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Comment: Re:Progress (Score 1) 162

by Tough Love (#48375157) Attached to: Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

...They have stopped trying to hold back change, because that outright failed....

No it didn't, you only have to look at Microsoft's balance sheet to know that. Microsoft will continue to do everything it possibility can to hold back change, for the simple reason that the status quo is that huge piles of profit continue to arrive every month for doing very little work. Microsoft will fight tooth and nail to maintain that status quo.

Comment: Re:Microsoft's 1990's business plan. (Score 0) 162

by Tough Love (#48375095) Attached to: Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

...I think Microsoft has gotten knocked down hard and learned a little humility. They now have to compete on merit, rather than just leverage their IBM-gifted monopoly to squash any competition....

Wrongo, Microsoft still makes 100% of its vast windfall profits from leveraging its monopoly. Still a monpolist, still no need to compete on the merits. The only thorn in Microsoft's nose at the moment is its inability to force its way into new markets. Please do not misinterpret this slight retrenchment as any kind of personality transplant, which is the only thing that can possibly exorcise the evil that was and still is Microsoft.

Comment: Bug fix announcement please (Score 1) 181

All very nice to hear about shiny new features, but I would be even happier to hear Mozilla foundatation announce that they plan to fix the longstanding bug where 200 open tabs causes firefox to crash every two days or so.

Oh, also announce that the bug where keystrokes go to the wrong window will be fixed. Thxbai.

+ - Z machine makes progress toward nuclear fusion->

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Scientists are reporting a significant advance in the quest to develop an alternative approach to nuclear fusion. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, using the lab’s Z machine, a colossal electric pulse generator capable of producing currents of tens of millions of amperes, say they have detected significant numbers of neutrons—byproducts of fusion reactions—coming from the experiment. This, they say, demonstrates the viability of their approach and marks progress toward the ultimate goal of producing more energy than the fusion device takes in."
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+ - NASA: Dead star 10 million times brighter than sun->

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mpicpp (3454017) writes "Astronomers have found the brightest pulsar ever recorded, the 'Mighty Mouse' of stars.

NASA announced this week that its astronomers have discovered the brightest pulsar ever recorded.

The star, captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is located in the center of the Messier 82 galaxy, which is about 12 million light-years from the milky way.

Because of its brightness and size, the star has some interesting characteristics. "It has all the power of a black hole, but with much less mass," Fiona Harrison, the NuSTAR principal investigator at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, said in a press release."

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