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UK ISPs Consider VPN To Avoid Piracy Crackdown

cs02rm0 Re:Interesting (133 comments)

Money.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Sues Google For Infringing Java Patents

cs02rm0 Re:So don't use Java (510 comments)

Java is actually an idiotic choice for mobile devices. Running on an interpreter means it uses many times the battery power to get things done compared to native apps.

I'd contend that view is outdated, partly because hardware's moved on just enough to allow for a software layer with extra fat, but mostly because the market's shown that android has been hugely successful - with good reason. We can argue over what the reason might be, but is it idiotic to find a solution that sells so well in spite of increased power consumption? I can't agree with that.

about 4 years ago
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Can Curiosity Be Programmed?

cs02rm0 Re:curiosity 0.1 (269 comments)

TDD.

Can curiosity be tested?

In the abscence of a (Turing-style?) test then how can we say this script isn't a satisfactory implementation?

more than 4 years ago
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Tim Berners-Lee Unveils UK Government Data Project

cs02rm0 It's not so great yet. (25 comments)

It's mostly a collection of links to local government websites. There are a few things I'd rather see done differently:

- data held centrally by data.gov.uk so it can be directly accessed...
- ...and held in common, open formats rather than the current MS only formats
- queryable data, not just massive spreadsheets

It seems to have potential. It's not much use right now though.

more than 4 years ago
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When Developers Work Late, Should the Manager Stay?

cs02rm0 Re:It's called a team (426 comments)

For me it isn't just that I want him in the shit with me there and then, more than likely he will just be in the way unless he's just ordering pizza.

Instead, I want to make sure that when he's making the decision to drop me in the shit again every day for the next three weeks that he's not doing it refreshed and knowing he can go home to where his wife's got a meal waiting, but miserably tired and desperate not to stay under the fluorescents for another shift.

more than 4 years ago
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Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown

cs02rm0 Re:Online petition (576 comments)

Does budweiser come in pints?

I thought it was just margarita glasses with a cocktail umbrella? Maybe bottles too.

more than 4 years ago
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The Dangers of Being Really, Really Tired

cs02rm0 Re:If I were sleep deprived (469 comments)

She talks like a pussy cuz she's a girl, you moron.

Ah, that explains why anonymous coward posts so much, it's the only girl to find slashdot just blabbering on and on!

more than 5 years ago
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Cops To Start CrimeTube To Report Offenses

cs02rm0 Re:Holy crap! (238 comments)

I wonder what will happen to the videos of police committing crimes?

If believed to be connected with terrorism (and isn't everything?) then taking pictures/video of police offers is against the law in the UK.

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Halts Internet Copyright Law Changes

cs02rm0 Re:Democracy (216 comments)

It's been known for a long time that quite often the only way to get the government to actually listen to its citizens is to stage some form of peaceful mass protest. That's why that right is protected in the US Bill of Rights.

And why the UK has been slowly eroding any rights of protest near Parliament, at certain events, etc.

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Halts Internet Copyright Law Changes

cs02rm0 Re:Democracy (216 comments)

So whats the point in going to vote in the first place if theres no guarantee that the will of the people will be mirrored in the actions of the elected goverment until mass protests fill up the streets (or tubes)?

So far as I can see, democracies have never had anything to do with the will of the public, just the will of their elected (from a pitifully small selection of) representatives.

There needs to be a better way of actually getting the will of the general public involved somehow, democracy as it stands is a pretty poor implementation of that. Politicians are a very dirty abstraction layer.

more than 5 years ago
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How To, When You Have To Encrypt Absolutely Everything?

cs02rm0 Re:Have fun with management (468 comments)

Maybe its just the corporate environment that I'm in and please I would love to be wrong. But from what I can tell a good number of open sourced products just don't scale up to the enterprise level.

There aren't any tools that manage them centrally and allow for compliance and auditing.


Crap. Has anyone told Google yet? Best get them to switch to Windows quickly!

more than 5 years ago
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Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

cs02rm0 Re:oDesk (262 comments)

Tried it. Passed a bunch of their tests and didn't get any work off it. Didn't seem much better than any of the other sites along similar lines - lots of people working for next to nothing.

more than 5 years ago
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Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

cs02rm0 Re:Just do a little freelance work. (262 comments)

Though I've never messed with any of them, there are plenty of freelance, contractor type sites out there.

I've used them. Even going in at 1/4 of my hourly 9-5 rate I won't get a single successful bid. I suspect there's a lot of unhappy customers from those sites and not many competent developers using them.

more than 5 years ago
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Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

cs02rm0 Re:Best of both worlds (262 comments)

JEE developer? Get SCWCD at least

I haven't bothered - I can't find an employer looking for more Java developers that knows what it is!

more than 5 years ago
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Getting Started With Part-Time Development Work?

cs02rm0 Re:I need java developers. (262 comments)

Why does he have to work in south florida? Can't he work anywhere? He's writing software, not painting houses.

That's lost on me too. Why is it necessary for me to turn up 9-5? IAJD looking for work on evenings and weekends to supplement the day job, but on online dev project auctions I seem to be underbid by kids on $2/hour who can finish huge projects in next to no time.

I suspect without employers developing a mindset change my only alternative is to start my own business. Seems a bit extreme though.

more than 5 years ago
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iPlayer Released for Mac, Linux; Adobe Announces AIR for Linux

cs02rm0 Re:Doesn't work! (231 comments)

Thanks, that plus this seems to have got me somewhere:
cp /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/Resources/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

more than 5 years ago
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iPlayer Released for Mac, Linux; Adobe Announces AIR for Linux

cs02rm0 Re:Doesn't work! (231 comments)

AIR installed. No obvious difference.

more than 5 years ago
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iPlayer Released for Mac, Linux; Adobe Announces AIR for Linux

cs02rm0 Re:Doesn't work! (231 comments)

I've got flash 10 installed, it's not telling me to upgrade. Check your about:plugins.

That said, I don't see a download option though I do get a high quality flash version. I'm installing Adobe AIR now to see if that makes any difference.

more than 5 years ago

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Shock resignation of David Davis, MP.

cs02rm0 cs02rm0 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cs02rm0 (654673) writes "We heard earlier about the 42 day detention policy approved in the House of Commons (UK). Today, Conservative MP David Davis has resigned to trigger a by-election in his constituency. He intends to fight it, without using the support of the Conservative party, on this issue. The Liberal Democrats have agreed not to field a candidate against him. Frankly, I think that's about as stoic as it gets in UK politics. The Labour party surely has its days numbered."
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