OS X Mountain Lion Review
Did you look at new ubuntu 12? I mean, seriously in this day and age, an OS that struggles to work with multiple monitors, puts task bars on both the desktops, has a windowing system that totally sucks(has a lot of bugs) and has a sluggish UI(because of driver issues).
And compare that to OS X. Works out of the box. Has a decent mail and messaging app. And I can still login to my linux box to work.
Linux box is relegated to where it belongs. It might be bright on the engineering side of things, but I have come to realize after a decade of tinkering with it that my time on this planet is limited, and I cannot waste my time on *already* solved problems and elegantly so(by OS X), by people who know better about those things.
I am all for open source computing. I, for the most part use emacs as my editor, and still run a home built linux box that I ssh to.
Talking about open source computing is not the only way to pay homage to it. May be if you and others put your money where your mouth is and offer a compelling reason for using it, by enhancing the productivity, may be more people would move to it. If that is not possible, this movement, like other idealistic movements in the history will end up where the belong, namely, in the intellectual trash can.
Analyzing the New MacBook Pro
Galaxy Tab! Should have tabs on the galaxy to find one who uses it!
Emacsy: An Embeddable Toolkit of Emacs-like Functionality
My personal feeling about emacs is it is very beautiful(yes). Let the point-and-click gui-using critics learn a thing or two about why making everything programmable(in a easy way, unlike eclipse) is an awesome idea.
Mystery of Duqu Programming Language Solved
Awesome. It was more extensively used than I realized.
Mystery of Duqu Programming Language Solved
Smarter than you think. I remember reading somewhere that US radio controllers in WW-II used a native american language to communicate with each other. No amount of analysis will give you any insight, if the other party is careful to not use any trails. To translate on language into another mechanically requires deep
knowledge of both the languages.
If you rolled your own language with its own grammar, you can be secure in the fact that *even* deep analysis will not yield any clues, not atleast by the current technology. I am not sure such a thing can be even done by a turing machine. People with better knowledge of it are welcome to correct me If I am wrong.
All the current technology is concentrated on modifying bits for security, but if you do on a sufficiently high level(aka another language) there is no way to crack it.
This case however has a achilles heel; you can still modify the binary and see what results would be by running it. After a sufficient number of trials, you should be able to decode it.
Sony Raises Price of Whitney Houston's Music 30 Minutes After Death
And the market conditions determine what the price is. Sure you would pay more for food during natural disasters. This is a common theme on reddit "That big company did that, those assholes, how could they?"
If you are so pissed off about it, wait until the storm passes away and buy it then. Grow up and have a little bit of patience.
What the iPad 3 Looks Like
You forgot books. Its what they are after next.
Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
You got work through angles in cases like this. Going straight out wouldn't work. The first step is to try it on old people, who cannot drive, but possibly control the car.
Make it illegal to leave to car seat, and in the case of a accident the user is at fault. Because it is his liability to keep looking. Also, have black boxes made by a 3rd party to record exactly what happened. In case of non-user errors, where the car refuses to relinquish control, get sued. I am sure that hit is not hard to take for a company like google.
Give it time, time for the technology to be perfect and law to catchup with technology. Fail fast and learn.
Apple Announces Most Profitable Quarter in History
Thats a billion dollars a week! I figure there are not even many countries which can manage that.
Titan May Have an Ocean
Doesn't gravity dictate that more massive stuff should fall into the core?
Why Are Indian Kids So Good At Spelling?
It is just a guess, but it could be the that most Indian languages are written in Devanagari script. In Devanagari, what you read and what you write are the same; no phonetics are necessary. Exposure to that could have caused this. Or it may be a rear end talk.
Other than that, Indians and other Asians are obsessed with numbers, anything that has a number on it is worth having. First rank.. hell yeah. A million dollars.. yep. Arts and research are what losers do because they cant be measured and my ignorance is as good as your knowledge. What good is it?
PS: I'm an Indian.
What Microsoft Must Do To Save Its Mobile Business
Didn't it have a task bar? I am not a basher but that is a poor choice.
Science Luminary Martin Gardner Dead at 95
He is a man to whom scores of people thank for igniting the first spark of appreciating math and science. He will be terribly missed.
Twitter Predicts Box Office Results
What the hell is that?
What You Get When You Buy a $40 iPhone In a Bar
He has two of them actually. He ordered one, and got two. Anyways, it was not as convincing as the author of this post lead us to believe. Yeah, it was similar, but once the screen is turned on, I could see it was not an iPhone.
Woz Cites "Scary" Prius Acceleration Software Problem
Not distinguishing between those two is sign of their incompetence, not mine. Granted, the bitching won't stop, but that does not mean, most customer service guys can be replaced by automated tellers.
Making Cesium Atoms Do a Quantum Walk
fall in the same class of problems w.r.t to Quantum computing now?
How To Get Out of Developer's Block?
Gotta Agree to this man. Exercise will be of much greater help than you think. Secondly, it may be that your wick is burning out dude! Ease out and do some hiking, beaching(or whatever you call it these days :)) .. Take a LOOOOOOOOOOONGGGG BREAK -
At least a month. And don't touch your computer. Don't have your iPhone or smart phone shit bother you.
Practical Reasons To Choose Git Or Subversion?
Thats all there is it to it, oh mighty one!
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