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Comment: Re:Something is wrong with the poll results! (Score 1) 322

by jellomizer (#48905295) Attached to: Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

If you are to open an other flame war. DS9 was a Ripoff of Babylon 5.
Based on a space station.
Captain is/becomes a religious figure.
Super Intelligent aliens are influencing the whole plot.
Becomes part of some great war.

As for STTING getting move votes then DS9, is the fact it was episodic, so the people who were not diehard fans could watch a show, and not have a fit if they missed the next one.

Comment: Re:Missing (Score 1) 322

by jellomizer (#48905165) Attached to: Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

Voyager wasn't so bad. I have found more bad episodes in TNG and DS9. But by Voyager they have beaten Star Trek to death, then they decided to Kick it with Enterprise.

First DS9 and Voyager for the most part played side by side for a long time. ST:TNG transitioned to DS9 near the last few seasons. While DS9 to Voyager was after the first few seasons of DS9.

Because of the continuing story line in DS9 you needed to be emotionally invested in that show, while voyagers more episodic means you get to skip an episode if you had too. Meaning DS9 will be prefered, unless people had gotten bored with DS9.

Secondly the Premise of Voyager stinked of Gilligan's island. Granted it was written to be less campy. But the premise forced the plot to have the no matter how close you just cant get off the island effect, and be it being 70+year away not just 7 years away, forces the show to end rather abruptly, and with the need of Technobabble plot resolution.

The episodes were not so bad, but it was setup to fail.

Comment: If the US Government can read our data... (Score 3, Insightful) 230

So can the other guys.
Including the bad guys who we are encrypting to protect our data from.
While there is a slew of people who fears big brother. But for the most part we do are best to block petty criminal. Who can take our data, spread it across the crimeosphere, for profit. While we become a victim, with a reducing credit score, and losing decades of good will you accumulated in your life.
To think the US is the only source that can do this, is actually quite hubristic. There are other countries with large data centers, there are companies with the power to do so as well. If you wait 2 or 3 years then the power will be able for the average person to crack.

But let just say Google had a hole where the bad guys got in and were able to use fraction of it power to crack weak encryption they could get a lot of damage done before they found out.

Strong encryption isn't about stopping the feds, it is about stopping the petty crook.

Comment: Languages preferences are so subjective. (Score 2) 385

by jellomizer (#48899529) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

For most cases the language is rather minimal on the impact.
The quality of the compiler and supporting libraries give performance. The IDE usually offers the ease and speed of development.

Sure some languages make some things easer then others, or makes it easier for the compiler or interpreter efficient.

But for the most part with language preference it is just about chest thumping to try to show who is the alpha geek.

Comment: Re:Translation: (Score 0) 157

by jellomizer (#48884739) Attached to: Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

Like they dumped CE
As well NT for the PowerPC and NT for the Alpha.

In short Windows isn't successful unless it is compatible with the decades of legacy stuff.

The reason why we are not all on 64bit windows is because we still may have some 16bit windows 3.1 apps that we cannot replace.

When Microsoft dominated they pushed developers towards non-cross platform development... So now they are forced to deal with back-assward compatibility.

Comment: Re:"Free" as in "free lunch" (Score 1) 143

Um yea...
I didn't see Microsoft file as a Not for Profit organization yet.

Right now Microsoft is just making sure existing customers don't jump ship, or worry about upgrading now, because the next OS will be out soon.

The (Desktop/Laptop) PC is no longer the sexy device (The area where Microsoft is king). However it is a big market and you don't want them to go off your platform soon, as they are your main bread and butter.
The (Tablet/Phones) Mobile Devices are the new trend however Microsoft is managing a far third place. With Google and Apple really giving them good competition. Right now for those who betted on Microsoft Mobile devices and many of them actually really do like their device, Microsoft needs to make sure they have a reason to stay.

Comment: Re:And we are back to them again... (Score 3, Insightful) 60

by jellomizer (#48876689) Attached to: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

Yes a USB Flash Drive is more complex than a Cartridge, being that it is going threw a Universal Bus and is Read/Write (However Zelda use to be able to save data).
But compared to other forms of storage after cartridges downfall after the Nintendo 64. The USB Flash brings up many of the core Ideas of the Cartridge. A device that has no moving parts that is made to be constantly inserted and removed.

The Ford Model T is also very quite different than a Ford Mustang. But still they are classified as cars.

Comment: Re:This is Slashdot, not Politico (Score 1) 415

by jellomizer (#48876607) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

The problem falls the fact that someones internet connection was cut.

Back in the old days before the late 1990's when such technology such as Internet Access, Cell Phones, Using a Computer. Where domain of the geeks. Today everyone is using it, however a lot of the old school geeks didn't get the memo.

If back in school if I were to walk around with a PDA and/or a Cell phone, Laptop of a Pager. I would been labeled even more of an outcast. Today having such technology is trendy.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 3, Insightful) 415

by jellomizer (#48876523) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Well the person who you think is using "Right to Free Speech" to Vandalize someone's infrastructure that they too use to deploy free speech. So who is censoring who?

Free Speech doesn't mean every freaking action you do, because you want to send a message falls under free speech.

In that case those gangsters who shoot down those other gangsters to explain that this is their territory are in the right as well.

Comment: Cross Platform for Generic Apps. (Score 1) 307

by jellomizer (#48876213) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

I am a big fan of Cross Platform Application Development.
However these are for applications that do not really take the advantage of the platform.
Having made web apps for Blackberry then for iPhone and Android... things such as different screen dimensions, different input methods, additional features also come into play.

Even the fact that each System has a different sets of interface standards, that can come in to make your app look good or crappy

Comment: Re:But the inevitable (Score 4, Interesting) 165

by jellomizer (#48865437) Attached to: Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

I remember IE 4 for Unix. They had IE 5 for Mac.

I think microsoft plan of isolating Linux from IE failed. Offering it to Linux may give it a few more years of life from it. As people will use IE for Linux to stick with those corporate intranets, that have been made in Front Page, or Visual Studio.

Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson