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Comment: Logmein is the successor of PC Anywhere (Score 2) 408

by tomer (#46025129) Attached to: Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access
Back in the past PC Anywhere was the first choice for every remote technician. Than came similar software such as Remotely Anywhere that are easier to use and can doesn't require software to be installed in order to remote control (they have used a static HTML image map in addition to their Java Applet client). Later, services such as Microsoft Remote Assistant, Skype screen sharing (read only), logmein and TeamViewer started to provide easy access to remote machines, sometimes by proxing requests in order to make it just work without configuring port forwarding on the two sides or manually submitting IP addresses. I've not used logmein too much, because I prefer not to work remotely on Windows computers or Windows at all, but I am not sure if the sunset on logmein free service is bad after all. Soon we will see different products and better technologies (HTML5 WebRTC anyone?), and I've not seen too much innovation in logmein in the recent years. The usage of new technologies will advance us more to the moment we could host a service similar to logmein on our own servers and provide similar service to our own or to technicians in our area.

Comment: Re:Markdown is gaining popularity again (Score 1) 204

by tomer (#45183621) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Use Markdown and Pandoc?
I still remember the days we had document processing programs running it text mode and the text color was an hint about the decoration the text would have when printing instead of allowing to print text in colors, which is not what you'd expect from such programs today There is no problem to have side by side document processing software, so one the left you'd continue to type in Markdown (or any other text markup language of your choice) and live preview on the other side of the screen, but I am not sure if most people would find it useful and easy to use. Most people prefer software like Microsoft Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice Writer, and will never understand why others (we?) ever prefer to code documents instead of write them. Instead of using markup, I'd suggest to use LibreOffice but configure hotkeys for everything so we could write documents without leaving the keyboard and using the mouse or trackpad.

Comment: Markdown is gaining popularity again (Score 2) 204

by tomer (#45182671) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Use Markdown and Pandoc?
Markdown is gaining popularity again thanks to the environment and community around GitHub. That said, I afraid that most people still would prefer wysiwyg systems, as it easier to use than 'feel like a programmer' when using weird codes such as HTML, MarkDown, bbcodes, MediaWiki etc.

Comment: Will Google lose its domain? (Score 4, Insightful) 169

by tomer (#36381740) Attached to: Google Redirects Traffic To Avoid Kazakh Demands
If they won't fill the government demand to host inside Kazakhstan, will they lose the their domain? Because it might worth few bucks to typically host the site in a server farm located in Kazakhstan and than redirect everyone to the international site. This way, they won't lose their domain and will fill the government demands.

+ - Stallman succumbs to Palestinian boycott 3

Submitted by TDDPirate
TDDPirate (689284) writes "From: Richard Stallman
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:31 PM
Subject: I have to cancel the speeches at universities

The funds for my travel to Israel are coming from Palestinians who
invited me to give talks for them. They are unhappy that I offered to
give talks at Israeli universities, and say they won't buy the
tickets if I'm going to do that. So I can go, and cancel these
speeches, or not go, and cancel these speeches.

I think it is best if I go, and give the speeches they originally
invited me to give.

I am sorry for the disappointment this will cause.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
Use free telephony"

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. -- Quentin Crisp