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Book Review: Hadoop Beginner's Guide

E IS mC(Square) Re:Small numbers for Big Data? (57 comments)

Not everything big data is limited to the latest twitter or facebook.

Just to give a one example of many possible, think of any processing that involves millions of records daily, and you need to process them, aggregate, analyze, dice and slice across various attributes on daily/monthly/quarterly/yearly frequency. This could be a financial firm, a retail chain, or anything where a lot of transactions happen daily. And you might be surprised that it's not just large corporations or governments.

Also, when there are permutations and combinations, input size increases dramatically.

But the biggest benefit it offers is to be able to do all this at very low cost - and that's the key factor of it's rise and popularity. Sure, big corporations were able to do a lot of such heavy task because they could buy hardwares worth millions of $$. But big data (hadoop) suddenly makes small players equipped with the same tools as big players and that is game-changing.

I am not defending big data just because it's cool, but because for a small company like ours, we can now think of doing things that were beyond our reach because of heavy cost of adding more storage and more processing power. It's very easy to understand the importance If you are into data warehouse / data analytics industry. On the other hand, if you are just creating few web apps, you may find it hard to understand the big deal.

about a year and a half ago
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Book Review: Hadoop Beginner's Guide

E IS mC(Square) Re:Confused! (57 comments)

Not really. Hadoop as a platform can be used for very heavyduty ETL as well as analytics needs. What you are confused is some of the tools within the framework (like Hive, Impala etc) that _also_ helps in lightweight ad-hoc analysis.

Also, HBase specifically addresses a need of a proper database - though not of a relational type.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

E IS mC(Square) Re:Security? (392 comments)

Fanboi butthurt much??

about a year and a half ago
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iPhone 5 Scorns Standards Promise To European Commission

E IS mC(Square) Re:Is USB really better? (543 comments)

Steve, go back to your grave, NOW!

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 Scorns Standards Promise To European Commission

E IS mC(Square) Re:Fuck Apple. (543 comments)

If that's what you are doing, then you should be fired right away you stupid fucking idiot. Go and check what's available in the market first before you display basic understanding of what a company infrastructure should look like you rich asshole.

4 confidence rooms, all laptops connect wirelessly over Intel widi. No proprietary connectors and no wires.

Now go suck Steve rich Jobs' dick. Just because you are incompetent doesn't mean everyone else is too.

more than 2 years ago
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MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store

E IS mC(Square) Re:Is this a genuine case? (225 comments)

well, looking at the latest mac ads, if you are able to do anything at all on your mac on your own, you are a power user.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Support Allowed Hackers Access To User's iCloud Account

E IS mC(Square) Re:Yeah but.... (266 comments)

To me, Apple is one specific company which fucked him over. Of course, if you ignore that part, it's not about any specific company.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Releases Android 4.1 SDK

E IS mC(Square) Re:Cart before the horse? (58 comments)

Sorry, at Apple already has patent on screwing customers. Google can't do it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ellison Doesn't Know If Java Is Free

E IS mC(Square) Re:I don't trust Google any more (393 comments)

>> The question really is, where's your bias come from?

Either from Ellison's or Steve Job's ass.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Ships Switches With Malware Infected Flash Cards

E IS mC(Square) Re:Paging Quality control (50 comments)

Sorry, we are now working for Apple.

more than 2 years ago
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DoJ Files Suit Against Apple, Ebook Publishers

E IS mC(Square) Re:Collusion? Really? (235 comments)

>> How this turns into collusion is beyond me, as Apple is not establishing the price of these books

But Apple is colluding with the publishers to make sure the same books are not sold anywhere else with lower price. In other words, if publishers want to make more money, Apple will provide them another channel, and in return, Apple will 'politely ask' that the same books are not sold lower on Amazon.

Since then, all my cheap kindle books have started costing as much as print editions. Fuck apple. And fuck your ignorance.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Snubs Security Firm That Spotted Mac Botnet

E IS mC(Square) Re:Mac's don't get malware (409 comments)

Oh look, somebody stole this fanboy's toys.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple May Need To Rethink 4G Claims (and Pay Refunds) In More Countries

E IS mC(Square) Re:Look at the actual adverts... (105 comments)

Way to go destroying fanboi hard-on with your stupid facts.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

E IS mC(Square) Re:wow (649 comments)

Or iphone.

more than 2 years ago
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CES Recap: Gadgets and Blisters

E IS mC(Square) Re:Relevancy of CES (53 comments)

In other words, if Apple says CES is not good, I am going to be Apple's bitch and say the same.

Fucking appholes.

more than 2 years ago
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US Supreme Court Upholds Removal of Works From Public Domain

E IS mC(Square) Congratulations USA! (380 comments)

Congratulations USA! The judiciary has finally confirmed that you have sold your soul to corporations. Capitalism is just awesome, isn't it?

more than 2 years ago
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Video Games As Propaganda

E IS mC(Square) Similar to Hollywood? (251 comments)

Not surprised to see games with propaganda. Hollywood is doing this successfully for years, albeit (probably) without US Government asking for it.

