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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

fatp Re:Games with known linux ports? (81 comments)

Tried the tutorial in Civ 5 Linux version... Linux crashed (and rebooted) just when I saw (but before getting contact with) the first NPC

about 5 months ago

'The Door Problem' of Game Design

fatp RPG Games (305 comments)

Most RPG Games I played have large number of fake doors.

about 8 months ago

Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

fatp s/open/libre/ ? (360 comments)

OpenOffice -> LibreOffice
OpenSSL -> LibreSSL

Will the next be
OpenSSH -> LibreSSH
OpenBSD -> LibreBSD
OpenStack -> LibreStack
... ?

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

fatp Re:Nonsense (294 comments)

In the version I heard, the worker was fired because the department is over-staffing.

about 8 months ago

Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

fatp Re:tap on phone number to dial? (406 comments)

The more serious problem is, this produces huge number of false positives: normal numbers are treated as phone numbers

about 9 months ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

fatp Re:Now and then.. (270 comments)

1) Planescape torment - ... the gameplay in Planescape was not important at all...

Wrong. I gave up the game because I was always killed by enemies... made no progress :(

about 10 months ago

Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

fatp Re:I think I've seen this plan (330 comments)

Collect massive amounts of power, and beam it towards a planet. What could possibly go wrong?...

Since they are Japanese, the question should be:

What could possibly go right?

about 10 months ago

Flying Snake Mysteries Revealed

fatp Re:Correction (78 comments)

The cartoon fishes were arguably cool

about a year ago

Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

fatp Re:I can almost imagine how it might be done (351 comments)

Also try the URL after you logout (or clear all cookies)

I've seen websites which disallow accessing other's info when you are logged in. But allows after logout!

about a year ago

Wisconsin Begins Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

fatp Slippery (139 comments)

Won't this make the road even more slippery?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

fatp Re:the games haven't changed much (285 comments)

But the "kill someone" has become insanely difficult / impossible

about a year ago

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

fatp Lynx Defeats Internet Explorer! (381 comments)

When I post this message:

Lynx: 1008 votes / 3%
Internet Explorer: 723 votes / 2%

1 year,10 days

Google Wants To Write Your Social Media Responses For You

fatp Re:So where's the fuckin' source code? (163 comments)

It will be GREAT if this is patented. No one else will make such garbage again.

But I agree we should disband the USPTO.

1 year,22 days

Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released With Major New Features

fatp Re:Applixware (238 comments)

Hate everything from Applix

about a year ago

Review: Oracle Database 12c

fatp Re:If you have to ask, you can't afford it (147 comments)

No, it's not free for personal use. It's free for single person development / prototype use.

There is a personal edition for production use, pricing at USD460 + around 20% per year for support.

about a year and a half ago

Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

fatp Re:None of the above (328 comments)

That's why you need micropascal

about a year and a half ago

Apache OpenOffice Downloaded 50 Million Times In a Year

fatp Re:unique vs total? (155 comments)

Not to mention that Ubuntu has LibreOffice pre-installed, so none of those users have a reason to download LibreOffice...

Just the same for OpenOffice.org

about a year and a half ago



Download Adobe CS2 for Free (as Beer)

fatp fatp writes  |  about 2 years ago

fatp (1171151) writes "According to Forbes and other sources, Adobe has made her Creative Suite 2 (CS2) applications available for free download. Forbes said: "CS2 is not new by any standards — it was first released in April 2005 — but it’s still a fantastic offer and capable of some serious work. And when the cost is just the time it takes to download it, it’s a real bargain." The latest version, CS6, was released in May 2012.

(Note: Adobe's site seems down... even before being slashdotted)."

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Apple Recall 1st Gen iPod Nano

fatp fatp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fatp (1171151) writes "Apple is recalling first-generation iPod nano due to fire risk. In the iPod nano (1st generation) Replacement Program, it's said: "Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006." According to speculation in geek.com, the replacement will be "reconditioned devices that were in storage."

I dug out my iPod Nano. There is no songs. But I can find traces of failed attempt to install iPod Linux."

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Freshmeat Renamed to Freecode

fatp fatp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fatp (1171151) writes "Freshment, operated by the same group as slashdot.org (under geek.net), announced to rename to Freecode. Patrick Lenz, Site director Freecode wrote in http://freecode.com/articles/whats-in-a-name: "Since all of us at Geeknet agree that this site and the community powering it have tremendous potential, even after more than 14 years of existence, we decided to change the name of the site, effective immediately, to Freecode".

On the frontpage of geek.net website, slashdot.org Freshmeat widget, the rename isn't effective yet."

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One Week of Silence

fatp fatp writes  |  more than 5 years ago

As the 20th Anniversary of June Fourth Incident is approaching, I am going to hold a week of silence on Slashdot. I hope they won't give me the chance to (meta-)moderate this week...

Since I've never be a frequent poster, this should have practically no effect on slashdot. But I think posting a journal is an achievement??

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