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Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone

windsurfer619 Re:As long as it doesn't provide for Flash... (284 comments)

I'm sorry, but it's about the ARM processor and not the OS. I have an N900 with the same CPU as the 3GS, and my phone has flash. It runs youtube fine. Games are obviously very slow, but performance is pretty acceptable.

more than 4 years ago
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Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

windsurfer619 Re:It's not "stealing"...right? (493 comments)

Troll!

Copyleft was invented to counteract copyrighted code. People who use copyleft won't let people abuse the licenses until we can abuse copyright.

more than 4 years ago
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Alienware Refusing Customers As Thieves

windsurfer619 Re:Alienware (665 comments)

I thought that was Apple.

Goodbye karma!

more than 5 years ago
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Phony Wikipedia Entry Used By Worldwide Press

windsurfer619 Re:Offtopic? (391 comments)

In Soviet Russia, [citation needs you!]

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Rejects Nine Inch Nails iPhone App

windsurfer619 Re:None at all. (397 comments)

His is fine, but you and the rest of Slashdot are all crooked today

more than 5 years ago
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Sun Announces New MySQL, Michael Widenius Forks

windsurfer619 Re:I'm so going to get flamed... (306 comments)

I think you're forgetting the part where Sun can then get back the code from the fork. And Sun still has just as much control of their own version, as they have just as many devs working on it.

I think what you really mean is this: If you are open sourcing your main product in hopes of sacrificing direct purchase revenue for free developer time, you run the risk of alienating your community and losing developer time if they decide you aren't doing a good job.

more than 5 years ago
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F-Secure Suggests Ditching Adobe Reader For Free PDF Viewers

windsurfer619 Re:Not Much Cross-Platform (249 comments)

That definitely goes to show the value of providing functionality via general, well-conceived and well-implemented frameworks instead of being wrapped up inside of monolithic applications.

As someone that doesn't want or have the macintosh os, that value is 0..

more than 5 years ago
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F-Secure Suggests Ditching Adobe Reader For Free PDF Viewers

windsurfer619 Re:Already there (249 comments)

Updates don't work for non-administrator accounts... The Firefox developers "fixed" this issue by not even notifying the user when updates are available.

As it should be. The system administrator should be responsible for updating software, especially if the user can't do it themselves.

more than 5 years ago
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Using Conficker's Tricks To Root Out Infections

windsurfer619 Re:Clever but... (117 comments)

*puts on tinfoil robe and wizard hat*
Musta been conficker!

more than 4 years ago
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Using Conficker's Tricks To Root Out Infections

windsurfer619 Re:Clever but... (117 comments)

Isn't the biggest problem with worms like Conficker the fact that most of the affected users are totally unaware that they have it.

How can you post a question without a question mark. Does this confuse your brain.

more than 4 years ago
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Oracle Buys Sun

windsurfer619 Re:What about MySQL? (906 comments)

Nah. PostgreSQL has won. We just haven't managed to persuade the MySQL users that they've lost yet. ;)

I think they just haven't figured out how to pronounce PostgreSQL yet ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Leaks Windows 7 RC Date — Before May 5

windsurfer619 Re:Windows Se7en... (321 comments)

And in typical Microsoft fashion, you've gone and bloated the number seven to be eight "Developers.".

more than 5 years ago
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Robo-Arm Signatures Are Legal, Gov't Buys One

windsurfer619 Re:I don't know where to post this... (154 comments)

Ah, it was an errant entry into ad-block that was stopping access. Weird. Thanks for your help in figuring out what it was!

more than 5 years ago
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Robo-Arm Signatures Are Legal, Gov't Buys One

windsurfer619 Re:I don't know where to post this... (154 comments)

Thank you for your help.
I'm very sure that the source code of the page contains "" and various other oddities. I can, however, access the url "s.fsdn.com/sd/core-tidied.css?T_2_5_0_252a" just fine. It's the preceding // that's messing firefox up.

more than 5 years ago
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Robo-Arm Signatures Are Legal, Gov't Buys One

windsurfer619 Re:I don't know where to post this... (154 comments)

Ooooh, it says it's loading all the stylesheets from "//s.fsdn.com/sd/core-tidied.css?T_2_5_0_252a" and such malformed urls. It's missing the http! Firefox can't access those URLs. Is this a bug in slashcode?

more than 5 years ago

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windsurfer619 windsurfer619 writes  |  about 8 years ago

windsurfer619 writes "I am a grade 12 student studying in Canada, and am looking at my future. I love Computer Science, and received a decent (98%) mark. The trailer to my final project last year. I'm also pretty good at Physics, Math (especially vectors), and Art.
I recently went to an information day at one of my local universities and left torn between two programs. The first, being the traditional Software Engineering, but the other is a new program called a Bachelor of Information Technology. Both programs have similar Co-op programs. However, this new program has only been offered for 3 years, but is touted as an excellent step in the direction of game design, which I am very interested in.
What programs have Slashdotters taken? What fields are you in currently? Do you think I should pursue Software Engineering for a job in the game industry, or try for this new program?"

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