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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

gshegosh Re:Sigh... (787 comments)

I don't think he's meant to threaten Ukraine. He's meant to threaten NATO and UE. "If you intervene, I'll use nukes".

about two weeks ago

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

gshegosh Re:Flip the switch (247 comments)

How can one tell between finding an exploit in a simulated universe and finding a previously unknown nature law in a real universe?

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

gshegosh Re:Fantastic! Open sourcing will make pwning easie (136 comments)

Two things.

One - shit obviously happens in closed source world, Windows has a looong security history for instance. Security by obscurity is not something that will work.

Two - if you are so much afraid of IoT, just don't plug your toaster to your WiFi. If someone does that, they open themselves to sliced bread attacks on their own peril. You are not forced to do so.

about 2 months ago

Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

gshegosh Re:Ocean garbage patches? (139 comments)

Does such tanker have to be fast and/or work day and night? I could imagine one solar- and wind- powered. A fleet of such tankers might clean up the ocean slowly but steady, providing a constant "stream" of plastic fuel.

about 3 months ago

X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

gshegosh Re:Sun Lab in '87 (204 comments)

RPI? Those raspberry pis everywhere get on my nerves ;)

about 3 months ago

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

gshegosh Re:What about reliability? (113 comments)

So it seems they basically obtain their speed levels by redirecting writes to /dev/null and/or /dev/random? ;-)

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

gshegosh Code (352 comments)

Every programmer should read code. Bad code and good code. To learn how to do things and how to not do things.

about 4 months ago

Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

gshegosh Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

What about the freedom of hundreds of employees to feel uncomfortable working for someone who is advocating against you?

I'm sorry, but this is just the way life is. You don't always work for nice people and if it bothers you -- usually YOU switch jobs, not them.
In my opinion, Eich stepping down is quite honorable even though I might not agree with his world view.

about 5 months ago

Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

gshegosh "pay a monthly fee to listen to whatever you want" (323 comments)

Unless you're from a country that only gets "we don't want your money because you're not from USA, UK nor Germany, go fuck yourself" message.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

gshegosh Re:s3 (168 comments)

I second ownCloud. It's got a decent dropbox-like desktop syncing tool, too. Just buy a cheapo VPS or root server somewhere, install ownCloud and be done.

about 7 months ago

Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right

gshegosh Re:We are not an audience (150 comments)

How ironic that the quote at the bottom of Slashdot says now

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

gshegosh Re:Over a decade (246 comments)

"declining quality of the Linux desktop"? Funny, I've been using Linux as my main desktop OS since 2004 and I've noticed a tremendous betterment of its quality over these years.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

gshegosh Paid alternative (731 comments)

I'd love an online service that I'd charge occasionally with some money and when I go to a site that pays its bills via ads, it is paid from my account that $0,001 and all the ads are hidden.
Since no one seems to want my money enough to come up with a solution like that -- I keep using AdBlock. I won't buy anything because of those ugly ads, anyway.

about 8 months ago

Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer

gshegosh Re:Google. An Advertising Company. (170 comments)

I don't think they have just one monopoly product. Sure, search is huge. But what about Android. What about advertisement potential of data gathered through Analytics. What about Apps and App Engine? Or even the infamous Plus. They have numerous products that are quite successful and that not all of their products are like that? It's a good thing they're trying new ideas out.

about 8 months ago

No. of vehicle license types I hold:

gshegosh Re:2, of any kind? (312 comments)

Probably the same place, I land with one land and one for boats.

about 8 months ago

Google's Latest Machine Vision Breakthrough

gshegosh Per object memory (113 comments)

20GB per 100000 objects is 209kB per object. Don't know what resolution each image was, but I think 200kB is quite small.

about a year ago



Ask Slashdot: Indoor Positioning Systems - what op

gshegosh gshegosh writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gshegosh writes "We have been approached by a customer that needs positioning inside their factory which is about 5000 square meters big. They require 30cm precision. What options are there if it comes to ready-to-use products? We've been considering WiFi fingerprinting but it seems it doesn't have enough precision, using RFID in turn demands putting a few dozen thousand tags all around the factory. Have you heard of any solutions to this problem?"

Linux Mint 12 tries to appeal to users disappointe

gshegosh gshegosh writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gshegosh writes "The disappointed part of Ubuntu and Gnome user community is quite vocal. Both Unity and Gnome Shell break "compatibility" with user old habits of having window-oriented, customizable desktop environment instead of Apple-style app-oriented, locked one.
There are some that try to hold on to Gnome 2 (there's even a fork) but it will get harder while time passes by and more and more applications use GTK3.
Linux Mint developers have recently revealed that they are working on extensions that will make new Gnome look and feel more traditional way. Will it make disgruntled users happy? Will Mint replace Ubuntu as #1 distribution? I for one am sure going to try it out."

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