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'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0

nschubach Re:agile != reactive (101 comments)

I will never understand the point of blocking script on the page you are visiting. Sure... block third party and tracking scripts/assets, but blocking scripts on the site is like opening Excel and expecting it to calculate cells with the formulas disabled.


Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

nschubach Re:Huh (213 comments)

What if you just charged what it cost to get the material, shipping, and such? Who cares who it belongs to as long as you are the one mining and transporting it (for an exorbitant fee...)

about two weeks ago

Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

nschubach Re:And other costs (409 comments)

1, and 4 are moot when you are generating all the power you need from your own roof... Now, batteries need to catch up, but a bank of batteries in your basement can keep a house overnight if it's well insulated.

about a month and a half ago

Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

nschubach Re:The finding (125 comments)

Slightly related: My older brother cut the tip of his thumb off when working on a shop project. The piece of wood he just cut was falling off the table saw and he reached over the blade to stop if from falling. This was a week before he was supposed to leave for the Naval Academy (he wanted to be a Marine pilot.) To get into the Naval Academy took a Congressional (or Presidential) nomination which are limited per year and he had received one of the few. After getting his the top re-attached, it had died due to lack of blood flow and had to be re-removed. He had delayed his admission because of the accident and after healing up they figured he didn't have the dexterity and control needed to fly a jet.

about 2 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

nschubach Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

Do you mind giving me some info on your system? Brands/models?

about 3 months ago

Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

nschubach Re:DeBeers (112 comments)

Nah, they are just preparing to send a ship to claim it so they can send millions of underpaid miners to chip off some more diamonds to throw away to keep the price artificially high.

about 3 months ago

Bill Gates To Stanford Grads: Don't (Only) Focus On Profit

nschubach Re:So says the richest man in the world... (284 comments)

So... before leaving the company you built with those tactics... Oh, I don't know. Maybe open up a bit?

about 3 months ago

Docker 1.0 Released

nschubach Re:What is this? (88 comments)

Oh yeah... I can totally remember all those commands.

about 3 months ago

NASA Beams Hi-Def Video From Space Via Laser

nschubach Re:Feed Starving Children (38 comments)

You are the only one equating population management with race. Rich people already manage population by not having unprotected sex and popping out children every nine months, as you've mentioned, but there is also a section of the population that's poor and white kicking out children like you wouldn't believe. It's only a racial issue because you see it as one. It's an education issue.

about 3 months ago

Is Google CEO's "Tiny Bubble Car" Yahoo CEO's "Little Bubble Car"?

nschubach Re:what's wrong with public transportation? (190 comments)

It also includes whatever fluids the previous rider it piss, vomit, snot, or semen. And sure... you can send it back for another, but that just makes you late.

about 4 months ago

The Internet's Broken. Who's Going To Invent a New One?

nschubach Re:Needs an IQ test to enter (162 comments)

Sometimes it's actually the smart ones that are bored with normal interactions with people and are looking for ways to disrupt others.

about 4 months ago

The Internet's Broken. Who's Going To Invent a New One?

nschubach Re:We can do it. (162 comments)

As badly as it would get abused, I'm not opposed to having every house connected to the town/village/city it belongs to and that would uplink to a State switching network that connected to each of it's neighbors It would have to have multiple paths in and out making monitoring more difficult since your packet could take one of many paths. Of course, this would be different outside the US... but each home would be a true node on the Internet without some Virtual network called an ISP lording over it all.

about 4 months ago

Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

nschubach Re:Yet Vinyl still endures (329 comments)

My cousin used to spray water on his records before playing them. I have no idea if that's good or bad, but I assume it it probably really bad for the needle.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

nschubach Re:Seconded. (104 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.

about 5 months ago

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 6 months ago

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 6 months ago

A New Car UI

nschubach Re:8 is not enough (237 comments)

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

about 7 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 8 months ago



Valve shares performance numbers on port of Left4Dead

nschubach nschubach writes  |  more than 2 years 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!"
Link to Original Source


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."

Printable Version"



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.


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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