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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

znrt Re:GUI technology has regressed since the 90s (92 comments)

gui technology? it's the whole software industry. you need aprox the same amount of "experts" to print a fkucing report from persisted data nowadays. not to mention a herd of managers, several whiteboards and a shitload of postits.

43 minutes ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

znrt Re:Responsive Web Design (92 comments)

Nothing sucks worse than making a desktop window smaller because you just want to keep one part visible while you work with something else and having the site spontaneously implode into a mobile version

current users aren't supposed to be able to do that without extra help or risking injury. didn't you notice the window managers / desktops most of them are using? split the screen? are you nuts???

by they way, *their* fix for your problem would be eradicating desktop design versions completely. "develop once, works in every device". why should we go through the hassle of developing a desktop version for elitists like you if we're anyway served well enough with a single tap mobile interface, which is what our average collective brain can afford to handle! go away!

48 minutes ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

znrt Re:No natural enemies (193 comments)

There are no predators - ZERO predators, in German forests.

indeed. why?

For you ideology trumps reason?

see above.

of course you didn't count predators for fun. I read in UK there are boar farms for hunting (yeah, humans do exist who find great pleasure in shooting at animals from a safe distance with riffles, go figure). I also read about an alleged wild boar population surge in germany in 2008, but thas was some reuters news, pretty vague and sensationalistic, could as well be surreptitious advertising. if you could share any reliable sources on the subject i'd appreciate it, tia.

2 hours ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

znrt you, sir ... (193 comments)

"It doesn't cover the loss from game sales, but at least it covers the cost of disposal," says Steffen Richter, the head of the Saxon State Hunters Association.

... are a waste, and I'd gladly cover your cost of disposal.

yesterday
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

znrt Re:Lucky Them (126 comments)

its about this idea that the software license is not only so much less than any trace of ownership but that its very use can be restricted/disabled at any time

you disabled it yourself by upgrading to w7. if you don't want to find yourself locked up in a walled garden, you shouldn't walk into them, no matter how large or cool they may appear at first. besides, this thread is about discontinuation of *services*, not about software compatibility, so wrong place to shed your otherwise futile tears. you might learn the lesson, though.

2 days ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

znrt Re:little ridiculous (92 comments)

because "responsive" already meant "exhibiting consistently fast reaction". in that sense, designs can't be responsive at all. implementations might be.

funny thing is that what you call "responsive design" is actually "2 or more designs" implemented together. this usually comes at the cost of extra resource usage and, if anything, this overhead can only negatively impact overall "responsiveness". so "responsive pages" are likely to be less responsive by definition. see the nonsense?

it's semantical nonsense because it reuses a term that expressed an overall characteristic of something, to refer to a particular feature of it. it's confusing.

btw responding to changes in the size of the viewport or container wasn't even new, it's a cool feature that had been already around for decades on many platforms and was called "dynamic layout" or "fluid layout" or simply "using a layout manager". ok, that might not be catchy enough for current buzzword standards, but choosing "responsive" for it was really lame.

2 days ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

znrt Re:retro is always popular... (92 comments)

use of tables for top-bottom layout was the one thing css should have relied on and even promoted, but they chose to bury it, and brought up that bizarre bottom-top layout model that barely mimics what tables already did in a natural way. it was about semantics, thay said. but, hey! now you got plenty of semantics! we have col_sm_4, and even col-md-1!!

3 days ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

znrt Re:Oh yeah Google? (92 comments)

With Blackjack! And Hookers!

ftfy. thanks for the hard laugh xD

3 days ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

znrt Re:talk about "old tech" (92 comments)

You have to base it on the VIEWPORT, but that's VARIABLE because the USER can change that shit.

not if you manage to sheep users to use the same dumb ui model, which is why everyone is carving to accomplish exactly that (a copycat of apple's, which is shiny and famous and cool, all the way down from google to ubuntu, crashing through several windows)

3 days ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

znrt Re:little ridiculous (92 comments)

discussed since responsive web design had an acronym.

always wondered what idiot first chose "responsive" to brand that "dynamic layout" thing, which is absolute semantic nonsense but just stuck because who cares about semantics nowadays (because who could resist getting fancy words thrown at!). any clue?

doesn't surprise me that we now have "responsive" labelled webapps that are actually less responsive than ever.

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

znrt Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

Your mother may be a whore. Unlikely, but not impossible. See? There is no harm here. I didn't insult you! I am free to state these things and still be taken seriously because I posted a disclaimer !

except there is ample evidence of MS having bribed key people in several institutions in the past. so unless you have relevant evidence of GP's mother being involved in professional sexual services, you are making yourself appearing as full of shit (for the fallacious comparision. no doubt you are a shithead anyway just for the derogative use of the term "whore")

about two weeks ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

znrt Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

I didn't see any actual complaint yet, nor any meaningful description of the main perceived defects. Did you? I'm not saying they don't exist, I just highlght that the actual motives are not stated and thus the explanation is totally insufficient.

