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Oracle Buying Micros Systems For $5.3 Billion

GoNINzo Micros misunderstanding (71 comments)

I suspect someone at Oracle heard that Micros sell POS systems, and thought "Hey, I was told our product is a POS!"

I'm not explaining the dual acronym meanings.

about 7 months ago

OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu On Apple Hardware, Benchmarked

GoNINzo Re:Summary of tests? (130 comments)

Uhhhh, why? That was the point of the test. Same hardware, different software, what is the performance difference?

Er, the point of the test was to generate page views. But yes, a graph showing the clear winners and losers at the end in the summary would have been helpful. At least with Tom's Hardware, they put a summary of the different pages.

more than 2 years ago

OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu On Apple Hardware, Benchmarked

GoNINzo Summary of tests? (130 comments)

15 pages of a review, with a poor summary of the results, results in the most number of page views. It would have been nice if they had some sort of summary or benchmark to compare the two against rather than individual tests spread across this. Perhaps a summary chart?

Also, comparing a well tuned video device driver versus the (usually) hastily written Linux one is a poor comparison.

I really doubt people choose a mac over Linux over this kind of test. There more solid reasons to choose one or the other.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com, Hotmail's Successor

GoNINzo Re:Fantastic first impressions (368 comments)

You would have more influence if you actually had any history, anywhere. But you don't.

Why would I want to customize my advertisements, I like them unobtrusive. I doubt I could turn them off.
With tagging, who needs folders.
I doubt it will be faster than gmail, what with the extra javascript required for metro.
And who has trouble remembering their email address domain? Seriously?
And why would I want integration for my email.
And of course it's your honest opinion, you were most likely paid for this.

Seriously, just get out.

more than 2 years ago

How a 3-Year-Old Can Open a Gun Safe

GoNINzo If only... (646 comments)

If only we had a consumer group that could protect children from getting into their parents guns... Oh wait, we do, and they are more worried about kids swallowing small magnets instead.

about 2 years ago

Joe Cornish To Write and Direct Snow Crash Movie

GoNINzo Re:Tagline: (256 comments)

I have high hopes for this.

Because there are four things we do better than anyone else: music, movies, microcode(software), and high-speed pizza delivery.

more than 2 years ago

Honoring Alan Turing, "Father of Computer Science"

GoNINzo Google doodle finally (230 comments)

I've requested a Google doodle for Alan Turing's birthday for a couple years now. I'm just glad to hear they'll finally put one up.

more than 2 years ago

Diablo III Released

GoNINzo Re:NewFail (594 comments)

I also am a little disappointed in this. They ended up shipping mine yesterday evening, so I'm slated for end of day tomorrow. Which is kind of a pain since I have tomorrow scheduled off. (Yes, I took a comp day to play Diablo 3 since I worked Saturday, what of it!)

more than 2 years ago

Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"

GoNINzo Sell to your customers (288 comments)

This article made me go and buy Aziz Ansari's special: http://azizansari.com/

I had always meant to, but it reminded me that a $5 directly to the artist does WAY more than spending $20 on a dvd to a large company. I had bought Louie CK's thing the day it came out, but waited on Aziz's.

So yes, Louie CK did not monetize because not everyone got their pound of flesh, but it's so easy to just sell a product cheaply when there are no concerns about who can watch it. And who knows, maybe those people go see his standup live and we have a decent comedian in arenas, unlike Dane Cook.

more than 2 years ago

Superluminal Neutrinos, Take Two

GoNINzo How can they be sure? (98 comments)

They changed the outcome by observing it! This is just another example of Big Physics ruining the results of science by observing the location of particles.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Says IE9 Blocks More Malware Than Chrome

GoNINzo This just in... (226 comments)

Actually, their site doesn't even work with Chrome 15.x on Linux. So I think my browser is securing me pretty darn well.

This just in, all our competition sucks, news at 11.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Distro For Computational Cluster?

GoNINzo Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (264 comments)

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, accept no substitute. Maybe use a Ubuntu 10.10.2 desktop to manage them, it's easy to use. (11.04 is still unstable, IMO.)

