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Ubuntu To Switch To systemd

qu33ksilver Re:Nuts, upstart syntax is so easy (279 comments)

Yea well I am also a bit skeptic about how systemd will turn out. I have used upstart extensively. Do you know if all the event like functionality in upstart is available in systemd as well ?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

qu33ksilver Re:Amazing (473 comments)

Sorry to interrupt. But finding a suitable name is one of the few exciting things that I like. I feel that giving a solid name to a project gives it a good feel and motivates people. Yea.. I am one of those types.. I focus on the exterior more than the interior.

about 10 months ago

Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?

qu33ksilver Re:Nothing to see here (437 comments)

Very true indeed. True comparison of languages is really difficult because it depends on a whole lot of other factors which take higher priority while choosing a language. Just because you are choosing the latest stuff like ASP.NET MVC 4 and IIS8 won't make your code run faster.

about a year and a half ago

Mozilla Makes Prototype of Firefox OS Available

qu33ksilver Re:What Is To Be Gained? (101 comments)

So have you switched back to chrome now ?

about 2 years ago

Space Vs. Poverty Debate In India

qu33ksilver Re:Not just space, but research in general... (315 comments)

Indian here. Just wanted to point that the prime minister knows very well that its a futile effort. Well, about the money, it is going to land in the pockets of politicians. That's how things work here, the prime minister is just puppet in the hands of others. Poverty is something on our blood, even if we become rich and live in modern cities, that's something hard to take out of our system.

about 2 years ago

FBI Launches $1 Billion Nationwide Face Recognition System

qu33ksilver Re:Privacy? (188 comments)

A small sacrifice for the greater good called "technology". Its a trade off that we need to take our chances on. Anyway, this is just what the FBI is telling us. Think of all the stuff that they might already be tracking on us. Consider unauthorised wiretaps, satellite tracking, cell phone triangulation to name a few.

about 2 years ago

Obama Finally Beats Bieber Fever According To Klout

qu33ksilver Re:Statistics (67 comments)

Stupid algo, stupid topic. Obviously you can't "calculate" influence by your online presence. I am surprised sites like klout even exist. And even more we are comparing Obama with Bieber, I mean come on guys..

about 2 years ago

July Heat Set U.S. Record

qu33ksilver Re:Whew! Thank goodness! (422 comments)

Reminds me of Michael Crichton's "State of Fear". And btw, wasn't there an article on /. about a certain melt in the antarctic ice mass ? (I can't remember for sure whether it was in /. or not) Wonder if that was fake too..

about 2 years ago

The Pacific Ocean Is Polluted With Coffee

qu33ksilver Re:Amounts (294 comments)

My point is how does that make it a polluting substance ?

about 2 years ago

The Pacific Ocean Is Polluted With Coffee

qu33ksilver Re:Amounts (294 comments)

Okay I might be ignorant, but is caffeine a polluting substance somehow ? Suppose somehow, caffeine concentration has increased, now what ?

And if you are so hell bent on caffeine, why not check other substances like vinegar or soya sauce for that matter ?

about 2 years ago

IT At the LHC — Managing a Petabyte of Data Per Second

qu33ksilver Re:You mean... (248 comments)

Aah I see they use VMWare to manage the virtual machines. .. I guess Citrix is still lagging behind in the server virtualization field.

I am from Citrix ... if you know what I mean . :P

about 2 years ago

Overconfidence May Be a Result of Social Politeness

qu33ksilver Re:spoonful of sugar (263 comments)

Depends on the person.

This holds true for every theory. But I guess the basic idea is that people judge themselves by the reaction from their surroundings, in this case- the society.

Lack of negative feedback is in no way the only factor in overconfidence. Too much of a positive feedback will also give overconfidence. But this theory is from a different perspective. Its just trying to point out that we are reluctant to give negative feedback and people might take it in a different way. I have to say that I do not totally agree with this view because I feel, unless you get positive feedback or what you can call "appreciation", we don't feel motivated to do better. How can a neutral situation make anybody overconfident ?

Anyways, people will continue to make radical attempts to understand society. This is a weak one.

about 2 years ago

How Will Steam on GNU/Linux Affect Software Freedom?

qu33ksilver Re:Cue the trolls... (580 comments)

You say you are(were..) an ardent Linux fan but you think it doesn't suffice for a desktop. I absolutely agree with the reason to not look around for every other thing just to do a simple config change or an install/reinstall, but I assume you have tried the most popular Ubuntu distribution. Were there any problems you faced in it ? Currently I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 alongside. Though I absolutely hate the Unity interface, but still from a plain user's perspective, it appears to be quite ok for a desktop operating system.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Graphics: Microsoft Has Hardware-Accelerated Everything

qu33ksilver Re:crash faster (563 comments)

Read a file of text, determine the n most frequently used words, and print out a sorted list of those words along with their frequencies.

You are just citing a very common question asked in universities. But come to think of it, is determining n most frequent words a part of your daily job. Anyway, I never said that powershell was better than bash. If you see the quoted text, the context was bash vs cmd., I just made it to bash vs powershell.
And for your answer, here you go -
Get-Content file.text | Group | Sort | ft name,count -Autosize
Now you see the coolness of it ? ;)

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Graphics: Microsoft Has Hardware-Accelerated Everything

qu33ksilver Re:crash faster (563 comments)

Pretty much my only gripe is I wish the default shell were Bash instead of CMD (and Cygwin still sucks).

Well, you have powershell for that. In case you didn't know, Powershell is windows' answer to bash. It is a runtime interpreter, has a programming language of its own and can automate any kind of administrative task in seconds. Its pretty cool.

more than 2 years ago

12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

qu33ksilver Re:Now there's an aggressive movie (1706 comments)

The guy was just trying his part as Bane.. just overdid a bit..

more than 2 years ago

Firefox OS Will Win Big With Developers - Mozilla

qu33ksilver Re:Article Summary... (229 comments)

Media right ?? Thats what usually happens. Personally, I don't think the UI elements introduced in HTML 5 like drag-drop, placeholder, content-editable etc. etc.. won't be much of a use because there are already super stable javascript libraries for that. I am not at all willing to rewrite the existing code just to make my site HTML5 compliant. Other than that, the backend stuff like client side storage, websocket protocol, geolocation APIs are the cool stuff I am looking forward to using.

more than 2 years ago


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