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+ - The computer of 2029

Submitted by qedramania
qedramania writes: Over at Live Science they are discussing the theoretical limits to computing. What might the computer in twenty years look like? It seems a given that mobile computers will invade the personal communications space, the evolution of the iPhone for example, but what about the bigger boxes? What about AI?

+ - HIV Vaccine success->

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qedramania writes: "For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible."
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Comment: Re:Separation of Science and States (Score 1) 633

by qedramania (#27631293) Attached to: Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away, At Davis Station
Science is socialist in nature? Entrenched interests seems like another way of saying vested interests and there are plenty of those that aren't paid for by government. The government (socialist) ones are just a bit easier to pick. It seems like a big leap to quote one newspaper report which in turn quotes a government sponsored scientist and refers to a paper that is not yet published to a position of no government funding for basic research. Of course market driven forces are so good at delivering long term sustainable results...anyone care for some Lehman Brothers shares?

Comment: Re:Thanks a lot, guys. B-( (Score 1) 325

by qedramania (#21177955) Attached to: OpenDocument Foundation To Drop ODF
Ungrounded Lightning sentiment is precisely what this little exercise seems to be about. As other have noted, the Open Document Foundation isn't ODF. The likelyhood of them being agents from dark side whose aim is to increase uncertainty in the public about the viability of ODF is pretty high. Certainly for 2 guys without a garage but a substantial public profile and no other real claim to fame, they fit the bill.

Headlines like the Computerworld one are priceless in the media world and producing the reaction of fear and a sense of defeat in the minds of your opponents is the prize.

+ - Does ODF have a future?

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qedramania writes: "Linuxworld seems to think ODF is a dead duck. Is the windows monopoly too big and too entrenched? Other than die hard linux fans, does anyone really care is they have to keep paying microsoft to do basic office work? It seems with news of China and the borg doing deals, and ODF getting rolled in the US, the momentum is towards a microsoft monoculture in business and government. You can bet that big business and governments will want (and get) more than just reliability from microsoft in return for their aquiescence."

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.