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Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

lvangool Here in Western Europe... (280 comments)

...lots of people aged 12-50 are using it as their main texting and groupchat app. I have friends, family and colleagues in there and everybody I know on it uses it extensively. Also, anytime there is some event (be it sports, nights out, bachelor parties, holidays) or any type of real-life group is established (roommates, classmates, families, close friends, fraternities), WhatsApp is there to facilitate. By the way, any comparison to traditional texting is ludicrous: with recorded voice, "I am here" GPS location with maps integration, multimedia sharing, etc. Just like most of its competitors, I'm sure.

about 5 months ago
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13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough

lvangool Re:Makes sense... (410 comments)

True, but is there a prior patent?

more than 2 years ago
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13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough

lvangool Re:Makes sense... (410 comments)

Actually, not really, no. If it was this obvious, he wouldn't be the first guy to think of this in 30 years to think of it. Think of it this way: a patent on practical nuclear fusion will not be denied because the stars came up with it first.

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Expose 26,000 Sex Website Passwords

lvangool Who? (497 comments)

Who the fuck still pays for porn?

more than 3 years ago
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Why The Chevy Volt Encourages The Use Of Gasoline

lvangool Utter BS (3 comments)

The linked article is non-informative and its suggestions are BS. These facts may very well be true, it does not alter the fact that these cars burn much less gasoline than traditional cars.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

lvangool Re:Sky .NET (236 comments)

I never said that it runs on literally anything, nor should that be expected. It's like expecting every gas station to offer power to charge electric vehicles or expecting a grocery shop to sell every brand. Skype pays for software development, you can't support all the marginal (in terms of value to Skype) protocols. Skype runs on Windows, Linux, iPhones and Android. I think they're doing fine on the interoperability front.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

lvangool Re:Sky .NET (236 comments)

That's just speculation, AFIK based on the Silverlight video that was posted to the Skype website the morning the news was made public. As if Flash isn't every bit as closed as Silverlight, or as if HTML5 video is now universally compatible. For the moment, the "Skype will dump Linux" argument is FUD.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux-Friendly Alternatives To Skype

lvangool Re:Sky .NET (236 comments)

How exactly does being interconnected and generally friendly to your adjacent systems require you to be open? Skype is perfectly interconnected (it runs on everything) without being open.

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical To Divert Money From GNOME

lvangool Re:Ubuntu One is Hosted by Amazon (374 comments)

Is that sarcasm or do you actually have that much success in business that you needn't think of a move like that?

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical To Divert Money From GNOME

lvangool Re:Why the FOSS community no longer love Ubuntu (374 comments)

How on earth do you and your friends ever envision Linux to be [b]truly and actually good on the desktop[/b]? For years I have watched the Linux community, and it always begs for momentum. "Our product is great, let's get people to use it!" is the main credo. Meanwhile, [b]any[/b] party getting any kind of momentum gets kicked out in favor of a new this-time-its-different project, like Mint.

more than 3 years ago
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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

lvangool Re:it is difficult (901 comments)

It's the Foreign Department. Think about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

lvangool Re:He's probably dying (520 comments)

Pretty sick thought, even for Slashdot...judging from your liver remark while this was or still is pancreatic cancer, you are probably better left ignored.

more than 3 years ago
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Ruby Dropped In Netbeans 7

lvangool Re:Who cares? (140 comments)

I can use that an interpreted script to code some awesome app and then go home. And I sleep like a baby, never knowing any C.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Images To Get Expiration Date

lvangool You are being shortsighted (306 comments)

It's all about 'unfortunate' stuff that keeps on strolling around the interweb 15 years later. It's about careers and marriages. Of course it will not prevent anyone from saving the images and keeping them for future reference, but how do you decide now who will be the president in 2030? This could prevent a lot of shame because we won't value a shameful picture of someone who has yet to become famous.

more than 3 years ago
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EU Wants Power To Block China's Tech Buying

lvangool Re:So Chinese agents will buy the companies instea (203 comments)

This list contains many flaws. The single biggest one being its source. Its conclusion is clearly subjective. Most of the items in your list are meant to scare econonoobs/laymen, just taking a look at the first five points:

#1: Absolute values don't have any meaning by themselves. This number could mean anything.
#2: The repay rate is arbitrary and meaningles, there is no realistic case here, just scary-sounding math.
#3: See #2.
#4: See #1.
#5: See #1.
#6: This one ignores inflation and more importantly, the expansion of the US economy, which is the collateral that this borrowing is based on. This is like saying "my 1980 mortgage was 150,000 and now it's over 500,000". Yeah, the house is different too you know..

These kind of collapse blogs just try to scare the shit out of people using their ignorance to sell them complete crap. Trouble with nerds is that while they are very knowledgeable about computing, they sometimes get convinced that it's the same in other areas as well.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Wants Power To Block China's Tech Buying

lvangool Re:So Chinese agents will buy the companies instea (203 comments)

This list contains many flaws. The single biggest one being its source. Its conclusion is clearly subjective. Most of the items in your list are meant to scare econonoobs/laymen, just taking a look at the first five points: #1: Absolute values don't have any meaning by themselves. This number could mean anything. #2: The repay rate is arbitrary and meaningles, there is no realistic case here, just scary-sounding math. #3: See #2. #4: See #1. #5: See #1. #6: This one ignores inflation and more importantly, the expansion of the US economy, which is the collateral that this borrowing is based on. This is like saying "my 1980 mortgage was 150,000 and now it's over 500,000". Yeah, the house is different too you know.. These kind of collapse blogs just try to scare the shit out of people using their ignorance to sell them complete crap. Trouble with nerds is that while they are very knowledgeable about computing, they sometimes get convinced that it's the same in other areas as well.

more than 2 years ago

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SugarCRM moves to Affero GPLv3

lvangool lvangool writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anonymous (1393983) writes "SugarCRM is to adopt the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 for their next major release. The official reason for this move is stated on their official developer website: "We agree with the “hosting as commercial distribution” provision that was added to the GPL to create the APGL and feel it applies well to our intention that the Sugar Community Edition source code is to be shared in all circumstances. We’ve been contemplating changing to the AGPLv3 for some time now." Others are more direct: "In particular it will kill stone dead those business models predicated on building additional functionality on top of Sugar code and competing directly with Sugar — something that happens quite prominently at the moment." [http://salesagility.com/blog/blogs/index.php?blog=1&title=affero_gpl_and_sugarcrm&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1]"
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