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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

godefroi Re:Depends on the project (140 comments)

He said "then", but he meant "than".

yesterday
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

godefroi Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

Which is why communism has generally been successful.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

godefroi Re:gtfo (724 comments)

If you make it known you are a woman on an entire host of mic'd online-play games, you will almost always be harassed. The girls I know who are into those type of games only play them with the mic muted and using an androgynous user-name. More often, they will just stay away from those games, and stick to games that have a less negative social aspect. Similarly, you can easily get called the entire gamut of racial slurs and have your sexual preferences questioned and insulted. It might be true that most of the worst verbal assaults come from dorky 14 year olds, but that doesn't make it alright and that does very little to soften the pain it causes to be treated that way.

My wife plays mic'd games, makes it known she's female, and the worst "harassment" she's ever had is a World of Warcraft group wiping whenever she says anything over voice chat.

My anecdotal story is worth as much as your unsubstantiated claim, i.e. nothing.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

godefroi Re:Buy a Mac (554 comments)

Hey, that's scientific, there. An opinion piece.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

godefroi Re:Skipping a version number (644 comments)

That article claims that Windows 9 will be announced on Sept 30. So much for that, then, right?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

godefroi Re:Catching up with Fedora (644 comments)

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

What's so complicated about that? Feel free to use the .exe as well if it makes you feel better:

C:\Program Files\7-Zip
$ ./7z.exe

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

If 7z.exe is in your path, no need to give it a directory:

D:\
$ 7z

7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18

Also, if you're into terseness, you can use the "gci" alias for Get-ChildItem, or the "dir" alias, or the "ls" alias.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

godefroi Re:Its not the CFL/LED (602 comments)

LEDs don't have a ballast, they have a low-voltage current-regulated DC power supply.

about a month ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

godefroi Re:The luxury of money (155 comments)

We never knew anything about it. What makes you think they "really had something"?

Speculation by websites desperate to publish "news" for ad impressions does not count.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

godefroi Re:I know! (545 comments)

I can buy, right now, a Core 2 Duo machine with 4GB of RAM from my local uni surplus, for $60. Up to 75% less, if I get lucky and they're still there long enough after the sell-on date. They even come with a Win7 license.

You're definitely doing it wrong.

about a month ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

godefroi Re: 5820K is an extremely nice part (181 comments)

In my experience, I'm seldom if ever CPU-capped, and if I am, what I'm doing it the sort of thing that 10% won't make a difference on. My advice, save your money. Buy all the RAM you'll want now (16GB, 32GB would be extravagant) before it becomes expensive.

The few extra months you buy with the 5960X isn't going to make a difference in the long run.

Of course, I don't know your particular application, nor do I know your particular financial situation. YMMV.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

godefroi Re:maybe (355 comments)

You didn't sign a contract with your greengrocer that allowed them to rig the scale in any way they want. You DID (or, at least, the submitter did) sign a contract that allowed AT&T to measure bandwidth any way they want. Furthermore, he/she signed a contract agreeing to take all disputes to arbitration, not the courts. Double whammy.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

godefroi Re: maybe (355 comments)

furthermore, they could one sidedly change the encapsulation to have gigabytes of padding for no reason at all.

They sure could. Additionally, if you read the T&C, they could do just about anything else they wanted, too (section 10.d, emphasis mine):

http://www.att.com/shop/intern...

d. Network Management. AT&T reserves the right to engage in reasonable network management practices, to protect its broadband network from harm, compromised capacity, degradation in network performance or service levels, or uses of the Service which may adversely impact access to or the use of the Service by other customers. Reasonable network management practices that AT&T may adopt include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) a cap on data usage; (ii) a modification of a customer’s serving facility or service technology, and/or (iii) a modification of or a limitation on a customer’s data throughput speed or data consumption.

Furthermore, the customer agreed to go through arbitration for all "all disputes and claims". This sure sounds like a dispute to me, therefore, what the submitter should be looking for is an arbitrator.

about 2 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses

Enlighten me:
- CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
- Click show all processes
- How many?

Also:
- goto performance tab
- How many threads/handles?

Each thread and handle uses up resources, not just your excessive 16gb of memory. Unless you have X thread capable cores to match the current thread number, your programs are having to compete and share CPU resources.

and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

Is it "coded" in Java?

# get-process | measure -property handles -sum

Count : 119
Average :
Sum : 55134
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property : Handles

So, that's 119 processes, and 55,134 handles.

# Get-CimInstance win32_thread | measure-object

Count : 1623
Average :
Sum :
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property :

Looks like 1623 threads.

I wrote my S3 sync client in C#.

about 2 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

And I don't need to.

about 2 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

If you lost hours to 'var', then you lack sufficient skills to perform your job. Congratulations, you've reached your Peter level.

about 2 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

All my machines run beautifully; I spent the money for 16GB of RAM when I built them so that I wouldn't have to obsess over each MB a process uses.

I also don't use the Google disk-space-thingy- whatever-its-called. I use S3, and I wrote the sync client myself, because I couldn't find one I liked.

about 2 months ago
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Major Delays, Revamped Beta For Credit-Card Consolidating Gadget Coin

godefroi Re: Won't work with new chips (78 comments)

Doesn't matter. Chip-and-pin will kill Coin regardless. The whole point of chip-and-pin is to render the card uncopyable.

about 2 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

Um, 'var' always means exactly what the compiler decides it means. The coder gets no say in the matter. It's not a variant type, it simply means, 'compiler, decide what this type is for me'. It's called 'type inference', and it's quite common in non-ancient programming languages. C++ even has type inference, now. ML, Haskell, Scala, and Apple's new Swift language all have it as well.

about 2 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

godefroi Re:I hope not (511 comments)

You are so completely, terribly, obviously wrong. There are definitely 'better' languages.

about 2 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

godefroi Re:I seem to remember... (275 comments)

Microsoft keeps Azure blob storage's price pretty closely aligned with S3's price. I don't know how big a player it is in terms of customer count, but it's still there, and it's cost-competitive.

Now, if only the API provided more metadata, it would make syncing much easier. S3 gives you each item's hash when you list items in a bucket; Azure's API doesn't.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

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Microsoft allows patching of ASP.NET MVC Framework

godefroi godefroi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

godefroi (52421) writes "Microsoft's Scott Guthrie has updated the roadmap for the upcoming ASP.NET MVC framework. As part of his blog post, he mentions this interesting bit (near the bottom):

Starting with this next preview, we are also going to make the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code downloadable as a buildable VS project solution. This will enable you to easily view and debug the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code. We are also going to include a license that permits you to optionally make patches to the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code in the event that you run into a bug in an application you are developing with it.
Microsoft aren't going to allow redistribution of modified source, but it seems that they've moved one step closer..."

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