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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

naris Re:ESSO (252 comments)

Strike that, Indeed Esso is not Shell as parent indicates, as it is part of the Standard Oil derivative that is Exxon-Mobil.

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

naris Hacker! (155 comments)

This add a whole new meaning to the term Hacker!

about two weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

naris Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (365 comments)

I've yet to see any binary for any language, including C, compiled for x86 able to run on an ARM or any other CPU Architecture. portable binaries are an oxymoron.

about two weeks ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

naris Re:The feminists want you to find a way! (227 comments)

How ever did your wife ever find horrible, backstabbing Lawyers? I'm shocked!

about two weeks ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

naris Re:Expense (444 comments)

90% of people care about the environment, but not enough can afford to pay 25% more for transportation

FTFY

about a month ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:How quickly will they run back to Oracle? (198 comments)

So, when you have an operation and they wind up performing a sex reassignment surgery instead of an appendectomy due to the lack of atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability in their database, you would be OK with it?

about a month ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:Holy shit! (198 comments)

No one has claimed it actually worked, just that it has "gone live".

about a month ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

naris Re:How quickly will they run back to Oracle? (198 comments)

They are expecting cost savings due to not paying Oracle licenses, so that strongly implies that there will no longer have any data to be queried in Oracle. The NoSQL solution they are moving to, Riak, is a key-value store that can to full text searches. It is very unlikely to scale when performing full text searches of millions of very long text documents. I do not see this ending well

about a month ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

You are confused. No commercial entity took GPL code. What happened is that a GPL Project took commercial code. The GPL code is a derivative of the commercial code, the commercial code contains absolutely no GPL code. The GPL code is the mod.

about a month and a half ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

Using that logic, and the logic of the complainant, then Microsoft will surely have to release Windows source code because GPL software has been written to run on it and now must comply with the GPL.

about a month and a half ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

naris Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

Somebody, Wesley Wolfe (Wolvereness), contributed code to an Open Source, GPLed project that plugs into (links to) to a proprietary game. He is now claiming that since there is a GPLed plugin that links to the Proprietary code, that the author of said code now has to release it to the Public Domain.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

I agree that foreign worker are not inherently worse. However most of my recent experience with off-shore and H1B workers have been from low-cost providers *cough*Infosys*cough*IBM*cough*Perficient*Cough* that are selected strictly on cost, to "save money". Since these are low cost providers placing people in a really cheap account, they have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find workers at the lowest cost possible. Therefore, most of those particular workers are not very good and the code they write can be really strange and it usually doesn't work. Sometimes someone really good happens to come along, but they usually don't stay very long. I would guess they find a better paying gig fairly rapidly...

about 2 months ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

naris Re:Read that statement as follows: (441 comments)

That's not what I hear from the H1B workers from the various offshoring providers that I have worked with.

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:Barak Obama's Secret Terrorist-Tracking System? (256 comments)

No, just that "Barak Obama" is not personally responsible for the list, as the headline of the article seems to imply. He did not personally add all those names to the list. This is yet another case of the Intelligence community running amock and whoever happens to be the president at the time of the discovery should not shoulder all the blame.

about 2 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

Cause now that the capitalist west has offshored the production of those billions of transistors, integrated circuits and computers to his countrymen, we need to be able to e-mail them.

about 2 months ago
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Gmail Recognizes Addresses Containing Non-Latin Characters

naris Re:Great idea (149 comments)

The same what they email you when they don't even have a key that corresponds to a letter in your email address.

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

She should of of ordered High Explosives and Timing devices instead and she would of avoided getting on the list!

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

naris Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

Hey! At least 1% is provable in a court of law!

about 2 months ago

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