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Comment Ya think, DiNozzo? (Score 1) 550 550

[DHI], however, has not successfully leveraged the Slashdot user base to further Dice's digital recruitment business;

Maybe they should have, I don't know, worked on making their "recruitment business" less of a steaming pile of sub-mediocrity? It's been a joke since before they started shitting all over slashdot and chased most of the users who might have been valuable enough to "leverage."

And Sourceforge? Christ, even that NAME is a liability now.

Submission + - The sad state of open IPCameras -> 2 2

criticalmess writes: I'm about to give up on any decent hardware to be found to roll my own web-based camera setup around the house and office — and thought that the nerds and experts at /. would be my last resource I could pull out.
Having bought multiple IPCamera (DLink, Abus, Axis, Foscam, TP-Link, ...) and always getting the "requires DirectX" treatment, I'm wondering if there are any open and affordable IPCams out there? I've been lookint at BlueCherry and their kickstarter campaign to create a complete opensource hardware solution (http://www.bluecherrydvr.com/2013/06/21/bluecherry-open-source-high-resolution-ip-camera-update/), I've been looking at Zavio (http://www.zavio.com/) as they seem to offer the streams in an open enough format while not breaking the bank on the hardware. Anything else I should be looking at?

I can't for the love of it understand why most of these hardware companies require you to run DirectX — anybody care to enlighten the crowd?

Should be simple enough really: hardware captures images, a small embedded webserver transforms this into an RTSP stream or HTTP stream, maybe on h264 or similar — done.

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Comment Re:Meet new boss, same as old boss (Score -1, Troll) 467 467

Given what counts as misogyny these days, I don't even think vacuum is considered free of it.

Can we shove the SJWs into vacuum, so that they can report back firsthand? I mean, they want us to value their input, right?

Comment Re:Why do I get the funny feeling that (Score 1) 265 265

As long as the obligations of the BSD license are followed; it is not a free-for-all.

That's not terribly burdensome.

"Copyright 2015 by Forkers, LLC. Based on code copyright 2014 by BSD Baddasses, Inc. This software isn't guaranteed to do a damn thing."

That sweet, sweet two-clause.

Comment Re: Why do I get the funny feeling that (Score 4, Informative) 265 265

For fuck's sake... it's been how many decades and you people still can't get this right?

Godwin's Law states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." That's it! None of this "losing the argument" bullshit.

Comment Re:Why you should support Firefox. (Score 1) 208 208

Besides the fact that Mozilla is a non-profit (Which most people don't know.) with a mission of web standards

That doesn't stop them from making increasingly bone-headed decisions in the name of chasing scummy money (see: Yahoo, Pocket).

all around best browser for everyone but especialy for those of us who work in the IT industry.

What part of the "IT industry" do you work in that doesn't have any non-technical users who need support every 4-6 weeks because they fucked with the UI.. oh, I'm sorry, the UX... yet again?

Perhaps as important is that Webkit (Perhaps soon Project Spartan also.) needs competition and Mozilla's Gecko engine is just that, we are entering an age where Webkit will take a huge share of the browser pie so competition and diversity is key to our continued development.

Then maybe they should focus more on pulling Gecko out of the cesspit it's been marinading in, rather than wallowing in kitchen-sink me-tooism? Just a thought.

Comment Re:I remember... (Score 1) 208 208

What makes you think that anyone will be able to maintain, let alone improve, Chromium if Google or other monied interests don't do it? Do you think people who know how to make browsers just magically spring up from the woodwork?

By that logic, why does the fact that Firefox is open source make a lick of difference?

Comment Re:Because... (Score 1) 208 208

"Folks said that Pocket should have been a bundled add-on that could have been more easily removed entirely from the browser. We tend to agree with that, and fixing that for Pocket and any future partner integrations is one concrete piece of engineering work we need to get done."

And...? It was already an add-on. Unless what they're trying to "fix" is the decision making process (doubtful, looking at the past three or four years), that's about as trustworthy as when they claimed they added the shit into the browser "based on user feedback."

In 2011 they were one of the most trusted companies for privacy concerns on the net. Now they're trying to copy Google's business model, apparently, and doing it badly.

The longer the title, the less important the job.