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Comment: Someone needs to mash up a Google Map tool here (Score 1) 558

by ashshy (#43539769) Attached to: Average latency to Slashdot.org?

This was fun! Starting with my little router here in Tampa, the signal bounces to Washington DC, New Jersey, Atlanta, back up to Virginia, across to California. back to New York, before finally landing in Slashdot's native Illinois. Either that, or my IP geolocator is lying to me about the California piece. Ping times don't seem to increase enough to make it all plausible.

  1 router (192.168.1.1) 0.415 ms 0.658 ms 0.731 ms
  2 L100.TAMPFL-VFTTP-75.verizon-gni.net (173.65.42.1) 10.180 ms 10.310 ms 10.368 ms
  3 G0-5-4-5.TAMPFL-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net (130.81.110.226) 13.401 ms 17.740 ms 18.155 ms
  4 ae2-0.TPA01-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net (130.81.199.82) 17.794 ms 17.863 ms 17.921 ms
  5 0.xe-11-1-0.BR2.ATL4.ALTER.NET (152.63.4.41) 30.529 ms 33.033 ms 33.157 ms
  6 63.137.84.17 (63.137.84.17) 35.762 ms 35.573 ms 35.569 ms
  7 cr2-te-0-0-0-0.atlanta.savvis.net (204.70.200.2) 36.872 ms 25.998 ms 61.362 ms
  8 206.28.96.234 (206.28.96.234) 54.209 ms 56.239 ms 56.389 ms
  9 hr2-tengigabitethernet-12-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net (204.70.195.122) 56.506 ms 56.580 ms 56.730 ms
10 das5-v3032.ch3.savvis.net (64.37.207.158) 59.489 ms 59.562 ms 59.623 ms
11 64.27.160.194 (64.27.160.194) 58.696 ms 58.770 ms 58.846 ms
12 slashdot.org (216.34.181.45) 58.912 ms 58.976 ms 58.970 ms

Power

Solar Impulse Airplane To Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America 89

Posted by samzenpus
from the guided-by-the-light dept.
First time accepted submitter markboyer writes "The Solar Impulse just landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California to announce a journey that will take it from San Francisco to New York without using a single drop of fuel. The 'Across America' tour will kick off this May when founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg take off from San Francisco. From there the plane will visit four cities across the states before landing in New York."
Media

Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-look dept.
DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."

Comment: Debian this, Debian that (Score 1) 867

by ashshy (#41468029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

1. Debian Rex (cover disk on some computer magazine looong ago -- it was a single floppy)
2. Other early Debian releases, downloaded to Zip disks at college computer lab
3. More Debian, Slink onwards, from burned ISO images
4. Knoppix for a while, then back to
5. Debian Sarge, Etch, Lenny. Still use Squeeze on one virtual Rackspace server. But main squeeze now is,
6. Ubuntu, "current" release since Feisty Fawn.

Yeah, they're all flavors of Debian at heart. I don't really do .rpm packages or Portage compiling.

Ubuntu

+ - Steam Linux Beta Build Surfaces In Steam's Database->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "For those of you who are chomping at the bit, biting your nails and ruthlessly washing your cars over and over again in anxious anticipation of Steam for Linux, we’ve got good news for you.

Database hacker Marlamin uncovered the first evidence of a Steam for Linux build on Steam’s servers using using CDR Steam database parser. Steam’s beta carries an app id of 16549 and was uploaded just today."

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Java

+ - Oracle knew for months about java 7 zeroday->

Submitted by dutchwhizzman
dutchwhizzman (817898) writes "Polish security researcher Adam Gowdiak submitted bug reports for the current Java 7 zero day exploit that's wreaking havoc all over the Internet months ago. It seems that Oracle can't or won't take such reports seriously? Is it really time to ditch Oracle's java and go for an open source VM?"
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Patents

+ - Who cares if Samsung copied Apple->

Submitted by
hype7
hype7 writes "The Harvard Business Review is running an article that's questioning the very premise of the Apple v Samsung case. From the article: "It isn't the first time Apple has been involved in a high-stakes "copying" court case. If you go back to the mid-1990s, there was their famous "look and feel" lawsuit against Microsoft. Apple's case there was eerily similar to the one they're running today: "we innovated in creating the graphical user interface; Microsoft copied us; if our competitors simply copy us, it's impossible for us to keep innovating." Apple ended up losing the case. But it's what happened next that's really fascinating. Apple didn't stop innovating at all.""
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