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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

heson Re:Same as it's been forever. (303 comments)

The systemd haters are not the doers they are the talkers, so you will hear a lot of systemd hate but see a lot of systemd integration.
Get over it, let the meritocracy of open source work its pace.

Put up or shut up!

about 2 months ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

heson Re: So.... (170 comments)

No thats not the Fedora way. The Fedora way is replacing working feature filled software with buggy software that barely solves the mandatory features just because it has some cool new feature. Then they push a gazillion man hours into that crap until it becomes very good and then replaces it when users starts to love it.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

heson Re:+ operator for string concat? (729 comments)

Yes "clever" operator overloading comes up high in my list.
Scripting languages are full of it like in Pike: str/" " Divide a string by space to get an array of the words.
But I dislike it way more when operator overloading abuse is done in user code than when it is a language construct.

about 3 months ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

heson Re:question (100 comments)

You only need to save the seed for the pseudo random number generator and the world will look exactly the same every time you re-generate it.

about 6 months ago
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Functional 3D-Printed Tape Measure

heson Re:meh (134 comments)

I like the tape measure choice.
It shows how advanced constructions you can do, and the limitations of such advanced constructions. As I understand it, it is fully functional right out of the printer. This is a little bit more advanced than "possible" but thats why it is cool.

about 9 months ago
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Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web

heson Re:More than that... (73 comments)

What is the lag on edits? Sharepoint is not usable for conference call editing as it takes too long for the edits to propagate to all participants. Googledocs is great, often quicker than screen sharing. What other alternatives are there and are they quick?

1 year,1 day
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Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

heson Re:Canonical might suck... (362 comments)

Upstars solves some problems with sysv, but includes a whole array of new ones. Systemd solves almost all problems with few new ones, except for all the parts that is not implemented yet. Systemd is a mess for novices to use and understand, the helper tools are not as good as they should be.

about a year ago
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Beer Fridge Caught Interfering With Cellular Network

heson Re:G'DAY MATE (231 comments)

Light spread, you are not kidding, graphene is thick compared to the thikness I apreciate.

about a year and a half ago
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German Ministry of Education Throws Away PCs For 190,000 € Due To Infection

heson Re:Money well spent (347 comments)

... followed by the tedious process of downloading and waiting for update after update to install, then installing virus and security software, "productivity suites" and any other software that they need, each likely to have its own updates...

Who the hell would do that if they got more than a few machines, update the frekkin image, then clone. Follow up with some polish.

about a year and a half ago
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BlackBerry CEO: Tablet Market Is Dying

heson Re:Not that old chestnut (564 comments)

[citation needed].
I have never seen any reasonably creative use except for musical toys on pads. Please post examples.

about a year and a half ago
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Salesforce, a Pillow Maker and a $125k AmEx Bill

heson Re:What? (228 comments)

So that they can ask you for late fee if you miss a payment, instead of just adding interest.

about a year and a half ago
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Coelacanth Genome Sequenced

heson Re:An obvious extrapolation... (82 comments)

That said, it's not like the ocean is dominated by coelecanth, so it doesn't mean they've reached optimality or anything. Just that they're good enough to continue reproducing and surviving.

I would say that their genes are stuck in a local maxima where they can't evolve. Any mutation dies off or are so different that they leave the area and become a new species.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Unwanted But Official Security Probes?

heson Re:Is this not your local net police? (238 comments)

I would fear what unforseen bugs the pen testing causes (database gioing down, queries cut short etc) bugs that are good to find but absolutely not in a production environment. Dangeorus in a hospital enviroment.
I would send their packets to a honeypot machine (possible with less security for the giggles) to get more information about the "attac".
In reality they are probably just running foundstone or some other security suite.

about a year and a half ago
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Comparing the C++ Standard and Boost

heson Re:C-like C++ is the way to go (333 comments)

Read Stroustrup, code C++ the right way. (i.e C extended by the possibilities of c++, opposed to schoolbook object oriented language with a tendency to over complicate)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

heson Re:try a foreign language (561 comments)

Tried that, but I now know too much German to not sing along, maybe I need to change language.

about 2 years ago
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OnLive's Epic Plan For a New Type of Video Game

heson Re:Not constrained (137 comments)

Correct, and they aim for the wrong type of latency demanding games. To survive they must go for games that can handle bad latency. OnLive has a huge potential but only if they stop selling an impossible product and start going for achievable goals.

Guess: They have sold a lie to investors and are stuck in it.

about 2 years ago

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American inquisition

heson heson writes  |  more than 9 years ago Its said that nobody expects the spanish counterpart. Its fifty years since the communist witch hunt, some years since the antiwar one, ill bet something big is on its way, but how will "THEY" sell it to the american public.

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