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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." Link to Original Source top
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!" Link to Original Source top
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!" Link to Original Source top
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)." Link to Original Source top
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.
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." Link to Original Source top
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." Link to Original Source top
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." Link to Original Source top
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." Link to Original Source top
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" Link to Original Source top
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." Link to Original Source top
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." Link to Original Source top
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)." top
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." Link to Original Source top
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.
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." Link to Original Source
mu22le writes | about 10 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.
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!!!
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.