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Re: Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 2, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 08:34 (#2R3Y)

It is quite surprising to see people pop up out of the woodwork to discuss pipedot itself. I suspect |. has a loyal viewership which is a good start for exanding the community.

Re: Nice! (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Read It on 2014-08-28 08:32 (#2R3X)

Seconded.I am finding this to be really useful.

Re: How about doing us all a service... (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 23:04 (#2QYN)

I still have slashdot in my rss feed. Sometimes they have articles of interest. My rss feed is on my pipedot feeds page, of course :)

Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 3, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 23:00 (#2QYM)

I really like this type of article. Allows for the community to weigh in, feed back, vent and get involved in how pipedot in faring. I see the email discussions but cannot reply. Sorry. Gave up on mailing lists years ago. Please, keep it up. We like being involved. Mod parent up! :-)

Re: What would it take to get more submitted articles here? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 22:55 (#2QYC)

Thanks. I like reading about topics outside my personal sphere of knowledge, however my preference is not to comment unless warrented.A rating and meta feedback system for articles sounds good. Perhaps we can prefix comments with "meta" to flag a response... or everyone could just post saying how much they like or dislike the article...

Bit of a shock (Score: 4, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 13:49 (#2QMN)

I hadn't checked PD in a couple of days due to hectic schedule and found.. a WHOLE PAGE of articles. Didn't even realise it was SN.. until I hit the article about pipedot cannibalising SN :P

bwhahahahahaha

Good one Brian. Funniest event so far this year.

Still, I'd like to be able to filter out SN articles via the GUI, an option box on the front page to hide/show news from SN perhaps? Pipedot has a different feel and while the two are aligned they are not the same.

Thanks (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Calibre ebook reader/editor/creator reaches 2.0 milestone on 2014-08-24 14:32 (#415)

I was looking for epub software. Will give it a try.

Not yet (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Chromebox CXI brings low-cost desktop computing on 2014-08-23 15:25 (#40S)

I have tried this path. The OS is not ready for full use. On a phone or tablet there are some things which are forgivable especially in light of past phone software. As it is I am annoyed that my phone could function as a PC but doesn't. Having a desktop with the same limitations is highly irritating.

Re: What's the point? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Metadata war escalates with Bittorrent Bleep for secure phone calls and texts on 2014-08-11 08:54 (#3SJ)

Are you advocating that we toss the baby out with the bath water here? All Windows users can go to hell for their choice of OS?

Moral for the work environment (Score: 3, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Fault Overrides Emotion-Driven Punishment on 2014-08-06 09:21 (#2RY)

When describing the sins of your coworker to the PHB describe from the painful money draining outage causing perspective.
One contracter screwed up royally then told management that the whole thing can be fixed by doing it properly. After it was screwed up. The line repeated was "don't you agree that doing this is the right solution". The answer is not "yes". The answer is "Yes, I will do that to prevent you from screwing this up again. You are fired. Game over. Bad. Very bad. Leave. Now."

Re: Xbox is next? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Nadella steering Microsoft back towards software for economic reasons on 2014-07-31 09:32 (#2QN)

So Nintendo can kill it like they killed off the Wii?

Re: Your eyeball is your USER ID! (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your eyeball is your password on 2014-07-28 09:32 (#2P1)

Putting you down as a "NFW GTFO OMDB" for using the new bitcoin atms then. Oh well. http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/business-technology/64806-bitcoin-atm-comes-to-canberra

Re: Your eyeball is your USER ID! (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your eyeball is your password on 2014-07-28 06:29 (#2P0)

You are on to something here. Use the eye scan plus a contact lens or glassed lens which together with a pin/passphrase/drawing/code is the key.Something you know. Something you have. I would prefer a usb key with a keychain + passphrase.Don't just think an idea sucks. Improve it.

Higher level of user control reqd (Score: 2, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Meet the Stingray on 2014-07-28 06:24 (#2NZ)

Just another example why why users need root access to their device by default. Also a good case for inbuilt firewall and permissions denied by default.

OCaml? (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Looking for programming work in 5-10 years? You'd better learn on 2014-07-21 14:20 (#2KR)

OCaml. OCaml? I thought we were voting on languages

Re: No ! (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows 9 leak shows return of start menu. But is it enough? on 2014-07-20 00:44 (#2K6)

Not a bad idea, perhaps it is time for Windows to become more like unix with users able to customise all parts of the OS to suit their needs. That way it would be flexible enough to endure another two decades as the dominant OS. As it is Google may well yet eat Microsoft's lunch.

