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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: XKCD makes online ratings easy to understand on: August 22, 2012, 09:12:18 AM
I never go with box office earnings and star ratings.

Prometheus was crap movie, still it made decent earnings. There was whooping 4 stars out of 5 in many reviews. Those who are born before 90's know how crappy today's scifi have gone.

That said, some of the movies, like Justin Beiber's never give up, twilight and hunger games have their own cult increasing the rating on other review sites by clicking from multiple IP's. So there is no point in ratings these days.  thumb down
177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Stabs You in the Back... on: August 21, 2012, 09:10:22 AM
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...?  Where did Apple come into this?
Read:Google+ Apple fanboys, People who like their way of thinking are restricting content for users on other browsers than chrome. Not even midori was supported for the site mentioned earlier.

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Well, yes and no.
It works under chrome. I tried it. It doesn't work on midori which is webkit based. They are likely to be detecting the browser and then showing the snap page.
178  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: VLC - Is it worth it still? on: August 21, 2012, 06:20:09 AM
VLC on linux gets my anime and vids going. No complaints.
179  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Go dark for IE - October 26, 2012 on: August 19, 2012, 12:17:25 AM
Not cool. It feels like racial discrimination or something like BB or Iphone crowd does with the walled garden stuff. It's hard to express for me. Though most of the old computers died on me, still I don't see any reason in supporting such crappy pixel puppy riot.

Just detect the browser version and show a message box in sidebar asking them to upgrade their browser. If they ignore that then stop worrying about them.

That said, this type of protest looks crappy to me. Just because bunch of designers having no date for their pixel prom, they are doing this to rest of the people.
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why Linux sucks (and how to fix it) VS. Linux doesn't suck (and I can prove it) on: August 14, 2012, 11:25:52 PM
Wireless support for debian and it;s child distros (ubuntu, mint etc) works just fine in india. If it works in india, I wonder what stops it from not working in united states. Hell, not even so called unixes, BSDs have this much plug and play support for the internet devices here in India. Almost any 3G/4G device in India is supported under debian without much hassle.

I don't know why wireless access should be an issue. If Indians are in position to switch to linux despite slow network and other hardware issues, I don't think people in US and Canada will have any trouble on connectivity end. Most of the time If it's USB device plugged for connectivity, there is hardly anything you have to worry about it on linux.  thumbs up

While I can appreciate the sentiment (and am somewhat envious, btw), that's not always the case here.  While I suspect it is provider dependent, I don't really have anything to support that opinion.  Nonetheless, what I (and many others, according to forae & blogs) have experienced is that it requires significant effort to get wireless- or even cabled - networking working (somehow, networking working just sounds wrong  embarassed).  Not everyone has that problem, of course, but may of us do.  In fact, I've on occasion had problems getting even USB to work.  Now, that may be due to the really crappy network interface that exists in the US, I don't know.  Or it could be OEM dissuasion, again, I don't know.  (But I did have a conversation with tech support once that pretty much implied that if it ain't Win or Mac, it ain't at all.)  But it's a fact that many folk here have significant troubles with installation.
Barney, I don't go with the views from the comments and blogs, however I do feel their frustration. These days I do the testing for linux on my own before making strong opinion. The thing with linux commentary on the internet is that whether it's windows fan or mac fanatic, they will always think linux is just not ready or they will just remark on linux for their own agenda. I do understand that there are still some issues with old hardware but I personally found that windows also lacks for supporting them in the same way.

As for the device support, here is on example. Windows XP, Vista and 7 were tested in aztech corp for the network modules on device testing, here in india. You know the worst part of this testing? None of the ISP's in india are included in the list of supported networks for the last 3 versions of windows. We have region specific version on sale here but none of these versions list ISP and telecom providers here. You want to know the funny part now? Get a copy of debian distro or child distro like mint or ubuntu. When you go on installing the distro, It will list all the telecom operators in India. It also autoconnects to the network if you're plugging in android devices or any other phone with USB support. One personal example I can give you here is that my old Dlink modem is unusable on any modern windows as it lacks the driver support. I just connected that modem to ubuntu 12.04 and it is working fine.

