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WTF is … the multiverse?

roselan
Paris Hilton

Re: Multiverse needed

The planet we stand on is of the right size, with right elements, on the right spot, around a stable non binary star, in a quiet part of a galaxy that didn't collide with another for billions of years. Add the moon creation event, the migrating planet cleaning the solar system of much of it's asteroid and comets (after the brought water in), and so on.

This quite random, and supposedly rare, combination of conditions happens to be able to sustain life.

As well, according to multiverse/bubbleverse theories, we live in some instance that just happens, by chance, to be able to sustain matter and energy (and by this way life as we know it) for long enough time.

I think the analogy is quite apt, but it's hard to tell if it's right.

Paris, because it's how I feel in this theoretical universe.

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Beastie Boys settle with toy maker over Girls copyright dispute

roselan

Re: Who sued who?

so one lawyer firm persuaded goldiebox to sue, and another lawyer firm persuaded the beastie boys to counter-sue.

A settlement is /sabotage

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Brussels' antitrust boss not budging on planned Google competition deal

roselan

Re: lets see..

(hint - it's yahoo on linux mint)

not that 0.72% market shares maters thou.

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Beware Greeks bearing lists: Bank-raiding nasty Zeus smuggles attack orders in JPEGs

roselan

trojanception recipe

1. embed the malware code in an image of a trojan horse

2. ...

3. profit

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Retiring greybeards force firms to retrain Java, .NET bods as mainframe sysadmins

roselan
Trollface

upgrade to XP already!

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

roselan

meamwhile... xp growth beats windows 8

At least according to netmarketshare, which can't be said to be anti ms to what I understand.

Of course this is a ripple in the downward trend of xp, but still, it's telling... (xp usage is 5 times higher than win 8).

Now we hear Nokia will do an amazon and release an android phone. Linux and chromeOs are free, OEM get paid for android (they receive part of google stores revenue). OSes are free like browsers now. For enterprise web apps becomes the norm. Services are king.

It wouldn't surprise me if, in a few years, android or chromOs *hardware* is given for free, embedded with the ISP router, tv, nas, or even chromeboxes.

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Google's revamped JavaScript engine cures Chrome's stutters

roselan
Pint

Not the first

Mozilla xMonkey do the same, more or less (post AOT compilaction for hot code), there is a blog post about it. It's to fridayly for me to bother to find it.

Oh well, http://blog.mozilla.org/luke/2014/01/14/asm-js-aot-compilation-and-startup-performance/

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It's a scientific FACT: Online comment trolls are SADISTS

roselan
Linux

What about masochist trolls?

minorities even in a minority report.

You know, the whining, crying & WTFing trolls. An annoying bunch, but at least they find support in LGBT (Linux gnu beers & trolls)

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roselan

Re: Troll types

orcs killed the trolls

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Google Research: Three things that MUST BE DONE to save the data center of the future

roselan

little data, big time, macroseconds and the evil 99%...

That's more what I work with. Google infra is my pirrelli calendar.

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

roselan
Pint

ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM!

Nuff said ;)

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

roselan

In 10 years

We will still call it metro.

...

or maybe os/3.

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YouTube co-founder either HATES Google+ or his vid account just got HACKED

roselan
FAIL

fun fact: igoogle is still on par with google+ on google trends.

And now that.

Google is really becoming the new microsoft :(

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Amazon lashes Nvidia's GRID GPU to its cloud: But can it run Crysis?

roselan

Re: What's it for?

rendering.

Archicad users would love that, trust me. Even on some today's monster, some rendering take hours. And that's without the fanciest effects (raytracing etc). But architects need to render something 2 or 3 time a year only. They would be happy to be off spending 6k on a computer that works only when it decides to, or some handy geek is around.

Adobe could use it for it's cloud too, or even as option in poser/gimp/pixlr/etc.

That's the main potential usage I see at least.

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Do+ you+ use+ Google+? Seemingly+ you+ DO+

roselan

Re: Please+ tell+ me+

I+ hate+ it+ too+, yet+ i+ love+ el+ reg+ for+ doing+ it+

And+ when+ Google+ buys+ yahoo! the! minus! sign! can! be! used!

indded: !+ = -

So- this- is- the- future- of- google-

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Microsoft sold out of Surface tablets in the UK... YEP, all 2,000 units

roselan

You know MS stopped paying money for nice posts about RT, right?

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Microsoft comes through on Oracle cloud partnership

roselan

> select azure from microsoft union select 12c from oracle;

> PLS-00753

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Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

roselan

"Oracle – a company whose motivations are unclear"

Oh, Oracle motivations are VERY clear:

money, money, MONEY!

