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Comment: Re:Pullin' a Gates? (Score 3, Insightful) 449

by jhol13 (#48715187) Attached to: How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

Why not? Currently Firefox has problems rendering (loading) two pages simultaneously, although it should be able to handle tens, using several cores.
Same with Evince (which is crap anyway), it cannot do anything in parallel, should be able to use tens of cores.
Javascript? Although the language is the worst I have seen since APL, a smart compiler could at least in some cases parallelize it (maybe with speculative execution or like).
And so on.

It will turn out to be as wrong as "640k".

Comment: Re:Open-source is no longer a threat to them (Score 1) 217

by jhol13 (#48622689) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

What I think they are pushing is Xamarin.
That way they would get far more developers for Windows Phone. The best part for Microsoft is that the applications made in Xamarin works best on Windows Phone. When the sore losers who picked Xamarin have 1M lines of code they no longer can back out, but Microsoft won't care (to fix the "corner cases"), the next hit game is first and best in Windows Phone.

Comment: Re:Nucular (Score 1) 172

by jhol13 (#48257717) Attached to: EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

I have never claimed it would be a picnic. I just said it is nowhere near top five problems we are going to encounter, though it will be a problem.

The claim "pests will conquer us" is a tad, well, one sided. We will get some "nice" immigration too - but the alarmists never mention those.
Same with the weather, in every alarmist article it "will suck" or as you point it "there is a possibility"[1]. If the last five summers is any indication, the weather will *improve* considerably (for us humans, sure some "pests" might suffer).
Furthermore I do not think we should burn coal, and in any case certainly should not burn oil, it is far too scarce and valuable and should be used only in mobile systems (planes, ships, cars to some extend).

I wonder if you fear every other change too. New job? "But there is a distinct possibility it will suck". Getting married, buying house, going to a vacation, ...

[1] And then not mentioning that the possibility is ridiculously small.

Comment: Nucular (Score 1, Interesting) 172

by jhol13 (#48230795) Attached to: EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

And at the same time they dislike "nucular" 'cos it is ..., well, "nucular".

I live in Northern Europe - for us this will mean insane regulations. Just insane.
The people who we call "redgreen" (communistic-environmentalist-extremists) are the second biggest problem to earth. The biggest is exponential population growth. Global warming is somewhere aroung fifth to tenth - at least for us here in the north.

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein