Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

Comment: Hangouts "loses" messages (Score 1) 60 60

I had to switch to "Adium" because Hangouts doesn't track all of my messages. There is no "sync" button. And I couldn't find a way to refresh the screen. A co-worker IM'd me a message and when I looked inside of gmail/hangouts on my PC it wasn't there. However, hangouts on my tablet had the message. I guess I could have e-mailed the message to myself. Or I could turn off my tablet so it would stop getting messages. However, if the message ended up on my phone, what am I supposed to do turn off my phone? Why can't their client either have a refresh/sync button or manage multiple Clients?

+ - Is Google not able to search? 1 1

ShopMgr writes: I just ran across the latest update in the Chrome Browser. Try and bookmark something, in the past you could search for the "folder". It was a lame search, wouldn't show you where the folder was at. Now it doesn't even find the folders. I had to stop using the new Google Mail, it doesn't let you search for "folders" either. So, what is a better tool for indexing my thousands of links?

Comment: Why the big Pipes doesn't want Net Neutrality (Score 1) 81 81

They want to charge more! Remember when they wanted to charge for every byte? One big pipe is one cost, a hundred little pipes are individual billings. Imagine them charging for access to every site. If access to a site is too slow, you won't use it. If you want it bad enough you will pay. Sounds like Cable and Satellite TV. They control the Pipe, they control your access. And without their PIpe, how will we get access to the Internet?

Comment: Lighttable (Score 1) 359 359

Clojure = LightTable
Java = Eclipse
Emacs = good O/S, lousy editor. I use it for magit, XML and scratch pad. I keep a cheat sheet on my desktop.
Vim = I use it automatically from the command-line to edit files. Also use it as part of a "find" to edit files down in the bowels of file system.

Honorable mentions:
Cursive - Remote debugging with NREPL is to menu intensive.
IntelliJ with Cursive might become my choice for Clojure.

Comment: If Java is your only language... (Score 1) 142 142

Vi is great if you are editing a line based language.
Eclipse is great if you are editing Java.
For everything else, Emacs.

If you are doing iterative programming, then keep running your JUnit Tests.
So, keep running mvn, make and ant from the Command Line.

If you are doing Functional Programming, then writing code Interactively is the "Cats Ass".
I prefer to write a function and execute it immediately!
No running JUnit Tests iteratively, which means running all the tests.

And yes, some of this is available in Eclipse and IntelliJ, but not as well integrated.

Comment: Re:Slashdot... (Score 4, Insightful) 442 442

No, I hate microsoft! Gates and company bullied and lied and pushed people out of business for their own self-interest. Now he wants to give away the billions he stole to charity. How about giving it back to the people you forced out of business! Modern day Robber Barons with no morals! So, yes we do hate Gates and his legacy! Hopefully, this is just another nail in their coffin! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber_baron_(industrialist) Robber barons is a derogatory term applied to wealthy and powerful 19th-century American businessmen. By the late 1800s, the term was typically applied to businessmen who used what were considered to be exploitative practices to amass their wealth. These practices included exerting control over national resources, accruing high levels of government influence, paying extremely low wages, squashing competition by acquiring competitors in order to create monopolies and eventually raise prices, and schemes to sell stock at inflated prices to unsuspecting investors in a manner which would eventually destroy the company for which the stock was issued and impoverish investors. The term combines the sense of criminal ("robber") and illegitimate aristocracy (a baron is an illegitimate role in a republic).[1]

Comment: Google Glasses, Tablets, Phones, News Cameras (Score 1) 201 201

Same capability, same questions, same answers. Up to the user... Maybe we need to go back to the old laws that require a person holding a lamp to walk in front of every horseless-carriage. It would stop speeding, hit and runs and a lot of accidents. In today's world if you don't want to be recorded, stay home! This has no relationship to the "Street View data collection incident" because that was Google. This is the individual who owns the video device doing the recording. They should be asking how Google plans on stopping their Android Operating System from being used by criminals. And to make sure that their OS isn't being used for illegal activities!!! OMFG

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

Working...