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The Art of the Animated GIF

juuri Well this is a new low. (129 comments)

Good fucking job slashdot, could you seriously get any worse? YES.

Linking to Gawker? After all the negative stories here about their thieving? Lack of ethics? And holy fuck what an abomination of web design?

Does anyone at slashdot really care at all anymore? It's been fashionable to say the site has been getting worse, since, say the second(?) wipe of UIDs. But seriously guys and girls this site is as relevant as the tech section on cnn. I keep coming back, in the hopes that someone, anyone, will start caring again and work on making slashdot worth something, but every time I do it is like expecting Lucas to not fucking rape our childhood dreams again for some more cash.

You guys should seriously be ashamed of yourselves.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Remove Samba From OS X 10.7 Because of GPLv3

juuri Re:Closed ecosystem (1075 comments)

No, it goes far deeper than that. Apple picked up Jordan Hubbard who was basically the only reason FreeBSD existed for a while there thanks to his efforts. They've added more BSD background peoples since.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon, Rackspace Add New Cloud Capabilities

juuri Re:SQL Server has entered the building (45 comments)

You are doing it wrong if you want to use MS SQL server on dynamic virtual servers.

There are far better SQL and NoSQL solutions for such instances, not everything is a hammer.

about 4 years ago

Apple's $1 Billion Data Center Mystery

juuri Re:I call BS (244 comments)

A factory is nothing like a world class data center when it comes to building materials, cooling, power, networking, interior.

One billion seems high, but this is probably the cost for both centers and everything else. World class data centers are expensive to put up with a per foot charge that would terrify most people, why do you think so few companies actually build their own?

more than 4 years ago

Dropbox 1.0 Finally Released

juuri Re:Impenetrable (307 comments)

If you would do a little research before opening your mouth, you would see what their value is.

HINT: Integration.

more than 4 years ago

Dropbox 1.0 Finally Released

juuri Re:Impenetrable (307 comments)

As I said earlier in this thread... if you don't know what dropbox is, you are way behind the leading curve.

This can be good or bad depending on how you are ;).

more than 4 years ago

Dropbox 1.0 Finally Released

juuri Re:And what does it do? (307 comments)

No, if you didn't know what dropbox is, it essentially means you are moving on a slower plane of technological adoption.

Sorry, but dropbox is known through the valley and every other hot spot of tech startups.

more than 4 years ago

A Mind Made From Memristors

juuri Re:Artificial Brains? (320 comments)

Let's continue this out even further. What if consciousness is an emergent property of a heavily quantum entangled system (ie our brain). What happens when the forces bound into our xyzt plane of existence are rendered useless to the continuation of your life, your soul, but leaves the entanglements in dimensions 5-11 proposed by m-theory?

Things gonna' get messy 'round here!

more than 4 years ago

New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued

juuri Re:Pardon my language and lack of depth, but.. (799 comments)

^ this a hundred times.

I have tons of trouble convincing my friends out of country that the US isn't the one portrayed on television and there are very, very, distinct differences in culture even only a few hundred miles apart. Some parts of the country actively HATE other parts and where it not for our central government would have nothing to do with each other.

I'm out in California after much time in the East and would completely love it if California where to leave the union. Those americans are crazy!

more than 3 years ago

Good Database Design Books?

juuri slashdont. (291 comments)

Make the data type as precise as possible.

Now, try to make it more precise.

Indexes are like friends, you can have too many.

Don't do * querys.

If user MYSQL do everything in a view.

more than 4 years ago

Knuth Got It Wrong

juuri Re:Knuth didn't get anything wrong (298 comments)

What's troubling to me about this article is it reads like this guy hasn't been paying attention for quite a while.

Squid is his use case to beat? Has he been in any high performance app stack in the past five years?

Squid... really?

more than 4 years ago

Six More Tech Cults

juuri Re:Haskell... (179 comments)

I'd imagine it was a job that required changing part of a prolog gui environment... right?

more than 4 years ago

Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

juuri Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (384 comments)

All the experiences and memories you had of playing the game.

