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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

hcs_$reboot Re:Linux, a miracle (515 comments)

I keep wondering how Linux could become as good as it is, with a coordinator being a person like Torvalds

Well you must have no much management experience, or at least not the management of a team you never meet in person, you don't choose, and which basically has no working obligation. The Linux kernel is one of the best (the best?) thing that happened for the OS community.

11 hours ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

hcs_$reboot Re:Why the asterisk? (515 comments)

We're all grown-ups here.

On /.? Oh you mean age-wise...

11 hours ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

hcs_$reboot Re:No one RTFA (as usual) (144 comments)

What they didn't say is that Neymar shows only 10% brain activity compared to another "common" person for whatever he's doing...

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

hcs_$reboot Re:Munich did it already (265 comments)

Indeed. And this is unlikely to change unless many more people migrate to LibreOffice, then the compatibility issue will be reversed.

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

hcs_$reboot Re:As We Speak (265 comments)

I think we'll see more and more international organizations/companies migrating from US company products.

The problem is not using US products, the problem is having to use the expensive MS Office suite specifically.

2 days ago
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

hcs_$reboot Ok, but (113 comments)

ICANN has suspended Domain Registry of America

"First time accepted submitter EpicMaxGuy" didn't even bother to tell us the reason why it was suspended... So for one

Brandon Gray’s resellers subjecting Registered Name Holders to false advertising, deceptive practices, or deceptive notices

and also the article mentions that

mining your competitors’ data to send unsolicited and misleading marketing messages isn’t allowed

.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

hcs_$reboot Re:What was the plane even doing there? (752 comments)

Because airlines were advised not to fly over Crimea. That new route (the MH17 one) was supposed to be safe and unrestricted.

about two weeks ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

hcs_$reboot Re:Another Malaysian Air 777 (752 comments)

If I were Malaysian Air I would not be surprised if passengers start asking for flights on some other model plane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Just avoid any flight =~ /7/. MH370, MH17, that makes two out of the three 777...

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

hcs_$reboot Re:Also human (277 comments)

We have ALL forgotten things in our lives

It seems Sony doesn't attach the right amount of importance to domains. Domains should be renewed for 10 years (sony.com has just been renewed, 4 days before expiration, for 2 years), and registrar mails should be directed to a person mailbox. This again shows that Sony neglects its IT infrastructure / (people?) Remember how many times Sony was hacked in recent years...

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

hcs_$reboot Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

What they don't understand is the change of era. Before, a review was a note in a magazine. Nowadays there are tons of reviews everywhere on the web, some positive, some negative ; it is now so easy to drop a review that if, for a given restaurant, there are only a 1 or 2 negative reviews, people will not stop there and try the restaurant. In other words a unique web review has much less impact than a review in a magazine as it was the case 20 years ago. The judges don't get that.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

hcs_$reboot Re:Livin' in the USA (424 comments)

Glad for you. But, in France, out of the thousands and thousands of negative critics on the web, it happens sometimes/rarely that someone is prosecuted. And when this (rarely) happens, the media covers largely the fact, as it definitely is an exception. You can bet the woman will change lawyers, appeal, and win.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

hcs_$reboot Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

The real problem is that while most judges are from older generations, they must adjudicate on modern societal issues they don't really understand.

about two weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

hcs_$reboot Re:Smart move... (127 comments)

Don't forget the /.ers. Expected names: "frist post", "goetse", "get off my lawn" and "insensitive clod"...

about two weeks ago
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Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster

hcs_$reboot Re:Cleaning challenge (204 comments)

The pictures don't show the inside. If the inside bottom is as tortuous as the outside, the cleaning is gonna be a real challenge indeed.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

hcs_$reboot Re:Well (564 comments)

Of course such an ambitious project seems so extraordinary that 30 years looks like an unattainable ETA. Actually for some people a "conscious" computer is just unrealizable. Because it's too hard to conceive mentally that one day men will talk to a HAL9000? That time will come, and probably sooner than 30 years. What we miss is not the hardware, what we need is the right algorithms.

about three weeks ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

hcs_$reboot Re:great way to increase rate of autism (561 comments)

you don't want to have the genes of two smart, anti-social people to mate

So smart == anti-social?

about a month ago
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Apple To Be Investigated By the EU Over Tax Affairs

hcs_$reboot Re:It's about time (155 comments)

They shouldn't forget the other big IT companies - Google, Facebook, etc.

