118 posts • joined Wednesday 10th October 2007 14:08 GMT
It´s not yet finished
so dont bash it yet.
In the final version all the icons will be inside <blink> tags!
So many tools
One definately worth looking at is nagios. Know where and when there is a problem.
Need to know more about a command or related commands? Use "man" and "apropos".
Definately learn shell scripting (usually thats bash nowadays). Thats for repeating tasks and cron jobs.
Netcat and openssl are invaluable tools for debugging servers (unencrypted/encrypted respectivly).
Log files, log files, log files. Yes, they are an invaluable tool for finding errors.
While we are at that, grep. Grep is your friend.
Lots more, but those are just the first important things that came to my mind.
The other numbers are even funnier
If 32%=200M then obviously 12% equals 75M and 8% equals 50M.
Or in other words, allegedly there are 75M iPads used at work. That seems very high for a consumer consumption device.
And what the fuck are those 50M non-iPad/Android/Windows tablets used at work? Puleaze, we want to know which trend the whole IT-news sites missed.
"Does this mean that any minor changes to the hardware, even more than now, will completely stop your version of windows working?"
Fijutsu-Siemens used to do the same locking down already with Windows XP.
The windows serial key was tied to their mainboards. In other words, if the mainboard broke down you needed a new windows license, also no way to activate the key on any different box. Sounds very similiar, i assume it´s a move to screw the used-license market.
Oh, now this is getting interesting
Time for popcorn i guess.
Fruity, totalitarian dictatorship vs communist regime. Be carefull China, Apple might sue away the Great Wall, they have prior art with walled garden systems after all.
"no man might buy or sell, save he that had the _mark_"
Gees. He´s interpreting that wrong.
Germany´s gonna leave the Euro-zone and return to their old currency. Shortly thereafter it will be the only currency still worth anything. Then you will obviously need the "Deutsche _Mark_" to buy anything.
What a bloody stupid question
Arguing about the price of the digital distribution is ignoring the most relevant part of the cost.
You need around 500£ to get the reader. Most people have no use for a pad. And getting a pad solely for newspapers is about as dumb as it gets. It weighs more, it requires electricity. You can´t throw it away after reading. You gotta carry it around all day. Newspapers don´t crash or create weird technical problems the average user does´nt understand.
Once you got such a device comparing digital vs. paper makes sense. Getting a pad for the sole reason of reading newspaper makes no sense.
What does that remind me of?
Ah, now i remember him.
Not a good idea
"Eg: malware checks for a plist or a registry setting and wont run if its there. Then just put it there even though it does nothing.
would that work? should i patent that?"
Not a good idea. Quite a few desktop applications, games in special, will also wont run in such a case. Debuggers and VM´ s look a lot alike (nothing to do with registry etc.., this about low level hooks and interrupts), and some people just don´t like their software dissected for different reasons.
"Syren, whether FAT32 is used on the servers is neither here or there. The fact is the infringing code is still in their version of the kernel."
Last i checked it's not in the Red-Hat kernel (and i seriously doubt it's compiled into IBM's versions). And those FAT32-patents seem to be pretty much the only thing MS has against Linux (bullocks those patents may be, but they havent been invalidated yet).
"Linux-Because im using it as we speak"
That crappy OS (or kernel, depending on definition)?
Gees, only runs on rubbish. Like my computer. Or my servers. DSL-router. Hmm, and the TV. And the tablet as well (no, NOT Android)..
"Kerry's comments imply Google wants rather a lot of cash for the rights to Android Market"
Did you send a mail to Google requesting more information on that topic? If thats true the new slogan for Android should be:
Android, the free and open OS*
*fees and restrictions apply where possible
I'm no patent laywer ...
"The key to all this is the requirement that patents that are essential to standards like UMTS and WiFi must be offered under FaiR And Reasonable Terms..."
... but i think the keyword in that sentence is "essential".
You know, patent titles such as "Turbo encoding/decoding device ..." or "Apparatus and method .. for reducing Peak-To-Average Power Ratio ..." don't really sound essential, just bloody useful.
So Apple might actually evade those patents by crippling performance and battery life. Not a bad deal, considering they can keep the rounded corners, no?
