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Adobe Releases New 64-Bit Flash Plugin For Linux

bramp Re:Why does linux get this? (240 comments)

Did you even look at the page? There is a 64bit version for Windows!

more than 4 years ago
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Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-Sort Barrier, With GPUs

bramp Re:Excel Charts (187 comments)

I've also found this annoying when reading papers. Perhaps I just spend too much time learning how to use gnuplot so that my graphs look nice.

more than 4 years ago
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Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

bramp Google maps once told me to cross a bridge that di (699 comments)

Visiting Ghent (in Belgium) one time, Google maps told me to cross a bridge that didn't exist to get from the train station to my hotel. I did consider swimming, but instead spent 30minutes walk along the river to the next bridge.

more than 4 years ago
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When We Finally Meet Aliens, They Will Probably Be...

bramp Re:Missing option (Yeah, I know) (648 comments)

surely 200C/375F/Gas 5 for 2 hours will solve that problem?

more than 4 years ago
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Call For Scientific Research Code To Be Released

bramp It should be released and under a free licence! (505 comments)

I've always been a big fan of releasing my academic work under a BSD licence. My work is funded by the taxpayers, so I think the taxpayers should be able to do what they like with my software. So I fully agree that all software should be released. It is not always enough to just publish a paper, but you should release your code so others can fully review the accuracy of your work.

more than 4 years ago
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Stargate Props Going Up For Auction

bramp Re:fully working Stargate! (131 comments)

surely you need two fully working Stargates? One is kind of pointless.

more than 4 years ago
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What Tools Do FLOSS Developers Need?

bramp Code what you know best (310 comments)

You should code whatever you need. If you code something others need, you will either do it wrong, or get bored. Do what you know best.

more than 4 years ago
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How Does the New Google DNS Perform? (and Why?)

bramp Re:My own more detailed analysis (275 comments)

This is the second time. On the first Google DNS article, and now here. I'm just trying to drive traffic to my blog. Don't worry, this time it seems to have worked so I'll stop my shameless advertising :)

more than 4 years ago
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DARPA Network Challenge Lasts All of 9 Hours

bramp Re:That was pretty fast... (129 comments)

If you offered them $40,000 I bet they could.

more than 4 years ago
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A Look At the Safety of Google Public DNS

bramp Re:Google DNS Benchmarks (213 comments)

wow, Where are you? and how many hops (with traceroute) are you away from each server?

more than 4 years ago
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A Look At the Safety of Google Public DNS

bramp Google DNS Benchmarks (213 comments)

I ran some tests against Google DNS and some other DNS providers to measure if Google DNS was actually faster than say OpenDNS, or my local ISP. The results showed OpenDNS completely outperformed Google, but Google did do better than two local ISPs. Read my blog entry about this.

more than 4 years ago
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eBay For Millionaires

bramp How much do slashdot readers earn? (118 comments)

I'd be curious to see a poll of how much slashdot readers earn. Then we'll know how many people actually find this new article interesting/useful.

about 5 years ago
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BBC Planning To Launch Global iPlayer VoD Service

bramp Re:Is it still Windows only? (179 comments)

Nope, works great on any OS/browser with Flash

more than 5 years ago
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Gmail Reveals the Names of All Users

bramp I reported this on slashdot months ago (438 comments)

I reported this to Google back in March, and then again in April. Neither times did I get a reply, so I tried posting it to bugtrap, that got no reply, so I posted it on my blog and on Slashdot. My comment on slashdot was voted down out of existence.... now the news is on the front page of Slashdot... grrr!

more than 6 years ago

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Google opens up their infrastructure

bramp bramp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bramp (830799) writes "Google have just announced Google App Engine, a way for developers to run their web applications on Google's infrastructure.

"With Google App Engine, developers can write web applications based on the same building blocks that Google uses, like GFS and Bigtable. Google App Engine packages those building blocks and provides access to scalable infrastructure that we hope will make it easier for developers to scale their applications automatically as they grow""

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