Since when Facebook is an IT company?

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

hcs_$reboot Re:180 satellites... (170 comments)

An ad company: 180 / 6 = 30 sats per letter ; we'll see soon in the sky "Google" in big letters..

about 2 months ago

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Bill Gates: Snowden is No Hero!

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 4 months ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "In a lengthy interview from Rolling Stone, Bill Gates, among many other subjects, is asked: "Do you consider [Snowden] a hero or a traitor?". The Microsoft founder answers: "I certainly wouldn't characterize him as a hero (...) You won't find much admiration from me".
What about Government Surveillance? "The government has such ability to do these things. (...) But the specific techniques they use become unavailable if they're discussed in detail"
Rolling Stone retorts that Privacy can be an issue, "We want safety, but we also want privacy" says the journalist. Bill Gates's tells his main priority focuses on stopping the bad guys: "let's say you knew nothing was going on. How would you feel? I mean, seriously. I would be very worried. Technology arms the bad guys with orders of magnitude more [power]. Not just bad guys. Crazy guys.""
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How Steve Jobs Got the iPhone Into Japan

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 4 months ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Masatoshi Son, SoftBank CEO, remembers the early days when he tried to cut a deal with Steve Jobs in order to be the first to offer the -not even named iPhone yet- "new phone" from Apple, back in 2005. At the time, Son didn't even own a mobile carrier. He then purchased Vodafone, and was indeed the first to sell the iPhone in 2008 (then Au-Kddi in 2011, and DoCoMo in 2013). Today, 75% of smartphones sold in Japan are iPhones."
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China hits back on U.S. human rights record

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The Xinhua news agency reports that the China's State Council, in response to the "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012" issued by the U.S. State Department, published in turn his own report on "The Human Rights Record of the United States", arguing that "the U.S. turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation".
Notably, the report mentions "Closer surveillance of citizens", "More violent crimes involving guns", "Money wars in politics", "Growing gap between the rich and poor", "Violating human rights in other nations"."
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Fukushima power plant blackout II

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The well known Fukushima daiichi power plant suffers from a power black-out since yesterday Monday evening (local time), leading to stopping the flow of cooling water to four fuel storage pools. However, "No need to worry, temperatures will remain in the safe range for 4 days" said the also well known company in charge, Tepco. The cause of the blackout is still being investigated."
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is:

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "- heading towards an airport, as usual
— heading towards a hangar
— heading towards an airport, by road
— heading towards a sea (pick one)
— Much Ado About Nothing"
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Japan Grounds All Its Boeing 787s After Emergency Landing

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has already occupied some of Slashdot news space recently: FAA to investigate the 787 (Jan 11) or 787 catches fire in Boston (Jan 08). Today (Jan 16 JST) happened another incident that makes Japan grounds all of its 787s fleet until an internal investigation gives more information about the problem: a 787 from ANA had seemingly a battery problem and some smoke has been seen inside the cockpit. The plane had to proceed an emergency landing and passengers had to be evacuated.
This is the latest setback for Boeing and its problem-hit Dreamliner planes that takes another turn today with the grounding of the Japan 787s fleet."

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Google Maps finally available on iOS

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "After the disastrous Apple Maps replacement over Google Maps in September, Google made a Maps app on iOS approved and released by Apple today. The app includes turn-by-turn directions, vector-based graphics and live traffic data. It's available from the Apple Store for iPhone and iPod touch (and iPad — iPhone format). At least."
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Surface sales 'modest' so far said Ballmer

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Sales of Microsoft’s Windows RT-based Surface tablet are off to a “modest” start according to chief executive Steve Ballmer. Given the general dropping sales in the PC business coupled with Microsoft’s relatively small inventory of Surface machines, it’ll be interesting to see how soon Surface can hit Microsoft’s million milestone.
(Update originally from French Le Parisien)"

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Japan nuke crisis crew not told of danger

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that went into a tsunami-triggered meltdown knew the risks from highly radioactive water at the site but sent in crews without adequate protection or warnings, a worker said in a legal complaint. He gave a rare public account of what happened at the plant during the accident, describing a harrowing scene of darkness and fear, wading with headlamps into a flooded basement through steaming radioactive water that felt warm even through workers' boots.

