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(Engadget)   Yo dawg, I herd u liek virtual machines, so I put a virtual machine in ur virtual machine in ur virtual machine, so u can hog resources while u hog resources while u hog resources   (engadget.com) divider line 32
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2012-03-07 11:27:58 AM
More like: "Yo dawg, I put an IDE on your machine so you can make programs that run on your machine."

Which is pretty much how all non-mobile aps are made.
 
2012-03-07 11:36:45 AM
This is the least interesting greenlight I've seen in some time.

Let's try to salvage this somehow, and post funny pictures.

i51.tinypic.com

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2012-03-07 12:18:18 PM
Several years ago at work, we ran multiple instances of Beowulf Linux under VMWare on an unused desktop box. I think we had 10 or 12 instances going before it got too slow to even sync any more.

Because We Can!
 
2012-03-07 12:24:05 PM
Has anyone created a virtual machine and used some sort of remote log in software to log in to the host machine? I was thinking about that yesterday and it gave me a headache.
 
2012-03-07 12:36:07 PM

redpanda2: Has anyone created a virtual machine and used some sort of remote log in software to log in to the host machine? I was thinking about that yesterday and it gave me a headache.


Uhh, that is pretty SOP. I ssh back to the physical host from my VMs all the time...
 
2012-03-07 12:42:43 PM
How many presses does it take to type {} or "" with a touchscreen keyboard?
 
2012-03-07 12:47:26 PM

sharpie_69: Uhh, that is pretty SOP. I ssh back to the physical host from my VMs all the time...


I think that was what the youngsters these days are calling a "joke". Possibly at the expense of a submitter who has posted a headline which suggests he maybe awed and confused by common and simple things.
 
2012-03-07 12:48:35 PM

Cat With Two Heads: How many presses does it take to type {} or "" with a touchscreen keyboard?


Oh, and, yea... I've actually tried to use Python for Android. Without an IDE of any kind that can do a decent job of closing your blocks and strings it's an enormous PITA.
 
2012-03-07 12:55:32 PM

Cat With Two Heads: How many presses does it take to type {} or "" with a touchscreen keyboard?


The Swype keyboard on Android is touch-and-hold for 1/2 second for the most common characters, and touch-and-hold for 1 second, then tap a menu, for uncommon characters and diacritical marks. Quotes are common, curly braces are uncommon.
 
2012-03-07 12:59:37 PM

Splinshints: Oh, and, yea... I've actually tried to use Python for Android. Without an IDE of any kind that can do a decent job of closing your blocks and strings it's an enormous PITA.


Have we as customers just given up on QWERTY phones at this point? I feel like a dinosaur with my inability to operate touchscreens. And my desire for a file browser. Oh, and my insistence that applications work as intended without internet access.

/talking to you, Minecraft
 
2012-03-07 01:04:52 PM

BKITU: The Swype keyboard on Android is touch-and-hold for 1/2 second for the most common characters, and touch-and-hold for 1 second, then tap a menu, for uncommon characters and diacritical marks. Quotes are common, curly braces are uncommon.


The keyboard on my free Samsung takes two button presses to type a ". How long would it take to write an array containing 3 strings?
 
2012-03-07 01:07:40 PM

Cat With Two Heads: BKITU: The Swype keyboard on Android is touch-and-hold for 1/2 second for the most common characters, and touch-and-hold for 1 second, then tap a menu, for uncommon characters and diacritical marks. Quotes are common, curly braces are uncommon.

The keyboard on my free Samsung takes two button presses to type a ". How long would it take to write an array containing 3 strings?


I would guess that depends greatly on how long it takes you to press two buttons, and how long the strings are.
 
2012-03-07 01:21:44 PM
Blank strings, ass. ["","",""] took me under 4.46 seconds to type on a normal keyboard.
 
2012-03-07 01:34:04 PM
One of these days I'd like to take a machine, run XenServer with a guest that hosts an ESXi server with a guest that runs a Linux Desktop (Fedora?), with QEMU running on it, with the modified Android VM running on that, that runs a DOS emulator inside of that.

Yeah.
 
2012-03-07 01:38:57 PM
I've actually been wanting to run multiple Windows Desktops, with multiple monitors and multiple keyboards and mice from one computer using XenServer and the Xen VGA passthrough, like this (new window). Actually, I'd like to do it with something like 3 dual-head video cards, a couple of usb hubs and 6 keyboard, mice and monitors. Yeah.
 
2012-03-07 01:57:58 PM

Cat With Two Heads: Blank strings, ass. ["","",""] took me under 4.46 seconds to type on a normal keyboard.


Touchy, touchy.... Have you considered decaf?

In any case, consider it a lesson learned: Ask a vague question, get a vague answer.

/not a coder
 
2012-03-07 02:14:51 PM
This is pretty cool -- I'm coding for my phone ON MY PHONE!

(luckily its an HTC Desire Z with a slide-out keyboard)
 
2012-03-07 02:42:58 PM

sharpie_69: redpanda2: Has anyone created a virtual machine and used some sort of remote log in software to log in to the host machine? I was thinking about that yesterday and it gave me a headache.

Uhh, that is pretty SOP. I ssh back to the physical host from my VMs all the time...


Amateurs, all of you. Where it's really at is:

-Launch a VPC with a unique IP
-Alt tab back to the host
-Open a netmeeting with the VPC
-"Share program" with the VPC, where the shared program is, in fact, the VPC's running instance.

In another 12 billion years, the next species to develop quasi-sentience will probably refer to the event as "the big bang". Unfortunately, the event is so cataclysmic that your preceding actions will have fallen outside their time cone, so they will not know what caused it. The cycle, sadly, will repeat.
 