Too late (Score: 4, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Pipedot: let's make this site fly on 2014-07-12 14:00 (#2FB)

This is already awesome :-)
and it keeps on getting better

Re: frontend (Score: 2, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Soylent News Incorporates on 2014-07-12 06:20 (#2FA)

I was asking for more details about the SN dev frontend skills being lacking... not asking what a frontend is.

Re: Been looking or a replacement since the design change (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Firefox usage slipping fast on 2014-07-10 03:43 (#2E2)

This.Palemoon is now my browser of choice in place of Firefox. Pity Opera has gone down the path of stripping out features.

Re: I really, really like Pipedot. (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Soylent News Incorporates on 2014-07-09 11:46 (#2CK)

Define (SN) "frontend skills a bit lacking" please?

Re: Fscebook Timeline (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The state of social media reporting on 2014-07-05 04:44 (#2BJ)

Nevermind. Removed all of the blocks for facebook and googled it. That is absolutely disgusting behaviour by Facebook. So glad I left.

Fscebook Timeline (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The state of social media reporting on 2014-07-05 04:38 (#2BH)

How is Timeline being manipulated?I left FB when timeline was introduced..

ORLY (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Reverse engineering Android apps reveals important security flaws on 2014-06-20 03:50 (#26W)

The biggest security flaw in Android for me is the lack of user controlled fine granular permissions control. Fix that first, perhaps?

Pipedot feed (Score: 2, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in What topics would we like to see here? on 2014-06-12 12:28 (#22M)

The Pipedot feed is a good starting point for the day

Re: I don't care if it's made of gold and makes me coffee (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Browser Is Dead: Long Live the Browser! on 2014-06-07 01:40 (#214)

Thank you for the reference. FF just updated itself somehow to v29 in the background which showed when the computer was rebooted. Urg. FF29 interface is horrible.

Meanwhile, I am giving Pale Moon a try.

Kudos (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Story Images on 2014-05-27 12:10 (#1XH)

The layout is good.

Re: Not anymore broken than real world security (Score: 3, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Everything is broken on 2014-05-25 03:09 (#1WP)

Good analogy.

We could all buy steel reinforced doors, industrial strength security glass but we don't.
Same for software. The time and expense is not seen worthwhile.

IBM Deathstars (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The worst storage media of all time on 2014-05-20 14:06 (#1SM)

Re: A neutral access method is always worth having (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Browser Is Dead: Long Live the Browser! on 2014-05-19 06:50 (#1QG)

My vote is for Sleipnir
Just disable the gestures, and add a Custom Button >Close Current Tab :)

If I have a decent web browser why do I need specific apps? At least the browser does not broadcast my imei and contact list
How exactly can you block ads from a native app? Without root plus firewall that is

Re: A neutral access method is always worth having (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Browser Is Dead: Long Live the Browser! on 2014-05-19 06:43 (#1QF)

That nails it.. so many sites plaster a message about their app every. single. time. Just so frustrating. Perhaps they are trying to get people to install their app through sheer frustration?

A neutral access method is always worth having (Score: 2, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Browser Is Dead: Long Live the Browser! on 2014-05-18 07:59 (#1PZ)

There will always be a need to have a basic method for accessing information.

Web browsers can degrade nicely. Standard HTML can be displayed and purposed by modern computers. A mobile device with a 7" screen is capable of showing web pages just as well as a laptop. The main difference is in the UI.

We still have a range of protocols and tools which could be described as being redundant or well past their use by date, yet we still use them. FTP, telnet, http (as opposed to https or spdy), vi/notepad, text passwords all have place. Nothing is going to be thrown away just because the new shiny way of doing things has come out. Some countries still use older technology like cassette tapes.

So, the answer is no. Web browsers are not dead on mobile phones. If recent improvements like HTML5 with native video support are any sort of indication then they definitely will not be going away soon.

Re: I generally support artists and software developers (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Adding DRM to Firefox on 2014-05-15 23:02 (#1N0)

It is a real pity I can not easily buy non-drm ebooks. I am not installing ebook drm reader software on my mobile devices. Ever.

Thanks for the thought (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Pipedot USB Drive on 2014-05-03 02:10 (#1BJ)

I'm just happy to be here

Re: ORP1r (Score: 3, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Linksys WRT1900AC Router on 2014-04-12 05:31 (#124)

It is the built in encryption on the router they are going for. So your phone and tablet can browse via TOR or through a VPN without each device needing software and config.

