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Comment Re:Cool! (Score 1) 428

Sometimes comes up the explanation Einstein gave about how his process of thought was, it was basically imagining or visualizing the problems as a simulation (think 3D / CUDA) properly substantiated in physics and only possible because the amount of "horsepower" he had in his brain. Analysis of his brain have showed that the part of the brain needed for this feat was overdeveloped in it.

It's funny that i can recognize how the parent wording may sound odd, but still I can parse it without a hitch, looks like we are from the same corner of the spectra. He's assuming everyone knows this about Einstein, so without context the rest does not have much meaning.

Comment Re:to the haters (Score 1) 44

Define real world problems. Because I'm sure that someone living where this technology is intended to work may have way more things to worry about than Facebook or other evil corp having a "profile" of him or her. Have you actually thought of what this kind of data could be useful to FB? You can't monetize it as good as the data from developed nations, it's prolly more valuable for sociologic research and in bulk. Do you think the Zuck maybe likes to sit in a 120 inch screen and wank to a real time map of his network in Kiribati? Please don't extrapolate "real world problems" to the problems of people in the real world of a developing nation, hurts your message which is a valid concern for us who might care or be really affected by it.

Comment Re:The Disable Advertising Checkbox... (Score 1) 74

I have it disabled so maybe thats why I don't see it as and AD.. of course they are "trying to promote a product" thats self evident, but from that petty attempt of "review" to "Advertising" theres a long way in terms of elaboration and effectiveness. Good that you can pack all that power in there (thats the only bit of news in there), the design itself of the laptop is dull at best.

Comment Re:Open to Questions (Score 1) 1310

Do a "rewards" program for people to find and submit news about actual discoveries and game changers. Stuff you really must know if you're working in science or IT.

Enforce somehow the focus of the site for science and IT, theres just too many blatant clickbait news that only touch IT or science tangentially but are sure to devolve in shit-sling threads about petty political nonsense that nobody really cares. Needs a Firehose 2.0

I'd focus more on science really, the place where researchers go and present their findings to be reviewed by our armchair scientists, you get awesome post from those.

The nerdgasm would be a subscription based "digest" where I can subscribe for a particular topic (eg. All Things Space) and get the best discussion from people that are actually working on the science and talented or experienced outsiders. Invite scientist and engineers from the companies that do the headlines, not rocket science really.

Hope everything goes alright with /.

Comment Re:Translation:quit optimizing for Intel technolog (Score 1, Informative) 152

How about they open a few QA jobs and don't make available the stillborn of a software that is "Crimson" I was a loyal AMD fanboy since the K6 era, And and ATI loyal from around the same time, but my last CPU from them was a Phenom, I got tired of waiting for a decent replacement and went with intel, now I'm trying to camp with this old HD7750 because I love the passive cooling and don't really need much video performance for games, but the drivers are making it hard for me to keep supporting them, (yay new actual improvements in performance and such, too bad it crashes anytime you wan to switch a tab in the control panel and your settings get eaten by the grue randomly), truly Alpha quality right there.

Comment Re: Cuba does not care as they would (Score 1) 59

You're right and it's an issue of America to always underestimate the agendas of it's "allies" that said, I bet the issues revolves more about the Castro's hubris, he has said it, as long as he's alive the final transition to democracy can't take place he just allowed the prep work to be started when he realized that communism is a mental wank and Cubans deserve (and have the talent) to do better, just not under his watch... what would the history books say!?

Comment Re:Fingerprinting (Score 1) 182

Who's using FF to manage his CP server or plot the next season of 24? FF is as bourgeois as Chrome now it's designed to be trendy and give what the "mass" of it's users expect and thats good, because the browsers wars v2 it's over now and if you have that puny expectations of privacy you should now better and use any of the imperial fuckton of browser available. The overreaction anytime FF does sometime dobious is getting old, they had its 15 minutes and all but it's time to move on.

That said I use FF as a browser for quick searches (have another session hardened for the bad hoods), blocking everything possible just because I've found that Google works better and offers better results when they don't have the chance to track you, at least in my region. I don't have complains for FF in my usage, maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Comment Cuba does not care as they would (Score 3, Interesting) 59

Why, because they have Venezuela as a fallback for all its communications and while Venezuela is very close to get in the club of failed countries, they still can provide the little connectivity that Cuba is interested to provide to its citizens, properly filtered and controlled as they want. You would say that is Cubans what run Venezuela now, because I'm certain that the bus driver they have now as president can't fuck so throughly a country like he has done by himself.

Cubans can take a look at Puerto Rico and say DO NOT WANT and nobody would blame them really. Sometimes is better to don't know better.

Comment Re:The thing I don't understand is why now? (Score 1) 83

Wrong, not any place that have mosquitoes have this problem because not all mosquitoes can carry the virus, the Zica uses the same vector as the "chikungunya" virus the Aedes albopictus, not original from this hemisphere. It lives below 1700 or so meters below sea level only.

The drought have been so strong here that I have not seen mosquitoes in a while and maybe thats helping to keep the mosquito in low numbers, just today it rained for the first time in 2 months, in the friggin Andean heights, but thats weather and not climate right? back on topic, and despite that we've had a couple confirmed cases of Microcephaly and GB syndrome in Colombia, so it's not something local to Brasil just that El Niño is keeping it at bay.

Comment Re:Mixed feelings (Score 1) 720

Funny how in every post about MS theres always that guy pushing you to Linux without even knowing the work you do, the software or the reliability you need in the system. Like we don't know any better and we need their condescending illumination.

Thats, if anything, is the thing that crossed the line and stopped me from trying Linux on the desktop, I don't care about the philosophical values of the rock, I need it to smash shit. I use Linux it where it works, in the server.

And no I'm not on or planning to upgrade to 10, I have 7 and I'm writing this on a Macbook. I wish I could be a fan of any IT company, all suck equally IMO.

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