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VirtualBox Development At a Standstill 288 288

jones_supa writes: Phoronix notes how it has been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the virtual machine software managed by Oracle. This comes while VMware is improving its products on all platforms, and KVM, Xen, Virt-Manager, and related Linux virtualization technologies continue to advance as well. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox? It has been said that there are only four paid developers left on the VirtualBox team at the company, which is not enough manpower to significantly advance such a complex piece of software. The v4.3 series has been receiving some maintenance updates during the last two years, but that's about it.

Comment Re:Not surprised. (Score 1) 570 570

It does not have to harm your credit rating. You are right make them prove it. Look up "debt validation letter" and send them one (hurry up, you have 30 days from when they first sent you a letter) . Send it registered. Once you you have conformation they got it pull your credit report ( If they are reporting it contest it with the credit reporting agencies.

If they validate the debt on your credit report without sending you validation of the debt you can sue them.

Comment Re:Not surprised. (Score 1) 570 570

>Once you have something go into collections it is always there until you pay it.

It can stay on your report for up to 7 years AFTER you pay it. Sometimes with an old debt paying it will hurt your credit more than it will help. It is possible to get a medical debt off after you pay it but it requires time and effort on your part.

Comment Re:The amusing thing is... (Score 3, Interesting) 139 139

>feds just itching to go fight the last war

I don't think the feds want to go to war. Cuba is communist and parts of it work. (like health care for the amount they spend). If they lifted the embargo and stop messing with them they could become a very successful communist country.

The success would be more due to them being a great tourist location and less because they are communist but the right wing is simply not going to tolerate a successful communist county if they can do anything about it.

Comment Re:Won't work (Score 1) 342 342

>By delaying orders on all exchanges by 500ms, the benefit of early-access to incoming orders on any particular exchange is eliminated because all the exchanges will have 500ms of order price discovery incorporated into their SIP, the consolidated price representing the aggregate of the best prices for all the exchanges.

If you delay everyone 1/2 second some servers will still have an advantage. I think the 1 to 5 second delay would work better.

Comment Re:Unconscionable Contract clause (Score 4, Interesting) 519 519

> dispute the credit reports

Dispute it with first. Then dispute with the credit reporting agency. Use registered mail so you have proof.

If they verify you owe them money sue them under the FDCPA in federal court for attempting to collect a debt that is not due. ($1000 per offence plus any legal costs)

Let them try to prove a contract exists in federal court.

Comment Re:idiot (Score 1) 328 328

since the u.s. claims global jurisdiction over its citizens regardless of where they travel to or reside, and he is still one, now he's gonna have to file taxes.... that means if they don't know it yet, by april 15th, the feds will know his address... and if he doesn't file, he can then be arrested on tax evasion.. even if what he's done already ends up being legal whistleblowing.

Cant he just use a PO box for his address?

Comment Re:Funny how different news outlets react (Score 0, Troll) 608 608

So you are saying that Fox is presenting serious news about issues that will actually affect millions of Americans while everyone else is focusing on pushing hyped-up violence to get eyeballs.


So you are saying that Fox is presenting propaganda about issues that will actually affect millions of Americans while everyone else is focusing on pushing hyped-up violence to get eyeballs.

slimdown... really?

Comment Unauthorized works for usb to my computer (Score 1) 663 663

Unauthorized works for usb to my computer. I have not tried it charging. I have a mac cable (that came with my ipad) for charging and a cheap cable to hook up usb.

I remember a little while ago someone managed to electrocute themselves with an unauthorized cable/charger on an iphone. That may have played into them doing this with IOS7.

Comment Government killing people for money. (Score 5, Interesting) 507 507

I worked as a traffic accident investigator for a few years. Part of my job was figuring out the timing of traffic lights and if they were the cause of an accident. Shortening yellow lights kills people, old people and big trucks dont stop very fast. This is the Florida government killing people for money.

The really sad part is if they were really clever they would shorten the yellow 1/2 a second but keep the whole intersection red for a 1/2 a second. That way they could rip off Floridians without killing them.

A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.