You are holding, aeh, using it wrong
You gotta connect this RJ-45 cable before making a call.
Not only that
"Research that compared Opera 9 on the desktop (from 2006), and didn't even mention Opera Mobile."
The data from from the linked PC-World article also claims Safari is the fastest desktop browser.
I'll take that with a grain of salt. And comparing iPad to Android? How do you compare software with a device? Did they use a cheap China-Tab? Who knows.
Data from AndanTech , comparing the Xoom with the iPad, sure paints a different picture ...
Lost in translation
More like "Social technology ratfinks an their like buttons."
Gees, even simple words can have so many meanings.
like (comparision) = wie (as in original title)
(to) like (verb) = mögen
gefallen (past tense) = fell
Gefallen (noun) = liking, favour
gefallen (adj.) = fallen
And thats just scratching the surface, look at
if you want to get really confused.
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
"It's just Apple isn't after the others yet ..."
they are. Apple also got a temporary injunction against some small, practically unknown, reseller called Jay-Tech. They sold some cheapo 7-inch 2.x Android tablets.
Anyone still arguing that Apple is going after Samsung because the devices look too similar has to be barmy. Or blind. Or whatever. Unless, of course, the typical Apple-customer can't tell the difference between devices of completely different sizes and materials.
Weird as it sounds
There might actually be some kind of master plan behind this foolish behavior.
Given the recent patent craze the Palm patents might actually be worth more than Nortels, maybe something like 4 billion.
Add an installed base of a couple o million devices, enough to attract a fair amount of developers.
Suddenly the the investment of 1.2 billion for Palm, plus a couple of hundred million for market share, could easily quadrouble.
Holy FAD, buttman!
Or something close enough.
Claiming a highly dubious theory about the termination clause to be fact.
Calling a couple of unheard chinese manufacturers "most android vendors".
Nice as GPL3 might be, its hardly the cure for a problem that doesnt even exist.
"H/W wise it may SEEM faster, but you whacked the nail on the head when you mentioned midlets. So it is actually much slower."
What do you mean with "seems faster"? The cpu IS faster. Period.
Android only got a JIT in 2.2 while j2me is hardware-accelerated on whole bunch of ARMS. So yes, pretty fast.
If you want to complain about the device try something like the lack of multi-tasking for 3rd party apps, thats a real bummer, worse than even iOS in this respect.
Dunno, the Wave 2 sure beats the shit out the 3GS, and costs less than half the amount. Even with a 32GB MicroSD.
The closed store sucks, but at least J2ME-midlets can installed from every store.
"but we now have a pure software patent running wild in Europe - sad times."
Hmm, you got a good point there. Then how come the patent was'nt invalidated?
That got to be joke, just the possibility of getting sued, if, and only if, someone visits a site with a touch thingy (unless that person uses a BT-mouse).
Dont jest about the germans too much
The "Einstweilige Verfügung" (temporary injunction) is an unbeurocratic tool to preserve ones rights, e.g. if someone would import something like the "hiPhone5" Apple could have gotten a quick legal injunction.
Misusing this measure can have more than trivial consequences.
If the court declares this this evidence faked the Steve himself could face 1-10 years in prision according to §269 StGB (faking evidence).
Google spells Apple doom?
Nah, Apples lawyers seem to be doing that nicely.
Faking evidence in court is'nt a trivial accusation, and that seems to be the case.
It gets even funnier
Apple filed the case in the wrong court.
Landesgericht Düsseldorf is not allowed to pass an EU-wide sales ban, only Handelsgericht Alicante is within its rights to do so.
Translate http://www.smartdroid.de/2011/08/apple-reichte-klage-am-falschen-gericht-ein-lg-dusseldorf-ist-nicht-befugt-ein-eu-verkaufsstop-anzuordnen/ for more information.
equals leet haxor nowadays?
How times have changed.
Convert HP to hex. Search for offsets. Drink HP Portion. Convert to hex again. Look for value at previous offset. Must be arcane magic by those standards. And probably the only way to find Excalibur in Bane of the Cosmic Forge.
30% cut for owning the plattform?
So i'll assume MS is looking for ways to monetize iTunes on Windows anytime now ...
