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Comment: Several other aspects that help. (Score 1, Insightful) 233

by eblum (#47721507) Attached to: Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico
US culture and Mexican culture have more in common than US and Chinese and India cultures. There is a lot of US culture influence into Mexican culture, for example TV shows and movies, Christmas stuff, etc. This means that Mexican workers and managers are more likely to understand American's way of work than people from China and India. Both countries also have almost the same timezones, so there is a big overlap in working hours. This facilitates meeting hours. No more 6 AM and 8 PM meetings. If you have to go to visit the factory, you're only 2 to 6 hours away, not 20 hours o more.

Comment: Not taking notes is better (Score 1) 191

One of my college professors made us to put away notebooks and everything. He said: "Don't distract yourself by taking notes, play attention, focus on understanding, EVERYTHING you're seeing on the black(white)board is on your textbook." It really worked well. The class subject was: "Electricity and Magnetism"
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Planned Nuclear Reactors Will Destroy Atomic Waste 344

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-where-will-we-get-our-superheroes dept.
separsons writes "A group of French scientists are developing a nuclear reactor that burns up actinides — highly radioactive uranium isotopes. They estimate that 'the volume of high-level nuclear waste produced by all of France’s 58 reactors over the past 40 years could fit in one Olympic-size swimming pool.' And they're not the only ones trying to eliminate atomic waste: Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin are working on a fusion-fission reactor. The reactor destroys waste by firing streams of neutrons at it, reducing atomic waste by up to 99 percent!"

Comment: Re:Compiler fault. (Score 1) 393

by eblum (#27678731) Attached to: Intel Cache Poisoning Is Dangerously Easy On Linux
My OS classes kicked back from the past right into my mind... Even as root or it equivalent on any other OS. I think the "right" and polite behavior for root is: "You may kill any process, but you should not be able to modify the content of any process or thread that it is not your own or that you directly spawned". Because this is actually what happens with this exploit. You insert code into the cache, that when executed it does something like jumping into some other code that does the nasty stuff. Right?

Comment: Re:Compiler fault. (Score 1) 393

by eblum (#27678547) Attached to: Intel Cache Poisoning Is Dangerously Easy On Linux
Answering myself. If the cache is altered, the CPU should rise a flag saying something has happen. I am not sure how the cache works, but I imagine the cache is a table with the address of the value it has cached in one side, and the actual value on the other. If this is the case, who to blame depends if the compiler has any control over the cache, if the cache is hardwired. Or both!

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