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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

qpqp Re:Why bother? (420 comments)

I was referring to SoA, so yeah, it's a wrapper around its interface (since it already has one, as we're not talking about 80's legacy stuff, though even that had interfaces).

about a week ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

qpqp Simple Solution (93 comments)

Duh, redact it by putting a black rectangle over the feed.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

qpqp Re:MS has been late to every recent tech movement (420 comments)

Microsoft's standard methods of "innovation" have always been to copy, steal or burn.

That's how I read your sentence, so... FTFY ;)

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

qpqp Re:MS has been late to every recent tech movement (420 comments)

Irritates to no end those people who think that coding for node is a skillset superior to jscript itself.

Of course it is superior, just like knowing RoR is superior to knowing just Ruby.
You might want to reformulate your point, as it seemingly didn't quite come across the way you intended to, unless your point was to make you look stupid.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

qpqp Re:Why bother? (420 comments)

you're not going to orphan an existing code base to switch to another language and waste your time essentially re-inventing your wheel.

Only think that is generally considered in such cases is writing a wrapper around it and calling it a (legacy) black box. But who in their right mind would ever write a wrapper around the JVM for .net, except maybe emscripten?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

qpqp Re:Why bother? (420 comments)

When haven't you recently turned on your computer only to have Java say an update is ready to install, and then pop up it's really slow installer to do it (that tries to install Ask.com as your homepage to boot)?

I don't do Windows, you insensitive clod. Things don't "pop up" and say updates are needed.
Also, the reference implementation is OpenJDK.

Don't get me wrong, Java (and the JVM) has it's flaws, but to bind myself to MS stuff again? Fool me once...

about a week ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

qpqp NGOs (155 comments)

Apparently all problems come from NGOs. Let's ban them. Everywhere.

about three weeks ago
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Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome

qpqp Re:Dropbox Emulation (30 comments)

what part of "transparently replace Dropbox calls with [calls to] my own storage backend" is so difficult to understand?
I'm looking for a drop in replacement, so all the crapware that thinks it's enough to implement the dropbox API suddenly becomes usable.

about three weeks ago
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Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome

qpqp Dropbox Emulation (30 comments)

Anyone know, if there's a Dropbox API emulation/implementation somewhere that could be used to transparently replace Dropbox calls with my own storage backend?

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Breach White House Network

qpqp Re:Failed objective (98 comments)

back in high-school (long, long ago,) [...] show off the school's new-fangled-lightning-fast T1

Uhm, how to put this...
That's not long ago you insensitive clod. Now get off my lawn!

about 2 months ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

qpqp Re:Not even remotely correct (125 comments)

Kiddo, get off our lawn and RTFM. You ain't got a clue what the parent is talking about.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

qpqp "Donate" to a Foundation (155 comments)

Depending on the type of software, you could try getting it into Apache, OW2, or others. Also fork it to github.

about 2 months ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

A $150 Beyer Dynamic will always sound way better than a $150 Bose.*
*For current values of always, BD and Bose.

about 2 months ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You still have to check reviews on individual models though, there will be a few "stinker" generics to avoid. Like Samsung, avoid them like the plague!

FTFY ;)

about 2 months ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Pressed submit too early.

[TB2 ...] the only thing that needs that kind of bandwidth is the monitor

I disagree. There's a huge difference and much more applications than just a monitor. You can connect a box of ASICs for instance.

I prefer dedicated peripherals anyways

I prefer internal peripherals too, but TB2-connected stuff is a very good addition, if you have the extra lanes supported by the motherboard.

ASRock tends to be better than ASUS.

Dunno, for me they're almost the same with a different price-tag and the ASUS brand having the higher-quality components.
Obviously no ASUS brand can be reasonably compared to a Supermicro or Tyan board, but we digress here.

about 2 months ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

How about we run top of the line mac pro right now

I'd rather wait for a refresh and compare it then. It would be false from a pragmatic/scientific standpoint to compare apples with oranges ; )
Alternatively, compare it to hardware, which was available in 2013. I agree that they should have went down with the price by now.

But software-wise, OS X (+ streamlined pro-apps) beats Windows IMO. I'll pay a premium just for that without thinking about it twice.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: Polish (115 comments)

I just think they want to avoid being a puppet state

Tough luck being in the EU, though.

Germany isn't currently attempting to do anything like that.

Seems like Germany is controlling the economic direction currently, so yeah, not overtly, but they have to do their bidding more or less.

about 2 months ago

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