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* Posts by Ze

8 posts • joined 8 Nov 2008

Steve Jobs takes medical leave from Apple to focus on health

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Jobs Health

Whilst I have sympathy for anybody suffering a serious illness and I hope they get better.

Steve Jobs and Apple have brought the calls for full disclosure on themselves by not only building a cult of Steve Jobs around him but also by how they've handled his health concerns instead of being honest they've done their best to play them down.

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BNP list hunters bring down Wikileaks

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@AC

"And the USA require people to give up foreign citizenship to have only USA citizenship how racist is that, no dual nationality from the racist merkin system."

That's just plain good sense. If you want to become a citizen of another country then you should give up citizenship.

I've got no problem with people who are under the voting age having dual citizenship but once you become an adult able to vote you should make a choice.

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BNP leaked list claims first victims

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@AC

"What is your opinion on religious people working in the health service? Large number of doctors are Muslims and Christians, hardly harboring the most tolerent of views towards homosexuals and transgendered people who they need to offer comfort and lifesaving care to."

Just because you are muslim or christian doesn't mean that you aren't tolerant to others choices , nor that you believe the whole story.

I think it's wrong that people are banned from any particular political party but I see no problem with banning someone from public service if their actions aren't compatible with public service. IE in this case it'd be wrong to fire someone because they are a member of the BNP but it wouldn't be wrong for the internal affairs/integrity commission to investigate people on the list to see if their actions aren't compatible with the public service.

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SGI shows off Molecule concept machine

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SGI answer to bluegene?

SGI answer to blue gene?

With the rise of low power chips again , it seems to me like IBM might have to look at commodity chips for bluegene. IBM isn't afraid to use another manufactuers chips though.

I wonder how CELL based supercomputers are doing though.

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Intel rallies rivals on parallel programming education

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@Louis Savain

The concept of a global clock with double buffering just doesn't cut it. Global clocks are slow. Why should one part run slow if I can run other parts faster? Then you've got register/cache/memory speed issues. If we adopt your solution we end up running at the speed of the slowest *possible* bottleneck instead of the slowest bottleneck.

On the hardware front I reckon we'll end up with a bunch of non-homogoneous cores with homogeneous instruction sets running on a fast IO interconnect.

On the software front we'll end up with some form of multi-threading/multi-process using either NUMA shared memory or Message Parsing. Developers will just have to get used to the fact that programming is hard and and that the things you learnt in your Computer Science degree are actually useful.

BTW the sure sign of a kook is when they say algorithms are dead then present another algorithm.

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Google - the world's first firewalled monopoly

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Yahoo/Google Herring was a win/win for Google.

I honestly don't think Google intended to go through with it.

They had a win/win deal going by giving Yahoo the impression of an alternative to Microsoft.

If microsoft had upped it's offer then it would have depleted Microhoo/Micropoo cash reserves.

If Microhoo fell apart then Google has reduced the chances of a competitor arising for a while. It was a win/win for them.

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BOFH: Taking out a contract

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One of the most amusing things about Wikibeancounters.

is the way that they are able to instantly transform any given selection of notionally intelligent people into door-slamming illiterate monkeys who are apparently unable to make even a stab at what information a diagram of the thing they're standing in front of might possibly be trying to convey

Bloody hell they are spoil sports with no sense of humour or taste. Seriously though when you've got Jimmy Wales who's basically a shonky bastard and then you've got a bunch of power tripping folks on it , and they are begging for cash. I hope it's replaced by something better. I think their whole notability criteria is a load of crap , space is cheap and if you combine all the information together it could actually be useful.

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BOFH: Radiating sincerity

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Tasmanian Desktop Users

I'm guessing it has something to do with the old aussie joke.

What's the difference between a Tasmanian and a Queenslander?

A Tasmanian has two heads , whilst a Qlder has one head + a scar on their shoulder.

Hmmm going to need to think up a title for myself when I form a company soon. BOFH is much more tempting than MD.

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