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* Posts by roselan

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Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes

roselan

Re: Call Scooby and the gang!

Nope, they are closing their finn's research center, laying all engineers off.

(finns sound quite angry about it).

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roselan

Re: I prefer Noddy

I somewhat aggree. Yet MS seems in such shambles after failures in search, mobile, and now desktop os, that a no-nonsense head, going for simple and clear objectives, should help the organisation.

I believe that's what the guy is trying to achieve.

The one OS to rule them all, I'm not sure it's the good way (too much compromise and inertia), but at least it is a way.

Also: Tramiel as role model, thanx for making my day :)

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What's inside AMD's life-support machine? A big pile o' PlayStation 4s and XBox Ones

roselan

Re: Unique

yet, intel is at the edge of the precipice.

They lose like 50 to 80$ for each mobile chip they sell if you trust their earning fillings.ARM cpu cost like 15$.

In the server world micro-google-book know for a while that custom chips for their massive operations is a win. (I can't tell if fpga or arm will win, but intel margins won't survive).

So, only the shrinking x86 market remains, and it can be wiped away by google, qualcomm, samsung, apple in a few years, if any of them really care.

AMD is a dent in this shrinking x86 market. Best thing AMD owns is it's x64 license. AMD tries to diversify (mac pro, game console, compute/hetero stuff). But in mobile, i can't see it compete against arm vendors, only it can become on of them.

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FORGOTTEN Bing responds to search index ECJ ruling: Hello? Remember us?

roselan

Re: Bing

wow, you got referrals from "google.co.fr"?

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Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

roselan

Re: Disposable passwords for disposable accounts

The main issue is when a website switches category, and you forget to upgrade the password.

Here is the politic I use my for passwords: Steal them from friends and co-workers. They are smarter than me, so their passwords must be excellent. It would a waste not to reuse them! (and they are surprisingly easy to remember!)

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UK mobile sales in the toilet: Down by FIVE MILLION this year

roselan

What? wait! STOP!!!

A reasonable analyst?

Something must be wrong! I will surely wake up soon...

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Microsoft ups OneDrive storage, slashes prices to match Google Drive

roselan

and as predicted, at IO google announced it will offer unlimited data with it 10$/month subs to docs/drive.

My guess is that is MS did hear of it and moved first to limit the google announce impact.

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Super-snoop bid: UK government hits panic button on EU data retention ruling

roselan

Why...

do I always think about her as "Theresa Umbridge"?

(and apparently I'm not the only one)

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FTC seeks DEFCON help to finger illegal robocallers

roselan

just get rid of your phone (the landline one at least). There are enough options, apps and spam lists on smartphones for this to be a non issue. At least for your regular register reader.

The question is how to secure your parents and grand parents phones..

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Microsoft 'Catapults' geriatric Moore's Law from CERTAIN DEATH

roselan

BOC LIC

Soooo

Big Out of order Core + Little In order Core + unified io (arm BIG.little)

AMD HSA

Intel phy

Nvidia cuda (kepler or whatever it is called now)

god knows what's google up to

and now MS fpga sauce

They all look quite similar to me.

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

roselan
Trollface

Re: He is giving a talk about mavern

"blokes still think of women as trophies; rather than partners who they love dearly and are proud of them for who they are."

Does that mean you favor men who want several women as partners?

Moreover, you express what *you* want in men, and assume that most "blokes still think of women of trophies". This is so degrading for men!

No, I'm not nagging. Or maybe just a bit ;)

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CERN: Build terabit networks or the Higgs gets it!

roselan

Re: Alternatively

You need to realise that 1 PB/s is 0.02% of what is detected. 99.8 or so % is discarded on detectors "boards" already, before it hits the first cable.

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How not to let your Oracle database spin out of control

roselan

yup, if someone find something useful or he didn't know for his daily work in these ads, there is a serious issue in his knowledge.

Real question, how do you manage 5000 databases? that's 5 millions indexes, or sql plans, 15 millions sessions, and 200 millions constraints. You don't want to manage that manually, or even with a croaking tool. You need to automate. Automate all what you can, and create strict procedures/api for the rest/future (to clone and move databases by example).

I see many organisations with dbas actively tuning/managing databases. But as pointed out by the article, this is not the way to go.

The issue is not that databases grow, it's that they multiply.

And that why you shall not, most importantly, and no matter how much it cries or begs, never, ever feed it with inserts after midnight. /

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

roselan

trolls will be trolls.

As if a bunch of their opinions in this little corner the@channel would define the future of a worldwide market...

When trolls are pitied, they must do something wrong. please try harder!

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So you reckon Nokia-wielding Microsoft can't beat off Apple?

roselan

Re: strange article

Meaningless maybe for you. I sell apps, not phones.

Well, actually, I give them away for free, but that's another story.

on percentage:

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2014/02/paging-mythbusters-again-did-microsofts-windows-phone-really-grow-more-in-2012-than-android-or-ios-h/comments/page/2/

It's no more trollish than MS PR.

