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+ - Emerging Czech political party for dialog is asking Charlie to temporarily stop->

Submitted by rroman
rroman (2627559) writes "A new emerging political party in Czech Republic that wants to solve the problems with current situation around islamism asks Charlie Hebdo not to publish their magazine tomorrow. It claims, that temporary voluntary halt of the magazine will help start social debate about the problems with insults to the muslim minority. Their suggestion caused an outrage on reddit — r/atheism. What is your opinion?"
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Comment: Re:Elevator in the sky with diamonds (Score 1) 79

by rroman (#48400057) Attached to: Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads
That means it is actually pretty good summary. Everybody knows that we need super strong threads to build space elevator so it is not worth mentioning. The rest, however, is pretty goddamn interesting and relevant. I did a little bit of research and couldn't find much more relevant information about the discovery than it is written in this summary.

Comment: Re:Can't beat the Micro$oft Machine (Score 1) 59

by rroman (#47616275) Attached to: Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

Qt by default uses native widgets wherever possible

Not true. Qt widgets appear to be native, but in fact they are not (but your post is proof that they made quite a good job with the appearance). This is a bit of problem on macos where Qt has some issues with appearance (or at least used to have).

Comment: Re:Still relevant nowadays? (Score 2) 58

by rroman (#47190489) Attached to: Mesa 10.2 Improves Linux's Open-Source Graphics Drivers
QtQuick2 requires OpenGL. I didn't say I'm using OpenGL directly. However there is Qt3D and QtQuick3D that you might have a look at http://doc-snapshot.qt-project... .
As for the graphs, there are some commercial graphs supplied by digia or KDAB or freely available QWT .

Comment: Re:Still relevant nowadays? (Score 5, Interesting) 58

by rroman (#47188783) Attached to: Mesa 10.2 Improves Linux's Open-Source Graphics Drivers
I think that Mesa is necessary. I'm developing UI in QtQuick2 and it does only work with OpenGL 2 and above. Since there are platforms that don't support OpenGL 2 I have to have fallback to software rendered graphic. Mesa saves the day. If there was no Mesa, I'd be forced not to use QtQuick2 and stick to Qt widgets, which are not really designed to run well on mobile devices. And for the record, I do think, that QtQuick2 is the future of Gui development.

Comment: Re:Why Care (Score 3, Interesting) 199

by rroman (#46291587) Attached to: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp
In this thread: it is pretty obvious, that not only the "fuck beta" people are pissed. In that thread there were many great comments and suggestions to Dice, what is bad with beta and how should they improve it. After zero effort to improve anything, some of the very skilled people stopped to complain and started to do something about it and other people joined them on Soylentnews. Nowadays, I can assure you, that there is almost no topic on Slashdot that doesn't have some "fuck beta" comments, on Soylentnews there are almost zero "fuck beta" comments and there is also pretty on topic discussion. Surely, it isn't perfect yet, but even today, Soylentnews has better discussion than /.

+ - Community-sourced news site,, goes live 18

Submitted by umafuckit
umafuckit (2980809) writes " is the new way of taking the pulse of the nerd community. Soylentnews is a grassroots-based platform with the content feeds are powered by readers like you. The objective is to highlight news stories of general importance to everyone, but especially nerds. News about technology, art, science and politics: it's all there. Soylentnews is the new kid on the block and will adapt quickly to satisfy our community's needs and and push boundaries like never before. This is a real community site: no changes in format without a general consensus from the community. Stop by and see what you think of the freshly-launched site."

+ - How can I improve my memory retention during studying? 4

Submitted by Sensei_knight
Sensei_knight (177557) writes "How serendipitous! Today I see Slashdot also has an article linking caffeine to long-term memory, but I digress. Recently I returned to college in my 30s after battling a childhood sleep disorder and I now discover staying awake might be the least of my troubles. Now that I failed a few classes I'm trying to analyze and overcome the causes of this recent disaster. Two things are obvious. First, it takes me way too long to complete tasks (as if suffering from time dilation) tests take me approximately twice the amount of time to finish[and the amount of time it takes to study and do homework is cumulative and unsustainable]. Secondly, I just can't seem to remember a whole lot. I know sleep and memory are very closely related, perhaps that's why I have never been able to commit the times tables to memory. my research in the subject of memory has not been very fruitful, therefore I want to ask/Slashdots for input into which angle/direction I should look into next. As for cognitive speed I have completely drawn a blank."

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