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Dell Ad Says Windows 8.1 Apps Will Run On Xbox One

kernelistic Re:Welcome to last May (148 comments)

Hah! I see what you did there!

about a year ago

China Has a Massive Windows XP Problem

kernelistic Re:xp still works (520 comments)

Windows 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.11, 9x & ME were indeed built on top of DOS, but NT certainly wasn't! DOS on NT actually runs in NTVDM. DPMI (32-bit DOS) is also emulated through thunking to NT APIs.

For the uninitiated, Dave Cutler joined Microsoft in 1988 as a design lead for NT, long after Windows 1.0 was out. This chap also happens to have been instrumental in the design of VMS at DEC from 1975 to 1988. His Wikipedia bio is quite interesting.

about a year ago

HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

kernelistic FAIL! (566 comments)

The word "its" is possessive, as in:
The chimpanzee scratched its head.

"it's" is a contraction of "it is".

It appears as if your sentence should have read:
Sadly as slashdot has no edit function available in its interface, it's a pointless exercise.

FTFY, and as AC said, please try and make an effort. Thank you! ;-)

about a year ago

HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

kernelistic Re:Makes sense (566 comments)

I'm in the same boat in terms of diagnosis tools. You may already know this: PuTTY supports opening both telnet and raw TCP sessions.

The awesome thing about HTTP is its extensibility but changing to a binary protocol may make compat an interesting thing. I am interested in knowing how clients in particular are expected to operate when talking to 1.1 only servers.

about a year ago

Facebook Home Flagship Phone, HTC First, May Be Discontinued

kernelistic Re:Facebook is dying (192 comments)

Should we cue in the "Facebook is dying" jokes?

about a year ago

BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones

kernelistic Re:Um? (173 comments)

Where are my mod points, when I need them?

about a year ago

One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police

kernelistic Re:Holy crap! (1109 comments)

... and hide your husbands!

about a year and a half ago

Sony Launches Internet Service Offering Twice the Speed of Google Fiber

kernelistic Re:And it's in Japan (268 comments)

The glass itself is cheap - With decently-sized orders, you can get a 1 km run for under $75. The majority of the costs are manpower to string the stuff to poles (or run it through manholes), do splices and OTDR signal levels along the way. Besides higher population density, Japan has an added "advantage" of having lower median income, which is likely to translate into lower labor costs for installation...

about a year and a half ago

If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

kernelistic Re:Standard upgradeable form factor parts (591 comments)

Laptop OEMs have been fighting this kind of thing for years because it eats into their bottom line. Apple seems to be the worst offender: Their "Retina" MacBook Pros offer locked multipliers, no mini-pcie bays, a proprietary flash storage interface and non-upgradable memory. Unfortunately, it's "in" to be like Apple and other OEMs are starting to follow suit.

about a year and a half ago

Shorter '.uk' Domain Name Put On Ice

kernelistic Well, WHOIS says... (110 comments)


about a year and a half ago

Minix 3.2.1 Released

kernelistic Re:Is this a serious OS? (107 comments)

Sorry for being pedantic, but your "C" example declares Pythagoras() as returning a float yet you cast the return value of sqrt() to int. As it seems that your intent was to truncate, you should use floor() instead of relying on casting hacks.

about a year and a half ago

Slashdot Anniversary: Ann Arbor, MI, US

kernelistic Re:A2 Party (132 comments)

I was going to suggest Ashley's! Nice ambiance and excellent beer selection! I don't know if they'd up for hosting a 100+ people party... :)

more than 6 years ago


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