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Righthaven Loses Again

solkimera Re:0 for 275? (119 comments)

You mean if a huge corporation comes a long, sues you, trashes you with their huge legal team, now your stuck paying for it?

more than 3 years ago

Old Arguments May Cost Linux the Desktop

solkimera Re:whatever (591 comments)

the humble bundle guys got it. plenty of the linux games are a single download, whatever distro your using.

more than 3 years ago

The Most Expensive One-Byte Mistake

solkimera Re:Missed the point (594 comments)

Java's String implementation is: char array, offset, length. That way when doing a substring, the resulting string uses the same char array.

more than 3 years ago

Is Final Cut Pro X Apple's Biggest Mistake In Years?

solkimera Re:I thought that was the iPhone (443 comments)

don't the make the new stuff unusable in the old? and give some way to convert from old to new?

more than 3 years ago

HP Sues Oracle For Dropping Itanium Support

solkimera Re:So.. (153 comments)

not just powerful people. plenty of joe sixpacks do sleazy stuff too. the only difference is the amount of resources involved.

more than 3 years ago

Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'

solkimera Re:Solution (651 comments)

Works for some stuff. theres talented people most places, plenty of idiots too. I'm in latin america, and was, as you put it. The double whammy. It takes a lot of work to coordinate properly with people spread across us, latin america, india, and god knows where else. it CAN be made work, but it aint easy, and it needs people dedicated to making it work. i.e. people whose job is to keep all teams in the same page. Otherwise you get a clustefuck of duplicated work, conflicting emails, and ping pong communication across several days. Can't say out setup was perfect, plenty of hopeless idiots in every shore, both on client employees and outsourced. No I'm no longer double whammy, just offshored. I think it's better. No overhead from the "two bosses, one pays me and evaluates me, the other on can fire me" situation, and more cash obviously. Is it actually cheaper? Hell if I know. All I can tell you is we did get some work done, and it's nice being able to say "offshore will take over from here" when it's late and there's a problem that needs working on.

more than 3 years ago

Ars Technica Review Slams Duke Nukem Forever

solkimera Re:Am I getting old? (462 comments)

After 40 years, only the best of the 70's has survived, or the "so bad it's funny" So that's what people remember, or in my case, heard of, since I wasn't alive on the 70's. I don't hear, hence never look into the random crap that was there. But there certainly is a lot of crap from the 80's and 90's at least, I just don't go out of my way to watch it, I look into the good stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

solkimera Re:Supervise your own kid (561 comments)

True enough, it's hard. but it was your choice, you could have had no kids, had only one. you could've adopted a five year old. It was your (as in you and your wife's) choice. Just as it's the other poster's choice if he get's to old age without a family. Could just as easily die young, by choice or luck.

more than 3 years ago

State of Alaska Prints Out Palin's E-Mails; Online Distribution 'Impractical'

solkimera Re:WTF? (516 comments)

Why wouldn't NYT be able to get a correspondent in Alaska. Put an add in craig's list and you'd probably have the documents in a couple days. Scanned even... It's silly.

more than 3 years ago

Percent of my work life spent in meetings:

solkimera Re:meetings ain't evil (145 comments)

I agree wholeheartedly. Being part of a group of highly skilled professionals hammering away at a problem, is usually a learning experience, exciting and very much worth while. The problem is most people think of meetings as hearing a pack of managers make unreasonable (sometime downright uneducated) comments/goals/whatever. Or having them ask every goddamned minute "what's the status" . Or just fulfilling their need for an audience at others expense. Depends on the place I guess, my current job I have a meeting a week. We catch up, discuss, what not. along the week we consult with email, phone or whatever. It works fine. My last job I spent 4 hours in meetings every day, plus whatever random one would be added by some smart ass. It was worthless. The most common comment from people with actual work to do was "what was the question?" because they were off doing their own thing, they hear their name they ask what's up. That's it. That and "I have another call, ping me if you need me back".

more than 3 years ago

Google WebRTC: Can It Replace Skype?

solkimera Re:Not true. In fact they're cheaper than Skype. (199 comments)

You can call from the US to the rest of the world. But from the rest of the world is not available, unless you VPN and come out from the us or something similar.

more than 3 years ago

Man Ordered To Tweet 100 Times For Defamation

solkimera Re:Malaysian Silliness (57 comments)

I think it's reasonable. I mean, if the guy really did screw up, a retraction is in order, at least the same size as the smear. The size is easy enough to figure out on, say a news paper. Just make a retraction the same size the screw up, in the same page so as to keep the same visibility (though that hardly ever happens.) It's arguable if 100 tweets is justified, but really, it's not like he's charged per tweet.

more than 3 years ago

Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima

solkimera Re:In Japan the old say (242 comments)

In the first world perhaps. Plenty of places the old don't really have much at all.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

solkimera Re:Delaying Release (136 comments)

still, having only apple's counsel look at stuff gives them unfair advantage. I mean, they can make whatever claim they want about what they had planned for future devices.

more than 3 years ago

Miguel De Icaza Forms New Mono Company: Xamarin

solkimera Re:The cross-platform .NET? (286 comments)

it is compiled bytecode designed to run in a virtual machine, it does automatic garbage collection, and it appears to be the premier platform for MS development.

He's a troll. At most he can complain about you using byte code, MS calls it CIL Common intermediate language. They have their name for their VM too. But that's like saying "I'm not riding a vehicle, I'm riding a car".

more than 3 years ago

Verizon's Challenge To the iPhone Confirmed

solkimera Re:Advert for the verizon network? (423 comments)

you can also get unlocked phones (or unlock a phone) in the us. and just as in europe, they tend to be more expensive. Honestly, it's not much diferent.

more than 4 years ago

Wi-Fi Direct Overlaps Bluetooth Territory For Connecting Devices

solkimera Re:-1 Paranoid (152 comments)

The problem is not someone taking over the keyboard . It's wireless key loggers.

more than 4 years ago

Cyber-criminal Left In Charge of Prison Computer Network

solkimera Re:Hmmm. (389 comments)

"Panem et circenses" Can't really keep someone locked up if all they have to do is think how to get outand try it out. they're going to succeed eventually

more than 4 years ago

How many countries have you visited?

solkimera Re:10+ the max? Come on... (958 comments)

Mexico has states and a federal district (Mexico City). Actually, the official name is "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" or United Mexican States (Yeah, whomever came up with the name probably didn't think about it too long) . Frontera just means border. So we use it for the actual border, the states, the cities, and in general the northern region of Mexico.

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Are More Aggressive To Strangers

solkimera Re:That is why... (227 comments)

And they also say wars between brothers are the bloodiest. Mostly refering to civil wars. They, after all, know most about you, can hit you where it hurts most

more than 4 years ago


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