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Comment: Re:Entire Article... (Score 2) 123

by JImbob0i0 (#47107347) Attached to: <em>Watch Dogs</em> Released, DRM Troubles

It genuinely was down at one point yesterday (around 7pm BST onwards... not sure when it was usable again).

I couldn't even log into the uplay website much less authenticate my game. Interestingly it was partially working as it would try to authenticate and then the uplay application would crash - I assume with some sort of null pointer error ... although I didn't bother to debug it.

Since I had already started it once earlier in the day though before uplay services took a nose dive disabling my network interface allowed me to start uplay in offline mode (I could then re-enable the interface after choosing offline) and play the game fine - just without the multiplayer features.

+ - Linksys/Belkin release WRT1900ac as followup to WRT54g but fall flat on promises

Submitted by JImbob0i0
JImbob0i0 (1202835) writes "Back in January Linksys/Belkin made a big deal about their new router and how they were working with OpenWRT. Fast forward to this week and they release it but their promises have fallen far short needing to apply patches (which don't apply cleanly) and compile yourself ... so long as you don't need wireless support. There has not been much response from Linksys on the mailing list to criticism of the improperly formatted patch dump and poor reviews as a result."

+ - Groklaw Closure->

Submitted by JImbob0i0
JImbob0i0 (1202835) writes "After many years amid fears of forced exposure in light of the recent NSA/PRISM/Lavabits events PJ has closed the doors of Groklaw.

With Microsoft/Motorola, Oracle/Google, SCO/IBM, Apple/Samsung still going on in the background will the legal implications of technology companies fade from view without the light that has been shined on them over the years?

SCO was ridiculed in no small part to researchers at the site.

Oracle was shown to have severe misunderstandings of the Java licenses.

Microsoft was forced out of the background.

When PJ last retired she passed the site over to another but recently she's been managing it herself again. This closure notice appears pretty final however.

What now for legal blogs in the technological world?"

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Comment: Re:Seems like a touchy strategy... (Score 2) 174

by JImbob0i0 (#44495023) Attached to: MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete

But did any version of MS Office actually use the ISO/IEC 29500:2008 standard in the end?

There was so much hand waving and so on - especially given the Office spec this was based on used the ECMA standard - and a few ethereal promises later on ...

But did they ever (so far as was possible given the appalling state of the spec) actually get to implementing what was agreed on?

Comment: Re:And LibreOffice is already merging improvements (Score 1) 238

by JImbob0i0 (#44368225) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released With Major New Features

This appears to be SOP for him throughout the comments...

It's sad really - seems a different Rob Weir from several years back and the OOXML ISO saga ...

I'm rapidly mentally filing him under the same categories I keep the likes of Florian Muller and Miguel de Icaza in...

Comment: Re:Merge Already! Libre/Open (Score 3, Insightful) 238

by JImbob0i0 (#44365939) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released With Major New Features

If the LibreOffice guys were smart, they'd be contributing as many of their changes as possible to the upstream project,

Can we please get past calling AOO the upstream project of LO? This is like calling gorillas the upstream project of humans...

Yes they share a common ancestry but that is it at this point... sure some stuff can be transplanted from one to the other but there is no upstream/downstream relationship that one would usually understand that term as in the FOSS world (eg Fedora -> RHEL).

Comment: Re:They seem to be doing a fine job. (Score 1) 238

by JImbob0i0 (#44365903) Attached to: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Released With Major New Features

*blink* ...

Seriously Rob - go back up and check the comment thread ... you have wandered off track here - I'm not entirely surprised given how many threads you are responding to but seriously... re-read the trail...

I will reiterate I am not the anonymous coward who made the 5% comment - I was never part of that argument or discussion ... we had a brief foray into discussing ohloh statistics and how much meaning it's possible to derive from them elsewhere with some incredible twisting of the stats that you performed but that's it...

My comment in this chain of comments was merely replying to the first 'Palestrina' comment I saw going down the page to ask for your view on the negative light from that blog and for curiosity on why you use such a different nick here than elsewhere ... I mean it's not even remotely similar!

I understand you are feeling under pressure and that there is a general negative stance towards Apache Open Office for many reasons but there is no need to be on such an offensive posture ... I once visited your blog daily and praised your opinion and level headedness during the MS OOXML ISO saga with much of the information in a blog post I wrote at the time learned from your writing but this lashing out at present is pretty poor behaviour.

So before you accuse me of changing the subject for a third time let me remind you I am not that anonymous coward ...

Oh and I had a look at ohloh in more detail and I do see it hitting trunk ... over three times as many LOC for less features... ouch...

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