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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

LightningBolt! Laughably wrong. (386 comments)

Google glass may be a failure because it may never be socially acceptable.

But in 10 years, every new car sold in the US, including the lowest-end Fiesta, will have options for some degree of automated driving. At the very least, there will be a driverless highway mode.

This is happening. And it's happening quickly.

about a month ago

The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

LightningBolt! Re:Be Gentle With Him (452 comments)

I suppose you tolerate rape and murder.

about 2 months ago

Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

LightningBolt! Philosophy defined: (455 comments)

Mental masturbation wherein meaningless questions are poorly answered.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

LightningBolt! It's simple (174 comments)

1. Set up OpenVPN on the datacenter Linux server to act as your Battlefield endpoint (single IP + port).
2. Set up 2 VPN connections, one from each phone, to that box.
3. Set up a Linux box to act as a router at home. Use bluetooth or whatever to connect it to your mobile connections.
4. Follow the directions here http://www.lartc.org/autoloadb... on how to set up iptables rules as needed on both Linux boxes.
5. Modify the iptables rules as needed to your specific requirements.
6. Keep on modifying iptables. It will take days to work out all the kinks.
7. Verify that your latency problems still exist.

about 3 months ago

Yale Researchers Prove That ACID Is Scalable

LightningBolt! ACID does not imply SQL (272 comments)

For instance, Neo4J is a scalable graph-based "nosql" DB with ACID.

more than 4 years ago

Is Linus Torvalds Speaking for Linux Anymore?

LightningBolt! Re:Out of your league (417 comments)

Windows is a platform that sits on the NT kernel. Debian is a platform that sits on the Linux kernel. Platform is a word you can bend all you want, but operating system has a tried and true definition.

The not-so-arbitrary line is quite clear: If it runs in kernel space, it's low level. If it runs in user space, it's high level. If you don't know what these terms mean, do some reading.

There is blurriness in systems like Minix 3, where the kernel dispatches quite a bit of work to user space services. But even then, the dependencies (code paths) make it clear what is the OS and what is not. There is no such blurriness in MSWord or fsck. The NT kernel has no dependencies MSWord. Similarly, the Linux kernel doesn't need any of the code in fsck to perform its work.

more than 6 years ago


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