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Comment: Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (Score 1) 984

by vilanye (#48208843) Attached to: Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

What invention that was founded in solid mathematics and science was delayed?

Taking known math and science beyond what is currently known, even if it is just a few steps past established science is greeted with skepticism.

Making a leap that has no scientific or mathematical basis is mocked and shunned, like Rossi's nonsense.

Comment: Re:They didn't TEST anything... (Score 1) 984

by vilanye (#48208827) Attached to: Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

It warrants being relegated to the trash heap and Rossi and his 6 buddies being shunned from the scientific community.

Pseudoscience has no place in today's world.

I bet you believe in ancient aliens also. Did you know that the pyramids are batteries and the Zeus was real, he was an alien shooting lasers that got confused as lightning bolts? Did you know that the Nazi's collaborated with aliens and despite having space-age tech, they still lost? Of course you do.

Show me the math that shows it is theoretically possible.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 984

by vilanye (#48208679) Attached to: Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

What is worse is that these six (reputable) researchers from Italy and Sweden" were only allowed to view the machine that displayed power output.

They were not allowed to take it apart and do real scientific research on it.

That makes them no reputable by definition. A reputable scientist would not put his name on something that is 100% unverifiable.

Comment: Why is it important? (Score 1) 742

by vilanye (#48208327) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Women make up for around half of the mathematicians, and a solid percentage of economists, biologists and chemists are women.

Why do women avoid CS and engineering programs? I don't know, but it is the wrong question:

Why does it matter?

Faux diversity like gender and race is not something to aspire to. Finding students who have the aptitude and interest is far more important than meaningless demographics.

In my undergrad and graduate experience and working in industry women tend to fall along the same curve as men.

Very few are great, most are average and some suck.

The great female programmers bring nothing different to the table that the great male programmers bring. The female CS students that were great were naturally interested in the field and were self-driven into it. I have yet to meet anyone who was talked into majoring in CS that wasn't an abysmal failure.

So what does it matter if fewer women are interested?

I am far more concerned about universities dropping weed-out courses than faux-problems like attracting more women. CS and Engineering programs need to stop graduating substandard students, and instead these students should be booted out of the major and forced into brain-dead nonsense like business and communication.

It wasn't that long ago that the undergrad program I went through had 4 weed out courses(2 were CS courses and 2 were math), you had to complete it with a B- or better to pass, and you only had 2 chances at it. There was also a weed out written and programming exam that needed to be passed to get promoted to a upperclassmen and take 300 or 400 level courses. All of that is now gone.

Every course in my graduate program started with a qualifying exam, which you had to take the first or second day of class and you got dropped from the class if you failed it which meant you might as well drop out because it was a small program and each course was offered once a year. It was a masters program and not a PhD. program but less than half who started made it to the point where they could start their thesis or project and less than half of those made it to and passed the defense.

This isn't a "I had to walk 10 miles in the snow both ways" whine, this is a specific reason why CS graduates suck today and why it doesn't matter what the demographics of CS majors is.

That is the sort of thing that needs to come back, not a senseless drive to try and force women into careers they aren't interested in.

Comment: Re:Web server for printing... (Score 1) 178

by vilanye (#48207671) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0


Since when do you have to write a different front-end(or backend for that matter) for every Linux distro?

HTTP is great if you only have to deal with simple request-response and light push server, anything more complicated causes more headaches than using sockets and implementing your own domain-specific protocol(or using an existing one).

HTML renders differently in different browsers and versions. The DOM blows

QT works everywhere.

It is not that difficult to write code that will compile and run on any Linux distro, Unix, Windows or OS X.

Comment: Re:hum (Score 1) 774

by vilanye (#48199151) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Also in regards to kernel development, monolith is a overloaded term.

  A microkernel shoves as much crap into user space as it can, a monolithic kernel does not. It doesn't mean its architecture has to be monolithic, the Linux kernel is proof of that.

For all of the different processes in systemd, they might as well be shoved in one process because that is exactly the effect that it gives having all its processes tightly coupled to each other.

If people could pull out BS like the logger and login and seamlessly add their own sane processes, the complaints would mostly disappear. Instead, you have to take the binary logger and use that buggy mess to forward it to a sane text logger.

If you systemd apologists can't see how any of this is poor design and detrimental to linux you simply lack the technical knowledge and should stop white knighting for that idiot poettering.

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