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People Trust Tech Companies Over Automakers For Self-Driving Cars

mu22le Re: Trust no one (152 comments)

Then you better stop driving right now, because, if your car is less than 20 years old, i can assure you there is quite a bit of electronics between your gas pedal and the engine, and even more between the brake pedal and the wheels.

about a year ago
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What percentage of the software you use regularly is open source?

mu22le Re:Mobile software (222 comments)

now that I think about it, you are right :(

1 year,24 days
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Former Sun Mobile JIT Engineers Take On Mobile JavaScript/HTML Performance

mu22le Re:Slashdot mobile (106 comments)

That's what I use, but you have to admit using an interface dating back to the 90s it's ridiculous.

about a year ago
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Former Sun Mobile JIT Engineers Take On Mobile JavaScript/HTML Performance

mu22le Re:Slashdot mobile (106 comments)

Do you get an infinite comment loop?

On Android, if I click on a link in an e-mail to a response to a comment of mine it takes me to the Slashdot mobile site with the parent of my comment.

Scrolling down I get to my comment, then the reply, then my comment again, then the reply again, ad infinitum (or ad crash really).

I do not event get to the comments. The frontpage takes forever to load and cannot be scrolled.

about a year ago
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Former Sun Mobile JIT Engineers Take On Mobile JavaScript/HTML Performance

mu22le Slashdot mobile (106 comments)

I find it very amusing that we are having this conversation on a website that just deployed the slowest suckiest mobile website I have ever seen.

about a year ago
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When Space Weather Attacks Earth

mu22le Re:OMG 9 hour... (176 comments)

Will you still accept bitcoins? Paper bitcoins, maybe? :)

about a year ago
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DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy

mu22le Re:Credibility? (264 comments)

In addition to this the author is blatantly ignorant about ssl and criptography:

If you possess DuckDuckGo’s cert, you can decrypt all traffic to DuckDuckGo

They claim NSA can decrypt all SSL traffic on a whim. They probably can obtain DDG private key if they want to, but that does not mean that anyone with the _public_ key can decrypt all SSL traffic directed to them.

about a year ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

mu22le Re:What's wrong with OTR? (144 comments)

True that, but agreeing on a password is a lot easier than comparing key fingerprints. A phone call, if you trust you can recognize your partner voice, could suffice.

You may not even need a sideband channel, the name of the place where you met for the first time would probably be secure enough for most purposes.

about a year ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

mu22le Re:no crystal ball required (144 comments)

"You already use the internet, they should be able easily to associate your IP with your identity. "

only if you are a complete fool and use your home internet for most things.

they cant find me in the noise of a starbucks connection.

Unfortunately for you, the combination of browser plugins you use is basically unique (see https://panopticlick.eff.org/) and more than sufficient to track you.

about a year ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

mu22le Re:What's wrong with OTR? (144 comments)

AFAIK, you can't use OTR for 'disconnected' messaging, where one user is offline atm.

Actually, you can, even if it is a bit impratical. The original OTR paper (http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/otr-wpes.pdf) even discussed a way to use OTR with emails. Unfortunately that never gained much support.

about a year ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

mu22le Re:What's wrong with OTR? (144 comments)

There are ways to prevent MitM attacks. The crypto.cat people were working on an implementation of the scialist millionaire protocol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_millionaire) that would use a simple password, exchanged via secure means (read: in person) to validate the partecipant public keys.

about a year ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

mu22le Re:What's wrong with OTR? (144 comments)

There is also a user friendly in-browser implementation: https://crypto.cat/ Go check it out.

They have been working on an smartphone version for a while but it's not ready for prime time yet.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Permanent Preservation of Human Knowledge?

mu22le Re:Deadman switch courier ships (277 comments)

It's relatively easy to permanently preserve all of mankind's knowledge, just pack it in a rocket and send it Oort-cloud bound. Well permanently as in astronomical timescales. The trick is to preserve all of humanity's knowledge in a way that's useful to humanity in the future.

Even if it was cast in stone, in large letters, most of the information that we could store is useless for another, more poignant reason: it is badly organized.

Let's say you are a survivor of some global catastrophe, you have been knocked back almost to stone age,. How long can you scavenge the remaining of our civilization to survive? At some point you will have to start to produce your own food and tools.

What do you know about farming? Herding? Metalsmith? Even if you were a farmer / breeder / blacksmith how far would you go without modern technology? Think about it: no pesticides, no medicines, no blast furnaces. You have to slowly and painfully start to rebuild civilization again.

