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Mobile App Search: So Broken AltaVista Could Do It

nis Not impressed (86 comments)

I searched for tablet news in the Android category. Neither pulse or newsr are on the first page of results, but the Google reader app which is a joke on the tablet is the second result. Maybe they should have categories for tablet apps and phone apps. It's not like google search is much better, because the results for "android tablet news app" just brings links to a bunch of top 10 stories and no links to individual apps. Google app market online has a pretty good result though for "tablet news."

more than 3 years ago

Apple Deprecates Their JVM

nis Re:Unix? (451 comments)

Just don't forget that GNU's not Unix.

more than 4 years ago

SeaMicro Unveils 512 Atom-Based Server

nis Re:Low power, really? (183 comments)

Isn't the point of this also that these have significantly more IO and Memory bandwidth for the same amount of power consumed? For applications that are more IO and memory bound than CPU bound (web serving, map-reduce) these things will be far more efficient overall. For a CPU bound algorithm this probably wouldn't really be the best solution.

That being said, traditional databases are IO bound, but they work better on faster independent machines with a lot of cores and a single backplane, but this technology may be better for some of the new generation of "noSQL" databases that are designed for "horizontal scalability."

more than 4 years ago

MSI Will Launch iPad Alternative

nis Re:But when is fewer too few? (756 comments)

Actually, the iPad is going to sell really well to the iWoman in your iClass who's having her iPeriod.

more than 4 years ago

Submit and Moderate Questions for Bush and Kerry

nis Genocide in the Sudan (1650 comments)

Both houses of congress have agreed that genocide is occurring in the western part of the Sudan. 50,000 to 100,000 people have already been killed and over 1 million people have been displaced from their homes by force. How will USA help the rest of the world to put a stop to these crimes against humanity?

more than 10 years ago


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