That's not all, pick any new device from the amazon.com (e.g. Kindle, nook, ipad )and it will detect the device via USB just fine.  Except ipad, most of the android devices are linux underneath. As valve and id software going into the linux area, I see only improvement from the hardware side.

I am not saying there are not any problems with linux but windows and mac are just getting worst for support here in this region, despite the fact that large number of testing work for them is done here, which is shame.
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Why Linux sucks (and how to fix it) VS. Linux doesn't suck (and I can prove it) on: August 14, 2012, 09:17:37 PM
Wireless support for debian and it;s child distros (ubuntu, mint etc) works just fine in india. If it works in india, I wonder what stops it from not working in united states. Hell, not even so called unixes, BSDs have this much plug and play support for the internet devices here in India. Almost any 3G/4G device in India is supported under debian without much hassle.

I don't know why wireless access should be an issue. If Indians are in position to switch to linux despite slow network and other hardware issues, I don't think people in US and Canada will have any trouble on connectivity end. Most of the time If it's USB device plugged for connectivity, there is hardly anything you have to worry about it on linux.  thumbs up
182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's Official: Many DC'ers Are Psychopaths~! :P on: August 13, 2012, 11:57:12 AM
Sociopath == Donnie Darko
Psychopath == Shutter Island
Psychotic == The Hitcher

Why so serious ?  cheesy
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's Official: Many DC'ers Are Psychopaths~! :P on: August 13, 2012, 02:08:19 AM
I think current and the next decade is going to be worst for the anti-social behavior cases. I mean people will judge each other based on some milestones and will outcast them, this includes habit of spending time on the Internet. I mean how many of you don't attend some of the social gathering and instead spend time with family or interwebs? This type of behavior is going to be on rise as joint families goes extinct and also have some introvert members in them. People who are not sweet talkers, good looking or intellectually dominating are going to stay behind on such social gathering. That way their behavior will be judged as anti-social not because they didn't tried, but because the social manipulation which destroyed their self esteem from joining such places and they chose not to be get bullied. Let's admit it, people love to corner one person and talk BS in parties or social gathering. The aim of social gathering among intellectually low lifers is to make fun of others. Been there, seen that, suffered from that.
184  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: programming language for math on: August 11, 2012, 08:14:49 PM
Julia

Check the performance.

http://julialang.org/
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: How Blogging (or Coding) Can Rot Your Teeth on: August 09, 2012, 06:18:20 PM
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So... By that logic, sleeping must also be bad for ones teeth. Unless of course they talk in their sleep.

As per ayurveda (ancient indian hit-n-miss medicine study), our mouth develops anti-bacterial liquid and protects tongue and teeth while we are taking nap. Drinking a glass of water before brushing teeth helps because if that liquid goes into stomach, improves digestion, works against acne and some other stuff.
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Staple of people from State and Europe ! on: August 09, 2012, 01:17:52 PM
Kangaroo?  huh You guys actually eat that cutie jumpy animal?

Y U NO Eat house lizards on my wall.  mad
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's Official: Many DC'ers Are Psychopaths~! :P on: August 08, 2012, 07:34:38 PM
Psychology signals were used as weapon in society for centuries. These days it is heavily used in corporate places and social interaction to bully people.

Some of the examples -
- You don't work 9 to 5? geez, night shift work? ewww.
- Oh you don't shake hands with people all time in our company ? you must be sociopath.
- You want raise? why are you not working on saturday and sunday?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Social examples -
- You are 30 and not yet married? OMG, your childhood must be very sad.
- You are married for 1 year and no child yet, so sorry for you guys.
- You spend time in front of PC and don't join our discussion where we ridicule our other absent friends, you're anti-social biach cheesy
- You don't earn much money like me? feel very sad for you.
- You got divorced ? sob sob sob.
- You don't keep in touch with me 24x7? I got new boyfrrnd, I iz your ex now. :p

You just can't avoid these milestone arranged by social structure. Large number of these milestones are part of psychological hacking and breaking them makes you either sociopath or psychopath, depending on whichever is worst for that counselor. cheesy
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's Official: Many DC'ers Are Psychopaths~! :P on: August 08, 2012, 05:15:58 AM
No place for sociopaths ? That's discrimination. Cthulu have mercy. Take over this world, my lord.
189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple's Marketing Mindset on: August 07, 2012, 07:13:06 PM
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There are more women than men on this planet.

