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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

eulernet Re:Then I guess you could say... (221 comments)

The feeling of knowing what you're seeing or hearing is fake is indescribable.

You make it sounds like it's a problem.
Personally, I'm a meditator, and I *know* that everything is fake and I accept this as a fact, so I concentrate on my perception of the "reality".

4 days ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

eulernet Re:Isn't it a little bit obvious? (368 comments)

I totally agree.
In fact, MS will probably propose a VR headset next year, and will use Minecraft to sell it.
Of course, Minecraft will not be available anywhere except MS's VR.
I expect that Minecraft clones on other VR companies will be sued.

about two weeks ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

eulernet Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

I'm surprised nobody gets it, but I bet that Microsoft is preparing its own virtual reality headset.

What will make people adopt VR is games, and the simplest game (think about a 3D Tetris) is Minecraft.

So my second bet is that they'll use Minecraft to sell their VR.

about two weeks ago

3 Decades Later, Finnair Pilots Report Dramatic Close Encounter With a Missile

eulernet And this implies... (138 comments)

Since it's most probably a russian missile, this proves that they have a self-destruct mode that can be activated before they could hit their target.

This implies that the plane shot down by a russian missile in Ukraine was destroyed on purpose, since the missile could have exploded before hitting its target.

about two weeks ago

Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

eulernet New specimens need to be found (64 comments)

And what if these were the last two specimens ?

about two weeks ago

Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

eulernet Re:Le sigh.... (167 comments)

And for the record, no man made GM food has ever harmed a bee.

Citation needed.

Searching for "gmo harming bees" gives:
It is said that Terminator seeds provokes something similar to cancer to bees.

about two weeks ago

Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

eulernet Re:Impressive (152 comments)

For $113, you can get a Seagate 2 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive:

It contains 8GB of SSD and the remaining is normal storage.
8GB should be enough for the boot of your OS.

about three weeks ago

It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

eulernet Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

To counteract that problem, make sure your kids know you will love them no matter what happens.

The problem is that kids want to fulfill hidden orders.
Let's suppose that you reward them for doing a given task, while you tell them that you'll love them even if they fail.
Given their point of view, they might believe that finishing a task must be rewarded (you encourage extrinsic motivation), or that the task is not important as long as you don't hate them (you provide a false sense of security that everything will be fine as long as you are here, what happens when you won't be there ?).

But the most important problem is from yourself.
Perhaps unconsciously, you believe that you didn't succeed as much as you deserved to.
So you believe that your children should "succeed" where you "failed", and thus you are trying to bend their personality.
It's easy, because their personality is quite malleable when they are very young.
When they'll start getting older, they'll realize that you didn't respect their personality because you wanted what you consider the "best" for them.
Perhaps it was true in the past, but now, it's not true anymore. Will you be able to change your plans ?

Finally, what is "success" or "failure" anyway ?

about a month ago

It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

eulernet Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

"oh, I failed. Maybe next time if I work harder, I will succeed."

And this is why we have so much people working too hard and filled with stress, because they hope to "succeed".

The idea is to replace "I can do it because I'm smart" with "I can do it if I put more effort".
Frankly, both of these are beliefs, and dangerous ones at that !
What happens when you realize that you cannot do it, no matter the amount of effort ?

Why not simply encourage curiosity and open-mindedness, instead on focusing on results ?
Is the result so much more important than the way to do things ?

about a month ago

Cornering the Market On Zero-Day Exploits

eulernet NSA already buys everything ! (118 comments)

One way that the United States government could improve cyber security would be to use its unparalleled budget to buy up all the underground's zero-day vulnerabilities.

In my opinion, NSA already buys all existing exploits (as all other secret services), because these are military weapons for the Cyberwar.
An expensive exploit is nothing for their budget.

Why would they be required to share these exploits ?
Any weapon that the enemy doesn't have is a strategic advantage !

about a month and a half ago

Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

eulernet Re:Nadella is part of the problem. (151 comments)

I'm sorry, but I think you don't understand the goal of their performers' ratings.

The goal is not to find the best technical developers, but instead to find who are the best self-sellers, in other words people that know how to present themselves in a shiny light.
This is why Microsoft attract so many "top talents", and why you don't fit in their culture anymore.

about a month and a half ago

In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

eulernet Re:Should Hate be left alone? (512 comments)

And what is particularly worrying is that we are in a period of Ramadan.

The month of Ramadan is a month of self-discipline and tolerance.
I see no self-discipline nor tolerance here.

about 2 months ago

Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

eulernet Re:Put it another way... (160 comments)

In fact, thinking slows down the entire "flow".
The more you think, the slower you get.
This is because our brain is a very slow tool, with a very limited bandwidth.

It's easy to verify: some people try hard to think while they speak and this is audible ;-)

Beginners want to achieve perfect results, so they try hard to master every single step of the process, and they spend a lot of their brain's bandwidth on their actions.
Experts don't need to master everything, so their brain bandwidth is pretty unused, making them more efficient to handle more unexpected tasks.

And yes, from a zen's point of view, you can totally act without any thinking (even if you are not an expert !).
Every action becomes natural and spontaneous, but almost impossible to explain since there is no thinking process.
Obsession for the outcome disappears and the action is always in the present.
Creativity becomes natural, because ideas appear without any obstacle slowing them down.

In reality, this is the "normal way", but since we are so much busy with a lot of parameters (which monopolize the brain), realizing this is pretty difficult.

about 2 months ago

Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

eulernet Re:What do I think? (225 comments)

they're a waste of money and will not help the education of our next generation one bit

I believe that the real goal is to make every student familiar with computers.
Tablets are easier to understand than laptops.
But I do agree that they'll increase ADHD even more.

about 2 months ago

Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

eulernet Re:They have no accountability (132 comments)

No, this is business.
Why would you want to use morality in business ?

about 2 months ago

Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

eulernet Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

In the 80s and 90s, the changes were mostly hardware. There were a lot of different processors to master and the compilers were not very good, so we had 2 or 3 languages to master.

Nowadays, the Intel architecture won and hardware has stabilized a lot.
So now, the agitation is all about software, or more exactly new "paradigms".

about 2 months ago

IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

eulernet Re:Verilog? (197 comments)

If HTML is a programming language, then anything can be a programming language.

about 2 months ago



Discovery of 26 Primes in Arithmetic Progression

eulernet eulernet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eulernet (1132389) writes "PrimeGrid discovered an arithmetic progression of 26 primes.

The equation of the AP26 is 43142746595714191+23681770*23#*n for n=0..25
where 23#=2*3*5*7*11*13*17*19*23=223092870

The sequence starts with: 43142746595714191, 48425980631694091, 53709214667673991, and ends with 175223597495211691

This sequence has been discovered by Benoît Perichon, using a PS3 running Linux, and running a program written by Jaroslaw Wroblewski, adapted to BOINC by Geoff Reynolds and ported to PS3 by Bryan Little.
Since Sony removed the Linux support, it's probably the last discovery on such hardware."

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