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13 posts • joined 30 Apr 2010

Mathematicians spark debate with 13 GB proof for Erdős problem

itsallcrap

This is the way it's going to go, isn't it?

Affordable computers are now getting to have the sort of power where writing a program to try things exhaustively is easier than trying to derive a proof analytically.

So who needs the actual proof any more? Makes more sense to peer-review the Python script that generated it...

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WTF is... IEEE 1905.1?

itsallcrap
Meh

Hy-fi?

Did they not foresee any confusion when choosing that name? Like, when it's being spoken aloud in reference to a home media set-up, for instance?

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Mobile gaming: battle of the gadgets

itsallcrap

I think you've got that wrong...

"It's not a case of when Vita and 3DS will encounter indomitable competition, but just how soon."

You know that's the same thing, right?

Also, why can't a have the 'badgers' sign any more? Tsch.

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Fedora 15: More than just a pretty interface

itsallcrap
Badgers

The trick is to type, you fools

If you're always insist on navigating your desktop with a mouse, you'll defiinitely find GNOME3 harder to use.

However, if you just tap the system key (the one with the Windows logo on it) and type what you want, it's frickin' glorious.

In many cases it will even match a rough idea of what you're after instead of the application's actual name - ie. type 'resolution' and it will return the Display settings program.

I like it, and it's really not that similar to a smartphone interface either - unless you insist on always going back to that big page with all the applications on it, which decidedly counts as Doing It Wrong.

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Google donates a billion cores to boffins

itsallcrap
Go

This pleases me

It's nice to know this sort of computing power is up for grabs if something really important requires it.

What would be utterly magnificent is if we could get an annual 'No Google Day', in which ALL their resources were pointed at something like World Community Grid for twenty-four hours.

I guess the businesses that rely on Google Docs and suchlike wouldn't be too pleased but... um, I dunno, make it on Christmas or something.

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Microsoft: 'No one cares about Google's dev cloud'

itsallcrap
Badgers

Well they're kind of right...

... but then again I don't care about MS's cloud ideas either.

My hard drive is faster than my Internet connection, you see.

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Happiness: Yours for £50k a year

itsallcrap
Grenade

Ah! Earning lots of money is a good thing. Gotcha.

I see, well now you've proved it scientifically I guess I'll try and get a high paid job.

Whereas before I read this I was considering becoming a tramp.

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Undead Commodore 64 comes back for Christmas

itsallcrap
Coffee/keyboard

It doesn't have enough keys.

Does that not strike anyone as a problem? If it's going to be a PC then the keyboard will need more keys than the C64.

So, um, it won't be a C64 replica.

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Intel debuts hella-zippy optical future

itsallcrap
Stop

I can cope with measuring storage capacity...

... using 'Library of Congress'es, but as soon as a significant number of people start measuring transfer rates in tweets per second I'm binning my computer and going to live in the woods.

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Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4

itsallcrap
FAIL

This is way broader than 'handedness'

They've made a phone that doesn't work properly if you put your hand over a particular part of it, and then have the cheek to tell us that doing so constitutes using it wrongly.

I'm left handed, but can quite happily use a phone with either hand. The point is, every other phone in existence, you CAN use with either hand.

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Google morphs Chrome OS into netbook thin client

itsallcrap
Badgers

I still don't trust it

Having just spent the whole morning and half the afternoon trying the restore network functionality through a load of switches that kept falling like dominoes, I'd say I'm not yet ready to be 100% reliant on an Internet connection.

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Ubuntu 10.04 triumphs over GRUB bug

itsallcrap
Grenade

What they need to fix...

... is the bug whereby installing it for dual-boot on a system that previously only had Windows causes grub to get the Windows partition number wrong, meaning you can't boot Windows until you edit the GRUB config file manually.

This has been the case for years and you wouldn't think it would be too hard to sort...

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