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Comment: Another Emacs package manager?? (Score 1) 142

by mitch_feaster (#44419725) Attached to: "Feline Herd" Offers Easier Package Management For Emacs
Emacs article on Slashdot?? Cue the "all it needs is a good editor"
comments...

In an effort to understand what sets this project apart from the other
options to the point of being worthy of Slashdot (although "worthy of
Slashdot" has taken on a new meaning in recent years) I checked out the
code and had a look around...

    * A grand total of 3 commits (including 2 one-liners)

      - First commit was less than 2 weeks ago. This is literally some
        dude's weekend project from a week and a half ago.

    * About 600 lines of code

    * About 1,300 lines of embedded XPM images

Definitely not noteworthy so far... "Unifying" all of the existing
solutions is fairly cool, but just wrapping them in a few toolbar
buttons is... not that cool...

Oh, and he's an OSX user.
/ducks

Comment: Re:Bad analogy using libraries (Score 1) 561

by mitch_feaster (#36450420) Attached to: Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?
I understand what you're saying, but (despite your snide confidence) I still think you're missing the point: there is no children's section! Wow, all this over the idea of providing a version of youtube targeted at children... I wonder if Sesame Street met such resistance on /. when it launched (how old is that show?)?

Comment: Open Source Logic Analyzer (Score 1) 337

by mitch_feaster (#33133914) Attached to: Oscilloscopes For Modern Engineers?
I've found for most of my Computer Engineering needs that a logic analyzer is much more useful than an oscilloscope. From the same people who brought us the magnificent "Bus Pirate" I present to you the "Open Workbench Logic Sniffer" I've never actually used it but it looks like a pretty sweet device.

Comment: Re:Stereotypes usually have some kernal of truth (Score 1) 669

by mitch_feaster (#27969933) Attached to: Does Dell Know What Women Want In a Laptop?
Agreed. Why is it so wrong and evil to accept the fact that many (definitely not all) stereotypes are actually correct?

It's one thing when you don't have any personal experience or regular interaction with whoever's being "stereotype'd", but I've been around enough humans (about half of which are female) to confirm this one.
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Study Suggests Crabs Can Feel Pain 628

Posted by samzenpus
from the but-your-legs-are-so-delicious dept.
tritonman writes "A new scientific study suggests that crabs can feel and remember pain. From the article: '"More research is needed in this area where a potentially very large problem is being ignored," said Elwood. Legislation to protect crustaceans has been proposed but it is likely to cover only scientific research. Millions of crustacean are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry. There is no protection for these animals (with the possible exception of certain states in Australia) as the presumption is that they cannot experience pain.' Perhaps soon there will be a study to determine that vegetables feel pain as well, then all of the vegans will only be allowed to eat rocks."
Operating Systems

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Released 265

Posted by kdawson
from the fullly-baked dept.
diegocgteleline.es writes "Linus Torvalds has released Linux 2.6.29. The new features include the inclusion of kernel graphic modesetting, WiMAX, access point Wi-Fi support, inclusion of squashfs and a preliminary version of btrfs, a more scalable version of RCU, eCryptfs filename encryption, ext4 no journal mode, OCFS2 metadata checksums, improvements to the memory controller, support for filesystem freeze, and other features. Here is the full list of changes."

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