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Ask Slashdot: Is Samba4 a Viable Alternative To Active Directory?

smooc Re:Nein. (388 comments)

You're out of date. Samba 4 (although at RC now) does Active Directory. Don't spread FUD please.

about 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

smooc Imagining cmdrTaco and Steve together on the bench (1521 comments)

Well it's a bit sad to see all the oldtimers go (sorry 'taco :) ). With you guys there is only a bit of nostalgia left. Not many remember the days of using lynx to access /. due to having IRQ issues with mouse and modem: it was damn unreadable, so not much has changed in that regard :-).

I just try to picture you together with Steve on a bench together with Achmed the Dead Terrorist screaming 'I kill you'

more than 3 years ago
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What Is the Best Way To Build a Virtual Team?

smooc 'Virtual' (175 comments)

virtual(a): existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact; "a virtual dependence on charity"; "a virtual revolution"; "virtual reality"

So are you actually looking for the best way to create a team that does not exist but does produce an outcome? I think you are already there :-)

Or are you looking for software to support the communication between teammembers in such a way that they really feel to be a part of a team? Then I would look for software that is already integrated with the way of working of your team members (msn, skype, email, subversion) etc

more than 3 years ago
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The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

smooc Banks (558 comments)

I know for a fact that a lot of banks have their account transfers for Businesses on 3.5" floppy disks. They can't even repair the machines anymore that write the disks

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Voiding Smokers' Warranties?

smooc Re:Good for apple (1078 comments)

However, the very expensive treatment a smoker receives in hospital, the effect it has on second hand smokers (possibly also receiving treatment) and the loss of productivity of smokers negates easily any cost savings by moving over to the other side.

more than 4 years ago
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Drupal 6 Social Networking

smooc Re:Social networking is the new fashion (122 comments)

Although I think will right I also think it won't take off in any company. Putting it in a artificial boundary of an organization actually defeats the whole idea of social networking. My social network is not limited to my colleagues so why would I participate on a "platform" which is limiting my social network to those boundaries while I can find all my colleagues and others outside?

And while I am at it, when will we get that in the end social media is not about the functionality it provides but about the possible depth of the relationships?

more than 4 years ago
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New GPS Navigator Relies On 'Wisdom of the Crowds'

smooc Slow & Inefficient: Use mobilephone data (90 comments)

Why dont these companies use mobile phone data to update this information? Eg mobile phone companies can track how many phones are at a certain location. The more mobile phones are at a certain location (even speed could be measured) to more likely there are traffic jams.

To do this on your own (nav comapny) is just plain inefficient.

more than 6 years ago

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