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[#] Thu Mar 10 2011 10:58:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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oooo! One of these days I'm going to have to get into the Arduino scene.
It looks *very* cool.

[#] Mon Feb 08 2010 13:47:57 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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OS's and runs most OS's.. i havent found 1 OS it cant run... yet...

It can't run mac osx.

I have (or at least had) a maxosx running in vmware.

[#] Mon Feb 22 2010 21:27:40 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Anybody know if there's still an oracle personal edition available?
I need to do some development in oracle, and was looking for something free to play with.
Their website makes it seem like they rename all their products every version.

[#] Fri Jul 02 2010 13:35:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ethernet is obviously a better choice for any connectivity because then anything can become world-direct addressble (come ipv6 yada yada)
So why is usb so proliferate.
If everything ran on ethernet, and then wifi chips got cheap, installing something would be as simple as getting it within range of your wireless router...

[#] Thu Mar 25 2010 08:57:26 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Mi Mär 24 2010 22:44:39 EDT von Ford II @ Uncensored
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and put all the precompiled queries IN YOUR CODE.

Yea, thats why everybody uses fancy frameworks to abstract SQL (regardless which language he uses)



[#] Sun Jun 20 2010 23:20:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Now that I think about it a little more, there's really no reason why you couldn't build a "cheap, low-power home server" using a netbook connected to one or more USB disks configured to spin down when not in use. Some of us need a few extra components -- my home server, for example, requires two Ethernet ports, an FXO card, and an external SCSI interface to connect a tape drive -- but I suspect most homes would only require a server that provides an Internet gateway and a file server.

As a bonus, the fact that all netbooks have WiFi interfaces in them means that it could also act as a wireless access point.

Netgear and Linksys(Cisco) ought to take advantage of their current positions in the "home router" market and start expanding that device's role.

[#] Thu May 27 2010 18:30:34 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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If you are going to really just use it for the occasional long call, I suggest seeing how many minutes you would get on your cellphones if you were to add whatever extra amount to your cell plan instead of getting another line. Because right now I am only paying $80/month (plus $13/month in tax and fees of course) for unlimited everything. And you can get a good number of minutes for less than that. It might be more worth it than another line, since you would then be able to make that long call anywhere. BTW, t-mobile lets you change your favorite 5 as often as you want.. which does not matter to me since I have unlimited minutes. But if you don't have unlimited minutes, you still can get unlimited minutes to any number you want. It's not a bad deal at all.

Though I am finding out.. that t-mobiles coverage, though they are supposedly better than they used to be, is still not all that amazing. Sprint coverage was better. With t-mobile, I actually do hit dead spots pretty often, especially wit

h data. But it is ok.

[#] Mon Aug 30 2010 16:27:37 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Damn... we should start giving our product away, so I don't need to be concerned that it works anymore.



[#] Wed Jun 30 2010 05:48:09 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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sounds like you could now print enough to totaly change the look of your rooms once a week...



[#] Thu Mar 11 2010 06:58:07 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Thu Mar 11 2010 01:35:45 EST from Animal @ Uncensored
god... i hate that little dick-stick in the middle of the keyboard.
Never fuckin works right, and it's a pain in the ass to try and type
around.

I'll take a multi-touch enabled trackpad anyday.

Okay, if anyone else had written this, I'd let it pass, but because it's Animal, I can't help but notice the use of 'dick-stick', followed by 'pain in the ass', leading to 'multi-touch'.



[#] Sun May 09 2010 00:04:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Subject: Sacrilege: I don't want an iPad

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After trying out an iPad, all I can say is, it really isn't all that impressive. Yes, they've done a nice job -- they always do. But those of us who live outside of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field are already seeing that it's not the universe-changing milestone of modern computing that the fanbois are claiming it to be. (Although I'm very amused that Apple is succeeding where Microsoft failed -- it's very satisfying to watch because tablets were Bill Gates' pet project. More on that later.)

I do like my netbook, though. Now you've got to keep in mind that netbooks were not originally intended to be "very small laptops" which is how they eventually ended up getting positioned in the market. They were supposed to be access devices, companion devices. Not full-blown PC's. That only happened after Microsoft started freaking out because people were actually buying Linux-based computers (oh no!) and because these devices were being manufactured by PC makers, they had the leverage to force them to lard up the hardware specs until they could (badly) run Windows XP.

