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Comment: Re:Only one and it's vi not emacs. sorry (Score 3, Informative) 441

by lsllll (#49730319) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE
Back in the days I used to use Windows I used PFE, a multi window editor. For the past 14 or so year I have been using Linux and Kate is my favorite editor now. Does syntax highlighting, tabs vs. spaces, tiled views, profiles for project management, and allows multiple windows on multiple monitors. I'm not sure what more I can ask an editor. It's funny how some of us make the editor our "IDE" and do everything else on the command line like you say.

Comment: Re:Golden Oldie (Score 1) 249

by lsllll (#49049765) Attached to: How good is your audio equipment?

I stopped replacing my stuff 15 years ago, with the exception of digital players which have continually evolved. Right now my setup is:

  • Logitech Media Player
  • Technics SL-D202 Turntable
  • Nakamichi Dragon Deck
  • Nikko Beta III Preamp
  • Adcom 535-2 Amp
  • NHT Super Zeros paired with SW2P Subwoofer.

The only piece I'm not that happy with is the Logitech, but I'm not willing to spend audiophile money on a digital network player.

I would love to modify my room acoustically, but the lack of WAF for such changes has always trumped my wants.

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 1) 302

by lsllll (#48872541) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?
Yeah, except you don't know if they put yoga mats in it or not. Translate that to using libraries for coding and you're really putting your existence in hands of a few (or many, depending on which library you use). I'm not saying we shouldn't be using libraries. Of course I'm not going to program routines in assembler and write everything from scratch, but when it comes to website design, checking for invalid input falls squarely on the hand of the developer, not libraries.

Comment: Re: Disposable Androids (Score 1) 186

by lsllll (#48846303) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

... reload it regularly like a Windows gaming box.

Wow! The Windows install/update/drivers process is so painful that I am extremely careful in selecting what I install on my gaming machine. I can upgrade to a new version of Fedora in 15 minutes, give or take a minute or two, though. When it comes to my Windows installation, the ONLY thing I install is games I intend to play. Now if I need to experiment in a Windows environment I don't care about, I use VirtualBox and turn on snapshots.

Comment: Re:well its a good thing that... (Score 1) 303

by lsllll (#48748077) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places
I'm not sure if you're specifically referring to the US Constitution or the whole shebang, including all the amendments (and the bill of rights). We constantly see courts skirmishing around the first and fourth amendments. They go back and forth, so I wouldn't so hastily toss out the Constitution.

Comment: Re: (Score 5, Funny) 303

by lsllll (#48747139) Attached to: FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places
Just like the true Stingray can only live under water, these Stingray devices, I've heard, stop at the lawn. The CANNOT, by definition, trespass the space line between the sidewalk and the lawn, so you'd be safe if you were standing on the lawn. They can crawl over concrete, though. So they can go up your driveway and onto your porch, but the threshold into your house/apartment stops them dead in their tracks.

Comment: Re:(In that Counter Strike voice) Terrorists Win (Score 2) 184

by lsllll (#48579331) Attached to: Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?
Well, you've just described the definition of terrorism. It is there so it can terrorize people and make life more difficult. Al Qaeda won. Not because they killed 3000 people, but because they successfully rearranged the lives of Americans and most of the rest of the World, all for the worst. Many people (Muslim and not) suffered because of their act, many people will continue to suffer. We lost and we continue to lose, every day, via these bullshit tactics by TSA, the CIA, the FBI, and the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court. All of our rights are being stripped away one bit at a time. I am an immigrant and this is not what I signed up for.

Comment: But will it be stable? (Score 1) 106

by lsllll (#48560205) Attached to: Fedora 21 Released

I have been using Fedora since FC3. Used to use Mandrake before that. I'll have to check 21 out tonight, but my gut feeling is that it's not going to go so well. I believe the last version of Fedora that was rock-solid stable and had support for pretty much anything I threw at it was FC18. For the sake of diversity, I run Ubuntu (XFCE) on my desktop at home, FC20 (XFCE) at work, and CentOS5 and CentOS6 on all the servers I'm involved in.

One of the botches I believe FC team did was when they changed the interface for the hard drives during the installation. Yeah, I know, I switch to console and fdisk and parted everything the way I want it, but the GUI used to be really simple before they changed it.

Comment: Re:Consumers are cheap (Score 1) 415

by lsllll (#48556729) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

I seriously doubt it'll be $10/month. Assuming a new O/S off-the-shelf costs about $80, and that a user is going to use it for 4 years, the cost is just under $2/month. MS practically gives those licenses away to OEMs, so the gross sales for MS would be about $1/month/PC. If they charge you $10/quarter they'll have tripled their revenue.

The question is, what will subscription get you. Does it get you the opportunity to upgrade to the latest OS from MS? Or does it merely get you hotfixes? If it's just hotfixes, then they're really shooting themselves in the foot, since many PCs will go unpatched and even more stolen identities, etc. will be attributed to Windows machines. I suspect they'll go to something like $x/year will get you free upgrades.

+ - Asking Clients for Recognition of Work Done

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: I am a contractor and have a client who I have been with for the past 20 years, consulting under my corporate entity. At times I have had employees whom I employed at the client, but for the most part I've been at it alone. During this time I have developed many applications for the client. We have a very happy relationship. I have a lot of leeway and my word goes far. Recently, however, I have been involved to some great extent in some work that is on the frontier of some of the emerging technologies. My client has been to national meetings and everyone is wondering how they can get a copy of the product. Even the client is wondering how they can make the application into a marketable product and make money off of it. I don't mind all this, since I understand that my company was hired under a "contractor" agreement, which basically made the product work-for-hire. I am, however, wondering if my company shouldn't be taking a bigger piece of the pie than it's entitled to. I am not asking for any royalties, or any interest in any money that may come out of the product I have helped develop. I am wondering if I should be asking for some recognition on development of this and other applications I have developed at the client. Just a mention that so and so company has helped us develop this product would be sufficient, in the hope that the name recognition may spur some additional business for me, helping me to grow my company. I am really not afraid to walk away from this lucrative relationship I have had for the past 20 years. True that I have a lot of freedom in what I do, but I can easily land a job making 80% of what I'm making as a consultant plus benefits.

The question I have is whether it is unusual or reasonable to ask for any sort of recognition if I'm a general contractor developing applications.

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