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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

awshidahak Re:Unified Kernel (351 comments)

So does this make Windows CE officially completely dead?

4 days ago

Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

awshidahak Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (185 comments)

I'm not a Visual Basic guy, so I can't help you in that respect, but SQLite + Glade + Python is my favoured way of building a database with a scripted GUI. I think I successfully pulled of a nice form once with OOBase, but it's not that great, and I can see why many people wouldn't like that.

about two weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

awshidahak Where in time... (701 comments)

Initiate Chronoskimmer Launch Sequence!

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Takes Down Domains

awshidahak Re:Legal Precedent? (495 comments)

I believe No-IP should have emailed you as well. They emailed me. Check your spam filter?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

awshidahak Re:obvious (536 comments)

They mentioned node.js, so I believe they mean server-side javascript. That can do proper input-validation.

about 2 months ago

Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

awshidahak Re:Answer: Both (126 comments)

about Android: it can't ever be updated

Uhh... yeah... bout that... When an update came out for my phone the update notifier sat in the notification drawer until I successfully updated my phone. Guess it can be updated then, huh?

about 3 months ago

Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

awshidahak Control Group (211 comments)

The portion of the brain that they were looking at was the one that comes up with lies. Everyone's been exposed to porn, some just lie about it.

about 3 months ago

No, Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code

awshidahak Re:646 lines of Perl? (142 comments)

Better yet: Why are there both DOS Batch and Bourne Shell scripts in the same project? I could understand that for a multi-platform PC program, but a website?

about 4 months ago

Goodbye, Ctrl-S

awshidahak Re:IDE autocommit? (521 comments)

This wouldn't happen to be piping the output of cat to a file now, would it?

about 4 months ago

Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

awshidahak Re:Stupidity != righteous anger (221 comments)

What VCR do you have that connects to the internet?

about 4 months ago

Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

awshidahak Re:Good idea (175 comments)

I have a smartphone, but it can't scan QR codes because the camera is too crappy.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

awshidahak Re:But that's the deal, surely? (177 comments)

Babel Toolbar isn't the "free program". Babel Toolbar is what gets installed as the price of the free program.

about 5 months ago

GNOME 3.12 Released

awshidahak Re: Meet the new boss: (134 comments)

Use Cinnamon with MATE apps like I do. It's a great experience.

about 6 months ago

Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser At Pwn2own 2014

awshidahak Re:Firefox is the most unstable program in common (207 comments)

Yes. Flash has run in a separate process for 5-6 years now IIRC. When Flash crashes, it doesn't take down Firefox, it just displays a block say that Flash crashed, and I believe it gives you a report link.

about 5 months ago

The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

awshidahak Re:What's the hurry? (410 comments)

I use the Internet for business, not entertainment.

Trolling again, are we AC?

What are you doing on Slashdot if you only use the internet for business? Also, how does ./ not crash your outdated version of javascript?

about a year ago

The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

awshidahak Re:Anyone remember voip (410 comments)

I used to go to a University that would encourage you to use their VPN over dial-up (not as in, "use our VPN, but make sure you're dialing in", but more like, "if you're dialing in, make sure to use our VPN"). It was interesting because you would dial in to their server, and then start the VPN client. Why the dialed-in connection wouldn't just be in their network, I'm not sure.

about a year ago

The Post-Lecture Classroom

awshidahak Re:Twice as much work for instructor, 5% benefit? (169 comments)

The way one of my previous schools justified their non-recording rule was that it prevented any unauthorized learning (someone might share the recording and then someone might gain valuable information without paying for it). Yeah, I know. It just makes them look worse.

1 year,2 days


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