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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 4 months ago
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Nvidia cripples Linux drives because of Windows

sfcrazy typo (1 comments)

please fix drives to drivers.

about 10 months 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,7 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 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.

more than 2 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.

more than 2 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?

about 3 years ago

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Take control of your 'cloud' with ownCloud 7

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a week 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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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After Ubuntu, Windows will also follow KDE's convergence story

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about three weeks ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The KDE Community introduced the concept of convergence way back in 2008 with the arrival of KDE 4.x (back then it was still KDE Desktop). If you ever tried KDE on your netbook you would have noticed that the desktop that got installed was different from that you would get when you install the same iso on your desktop. Far forward to 2013 and we hear Canonical introducing a brand new concept – called convergence – where one code-base will run across different devices. It was heavily marketed by Canonical, thanks to star community managers like Jono Bacon on-board. Now Microsoft is also following a suite and according to reports the next version of Windows (which may not be called Windows 9 for obvious reasons) will have convergence. One of the most trusted Microsoft journalist Mary Jo Foley reports that the company is working on the next version of their operating system code-named ‘Threshold’ which will have convergence."
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Will a more powerful FCC ensure net neutrality? EFF thinks so!

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "EFF has taken a U-turn from its stand on giving FCC too much power to regulate the internet services. Now EFF is recommending that FCC should reclassify internet services as Title II services which will give the commission more power to regulate the industry. It contradicts EFF's previous stand on giving any power to FCC. EFF believes that given all the options, the first step is to get an authority which could regulated the internet services which are totally unregulated at the moment. And FCC can become that authority by reclassifying internet services as telecommunication services."
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KDE's Krita gets 100% funding through Kickstarter

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It's an interesting day for the KDE community. At one hand they announced the death of two projects — Vivaldi tablet and Improv board, on the other hand Krita (a KDE software) has reached its goal of raising Euro 15,00 on Kickstrater, which means they can now hire the developer, designer they needed to further improve the image editing software. The campaign is not over yet and there are eight more days left so the project will continue to get more money."
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KDE's Vavaldi tablet, Improve project are dead!

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It’s a sad day for free software as one of the most ambitious free software projects, Improve, is officially dead. Along with the board also dies the promising Vivaldi tablet. The developers have sent out emails to the backers of the project that they are pulling plugs on these. The end of the Improv project also means a disappointing end to the KDE Tablet project, as Aaron Seigo was funding both projects out of his own pocket (almost exactly $200,000 spent)."
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First alpha of Ubuntu 14.10 flavors released

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ubuntu flavors have just announced the first alpha of for version 14.10 aka Utopic Unicorn. Only exception being Xubuntu which has not made any alpha’s available. Ubuntu itself doesn’t make alpa or beta releases anymore. They have moved to a weekly snapshot which allows developers to focus on rigorous testing continuously instead of wasting time on packaging alpas, betas and release candidates. If you are using any of the daily build you are already running the latest packages from Ubuntu."
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Fedora 21 may come with Gnome 3.14

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Gnome team has announced the release of version 3.13.3, which is now available for download and testing. There are many major enhancements and features in this release. According to Mathias Clasen of Gnome, “Highlights in this release include Adwaita as the default GTK+ theme, network awareness in our sharing infrastructure, a new design for yelp and add-on support in gnome-software.” The developers are aiming to have Gnome 3.14 available in Fedora 21. Fedora users can try out the release by using a repository created by Richard Hughess."
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A film about assasination of real US president?

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "What is common between The Conspirator, Death of a President, JFK, The Day of the Jackal and Shooter? Full of twisted plots, these movies are based on President Assassination plots. A similar plot is bearing the wrath of the government of North Korea, which has taken serious offense to Seth Rogen’s upcoming film titled The Interview. North Korea has raised issues with the film. Most US audience would say 'there should be freedom of expression'.

This makes me wonder if there are any Hollywood films that show the assassination of a real and not a fictional US President. Or are there films that revolve around the plot of murdering the current US President? However, what I do remember is that the US Army banned the sale of Medal of Honor video game as the game allowed you to play as an Al Qaeda member and attack US troops. Do you think a writer can ever dare to work on a film plot about the assassination of the current US President?

While we are at it, does Quentin Tarantino has the courage to re-write the history and show the murder of John F Kennedy in a satirical way? Feel free to write in to us about what you feel about this"

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How to install Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google has just made available the first developer preview of Android 7 (aka Android L) for download and install. The image is available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 also known as Flo). If you are someone like me who can’t wait to try out the latest software then this article will help you in installing it on your device. Nexus 7 users must bear in mind that the developer preview is available only for Nexus 7 WiFi version 2 released in 2013. Please don’t try it if you have older or 3G Nexus 7."
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Linux Mint 17 KDE released!

sfcrazy sfcrazy writes  |  about a month ago

sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 KDE codenamed Qiana. It’s based on KDE Software Compilation 4.13.0. There are many improvements in things like 'update manager' which improves the use experience and also show which type of updates are these. Then the device manager has also improved and it can install drivers even when the machine can't connect to the Internet as most drivers are available in the iso itself."
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