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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

tgetzoya Re:Riiiiight. (232 comments)

I have a 2013 Ford Fusion with Sync and MyFord Touch. I've honestly not found much issue with it, but that doesn't mean I haven't found any issues. I actually like Sync over what GM and Nissan have for UI but the touchscreen is, admittedly, crap.

The only feature I have but can't use is the speak-to-text feature; I assume that's a Windows Phone only feature. I also don't like how the vehicle reports in maintenance checks. Instead of using my phone's internet capability it makes a phonecall instead.

Other then that, I have no problem with it.

about a week ago

China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

tgetzoya Re:Poor Linus.. (222 comments)

Well, he did release a 3.11 kernel update.....so there hope!

about 7 months ago

New Zero-Day Flash Bug Affects Windows, OS X, and Linux Computers

tgetzoya Re:Ahem. (178 comments)

I want to give you all the points.

about 8 months ago

JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

tgetzoya Re:Maybe the Patent Office will notice (292 comments)

Yes, but I'm thinking more of USPTO process in this case. The patent can still be granted unless someone files a petition citing prior art. After that it may be invalidated based on Bitcoin existing, but my point it that it's still possible that the bank can receive this patent.

1 year,10 days

Two Million Passwords Compromised By Keylogger Virus

tgetzoya Re:12345? (174 comments)

Incredible, that's the combination to my luggage!

1 year,15 days

The New York Times Has Lessons For Others Making the Slow Transition To Digital

tgetzoya Re:Does not apply to most papers (67 comments)

The interesting thing is that many newspapers are owner by a larger newspaper. The Boston Globe is/was owned by the NYT, The LA Times is owned by the Chicago Tribune, etc. I think what's missing is a form of brand cohesion, as in naming all newspapers in a family one central name and having a dedicated website for all.

1 year,25 days

Fedora Core May Be Reborn

tgetzoya Re:Arch Linux (92 comments)

And that's why they're discussing this. Maybe by making three different versions there will be more adoption in those areas.

about a year ago

Fedora Core May Be Reborn

tgetzoya Re:Arch Linux (92 comments)

But you wouldn't use those in an office/cloud environment, which is what I think the developers are thinking about.

about a year ago

GNUstep Kickstarter Campaign Launched

tgetzoya Re:Shooting for 10.x? (131 comments)

Here's an idea: I bought a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.7 in June of last year. I also bought Panic Coda, which is OSX only. Once OSX 10.x comes out that no longer supports my hardware, I can install Debian/GNUStep and continue to use Coda. I will admit I'm not heavy into Apple only apps, but I'm willing to bet there are many out there that are and this would be a great way of continuing to use things paid for without having to go out and buy expensive new versions of hardware.

about a year ago

Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

tgetzoya Fork The Kernel? (1501 comments)

What's to stop anyone who doesn't want to deal with the violence just fork the Kernel and do their own thing? If you don't like the abuse, fork it!

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Building a Web App Scalable To Hundreds of Thousand of Users?

tgetzoya Re:Java is SLOW (274 comments)

You are very wrong.

Compared to PHP, Java is much faster when it comes to business logic. A combination of PHP for user-facing material and Java for business logic and database interactivity is the best of both worlds solution.

Facebook uses HipHop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HipHop_for_PHP) to convert PHP to C++ to gain some speed advantages. Also, they use a database back-end called HBase (http://hbase.apache.org/) which is written in Java.

Your 1200 users are not the hundreds of thousands the poster is looking at/for. For this, I recommend Java with Cassandra or HBase in the back end. Cassandra (http://cassandra.apache.org/) and HBase are both NoSQL and are limited only by disk space availability. Postgres/MySQL/*SQL can also be used when relational information is mandatory. At work we did some research and found that for large data sets, NoSQL write speeds were an order of magnitude faster than Postgres/*SQL. Those writes included encrypting the data before writing to the database. Read speeds were on par with each other.

about a year and a half ago

Judge Koh Rules: Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe

tgetzoya Re:State Taxes on Winnings? (111 comments)

I'm sure Apple will find a way to not pay taxes on it.

about 2 years ago

Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

tgetzoya Re:Cool story (220 comments)

but it turns out going from cave to cave while hiding from the Great Satan's minions doesn't make for exciting gameplay.

I understand you're trying to make a joke, but that gameplay idea does sound interesting. You tie that in with the Left Behind universe and you have the beginning something here.

about 2 years ago

Favorite U.S. Political Party

tgetzoya Re:1st vote? (503 comments)

So does that mean W is the answer to life, universe, and everything? Or does that mean getting fucked up the ass is?

more than 2 years ago


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