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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

sproketboy Re:Who wrote it? (555 comments)

Written by a women. Susan Marenco. What a surprise. Move along - nothing to see.

about a week ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

sproketboy Who wrote it? (555 comments)

Is there an author attributed?

about a week ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

sproketboy QA (262 comments)

How about some QA before releasing the game Ubisoft? Maybe you'd have noticed this before release?

about two weeks ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

sproketboy Re:Classification (219 comments)

It means to be a planet it at least needs to be orbiting a star. So these are rogue planets.

about a month ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

sproketboy Classification (219 comments)

Actually these are not planets according to the new classification.

First, it must orbit the Sun.
Second, it must be big enough for gravity to squash it into a round ball.
And third, it must have cleared other objects out of the way in its orbital neighborhood.

http://missionscience.nasa.gov...

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

sproketboy Re:Nominative use (187 comments)

Thanks! This had been bugging me for a while now.

about a month and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

sproketboy Why didn't Oracle sue Google over Trademarks (187 comments)

instead of API copyright? It seemed it would have been a better case since there is precedence?

about a month and a half ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

sproketboy Re:Which company? (161 comments)

Thanks. I was going to post the same comment. Still don't know which company they're talking about.

about 2 months ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

sproketboy Shut up liar (577 comments)

The performance of Windoze is designed to degrade over time. IT'S BY DESIGN!

about 2 months ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

sproketboy More than Microsoft (206 comments)

More than Microsoft sold in it's whole history!

about 2 months ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

sproketboy Flash, Silverlight and .... (61 comments)

No Java? DAMN! How are we going to rant at Oracle and rage about the Ask toolbar?!

about 2 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

sproketboy Re:The hosers are right (462 comments)

But Quebec is "distinct" - so it's OK right?

about 2 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

sproketboy I call BS (1262 comments)

She's a professional victim and loves all the attention she gets.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

sproketboy Deus EX and Deus EX HR (382 comments)

ntr

about 3 months ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

sproketboy Written in Scala? (157 comments)

Probably.

about 3 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

sproketboy Re:Anyone remember, "Write once, run anywhere"? (511 comments)

Dude stop talking out of your ass. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about and your smelling up the place.

about 3 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

sproketboy Re:I don't care about Java (511 comments)

Scala is a disaster and probably will need a rewrite for it to be usable outside the hipster crowd.

about 3 months ago

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Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a month ago

sproketboy (608031) writes "Based on the hit web series of the same name, the science fiction/adventure/comedy, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, follows a disgruntled gamer who must overcome his fear of the worst video game of all time in order to save his fans. Hilarity ensues as a simple road trip becomes an extravagant pursuit of the unexpected."
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XBox One: The right of first sale is over

sproketboy sproketboy writes  |  about a year and a half 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  |  about a year and a half ago

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 and a half 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  |  more than 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  |  more than 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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