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Comment: dart (Score 1) 304

by gedw99 (#44235853) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Node.js vs. JEE/C/C++/.NET In the Enterprise?

i used have used nodejs and c# and java extensively.

Now i have moved across to DART.

I get the IDE, tye aheadand OOP of c#, with the ability to deploy to Browsers as JavaScript.
For deployment scnenarios where the environment is controlled we can deploy as Dart.
The next version allows "edit and continue" in the IDE also.

Dart can interoperate with plain JavaScript and with c++ if required also.

Comment: design (Score 1) 115

by gedw99 (#44015565) Attached to: Google Floats Balloons For Free Wi-Fi

1. For energy they tak the water vapour and electrolysis it to hydrogen. Sthen store the hydrogen.
Being above the cloud line = tons of solar energy.
So the battery and hydrogen storgae does not need to be very big.

2. For altitude control just release hydrogen

3. for electricity to run the on board system just use a fuel cell ? Well its a bit cold. So i image they will use batteries.

4. For Moving left or right they COULD use some thruster. The amount of energy they are going to get from the PV energy collection system is immense so i see now reason why vector control thrusters cant be make to work. Mayeb even compressed air based.

5. The radio network with a mesh network is already solved. I imagine they could also use the "white spaces" technique.
In africa Google have been pushing to use the white spaces for this exact reason i suspect.
The downlink will then have enough bandwidth.

Comment: No block IN thanks to html5 (Score 1) 287

by gedw99 (#41762393) Attached to: Now That It's Here, Is There a Place For Windows RT?

YES. But now that the programming model is html5 based they loose their strangehold.

And also because its all just html5 with local storage API, then an app can be on any device.

So you can run it on a 100 dollar device too.

People will buy a win RT surface and love them. MS is trying to innovate on the hardware front and copy Apple. Google.
BUT; the programming model is no a block you in model. IOS and Android is a block you in model.
MS have been surprisingly nice to allow the html5 api. Sure its a little bit customised but then JavaScript adapter software will be open soruces and you wont be tied to winrt.

So this is all up bad news for MS and great news for consumers.

i look forward to FireFox OS and Boot to gecko taking off. All those apps written for windows will be able to run on boot to gecko.

Comment: Re:sell it with the hardware (Score 1) 128

by gedw99 (#41560331) Attached to: Decentralized Social Networking — Why It Could Work

The Social API is very active over at Github

This could be installed on your phone with Fire OS and sync with your home box

If Mozilla included this as standard in Fire OS it would take off.
Especially if Fire OS can also be installed on your no name box at home too.


Comment: sell it with the hardware (Score 1) 128

by gedw99 (#41560303) Attached to: Decentralized Social Networking — Why It Could Work

if the organisation or some other hardware company sold a super cheap board with open source federated social networking software on it and supported it they would do very well perhaps.

they are basically value adding.
its easy for people.
they buy the hardware, its delivered and they plug it in and then fill in a few details and thats it.

i really think this is the way to get it of the ground.

Raspberry Pi foundation of some other foundation can do this.


Other hardware makers will see it take off and can do the same.

Will there be forks by other hardware companies ? Sure there will.
But in order to be attractive to end users, people will buy a fork that is HTTP API compatible with the other forks.
I think one of the web standards is the Social API or something ??

If they dont, then there offering will be much less attractive.

Eventually things will just work,


Comment: nice (Score 5, Interesting) 114

by gedw99 (#41419881) Attached to: Mozilla OS Looking Grown Up On Its Own Developer Phone

i have been running this on my laptop for curiousity value.

it works very well, and writing new applications for it is very very easy because its just all web development with html, jsand css.
makes it very quick and easy.

also webgl works. Unlike Iphone and android.

i actually think that this will be big, but take time for people to appreciate it.
for companies and startups its hell getting android and iphone apps out, but with this is easy peasy.
the main thing will be that cordova (phone gap) support it, so that people can write in web technologies and still deploy to android, iphone and firefox os easily

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