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Skype Bug Sends Messages To Random Contacts

floydman Have they mentoned (77 comments)

how to find out if that happened...just in case i am cheating on my wife

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Store Employees Soak Up the Atmosphere, But Not Much Cash

floydman Re:That pay is just for the first few months (654 comments)

My wife works at an Apple store and pulls in $29.15 an hour working the genius bar. Which means that she would have been able to qualify for the mortgage we took out three months ago just on her salary. The 25% employee discount is nice also.

Methinks the poster has an axe to grind with his inflamatory language.

how long did it take her to get that salary? or was that when she just started?

more than 2 years ago
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PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

floydman I dont carry my money (391 comments)

in a wallet, and I dont have a wallet.
I must be from the future, where ppl carry dont have wallets.

I am sry, but what kind of forecast is this!!

more than 3 years ago
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Can Egypt's Telecom Giants Be Sued In the US?

floydman Re:Blah. (105 comments)

Wish I had modpoints for you

more than 3 years ago
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Are Graphical Calculators Pointless?

floydman For one thing (636 comments)

There is a generation of scientisits that doesnt know how to use anything but them
I used to work in a company, with scientists aged 45 and above, they had linux clusters, powerful desktops with the latest software, but in the office, there HAS TO BE a scientific calculator lying on the desk somewhere.
Companies realize that there is still a minor need, and produces for that need accordingly.
But i assume that this will disappear.

more than 3 years ago
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Zynga Aiming To Conquer Mobile Next

floydman Gaddafi said it first (42 comments)

Zynga Zynga...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVXlqmpE75U
Its on the 8th second of the vid. I always doubted his genius, but you got to hand it to him, he is a genius.

Literal translation of what he is blabbering:
"we will crawl upon them in million to cleanse Lybia inch by inch, house by house, Zynga by Zynga ...bla bla"

more than 3 years ago
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Libya Blocks Internet Access As Citizens Protest

floydman This happened in Egypt (93 comments)

and it did NOT work!
I was one of the ppl, who actually joined the revolution due to the fact that I did not have an internet connection.
So i went to Tahrir square. To my surprise, i found thousands like myself, who found themselves there because they could not
get their updates online, so decided to go see whats going on, and then latter on got involved. It even got worse when the gov. cut of news channles like Jazeera.
What i am noticing is extreme insanity, because you would think that there is some kind of analyst or adviser who saw that happen in Egypt and decided it was a bad idea, but nooooo..they are just too smart for that. Its the same school of thought i guess.

more than 3 years ago
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Has the Industrialized World Reached Peak Travel?

floydman I do not like the terms used in the summary (314 comments)

Peak oil being reached does not mean that there is a peak demand of energy. We will always need more energy, from oil or other resources, and , we will never seize to stop having the need to travel, faster and further.
Hence, NO, we did not reach "peak travel", we just reached "peak car sales".

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Founder Arrested In London

floydman From the wikileaks' twitter page (1060 comments)

"Today's actions against our editor-in-chief Julian Assange won't affect our operations: we will release more cables tonight as normal"

http://www.justiceforassange.com/

PROTEST Today Westminster Magistarte’s Court meet 13:30[GMT]

Can someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't he mention that he will release all the documents if he gets arrested?!

more than 3 years ago
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In the Face of Android, Why Should Nokia Stick With MeeGo?

floydman I "think" they are doing that (336 comments)

I have been contacted by a "confidential" Finnish company requesting QT developers with Meego experience. I have not read the FA, just the title.

I have the Qt experience, but not the Meego, I just though this could be relevant.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Asks OpenOffice Community Members To Leave

floydman Re:Did anyone not see this coming? (589 comments)

If Oracle is intending to change the name of Open Office, I cannot think of any better name than OrFice

about 4 years ago
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Paleontologists Unearth Giant Fossilized Penguin

floydman I thought .. (124 comments)

batman killed it in 1992

about 4 years ago
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How Do You Organize Your Experimental Data?

floydman t really depends, be more specific (235 comments)

I am a programmer, who works closely with scientists in scientific computing in the fields of fluid mechanics simulation, and aerodynamics simulation.
Your question is really not clear, in both these fields that I work on, the requirements vary vastly, and it also varies to the users I support (over 100 scientist). some of them have huge data sets, spanning up to 600 GB/file, a single simulation run can give a geologist a 1 TB file.
Others, have a few hundred MB of data. Each is handled differently.
The data itself, can be parsed and stored in in a DB for analysis in some cases, and in others, that is very impractical and will slow down your work.
Each scientist has a different way of doing things.

So the bottom line, if you want any useful answers, be more specific. What field of science (i can tell you are a chemist?), what simulations/tests do you use, how fine are your models are your data sets and what is their format, what kind of data are you interested in, you should seriously consider an archiving solution because i guarantee you will run out of space.

more than 4 years ago
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My sense of direction is ...

floydman Being raised in Cairo (520 comments)

The most complicated set of roads and intersections you can ever imagine, they were designed to get you lost, a GPS would fry in despair trying to figure out what is going on (I think that's why they banned it for so long:)), the rest of the world looks like a straight road to me.

more than 5 years ago
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Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.

floydman Re:IE8, huh? (505 comments)

maybe it was you that was doing something wrong with IE?

that question flashed very unpleasant images in my head!

more than 5 years ago
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Harsh Words From Google On Linux Development

floydman What happened to (948 comments)

Good old X code...sheesh.

On a more serious note however, I seriosly feel their pain. It is a mess.
Unless you are writing code to run in batch mode and user interactivity is not on your list of requrinments, you are fine.
The minute you say I need to add a button, or a window, you are presented with the questions :
1) QT or GTK
2) Maybe I should just drop both and build the GUI in Java, so I do not have to get screwed across distributions and glibc updates.
3) Nah, java is limiting, I will use Python, but it looks ugly..

Been there, and its a mess, specially if you try to get into such a conversation with mangment.

As for the audio, dont get me started.

more than 5 years ago

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Apple to buy back $45bn worth of its shares

floydman floydman writes  |  more than 2 years ago

floydman writes "Apple has said it will use its cash to start paying a dividend to shareholders and to buy back some of its shares.
The technology giant said it would pay a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share from July.
It will buy back up to $10bn (£6.3bn) of its own shares starting in the company's next financial year, which begins on 30 September 2012."

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Egypt state TV website hacked

floydman floydman writes  |  more than 2 years ago

floydman writes "After a bloody night in Tahrir square in Egypt post the revolution, a bunch of Egyptian hackers took over the state tv website and placed the text :
"This action is in response to your silly coverage of last night's incidents. You were hypocrites when Mubarak was ruling, now you are hypocrites again with military ruler. People where dying last night, and all you can cover was the romantic view of the Nile""

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Apple disables Egyptian iPhone GPS

floydman floydman writes  |  more than 5 years ago

floydman writes "Apparently the Egyptian government is paranoid about its community using GPS devices, to the degree that it demanded Apple would remove any GPS functionality from its iPhone 3G. They claim that "GPS functionality should be limited to military purposes". Egyptian blogger Ahmed Gabr brought this issue up in another article , and talks about how this does not make sense, since Google maps and the like can be used. I also happen to know for a fact that most of the modern cars in Egypt have built-in GPS systems."

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