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Comment: Re:Well for once I agree with religious crazies (Score 3, Insightful) 363

by Khalid (#46310323) Attached to: UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

Please stop this fatwa unsanity !

The muslim word is full of stupid jerks who use religion and the beliefs of other people to serve their own agenda, while pretending speaking in the name of Islam. This is not different from a stupid christian priest who give his opinion about a a society matter, they only represent themeslves.

Comment: Re:Sell now. (Score 1) 371

by Khalid (#45548037) Attached to: Bitcoin Tops $1,000 For the First Time

>Though it sounds like the current bubble is being driven by
>Chinese evading their government's currency controls, which I
>gather could be stopped at any moment by the Chinese
>government. Presumably when that happens it will be the first big >crash of bitcoin.

This is a very intersting point of view. Living in a country with a non convertible money, and where it's somehow difficult to buy officially convertible currency (Dollar, Euro etc.) while not so difficult in the black market. I have always thought that Bitcoin is a very intersting and convenient way to transfer money abroad in an electronic and anonymous way and at a very low rates. So maybe Bitcoin will be tight in the future, to a certain degree, to mony transfer regulations in countries with non convertible or with special regulations money like China, India, Brasil etc. and most thirld word countries.

Comment: Re:What will researchers do next (Score 1) 453

by Khalid (#45493431) Attached to: Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future

>A likely cause of this drug resistance is use of antibiotics to increase growth rate in livestock

>To follow your profit motive, most of the antibiotics in the US, 80%, are sold for agriculture.

Yes and this a real catastrophe, the US are still one of the rare countries allowing the use of antiobiotics in agriculture while other major countries have disallowed them.

Comment: Re:Trust (Score 1) 273

by Khalid (#43858125) Attached to: Hospital Resorts To Cameras To Ensure Employees Wash Hands

This is not special to America, in France where I live, medical studies are being severely subject to quota, the result is that the country must now import doctors from other parts of the world, especially Africa, the Middle east and Eastern Europe, when there's lots of unemployment in other fields, and while the country has perfectly all the abilities to train its own doctors. In the same time, those parts of the world are badly missing those migrating doctors.

Comment: Re:Allwinner is a winner. (Score 1) 121

by Khalid (#43667527) Attached to: China's Allwinner Outsold Intel, Qualcomm In Tablet Processors In 2012

Yes the Allwinner seems to be a real game changer. Those guys : http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/news/ are building an open hardware platform similar to the Raspberry PI and based on the Allwinner A10, if I remember well it's price will be around $25, while it's much more powerfull. There have already been some articles here on Slashdot about it.

Comment: Re:Couldn't we just charge them tuition? (Score 1) 689

by Khalid (#42760697) Attached to: Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

Thanks for mentionnong this. There is a book by a renowed french economist and demograph, wich talks exactly about this subject; it's "Apres l'Empire" of 'After the Empire' by Emmanuel Todd, a very intersting read, where he explains that the main role of the US Army is the protection of the US Dollar as the global currency.

Comment: Re:They do that already. (Score 1) 76

by Khalid (#42276697) Attached to: Google's Second Brain: How the Knowledge Graph Changes Search

No, this is not a coincidence, it means that fennel is sufficiently rare in english speaking countries, that at least a certain number of people will try to figure out, what vegetable is it, exactly as the author did. So his situation was not unique. I have encountered many situations where many people where asking the same questions as I did and looking for it in the web.

Comment: Re:Headed for the "Google Graveyard"? (Score 1) 76

by Khalid (#42276399) Attached to: Google's Second Brain: How the Knowledge Graph Changes Search

The obvious difference would be that Google never presents its graph to the user explicitly, it only uses it internally to (hopefully) come up with more-relevant search results.

So you won't have your GUI cluttered up by the Knowledge Graph.

More precisely it's a Semantic network : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_network

Comment: Re:First of the many bogus patents by Google (Score 1) 167

by Khalid (#41463063) Attached to: US Patent Office Seeks Aid To Spot Bogus Patent Claims

The problems is that all those patents are "functional patents", that means that they patent a function not a mean or a method to do it; those are in fact just ideas. As long as the patent office continue to accept such kind of patents without asking for the mean or the algorithm to do it, very obvious and broard patents will continue to split thorough the system. Some people are pushing to halt this but as long as the situation continues this way the software industry is in big trouble.

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