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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

baka_toroi Re:Good, it should be that way! (329 comments)

Sorry, based on the previous AC comment (you?) I thought it was shitposting time.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

baka_toroi Re:No 9? (644 comments)

Yup, it's the Chinese reading. I don't know much Chinese but it seems 4 is also a homonym with death (si4 if I'm not mistaken).
Also, the reading for death in Japanese (shi) came from Chinese, it's the on-yomi. So yeah, it's more of a China thing.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

baka_toroi Re:No 9? (644 comments)

Windows 7 is "uindouzu sebun" (seven) in Japanese, and not "nana" or "shichi." Same goes for 8 (eito instead of "hachi"), So 9 would've been "uindouzu nain" and not "ku."

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

baka_toroi Re:Musk worship (260 comments)

Modded -1: pessimist

about a month and a half ago
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Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

baka_toroi /b/ screening (220 comments)

Is /b/ screened and moderated directly by a government agency?
Just kidding, I know you can't seriously answer this. I wish you could, though.

about 2 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

baka_toroi Re:Seems to be working really well... (391 comments)

This is coming from someone who doesn't follow all this stuff, so I'm not being completely sarcastic, but hasn't Obama called Seal Team 6 a million times already? What makes it different this time? What makes the US think they will win this war?

Propaganda is to get people talking about this, doesn't matter if it's good or bad talk. And I think they're succeeding. BTW, are they using Final Cut to edit these videos? For some reason I find that hilarious.

about 2 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

baka_toroi Re:Seems to be working really well... (391 comments)

Wow. I mean, it's not the most graphic (as in gore) video I've seen but damn if this isn't awesome propaganda for "the terrorists."

I think the US still thinks it's fighting against "sand niggers" and doesn't realize the true scope of what they're fighting against. I'm also surprised at their English proficiency and quality of video-editing.

about 2 months ago
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Couchsurfing Hacked, Sends Airbnb Prank Spam

baka_toroi Re:"Couchsurfing.org volunteer"? (44 comments)

Is there another community similar in scope to Couchsurfing? What would you recommend?

about 2 months ago
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Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

baka_toroi Re:Only 6 pairs? (135 comments)

I think those amplifiers are passive, but don't quote me on that.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

baka_toroi Re:You're kidding, right? (117 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.

about 3 months 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.

about 3 months 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.

about 3 months 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).

about 3 months 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.

about 3 months 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!

about 3 months 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.

about 3 months 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.

about 3 months ago

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

baka_toroi baka_toroi writes  |  about 3 months 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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