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Scientists Using Supercomputers To Puzzle Out Dinosaur Movement

LeninZhiv Wait, what?! (39 comments)

You're telling me that SCIENTISTS, actual scientists, are turning to COMPUTERS, to do their work?

What is the world coming to?

about a year ago
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Saving Unix Heritage, One Kernel At a Time

LeninZhiv Re:Why? (169 comments)

UNIX grew up in an era when it was more important to be terse because keyboards weren't nearly so ergonomic and you didn't see more than 24 lines on screen and hard copy printouts were more common.

That and the fact that C at the time had a six-character limit for variable names.

more than 5 years ago
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Streaming Video Service Coming To the Wii

LeninZhiv Re:Wait, what? (103 comments)

You can play Guitar Hero DLC from an SD card, but yeah, I agree with you that this doesn't really sound like something that fits in with the Wii universe. Unlike the HD consoles, both of which set out to be media centers. When the Wii launched they were explicit that they did not want it to be one, which is why it doesn't play DVD movies even though it has a DVD drive.

more than 5 years ago
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AIX On the Desktop Is Getting the Boot

LeninZhiv Re:It's not just you (366 comments)

Yes, CDE is still included in Solaris (as of version 9, but I'd be surprised if 10 didn't have it), including the free version of Solaris Intel. Gnome is the default, but it's there for anyone who's feeling nostalgic.

Solaris Intel also runs on VirtualBox, so there's no excuse for anyone not to be running CDE who wants it :-)

more than 5 years ago
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AIX On the Desktop Is Getting the Boot

LeninZhiv Re:No, (366 comments)

The second one is only verbs (I assume the speaker is addressing his troops).

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

LeninZhiv rev (2362 comments)

The rev command has got to be one of the most useless Unix commands I've ever come across. It's almost as if someone's first c program somehow got taken up as a part of standard Unix! Maybe in the days before sed and awk and perl it had some function in pipes that I can't grok, but nowadays other than making hints for video game websites I can't imagine what it's for.

more than 5 years ago

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LeninZhiv LeninZhiv writes  |  about 8 years ago

LeninZhiv writes "Marketwatch is reporting that IBM has filed two lawsuits against Amazon for infringing on five if its patents. Apparently the dispute goes back to 2002 but the two companies have been unable to arrive at a settlement. From the article:
IBM said Amazon has violated Big Blue's patents for technology used to store data in an interactive network, presenting advertising in an interactive service and ordering items using an electronic catalog, among others.
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