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Why Coding At Fifty May Be Nifty

petronije 40 (317 comments)

... and still coding

about 2 years ago
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Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

petronije Future of gaming (198 comments)

step 1 - buy video game and install it
step 2 - load your sequenced genes
step 3 - play the game as yourself

more than 3 years ago
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A Public Funded "Microsoft Shop?"

petronije Re:hmm... (490 comments)

It is also possible that hospital management invested in ms shares and would hate to see them go down.

more than 4 years ago
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Silicon Valley VCs and the Gender Gap

petronije Maybe (375 comments)

This affirms that confirmative action needs more time to... panic!

more than 4 years ago
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An Interview With F# Creator Don Syme

petronije Helloworld (267 comments)

For those who don't have a clue but still have urge to comment, here is "hello world" in F#:

[start snipp]

#light

open System

printfn "Hello world\n"

Console.ReadKey(true)

[end snipp]

And another example illustrating what would would take a highschool kid to modify physics simulation:

[start snipp]

#light

open System

let gravity = -9.81

let euler_explicit accel pos speed delta =
pos + delta * speed, speed + delta * accel

let euler_implicit accel pos speed delta =
let speed2 = speed + delta * accel in
pos + delta * speed2, speed2

let pos, speed = euler_explicit gravity 0.0 0.0 1.0 in
printfn "pos = %f speed = %f\n" pos speed

let pos, speed = euler_implicit gravity 0.0 0.0 1.0 in
printfn "pos = %f speed = %f\n" pos speed

Console.ReadKey(true)

[end snipp]

(taken from http://sharp-gamedev.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html)

Cheers

more than 4 years ago
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IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access To User Files

petronije Re:WHY THE FUCK DO PEOPLE STILL USE IE? (259 comments)

Psychology of "facebook generation" explains this behaviour - majority of people have the urge to show themselves (through pictures, texts, videos, etc.) to others.
This is also known as a form of exebitionism. Makers of IE know that very well and use it to their advantage - by having peepholes in their products in order to gain popularity. The percentage of people using their products just proves the theory.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Gaining Market Share Faster

petronije Amazing (406 comments)

I have made bing.com startup page in my firefox (linux box, of course) just to drain their resources, and look what happened - they actually gained more publicity. I'll go now and shoot myself in the foot...

more than 4 years ago
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Turning a Cell Phone Into a Microscope

petronije Instead... (50 comments)

Instead of using (and possibly damaging) cellphone, make the "microscope" device usable on desktop or laptop computer:
Buy a cheap USB webcam, take it apart and remove lens - then write a simple program (probably using opencv) to analyse image, mark different cells and count them.

more than 4 years ago
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After 1 Year, Conficker Infects 7M Computers

petronije It's a new trend, and I want one too. (95 comments)

I hate my linux box for not letting me have this shiny thingy. It is a new trend - 7mil users and growing. I want one too!!!

more than 4 years ago
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The US's Reverse Brain Drain

petronije Re:Surprised? (757 comments)

All your points are correct from my standpoint.

After spending 7 years in sunny and colourful Berkeley, CA, I have decided to leave the states for good. Now after 7 years, I am more than glad for what I did - my kid is getting quality education and is able to play with other kids outdoors without fear of being kindapped for internal organs or shot as a bystander in random gang shooting.

Tap water quality is fine, but I still don't have courage to drink it - I must say I didn't drink California tap water either.

And as an software developer, I am able to complete jobs all over the world - online - sitting in my comfy chair.

about 5 years ago
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Warez Moving From BitTorrent to Conventional Hosting Services

petronije Re:Can we stop calling it "piracy" already? (366 comments)

How about "Forger"? Although the definition is a bit different: "Forgery: The creation of a false written document or alteration of a genuine one, with the intent to defraud."

about 5 years ago
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Warez Moving From BitTorrent to Conventional Hosting Services

petronije Re:how are they better protected? (366 comments)

Rapidshare will not go down because they remove the copyrighted files promptly - as soon as they are notified.

about 5 years ago
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Warez Moving From BitTorrent to Conventional Hosting Services

petronije Right (366 comments)

It was about time

about 5 years ago
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Why Cloud Storage Is Lousy For Enterprises (and Individuals)

petronije Brave new world of danger (183 comments)

All your pr0n belongs to us.

about 5 years ago
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Microsoft Moves To Patent Time-Based Software Licensing

petronije Big Brother or Al Capone? (118 comments)

They anounced it months ago. The concept was to charge the user as much as they use their machine resources. On the other hand, who wouldn't like to charge the racket on 90% of this small planet's computers?

about 5 years ago
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Microsoft, EU Reach Antitrust Accord

petronije Never had problems... (219 comments)

installing Firefox on windows. What is all the fuss about?

about 5 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

petronije Re:Heh... surprised? (351 comments)

Looks like lynx (http://lynx.isc.org) is still safe.

about 5 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

petronije Is that... (351 comments)

a bug or a feature?

about 5 years ago

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