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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

fisted Re:What now? 1 billion! (275 comments)

Next time, introduce them to a proper database like postgresql. Geez, you're no better than those "techs".

2 days ago
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors

fisted Re:memset() is bad? (171 comments)

No idea why the paper talks about the compiler optimizing it out, that's obviously wrong. However, in the next paragraph, it reveals that swapspace is the reason. You might, after the page fault and swap-in, initialize the buffer via memset -- however this doesn't erase the previous data from swap space. Apparently, some "secure" memset-like routine does that.

4 days ago
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Darth Vader Runs For President of Ukraine

fisted Re:This is a TRAVESTY! (114 comments)

Who knows how many times I've gotten laid because of a wookie fetish.

I know -- *checks he's actually on slashdot* -- zero of zero times.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

fisted Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

The sender's bank has to send the $10 to the receiver's bank?

And in order to do that, the sender's bank has to physically haul a 10 $ note over to the receivers bank? (And then, is a 10$ note actually the same as ten dollars?)
Protip: No, and no.

about three weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

fisted Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

Oh wait, you're being serious? Bad news: There are no bitcoins; they don't manifest as tokens of data. Transactions do, (ending up in the blockchain)

about three weeks ago
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Google Glass Signs Deal With Ray Ban's Parent Company

fisted Re:fuck me (125 comments)

Sounding serious is how to play sarcasm well :). In related news, pretty sure google invented sarcasm, too.

about three weeks ago
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Google Glass Signs Deal With Ray Ban's Parent Company

fisted Re:fuck me (125 comments)

Didn't they also invent HTML formulars and Text input fields? Pretty sure i've seen them at google for the first time

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Ships Surface Pro 2 Tablets With Wrong, Slower Processor

fisted Oh come on (147 comments)

Fast processor, slow processor -- I for one couldn't care less; I'm confident that the experts at Microsoft do the right thing for me. After all, I'm the customer.

about three weeks ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

fisted Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

That's for our own good, we just don't understand it.

+1

about a month ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

fisted Re:Obligatory xkcd, and rirst post (248 comments)

Vim has a boatload of special states. And they are anything but obvious or visible. That's bad in the first weeks, then suddenly it becomes very good.

FTFY

about a month ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

fisted Re:Never understood the modes (248 comments)

the (or Ctrl+[, as you seem to like keychords) to [...]

the <Esc> (or Ctrl+[, as you seem to like keychords) to [...]

FTFM

about a month ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

fisted Re:Never understood the modes (248 comments)

Oh and for the record, you shouldn't frequently "jump between modes".

The general idea is that you stay in Normal Mode (what you called 'command mode'). Insert mode is only ever entered temporarily, for short bursts of input; the (or Ctrl+[, as you seem to like keychords) to go back to Normal Mode should become second nature. You should never have to ask yourself "What mode am I in, right now?".

Visual mode, OTOH, is rarely a mode to switch to (one exception would be the rectangle-select (Ctrl+Shift+V)). If you frequently need it, chances are you are simply missing some canonical way of doing whatever you attempt to do in visual mode.

about a month ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

fisted Re:Never understood the modes (248 comments)

because then we arrive at emacs with its retarded hard-to-type and strain-inducing keychords, like Escape Meta Alt Control Shift

about a month ago
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Shuttleworth Wants To Get Rid of Proprietary Firmware

fisted Re:Precisely how... (147 comments)

Which bit of "worse" did you miss?

about a month ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

fisted Re:Looks like the end of XP (367 comments)

Do you realize this is about ATMs only?

about a month ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

fisted Re:Excuses? (367 comments)

Regarding your last point, take a little protip: RTFA, or at least TFS.

about a month ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

fisted Re:Well, duh (367 comments)

It makes more sense to go with [???] BSD or even Linux rather than a full [...]

FTFY

about a month ago

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