Even physical goods are temporary.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

juuri Re:oops! (716 comments)

False, Android has overtaken the iPhone for one quarter.

Here's a good reality check on the size of the platforms. The OpenFeint gaming network for iPhone/iPod has more users than there are Android handsets in existence.

And in the long run open platforms do much better? How so? Huh? Look I've been using linux since kernel .96 and FreeBSD since the original PORT, but these sort of statements make no sense. They are nebulous and "weasel statements".

more than 4 years ago

10 Tips For Boosting Network Performance

juuri There is a reason for leased lines... (256 comments)

... and if you think it is about latency you are mildly retarded, as are the writers of this general knowledge article.

Leased lines in general have better SLAs but that isn't even much of a point anymore as they cheaper products "claim" to have similar ones. The difference here is how good is that business class dsl/fiber support at 2am? What are the odds they are actually going to be willing to send someone out to the telco closet right away if there is an issue? You buy leased lines because you need *real* support of the SLAs... not this, "well we were down for 5 hours, so how about we credit you a day off!" bullshit.

It's really scary for what passes for "good advice" these days.

more than 4 years ago

10 Tips For Boosting Network Performance

juuri Re:Backup to tape? (256 comments)

You sound like someone who has never been responsible for long term backup storage. Stuff isn't just thrown on a tape and stored offsite for years. Responsible DR requires you to constantly be shifting all your long term storage onto new methods, constantly. You wouldn't have MDF hard drives with valuable data on them, or even legacy data as all that data should have been MOVED and VERIFIED onto current media.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Turbo Boost vs. AMD Turbo Core Explained

juuri Re:A better explanation (198 comments)

What I find interesting is that the current OS most people use, with the exception of
some RealTime and big iron custom dealies are still built in such a monolithic way that
it becomes more "profitable" to the user experience to still ramp up single cores as
opposed to having most cores running at the same speed.

With the exception of some high demand apps like games, extensive math apps,
and stuff that could or should be offloaded to GPUs desktop OS don't need a VERY
fast single core, they instead need lots of equal cores with fast context switch times
coming from the OS.

For example the fastest core in Win7/OSX for a desktop should be the one handling
the UI but it doesn't need to be THAT much faster than anything else. Instead all the
tiny little apps need to be sent around to as many different cores as possible when
they aren't multithreaded... unfortunately none of the current schedulers are that great
at this in consumer land. Even worse the kernels can have so much locked in that
you end up with lots of things stuck on a single core that could exist elsewhere.

Such a shame that true mach never got the switch times down because of the
huge separation in "drivers" or "kernel features". QNX definitely got this right,
but they never took multicores seriously, perhaps it is a much harder problem than
I am assuming.

more than 4 years ago

Why Aren't SSD Prices Going Down?

juuri Re:Question (249 comments)

I like your thinking, just how much data could we cram in one of those old full height scsi drive bays!

more than 4 years ago

Is OS/2 Coming Back?

juuri Re:Ahhh OS2. (432 comments)

AC is correct, 487 was added later on.

more than 4 years ago



Dancing with the St... er Birds!

juuri juuri writes  |  more than 5 years ago

juuri writes "A recent NPR article speaks about the consensus created among scientists that birds actually dance to music. While this makes them somewhat unique in the animal world, as only three animals are now known to dance by verifiable proofs, what struck me more was that this was the first time YouTube had helped make a new scientific understanding. Given the explosive growth of uploading videos and people watching them, what other new understandings and popular misconceptions will be proven or disproved due to this emerging media?"

Cry no more early Apple adopters!

juuri juuri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

juuri (7678) writes "The mighty Steve has perched himself on high and decided to give you all 100 Apple Fun Bucks! This is a scary trend if even the infallible are willing to listen to the mighty masses. Personally (as an early adopter) I didn't understand what the stink was about, you paid a price you apparently felt fair for a product, Steve's assertation yesterday that, "(this) is tech..." was right on the money!"
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