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Comment not only in programming (Score 1) 365

Vicente del Bosque, the manager of the Spanish national football team, is 62:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_del_Bosque

Unfortunately, the ageism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageism is very widespread nowadays. Only too often green inexperienced employees get the positions of authority without an experience, without a clue. It is one of the reasons of the current economy crisis.

Comment Re:Death Penalty (Score 1) 773

Sometimes criminals start to talk, really talk in a candid way, after several years in prison. After reading "Crime and Punishment", "To kill the mockingbird", in other words after growing up.

If he is killed now via death penalty we will never know the truth. He is probably frightened for his relatives at the moment, indoctrinated, brainwashed. But after some time he may change his mind and tell us what really happened.

Comment GPS map (Score 1) 352

First we need the high quality GPS map of the planet.

It should be wiki-style map, because it is impossible to map the world from an office.

When there is the map, we could start thinking of using it for navigation, including automatic or semiautomatic navigation.

The wiki style map www.openstreetmap.org has got more than a million editors already. What is needed yet is the HD international telescope project on the surface of the moon, which provides GPL quality aerial images of Earth for mapping.

www.openstreetmap.org is using now images provided to the OSM community by "Bing" (thank you "Microsoft" for this) and numerous government aerial images for certain regions of the planet. But the more comprehensive aerial imaging system is required.

To learn more of the GPS mapping of the world join the conference "State of The Map US 2013" June 8 - 9 http://stateofthemap.us/ and http://osmplus.co/ June 10, 2013 in San Fransisco.

Earl Nightingale wrote: "All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."

Comment Re: That doesn't mean it wasnt jammed (Score 1) 211

Position of the phone on the planet is defined by 2 numbers. Here is, for example, Boston:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=42.360506&lon=-71.058878&zoom=18&layers=M

These are 42.36050 and -71.058878. So, somehow my smartphone has to know the last known position of a phone, where I want to send a text message. In order to select the shortest route.

Comment 42.195 km (26.2 miles) (Score 1) 1105

Historically every marathon finisher gets a medal. Marathoners know that every such a medal is well deserved. Time is not that important. Finishing is winning.

Running a marathon has got many risks. It requires training, discipline, thinking.

It is sad that the second great US marathon had to be canceled.

Comment Patroling the Internet (Score 1) 77

Often spam is sent from legitimate websites via a malicious script, which is planted there by hackers for spammers.

Humans in general and spammers in particular are very inventive. Automated filters alone are no match for spammers.

The same way, as any attempt to guard prisoners without human guards turned out to be a failure. Prisoners lure dogs, map mines, penetrate electric schemes of perimeter fences, etc.

It makes sense for website owners to participate with a human effort in paroling of the Internet. For example, reporting disguised spam messages to the Spam Black-hole: http://blackhole.mx/ or other reporting services.

By reducing financial attractiveness of spam, they would guard an integrity of their websites, and prevent turning the Internet from an effective global network into the garbage dump.

Comment Skype Demands (Score 1) 209

France Register As a Country.

Seriously, Russian government abandoned a similar idea after this video - "Hitler and Skype" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxhs8jMnC7w , which was watched at Youtube millions of times.

Hitler speaks in Russian, which just made sound as German language. The funny part is that Hitler uses a lot of F-words regarding proposed ban on Skype, but the caption translates it into correct cultured Russian language.

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