How useful would the wikipedia articles on the subject be? And the books in a library? The information they contain is organized in a way that is utterly useless to you. The only thing remotely helpful are survivalist magazines and army manuals. But even those will not tell you how to rebuild technology, how to make a windmill, or a wool spinning wheel. How to forge tools and then use them to work iron and so on until you get back to modern metallurgy.

I really wish someone made the effort to organize modern knowledge so that all of the steps that lead from stone age to space flight were clearly identified and explained. We take way too much for granted, the process of rediscovering everything, of finding out how do you really get from zero to the internet would probably teach us something very important about ourselves and the road we have followed.

about a year ago
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Japan's Radiation Disaster Toll: None Dead, None Sick

mu22le Re:Stepped in a pool of radioactive water (319 comments)

Something seems maybe not quite right; wasn't there an engineer(s) who inadvertantly stepped in a pool of radioactive water, and got enough exposure to get skin burns? My google-fu is lacking, I can find references to the incident, but I can't find their estimated doses - I remember it being a big deal at the time, though...

Q: What if I took a swim in a typical spent nuclear fuel pool? Would I need to dive to actually experience a fatal amount of radiation? How long could I stay safely at the surface?

A: Assuming you’re a reasonably good swimmer, you could probably survive treading water anywhere from 10 to 40 hours. At that point, you would black out from fatigue and drown. This is also true for a pool without nuclear fuel in the bottom.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/29/

about a year ago
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Genetic Switches Behind 'Love' Identified In Prairie Voles

mu22le Re:Or the opposite (102 comments)

Somehow I strongly doubt that any such epigenetic (or other) monogamy-influencing event takes place when humans mate.

Tell that to your oxytocin receptors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_motivation_and_hormones#Oxytocin_and_vasopressin)

about a year ago
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LHCb Experiment Observes New Matter-Antimatter Difference

mu22le Re:I know /. editors love CERN (129 comments)

I think the headline is correct, LHCb has observed CP violation in an experimental domain where it had not been observed before. The headline does not claim that LHCb has discovered CP violation.

about a year ago

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Computer simulations can predict rise of civilizations

mu22le mu22le writes  |  about a year ago

mu22le (766735) writes "A team one historian and three biologists has realized a computer simulation that uses data on natural resources and the spread of military technology to predict the rise of empires with 65% accuracy (paywalled article). They call their approach cliodynamics (after Clio, the Greek muse of history) but more than one reader may be reminded of Asimov's psychohistory."
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Copyright Math for the masses

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mu22le writes "Watch Rob Reid demystify Copyright Math, the innovative branch of pure mathematics that RIAA and MPAA uses to estimate the damages caused to the media industry by online piracy."
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Meego is dead, long live to LiMo

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "MeeGo is not just about Nokia or phones, its also being pushed as In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and is already adopted by BMW. So lets not assume it is the end of the world given Nokias action. Although Android and WebOS are indeed Linux since they use this kernel, we often want more traditional user-space stack, like MeeGo would be. For those, dont loose hope! Yesterday we got a major announcement at MWC by LiMo: LiMo Foundation Unveils LiMo 4. Its based on X11, WebKit, GNOME and EFL!"
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MeeGo not dead yet

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "MeeGo is not just about Nokia or phones, it's also being pushed as In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and is already adopted by BMW

Although Android and WebOS are indeed Linux since they use this kernel, we often want more traditional user-space stack, like MeeGo would be. For those, dont loose hope! Yesterday we got a major announcement at MWC by LiMo: LiMo Foundation Unveils LiMo 4. Its based on X11, WebKit, GNOME and EFL!"

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Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.0 released

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Among the Enlightenment libraries hitting version 1.0 are Eina (core data structure), Eet (data encode/decode and storage), Evas (canvas and scenegraph rendering ), Ecore (core mainloop, display abstraction and utility), Embryo (small virtual machine and compiler), Edie (GUI layout and animation), E_Dbus, Efreet (handling of freedesktop.org standards), and Eeze (udev wrapping)."
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Firefox overtakes IE in Europe

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "According to figures from Statcounter firefox took 38.1% of European market share, while Internet Explorer's share slipped to 37.5%. "This appears to be happening because Google's Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer while Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share," Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter chief executive, said in a statement. Reuters thinks part of the problem might be the March 2009 agreement between the European Commission and Microsoft to allow European Union users a choice of browsers.

