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Microsoft, Google Sue Troll Who Sued 397 Companies

Vetruvet Re:This is good? Are you sure? (176 comments)

Did you forget this is ./ ??? Or are you just looking for a virtual beating for sounding supportive of a patent troll on ./ ??

more than 3 years ago

The Surprising Statistics Behind Flash and Apple

Vetruvet Re:Oh dear... (630 comments)

That's because nobody can read/decipher it!

more than 3 years ago

The Coming Onslaught of iPad Competitors

Vetruvet Re:damn.... (497 comments)

You mean iSuppositories...

more than 4 years ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

Vetruvet Looks great. (320 comments)

This looks pretty good. I definitely like the hex-spaces instead of squares - it gives more of a natural feel to the borders (although it'll pose a slight problem when converting civ4 maps...). Look forward to playing the actual game...

more than 4 years ago

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day

Vetruvet Re:Happy sysadmin day? (108 comments)

Just like programmers' day (Sep. 13th; 12th if leap year). Add both to all calendars...

more than 4 years ago

Wi-Fi WPA2 Vulnerability Found

Vetruvet Re:Seriously, why is WPA needed? (213 comments)

Now that you've set that up, nobody can connect.

No, they can connect. You don't need (can't have) a VPN tunnel to connect. Once connected (open access point), however, the router won't route anything past itself until the client creates the VPN tunnel.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Doesn't Appreciate Toilet Humor

Vetruvet iLawyers (104 comments)

Did the iLawyers iPoo their iPants when they saw this iApp supposedly violating their iTrademark?

more than 4 years ago

New Hubble Ultra Deep Field In Infrared

Vetruvet More life (95 comments)

Seeing that image which is a TINY fraction (perhaps too small to even be considered a fraction) of the universe makes me wonder how some people think there can't be any other life in the universe... We just can't communicate with it because of distance/delay concerns.

more than 4 years ago

Less Than Free

Vetruvet Re:So let me get this straight... (330 comments)

I think that now there is so little (excluding read-only optical media) of the "true" ROM (stuff that can never be rewritten). Now, just about all "ROM" (technically, EEPROM) can be flashed (rewritten) for the purpose of updating (or others...). So now the term "ROM" is synonymous with firmware. So, custom ROM=custom firmware. Or in the case of emulators, ROM is the image required for the emulator to ... emulate.

more than 4 years ago

openSUSE 11.2 Released

Vetruvet Re:But... (207 comments)

I dunno, my wifi has worked perfectly since 10.3... on 2 different laptops and 1 dektop... all three had different chip makers (Atheros, Intel, Broadcom).

more than 4 years ago

openSUSE 11.2 Released

Vetruvet Re:Wokring Link? (207 comments)

No... it seems just about all mirrors (that I checked) are either timing out or give 403 Forbidden messages. I was able to start a download from a direct link (but it got flaky and stopped), and now I can't even start (or find a working torrent).

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Patents Sudo's Behavior

Vetruvet Re:Penalties (657 comments)

There's already a sudo with a GUI (in Linux w/KDE): kdesu I'm not sure about GNOME, but I would think it has something similar Honestly, I hate when M$ tries to patent trivial shit. It's like saying: "I'm going to go patent J-PB-J sandwich, because I used jelly twice!".

more than 4 years ago

Learning Ext JS

Vetruvet Re:Boo (133 comments)

We're actually working on one at [I'll omit company name]. The only problem is that the browser the users will be using will be IE6 (not by our choice)... It's a pain in the ass coding for that thing! Naturally, our app still runs well on all browsers, but IE6 was just a pain to code for!! :(

more than 4 years ago

Student Designs Cardboard Computer Case

Vetruvet How sturdy is it??? (329 comments)

I wonder what would happen if something hit it... I can't imagine it would be very sturdy... What if some angry jackass just kicks it? Or what if I spill my coffee on it?

more than 4 years ago

Boy Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid Bringing Home Report Card

Vetruvet Misplaced effort... (5 comments)

If he put that much effort into actually working hard in school, he wouldn't have this problem...

more than 4 years ago


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