"Likewise, graphics-heavy gaming is out of the question"
Angry Birds is graphics heavy?
A 500+Mhz CPU with 256MB cant handle a puny 2D-game@320x240?
Time fire fire up that 'ol 33Mhz 486 with 4MB RAM and play some lowly-graphics DOOM ...
> They are powerful enough to run compilers and development environments. (which is what I do..)
NetBeans, Qt SDK, gcc good enough?
> You can develop apps for them in c++.
Qt, GTK (ok, thats C, not C++), SDL ...
>You can work with the onscreen keyboard, but plug in a usb keyboard for when you want to do some real work.
Yupp, or a mouse, or pretty much anything supported by Linux.
>Probably you can do one or more of those already.
While it does have some minor quirks, the Atom-N450 Meego based WeTab does all that.
Bloody cheap as well, less than 250€ for 16GB model, less than 350€ for the 32GB 3G model.
Sure, modern smartphones have high end CPUs and GPUs, and will have more powerfull chips than current gen consoles in the near future, just as they have more crunch than last gen consoles now.
One slight problem, though. The mouse might fit in my pocket, but neither the keyboard nor a 30" screen will. Ego shooter on a smartphone or tablet? Come on, even joypads are sub par.
I can see the future
"So, Apple is not just cutting prices. It's offering advertisers perks that even developers can't get."
No, i don't really want to play this lousy game, i'm waiting for the terrific ads!
Re: Looks like
> So it looks like a ProofPoint MLX, plugged into F-Secure for AV, and doing its own antispam. The guy had a reject message with "spamscore=11".
Well, how do you even get to that high a spam score?
I just send myself the following mail to check SpamAssasin:
"Watch new videos, showing Osama bin Laden under the influence of viagra commiting terroristic acts with Lady Gaga.
Watch the video and win millions of $$$$ by replying to whatthefuck@some-impossible-mail-adresZsss.biz !"
It was marked as _possible_ spam for the following reason (and still delivered, mind you):
" pts rule name description
2.2 DRUGS_ERECTILE Refers to an erectile drug"
Call me old-fashioned
but i prefer a simple ftp-server, thank you very much.
Still, any non-US based cloud-services out there?
Only thing that comes to mind is Ubuntu One, any others?
Ah, the OS/2 comparision
Was wondering when someone would bring that up.
Died of lack of support, lack of apps.
Well, there is a major difference, two actually.
1.) Distribution of software.
Back in the 'ol days you swapped disks. Only kid on the block with a weird system? Yeah, pretty screwed.
Nowadays you download apps, a dime a dozen. Samsung doesnt seem to have any plans to ditch Bada. Niche systems have a better chance of survival in a connected world.
No one in their right mind would invest time to learn to develop for a phone which may well be last of its kind. What do they use? Something weird called Qt, not worth learning.
Not worth being to compile for Symbian, another dying plattform, no promise to support that beyond 2016 from Nokia.
WebOS? Hmm, come on, just a couple of devices as well and the Android port of Qt is far from finished.
Ubuntu or other Linux systems? Come on, those freetards wouldnt spend any money on software anyway.
Windows or OSX? Seriously, you havent noticed we're in the "post-PC"-era yet?
Wonder how the recruits will be drilled...
"Mueller! You are late. Az punishment you shall compile the linux kernel twenty times!"
Too late to file a patent?
For "method and apparatus for syncing an iOS device with an iTunes library without user interaction"?
The guy obviously has the prior art. No idea about the maximum time between invention and patent filing. Might make for a neat lil' gold mine ...
@Micky, Let me rephrase that for you
Whilst I don't agree at all that the EU can block devices purely on the grounds that they want to enforce laws on competitive behavior, it's their jurisdiction, for their people. It's not as if people outside the EU can be affected, by this device not being available, so the only jurisdiction that the EU has is within their borders ...surely that's pretty fair?
Bloody stupid patent
So, if the browser in an "app", every browser vendor and web-shop owes those twits money?
Nuke em from orbit, only way to be sure.
Or tablets instead?
Strangely enough Atom-based tablets, e.g. WeTab, are actually cheaper than all but the flimsiest ARM-tablets.
And Googles changing interpretation of "open source" just makes MeeGo look increasingly better.