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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

short Who cares? (198 comments)

Where is QWERTY?

about three weeks ago

Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

short fix: Priscilla, not Pricilla (174 comments)

not a native but Wiktionary says the former

about 3 months ago

The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

short Re:Lots of government funding is wasted (279 comments)

Yes, we can pay zillions of monkeys and occasionally they write a Shakespeare's play. But that is not a way how to effectively spend public money.

about 4 months ago

Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

short Re:it's not that slow (513 comments)

I am programmer from home with 3Mbit/256kbit and I do not need more. Why? I do not type into SSH faster.

about 5 months ago

Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

short Re:Girls misuse tech talks to get into relationshi (545 comments)

I am just old enough not to be interested in sex anymore so why should I care about relationships? If you call me retarded because I do not want to waste the limited time of my life on something so stupid like sex...

about 6 months ago

Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

short Girls misuse tech talks to get into relationship (545 comments)

After several such cases one gets a prejudice during any further communication with a girl about software that the technical subject is only a cover and that she in fact has a different goal. So I do not want to lose my time talking about software with girls anymore. It's theirs fault. Women push people into being sexist.

about 6 months ago

Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

The difference is one and half workdays salary of a waiter or about one workday salary for other jobs in the rural area here. These people may have different opinion when you have to recommend them wireless for home.

about 6 months ago

Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

I do not understand that. Sometimes one wants connectivity from some small mobile device and there has been no replacement yet for N900 - see also some other recent article about it.

about 6 months ago

Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

short Re:Do anyone care about 2.5GHz speed? (254 comments)

Nokia N900 cannot do 5GHz. Besides that cheapest 5GHz router is still 3x more expensive than cheapest 2.4GHz router.

about 6 months ago

Big Buck Bunny In 4K, 60 Fps and 3D-stereo

short WebM (102 comments)

And where is it compressed as VP9 WebM? What do they mean with H.264?

about 7 months ago

Jolla: Ex-Nokia Employees Launch Smartphone (MeeGo Resurrected)

short N900, not N9-00 (141 comments)

TFA has it wrong. N9-00 was never released, N900 was. I have/use N900.

about 8 months ago

Why Linux Loses Out On Hardware Acceleration In Firefox

short Re:No, not correct (456 comments)

Basically nVidia did what was best for their business, and best for their customers that want to get work done.

read as: Good enough for those not doing any own software development and/or bugreporting.

With closed source parts of your system you can never be sure where the rare crash came from. You cannot recompile the driver with safety barriers (_FORTIFY_SOURCE, mudflap, valgrind...), hardware watchpoints trap in binary code you cannot easily verify...

This results in unstable software commonly found on closed source platforms as nobody can provide reliable software there.

more than 3 years ago

Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

short Re:all because MS won't put TLS on XP... (460 comments)

what needs "public" IPs? What /really/ needs them?

SIP (its STUN support works only with a luck).

Besides any service providing = servers which I run some for local stuff even on my notebook.

more than 3 years ago

Masterpieces Online — High Culture At High Resolution

short DPI? (99 comments)

So I have to square root the billion pixels first and guess the painting size or guess the parameters of "an average digital camera"... Why they just cannot say the DPI? slashdot is a technical magazine or - ok, it is no longer.

more than 3 years ago

Linux May Need a Rewrite Beyond 48 Cores

short Re:Original Source and Actual Paper (462 comments)

So what's left of GNU code now?

Choose any two GNU packages on your system. That is still more than that one Linux kernel.

more than 3 years ago

Budapest Panorama, at 70GP, Now the World's Largest Digital Photo

short Re:No Thanks (207 comments)

what is wrong (philosophically, security-wise, or wishing leprosy on oneself, etc.) with installing Moonlight

That you may get sued (=Fedora forbidden item).

more than 3 years ago

Pi Day and an Interview With a Pi Researcher

short a French computer programmer? (188 comments)

Calling Fabrice Bellard "a French computer programmer"? Is it a joke?

more than 4 years ago


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