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Via Launches a New Mini-ITX System

diskofish Re:VGA and PCI? (162 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Via Launches a New Mini-ITX System

diskofish VGA and PCI? (162 comments)

What is this, 2001? Just remove that junk and give me some extra USB ports.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion

diskofish Finally! (455 comments)

Finally! I am so sick of smug Mac users talking about how Macs can't get viruses because they're so secure.

more than 3 years ago

Java Creator James Gosling Hired At Google

diskofish Re:Really? (229 comments)

I take it you have not used Mono in some time. It's gotten much better in the past couple years. I've worked on many .NET projects over the years. I haven't really found any major "standard" libraries that are missing in Mono as you claim. Mono has got all of the System, IO, XML, Regex, and even Linq stuff. For web, I do all my work in Visual Studio on a Windows machine and run both in .NET and Mono. I do run into small issues or bugs when working with Mono from time to time but it's really better than the alternative for web right now.

more than 3 years ago

Java Creator James Gosling Hired At Google

diskofish Re:Java (229 comments)

C# is an open standard which anyone is free to use. A number of the libraries in Mono are also based on open standards. .NET MVC is MS-PL.

I don't know right now exactly what tech Microsoft has patented, but it's not in their best interest right now to destroy Mono. MVC + Mono + Linux is really the best option for enterprise web right now in my opinion. JSP never really was all it was cracked up to be. MVC ain't perfect, but it's usable.

more than 3 years ago

Java Creator James Gosling Hired At Google

diskofish Really? (229 comments)

Gosling is pretty detached from reality and he says a lot of crazy stuff. I can see why he left Oracle (or was forced out). Remember what he said about C#? C# is a very sucessful language and in some areas, more sucessful than Java. Gosling on C#:

We were panicked about C# a while ago. And we've gotten somewhat more relaxed about it. It's certainly something to be concerned about, given the amount of resources Microsoft can bring to bear. But I've had conversations with developers. It has not been that big an issue with developers. It's actually been much more a public relations issue than a reality issue. Read more:

more than 3 years ago

Hacker Posts His Crime On YouTube, Lands In Jail

diskofish Re:Three words: (176 comments)

A part of me feels sorry for this fool.

more than 3 years ago

Wi-Fi Shown To Interfere With Aircraft Systems

diskofish FAIL (300 comments)

The navigational equipment should be designed so it is tolerant of this sort of interference.

more than 3 years ago

$39.5 Million Hi-Tech Library Opens In Illinois

diskofish $39 Million (98 comments)

What I wonder is couldn't they have put something effective together for less than $39 million? It seems like a ton of money. ebooks seem like such a waste too if you need a reader to read them and cost the same as a regular book. Books are easy and you don't need batteries or an e-reader to view them. There is something satisfying about coming home from the library with a stack full of books. Ahhh, I can almost smell that old book smell now.

more than 3 years ago

Iran To 'Remove Fuel' From Bushehr Nuclear Plant

diskofish Re:What OS was that? (240 comments)

I've written software for CNC machines that use either Fanuc or Seimens controllers. The controller part of the system talks to another Linux system on the machine that is in charge of executing G-code and interfacing directly with the machine. All the controller really does is create the program and pass it off to the Linux system. It's easy to understand though why this software is written for Windows. The first controllers had completely custom software, then switched to DOS because it was easier, then Windows because it was a natural step from DOS. With machines like this, there is often a few different pieces of software an operator will run to cut different types of parts.

more than 3 years ago

Tiny Transistors Could Be Used To Track Cash

diskofish Don't we already have this? (175 comments)

Don't all bills have a unique serial number? So they can already be tracked, just scan the number. What difference does it make if it is electronic or not? The only time it's going to be tracked is when it's scanned.

more than 3 years ago

CRIA Files Massive Canadian Suit Against IsoHunt

diskofish CRIA me a river (160 comments)

CRIA me a river!

more than 3 years ago

Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google

diskofish Re:I think Beck has started to believe his own con (1276 comments)

The sad thing is that most of the viewers are going to believe this stuff. Is so much easier to just take something verbatim rather than question it.

Jared Cohen works for Google and is inciting revolutions, therefore Google must be in bed with the government.

His argument makes no sense.

more than 3 years ago

1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

diskofish Re:Too little too late (202 comments)

you are confused by joke.

more than 3 years ago

'Dating' Site Imports 250k Facebook Profiles

diskofish Re:Big minimum damages (140 comments)

It hardly could be considered commercial because it was done as a joke and no money is changing hands.

more than 3 years ago

Hotmail Launches Accounts You Can Throw Away

diskofish I for one... (286 comments)

I for one, welcome our new throw-away email overlords.

more than 3 years ago



Android Phone Coming to Verizon Network

diskofish diskofish writes  |  more than 4 years ago

diskofish (1037768) writes " is reporting there may soon be an Android phone available on Verizon's network. The phone boasts a qwerty keyboard and a 3.7 inch screen with a resolution of 480x640. This will work on the standard CDMA network, though it is not known if it will be available inside the US."

MySpace Adds Privacy Features

diskofish diskofish writes  |  more than 5 years ago

diskofish (1037768) writes "Today MySpace launched Profile 2.0 which adds several new features. The most welcome update is the ability to set predefined areas of your profile to public,friends-only, or hidden. I've had a private profile for a long time now, but with these new features I can post interesting stuff on my blog for everyone to see, and hide the stuff that I'd like to keep private."
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