top Russia wants to replace US computer chips with local processors
What have Snowdon told them?
top One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983
In 1981 I had the change to play with an HP system on its way out of production. To make a program you had to:
Load an editor from a punch (paper) band Type in your programme Save the source to punch tape Load the compiler pass 1 Load the source Run compiler Save intermediate code to punch tape Load compiler pass 2 Load intermediate code Run compiler pass 2 Save compiled code to punch tape Load linker Load compiled code Run linker Save executable to tape Load programme and test run
top Happy 20th Birthday, FreeBSD
Is not a major part of the diffrence in success due to the license: In BSD you just take the code and use it, In most of the Linux-software it was GPL where you had to give back your development to the community?
about a year and a half ago
top Activity of Whole Fish Brains Mapped Second To Second
Nice work. I look forward to see the 1 millisecond time reolution. The researchers state that the human brain contain 85000*100000 -> 8.5 billion neurons. Most textbooks says the human brain has about 100 billion neurons. There are also papers out telling that the neocortex of a young male contain about 22.8 billion neurons (Pakkenberg). So the human brain is much more complex than stated.
top Why Can't We Put a BASIC On the Phone?
Addi with Addi -plot is a Matlab clone build on the Octave project. Seems to work nicely. Pretty close to BASIC
top The Scalability of Linus
It is touched at above and you touch the issue: As long as you move faster than the others, people follow. When you slow down, people find others to follow. This is also true in commercial business - when companies start using lawers instead of developers they have lost.
As long as Linus seems to keep up the steam, the rest follows, when he slows down, people will follow others. The bus-factor? There are clever people around who will be followed. Some will fight to take over Linus' position. If they get close to it, the development is already somewhere else.
top Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited)
I use the NMT - system as implemented in Scandinavia (
http://www.ice.no/). It works all places I sail. It cost approx as an ADSL-connection. I opted for a plan of $30/week when in use (summer and winter holidays) and nothing at other times.
top The Ultimate Limit of Moore's Law
If you want to make a product and you expect to hae it in the marked in two years, you would drop the idea if your product does not fit in the marked included effects of Moore's law. Nobody would make a product that don't comply with the "law". It is driving/regulating the marked.
top Company Claims EEG Scans Can Help Identify ADHD
One of the biggest and best attempts to diagnose psychiatry by EEG-measures was R. John in the 1980-1990. His methods failed in practical use.
There are no publications sited by Pubmed on this, but EImindAs website and the linked article gives an impression of this being the same again. Don't hold your breath.
top Microsoft Says IE Faster Than Chrome and Firefox
I agree, but don't you think they have tried with a few independent testers first?
top How Do You Monitor Documents?
When you let the documents out of the house, there are no way to prevent people from using the information. If the information was only available on a web-page with passwords and monitoring of user and IP-addresses you will at least have some control of the information.
top F/OSS Flat-File Database?
It is fast. There are lots of applications, also GUI. My largest single table database is 5500000 records. It returns nice tables in between 7s and 15s.