code.

about a month ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

TheSunborn Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (167 comments)

Yeps. I can confirm that. On linux it just works with Eclipse, and my emulator is running my software faster then the Android device I am testing on. (But I am testing on an old Android 2.3 device. I am sure a new Android device would beat my emulator).

about a month ago
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Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

TheSunborn Re:Why? (309 comments)

There are already such translaters.

I am using GWT(Google webtoolkit) which take java code, and compiles it to javascript which can run in a browser.

 

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

TheSunborn Re:Compatibility is no problem, before or after sw (636 comments)

Don't this code have the problem that you call some_work from the gui thread, and thus will block all updates of the graphics userinterface while some_work is running?

That problem can be solved, but it is always things such as long running tasks, and async callbacks which causes problems. Especially if you need to populate the gui with the work from some_work, while some_work is still doing its work.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases

TheSunborn Re:AWS is too expensive (142 comments)

Yes I can buy it, but then you need to include hardware installation price and hosting price.

And if the Amazon computer hosting my vm dies, the system will just boot up on a new computer and restart the vm, without me even knowing it. With the dell I would have next day business service aka far to much down time.

The reason the company I work for uses vms(Not from amazon however) is that if there are hardware problems we just reboot, and if there are to many problems with our host, all we have to do is a dns change, a scp, and a database copy(Or restore from backup) and then we can be online in a new data center.

I would however be cautious with a big database server at amazon, because I don't think their io performance is that good, and than is the thing a huge database server really need.

about 2 months ago
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Robyn Bergeron Stepping Down As Fedora Project Leader

TheSunborn Re:How about sympathy for the victims? (53 comments)

Unstable?? My Fedora 20 install with KDE have been rock solid and even pulse audio is working nice. And having a per-program audio volume is nice :}
   

about 2 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

TheSunborn Re:A pretty good work device (379 comments)

None of Matlab, Mathematica, Mendaley, Lyx, Cubase, Photoshop run on Surface RT. (Blame Microsoft marketing for that misunderstanding).

about 2 months ago
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30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

TheSunborn Re:"OpenSSL C dialect" (164 comments)

It's most likely the subset of C, which was supported by most compilers 10 years ago.

about 2 months ago
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Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up

TheSunborn Re:Buzzzzz word compliant. (232 comments)

Lvalue/rvalue is a thing most languages have, but most developers don't really use these terms unless they have taken a compiler writing course.

But languages which uses references includes java and php (And i guess c#/.net). Just try to google "does java use pass by value" to see the confusion. (Which is sourced in the fact that nobody have a definite definition of what a reference or pointer* is.

*I would argue that a pointer is simply a memory address, and that the value of a pointer is an memory address, but there are people who disagree.

about 2 months ago
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Next-Gen Thunderbolt: Twice as Fast, But a Different Connector

TheSunborn Re:Intentional sabotage? (178 comments)

No, I would use 10/40/100 (Depending on how fast I really need it) gigabit ethernet.

It seems like people can't find a good reason to use Thunderbolt. Yes you can connect a monitor, but I already have hdmi and dvi, so no need to make an new standard for that. And for anything else, either ethernet or usb is the thing to use.

about 3 months ago
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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

TheSunborn Re:Uproar? (146 comments)

Really? Is it true that the tax from is not pre-filled in USA?

So are values such an interest paid to the bank, and income from stocks not pre-filled?

about 3 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

TheSunborn Re:I've been using Eclipse since before it was Ecl (140 comments)

Which is why you should use the x86(intel atom) version instead of the arm version. It is much much much faster. Once you have downloaded the atom version, you can choose between arm and intel when creating a new emulator.

Why Google have chosen "download arm only" as the default, I really don't understand. But this is a case studio in "Defaults matter".

about 4 months ago
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Portal 2 Incompatible With SELinux

TheSunborn Re: oh my god!! (212 comments)

Yes steam itself is a dep file, but I am pretty sure that the games installed from within steam are not .dep files so that does not really help.

And it especially going to be multi distribution issue to install these SELinux rules. Steam itself can run on other distributions but I don't think there is a general way to write distribution agnostic SELinux rules.

about 5 months ago
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Portal 2 Incompatible With SELinux

TheSunborn Re: oh my god!! (212 comments)

But how would you get such a rule installed? Steam is not using the standard package format of the underlying distribution and I don't even think it run as root*. So it can't just disable a SELinux rule.

*I may be wrong. But there should be no reason for Steam to run as root.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

TheSunborn Re:FTL Faster Than Light (669 comments)

Really?

I think I can win the game 80% of the time, and the rest of the time i die due to mistakes. Yes random effects changes the difficulty level, but there are no cases where you don't have a change.

(At least for the standard start ship. Some of the other ships without shields and/or weapons are much much more difficult).

about 5 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

TheSunborn Re:Or, now here mne out, (2219 comments)

Beta does have nice features? Seriously what are they?

I have looked at the new beta site as much as I could, until the design forced me back to classic slashdot view, and I have not yet found a single case where Beta handles anything better then classic. With the exception of uni code support.

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

TheSunborn And can we please have a "Newest first" option (2219 comments)

Can we please have our "Newest first, ignore threads" option back?

Usecase: I just re-visited this thread about the beta, and I would like to read all new entries since I last read it. Which is exactly what "Newest first, ignore threads" would do. But it seems that feature is lost too*.

Remember beta.slashdot.org should not be about making a new slashdot, but about making a better slashdot. It currently fails in that regard.

*And I lost that feature many years ago, but beta.slashdot.org might be a good time to got it back.

Oh and there seems to be a bug in this comment, where it doubles the line spacing between my paragraphs.

about 6 months ago

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Oracle Ordered to Keep Making Itanium Software for HP

TheSunborn TheSunborn writes  |  about 2 years ago

TheSunborn writes "A California judge of Wednesday ruled in favor of Hewlett-Packard's claim that Oracle is contractually obligated to develop software for HP's Itanium server products. The requirement covers all "Oracle software products that were offered on HP's Itanium-based servers at the time Oracle signed the Sept. 20, 2010 Settlement and Release Agreement, including any new releases, versions or updates of those products," Kleinberg wrote in his opinion."
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