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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

manu0601 glusterFS (201 comments)

Redhat has some hot stuff being developed, look at GlusterFS for instance.

5 hours ago

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

manu0601 Re:Marx became an insult (493 comments)

I agree, but when the use "marxism" as a synonym for evil totalitarian regime, they do not refer to Marx solutions, but to Stalin's ones.


Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

manu0601 Marx became an insult (493 comments)

It is amazing that Marx became an insult. Marx just told us that the wealthier want to get even more rich, which in the end makes labor unable to purchase the goods produced, and hence capitalism destroys itself.

I guess they confuse Marx and Stalin.

2 days ago

The Evolution of Diet

manu0601 omega 3 / omega 6 imbalance (277 comments)

The paper missed the omega 3 / omega 6 imbalance, which helps explaining why eating a lot of meat did not cause heart diseases and cancer up to the middle ages while it does now (hint: that meat was not fed with omega-6 rich plants such as soy).

2 days ago

ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

manu0601 Re:What about nursing?? (327 comments)

In a male-dominated field, you can add more women than men and still have more males for a few decades, until the olders retire.

3 days ago

Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

manu0601 Re:Why worry about skyscrapers? (190 comments)

Except for that third world trade center building that got no plane crashed in but still colapsed.

3 days ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

manu0601 Important stuff (334 comments)

I am glad EU takes care of the vacuum cleaners problem. At least it will do little harm here.

When EU tackled economical problems, they managed to ruin entire countries and lower citizen life expectancy. I am sure dead people wil enjoy having better vacuum cleaners.

4 days ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

manu0601 Useful content? (609 comments)

Perhaps without that money we would see less crappy content promoted by SEO. SEO has its price too...

about a week ago

Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

manu0601 inflexible labor markets (232 comments)

The summary talks about "inflexible labor markets".

Yes, some population write laws that protect human beings from exploitation. I would not call it "inflexible", but "protective", or just "human"

about a week ago

Future Hack: New Cybersecurity Tool Predicts Breaches Before They Happen

manu0601 Results? (33 comments)

Is there a page somewhere where I can query the results to see how my own site goes?

about a week ago

FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

manu0601 Cheaper, not more (133 comments)

This is not about producing more food, this is about reducing the production cost. After all, the same work could have been done by humans.

But I would appreciate other improvement from farming: Instead of producing more or cheaper, it would be nice to produce more sustainable: avoid erosion, limit chemical helpers, avoid GMO (which will just drive resistance against chemical helpers), manage water supply...

about a week ago

Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

manu0601 Ballmer's advices (142 comments)

he spent most of the letter encouraging Nadella and giving advice

I would be cautious with advices from the guy that has just been fired. Just saying I heard them may cause MS quotation to drop.

about a week ago

Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

manu0601 Re:Rational decisions? (98 comments)

You need a set of male entrepreneurs posing as a women to check that. But after that study that should come quickly.

about a week ago

Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

manu0601 Rational decisions? (98 comments)

If I understand the summary correctly, women would be investing into projects just because the leader is female?

about two weeks ago

Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

manu0601 Re:Surprise? (578 comments)

All users complain at least sometimes

But if I was a MS PR person in charge of destroying the Munich Linux symbol, I would leverage user complains to motivate a switch: Vox populi, vox dei

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

manu0601 What is easier to fix afterward (199 comments)

I would favor user interface: it is easier to add missing doc afterwards than fixing a bad UI.

about two weeks ago

Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

manu0601 Obligatory joke (103 comments)

Kevlar does not protect from wireshark!

about two weeks ago

New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

manu0601 no programmers required (161 comments)

"no programmers required" they say... Good joke!

about two weeks ago

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

manu0601 Evil doer? (140 comments)

The company whose boss said I should not expect privacy on Internet will soon have satellites. What could go wrong?

Indeed with 25cm resolution they cannot recognize people, but they can still track their movements. And combined with data from smartphones, identifying someone gets easier.

about two weeks ago

How Facebook Is Saving Power By 10-15% Through Better Load Balancing

manu0601 Re:Switch off servers? (54 comments)

it's silly to talk about how factor B might overwhelm factor A when you don't have numbers for factor B.

Nor for factor A!

about three weeks ago



What makes a new technology freaking or not?

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "In Wired, Clive Thompson looks at what facctors make a new technology scaring::

As anyone who reads the news knows, there’s often a side effect to new technologies: moral panic. Facebook causes narcissism! Texting is making us illiterate! But the funny thing is, other technologies don’t provoke such alarm. Take Square, a tool that lets everyday folks accept credit card payments. It’s tipping into mainstream usage, changing how small businesses operate and how friends split a bar bill, but it hasn’t provoked any doomsaying.

What’s the difference? Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?


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UE treaties threaten democracy

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "UE member states are adopting a new treaty establishing a european IMF-like called ESM. The ESM will be immune to suits and laws (art. 32.3 to 32.5), and it is strongly tied (consideration 5) to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination, and Governance, by which member states shall abandon their budget oversight to unelected bureaucrats of the European Commission."
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France mandates DNS filtering for unauthorized gam

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "French governement just passed a decree mandating DNS filtering for unauthorized gambling sites. This is only for gambling sites that have not been accredited by an online game commission, and filtering will be oversight by justice"
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