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$35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O

dimeglio Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (140 comments)

How so? ARM processors are quite plentiful and support several operating systems already. Perhaps you're just not very familiar with them. Not to worry. There's plenty of material available.

about two weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

dimeglio Re:Using NASA's dictionary (445 comments)

Yeah, I remember vaguely. Didn't he say "major malfunction?"

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

dimeglio Re: Did they make money on Surface? (117 comments)

Well it's about time they make money. Still going to take a while to recover all the loses of previous models. I expect it's not going to last long with all the cheaper equivalents popping out of Asia. I expect Surface is really a short term stint until OEMs catch-up.

about 2 months ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

dimeglio Re:True inventor of blue LED not awarded Nobel eit (276 comments)

I believe it was in fact Jacques Pankove but the LEDs they discovered were not very useful. Shuji Nakamura is indeed the one who made them useful.

about 2 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

dimeglio Re:Mint (303 comments)

I concur. For me, Mint is currently the leader in desktop Linux. Things just work. I expect other distros will also get better as a result. This is beauty behind the GNU license.

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

dimeglio Re: Very easy to solve (179 comments)

The problem is not spying on US citizens, it's spying data from foreign citizens stored on US based cloud servers. Something the US will never stop doing any more than they will stop body searches on domestic/foreign flights.

about 2 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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Red Hat Assistant General Counsel Analyses Supreme Court's Patent Ruling

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

Layoffs? Perhaps for lawyers.

about 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago

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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."
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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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