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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

greenfruitsalad Re:mine protein structures (206 comments)

silly. in current weather, i'd put a couple of pillows in there, take a Kindle and wait for the summer to pass me by.

3 days ago

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

greenfruitsalad Re:Which raises the critical question: (415 comments)

where Python Style Guide encourages readability, Ruby's one encourages encrypting your code into a messy string of colons, semicolons, various braces, hashes, percentiles, ampersands and other special characters.

so, even though what you say is true, I find Java code way more readable than Ruby

I shudder every time i need to use ruby (in Chef Cookbooks)

about three weeks ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

greenfruitsalad Re:2-year CFLs (278 comments)

regarding the "equivalent to 100W" practice; what I find most annoying is when I buy one where "equivalent to 100W" really IS equivalent to 100W. for example, I bought a 20W fluorescent bulb for my hallway and now, every time I turn it on, I can see my x-ray skeleton being burned into the wall next to me.

about three weeks ago

How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

greenfruitsalad Re:i'd be happy if... (196 comments)

similar situation here. earbuds fall out AND i've yet to find headphones big enough for my ears. (to go around them and not press tops of my ears against my head. and no, i'm not from Vulcan)

about a month ago

Norwegian Infectious Disease Specialists Have New Theory On HIV In Africa

greenfruitsalad Re:Reasonable, no smoking gun. (118 comments)

i'm not sure they believe this in africa but this is most definitely common knowledge in india.

about 3 months ago

Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec

greenfruitsalad Re:No explanation for why though? (254 comments)

yepp, OT but i'll add my bit. when I was in Paris a few years ago, I was served my "well done" steak so raw it was still twitching. i returned it twice to have it cooked; to no avail. I then called the waiter again and while he and the chef were watching, I wrapped the steak in the tablecloth, squeezed and asked them to explain why the fabric was turning red. at that point half of the staff ganged up on me and tried to tell me I didn't understand what a good steak was. well, f*ck you very much - I decide what I like and blood dripping cold fibrous chewing gum ain't it! (especially at 30 Euro a piece)

about 3 months ago

U-2 Caused Widespread Shutdown of US Flights Out of LAX

greenfruitsalad Re:This is a problem now? (128 comments)

thank you for the link, those stories are rather fascinating.

about 3 months ago

The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

greenfruitsalad Re:Hey, new witcher out? (115 comments)

I wasted 10 hours of my time downloading this game and the iso image didn't even have the crack!!! steer clear of the torrents until skidrow has a release.

about 3 months ago

How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

greenfruitsalad Re:P2P (200 comments)

wtf? how can you concentrate on anything other than this piece of information: "because the $80/month plan came with unlimited data"

i didn't even know tariffs could cost that much; especially in the land of the cheap. in some european markets it's normal to pay 10-15 Euro for unlimited data on a 1 month rolling contract and even less if you sign up for longer. and i do mean unlimited. my provider simply throttles the download speed to 512Kbps after 10GB.

about 3 months ago

Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

greenfruitsalad It's a pity (161 comments)

Oh For F***s Sake, not this S**t again! Serves me right for finally succumbing to the cloudy temptation.

I refused to use any of the xxxxBoxes and AmazoGoogDrives that are so popular nowadays as I don't trust any of them. I held out until my wife installed "ubuntu one" on her phone last month and set it up so that whenever she took a picture on her phone the photo immediately appeared on my computer. Within a few days, my whole family started using it on their phones and computers.

Our mothers-in-law religiously check the albums on every night too see all the new pictures of their grandchildren and now this! Never, I say, NEVER will I put my trust in these EEEEeeeeeevil clouds again!

about 4 months ago

Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

greenfruitsalad Re:There are actually groups of bad episodes (512 comments)

at the beginning of the movie "The First Contact", Picard has a dream about one. and then he wakes up all scared thinking - what the hell was that room?!

about 4 months ago

Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

greenfruitsalad Re:The Inner Light (512 comments)

Really? This you would pick? Rather than ANY Wesley Crusher centered episode?

about 4 months ago

Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

greenfruitsalad Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (517 comments)

it's an OIL. it fills pores and creates a protective layer until skin underneath heals. and it gets easily absorbed. nothing alternative there.

about 4 months ago

Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

greenfruitsalad Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (517 comments)

i'll give you an example. i once came across a homeopathic product that I could reliably prove worked!

i used to get horrible rash every time i shaved. my dad's quack of a girlfriend gave me some kind of gemmo/homeo-therapeutic oil made from a shoot of a citrus tree diluted gazillion times and then mixed with olive oil to use on my face. it worked and we all lived happily ever after

until i showed her (a week later) that using plain olive oil was 50x cheaper and just as effective.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

greenfruitsalad Re:Reminder: Software as a service (208 comments)

The thing is, even a simpleton like you can set up a sftp storage server in 30 seconds (apt-get -y install openssh-server; echo "all done, go have dinner").

Now try to set up a web server that accepts 'https post' from your application and knows what to do with it in less than 3 hours (That's how your favourite WhatEverNotePad does it).

about 4 months ago

Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0

greenfruitsalad Re:The obvious question (75 comments)

so obviously, if we had fewer platform (hardware) choices, we'd have more OS (software) choices. :)

about 5 months ago

WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

greenfruitsalad Re:CNN argues it's worth the money (257 comments)

no, it isn't pathetic. what facebook bought was a large userbase. same goes for microsoft with skype, rakuten with viber, etc.

about 5 months ago


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