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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

baka_toroi Re:You're kidding, right? (85 comments)

It crushes my heart saying this, because I used to love them, but AMD's CPUs are shit nowadays. I don't even like their low-end.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Dear Slashdot (170 comments)

Care to explain why you think it was a piece of crap back in the day? I found 2 reasons: lack of stability and really bad web browser, but I also reckon most mobile browsers were bad. Windows Mobile (6.5 and downwards) was much worse in my opinion.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Not worth it (170 comments)

It got stuck on an infinite loop at boottime. Something about an invalid birthday, can't remember the exact error message. Apparently it was a known bug at the time, since a couple of users on some forums were looking for help as well.

Nothing a hard reset didn't fix.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Dear Slashdot (170 comments)

Just to be clear: my intention wasn't to bash the Amiga, at all. I never owned it but most of the stuff I saw on it was mind-blowing for the technology of that time. I love listening to Module files (MODs).

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Not worth it (170 comments)

Yup, it already happened to me while I tinkered with it. Fortunately I was just a sync away from recovering all the data and software (not that it was invaluable in any way). The only things that don't get restored are the Java VM and the Wi-fi drivers.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Dear Slashdot (170 comments)

This is a really great post, I really appreciate it. Even though I've read about the RPI and Arduino I never thought about doing something with them. The Arduino particularly interests me but I'm not sure what I would do with it. Thanks!

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Check your local library, or Amazon (170 comments)

Yesterday I got a copy of that book. Thanks for your input! I will be checking your notes.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:just a thought... (170 comments)

As far as I can tell they're completely different. WebOS was supposed to be the evolution for Palm devices but it looks like they developed it from scratch rather than inherit all the backend stuff from Palm OS 5.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Why? (170 comments)

Still, if you really want to work on that old Palm, you should still be able to find the Garnet OS Development Suite.

I'm looking for it but can't find a working copy. Most of them point to www.accessdevnet.com which looks like just a Wordpress front end for some random posts.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi Re:Dear Slashdot (170 comments)

You are 100% right in criticizing me. Actually, I wasn't expecting this to get to the frontpage.Nonetheless, I thought Slashdot was the best place to ask. Many times I've seen pieces of news about Amigas and usually they're warmly received (are they not outdated?). I'm wondering why so many people are saying stuff like "let it go", "it's useless", "learn a language." Other people are linking me to LMGTFY as if I haven't spent hours looking for working links.

Don't get me wrong, maybe they're right and I shouldn't spend/waste my time learning about a dead platform, but at least I'd like to hear their rationale.

3 days ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

baka_toroi Re:Get used to this... (250 comments)

Wow, you believe in the democratic process. What a moron.

3 days ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

baka_toroi Great! Now when are they going to get them free'd. (81 comments)

I'm not about to compromise my machine my running proprietary software on it. I don't care if it's Adobe Flash or GOG's titles.

That's a sperglord statement if I've ever seen one.

about a week ago
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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

baka_toroi Re:Silly season much (131 comments)

This in in the first line. This is the second line. And this is the third line, with an empty line in between.

Except it's not, because Slashdot is a piece of shit and requires you to use the break html tag, which not everyone knows about. Maybe it's been fixed in Slashdot beta, I don't know.

about three weeks ago
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IBM To Invest $3 Billion For Semiconductor Research

baka_toroi Re:Dumbed down summary (68 comments)

>Implying Slashdot editors are in touch with its userbase

about three weeks ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

baka_toroi Re:Equally Important Question (593 comments)

Are you actually implying Indians are not Asians or what?

about 2 months ago
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Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

baka_toroi Re:Only 110K people who have figured out how to... (188 comments)

Lots of people have stopped using the desktop in any significant way. I think apps are the default access route for most people nowadays. (Of course, I'm pulling this from my ass).

about 2 months ago
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Fixing the Pain of Programming

baka_toroi Re:this is why my kids won't be coders (294 comments)

Jesus fucking Christ, not this shit. What made your generation so special and great? Here's a hint: nothing. You were as mediocre (or as great!) as the current generation. I'm honestly getting sick of all these old farts thinking they were the shit when there's nothing particularly outstanding about them.

Yes, discipline is getting a bit behind. So what? We should focus on improving that, not just say "kids nowadays are dumb." Cutting down on social media, smartphones and porn will help. Don't you think we should focus on showing what impact abusing these things will have? For fucks sake, when I taught computers to old people I realized the have one of the shortest attention spans I've ever seen.

about 2 months ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

baka_toroi Re:Linux needs to step up (650 comments)

Really bad, because Linux is shit (unfortunately).

inb4 "most servers use Linux!". Well, we're talking about a desktop OS.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

baka_toroi Re:Physical security? (374 comments)

What is reasonable about his question? The part in which he is an autist? Go fuck yourself.

about 5 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Where can I obtain resources to program for Palm OS 5?

baka_toroi baka_toroi writes  |  4 days ago

baka_toroi (1194359) writes "I got a Tungsten E2 from a friend and I wanted to give it some life by programming for it a little bit. The main problem I'm bumping with is that HP thought it would be awesome to just shut down every single thing related to Palm OS development. After googling a lot I found out CodeWarrior was the de facto IDE for Palm OS development... but I was soon disappointed as I learned that Palm moved from the 68K architecture to ARM, and of course, CodeWarrior was just focused on Palm OS 4 development.

Now, I realize Palm OS 4 software can be run on Palm OS 5, but I'm looking to use some of the "newer" APIs. Also, I have the Wi-fi add-on card so I wanted to create something that uses it. I thought what I needed was PODS (Palm OS Development Suite) but not only I can't find it anywhere but also it seems it was deprecated during Palm OS's lifetime. It really doesn't help the fact that I'm a beginner, but I really want to give this platform some life.
Any general tip, book, working link or even anecdotes related to all this will be greatly appreciated."

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The unfortunate tale of Rory Kimberly; a shameful situation

baka_toroi baka_toroi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dear diary: today I farted on a SoaC. It was a blissful experience, seeing those crumbles of rotten gas impact all the bits and bolts of the ARM-based processor. I heard once about a girl who tried to do it with an Intel Quad Core (Alas, the specific model has not been disclosed). Suffice to say she ended up the rest of her days in a madhouse. God forbid anyone doing such a thing with a SPARC. His or her soul shall be coursed for several eternities.

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