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Comment: It would Go a long way if (Score 1) 1 1

If you could do full Android development in Go and/or Dart the adaption rate of use and exposing would explode. If Google backed Go like Apple is Swift for app creation on their ecosystem it would be refreshing. So far it is merely a slow side project by Go developers to get it working for Android software engineering.

Comment: Ask for tier 2 support (Score 2) 479 479

by xeoron (#49909009) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Service Providers When You're an IT Pro?
If the first tier is not working for you, ask for the next level. If that fails, contact corporate customer service with details of your problem and how support has failed you, and what you need to have the problem fixed. I once contacted investors relations with a horrible tail of Microsoft support to Microsoft, and they called me back the next day with orders to fix all problems. Of course the tier 3 that called me was far better, than their outsourced support that tried to sell me pirated Windows key instead of activating a valid machine.

Comment: PR Nightmare (Score 1) 5 5

by xeoron (#49786587) Attached to: SourceForge (owned by Slashdot Media) installs ads with GIMP
I RTFA, and SF claims it was abandoned and the project owner has not come forward, yet that is not what GIMP-Win author owner has said. Lets for a moment to consider that once a project is not touched for X amount of time SF takes it over for profit, yet The Gimp has a very slow dev process where minor and major updates often take years to push out of testing. Is it possible that The Gimps slow development release cycle merely hit SF per-declared limit of an abandoned project? Also, why is SF not reaching out to account holders before they declare it is abandoned, instead of the take now and sort out any issues later approach?

Comment: Re:Varies, I suppose (Score 4, Interesting) 533 533

by xeoron (#49504983) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power
National Grid has capped the amount of energy people/companies/government buildings can put into the grid in Nantucket, MA way below then any other part of the state. One would think that due to high demands in the summer for energy in a tourist town they would be for more people adding energy to the grid, since there is talk about running new power cables to the island. NG has the contract for fixing the lines in the region and is the main energy broker, unfortunately. But with their recent double price increase people are switching to cheaper brokers and adding more solar to their homes.

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