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Comment: Re:Windows 7 user (Score 5, Insightful) 702

by shas3n (#33588354) Attached to: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

In my previous job I ran a 32 core SGI box to run fluid dynamic simulations. Of course, with Linux. Would not trust Windows for a moment on that setup.

My point is your case is very specialised and so is mine. We are happy about our respective setups and none is disputing that fact.

The point of this article is about comparing Windows and Ubuntu for a 'normal' user.

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+ - Chinese social websites go under 'maintenance'->

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Shastri
Shastri writes "After blocking several prominent social websites like Twitter, Youtube ahead of Tiananmen anniversary, by the great firewall of China, some popular social sites in China have also gone under 'maintenance'. While it is anybody's guess as to whether these events are related or purely coincidental, the announced maintenance come mostly unscheduled and last for several days might give a hint. A spreadsheet (in Chinese) is being maintained enumerating the sites that have gone down for a maintenance."
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Comment: Crore, lakh etc (Score 5, Informative) 176

by shas3n (#25069599) Attached to: Indian Moon Mission To Launch Next Month
Indians use a different system of counting. After the thousand, they have a name for every second power of ten (unlike the western system of naming every third power). The system goes like this: 1000: 1e3: Thousand 100 thousands: 1e5 : Lakh 100 lakhs : 1e7 : Crore So 386 crores at about 46 INR a dollar is about 86 million USD.
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+ - Mobile phones to monitor traffic congestion->

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shas3n
shas3n writes "In an interesting and innovative way, Bangalore city, India has come up with a way to monitor road traffic congestion by monitoring the density of mobile phones. This can give the quantitative and directional information of traffic flow without a significant additional infrastructure investments.
The congestion data is already available at http://btis.in/live.htm"

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