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Qt 4.8.0 Released

omuls are tasty Re:Seems like printing w/ CUPS is still not fixed. (90 comments)

Ah, I wasn't aware of the fact it wasn't developed within the community process. At any rate, great to see Qt devs paying attention to things like Slashdot comments :)

more than 3 years ago

Qt 4.8.0 Released

omuls are tasty Seems like printing w/ CUPS is still not fixed... (90 comments)

I was hoping that they might finally get a fix in for this bug (and the likes thereof), which has been making printing under KDE a pain in the butt for the last couple of years (the 4th most hated KDE bug out there) - but nobody seems to care, even tho a patch is available. Nice going with that community process... sigh.

more than 3 years ago

Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows

omuls are tasty Re:Both are terrible! (397 comments)

In Opera, navigate to the website you want to use as a search engine, right-click the search form, click "Create Search", and add a shortcut, say "ende" for the English-German dictionary. Presto, I type in "ende <word>" in the location bar, and I get my translation back. I have shortcuts for Google, Bing, Amazon, IMDb, one for AllMusic artist search, another for AllMusic album search, German, French and Italian, dictionaries, etc... gets quite addictive.

I know that Chromium has the same feature, but it's buried somewhere in the configuration. For Firefox you can probably get it through an add-on...

more than 3 years ago

Science Historian Deciphers Plato's Code

omuls are tasty Re:Socrates, not Aristotle (402 comments)

The only mention of Socrates on the page you linked to is this:

In Plato's Apology, Socrates recounts an incident in which the Thirty once ordered him (and four other men) to bring before them a certain man for execution. While the other four men obeyed, Socrates refused, not wanting to partake in the guilt of the executioners. By disobeying, Socrates knew he was placing his own life in jeopardy, and claimed it was only the disbanding of the oligarchy soon afterward that saved his life.

That certainly doesn't suggest that they were his pupils.

more than 4 years ago

Michal Zalewski On Security's Broken Promises

omuls are tasty Re:So let me get this straight (125 comments)

In reply to this, I'd like to quote a rather famous computer scientist:

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings

omuls are tasty Re:How are we supposed to understand this? (1671 comments)

what sort of tactics had the bad guys been using

They were driving around in helicopters and blowing unsuspecting news reporters and Good Samaritans to smithereens?

more than 4 years ago

Quantum State Created In Largest Object Yet

omuls are tasty Re:so how big is it? (265 comments)

No, just the usual Slashdot fail of neglecting to RTFA.

"As far as mechanical objects are concerned, the dividing line was at around 60 atoms," Professor Cleland said. "With this experiment, we've shown that the dividing line can be pushed up all the way to about a trillion atoms."

more than 4 years ago

New Method for Random Number Generation Developed

omuls are tasty Re:WiFi (395 comments)

How is an infinite stream of 0s random?

more than 4 years ago

Measuring the Speed of Light With Valentine's Day Chocolate

omuls are tasty Re:Darn you, slashdot! (126 comments)

You mean like, both hands at once?

more than 4 years ago

Astronauts Having Trouble With Tranquility Module

omuls are tasty Re:Not an issue (300 comments)

The $27 million, Italian-built

Ah, that explains it. You know the old joke:

The police are British
The cooks are French
The engineers are German
The administrators are Swiss
The lovers are Italian
The police are German
The cooks are British
The engineers are Italian
The administrators are French
The lovers are Swiss

more than 4 years ago

Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

omuls are tasty Re:No one will find me... (228 comments)

From my earlier job I still have a wide selection of uniforms, one of them is always convincing

I'm beginning to see how you earned your nickname.

more than 4 years ago

Humans Nearly Went Extinct 1.2M Years Ago

omuls are tasty Re:This means ... (356 comments)

you had (theoretically) 2^54 ancestors

Could that be lowered to 2^27 by the birth paradox attack? (*ducks*)

about 5 years ago

Open-Source JavaScript Flash Player (HTML5/SVG)

omuls are tasty Does this work in Opera for anybody? (300 comments)

None of the examples work for me in Opera 10.10 under Linux. Anybody got it to work?

about 5 years ago

Chinese Pirates Launch Ubuntu That Looks Like XP

omuls are tasty But this doesn't look like XP at all? (580 comments)

I haven't had Windows on my main machine for a few years now, but WTF, judging by these screenshots, Ylmf OS UI bears only a mild resemblance to XP's.

more than 5 years ago

VLC Team Announces Video Editor In the Works

omuls are tasty Re:Yeah yeah! Oh, yeah! (120 comments)

I haven't done any video editing it in around 6 months, so I don't know what's their current status, but it did get noticeably more stable for me around the 0.7.3 version. Ah the wonders of Arch and rolling releases ;)

It would still crash occasionally, though. The only saving grace is that it's auto-save is impeccable.

more than 5 years ago

Gravatars Can Leak Users' Email Addresses

omuls are tasty Re:So let's change the algorithm. (170 comments)

By the birthday paradox, you'd have a 50% chance of a single collision after roughly 2^64 avatars (since MD5 hash size is 128 bits).

more than 5 years ago



T-Mobile's data confirmed genuine

omuls are tasty omuls are tasty writes  |  more than 5 years ago

omuls are tasty (1321759) writes "T-Mobile have first confirmed that the leaked data, posted on the Full Disclosure list over the weekend, is genuine. Later, however, they downplayed the incident and denied any leak of information whatsoever.

It does seem that the data is genuine, but its origin and the potential scope of the breach remain unclear. Security experts seem to agree that the probability of hackers owning sensitive information is low. E-mails sent to their address bounce."

Django 1.0 has been released

omuls are tasty omuls are tasty writes  |  more than 6 years ago

omuls are tasty (1321759) writes "Django, the increasingly popular Python Web framework, has just hit version 1.0. The pace of development in the weeks and months prior to the release has been nothing short of frantic. Many new features have been introduced, and various important parts of the framework have been refactored. Compared to the previous release (0.96), this one brings full Unicode support, as well as major improvements to the Django admin, ORM and file handling, and many more — including promised compatibility with the upcoming Jython release. And most important of all, Django API is now considered stable and should be backwards-compatible in the forthcoming releases. Is it time for Django to rock the Rails world a little bit? Will it replace Zope/Plone as the flagship Python product?"
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