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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

eulernet Re:grow your own (236 comments)

I believe that you are too focused on money. Money in itself has very little importance.
I'm quite worried by your way of thinking, because what is important is happiness, not money.
Money and happiness are completely unrelated.

As long as money flows, the capitalist system will keep surviving.
When money will stop flowing, the whole system will badly crash.
Frankly, this is something that I hope because this will force companies (not governments !) to rethink their role.

Now, we are in an era where everybody tries to reduce the costs, but there is a limit to that.
Who will buy the latest expensive gadgets if money is not redistributed ?
Also, do you really need these gadgets ?
Should you always be available to others at any given moment of your day ?

about two weeks ago

Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

eulernet Re:OMG! I can SO relate to this. (185 comments)

I'll give you some keys:

1) if you doubt, it means that you think too much.
You are probably obsessed by your thoughts, from what I read.
Since this is a compulsive behavior, I would suggest that you try to actively stop thinking, by practicing meditation, fishing or gardening.

2) you are so much afraid about failure that it pains me.
Probably in your past, you encountered people that were unable to cope healthily with failure (probably your parents, who wanted that you "succeed" so much).
Failure and success are the 2 sides of the same coin.
You cannot avoid any of them.
The healthy way to cope with failure is to accept it as a way to improve.
I would recommend that you try to fail small, to check whether the world disappears or not after a failure.
The real question is: what is success ?

3) "I have deep feelings for anyone who suffers or goes trough hard times."
This is bullshit. This is pity not compassion.
Most emotions are similar to thoughts.
If you stop thinking, you'll notice that fake emotions tend to disappear.
You probably try to control your emotions, which makes the whole process difficult to stand.
Try to be more "natural", in other words more sincere with your emotions.

4) I feel a lot of lack of self-confidence in your message.
Bragging about this and that shows that you are too attached to what others think about you.
You still believe that you can please them, instead of yourself.
In reality, self-confidence is detached from any external achievement.

I guess you didn't meet the correct people to help you.
Try to find somebody who can help you. Avoid charlatans and gurus. Find somebody that you feel can relate to you.
And please, try to not think too much about what I wrote: be more sincere to yourself, and your situation will likely improve.

Good luck.

about three weeks ago

Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

eulernet Re: What's the point ? (185 comments)

Not exactly.

In fact, it's more about "social success".

I wish to succeed and be recognized socially for my success, otherwise I would not have taken all these risks.

If I fail, not only will I have a negative view of myself but also others will have a negative view of me.

What do I have as solution ?

about three weeks ago

Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source

eulernet Re:PR Stunt (29 comments)

While I agree with your view about abolishing software patents, I disagree about your view that "these companies recruit developers to fix their bugs for free".

First, unless the project is widely used, the bugs are rarely fixed in open source projects, except when someone is paid to do that.

Secondly, from my experience, I know that working on an open source project increases your chances to find a job, since you both demonstrate that you know how to code, and that you can improve a collective project.

But I agree that it's a way to increase your R&D team without spending any money.

about three weeks ago

HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

eulernet Re:PiPO tablet (182 comments)

And "pipeau" (pronounced as "pipo") means "lie" in french.

about three weeks ago

Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

eulernet Re:Does it matter? (139 comments)

It's because it adds more value to your profile, which is the source of Google's revenue.

Google would like to create its own ecosystem where you use only Google's web applications, an Internet à la Google, where they track every little action that you do.

Also, since you "subscribe" to all of their services, they can claim that their services are used by millions of people.

about 1 month ago

'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0

eulernet Re:agile != reactive (101 comments)


Agile manifesto is about organizing work.
Reactive manifesto is about designing the architecture.

With agile, architecture is not the priority since the point of view is from the project manager's side.

By the way, the blog is blocked by NoScript. Does an article needs Javascript to be displayed ? WTF ?

about a month ago

Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

eulernet Re:Then I guess you could say... (222 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".

about a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 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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