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Experts Explain iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

talksinmaths Yes! (427 comments)

Fuck Yeah Side Talking!

more than 4 years ago

What We Can Do About Massive Solar Flares

talksinmaths This one's easy... (224 comments)

Just make sure they happen at night.

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Scrambles To Contain ToS Fallout

talksinmaths Someone has to say it... (409 comments)

All your face are belong to us!

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft and Red Hat Team Up On Virtualization

talksinmaths Re:But I still don't understand... (168 comments)

Why you would run Windows on top of Linux, given...there are now FOSS alternatives for almost anything Windows can provide

Even if that were true, in practice companies don't just swap out production environments because alternatives potentially exist. What works well for you may be problematic in even a slightly different environment. Others have mentioned apps for which OSS interoperability isn't there yet, and I'd add Group Policies and other AD centric tech to the list (although I admittedly haven't checked out recent versions of Samba lately, so maybe I'm wrong on that). I'm as big of an OSS advocate as there is, but part of advocating effectively is knowing where limitations exist and dealing with them rationally rather than sugar-coating them. I agree with the gist of what you're saying though, and there are a lot of shops that could lower TCO by exploring the alternatives.

more than 5 years ago

Picking the Right Eclipse Distribution

talksinmaths Re:None of them (78 comments)

try configuring build settings and starting a build at the same time

When I read that, I couldn't help but think of this:

Zapp: The key to victory is discipline, and that means a well made bed. You will practice until you can make your bed in your sleep.
Fry: You mean while I'm sleeping in it?
Zapp: You won't have time for sleeping soldier, not with all the bed making you'll be doing.


more than 6 years ago


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