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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

martiniturbide Re:Professional responsibility (236 comments)

The engineers may have responsibility, but they are not the ones that made QA, build the cars and distribute them massively. I think it is bad to pin-point the engineers, blame them and destroy their careers this way.

I hope that this does not create a precedent that if product is a success the company will win money and get all recognition, if the product fails or if it dangerous the blame is on the engineers and they have to be publicly shamed.

4 days ago
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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

martiniturbide want a revolution on the TV? (130 comments)

I think that anybody that want to make a revolution and change the TV devices needs to focus first on the "Catalog of Contents".

Content is King! they said, but nobody focus on giving content. I think that an interesting thing to really out phase the regular broadcast TV network services and make a full Internet-TV reality is to start building a catalog of Live TV. Like YouTube, UStream, but that people can create their own Live TV channels and with an easy manageable EPG standard and that broadcasters little and big are free to put their signal on that catalog.

Everybody says that On Demand TV is the future, but they forgot about "Live TV" and local broadcast. The two ideas "On Demand" and "Live" need to merge.

about a week ago
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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

martiniturbide Google lost an opportunity (130 comments)

I still think that Google lost the opportunity with the TV when selling the "Motorola Cable Box" unit to Arris: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...

They had the opportunity on their hands to transform that unit and give a different kind of life to cable box subscribers.... too bad they didn't have vision for that.

about a week ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

martiniturbide Google TV failed..possible Chromecast is the way.. (96 comments)

It was sad for me to see that Google TV failed hard, many just blamed it on the manufacturers that never updated the devices and didn't go forward, but the truth is that Google failed with that with bad communication too.

Maybe it was too much to have a bulky remote-keyboard for the TV that make people afraid... I don't know. But Google TV was very good, it is like a standardized and tested Android TV stick, when you can run apps, chrome, etc.

ChromeCast is good, but misses all the functionality of having a full android connected to the TV.

I really hope that someone can finally crack the way to have a "SmartTV" but with something that can be standard and open source. I don't want to see fragmentation, manufacturer fighting between each other....but what the hell, that is the why market works.

about two weeks ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

martiniturbide Interesting. (83 comments)

Avaya bought Nortel some years ago. (2009) But Nortel patents was bought by RockStar ( Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Sony) which sold a portion of its patents to Spherix Inc (2013). Now Spherix sues Cisco. It is interesting to see how the patents business goes.

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Larry Augustin What You Will

martiniturbide A dream without a Business Case (48 comments)

What is your recommendation if you have a dream that can not produce a decent business case for venture capitalist to join?

What if you project is something crazy that may not be consider usefull at first?

Any recommendations?

about a month ago
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Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

martiniturbide Re:OS/2 Warp Clone (179 comments)

osFree (http://www.osfree.org/) was having a god moment some years ago, but sadly we lack developers to continue the project.

What I think that it will be interesting is trying to clone the close source components that runs on top of OS/2 Warp like WPS, SOM and PM.
- Presentation Manager - http://www.osfree.org/
- SOM - https://sourceforge.net/projec...
- WPS - XWorkplace and other OSS WPS classes

I think we should focus first in only one component that can run over OS/2 Warp 4.5x or eCS to later continue and gain momentum for the rest.

about 2 months ago
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Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

martiniturbide Re:OS/2 Warp Clone (179 comments)

The community stills hangs out at http://www.os2world.com/

There is a OEM version of OS/2 called eComStation, which has ACPI, AHCI and some updated drivers to run on newer hardware. But it is not like the company behind eCS covers all the needs for the platform and community.

I think that OS/2 also deserves a shot on trying to be cloned and have an opportunity in the open source community. Sadly we don't have the resources to do this, but we need to build up a team of interested developers and supporters to do this.

about 2 months ago
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Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

martiniturbide OS/2 Warp Clone (179 comments)

I'm looking for help on an OS/2 Warp open source clone. Comments, suggestions or hate mail is welcome. Even flaming is considered good feedback on the OS/2-eCS community :) http://openwarp.blogspot.com/

about 2 months ago
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Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

martiniturbide Better keyboard standarization (459 comments)

It will be great if all keyboard can have the exact number of key everywhere. And only change the position of the characters according the language, but all have the same number and sizes of keys. Ex: Latin America has a big "enter" key, which in the US is smaller, because the US has a extra key over the "enter" key. I don't care which layout is better, but it will be great to have the same keyboard keys size everywhere.

There is also a nag that Spain has a different kind of keyboard of Spanish Latin America. Why they don't just merge it together to single one :)

about 3 months ago
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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $990 Million To Charity

martiniturbide Open Source OS/2 Foundation (230 comments)

...Mark, I'm also accepting money for my charity organization !!!

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

martiniturbide Re:Lenovo. (477 comments)

Even that I had my problems with lenovo (Thinkpad Tablet bootloader locked). I think that the Thinkpad brand is still a good choice.

