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Losing Google Would Hit Chinese Science Hard

rafaelolg Re:"I hope you have the time of your life"- Green (161 comments)

The average programmer can't code more than 100 lines of code without using google. Imagine how hard it would be to recreate the google without google.

more than 4 years ago

Scaling Algorithm Bug In Gimp, Photoshop, Others

rafaelolg Re:HA! (368 comments)

I tried with ImageMagick convert and it is not as bad as the firefox resize or the eye of gnome and gimp. One can still see the Dalai Lama after "convert -resize 50%" .

more than 4 years ago

Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?

rafaelolg Re:It's all stupid, and for stupid reasons (578 comments)

Although most of the Brazilians would agree with the action, the decision here in Brazil for the payback was made by politicians. And It is no more a decision up to the politicians. There is a law in our constitution that establishes the rule of reciprocity. At least we are also reciprocal to other countries that make severe requirements like Spain.

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

rafaelolg Re:um... (130 comments)

Actually, I am a tall, latin, handsome, hairy, geek and i am confused. Are or are not women more attracted to me? From my experience there is no such thing as "X attracts women more than Y".

more than 4 years ago

IT Job Satisfaction Plummets To All-Time Low

rafaelolg Re:It's because the view of IT is changing (453 comments)

I really don't think that IT workers are not satisfied because they are underrated. I think IT employees that got enginerering/CS degrees were expecting more exciting and innovative research and development kind of jobs and not to do some scripting using excel or some plain web data-base oriented systems. They are not underrated, they are overeducated.

more than 4 years ago

The LHC, Black Holes, and the Law

rafaelolg Re:MAke a law about nuclear weapons. (467 comments)

I agree. Why do not stop with the nuclear weapons that opposed to the LHC are meant to explode and can really destroy the earth?

more than 4 years ago

New Pi Computation Record Using a Desktop PC

rafaelolg Re:So... umm... (204 comments)

Now quantum mechanics and so most of modern electronics uses it ....

Errr...therefore it is still useless.

more than 4 years ago

New Pi Computation Record Using a Desktop PC

rafaelolg Re:Verification (204 comments)

I guess if one proves that the program is formally proof correct there is no need to verify the numbers.

more than 4 years ago

PageRank Algorithm Applied To the Food Web

rafaelolg Other utility (94 comments)

This could be used to predict which projects are essential to open source and free software.

about 5 years ago

A Broken Heart Really Does Hurt, Scientists Claim

rafaelolg Broken Hearts (220 comments)

That is some topic about women and relationship that some slashdoters can talk with experience.

more than 4 years ago

Possible Meteorite Imaged By Opportunity Rover

rafaelolg Re:NASA should make RC toys (82 comments)

If you think the NASA toys would last long imagine how long a Mir toy would last.

more than 5 years ago

Bacterial Computer Solves Hamiltonian Path Problem

rafaelolg Re:Summary is overrated (135 comments)

Just use image analysis to find if there is any solutions. Something very simple like Gonzalez et al.

more than 5 years ago

New Zealand Tree Stuck In Evolutionary Time Warp

rafaelolg If it is pretty, actually is an advantage (337 comments)

Last 500 years the human being tastes has played such strong role that if people liked this tree it's an positive random adaptation to its environment.

more than 5 years ago

Russia and Georgia Engaged In a Cyberwar

rafaelolg CyberWar Weapon (276 comments)

Why don't russian just link some Georgia's site in slashdot? The chances of service survival after a slashdot rampage are minimal.

more than 6 years ago


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