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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment Similar project for emulators on iOS (Score 1) 94

I've been working on getting a bunch of emulators (NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Master System, and GameGear) online as well, and set up to use on iPhones on my own website: https://pocketga.me/ I'm also doing online per-account game storage and state saving (not for all systems right now) which makes it pretty convenient to play around with on the go reply

Comment Glass-pirated movies (Score 1) 357

Is there even a market for movies pirated using a Google glass? Seems like it would be one of the most shaky, poor quality videos in existence. I've seen some actual "cam" movies before and even those were very difficult to watch. I'm thinking the only loss in profits they're going to be seeing from Google glass users is that a lot of them will no longer come to see movies in theaters

Comment Don't buy cheap android (Score 2, Insightful) 291

It's well known that cheap android phones have always been bad, and will always be bad. If you want a cheap, reliable phone, Nokia is more than willing to sell you one of its lower end Lumias. And if you want to have a contract, you can even get a high quality iPhone for "free". Why waste time with bottom of the barrel junk?

Comment Re:The real question. (Score 4, Informative) 170

I do. I work for a small company and we write all of our tablet apps in JavaScript and wrap them in Cordova. It lets us deploy on iOS, Android, and Windows all at once with minimal effort and cost, which is great for a small dev team. It even makes testing a breeze because I can write all of my functional tests in CasperJS and be reasonably sure that everything is working right prior to handing things off to the test team. Much easier than messing with some junk software like Appium and and writing tests for each mobile platform individually

Comment What's stopping Netflix (Score 1) 289

From doing some kind of opt-in peering arrangement, where movies were cached locally for a while after being watched on some devices with the storage capability to do so? While they're cached, they can help stream to peers on the same network along with Netflix's servers, in some type of arrangement similar to bittorrent. That way ISPs could degrade Netflix however they wanted but end user performance would still be acceptable in some cases.

Comment Keep in mind (Score 4, Informative) 78

In 2016, Nokia can re-enter the cell phone market under its own name. This may mean them going back into designing their own phones, or purchasing Jolla, the spin-off company run by former Nokia engineers. Jolla has already put a very nice looking low-end cell phone on the market, and I expect them to continue to build out their smart phone portfolio in the near future. I can definitely see them once again becoming a part of Nokia in 2016. I don't think Nokia would be content to remain a patent-only business. Also, keep in mind, they are retaining their very lucrative mapping business as well.

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