Forget apple. Reading this makes me feel like there is some hope for this planet.  cheesy
190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Curiosity Mars rover - live feed from NASA on: August 06, 2012, 07:44:43 PM
191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple's Marketing Mindset on: August 06, 2012, 07:39:30 PM
See through a list of problems. Solve only one.  cheesy  Take instagram photos of product while drinking coffee in starbucks. Let it go viral. Done. Monies.
192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Typing Speed Competition! on: August 06, 2012, 06:49:04 PM
^ Hehe. At first I uploaded "speedtest" instead of "typingTest.jpg".
cheesy
193  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ... desktop/mobile calendar/task list/appointments app on: August 06, 2012, 06:47:55 PM
Remember the Milk?
194  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Outlook.com on: August 04, 2012, 12:06:34 AM
Gmail is laggy on Firefox and also nagging a lot with ads and usability. I hope they don't do that to other browsers than IE.

I like the interface.

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195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should we pre-emptively retire old hard drives? on: August 03, 2012, 10:12:20 PM
AFAIK, It has mail, in-house forum system, journal, file manager and few other features.
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: mswin vs linux in academia on: August 03, 2012, 09:51:06 AM
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I meant that exclusively in relation to creating software distribution packages, i.e. installers, setup files, packages, whatever anyone wants to call them. If you know something I don't about how to sanely create a package for Linux, please, do tell me~! smiley

How build system has to do with simplicity of the OS? Software on linux is routed via repository and software center these days, installers are hardly needed in these cases for popular programs as community takes care of it. And this method is much easier and better than windows software installation. Hell, I am sure they'll start with repository concept soon. Again, You're comparing build package system for multi-distro linux to that of single standing windows. I am sure you do know that there are formats specific to the distribution and then there is build from source method. Software like gDebi helps in any case and user has to do nothing other than downloading the archive. To get to your point about better packaging system, there was Installjammer, for both windows and linux(or *nix) which is now discontinued and then there are some commercial installers and free like installanywhere and autopackage.




197  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: mswin vs linux in academia on: August 02, 2012, 06:16:19 PM
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Windows on the other hand is pure simplicity.

I have to disagree on that part. Windows 8 anyone? cheesy

That Said I personally found enlightenment the ugliest manager ever. tongue

Besides linux distro options are not that bad. I mean having 1k or 10k distro doesn't change the fact that you have to select the window manager of your choice and move on with it. What's wrong with having 10k or more distros? nothing. It's just that people are bombarded with options and they feel wrong about it. As for apple, it is getting way worst hell. Restriction is hell, packaged in sugar candy. Not even windows is that bad. I must say, between windows, apple and linux, the percentage of hell quota is increasing on apple's side.
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: mswin vs linux in academia on: August 02, 2012, 11:10:58 AM
Some of the softwares like say - Matlab and similar other academia softwares are commercial and they are on apple or windows. They don't usually have linux port for many reasons. So commercial academia applications on the apple and windows are better if more people are using it and it makes sharing of files easy without any file format conflict. That doesn't mean there are no applications on linux. There are and mostly they are ignored or not brought for many reasons.

I have seen nothing better in windows after using linux. I found windows to be more productive if the applications that you use are not buggy. Many of the open source and free software on *nix and linux world are made with keeping power users in mind and that's why there are very few apps which are more powerful on windows and don't exist on linux. Most of the apps which are in demand on windows are largely due to the popularity of applications, not because of the usability and features.

199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New version of Chrome can WATCH and LISTEN on: August 01, 2012, 04:16:07 PM
Imagine if they start to send you ads based on your pron preference.

======================
Wanna see me on cam? [ Insert Hot girl Image here ]
Press anywhere on the image ad
www. xyzabcefg.com
===========Ads by Google===

 cheesy
200  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Help me think of a small ipad app idea to code on: July 31, 2012, 05:55:04 PM
You're learning xcode? or you're using some cross platform framework that deploys native app on multiple phone platform.
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