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VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

gabereiser Re: If it ain't broke... (277 comments)

How about "Its working, dont fuck with it"

Wish someone had told Gnome that...

Yeah. I mean I totally buy into innovation for innovation's sake. But VirtBox just works. Sure when a new OS comes out there's work to be done to make it so it will boot in Virtual Box but still. It's worked well for me for years where when I upgrade my OS, VMWare Fusion refuses to work until I pay them (again). I also firmly believe that software which is currently working and working well for most, doesn't need constant attention and "updates" to keep it relevant. It's relevant by working. This is why we still have X11, why we still have Grub, etc. Get off your high horse about not working on something that isn't broken and join us who realize our time is better spent elsewhere unless it isn't.

2 days ago
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VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

gabereiser If it ain't broke... (277 comments)

don't fix it. I mean sure I'd like more features and stuff, but it works out of the box. No tweaking (other than to guest vm's) or anything necessary. It just works. Sure there are other (paid) alternatives out there but VirtualBox does it's job well for me.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

gabereiser There's only one reason... (475 comments)

And that is back in 1998-2002, Cable companies here in the USA (as well as smaller ISP's) started merging. They said it would make for better infrastructure but in fact what it did was stifle innovation. Now we have 3 major cable companies, all with their own territories, with bills in place that make it illegal for anyone else to lay cable or fiber. They can cap our data and our speeds and it's totally within the law to do so. The government doesn't care because the FCC is made up of ex-cable execs who only have the cable interests at heart. I know because I used to work for a cable company in the south east who only existed because of a law that forbid TWC from operating there. But the cable company was utilizing all of TWC's resources and networks to deliver their "brand". Europe on the other hand, dictated by government ownership of utilities saw a need to better internet, so they invested in more fiber lines and more cables to bring faster internet to their clients. Here in the US, we are still using DOCSIS crap that was pioneered in the 90's. They have no interest in expanding because expanding their lines costs money, and they'd rather squeeze it out of american's at 4mbps connections for $60/mo with a $10/mo overage fee per 1gb of data.

3 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

gabereiser Still don't like it (376 comments)

You can iterate all over Windows 8 all you like Microsoft, it still looks like crap. If you want to go minimal with your metro style crap, go minimal. Stop adding complexity to the design. Either go minimal, or not. I don't care either way as I use osx and gnome far more than I use windows. But still, it looks to me as if they can't make up their minds about the design of it all.

about a week ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

gabereiser Re:I tried it (385 comments)

My issue was a little more complicated than that. I made something with D, tried to package it up as an App Bundle for Mac, while it worked, it was rejected due to using "proprietary api's". On Windows, I had to use a hex editor and resource editor to give the resulting exe an icon. On linux, depending on the flavor, I had to add all these extra things just to get it to show up on the desktop (granted, that's not a D limitation, but rather a linux desktop environment limitation as it's different with each). So for "desktop" apps, it was a pain. I eventually gave up and wrote it in C++.

about two weeks ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

gabereiser I tried it (385 comments)

and I liked it, until I tried to deploy it. I think D could really use some more documentation on deploying applications written with it outside of the systems applications. I tried making a desktop application (opengl based) with it and found it extremely difficult to deploy to other machines let alone Mac OSX. But then again, it could have just been my naiveté.

about two weeks ago
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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

gabereiser This whole article (54 comments)

is a lie. It's not the most advanced open source engine (torque engine, gameplay3d, ogre3d, many others). It's not the only game engine with visual tools (jmonkeyengine, torque, unity, leadwerks). Stop trolling trying to get traffic.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

gabereiser Oh the humanity... (772 comments)

we should put something in place to prevent it from happening? Oh, we signed the orders to allow the CIA to do it? Oh. Well then, shame on you for not doing it right. Back to bickering about possibly shutting the government down...

about 2 months ago
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A New FOSS Conference Comes to Florida (Video)

gabereiser Finally... (9 comments)

After spending a decade in Orlando, FL and recently moving to a whole other state, I can say the lack of local conferences (other than a few HTML5 ones that came and went as nothing more than a novelty *Senchacon*) was one of those things I wish weren't true. Like bands, no one likes to visit florida unless it's for a large eared mouse or to die. On second thought, no one wants to visit florida... Nothing to see here, move along.

about 5 months ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

gabereiser Re:because COBOL (120 comments)

huge space for COBOL/FORTAN/PASCAL/OLD_SHIT -> node.js (or other cloud friendly service host, insert fav.) in the future. Some companies are already doing that or a subset of that.

about 5 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

gabereiser Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

indeed.

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

gabereiser Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

OpenJDK has JavaFX, it's called OpenJFX... is it complete, no, is it enough to start? sure. Oracle doesn't give a shit about java, they only wanted the patents.

about 6 months ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

gabereiser Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

While it's not to the point where every major city has a "team" of dota pro's... The International 2014 was shown on ESPN3, that's progress....

about 6 months ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

gabereiser Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

omg this ^. This is all about H1B visas after congress blocked their request for more amidst layoffs. Screw microsoft and the products they produce. They can die a slow painful death and rid us of their filth forever (I'm looking at you Windows Tablets...)

about 6 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

gabereiser No reception... (128 comments)

...at 36,000ft. That's why I never use mine... After about 7,000ft I get 0 bars. I'm not going to pay $18 to use WiFi for longer than an hour so I'll just use the time to drink and relax.

about 6 months ago
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The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield

gabereiser Except it's not... (208 comments)

...developed by DICE this time. If the article poster in question actually knew anything about BF:HL he/she would know this...

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

gabereiser Where? (263 comments)

Where do you work that you get such a laxed environment where Architects are actually doing their jobs and no developer is just cowboy coding architecture into the mix? I want to work there. I think you really need to evaluate where you are and how good you have it. If you want to make architectural decisions, maybe work your way into an architectural role. If you just want to implement XYZ because you think it's cool. You deserve the paycut. I don't want you to take it the wrong way, but a lot of jobs I've worked at has been developers making the architectural decisions and the architecture ends up shit. Be glad you have a committee that cares enough about it to prevent people from implementing anything they feel like. I'd love a job like that.

about a year ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

gabereiser Re:NETCRAFT CONFIRMS IT! (303 comments)

... sean bean has been confirmed for the sequel!

about a year ago

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XBox 360 gets a face lift, slimmer, more sexy....

gabereiser gabereiser writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gabereiser (1662967) writes "Engadget posts..
"At first we were doubtful that a edgy box appearing in a little Flash ad from Italy last night could be legit, but Microsoft just got real with the new Xbox 360. (That's all it's officially called — just "the new Xbox 360.") It'll launch today (June 14th, 2010) priced for $299, while the old Elite will stick around for $249 and the Arcade will drop to $149. The new box is crazy sexy in glossy black with touch-sensitive buttons, and Microsoft says it's "whisper quiet." On the features front, it's got integrated 802.11n WiFi and 250GB of storage, and we're told the hard drive is removable, although it's not a standard drive or same drive as the old console — we're wondering how upgrading will go, as older Memory Units won't work, either. There's also a "custom Kinect port" on the back that looks like an HTC-style ExtUSB port, and it also seems like the power supply has moved inside the case, which is a welcome change. New Xbox 360 units are shipping to retailers now, with availability expected later this week, and MS conference attendees are actually getting theirs shipped today.""

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