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Samsung Shows Off Galaxy Tab, Android Allegiance

sjstrutt Re:Upcoming tablets (189 comments)

I have an unlocked Verizon android device (HTC Incredible) that I can run anything I want on. He may be "new", but you're misinformed.

more than 4 years ago

The Perl 6 Advent Calendar

sjstrutt Other Advent Calendars... (160 comments)

24 ways takes a general forus on web development while PHP Advent is supposed to be [1] more PHP focused.

[1] Though that doesn't seem to *actually* be the case...

more than 5 years ago

Opera Unite Web Server Benchmarked

sjstrutt Re:Disturbing trend (227 comments)

Opera Unite is not as decentralized as you may think. It still requires that you initialize connections via the machinename.username.operaunite.com domain that you are required to register with Opera. Sure, this is set up to easily traverse a NAT, but it isnt as decentralized as advertised (and you're restricted from hosting content that they consider "obscene, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or that violates any laws".

A more thoughtful take on the subject can be found here: http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2009/06/16/thoughts-on-opera-unite/

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

sjstrutt Re:Why is either silly (338 comments)

I honestly don't think Apple will care much. It leads to more people buying things from iTunes after all and cements the dominance of iTunes for managing media. Perhaps they even did this in conjuction with Palm... if you think about it they would have been smart to do so.

Think of iTunes as a driving force between iPod sales rather than the iPod as a driving force behind iTunes sales and you'll understand why Apple may be against this.

more than 5 years ago

Should Wikipedia Sell Advertising?

sjstrutt Re:obviously they should sell advertising (317 comments)

Actually, I think Wikipedia would have a hard time getting universities to pitch in - most professors I know don't quite understand it, and absolutely abhor its use. I know of professors who will fail an assignment citing it as a source.
Wikipedia should not be used in academia, but the usual reactionary attacks ("OMG! Anyone can edit it! Its unreliable!") aren't the reason why. Students shouldn't be citing Wikipedia because it's billed as an online encyclopedia. University students shouldn't be citing any encyclopedia at all including Encarta, Britannica, Wikipedia, etc. Encyclopedias paint a broad picture of a subject and can be used as a starting point in research, but they shouldn't contain any original research and thus shouldn't be used in academia, especially at the university level.

more than 6 years ago


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