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C Programming Language Back At Number 1

BOFHelsinki Re:Java is crap anyway (535 comments)

How do you "drive innovation"?

Car analogy please.

more than 4 years ago
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Yelp To "Clarify" How Advertising Affects Listing

BOFHelsinki Re:Dear slobbleman, fuck you (53 comments)

googles mission statement of "DO NO EVIL"

OH PLEASE. That has never been Google's "mission statement". It appears in a small subsection in their company page and refers to their particular way of placing and identifying advertisements. That's all it's there for.

Can we just finally kill the "Google Promises To Do No Evil" meme? It is not Google's corporate motto, nor do they pretend that it is. Somebody just spotted it there and blew it out of all proportion.

Please?

more than 4 years ago
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SCO v. Novell Goes To the Jury

BOFHelsinki Re:Since this lawsuit started (67 comments)

That's great! But in poem composition I'd say you still have something to learn from LB I...

more than 4 years ago
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Cisco's New Router — Trouble For Hollywood

BOFHelsinki Re:Slanted Wording (335 comments)

Mod parent up already.

more than 4 years ago
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Blazing Fast Password Recovery With New ATI Cards

BOFHelsinki Re:GPUs (215 comments)

Remember the Pentium 4? That was a huge step in the GPU direction.

What?

(And try DSP for a better example of a CPU's SIMD goal rather than a GPU.)

more than 4 years ago
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Blazing Fast Password Recovery With New ATI Cards

BOFHelsinki Re:GPUs (215 comments)

Nvidia and ATI use confusing nomenclature -- those "cores" are nothing like CPU cores. It's easier to count the ALUs: the new Radeons have 3200 per chip. That's obviously a humongous amount. But there are extremely imposing limitations on what can be run when. The datasets must be of quite specific and distinct type to extract the "oomph". And regardless of data parallelism, any branchy code will simply suck -- the huge inherent latencies dictate that.

more than 4 years ago
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Blazing Fast Password Recovery With New ATI Cards

BOFHelsinki Re:GPUs (215 comments)

Excellent point. Also, where a "GPU" is good at, it still expects very large datasets, and no concern for latency of instruction execution or memory access. The total caching and execution pipeline is very long. For 3D graphics, this is perfectly all right. (And ditto for many non-graphics computing tasks -- GPGPU is a growing domain.)

more than 4 years ago
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Google Patents Country-Specific Content Blocking

BOFHelsinki Re:Do less evil. (106 comments)

By the way, "Do No Evil", as touted by Google fans for a decade now, has never been the company's "motto". The phrase appears in item #6 on their list of 10 principles. It relates to the way they place and present ads. Nothing else.

Mod this up if you're sick and tired of the "Do No Evil" hype. Google didn't start that so they shouldn't be blamed of hypocrisy on account of that.

(Then it's a completely separate issue what kind of company they are or purport to be. No comment on that in this post.)

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks

BOFHelsinki Re:Why Ubuntu? (157 comments)

Use another OS if it bothers you that much.

Sorry but this is the attitude to make sure Linux never gets anywhere.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks

BOFHelsinki Re:what is the state of ext4? (157 comments)

That's not the point, the expectation developers and users had changed from Ext3 and the people in charge of Ext4 adamantly and arrogantly claimed the same things you are.

Check again what things he "claimed". In that view your complaint makes no sense. There's nothing arrogant about those.

(The second part of your post is too vague to comment on really. Hard to disagree with, certainly, but it'd help if you were more specific about your beef.)

more than 4 years ago
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Google.cn Has Already Lifted Censorship

BOFHelsinki Re:Falun Gong -- Why only Google? (300 comments)

One search to rule them all,
one search to find them,
one search to bing them all
and in the darkness squirt them.


Opps I was supposed to bash The G.

Yah I'll be here all week. Sorry.

more than 4 years ago
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Moscow Police Watch Pre-Recorded Scenes On Surveillance Cams

BOFHelsinki Business Practices (114 comments)

From TFA: "Investigators say apart from falsifying pictures the company also distributed a computer virus in order to obstruct activities of its rival in the western district of the capital."

Gotta love Moscow. :-)

(And funny if they had the same images for months on end without the monitor watchers noticing anything odd. The article doesn't make it too clear whether the practice was occasional or continuous. Or if it was still images or video loops.)

more than 4 years ago
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How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?

BOFHelsinki wow you forked it (533 comments)

Am I doing it right?

more than 4 years ago
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OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

BOFHelsinki Re:Article is trollbait (405 comments)

Meta-mods, take parent away from Troll. That one's obviously unfair.

Norsefire, thanks for bothering to explain your question. I was interested in the feedback as well.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

BOFHelsinki Re:Performance boost? (405 comments)

Time is free. ;)

Work is for pay.

They aren't the same.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

BOFHelsinki Re:No, it isn't. (405 comments)

Hey now. Sharing a "cultural" meme doesn't mean every member subscribes to it, just that they recognize it. Understanding an idea ain't the same as believing in its truth. :-)

more than 4 years ago
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FreeBSD 8.0 Released

BOFHelsinki Re:if only... (235 comments)

>> ZFS in double parity mode is broken

> Haven't move to zfs yet, but given your pattern I'm guessing you're wrong again.

How retarded can you be? Please stop embarrassing us who dig and use FreeBSD but don't need to see it through rose-tinted glasses (or the whole scene as a pissing contest).

more than 4 years ago
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FreeBSD 8.0 Released

BOFHelsinki Re:Awesome! (235 comments)

FWIW, I'm a long-time FreeBSD user (and can't wait to install and try out 8 even if I don't desperately need anything over 7) and I think you had good and interesting questions there. I'm a bit ashamed for the community (or rather the Slashdot faction) that you got so readily misunderstood and attacked.

To my knowledge there is no such corporate backing for BSD. It would be very interesting if there was, and in several ways it is just perfect for it. (Architecture, uniformity, licensing, etc.)

I totally agree that Apple doesn't count. It's a model example of BSD Licensing. The completely separate kernel and hugely moreso the interface give OS X a life completely divorced from FreeBSD. Doesn't matter if (the BSDL idea works and) Apple gives back to the BSD project. And... no problem.

OK, off to tinker with 8.0 now...

more than 4 years ago

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