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A woman in IT is like a dog who speaks: Rare. A woman in IT security?

roselan
Holmes

A WOMAN IN IT SECURITY...

is like an animted gif on el reg: unique!

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Watch out, Nokia: Global mobile phone sales slowing

roselan
Holmes

Everybody here that wanted, or needed a smartphone got a decent one now.

Also, the increase in specs has been so spectacular in the last 6 months (screen size and resolution, project butter, new cpus), that people wonder if the trend will stop soon, and won't mind waiting a bit to get even better, I guess.

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Windows 8 'sales' barely half as good as Microsoft claims

roselan
Angel

mandatory xkcd

http://xkcd.com/419/

'nough said

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Windows 8 has put the world's PC market to sleep - IDC

roselan

Re: gamers moving to xbox and ps3?

actually, it's the other way around. Gamers are coming back to PC in throves.

PC gaming is flourishing again for a number of reasons (esport, waaaays better graphics, cheap games, mods, etc)

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roselan

A cheap phone/tablet plays videos and surf the web smother than some mid range laptop at the same resolution. Plus it has no start time, no virus, no update, no recovery, doesn't crash each day, etc.

what did you expect?

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Operators look on in horror as Facebook takes mobe users Home

roselan
Trollface

I guess it would work for me!

As I have no facebook account, the interface might be quite sleek :)

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Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

roselan
Thumb Down

A monopoly with like 40% market share, that's a new thing. a blinkopoly?

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BitTorrent opens kimono, gets out one-to-many streaming tool

roselan
Pint

I did not dive into details yet, but if it follows ip usual hoops routing, ISP will be happy.

If a bunch of end users get their stream from a mini-broadcaster inside an ISP network, and not from the original source outside it, the isp will pay less for interconnection.

But of course, if the thing works so well that the total traffic explodes x10, we may feel it on our monthly invoice.

I wonder how the protocol works with "pause" and peer disconnections. Buffers management must be fun :) I have to read the real thing (damn customer stupidwall).

beer coz it's time!

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Microsoft Surface Pro sales CANNIBALIZING Surface RT

roselan
Unhappy

Re: This is a Microsoft employee blogging phenomenon

But at least the Chinese army seems to be out of MS payroll for now.

and meanwhile, I mourn minimsft blog death.

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Seattle drinking den bans Google Glass geeks

roselan
Angel

Re: Or... more likely ...

I had to double check that you ain't Eadon...

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roselan
Thumb Up

"one privacy-conscious tippler wrote... on Facebook. "

just epic.

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Dear Facebook: I heard the news today, oh boy

roselan

Re: Funny

For me it's exactly like windows (I use linux). I should be too old to enjoy these punny ranting, yet their pathetic struggles bring smile to my cranky face. It's my secret sin.

I have no real grip with facebook, I had an account I visited once per year, which is now deleted. No big deal there. I guess I don't like it because it propels a bad side out of people, their vacuity and vanity.

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roselan
Devil

Re: Ponzi...

and downvote here if you have one :))

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Strategic SIEGE ROBOTS defeated by 'heavily intoxicated' man, 62

roselan
Pint

Re: Sense of déjà vu for a déjà vu

never gets old, or new, or whaever...

http://xkcd.com/419/

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Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youth

roselan
Happy

I love this kind artcile

thank you.

And I can't help to draw parallels with today situation.

In my youth. I thought token ring was better, because it was more organized and fair (to the clients). And that coax thing. Oh boy!

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Facebook shoves biz pal Microsoft aside, unzips new Graph Search

roselan
Paris Hilton

Re: What could possibly go wrong?

don't worry, the future looks bleak for the past ten thousands years...

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Microsoft tries to sell home Office users on subscription pricing

roselan

Re: Microsoft copying Google YET AGAIN @eadon

I'm quite curious to know what kind of company/sector absolutely requires ms office, and demand that you buy it.

Except a job at Microsoft of course...

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

roselan
FAIL

Re: @ Tom 35

so, at the end, the tax is paid by the customer.

It means that this tax subsidize other sectors. By example, traditional media, up 1-2b, very close to the government.

More than distorting fair competition or at best helping local industries, this shows off, once more, the deep and weaved level of corruption in the french government.

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EU-wide mega-Leveson 'needed' to silence Press, bloggers

roselan
Big Brother

Welcome to Soviet Europe!

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Web is turning us into kid-ults with no 'private identities' - report

roselan

paradox

I can't help but wonder why software engineers, who build these social systems, are among the less likely to use them.

