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Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

ttong Re:And why are those systems unpatched ? (476 comments)

It's what micros~1 has repeatedly called themselves. In fact, one day after another crash and subsequent disk trashing by "scandisk" they called themselves micros~1, micros~2, micros~3, micros~4, micros~5 and micros~6! They all sat in a folder called progra~1.

more than 2 years ago
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The oldest hard drive I'm still using is ...

ttong Missing option (272 comments)

I'm not using HDDs anymore, you insensitive clod! Both my laptop and PC have an SSD.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Print From an Android Tablet?

ttong Bluetooth (203 comments)

I don't know why no one has mentioned this but printing from most devices is pretty easy, all you need is a printer with either built-in bluetooth or a host USB port (usually used for mass storage devices). Just plug in a Bluetooth dongle and it'll become visible, send it a file and it'll print. I had an HP which did this 5 years ago and I sent it files from a Symbian phone. Thanks to intents, any application which wants to send a file can queue a print job.

more than 2 years ago
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DARPA Seeks App Developers For War App Store

ttong Re:Finally! (174 comments)

I'm sure he'd manage to make an iTunes visualisation of the missile trajectories and allow the UAVs to reload using in-app purchases.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Breathes New Life Into Pentium

ttong Re:This actually makes sense (207 comments)

Because it's SO HARD to install joe, nano, ne or just edit files over a mounted sftp. Oh wait, you can't mount sftp in Windows.

more than 2 years ago
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The Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated

ttong Re:Acceptable Frame Rate (68 comments)

Something to run slashdots unoptimised JavaScript at an acceptable frame rate!

more than 2 years ago
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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Source Released

ttong GitHub (285 comments)

GitHub provides a friendly interface to view the source without having to use the repo tool and downloading the whole thing, so I'm eagerly waiting for this to get pushed there as well. Shouldn't take long.

https://github.com/android/

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

ttong Re:How about Fedora? (685 comments)

Simply using the list of installed files to search against is not a hack, is well documented and works exactly as expected. Also, if a file wasn't installed through the package manager, dpkg will tell you as well:

$ dpkg -S weeblefrob
dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern *weeblefrob*.
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/weeblefrob
dpkg-query: no path found matching pattern /usr/bin/weeblefrob.

Only one version of any given package may be installed at any time and to see which version is installed you can use either dpkg -l $package or apt-cache policy $package (this tells you which version would get installed, too). If you want to search for files in all packages (even those not installed), you can use apt-file.

more than 2 years ago
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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts Safety Investigation For EV Batteries

ttong What's the point (225 comments)

Why would anyone drive around in their laptops? Anyone who has one of those know how quickly they die. Sure, electric cars don't produce CO2 but those batteries aren't exactly environmentally friendly on the inside, they need replacements after a certain amount of cycles and the power for the charger still needs to come from somewhere. Could be coal plants for all we know. Investments in these type of cars are useless, no one will be driving around in these kind of cars for long.

You see, petrol has been used quite successfully for the past 100 years and we need something which will last for at least another 100 years. Perhaps something like, you know, hydrogen.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

ttong Re:How about Fedora? (685 comments)

I don't see how dpkg -S can't do this, why would a filename search against all packages be inadequate? Perhaps an example would be useful:

$ dpkg -S `which git`
git: /usr/bin/git

Here, `which git` returns /usr/bin/git and since packages must not overlap in the filesystem dpkg will always return one package name when given a full path. Even for example with ls, when there's also lsmod, lsof, lsusb, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

ttong Re:Definition of Linux is...muddled (685 comments)

Zfs, no. But you can use clang and llvm just fine. For jails, there's a plethora of solutions like LXC, VZ and the more elaborate virtualisation solutions like Xen and KVM.

Definately no reason to switch to GNU, though.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

ttong Re:How about Fedora? (685 comments)

apt has never fubar'ed any of my systems without my explicit consent. You get a warning and have to type in 'Yes, do as I say!' before shit happens.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

ttong Re:How about Fedora? (685 comments)

apt is analogous to yum and dpkg is analogous to rpm. With that out of the way:

  • dpkg -L package
    Lists files in package package and
  • dpkg -S file
    searches for file in all packages (may list multiple packages).

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hacks Finland

ttong Re:Correction (129 comments)

It happens (I've even done so myself when I was younger), but they're just using "Anonymous" to grab attention. Not to hide their tracks.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hacks Finland

ttong Correction (129 comments)

Fins hack Finland. Nothing to see here, move along.

more than 2 years ago
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Apache Harmony Moves To Apache Attic

ttong It lives on (120 comments)

It lives on in the form of Android, more specifically the java. parts of the Dalvik core library.

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora Aims To Simplify Linux Filesystem

ttong Re:When do we get compression? (803 comments)

So you want to compress and decompress inside the kernel? Really?

more than 2 years ago
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The Weight of an e-Book

ttong Re:Wait a minute... (243 comments)

That's not how woosh works, you don't woosh your own reply.

more than 2 years ago

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Android 4.0 Released

ttong ttong writes  |  about 3 years ago

ttong (2459466) writes "The highly anticipated Android 4.0 (codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich) has been released and finally brings the features of 3.x Honeycomb to smaller devices. Some of the highlights include: a revamped UI, a much faster browser, face unlock, a vastly improved camera app, improved task switching, streaming voice recognition, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP). Google has made a video to demonstrate some of these new features. The API level is 14, download the new SDK here."
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Steve Jobs died at 56

ttong ttong writes  |  about 3 years ago

ttong (2459466) writes "Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc., passed away yesterday the 5th, as confirmed in a statement by Apple's board of directors. The white house has issued a statement from President Obama, in which he says "The world has lost a visionary". Bill Gates has noted "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely". Meanwhile, Wired.com is now a tribute and Engadget mourns Jobs' death, too."
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