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Intel Releases Ivy Bridge Programming Docs Under CC License

cheese_wallet Re:why is this news? (113 comments)

I propose an amendment to slashdot whereby anyone posting a "Why is this news?" post has their account deleted and ip banned. I feel confident in saying that since I have been on slashdot, there has not been a single "Why is this news?" post that added anything of value to the conversation.

more than 2 years ago
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Woz and the RCA Character-generator Patent

cheese_wallet Re:Don't stop at Paul Allen (219 comments)

It's not like Steve Jobs is preventing others from using that money. Or that anyone, for that matter, that "has" a lot of money is denying that use to other people. The only money that sits still is the money stuffed under your mattress. If you have invested it or stored it at a bank, or purchased anything really, then it is being used for all sorts of purposes like loans, paying people's salaries, R&D, etc...

Your salary has no doubt been made possible by other people's money.

Steve Jobs money is what makes a portion of that upper-middle class possible, and if they are giving regularly to causes as you suggest, then it's all good in the end.

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Telco Telstra Complies With GPL

cheese_wallet Re:"Engaging"? (90 comments)

If they complied from the start, there wouldn't have been any press at all. Now they have it.

Just like at most businesses, it's not the engineers who get it right from the start that get credit. It's the ones who screw things up and then heroically fix it later that get all the kudos.

more than 3 years ago
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The True Cost of Publishing On the Amazon Kindle

cheese_wallet Re:...why? (236 comments)

no charge for using the wifi-use-only email, btw.

more than 3 years ago
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The True Cost of Publishing On the Amazon Kindle

cheese_wallet Re:...why? (236 comments)

you can email books/mags or whatever to a wifi-use-only email addr at amazon to have it sync'd to your kindle 3 via wifi.

Calibre does infact have recipes for popular newspapers and magazines, including The Economist. The recipes are written in python, and you can use existing ones as templates for writing your own if your favorite site doesn't have one already.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel 310 Series Mini SSDs Now Shipping, Benchmark

cheese_wallet Yes, but does it run linux? (121 comments)

50 points for the first person to build a micro linux box that caches access to a spindle disk with this SSD, having the micro linux box exposed via sata to a host.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple eBook Rules Changing For Sellers

cheese_wallet Re:Milking it (584 comments)

Are you kidding? Apple is shoehorning themselves in as a new middle man where the previously was none! They are adding to the costs to bring a book to a market (30%), and one way or another consumers will suffer for it.

If Kindle leaves the iphone, it won't hurt apple, but it will hurt consumers.
If Amazon is allowed to recoup the 30% by charging higher prices, then the loss would simple be the effort to implement the option at all.

I doubt Amazon would just eat the cost as there are many economic analyses questioning if amazon even has a profit margin at all on their ebook sales.

On the flip side, to be compliant with the rules, it might be as simple as not having a "buy books" button in the app.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Younger Developers Be Paid More?

cheese_wallet Re:Keep up or shut up (785 comments)

C# (usually) compiles to MSIL, which is platform-agnostic. All it takes is for all those platforms to be able to run mono, and your C# app would work and would only need to be compiled once.

That is incredibly naive. Big difference between theory and practice.

more than 3 years ago
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The 'Back' Button the Most Clicked Firefox Icon

cheese_wallet Re:O: (267 comments)

You mean two finger swipe?

It doesn't distinguish between two and three fingers....

it does on my mac. two fingers does scrolling.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Quietly Goes After Mac Trojan With Update

cheese_wallet Re:Trojan for Mac had to appear some day... (321 comments)

I switched to Mac last year, and it's mostly been a good experience. However, one of the things that really bugs the snot out of me is that nearly every application you download and install wants to be put in the /Applications folder. This by itself wouldn't be a problem except Apple makes you authenticate to elevated privileged to put anything in there.

A lot of apps you simply drag them to the /Applications folder (which is included as a shortcut/symlink in the image you download), but many apps use an Installer.