MS need phones for 2 things:

- Not to be seen as a pure patent troll when they sue/negotiate license fees.

- Have things that actually make use of their (financially) fast deprecating cloud.

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roselan

strange article

Two points stands wonky.

1. xbox one coolness shall be leveraged for nokia phones.

To what i know xbox still looses money, it's coolness is debatable. And most customers don't care about it (out of the US at least). Finally, a xbox phone doesn't need Nokia at all.

2. " however people get horribly religious about OSes and having the Google interloper in the Microsoft camp will never work".

This is a direct contradiction with what was said a few paragraphs earlier (People don't care much about technology). Imho, CheesyTheClown nailed it perfectly: A channel phone would kill it. Only in emerging markets nokia has the lead, but this can change fast.

Meanwhile, net usage still show ms mobile os hovering at 1%. I have a feeling Nokia is the new Moto.

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How to tune your Oracle database's performance

roselan
Devil

Re: Tuning Pack

There is a shitload of features in oracle. Each version brings it's own layer, and it's own bag of issues. Triggers overhead, buffer groups, result cache latches, sql plan management hidden plans (and defaults), compilation level messing error lines, hprofiler inconsistent results, FAQ (fracking advanced queuing) etc.

The cost based optimizer first aim, based on histograms, was to address skewed data. But even now it's wonky when data is extremely skewed, or when bind peeking is used. or involves date columns, or etc. It can be argued it's a design issue. As well, oracle can't seem to understand alone that data spread among blocks is critical to throughput.

And yet sqlplus still doesn't support unicode chars, there is no tool to spread a query on 10 or 100 db and aggregate the result, sql developer is a nightmare. Editions are heavy. And I forget a truck of bothering stuff, or two.

Then we can discuss spin gets counted as "on cpu" when oracle invoice their thing as "per cpu".

But the main performance issue is usage. Most databases, sadly, do both oltp and olap. The first require response time, the second throughput. And both requirements are mutually exclusive.

Funilly enough, the same debate happens at cpu level, and that's why there are things like hsa, phy, BIG.little, denver/kepler (not sure about nvidia), BOC/lic.

In the database world this result in stuff like storm/hadoop and other multi-tier db configurations. When you know what data *really* needs acid transactions, you can design a database that is *real* fast. Things like cc payments are done through a webservice, and programatically. I have yet to see dmbs_xa used for that kind of stuff, so you lose db "acidity" anyway. But even if you know the overhead of logs, locks, writes and "vertical reads" (group by), there is no way way to implement these design concepts in a traditional rdbms.

To split workloads with oracle, there is no easy solution. Read only standby database works unless you use mv or temp tables, dblinks unless you have blobs, and don't touch goldengate with a yard stick.

I didn't have the chance to play with 12c/rac yet, but my guess is that it comes with it's lot of undocumented features (looking at it's architecture chart did frighten me. As much as parallel execute explain plan).

Point is, it's doesn't work well out of the box, and even when everything is set up and monitored, it's still full of surprises. And most programmers people don't know jack about the sql world, they are lost when they have to open that box and look into it.

Alternatives don't seem mature (the full immutable/in_memory "newsql" pack) or require such paradigm change that migration (not of data, but minds) is impossible, despise the cost advantage that can soon reach millions, per year. And I'm sure traditional competitors have an even bigger sum of bodies in the closet.

/rant

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Stephen Hawking: The creation of true AI could be the 'greatest event in human history'

roselan
Paris Hilton

like a bird

I can't help to draw an analogy with another one. A plane is not a bird, but inspired by them. They don't look much like bird but use the same principle, and they serve a purpose.

AI, in my humble opinion, will follow the same principle. It's food is money. They will dedicate time and energy to get more of it. Finance and google algorithms need human help for implementation, for now. It's only a question of time before it can be automated.

Actually most promising sectors are most formalized and data intensive ones. The thrive in big data (cern, telescope output), finance, and surprisingly, search. They need a nice highway.

I don't know for the far future. In more immediate terms, I see two possibilities.

First one is bug solving. Teach an AI to program, read a bug list, and to say "this is not a bug, but a feature". Next gen AI should be able to read "how do i cancel an order", look in the code, and come up with a to do list. Or program it. That might mean asking someone about the conditions and rights necessary.

Next one is the social one. Virtual "friends". Youth defines themselves by their number of friend on facebook (or whatever snapvine these days). Facebook can create fake people, or even stars, that befriend the socially challenged ones, so that they feel better. They will post trendy updates, and like random stuff.

True AI, a dreamer one. What's the purpose of it? I mean once we are freed of our grudgingly tiresome work, and that even our best friend for ever is an AI, what's our purpose?

I'll believe in a true AI when they laugh at dick jokes. There is no purpose, like this post actually.

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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
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"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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