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Why The Korean Government Could Go Open Source By 2020

sensei moreh Re:Also illegal, so far... (64 comments)

I do believe the current president is a her

about a month ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

sensei moreh Huh? (636 comments)

Swift also makes extensive use of variables whose values cannot be changed. These are known as constants

What am I missing here?

about 2 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

sensei moreh Re:List of NSA employees (136 comments)

I'll start. There was an undergraduate math major at UCLA named named Larry (I don't recall his surname), class of 1976, who had accepted a job offer from NSA.

about 2 months ago

Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

sensei moreh Re:offer (154 comments)

I would have modded you up, but just wanted to add that not only is it crappier service, it's more expensive

about 3 months ago

How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

sensei moreh Re:Well. (195 comments)

and the only substance harder is natural and synthetic diamond.

I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but there are substances haeder than corundum yet softer than diamond. SiC and BN come to mind

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

sensei moreh Re:Source code for 3.3 was out there long ago.... (224 comments)

I got rid of my LT 1400 long, long ago. Don't know if I still have any early 90s vintage floppies lying in a box somewhere in my basement.

about 4 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

sensei moreh Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

As I recall, those 8" floppies really didn't hold much data (I'm too old to recall how much they did hold)

about 5 months ago

Massive Storm Buries US East Coast In Snow and Ice

sensei moreh Re:meh (290 comments)

Not the same as down south. Been there, done that, glad to be away from it. Here in Minnesota, we get the snow, the ass-freezing cold, and the biting wind chill, but typically avoid most of the ice.

about 6 months ago

Snowden Used Software Scraper, Say NSA Officials

sensei moreh That evil program, wget (227 comments)

Hey, NSA: ~$ rpm -q wget wget-1.15-1.fc21.x86_64

about 6 months ago

Website Checkout Glitches: Two Very Different Corporate Responses

sensei moreh One word... (303 comments)


about 7 months ago

Google Doodle Remembers Computing Pioneer Grace Hopper

sensei moreh Re:COBOL (157 comments)

PL/1 was the language taught in the only programming class I ever took. I wonder if I still have the textbooks for that class buried somewhere in the basement.

about 8 months ago

EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

sensei moreh Properly or improperly? (470 comments)

Some Southeast Asian countries don't even have the proper infrastructure in place to dispose of the bags properly.

Do they have the proper infrastructure in place to dispose of the bags improperly?

about 8 months ago

Is a Postdoc Worth it?

sensei moreh Re:Horse already left the barn (233 comments)

If it's taken you 12 continuous years, you're either doing something you really love with no strong desire to move on, or you've done something very, very wrong.

about 8 months ago

MATE To Make It Into Debian Repositories

sensei moreh Re:A problem (152 comments)

I used a floppy disk just last month. Now get off my lawn!

about 8 months ago

Cute Cat Photos Are Data-Driven Science Behind Cunning New Language Learning App

sensei moreh Re:Cheeseburgers (80 comments)

Or, perhaps ÂYo puedo tengo hamburgueza con quezo? Surely there's someone on Slashdot thqat can do a proper translation for us

about 8 months ago

Mir Won't Ship Even In Ubuntu 14.04

sensei moreh Re:The interesting question (111 comments)

I installed it, ran the server (which gave me only 1024x768 on my 1680x1050 monitor) and the demos. My monitor doesn't return a valid EDID - no problem with X, I just create xorg.conf with an appropriate modeline, and I'm good to go. The demos, such as they are, appear to run properly without crashing, but I want to write my graphical apps in Python, rather than C++. Bottom line - I won't be switching to Mir in the immediate future.

about 8 months ago

Cute Cat Photos Are Data-Driven Science Behind Cunning New Language Learning App

sensei moreh Re:Cheeseburgers (80 comments)

Do you really mean ÂYo puedo tener hamburguesa con queso?

about 8 months ago


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