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Comment Re:Integration (Score 0) 547

Nice signature, "Calling someone a 'hater'.... Whereas you have no problem calling people racists. Pretty sure complaints of immigration have nothing to do with the color of people's skin, and is more the content of their character (trends of groups, personal experience) is why people don't want their government choosing to bring refugee centers to their home town. Since you're from Australia, perhaps you can totally identify with aborigines there. I mean any of their problems is totally because of white racism. Has nothing to do with IQ group averages right? Your feel-good 'understanding' of history is great for children's TV, good ole sugar coating. I bet you're one of those people who preach 'diversity is strength' without having any evidence to back it up.

Comment Re:invite more people in? (Score 0) 547

Exactly, I mean sure we'll just have to let those thousands of girls who get raped, people assaulted by groups, and those who lose their family members to murder, to just 'hang in there' because it'll work itself out eventually. That usually calms people and they understand to trust their government's diversity program.

Comment Re:invite more people in? (Score 0) 547

you think a china town, or korea town is integration? Ok, so let's have Africa Town. Sound integrated that way? Also have you looked at Sweden? They have Sharia controlled zones there now. How Awesome. Go there as an actual Swedish citizen and prepare to get your head caved in or disappear forever. Police don't even want to go in there. That said, Asians are pretty good at integrating because they work harder than the locals and don't come in trying to change everyone else's way of life.

Comment Pen? Screen tech for pen input? N-Trig, Wacom? (Score 2) 93

One of the really big features of the Surface Pro is the Pen. It's kind of a key feature, so this HP device, though looking quite good, simply isn't in the same category where it could just replace an SP4 for somebody. Looks very slick though. Would love to try it out for a while.

Submission + - SourceForge wraps open source software in adware

An anonymous reader writes: "SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements."
Science

Researchers Nearly Double the Size of Worker Ants 99

sciencehabit writes: Researchers have nearly doubled the size of a handful of Florida ants by chemically modifying their DNA, rather than by changing its encoded information. The work may help explain how the insects—despite their high degree of genetic similarity—grow into the different varieties of workers needed in a colony.

Comment Re:Mac Mini (Score 1) 109

> A complete nightmare, and even if you get it working, you wind up with an unstable system.

It's not as bad as that. I built 2 back back in 2008-2009, and they were rock stable-- kernel panics were extremely rare. They also didn't require much in the way of hackery. I put the EFI boot loader on a thumb drive and kept my OS X drive as free of hacked bits as possible. I wanted to be able to hook it up to a real Mac and boot it without issue, and I achieved this goal. Still, I would never recommend them in a business setting.

One of the machines was my daily driver, and dual booted Windows. The other ran OS X Server and was the fileserver in my house. The specs on the server were enough to get the job done, but my daily driver gave me top of the line Mac Pro performance for about $1200.

The only problem was OS updates-- they usually broke something. I maintained a bootable clone of both machines' boot drives, and waited a few days for other hackintoshers to find and figure out how to fix the issues before installing those updates. Both machines ran Snow Leopard for their entire term of service, which ended last year. They were replaced with refurb Mac minis. The hackintoshing was an interesting experiment, but I wanted a new OS without more hackery, supported hardware, and worry-free updating again. As a side effect, my electric bill fell off a cliff, which was nice.

IBM

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises 126

jmcbain writes: According to an article on Recode, Apple and IBM have announced a major partnership to bring mobile services to enterprise customers. "The deal calls for IBM and Apple to develop more than 100 industry-specific applications that will run on the iPhone and iPad. Apple will add a new class of service to its AppleCare program and support aimed at enterprise customers. IBM will also begin to sell iPhones and iPads to its corporate customers and will devote more than 100,000 people, including consultants and software developers, to the effort. Enterprise applications will in many cases run on IBM's cloud infrastructure or on private clouds that it has built for its customers. Data for those applications will co-exist with personal data like photos and personal email that will run on Apple's iCloud and other cloud services."

Comment If you don't change the default password... (Score 1) 378

...you deserve what you get, and any liability for a resulting "security breach" should be on you-- not on someone who can find a copy of a user's manual online.

Like previous commenters have said, these kids are damn lucky they're in Canada. In the US they'd have been fucking crucified.

Apple

Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite 411

An anonymous reader writes "Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has started, and OS X 10.10, officially named Yosemite, and iOS 8 have been officially unveiled. Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, also highlighted iCloud Drive. Although a little late to the party, Apple hopes to compete with the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive."

Comment Laser printers from the mid-late 90s (Score 1) 702

I had an Apple LaserWriter Select 360 (built around a Canon engine, IIRC) that I bought new in 1994 last me until mid 2011. HP was putting out some damned good printers back then, too, before Carly Fiorina came in and turned HP into peddlers of second-rate shit.

Honorable mention to the TV in my basement, an RCA F35751MB-- the biggest CRT TV I could find in 1994. I don't yet own a flatscreen, because I'm just letting them get better and cheaper until the RCA finally gives up the ghost.

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