* Posts by Flaco Dude

20 posts • joined 6 May 2009

Apple blocks Java on the Mac over security concerns

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XProtect and Processing

so Apple is killing my Processing? or is it? http://processing.org/

Intel pushes Atom-fueled storage for homes, SMB

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Headmaster

Re: Field of dreams

4x4TB=16TB, e.g. HGST IDK Deskstar 4 TB Internal hard drive Serial ATA-600 3.5" 7200 rpm H3IK40003272SP

PostgreSQL revs to 9.1, aims for enterprise

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exactly

MySQL still doesn't support transactions and is not ACID compliant. you have to graft some other thing onto it. this short video explains...

http://nosql.mypopescu.com/post/1085685966/mysql-is-not-acid-compliant

Apple unveils 'World's First Thunderbolt Display'

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Headmaster

HDMI this

Jobs don't do HDMI bro.

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Headmaster

better-than-eSata speeds?

Is that parroted marketing or measurement? 1% better or what? Under High-Speed I/O Performance Apple says 10 Gbps (but of course that's just theoretical), but if you scroll down you can see Apple's table for Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt Performance, and notice that it omits eSata and ExpressCard/34 from comparison and instead chooses the lowly FireWire 800 [A].

MacWorld measured 2GB writes between 161.8 to 215.6 MB/s with a Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt under RAID 0 and between 160.1 to 210.5 MB/s under RAID 5. For 2GB reads, the figures were between 133.5 to 178.6 MB/s under RAID 0 and between 160.1 to 183.5 MB/s under RAID 5 [B].

What would a SATA "6 Gbps" ExpressCard do with a eSATA III drive? I don't know, but hopefully you get the point.

The future looks great though and it is a nice edition to hardware ecology.

[A] http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/

[B] http://www.macworld.com/article/161139/2011/07/thunderbolttests.html

Ten... pocket compact cameras

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Nikon S9100

Just picked up a Nikon Coolpix S9100 with 1080p video, mini-HDMI out, 18x optical zoom, for £169. Waiting for the 45MB/sec SDHC 32GB memory (£67) to arrive today.

Email compromised at Epsilon

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Ameriprise & Barclays hit too

financial planning FAIL -- http://ameriprise.com

credit card FAIL -- http://BarclaycardUS.com

Second explosion rocks Japanese nuke plant

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H2 + O

the water, H2O broke into pieces...

WikiLeaks dubs Amazon 'The Cowardly Liar'

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Headmaster

the work of federal employees of the USA

"Any work created by a U.S. government employee or officer is in the public domain, provided that the work is created in that person's official capacity." [*]

Note that the "U.S." refers to the United States of America, not the United States of Mexico.

See also 17 U.S.C. § 101.

[*] http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter8/8-a.html

Berners-Lee: Facebook 'threatens' web future

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not really

the Internet was designed without the security, so now Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for not fixing it? hogwash. it may be decades before the castles are not ultimately made on sand. think about it.

Apple signs Xserve death warrant

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an assemblage -- remember they borged other companies

apparently Brocade switches, IBM Data Domain, IBM HACMP, IBM HAGEO, IBM NetApp, IBM/AIX, Linux, MacOS X, Oracle DataGuard, Oracle RealApplication Clusters, Qlogic switches, SUN/Solaris, Teradata kit, Veritas Cluster Server, et cetera.

How to stop Apple and Google's great web lockdown

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there's at least one incorrect assertion in the article

Quoting: "Not only this, but there are clear signs that Google has intentionally avoided standards-based Java for its own Dalvik interpretation in order to ensure that Android apps remain firmly entrenched on Android. Google has played the openness card, but perhaps isn't the Saint Stallman it sometimes portrays itself to be."

Incorrect. The Dalvík VM was chosen to avoid stack overhead of the JVM for tight memory situations, and no Java bytecode at the end means less legal headaches too, as it's Apache License version 2.0 -- see http://www.betaversion.org/~stefano/linotype/news/110/

What Adobe could learn from The Flying Wallendas

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Core Wars

Harkens me back to A. K. Dewdney's Core Wars from the 1980s... See also http://www.koth.org/info/akdewdney/First.htm

Brits unleash world's hottest chilli pepper

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Headmaster

quick calc

Whoa -- one drop of that stuff needs to be diluted with over 58 liters... !?!

~ ( 1176182 / 20 / 1000 )

US Senator wants Internet seizure rights

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FAIL

Joe Lieberman is an Internet idiot (eom)

I repeat, Joe Lieberman is an Internet idiot (eom).

Madoff geeks charged for writing book-cooking code

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Paris Hilton

Wall Street Journal reports Madoff beatdown

some judo dude powned Madoff -- "broken nose, fractured ribs and cuts to his head and face"

Google co-founder: Maybe we'll stay in China after all

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Headmaster

Re: Why China

If Saudi Arabia was close to dethroning Japan as the #2 economy in the world, insofar as nominal GDP, I'm sure we would hear more drumbeats. Just wait until the Yankees find out there's no more credit at "Mr. Liquor"... WOO-WOO!!

[Just in] US-UK special relationship is getting rocky, now that court papers are coming out. Yankee cafeterias will be serving Freedom Muffins soon.

Hackers root Motorola Droid

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Big Brother

CAPPED?!

Capped?! By Jove, my Droid has unlimited Internet from Verizon. But not sure why anyone would buy a $19.95 monthly "texting" package when the Internet connection is unlimited 3G. <EOT>

Police drop case against admin over animal rights comments

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Big Brother

they don't like independent media period

Here's a clue from the other side of the pond from the DCI:

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." - William Colby, Director of Central Intelligence, 1973-1976, as quoted by Dave Mcgowan in Derailing Democracy.

Victoria Principal 'pulled pistol' on maid

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Paris Hilton

Cut her some slack...

Cut her some slack, she's obviously not the same since the emotional breakup with SIr Andy Gibb.

At least she isn't playing beer pong!

And if you're MySpace name is "Fat Dude", don't ever say "Shoot me! Shoot me! You guys ain't got the balls!" to some dude with a .40 caliber handgun.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/44344887.html

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