What's really funny is that the same person who argued that I was wrong about this -- that people really do want a full-blown computer and not a simple companion device -- is now an iPad owner.

So what's next? I would say, look for some really slick new netbooks emerging in the next year or two. They're not going to be based around PC technology the way the current batch are. We're going to see netbooks with ARM processors running Android or a similar software stack. They're going to be made by companies who aren't as easily pushed around by Microsoft (think phone manufacturers instead of PC manufacturers). They're going to have insanely long battery life and relatively cheap price tags, possibly as low as $100 once they really get going. And a lot of them are going to be sold, many of them to people who won't buy an iPad, either because Apple's prices are too high or because they really wanted something with an actual keyboard.

As a side note, I've gotta say I'm really loving the Android software stack. My wife and I are now the proud owners of Android-based smartphones. It's a beautifully designed environment -- easy to work with, fast and snappy, flexible, and best of all it doesn't lock you into Steve Jobs' walled garden where you can only perform Apple-sanctioned actions using Apple-approved software. Long live the world of open systems.



[#] Thu Mar 18 2010 12:57:53 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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reading into ajax push. Our Java guy pointed out this:

http://www.icefaces.org/main/ajax-java/ajaxpush.iface

which seems to be a good startingpoint to get to know the basic idea, but... you guess it, java bloat scalable as usual: one box doesn't take it? use 10. Our Protocol And Solution? somewhat Opensource but be shure to check out our professional offer.

then from the probably commercialy buzzworded term 'Ajax Push' our designer was told by s.b. else to look at 'comet':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_%28programming%29

which seems to find two major clean open engeneered ways:

The xmpp guys: http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0206.html  (which might be ok for webcits webchat application but didn't look at it so far)

and the Dojo guys: http://svn.cometd.org/trunk/bayeux/bayeux.html (which seems to apply some REST patterns and find a clean word on it)

 

Both enlighten a more open protocol. now being a fan of nginx, I wanted to find out whether somebody applied the dojo comet approach to it, and found:

http://pushmodule.slact.net/

WHEEEHUU!

now thats a way down from JAVA, SERVLET "ENTERPRISE" TOMCAT FOO via some (nice)open specificatorheads down to the Heres 10 lines of C I handle the load of 10 BIG FAT XEON BOXES with java foo in one 486 with 32 MB ram.

 



[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 09:55:26 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Now I'm going to be the last person to defend branches in subversion, but exactly how does git make branching the tree better than subversion.
noncomitters may be second class citizens, but why can't they commit to a branch?

I won't say more before I try git.

Everybody sings its praises, it must be just that wonderful.
Fleeb said something the other day though.
He was working on something and committing it on his local laptop so when he got back to the office he could sync and yada yada yada.
I don't know abuot the rest of you, but one of the big reasons I use version control at all is to get a copy of the source off my machine which I generally don't trust for more than 10 minutes at a time.
I'm not a big fan of losing work.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2011 23:19:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's cool. Is this a typical hybrid locomotive?

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 05:17:12 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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Stupid and simple idea.

How about you just thread the cord down the inside of your shirt next time.



[#] Wed May 26 2010 18:00:26 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So let's say I'm sick of my landline, and I want a skype phone.
Does there exist any hardware that allows you to hook a real phone up to the PC to use as a skype phone?

[#] Thu May 27 2010 15:13:52 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I thought ace was expensive until I looked at vonage. I think vonage actually costs more than verizon, but it's hard to tell with all the fees.
magic jack has a 30 day free trial so I ordered it, although it sounds like you have to run their softwar so e so you can see their ads, but that's what a vm is for I guess.

[#] Tue Mar 23 2010 23:44:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Java is the lingua franca of business logic, and there are benefits to be derived from that.

[#] Thu Jun 10 2010 09:12:28 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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heh, site blocked for "hacking" have to check it when I get home.

[#] Fri Sep 10 2010 11:31:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I don't know anyone who's ordered from them. I suppose all we have to do is wait a few more months and the inexpensive Android tablets will begin appearing at Target and K-Mart.

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