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KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

sfcrazy Re:Personal blog (202 comments)

He is a Canonical developer and its not a post about his family cat.

about 5 months ago
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Nvidia cripples Linux drives because of Windows

sfcrazy typo (1 comments)

please fix drives to drivers.

about a year ago
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Canonical Seeks $32 Million To Make Ubuntu Smartphone

sfcrazy Canonical's next campaign (267 comments)

Canonical, the company behind the world’s largest selling smartphones Ubuntu Margin, has launched the biggest ever crowd-funding campaign to hire and pay employees to develop, market and support innovative technologies developed by Canonical through other crowd-funding campaigns. The campaign, called Ubuntu Much, aims to raise an unprecedented $100 million over 30 days on Indiegogo, for a limited salary of its 10 employees who would work exclusively on core Canonical technologies. http://www.damnocrazy.com/canonical-launches-biggest-crowd-funding-campaign-raise-100-million-pay-employees/22

1 year,29 days
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Native Microsoft Word Editing arrives on Chome OS

sfcrazy oops a typo (1 comments)

It must be Chrome and not Chome.

about a year ago
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Conflicted Judges Are Classier With English Accents

sfcrazy Integrity of Mr Mueller? Does he have one? (74 comments)

The press has stopped listening to Mr Mueller, but there are still some lazy bloggers out their which take the bait. Mr Mueller when you point a finger at someone else the rest of the four fingers point at you and looking at your monotonous track-record (which is getting painfully boring). Mr Mueller should add a disclaimer to all of your posts that he gets paid by Microsoft and Oracle so people know "For someone so concerned with "integrity" it is utterly unusual to write extremely biased blogs against a particular party (Android in this case) only to be hired as a consultant by the opposition parties (Microsoft and Oracle in this case)."

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu For Tablets Announced

sfcrazy Re:Who cares ? (148 comments)

I don't want either iOS or Android, but I might get a tablet with KDE Plasma Active.

There already is KDE running on Nexus 7 http://youtu.be/Bb7isMAmwW0

about a year and a half ago
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Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less Than Germany Because US Has Less Sun

sfcrazy There are several reasons why Germany gets more su (644 comments)

Well that's true - as I lived in Germany. There are several reasons why Germany gets more sun that the US of A. 1. That's because Germans pay more taxes than Americans as a result the government is able to get more Sun for their citizens. We don't want to pay these taxes because we don't need that much sun. I mean why do you need extra sun? 2. Germans also get extra sun because they unified East Germany, since rises in the East so they have East and West both covered as a result more sun. Since US doesn't have anything like East US, it was never divided...we miss all that sun :( 3. If you have ever played with a magnifying glass and try to focus sun it creates a tiny hot spot. That's the spot where you get most heat/sun. And since Germany is very very small than US they get that sun and US misses it all. http://www.damnocrazy.com/23/fox-news-germans-get-more-sun-us

about a year and a half ago
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LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android

sfcrazy Is Android Part Of Microsoft' Windows Phone Licens (359 comments)

Microsoft has signed yet another deal with an Android player, this time its LG. There seems to be more to it than it appears on the surface. It this deal just about Android? I think not. I wonder why no one is signing Windows Phone deals with Microsoft? Why is Microsoft talking only about the Android deals and not about Windows Phone deals? Why is no hardware player signing or renewing any deals with Microsoft to put its Windows Phone on their devices? Only Windows deal that we heard of was Microsoft-Nokia deal where the Finnish maker committed to using only Microsoft OS. Why we never heard of Samsung, LG, HTC signing any Windows phone deals with Microsoft? I have a theory. The possibility is these 'Android' deals are in fact Windows Phone deals. http://slashdot.org/submission/1908860/is-android-part-of-microsoft-windows-phone-licens

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

sfcrazy Re:This is a sad day for the tech world (1027 comments)

Apple/Steve Jobs was pretty much failure for a majority of its life-span. Company formed in 1977 was still struggling till 2006. It's iPhone and ONLY iphone that saved them. American dream is not about one smart guy to rule hundreds of idiots. American dream is about everyone one can reach there. Steve Jobs made sure no one reaches there. He killed them all.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Files Suit Against Motorola Xoom In EU

sfcrazy Stop Quoting Florian Mueller (181 comments)

Can you please stop quoting and independent blogger with no credentials and bias toward FOSS, who has been often exposed by Groklaw as FUDester. Use real news sources or experts. You guys are turning that troll into a legend. Please stop that.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft calls out Google for patent hypocricy

sfcrazy Typical Microsoft FUD (1 comments)

Microsoft's tweet in inaccurate and incomplete and it tells about Google's reply but not what Microsoft proposed.

about 3 years ago
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Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930

sfcrazy Re:Fair Trade (297 comments)

"That's what people mean when they say the government should be limited." They want to limit the government so that people can't use the government against corporations. They want a crippled government only to work for corporations. Where are the checks and balances to ensure no company becomes a monopoly?

more than 3 years ago

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Linus Torvalds is pissed at Change.org, starts a petition

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Linus Torvalds rarely gets upset over a wrong reason and Change.org has given him that reason. The creator of the world's most dominant technology – the linux kernel – found that someone started a petition on Change.org using his identity. So Linus took over and created a petition asking Change.org to stop its dickish ways and verify emails."
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How the US army is embracing solar and wind energy

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "In the age when we have super-computers like power in our mobile phones, reliance on extremely limited natural resources like gas or coal for energy make us look ‘pre-historic’; it’s more like still using Floppy Drives as our primary source of storage! We should move towards those forms of energies which will never deplete or go away such as wind, water and sun.

