* Posts by Daniel Pfeiffer

4 posts • joined 10 Jun 2012

Google and IBM square off in Schrodinger’s catfight over quantum supremacy

Daniel Pfeiffer

Aren't quantum computers ideally suited to generate random numbers anyway? Just turn off the cooling and don't implement error correction. So what's the news here?

Cloudflare buys browser isolation biz S2 Systems in bid to realize Sun's network computing vision at long last

Daniel Pfeiffer

Which is hard on videos that render directly on the graphics card bypassing the X-protocol & remote capabilities. Same goes for vids in the browser, so at least that part needs a different solution. Either video streaming or passing the <video> tag to the browser after all. The latter maintains the risk of exploitable decoder bugs.

Dropbox would rather write code twice than try to make C++ work on both iOS and Android

Daniel Pfeiffer

Kotlin/Native targets iPhone

https://kotlinlang.org/docs/reference/native-overview.html says:

Kotlin/Native is primarily designed to allow compilation for platforms where virtual machines are not desirable or possible, for example, embedded devices or iOS.

the compiler creates: an Apple framework for Swift and Objective-C projects

It's currently in Beta stage.

Samsung 'to launch Galaxy S III in US', snubs Apple's ban bid

Daniel Pfeiffer

Apple's patent is void, Perl is Prior Art

The idea of extracting anything interesting out of a text goes back to Larry Wall (who in turn was inspired by various Unix tools, as well as by Kleene's theory of 1950, implemented by Thompson in the 60ies).

The elegant regular expressions which Wall created for Perl in 1988, do in Apple's patent with a trivial /(0\d+[-.\/ \d]+\d+)/ — if you want to recognize area codes in parenthesas, add just a little more, no rocket science!


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