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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

robmv Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the last time a technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs

Alan Kay

http://www.drdobbs.com/archite...

about three weeks ago
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Supermicro Fails At IPMI, Leaks Admin Passwords

robmv Re:What moron puts IPMI public facing? (102 comments)

I have seen manufacturers enabling their IPMI implementation by default, sharing the primary network interface, add that many people don't know what IPMI is and you get this problem, lot of IPMI devices accesible from the internet

about a month ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

robmv Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (167 comments)

It is a problem of the Android tools for OS X and Windows, on a Linux distribution with a compiled kernel with KVM virtualization enabled (any modern distro), you only install the x86 image and start it without any other install or configuration needed, who would have said that using Linux would be easier than Windows hehe. The only downside is that if you start using KVM VMs, other virtualization solutions like VirtualBox can not be used at the same time, so if you need a Windows VM for your daily work you must run it inside KVM or not use it at all when running Android x86 images

about a month ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

robmv Designed and tested by? (431 comments)

Who built it isn't more important to who designed and tested it. In Venezuela, the state has partenrships with Chinese manufacturers, I have no plan to buy a Chinese mede car here because we don't have a certification or testing infraestructure, we don't have verified dummy tests like USA and Europe has. Why a Chinese made vehicle that pass USA certifications and tests be any different in quality than one make in Europe, if they are different in quality and both passes the tests, the tests are the problem

about a month ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:Translation: (361 comments)

Are you repeating what I said?

go to vimeo with a Windows 7 Firefox or Linux with GStreamer plugins and it will play without plugins

about 2 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:Translation: (361 comments)

Firefox already support h.264, go to vimeo with a Windows 7 Firefox or Linux with GStreamer plugins and it will play without plugins

about 2 months ago
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How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML

robmv Re:What a fscking disaster (361 comments)

Youtube uses EME for 1080p streams, no EME and you only get 720p or lower

about 2 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv Re:PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

Looks like they fixed the offer

UPDATE: Our priority for DRIVECLUB is to enable you to play and enjoy everything it has to offer and PlayStation recognises that the prior plan for DRIVECLUB entitlement for the upgrade to the PS Plus edition was not appropriate. As a result, we have adjusted the PlayStation Plus terms for DRIVECLUB.

Now, If you intend on downloading DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition, and upgrading to the full game experience, you will have access to the full game even if your PlayStation Plus subscription runs out.

about 3 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv Re:PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

Interesting, then they only need to sell the base game for like 10$ and problem solved. Let's see if this is fixed, It is somewhat torelable to ignore a small 5$ DLC, but not a 50$ one if you close your PS+ subscription

about 3 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

robmv PS+ and DLC (93 comments)

This is standard on PS+, if you get a "free" game via PS+ (all games received for "free" are tied to your subscription, PS+ discounted ones aren't) and you buy DLC for it, the DLC becomes unusable if you end your PS+ subscription. Sony tells you that when you hit the download button for one of those "free" games. You can buy the base game later if you don't want to continue paying for the PS+ subscription, and then your DLC will be usable on that game. I am a PS+ subscriber, I avoid to buy DLC for the "free" games for this reason, but everything is perfectly clear on the store when you buy.

about 3 months ago
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Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

robmv Re:Thanks RMS (394 comments)

You and me are probably near the same side, being balanced in our needs for freedom and commercial software to succeed, but I think that for every extremist, from jailed devices, data miners, etc. we need the other kind of extremist like Mr. Stallman. It is the only way to have balance.

about 3 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

robmv Re: This sounds more like incompetence... (191 comments)

download files without notification: dictionary updates
read contacts: suggestions
modify or delete contents of USB storage: I don't know why it needs this one, store dictionary outside private app directory?
view accounts on the device: suggest your email address

about 3 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

robmv Re:The build process is still shyte (?) (435 comments)

When I was trying to learn a more system level languages from higher level ones like Smalltalk, I found Makefiles to be archaic. I was delighted when IBM introduced what they called Configuration files on VisualAge C++ (PDF) (see Chapter3. An introduction to configuration files). It was easy to manage and the integration with the IDE was great (one of the first C++ IDEs I really liked). But the configuration files were hated by the people used to the Makefiles, it wasn't well received. As an newbie at that time with C++, I loved them, today I can tolerate Makefiles but they are more archaic now than before.

about 3 months ago
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How Japan Plans To Build Orbital Solar Power Stations

robmv Re:But what does an actual physicist think? (230 comments)

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.”
  Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

about 3 months ago
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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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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