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Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

Minter92 It's life ... (64 comments)

Jim but not as we know it.

about two weeks ago

Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

Minter92 Today I learned (158 comments)

That Sprint still exists

about 3 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

Minter92 Re:a sad day we foresaw (400 comments)

Yeah but it's not like losing tubmlr would harm anything :)

about 10 months ago

Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

Minter92 Their Lawyer hasn't even read their own policy (259 comments)

So now Ubuntu's lawyers don't read their own legal policy . I looked into it when I wrote a blog post about Canonical going bankrupt eventually.
"You can use the Trademarks in discussion, commentary, criticism or parody, provided that you do not imply endorsement by Canonical."

So not only is it fair use it also is ok under their own intellectual trademark policy.. Talk about one hand not knowing what the other is doing.

about 10 months ago

Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Minter92 I have a new life goal (239 comments)

It's to become a crazy old man and John McAfee is my template.

about a year ago

Shuttleworth Calls Ubuntu Performance Art, Calls Out Critics

Minter92 Such an odd combination (231 comments)

Why is it that every time someone official from Canonical speaks or does an interview they come off as an odd combination of whining and arrogance. We are the greatest thing ever. We are changing the world. Why is everyone so mean to poor little us?

about a year ago

Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

Minter92 Re:Open Source License (630 comments)

I have never liked the GPL and I've been involved in open source since the early 90s. I've never liked the GPL or really considered it a free license. It's a controlling license. Freedom is not "you are free because you have to do what we tell you." There are 3 types of licenses:

open/controlling ie GPL
free/open ie permissive license

about a year ago

Interviews: J. Michael Straczynski Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Re:What about He-Man? (69 comments)

Captain Power was one of the greatest viewing experience of my childhood. Ranks up there with the first time I saw a boob in a movie.

about a year and a half ago

US Gov't Blocks Sales To Russian Supercomputer Maker

Minter92 Re:US vs. Russia & China (116 comments)

Not only that but Russia and China have always been good friends, even after soviet russia fell down.

Actually this statement is inaccurate. Russia and China have been antagonistic toward each other through most of the past. There was a short period of cooperation after the Chinese civil war but that quickly turned sour as the two countries differed in their approaches to communism. Relations only began to improve after the fall of the USSR

about a year and a half ago

Digg Hints Its Replacement For Google Reader Will Include Social Media Content

Minter92 So a bunch of junk I don't want in an RSS reader (78 comments)

This is why I am writing my own simple reader. Just check the feed to see if there are new posts and link me to them. It's all I want.

about a year and a half ago

Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

Minter92 In related news (514 comments)

Stupid people accused of saying stupid things.

about a year and a half ago

Mark Shuttleworth Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Re:Why one OS that runs everywhere?? (236 comments)

I guess I am not considering the linux kernel the OS in this case. My phone runs a version of the linux kernel as do the nodes on the supercomputer, but the many of the things around them are very different.

about 2 years ago

Mark Shuttleworth Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Why one OS that runs everywhere?? (236 comments)

" The really interesting opportunity is to unify all of these different kinds of computing. Let's make one OS that runs on the phone AND on your supercomputer. "
That just sounds horribly efficient. The needs of the different types of computer platforms are all quite divergent. The small power saving OS on a tablet focused on user interactions has almost no relation to what is needed to run a petaflop computing platform. They may both be based off the same core kernel but to have the same code just seems daffy.

about 2 years ago

Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands — Starting With Mine

Minter92 Control your brand (299 comments)

Here's a crazy idea. Instead of letting a third party, that sees you only as a money source, control your brand. Make your own site and control your brand. I really don't get companies using facebook at all.

about 2 years ago

Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal

Minter92 Why owned by a corp? (466 comments)

Like all social media slashdot.ORG should be a property of the community not a some corp looking to gain profit.

about 2 years ago

Thoughts On the iPad Mini

Minter92 Re:Apple cultists (214 comments)

Without a doubt. But I think the added cult of personality around Steve Jobs makes the apple fans more devoted.

more than 2 years ago



Kindle Fire's Silk Browser Significantly Slower wi

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Minter92 writes "It seems that one of the key features of the kindle fire, the cloud accelerated browsing, actually slows down the browser speed.

"The only problem is that, over two weeks after the Fire first shipped, our tests show that the Silk browser is a lot faster with its acceleration feature disabled. What’s going on?""

Link to Original Source

NSF Board endorses NCSA petascale proposal

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Minter92 writes "The National Science Board has approved a resolution authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the acquisition and deployment of the world's most powerful "leadership-class" supercomputer. The NSB has recommended that NSF select the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NCSA, in collaboration with IBM and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, to design, deploy, and operate this petascale system. A final decision will be announced in late summer or early fall."
Link to Original Source

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Minter92 writes "Researches are working on a process that involves making nanometer level cuts in the surface of silicon to store data. These cuts result in the altering of the atomic bonds of the silicon molecules. Through the manipulation of these bond changes it will be possible to store "information at a factor a million times denser than the storage capacity of a conventional CD-ROM." Though this technology is a ways off for practical use it holds a lot of promise. Read the fuller explanation."


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