My bad. Indigogo project, not Kickstarter. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orp1-an-open-router-project

ORP1 (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Linksys WRT1900AC Router on 2014-04-11 15:44 (#11X)

Shame that the ORP1 kickstarter failed.

Animated (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Logo Contest and Other Updates on 2014-03-31 21:27 (#WN)

A picture of the /. Logo having the stuffing beaten out of it with phb money and users flying out. The fwd slash flops over, picks itself upright and fades to |. blue. The |. description "without the corporate slant" ffades in under.

Re: Off Topic (Score: 3, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Autism Rate Rises in US, May Begin In Utero on 2014-03-28 21:03 (#VJ)

Good luck finding a decent topic which is only submitted on one site.
So, submit on them all and hope for good comments

Excellent (Score: 5, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Pipedot Status Update on 2014-03-24 12:50 (#S7)

You rock Bryan

I don't care (Score: 3, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls on 2014-03-24 12:35 (#S3)

I loved Diablo. I still get a kick out of a run through Diablo 2. I didn't buy Diablo 3. Never played it. Probably never will.

In their quest to eradicate piracy they have lost a customer.

While we're on the topic, pity about the latest SIMS; for similar reasons.

Meanwhile, Torchlight looks like fun. Thanks to HumbleBundle it's next on my list when I feel like a new RPG :-)

Re: Is Ars Going downhill? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-11 02:44 (#E6)

Wait... hold it... you are supposed to shut windows 8 down using the power button? I thought that was a joke

Re: Usability (Score: 5, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-09 14:16 (#BG)

The term is "Testing in Production"

Why hire testers when your users can do it for you

Mod site up (Score: 3, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Expandable Comments on 2014-03-07 11:50 (#AP)

Excellent work, keep it up!

Re: Only if chocolate is cheap (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in OpenSource Chocolate for the masses? on 2014-02-22 08:33 (#4M)

One day I will always preview before posting... obviously that day is not today..

Re: Only if chocolate is cheap (Score: 2, Informative)

by hyper@pipedot.org in OpenSource Chocolate for the masses? on 2014-02-22 08:33 (#4K)

Yes, the copy/paste stuffed it; and now I can't find that link :P

However, I was referring to the prediction that chocolate may be as expensive as gold:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/chocolate-worth-its-weight-in-gold-2127874.html

Re: I actually like global menus ... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Ubuntu desktop moving application menus back into application windows on 2014-02-21 23:54 (#4B)

Options options options. Give users a choice if possible. The heart of enlightenment.

Speaking of changes, I am looking at the latest OpenOffice.org Calc. It has the standard dropdown menus at the top starting from the left, File Edit Insert Format Tools Data Window Help, and on the right a large ribbonesque properties box taking up 1/7 of the screen showing icons for text alignment orientation cell border etc. I am not offended by this. It has been sitting there for the last few hours. I haven't used any of the options in this spreadsheet. It isn't offensive. It has an x in the top right corner for closing it.

I find the MS Office ribbon highly offensive. I don't find this offensive. I can't quite put my finger on why.

Your comment has inspired a theory: In OpenOffice Calc I can close this large panel of icons down easily. In MS Office I can't. Perhaps this simple ability to be able to remove the parts of the interface makes it more appealing.

Or maybe that it is taking up horizontal room for which I have lots and not crowding the screen vertically.

Only if chocolate is cheap (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in OpenSource Chocolate for the masses? on 2014-02-21 23:46 (#4A)

There is a prediction that in 20 years the price of chocolate will increases significantly ; time to stock up?

Layout (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Where is and how to? on 2014-02-21 15:26 (#3Z)

I like the colours and layout. Reminds me of the old slashdot just with a different pallete.
The ability to choose different themes or set specific colours would be nice.
This site has real potential.

Re: Troubles (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Where is and how to? on 2014-02-21 15:22 (#3Y)

The 'poor guy' is the person you responded to :P
See parent post..

Sanity returns (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Ubuntu desktop moving application menus back into application windows on 2014-02-21 15:12 (#3X)

I hope it had a nice holiday.

Re: I really feel that these sort of disks are starting to be seriously limited.. (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Toshiba Announces a 5TB Hard Drive on 2014-02-21 15:00 (#3V)

"dd" is the WORST way to read or write a hard drive

Okay then, for when you want a straight binary copy of a whole drive what would you use instead of dd?
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