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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

dimeglio alien planets (89 comments)

This is more evidence that alien planets are common in the galaxy.

Strange statement. Why would anyone think planets were uncommon in the galaxy?

about three weeks ago

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

dimeglio Re:Misleading Labeling (64 comments)

I suppose you'd get similar results if you just order Windows without being more specific. The skill lies in checking the right box next to the product you want.

about 1 month ago

Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

dimeglio Re:Notify them (188 comments)

Given their current market share in mobiles, it might be too late.

about a month ago

Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

dimeglio Re:Thats a no brainer! (109 comments)

Is it a case of "Honey, I Blew Up the Universe"? The total mass/energy would remain constant but space between particles would just grow larger. The energy which created, and is now expanding the universe, would likely be external to the universe itself.

about a month ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

dimeglio Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

The have the Nadella hammer. Personally, I'd love to see one Windows instead of Home Editions, Professional Editions, N editions, etc. Let's just have one single edition that runs on everything.

about 2 months ago

Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

dimeglio Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

If Office were really on Linux I think you'd see Windows practically disappear.

Perhaps you're being a little too optimistic here.

about 2 months ago

Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead

dimeglio Re:To little too late. (71 comments)

Apple borrowed BSD for iOS, Microsoft borrowed Digital VMS for NT, Google borrowed Linux for Android, and Blackberry borrowed QNX for BBOS. Unless I missed some other big company, looks like no one really started from scratch.

about 3 months ago

Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

dimeglio Re:hmmmmm (681 comments)

Isn't that supposed to be windows 8.2?

Indeed. I have very little incentive to go from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Going to 9 (8.2) is not going to be much different since they still seem unable to figure out how to incorporate touch-based apps alongside classic apps.

about 3 months ago

Linux Mint 17 KDE Released

dimeglio Re:Bugger (61 comments)

Can't blame you. Love installing just about any OS. I'm going to miss this when we all go to the "cloud connected with OS pre-installed" systems.

about 3 months ago

Red Hat Assistant General Counsel Analyses Supreme Court's Patent Ruling

dimeglio Re:At last? (43 comments)

It depends on what does the SC means by "abstract ideas." If they means:

Abstract ideas are concepts that need to be visualized, as they cannot be illustrated through concrete (real) examples. In a simple way, explaining the progression of logic in a (computer) program will be possible only if the reader can correctly visualize (imagine) it in his mind.

Then the implementation of an idea to a specific purpose makes it non-abstract and therefore can be patented. So it's not really the end of all software patents. Otherwise, further litigation might be required to establish a sound definition.

about 3 months ago

Red Hat Assistant General Counsel Analyses Supreme Court's Patent Ruling

dimeglio Re:good news -- bad news (43 comments)

Layoffs? Perhaps for lawyers.

about 3 months ago

Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

dimeglio Re:This is what we've warned you about (281 comments)

Given the work required increases over time and that there are limited supplies of BTC, it will actually not be very effective.

about 3 months ago

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

dimeglio Re:Raise the Price (462 comments)

Or they can work harder at making them cheaper. This CEO is very short sighted.

about 4 months ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

dimeglio Re:Smart Move (213 comments)

Besides the risk of a nuclear accident, dealing with nuclear waste is the other main reason why some countries abandoned nuclear power. If Australia wants to take it (for a fee I expect) all, I expect a new revival of nuclear power until we have efficient fusion.

about 4 months ago

Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

dimeglio Re:That's why I prefer our fine system (215 comments)

In the event of a breach of civil law (non criminal), aren't fines proportional to the tort the breach has caused? Judges usually take into account the ability to pay of the corporation when deciding on the amount. If it has to be exemplary, then the amounts would be significant. In all cases, the objective is not to kill the company but to ensure they put to settled the tort caused and more important, put in place better practices to prevent re-occurrence.

about 4 months ago

Google Testing Gmail Redesign

dimeglio About time (218 comments)

I always found Gmail interface confusing. It's about time they made some change. Personally, I cannot imagine it possible to be worse so I'm anxious to get started with it.

about 4 months ago

Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

dimeglio Job creation for other countries (661 comments)

This is why the US needs to import foreign knowledge workers. The US school system teaches falsehoods and outputs ignorance.

about 4 months ago

Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

dimeglio Smart cars are an abbomination (174 comments)

I don't want my car to be smart. Instead, make drivers licenses much more difficult to obtain.

about 5 months ago

Apple Fixes Major SSL Bug In OS X, iOS

dimeglio Re:Also fixed in Lion (96 comments)

Good point. According to the FA, it looks like it affects iOS 7.1 and earlier. A good excuse to upgrade your iDevice. I don't expect Apple to patch unsupported hardware but if people complain, they might get it done.

about 5 months ago



Transparent Aluminum Is "New State Of Matter&#

dimeglio dimeglio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dimeglio (456244) writes "Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world's most powerful soft X-ray laser. "Transparent aluminium" previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion."

Top court rules out class-action lawsuit vs Dell

dimeglio dimeglio writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dimeglio writes "The CBC reports that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a call for a class-action lawsuit against Dell Computer Corp., a decision that could have implications for online shoppers. A Quebec man and a consumer group had wanted to sue the computer-maker after incorrect prices were mistakenly posted on the company's website. A clause, accessible through a link on the bottom of the web page, said consumer disputes would be resolved through arbitration."
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