It actually all depends on what packages you plan on running. Then cross reference that against what your options are, I think you'll run out of options quickly, TBH.

And you just need putty on the windows side. But, if you have to, all of them can run x-windows generally these days. I just find Ubuntu to be the easiest, plus their packaging system is the best, being Debian under the covers.

Please note, these are opinions, and I'm entitled to my informed opinion.

more than 3 years ago

Drudge Generates More News Traffic Than Social Media

GoNINzo Attention, Attention! (216 comments)

Just so we're clear here, a news aggregator site creates more traffic to news sites than a social media site.

Breaking news: People reading a news site are more likely to read other news sites than people playing farmville, news at 11.

more than 3 years ago

Huffington Post Fights Back Against NY Times Paywall

GoNINzo What is this? (57 comments)

I cannot believ* that the world has come down to this.

I wouldn** imagin* that any other compan** would ever try this terrib*** idea.

more than 3 years ago

12-Year-Old Rewrites Einstein's Theory of Relativity

GoNINzo Re:Evolution.. (588 comments)

A positive evolutionary trait usually provides the mutated with a better survival rate, or attracts a better mate, or gives an advantage in an most circumstances. Yet even the most successful of the autistic usually have a lower survival rate, a worse chance at attracting a quality mate, and their advantages are in very focused circumstances. I would not say that it fits with the standards of evolution. Only the most successful are going to survive, of course, but those instances are rare, while the rest are much less successful, leading to a realistic evolutionary dead end. Excellent concentration abilities has it's price, especially if it involved memorizing pokedex's.

Of course, this assumes that autism is mostly nature and not nurture or environment, which is not proven yet either.

more than 3 years ago

USPTO Gives Google Patent For Doodles

GoNINzo Re:Computer Doodles (150 comments)

And it helps to be signed into post correctly. Oh well. Please support an Alan Turing Google Doodle. Submit the idea to proposals@google.com.

more than 3 years ago

Intel Unveils Next Gen Itanium Processor

GoNINzo His name was Robert Paulson (169 comments)

Guess the guys at Intel have been watching Fight Club a little too much.

more than 3 years ago

Attacked By Anonymous, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA

GoNINzo Re:You can't beat the crowd (415 comments)

Getting bored kids upset with people on the internet is easy. Some think of nothing of destroying someone's life, at least socially. Others are there just amuse themselves. There a lot of people in the middle, in both the giving and receiving end of these attacks.

Convincing someone to kill and be killed is much much harder and a completely different ball of wax.

So the differences between asking a Gamestop member about Battletoads and strapping a bomb to your chest are pretty vast. Arresting the person asking about Battletoads for harassment will just cause the Streisand effect, I think.

more than 3 years ago



Eve Offline still

GoNINzo GoNINzo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GoNINzo writes "The Icelandic company CCP, who run Eve Online, recently announced an Eve server move. However, it appears that things have not gone according to plan. The original DevBlog (google cached) stated that they would be down on June 23, 2010 at 0900 UTC, with web servers up at 1200 UTC, and the game online 3 hours of testing later at 1500 UTC. However, they apparently ran into database problems on bring up, so that 6 hours has now stretched into almost 30, and they are predicting another couple hours, assuming no problems. Eve Offline is reporting the game servers are online, but still not accepting player connetions. This is just after Eve Online broke another PCU record of 60,453 simultaneous users on Jun 6th during the recent tournament. As a sysadmin, I feel sorry for them, but as a player, I really hope we get the real story on what happened during that move besides 'database problems'."
Link to Original Source

GoNINzo GoNINzo writes  |  more than 8 years ago

GoNINzo writes "MIT's Assist Sketch Understanding System is no ordinary whiteboard! It allows you sketch a real world example, just like you would on paper, but then you can animate it based on a series of rules you define, such as gravity turned on. So, you can design something easily, and then show it in action. There is a video of this project in action over at youtube, and the MIT page has an abbreviated version of the same video."


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