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Docker 1.0 Released

gajop Re:Holy crap! (88 comments)

Contains also offer security.
I've used it to run tests safely on student submitted code (server: https://bitbucket.org/gajop/au..., docker images: https://github.com/gajop/gradi... and https://github.com/gajop/gradi...).
It's done automatically for practice tests (for when students would submit their solutions online), so I don't even look at the source.
I know it's not guaranteed to offer 100% security as they could potentially break out of the container, but it takes care of most attempts or just mistakes (like accidental on the disk writing where they shouldn't).

And as far as their benefit over LXC, well it's really easy to setup: https://github.com/gajop/gradi... and use: https://bitbucket.org/gajop/au...

about a month and a half ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

gajop Re:I DON'T CARE! (245 comments)

It's like that because often in the case of a car crash, you were one of the drivers involved, and as such it's quite likely that you could have prevented the accident, where in airplanes it's completely out of you control. Also in airplanes, most "crashes" are fatal, so it's important to rule out the possibility of any happening due to mechanical/eletrical/software errors at least.

Btw, that out-of-control feeling is what makes so many people nervous on planes and I bet something similar will be present when we start using self-driving cars.

about 3 months ago
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Google Announces "Classroom"

gajop Re:Please be a viable Blackboard competitor (143 comments)

Canvas is pretty decent. We just started using it on a small scale at our uni, and while it has a few quirks here (e.g. doesn't work well on mobile devices) and there it's pretty good.

What I feel we lack is a decent online, open source, self-hosting document management system like Google Docs is. I admin there are some alternatives, and I haven't tried them, but I've heard they aren't as mature yet.

PS: Canvas actually uses Google Docs to preview certain files.

about 3 months ago
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Virtual Reality: Purpose Beyond Gaming

gajop Just not social (72 comments)

Any use of VR is fine, with gaming, medical and tourism being the most amazing from my perspective.
That said, I would hate to see it become predominantly a platform for social networks as Zuckerberg has envisioned. That stuff has the potential to ruin the technology by integrating itself too deeply.

about 3 months ago
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PC Game Prices — Valve Starts the Race To Zero

gajop Re:It's not free (212 comments)

Those are indeed games with a good free2play model (you can only buy cosmetic items with no gameplay benefits), but they also aren't really the best example of how money can be made with f2p. The games you mentioned are made by Valve, and are also used as a way to popularize Steam itself. I know a couple of (hardcore) games who signed up for steam just to get Dota2, and that's a demographic you really want to attract.

about 5 months ago
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E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

gajop Re:How are they defining "gamer"? (320 comments)

Well at first I thought it would be discrimination to say that certain "casual" games aren't games, but then I realized that technically my mother plays video games for 10+ years now (solitaire type games), and I would never have considered her a gamer - so those figures are really meaningless.
I really doubt there are 50% female gamers in most games being played as e-sports, even 10% seems optimistic.

about 5 months ago
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Wikimedia Sends Cease and Desist Letter To Firm Providing Paid Editing Services

gajop Re:First world problems (186 comments)

Wikipedia is about facts, and shouldn't be used as your PR/marketing platform.
This is good.

about 8 months ago
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POV-Ray Is Now FLOSS

gajop Re:AGPL ... DOA License (121 comments)

Nah, it AGPL is pretty much GPL as intended for web services.

about 8 months ago
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Next World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor

gajop Re:I guess I'll see (156 comments)

This.
Also PvE was extremely disappointing, because as they broke the "holy trinity" (healer/tank/dps), most of the content was trivial, and the stuff that wasn't eventually got nerfed so everyone could do it.
There weren't any real raids either.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?

gajop Re:FORTRAN (465 comments)

Fortran is, for better or worse, the only major language out there specifically designed for scientific numerical computing.

What about Matlab/Octave?

about 9 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Google Glass Critics 'Afraid of Change,' Society Will Adapt

gajop Re:Change... (331 comments)

The context in which you say this is really important.
I think he meant that people shouldn't expect privacy from many Web services as it is, which is a good advice!

about a year ago
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R 3.0.0 Released

gajop Re:Congratulations R Team (75 comments)

I don't know about SAS, but Octave is a much better alternative to Matlab if money is your main issue.
Hell even scilab or python's numpy are more similar.

about a year ago
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Seniors Search For Virtual Immortality

gajop Re:Nobody will care (209 comments)

On the other hand I'd probably at least check those who have achieved things of worth.
I'd also probably check on them based on context: imagine if you would have a full picture of what your ancestors were doing in WW2, WW1, or whatever other local event that's interesting to you that happened in the 20th, 19th, and even 18th century.

It would also be interesting to see where your ancestors are from, how they moved in the world, etc.

about a year ago
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Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

gajop Re:Musk to NYT (700 comments)

This isn't about your daily car usage, it's a test to verify the car's range, and failing to do all three should have one marked as an idiot (or malicious).

about a year and a half ago
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Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

gajop Re:Musk to NYT (700 comments)

In the actual interview, Elon Musk mentioned the NY Times reporter failed the following three things:
1) Didn't have a full battery
2) He took detours
3) He went above the speed limit
And gee surprise, your battery ran.

about a year and a half ago
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Github Kills Search After Hundreds of Private Keys Exposed

gajop Proof Github took search down? (176 comments)

This doesn't suggest github took anything down on purpose: https://status.github.com/messages.
Seems to me they were just experiencing some technical difficulties from all the people sharing those search links and having a laugh at the stupids...
I skimmed over the github site and didn't find anything that would suggest otherwise at least.
Of course I didn't read the articles because they seem badly misinformed and confuse private keys with passwords.

about a year and a half ago
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Github Kills Search After Hundreds of Private Keys Exposed

gajop Re:Stupid people... (176 comments)

Why would they have their accounts suspended? It's their right to share that.. even if it's pretty stupid.
I assume search will be back eventually, it's probably just a temporary measure until they implement ways to inform the users of a potential common* misstep.

*It really is common when you see hundreds~thousands of .ssh and .bash_history files.

about a year and a half ago

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