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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

mitzampt Re: good (362 comments)

Point taken, AC.

about two weeks ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

mitzampt Re: good (362 comments)

Then enlighten this entire forum, smart ass :)

about two weeks ago
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The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

mitzampt Re:Annoying header graphics (97 comments)

We accept cash only

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

mitzampt Re:Slashdot (85 comments)

Quality forum? You've never heard of Proronix?

Should I have?

It's the site that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs!

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

mitzampt Re:Google? (85 comments)

Some are common personal preferences that got accepted within submissions. Don't remember that much about NAT, though...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

mitzampt Re:Slashdot (85 comments)

Phoronix

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

mitzampt Re:Every day (282 comments)

Really sorry for my phrasing. I'll stay at my current job as long as I can grow and develop, otherwise I'll move somewhere else. If I don't do that and I stop learning it would be really hard later on to pick up new stuff...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

mitzampt Re:Every day (282 comments)

Yeah, I picked my first job as bad pay but a lot of learning opportunities and sticked with it for three years, which is usually the minimum requirement for a good job. Our college teachers called these 'the sacrificed years'. After that, I picked a better job and as long as I can grow I stay on my current workplace. I believe that once you stop growing it's really hard to change jobs.

about 2 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

mitzampt Re:need to get over the "cult of macho programming (231 comments)

Unless you are trying to switch to pascal-style strings instead of null-terminated ones you have limited ways to automatically check buffer overruns, just as you have limited ways to do garbage collecting or, for that matter, almost anything automagical with pointers. The compiler alone cannot enforce that policy, one could try to enforce it in the standard library or a framework. The difference between low and middle level languages and high level languages is the magic that happens behind the language. C has almost no magic, it just gives you the building blocks to do whatever you please.

about 4 months ago
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Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

mitzampt Re:Knowledge seeds (608 comments)

I'd like a portable generator for my Android device of choice. Would that be Ok? I actually live in an area that can imagine the power grid not being there. Neighbours not far from my place still get some degree of technology. And that some degree means laptops, microwave ovens, satellite TV and air conditioner while being hundreds of miles from the closest power line. You might want to imagine the worst case scenario, but for me it's so unlikely I'd advise anyone to just learn how to cope without slashdot or facebook.
Also, you might want to prepare for the most likely cataclysm: the Internet of zero privacy and high levels of censorship and manipulation. How would you survive that?

Starting with one of the great great GP and TFA, knowing that space is vast, how would people survive separation from the Earth? Would any of you be ready for that?

about 4 months ago
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Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

mitzampt Re:Maybe not extinction... (608 comments)

Well if most of you fearing the apocalypse could delete some of the porn on your drive and save heavy amounts of books, blueprints and scientific articles humanity might have a chance of recovering from such a cataclysm faster. You see a lot of crappy shows on television about people training to fight zombies and learning how to grow mushrooms, fearing some sort of Mad Max scenario, but fail to imagine ways to save knowledge in a meaningful way.

about 4 months ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

mitzampt Re:Fixing defects in sloppy coding is NOT "support (322 comments)

So how long did XP without service pack have support? How about XP SP1? Linux kernel 2.4 has reached end of life, but with code available there might be patches made by individuals who need it. You are comparing a kernel with an operating system, if you wanted to beat the linux crowd ask them about any distribution individual release. I was pleased to find out that the last version of SuSE before being acquired by Novell still has some mirrors on the net.

about 5 months ago
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Major Scientific Journal Publisher Requires Public Access To Data

mitzampt http://xkcd.com/1321/ (136 comments)

Yeah, it's getting colder outside on the global scale. Just look out the window every winter. It's all the proof I need. This winter the snow excess here was a football field-size snowflake. Those damn alarmists don't know what they're saying, let's just wait and see how wrong they are.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

mitzampt Re: Yawn (158 comments)

Well played, sir, well played

about 7 months ago
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What to do with misdirected email?

mitzampt Already registered? (1 comments)

How can it be already registered without confirmation e-mail?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Implement Wave Protocol Self Hosted?

mitzampt Re:Why Wave? (112 comments)

I think I went on with the Google hype about Wave, but I could see in it a replacement for current usage of e-mail (document collaboration, discussion threads, file transfer) as a lot of people abuse the reply with history feature of mail.
Because it wanted to replace e-mail it tried the federated approach for inter-server communication. Having servers of different ownership communicate freely would have provided migration or further along the way interconnection with social media (think about migrating a Facebook group or a forum thread to a Wave conversation).
Also today we use a mix of realtime/instant (chat) and offline/persistent (e-mail) communication. Isn't it time that somebody would try to invent a product offering both types of communication in the same package?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Implement Wave Protocol Self Hosted?

mitzampt Re:Really? (112 comments)

Pardon me, but if you look closer, in that github there isn't any Rizzoma server, just some gadgets.
There are no updates on Rizzoma core since early this year (I think January) and they didn't choose a license for it.
I saw that they are still working on some gadgets, and their server performs quite well, but that is a sign that developer involvement decreased once they reached a stable base.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Implement Wave Protocol Self Hosted?

mitzampt Re:Why Wave? (112 comments)

Just to solve some of the unknowns of the thread:
1) between servers, Wave federation uses XMPP with some mumbo-jumbo/magic messages and as such it can be hosted (and interconnected) in a mesh, so yes it is medium independent.
2) between server and client Wave uses HTTP with websocket.
3) Wave is not a moving target as the protocol is no longer developed at high pace, if at all. The "Wave in a box" platform is still being incubated by Apache (waiting to get stable an attract developers).
4) I personally participated to the beta and I liked it.The potential to couple cooperative editing with the replay feature is huge on a lot of use-cases. It just gave you too many tools editing and little automated housekeeping so it ended a lot messier than e-mail conversations. Also, Google version of Wave was awful as a workflow. Rizzoma looks way better.

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Miners Bundled With PUPs In Legitimate Applications Backed By EULA

mitzampt Re:Free Software (194 comments)

Communities could start asking members or FOSS users to donate CPU cycles for a buildbot, a BOINC [boinc.berkely.edu] computation project or just to mine some donations. Just a thought.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture

mitzampt Re:Shooting Itself in the Foot (293 comments)

The Windows app store is a Steam competitor.

FTFY.

about 9 months ago

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