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Android and Linux kernel not exactly hand in hand

mu22le mu22le writes  |  about 4 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "You could argue that Google's Android, so popular on smartphones now, is the most popular Linux of all right now. There's only one little problem with that: Android has continued to be apart from the Linux mainstream."
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Steve's thoughts on flash

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Steve Jobs explains why we are not going to see flash on his iStuff, not now not ever. Long story short: it's closed, sluggish, it kills the battery and we want complete control of the app market."
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LHC sets new record: 3.5 TeV (no collisions yet)

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Geneva, 19 March 2010. At just after 5:20 this morning, two 3.5 TeV proton beams successfully circulated in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. This is the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, and an important step on the way to the start of the LHC research programme. The first attempt to collide beams at 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam) will follow on a date to be announced in the near future."
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Enlightenment returns to bring Ubuntu to ARM

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Enlightenment, the daring window manager that disappeared from our collective radar years ago is back to bring Ubuntu to ARM. The bet that E developers made years ago to neglect 3d and compositing and realize a fast and versatile 2.5d engine may have finally payed off. The new market for ARM based devices everybody that is so hot right now could be a niche the Enlighentment Foundation Librarieas can fill comfortably."
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LHC almost ready for restart

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Yesterday the CERN accelerator technicians have started the last preparations to get the LHC up and working again. The first proton beam coming from the SPS accelerator was injected in the machine and subsequently dumped. In the following weeks several bunches of protons will be inserted into the LHC system travelling for a section of the machine until all the sectors have been tested. After that the first beam will start circulating in the LHC machine and the four experiments built on it will observe the first collisions.
http://elogbook.cern.ch/eLogbook/attach_viewer.jsp?attach_id=1049800"

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Debia get FreeBSD kernel support

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu22le (766735) writes "Today Debian get one step closer to really became "the universal operating system" by adding two architectures based on the FreeBSD kernel to the unstable archive. This does not mean that the Debian project is ditching the Linux kernel, Debian users will be able to choose which kernel they want to install (at least on on the i386 and amd64 architectures) and get more or less the same Debian operating system they are used to. This makes Debian the first distribution, and probably the first large OS, to support two completely different kernels at the same time."
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Battlestar Galactica is over and...

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu22le writes "It was awesome!
What the frack!?!
It sucked
I'll miss it
Hell, I miss Firefly!
I liked the part when Adama handed the command of Galactica to Cowboy Neal"

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20th anniversary of WWW where it was born

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu22le writes "Twenty years ago this month, something happened at CERN that would change the world forever: Tim Berners-Lee handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled Information Management: A Proposal. "Vague, but exciting" is how Mike described it, and he gave Tim the nod to take his proposal forward. The following year, the World Wide Web was born. This week, it's a pleasure and an honour for us to welcome the Web's inventor back to CERN to mark this special anniversary at the place the Web was born. Although the event is by invitation only, everyone will be able to follow the event, either via a webcast, or on the website of the French news channel, lci.fr."
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A last.fm-like site but for news?

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu22le writes "Ever since I heard about last.fm I have been waiting for other the concept of massive information gathering from social network to be used in other fields. I was expecting, for example, for someone to build an online feed reader on steroids. A place that asks the users to rate the post they read and then show them more articles from their "news neighborhood" (post rated high by people who like the same articles). A way to merge post on the same topic would be a must. This would be quite different from Reddit, Digg or Slashdot where you just get the top articles of the day, voted by the masses or chosen by the admins. The only thing remotely close to this is the recommendations box in google reader (and they only reccomend you feeds, not single posts)."
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First LHC event seen by ATLAS

mu22le mu22le writes  |  about 6 years ago

mu22le writes "Here is the first event of the LHC beam seen by the ATLAS detector (live from the control room). The beam was stopped in a beam dump just upstream of ATLAS and the detector caught the splash of muons (about 1 milion) produced by it."
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Amazonian tribe has no word to express numbers

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu22le writes "This MIT press release reports of an amazonian tribe whose language has no word to express the concept of "one" or any other precise number, but only relative quantities such as "some" or "more."

The study, [...] offers evidence that number words are a concept invented by human cultures as they are needed, and not an inherent part of language, Gibson said.

