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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

short Re:Nope (241 comments)

No Apps => Noone buys it

Tizen runs Android apps by ACL; as I heard.

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Access Starts To Come Back In China, State-Run Paper Blames Google

short Re:SMTP != distributed (45 comments)

For the reception: Everyone has (or should have) his own primary MX SMTP server (or at least small groups of people have their own primary MX SMTP server) so no single point of failure (no single IP adress) can break significant number of people.

about a month ago
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Gmail Access Starts To Come Back In China, State-Run Paper Blames Google

short Re:SMTP != distributed (45 comments)

Initial SMTP server IP address can be localhost, what's the problem?

about a month ago
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Gmail Access Starts To Come Back In China, State-Run Paper Blames Google

short SMTP!=gmail (45 comments)

"leaving users in China with no way of sending or receiving emails" - SMTP has been designed so that it has no single point of failure. Why one poor webmail service failure can affect SMTP users in China (stated in general)? That's their problem if they made themselves dependent on some 3rd party service they have no control of and it is good they finally see it.

about 1 month ago
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Glowing Hobbit Sword Helps You Find Unsecured Wi-Fi

short Public, not unsecured (67 comments)

Providing all my WiFi hotspots unencrypted free for all around and I find my network perfectly secure. Security is ssh+openvpn one can use on top of it.

about 1 month ago
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

short Re:Give us QWERTY (75 comments)

OK, you are right. I meant more the flip-out QWERTY. I have tried the Blackberry keyboard but it is too small and it also does not have enough keys - primarily arrow keys. It is IMO more for SMSes, not for editor/shell. So maybe the QWERTY is covered by Blackberry for QWERTY users market as I see.

about a month ago
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

short Give us QWERTY (75 comments)

> Differentiation is difficult in the smartphone market these days.

> all are nice upgrades but are only iterative

Please give us one huge upgrade - simple QWERTY. Last QWERTY phone is N900 from 2009. The next will be Jolla+TOHKBD in 2015 just thanks to a community funding effort (but still with weak hardware from 2013). Everybody in forums wants QWERTY but no single manufacturer makes one.

Interesting both QWERTY phones also run Linux OS (that is not Android) despite both features are technically completely unrelated. And there are very few non-QWERTY Linux OS phones.

about a month ago
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Devuan Progress Report Published

short Re:Why to develop anything? (184 comments)

Maybe there is some need for extension (although I have never found it) but in that case - systemd is still too buggy to be deployed in a real OS. After any upgrade/update I am dealing with daemons refusing to start, system upgrade takes _whole_night_ because systemd crashed on an assert - on each host upgraded etc. etc.
It is similar to pulseaudio, since that time I had to learn all the options of audio software how to deal with silent audio which always worked before pulseaudio deployment.

about a month ago
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Devuan Progress Report Published

short Re:Why to develop anything? (184 comments)

upstart is event based, it has replaced sysvinit in RHEL-6 and RHEL-6 still worked, I have noticed it has replaced init only after some time using it. systemd's scope is needlessly large for the even based parallelization, systemd replaces everything what worked and nobody complained before.

about a month ago
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Devuan Progress Report Published

short Why to develop anything? (184 comments)

Linux worked better - or rather it really worked - before systemd. Why to develop anything? Just keep the old proven and _working_ daemons.

about a month ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

short Re:What a gap... (132 comments)

You can order Jolla from its website, there are usually some EUR100 discount coupons around. For TOHKBD you can contact its author. Unfortunately given the low-end hardware it has it is all a bit pricy compared to Android phones from Asia.

about a month and a half ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

short Re:What a gap... (132 comments)

For N900 replacement look for Jolla+TOHKBD.

about a month and a half ago
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Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

short Re:What a gap... (132 comments)

Because N900 is the only phone out there running Linux OS - not just the Linux kernel like Android but the full userland (mostly GNU), incl. bash, glibc etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Consumer-Grade SSDs Survive Two Petabytes of Writes

short Re:Most people write far less. (125 comments)

Programmer, SSD for 3 years on Linux, 27TB written (160GB SSD).

about 2 months ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

short Re:Stick shift isn't just nostalgic (523 comments)

Just switch the automatic transmission to manual mode - using +1/-1 stick pushes. I haven't seen that in U.S. cheap cars but all EU automatic transmissions have also manual mode.

about 2 months ago
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Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

short FBR fast breeder reactors (138 comments)

That "nuclear waste" is rather a fuel for FBRs. Just so far FBRs are not financially viable but in about 50 years when natural uranium gets depleted FBRs will recycle that "nuclear waste" into a new fuel. So there i no need for too much long time storage.

about 2 months ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

short Imperial units (175 comments)

"135,908 feet, more than 25 miles" - I had to laugh, a mile is not anyhow more imaginable unit than a foot.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

short Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

> Nobody transfers video to POTS, so it hardly matters that you are unaware of such.

I should have written s/POTS/PSTN/ where 3G is a part of it. Someone could transfer 3G<->SIP/TOX, I am not so sure no one in the world does it.

> to understand that Skype is totally backdoored, and unsafe to even have on your machine

Any proprietary software is unsafe to have on my machine, any proprietary software can be backdoored, therefore one has to handle any proprietary software as an already backdoored one.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

short Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

BTW SIP can sure also do video and also encryption. I have no idea why Tox reinvents the wheel. But the original comment's argument was that with callee having only Skype one can use video via Skype. Via plain old telephone one really does not get video. One can call via 3G cell phone but then it is expensive. I am really not aware of any SIP-to-POTS provider who would transfer also video. (But as I said I do not care about video myself.)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

short Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

I use voice and video chat extensively, and using any option that is not Skype would cost me hundreds of dollars per month, while it costs me 50$ per year using Skype.

OMG "hundreds"? Use Betamax SIP provider (via one of its dealers) for USD 5/month, that is USD60/year. Yes, you have to pay slightly more to keep your freedoms.

Using your unknown software

Linphone

if you only talk with 3 other Linux tards

Bullshit, I call to non-SIP people/businesses via Linphone via SIP via local voocall.cz provider to their cell phones for such a low price I consider it free (USD5/month for me).

about 3 months ago

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