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Oracle Seeking Community Feedback on Java 8 EE Plans

ZipprHead Re:Real mature (109 comments)

Maybe java developers are smart enough not to get into a debate on slashdot?

about 9 months ago

New Home Automation?

ZipprHead Re:WTF? (336 comments)

Mod parent up. 4000 really?

about 9 months ago

NASA's Greatest Challenges In 2014

ZipprHead So I hear the FBI... (97 comments)

... has some extra bit coins....

da da ... bing

about 10 months ago

Huge Diamond Deposits Revealed In Russia

ZipprHead Obligatory (243 comments)

In Soviet Russia, diamonds find you.

more than 2 years ago

Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Lifespan

ZipprHead Obligatory (182 comments)

I for one welcome my new immortal mouse king

more than 2 years ago

Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

ZipprHead Scaling a website (442 comments)

Yes, use the cloud if you expect a lot of growth. No, do not use Microsoft products, they are great for the enterprise, but not for a one man shop. Use some nosql tech, Memcache, and some scripting language with your favorite JavaScript library.

more than 3 years ago

Apple To Distribute OS X Lion via the Mac App Store

ZipprHead Re:Macs will be a closed platform in the end (517 comments)

along with the fact that OS X is nearly as buggy as windows now,

This is a fact? I don't believe it. Citation please.

more than 3 years ago

Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

ZipprHead Off base summary (1277 comments)

This summary is a bit off base. From the article:

"HB220 would require schools to teach students that the U.S. is a compound constitutional republic and about other forms of government such as pure democracy, monarchy and oligarchy along with political philosophies and economic systems such as socialism, individualism and free-market capitalism. "

Where does it say "force public school teachers to teach that the USA is a republic". Sounds like they just want to be sure the students are aware of all forms of government.

more than 3 years ago

Goldman Sachs Says No Facebook Shares For US Investors

ZipprHead Over valued anyhow (529 comments)

American investors smart enough to know that Facebook is already over valued.

more than 3 years ago

North Korea Says War With South Would Go Nuclear

ZipprHead Nuclear fallout? (608 comments)

How can you launch a nuclear attack on your neighbour? What happens if the wind is blowing North that day?

"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

more than 3 years ago

Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet

ZipprHead Pneumatic tubes? (431 comments)

Why are the calling them food tubes? We already have Pneumatic tubes. This just a scaled up version. I had a similar idea once for big cities. It might make a lot of sense, especially if it's general purpose, like for the post office.

But "food tubes"... really?!!? That just sounds gross. You brits are weird. How about the "megmatic tube system" that happens to also ship food?

more than 3 years ago

Looks Like the End of the Line For LimeWire

ZipprHead FTP (277 comments)

Is FTP next?

more than 3 years ago

Ergonomic Mechanical-Switch Keyboard?

ZipprHead Re:Microsoft 4000 (310 comments)

Mod up, this is my favorite keyboard as well.

more than 3 years ago

The Spread of Do-It-Yourself Biotech

ZipprHead Scary (206 comments)

This is all well and good, but let me point out that it's now also possible for anyone to engineer a virus that will kill most of us off.

about 4 years ago

Does Net Neutrality Violate the Fifth Amendment?

ZipprHead This kind of thinking is dangerous (341 comments)

You have to be very careful how this is thought about. Yes, you may consider it private property, but under that analogy we are leasing that space. If this space is paid for, it is our right to do with it what we please. The ISP should not control how we use our leased space, as much as our landlords should not be able to tell us what religion to practice in our leased apartments.

more than 4 years ago

Flash Support Confirmed For Android 2.2

ZipprHead Why? (282 comments)

I can understand from an operating system point of view why you would want to support Flash.

But damn, I have no interest in having Flash run on my cell phone.

more than 4 years ago

Professor Says UFO Studies Should Be Taught At Universities

ZipprHead Podunk professor (311 comments)

Podunk professor from community college in remote town close to Canada has crazy ideas and other news at 11.

Seriously this made the front page of /.? This could be on the Onion!

more than 4 years ago

Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers

ZipprHead Is it really that bad? (164 comments)

From the article:

"Java.exe and javaw.exe support an undocumented-hidden command-line parameter "-XXaltjvm" and curiosly also "-J-XXaltjvm" (see -J switch in javaws.exe). This instructs Java to load an alternative JavaVM library (jvm.dll or from the desired path. Game over."

But you would have to get that DLL or SO there in the first place no?

more than 4 years ago



Open Science API Competition

ZipprHead ZipprHead writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ZipprHead writes "The Public Library of Science and Mendeley are hosting a "Binary Battle". A competition to develop applications built on their public APIs. There's $16,000 in prize money to be won plus other cool gifts. Not as much as the cool million offered for the Netflix API competition, but there is a lot of good karma associated with contributing to open access research that enhance scientists' and all our lives and 16k is well... still 16k. They've compiled a list of ideas sourced from the scientific community. You just have to write the code to wire things together.

Disclaimer, I work at the Public Library of Science."

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