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Facebook Chat now accessible through XMPP

workman161 Federation (1 comments)

Nice to see facebook taking this huge step away from their walled garden approach. The next logical step would be to support federation so folks don't actually need to have a facebook account to chat.

more than 4 years ago
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Ten Applications That Changed Computing

workman161 Re:Zune HD (437 comments)

How about no.

more than 5 years ago
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Putting On a Show For the Google Streetview Camera

workman161 Re:Netculture (109 comments)

They did. Its called twitter.

more than 5 years ago
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Ruckus Closes Down

workman161 Re:First time I ever heard of it (125 comments)

The way they advertised it here on my campus, you'd think you'd get expelled by just mentioning the words "sharing". Maybe even "fair use".

more than 5 years ago
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Ruckus Closes Down

workman161 Re:The news item is rather subjective though. (125 comments)

Whole news item summary sounds like an Apple troll.

I disagree. If you've ever used Ruckus, you can't say you liked it. Most of iTunes is DRM-free now anyways. The only reason Ruckus got any popularity was because it was marketed to college campuses as a safe alternative to file sharing. Naturally, paranoid campuses (such as mine) promoted it heavily, trying to keep the RIAA off their backs.

more than 5 years ago
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Second Netbook Wave Begins

workman161 Re:What I want to know is (318 comments)

Depends on which pointer you've used. I've tried the ones on dell laptops, and it takes about a half second to register any movement.

However, the ones on my thinkpads and my compaq armada (from '98) work like a dream. Just about everyone I know who had your same idea that a trackpoint is unusable used one of my thinkpads for about 10 minutes and suddenly hated touchpads. They thought it a marvel that they're so rare. Try playing a FPS with a trackpoint instead of a touchpad.

The least they could do is give us an option.

more than 5 years ago
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Second Netbook Wave Begins

workman161 Re:What I want to know is (318 comments)

You've got a perfect signature there, too. "This comment is ribbed for your pleasure".

more than 5 years ago
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Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

workman161 Planet Names (1397 comments)

My home network has a very simple naming system. Since I'm using the planets, its really easy to see what the 'purpose' of each machine is. Gas giants are servers, planets are desktops, moons are laptops, satelites are devices, and comets are various cruft. Oh, and subnetworks are galaxies :) My main servers are Jupiter (huge compaq beast from '98), Neptune (a nice mythtv server), and Saturn (another mythtv server). Laptops are Callisto, Charon, and Thebe. My one desktop is Pluto. Finally, my 'cruft' is my Wii SOHO, XBox Ares, HP scanner/printer Hubble, and my wireless subnet is called Andromeda. Its quite simple and makes sense to me.

more than 5 years ago
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35 Articles of Impeachment Introduced Against Bush

workman161 Re:nobody in congress seriously wants to impeach (1657 comments)

You /do/ realize that the majority of congress has changed since then, right? A third of all senators and reps are up for reelection every 3 years, and we recently switched to a good-sized democratic majority in both houses.

more than 6 years ago

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LHC Shuts Down Again for Upgrades

workman161 workman161 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

workman161 writes "Apparently the LHC is getting shut down again at the end of the year to further refine its construction. While engineers believe it it safe to run at half it's maximum power, the joints between magnets need strengthening before advancing to black-hole creation speed. So now what is supposed to happen in 2012 for the apocalypse?"
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