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Geeks & God

mirko Re:I'm a (13 comments)

I don't worry, my Friend, I systematically mark my freaks as people I am fan of.
I just want to mess this stupid system up. You cannot seriously judge peopel over their internet communication. :)

about 9 years ago

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mirko mirko writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I decided to leave this site for numerous reasons, most include its degradation... I am not even sure today's stories reach Jon Katz's which already were lame.
The fact is that everybody now consider Slashdot as an acquired entertainment site... A "Reference" even though we should rather look at its evolution...

  • Subscriptions in order to "sell" the fr1st ps0ts,
  • Clueless mods who vote against what they don't approve rather rather than what is pertinent
  • Friends/Foes system which validity I challenge by marking my freaks as friends

Could be a long list but I do not have all day.
I don't like the way the mod system works and I don't like the editor's bias.
I also realised I mostly came here for the trolls which used to make me laugh...
Now it's just a bunch of anonymous cowards who copy-paste apocryphal shit or just bark at one another...
I would like to thank all of the people who I met here, they can follow me on either my blog (in French) or on my business web site (in FR + EN, soon to be translated in IT and DE).
I can always be reached by email and I'll gladly answer all.

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Geeks & God

mirko mirko writes  |  about 9 years ago

I was just wondering how many of the Slashdotters were actually Believers, how many were Agnostics, Atheists... For example, Larry Wall is a Christian while Amnon Barak is Jewish. Well, I just wanted to get an unbiaised idea of your relation to ${DEITY}.

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I need help

mirko mirko writes  |  about 9 years ago

Hi
I just wrote a Flashpplet and I would like to know if it works properly on most browsers:
Please, check the following link and report how it goes and what platform/browser you've been using to view it.
http://linuxette.org/grOOm/

Thanks in advance for your help :)

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Technorati to reach its billionth link

mirko mirko writes  |  about 9 years ago

Technorati which is a blog search search engine is about to link to its billionth link, with currently 8,304,729 weblogs watched. Wordpress got my personal pages automatically indexed by it.

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PearPC need money to sue CherryOS

mirko mirko writes  |  about 9 years ago Because they can't stand seeing their code stolen by the CherryOS people who keep obfuscating it, the PearPC people are looking for funds in order to sue CherryOS and enforce the GPL. The story is here.

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Real Matrix Author hit the jackpot

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

It took 6 years until Sophia Stewart, author of The Matrix finally got to receive her due from the copyright infringement of her original work. Stewart's allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California. She's about to get the biggest payoff of the whole cinema history: two and a half billions ! Read more about it here.

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Women more different than chimps

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

An extensive study of the X chromosome led scientists to believe that there are more differences between men and women than between humans (both genders) and chimps. Read about it in the Washington Post and in the L.A. Times...

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Buying non DRMed songs from Apple's iTMS

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Jon Johansen has published a small programs which allows the acquisition of DRM-free file from Apple's iTunes Music Store. He explains that his program works by bypassing iTunes which adds the DRM itself at the end of the transfer. His program, pymusique, is Windows-only compliant but it'd be easy to port it to other platforms.

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Reason 3.0 released

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Propellerheads just announced the release of Reason 3.0, their famous all-in-one virtual rack. New features include a mastering suite and a combination device. Impressive.

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Mac Doom III announced

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Aspyr finally announced their port of Doom III for the Mac. Warning : a 2GHz G5 is recommanded !

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Interesting C#2.0 shifting bug

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago I have been advised to consult the following bug report which was submitted to the MSDN. A very fundamental bug occurs when you compile Console.WriteLine( ((int)-1) >> 1);. You'd expect a logical right shift to occur and the value -1 (0xFFFFFFFF) to be returned but you receive 2147483647 (0x1FFFFFFF) instead. Note that the bug has since been fixed and should not appear in the next MSDN release of Visual Studio. This information could be quite valuable to many developers, even though this bug does not occur in Mono !

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2 kinds of Anonymous Cowards

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

  1. The ones that don't have mod points and answer you anonymously
  2. The ones that got mod points and "-1 Underrated" you

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New iPod updates

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago There are new firmwares available for most iPods, they will bring new menu functionality and "better" iTunes connectivity:

iPod Updater 2005-02-22 includes new iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini, new iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector, new iPod shuffle Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle, and new iPod Software 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel or scroll wheel. iPod Updater 2005-02-22 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-01-11 for all other iPod models.

Download and install the iPod Updater then connect your iPod shuffle, iPod, iPod photo or iPod mini to your computer. The iPod Updater will automatically determine if an update is required.

What's New in iPod Updater 2005-02-22 iPod shuffle Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle

  • Support for iPod shuffle Battery Pack
  • Increased software stability

iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini

  • Support for second-generation iPod mini
  • Support for charging and syncing over USB with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or 10.3.4 or later

iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector

  • Shuffle Songs selection in Main Menu
  • Music menu item in Main Menu
  • Support for iTunes 4.7 and later

iPod Software 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel or scroll wheel

  • Shuffle Songs selection in Main Menu
  • Music menu item in Main Menu
  • Support for iTunes 4.7 and later

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New iPods

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Apple just unveiled new iPod : The Mini now has a 6GB disc while the Photo iPod gets to carry 6 times more data with its 60GB HD. There's also a new, slimer, 40GB iPod.

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iPod Shuffle RAID array

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

What geeky experience could you perform with several iPods Shuffle ?
Well, Jim just used his foursome to create an USB2 RAID array.
It works, but because it's bottlenecked by the USB bus, it's not as fast as just using one of these...

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Mac mini powered '69 Nova

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Some people expressed their interest in using a Mac mini as the cornerstone of their auto multimedia setup. The very first car known to have one of these installed is a prestigious '69 Nova. There's even a video clip showing how the driver may use a tactile screen to interact with iTunes!

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DIY Mac mini overclocking

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, you wanted a 1,42GHz Mac mini but either because of some distribution woes or because of your tight budget you could just get a 1,25GHz ?
Don't worry : Leo Bodnar just found out how to overclock your machine. Of course, you'll have to open it prior to anything else but you already know how to do this.

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why not hop over and help?

mirko mirko writes  |  more than 9 years ago

For Slashdot's moderation system to function properly,
we need as many users as possible to
Meta-Moderate.
You are currently eligible... why not hop over and help?

Because, besides wasting my time, it has no effect : Most of the moderation is crappy. Seeing how easily people get along with a -1 "Overrated" or "Flamebait" when they just suggest something "Interesting" is bad, but whenever this gets metamodded as "unfair", you just end up a week later, reviewing this is seeing it's never been applied : The poor bastards write/up remained unfairly modded.

So, call me when your meta-modding system will work, not before.

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