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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

angel'o'sphere Reading all the comments 'defending' Windows ... (391 comments)

Windows ... : http://baetzler.de/humor/haiku...

One of my favorites:

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working
Windows is like that.

Windows is not an operating system, it is a menace to society.

However that puts the Linux movement into a bad 'catch up' (with what?) situation. A shame it is not more prevalent meanwhile.

Markets are not driven by price or functionality ... regarding what we 'could' do with computers/software everything you perceive right now is 30 years behind what *I* did 20 years ago at the university.

The last 50 years of research have no impact at all at current day computing, except for silicon and SOCs etc.

8 hours ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

angel'o'sphere Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (391 comments)

My ten year old Macs are as fast as they where when I bought them.
If you have speed issues on a Mac you likely caught one of the rare viruses or trojans!
That whole 'degrading of an OS' thing does not occur on unix based systems!

9 hours ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

angel'o'sphere Re:If Ebola cross-mutates with the (449 comments)

Yes, basically. Otherwise creams would not work.
But in real live, regarding infections this is not happening. At least not as far as we know.

9 hours ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:Cargo (498 comments)

Either Mars had life, or it had not.
It it had, it was likely as plentiful as on earth. There is no simple reason why it would not.
If it had plenty of life it also has oil and coal. Why should it not have? Production of not is a simple geological, erm aresological process.
Assuming that just because something is somewhere else, physical/chemical laws are different, makes no sense.

9 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

Metric is based on a 10/10 ratio ... no random 10,000 in the middle.
No idea where you got that from.
Also meters are too long to be useful at human scale
Considering that plenty of cultures on the planet adopted a "meter" as a perfect size, your claim is bollocks.
Hint, a yard is more or less a meter. A "tatami" in Japan is more or less a square meter.
A human is in size between 1 and a half to two meters. A 'big' step is a meter long. Or a yard long ... sounds completely perfect to me.

12 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

This 4x2 or 2x4 was now mentioned quite often.

And yo claim: firstly everywhere else on the planet calls it a "4x2"

Sorry, never heard about it, what is that supposed to mean, and what is its relation to wood?

12 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:And many, many more (823 comments)

That is nonsense.

No one uses "certified pumps".

In most of the EU a 'pint' in a pub is a synonym for 500ml or "half a litre", and that is marked at the glass.

The only situation I'm aware of that people use "certified" pumps are gasoline stations.

12 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

How do you multiply then 3 feet and 9 inches by 15?

And you really want to tell me that you can feel the difference between 70F and 71F?

13 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

A foot is about the size of an adult foot, it makes sense.
Sure, that is why my GFs foot is 26cm long and mine is 40cm ... and the actual length of a imperial foot is only 33cm

Time btw is not "imperial" you have a strange idea what imperial is about.

Metric has its place, but using it everywhere makes no sense.
True. But the examples you gave make no sense either. BTW, if laymen say "metric" we pros usually call it SI. And the "second" is an SI unit :D

13 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:Economic versus political resistance (823 comments)

That is nonsense.
If you have a screw with a 1 inch head you use a 1 inch tool to manage it.
No one is going to ask you to call that screw a 26.xx mm screw, now will the tool be renamed.

Metric only means that you in future use a 12mm or 24mm screw, and the same for a tool fitting those screws.

Or do you really think any german craftsman is juggling with mm and inches back and forth if he has to handle a screw with 1"3 (do you write that so? one 3/16 inch ) by translating that into mm and then looking for a tool of that size? Rofl, the tools are named/numbered like the items they are used for ... it is still an 1"3 arc spanner and not a 30.1234 mm tool (sorry I made the numbers up, so no need to pull out a pocket calculator and correct them)

13 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

In an irish pub in germany or in any pub in france you also order a pint of beer.
And no one cares if it is a "true" pint or an approximately pint, as long as the size of a pint and the price is mentioned on the menu/card.

All your examples make no sense.

So 100 yards is more or less, how much exactly of 100 meters?

And you really believe that germans don't use cups and spoons i cooking books, how retarded are you?

Facepalm regarding your temperature rant ... Fahrenheit is determined by two completely unrelated temperatures: 0, the minimum you get with salted ice water ... WATER, oki, you get it? And 100 the "average" temperature of a human body.

Sorry, if it is 40degrees Celsius outside, we all know it is pretty hot, no one is comparing this with his own body temperature.

Units and especially the "normal" span of numbers in those units are just a matter of what you have grown up.

Living a year in a country with different units and you simply adopt them as you did the ones you grew up with.

13 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

Java supports this since Java 8.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

angel'o'sphere Re:FP? (823 comments)

Yeah, but less funny :D

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:More Efficient (498 comments)

The possible genetic combinations are a few billion times more then just 10,000.
Perhaps you should read up how sperms and eggs are produced.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:Thus proving Elon Musk is an idiot (498 comments)

Mars has the same resources Earth has.
Except you talk about wood and farting cows.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:Cargo (498 comments)

Lol ...
Mars once had plate tectonics ...
From a mining perspective there is nothing Mars has not.
There is no oil or coal or nitrates.
IF Mars was once a planet full of live, as most modern scientists believe, then Mars is full with coal and oil.
However I wonder what you want to do with them on Mars. After you have sent ships to Mars, that need solar panels or nuclear reactors to reach it, why would you not reuse those on the plant, or build more.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:Scratches Head (498 comments)

Because women like to be pregnant.
Many consider themselves not real women if they had not that "experience".

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:Scratches Head (498 comments)

I guess Marsian girls are really hot :D

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

angel'o'sphere Re:uhh (498 comments)

There are people who believe mars can be terraformed with our days technology in less than 100 years.
www.marssociety.org
Or read the red/blue/green Mars triology. Yes the later is "just" SF ... but also basically only using our days tech.

People don't want to be holed up in geodesic dome glass domes and living underground like insects.
I know plenty of people that either never have left their home city, or when they did just visited another big city (like Paris or London).
For them it would be no difference if the whole city was under a dome.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

angel'o'sphere Re:Obj-C (314 comments)

I believe you mean UCSD (University of California, San Diego) and not SCUD?

Wow, you mean "play by paper mail"? Or was that already some "email" variation?

yesterday

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 3 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  about 3 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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