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Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

rroman Re:Can't beat the Micro$oft Machine (59 comments)

Qt by default uses native widgets wherever possible

Not true. Qt widgets appear to be native, but in fact they are not (but your post is proof that they made quite a good job with the appearance). This is a bit of problem on macos where Qt has some issues with appearance (or at least used to have).

about a month and a half ago
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Mesa 10.2 Improves Linux's Open-Source Graphics Drivers

rroman Re:Still relevant nowadays? (58 comments)

QtQuick2 requires OpenGL. I didn't say I'm using OpenGL directly. However there is Qt3D and QtQuick3D that you might have a look at http://doc-snapshot.qt-project... http://doc.qt.digia.com/qt-qui... .
As for the graphs, there are some commercial graphs supplied by digia http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/... or KDAB http://www.kdab.com/kdab-produ... or freely available QWT http://qwt.sourceforge.net/ .

about 3 months ago
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Mesa 10.2 Improves Linux's Open-Source Graphics Drivers

rroman Re:Still relevant nowadays? (58 comments)

I think that Mesa is necessary. I'm developing UI in QtQuick2 and it does only work with OpenGL 2 and above. Since there are platforms that don't support OpenGL 2 I have to have fallback to software rendered graphic. Mesa saves the day. If there was no Mesa, I'd be forced not to use QtQuick2 and stick to Qt widgets, which are not really designed to run well on mobile devices. And for the record, I do think, that QtQuick2 is the future of Gui development.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook To Buy WhatsApp

rroman Re:Why Care (199 comments)

In this thread: http://meta.slashdot.org/story... it is pretty obvious, that not only the "fuck beta" people are pissed. In that thread there were many great comments and suggestions to Dice, what is bad with beta and how should they improve it. After zero effort to improve anything, some of the very skilled people stopped to complain and started to do something about it and other people joined them on Soylentnews. Nowadays, I can assure you, that there is almost no topic on Slashdot that doesn't have some "fuck beta" comments, on Soylentnews there are almost zero "fuck beta" comments and there is also pretty on topic discussion. Surely, it isn't perfect yet, but even today, Soylentnews has better discussion than /.

about 7 months ago
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How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

rroman Re:Repost! (181 comments)

Lol, this one should have been modded funny.

about 9 months ago
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How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

rroman Re:Repost! (181 comments)

How is it possible, that this post was modded Funny? Slashdot is exactly what this post describes. Slashdot is mainly great because of great comments and well done comment rating system.

about 9 months ago
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Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January

rroman Re:So, who wants to fork. (260 comments)

I don't mean to create flame war or something, but seriously, what aspects of Chrome are so good that Firefox can't match them? It used to be speed, but nowadays I would say that both browsers are pretty fast. In number of extensions, Firefox is the clear leader, so what is the reason?

about 10 months ago
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One In Five Sun-Like Stars May Have an Earth-Like Planet

rroman Re:We will get there eventually. (142 comments)

That is the common and quite annoying misconception. The #45333961 says it exactly.

about 10 months ago
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One In Five Sun-Like Stars May Have an Earth-Like Planet

rroman Re:We will get there eventually. (142 comments)

There is a big difference. If the theories we know are correct, then FTL information transmission can violate causality. c isn't just a speed limit which we are "not yet able to beat", its violation would violate basic principles of our existence.

about 10 months ago
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Google Outage: Internet Traffic Plunges 40%

rroman Youtube (352 comments)

I think the drop was significantly because of Youtube. It was at night, when most people are just relaxing and everybody today watches YT in HD, which is quite a lot of data per second.

about a year ago
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Revelations On the French Big Brother

rroman Likely scenario (98 comments)

USA: "All countries, ok, we spy on you, but don't criticize us, you do that too"
France: "Hey, that is unacceptable you must stop"
USA: "Shut up France, we highly recommend you that"
France: "YOU HAVE TO STOP!!! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE"
USA: "NSA, could you give us some juicy information about France so they don't bitch about it so loud?"
NSA: "Oh yes, here you are."

about a year ago
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Digia Releases Qt 5.1 With Preliminary Support For Android and iOS

rroman Re:Confused (86 comments)

It has been possible for some time via necessitas. Now they only added it to the official package. Most Qt apps are written on desktop using QtWidgets. When you are developing for mobile devices, you should use QtQuick. QtWidgets aren't designed for mobile devices.

about a year ago
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Digia Releases Qt 5.1 With Preliminary Support For Android and iOS

rroman Re:Too bad we didn't have this 2-3 years ago (86 comments)

It is a bit late, but it is not too late. There is still no alternative to this. I think Qt will eventually become kind of standard for cross platform mobile development.

about a year ago
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A Different Approach To Making Alternative Fuels Practical

rroman Re:And *still* there's no such thing as magic (90 comments)

That is not necessarily an issue. If you can produce cheap energy somewhere, but can not use it immediately, you can store it via this technology into something useful. The energy doesn't have to be from the sun.

about a year ago
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Length of Applause Not Tied To Quality of Presentation

rroman Re:Is there nothing else left to study? (138 comments)

This might seem trivial, but I think it is not. This actually describes how the crowd mentality works, how predictable it is and I think more interesting things are in the study. This is NOT waste of time.

about a year ago
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Subversion 1.8 Released But Will You Still Use Git?

rroman Re:github (378 comments)

If I needed github on my server, I would choose gitlab.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

rroman Re:Because it's better (1215 comments)

Despite I agree with you pretty much, I have to say something against the idea of Windows being closely coordinated and not hacked together with praying it will work. This is a confession of one of the windows kernel developers. It almost made me cry.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

rroman Totalcmd / Far (1215 comments)

The main thing I lack on Linux systems is powerful file manager. And by powerful I mean really powerful. On Windows, I use Far, I can manage files, processes, edit multiple files, start/stop services, browse SMB network, connect to ssh (scp), connect to sftp, manage registry, view images and so on. And there are many plugins I can use for many more features, if this is not enough. Totalcmd has similar features. There is absolutely no comparable file manager on linux. Midnight commander is just nightmare and doesn't have half the features that Far does and as far as I remember, Krusader is also quite behind.

about a year ago

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RSA warns developers not to use RSA products

rroman rroman writes  |  about a year ago

rroman (2627559) writes "RSA has recommended developers not to use Dual_EC_DRBG random number generator (RNG), which has been known to be weak and slow since 2006. The funny thing is, that even though this has been known for so long, it is the default RNG in BSafe cryptographic toolkit, which is product of RSA."
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European Commission proposes over €9 billion for broadband investment

rroman rroman writes  |  about 2 years ago

rroman (2627559) writes "Neelie Kroes, member of European Commission proposes over €9 billion investment into the internet infrastructure in EU. They are hoping to stimulate investments from private sector to the infrastructure worth of €100 billion euros.

"CEF digital will also support services such as eID, eProcurement, eHealth, Europeana or eJustice where EU-wide interoperability and infrastructures can add value by linking up national systems.""

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