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Photo Tour of Google's Data Centers

Rui Lopes Re:And it's all for ads (88 comments)

(Googler here.) Right, and constantly crawling + re-indexing the entire Web doesn't require CPU nor memory.

about 2 years ago
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Man With World's Deepest Voice Can Hit Infrasonic Notes

Rui Lopes Brown Note (173 comments)

We're gonna shit our pants once we hear him reaching the brown note.

about 2 years ago
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Google Unveils New Search Features, Including iOS Voice Search

Rui Lopes Re:Nothing new here (96 comments)

Question: what the heck are you going to be "searching" for when offline?

Try imagine what it might be to interact with technology if you're tetraplegic... Voice search will help you a lot.

about 2 years ago
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The Dutch Repair Cafe Versus the Throwaway Society

Rui Lopes Re:Doesn't work in the US (368 comments)

Europeans and especially Dutch tend to spend time together. Sit at cafes getting high, eat at a restaurant and have some fine wine, and socialize with people. The same is true for Asians and Australians too. And the American people introvert culture isn't a new thing that came with computers - they did this before geeks too. Sitting in front of TV watching mindless shows and eating TV dinners, alone.

pretty much my experience living in San Francisco (I'm European, btw).

more than 2 years ago
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Embryonic Stem Cell Retinal Implants Seem Safe, So Far

Rui Lopes Re:This is truly good news (91 comments)

[...] I'm glad to see progress [...]

I see what you did there. Oh wait...

more than 2 years ago
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Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps

Rui Lopes Re:accesibility standard: no javascript (287 comments)

I'm currently working on a couple of government projects that must adhere to the latest accessibility standards, and they include this little doozy: no javascript.

Completely, and utterly false. WCAG 2.0 (i.e., the latest accessibility standard for Web technologies) does enlist Javascript as a supported technology, and provides several techniques to successfully meet the criteria.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

Rui Lopes Forks & merges (198 comments)

As of now, he's got already 26 forks, so he's been cloned several times.

But what will be impressive is having merges (via pull requests) accepted into the master branch. Crowd-sourced gene therapy (or mutation) anyone?

more than 3 years ago
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The Abdication of the HTML Standard

Rui Lopes Re:HTML *was* simple (298 comments)

Remember when it was ok to use a "b" tag, and no one scoffed? How about table layouts? It's funny, the new standards aren't always better.

  1. 1) Download the NVDA screenreader
  2. 2) Learn about the problems induced with your comment
  3. 3) Spread the word!

If you still think it's actually not better, sorry, but you should have 10 blind persons hit you with their canes...

more than 3 years ago
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Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

Rui Lopes This is just wrong (1260 comments)

E.g., if you take basic set theory and the set of real numbers to analyse the problem:

0.99999... is the last element of ]-infinity, 1[
where as 1 is the first element of [1, +infinity[

and ]-infinity, 1[ intersected with [1, +infinity[ is the empty set...

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Organize Your Experimental Data?

Rui Lopes Linked Data, of course (235 comments)

The present (and the future) of experimental data organisation, repurposing, re-analysing, etc. is being shifted towards Linked Data and supporting graph data stores. Give it a spin.

about 4 years ago
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Adobe Warns of Flash, PDF Zero-Day Attacks

Rui Lopes Call me dumb, but... (216 comments)

It also affects the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems.

... how can the DLL affect osx & other unix OSes? And why does it ship on these OSes?

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Tries New "Lorentz" Dev Model

Rui Lopes UCD (126 comments)

I'm sorry, but *every* UI-centric application development model should follow any flavour of User Centred Design.

more than 4 years ago
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The Future Might Be BIOS and Browsers

Rui Lopes Re:Online Apps Suck (350 comments)

Who has been asking for all these electrical applications? I keep reading about the freakin' "ELECTRICITY!!!" and am just not impressed. I wouldn't trust anyone's electrical platform with my company's tasks.

As many people have mentioned, once the electricity goes down, no more electric anything. I want my apps, my tasks and my work all under my control on my local manpower. There are uses for electrical applications but to rely on them for business, private tasks or to store anything that lack of access to would cause a work stoppage is a bad idea.

Now... get off my lawn!

more than 5 years ago
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Study Finds Video Games Are Not Bad for Kids

Rui Lopes yes, but please... (220 comments)

... think of the children!

more than 5 years ago

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