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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

sproketboy Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Live tiles have new and improved security holes.

about a week ago
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Not Just Apple: GnuTLS Bug Means Security Flaw For Major Linux Distros

sproketboy But but (144 comments)

Oracle installs the Ask toolbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Unveils Next Gen Pascal GPU With Stacked 3D DRAM and GeForce GTX Titan Z

sproketboy Hey instead (110 comments)

How about getting your drivers to work?

about three weeks ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

"cutting the number of needed interlinking systems and technology down to a bare minimum"

Yeah that's the beauty of Java. In our company they use a lot of .NET and many of the teams gave up on moving things to 64 bit. For us with Java we were done in a week.

"One of the producers and the lighting guy (Gaffer). One new episode out this past Dec 31st, and another coming soon (once we manage the daunting task of color correcting from the original raw footage)."

Very cool! I wrote a script a long while ago which you might like (or find a use for).

https://web.archive.org/web/20...

It's a next-gen script but could be adapted. It's got good pacing and it's an easy read. :)

about three weeks ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

Cool. It just reminds me of a talk someone gave about a big project in C++ which had a hellish 20 hour build. :) What's your relationship with Star Trek Phase II? It looks like you write a number of articles for them on their site.

about three weeks ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

Well dude if you're maintaining an app this complex what do you want? To be baby sat or something? Java is the least awful thing about your situation.

about three weeks ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Aww, they caught up to C# 3.5! (302 comments)

Then you're an idiot. We Java people appreciate C# being the beta test language for us.

about a month ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Did they finally straighten out the 64-bit mess (302 comments)

Call the wahhhmbulance! Dude spend any time in .NET and you will learn to appreciate Java. Try porting any non-trivial .NET app to 64 bit. Have fun with that. Once COM comes in to the picture (and you can never avoid &*^*&^*&^ COM even now in the 21st century) you're already fuked.

about a month ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Criticality of JigSaw (302 comments)

- JavaFX
- MI - Java 8 now has defaults in interfaces.

about a month ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

sproketboy Re:Damnit (302 comments)

That's not been my experience. We've been maintaining a large web app under tomcat with Struts for 12 years and have upgraded from Java 3 though Java 7 without any significant compatibility issues. Basically at the beginning of our release cycle we put in the new Java and the new Tomcat and deploy and get to work....

about a month ago
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Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"

sproketboy Re:Fear of what you don't understand (334 comments)

I'm more concerned about stagnation rather than over population. We need new people to have new ideas.

about a month ago
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Daylight Saving Time ...

sproketboy Re:Corporate bureacracy (310 comments)

It's the LESS daytime in the winter months that bothers me so much. In the summer I have sunset at 9pm and in winter it's 5pm. It's just totally ludicrous.

about a month ago
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Author Says It's Time To Stop Glorifying Hackers

sproketboy Stop glorifying (479 comments)

Idiot writers.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive and Well, Demo Coming At GDC

sproketboy Re:Why not open source it? (127 comments)

No. The purpose of the existence of DirectX is to prevent cross-platform solutions.

about a month ago
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Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will

sproketboy Printing (126 comments)

Have you managed to get printing to work on Linux yet?

about a month ago
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Thief Debuts To Mediocre Reviews

sproketboy Some people don't like the slow pace (110 comments)

Some people (like toddler Alex Navarro) don't like the slow pace of these kinds of games. Web reviews are useless anyway. Youtube is a much better place to see if a game is good or not.

TotalBiscuit's review is worth watching if you want to decide for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about 1 month ago
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Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

sproketboy Re:Your masters will learn to tune the system (265 comments)

"make it possible for industrial leaders and bankers to keep the masses working their asses off just above the breadline."
FTFY

about 2 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

sproketboy Let's face it (573 comments)

JavaScript itself is a hack.

about 2 months ago

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XBox One: The right of first sale is over

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about 10 months ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Angry Joe has posted a couple of excellent rants on the the XBox One. Rant 1 and Rant 2 are gaining a lot of tracton out there. Hopefully Microsoft will listen or it looks like PS4 and PCs will be making a comeback against the XBox."
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Fixing E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  1 year,10 days

sproketboy (608031) writes "Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to and effort to improve the venerable and famously hated ET game for the Atari 2600 (google ET Atari 2600 "worst game"). The author includes the HEX instructions. Can it be converted into the greatest game ever? YOU decide."
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Tim Berners-Lee doesn't get it about DRM

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a year ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Tim Berners-Lee apparently likes the idea of adding DRM "features" to the next HTML standard. Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects, incompatible with the W3C's most important policies — not to mention locking out open source implementations like webkit and firefox. TBL should know better."
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Secret Computer Code Threatens Science

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Modern science relies upon researchers sharing their work so that their peers can check and verify success or failure. But most scientists still don't share one crucial piece of information — the source codes of the computer programs driving much of today's scientific progress."
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Nasa launches open source portal

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "NASA has launched code.nasa.gov which will become a portal for NASA's open source software development activities. In its current form, it hosts a directory of the organization's open source software projects and provides documentation about NASA's open source software processes."
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Oracle Donates OpenOffice.org to Apache

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about 2 years ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Oracle Corporation submitted the OpenOffice.org code base to The Apache Software Foundation. That submission was accepted, and the project is now being developed as a podling in the Apache Incubator under the ASF's meritocratic process informally dubbed "The Apache Way"."
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Oracle killing Java Webstart

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy writes "It seems Oracle has decided in their infinite wisdom to remove digital signatures from the Java projects that they put into the open source community. Of course this breaks any application out there depending on Java Webstart using these libs. Looks like Java3D and JAI are currently affected — probably other APIs are as well.

Oh Oracle! What are we supposed to do with you?"

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Intel to Universities: No Patents, Please, Just Op

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy writes "Since January, four U.S. universities have agreed to host Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTCs) that will be funded at the rate of $2.5 million a year for five years. But wait, there’s A Catch: the company has made it a condition that in order to receive the millions, your university must open source any resulting software and inventions that come out of this research funding."
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Found documentary on the History of the Internet

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sproketboy writes "Unearthed: A Documentary Treasure on the History of the Internet

15 minutes of a rarely-seen BBC documentary demolish the myth that ARPAnet was inspired by nuclear war, and explain the far more intriguing truth.

Sadly I cannot find a torrent of the complete documentary but the BBC does have it available for purchase."

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Hackers Wanted

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sproketboy writes "Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film. Directed and written by Sam Bozzo, the film explores the origins and nature of hackers and hacking by following the adventures of Adrian Lamo, and contrasting his story with that of controversial figures throughout history. The film is narrated by Kevin Spacey."
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