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Ask slashdot: Which 100+ User Virtualization Solution Should I Use?

larppaxyz Re:Hyper-V or vSphere. (191 comments)

I have some experience with Hyper-V 2012. It's useless when scaled to run more than few virtual machines. There are issues that cause data corruption on hosts when doing migrations (yes, there is ticket open about that, been open for 8 months now without fix). SystemCenter requires silverlight and there are plenty of smaller issues. Linux support is close to a joke too.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

larppaxyz Ubuntu (965 comments)

What ever you decide to do, please don't do Ubuntu.

about a year and a half ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

larppaxyz Question to Slashdot tech (384 comments)

New mobile site really doesn't work on desktop browsers, but it does load articles and i can see what it's all about.

Now my question is, what makes it so hard to make it? I think i could create something like this with jQuery Mobile or Sencha in few days (or less). Why did you choose to start from scratch and now spend days and days to fix bug's like touch events and differences beetween browsers? You could spend most of your time to simply polish and make it look like yours if you chose to use UI libraries that are already available.

about a year and a half ago
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150 Copyright Notices For Mega

larppaxyz Re:zzzzzz (199 comments)

Yes, what makes whole Mega thing interesting? Free storage? History of Mr. Dot? I would never upload anything to that service.

about a year and a half ago
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Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami

larppaxyz GTA V trailer (1130 comments)

Graphics and voice acting still need work.

about a year and a half ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

larppaxyz Well that's great (501 comments)

I just got Kingston 128GB SSD for my ultrabook and it was only 80 euros (around $100).

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Tweaking Radeon Drivers To Reduce Frame Latency Spikes

larppaxyz Re:Bullshit; OP is right. (105 comments)

Well. Tell us about it then. Because i too think that when workload changes, so does FPS.

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

larppaxyz Re:stupid observation... (909 comments)

I would like to add that thet are available in ANY retail store that sells anything related to tools. Common sizes are 8mm, 10mm and 12mm for example.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?

larppaxyz Re:Shouldn't even want to virtualise everything. (320 comments)

Heck, a soekris or an alix board will do.

I know this is not related, but failure rate for soekris boards are close to 100% in three years. I'm not sure if problem is with power unit that they use, but very soon everything starts to fail and magic smoke comes out of soekris.

about 2 years ago
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HTC Losing Ground Faster Than RIM or Nokia

larppaxyz Re:HTC is part of Via (280 comments)

Why do you think VIA only produced crap? I only remember one bad chipset from them.

about 2 years ago
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If I could print 1 replacement organ ...

larppaxyz Re:Liver (544 comments)

Getting help from real doctor could have helped too.

about 2 years ago
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Electronic Retailers In Europe Now Required To Take Back Old Goods

larppaxyz Re:Already in place in Sweden? (162 comments)

Now I might be wrong here but memory serves that in Sweden the retailers are forced to accept a return of old equipment of the same kind when you purchase a new one. My google-fu right now has failed me so I can't find a reference.

I might be that what was optional now will be mandatory and different countries could already have this in effect.

More googling suggests that this is how it is. /C

Mandatory in Finland also, can't recall how many years already. But it's not just that, you can also take your old electronics to local dump and recycle them for free. This also works for all other household item's that can be recycled, like old car batteries. No reason to throw them into river or park at night.

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

larppaxyz Re:You don't say... (245 comments)

And when using just digital output, there is no difference at all anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Should Developers Support Windows Phone 8?

larppaxyz Windows 8 on tablet (345 comments)

I'm running Windows 8 preview edition on my old Atom tablet. Metro works really well and i was amazed that it works with just 1GB of RAM (sure, more would be better). There are still some things missing, but it's very fast and way how apps are designed, makes it easy to port them for WP8 devices. I'm not big fan of Microsoft, but they could be on to something this time..

more than 2 years ago
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HP Shows Off Power Over Ethernet Thin Client

larppaxyz Re:Raspberry Pi (202 comments)

I didn't read your reply, but that was just the information i needed.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Shows Off Power Over Ethernet Thin Client

larppaxyz Raspberry Pi (202 comments)

I didn't read article, summary or even comments, but i would like to know how well Raspberry Pi would work as thin client?

more than 2 years ago
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Phoronix Confirms GNU/Linux Steam and Source Engine Clients

larppaxyz New console (324 comments)

I think this is all part of Valve releasing their own console in next few years. Yes it runs Linux.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Feed Africa?

larppaxyz Solution (592 comments)

Birth control.

more than 2 years ago
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France's Bold Drunk-Driving Legislation - Every Car To Carry a Breathalyzer

larppaxyz Misleading title (706 comments)

Article says they require $2 self test kit in every car. Well, here in Finland, they are actually thinking of installing device to car that would not allow car engine to run unless you regulary (15 min -> few hours) test your alcohol level. This device needs to be installed in EVERY car, new and old.

more than 2 years ago
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Secret UK Network Hunts GPS Jammers

larppaxyz Re:Is it illegal yet? (228 comments)

I'm told that it's legal to own jamming device in UK, but using it is illegal.

more than 2 years ago

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Fullscreen applications or window managers?

larppaxyz larppaxyz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

larppaxyz (1333319) writes "Going back in time, when 14" displays and 1024x768 resolution were big deal we really didn't have choice but to run our applications fullscreen/maximized. You just could not fit enough text and UI elements to small window. Displays and resolutions got better and we still are running our browsers, text editors and utilities maximized. Our mobile phones and tablets have UI's that are minimalistic with big and clear buttons and common tasks are replaced with gestures. Is this trend coming to desktop computer UI's also? Do you like old school window managers more than full screen applications? Does it feel easier to just switch current application instead on moving around windows? Is it just issue with our current window managers we are using (or not using)? What does this all mean to UI desing in future?"

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