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Major Snow Leopard Bug Said To Delete User Data

moon3 Re:Oh. (353 comments)

Great marketing, let me tell you, our Apple drones are so upset over this, they are planing to buy another Mac, just in case one got erased.

more than 4 years ago
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Image Recognition Neural Networks, Open Sourced

moon3 C/C++ implementation (98 comments)

Is there a C++ library somewhere ? They have chosen GPL so probably somebody could make a nice and useful C++ fork out of this.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?

moon3 Re:Unfair competition? (286 comments)

heavily modded Quake engine

Interesting, I didn't know that "Source engine" is a Quake engine derivative.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?

moon3 Re:Unfair competition? (286 comments)

Ok, but the guy was talking about starting his own Steam-like distribution service. My point was to play Counter-Strike (source) I was required to install Steam (good marketing of Steam itself), now to start "competition" with Steam service would clearly require to have similar AAA game in your offering already and that might be a problem. Forget things like known publishers committing their catalogs into some new 3th party service.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?

moon3 Re:Unfair competition? (286 comments)

Exactly that is my point, Valve already had great games to start with, without these games Steam would have a hard time to proliferate.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?

moon3 Re:Unfair competition? (286 comments)

Maybe, but are you sure Direct2Drive is not owned by 2K, EA, UBI or some other 'parent' publisher? I would not be surprised.

Also, to come up with a highly acclaimed game that would draw people into your new digital store is sure possible, but stunt like this needs some high caliber game like GTA or Doom 3 to succeed.

In other words to start a competing store with Steam might be problematic.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Valve's Steam Anti-Competitive?

moon3 Re:Unfair competition? (286 comments)

Anyone who doesn't like it is welcome to start up their own, competing service.

Sure and LOL, they were the first carrying titles like Counter-Strike and Half-life, pretty much forcing people to install Steam in order to play these highly desired games. NOBODY would install Steam without some good game already in. You can try to start a competing company with no such games, good luck.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Readies Ad-Supported Office Starter 2010

moon3 Re:Alternatives (235 comments)

more than happy with something like Open Office, or Google Docs

Most users actually use what is pre-installed, a clear attempt for MS Office to gain new grounds. Why do you think the IE6 is so widespread still ? It is the default bundled browser on Windows XP. This is not a good news for Open Office or Google.

more than 4 years ago
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Patent Claim Could Block Import of Toyota's Hybrid Cars

moon3 Re:Yes, but.... this is the new America (451 comments)

Behold the Paice LLC company structure. No employees, management only. Also they are located at "Shady drive" street no kidding.

more than 4 years ago
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What To Do With a Free Xbox 360 Pro?

moon3 Re:Hospital (416 comments)

Good point. Mod parent up pls.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk

moon3 Re:Uh oh... (244 comments)

Extinction event or cancer ? That's easy to choose.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk

moon3 Re:Uh oh... (244 comments)

By 2036 I will be dead already, along with bunch of other fellow aging Slashdotters, therefore I could not care less.

more than 4 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

moon3 Re:Heh... surprised? (351 comments)

I agree that reusing some existing API is the way to do it, but I meant to use some other "CryptoAPI" that exists on Linux or elsewhere (OpenSSL?), I haven't written a word about creating their own. Also to calculate checksums, hashes or randomize keys you do not need anything platform, system or OS dependent I would presume, any such a *NIX code (already in use there anyway) should do the trick be easy to port to Windows.

more than 4 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

moon3 Re:Heh... surprised? (351 comments)

CryptoAPI is easily avoidable, just use Unix libs for Hashing, Keys and Singins. I am surpriced that those multiplatform apps like Chrome are using this at all.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Frees Up webOS Development

moon3 Re:Desperation? (117 comments)

Partly agreed, but if the app is HTML/Java and can run in a web-browser like environment then you can find such an app on the web anyway and already. What is the point ? We are talking about the added value of AppStore grade applications that somebody would like to pay for, they are barring open source/free software -- they want money -- while openly promoting low-end application interface (web) that can't bring the added value, this is plain stupid, sorry, but this got failure drawn all over.

more than 4 years ago
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London Stock Exchange Rejects .NET For Open Source

moon3 Re:How fast (498 comments)

C#, Basic, or Sun's Java never meant to be 'fast', get a clue. On the contrary, these were created to be fool proof and 'secure', meaning restricted, often deliberately slow so noobs can't abuse their systems or compete with their own first party software.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Frees Up webOS Development

moon3 Re:Desperation? (117 comments)

Do not confuse thin HTML/Javascript frontends for server services like /. or Google maps with application software.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Frees Up webOS Development

moon3 Desperation? (117 comments)

Seeing nobody is really eager to jump-start their platform, but who is surprised? They give you Javascript and HTML (webOS) as a creative tool of choice. There are thousands of application and software, but I can't name one that uses Javascript/HTML, so good luck with that Palm, way to follow industry standards and help people transition their software to your platform. Somebody forget to tag this 'defective by design' ?

more than 4 years ago
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De Icaza Responds To Stallman

moon3 Re:Analysis of Miguel's article = RMS is right (747 comments)

C (or C++ if you want something more advanced) are ISO/IEEE standard languages, not burdened with patents, trademarks or other agendas -- industry standards if you will.

The requirement of these Java, C#, Python, Perl etc. secondary languages should not burden core and vital system components as these have to run on many platforms and we do not have time in our lives to manage them all.

more than 4 years ago
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De Icaza Responds To Stallman

moon3 Re:Analysis of Miguel's article = RMS is right (747 comments)

Is there some 'sane' reason to include languages like C# for purpose of installing GNOME and other vital parts of the system ? I could not agree more with RMS here.

more than 4 years ago

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