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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

meloneg Re:So eBay would survive (76 comments)

I'd think the reverse is more likely, eBay going down in flames and PayPal surviving. PayPal has diversified and isn't nearly as reliant on eBay while eBay competition has grown and they've lost their original focus.

about 1 month ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

meloneg Re:The protruding lens was a mistake (425 comments)

It really runs contrary to Apple's design sensibility, but I guess we're seeing the first evidence of what happens to Apple without Jobs.

No the polka-dot hole case for the 5c was the first (overwhelming) evidence of what happens (this time) to Apple without Jobs.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

meloneg Re:Numeric equality in PHP (729 comments)

In PHP, 1 === 1.0 and 1 === '1' are both false, and 1 == 1.0 and 1 == '1' are both true. What operator should the programmer use if he wants 1 to equal 1.0 but not '1', where integer numbers are equal to float numbers but strings aren't equal to either?

Since (almost) no computer actually stores 1.0; your request is, at best, naive.

about 2 months ago
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Full Review of the Color TI-84 Plus

meloneg Re:Emulate (233 comments)

emulate on an emulator. On your smartphone. Free and better.

And not allowed in the classroom settings that these things are mainly used. Too easy to switch to notes/google/more powerful apps.

about a year and a half ago
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The Chaos Within Sudoku - a Richter Scale of Difficulty

meloneg Re:Not again (74 comments)

No. No there is not.

more than 2 years ago
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Did an Unnamed MIT Student Save Apollo 13?

meloneg Re:Loop Around the Moon (258 comments)

This would be the same mid-twentieth-century South that landed several vessels on the moon and brought them home?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

meloneg Re:A little thing called trust (446 comments)

Um, biometric authentication fails badly when used for remote, non-controlled devices. All it really is then is a long, awkward, very-hard-to-remember password. If I intercept it, I've still got a perfectly usable copy. Biometrics has a place on controlled hardware. For general computing, it is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

How do you know my browser is passing your server an actual retina scan and not a saved value I copied from Bob's PC via my quasi-key-logger attached to Bob's USB eye-scanner?

more than 2 years ago
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Romanian Prime Minister Accused of Plagiarism

meloneg Re:Governments fall (64 comments)

The phrase might make more sense if you read it as his "administration might fall". That's closer terminology from an American perspective.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Building A Server Rack Into a New Home?

meloneg Re:Cooling issues.. (402 comments)

Hmm. I don't think all of that will prevent death. Maybe delay it. Prevention is pretty much out-the-window.

Or, are you trolling?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Multiple Desktop Tool For Windows 7?

meloneg My preference and a follow-on question (359 comments)

As an answer, I've used Virtual Dimensions and Dexpot a lot. Last I used one, I preferred Dexpot.

Now, a slight variant of the question. Are there any truly multi-monitor aware virtual desktops. I mainly am looking for the ability to run the two screens as independent virtual desktops and change them independently.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Barring Certain Staff From Buying Macs, iPads?

meloneg Re:Barring? (416 comments)

I knew I was gonna get that reference wrong. Oh well. ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Barring Certain Staff From Buying Macs, iPads?

meloneg Re:Barring? (416 comments)

Most major breweries in the U.S. (even Guinness - *SOB*) are owned and operated from overseas. Brew your own!

This may be one of the most (unintentionally?) funny things I've ever read on /. No kidding? A famous UK brand isn't US-owned? Wow?

more than 2 years ago
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X Server Now Available For Android

meloneg Re:I second that. (131 comments)

I'm pretty sure my gTablet would handle a USB floppy drive just fine. However, I've never touched one.

more than 2 years ago
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Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity

meloneg Re:I use my iPad on the train (805 comments)

Um, you should perhaps not attend classes with so many meth-heads?

more than 2 years ago
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Booktype: An Open Source, Cross-Platform Approach To E-Book Publishing

meloneg Re:LaTeX? (87 comments)

He's right. Vi is a sucky word-processor. It's a phenomenal text editor and I fully expect it to last forever in that role.

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

meloneg Re:woohoo (418 comments)

When they give up on greater security out-of-the-box?

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle's Latest Java Moves Draw Industry Ire

meloneg Re:Oracle and Java (372 comments)

I may be a simpleton, but your data seems to corroborate the GP's claim that Java demand is declining. It shows that GP is overstating the decline, but supports the base contention.

Disclaimer: I've been primarily a "Java Guy" for over a decade. Interestingly, the first place I used/learned Java was on a cross-platform project that ran on several UNIX variants, Linux, and Windows. The only cross-platform pain we had was a poorly thought-out installation process that needed to do *way* too much work during installation.

more than 2 years ago
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FDA Approves Self-Sanitizing Keyboard

meloneg Re:so wait (185 comments)

If cleanliness is the goal, surely a traditional keyboard is completely the wrong design. Touchscreen would be ideal and easy to clean with an inexpensive wipe. Who requires a high level of cleanliness but uses a keyboard enough that a traditional keyboard is required? Do neurosurgeons have their personal assistants 'take letters' during surgery?

Not familiar with computerized medical records, are we?

more than 2 years ago
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FreeDOS 1.1 Released

meloneg Re:Kid's first OS (266 comments)

Kids these days! It was *AMAZING* when I upgraded to a PC w/ DOS. Third system, if I recall correctly.

more than 2 years ago

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Help this guy build a great little product!

meloneg meloneg writes  |  about 2 years ago

meloneg writes "An XDA member has decided to use his mechanical and electric engineering skills to put out a badly needed product, a compact MicroUSB-to-MicroSD adapter that should be compatible with any device that supports USB OTG.

Most people with a smartphone could use one of these. Go pledge your $16."

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