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What Free IDE Do You Use?

ranok Re:ID what? (1055 comments)

I beg to differ, I tried using Visual Studio at work, and was frustrated with the amount of effort it took to create and configure a project *just to compile a single file*. With emacs *gasp* you can hook it into a makefile, so it's just one key combo to make, it'll save your files for you. Additionally, with emacs you can add snippet support so you can type for and it will happily expand for you. I suppose VS is only useful if you like switching to the mouse every third keystroke. It may be more keyboard efficient, but certainly not more time efficient. Also, try building a project written in an esoteric language with VS (rather tricky)

more than 5 years ago

UK Gov. Clueless About Own Internet Blacklist

ranok Like CyberArmy... (203 comments)

Except CA tried to shut them down, and stopped when it became illegal. IWF is just abusing the power it invented.

more than 5 years ago

Locking Down Linux Desktops In an Enterprise?

ranok Re:What about Lanscape from Canonical? (904 comments)

That's what I immediately thought of as well. You can group systems into groups, and also not have to worry about off-line systems.

more than 5 years ago

Drug Deletes Fearful Memories

ranok ZOMG! (247 comments)

Dude, I think you smoked too much TROLL!

more than 5 years ago

Google Terminates Six Services

ranok Re:Its first recession. (195 comments)

Google *needs* a way to trim down the number of resumes it gets, unless it wants to hire 100s more HR folks. They have for each given semester or summer, a stack of resumes (after the automated sorting) about 10' tall (mind you, this is just for interns). Can you imagine sorting through a 1000 resumes a day just to keep up? I think Google knows data mining, and should use it to it's fullest potential!

more than 5 years ago

FBI Issues Code Cracking Challenge

ranok Re:Link to the 2008 challenge (222 comments)

Wow, it took me less than a minute, and I usually stink at newspaper challenges.

more than 5 years ago

Interesting Uses For a USB LED Screen?

ranok Re:For kids (403 comments)

Yeah, I can imagine the kids' horror when they bring over their friends, and have to explain why their parents are so lame. "Uhhh, what's that on the wall" "Nothing, my dad's just a dork" "Oh" "Come on, let's get out of here"

more than 5 years ago

Making Use of Terabytes of Unused Storage

ranok Re:distributed file systems (448 comments)

Hadoop is an open source DFS that is Java based, so it runs on Windows. It is pretty fault-tolerant so it might work in a workplace environment. We run it in a computer lab where the machines are constantly up and down, and it works pretty well. It also has MapReduce, which lets you distribute IO tasks. http://hadoop.apache.org/core/ Jacob

more than 6 years ago


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