On Oct. 30, he filed a complaint with a labor standards office in Fukushima, asking authorities to confirm TEPCO's safety violations and issue improvement orders. He also is seeking penalties--up to six months in jail or fines of up to 500,000 yen ($6,250) under the Industrial Safety and Health Act--against the company that supervised him."

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Laser speed sensor promises safer air travel

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Airplanes use currently the (un)famous pitot tubes to get an estimate of their current speed. Unfortunately the tubes may suffer from the very low temperatures at high altitudes, and send wrong data to the captain — that may lead to a crash in the worst case scenario. Australian engineers offer a brand new technology to calculate the plane speed: two lasers beams are emitted in opposite direction, the difference in frequency gives the speed, thanks to the Doppler effect."
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Apple now shipping Lightning adapters

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Apple started shipping the Lightning (iPhone 5 connector) to 30-pin adapters, that costs from $29 to $39. Some iPhone 5 owners complained about its new connector being incompatible with the previously well known 30 pin connectors (iPhone 4S and before, iPod, iPad, chargers, music combos...). And the adapter comes to the rescue...
However, considering the recent wave of disappointment engendered by the new Apple device (Maps, iOS6 bugs, lack of innovation, lack of staff motivation, etc...), some people may argue that what Apple really needs is a Cook to Jobs adapter..."

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Nikon announces Android-powered compact camera

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  about 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Nikon announced the S800c — the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system. The S800c is a full Android 2.3 device, that can run any available apps an equivalent smartphone could offer. The Photoshop app for instance could be an obvious choice. But one may prefer to play a famous game on the camera, like Fruit Ninja. Compared to a classic smartphone, the Android powered device offers the advantages of a Nikon Coolpix camera — like a larger sensor and 16MP.
While smartphones cameras tend to get closer to compact cameras specs, it seems Nikon took the initiative and opened their camera to the Android world. So, in the end, will we have smartphones offering true-camera specs, or compact cameras offering all the smartphones features?"

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French shootings suspect found thanks to an IP address

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "According to breaking news the French shootings suspect was found thanks to the IP address of his brother. The brother contacted one of the soldiers who was killed (March 15) to purchase his bike, and the police could trace that exchange and identify the buyer's IP address.
Fortunately, those killers are not IT experts and have no clue how they can be traced back thanks to the various logs they sow on the way."
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Movie about Steve Jobs

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "It is reported that Sony bought the rights to a biopic on the life of Steve Jobs with the intent of making a movie. The biography on which the movie would be based was written by former CNN chairman and current managing editor of Time magazine, Walter Isaacson (biography to be released October 24).
There are discussions about what could be the best title, and which actor would fit the best for the main role.
While the biography was approved by Mr Jobs, what about some other people who crossed Steve's life and who may not have always been portrayed in a friendly way in his other biographies (the most famous one being probably Bill Gates).
Is Sony able to provide an unbiased work, without having Steve Jobs around to make sure they do?"

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Japanese space craft misses Venus

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes ""A Japanese space probe on a £190 million mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely – but could be more successful when it next passes by in six years' time, scientists said."

While the reason of the failure is not confirmed, it is likely the probe didn't slow down enough when approaching Venus."

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Guy Fined For Posting Links To Official Broadcast

hcs_$reboot hcs_$reboot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hcs_$reboot (1536101) writes "Over in Sweden, it appears that a guy has been fined for linking to an online broadcast of a hockey game. We've heard stories of people getting in trouble merely for linking to unauthorized content, but this story is even more ridiculous. The guy wasn't linking to unauthorized content. He was linking to an online video feed from the official broadcaster, Canal Plus.
The issue was that Canal Plus was apparently technically incompetent in how they set up the feeds, and never intended to make the feeds public."

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