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Comment: Re:Uh, no (Score 1) 815

by deep-deep-blue (#34983708) Attached to: Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?
Cold fusion is a _BIG_ orgasm. Just look at it: billions of tiny protons trying to break that electrostatic barrier that surrounds one big Ni nucleus and fecundate it into a cooper that after it's infancy will grow into another Ni nucleus. And the cycle repeats ad infinitum. (primera demonstrandum) So in other words if it is Bologna then it is University then it is sex. (seconda demonstrandum) This is not a coincidence.

Comment: Re:This is cool, but not revolutionary... (Score 1) 397

by deep-deep-blue (#34224408) Attached to: Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz
I worked for a few years on body controllers, usually 4, 8 or 16 MHz/16bit. On the cluster side, I saw for example 28MHz/16 bit (Smart electric with 206x64 dot matrix display). I know from my colleagues in the power train department that they currently use 180MHz/32bit controllers (with cryptographic flash code signatures and stuff). Now I am back to body controllers and it seems that here the industry is moving to 32 bit PowerPC architectures (it even has error detection&correction capabilities). On body controllers, even if the controller can run at 64 or 80 MHz, the controller is clocked at much lower speed (4 ... 8 MHz) for the sake of current consumption.

Comment: Re:It's the freeloaders time (Score 1) 1051

by deep-deep-blue (#31391920) Attached to: Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking
Once I had an idea to modify AdBlock to add an option not to block one site ad's, but redirect them to /dev/null. Seems fair enough to me to support favorite sites.
Personally I use all means against the flash based, epilepsy inducing ads. Text based and reasonably sized static images are ok.

Comment: Re:Of course we will... (Score 1) 219

by deep-deep-blue (#27464109) Attached to: No More OpenMoko Phone
From my point of view FR had 4 major issues:
1. bad hardware design, especially with power management and Glamo closed specification chip
2. a not very polished software stack (be that OpenMoko, Qtopia or Android)
3. lack of marketing
4. iPhone
Still, I am a happy owner.

If only we could involve ourselves into hardware design as in software ...

Comment: Count also the forming of good programming habbits (Score 3, Insightful) 345

by deep-deep-blue (#23464242) Attached to: Do Static Source Code Analysis Tools Really Work?
Another good point for using lint, is that after a while a programmer learns the the way, and the outcome is a better code in a shorter time. Of course I also found that are a few ways to avoid lint errors/warnings in a way that lead to some very ugly bugs.

One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin

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