Having to authenticate to install an app is the normal mode of operation on Mac. So your average everyday mac user is just going to click OK and authenticate without thinking twice anytime that authentication dialog pops up. The dialog could say, "This application needs to authenticate in order to convert the bytes on your drive to 0x0", and people would still click "Authenticate" and happily type in their password.

It would be simple to write a trojan that mimics the installer app, reporting back the user's password or installing a key logger.

more than 4 years ago
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Quant AI Picks Stocks Better Than Humans

cheese_wallet Re:Bullshit (446 comments)

This shit is perverse. Not only does it destabilize the economy, it's literally skimming money off the top of the real economy to line the pockets of a few wealthy investors and traders who, speaking from an economic perspective are dead weight. (and then they complain about welfare...)

Well, it lines their pockets until they spend it. It's not like that money was removed from the economy.

more than 4 years ago
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When Mistakes Improve Performance

cheese_wallet Re:Impossible design (222 comments)

Especially a JMP (GOTO) or CALL. If the instruction is JMP 0x04203733 and a transmission error makes it do JMP 0x00203733 instead, causing it to attempt to execute data or an unallocated memory page, how the hell can it recover from that? It could be even worse if the JMP instruction is changed only subtly, jumping only a few bytes too far or too close could land you the wrong side of an important instruction that throws off the entire rest of the program. All you could do is to detect the error/crash and restart from the beginning and hope. What if the error was in your error detection code? Do you have to check the result of your error detection for errors too?

space the instructions further apart so that one or two bit flips won't map to another instruction.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

cheese_wallet Re:For a price of course (240 comments)

This is why the liberal democrats/government regulation fanatics are so very much misguided. In their world, they are freely entitled to the fruits of your labor, effectively punishing you for being productive.

more than 4 years ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Mystery of Traffic Jams

cheese_wallet Re:Old news (629 comments)

Yeah, i remember seeing a special on pbs about this a long time ago. It's still interesting though.

If everyone in traffic would cooperate, I think the problem would be minimized. And while cooperation would be best for everybody in the long term, short term gains are realized by not cooperating.

It's a bit like the prisoner's dilemma.

more than 6 years ago

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biblical interpretation and 1 tim 2

cheese_wallet cheese_wallet writes  |  more than 9 years ago

The braided hair and gold and pearls is most likely a reference toward dressing like a hooker at the time. Or maybe it was just fashion extremes.

Exactly. My point is that people treat the two passages differently without realising that they are. One is explained as being cultural, the other is taken at face value.

It's a problem because of the 2000 year culture gap, and the fact that these things were written in foreign languages.

Here's a quote from one of my commentaries on 1 Tim 2:11 that is interesting:

"Silence" is an unfortunate translation because it gives the impression that believing women were never to open their mouths in the assembly. This is the same word that is translated "peaceable" in 1 Timothy 2:2. Some of the women abused their newfound freedom in Christ and created disturbances in the services by interrupting.
Wiersbe, W. W. 1996, c1989. The Bible exposition commentary. "An exposition of the New Testament comprising the entire 'BE' series"--Jkt. Victor Books: Wheaton, Ill.

So we have hermeneutics.

http://www.probe.org/docs/hermen.html

Here's a quote I think is particularly good:

Luther argued that a proper understanding of what a passage teaches comes from a literal interpretation. This means that the reader must consider the historical context and the grammatical structure of each passage, and strive to maintain contextual consistency. This method was a result of Luther's belief that the Scriptures are clear, in opposition to the medieval church's position that they are so obscure that only the church can uncover their true meaning.

Calvin agreed in principle with Luther. He also placed great importance on the notion that "Scripture interprets Scripture," stressing that the grammar, context, words, and parallel passages found in the text were more important that any meaning we might impose on them. He added that, "it is the first business of an interpreter to let the author say what he does say, instead of attributing to him what we think he ought to say.

Working with the idea that you can use Scripture to interpret Scripture--taking a passage that is easier to understand and using it to cast light on the more difficult passage--we can see that the idea that women should not lead men anywhere isn't biblical.

Acts 18:26
He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

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