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Android prototypes spotted in Barcelona

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu22le writes "A number technology companies — mostly chipmakers — are showing off Google's Android mobile phone platform in prototype form at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Articles with pics:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080211/tc_afp/spaintelecomtechnologyinternetgoogle

http://www.smartphonetoday.com/articles/2008/2/2008-2-11-Google-Android-Phones2.html

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9869123-7.html?tag=cd.blog"

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New 4-quark particle discovered in Japan

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu22le writes "An international team of researchers at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba, Japan, the "Belle collaboration"*1, recently announced the discovery of an exotic new sub-atomic particle with non-zero electric charge. This particle, which the researchers have named the Z(4430)*2, does not fit into the usual scheme of "mesons", combinations of a quark*3and an antiquark that are held together by the force of the strong interaction.

The Z(4430) particle was found in the decay products of B-mesons (mesons containing a "bottom" quark) that are produced in large numbers at the KEKB "B-factory", an electron-positron collider at the KEK laboratory. While investigating various decays of the B meson in a data sample containing about 660 million pairs of B and anti-B mesons, the Belle team observed 120 B mesons that decay into a Z(4430) and a K-meson. The Z(4430) then instantly decays into a "Psi-prime" (Psi-prime) particle and a pi-meson (see Figure-1). The Belle team found that this particle has the same electric charge as the electron and a mass about 4.7 times that of the proton.

In the past few years, a number of peculiar new particles, including the so-called X(3872), Y(4260), X(3940), Y(3940), have been found by the Belle and also by the BaBar experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). These new particles lie in the mass region from 4 to 4.5 times the proton mass, and decay into "J/psi" or "Psi-prime" particles and pi-mesons. Here J/psi and Psi-prime particles are examples of so-called "charmonium" mesons, bound states of a charm quark and its anti-particle (an anti-charm quark). Since the masses and the decay properties of these new particles do not match theoretical expectations for quark-antiquark combinations, theorists around the world have proposed other potential explanations, which include the possibility that some are made up of four quarks (for example, a combination of a charm quark, an anti-charm quark, an up quark and an anti-up quark). However, since all of these new particles are electrically neutral, it was not experimentally possible to rule out alternative explanations of the new states as excited charmonium mesons.

On the other hand, the newly discovered Z(4430) state has non-zero electric charge, a characteristic that clearly distinguishes this particle from normal quark-antiquark mesons; it, therefore, must have a charm quark, an anti-charm quark and at least two more quarks (for example, an up quark and an anti-down quark). Thus, the Z(4430) does not fit into the framework of known mesons. As a result it has attracted a considerable amount of attention from the world's physics community (Figures 2 and 3).

Single quarks cannot be isolated. Instead, quarks are confined in composite particles such as mesons. This is a characteristic feature of the strong force, described by a mathematical theory called "Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD)". The discoveries of sub-atomic particles at the KEK B-factory provide an experimental foundation for better understanding of the phenomena of quark confinement as well as the formation of matter in QCD.

The discovery of the Z(4430) is described in a paper submitted on October 22 to Physical Review Letters, a leading physics research journal."

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Journals

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shit

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 9 years ago I was going to write an entry containing 5000 times the word shit (Spider Jerusalem I miss you) but then I realized I was going to fuck up the whole journal, so I posted it as anonymous coward... then I found out the system won't let me do that, shit, looks like I got a D note. Well I'm pissed off expecially because this probably means First Minister Berlusconi is likely to be re-elected here in italy to, in a couple of years. Btw americans you suck. You are nothing more than a bunch of supid bastards who just re-elected one of the most stupid of presidents in your fucking history. I hate you! Home come you are so fucking stupid to realize that invading iraq like you did is asking for more 9/11s!!! And no, I do not think you were fooled (like the poor Michael Moore tells you in his movie), I think you are too fucking stupid to care to think about the concequencies of what your leader is doing in your name.

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frodo baggings

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 9 years ago

exactly, I met frodo today. Actually he was a she, sitting on the table next to me in my college cafe. Everybody agreed she e was frodo but nobody dared asking...
Btw I got mod points i feel so proud!!!

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uptime girl

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 9 years ago

ok just another meaningless entry.
I should be studying and I'm not. I promised my sister to take her to Luccacomix and its going to rain the whole weekend.
What else?
Do not bother trying to understand the journal topic, its just nonsense.

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What if...

mu22le mu22le writes  |  more than 9 years ago

what if I started my /. journal, just to spend more time, here on some pc in my campus library instead of studying...
Looks like a great idea, lets do it!
BTW my karma is positive, I'm happy.

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