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+ - WebDAV back in fashion->

Submitted by deniea
deniea (257313) writes "WebDav used to be a ignored protocol. But with the exploding amount of tablet devices and services like Dropbox it looks like it is on its return. But there were only a few options to access your Samba shares and not very well maintained, like Davenport ( http://davenport.sourceforge.net/) . With use of the SabreDAV project ( https://code.google.com/p/sabredav/) there is a new tool to do just that. SambaDAV (https://github.com/bokxing-it/sambadav). It bridges the gap between Samba and DAV."
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Comment: Human hair? (Score 1) 370

by hkz (#36245764) Attached to: 10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape

10^-27cm (the spherical error in the article) is 10^-29m. The upper bound on the electron's radius is 10^-22m (Wikipedia). The solar system is roughly 1.5*10^13m in radius (Wolfram Alpha), so 3*10^13m in diameter. If you'd inflate the electron to the size of the solar system, scaling by 3*10^35, the spherical error would be 3*10^6m, which is more than twice the diameter of Earth, according to my calculations.

Comment: Re:Mugabe (Score 1) 669

by hkz (#34705354) Attached to: Wikileaks and Democracy In Zimbabwe

This conflates the right of a people to know what an elected government is doing in their name, with the reasonable right of a person to hold personal secrets. One form of openness increases liberty, the other decreases it. Disclosing to the state the secrets of the people is much more heinous than the reverse.

Comment: Good grief, those run-on sentences (Score 0, Offtopic) 148

by hkz (#33715274) Attached to: Autotools

John Calcote is a senior software engineer in Novell's Linux business, who after slogging up the steep learning curve the Autotools triad poses to those packaging software according to the portable GNU conventions for the first time, very kindly decided to make the experience easier to newcomers by sharing his years of experience and carefully crafted bag of tricks.

The book opens with John's experiences in adopting the Autotools, and quickly offers what is in my view a very important word of caution that is often lacking in the few tutorials I have seen on the Net: the Autotools are not simply a set of tools but foremost the encoded embodiment of a set of practices and expectations in the way software should be packaged the GNU way.

Good heavens, I'm all for sentences with body, but this is terrible. I actually stopped reading the article after the second one. You know what this site could use? Editors.

Comment: Re:I actually monitor this station on occasion. (Score 1) 560

by hkz (#33366428) Attached to: UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

The station is so hypnotizing because the broadcast constantly changes around the basic beat: there's static, sometimes the signal will fade in and out, and sometimes you hear strange things. Listening to this unpredictable thing broadcasting live can be quite a trippy, tense experience.

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.

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