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Comment: Re:Sketchup, OpenSCAD (Score 2) 218

by hsmyers (#43192891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best 3-D Design Software?

Then I can only suggest that you look again and this time take off those silly blinders :) Given the ability to 'push', 'pull' and a host of other actions, Sketchup leaves cad behind. I've used AutoCad since version 1.4 and Sketchup from the beginning and I think it accurate to say the the former is 2D while the latter is 3D. That said, OpenSCAD is a sweet piece of work and quite easy to use---IF you can handle the paradigm of code->drawing. You write code and then compile it to see your object. Very powerful once you get into the swing of things, but for non programmers, perhaps not the best approach. I'd recommend Sketchup over OpenSCAD based on that demographic.

+ - Police reinstated after failed drug test, arguing mixup with powdered donuts ->

Submitted by snsh
snsh (968808) writes "The Boston Herald reports that a Massachusetts state board has reversed the firing of six police officers whose hair tested positive in routine drug tests. The officers successfully argued that they were inadvertently exposed to cocaine from brushing what was assumed to be "confectionery powder from doughnuts" from the seat of a car, from eating a cookie kept in a pants pocket where confiscated drugs were also put, from living next door to crack smokers, and from Lidocaine administered during surgery, among other things."
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Comment: Re:CRC (Score 1) 440

by hsmyers (#41209243) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

Running under Windows Vista I get:

C:\>java -jar finddups.jar / 0 >dups.txt
java.lang.NullPointerException
                at finddups.FileFinder.findFiles(FileFinder.java:25)
                at finddups.FileFinder.findFiles(FileFinder.java:33)
                at finddups.FileFinder.findFiles(FileFinder.java:33)
                at finddups.Main.main(Main.java:31)

dups.txt has a copy of the command line and nothing else.

--hsm

Comment: Re:CRC (Score 1) 440

by hsmyers (#41206429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

Not being a Java (at least not knowingly) I was puzzled by this:

C:\>java Main.java C:\
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Main/java
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Main.java
                at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
                at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
                at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
                at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
                at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
                at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: Main.java. Program will exit.

Could you explicate?
--hsm

Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Office 2013 not compatible with Windows XP, Vista-> 2

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "The newly unveiled productivity suite from Microsoft, Office 2013, won’t be running on older operating systems like Windows XP and Vista it has been revealed. Office 2013 is said to be only compatible with PCs, laptops or tablets that are running on the latest version of Windows i.e. either Windows 7 or not yet released Windows 8. According to a systems requirements page for Microsoft for Office 2013 customer preview, the Office 2010 successor is only compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012. This was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson. Further the minimum requirements states that systems need to be equipped with at least a 1 GHz processor and should have 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit systems or 2 GB for 64-bit hardware. The minimum storage space that should be available is 3 GB along with a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card for users wanting hardware acceleration."
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Google

+ - Could Google Fiber Save Network Neutrality?->

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nmpost
nmpost writes "Could Google Fiber be the savior of network neutrality? Some speculate that the program is Google’s answer to attacks on network neutrality by the big internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. These companies complain about the price of upgrading and maintaining their network, and want to charge websites like Google extra money to allow customers fast access to its sites. This practice would violate the long held spirit of the internet, where all data traffic is treated equally. Google may be out to prove that fast networks can be built and maintained at reasonable prices."
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IOS

+ - iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbroken Already->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Apple just launched the iOS 6 Beta 3 just a couple of days back and the redsn0w team has giving out a jailbreak for the latest version of iOS 6 already. The only downside is that this is a tethered jailbreak which means that you will have to make sure that your phone is connected to the computer whenever you need to reboot it."
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Open Source

+ - Great Open Source Map Tools For Web Developers->

Submitted by
snydeq
snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Peter Wayner surveys the rich ecosystem of free maps, free data, and free libraries that give developers excellent alternatives to Google Maps. 'The options are expanding quickly as companies are building their own databases for holding geographical data, their own rendering tools for building maps, and their own software for embedding the maps in websites. ... Working with these tools can be a bit more complex than working with a big provider like Google. Some of these companies make JavaScript tools for displaying the maps, and others just deliver the raw tiles that the browsers use to assemble the maps. Working with the code means making decisions about how you want to assemble the pieces — now within your control. You can stick with one simple library or combine someone else's library with tiles you produce yourself.'"
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