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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

jrumney Re: Packages can't be removed? (122 comments)

The last option would result in the current version remaining on user's machines. If a dependency for an update is not available, apt will hold the package back.

yesterday
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

jrumney Re:Did they make money on Surface? (108 comments)

Even more so when you consider the question of how many of those 1 million units, were "sold" to their marketing division to give away to NFL and others for promotional purposes.

yesterday
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Times have changed (155 comments)

I expect the predominant use pattern for editors (in a console) is to be fired up to quickly to edit a file, save and exit, e.g. to commit files in source control. Longer term activity has moved out to the desktop and editors / IDEs running there - the likes of Eclipse, Notepad++, Sublime Text, Gedit etc.

And since that was an issue with Emacs around 20 years ago, emacsclient exists, to load the file into an already running instance of Emacs, but otherwise act as a console editor is expected to (hanging around until the edit is finished). But on any modern machine, Emacs starts pretty much instantly with a warm cache, and in a couple of seconds at most with a cold cache, so starting Emacs for a quick edit really isn't the issue you think it is any more.

3 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Start rant here (155 comments)

...and if you'd looked at the preview, you'd have noticed that all it does is uses a fixed-width font , no indentation or line breaks as you'd expect when looking for a tag for formatting code samples.

4 days ago
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Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

jrumney Re:½mile == 1km? (47 comments)

They are extraterrestrial miles. Somewhere between a nautical mile and a terrestrial mile.

4 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Start rant here (155 comments)

Or if you work on projects with different coding styles, use a .dir-locals.el file:

((nil . ((tab-width . 4)
(c-line-comment-starter . "// ")))
(c-mode . ((c-file-style . "bsd")
(c-basic-offset . 4))))

PS: where's the help link that tells you what "allowed HTML tags" are for Slashdot comments? I'm sure there used to be one, and I'm sure you used to be able to format code properly.

4 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Start rant here (155 comments)

Or you can put it in .dir-locals.el to cover a whole directory (including subdirectories that don't override it).

4 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Start rant here (155 comments)

Emacs, like every other text editor I've ever seen, actually does (2). A tab character always indents to the next tab stop. By default, there is a tab stop every 8 characters. When all your tabs are at the start of a line, as is typical in a programming environment, the effect may look the same as (1), but try typing the following key sequence in Emacs, or any other editor which you think does (1), and see what the result is:

TAB x ENTER
SPACE TAB x

4 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

jrumney Re:Lost me because of Java (155 comments)

So, what you're saying is that you want to add a package manager?

The package manager was added back in 24.1. 24.4 makes it safe to use, by allowing packages to be digitally signed.

4 days ago
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Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

jrumney Re:SWF can be more compact than MP4 (57 comments)

French Erotic Film (SWF)

Perhaps as an indication of how irrelevant Flash has become, my first reaction to seeing that was - you misspelled NSFW.

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

jrumney Re: Oracle (146 comments)

Microsoft misused Suns trademark with clear intent to poison the pool of cross platform Java Applets that were the focus of Java at the time by encouraging developers to use Windows specific APIs. From the start, Google had its own ecosystem and called its VM Dalvik to differentiate it.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

jrumney Re:Wow (134 comments)

A big issue with security guards is licensing. It makes more sense to bring the janitorial staff under the company umbrella, unless California is happy with any old ex-con with a gun becoming a security guard and there aren't any licensing issues there.

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

jrumney Re: please no (423 comments)

Viking wines were made from berries, not grapes. So significantly less warm than "vineyards" might imply.

about three weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

jrumney Re:So where were the chili peppers? (276 comments)

And if the Vikings did explore the Americas, they would have done better to introduce some olives, right?

about three weeks ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

jrumney Re: What an asshole (305 comments)

On Brazil, you need to be care of flies landing on the typewriter and changing Tuttle to Buttle though.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

jrumney Re:Old issue (135 comments)

Adding DRM to a file is not circumventing the DRM. If anything, it was Real Network's DRM that was being circumvented by the conversion.

about three weeks ago
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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online

jrumney Re:Music Distribution 3.0 (29 comments)

I'm not sure if I'd call PSTN voice calls from the 1980's a "minimally lossy" format.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

jrumney Re:RealPlayer? Sigh... (135 comments)

I felt that way about iTunes at least 8 years ago.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

jrumney Re:RealPlayer? Sigh... (135 comments)

And China. Most pirated Chinese movies and TV shows are in RMVB format.

about three weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

jrumney Re:Old issue (135 comments)

Record company policies may have been the reason for Apple to use DRM in the first place, but it wasn't the reason they modified their syncing software every time a competitor managed to make their music compatible with that DRM.

about three weeks ago

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