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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

watermark Re:Psh, jQuery. (573 comments)

Ya, just write these 20 lines of code to do what one line does with jQuery. I think the point of the site is that you can easily write your own wrappers for IE9+. Then again, since jQuery 2.x doesn't support IE below version 9, presumably 2.x is such a wrapper (2.x has a notably smaller file size than 1.x). It just wraps everything you could possibly need. If you only need fade in/out, perhaps you should just write your own wrapper.

about 2 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

watermark Multiple protocols at the same time? (254 comments)

Excepting noise, is there a reason you can't implement 802.11 and a new protocol at the same time? Similar to the 2.4 and 5Ghz dual band devices?

about 3 months ago
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Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

watermark Little yellow street view guy (255 comments)

The same reason the little yellow street view guy wasn't in the new version either (he is now). They are releasing a rolling beta and using you to test their products.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

watermark gmail plus sign postfix (388 comments)

Well, I have a solution to your "email has already been registered" issue. Gmail will treat yourname+blah@gmail.com as the same address as yourname@gmail.com, both will go into the yourname@gmail.com account. Give the site an email address with a plus sign postfix like that and it should detect it as a new unique address. Some sites don't allow the plus symbol in email addresses (even though it's a valid character), so mileage may vary.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Challenges Manufacturers To Avoid "Conflict Metals"

watermark Re:Just the processors (123 comments)

Intel recently stopped making motherboards

about 3 months ago
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Hearing Shows How 'Military-Style' Raid On Calif. Power Station Spooks U.S.

watermark Old Man Winter: The Terrorist (396 comments)

Terrorists should just pray for snow, that seems to take out the power to enough people every season. It's completely ridiculous for so many thousands of people to be losing power in 2013 due to weather that's predicted to happen several times each year.

about 4 months ago
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Google Testing Smart Appliance, Would Compete With Nest Thermostat

watermark WebApp runs through their servers (139 comments)

I'm not buying a Nest, so please don't make that the quality target.

With the Nest, the thermostat sends data to their servers and your browser/phone app communicates to their server. What if they decide to close shop next year? Definitely no web access anymore. What else on the thermostat will stop working without a server to phone home to? Not to mention, if you want to find your foil hat, why do they need to know when I'm home or not?

Why can't we just have UPnP and connect directly to the thermostat? You might say that's too complicated for the average person, but that's the point of service people, to fix things you can't or don't want to fix yourself. Why do I have to give up so much because Uncle Joe still uses AOL?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

watermark raspberry pie and a usb drive (285 comments)

Probably a only suitable for a pure Linux solution, but I have this setup using a raspberry pie, a usb harddrive (that has it's own AC adaptor), and rsnapshot. I mount a scp share that uses a truecrypt file volume. This way I get point in time snap shots, using all free software, and the remote computer doesn't need to know the encryption keys.

about 6 months ago
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Curiosity Confirms Origins of Martian Meteorites

watermark It's all in the name (35 comments)

Martian meteorites come from mars

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Isn't There More Public Outrage About NSA Revelations?

watermark Entertainment (610 comments)

I have TV and Video games that need watching/playing. Stop bumming me out.

about 6 months ago
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At Current Rates, Tesla Could Soon Suck Up Worldwide Supply of Li-Ion Cells

watermark The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894 (351 comments)

The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894. Writing in the Times of London in 1894, one writer estimated that in 50 years every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.

about 8 months ago
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US, Germany To Enter No-Spying Agreement

watermark Promise ;) (209 comments)

Promise. *wink* *wink* ;)

about 8 months ago
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College Students Hijack $80 Million Yacht With GPS Signal Spoofing

watermark It's okay, this is illegal (140 comments)

I think we're going to be okay because this is illegal. It doesn't matter that it was done far away from Texas, US laws apply everywhere.

about 9 months ago
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Most Americans Think Courts Are Failing To Limit Government Surveillance

watermark Who did they survey? (281 comments)

I've spoken to about 10 people about all the recent NSA stuff. Most hadn't heard of the NSA "issues" and none of them cared that the NSA was collecting information on everyone. A few didn't care if NSA flat out recorded all conversations. Who did they poll?

about 9 months ago
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Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters

watermark Great way to teach children (148 comments)

Cameron is just trying to motivate the young to learn technology. Tell a 12 year old boy his reward is porn and he'll learn how to bypass those filters in no time flat.

I've always thought about doing something similar with my own kid. Steadily increase the completeness of the filters until he has taught himself how to get around all of them. As of now, he's more interested in Elmo.

Stage 1 - Proxy Settings
Stage 2 - DNS filters
Stage 3 - Net Nanny
Stage 4 - Deep packet at the router level
Stage 5 - ?

about 9 months ago
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MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL

watermark GGPL (243 comments)

LPGL, lessor GPL, is offered. Perhaps a GGPL, greater GPL, should also be written up as a guarantee that it will never be closed.

about 10 months ago
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MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL

watermark Re:Is this legal? (243 comments)

Nope, a few projects have done this. I can think of ExtJS, Boxee, pChart, and I'm sure tons more.

Apparently, assuming you were the original author of the software, you can switch to any license you want. You just can't retroactively apply it to version past. IMHO, it does seem like stealing from the people that gave their time for free to contribute to the software.

about 10 months ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

watermark video games and stability (1215 comments)

Windows still just works. I've tried really hard to make the switch and can't.

Steam (or video card drivers?) still isn't good enough to get me to make the switch. I have a pretty recent AMD card that gets around 300fps on Windows with the recommended settings. The radeon xorg driver gets 30-40fps with terrible jitter and fglrx has too many bugs in general to make much use of. I've done a lot of searching and tried many things, nothing helped much.

I have wireless usb headphones and, for some reason, they really only work well in Ubuntu with Unity. As much as I hate Unity (it's un-user friendly, buggy mess), it's the only DE that allows me to easily select that output and has support for the volume wheel on the headset. I've tried several of the popular distros and DEs. As an example, the volume wheel works in Mageia, but it kicks me out of full screen mode. I can't even select the headset output through other DE's like Cinnamon or MATE.

about 10 months ago

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Banks foreclosing on small business

watermark watermark writes  |  more than 3 years ago

watermark (913726) writes "Banks are foreclosing on small businesses for no apparent reason. Even if you have never missed a payment, they can send you to the unemployment line. They accept bailouts from tax payers and use the money against the very people that supplied it."
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Poll: Oracle/Sun

watermark watermark writes  |  more than 3 years ago

watermark (913726) writes "Since Oracle bought Sun, my opinion of Sun's old products...

1. Hasn't changed
2. Changed for the better, give me more
3. I used Sun products before, but I won't now
4. I never used them before Oracle bought them
5. Fork!
6. There are better options out there
7. Cowboy Neil, yatta, yatta"

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