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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

justforgetme Re: In what way did that make any sense? (205 comments)

Not to forget that pretty much every native app that connects to the Internet loads up user data to company servers. Which makes the passive security arguments for native apps an uneducated suggestion.

It really just boils down to performance and integration. If you need a 3d engine then yes, go as native as possible. Even the "new features that aren't supported by the embedded browsers" argument looses ground since you can implement hybrid apps with native blobs in many cases. But as always in the industry you have to also make due with the talent you have got. If you or you team are objective c ninjas the you will implement an ios app or have to ditch the team.

about a year ago
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The Web Won't Be Safe Or Secure Until We Break It

justforgetme Re:Uh... (180 comments)

Which is something that people could do for a very long time with stuff like firefox.
Hell, in the last years (don't recall when exactly) firefox even made it a "framework", prism or what it is called, so you can create stand alone applications out of websites. You can even set rules about where the browser can go!

Am I missing something?

about 2 years ago
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Biology Help Desk: Volume Seven

justforgetme Re:I do (19 comments)

First off, thanks for having these journal entries, very inspiring reads always.

Once the subject is on Brain Infrastructure and perception, relating to higher intelligence I would like to ask:
Leonard Susskind (A very smart theoretical physicist, one of the fathers of string theory) famously said that "We are all victims of our neural architecture." refering to the difficulty human beings have to natively visualize/comprehend higher dimensionality space (4+ dimensional space).

What circumstances would aid an alien organism to be aware of higher dimensioallities?

thanks!

about 2 years ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

justforgetme Re:And this is why (946 comments)

If it leads to vendor GPU drivers being developed in the open then I'm in!

Why were you upset again?

about 2 years ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

justforgetme Re:Pay what you want? Not quite. (103 comments)

No, not at all actually. People will ever only notice the big fat letters printed on the confirmation dialogue so as long that one is a decimal number you are sure that:
A) people will be warned of the amount they are preparing to donate
B) nerds will be reassured that their esoteric formula got actually accepted by the thick goggled accountant.

Also if you had any success in that sort of stuff you learn to double check with insane donations, because that is the smart money way anyway.

about 2 years ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

justforgetme Re:Pay what you want? Not quite. (103 comments)

No I don't. Sorry to burst your bubble there but what were you thinking about?
Obviously you aren't dealing with that sort of data on the payment framework, everything is frontend. So where exactly lies the trouble?

about 2 years ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

justforgetme Re:Pay what you want? Not quite. (103 comments)

IMO they should, as a nerd backed enterprise, have build at least a basic parser for simple formulas into the payment system. nothing fancy obviously you need to get a float to the payment op but doing some simple parsing and supporting predefined constants (pi,fi, e) can be easily done even from the frontend.

about 2 years ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

justforgetme Re:I'm a gamer at heart (103 comments)

Because obviously Paolo Bacigalupi sucks sooooo sooo badly....
Ah, slashdot cowards making me use the keyboard...

about 2 years ago
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Intel Debuts Clover Trail For Tablets, Launches New Atom Inside

justforgetme Re:Hmmm... (88 comments)

Interesting. So since they went XXL on the die size anyway why didn't they again also upgrade the memory controller to finally support more than 2Gb of ram? I mean they dream of people using IDEs and whatnot on those tablets.

about 2 years ago
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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws From UN

justforgetme Re:Message to the intolerant (957 comments)

For a moment I thought the goal was to make himself look like a fuzzy fuzzy fungus.

about 2 years ago
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Huge Diamond Deposits Revealed In Russia

justforgetme Re:And how will this (243 comments)

3.1. Announce it woldwide and start frenetically building extraction mines
3.2. Watch the prices of diamonds tumble while you build the extraction mines due to other providers making sellout contracts to insure buyers
3.3. Buy an shitload of diamonds at reduced price and demolish the extraction mines
4. sell the diamonds once prices get restored for a profit

about 2 years ago
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Google Blocks 'Innocence of Muslim' Video In Indonesia and India

justforgetme Re:What happened to freedom of speech (484 comments)

Well, when has the US senate or any other form of government ever been correlated with honesty?

about 2 years ago
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Spoken Commands Crash Bank Phone Lines

justforgetme Re:Good (178 comments)

I wasn't talking about randomly mashing the buttons, but just trying to find the menu that does what you want without any success because it doesn't exist. Leading to the aforementioned every possible combination

about 2 years ago
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Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology

justforgetme Re:Visualizing The Scale (94 comments)

It's pretty far also :-(

about 2 years ago
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Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology

justforgetme Re:Aliens? (94 comments)

42

about 2 years ago
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Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology

justforgetme It's a hidden message! (94 comments)

No, it just implies that you have to go 250MLY that way.

about 2 years ago
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Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology

justforgetme Re:Aliens? Probably. (94 comments)

...an argument often, rightly made here on earth.

about 2 years ago

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Is Meego being slowly led out the back door?

justforgetme justforgetme writes  |  about 3 years ago

justforgetme writes "I don't know why this hasn't been mentioned on /. (or maybe I just missed it) but it looks like Intel is backing of it's investment into the meego OS.
This story coupled with Intel's silence, about the matter the last few months, raise questions about whether the last alternative OS to the iDroid combo will actually see the light of day on the consumer market."

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