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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

cerberusss Re:It's a pity (161 comments)

I second the choice for copy.com. Basically the biggest free storage you can get.

about two weeks ago
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Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

cerberusss Re:What? (65 comments)

That's pretty damn funny

about three weeks ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

cerberusss Re: Broken (140 comments)

Why would you comment if your experience is too old to be relevant?

about a month ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

cerberusss Re: EMACS (140 comments)

It's more an OS than an editor.

about a month ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

cerberusss Re: I've been using Eclipse since before it was Ec (140 comments)

Heh yeah I tried installing that on my Mac. Intelli-J even offers a nice installation as a plugin. First, it simply didn't start and it turns out that the plugin installation will install an old version. Okay then I'll download it manually. That installed a kernel driver which crashed my OSX laptop.

I gave up and continued using the dog slow emulator.

about a month ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

cerberusss Re:Did my last project entirely in Android Studio (140 comments)

I totally agree here. Compared to Xcode, development for Android is nowhere as slick.

But still, I managed to hammer out a simple (Java-based) app with a minimum of fuss. And I didn't need to screw around with Gradle.

about a month ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

cerberusss Easy to start (140 comments)

My first job involved Java and I used Eclipse for that. In the meantime, I spot another job which involves C++, Python and Objective-C. Recently I wanted to quickly hammer out an Android app and I was pleasantly surprised by Android Studio. In three days, I got a basic five-screen app running to display a JSON-pooping web service.

It works like you expect a modern IDE to work. And that's all I needed.

about a month ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

cerberusss Cheapskate (983 comments)

he didn't have a good way to backup that much data

But he did. Another RAID array of the same size would have sufficed. Oh, now I see what you mean. He didn't want to spend the money on a good way to backup that much data.

Another issue entirely :-)

about a month ago
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Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

cerberusss Re: "Motion charging" (219 comments)

Yeah bunch of wankers :-P

about 2 months ago
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LibreOffice 4.2 Busts Out GPU Mantle Support and Corporate IT Integration

cerberusss Re:OneNote (192 comments)

Move to Evernote. It can import OneNote, AFAIK.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Testing Inductive, Solar and Motion Charging For Its Smartwatch

cerberusss "Motion charging" (219 comments)

"Motion charging".... hehehehe.... yeah I bet they test that a lot at Apple.

about 2 months ago
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LibreOffice 4.2 Busts Out GPU Mantle Support and Corporate IT Integration

cerberusss Re:OneNote (192 comments)

LOL... first you fully commit yourself to a Microsoft-only product, then you talk about "keeping me on Windows".

about 3 months ago
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Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons' 40th Anniversary

cerberusss Re:Tried playing this game (218 comments)

Yeah I actually meant Pathfinder, thanks. I'm not DM'ing and for some reason, other people bump into the shortcomings but never me :)

about 3 months ago
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Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons' 40th Anniversary

cerberusss Re:Tried playing this game (218 comments)

Cl

D&D was awesome as a 20-year-old

It's still awesome as a 30-year-old :) I'm playing with a bunch of people who work in the same building as I do. We usually play every two weeks. Sometimes it's old-school AD&D, sometimes the newer 3.5. It's amazing to just forget a bit about work, wife and kid, and play the hammer-wielding cleric.

about 3 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

cerberusss Re:Amazing how times change. (444 comments)

RAID doesn't protect against user stupidity like backup does.

Or software bugs. I've had Microsoft Word corrupt documents multiple times. I've also seen corrupted iTunes and Picasa databases.

about 3 months ago
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Many Mac OS Users Not Getting Security Updates

cerberusss Re:It's bad for all OS's (380 comments)

If it's a properly network-isolated setup, who gives a fuck how old the security is?

There's more infection vectors besides the network.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

cerberusss Re:Don't start bashing the curious (383 comments)

Sounds great, keep it up. Be sure to ship it as soon as possible.

Someone once said "if in hindsight you're not ashamed of what you shipped, then you waited too long".

