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Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578

by greatpatton (#48725331) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

What's with all of this revisionist history? Seems like everyone is trying to take the opportunity to misattribute the coining of words to French. No, the French did not coin the word geography. The word geography was coined by the ancient greek philosopher Eratosthenes.

So I don't see your point, you just demonstrated that it is a basic feature of romance/latin language to import word from Greek and that latin root are just the base of all romance language. (that all share a very close vocabulary)

Tsunami is Japanese. French? "Tsunami"

Yes you can use Tsunami in French (like you can do in English) but the phenomena is know in French as "raz-de-marée" and "sarrigue" can be used for opposum, automate is also a synonyme for robot etc. I think that a basic knowledge of the French language will help you to pick better exemples...

Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578

by greatpatton (#48724765) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?
It seems that you have no clue about the subject. French is a romance language (use wikipedia to understand what it means) and it is a basic feature of this language to use latin to coin its own words ( During the XVI century, French took the habit to also use greek roots to coin new words. It is just the english (a germanic language that has nothing to do with latin) that imported french words and then the french way to create word from latin and greek roots. (The motto of the queen of England is even in french). Take a simple exemple: Geography this word was made in french from the greek words ge and graphy (earth and to write) this word was then imported in the english language during the XVI century. Most of the word you refer are the same in all romance language (French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) for the same reason. Of course modern French is not the same as latin but it is the same as for Italian and Spanish. Even modern Greek is very different from the classical version. By the way in french a computer is "ordinateur".

+ - Celebrity nude pictures leaked due to apparent iCloud hack-> 1

Submitted by swinferno
swinferno (1212408) writes "Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan.

It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained about the service in an interview with MTV.

Several media contacted Apple for more information but they have not commented on this yet."

Link to Original Source

+ - Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."

Comment: Re:How is the DATA licensed? Where can I download (Score 1) 113

by greatpatton (#45998179) Attached to: Mozilla Is Mapping Cell Towers and WiFi Access Points
The data is not available, this is only for Mozilla own usage and they don't even know if they want to publish the data at one point (not even a sample data set). This project is as close as Google or Apple, the only difference is that this time its Mozilla who is in charge, and they just say "hey we also provide a free API" (so this why they call it open

Comment: Re:Does it compute? (Score 3, Interesting) 168

by greatpatton (#43398455) Attached to: HP Launches Moonshot
No this type of node is not appropriate for Hadoop. First of all Hadoop is all about data locality when you run it on physical hardware (if you really need performance), and this is not the case here. Moreover 8G of RAM can be quite a limitation for many Hadoop related task (Hbase node will require more). Today you can have blade system with 2000 core per rack with AMD, why if cores matters would you limit yourseld to Intel CPU?

Comment: Price!! (Score 1) 207

by greatpatton (#40903337) Attached to: Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Print Sales In UK
Was about to buy a kindle book on Amazon when I realised that the kindle version was more expensive than the paper version! And it was not only for this particular book, but almost all the book are more expensive in Kindle version. This is insane! At least with a real book, I can give it to one of my friend and share it indefinitively. When they will come to more reasonable term I may resume to buy eBook but for the time being I'm not going to be their milk cow :)

Comment: Re:Willing to bet.. (Score 5, Insightful) 1706

Still there is a chance that you would be able to do that under lucky circumstances. And that chance justifies permission to carry weapons.

And what is the probability to hit a perfect innocent in these circumstances?

If gunman knew that many people would be carrying concealed weapons, he probably would not even consider such an attack.

You mean like no one is attacking NATO force in Afganisthan because they are openly carrying weapons? If some nuts decide to go mass murderer it is not some concealed weapon that are going to make him change hist mind, he will just use clever tactics.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first teach BASIC.