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Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

qpqp Re:Businessese Bingo (40 comments)

Should we call this SDN 2.0 then?

'cause

carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform [...] to advance the evolution of NFV and ensure consistency, performance and interoperability among multiple open source components

Just doesn't sound as catchy.

yesterday
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Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

qpqp Re:Businessese Bingo (40 comments)

So, an open software-defined networking (aka SDN) solution?

2 days ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

qpqp Re:PLEASE! (241 comments)

Check out wpscan.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

qpqp Re:Ditch the smartboard (96 comments)

First, please check out what a Cintiq is.
I didn't know that the Surface has a built-in digitizer, but anyhow, a Cintiq will be better in any case, just because you can connect it to whatever you choose and have different choices of size, as well as run it with any program you'd like, be it OneNote or something entirely else.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

qpqp Re:Ditch the smartboard (96 comments)

Smartboards are like Apple computers.

(You obviously don't have a lot of experience with OS X.)

If you want to tinker [...] Surface Pro 2 [...]

[interactive whiteboards] are about as useful in a classroom as an iPad

Yeah... right... So, in your opinion, the superior solution is a Surface Pro? Really?!

You can totally use even an iPad, load it up with the right apps and hook it up to a projector to achieve the same or an even better experience than you are describing, like with almost any other device.
What would actually be an improvement is something like a Wacom Cintiq (or their much cheaper predecessors) to give you more control over your drawing, but what platform you use (Linux/Windows/Mac) matters only inasmuch as you should feel comfortable with it.
Incidentally, the interface that gets out of the way and let's you get stuff done the most is (a well configured) Linux and/or Mac.

about two weeks ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

qpqp Re:PLEASE! (241 comments)

I wasn't aware that I had a problem until my Joomla and Wordpress websites became unstable several months ago.

What? You were not aware that Joomla and Wordpress are being cracked wide open on a regular basis?
It's almost the same as:

U: "Hi, I am running windows."
A: "And?"
U: "I have a problem..."
A: "You already said that."

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Nope they are clever (335 comments)

More importantly, does it work, when the phone's battery is dead?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (335 comments)

I mean for regular users (who jailbreak).

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (335 comments)

I wasn't talking about mobile payment, but access to the tech (which is available to devs through private APIs anyway). A jailbreak will just make other uses available, which will probably appear in iOS 8.1 or 9, or whatever.
Think invisible QR codes and stuff.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Re:Jailbreak (335 comments)

Ok, cue in 10..., 9..., ...

go with Samsung

No thanks. Yuck!
Now, HTC is a different story, but I still prefer iOS.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

qpqp Jailbreak (335 comments)

NFC for other uses made available through jailbreak in 3..., 2..., 1...

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

LOL, way to turn an argument around. What I did and what I didn't do doesn't change the fact that this is not a 3d printed car, my friend.

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

Since I generally present the things I do as the things they are, I'd probably think that it's kind of cool, but that's where it stops.
In fact, if I'd have come up with a way to put the non-printed parts in the car in place via conveyor belt or robot arm, or another way of actually assembling the car automatically, before making a show out of printing a shell, then I'd think it's cool.
These guys went for WOW-ing the sheeple and VCs instead.
Did I mention that I dislike (marketing) bullshit in a (quasi-) serious setting?
I'd be proud if I would have come up with a fully functioning prosthetic arm driven by a brain-computer interface that costs a few thousand bucks, vs. the ~6-digits that are paid usually. This is just like the original facebook to me: nothing special, just existing things refitted to make a profit.

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

(No engine, motor. One part.)

Engine ( "a machine that changes energy [...] into mechanical motion") == motor ("a machine that produces motion or power for doing work") [Merriam-Webster].

So, if an engine is one part, a tire is one part too and then, maybe, it's made of 40 (aggregate) parts/objects."
Is it a game changer? Doubtful. Step in the right direction - possibly.
A printed house including (pre-fab'd) wiring and communications, that's a game changer IMO. A printed "enclosure" of a car (even with "seats") is just the same old news scaled to a larger size (and with rather coarse resolution to boot).

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Re:Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

So for you the engine is one part, and thus you are talking from the perspective of a relatively high abstraction level.
Q.E.D.

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Car Takes Its First Test Drive

qpqp Level of Abstraction (132 comments)

A car most definitely does have more than 40 parts.
However, if you have a relatively 'macro' level of abstraction and a "part" for you is the gearbox and another is the engine, then maybe you'll be able to say that this one has 40 parts.
In reality, though, the engine alone has more parts than that.

about two weeks ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

qpqp Re:Biggest SD Card? It is Like Nothing! (210 comments)

Announcing for world first time, biggest ever microchip, invented by Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader.

FTFY. Don't mess up the facts, buddy.

about three weeks ago
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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

qpqp Realtime (27 comments)

What kind of realtime is this? Soft, hard, imaginary, wannabe? Sorry, can't be bothered to watch a 10 minute video to find that out and this should be specified, when talking about realtime systems.

about three weeks ago

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