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Google Ports Box2D Demo To Dart

Yuioup This has been modded interesting? (194 comments)

A remark like is is modded interesting? Really?

I've been a /. user since 1996 and I'm seriously considering leaving this site. The user-interface is broken and unintelligible and the comments seem to be heading towards brain-dead.


more than 2 years ago

How To Get Developers To Document Code

Yuioup Waste of time (545 comments)

Documentation is a waste of time. You're better off writing your code cleanly so that somebody else can decipher it easily.

more than 2 years ago

Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

Yuioup Re:Oracle and Java (372 comments)

I'm waiting for Google to port Go to Android.

more than 2 years ago

Shareholder Fight Threatens Mandriva SA

Yuioup Re:Linux vendor? (193 comments)

Excellent rant! You sir have articulated exactly why I think that Linux on the desktop will never succeed. This deserves to be posted on Reddit, Hacker News, etc...

more than 2 years ago

Nginx Overtakes Microsoft As No. 2 Web Server

Yuioup Nginx? (340 comments)

How come I've never heard of it till now? I don't live under a rock. I read tech sites daily and listen to poscasts. How did this slip under my radar?

more than 2 years ago

Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers

Yuioup Typo in headline: AGEING (255 comments)

Just thought I'd mention it. "Aging" is not a word in the English dictionary.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Shareholders Unhappy After Annual Meeting

Yuioup This line says it all (521 comments)

This line says it all:

"My granddaughters don't even know what Microsoft does."

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Spoof an Email Bounce With Windows?

Yuioup Re:Outlook (244 comments)

Aha so it was you who wrote all those self-replicating Outlook viruses. Thanks a lot dude.

more than 2 years ago

Vim Turns 20

Yuioup Re::1,$s/19/20/g (271 comments)

i19[ESC][CTRL-A] Doesn't work in Windows by default ...

more than 2 years ago

id Software Releases RAGE

Yuioup Re:Linux status (192 comments)

Here's what TTimo has to say about it:

The line you're looking for is the last one:

"It is likely i will be involved with idTech 5 in the near future, I'll be damned if we don't find the time to get Linux builds done."

This post is from 2009 but I think it was posted after id was sold to BethSoft. Let's hope he succeeds in convincing his bosses.

more than 2 years ago

BerliOS Software Repository Will Close At Year's End

Yuioup Re:Get ready Sourceforge (62 comments)

You mean "get ready Github ..."

more than 2 years ago

Behind the Parting of IBM and Blue Waters

Yuioup Pun in title (36 comments)

Something tells me that the only reason this article exists is because of the intended pun in the title.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: CS Grads Taking IT Jobs?

Yuioup Phrase the question differently (520 comments)

"I'm a soon-to-be Master's graduate from a public university majoring in carpentry â" with all that carpentry entails. Of course, it's come time to start job hunting, and while there are a few actual carpentry-type jobs around, I've noticed that a few carpentry jobs would be substantially more convenient for me personally. But this leads me to the question (assuming they would hire me, of course) â" would having carpentry experience hurt my job prospects down the road? Would future employers see that and be less likely to hire me â" or pigeon-hole me into carpentry?"

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details

Yuioup Ticking the boxes (538 comments)

What Windows 8 is, is Microsoft ticking the boxes:

  • Integrated search in UI: Check
  • Touch interface: Check
  • HTML5 + JavaScript: Check
  • Integrated Cloud Services: Check

When I watched the keynote I had a sense of déjà vu because basically Windows 8 is exactly what Ubuntu is supposed to be.

about 3 years ago

$5M In Torrented Files Presented As Art

Yuioup Cool... (243 comments)


Can I hook up my laptop to it and copy the files? That way, the drive will be worth even more money because I'm duplicating the files.

If everybody does this, then the exhibit can be renamed '5 Trillion Dollars' (pinky on mouth).

about 3 years ago

Michael Hart, Inventor of the E-book, Dead At 64

Yuioup Re:Urbana Ill (70 comments)

Yup. It just looks like "Urbana 3" in my browser.

about 3 years ago

Michael Hart, Inventor of the E-book, Dead At 64

Yuioup Urbana Ill (70 comments)

My webbrowser (Chrome, Win7) makes it looks like Urbana III. I was wondering if he had lived on a planet ...

about 3 years ago

Xbox 360 Reset Hack Yields Unsigned Code Execution

Yuioup Re:Why? (177 comments)

Because the xbox 360 is a pretty decent piece of hardware sold at a price the fraction of an equivalent PC.

about 3 years ago

New Video Brings Portal To Life

Yuioup Re:That is seven kinds of awesome (137 comments)

Why? This video is already full-length. It has a beginning, a middle and an end.

about 3 years ago



Arx Fatalis Source Code released under GPL

Yuioup Yuioup writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Yuioup (452151) writes "The Bethesda Blog announces that the eight-year-old Arx Fatalis has been patched to version 1.21 which fixes 'stability on Windows 7 and Windows Vista machines, performance issues on Nvidia GPUs, and a number of other things that improve play in 2011'. I was surprised to read in the announcement that the source-code to this version of Arx can also be found on the download page.I can't wait for the source-code to be ported over to *nix."
Link to Original Source

Vim 7.2 has been released

Yuioup Yuioup writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Yuioup (452151) writes "A few days ago vim 7.3 was released. It's considered a 'minor' release even though the last version was brought out two years ago. This version consists of a couple of new features such as persistent undo. The announcement can be found in this Google Groups thread (Warning: It might ask you for your Google credentials). The release can be found in the download page at"
Link to Original Source

Is Mono a patent threat to Linux?

Yuioup Yuioup writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Yuioup (452151) writes "Over at there is a heated debate about how much Ubuntu is too dependent on Mono and the relevant Microsoft patents in an article entitled: How GNU/Linux Gets Contaminated with Software Patents from the Back Door. They argue that the "'Monopendencies' could soon turn GNOME into MONOME, making it virtually impossible in due time to use basic applications without Mono somewhere in the dependecies tree".

Trying to find out more about this issue, they contacted Mark Shuttleworth who had this to say.

What do slashdotters think about Ubuntu's dependency on Mono? Is Mono a potential patent Trojan horse?"


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