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Comment: git-annex (Score 1) 168

by fozzmeister (#46202171) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

It's not __quite__ there yet (needs a bit more time to get fully stable on Windows), but Git Annex is designed for this job and if you use direct mode it works wonderfully well. It automatically moves binaries around between repositories and because it's Git based you can get any file that was stored in the repository, at any time.

Comment: Re:*erior (Score 2, Insightful) 537

by fozzmeister (#45549445) Attached to: Why Bitcoin Is Doomed To Fail, In One Economist's Eyes

True BitCoins are very volatile at the moment... But the only reason you think USD is stable is because you are inside the USA. All currencies are very volatile. The big point you are missing is that a currency is worth what people will sell for it as much as an item is worth what people will pay for it.

Comment: Simulators (GTR/iRacing etc) might very well do. (Score 1) 220

by fozzmeister (#35065250) Attached to: Are Gamers Safer Drivers?

Simulators (GTR/iRacing etc) might very well do, in a car without ABS I managed to get round a corner of black ice without an issue, as I knew what to do past the level of grip, to regain it, while the car infront went into a ditch, funny really (nobody was hurt) as I was the early 20's driver and the other guy was very middle age.

Android Gathers Steam Among Open Source Developers 176

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the gonna-be-huge-they-figure dept.
svonkie writes "Despite launching on the T-Mobile G1 with little mainstream fanfare, Google Inc.'s Android OS appears to have gained strong interest in the open source development community. According to a survey of Black Duck Software's Knowledge Base, Apple Inc.'s iPhone led the industry with 266 open source project releases during 2008, while Android followed in second place with 191 releases. Black Duck compiled the data after scouring through over 185,000 of open source projects across 4,000 Internet sites."

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