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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

lolococo New meaning for competition? (93 comments)

It sounds like these guys are taking the concept of competition to ever higher extremes. Is this ever going to end? I, for one, am not eager to see corporate armies taking it to the battlefield. But then, maybe I already missed that train ...

about 2 months ago

Symantec To Separate Into Two Companies

lolococo Strange split (86 comments)

I was expecting them to split into 2 mutually beneficial companies: one that produces virii, one that "protects" from them.

about 4 months ago

Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

lolococo Re:FTFA (67 comments)

So are you saying that money buys trust? How cynical. Let's see how well that goes down in the future.

The whole SSL ecosystem is based on the fact that you can absolutely trust the certificate authorities. The corollary to this is that, if a single CA is breached, then the whole system becomes untrustworthy. I'm confused as to why most of us still refuse to see that. Propoganda and disinformation? Well, the SSL world definitely represents a huge business, and it's clear none of its stakeholders is willing to see it blow up in smoke. Why let the facts and the truth get in the way of business?

about 5 months ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

lolococo Mandatory (391 comments)

In soviet UK, YouTube watches you.

about 5 months ago

51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

lolococo Re:90% of people are retarded (117 comments)

By "people" do you mean anyone not you? What kind of person are you if you're not "people"?

about 5 months ago

How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

lolococo Generic headline? (60 comments)

howCould(char *thing, char *action) {
printf("How %s Could %s", thing, action);

howCould("The Internet of Things", "Aid Disaster Response");
howCould("My Grandmother", "Save The World");

about 6 months ago

For US Customers, Text Access To 911 Slowly Rolls Out

lolococo For US customers? (58 comments)

Didn't you mean for US citizens, or has the difference vanished nowadays? I smell cynicism on a large scale here ...

about 8 months ago

The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

lolococo Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

So you don't consider yourself as a part of "most", "people" or "most people"? Not sure what point you're trying to make here

about 10 months ago

Crows Complete Basic Aesop's Fable Task

lolococo I for one (87 comments)

welcome our new crow overlords

about 10 months ago

Electric 'Thinking Cap' Controls Learning Speed

lolococo Re:its coming... (112 comments)

anyone with a smartphone and a data connection has effective Intelligence Amplification

Woah, rein your horses my man! Having a smartphone doesn't make anyone more intelligent, quite the contrary indeed, if I'm to believe what I see everyday in the street, public transports, restaurants, social events etc. The ability to find more information faster may provide Knowledge Amplification, but it has nothing to do with the Intelligence of the person that carries the smartphone. I'd say the smartphone is more intelligent, if anything is to be.

about 10 months ago

Live Q&A With Ex-TSA Agent Jason Harrington

lolococo Random selection process (141 comments)

Is the "random" selection for additional screening truly random?

I remember 10-11 years ago, I used to fly every week with Southwest Airlines out of Boston's Logan. For the first few months, I was "randomly" selected at each and every flight at boarding time. I was assuming it was because I was travelling with a French passport - I remember how popular French were at that time in the US. Then, after a couple months, I was never selected again, presumably because Southwest had built a profile on me showing that I was a "good" passenger. Is there any real substance to my (admittedly biased) assumptions?

about a year ago

US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

lolococo Is this the start ... (401 comments)

... of a new war on climate?

about a year ago

Mysterious Underwater Circles Off the Coast of Denmark Explained

lolococo Am I the only one (37 comments)

who read it first as "Mysterious underwear circles off the coast ..." ?

about a year ago

The Software Inferno

lolococo Does he even read what he writes? (109 comments)

were strongly at variance with well-established beliefs ...

Isn't that how most, if not all, scientific discoveries are made?

about a year ago

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

lolococo Re:42 (600 comments)

Your brain is a machine. It can be understood, decompiled, analyzed, improved and reimplemented

None of that achieves consciousness. I don't believe in souls, but I do believe in consciousness. Can it be said that consciousness is a form of singularity? The point is, to achieve consciousness you will need "calculations" of a different order than anything we have now.

about a year ago

Bionic Skin: the Killer App For Flexible Electronics

lolococo Sci-Fi or reality? (46 comments)

It sounds like we're getting closer to Peter Hamilton's OCTattoos technology. What next, rejuvenation? Man, I'd love that :)

Life's a bitch, then you rejuvenate and do it all over again

about a year and a half ago

Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

lolococo Re:We Can and Must Be More Transparent (537 comments)

He's talking about transparency, but mostly he's hoping for invisibility.

about a year and a half ago

Interviews: Ask James Gosling About Java and Ocean Exploring Robots

lolococo Re:another question on everyone's mind (87 comments)

Come on man, get off it now. I don' t understand this attitude that makes developers responsible for the fact that malicious or evil people spread vriuses, deface web sites, hack servers etc. What the fuck? By accruing pressure on developers for more secure software, we are completey ignoring the root problem. Worse, we actually encourage it, give it a certain validity.

It's not the developers that are bad,there's a bunch of people out there making the internet look like it's constantly under siege - which it is, as far as I can see. The real problem is that our society is sick, for only a sick society would permit, even encourage such things. Than's what we need to address, now.

about a year and a half ago



What planet would you work on?

lolococo lolococo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lolococo writes "If you had the opportunity to work on another planet, which one would you pick? I personally would choose the Planet of the Apes, to be reunited with my kind, maybe even find a girlfriend... How about you, what would be your preference and why?"

What does it mean to be an Open Source author?

lolococo lolococo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lolococo writes "For once, a non-technical story, by the founder of the open source project JPPF.
This blog is unusual in that it relates about what life looks like for an open source author, what challenges are encountered, what issues are overcome, what lessons are learned from successes as well as failures.
A unique point of view from an open source insider, and maybe an inspiration for others to participate to (or stay away from!) the open source realm."

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