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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 one.ubuntu.com 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 2 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 a month ago

200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

greenfruitsalad Re:Why not rate limit? (92 comments)

i see you've also had to deal with this plague. stupid juniper switches are unable to work as ntp clients only. as soon as you configure ntp settings, they reply to client requests. a few weeks ago, i learned this the hard way when all my switches suddenly became overloaded and all my bfd sessions started flapping.

about 2 months ago

Google Earth's New Satellites

greenfruitsalad Re:Continuous Image (118 comments)

they should call it an earth scanner. i wonder if it does OCR.

about 2 months ago

11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

greenfruitsalad Re:It doesn't matter. (180 comments)

and yet you are one of those people. i often see comments about swimming on full stomach here (i'd say from people who either don't swim or eat). if you want to know why it's stupid, eat and drink until you're full, go to bed, lie down on your belly and wait for a burp to come. if you don't barf, you're not human. to better simulate swimming, you should have somebody shake you at the same time.

BTW, I swim for an hour 4 times a week and have seen this full stomach swimming way too often. when you see a person suddenly stop and stand up in the middle of a pool, they're either burping (if they're quick) or swallowing sick.

about 2 months ago

Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers

greenfruitsalad Re:Hope this is what it seems (91 comments)

am i oblivious to something other people can see or is RedHat Inc a genuinely sympathetic company? i am simply unable to find anyting this company has done that would be even remotely evil, unfair or greedy.

about 2 months ago

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

greenfruitsalad wtf is wrong with people? (379 comments)

as a debian user i am puzzled by why this monstrosity was chosen instead of something that adheres to the 'do one thing and do it well' philosophy. why are we slowly turning gnu/linux into windows?

Zawinski's law: Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.

i propose we include an email client functionality now and be done with this horrible one-thing-breaks-all thing.

about 2 months ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

greenfruitsalad quality (526 comments)

i bought a dell machine for quality. i went for the expensive 'developer edition' 13 inch xps with ubuntu preinstalled and regretted it the day after it arrived. buzzing capacitors, sound card that cracks at 1000dB when it suspends or resumes (that's a few seconds after every single sound), really flimsy power connector that has no chance of lasting more than a few months and a touch screen that sometimes just doesn't work after a suspend.

about 2 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

greenfruitsalad Re:Why? (2219 comments)

this beta is the first usable slashdot design. i can finally clearly follow who replied to whom. search for a comment parent isn't a task for minutes. fuck alpha.

about 2 months ago

British Spies To Be Allowed To Break Speed Limit

greenfruitsalad Re:Now we're in trouble... (278 comments)

I don't think it's a trust thing, I believe it's to do with cost and danger self regulation. A car crash at 250 km/h doesn't need an ambulance, only a cleaning service and a token policeman to take a few photos. Also, it's like a sped up evolution: Idiots disappear rather quickly and permanently.

I for one, only pushed my car to its max once, got that urge out of my system and rarely exceeded 150 km/h after that.

about 3 months ago

Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released

greenfruitsalad Re:The Slashdot Beta needs to go. (51 comments)

it's because people who like it don't feel the need to post comments to unrelated discussions. i for one, despise the current look and look forward to having the new one as standard. then again, i would not want to impose it on people who hate it just because I like it. theme should be settable in account preferences.

about 4 months ago

Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

greenfruitsalad Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

i have nothing to hide, i use 'wall'

about 4 months ago


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