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Comment Re:Missed the point (Score 1) 594

The only thing that makes sense is for the string length count to be the same size as a pointer, so that it could effectively be all of memory.

Other than the segmented environments where a pointer doesn't cover all the memory. But that is just a nit pick.

Comment Re:Have to share this - holy crap! mod parent up (Score 1) 626

With NS this will specialize the variation in the "creature" . e.g. all dogs comes from wolfs (evols & creationists agree on that) due to man's natural selection, we get Great Danes and chiwawas, it doesn't matter how many times the chiwawas breeds, you never get a great dane out of them.

You say that as if its true. Its not. Select the largest of each litters and breed them. See how the size increases. No magic involved, no "lost information" restored.

Even if what you said was true. It would just be a case of waiting for a mutation to produce a larger offspring, and to select that. RInse and repeat as needed and you have something of the size of a Dane again.

Comment Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 194

Maybe so, but the part I was questioning was this bit of rainbows and puppies

From a programmers point of view a cloud aware application does not need to know anything about memory, cpu and back storage.

It may not be the case that it matters where those resources are, but that doesn't mean the programmer doesn't have to know about them.

I don't know the absolute address that the MMU maps a running process under Linux to, but I still need to know about the virtual address that I see in the process space.

Comment Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 194

The cloud is something new!

The cloud has nothing to do with "network"!!
From a programmers point of view a cloud aware application does not need to know anything about memory, cpu and back storage.

Everything is abstracted away and virtualized independendly.

During deployment you only bind a name to a service, you don't even knwo how the service si running, that is up to the cloud provider.

Hmm, ok, that sounds great, but what does it actually mean. BTW, try and answer using real words, not just hand waving.

Comment Re:another win! (Score 1) 150

I disagree. There *are* some algorithms out there which are truly creative and non-obvious. They have as much right to be patented as any hardware.

So are you (for example) ok with someone taking a patent out on the discrete cosine transform?

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