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Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

martiniturbide What does this mean...? (56 comments)

That we should exercise before trying to reproduce so we can improve the human race?

2 days ago
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Bliss-box launches a "Kick Starter" campaign

martiniturbide Not sure about "4 USB" ports (2 comments)

I just noticed that I'm not sure if it has "4 USB port". It looks like USB but I'm not sure, so it should be only "...an "almost circular" 4 ports adapter..."

about two weeks ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

martiniturbide Re:Not COBOL? (277 comments)

There was this related post on Slashdot on Sep 2014. College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class - http://developers.slashdot.org...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

martiniturbide OS/2's 1388 applications source code (488 comments)

Here you have it. As a non-developer I had tried to consolidate all OS/2 source code I was able to find. On Github I have 1388 repositories of different OS/2 projects.

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Appropriate Place For Free / Open Source Software Artifacts?

martiniturbide Internet Archive. (46 comments)

The Internet Archive is very good to preserve open source projects. It is not like Github, but it is good as a search library for ISO images, source code and old software. Also a lot of Creative Commons wikis get dumped there (and I guess we all know the wayback machine). Check it out: http://www.archive.org/

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

martiniturbide Same thing with OS/2 Source code (155 comments)

I have the same issues with OS/2 source code. Not been able to attract new and younger programmers and many of the source code is scattered on the web with the risk of being lost.

I'm doing the following:
1) I had organized all source code I was able to find on GitHub:
- Created a Organization on github - https://github.com/os2world
- Organized the repos in "named-categories"
2) Created a Wiki to organize the catalog.
3) I will upload a copy of all repositories and a wiki dump to the Internet Archive. http://www.archive.org/

This are my steps to try that the source code do not get lost.

about 2 months ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

martiniturbide Should we start dumping Viagra? (147 comments)

Maybe Viagra on the seas is the solution. More horny fishes will reproduce more.... damn.... I just found my master's thesis.

about 2 months ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

martiniturbide Re:Delorean (151 comments)

This is the best choice, it not only flies (back to the future II) but it also travel in time. That will be a good bang for the buck.

about 2 months ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

martiniturbide Missing a Conversion Tool. (156 comments)

I think we still miss a universal, open source, Office suite conversion tool (Or maybe it is already out there and I haven't find it). For example, if you find an old .123 file, depending on the date, the best way will be to open it with SmartSuite 9.8, save it as newer .123 or as .xls. If you save it as .123 the only want to turn it into .ods is to use IBM Symphony 1.3 (?) to turn it into ods.

If you can not find SmartSuite (or older 1-2-3) you are doomed. So I think that an extendible open source converstion tool is required.

about 3 months ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

martiniturbide Re:OS Decay is largekly a myth. (577 comments)

Hi.

It is not a myth. The OS decays. All the stuff you install and de-install, all the crappy drivers that you install on the OS makes the registry gets bigger, it makes Windows to under-perform and slows it down. No matter if you un-install all the extra things you don't use anymore, the OS will never get back to the original state. That is why a full reinstall will make it better.

But there is one thing that I noticed. For the first time ever on Windows 8.1 the "refresh" functionality of the OS worked very good. It took a long time but it recovered to a refreshed state.

about 3 months ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

martiniturbide YouTube and G+ (139 comments)

I don't think that Google+ is gone. For example I noticed that you can switch you identity on YouTube according to your "Pages" on Google+. I think that was a cool feature to allow your "Organization" to have a YouTube identity.

about 3 months ago
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A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

martiniturbide No more Vashta Nerada at home. (82 comments)

I'm against it. Sign the petition "No more Vashta Nerada at home."

about 5 months ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

martiniturbide US-CERT firt post was right at the end :) (137 comments)

US-CERT used to post a report some time ago advising to switch to other browser, after a few hours they changed the statement.

http://martin.iturbide.com/2014/04/do-you-trust-us-cert.html

about 5 months ago

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Bliss-box launches a "Kick Starter" campaign

