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Comment Re:im sure the meeting was interesting (Score 1) 132 132

they reduced prices on visual studio.

Actually, they raised the price.
Professional retail without MSDN is now gone, so say goodbye to the $299 non-msdn upgrade version. This was the most used edition for companies needing software development tools but not being software-only houses.

Express edition? Gone. The community edition gives some leeway, but most of those companies won't be able to use it since they have turnover beyond $1mil. Meaning, no more free development for .NET 4.6 with visual studio .

Comment Re:So (Score 1) 72 72

Well, spotify works on android, windows phone, iphone, and has browser-based client too.
They also provide sdk for subscribers so you can write your own player if you want.

Itunes, it's probably one of the worst applications I've used. Platform support? One, more perhaps later..
Sdk so you can write your owwn app? Yeah no.
From technical standpoint, apple is hopelessly late to the game.
They could compete by undercutting pricing but this is apple we're talking about, profit before anything else.

I think I'll keep my spotify subscription for now.

Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account-> 2 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites,,, and warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site:"

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Comment Re:Has anyone done dist-upgrade yet? (Score 1) 442 442

Skimmed the notes and ran upgrade.
After rebooting was greeted with nice grub rescue> file not found and grub_divmod64 symbol errors when trying to insmod normal.

Some searching around ended up telling me the installer only runs grub-install on disk 1 of the RAID1 config, so off to bios to change boot order of the HDDs and reboot got be back up and running.

Comment Re:finger pointing (Score 3, Interesting) 407 407

Finnish education system has been fucked for past 10 years already.
Teaching has become female-only profession and only people who are accepted to study to be teachers here are straight-a geeks(the bad kind) who lack the proper authority in front of the class.
There is/were large number of good class teachers in the post-war generations, but those people are now/soon retiring.
The trade union of teachers, AKAVA is well known joke in the union field and isn't strong enough to actually do anything that matters to improve things.

Comment Re:I fail to see how this is a bad thing (Score 1) 213 213

Economics, geography, and history are intertwined and dependent on eachother.


. Knowing the physics of trebuchets offers no further insight into history.

False, you're now missing the entire point of topical subjects, the core of what the whole thing is about!
You need to think it like a mind map, get facts/ideas and link them with relations.
Maybe the examples were bad, but I was approaching the issue from the side of linking physics and math to another topic.

Comment give it 10 years (Score 1) 169 169

The industry will change eventually once enough momentum will be gained towards the streaming,, Currently it's taking probably something like 30-40% of sales and still not enough to convert the old physical-format-only people to the streaming age. No single change is instantaneous, it'll take time to catch on..

A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce