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The Future of Time: UTC and the Leap Second

miruku itsabouttime (235 comments)

Oh groan, best use of that tag on /. so far.

more than 3 years ago
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Investigating the Performance of Firefox 4 and IE9

miruku More then one? Automated testing? (105 comments)

Ach, yet another up-to-date yet incomplete picture of what is going on with the latest browser speeds. Great they've done the work, but my head is starting to spin from all the recent related posts on this matter.

Is there not a site/service that compiles speed/etc info from automated tests on browser nightlies/etc? Surely it can't be that hard (for someone, unlike me, who can programme :)?

more than 3 years ago
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What Would You Do With Open.org?

miruku Pointers to all things Open (239 comments)

Make a site that is a great resource to all things Open. Not just software or hardware, but open culture, architecture, design, access, etc. Be educational yet very handy so as to better inform and enthuse users as to what communities and resources are out there and how they can participate, either globally or locally. Be a hub site to help join the dots and frame how fantastic the idea of Open is.

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

miruku Obvious note and question (705 comments)

"The "my servers been up 3 years" e-pene days are gone folks."

Slashdot Stats
uptime: 1021 days, 23:23

In what kind of instances might a test reboot be advisable after a change? Obviously our overlords have not felt the need to follow this particular advice..

more than 3 years ago
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1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

miruku Re:Bigger picture? (202 comments)

Thanks, although I was after more of a somewhat open project. I mean, I know there is a lot that has been done with more common wifi equipment, but do many folk hack at that kind of level but any of the newer ideas or such?

more than 3 years ago
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1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

miruku Bigger picture? (202 comments)

Might any of the existing or proposed wireless standards be anywhere close to a potential candidate for a decenteralised wifi internet to be built upon?

more than 3 years ago
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Alcatel-Lucent Shrinks Mobile Cell Tower To Small Cube

miruku Decenteralised internet? (113 comments)

Might this kinda thing be hackable? And what kind of price? What kind of protocols could this do? Are there others like it out there that do a similar or better job but almost as small? Software radio? Might this fit in some new kind of communication stack paradigm?

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed

miruku Other distributed social network happenings (306 comments)

The key to social network interoperability is the 'OStatus' suite of protocols and formats. Diaspora will be implementing this, but what really exited me the other day was the first open source implementations of OStatus communication between Status.net (wot powers identi.ca, etc) and itself (screencast is available via the link above) based on the Federated Social Web's SWAT0 test, and then shortly afterwards other systems (MiniMe). Work is under way to implement this in other systems such as ELGG, Drupal, WordPress, Google Buzz, Diaspora, etc. Some probably slightly out of date info on this can be found on the Status.net wiki.

more than 3 years ago
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A Call For an Open, Distributed Alternative To Facebook

miruku already happening (363 comments)

a suite of protocols and formats have been developed over the years to achieve this. look for the Data Portability movement for one or the largest groupings of like minded folk, although the dev action is fairly distributed.

the current two interesting things to watch is the development of OAuth 2, for distributed apps, which will help with the sharing of the various open standards of profile information and the like, and the Google Buzz method of using Salmon and PubSubHubbub to aggregate comments to an article.

i'm looking forward to being able to connect WordPress, Drupal, etc, sites together to aggregate community content.

more than 4 years ago
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Of the options below, I'd most like to learn more ...

miruku Re:obligatory (515 comments)

bah, maths is just applied logic.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook To Preserve Accounts of the Dead

miruku Re:How long? (292 comments)

(apologies for the horrible personal pronoun usage there..)

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook To Preserve Accounts of the Dead

miruku How long? (292 comments)

How long before someone snuffs it on Facebook before their time?

I'm sure hundreds have already. I'd expect their friends and relatives would appreciate this service, but I wonder how they're going to deal with photoshopped obituaries. I'd expect they'd naturally try to contact the user directly, but what if they're AFK for a number of days or more?

more than 4 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Terms for community moderation?

miruku miruku writes  |  more than 3 years ago

miruku (642921) writes "I'm creating a social news bookmarking site and looking for examples of good and bad practice on letting users tag or rate items and comments in a fashion similar to Slashdot moderation where comments can be assigned a category, rather than just voted up/down. Insights are welcome! Or, how would you change the Slashdot Moderation system if you could?"

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