* Posts by rciafardone

141 posts • joined 11 Nov 2009

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

rciafardone

Re: Not just his films but his TV series as well!

Mmm. i assume you Brits mean SEASON when you say SERIES. Whats your word for series? Show?

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Re: Fringe

Dont fell bad about it, that's the way of stupid people, you have to tell them everything.

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Trials of 'Iron Man' military exoskeleton due in June

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Re: Another case of bullshit from the military?

That last line got you +5 on your nerd cred from me.

People always seam to forget about "heat"... always

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NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

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Coat

Re: Solution

Manning had a permanet job... so no, not solved.

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Beam me up? Not in the life of this universe

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FAIL

Re: Compression / healing

Dude, that only works on the same physical drive.

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Coat

Re: Compression / healing

PNG would solve that...

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Kiwis consider new spy laws in wake of Dotcom debacle

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Coat

Re: It's pretty obvious...

Your irony radar is broken. Fix it soon.

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Peak Apple: First 'profit slip' in a decade - and, boy, it's gonna be BIG

rciafardone
Meh

The whole article in the last paragraph

The core idea is in the last paragraph. Nothing more nothing less, just natural rebalance.

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Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

rciafardone
FAIL

You silly boy...

Any artificial increase in price will almost automatically generate a black market that will totally blast your perceived benefits. Making it "obscure" by eliminating advertising will make it "cooler" for kids... you know because kids love things that are "banned". Tobacco consumption is going down in the west, not because of banning, but for the actual education of general population about the damage that it causes.

Education is the answer, not laws.

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How to destroy a brand-new Samsung laptop: Boot Linux on it

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Pint

Re: @peter storm

I loved my Fiat Uno, and then i had a Fiat Palio and was also great. I now have a Renault Megane and i am more than satisfied (11 years old and no mayor repair job, just maintenance).

Beer cause there is no icon for wine which i prefer too.

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The amazing magical LED: Has it really been fifty years already?

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Headmaster

AN vs A ... Correct use

My English is a little fuzzy right now, but shouldn't it be "A LED" instead of "AN LED" since its preceding a word starting in consonant and not vowel. This is the kind of error that should not be. EVER.

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Google ordered to censor 'torrent', 'megaupload' and more words

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Boffin

Useless but...

It creates an awfully dangerous precedent. If the court considers legal to ban this there is no way to evaluate what else could be banned in the future. Who the hell brought this to court in the first place?

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Boffins cram binary data into living cells' DNA

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FAIL

DNA is Binary.

There are only 2 values in DNA...

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Boffins bone up on rover skills as Curiosity speeds to Mars

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WTF?

Re: Science wins again

What...?

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'Attitudes to robot sex will change'

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Paris Hilton

Re: Android sex?

The sad part is on the fact that you were able to introduce anything in there...

Paris cause she has no space fitting problem....

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Life on Mars found – in 1976

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Boffin

Re: darned unfortunate

+10 points on your nerd credential for the Verne reference.

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iPhone fanbois enraged by Instagram's Android triumph

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Trollface

Re: iPhone users <> Apple fanbois

Whatever.. C RULES!!!

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Galaxy is teeming with homeless planets

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Mushroom

No reference to Flash Gordon???

Mongo is coming...

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HUD's up! Ubuntu creates menu-free GUI

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Coat

I am frozen on 10.10

nuff said

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NASA shuts off Voyager 1's central heating

rciafardone

mmm... Not quite

Uptime is not a good or bad indicator, and in the case of linux boxes updating does not need rebooting in 99.99% of the cases (i would say 100% but i am sure that some update somewhere someday may need it).

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Argentina stakes online claim on Falklands

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Coat

Those island were never under Argentinean control.

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Massive study concludes: 'Global warming is real'

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Boffin

I am a skeptic... but not of that.

Ok , so Earth is getting warmer, now where in this study is the evidence that is a man made effect? ! thing is constant on climate, that it changes constantly. I remain skeptic...