On the other hand ... it's pretty damn too easy to produce a document in ms word that renders like crap on open/libre office, I see it happening all the time. The problem is never the content, but dumb and irrelevant formatting practices. Comparing MS to a global infection, it is hard to heal by acting on a single point. TFA actually hints at this: "Wenn die ganze Welt mit einem Standardprogramm arbeitet, dann ist es wichtig, dass wir auf dem gleichen System sind". Sad, but they might have a point there.

The other alleged flaw, that someone had to wait weeks to get mail delivered on his smartphone because some obscure special mail server had to be set up on linux is obviously absolute bullshit. This, if at all true, speaks of incompence, not of platform suitability. So, this whole issue really stinks.

about two weeks ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

znrt Re:How about backing off? (167 comments)

The day I lost a lot of respect for Open Source is the day they went political.

"they" who?

Why don't they mind their own business and stop trying to push their ideology worldwide? China isn't a democracy - neither are 99.9% of those that claim to be but that's beside the point. They have their own rules and regulations and you should respect them and not interfere.

what kind of being could possibly put "99.9% of democracies aren't democracies" and "we should respcet rules and regulations" in the same sentence. a mushroom?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best PDF Handling Library?

znrt Re:Why? (132 comments)

your nice language

please note that the ad hominem in my comment was rethoric. It was actually referring to the content of your article and the attitude it implies. I think it should be obvious but maybe it is worth pointing it out now.

of course many may have learnt something interesting from the ensuing threads. like with any other discussions. that's the cool thing about fora. but I still find that simply dumping the full set of requirements for your assignement on a public forum isn't professional or nice at all. you can ask what you want but one would expect at least some evidence of effort on your part, too. of course this could be subjective and you might view this differenty. this is just my standard, doesn't necessarily apply to you, so no hard feelings.

and no, I know nothing about "lrd" and googling produces little of relevance, this even has spurred my curiosity a bit about how it relates to you inspecting my posting history. any clarification would be appreciated. peace :)

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

znrt Re:Only 17 months to go... (138 comments)

Many major companies also rely heavily on older versions of IE

some people just don't learn.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best PDF Handling Library?

znrt Re:Why? (132 comments)

Indeed. I'm curious why is not "closed source, with a strong industry support" an option?

i guess because he knows what kind of crap *that* can be.

of course his full requirement list is ridiculous, nevertheless as a request to the community on a public forum. anything else? this dude is just looking for someone else wanting to do his fucking job, but he also wants a medal for it (read: a tap on the shoulder). likely he *is* in a "closed source, with a strong industry support" environment, so screw him.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

znrt Re:Not this again. (637 comments)

i'm afraid you misunderstood that mm was just an example for GP's point which was that current freshmen are taught in a too high level of abstraction. sw engineering tools have evolved a bit but are still far from perfect, resource availalability has increased a lot but resources are still finite. today you absolutely need to have a clear picture of what is happening at lower levels to make good decisions at high level.

i don't see a solution for this anytime soon since this comes only from experience, and academic degrees would take a lot longer (that's not a good thing for our education models which are basically efficient factories of skilled workers). on top of that, abstraction levels tend to get higher, so there is less opportunity to tinker with stuff. if you are an old hack you have learnt as technology evolved, so you have naturally gone through all that from scratch. new generations don't. that's their strong point (because their naivety may result in astounding innovation) but at the same time their weakness (because they implement like shit), at present. maybe when we have far more sophisticated execution evironments this will be less of an issue. now it is, and it simply means a degree means very little, only hr guys "value" that.

about a month ago
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Open Source Pioneer Michael Tiemann On Open Source Business Success

znrt Re:Still a hurtle (41 comments)

Figure that one out, and commercial software will be dead tomorrow.

Why must it die? Has the "world been saved" then?

dunno, but the moment there is no "commercial" anything, the world will have learned.

about a month ago
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Leaked Docs Offer Win 8 Tip: FinFisher Spyware Can't Tap Skype's Metro App

znrt Re:Irrelevant (74 comments)

Actually, I would have reversed that and said that the latter implies malicious intent.

All the marketing folks want to do is sell you stuff. The Gov wants to throw you in prison, or worse.

all of them actually want you buying stuff constantly.

but on a pure semantical level, marketing naturally implies profit, while government should be synonymous of "caring for the res publica", even though in our particular reality government is nothing but another marketing tool.

about a month ago

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