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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 a week 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 a week 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 1 month 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 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 a month 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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