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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

TheSunborn Re:Does Denmark... (189 comments)

No, Denmark is going to let Greenland be independent as soon as they want to. The sooner the better.

But Greenland can't afford that right now.

75% of the income for Greenland, is direct economic support from Denmark. Think about that: They would lose 75% of their income without Denmark, which is the only reason they are not independent yet.

5 days ago

Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

TheSunborn Re:Santa's gonna be PISSED (189 comments)

Sorry about that. But I am not sure about the oil.

The official danish position is that there is no oil at all in the newly claimed area. (Yes that is a direct quote from our foreign minister).

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5 days ago

Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

TheSunborn Re:Both sides equally (albeit differently) at faul (189 comments)

Except that Apple had no way to intimidated GT. GT did not have any need for Apple, and they could simply have walked away from Apple, and continued their business as before.

about three weeks ago

Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

TheSunborn Re:Then don't sign the contract (189 comments)

I newer understood the "not installing a backup power supply for each furnace" situation.

Who owned and was responsible for the factory? The story has always been that GT produced Sapphire, and that apple maybe wanted to buy it.

So why did GT let apple control anything at all, about their factories?

From the article " after five months Apple demanded a major change in terms, requiring GT to supply the sapphire itself. In fact, Apple wanted GT to build the world’s largest factory to produce the stuff"

So If Apple wanted GT to supply the sapphire, why did they have any say in the day to day running of the factories. Sounds like GT gave far to much factory control to Apple for no reason at all.

about three weeks ago

Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

TheSunborn That is not what the halting problem say (335 comments)

Sorry, but that is not what the halting problem say.

The halting problems state that "For any interesting property(In this example: "Is this robot code safe to run") there exists programs with this property, but where you can not prove that the program has the property.

That is: There exists robot programs which are safe to run, but where we can newer prove that they are safe.

And the general solution is to only run programs where we can prove that they are safe. This mean that we do reject safe programs because we can't prove that they are safe*, but it does not in any way change the programs which we can express. That is: For any program which is safe, but where safety cant' be proved, there exists a program which behave in exactly the same way for all input, but which is safe.**

*If we can't prove that a program is safe, then it is either because no such prof exists, or it is because we are not good enough to prove it.

**No this does not contradict the halting problem, due to the assumption that the program is safe. If the program is not safe, then the transformation will convert the program to a safe program which obviously will not do the same

about a month ago

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

TheSunborn Re:Alternatives? Same problem.. (572 comments)

Sorry, you are wrong here. The chips with pid0 works fine with Linux, so there is no reason, the vendor could not make a working Windows driver.

about 2 months ago

Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

TheSunborn Re:Oracle (146 comments)

Nobody ever said that Microsoft could not ship their own version of the JRE, and Microsoft newer made their own JRE.

Microsoft distributed a modified version of suns jre, based on source code licensed from Sun. And it was sourcecode licerse, which gave Microsoft problems. If they had just made their own jre, anything would have been fine(Except for the fact that they might not have called it Java(tm)

about 2 months ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

TheSunborn Re:Stay out of our business then..... (993 comments)

Sorry, but that is just wrong. He wrote a better(Or worse, depending on who you ask. I would say better) init system, but the decision to use it and thus to wrack your* init system was taken by the different Linux distributions.

*And no it's not your init system. Using something does not make it yours. It would only be yours if you had your own distribution, and in that case you could continue to use what ever backward init system you wanted.

about 2 months ago

Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

TheSunborn Re:How can you (171 comments)

If you have a debt of more then 578M, and no way to earn more money.

about 2 months ago

Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

TheSunborn Re:little ridiculous (94 comments)

How it it "semantic nonsense" ?

The design is responsive, in that it respond to changes in the size of the viewport(Screen/Window size). Makes perfect sense to me :}

about 4 months ago

A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

TheSunborn Re:It really works? (133 comments)

He said it did work, it's just not as effective as other existing compression solutions.

about 5 months ago

First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

TheSunborn Is it because Windows is to slow on the low end (193 comments)

Is it because Windows is to slow on the low end hardware that they need to offer an Android phone?

The phone don't have access to Play store, so it can't be due to the many Android Apps they are doing it.

about 6 months ago

Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

TheSunborn Re:Well, (113 comments)

When Eclipse is crashing with a segmentation fault, it is almost always in swt. So the problem is with the native code which swt calls in order to interface with the underlying operation system.

That can only be solved by writing the entire Operation system in a safe language, but nobody is working on that.

I have newer seen Eclipse segfault outsite swt code.

about 6 months ago

Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

TheSunborn Re:x86 Android Virtualisation: native performance! (167 comments)

Yeps. I can confirm that. On linux it just works with Eclipse, and my emulator is running my software faster then the Android device I am testing on. (But I am testing on an old Android 2.3 device. I am sure a new Android device would beat my emulator).

about 6 months ago

Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

TheSunborn Re:Why? (309 comments)

There are already such translaters.

I am using GWT(Google webtoolkit) which take java code, and compiles it to javascript which can run in a browser.


about 6 months ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

TheSunborn Re:Compatibility is no problem, before or after sw (636 comments)

Don't this code have the problem that you call some_work from the gui thread, and thus will block all updates of the graphics userinterface while some_work is running?

That problem can be solved, but it is always things such as long running tasks, and async callbacks which causes problems. Especially if you need to populate the gui with the work from some_work, while some_work is still doing its work.

about 7 months ago

Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases

TheSunborn Re:AWS is too expensive (142 comments)

Yes I can buy it, but then you need to include hardware installation price and hosting price.

And if the Amazon computer hosting my vm dies, the system will just boot up on a new computer and restart the vm, without me even knowing it. With the dell I would have next day business service aka far to much down time.

The reason the company I work for uses vms(Not from amazon however) is that if there are hardware problems we just reboot, and if there are to many problems with our host, all we have to do is a dns change, a scp, and a database copy(Or restore from backup) and then we can be online in a new data center.

I would however be cautious with a big database server at amazon, because I don't think their io performance is that good, and than is the thing a huge database server really need.

about 7 months ago



Oracle Ordered to Keep Making Itanium Software for HP

TheSunborn TheSunborn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TheSunborn writes "A California judge of Wednesday ruled in favor of Hewlett-Packard's claim that Oracle is contractually obligated to develop software for HP's Itanium server products. The requirement covers all "Oracle software products that were offered on HP's Itanium-based servers at the time Oracle signed the Sept. 20, 2010 Settlement and Release Agreement, including any new releases, versions or updates of those products," Kleinberg wrote in his opinion."
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