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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

slashdice Re:Options... (143 comments)

Forget Google code. Google is very happy to shut off the lights on their 20% projects. It's a miracle (or perhaps oversight) that it hasn't already been killed. They've been neglecting power users and programmers over time (they killed google code search for example). They use google code for their own shit so they have to keep it around, right? Wrong. They use fucking github to host many of their open source projects (and they don't use it at all for internal projects). Do you think the McDonald's corporate cafeteria has catering by Burger King?

tl;dr - Google code is on life support with a do not resuscitate order. And also has ebola.

2 days ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

slashdice Tried emacs years ago (154 comments)

The productivity gains are real. It's not from using emacs, from by not showering, not bathing, not shaving your beard, etc.

3 days ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

slashdice Perfectly-timed? (250 comments)

The only difference between samsung and every other android manufacturer is the advertising/carrier kickback budget. Samsung can't compete on the low end because it destroys their profit margins. Meanwhile, the low end android manufacturers are quickly becoming mid/high end android manufacturers because that's where the money is at. It's the same story as IBM PC industry, except it took 10 years instead of 30.

5 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

slashdice FORK DEBIAN! (519 comments)

good call. Then, instead of one distro that's 5 years out of date, we can have two distros that are ten years out of date.

But seriously, systemd sucks. I don't understand why people would take a good operating system (and this has happened with Windows (vista and 8), OSX (Yosemite), and GNU/Linux (gnome, systemd)) and ruin it for the sake of ruining it.

about a week ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

slashdice awesome (201 comments)

This may be the only time android users can experience a 69! Well, outside a LUG, that is.

about a week ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

slashdice Robocoin has 44 operational ATMs worldwide (117 comments)

"leading bitcoin ATM manufacturers"? LOL. Is that like the leading slashdot beta ux guru?

ATM means Ass To Mouth, by the way.

about a week ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

slashdice Re:Ob (229 comments)

Expecting your app to rake in millions just because it's on the app store is like expecting a car load of bomb-ass pussy to show up on your doorstep just because you've watched some porn. There's a reason some people are getting some and you're not.

about two weeks ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

slashdice Re:Hear Hear (279 comments)

Yeah, the exact same interns, 20 years later! After the fat chicks turned into dykes.

about two weeks ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

slashdice worse is better isn't the problem (240 comments)

worse is worse is the problem.

worse is better: a bunch of lisp/haskell weenies complaining that people use C

worse is worse: node.js

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

slashdice What Is Your Relationship with Microsoft & Ora (187 comments)

Oracle paid him (disclosed by Oracle under court order) while he was blogging in support of them. He admits to having been paid by Microsoft in the past.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

slashdice and, most importantly, shill (187 comments)

You write about companies. Some of them have paid you (directly or perhaps indirectly through their advertising agencies, etc). What's the intersection of that set?

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old

slashdice why? (44 comments)

surely you could have just jacked off at home and nobody would have been the wiser...

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

slashdice Ruby dying? (547 comments)

Startups? 90+% of them are going to fail big time. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

slashdice What about those dead before being born? (547 comments)

They're not dead, they're just resting. The real problem is languages that were born retarded, like javascript. And were then shaken vigorously and given a bag of paint thinner to huff on, just in case that helps perk them up. Yeah, node.js, drooling over in the corner, I'm calling back to you.

about two weeks ago
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Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source

slashdice Help me! (29 comments)

Ok, don't panic. You don't want to spend the rest of your life wondering if you ate poop so the best thing to do is find some more poop and eat it. Because knowing is half the battle.

about three weeks ago
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Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

slashdice I'm sorry (69 comments)

SlashDice manager here. I'd like to apologize for this shitty article. I thought we fired Nerval's Lobster but it turns he's the CEO's retarded kid or something. Apparently, he didn't use to hire him! Lesson learned! Dice: slightly better than hiring the CEO's retarded kid.

about three weeks ago
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How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

slashdice try SLASH (57 comments)

beta.slashdice manager here. We're desperate for open source (ie, unpaid) programmers. No experience necessary! (or even desired). Make an immediate impact by editing directly on the production servers without testing or pointless code review meetings. Your choice of editors - vi, emacs, ed, pico, joe, or whatever happens to be installed on the server.

about three weeks ago

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