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Sheikh Carves His Name In Desert So It's Visible From Space

ganhawk Re:Rename Post Title (336 comments)

>Who are we to judge any of the areas outside EUSia?

We are humans. Being treated as slaves is not something any human would want to happen to them.

more than 3 years ago

Study Shows Standing Up To Bullies Is Good For You

ganhawk Re:Or could it be (458 comments)

Thats an oversimplification of history without taking into account the geo-polictical and economical climate at that time.

They did not run him over because Gandhi had mass support. Once there are millions of people behind you, your opponent no matter how big a bully cannot easily kill you.

The british did not want social order in India to break down.

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Propose Guaranteed Hypervisor Security

ganhawk Re:Dangerous (104 comments)

And yes, a computer CAN evaluate code without executing it. It could just execute it in a VM, simulating itself. Derp!

A computer cannot fully simulate itself. A computer with b bits of memory can go through 2^b states. The machine it simulates has less than 2^b states. If a computer can simulate itself perfectly, then the halting problem is solved.

more than 4 years ago

All the Best Games May Be NP-Hard

ganhawk Re:Just to throw this out there (322 comments)

* What is the smallest number of moves I can make to complete a 14x14 puzzle?
        * Can I complete a given 14x14 puzzle in 25 moves?

If you have an efficient algorithm to calculate if you can solve a given puzzle in n moves, then you can answer the question what is the smallest number of moves required by doing a binary search and calling your algorithm every time in the binary search.
In other words, you can call your algorithm for (2) polynomial number of times and find the answer for (1).

more than 4 years ago

China To Connect Its High-Speed Rail To Europe

ganhawk Re:US is in trouble (691 comments)

India with corruption so deep-set and intractable that even buying a TV usually involves multiple pay-offs?

What are you talking about ? You just go to the store, pay for your TV and get it home. If the shopkeeper increases the price or asks you for a bribe, you can go to the next shop. India sells the same Chinese made TV just as the US. It also costs about just the same (Actually a little bit less in absolute value, but then compared to the cost of living, it is like 3x more expensive)

more than 4 years ago

Kepler Finds Five More Exoplanets

ganhawk density of Styrofoam (102 comments)

IIRC the density of the planet is not the same throughout. If that is the case, the comparison is pretty misleading. It could very well be a rocy core with a very thick layer of some light gas.

about 5 years ago

Reliable Male Contraceptive In the Works

ganhawk Re:Possibly because it worked? (519 comments)

It's one thing to help you along as you age (glasses, hearing aids, canes, etc.), but this ever-growing trend in trying to dodge time's arrow every step of the way (cosmetic surgery, perpetual drug regiments, etc.) is sad commentary on a society that supposedly believes in an afterlife. Enjoy your life, in all its stages, then move along -- this world was never meant to be your home forever.

Hmmmm... Not sure how you get to decide what humans are "meant" to do. But if you don't like cosmetic surgery, perpetual drug regiments etc, don't do it. If someone else wants to dodge the arrow of time, why does it matter to the rest of us.

more than 5 years ago

Parallels Desktop For Mac Vs. VMware

ganhawk Re:This violates VMware's EULA (195 comments)

Wrong! VMware only wants to review the methodology and approve it. You do not have to get the results approved.

From register.vmware.com/content/eula.html

"you (and not unauthorized third parties) may publish or publicly disseminate; provided that VMware has reviewed and approved of the methodology, assumptions and other parameters of the study. Please contact VMware at benchmark@vmware.com to request such review."

more than 5 years ago

If Windows 7 Fails, Citrix (Not Linux) Wins

ganhawk Re:VMWare vdi / vdm ftw.. (638 comments)

without paying the big bucks for VMotion on top of the already-hefty ESX pricetag

hmmm basic ESXi is free.

more than 5 years ago

Your Favorite Tech / Eng. / CS Books?

ganhawk Re:Introduction to Algorithms (517 comments)

Fair enough! I did not read the summary since there was no article to "not read".

more than 6 years ago

Your Favorite Tech / Eng. / CS Books?

ganhawk Introduction to Algorithms (517 comments)

I am surprised no one has mentioned yet, Book by Cormen Rivest and Leiserson.
This is one of the best algorithms book I ever used.

more than 6 years ago

VMware ESXi Available For Free Starting Today

ganhawk Re:ESXi and Virtual Center (241 comments)

ESXi does come with a client. You need to buy VC if you want to manage multiple ESXi boxes together (and/or need additional features like HA/DRS)

more than 6 years ago


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