In fact, in my opinion, Hollywood is the most successful PR machine the US has ever created. It's cultural impact on other countries and cultures is massive. People may politically dislike the US/US government/US military - but at the same time, a lot of them want to mimic The American as defined by Hollywood blockbusters.

It's a different discussion if this is good or bad, but it's certainly working for the US.

I am not surprised gaming industry is following it up - with active support from the government.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

E IS mC(Square) Re:It's the old catch-22 (457 comments)

>> This happened with HD too; did the TV makers really expect it to be different this time?

Nope. They are expecting exactly the same this time too.

more than 2 years ago

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New iPad can run significantly hotter than the iPad 2

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 2 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Consumer Reports have tested and found the new ipad to have some temperature issues. From TFA: "The new iPad can run significantly hotter than the earlier iPad 2 model when running an action game, Consumer Reports testers have found... Using a thermal imaging camera, Consumer Reports engineers recorded temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit on the front and rear of the new iPad while playing Infinity Blade II. Our tests follow numerous complaints now cropping up about how hot the new iPad can get while doing processor-intensive tasks, such as gaming or downloads.

We also noticed that the new iPad wasn't charging while the game was running and it was plugged in. In fact, the battery continued to drain. It charged normally, however, when we weren't running a game.""

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Gawker Staffers Can't Tell iPad 2 From Apple's New iPad

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 2 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Tech website Gizmodo went out and picked up a new iPad on Friday and opted to let Gawker's various writers and staffers get a quick peek at Apple's new red-hot device. Or at least, that's what Gizmodo's Sam Biddle was trying to lead them to believe. Because they device they were holding off wasn't a brand-new, retina-display iPad, but instead its predecessor: The good ol' iPad 2.
The response?
"It seems very pretty," one staffer said. "It's light. You know, it's not quite like my Kindle, but it'll do, I suppose.""

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Google goes Political?

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 2 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Google has created a sort of one stop shop for the Egyptian election, giving viewers vast details ranging from candidates to issues to location of voting. It also includes news and videos related to the candidates.

From the blog:
Getting information about the new rules and the new players is no small feat for Egyptians: there are nearly 11,000 candidates vying for 498 seats across 27 governorates nationwide during a multi-stage election that started today and lasts until March 2012. We’re doing our best to organize information to make it easier for voters to find everything they need in one place. For example, millions of Egyptians have learned where they can vote through our landing page, www.google.com.eg/elections.

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Google Refuses To Remove Videos Of Police Brutalit

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Google has refused to remove police brutality (possibly at Occupy Oakland and probably similar other) videos.

Here is Google's statement.
'We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.'

While Slashdot editors and (most of the) readers have their heads up in Apple's ass with non-stop anti-Google propoganda lately, lets see if this story selected. Because it deserves the mention."

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The mystery of vanishing iTunes credit

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Back on November 28, 2010, somebody started a thread on Apple’s support forums about someone spending more than $50 of his iTunes Store credit on iPhone apps. That discussion thread has since swelled to more than 45 pages, with nearly 700 posts. Someone—or some group of someones—seems to be able to spend iTunes gift card credit without permission, buying apps that users don’t want. And whoever’s doing the hacking seems pretty good at it: Hundreds of users have seen their iTunes credit stolen, and the hack shows no signs of slowing, ten months after it was first reported.

Apple has refunded certain accounts, but not in all cases.

Apple suggests that the hack stems from weak, easily guessable passwords, and/or phishing attacks where customers are fooled into entering their passwords into hackers' forms."

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Samsung, LG and Motorola ahead of Apple

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Apple iPhone coverage and rumors are ubiquitous on the Internet, but when it comes to actual sales, Samsung, LG, and Motorola are all more popular.
In a market of 234 million U.S. cell phone users, the pecking order for cell phone manufacturers is Samsung, LG, Motorola, Apple, and RIM, according to comScore's August mobiLens report."

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HTC sues Apple, again

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Smartphone maker HTC Corp sued Apple Inc, claiming infringement of three patents through Apple's sale of Macintosh computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones and other devices.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware seeks to halt Apple's importation and sale of infringing products in the United States.

Apple asked for it, and Apple is served. I will bring my popcorn."

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FBI raids on a 13 yr old for using LOIC

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "From the mom's entry on reddit.com :
"At around 11:00 this morning, I had 4 cars and a van filled with FBI agents pull up to my house, and then invade. They proceeded to search my house, with guns drawn, and collect all our electonic devices and equipment. They said that packets were sent from our isp address during the ddos attack on paypal. They said my son was responsible (he was 13 at the time). They sat down with both of us and asked about our involvement with AnonOps. When they questioned my son, he admitted to downloading LOIC, and fooling around with it for awhile. He does not know if he left it running for any amount of time.""

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Apple rips off student's rejected iPhone app

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "The Register reports "Last year, Greg Hughes's app for wirelessly syncing iPhones with iTunes libraries was unceremoniously rejected from the official App Store. The software developer took the denial in stride, submitting Wi-Fi Sync to the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhones, where the app is a top seller.