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EU antitrust chief growls at Google, hopes to avoid sanctions

roselan
Pint

Re: Search results

do you know guys you are google cookies?

try searching in "incognito mode" or after cleaning your browser, and you will get different results...

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Mint Linux gifts Unity haters with 'Nadia' ... plus her Mate

roselan

Re: Have to agree

as I did the switch recently too. My most troubles was to understand "linux update", the little shield in the bottom right, and "programs" (synaptic). the frontier between the two is blurry. Apart that I seldom lost time with mint, the occasional "where's that setting? how do I do that'?"

As it's new and fresh, you will want to play with it and install strange stuff. But beware, it's not because it's linux it's unbreakable, personally I got some funny version of "Kinnamon" after trying to install the kde file manager.

For me the best update from nadia is the ability to thin the panel bar. Nothing can beat even more empty space on your desktop.

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

roselan
Happy

Re: Applications?

pop corn gun !!!

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Apple, Microsoft reveal their Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

roselan
Holmes

official now

Lots of people did suspect this sort of deal existed.

The real question is why trade commissions/authorities didn't investigate this possible breach of competition and antitrust laws until now.

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Microsoft: It's not Metro, it's Windows 8

roselan
Trollface

I will continue to use metro like, I guess, most of us.

I won't say they dropped the only thing about metro that was cool, but how ironical and sweet that only MS can't use it now. metro metro METROOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

As I want to be constructive tonight, I propose the name "Clear Rectangular Application Pad" ^^

don't bother, I'm out ;)

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‘Cash for comment’ journos, bloggers under spotlight in Oracle-v-Google

roselan

Re: Hahahahaha..

you meant windows 8, right?

oh wait...

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roselan
FAIL

noob judge

Bloggers are paid through layers of advertisement companies.

They can just say "i paid for ads".

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France's biggest Apple reseller shuts up shop

roselan

a bit sad

These were the true apple fans that kept shop open 10 years ago, when apple was in real dire streets. Their success inspired apple shops.

I remember these shops, they tried to make it cozy with colorful lounges, and were quite friendly and passionate. I never was an apple customer (until the first iPhone), but I was thinking these guys were as crazy as courageous to stick with apple back then. They were seeing light where no one was. (I don't speak about this company in particular, but all little apple re-sellers around Europe).

Business is no charity, but I think apple was quite ruthless there.

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Valve: Games run FASTER on Linux than Windows

roselan
Devil

I don't know if gabe claim is true (opengl 15% than d3d), but I won't be surprised. (opengl is more advanced than d3d, but more complex).

But, knowing Microsoft, I won't be surprised if opengl is slower on windows only because MS does "unoptimize" opengl on their OS. They did it to twart competition that way several times over history. (to win the words/spreadsheets market, the browser market, mails, etc).

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Opera updated following unexplained Outlook.com lockout

roselan
Paris Hilton

couldn't attach file on chrome either.

MS being playful, it's kinda cute actually.

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Microsoft promises Metro developers 'fame and fortune'

roselan
Holmes

astroturfing land or not?

I have to admit I can't read a pro 8 comment without wondering "astroturfing or not?". Here the phenomenon is quite contained, but on other tech news sites it's quite impressive.

As independent developer, I meet several CTI, IT specialists, Sysadmins, they are unanimous against win 8. Lot's of IT people dislike MS for years, but they could live with it. 8 seems to cristalyze their resentment. However, that doesn't explain everything.

When I (remotely) showed win 8 to some "normal" users, the experience wasn't far from "joe" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU&feature=related), except my guinea pigs got angry and frustrated real fast. None of them lasted this torture more than a minute. (they were traders, accountants, secretary, pr people, clerks, and even a CEO).

Now, every article linked to win 8 turns into a flames war. Even Vista didn't not generate such resentment to what I recall. That's why I can't help but wonder manically about the win 8 pro comments. Are they genuine windows defenders (pun intended), or corrupted.

I know pro blogging is hard these days, and that any extra revenue is a nice to have. But it's all suspicion, there no *proof*. A well made professional inquiry on that would be nice. Tech sites won't complain about it, it generates page view and so revenues. So I guess we will have to keep guessing...

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Nokia: There will be NO smartphone division selloff to Microsoft

roselan
Coat

will be quite fun if another company (who said google) jumps in and grab the falling fruit before m$.

I mean Ellop might be CEO, but he is no owner or board. I guess the board, if they have more than one brain cell collectively, should feel quite fworded by m$/Ellop.

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