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Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

Helios1182 Re:When can I get one on my desktop? (86 comments)

I'm sorry, but to claim that getting the money for a project like this is both easy and simply a way to keep people living the high life shows an absolute lack of understanding of how research happens.

more than 2 years ago

Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

Helios1182 Re:It makes a lot of sense (349 comments)

eating the fuck out the bandwidth everywhere for free, and those are pretty much the exact words from the executives.

Free bandwidth? Netflix is paying for hosting and bandwidth. The customers are paying their ISP for bandwidth. It is being paid for on both sides.

about 3 years ago

Teacher Cannot Be Sued For Denying Creationism

Helios1182 Re:No-Brainer? (775 comments)

A public school in the US is certainly considered a government institution, and the teacher is a government employee.

more than 3 years ago

Yahoo, Facebook Test "Six Degrees of Separation"

Helios1182 Re:Travelling Salesman (228 comments)

The fact that it is undirected and unweighted makes it even faster -- sub O(n^3) by at least one or more log factors depending on the density of the grpah. The shear size of the graph would make for a fun implementation, but it is entirely doable.

more than 3 years ago

My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet

Helios1182 Re:Tablets are more expensive for less hardware (789 comments)

1. The screen is much higher resolution and touch capable.
2. The smaller the device, the more it costs. Find a desktop, now try and find a laptop with the same specs, then go down to a netbook, then a tablet, then a phone. It costs more each time.

more than 3 years ago

68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband

Helios1182 Re:Meanwhile, in Japan (611 comments)

Finland: 40 people per square mile
California: 234 people per square mile

more than 3 years ago

Verizon LTE Can Use the Monthly Data Allotment In 32 Minutes

Helios1182 Re:Video (273 comments)

You have "unlimited" video, which is probably limited to 5GB.

more than 3 years ago

Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

Helios1182 Re:This is the problem with Hate Speech Laws (1695 comments)

Did you know there was a Greek Orthodox that's nearby and destroyed when WTC fell on it? Do you know that they haven't been given their permit to rebuild but the city has given one to the imam? They've been trying since it was destroyed.. There's that double standard again. How long do we have to put up with it?

Did you know that the Greek Orthodox church has been allowed to rebuild the entire time? Did you know they are trying to broker a better deal with the port authority to get a new, bigger building? Did you know they turned down free land and $60 million because it wasn't enough? Did you know the port authority finally took the deal off the table because the church kept demanding more?

The church could have been rebuilt years ago if they were willing to keep their original location and pay for it themselves.

about 4 years ago

Prosecutor Loses Case For Citing Wikipedia

Helios1182 Re:It's in your courts, it's in your schools (315 comments)

Most academics love Wikipedia because it provides an easy introduction to topics, and includes references to original source materials. That doesn't mean you can cite Wikipedia in a paper; just like you can't cite any other encyclopedia.

about 4 years ago

Should Professors Be Required To Teach With Tech?

Helios1182 Re:In short... (319 comments)

And using a computer isn't useful in the teaching aspect. When performing computations on large matrices a computer is invaluable, but when learning the concept it isn't.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically

Helios1182 Re:lol yea sure (204 comments)

Microsoft Research puts out a lot of really interesting and successful research. They aren't the people programming the OS or office applications.

more than 4 years ago

What iOS 4 Does (and Doesn't Do) For Business

Helios1182 Re:So what (253 comments)

And my 486 doesn't run Windows 7. As operating systems change, so do their system requirements.

more than 4 years ago

Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate

Helios1182 Re:I like the idea (126 comments)

Most doctors are 20 minutes late because the previous four patients were each 5 minutes late. First thing in the morning and immediately after lunch are the most "on-time" times because patients haven't screwed up the schedule yet.

more than 4 years ago

Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas

Helios1182 Re:Open Source Textbooks? (895 comments)

On a similar note, I would like to see universities release statements saying they will not accept students who studied the curriculum.

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Pay To Play With Girls

Helios1182 Re:May I be the first to say... (408 comments)

I think the online dating sites now cater not just to those that are "too busy" for a social scene. They are filled with people who are sick of the regular social scene (e.g., bars) for meeting people. There are people from all professions, faiths, and interests on them at this point.

This new service seems like it will be less rewarding and more expensive than regular dating sites.

more than 4 years ago

Google Donates $2 Million To the Wikimedia Foundation

Helios1182 Re:No. No one remembers (181 comments)

Wow. Trolling this took talent. Both are good causes, and I would say vaccinating a population so they can survive will do wonders for raising their standard of living. It is hard to build knowledge when you are dead.

more than 4 years ago

Martian Methane May Be Created By Lifeforms

Helios1182 Re:crap (297 comments)

I agree it would be worth preserving, at least for now; but who says that it was entirely independent of life on Earth? Now that would be an interesting twist.

more than 4 years ago

What Google's Chromium OS Is Reaching For

Helios1182 Re:Televisions, the next frontier! (216 comments)

I think this is actually an interesting idea. Computers encompass much more than just laptops/desktops that we normally thing about.

more than 4 years ago

Wikipedia Approaches Its Limits

Helios1182 Surprising? (564 comments)

The rate at which new articles has decreased; I would hardly call this surprising. The coverage of Wikipedia is so great that the only place for new articles are more obscure concepts and greater specialization of existing ones.

more than 5 years ago

Voting Machine Attacks Proven To Be Practical

Helios1182 Re:Still not fair. (225 comments)

There are ways of combining electronic and paper systems so that they are more reliable and more difficult to defraud then either paper or electronic alone. The problem is that no one seems to be willing to sell such a machine.

more than 5 years ago



Dotworlds sues Google for libelous search results

Helios1182 Helios1182 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Helios1182 (629010) writes "Techdirt received a press release from dotWORLDS detailing a lawsuit against Google for indexing what they determined to be libelous search results. The filed a similar suit in the USA but it did not proceed so they are attempted again in the UK. The whole article can be found here"
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