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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:Rather have vector (115 comments)

The vast majority of images on the web aren't photographs and could easily be vectorized. Need some examples? The Slashdot logo, the stats "medal" icon, the user settings icon in the user info box, the Slashdot TV icon, the Chrome logo in the summary, every single comment's "flag this comment" icon, the friends bubbles...

There's about 700 images on this very page alone that could be vectorized. None of them are actual photographs.

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:It looks ugly (115 comments)

So draw us a better UI... and don't just say "Internet Explorer 9!"...

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:What about the hershey fonts? (115 comments)

HTML/DOM scrollbars, not native. Not sure how they work (at a low level), but they seem to be "standard" for some sites to use these days for any content that scrolls separately from the overall page itself.

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:TCP slow start (115 comments)

Use range requests to only grab the JPEG headers, and then use further range requests to grab the rest of the data. Use HTTP Keep-Alive and you can avoid some of the inefficiencies of multiple requests... of course, web browsers have been doing HTTP Keep-Alive for years now.

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:Nah...TL:DR (115 comments)

All the while using hundreds of times the system resources as the original implementations.

about two weeks ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

segin Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Paid cross licensing in order to make a yellow multimeter? Has the whole world gone insane, or is Slashdot just over-infested with modern-IT people who think in weird terms like that?

With the rampant abuses of the copyright and trademark systems, it's a survival instinct to think like that!

about a month ago
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EU Votes For Universal Phone Charger

segin Re:Dumb (358 comments)

Please shill elsewhere. The only benefit to Lightning is reversibility. In all other aspects, it's no better. No more durable. Hell, it tends to break more often, too (and I am ignoring cheap Chinese crap on both sides because either one fails far too often when you go cheap.)

about a month ago
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EU Votes For Universal Phone Charger

segin Re:Dumb (358 comments)

So... All of the USB phone charges I have ever owned have all been non-standard? Well, they have a regular USB port, and provide more than sufficient amperage to charge anything I own within three hours tops - less if I leave the damned device alone. And they all even came with a microUSB cable that breaks away. Cable even works to connect the devices to a PC for a trickle-charge.

about a month ago
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EU Votes For Universal Phone Charger

segin Re: Dumb (358 comments)

2A chargers with USB plugs are commonplace. If you buy a cheap cable that can't handle 2A, that's your own fault. No one made you buy a crap cable, especially with more-than-capable cables exist.

about a month ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

segin Re:Well (92 comments)

I use Mediacom you insensitive clod!

about 2 months ago
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Google's Definition of 'Open'

segin Re:MS has their own set of problems. (168 comments)

A Chinese developer did manage to port most of the Android userland atop Windows. It ran a large number of the Android software packages I threw at it, so long as no dependence on NDK/JNI libraries were in place. (Presumably, if the application developer they had the not-made-publicly-available NDK said Chinese developer had to make their port, they could port their native NDK bits to x86/win32.)

I did do a basic teardown of the software, and it's either a very, very, very convincing fake, or a legitimate port. Most of the native command-line tools in a real Android device are present as Win32 .exe binaries, and work as intended.

about 2 months ago
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Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

segin Re:RIP (182 comments)

You can always use Iceweasel.

about 2 months ago
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Oldest Known Star In the Universe Discovered

segin Re:Cannot be (141 comments)

According to John Ussher, the age of the Universe, as it currently stands, is 6,018 years, with Creation having occurred in 4004 BCE.

I, however, am an Atheist and the evidence for a 13.7ba Universe are sufficient for me.

about 2 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

segin Re:Toronto Parking Meters (322 comments)

Most of the game machines at Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, FL run on Linux. I seen one crash and learned that the seemingly static and painted graphics around the physical/mechanical slot reels is actually a high definition HUD-style overlay panel - the normally-running machine next to it looked like a regular old mechanical slot machine, with plain old painted symbols on the reels. The crashed unit had it's reels partially obscured by the black background of a Linux kernel text console. Yes, the little windows in the decor that let you see the reels? Nothing more than software saying "make the screen transparent in these areas". The decor itself was also part of the display. I did learn that they were running Fedora Core 4, from the kernel version tag's suffix.

I also learned that most Lowe's stores have nearly 70 computers in the store. No more than three run Windows, if any. They use a modified KDE3 desktop for all the rest. Also, the touch-screen computer kiosk in the paint department is also a Linux machine - usually there's the keyboard attached to it, just hidden under a shelf. If you find the keyboard, you can break the kiosk for about three minutes with Ctrl-Alt-Bksp :) [The kiosk interface software is seemingly a Flash standalone projector started from an .xinitrc or so]

McDonald's also uses Linux for their digital signage in the restaurants. Not the signage that has the prices, mind you, but the HDTVs you see on the same area, or right around the corner from the service desk, that show McD-related trivia, products, and deal-of-the-day. I've seen then screw up at multiple locations - which always leaves the HDTV showing a console login prompt. Kernel version tag says they run Fedora Core 6 on all of 'em.

about 2 months ago
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Paul Vixie On the Unevenly Distributed Intelligence of Internet Infrastructure

segin So (96 comments)

Very true.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Wants To Trial Shift From Analog Phone Networks To Digital

segin Re:Huh? (218 comments)

But even though it's a digital system, it's logically circuit-switched. Part of this is to also move to the packet-switched domain.

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Releases In-House Design Tools To Starcraft Modders

segin Re:Fixing literally everything (96 comments)

Nope, there is a "party mode", however.

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Releases In-House Design Tools To Starcraft Modders

segin Re:Fixing literally everything (96 comments)

Also because I don't know anyone else who also owns a copy of the game, a car, is willing to pack up their PC, and come over to my home to play against (or with) me.

about 3 months ago

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Debian Ditches Glibc for... EGLIBC.

segin segin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

segin writes "Debian has decided to switch to EGLIBC, which has better, friendlier upstream maintainers, better support for embedded architectures, and doesn't have Ulrich Drepper. Reading some of the comments posted by Ulrich Drepper, including one where Drepper calls the ARM architecture "crap" (and misspells crap), attached to the bugs linked in the blog post, it becomes clear that the attitude of the glibc maintainer is less than pleasant, and that it's time for a change."
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