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NASA Will Send Seeds to the Moon In 2015

uberjack Re:Basil? (92 comments)

Yes dear?

about 9 months ago

Solar Eruption To Reach Earth Soon

uberjack Re:NBD, it seems (159 comments)

This wasn't even an M-class flare, ...

Maybe not, but it is approaching a class-M planet.

1 year,25 days

Thoughts From Readers on Replacing Google Reader

uberjack There's another option (50 comments)

For a familiar look, I'd just like to point out that I'm working on a replacement for Google Reader called grr, which is also open source and GPL-licensed:

grr >:(

There's also an official Android client, currently in progress:


about a year ago

Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

uberjack Re:Wrote my own (335 comments)

Thanks! I'm trying to replicate as much as I can by July. I also have an Android client for it semi-working: angrroid

about a year ago

Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

uberjack Wrote my own (335 comments)

I used Google Reader more than any other Google service. Which is why when they announced discontinuation, I decided to roll my own replica.

about a year ago

Electronics-Loving 'Crazy Ants' Invading Southern US

uberjack OH MY GOD! (250 comments)

They'll short the instruments!

about a year ago

GNOME: Possible Recovery Strategies

uberjack Re:Staying with gnome2 (432 comments)

I just switched to OS X. As much as I loved my G2 install with Compiz, having a system that is no longer updated is not something that I find palatable.

about 2 years ago

NewEgg: Installing Linux Breaks Laptop

uberjack Seems fairly accurate (518 comments)

Given the current state of GNOME, seems about right. As someone who can't continue using Mint 10 (because it's no longer supported), nor upgrade (because GNOME 3 sucks, Cinnamon is nowhere near ready, and Mate is ... problematic), I'm starting to heavily lean toward abandoning Linux for something like Mac OS X. At least until GNOME gets its shit together.

more than 2 years ago

Cybercriminals Exploit Björk's Biophilia App To Compromise Androids

uberjack Re:HOLY SHIT! (75 comments)

I hear about her from the Swedish Chef all the time

more than 2 years ago

GNOME 3.4 Released

uberjack Re:Will this be any different? (147 comments)

After getting used to GNOME 2 with Compiz Fusion, I can't stand GNOME 3, and I'm having an impossibly difficult time finding a replacement. I've tried GNOME 3, GNOME Classic, Mate, and even KDE, and at this point, I have to either endure xfce's bugs, or wait until Mate's are ironed out. All along, my install of Mint 10 is aging, and given that its support period is ending, I'm basically stuck between a rock and a hard place. I don't understand why GNOME's devs would screw its supporters this way. Not only is 3 inferior to anyone who likes any sort of flexibility, but its interface is downright maddening at times.

more than 2 years ago

Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

uberjack Re:Who can blame them? (649 comments)

No, it's an unfortunate choice. As a hobbyist dev, I find Android difficult to follow. Since I started adding tablet support to my app (which included, among other things moving from SDK 4 to 10), my app's stability has considerably worsened, with various problems in Android's core that often make no sense. The SDK change introduced problems with about 10 different types of hardware that required painstaking, slow fixes, which are difficult for anyone but a company with a dedicated test team. Some of the changes in ICS completely hosed parts of code (including services), and required considerable rewrites. Apple's not without its quirks - changes in Xcode are ridiculously capricious, and not always for the best (e.g. storyboards). That said, supporting only 3 -4 types of hardware, instead of thousands, is considerably more predictable. Android's in a unique situation - it's attempting to be everything to everyone, which ultimately puts the strain on the devs. For people like me (who aren't even mobile devs by profession), this is extremely taxing. However, for companies that have staff dedicated to exactly this type of thing, this should be a non-issue.

more than 2 years ago

Coca-Cola and Pepsi Change Recipe To Avoid Cancer Warning

uberjack Re:Screw California... (398 comments)

Yeah, stupid California. If only more states allowed public smoking and DDT use.

more than 2 years ago

The Doomsday Clock Is Moved Closer To Midnight

uberjack Re:Zeno (313 comments)

I'm curious as to what they'll do when "the Doomsday clock" is at 11:59, and they feel like they need to forward it yet again - without an actual doomsday. This _is_ imbecilic, and you can't get any more tinfoil-hat than this.

more than 2 years ago

Are Programmers Ruining the Design of eBooks?

uberjack Re:Yes! (470 comments)

Most programmers I know (myself included) hate doing UI work. We feel that there are people far more qualified to do layouts and graphical design than we. Unfortunately, this usually falls on deaf ears for management, who feel that it's a lot cheaper to have one person do mediocre work, than two people do something that actually looks good/is usable.

more than 2 years ago

Rare Moon Mineral Found On Earth

uberjack So... (64 comments)

why does a moon rock taste better than an Earth rock?

more than 2 years ago

Military Labs Develop Caffeinated Jerky and "Zapplesauce"

uberjack Re:Futurama is finally here!! (151 comments)

If you don't like that, try some Archduke Chocula. (P.S. It appears that you beat me to it. I tip my hat to you, Sir)

more than 2 years ago

Military Labs Develop Caffeinated Jerky and "Zapplesauce"

uberjack Caffeinated Bacon? (151 comments)

Baconated Grapefruit? Admiral Crunch?

more than 2 years ago

Review: Cowboys & Aliens

uberjack Re:Steven Spielburg? (225 comments)

Steven Spielberg's non-union Mexican equivalent.

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Announces Java SE 7

uberjack Re:Annnnd? (204 comments)

And the majority of the software folk go "we need a language that's not stewarded by Beelzebub himself"

more than 3 years ago


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