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Ubuntu One client now available for Windows

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Alert

@Robert E A Harvey

What do you mean you can not stop paying?

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Dennis Ritchie: The C man who booted Unix

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Meh

Stallman is crazy...

But for some reason i like him. i think we need a crazy bastard like him to counter the weight of the crazy bastards at the other side. DMR was in the middle, not because he compromised.. but because wasn't crazy.

RIP DMR

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rciafardone
Boffin

No

Most stuff made with c don't even run on windows, or even have an interface for that matter. people seam to forget that almost everything with a chip also has some programming done and burned in a ROM somewhere, and C is the most common language to write that stuff. C is #2 on TIOBE but i wonder if a more specific count would be done on these small gadget if it would not jump to # 1 by a whole order of magnitude.

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Future wars will be over water not fuel, warns Intel sage

rciafardone
Boffin

You don't need to bring sweet water from other continents, Jut create a salt water pipeline that uses solar energy to evaporate part of it. the pure water can be then collected and served to the local population. It is a complex and large system, but perfectly feasible with current tech, heck you could do it with 1700 tech, but clear plastic is better that glass, or so i think.

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rciafardone
Boffin

i know you are probably jocking but...

Gravity is indeed proportional to the mass of an object. The question is where are the "gravity waves" that cause stuff to be sticky at a distance. Nothing we know of can "disrupt" or alter the gravitational influence. Gravity is weird, is the only force that is only attractive. Tho i would not be surprised is the repulsive force that is supposed to be accelerating the expansion of the universe is gravity's unknown repulsive counterpart.

Anti-gravity... now that's a cool concept.

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rciafardone
Coat

i wonder...

is there anything in the middle east that people DON'T fight for?

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rciafardone
Coat

i think you didnt read...

The part about pipelines...

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Coat

... not to mention those untouchable screens

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Pay Jobs due respect - by crushing the empire he created

rciafardone
Mushroom

I call BS in your definition of UPTIME

IF you are not talking about a single machine that has been up and running the same system sis 1983 then that date is irrelevant.

read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptime

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rciafardone
Linux

"Do the evolution Baby"

I am a Ubuntu user. I tried other linux distros but after a couple of days i was installing WIndowse back, because well... i was young and i wanted to play games, dual buttting was anoying. I wanted a system to do all. Nowadays games are way below my scale, and ubuntu has all the tools i need for my daily work so...

Anyway Windows and MS impact cant be denied, is a simple system that made computers easy for most people at a good price. Does it act as a predator devouring anything that puts itself in its way? Yes. But as any biologist will tell you predators are good for the prey (as a species of course, not the sucker who got served as dinner).

The sick, the old, the stupid and the "unfit" feed the beast and push evolution forward Mac barely survived until it brake away and created (literally) their own ecosystem. Linux is stronger than ever, fragmentation is not bad, is good, is the fucking core element of open systems. People don't use it more ether because they don't know it or don't need it (because the apps they use are not in Linux). I use Ubuntu cause i like it, and it works for me, other use Debian, Mint, freaking ratPoison, cause it is what is works for them.

If tomorrow Ubuntu fails to deliver (as 11.04 is hinting at, I am still on 10.10 thank you very much). I will go back to Windows or try other distro, Mac is out of the question, it simply not my stile... for now.

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Exactly. Canonical embraces open in its true sense. Dogmatically enforcing a style (even your own) is not "open".

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

rciafardone
FAIL

You fail at Internet... FOREVER

Do you know the last time i took the site extension into account? Never. Heck unless i am looking to buy something i don't even care about the language. The internet is about connection on a WORLD level, it should not matter if you are in USA, Italy, UK, Venezuela or freaking Somalia.

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Crazy pot smokers get high on wireless power

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Mushroom

Where are the greens were it really matters?