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Command Line Interfaces -- What Is Out There?

cerberusss Don't start bashing the curious (383 comments)

Obviously the submitter didn't grow up with a unix background, as lots of people here have. And now I see lots of people asking what the hell submitter is thinking, "is this a joke", "not worthy of a story" et cetera.

But think about it. Submitter came from a GUI background and now discovers the commandline. I'm thinking back when I started with Linux, feeling totally amazed about so much utilities, so much power and I kinda envy the submitter :)

So give it a rest and just chip in.

about 3 months ago
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Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora

cerberusss Re:Why, oh why? (341 comments)

IPC is between processes, not between a process and the kernel.

What a weird thing to say. Kernel support has been present since the early (SysV) days of IPC. Do you think that was wrong?

about 4 months ago
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Internet Commenting Growing Away From Anonymity

cerberusss I always post anonymously (384 comments)

Slashdot editor Soulskill sucks cocks! And CowboyNeal is a cum-guzzling karma whore!

I always post anonymously for obvious reasons.

about 4 months ago

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WiFi drop-off problem still dogging MacBook lines

cerberusss cerberusss writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cerberusss writes "In October last year, CNet AirPort dropouts in Snow Leopard after ZDnet reported earlier on the WiFi problems. Apple subsequently released a firmware update in a Knowledge Base article, after many people devised workarounds such as decreasing their wireless router security, buying USB WiFi sticks, changing router settings and downgrades to the previous OS version. But today, a long-running thread on the Apple Discussions board named Dropping Wi Fi reached 47 pages. This indicates that there are multiple problems that Apple doesn't have a solution for. One user writes in frustration:

"I've spent hours on the phone with Applecare regarding this issue. First they blamed me, then the DNS servers, then the microwave, florescent lights, someone else's wifi, the router manufactures, their software writers, and the list goes on and on. I just want a Macbook that works."

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Android app sales utterly failing

cerberusss cerberusss writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cerberusss writes "Mobile development company Larva Labs reports on the sales of their game apps for the Google backed Android market, an alternative for Apple's App Store. And the reports are pretty bad. In a piece called Android Market Sales, Are Those Tears or is it Raining in Here?, they ask themselves:

The Apple App Store is worth $200M monthly, whereas the Android market is worth a paltry $5M. As sad as that comparison may be, from our experience the total is probably much lower. We know from experience that below position 25 on the top selling games the earnings drop off to almost zero. To back that up a bit, we're going to release our latest Android sales data.

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cerberusss cerberusss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cerberusss writes "As of February 2007, the popular Russian music download site AllOfMP3 seems to be cut off from user payments. Whereas previously it was possible to buy gift certificates at XRost and then using these at AllOfMP3, the XRost payment provider displays the following message upon logging in:

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the payment platform, we will be performing a scheduled server maintenance. The payment option at our site will be restored in 48 hours.
However, the 48 hours have passed since long and it's not known when payments will be possible again. Did the RIAA finally get what they wanted?"
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cerberusss cerberusss writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cerberusss writes "A judge made the Dutch Homecopy foundation pay 840,000 (more than $1.1 mln) in a trial that the foundation had started itself against company Imation.

It's a fact that the Homecopy foundation (in Dutch "Stichting de Thuiskopie") 20 percent of the homecopy payment, that producers of writeable media pay, immediately pays back to producers that are members of the STOBI foundation. This foundation was started by the Ministery of Justice, to negotiate between producers of writeable media and the Homecopy foundation.

In the STOBI foundation, this 20% discount was kept secret. When Imation entered the STOBI foundation and discovered this fact, they stopped paying the homecopy payment until the discount was recouped over the previous years claiming unfair business practices. The Homecopy foundation immediately started a trial against Imation. But not only did they lose the trial for the current payments but were also forced to pay back the discount over the previous years including interest, running up to 840,000."

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Open topic

cerberusss cerberusss writes  |  more than 6 years ago Sometimes people want to reply to an old comment. There's no good way to do so except send an e-mail, which most posters haven't filled in. So -- here's an open topic where you can reply to anything and everything I've ever posted. I might create a new journal entry when this one expires.

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