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Mozilla Launches Firefox OS 3.0 Simulator

elPetak MeeGo (75 comments)

Nokia, Nokia, why hast thou forsaken me?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Reasons For DRM?

elPetak Re: Art doesn't need remuneration (684 comments)

I had copied the exact same sentence to make the samo comment.
You got it first.

about a year ago

Texas Scientists Regret Loss of Higgs Boson Quest

elPetak Re:Get over yourselves (652 comments)

Moreover, there are people from all around the globe working on the LHC. That makes it's location even more meaningless.
I personally know some folks from my country (Argentina) that are working on the LHC and I know there are many scientists from many other countries working there too. Who cares where it's located?

more than 2 years ago

Hobby Inspired Electric Multicopter Makes Manned Flight

elPetak Re:Euros? (104 comments)

Everything is US centric for some US people... I feel sorry for them. They have no idea there is a bigger world out there.

more than 3 years ago

Things That Turbo Pascal Is Smaller Than

elPetak Use and abuse (487 comments)

There was a time when you had to be very careful about the ram and the processing limitations.
You had to make sure you had enough space for your variables and make some weird stuff to get more done with less resources.
That's all gone now, hardware is relatively cheap so too little people care about optimizing the size of stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Argentina Censors Over a Million Blogs

elPetak Think who you vote in October! (170 comments)

Just what the subject says...
We in Argentina have presidential elections in October.
If you are an Argentinean, think about this censorship, think about the fines they issued at anyone doing private (and real) inflation indexes, think about the current government war agains one of the mayor TV, radio, newspapers and magazines producer.
Think about all that and then decide who you are going to vote.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone

elPetak Re:The best-looking corpse in the world (252 comments)

That's exactly what happened to me and my N95. I was laghing at my friends when they were amazed because they finally got multitasking and copy/paste in their iPhones. I had that since day 1 and years before the iPhone was even a concept.

more than 3 years ago

Why the US Govt Should Be Happy About Wikileaks

elPetak Re:If You Are Right (232 comments)

Well... sometimes they are right but decide to hide the information "for the common good" or "to prevent panic"...
because they know better, right? who are we to decide for ourselves?

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Other People's Email?

elPetak Same here (619 comments)

I have the same problem but worse.
I was getting emails from an online bill paying systems from other country that aren't for me. My best guess is that the $%&"&!#$& guy didn't know his own fricking address and entered mine by mistake.
I got tired of reporting the issue so I finally decided to reset the site password (got the new pass by email), login, change the address and password to something random so I would never remember it and then logoff.
If people is stupid enough to type a wrong address in their homebanking account they deserve worse than that.

All the other emails I get that were for someone else, I'm just sending a reply telling the sender that the address is wrong and then I flag it as spam (using gmail).

more than 3 years ago

World IPv6 Day: Most-watched Tech Event Since Y2K

elPetak Re:Funny/interesting addresses (243 comments)

IP addresses in IPv6 are ugly so I doubt they can be used that way.
OTOH, saying some site is "IPv6 certified" or some other BS like that may be used as marketing tool, and people would buy it just like they buy anything in a green package thinking it's healthy.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

elPetak old LucasArts games rock! (480 comments)

Pretty much all old LucasArts games are awesome.
Not sure if all of these were Lucas' but they are excelent adventure games.
Maniac Manison, Day of the Tentacle, Zak Mackraken, the Indiana Jones saga, the monkey Island saga, Full Throttle, Sam & Max, and more.
And of course, "The Dig"

more than 3 years ago

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update

elPetak Re:Yeah, but .. (427 comments)

Just think about it for a second... do you remember the "jailbreakme" site that could jailbreak an iPhone by just visiting the site?
What makes you think there arent holes like that in Mac OS X too ?

more than 3 years ago

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update

elPetak Re:This just in... (427 comments)

I got virus on DOS and Linux (yes, linux), but never on windows because I use a good antivirus and I'm carefull, but I've seen tons of peopler using free and popular antiviruses like AVG getting infected.
Having said that, prolly the only reason I never got a virus in a Mac is because I never had one.

more than 3 years ago

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update

elPetak Re:Obligatory Clarification (427 comments)

No, they didn't fix it.
They just patched it temporarily for a few hours.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Issues Profit Warning

elPetak Re:Loan Time (158 comments)

you on crack?
Microsoft only cares about Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Issues Profit Warning

elPetak Re:Kicking themselves yet? (158 comments)

Android sucks, it's just that people hadn't realised it yet.

more than 3 years ago

MeeGo Being Ported To Wayland

elPetak Re:Not dead after all (76 comments)

Nokia ruled the smartphone market globally with symbian for ages. I have a 5 year old symbian phone (N95) and it does everything (gps, nice camera, java, flash, accelerated 3D graphics, wifi, multitasking, etc, etc, etc).
It was only in the US where symbian didn't have much acceptance, but if you consider the global market share then nokia was the ruler of the smartphone market until 2010 Q4 when android surpassed Symbian as the most common operating system in smartphones.
MeeGo was never a player in the smartphone arena and Maemo was just a niche player.
Too bad the borged nokia ditched symbian too :-(
There are some interesting chars in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone#Operating_systems

more than 3 years ago



Ask Slashdot: Is facebook the new AOL?

elPetak elPetak writes  |  more than 3 years ago

elPetak (2016752) writes "Think about it... AOL had it's own mailing, instant messaging, pages accessible via keywords and other stuff all in the same interface.
So my questions are:
Isn't that very similar to what Facebook has become?
and more important, will facebook suffer the same fate?"


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