Fast forward to Monday, when Apple unveiled a set of new features for the upcoming iOS 5, including the same wireless-syncing functionality. Cupertino wasn't even subtle about the appropriation, using the precise name and a near-identical logo to market the technology."

This is from a company supposed to be leading innovation."

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Android surpasses Apple in free apps

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "The Google Android Market eclipsed the Apple App Store for iPhone in terms of free applications and now has 134,342 free applications, while the Apple App Store iPhone has 121,845 free applications.

Also, Android will surpass Apple app store in number of total applications in next five months, if the current growth rates remain same for both the platforms."

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Android now more desirable than iphone

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "From the Neilsen report: "According to the latest figures, 31 percent of consumers who plan to get a new smartphone indicated Android was now their preferred OS. Apple’s iOS has slipped slightly in popularity to 30 percent and RIM Blackberry is down to 11 percent. Almost 20 percent of consumers are unsure of what to choose next.""
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Judge orders Jobs to answer iTunes questions

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "From the article:

In the class-action lawsuit, a group of consumers say Apple created a music-downloading monopoly with its iPod player and iTunes store. At issue is a piece of software called Fairplay that allowed only music bought on iTunes to be played on the iPod, according to the complaint.

"The court finds that Jobs has unique, non-repetitive, first hand knowledge about Apple's software updates in October 2004 that rendered the RealNetworks's digital music files once again inoperable with iPods," Judge Lloyd wrote in his ruling."

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Nexus S beats iPhone in "real world" Web tests, sa

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 3 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "A Nexus S running Android 2.3 can load most websites 52 percent faster than an iPhone running iOS 4.3, according to a new study conducted by website analysis firm Blaze.

As per Ars Technica story on this report, "Blaze claims that its metrics are more relevant than those from SunSpider benchmarks because Blaze does "real world" testing on existing websites. The study measured load time on the sites of a thousand Fortune 1000 companies (that is, every company's site in the Fortune 1000) over WiFi, and says that the Nexus S running Android 2.3 loaded the sites faster 84 percent of the time. The median load time for the iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3 was 3.254 seconds, while the Nexus S's median load time was 2.144 seconds.""

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Science of Truthiness

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes ""Researchers at Indiana University have just launched Truthy.indiana.edu, which they humbly declare a "a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and rowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections."

From the main website FAQ: "What does "Truthy" mean?
A truthy meme relies on deceptive tactics to represent misinformation as fact. The Truthy system uses Truthy to refer to activities such as political smear campaigns, astroturfing, and other social pollution""

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Secunia finds Apple the most vulnerable vendor

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Secunia declares Apple having most vulnerable products out of 10 vendors they analyzed. The Half Year Report on software vulnerability and security threat reports that Apple has beaten others noting that "Oracle (including Sun Microsystems and BEA Logic) ranked #1 in four out of five years (is now) overtaken by Apple in the first half of 2010, with Apple consistently ranking higher than Microsoft." The report includes 10 vendors, including IBM, Adobe, Google and Mozilla.

So, the old cliche has come true — that Apple products perceived security was superior to Microsoft only because of less popularity?"

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Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read iPhone's secrets

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Do you have a PIN code on your iPhone? Well, while that might protect you from someone making a call or fiddling with your apps, it doesn't prevent access to your data as long as the person doing the snooping around is using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04.

Here is ZDnet story — http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/ubuntu-lucid-lynx-1004-can-read-your-iphones-secrets/8424"

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French Army and Open Source

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 4 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Thunderbird 3, unveiled by Mozilla this week, contains code from an unusual source — the French military. The military found Mozilla's open source design permitted France to build security extensions, while Microsoft's secret, proprietary software allowed no tinkering. The Gendarmerie Nationale police, which was part of the military at the time and did the design, released some of its work to the public under the name "TrustedBird," and co-branded it with Mozilla.

The French government is beginning to move to other open source software, including Linux instead of Windows and OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office."

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Science on the silver screen doesn't have to suck

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 5 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "What do you think is more realistic? "That object is approaching the earth at 3 x107th m/sec." OR "there's a freaking rock heading towards the earth!"?
ars technica has an interesting article about it. "When science appears on the big screen, the results can sometimes be horrifying. Still, a handful of scientists are out to make sure that the scientific method, if not all its details, make it into films. Four of them share their stories.""

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Facebook will test N.J.'s system for reporting int

E IS mC(Square) E IS mC(Square) writes  |  more than 6 years ago

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes "Facebook will use a system developed by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office that helps teens and adults report unwanted advances and offensive material to authorities, officials said today.

Facebook, the world's largest social networking site with more than 100 million daily users, has agreed to test the "Report Abuse!" system for the next six months to determine whether it works better than what Facebook now uses, Attorney General Anne Milgram said. As part of its six-month trial, Facebook will randomly place the icon on 1.5 million pages that display video segments, Milgram said. The website will also follow guidelines created by the state on how to follow up on those complaints, including notifying authorities when appropriate."

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