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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

e4liberty Re:Pff Good luck (281 comments)

Kexi and Glom look like nice starts in this direction, but are Linux only. The last Glom release for Windows is several years old.

about 2 months ago
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MIT President Tells Grads To 'Hack the World'

e4liberty MIT Hacks (86 comments)

At MIT, the word "hack" means something very specific, and not criminal or unethical. It is a impressive, creative, and clever achievement. From http://hacks.mit.edu/ The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and "ethical" prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!). Note that this has nothing to do with computer (or phone) hacking (which we call "cracking").

about a year ago
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What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

e4liberty Re:PIN / password for Apple apps like email (262 comments)

Also, it would be great to be able to set the sleep timer short, and the lock timer much longer. The concepts of Sleep and Lock should be separated. It is so annoying to put the phone down for a minute and then need to enter my entire (long because I care about security) pass phrase. It encourages people to use low security logins, or waste battery with long sleep timers.

about a year ago
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Can Older Software Developers Still Learn New Tricks?

e4liberty These older developers **read StackOverflow** (365 comments)

There are two selection criteria: these developers are older, and they participate at StackOverflow. So, they're the guys who sick with programming, not management or retirement, and who "get" social media, at least SO, and are developer community oriented. This is a select group of individuals!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

e4liberty Re:Regulated medical device (629 comments)

[...]hearing aids are Class I regulated medical devices... I can only imagine the amount of bureaucracy that must be involved to obtaining that classification.

Examples of Class I devices include elastic bandages, examination gloves, and hand-held surgical instruments.

more than 2 years ago
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R7RS Scheme Progress Report

e4liberty Chibi-scheme is worth a look (47 comments)

Chibi-scheme is a nice C-based implementation following the R7RS-Small standard closely -- the author is the R7RS-Small committee chair.

more than 2 years ago
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Roku Box Adds HD, Grows Beyond Netflix

e4liberty Re:Closed Caption (95 comments)

IANAL, but FCC defines a video programming distributor as

(2) Video programming distributor. Any television broadcast station licensed by the Commission and any multichannel video programming distributor as defined in  76.1000(e) of this chapter, and any other distributor of video programming for residential reception that delivers such programming directly to the home and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission.

and "any other distributor of video programming for residential reception that delivers such programming directly to the home" sounds like it fits.

more than 5 years ago
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Roku Box Adds HD, Grows Beyond Netflix

e4liberty Re:Closed Caption (95 comments)

Nope. See the FCC web site.

The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

more than 5 years ago
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Roku Box Adds HD, Grows Beyond Netflix

e4liberty Re:Closed Caption (95 comments)

I'm sure Netflix can finesse this in a number of ways; for example, per this fcc page "Channels producing revenues of under $3,000,000" are exempt from the rule. Instant Watch is "free for Netflix subscribers."

There are also technical issues; HDMI doesn't have a CC stream so the merge of CC or subtitle and video have to happen in the Roku box or upstream.

more than 5 years ago
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Roku Box Adds HD, Grows Beyond Netflix

e4liberty Closed Caption (95 comments)

Hopefully one of the "additional providers of HD content" will also provide streams with Closed Captioning (or subtitles). My biggest disappointment with Roku/Netflix is no Closed Caption.

more than 5 years ago
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Scaling Large Projects With Erlang

e4liberty Re:Learning it (200 comments)

Erlang documentation has been improving over the last few releases. The Erlang core and OTP libraries are documented here. -- e

about 6 years ago

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