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Comment: Re:Not quite soon ... meanwhile, LHC is ramping up (Score 1) 263

by M3.14 (#45413025) Attached to: Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC
You might be right about the VLHC. I think the 100km circumference is meant considering current/near future magnet technologies. AFAIK when designing LHC to fit into LEP they planned for magnets that did not exist at that time. Maybe with a really good advance in magnet tech VLHC can fit inisde LHC tunnel ...

+ - Oracle Database 12c released->

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M3.14 (1616191) writes "New Oracle database major release: 12c was made available today. It brings cloud oriented features such as multitenant architecture that makes it easy to deploy and manage database clouds and Automatic Data Optimization with Heat Map, for compressing and tiering data at a higher density to maximize resource efficiency and flexibility."
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Comment: Easy to dodge? (Score 0) 678

by M3.14 (#43651985) Attached to: US Senate Passes Internet Tax Bill 69 To 27
How hard would be for those large companies to just offshore the sales to avoid paying this tax? I mean they are already doing it to dodge other taxes anyway. Wouldn't this just affect smaller shops that do not have an army of lawyers and "tax optimization" specialists.
Fortunately this is US only (for now) but it's a very bad example for other goverments. I can already see other country politicians smiling and thinking: "Hey - we can do that too, right?"

+ - New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is a Higgs boson-> 1

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M3.14 (1616191) writes "It seems that the statistic is more and more in favor of latest big LHC discovery being the Higgs boson everyone is expecting. There are still some unanswered questions though.
From the article: At the Moriond Conference, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that further elucidate the particle discovered last year. Having analysed two and a half times more data than was available for the discovery announcement in July, they find that the new particle is looking more and more like a Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. It remains an open question, however, whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model."

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Announcements

+ - Holy Smokes - Cardinals Select Pope Francis of Argentina->

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Freshly Exhumed (105597) writes "Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been selected as Pope of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

He will be known as Pope Francis. He is the first Pope from the Americas.

The 76-year-old was the runner-up to Benedict XVI during the last conclave. He is well-known for his humility and espouses church teachings on homosexuality, abortion and contraception. He has no Vatican experience."

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Comment: My own bomb (Score 1) 303

by M3.14 (#43121883) Attached to: I most look forward to flying with ...
There's very little probability there will be 2 bombs on one plane , right? And I will definitely not detonate mine, therefore making the whole flight safer...

Joke aside. I think if someone is able to take over plane with scissors or box cuttters or whatever else is banned, they will be able to do it without it as well. It just takes a bit more effort. So why bother with such draconian rules? Scan people for IEDs and firearms and that's it. In addition strenghten in-flight security. For example someone trained for close combat in such scenrios will be travelling as part of crew or undercover on every other flight.

+ - US CEO says French workers have 'three-hour' working day->

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M3.14 (1616191) writes "In a letter addressed to French Industrial Renewal Minister, US tyre manufacturing company CEO is writing (original FR article with English letter) that it would be stupid to buy any factory in France since workers don't really work full time. He'd rather buy cheap factories in India and China instead and import tyres back to France. This really places a question where is the equilibrium between unions and companies. In this case it definitely went all the way down on union side."
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Yahoo!

+ - The race for secure low latency Hadoop picks up more speed->

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desksphere writes "We had been expecting this honestly, yes. Hortonworks, a Yahoo spin-off for Hadoop, has made the headlines again. So while Marissa Mayer was busy revealing a new version of Yahoo.com home page in a purple Facebook avatar, the erudite guys at Hortonworks revealed the open source Apache Hadoop immediate roadmap.

Hortonwoks, the Palo Alto based company revealed its 3 pronged strategy to stay ahead of the sharp competition in the Hadoop ecosystem. The key drivers of its strategy include:
(1) Accelerate enterprise adoption of Hadoop
(2) Providing a low latency based SQL type query interface for Hadoop
(3) Making Hadoop cluster more secure"

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Comment: Nothing new (Score 1) 235

by M3.14 (#39344821) Attached to: Companies More Likely To Outsource Than Train IT Employees
Money talks... Shotsighted decisions for quick profit and cost cuts are "in" these days. But in the end all cuts on wrong places will come back and bite whoever will be in charge. The sad thing is it is already someone else because the one that decided for outsourcing is most probably safe up the ladder for the money he "saved".

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