Considering that there are campaigns everywhere to save energy by doing "small" things like unplugging the cell phone charger when not in use, how come no one is screaming like crazy for this?

The waste of energy in this wireless devices is obscene.

What i mean is: FU environmental charlatans ... u don't know jack.

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Logitech fined for bogus bug-busting keyboard ad

rciafardone
Trollface

Ahh a mexican. Como estas?

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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New York drops $400m to lure next-gen wafer bakers

rciafardone
Pint

Well we get 95ºF everyday.. on averrage

I live in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Here the average is 35ºC (95ºF) EVERY FREAKING DAY. 30ºC is a "cool" day. From time to time we hit 40~45ºC, and then we complain that is hot... but nobody dies for it. Of curse everyone has an air conditioner (even poorer ones).

A beer so you can refresh yourselves.

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Microsoft cloud evaporated by one busted file

rciafardone
Pint

BINGO!!!

nuff said.

The beer is on me.

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rciafardone
Boffin

Well, not exactly.

Not to defend MS, God's forbit, but as i read it, it seams to say that the configuration file itself was OK, problem was that somehow it got corrupted on transition, and the thingy responsible for taking care of such situations failed miserably too.

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NASA unveils its chosen Shuttle successor

rciafardone
Pint

I buy a drink...

just cause i want to forget...

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British warming to NUKES after Fukushima meltdown

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WTF?

Yea...

And there is more gold dissolved in the sea water than in fort Knox... is a matter of density, water has probably killed more people that all wars combined... lets ban that :D.

Nuclear power is a dead end just like oil, and incredibly scarce and messy to boot. Wind is unreliable. A Solar/hydrogen system is the best bet. Use solar energy to produce hydrogen and accumulate it then, use it as fuel. This eliminates the variability factor once stock of hydrogen have been filled. Plus we are not even close to the max amount of energy we can get for every cm2 of panel.

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Amazon solves wait-at-home-for-deliveries problem

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Coat

And so the circle is complete...

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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No pain, some gain: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot examined

rciafardone
Meh

I plan to stay on 10.10...

Ubuntu 10.10 does everything i need right now. Only if i change my machine i would consider to change the OS. I usually lag behind 2 releases to make sure all mayor pains are already purged out and forums are filled with solutions to the minor tweaks.

You can always change Ubuntu, or any other distro of Linux to your liking. I don't care if synaptic is faced out of the main install, i will install it anyway. They can default anything they like as long as they don't PREVENT later customization. That is what makes Linux so superior to Mac or Windows (there are like dozens of reasons buts that's the one that fits this discussion :P)

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China mulls further social-network controls

rciafardone
Boffin

Actually...

It is much more likely that middle east is the actual source of inspiration. Not that the "reds" need anything external to trigger their media control zealousness. Remember that China is a country with 1 single party, everyone's else political views are filtered trough it or squashed.

Communism isn't nice with people... that's why they put the word up there in their name.

People's Republic of China... Orwell would be proud.

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Sweden rolls out invisible infrared tank

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Coat

That is so cool...

letters... there you go now it contains it.

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Wikileaked cable: AFACT was MPAA’s cat’s-paw

rciafardone
Mushroom

Bastards...

Just that, bastards...

Foul cowering snakes trying to hide their stinky poisonous tracks.

Industry change is inevitable, they r only delaying a ship that has already sailed.

Nuke them from orbit i say... only way to be sure.

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Supercomputer and superboffins spot rare baby supernova

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Thumb Up

IDEM

idem again

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ISS 'naut shoots first ever 3D footage in space

rciafardone
Coat

and why the hell not?

nuff said

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Chinese giant figures to muscle into UK mobe market

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Coat

Yep...LG whole lot better than Golden Star.... :p

Nothing goes here.

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Mag bitchslapped in Duchess Kate digi-slimming case

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Coat

mmm...

Do i detect sarcasm? Nah, brits dont even know what that means...

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