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about two weeks ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The dream of every emulator enthusiast is to be able to connect all the game consoles classic controllers into the USB port of the PC (and other platforms) to play games. Bliss-box had been discussing some prototypes on how to do that since 2007 on emulation forums. Now Bliss-box launched a kick starter campaign to raise money to turn the Bliss-box 4-play product into a reality, this is an "almost circular" 4 USB ports adapter that with a set of cables with allow you to connect almost any kind of gamepad/joystick to your PC."
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eComStation, OS/2 Warp and WarpStock

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a month and a half ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The Warpstock annual conference was held on Oct 24 to 26 on St. Louis, Missouri. These conferences are related to the OS/2 and eComStation platform. Currently there are two reviews of the event online at OS2World and at WarpCity2 blog. The videos are available at YouTube. Between the relevant news there is a new company called "Arca Noae" that will focus on software development for the platform. They are working on ACPI, USB, Network and other drivers for the platform. Additionally Mensys also gave some light why there haven't been activity on the last year. Arca Noae announced driver releases and software subscription products for the users of this platform. OS2World is collecting all OS/2 software source code available and uploading it at Github and for the moment they have 1340 repositories."
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RetroN 5 copyright violations and "TIVO-ization"

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 3 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "There was some complains about the legally of the source code used by the Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one). The open source project called "RetroArch" complained "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. Plus they complained they used the source code of Libretro (GPL V3 ) doing a "TIVO-ization". Now Hyperkin has replied and released some of the source code to the public. But about RetroArch they said "While it is true that a few ASM functions from RetroArch were previously found in our frontend library, these were merely remnants of old test code which we unfortunately forgot to remove." RetroArch (libreto) replied again saying that the copyright violation exists because Genesis Plus GX and SNES9x-Next are non-commercial software and forbides it to be included in comercial bundles. Aditionally they claim that when RetroN 5 included the RetroArch code on their firmware (by mistake or not) they linked GPL V3 code so the previously distributed firmware should be open sourced under that license."
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RetroN 5 copyright violations on OSS and non-commercial software

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 3 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "I noticed on the emulation scene that are some complains about the legally of the source code used by the RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one). The open source project called "RetroArch" is complaining that "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. There are also claims of "TIVO-ization" of the open source code included on RetroN 5. Some discussion and demands to RetroN 5 are registered on the AssemblerGame forum . The blog post show evidence of the binary comparison done with Google's BinDiff tool."
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A real life example on how bad is the DRM software on a Tablet

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 7 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "A good example on how bad can the DRM software be is the Lenovo's 2011 Thinkpad Tablet 1 (Android) example. This Thinkpad Tablet came with a locked bootloader to protect the DRM license agreements with the OEM software included on it. It ended up turning that a software problem can brick the tablet, since you can not access the lower level firmware to fix the tablet software corruption because of the locked bootloader, Lenovo will have to change the perfectly working mainboard if it was under warranty. I tried to escalate this issue for Lenovo to unlock this bootloader, but I my only little victory was for Lenovo to recognize the problem and provide a "Free Mainboard Replacement" warranty until August 31 of 2014. Lenovo did not comply to unlock the bootloader and does not want to provide a full stock ROM because it will need to unlock the bootloader for the user to install it. This was my real case scenario of why you need to stay away of DRM software on a tablet."
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U.S., UK advise avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 8 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Reuters is reporting that "The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks." and states that "The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an advisory released on Monday that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to "the complete compromise" of an affected system."

S.H.I.E.L.D. did not release any statement yet."

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

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a year 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  |  about a year and a half ago

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  |  more than 2 years 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  |  more than 2 years 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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Nvidia forums down due recent attacks

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 2 years ago

martiniturbide writes "Nvidia has suspended the operations of his forum due some suspicious activities. It says that third parties had gain access to usernames, emails, hashed passwords (with random salt value) and profile information"
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After Dark for ever

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 5 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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