Something that I really like from the technical point of view is that they always (almost) publish the "Hardware Maintenance Guide", so you know exactly how to disassembly the machines to add more card, replace screen, change/update hdd and RAM.

about 5 months ago
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Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

martiniturbide Re:Open source it. (400 comments)

Open sourcing it will allow the software to keep going !!

about 5 months ago
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Yearly FreeBSD Foundation Fundraising Campaign Is On

martiniturbide ...I need to start my own... (83 comments)

I need to start my fundraising to make an open source clone of OS/2 Warp :)

about 5 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Ben Heck About Gaming and Console Modding

martiniturbide Weirder/non-common Input device? (45 comments)

Which one is the weirder/non-common input device that you used? Any comments about it, why did you like it or not?

about 5 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Ben Heck About Gaming and Console Modding

martiniturbide Best input device? (45 comments)

What do you think it is the best input device that you used for consoles? why?

about 5 months ago

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Why you have to stay away of "Locked Bootloaders" and DRM software

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 9 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "I want to share my personal experience with "Locked Bootloaders" and DRM software, and why you have to stay away from it. This is a short post about my experience with the "Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 1" and how DRM software combined with the locked bootloader are making some models of this tablet useless after a software brick, forcing you to pay for a new motherboard."
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eComStation 2.2 Beta Released

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  1 year,21 days

martiniturbide writes "Today Mensys released the eComStation 2.2 Beta for subscribers. (eComStation is an OEM version of IBM's OS/2 Warp operating system). This marks with optimism the continuity of this platform and at the OS2world community we keep supporting the OS/2 users with updated news and user forum. It had been key for us to support open source software. Qt4, OpenJDK, OpenOffice, Firefox, CUPS had been ported but as a community we still need more interested developers on this platform. I hope that someday, as a community, we can create an full OS/2 open source clone."
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Genode OS Framework 12.08 runs on base ARM hardware, revives NOVA support

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a year and a half ago

martiniturbide writes "As posted on OSNews a new version (release 12.08) of Genode OS Framework had been released. It comes with the ability to run Genode-based systems on ARM hardware without an underlying kernel, vastly improves the support for the NOVA hypervisor, and adds device drivers for the OMAP4 SoC.
"Genode is a novel OS architecture that is able to master complexity by applying a strict organizational structure to all software components including device drivers, system services, and applications. The Genode OS framework is the effort to advance the Genode OS architecture as a community-driven Open-Source project. ""

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Apple won't carry an ebook because it mentions Amazon

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a year and a half ago

martiniturbide writes "Author Holly Lisle tried to publish her guide "How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or Create) Your Story’s Market" at Apple's iBooks store. It was reject first by Apple because it had "live links" to Amazon in her books. After complied to that it was also rejected saying "“No, no. The problem is the CONTENT. You can’t mention Amazon in your lesson.""
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Software Patent Debate - Aug 24, 2011

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 2 years ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The Computer History Museum is organizing an Software Patent Debate this Aug 24. "THE MOTION: SOFTWARE PATENTS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION" in favor of the motion is Bob Zeidman,a gainst the motion is Edward A. Lee. The audience will serve as jurors.......Bob Zeidman will be signing copies of his most recent book after the debate...WTF?"
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Microsoft Open Source Strategy is Upside Down.

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 3 years ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Last April I was on a Microsoft interoperability and Open Source conference in Ecuador (South America). On this conference Microsoft spread the word that they support Open Source Software and they do have an OSS strategy. But by checking their OSS Strategy I just felt something sour in my mouth, so I wrote this article to explain it."
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eComStation 2.0 GA To Be Released May 14

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 3 years ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes ""After a long delay, eComStation 2.0 GA will finally become reality. It will be released in time to be presented at the Warpstock Europe 2010 event which is held in Trier, Germany, from May 14 to 16. We consider eComStation 2.0 to be the biggest overhaul of OS/2 so far. Together with a team of both hired and volunteer developers, we have extended the functionality, removed limitations, updated hardware support as far as possible, and resolved close to 1000 issues that had been reported since the release of eComStation 1.2R. The new eComStation 2.0 GA is the result of several years of combined efforts and investments.""
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The Simpsons banned in Ecuador

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 4 years ago

martiniturbide writes "The tv show "The Simpsons" had been banned in Ecuador and can not be aired from 6:00am to 21:00 since the local goverment considered not a family show. Teleamazonas, was notified about this yesterday and today removed "The Simpsons" from their common air time (12:30 from Monday to Friday). It had been replaced with "Futurama"."
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Lotus Symphony 1.3 Released

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 4 years ago

martiniturbide writes "IBM released the 1.3 version of Lotus Symphony. The free (free beer) office suite that provides you word processing, calc sheet and presentation. On the release notes it indicates this version supports OOXML support (I guess they have no other options since MS ownes this market). SmartSuite password protection support for spreadsheets.Widgets Catalog server support. Improved print performance. and other Usability enhancements."
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After Dark for ever

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 4 years ago Even that the idea seems not to be original, I can not found any software that can use the After Dark screensaver modules to run it on modern OSes.
Anybody has seen one ?

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