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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

robmv Danger (150 comments)

Will their lives be in danger every second, simulating a real hostile world with a the delay to save them taking months to arrive? If that isn't simulated I don't see them being stressed enough to get some kind of madness, living in closed quarters is not enough to make people go crazy

about two weeks ago
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.NET Native Compilation Preview Released

robmv Re:Only benefits smaller devices (217 comments)

Well, the ART preview native compiler on Android 4.4 is on device so it could compile to native on the device, but I expect Google will accelerate that step precompiling on their servers taking into account device characteristics. Microsoft could do that too if they want

about two weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

robmv Re:ZRAM (132 comments)

Android 4.4 KitKat is using ZRAM on low memory devices, apparently they managed to get good results out of it to use it on final production devices

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

robmv Re: Perfect (184 comments)

You don't activate airplane mode before a presentation? How rude!

about three weeks ago
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XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

robmv Re:Remote display across network? (83 comments)

Yes, XWayland can be compared to an X Server running on Windows or over OS X, it translates X to the native display, in this case Wayland

about three weeks ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

robmv Re:A painful transition, but worth it (barely) (140 comments)

I don't know why you had to reimport your projects. I have an Eclipse workspace from the 2.x era, that have never been replaced by a new one, every Eclipse update is pain free with my settings, plugins need to be updated if they aren't compatible, but the workspace with the imported projects have never been a problem for me

about a month ago
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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

robmv Re:What Google apps _do_ people really care about? (163 comments)

The Play Store, it is the #1 application OEMs need, unless you are a Chinese OEM where you have a big market with established alternative stores. And Android device without the Play Store is like a Windows Phone without applications. Amazon store is a joke for OEMs because it is only available in selected markets and with the current economics of hardware manufacturing, you win money only at large scales, selling only on Amazon markets will not work for them

about 2 months ago
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California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets

robmv Simple technical solution (341 comments)

Simple technical solution implemented in my country without insecure remote kill switch: force telephony providers to share stolen phone IMEI numbers, and block those phones on their networks. Changing IMEI number is possible, but it is beyond most thiefs knowledge, and if they know how to change it for a particular phone model, they will now how to remove the killed flag on the phone

about 2 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

robmv Re:For crying out loud ... (187 comments)

Do you think your browser is secure? every Firefox and Chrome feature releases contain critical security fixes and I don't hear people giving them the same treatment Flash get. I am not a Flash fan, but It is not fair how browser vendors are not blamed too for their bugs with the same emotion people talk about other technologies. Every time a Slashdot post talk about a new browser release never mention the security bugs, only the nice things

about 2 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:GPL and BSD give uses the same freedoms (1098 comments)

There is no reason to assume he/she said that iostream.h is GPL as an hypotheses because he was affirming that there is no way to use GCC and create non GPL programs. It was a bad example and wrong assumption not an hypotheses

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:GPL and BSD give uses the same freedoms (1098 comments)

No. I said "wrong" because his assumption is wrong:

For example if I write a hello world program in C++ and iostream.h is GPL. Then hello world can't be released unless it also is GPL. See the problem?

After using GCC and linking against libstdc++, your binary nor your code becomes GPL

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:GPL and BSD give uses the same freedoms (1098 comments)

Do you want all the code of Sourceforge to be compatible with your code?, stop requesting other people to adapt to you, Its their code, its their license, the same way you choose your preferred license

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:GPL and BSD give uses the same freedoms (1098 comments)

For example if I write a hello world program in C++ and iostream.h is GPL. Then hello world can't be released unless it also is GPL. See the problem?

Wrong GCC libraries are GPL with an exception, for example

As a special exception, you may use this file as part of a free software
library without restriction. Specifically, if other files instantiate
templates or use macros or inline functions from this file, or you compile
this file and link it with other files to produce an executable, this
file does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by
the GNU General Public License. This exception does not however
invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by
the GNU General Public License.

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:This is stupid (1098 comments)

I mean bugs fixes... bugs are nice too to break the DRM haha

about 3 months ago
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FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'

robmv Re:This is stupid (1098 comments)

with all the bugs and optimizations that Sony could have done to all that BSD code? amazing, FreeBSD developers predict the future and fixed and optimizations before the hardware

about 3 months ago
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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

robmv Re:Native Widgets (282 comments)

You still don't get it, every OS release make changes of how widgets behave. One example, OS X "natural" scrolling behaviour, you run and old QT application on that platform and I am sure it will not behave the same way and users notice that. QT developers are good chasing every tiny update OS providers do, that doesn't mean that old applications are updated automatically. All applications need to be updated, specially on Windows and OS X where there isn't a shared QT runtime. If WPF is the new native, I am pretty sure that any modifications Microsoft make to old widgets are added to the new ones because I don't think they want an inconsistent experience for their users (sometimes I think they don't care after Windows 8)

I still write a lot of Java Swing code, so I know custom drawn toolkits have their advantages, if you are a good developer using them, and I am not against what QT do, I am only saying that QT are not native controls (only on platforms where it is the platform toolkit)

Is this QT or GTK? http://tirania.org/s/138c98b8.png

It is GTK, do GTK use native controls? NO

about 3 months ago
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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

robmv Re:Native Widgets (282 comments)

Accessibility was an example, I was referring about updates to the OS Widgets not being inherited by QT because QT does not have native widgets. It doesn't matter if Microsoft is doing the same with WPF, QT doesn't have native widgets, plain and simple. is that good or bad? is your call.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

robmv Native Widgets (282 comments)

Can we stop spreading false information about QT?

the native widgets for OS X / Linux / Windows

QT doesn't have native widgets for any platform, QT draw the widgets with their own code, it only skins them with the platform APIs if they are available, Quoting myself:

Native controls means more than to have the same look, if that is the way to measure "nativeness", then Java Swing UIs (Windows/GTK L&F) are native because they call platform theme APIs.

When a toolkit draw controls by itself, the applications normally lose a lot of UI functionality, for example, if Android/iPhone controls add proper default assistive technology metadata to their controls, the toolkit (QT in this example) need to do the same for each control they draw, because the OS don't see buttons as buttons, It see them as a custom control. If the platform control change behaviour in a new OS release, the QT control will not see it, for example when Windows added default context menus to the text fields, self drawed controls don't expose that behaviour until applications are updated with a new version

about 3 months ago

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