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Comment: Ask the project community (Score 3, Insightful) 154

by gmuslera (#48202153) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

If you won't support it elsewhere, ask the community if anyone of them want to host/support it. It just requires an i.e. github account to host the code, and the key pieces of information of forums/wiki pages/etc could be move there by the community if there is enough interest.

In the end, if the project wasnt developed exclusively by your company developers, it belongs to the community too.

Comment: Big jump (Score 2) 107

by gmuslera (#48083327) Attached to: First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon
From single photons, to complete atoms, to complete molecules, to a proof of concept on something that could be called alive (or at least working enough to be able to reproduce in the right environment). Each one of those steps are pretty big jumps in complexity, that may bring their own showstoppers to the party. But probably will give hard numbers to the real impossibility of teleporting humans.

Comment: Re:Let us not over react nor under react. (Score 1) 209

by gmuslera (#48059669) Attached to: GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

If well this is a particulary human harming virus, and in concentrated dosis, let not forget that each drop of sea water have 10 millon virus and 1 millon bacterias (and, hopely, most won't be harmful for humans). We live in a world with them.

Anyway, what would be the difference between a big corporation doing that by mistake or not, or terrorists announcing that they did exactly the same? Effective or not, that should had been ranked as a biological weapon attack.

Comment: Maybe only 1000 (Score 1) 549

by gmuslera (#48035259) Attached to: Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

1 millon is a very big number. Mankind odds for the future could be vastly improved if we send maybe 1000 (specific) people to Mars. Or to the bottom of the sea, or maybe just sacrifice them in a volcano.

Seriously, for sending big amounts of people and materials elsewhere you need more than rockets, maybe an space elevator, or a cheaper/more efficient way to send big loads to space (there are several alternatives for non-rocket spacelaunch)

Comment: Re:Bash is a very crappy programming language. (Score 0) 329

by gmuslera (#48018569) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found
The vulnerability is in the language parser, not the language design by itself. Imagine that in java (or whatever is a "proper" designed language for you, just that don't be PHP) you put some weird syntax that makes the compiler to execute injected code.

Comment: Re:Soon to be patched (Score 5, Informative) 329

by gmuslera (#48018519) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

The Microsoft that delays releasing patches for zero-day vulnerabilities so the NSA can exploit them first? The one that took 7 years to fix a known vulnerability? The one that took 7 months to fix a remote IE exploit after it was reported, just because it wasn't public enough?

And with linux, as long as you install from your distribution (that already have most if not all that you will ever need to install), you have security fixes for all of what you have installed, not just the kernel or a minimal core of apps.

Comment: Re:Why does Mozilla even bother with Firefox OS? (Score 2) 132

by gmuslera (#48013711) Attached to: Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

Firefox OS It is already on market, and is probably very used on markets like India and South America

And to understand why it matters you must understand the players. The manufacturers are providing cheap phones where they can run without the restrictions/conditions of WP/Android, same goes for carriers (that are actively pushing Firefox OS phones in emergent markets), and developing apps considering that is Firefox OS around means doing open, multiplatform web apps, not just for one OS/device, that is in the end Mozilla's goal, if Ubuntu touch means more html apps, then it will be something possitive for Mozilla.

You can access and install apps from the Firefox Marketplace on Android, it turned Firefox OS irrelevant, or made it more relevant than before?

Comment: Re:battle with Android and iOS first! (Score 2) 132

by gmuslera (#48013649) Attached to: Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

Considering that you can install ubuntu touch in several of the existing android phones, it is already battling with Android on the installed base.

It runs in different fronts. With WP8 is battling against an unified desktop/mobile OS (something that iOS and Android aren't doing). With Sailfish/Tizen is battling for developers of QT/linux environments (and getting enough developers will be good for all 3 platforms),

And as any race, your immediate objective is to catch the ones that are right infront of you, not the ones that are on top, To be the 3rd mobile platform is a good near term objective.

Comment: Layers (Score 2) 221

by gmuslera (#47970435) Attached to: Outlining Thin Linux
Not just thin. The time has come for cluster-targetted distributions. Openstack, CoreOS and others are minimal linux meant to do mostly a supporting work for loading over them as VMs or container clouds the more bulky application linux servers/images/containers. All is about having a bunch of servers (real or virtual), installing something minimal that builds a cloud on them. It's linux all way down.

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