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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

StripedCow Please no (168 comments)

I'd like to keep my OSS free of U2-spam, thank you!

yesterday
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

StripedCow Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (404 comments)

Not sure if this is true. If Tor is designed to automatically utilize _excess_ bandwidth (i.e., what you paid for but do not use), then it's a different story.

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

StripedCow Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (404 comments)

The solution could be if Comcast could be paid for every MB that they carry.
Then Tor may actually become lucrative for Comcast.

Another advantage of the pay-for-use pricing model.

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

StripedCow Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (404 comments)

This raises the question of why Comcast would care.

Probably because (in their view) Tor is a huge waste of bandwidth: connections are not direct, but have to go through N different intermediate peers (which could all be Comcast subscribers).

2 days ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

StripedCow Re:Keynote acknowledged this (207 comments)

Instead they're offloading functionality.

God. How long before they introduce a "Twitter" or "Facebook" coprocessor (which they provide for a significant fee of course)?
How long before we will be having the "cpu neutrality" discussion?

3 days ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

StripedCow Re:Thermodynamic equilibrium is not required (211 comments)

You can be ignorant and attempt to argue it all you want, but you will always be wrong.

But:

progress in science consists in replacing a theory that is wrong with one that is more subtly wrong -- unknown

about a week ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

StripedCow Re:Thermodynamic equilibrium is not required (211 comments)

There's this "Sun" bombarding the planet with energy, constantly.

Then take the two-body system given by the Earth and the Sun as the closed system.

about a week ago
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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies

StripedCow Re:Offtopic -1 (82 comments)

Posting to slashdot does not qualify as a proof, unfortunately.

You should have posted elsewhere, e.g., here: http://ip.com/
(just found this website by googling)

about a week ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

StripedCow One mistake (78 comments)

Unfortunately for him, the judge is also state-owned.

about a week ago
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Book Review: Architecting the Cloud

StripedCow Naming (75 comments)

Why don't we just call "the cloud" by the name we used for it decades ago?
"Mainframe", that is.

about a week ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

StripedCow Re:Idiots (170 comments)

take it and use what's already been developed and use it as a base to create something new/better,
while letting the original developers take all the credit

Fixed that for you.

Also, making changes to somebody else's code involves the risk of introducing serious bugs. So essentially, what you are proposing is a lose/lose situation.

about a week ago
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Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries

StripedCow Re:Meteorite my ass (107 comments)

We don't have any sort of before and after picture

You can find the "before" picture on google maps/earth of course.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

StripedCow Re:The trouble with billionaires (362 comments)

The argument is completely ad hominem. Let me do an ad hominem too: why would I still take you seriously if you can't even follow the simple rules of logic?

about two weeks ago
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Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science?

StripedCow Solution (203 comments)

Kickstarter for scientists. Just put your project there, and see if it gets funded.

about two weeks ago
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

StripedCow Re:Sorry, she is not worthy of the title (75 comments)

Control Theory is part of Mechanical Engineering.
And a position like this is all about "control".

about two weeks ago
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Tesla's Next Auto-Dealer Battleground State: Georgia

StripedCow Re:...really? (157 comments)

Simple solution: they can see them in the showroom, and buy them online...

about two weeks ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

StripedCow R? (359 comments)

when the R cow is free?

Why use a convoluted language like R when you can use Python?

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Firm Showcases "Touchable" 3-D Technology

StripedCow Re:Only a matter of time ... (41 comments)

This is my favorite explanation for the Fermi paradox.

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

StripedCow Re:Probably not. (546 comments)

I guess the world assumes people with a "software engineering" degree don't understand theory

People don't understand software engineering. Period.

about two weeks ago

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