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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

VVelox Re:As long as you don't use page breaks (91 comments)

I actually would not consider this ready for every day use. It does not even play nicely with what I have at home as the following are broken.

1: It can't handle multiple columns.
2: No real support for index work.
3: Can't create tables or modify number of columns/rows.
4: No header/footer support.
5: No footnote support.
6: Embedded images tend to overlap text.
7: The equation stuff is not supported.

That said this is still bad ass and I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

about 2 months ago
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WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

VVelox Re:Shouldn't it be 1.0.0 (91 comments)

This is actually a very bad assumption. Lots of software start off with the major version being zero as zero indexing stuff is extremely common when it comes to programming and it only gets bumped when there is a non-backwards compatible change.

about 2 months ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

VVelox Re:By default, SuperMicro IPMI attaches to normal (102 comments)

By default, SuperMicro IPMI attaches to normal ethernet. So if you hook up a server to a public connection, you've exposed your IPMI. We caught this in a security audit, we added a dhcp honey pot to our static network to see if we could get any devices to announce themselves. We about shat our pants! There's probably a ton of people at risk not knowing this motherboard is insecure by default!

Dedicated v. shared ethernet is going to vary per model and some models actually don't support shared ethernet.

Also even when using shared, that is only a danger when a DHCP server is present and the machines are being admined by a idiot who does not know what they are using.

about 3 months ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

VVelox Re:Ugh... (102 comments)

Working on a product based around these now...

As far as I can tell, the Nuvoton WPCM450 is what contains the Matrox G200ew clone for graphics output. Thanks to XAA being discontinued in X.org, the MGA driver is practically unusable for X at this point(even with an ancient, 2d window manager).

Yet another reason to avoid this hardware.

Blarg? People are using these as servers, not desktops. Given this X support is entirely irrelevant.

about 3 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

VVelox Re:You misunderstand Idaho Stop (490 comments)

Not sure about else where, but here in Chicago cyclists treat it as giving them the right away. It is actually a very major problem when it comes to pedestrian traffic and vehicle traffic here. And that is IF they even bother to slow down instead of just blowing throw a red light or stop sight.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

VVelox Re: How does it affect me? (533 comments)

PulseAudio has nothing to do with the Bluetooth audio support. It is just a sound server and relies on either ALSA or OSS to talk to the hardware.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

VVelox Re:been using accounts in aurora for a month alrea (256 comments)

Irrelevant. One should not have to rely on a specific company on that, but it should be a well layed out mechanism that allows one to sync to a server of choice, allowing one to host it themselves instead of relying on third parties.

about 6 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

VVelox Re:been using accounts in aurora for a month alrea (256 comments)

Fuck 'em both. There really needs to be a method for syncing to a server of one's choice instead of relying on third parties.

Self hosting FTW.

about 6 months ago
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Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

VVelox Re:Oh... (144 comments)

Congrats, you are nocturnal.

Embrace it and you will be much happier. Been professionally nocturnal for 7 years now and I love it. If you live in a big city is is actually very easy to do.

about 6 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

VVelox Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

Yes, we have the choice, none-of-the-fucking-above. Do a write in.

about 7 months ago
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How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

VVelox Re:Not quite that (269 comments)

Voting for that which will harm you the least when it comes to civil rights though is a utter failure as it does nothing to ensure your rights are not eroded slowly. When it comes to civil rights issues, people need to become more willing to vote for none of the above.

about 7 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

VVelox Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Icy/snow roads: check
Incompetent/corrupt government: check at city and state level
no salt for that amount of snow/ice: check

Nah. The disaster here is bad drivers ed not properly preparing people for driving in diverse conditions, which should be must given the wide variety of climate found in the continuous continental US.

about 8 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

VVelox Re:Pffft (723 comments)

That is actually fairly common for Chicago as well. Interestingly enough we don't salt much either when it happens.

about 8 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

VVelox Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Nah. That is not the problem. The problem is crappy drivers ed and people coming away with the inability to deal adverse driving conditions. From the time I spent living in Amarillo, TX, I would see similar issues with them and rain. I see no reason one should not be expected to have a basic understanding of driving in diverse conditions given wide climate differences housed in the continuous continental US.

about 8 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

VVelox Re:Snow happens! (723 comments)

For that amount so snow? From a northern perspective this is all entirely laughable as that is not a amount of snow you take any actual for, even salt or plowing the street.

I see this as much more of a comment on drivers ed there is sorely lacking.

about 8 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

VVelox Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Shutdown for 2 or 3 inches of snow? From a Chicago perspective the idea of even rolling plows for that is considered a bit laughable.

about 8 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

VVelox Re:Energy density. (734 comments)

Actually EVs are still massively more expensive to operate. I can pick up a perfectly usable and reliable vehicle most places in the US for sub 1k USD easily. This massively offsets the question of fuel cost.

Why would some one want a vehicle like this instead of renting when long distance is needed? Emergencies. It offers one a lot more flexibility when they need it. Renting can be very expensive and one should not plan on using it for if they they can possibly avoid it.

Basically in my opinion, you are speaking as a rich privileged ass hole who has never had to make sure they are mobile because they are not sure life will take them as they had not had a chance to begin building out their non-mobile infrastructure yet, at which time they are a lot more fixed to an area and can plan as such. Being able to be mobile if one is poor or lower middle class is very much key if one wishes to raise themselves up the later.

about 8 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

VVelox Re:Energy density. (734 comments)

Then we will use diesel then. While electric will supplant hydrocarbon driven engines largely, there will still be a need for them as electricity has the issue of it can't be a transported effectively. Once one gets away from the grid, powering electric vehicles becomes a very notable issue. This will eventually be fixed, but until hydrogen fuel cell tech is perfected, this will continue to be true.

about 8 months ago

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