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Comment Re:Dream on: a standard GPU instruction set (Score 1) 124

so you kill the innovation, like the x86 standard tied down the CPUs evolution until the born of amd64 instructions set

you need a standard graphic stack, not locked hardware: even on the same brand, the architecture completely changes quickly as more power and new features needs different technology to be accomplished

if the graphic stack continues to be supported and compatible, you got no problems (yes this is not the case of ms-windows drivers as they are never updated, like 32 bit devices on 64 bit ms-windows)

Comment best science fiction by John Maynard Keynes (Score 1) 563

in the 1930 he said: "Thus for the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem - how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have won for him, to live wisely and agreeably and well."

he was so innocent! the human appetite is infinite and we will consume everything we can: there is no limit, so more we produce more we consume and there is no room for downshifting

so it's obvious that money will never disappear

Comment Re:Change the channel, Marge (Score 1) 197

where a normal DE feels to me harmful, I found LXDE really useful: fast, usable and completely customizable

it is essentially a windowmanager (openbox) + a filemanager (pcmanfm) + a panel (I'm using fbpanel as substitute) + some small utils (editor, login screen, network manager, etc)

every single piece of the environment can be changed with another that you like more, letting you revive the old days "build your linux"

Comment Re:Fed up (Score 5, Insightful) 528

Advertisers are becoming increasingly harmful. They must find a balance between capturing the user interest and the degradation of the user experience. If they became too annoying, the user shut them up, with ad-block or simply the mute button.

Personally I don't use ad-block as I completely disable javascript, that automagically blocks 99% of ads (and other stupid messages) and let instant loading of web pages.

Comment Firefox with NO JavaSript (Score 1) 381

I always use Firefox without JavaScript and any plugin. It is really fast and secure, as many CVE are issued about the javascript engines or flash/java plugins to all the web browsers. Also there are only few sites that do not run well without javascript, thanks to the fast growing mobile market.

Comment Re:Comparison in slightly bad taste... (Score 1) 279

Do you really think that the major problem for the USA in the 9/11 was the death of many people? I don't think so, it's not logic:

* 9/11

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/vict ims/main.html
USA civilian deaths: 2'898
USA military deaths: 125

Total: 3'023

* Afghanistan war

USA military deaths: 184 http://icasualties.org/oef/
Afghanian civilian deaths: 3'000 http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm

Total: 3'184

* Iraq war

USA military deaths: 1'651 http://icasualties.org/oif/
Coalition military deaths: 180
Coalition contractors: 238
Iraq old military deaths: 9'200 http://www.comw.org/pda/0310rm8exsum.html
Iraq civilian deaths: 21'795 http://www.iraqbodycount.net/database/
Iraq police deaths: 2'115 http://icasualties.org/oif/IraqiDeaths.aspx

Total: 35'179

* Conclusion

Total USA deaths in 9/11: 3'023
Total USA deaths in war: 1'835 (60% of 9/11)
USA military injured: 12'384 (409% of 9/11)
Other deaths: 30'321 (1003% of 9/11)

Probably for the CIA and the highests USA political institutions, the main problem of the 9/11 cannot be the death of many people, but it should be searched in economic and image loss, political instability and other things, but not for the deaths, at all.

If you keep in mind these things, the interest of the CIA and others defence agencies in massive network attacks is simply logic.

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