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Oracle Needs a Clue As Brain Drain Accelerates

c_forq No mention of Apple? (388 comments)

Of course everyone panned the evil, controlling Steve Jobs for dropping Java from OS-X. But everyone else dropping away should be celebrated. No double standard here.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

c_forq Re:They are for two different people (864 comments)

How did you back it up without iTunes? How did you try to restore it afterwards? What is the one button you are referring to? Your post doesn't really make sense. Am I feeding a troll?

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

c_forq Re:They are for two different people (864 comments)

Are you sure your friend backed up his iPhone? I recently did what you described, and everything was restored without a problem (by the way, even if you delete a program on your phone it is still kept in iTunes. You can simply re-check it and the app will install next time you sync).

more than 3 years ago
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Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

c_forq Re:A little paranoid. (170 comments)

Wikileaks does not matter. It is the source that matters. The reports aren't authored by Wikileaks, they are authored by the US military. What he (the original poster) was asking about is Wikileaks documents by whistleblowers in other countries. This is currently lacking. Please make a good argument, otherwise I am afraid I will mark you as a foe and your comments will not be moderated up by me.

more than 3 years ago
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Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

c_forq Re:A little paranoid. (170 comments)

Think of it as a report by Microsoft. Anything negative about Microsoft in it I would beleive. Anything negative about Apple or Linux I would take with a grain of salt.

more than 3 years ago
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Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

c_forq Re:A little paranoid. (170 comments)

It's American documents ALLEGING Iran is interfering. America has a vested interest in hurting Iran's image. Who in their right ming would give that any credibility, especially after all the American documents saying Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

more than 3 years ago
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Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

c_forq Re:A little paranoid. (170 comments)

Did you seriously just cite the leak of AMERICAN documents as Wikileaks publishing whistleblower documents damaging to Iran?

more than 3 years ago
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Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

c_forq Re:A little paranoid. (170 comments)

He didn't say anything about the news picking it up, but of Wikileaks releasing it. Or are you suggesting Wikileaks should just sit on anything that isn't worthy of mainstream media attention?

more than 3 years ago
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Rube Goldberg and the Electrification of America

c_forq Re:Understanding (207 comments)

That time still exists in many (maybe most) places in America. It wasn't that long ago that I was a teenager, and when I grew up it was expected you at least knew the basics (how to hook up a battery to jump start an engine, change a tire, etc). Engines have become complex beasts though, and even the kids in the auto classes couldn't be counted on to diagnose a problem in a newer car without plugging into it.

more than 3 years ago
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Rube Goldberg and the Electrification of America

c_forq Re:Understanding (207 comments)

I see where you are coming from, but I think a computer is different than most things in that it is all abstract. Explaining how a blender or a rear differential work is far more intriguing because there are actual moving parts and things that happen. I know I am constantly learning how different parts of cars work (valve engines and rotary engines for example) but have not spent any time trying to understand microcode or how cores on a processor work.

more than 3 years ago
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Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets

c_forq Re:Facebook / Twitter location services (152 comments)

I don't understand this fear. Anyone that knows me, or follows me for even a single day, will know I'm at work 9-5 on Monday through Friday. How does posting with my location during this time change anything?

more than 3 years ago
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Most Console Gamers Still Prefer Physical Media

c_forq Re:Why shouldn't it be cheaper? (232 comments)

I would expect better on slashdot. What about the expenses of servers, redundant connection to said servers, and staff to keep the servers running?

about 4 years ago
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Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

c_forq Re:Why so discriminating? (1036 comments)

Not only did it leave out slaves, it also left out anyone who didn't own property.

about 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 News Roundup

c_forq Re:They'd better do it soon (568 comments)

There is a major problem with the way other handset makers are doing it. For example look at the EVO. They included a front facing camera but didn't provide a useful way to use it. They just tack stuff on and leave it to the app developers to use it. This is why Apple "just works", they make their features effortlessly useable.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

c_forq Re:ya a a awn (285 comments)

Most places that rate these things don't go by simply using user surveys. They look at number of calls to call centers, how easy the call center is to navigate, how well the call centers diagnose problems, and several other factors. One thing that really helps Apple is the retail locations. I've been able to get same day service at an Apple store after running into an issue.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details

c_forq Re:Microsoft Is Giving Up On The Core Console Mark (277 comments)

I don't know about the rest, but Red Dead Redemption runs at a lower resolution on PS3 than it does on XBOX. Rockstar has done this on all their games so far.

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Broadcast Network

c_forq Re:OUseless without an unlimited data plan (190 comments)

I'm not so sure. Apple just recently posted a ton of HTML 5 demos on there website. One of the key features is "all of the text is HTML, so it is searchable and accessible". There is at least once a week that I am pissed that a flash page has broken scrolling, unselectable text, or unsearchable text. I'm sure those depending on Google adwords (and soon iAds) will like that feature.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Get Rejected From the App Store

c_forq Re:Apple is Evil (252 comments)

High resale is a huge point. I've known dozens of people that bought an Apple after seeing a friend sell an Apple that was a year or two old. If it is in good condition you can almost always get over 50% of what you paid for it. On the other hand I have had Toshiba, HP, and Dell laptops I couldn't get practically anything for (one I even gave away to get rid of it). I've NEVER been able to sell a used desktop. I've seen friends sell iMacs, iBooks, MacBooks, and PowerMacs for a good chuck of money - some even completely paid for a refurbished machine that replaced it.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Get Rejected From the App Store

c_forq Re:Go buy an Android if you want freedom (252 comments)

What if you want Apple to fail? If you are hoping to punish them it is better to leave them trying to guess what feature caused an exodus of users. That way as they take stabs at changes and features they will (hopefully) continue to lose users until they finally get it right.

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Orders Gizmodo Search Warrant Unsealed

c_forq Re:Pretty .. (526 comments)

Depends. Does it have the potential of around 20 million in profit for the fiscal year it is released? (not revenue, not sales, but profit). If so, then yes.

more than 4 years ago

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c_forq c_forq writes  |  more than 7 years ago

C.R. Forquer writes "Yellow Dog Linux for the PS3 is now available for download (you can get the guide here). Default install features the e17 desktop, and there are quite a few applications listed — including Evolution, Firefox, Gimp, Gaim, and OpenOffice."
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c_forq c_forq writes  |  more than 7 years ago

c_forq writes "According to APC magazine every new Windows Vista computer will be given its own domain name to access files remotely. There is a catch though, to use it one must be using IPv6. Is the push for Vista also going to be the push to finally switch everything from IPv4 to IPv6?"
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c_forq c_forq writes  |  more than 7 years ago

c_forq writes "According to an article at The Register SGI has filed suit against ATI, only one day after rejoining the NASDAQ stock index. Is SGI the next SCO — maintaining a company purely through litigation after traditional business methods failed?"
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c_forq c_forq writes  |  more than 7 years ago

c_forq writes "Enlightment has come out with version 0.16.8.4 (e16, unfortunaly e17 still seems a bit away). The new version was up on Sourceforge on the 15th. Files are here."
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c_forq c_forq writes  |  more than 7 years ago

c_forq writes "I haven't seen this on Slashdot yet, so thought I would submit it. Nintendo has announced details of the price, release date, and games availble for the Wii. Also there is info with flash videos about the Mii channel, News Channel, and Forecast channel here. And there is also info on the hardware, controller, and games as the Wii homepage. Highlights: 249.99 USD, 30 games, 30 retro games, one controller, comes with Wii Sports, and is released on Nov. 19."

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