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China Blanks Nobel Peace Prize Searches

flamingnight Re:Chinese people know... (326 comments)

The USSR didn't exactly want the Chinese Revolution to happen. The USSR was trying to rebuild after WWII and would have to defend itself and China in the event of another war breaking out as a result of the Chinese Revolution.
In fact, Stalin, as head of the Comintern, instructed Mao not to begin insurrection and to work with the nationalists in defense of China against Japan. Mao took half of that advice, forming the Eighth Route Army under Chaing Kai Shek's nationalist Koumintang, but left himself and Chu Teh (Zhu De) in charge.

more than 3 years ago

China Blanks Nobel Peace Prize Searches

flamingnight Re:Chinese people know... (326 comments)

I think the reference was to Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year, despite ongoing occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

more than 3 years ago

China Blanks Nobel Peace Prize Searches

flamingnight Re:Chinese people know... (326 comments)

Have they perhaps had a referendum...

No, they had a revolution.

more than 3 years ago

Updated Mac Mini Aims For the Living Room

flamingnight Re:Looks good but.. (638 comments)

I have a 2005-era Mac Mini. I love it. However, it's getting a bit slow, and the new ones are barely faster, and cost twice as much. Apple's getting harder and harder to defend these days.

Your 2005-era Mini likely has a PowerPC G4 (7447A) processor, with one core, running at 1.3 or 1.5GHz. According to MacTracker, the 1.5 averages a score of 822 on GeekBench 2. Even a bottom of the line (2.26GHz) Mini from late 2009 (as MacTracker doesn't have today's update yet) averages a 3056 with an Intel Core 2 Duo.

The system bus has gone from 167MHz to 1066MHz, L2 cache from 512K to 3MB.

If your current machine works for you, then it's a good machine. But compared to what you have the new model is significantly faster.

more than 4 years ago

Password Hackers Do Big Business With Ex-Lovers

flamingnight Re:Blaming the tools, instead of the behaviour... (197 comments)

One press and all the way down you go ;-)

Ooh, look. Turtles!

Seriously though, most people don't know what an IP address is, and don't care. There are ways that this could be made easier (when you log in from a "new-to-gmail" IP more than a few times, have it ask you to label as Home/Work/Friend's House/etc), but means nothing to most people outside of /. It's just that computer-speak anyway and "I never need to worry because I've got this friend in Nigeria who's giving me lots of money".

about 5 years ago

45-Year-Old Modem Used To Surf the Web

flamingnight Bunch of Sun eqiupment (622 comments)

I've got some old Sun stuff around that still runs - 3 or 4 SPARCstation 1 boxes (1989), an Enterprise Server 250 (mid-90s), Ultra 60/Creator 3D (?). They all work, to some degree but some make better furniture than workstations right now.

For example, the Ultra 60 is covered with a tablecloth and is a side-table next to my couch. The tower of SPARCstation1 systems is similarly decorated and holds up a lamp. The E250 was mostly used as a heater in old apartments.

more than 5 years ago

New Paper Offers Additional Reasoning for Fermi's Paradox

flamingnight Re:Hello, (774 comments)

Hello (hello, hello)
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone home?

more than 5 years ago

Line Forms At Apple's Always-Open Manhattan Cube

flamingnight Re:Mass Hysteria (445 comments)

seeking iGuidance, looking for an iPurpose to live
iBelieve it's called iLife

more than 6 years ago



flamingnight flamingnight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

flamingnight writes "According to CNET, the wife and daughters of missing CNET editor James Kim have been found. From the article: "James Kim left the car on foot two days ago to seek help and has not yet been found, Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson said at the news conference in Merlin, Ore. A full-scale ground and air search for him continues. 'He's a resourceful guy and we're hoping for the best,' said Mike Weinstein, a detective with the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit.""


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