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Comment Re:I give the best chance to beat google to YacY (Score 1) 161

Interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
"YaCy (pronounced "ya see") is a free distributed search engine, built on principles of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.[1][2] Its core is a computer program written in Java distributed on several hundred computers, as of September 2006, so-called YaCy-peers. Each YaCy-peer independently crawls through the Internet, analyzes and indexes found web pages, and stores indexing results in a common database (so called index) which is shared with other YaCy-peers using principles of P2P networks. It is a free search engine that everyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet and to help search the public internet clearly.
    Compared to semi-distributed search engines, the YaCy-network has a decentralised architecture. All YaCy-peers are equal and no central server exists. It can be run either in a crawling mode or as a local proxy server, indexing web pages visited by the person running YaCy on his or her computer. (Several mechanisms are provided to protect the user's privacy). Access to the search functions is made by a locally running web server which provides a search box to enter search terms, and returns search results in a similar format to other popular search engines.
    YaCy is available on Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. ..."

Comment Oracle H1B applications (Score 1) 139

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Visa...
"Oracle America, Inc. has filed 2999 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 1876 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Oracle America was ranked 23 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 49 LCA for H1B Visa and 102 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period."

So, wonder what this will say for 2017? And wonder if these H1Bs were let go before the layoffs?

Comment Re:Maybe voice activation is overrated? (Score 1) 155

The people are psychic, too. When the door is going to open the just confidently stride through. When a virus takes over the ship (or whatever) and the door won't work the crew smoothly stops in front of it, even if they had no way of knowing it wouldn't open.

Comment Re:Free market unleashed (Score 2) 224

counterpoint: Land is a lot more expensive in the US than most Asian places

Don't forget that in the US you can actually buy the land, though. Sure, there is some Eminent Domain risk, but in China you can't even buy the land in the first place. All you can do is lease it from the government. As soon as someone with deeper pockets and/or better connections wants your plot, you're out of luck.

Comment Re:Deliberately missing the forest for the trees (Score 1) 372

"Yes, the weather is generally nice"

You're a liar. You've never actually been to San Francisco.

Also, why do you think it's worth your time to pontificate on why you don't understand why someone else likes something that you don't? I mean if you're really "just another old guy" surely you've gathered enough wisdom in your time on earth to realize that a lot of different people like a lot of different things, and if you can't understand why someone likes something, the reason is probably NOT because they are deluded, but it's actually because you're just not familiar enough with the thing to know it's good qualities, or maybe it's just fundamentally not your cup of tea.

I mean, seriously. I think your entire post was just to make yourself fell better about your house payment. That's how it reads anyway.

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