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Ask Slashdot: Equipping a Company With Secure Android Phones?

wood_dude Apple (229 comments)

Yes, use an iPhone ! Let the flames begin...

more than 2 years ago

Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

wood_dude cycles... (426 comments)

It has all happened before and will all happen again... Chris

more than 2 years ago

Earthscraper Takes Sustainable Design Underground

wood_dude 2000 AD Judge Dredd ? (269 comments)

Snuggle Down Warrens anyone ?

more than 2 years ago

Intel To Offer CPU Upgrades Via Software

wood_dude why only frequency ? (499 comments)

Why don't they allow reconfigurtion of the whole gate array ? Just like on FPGAS ? Chris

about 3 years ago

Apple Support Forums Suggest Malware Explosion

wood_dude Re:Easy... (455 comments)

At least intstall Sophos for Mac ! It's free, and I know somone who works there.

more than 3 years ago

Bill Clinton Suggests Internet Fact Agency

wood_dude cigars (336 comments)

Bill Clinton, the guy that can cause more trouble with a cigar than a nuke !!!

more than 3 years ago

Consumer Device With Open CPU Out of Beta Soon

wood_dude Re:ok (99 comments)

What you got against FPGA bitch ? Chris

more than 3 years ago

Einstein Pedometer App Measures Relative Time Gain

wood_dude Re:The Flash! (148 comments)

What exactly is he vibrating ? :)

more than 3 years ago

Einstein Pedometer App Measures Relative Time Gain

wood_dude Re:Philosophical Exercise (148 comments)

No, I'm at rest. Everything else is revolving around me. It's a chaotic dance to be sure, but I'm at the center of it ! :)

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

wood_dude Re:Well (408 comments)

Interestingly Pixelmator, which I own allready says V 1.6.4 on the store, but version 1.6.2 on my machine dosn't say there is an update available ! Mmmmm.

more than 3 years ago

Diabetic Men May Be Able To Grow Their Own Insulin-Producing Cells

wood_dude Re:Temporary solution? (148 comments)

As sombody with Type 1, this is indeed the problem with most 'fixes' for the problem. You have to stop the transplanted cells from being destroyed again. There was somthing call 'pig sushi' that I heard about a while ago, that had pig Beta cells wrapped in an coating that stopped the immune system from getting at them. I havn't heard any more on that, but it did tackle the problem head on. Chris

more than 3 years ago

'Retro Programming' Teaches Using 1980s Machines

wood_dude Re:Does that make sense ? (426 comments)

Ah, yes. The start with a blank source code, then debug it till it works approach. No real understanding of how anything works, but somhow you get through... Try building it from scratch useing relays, then your a man !!!

about 4 years ago

Playboy Launches Safe For Work Website

wood_dude Re:Playboy w/o nudity? (98 comments)

Yeah, that last thing you expect is to come face to face with a beard down there !

more than 4 years ago

Porting Lemmings In 36 Hours

wood_dude Re:Nice accomplishment! (154 comments)

With a good macro assembler you can quite easily create your own higher level language. I've done that several times. Porting a game in the old 8/16 bit days from 6502/6809/z80/68000 was just a set of assembler macros for each low level operation of your game creation langauge. Only a few specific time critical bits of code ever ended up in true native, mainly the blit code. Porting games even in assembler was quite quick, you just had to start out with the correct technique. All thoses guys that wrote piles and piles of hand crafted native assembler without useing the macros we're just crazy.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Gets a Vuvuzela Button (Seriously)

wood_dude Re:Not the Horn, it's the Fans (305 comments)

Blurns-ball !!! Yeh. Multi-ball, multi-baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllll.

more than 4 years ago

Japan Moves Toward Blocking Online Child Porn

wood_dude Re:animated child porn (374 comments)

What would happen if you had 'real' child porn, but put it through a 'line drawing, edge detection and colour fill' shader on somthing like Photoshop or an auto Rotoscope'r video process. Would it still count ? Could you tell it was from an original ? Where is the line ? I can only see that actual acts against a real child can be sure to cross the line. ps. I'm not advocateing downloading CP, just don't know how the law makers can say where then line is if image possesion alone is a criminal offense.

more than 4 years ago

Japan Moves Toward Blocking Online Child Porn

wood_dude What about the Manga and Hentai stuff ? (374 comments)

What does Japan do about the Manga and Hentai stuff that rest of the world considers child porn but Japan considers 'just drawings', and dare I say part of Japanease culture ? I remember sitting on a train in Japan with the guy next to me reading 'Rape Man' and he was just your average dude going to work on the train. I'm not going to get drawn into a 'what is child porn' debate. But I do tend to think a drawing is a drawing, regardless of what's contained in the drawing.

more than 4 years ago



Inview EPG service stopped without warning

wood_dude wood_dude writes  |  about 4 years ago

wood_dude (1548377) writes "The Inview EPG service used by several PVR manufactures, Sony included has been stopped. Boxes are still being sold that are arriving without a working EPG, pretty useless to have a PVR withut an EPG. has a petition runing to get Freeview to reinstate the EPG service."
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