2012-03-07 02:53:47 PM

BKITU: Cat With Two Heads: Blank strings, ass. ["","",""] took me under 4.46 seconds to type on a normal keyboard.

Touchy, touchy.... Have you considered decaf?

In any case, consider it a lesson learned: Ask a vague question, get a vague answer.

/not a coder


I appreciate the condescension, but I did have a point in there about the efficiency of touchscreen keyboards.
 
2012-03-07 03:48:39 PM
www.fodrizzle.com
 
2012-03-07 03:58:59 PM

Cat With Two Heads: BKITU: Cat With Two Heads: Blank strings, ass. ["","",""] took me under 4.46 seconds to type on a normal keyboard.

Touchy, touchy.... Have you considered decaf?

In any case, consider it a lesson learned: Ask a vague question, get a vague answer.

/not a coder

I appreciate the condescension, but I did have a point in there about the efficiency of touchscreen keyboards.


Who was talking about efficiency? You asked how long it took to type a character. I responded. Whatever gave you the idea I was arguing that a touchscreen was more efficient than a keyboard?

Seriously, switch to decaf.
 
2012-03-07 04:06:51 PM
Dude, what? I was complaining about my inability to use touchscreen interfaces. Especially for stuff like brackets, like the IDE in the article.

OK, let's back up. What're your opinions regarding the Swype keyboard? An entire second to type a character seems like a lot, but I'm rather Luddite when it comes to touchscreens.
 
2012-03-07 04:19:09 PM

impaler: More like: "Yo dawg, I put an IDE on your machine so you can make programs that run on your machine."

Which is pretty much how all non-mobile aps are made.


I work with people who are legally required to do exactly that for some arcane reason or another. I felt bad for them, so I convinced management to buy some more RAM. It barely helped.

It's not really a VM if your personal hardware is the basis f...oh for heck's sake. They won't listen. What can we even call that? A Local Extra Machine? I'm kind of at a loss, but I think it's bad practice all around. I still don't understand why it's required at all.
 
2012-03-07 04:34:52 PM

redpanda2: Has anyone created a virtual machine and used some sort of remote log in software to log in to the host machine? I was thinking about that yesterday and it gave me a headache.


I kinda remember back in the day using VNC (or something similar) on my computer to remote right into my same computer. I think it just crashed everything and had to reboot. Didn't give me the "divide by zero" experience I was looking for.
 
2012-03-07 04:44:21 PM
Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.
 
2012-03-07 05:10:06 PM

Cat With Two Heads: OK, let's back up. What're your opinions regarding the Swype keyboard? An entire second to type a character seems like a lot, but I'm rather Luddite when it comes to touchscreens.


It's useful at what it is -- a virtual keyboard on a smartphone that doesn't have a slide-out version. I find it easier to do the touch-and-hold thing than to switch between the regular keyboard and the character/numeric keypad, but that's just me.

Swype allows you to drag (or, swipe, if you will) your finger across the virtual keyboard to form words it recognizes from its internal dictionary (e.g., drag you finger b-a-c-o-n it will fill the word "bacon" but also give options "baboon," "Macon," "Macbook," etc to fill in instead). It also allows you to add words at-will. I find that part of it faster at most things than a slide-out board, frankly -- but I use Swype almost exclusively for texting and FB posts.

What a virtual keyboard isn't good for: being faster than a traditional keyboard, high-speed coding, keeping your touchscreen smudge-free.
 
2012-03-07 05:51:08 PM

downstairs: Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.


Something to do besides play games.
 
2012-03-07 06:22:30 PM

BKITU: Swype allows you to drag (or, swipe, if you will) your finger across the virtual keyboard to form words it recognizes from its internal dictionary (e.g., drag you finger b-a-c-o-n it will fill the word "bacon" but also give options "baboon," "Macon," "Macbook," etc to fill in instead). It also allows you to add words at-will. I find that part of it faster at most things than a slide-out board, frankly -- but I use Swype almost exclusively for texting and FB posts.


Actually seems like that IDE has a similar internal dictionary, but for functions.

I've used Swype a coupla times to run Google searches on friends' phones, and I liked the rumble when a button is pressed. Well-designed tactile response. I'm trying to get over the anti-touchscreen bias I've acquired from call center software and my cheap Samsung phone, but those are really my only experiences. If we're not counting Unity.
 
2012-03-07 06:48:21 PM

IC Stars: downstairs: Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.

Something to do besides play games.


No, I get that... I'm just thinking that would be no fun on a phone. My development environment on my PC generally requires full screen for me to be productive.

I'd be tearing my hair out writing a program that says "Hello World!" on an Android.
 
2012-03-07 06:50:58 PM

downstairs: Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.


This. Even the video in TFA shows the user zooming in, zooming out, scrolling right, scrolling left again. And that's with a program that was already written before the video started. Gah.
 
2012-03-07 10:20:41 PM

downstairs: Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.


Nobody would, and I checked this app out and right now it looks more like a proof of concept than a really useful app. Several years from now tablets will probably be perfectly good general use computers when paired with a physical keyboard, and I could see it being used then.
 
2012-03-08 06:05:18 AM

downstairs: Why on earth would anyone want to actually *program* and *code* on a phone? I type very fast, and write code for a living. Sounds like a nightmare to me.


This makes it possible to make apps for Android without needing a separate Windows, Mac, or Linux machine to write it on. Right now this is a not a big deal but with quad core Android machines with large screens and full keyboards right around the corner (6 months?) it's a step in the right direction.

You MUST buy a Mac to write for iPhone. That's why I make Android apps.

/And because my employer won't buy me a Mac and an iPad
 
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