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Comment: Fuel (Score 1) 218

by gmuslera (#48605115) Attached to: Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do
In the other hand, what can't be denied is that global warming provides more energy to the climate system. And in a system so complex that is the root of the butterfly effect concept adding more fuel will affect it, maybe even in ways that we didn't realized yet. And with a civilization that is rooted in stable and predictable climates (agriculture depends on that) it will hit us pretty hard in all those ways.

Comment: Re:"Expected" to release methane (Score 4, Informative) 329

by gmuslera (#48563069) Attached to: Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane
Is the sort of things that happens with very complex and interrelated systems. We make models, and sometimes don't know how many factors plays in or the importance of some of them. But impredictability is something that should scare you more than dismiss this as a potential danger. If a big possitive feedback mechanism is not yet discovered or understood for global warming (a bit like this big methane release, but maybe worse/faster/whatever) once global climate hit a critical point, things can go wrong very fast, very global, and in a very irrevocable way.

Comment: Re:This actually sounds pretty cool. (Score 1) 149

by gmuslera (#48561429) Attached to: Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

Docker is not just containers, but image/container fs management is a key element too. Union fs with copy-on-write makes a big difference against traditional containers. And the image ecosystem, the easy creation with dockerfiles and a good api/powerful cmdline command are pretty important elements too.

Other containers technologies could learn/adapt that other docker ideas, and even VMs could get a bit closer to them. No matter if Docker is the dominant implementation there in the future or not, with those core ideas we all will win.

+ - Ubuntu Gets Container Friendly "Snappy" Core ->

Submitted by judgecorp
judgecorp (778838) writes "Canonical just announced a new Ubuntu Core which uses containers instead of packages. It's the biggest Ubuntu shakeup for 20 years, says Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, and is based on a tiny core, which will run Docker and other container technology better, quicker and with greater security than other Linuxes. Delivered as alpha code today, it's going to become a supported product, designed to compete with both CoreOS and Red Hat Atomic, the two leading container-friendly Linux approaches. Shuttleworth says it came about because Canonical found it had solved the "cloud" problems (delivering and updating apps and keeping security) by accident — in its work on a mobile version of Ubuntu"
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+ - CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "The CIA carried out "brutal" interrogations of terror suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said. The summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report said the CIA misled Americans on the effectiveness of "enhanced interrogation". The interrogation was poorly managed and unreliable, the report said. President Obama has previously said that in his view the techniques amounted to torture. The Senate committee's report runs to more than 6,000 pages, drawing on huge quantities of evidence, but it remains classified and only a 480-page summary is being released. Publication had been delayed amid disagreements in Washington over what should be made public."

Comment: Bluetooth 4.2? (Score 1) 47

by gmuslera (#48553755) Attached to: Bluetooth Gains Direct Internet Access, Security Enhancements

You misspelled Backdoor. We know how riddled with backdoors, default/fixed passwords, vulnerabilities that never gets fixed and so on are typical consumer embedded devices. And we know how pushy are governments forcing manufacturers to include their backdoors, or to use weak encryption standards, to make them hackeable at will (even assuming good will of the main/components manufacturers, that are not all saints).

What possibly could go wrong?

Comment: Ask the project community (Score 3, Insightful) 155

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.

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