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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

nschubach Re:Seconded. (95 comments)

I love how easy it is to setup QoS, VPN and such with Gargoyle. With OpenWRT the only real solution to this was to open an SSH and edit files. I normally don't have an issue with the command line, but trying to setup a VPN server on OpenWRT is a lesson in humility. The first point in the document tells you to learn every minutia about different VPNs and their technology. That's great if you want to learn about it all, but if you just want to set up a server and connect your laptop to your home network when you are away... you don't need to know that. There's also a lot of terminology thrown around that may not be necessary.

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Docker Turns 1: What's the Future For Open Source Container Tech?

nschubach Re:Subjects suck. (65 comments)

Thanks for the review and examples. I think, as of writing this, there may be a grand total of 2 relevant posts in this tread of 16... shit's gone down hill around here.

about a month ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

nschubach Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

I know many... many bosses that I've not respected their opinions on things (and they weren't female). Being the boss does not immediately mean everything you say should be valued and respected. Throughout time, people have always talked poorly about their bosses.

about a month ago
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A New Car UI

nschubach Re:8 is not enough (237 comments)

you forgot heated/cooled seats, sunroof, windows, seat position...

about 2 months ago
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Kickstarter Security Breach Exposes Customer Data

nschubach Re:So (63 comments)

The same as it does for any other Kickstarter founder... Actually it may be less since Star Citizen started (and obtained) their goal independently before going on Kickstarter.

about 2 months ago
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Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

nschubach Re:It's a good start (383 comments)

I'm sure it will go over just as well as the federal reserve audit...

about 3 months ago
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23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

nschubach Re:Runtime... (449 comments)

You must not game? I run windows 7 64-bit on my gaming machine and I can recall at least 4 blue screens. None of my hardware diagnostics indicate any problems and it's rare enough for me not to care all that much, but it does still happen.

about 3 months ago
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Code Is Not Literature

nschubach Re:Music... (240 comments)

If I have to comment, that means I didn't write the code clear enough or didn't use the proper names. For me, comments are smell to tell me where I need to clarify code.

about 3 months ago
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Code Is Not Literature

nschubach Re:Music... (240 comments)

If musicians read sheet music like programmers read code, then why do a lot of programmers insist that everyone else comments their code? Do musicians insist that every other musician make comments on why they chose to raise the octave or what they were thinking when they chose that chord?

// WTF was Beethoven thinking here...

// This note wasn't right, I dropped it twice.

// This part is the chorus, it will be played several times.

about 3 months ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

nschubach Re:Nice subjectivity (628 comments)

You can't spell Slaughter without Laughter.

about 3 months ago
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Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

nschubach Re:The unseen enemy (510 comments)

Some politicians do go get real jobs... after they boost markets where the company they are about to go work for is the benefactor.

about 3 months ago
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Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

nschubach Re: The unseen enemy (510 comments)

They're just padding metadata.

about 3 months ago
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National Lab Working To Mix Metals and Polymers For 3D Printing

nschubach Re:Weapons, armor (65 comments)

By taxing you until you can't afford what you need, needing the government to supply you that (because of their taxes), then taxing you more because they can't afford to provide it for you?

about 3 months ago
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Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

nschubach Re:Cry me a fucking river... (374 comments)

Interstate would be any highway travelling across state boundaries, where 'inter-' being defined as "among/between" States.

I'm a bit confused by Interstate 1 though.

about 3 months ago
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Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

nschubach Re:Cry me a fucking river... (374 comments)

One that flies over in a dual rotor helicopter.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

nschubach Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

What defines a small screen though? My Nexus 10 has a resolution of 2560×1600 which is higher than most desktop displays. They'd have to have a device registry and that means they need more control over the devices it can "run" on.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

nschubach Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

I find it funny that Windows 7 will not find "Add or remove programs" if you type "Add", but it will find it if you type "Remove"

about 3 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

nschubach Re:whatever (1009 comments)

I've always been told to ignore people that talk in absolutes. I have quite a few problems with Windows 7. Most of them are fixable, but it's a pain in the ass. Also, someone at MS keeps resetting my registry settings that turn off libraries because they feel like forcing it down my throat on OS Updates for some reason.

about 3 months ago

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Valve shares performance numbers on port of Left4Dead

nschubach nschubach writes  |  about a year and a half ago

nschubach (922175) writes "One factor in creating a good gaming experience is throughput. This post discusses some of what we’ve learned about the performance of our games running on Linux.

After this work, Left 4 Dead 2 is running at 315 FPS on Linux. That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version. However, it does speak to the underlying efficiency of the kernel and OpenGL. Interestingly, in the process of working with hardware vendors we also sped up the OpenGL implementation on Windows. Left 4 Dead 2 is now running at 303.4 FPS with that configuration."

"It seems there are good things coming out of this for both Operating Systems!"
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IBM Turns To Linux In Desktop Campaign Against MS

nschubach nschubach writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nschubach (922175) writes "According to Information Week, "IBM has increased support for Linux with the introduction of versions of its Lotus Notes collaboration suite and Symphony productivity tools built to run on the open source OS — and it's hoping the effort will help unseat Microsoft as the king of desktop software."

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Tracking Recent Slashdot Astroturfing/Shilling/Trolling

nschubach nschubach writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lately there have been a number of accounts created for a short period of time that dump very large posts right after stories make the front page. The posts are usually very long, containing multiple links and having a clear Pro-Microsoft Anti-Google bias. I'm really only making this journal entry to keep a track record of the accounts I believe are sock puppets for this movement. I may get some of these wrong, but more likely than not, I feel this will be pretty accurate.

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Is search a sign of bad design?

nschubach nschubach writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I'll admit, I fell in love with Sony's XMB interface. It's so simple and easy to use. Everything is placed in categories, the files open how you'd expect (for the most part), and you can easily mass delete or move files to alternative drives. It has it's flaws, but overall I think it flows better for the common user (ie. my parents) than current alternatives. Since then, I've pondered different interface designs including BeOS, Windows, Gnome, KDE, and more recently "Smart Phones." My hands on experience is limited to PC/Console interfaces.

I see a trend that's becoming more and more pervasive: Search.

Personally, I feel as though search is merely a bandage fix to a poor interface design. If the user cannot quickly find their application or document, is it their fault or the fault of the interface design? I could understand if it was voice operated. Telling a computer "Open Applications, Internet, Run Firefox" seems a bit clumsy. With the inevitable presence of touchscreen devices though, doesn't it seem more clumsy to have to type in what you need to find instead of placing it three taps or a slide away?

Another perspective for discussion: Why does Internet search feel acceptable, but desktop search feels like broken design? Quantity of content?

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