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Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

chrysalis Aperture-specific plugins... (214 comments)

Good news for people who spent money on plugins for Aperture.

Having to buy Imagenomic's plugins again for Lightroom makes me super happy. Not.

about 4 months ago

Many Top iPhone Apps Collect Unique Device ID

chrysalis So what? (194 comments)

UDIDs are commonly used in order to estimate how many users an application has, especially on applications that don't require people to register an account.

Tons of web sites and ad servers are also sending cookies for this very purpose. It's not bullet proof, but it's better than nothing.

UDIDs can be also useful in order to block users (spammers, people sending illegal content, etc) on social networks, as it's more difficult to buy a new device that it is to create a new account.

about 4 years ago

Opera Acquires

chrysalis What for? (78 comments)

Seriously, why is Opera doing this?

more than 4 years ago

Memorizing Language / Spelling Techniques?

chrysalis A proven technique (237 comments)

Date a native speaker.

more than 4 years ago

ISC Releases the First Look At BIND 10

chrysalis Bind? (172 comments)

Is there still a lot of Bind users out there?

NSD and Unbound are way better, but they aren't the only worthy alternatives.

more than 4 years ago

Opera Sees "Dramatic" Rise From Microsoft's Ballot

chrysalis Woah (378 comments)

They used to have 4 users, now that have 10. That's one dramatic rise.

more than 4 years ago

The Value of BASIC As a First Programming Language

chrysalis Basic and Basic... (548 comments)

Whoever hasn't coded with GfA-Basic or Omikron Basic never experienced how a fun and versatile language it was.

more than 4 years ago

Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering

chrysalis ChomeOS isn't any different (965 comments)

How come nobody realizes that ChromeOS isn't any different?

For the sake of security, I highly doubt that resources editors and hex editors (in order to patch executable files) would run on ChromeOS.

It's a tradeoff worth making.

Joe Hewitt's post about the iPad is worth a read:

more than 4 years ago

Apache May Stop 1.3, 2.0 Series Releases

chrysalis Re:about time (77 comments)

Right. Upgrade to a modern HTTP server like Nginx or Lighttpd, you won't regret it.

And if for some reason you really need Apache 1.3.x, this code is maintained by OpenBSD and an enhanced version is shipped with the OS.

more than 4 years ago

Samsung Develops a Transparent OLED Laptop Screen

chrysalis Avatar (148 comments)

Looks like screens in Avatar!

more than 4 years ago

Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha Is Out, and It's Fast

chrysalis Not available for Linux? (274 comments)

(and for OpenBSD, etc.)

It's no biggie, just recompile it!

Oh wait...

more than 3 years ago

FreeBSD 8.0 Released

chrysalis Re:Why would a desktop user would run it? (235 comments)

> -> faster routing code (all juniper routers run a modified version of fbsd, for good reason)

    Yes, the good reason is the BSD license. They can use it for free and make money out of it without needing to opensource nor contribute back anything.

> -> actual coherent system

    Uh? Oh come I can't compile that software against OpenSSL? Ah, it's using OpenSSL from /usr/local/lib, not the one in /usr/lib . But how come OpenSSH is linked against the one in /usr/local/ ? Ah, because it's the one from ports that overwrote the one in /usr/bin thanks to the awesome OVERRIDE_BASE feature.

    Seriously, it's a real mess.

more than 4 years ago

FreeBSD 8.0 Released

chrysalis Re:if only... (235 comments)

> > Linux emulation is broken and has been broken for ages.

> Works for me.

Try to run the Neko VM, then.

Segfault, segfault, segfault. While it of course works like a charm on a real Linux system.

"ahah, you stupid, Neko is in the ports tree, just install it and enjoy the native version"

Yeah, but while it's in the ports tree, it obviously was never tested because it can't even start a thread without immediately crashing. Oh and a bug report is open for years, but apparently nobody knows how to make it work and nobody wants to remove broken ports from the ports tree either.

more than 4 years ago

Apple vs. Microsoft Multi-Touch Mouse Comparison

chrysalis An alternative to the Magic Mouse (255 comments)

If you love the "touch" aspect of the Magic Mouse, an alternative is the Wacom Bamboo Touch tablet.

It's roughly the same price as a Magic Mouse, it supports gestures just fine, the area makes it more comfortable than a mouse and best of all, you can also use it as a tablet.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone Game Piracy "the Rule Rather Than the Exception"

chrysalis Re:No Trialware (268 comments)

Come on, almost every major app has a light version. And in-app purchases encourages this even more.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone Game Piracy "the Rule Rather Than the Exception"

chrysalis Android and piracy (268 comments)

Well, Android is no better, or even worse.

Almost every commercial Android application gets immediately cracked. Anyone can freely download them from links posted on public forums you can find with a simple Google search. And as far as I understand, there's even no need to jailbreak the device in order to install Android cracked software.

This is really bad for developers and I really hope that eventually, Apple and Google will find a solution to prevent this.

more than 4 years ago


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