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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

jernejk So chain fountain and siphon are the same? (360 comments)

Both work due to gravity. The difference is, in chain fountain, it's the link between beads that's pulling the next bead down and in siphon it's vacuum between molecules in the tube?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Ergonomic Office Environment?

jernejk Seiza? (235 comments)

Funny, I was just exploring alternative options for my office.

I hate chairs. There is no way anybody use chairs "as intended", e.g. straight back etc. It just doesn't work. Sooner or later you'll crumble in one way or another.

I'm 34, but I've been working with computers for 16 years. Right now I have pain in my left arm, and tickling in my fingers. Probably injured nerve in my neck or sth.

Besides, posture is very important also for the mind. Good posture = better concentration. Buddhists, zen-Buddhists and yogis have figured that a long time ago.

  This seems an interesting alternative: http://www.zafu.net/zenoffice.html Not really expensive. I might just order it and try it. I find seiza position quite comfortable, but haven't found any studies on long term health effects. It could slow down blood circulation in legs, which again is not very healthy.

more than 2 years ago
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USDA Services Moving To the Microsoft Cloud

jernejk Re:FTA: "separate, secure facility" (146 comments)

Exactly. This is - interestingly - aligned with Oracle's "private cloud" vision.

more than 3 years ago
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Open-Source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live

jernejk Re:Horrendous security model (266 comments)

How about don't put anything you want to keep private anywhere online?

more than 3 years ago
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Open-Source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live

jernejk Re:Horrendous security model (266 comments)

Are you saying you trust FB the data which you don't want the world to see and access?

How naive.

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:Still at 5 here (204 comments)

I think in general there's more inovation in Java EE than Java JRE at this point.

What people don't see is that Microsoft changed c# very much from the early days, trying to compete with Java.
Dynamic types were addedd to support LINQ, which was added to counter the raise of ORM like Hibernate and later JPA.

In reality, MS has no strategy, they are just adding and adding fetaures, which are percived as invoation, but in reality are just lack of platform strategy. Throw it to the wall and se what sticks is what they do.

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:Closures? (204 comments)

Way back in the '90s, MS wanted to enable developers to use Java to write Windows apps.

Really? I was around int the '90s and have no recollection of that.

As a result, MS needed to write their own Java-like language for VB-style form designer apps, and came up with C#.

Please, don't be naive. MS first tried to poison Java by proprietary API (the same tactics Google is using in Android). When they failed, they created a copy of Java, invented a "new" language which is for some reason unbelievable similar to Java + some nice features and started the "developers, developers, developers" mantra. They called .net "java killer" internally, BTW.

Java was and still is a major risk for Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:lifecycle? (204 comments)

To be replaced by what?

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:One area in which I appreciate the Java's power (204 comments)

How many milliseconds does it take to boot the OS? I do agree, however, that JVM should cache it's internal state between sessions. Jrockit had something like this, but they dropped it.

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:One area in which I appreciate the Java's power (204 comments)

What makes Java special: - it was the first ever platform to unify different platforms and systems under the same umbrella, accessible by the same API - to this day, it still is the only platform on which you can reuse your expertise and develop for anything, from x86 machines to machines like system z and SPARC and even smart phones and smart cards. You know Java? You can work on any of those systems. Aint that something? - Java can run on bare metal hypervisor, without an actual OS (Jrockit virtual edition) - It's also the only true enterprise ready open platform, approved by FSF - It's vendor independent and is going to stay that way, with at least two major vendors behind it (IBM and Oracle). Can you say so what o any of those?

more than 3 years ago
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The Details of Oracle's JDK 7 and 8 'Plan B'

jernejk Re:It seems a little lean (204 comments)

Linkq seems nice, but really, what problems does it solve? In reality, it's a pain to maintain. Hard core devs who write the code want to move on to new projects. Devs maintaining the old codebase are in many cases less proficient. Java is boring, verbose and gets the job done in this regard. As for the UI I agree. Some of that is answered by JavaFx, but I personally think it's a step into a wrong direction. Anyway, aren't like 90% apps web based these days?

more than 3 years ago
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The Future of Android — Does It Belong To Bing and Baidu?

jernejk Re:Competition within the platform? interesting (171 comments)

I, for one, would not a use a phone / OS BECAUSE it syncs with Google. So Googless Android is the only kind of Android that appeals to me.

more than 3 years ago
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The Future of Android — Does It Belong To Bing and Baidu?

jernejk Re:Old-fashioned world view (171 comments)

How so? My P1i from a few years back is a java-enabled touch screen phone.

more than 3 years ago
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Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

jernejk Re:Hmmm .... (858 comments)

Good point. I think there's an aircraft visible in the video, possible passenger jet, so probably no NOTAMs

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle To Monetize Java VM

jernejk Re:ME and EE (641 comments)

I'm not sure about ME, but EE uses the same JVM, just different flavor (-server switch in JVM). EE is implemented by application servers, not JVM.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle To Monetize Java VM

jernejk Don't jump to conclusions (641 comments)

Oracle already has free and pay-for JVM: HotSpot is free, JRockit is not. I expect the free JVM will be just fine for desktops and small servers. I'd expect pay-for JVM to target enterprise solutions. And again, I expect them to ship this JVM for free with their middleware products (Weblogic etc.). But yes, this sucks for JBoss.

more than 3 years ago
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All Your Stonehenge Photos Are Belong To England

jernejk Re:Ruining photography (347 comments)

As a hobbyist photographer I must say producing the lighting of the Eiffel Tower is a hell of a job, while pressing the shutter button is... well.. pressing the shutter button. There is alot creativity in photography, but taking photos of other's people work it aint.

more than 3 years ago
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Linux To Take Over Microsoft In Enterprises

jernejk Single sign on? (237 comments)

Do we have AD like single sign on at least for linux servers? No? How about clients then? No?

Seriously, how do you guys handle root password management for servers? SSH is not the real answer here, IMHO.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Microsoft Is So Scared of OpenOffice

jernejk EE is emerging market? (421 comments)

Eastern Europe? Really? We've been using Office since Windows 3.1, which also had EE version.

more than 3 years ago

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