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Russia wants to replace US computer chips with local processors

neurophys Snowdon (1 comments)

What have Snowdon told them?

about 7 months ago

One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983

neurophys The local version (230 comments)

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


about 9 months ago

Happy 20th Birthday, FreeBSD

neurophys The license (220 comments)

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

Activity of Whole Fish Brains Mapped Second To Second

neurophys Neurons in human brain (56 comments)

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.

about 2 years ago

Why Can't We Put a BASIC On the Phone?

neurophys There is a nice Matlab - clone for Android (783 comments)

Addi with Addi -plot is a Matlab clone build on the Octave project. Seems to work nicely. Pretty close to BASIC

more than 3 years ago

The Scalability of Linus

neurophys How stay on top. (239 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited)

neurophys Re:NMT (308 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago

The Ultimate Limit of Moore's Law

neurophys Re:It's not a law!!! (418 comments)

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.


more than 5 years ago

Company Claims EEG Scans Can Help Identify ADHD

neurophys Again? What is the new take this time? (373 comments)

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.


more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Says IE Faster Than Chrome and Firefox

neurophys Re:Stupidy, stupidy, stupidy... (532 comments)

I agree, but don't you think they have tried with a few independent testers first?


more than 5 years ago

How Do You Monitor Documents?

neurophys Keep them in house? (237 comments)

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.


more than 6 years ago

F/OSS Flat-File Database?

neurophys Why not MYSQL? (702 comments)

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.


more than 6 years ago


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