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Comment: Where's the source? (Score 1) 53

On the web page they claim to support open source etc, but their product is apparently closed source as much as possible.

They have opened the kernel and two apps, the rest is closed down.
https://support.blackphone.ch/...

So you got to trust them to not be a NSA honey-pot or something else.

I think not.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 1) 253

by TyFoN (#49105641) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?

The Greeks have done nothing but cook the books and lie to get into EU, get loans to spend on handouts and now they blame everyone but themselves.
The public in Greece voted for every single one of these crooks and are to blame.
I think the best course of action is to toss them out, they were never fit to be in. They even hid public debt in their train company to pass EU requirements all to be able to borrow cheap with no intention of paying back.

Sorry, I don't want to pay for the Greeks early retirements.

Comment: Re:Huh? *Scratches head* (Score 1) 210

by TyFoN (#48873167) Attached to: Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

These posts are not for users of G+ that know how it actually works, but they are so that the ones that didn't sign up for G+ can feel snug about not missing out.
When in fact they miss out on the (for me) best place to get in contact with like-minded and not friends from high-school that I don't want.

I post to G+ a few times a day but I can't even remember last time I posted publicly.

+ - Shards Online, sandbox mmo kickstarter #2 up!

Submitted by TyFoN
TyFoN (12980) writes "

From the former lead engineer and lead designer of Ultima Online comes Shards Online. "Citadel Studios has the right team to give the sandbox genre what it’s been missing" — Rob Denton, co-creator of Dark Age of Camelot Experience limitless content. It's a game that lets you experience hundreds of different worlds with just one client! You can play on official Citadel Studios servers or join any of the hundreds of community run servers. Each server has different rules and content, allowing you to find a game universe that fits your exact play style.

Previously Citadel Studios have attempted a kickstarter failed, however this time they seem much better prepared and I really hope the kickstarter project will succeed this 2nd time!
A proper sandbox where you can create your own worlds. And who better to make it?"

Comment: Analytics + mssql = fail (Score 3, Informative) 147

by TyFoN (#48339457) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Data Warehouse Server System?

Whatever you do, don't go mssql as you will end up processing most of your data in the analytics tool.
I've seen it lock tables even on only reads causing other processes to be terminated.
The closest it has got to materialized views are clustered indexed views which suck and can barely do any processing.

Comment: Re:Most Linux users just want Unix ... (Score 1) 303

by TyFoN (#48100955) Attached to: What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

It is possible to run a few games, but not with the performance you get in linux, and that's not the only problem.
I play EVE via wine in Linux and I suspect it will run okish in FreeBSD too. ....If I can boot without kernel panics which I haven't been able to on either my main gaming computer nor my gaming laptop.

Crashing a self compiled kernel is bad.
Crashing with the GENERIC kernel means I uninstall and wait another year to see.

As I said, Linux just works.

Comment: Re:Most Linux users just want Unix ... (Score 4, Informative) 303

by TyFoN (#48100773) Attached to: What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

I run arch on all my workstations/laptops both at home and work. The servers at work run debian.

I've tried so many times to get freebsd on my computers, some it will work on, but far too often it will kernel panic on ACPI, smp, driver bug etc. Especially on recent computers.

Graphics/games is another thing.
Now the most recent have started to implement the proper kernel features for nvidia blob, but it's still not as good as the linux driver, and I can't run steam except via wine.

Linux just works, that's why I use it.

Comment: Re:I am a report writer (Score 1) 179

by TyFoN (#48000969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

My brother, uncle and boss is actually colour blind, and I always make sure to not put colours they have issues with where they could be confused.
It's not what I was talking about.

If I make a mistake in this area and a manager comes to me with that I will change the format immediately and without a word.

Comment: Re:I am a report writer (Score 1) 179

by TyFoN (#47996873) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

I used to be in a laaaarge international bank as an analyst/reporter/model developer and I can concur with a lot of this.
Usually we had all the data/reports but then had to redo them to change format or whatever.

I've been flung "your cash-flow analysis is wrong" since it didn't match up with marketing expectations.

I remember we build one score card using dummy variables instead of weights of evidence like the rest in the company, and only because of that we got more questions about this scorecard than the others combined even if it performed just fine.
It had to be redeveloped using "corporate standards" all the while another card developed with "corporate standards" with a ks of 10% and psi of .30 would live on.

I left and now work as the sole analyst for a startup bank along with a lot of others in our old department.
Much better :)
I can use postgres/shiny/R/python and not worry.

For the OP: Management will want reports (and they want it in that font and that colour). Just get along or change field of work.

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