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What's After Big Data?

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Bigger data (67 comments)

I thought the thing I had in the 1990s was big data. Surely we must be in the humongous data age now.

2 hours ago
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Future Hack: New Cybersecurity Tool Predicts Breaches Before They Happen

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Isn't the correct answer: (32 comments)

You seem to be assuming that being an HTTP server implies having security holes.

yesterday
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

K. S. Kyosuke Re:The oblig. quote from Snow Crash (222 comments)

It doesn't matter think what he thinks it means (or what you think it means, for that matter), it matters that Stephenson most likely used it for its alliterative qualities. The text betrays Stephenson's terminological intents quite conclusively.

yesterday
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

K. S. Kyosuke Re:The oblig. quote from Snow Crash (222 comments)

What, are you saying that Italians have extensive pizza know-how? Impossibile!

yesterday
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Growing pains. (222 comments)

Wages only do so much for social stabilization.

In China, they already have their own class of the ultra-rich. I imagine that can't be of great help when it comes to social stabilization.

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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Growing pains. (222 comments)

In some areas, they're rapidly approaching the 1950s, though. Give it a few years and they'll have their president assassinated just before they land on the Moon.

yesterday
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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Shame (101 comments)

No, because in Java you declare variables to have types.

But if those types are not final, you don't know the dynamic subtype of concrete values (and the concrete methods to call) in advance, and you're forced to do the same kinds of optimizations that Javascript does. Seriously, look at current VM tech again. Type feedback and speculative inlining are of legal drinking age in the US by now.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Shame (101 comments)

By using all the usual methods, which are identical to those that Java VMs use? It's the identical problem.

2 days ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Ooh, ooh I know! (291 comments)

And lack of constipation causes global warming. We're screwed either way, it seems.

2 days ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

K. S. Kyosuke Re:china did it (291 comments)

"The west" started Chinese air pollution? So the smog around Chinese cities is our fault? They must be really desperate for excuses...

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Infrastructure? (682 comments)

Well, it's a Completely Open Computer Kernel.

2 days ago
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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Shame (101 comments)

Of course, how else would you suggest to build a high-performing implementation of JS? These days, just about everyone is using either the Self-93 implementation model or something suspiciously similar. (BTW, technically, *all* Javascript functions are anonymous functions, it's just that some of them happen to be bound to global variable names, very much like in Scheme. Optimizing the calls of anonymous JS functions is no different from optimizing calls to any other JS functions.)

2 days ago
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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Shame (101 comments)

You can write them easy, but they'll be very slow if you want to do anything complicated and/or in a loop.

Unless they get inlined, type-specialized, yada yada yada...

2 days ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Clearly (166 comments)

Both get executed wherever you run them. Most web sites today don't have the bargaining power to convince users to run client-site java, though, even though many of them run it server-side.

2 days ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Still... (190 comments)

As I mentioned below, you might be interested in this (at least cherry-pick-some-ideas-wise).

2 days ago
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C++14 Is Set In Stone

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Still... (190 comments)

Not necessarily. C++ has a fixed semantics for its method dispatch, one that is fairly bizarre in any case.

2 days ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Fusion Has Already Failed (298 comments)

Solar panels 30-40 years ago were laughable as well mind you.

They were not laughable. There just wasn't enough of economical and environmental incentives back then to push for their mass production. Now there is.

2 days ago

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Radio Contact Lost With Vostok Station

K. S. Kyosuke K. S. Kyosuke writes  |  more than 2 years ago

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) writes "Russian scientists at the Antarctic Vostok Station, who have been trying to dig into the liquid heart of Lake Vostok, have suddenly gone silent.

The conditions in the lake are presumed to be similar to those of Europa and Enceladus and there is a hope that previously unknown forms of life could have found a niche in this unusual environment. Despite having been warned that their drilling technology (using freon and kerosene to lubricate the bore hole) may not be up to the task of reaching the lake without harmful enviromental side-effects, the Russians have decided to go on with the drilling. They haven't been heard from for the past five days."
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HP releases AdvFS under GPL

K. S. Kyosuke K. S. Kyosuke writes  |  more than 6 years ago

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) writes "The battle for the "next-gen Linux file system" might have just become a little fiercer. Hewlett-Packard have just released their AdvFS file system under GPL. There is a press release on the HP web site, but the Wikipedia entry sports less PHB talk. The reaction of Sun and Oracle (each with their own advanced FS initiative, ZFS and Btrfs, respectively) to this might be interesting."
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