The US army is doing something similar. They are using a program to cut cost and reliance on ‘will-be-gone-one-day’ energy sources. The Army, under Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Program, has nearly completed the installation of two wind turbines at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico which will produce an estimated 5 percent of the energy consumed by the installation."

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Carnegie Mellon creates open source tool to 'extract' 3D obecjts from 2D images

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It's not exactly 'extracting' in literal terms, but you can now pick an object in any image and manipulate it as if you are 'holding' it in your hands. Carnegie Mellon university has created tool which can add the ’3rd dimension’ to an object in a photo allowing the editors to turn or flip objects any way they want, even exposing surfaces not visible in the original photograph."
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The Expendables 3 – what if Quentin Tarantino directed it?

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Now imagine if Sam Peckinpah (long dead bless him, but not forgotten) directed an Expendables movie – take that thought to bed with you tonight and count the slo-mo deaths as you fall asleep. Unless our reality shifts into an alternate universe, that’s not going to happen. So let’s get Peckinpah’s apprentice to direct the next Expendables – Quentin Tarantino."
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Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror aka 3.16 released

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux kernel 3.16 codenamed ‘Shuffling Zombie Juror’, which brings many notable improvements. There was nothing much dramatic about this release as Linus said, “So while 3.16 looked a bit iffy for a while, things cleared up nicely, and there was no reason to do extra release candidates like I feared just a couple of weeks ago.”

It also means that working on 3.17 has started, “And as usual (previous release being the exception) that means that the merge window for 3.17 is obviously open,” said Linus."

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Someone is trolling the Linux kernel mailing lists really hard

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about two weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Someone named Nicholas Krause is all over the Linux kernel mailing lists. Nick seems to have ‘started’ his kernel journey by posting a message about ‘finding’ a kernel developer jot at the kernel hub. Later he graduated to become a ‘patcher’ akin to ‘Transporter’ of Jason Statham and started sending patches to different kernel mailing lists. There are many theories around why the patcher might be doing it. Some say that he is writing a University Thesis on trolling the kernel development process (either by seeing if an obviously broken patch could be snuck past the peer review system, or to see if he can try to get someone to lose their temper much like Linus is supposed to do all the time — not realizing that this only happens to people who really should know better, not to clueless newbies), are that he’s a badly written AI chatbot, or just a clueless high school student with more tenacity than one usually expects at that age,” says Theodore."
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Take control of your 'cloud' with ownCloud 7

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The best cloud is the one that you own. Once ownCloud was founded I never used public cloud offered and hosted by a company to keep my files. I do use Dropbox and Google Drive, but the primary purpose is to share files with a set of people. With each release ownCloud is becoming a very serious contender to these commercial offerings when it comes to file storage, syncing and sharing. OwnCloud Documents are already an impressive alternative to Google Docs and offer full ODF support which is missing from Google Docs. ownCloud 7 has been released which comes with many new features such as server-to-server sharing and dropbox-like web interface."
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UK to use Open Document Format for government documents

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "UK has decided to use ‘open standards’ for sharing and viewing government documents. The announcement was made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude. One of the primary objectives of this move is to create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes. The move must put some pressure on Google to offer full support for ODF in Chrome, Android and Google Docs."
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Dropbox switches to Qt for Linux client

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "A Dropbox user Nicholas v. pointed it out on the forums: "Very excited about the rewrite for linux. It’s been a long time coming. Hopefully we’ll end up getting some of the glitz and glamour of the other platforms as a result. (Oh – and also very excited that it’s Qt!)" I checked it out on my Plasma system and it really looks far better than earlier."
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British researchers create new black hole 'like' material

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "How black can a black get? The ‘new black’ of the science world is so dark that it makes it almost impossible for the human eye to see it. British researchers have created a “strange, alien” radiation-absorbing material that absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light. Setting a new world record, Vantablack is so dark the human eye finds it difficult to determine its shape and dimension.

It is also said to conduct heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel."

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ launched

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced the launch of the brand new pi, and it’s called Raspberry Pi Model B +. If you are excited about new hardware, then let me tell you that the Model B+ uses the same BCM2835 application processor as the Model B. It runs the same software, and still has 512MB RAM. This isn’t a “Raspberry Pi 2, but rather the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi. Today, I’’m very pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability, at $35 – it’s still the same price, of what we’re calling the Raspberry Pi Model B+,” says Eben."
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Debian 7.6 released

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Neil McGovern has announced the release of Debian 7.6, the sixth maintenance release of 7.x branch. This is a maintenance release which, as Neil explains, “ mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.”"
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Soon hard drives will be thousand times faster

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month and a half ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "How fast the data is written on a hard drive is directly proportional to the magnetic property of material and the storage speed can be increased by changing this property. Researchers at De Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) have found a way to speed up data storage by a thousand times on hard drives. The researchers have managed to generate a flow of electrons using ultra-fast laser pulses in a material which all have the same spin. This spin changes the very magnetic property which is responsible for the storage speed."
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