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Comment Re:Okay (Score 1) 39

Is slashdot and the corporate overlord of the year a "media company" ? Sure, most of the slashvertisements point to other "news" sites, but there is also the ask slashdot, the ability to post from a journal, etc. Is that just providing a platform to us plebes to comment on "news" "articles" with a nifty rating system that gives us some sort of social gratification?

Comment Re:Unlimited data != unlimited bandwidth. (Score 1) 19

To heck with both data and bandwidth then.

How about Unlimited Use. AT&T/whoever figures out how many megabytes they are willing for me to transfer per month. After each day of service, compute how much data I have left and divide by time remaining in month, and set the speed cap to that. Repeat daily. Set a minimum guaranteed so things like maps or basic browsing work even if I've turned my phone into a hotspot for 12 people streaming netflix and have blown my bandwidth for the month.

Comment Re:I like GPLv2 too, but there's just one thing (Score 1) 236

Well, unless you are giving out binaries of your code then you don't need to worry. GPLv2 doesn't care about who receives the output of the code, just if you distribute the code or a binary compiled from that code.


Affero GPL licensed stuff though, if you run a server with it and I get the output, I can ask for the code.

Comment Re:Well (Score 1) 85

Depends on what was covered in the degree program. The Comp Sci Engineering degree at UF has *one* programming class (Java). Here at "the other college" in Gainesville someone who graduated last spring would've had the chance to experience C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, both iOS and Android app, and now with our BAS degree we are covering UML and a few other things. But nothing about say Python or Ruby. So if I were looking for a job and there was lots fo work for people who had experience with Python, doing a boot camp on top of my degree (BS, BAS, or AS) would make sense.

Comment Re:Bad Ideas (Score 1) 674

Not sure about VB6, but I used VB4 and 5 as a "scripting language" on Windows to do stuff to text files. Wrote a few things that basically did file format transformation so other people could do it. I was allowed to install VB/Visual Studio stuff but not anything else extra from the default image. Of course, this was in the late 90s and there wasn't really much else there.

Comment Re:"lazy" !? (Score 1) 254

Mowing the lawn? I put on the headphones, grab a cold "lawn mower beer" (Amber Bock or similar "lighter" beer compared to what I normally drink), and mow away. Sure it takes me 3 hours to do my acre and a half on a riding mower, and I'm not good for much else when I'm done due to my BAC levels, but at least it isn't mind numbingly boring.

One of my friends from high school got a job on a lawn crew - Fridays were "LSD Days" - drop a tab and get to work... too hard core for me.

Comment Re:Is it feasible to block Cortana with the router (Score 1) 535

IIRC there was something posted a while back about these programs ignoring the hosts file, dunno if they always do a DNS lookup or if there is a hard coded IP/name set in the actual code.

If spoofing the DNS doesn't work, you'll need to do something in the firewall part of your router, either to deny connections to whatever IP or subnet(s) it uses or something else.

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