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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0

hugortega Re:Another mobile operating system (75 comments)

True. Also, the world always needs options when talking about technology. This is the way we progress.

about 7 months ago

Can Older Software Developers Still Learn New Tricks?

hugortega Everybody can... (365 comments)

I know 20 years old guys who can learn nothing new, like lazy teenagers. The question is biased. Of course, there is a biological neural decay with age, but like any other muscle, the brain need exercise, and that don't depends on age but on attitude about life. If you like and enjoy to learn new things, you will enjoy that the whole life, that's a fact.

about a year ago

$5 Sensor Turns LCD Monitors Into Touchscreens

hugortega Two words (98 comments)

Gorilla Arm ... Well, more ... Why people still believe that desktop computers are good as a touch device? That makes no sense for me, specially because the ugly fingerprints hehe. I love to *work* on my dual head desktop because the speed of keyboard and big resolution. If I have to use a touch device, it's not for work and not on a desktop, really. Anyway, nice research, I have to say.

about a year ago

Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

hugortega Freedom... (815 comments)

What's the problem with that? Icaza is not a member of linux community since many years ago. He was an important fellow, but not anymore. Also, THIS IS A FREE WORLD, if he decided to change, he is completely free to do that. No problem, really. There always will be people, like me and *many* others, who enjoys the liberty of FOSS community. Everybody is free to use the OS of their choice.

about a year and a half ago

Minority Report's Legacy of Terrible Interfaces

hugortega The fly (1986 film) (305 comments)

The Telepod computer, best computer interface ever :) ... (siri sucks compared with that beautiful CLI hehehe)

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Analyze Twitter To Find Happiest Parts of the United States

hugortega I'm not using twitter... (160 comments)

so, am I on an undefined happiness state? I don't use facebook neither... so, am I a terrorist? ... according to many recent "studies".

about a year and a half ago

Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

hugortega Re:Laudable idea but... (505 comments)

Not only on bandwidth use, that's relative with today's speeds, but the fact that there are many people who just take and don't share nothing.

about a year and a half ago

Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

hugortega Laudable idea but... (505 comments)

people are abusive.

Anyway, from time to time I open my network on weekends when I'm not at home.

about a year and a half ago

Doom 3 Source Code: Beautiful

hugortega Not the best analysis (399 comments)

It's just a personal point of view about coding style... some things like vertical spacing using the braces (at the section "Doom does not waste vertical space") are just the opposite of a readable source code (just in my opinion, of course, as someone that makes a lot of source code reviews of other people)

about a year and a half ago

Tablet Shipments Will Finally Overtake Notebooks In 2013

hugortega Also a toy (66 comments)

That's because *many* children uses tablets as a toy... just do the math.

about a year and a half ago

Photo Tour of Google's Data Centers

hugortega Nice but... (88 comments)

Too much arrogance: "where the internet lives" (the internet lives even on my little server at my house) ... and also "you're accessing one of the most powerful server networks in the known Universe" (we "know" a very tiny part of the universe).

Anyway, nice photos and ugly GUI to show it.

about 2 years ago

Will Apple Vs Samsung Verdict Be Overturned?

hugortega Re:Android is a patent minefield (300 comments)

What this site really needs is an AI filter that sends all Samsung vs Apple news/comments directly to /dev/iamsickofthat

about 2 years ago

Samsung Unveils Windows Phone 8 Device and Android-Based Camera

hugortega wait... (179 comments)

the camera is white with rounded corners...

Hell patent system.

about 2 years ago

How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop

hugortega Free of choice (933 comments)

I'm very happy and productive with linux on my desktop (and dozens of servers).

I don't care if other people uses windows, mac or any other OS ... It's free of choice and everybody should have that freedom. Period.

ps. Yes, I use mac and windows on my job (yes, newest versions) but I prefer, by far, my linux with KDE desktop... for many reasons I don't want to explain, because everybody have reasons for their preferences, and that's perfectly fine.

about 2 years ago

Google Says Some Apple Inventions Are So Great They Should Be Shared

hugortega innovations, yes... ridiculous patents, yes (347 comments)

Of course there are innovations on many Apple products, but ALSO there are many obvious patents (such recent "invention" of scrollbars in touch screens that hide when no use). Imagine if someone many years ago decided to patent a kind of generic "wireless communication device".

more than 2 years ago

The PHP Singularity

hugortega Re:Good programmer = good PHP code (622 comments)

... and that's true for ANY other language. The main problem is about bad developers, not bad languages.

more than 2 years ago

Are Open-Source Desktops Losing Competitiveness?

hugortega Re:Love KDE (663 comments)

Love KDE too (y) ...

more than 2 years ago

Are Open-Source Desktops Losing Competitiveness?

hugortega Re:NO !! NEVER WERE !! (663 comments)

Am I the only one who doesn't see that as a problem?

No, you're not alone. Fortunately for many linux users.

Average users who don't want to learn new things about their systems are already well represented. They have several good options. What's so wrong with an OS for those who like learning and want to understand how the system works?

That's exactly what I say to many people: If you are comfortable with their current desktop, don't switch, because you will finish trying to mimic things. Linux desktops are not for everybody, but for people who enjoy to learn and understand things in deep. If you don't like to learn, linux is not for you, period. For me, linux has been a fantastic learning experience for almost 10 years. Not only linux itself, but many technical details about software, algorithms, hardware low level protocols, and a huge list of interesting things. What's the problem with an OS that motivates that?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

hugortega I'm running KDE too (818 comments)

And please, KDE is not a windows clone, if people say that clearly they are not using KDE since years. Of course, there are themes of community trying to mimic windows look, but that is another history, and part of the power of KDE.

KDE is a really good Desktop environment, with a lot of good things for power users... I mean, a *lot* of customizations options, which is not good for everybody, but IS a big difference for many others. But, at the end, the most important thing is that people feel comfortable with their own desktop environment, whatever the name is. Be free is, also, let others be free.

more than 2 years ago

My primary phone runs ...

hugortega Re:Harmattan on N9 (400 comments)

Meego is a great product... I love my N9 too

more than 2 years ago



Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Olympic Games

hugortega hugortega writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hugortega (721079) writes "The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOCâ(TM)s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid's 32 in the final round of voting."
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