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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

ardiri english? ... try finnish! (1501 comments)

be thankful he isn't cursing them in finnish! :) now thats a mean language. english is so lame in comparison :)

about a year ago
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Data Storage That Could Outlast the Human Race

ardiri outlast humans? who will be able to decode/read it (231 comments)

... not like the future "beings" of this planet are going to be able to figure out how to read the damn thing - we've all see planet of the apes and how inferior those beings were.. good use to document everything if it is just a hologram on a piece of rock..

about a year ago
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GNU Grep and Sed Maintainer Quits: RMS and FSF Harming GNU Project

ardiri Re:Distaste of C++ (476 comments)

... because real programmers use C :)

nothing like doing some polymorphism and inheritance via casting of pointers! :) - good C code can destroy even the best written C++ code if it is done right. unfortunately (and i know this will mod me down); the kids of today just dont get how vital C code was back in the day. they want to do everything in a "higher" level language that is supposedly more cross platform. C is the only true cross platform language out there.

RIP: dennis ritchie.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Kills a Kickstarter Project - Updated

ardiri Re:Wasnt there supposed to be some law passed... (471 comments)

no law.. but - everyone except apple agree'd to a universal charger.

http://www.eubusiness.com/topics/telecoms/mobile-charger/

seems if you want to stick with apple; your screwed on this one. everyone should just boycott them :)

about 2 years ago
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Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order

ardiri Re:RFID = The Mark of Beast? (743 comments)

thing is; the "mark of the beast" is only relevant when it is implanted. she can simply leave the badge at home when not going to school. the badge is ONLY required when on campus if i understood this correctly. this is just a 15 minutes of fame stunt - nothing more.

about 2 years ago
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$1,500,000 Fine For Sharing 10 Movies On BitTorrent

ardiri Re:That is just mental (339 comments)

Every retailer knows if you give away free samples or even free products you're encouraging people to come back. To buy your new offerings. People are creatures of habit and once we like something we want more of it. This massive giveaway probably did wonders for their signup rates.

the guy shared movies from the same producer; how are there new offerings? :) unless they offer more than 10 movies.

about 2 years ago
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Experts Warn About Security Flaws In Airline Boarding Passes

ardiri TSA only = US focused (199 comments)

this only applies to the TSA who actually scan and pass people around the security scanning solution based on the results of what is in the barcode. in europe, you always have to go through scanning process, regardless of what your 2D barcode has encoded within in. all the TSA is doing here, is opening up a chance for terrorists based on local soil to get through the security scanning process simpler. the challenge is that the USA has the most number of travelers through the airline system than anywhere else in the world; doing extensive security checks does choke the system - so, they need to try and filter out the more frequent/trusted flyers, the net result is they are wasting time screening some since they done screen everyone.

about 2 years ago
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21st IOCCC Source Code Released

ardiri who needs a contest; go to any university (24 comments)

... while i've always been a fan of IOCCC contests, when i was teaching C programming - most of the students source code could be considered entries to such a competition :) gone are the days where we used to write clean, understandable code. i always joke when doing presentations about the fact that the reason why most people are afraid of C as a programming language is because other people write horrible C.. if you write good, clean, understandable C - it is an excellent language :)

about 2 years ago
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Open WebOS Releases Core Apps; Reveals Touchpad Won't Be Supported

ardiri Re:will open webOS support PDK applications? (49 comments)

i did already :)

http://www.webosnation.com/dereks-sunnyvale-pilgrimage-what-do-you-want-know#comment-290805

more than 2 years ago
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Open WebOS Releases Core Apps; Reveals Touchpad Won't Be Supported

ardiri will open webOS support PDK applications? (49 comments)

this is a big question for me (as a developer).
or will open webOS will only support enjo (HTML5, CSS et al) with no native application support (existing webOS applications).

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Aborts Meltemi Linux-Based Feature Phone

ardiri this makes slashdot now? a bit late (105 comments)

engadget reported this back in June http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/14/nokia-reportedly-scraps-meltemi/

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

ardiri true IT guys? wont be interested... (1127 comments)

if they were true IT guys, unless the woman looked like lara croft, i would not be concerned about it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Language Should a Former Coder Dig Into?

ardiri start over - from scratch, 20 years is a long time (530 comments)

Never liked anything 'lower-level' than C

you say you were a programmer 20+ years ago? the only decent options back then were ASM, and the concept of OO wasn't even born yet - you left the industry because you were not capable of being in it in the first place. times have changed; all the old skool boys have stuck with C - specifically focusing on embedded environments (C, C++, objective-C) and the newbies (kids) are playing with managed code these days. CPU's are 1000x faster, RAM is 100x more available - you will have a better chance starting from scratch than trying to recuperate what you knew before.

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Day Is Coming — But Tau Day Is Better

ardiri Re:Four thirds pi! (241 comments)

four-thirds pi = eight-thirds tau

just as complex in both cases.. neither case holds up as being singular for the sphere.

more than 2 years ago
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Try Your Programming Skills In Space: DARPA Satellite Programming Challenge

ardiri Re:Emulator download? (54 comments)

i thought it would have been cool to get involved (been programming 20+ years now) - but the focus is really on high school students, so it needs to be dumbed down a little bit - if anyone has programmed for embedded environments, the idea of a restrictive IDE forcing you to do some things is a good thing. what they done want is a stack overflow on a unit in space :) not like you can remotely log into it to reboot it :) i would be interested in being a mentor to a group of students located in Munich, it sounds like a fun project.

more than 2 years ago
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Try Your Programming Skills In Space: DARPA Satellite Programming Challenge

ardiri Re:Emulator download? (54 comments)

http://www.zerorobotics.org/documents/10429/11067/IDE+Tutorial.pdf

seems you do everything online, requires adobe flash for you to run simulations. you edit, compile and execute (simulate) code online.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Puts 41MPixel Camera In a (Symbian) Phone

ardiri 41 megapixel porn... (204 comments)

now we will end up seeing way too much. TMI.

more than 2 years ago
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Australia's Telstra Requires Fibre Customers To Use Copper Telephone

ardiri ... more bandwidth for internet/torrenting? (217 comments)

... why should they allow phone calls to congest the bandwidth for all those torrents and downloads?
if the copper wires are still there and function without any problem, why remove them? classic saying "don't touch what aint broke"

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Cowards, Deanonymized

ardiri change your posting style.. (159 comments)

if your stupid enough to not change your posting style when trolling, your own bad.

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga Accused of Cloning Hit Indie iPhone Game Tiny Tower

ardiri marketing.. (245 comments)

Nimblebit just got a tonne of marketing over this - who cares about the ripoff? marketing 101 => success!

more than 2 years ago

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