* Posts by dexen

5 posts • joined 26 Jan 2009

Boffins invent automatic net-hookup roboffinry machines

dexen
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The worst that can happen to us

The worst that can happen to us is some leader, scarred about the sapient machines, pitching `starting anew' as a safer option and dumping all our technology into some sun.

Geo-located malware appears over the horizon

dexen
Paris Hilton

Slightly off-topic

Adobe claims over 90% market penetration of its Flash Player, right? Yet it's so easy to trick people into installing Flash Player those days. Makes me wonder, if it really is over 90% machines with Player installed? Or is it much less, causing people install it again and again.

Paris, cause she'd get higher click-through rate than any 'splosion, atomic or otherwise.

Microsoft boffins devise 'secure' Gazelle browser

dexen
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Friggin great

Just imagine it: a browser -- fully blown OS, runing on top of Windows, which in turns run in a virtual machine on top of a host OS.

Oh, the flexibility, the security and the ease of management.

Next thing you know, you will be running an AJAX `OS' in that new fancy browser.

Gimme Plan 9 or gimme death.

Exploding core counts: Heading for the buffers

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Fallacy

``boosting core counts to take advantage of Moore's Law is gonna run out of gas, and sooner rather than later, because software can't take advantage of the threads that chip makers can deliver.''

Ah, the good, old ``future is like the past, only more so'' fallacy.

``The software never changes. The developers never learn.

And please pay us for our very informative analysis.''

Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'

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I call the article

bull. After quickly migrating most of the family from Windows XP to Slackware 12.2, both their and mine (as their small-time admin) productivity rose. There still is a separate XP machine for games, but nobody cares much about it anymore.

They just found it easier to use KDE3.5 & OpenOffice, with things (modem, printer, webcam, pendrive, DVD burner etc.) *just working*, instead of endless struggles with Windows, drivers and stuff. KWallet was instant hit with banking and other online services. And Stepmania for kids sealed the deal.

For the record, the family range from 6 to 46 year old.

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