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Python Gets a Big Data Boost From DARPA

blueskies Re:I get the impression that (180 comments)

I used to do "big data" and "cloud" computing when it was called clusters.

Did you run one process with multiple threads across all of those machines, or was threading less of an issue once you started thinking about distributed computing?

I can say this with a certainty: Anything other than a compiled language with low level facilities is a pure waste of time and money.

Isn't that what Numba does? Compiling Python code using LLVM and being able to understand numpy data structures? I'm still not sure I understand what threading has to do with this. The OP said threading was an issue, but threading doesn't

While with Java you at least get some safety for big projects

Safety? Job security?

about a year and a half ago
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Python Gets a Big Data Boost From DARPA

blueskies Re:I get the impression that (180 comments)

Both languages suffer from the global interpreter lock defect and will require a rewrite in the next 5-10 years if the languages have any chance of surviving in the servers.

You don't really understand big data, if you think it needs to run on ONE computer.

This is only a problem if you think threading is the solution to scaling CPU computations across hundreds of computers. If you generalized your code to run on hundreds of computers, there is no reason you can't run a process per core for your multicore machines.

about a year and a half ago
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Python Gets a Big Data Boost From DARPA

blueskies Re:Great. Just Great (180 comments)

You have no idea what he's talking about? It was pretty clear: factions within the US government wants these tools to datamine all the ISP data they have been snarfing up so they can spy on everyone in the world. Saying that you believe otherwise is a pretty extreme view

He has no idea why there is ranting about open source code that everyone in the world can use for any purposes. Did you rant about git being open source? I'm betting the gov't can use that to manage code related to data mining. Do you rant about postgres or any of the databases used by the US gov't? Would postgres suddenly become evil because the gov't threw some money their way?

about a year and a half ago
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Python Gets a Big Data Boost From DARPA

blueskies Re:Great. Just Great (180 comments)

Yeah the govt needs better systems to manage the huge databases and dossiers they are building on everybody with their warrentless wiretaps and reading everybody's emails. Anybody who helps with this project is pretty damn naive if they don't think it will also be used for this.

Isn't this true of all useful open source projects?

about a year and a half ago
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Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

blueskies fire up your scanners (633 comments)

How many scans are they getting hit with now that they've alerted the world to having vulnerabilities? Come arrest everyone that scans your webserver.

about a year and a half ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

blueskies Re:Who is receiving the money? (349 comments)

So if i set up a mini AM radio station and give out AM radios to all of my wedding guests, the music is suddenly free?

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

blueskies Re:When you can't innovate (349 comments)

Are you telling me the people playing the music somehow got music for free? How does the music cost you more to make as soon as i play it at a wedding?

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

blueskies Re:When you can't innovate (349 comments)

bq. the music has to be 100% original as covers are 'illegal'.

That's only if the performer hasn't licensed the cover on their own. They guy from One Man Star Wars ,for example, licenses from the Star Wars franchise (not music but a performance).

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Photographer should say "Go ahead" (667 comments)

The DMCA doesn't restrict speech. Your contract with your ISP that you enter in gives the ISP the right to take it down. You've waived your right by signing your contract (in the same that NDAs work). The gov't is not forcing the ISP to take it down, so there is no free speech issue here.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Photographer should say "Go ahead" (667 comments)

The rest of the DMCA is absolute rubbish, but not the take down provision.

The takedown doesn't provide for any punishment whatsoever. An ISP is free to ignore the takedown notice, but they lose their safe haven against liability if they ignore it and it turns out to be illegal. You are free to choose an ISP that won't preemptively drop your site. She happened to choose an ISP that handles take downs in the manner illustrated in the article.

Candice Schwager stupidly choose an ISP that shuts down sites and then she stupidly took the fight to the internet. epic fail.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Photographer should say "Go ahead" (667 comments)

It's ok to copy movies and TV shows. You just need to threaten the RIAA and MPAA with lawsuits if they issue you a DMCA takedown. It completely works. Candice told me so.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Enough of this attitude (667 comments)

I was under the impression that affixing that image to media grants a copyright to the photographer. Does it matter that it is "just" the skyline? Does it only qualify as art if "therealgrogan" says so?

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:don't get fickle now (667 comments)

bq. Schwager had no idea who it belonged to or the license behind it.

So the only course of action was to use it?? How entitled sounding is you comment? A normal person would see that since you can't find the owner of the copyright don't fucking use it.

The takedown provision is the absolutely only good thing about the DMCA. I still hate the DMCA, but the take down provisions aren't that bad.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Any more infringing photos? (667 comments)

Treasure hunt! Try to find another photo she has that is infringing and get the owner of the copyright to submit another DMCA takedown!

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:they are giving you credit now (667 comments)

Someone hot linked some photos in a forum board post, so I moved my photo and downloaded a picture of "tubgirl instead". Every single person that when to that forum topic got a big ol' picture of tub girl.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Photographer should say "Go ahead" (667 comments)

Shouldn't she be angry with GoDaddy or even herself for being stupid about it?

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

blueskies Re:Photographer should say "Go ahead" (667 comments)

Contacting people on the internet NEVER works. It is a HUGE waste of time. The DMCA move is the proper way to do it. Be pissed at the ISPs if you want to be mad at someone. Or better yet the infringing person. It's not like he was suing the infringing person over using it. Get some perspective.

more than 2 years ago

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