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Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

ulricr Re:People use outlook? (292 comments)

I'm always baffled when people complain that Outlook is slow. The corporate exchange server I am connected to is not even in the same country as I am. And outlook starts in about 7 seconds in a cool boot (ho often do you that, once a week?). That's still too long, but it's not 2 minutes. My mail is all on the server, no local .ost file. (probably the same for you too, since you switched to an (no longer developed afaik) imap client) But there are some crazy corporate spyware/management stuff that corporation install on our PCs that slow things down, and for sure "going rogue" and using another mail client that is not IT-managed works around that.

about a year ago
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New, Canon-Faithful Star Trek Series Is In Pre-Production

ulricr One year old news (401 comments)

this trailler was made in 2012! gawd the acting in it is TERRIBLE

about a year ago
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Autodesk To Follow Adobe's 'Rent Our Software' Business Model?

ulricr Re:Cinepaint (89 comments)

None of these has used cinepaint exclusivly. these productions used a hundred time more photoshop and roto tools than cinepaint. they also used Notepad, it doesn't mean that notepad is an awesome production tool. any crap gets used on production where there are hundreds of people and a dozen vfx companies involved. it's meaningless but the cinepaint people do love to hang on to the illusion. All of this only occured because of one programmer at Rhythm & Hues. Cinepaint was dump HARD quickly after.

about a year ago
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Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

ulricr Re:Did you even RTFA? (923 comments)

it's because the title of the article has changed during the day, it used to the be "the feds", look at the footnote in the article

about a year ago
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Marriages Spawned From Online Dating As Satisfying As From Traditional Dating

ulricr Re:The free way? (313 comments)

there are tons of free dating sites. I met my wife and mother of two children online for free, on" plenty of fish", a very popular site in Canada

about a year ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

ulricr Re:How long until the PS4 is irrelevant? (587 comments)

running an emulator on your pc is rrelevant because 1) it'd a terrible user experience, and not mainstream. console is about simple and plugged to your tv set 2) even if it became so, Sony loses money on the hardware, the business model is royalties on selling the games. 3) if your pirating the software anyway, see 2).. Sony wasnt making money with you buying the hardware

about a year and a half ago
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How EVE Online Dealt With a 3,000-Player Battle

ulricr Re:What the ??? (398 comments)

using thread is not necessary to do multiprocessing and use multicore machines, it's just one approach, one that is seldom used on multi cpu servers, especially back then. the alternative is to use multiple concurrent processes, which has been the UNIX way to do things since the beginning and is still widely used today for scalable systems - especially those that will also use multiple separate machines that don't share RAM

about a year and a half ago
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Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1

ulricr Re:Old software? (415 comments)

what's talked about in the article here is twice as old as anything you list here. windows 3.1 is from 1992, 21 years ago. XP is from 2002.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

ulricr Re:Punishment to fit the crime (390 comments)

he violated the JSTOR Eula against using bots AND he did that not to download the documents for his own personal use, but for the purpose of redistributing them outside of JSTOR. This is his own admission. it's totally irrelevant whether he had the rights to read the documents, he never had any intentions of reading 4 million documents. also, he crashed the computer in the process by overwhelming the server

about 2 years ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

ulricr Re:Punishment to fit the crime (390 comments)

Aaron Swartz must have thought was he was doing was wrong, since he broke into a computer wiring closet and hid a computer there to run his script to get all of that stuff out there. He even covered his face to security cameras

about 2 years ago
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The Long Reach of US Extradition

ulricr Re:Pleb? Who cares? (242 comments)

Ugh, am I the only one who thinks the "elites" should have to prove themselves in hand-to-hand combat with whoever they are trying to enforce their bullshit on?

yes

about 2 years ago
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CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI

ulricr Re:The every other version problem (671 comments)

so was Windows XP, a very minor tweak on Windows 2000 also you're missing NT 3.5, NT 3.51 and NT 4.0

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Find a Job In China For Non-native Speaker?

ulricr companies outsourcing (402 comments)

Companies like Autodesk have a large office in Shanghai and are hiring. Check www.autodesk.com/jobs

more than 2 years ago
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Free Desktop Software Development Dead In Windows 8

ulricr Re:Wait, what now? (462 comments)

no, the windows sdk is free to download for anyone, and in fact you have to install the msdn doc from the web after you install visual studio

more than 2 years ago
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Free Desktop Software Development Dead In Windows 8

ulricr Re:Wait, what now? (462 comments)

mmm i don't have the latest osx, but I don't think gcc and xcode is installed by default, you have to download it -- or get it from the app store now

more than 2 years ago

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