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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

frodo from middle ea Re:The spokesman for the AHA said... (408 comments)

Hindi is a language, Hinduism is the religion I think you meant. Hindi is spoken by many (not all) Indians, regardless of their religion.

about 5 months ago

US Academy President Caught Embellishing Resume, Will Resign

frodo from middle ea Re:Dear God (124 comments)

I don't know whether to laugh or to weep. We really do need a 'Funny but Insightful and tragic' Mod.

about a year ago

Launch of India's First Navigation Satellite Successful

frodo from middle ea Re:Congrats (89 comments)

In Soviet Russia, satellites launch you, with help from Indian Tech support ?

about a year ago

Red Hat Ditches MySQL, Switches To MariaDB

frodo from middle ea Re:3, 2, 1 (203 comments)

You do realize that they were the ones who sold MySQL to Oracle in the first place, right ?

about a year ago

Oracle Discontinues Free Java Time Zone Updates

frodo from middle ea Re:there's always Joda Time... (405 comments)

As a tech lead, that's the only mandate I've in place for our team. Always use joda time. ALWAYS.

about a year ago

Georgia Tech and Udacity Partner for Online M.S. in Computer Science

frodo from middle ea Re:I have a suggestion (122 comments)

Yes, that's why most of the "Sanjay"s I see , drive around in BMWs, and Acuras, and Audis. Seriously try finding a single "Sanjay" imported in US, who works for those wages.

about a year ago

South Korea Will Revisit Plan To Nix Evolution References in Textbooks

frodo from middle ea Re:Only 53% of South Koreans claim any religion (286 comments)

American Evangelical churches have money to burn, and are mostly the ones, who are behind this sort of nonsense. This sort of stuff is happening in many other countries too, including India, China (albeit in deep secracy), and many other Asian/African countries.

more than 2 years ago

South Korea Will Revisit Plan To Nix Evolution References in Textbooks

frodo from middle ea Re:Wow, atheist materialism? (286 comments)

Atheist will twist theory to fit facts, and theist will rather twist facts to fit theories. Where does materialism come in to picture ?

more than 2 years ago

Georgia Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Iranian-American Teen

frodo from middle ea Re:Poetic Justice (1116 comments)

And as a fellow Indian, let me correct you a bit....
Everyone's a racist. It's just human nature, not some deep rooted evil as it is made out to be by politically correct people.

more than 2 years ago

Making ZFS and DTrace Work On Ubuntu Linux

frodo from middle ea Re:ZFS on Linux (137 comments)

+1, After having used linux daily for more than 14 years, I have recently ventured in to the BSD land. And I like it a lot.

If you've been playing in Linux land, and never bothered with any of the *BSD, do yourself a favor and install one of the BSDs in a VM. You'll not be disappointed.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Source Multi-User Password Management?

frodo from middle ea Re:KeepassX in a Dropbox folder (198 comments)

Okay, keepass could have a backdoor as well.

Keepass is opensource, if a backdoor existed, it would have been found out , reported , and closed for good. That's what open source is good at.

more than 2 years ago

Getting the Most Out of SSH

frodo from middle ea Wow (284 comments)

Wow, ssh tunneling, and a few command line options , and screen, that's your ultimate SSH guide ?
I am impressed, not!

How about
- ssh master connection, for svn+ssh ?
- ssh agent forwarding
- opening ssh ports using knocking
- auto blacklisting with something like sshblack

I think the above are more advanced options than the ones mentioned in the article, no ?

more than 2 years ago

U.S. Gov't To Keep Data On Non-Terrorist Citizens For 5 Years

frodo from middle ea Re:Hope and Change (186 comments)

And replace him with an even more draconian one ?

more than 2 years ago

What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

frodo from middle ea Re:Not an issue for Dropbox (592 comments)

Sigh, redundancy and backup are two completely different things. Don't believe me, delete a file from one of your dropbox synced PC, and see that file disappear from all the dropbox sync PC, when those PCs sync up.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 8.0 Released

frodo from middle ea Negative comments (383 comments)

What's with all the negative comments ?
My initial impression seems to be, this is very fast as compared to 7.0.1. Good work Firefox team, some of us still appreciate your hard work.

Now only if my company would switch from the horrible HP Quality Center to Jira, I would be set.

more than 2 years ago

Things That Turbo Pascal Is Smaller Than

frodo from middle ea Pascal v/s C (487 comments)

When I first started learning Pascal, I had a real hard time wrapping my head around the concept of a Pointer, and struggled with pointers and related concepts like linked-lists etc. throught out the time I had to use Pascal. I was using the Schaum's book on Pascal.

But under 'C' it felt somehow very natural and easy to understand, never had a problem with 'C' pointers, and data structures. R.I.P. DMR, your book really opened my eyes to the wonderful world of computing.

more than 2 years ago

Employer Demands Facebook Login From Job Applicants

frodo from middle ea Re:This is why I don't use facebook (434 comments)

Who modded this insightful ?
As if every single person in the world has a unique name, that they can trademark and sue everyone else for using it without their consent...(unless you're named parah salin of course), Secondly are you supposed to monitor all social networking websites to check if some one else is using the same name as yours.

more than 3 years ago

File Organization — How Do You Do It In 2011?

frodo from middle ea Re:Ultrafast search and metadata filesystem (356 comments)

My only problem with Everything is that the at every boot I have to click YES on the UAC prompt. Really annoying.

more than 3 years ago


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