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[#] Tue Dec 14 2010 09:58:28 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Oneline servies worry me, I like that kind of stuff to be local, if the computer needs to talk to you it's probably better that it not have to wait for network or even rely on it, but that's me.
Playing with my g1 and reading some articles about it they're getting big into tts and voice recognition, the idea being you can just interact with your device.
The only reason it even half works well is because the sound recorder program is real snappy about getting the data to google. Google can of course churn on it within a second or two and only has to send back a few bytes of text.
Certainly it takes a lot of horsepower, but still would rather do it on my PC which has plenty of horses itself.

[#] Sun Aug 29 2010 22:45:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Emacs will secretly convert all of your code into LISP, regardless of what language it was originally written in.

[#] Mon Jun 21 2010 02:35:47 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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my new netcologne router comes with usb-plugs and support for harddisks, so you can upgrade it to a dsk-station...

[#] Tue Apr 27 2010 10:35:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Oh, and what type of equipment is going to be initiating the channel change operations? Is it an actual TiVo or are you trying to build something from a computer? You might be able to remote control the FiOS box using Firewire, eliminating the need for an IR blaster.

[#] Mon Jun 14 2010 14:01:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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From the point of view of a unix system, there's no difference between a sector editor and an ordinary hex editor designed to work on files.

[#] Thu Mar 18 2010 17:52:36 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Java is perfectly scalable when implemented *properly*. We use it on our clickthrough tracking and one rather dated P4 or Opteron is capable of handling our entire load. That's even with Hibernate in the mix. The bigots amuse me. C is no way to build a web service.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 19:30:20 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I have a cordless phone. The cordless phones have an audio 2mm jack that most corded phones do not.
The headset is wired to the cordless phone so you can put the phone on your belt and walk around hands free talking.

The cord is long and inevitably gets wrapped around something so when I get up, it yanks on the cord and either breaks the jack recepticle in the phone or the headset itself. This time the headset ate it.

Bluetooth won't help me this, isn't for cell phones. I actually have a bluetooth earpiece and I don't like it very much. That and I don't want to burn very expensive cell minutes if I can use my free landline.

[#] Mon Feb 08 2010 08:25:30 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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agreed, i prefer wine whenever i can, but if it's something that wine just cant handle (i.e. AutoCAD 2010, WindowsLive, etc.)... you gotta toss a VM at it or run a different box or else you cant run it at all...

I found Play On Linux makes most wine installations fairly painless. I even got my own MuOnline client to work using PlayOnLinux settings. :)

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 16:02:02 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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And I could be missing something. I just don't recall that there was muc hof anything GUI-related in the kernel for NT-derived OSes (Win9x, maybe, but not NT-derived). I'd have to do some digging, and I'm not sure I have all the books I had before related to that area of the OS.

[#] Sun Aug 15 2010 14:17:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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The conundrum of data center operations:

Reliability requires redundancy.
Redundancy introduces complexity.
Complexity reduces reliability.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 15:43:09 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I dunno how much you've played in the finance world, but none of
those things matter there. Speed is king matters there.

Yes to an extent... but finance people also have to deal with hard drop dead deadlines, often regulatory in nature, for project implementation. That means they're often going to choose the productive toolset (SQL) over the low level toolset because it allows them to get their job done and not get fired.

[#] Sat Feb 06 2010 16:31:13 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If by "lately" you mean "in the last 15 years" then yes, it's pretty bad.

If by "lately" you mean "in the last three days" then yes, it's pretty bad.


[#] Tue Mar 23 2010 20:49:17 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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you also missed the fact that nobody cares. programmers are more
expensive than hardware.

And that's the reality. and it started being the reality in the early 90's I guess.
The purist in me agrees with dothebart but I've long ago given up giving a shit. Now I write really shitty java, because the equipment is so fucking fast it doesn't mtter if I use a String or a StringBuffer.
C is not dead though. For the web thereis no point but I went on an interview years ago for a job on the formula 1 team at UBS and they wanted somebody like me who if need be could count cycles because they did their implementation in java and no matter how much hardware you throw at it, one transaction just took too long.
so in that case (finance) the programmer can do something no amount of money on hardware can.

[#] Sat Jul 10 2010 00:07:49 EDT from TheOneLaw @ Uncensored

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This could be awesome , I am sure that using this will be a blast - completely unforgiveable , of course

Fri Jul 09 2010 05:44:14 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

little known facts about the blink tag:



[#] Mon Mar 15 2010 11:48:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think I'd rather have radio control and remote cameras on my existing snowblower.
It would be nice to never have to leave the house while operating it.

[#] Tue Feb 02 2010 12:54:20 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, if you're really observant, you can see where it updates sections of the screen at a time, and how there's a little ghosting left behind when they do that.

I like my Kindle. It does exactly what it's designed to do pretty well.
I wouldn't push it beyond that, though.

[#] Sat Mar 27 2010 10:38:25 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 19:00:56 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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PC3-17600 DDR3-SDRAM (triple channel 192-bit) memory clocking in at

Although it's not triple chan, you can get 4 GB of PC3 17600 at Newegg for $190 shipped.

8 GB in Quad Channel (which I would think would be faster than triple channel) is $400 + shipping.

[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 13:55:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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and... NT4 definitely was superior to OS/2. I've worked with it, and
coded for it. It definitely was no fun.

I realize you're just baiting me, but I haven't had this flamewar in a long time, let's see how rusty my os/2 has gotten.
Explain to me any meaningful way in which ny4 was superior to os/2.
os/2 separated the gui layer from the kernel layer. some would say this makes nt superior because it's faster, but from a 'right way to do things' os/2 did it the better way.
you'll also notice no gui in the linux kernel.

That was just a warm up. bring it on boy.

[#] Thu Apr 08 2010 15:06:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It is actually quite surprising that Nintendo chose not to include an HDMI output on the Wii. There is an optional component video cable that displays in 480p, but the audio is still Pro Logic II over an analog stereo pair.

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