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Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0

lavaforge Re:Concurrency (159 comments)

Is it really the language's job to bake that in? Akka should run on Ceylon without much issue, unless they've really changed things since I last looked at it.

about a year ago

NRA Launches Pro-Lead Website

lavaforge Re:Our zeitgeist (780 comments)

I'm pretty sure that if a bullet is interacting with your brain, long term development is going to be low on the list of things you have to worry about.

about a year and a half ago

jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

lavaforge IE Version Code Breakdown? (250 comments)

Does anyone here have enough knowledge of the JQuery codebase to say how the IE-specific cruft breaks down by version?

IE6 is a monstrosity; that's pretty much a given, and IE7 isn't great either. I could see dropping support for both of those being a big win in terms of cleaning up the codebase. That said, how much do they gain by dropping IE8 as well? It was only released 3 years ago.

more than 2 years ago

Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

lavaforge Re:Oracle and Java (372 comments)

90% of the time you're right, but there are a few bugs in the JVM with regard to Windows vs Linux filesystems that will bite you the first time you see them.

I've also run into issues with Windows-only memory leaks in the JAI libraries when using JPEG-compressed TIFFs.

You're right that it's generally fine.

about 3 years ago

Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

lavaforge Re:Oracle and Java (372 comments)

As long as you don't touch the filesystem or try to do anything with graphics I've found this to be true as well.

about 3 years ago

Adobe To Donate Flex SDK To Open Source Community

lavaforge Player? (158 comments)

Will this include player components? As it stands, the span of usefulness for the SDK is going to be limited if there isn't a player to run the output.

more than 3 years ago

Netflix Announces Streaming Only Plans and Higher Prices for DVDs

lavaforge Will be cancelling, any competitors? (488 comments)

I'll be cancelling my subscription this Fall.

Between the horrible UI rewrite, the shrinking streaming selection, and now a price hike, Netflix no longer offers enough value to be worth the money.

Anybody know of competitors? Amazon's streaming service looks kind of interesting.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

lavaforge Re:Newpapers? (601 comments)

I'm sorry to deflate your rage-boner, but the "or" clause in that language means that either of those criteria can cause a ban.

Given that "encourage and enable" is overly broad, and could, in fact, relate to any source of information, the original question still stands.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

lavaforge Newpapers? (601 comments)

Most DUI checkpoints are published in newspapers ahead of time.

Will Apple also be banning newspaper apps?

more than 3 years ago

GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

lavaforge Muddy Line (926 comments)

If I'm reading this right, it would be a breach of your rights if your car was in an enclosed garage, or if you had a fence around your yard.

What about a carport?

What about a keep out sign?

Where do you draw the line on this one, if not using the traditionally assumed legal boundary of the property line?

more than 4 years ago

Failed Games That Damaged Or Killed Their Companies

lavaforge VtM:B (397 comments)

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines was another game that killed the company. There's even an interview about it somewhere here on Slashdot.

Apparently it went way over budget, was laden with game breaking bugs, and had copy protection problems.

It's a shame, really, because the last 5 years of fan patching have made it kind of enjoyable.

about 5 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

lavaforge DNS Problems (1231 comments)

Coming in late to the conversation, but what the hey.

The biggest thing I've noticed so far is that DNS lookup in the default install is CRAZY slow for me. I've read some posts about blacklisting the ip6 module or changing the name resolving order, but I'd rather not use a temporary workaround that's incompatible with whatever fix they eventually choose to implement. The bug is here, by the way: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/417757

Other than that, I've noticed instability in Flash, some general UI unresponsiveness, and a (now fixed) bug in the update manager that would throw up a kernel oops message.

It sure is pretty, though.

more than 5 years ago

Robotic Mold

lavaforge Tagging the story? (118 comments)

How do you put a "Shoggoth" tag onto a story? This sounds like something straight out of "At the Mountains of Madness".

more than 5 years ago

10 Business Lessons I Learned From Playing D&D

lavaforge Wisdom (257 comments)

What other wisdom have you gained from your time sequestered with various RPGs?

No matter how clever the idea sounds, livestock never fixes anything.

more than 5 years ago

Teachers Need an Open Source Education

lavaforge Re:Helios Blog Entry Is Crap! (440 comments)

It's actually a 4th declension mass noun. Therefore the the plural is emphatically *not* viri.

about 6 years ago

Windows Vista To Come In 7 Flavors

lavaforge Re:strange.... (815 comments)

It's a bad idea to split your products in most cases. If you segment your product line artificially, the you will be competing against yourself as well as your competitors.

However, if you have a monopoly, you don't have any real competitors, so you don't have to worry about that.

more than 9 years ago



Scrappy indy guys make good

lavaforge lavaforge writes  |  more than 2 years ago

lavaforge (245529) writes "Platinum Child's Play sponsor Rule of Cool, after raising $13,000 in their initial drive, has started the next phase of development. With a shiny new Kickstarter they plan to make a polished, professional system complete with printed material, new adventures, and high quality art.

If you missed the original submission, take a gander at Nuklear Power's recent review.

As always, all proceeds from the core rule book go to Child's Play. Forever. Forever's a long time!"

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