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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

ramorim No More Limited Upload Globally (234 comments)

I hope all Internet service company in the world to adopt this fair service to all their customers. No more upload limit :)

about 2 months ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

ramorim Re:Accelerated expansion (202 comments)

Well, and massively above speed of light in this early days ... If the theory of a dot-expanding-into-a-universe is real, we have a "46 billion light-years in all directions, filled with hundreds of billions of galaxies and having been around for nearly 14 billion years since the Big Bang". :D

about 2 months ago
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New Single Board Computer Lets You Swap Out the CPU and Memory

ramorim How about More RAM Memory? (122 comments)

Why this 1 GB RAM limit-thing in all this little boards in the market? Why we still have no access to little ones like this with at last 4 GB of RAM memory?

about 2 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

ramorim Re:Equilibrium, we must need! (139 comments)

More importantly is that only A or B will likely be the best use, not both. Comparative advantage.

Even if the oil production could be enough for both use? I believe that we have a lot of plastic waste worldwide. And if this process could be so good and product a lot in less time, less money etc, maybe we could re-enter this final product in both ways: (A) fuel for machines AND (b) the plastic industry. Or economically speaking, even in this case scenario it will be better following ONLY A or B?

about 3 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

ramorim Re:Equilibrium, we must need! (139 comments)

They have been doing this in South American countries for years. Venezuela and Brazil. And its more of a gasoline that comes out and not oil. The Oil companies most likely have been suppressing this info here for years as well.

Do you have some link to share with us about this process made in Brazil and Venezuela? I't would be interesting to learn more about it.

about 3 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

ramorim Re:Equilibrium, we must need! (139 comments)

You have an interesting point. If (and only if) the process of making oil from plastic were (1) LESS EXPENSIVE than recycle used plastic into new plastic for the industry AND (2) the oil produced could be used into the plastic industry in a way it could be at least the same cost in comparison with the petroleum-to-plastic traditional industry way, it will be better to just transform all the world plastic waste into oil, and then redirect its final product to (A) fuel for machines and (B) the plastic industry. But I don't have any data and this is only a speculation.

about 3 months ago
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Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil

ramorim Equilibrium, we must need! (139 comments)

If this technology is so good like they said, and many companies (or better: governments) adopt such ways of transforming plastic into fuel, we can organize all the World plastic waste in to TWO recycle ways: produce FUEL and recycle PLASTIC. We don't need to transform all the plastic waste into fuel. The industry still needs plastic in their products so with a better equilibrium we can reduce the petroleum extraction (a.k.a.: dependency), try to utilize all the annual plastic waste, and (better) we can contribute with the environment with less pollution, in the air and in the ground (I think).

about 3 months ago
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Test: Quantum Or Not, Controversial Computer No Faster Than Normal

ramorim Re:The real question in my mind (119 comments)

This remind me of the recent Turing Test competition...

about 3 months ago
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NASA Funds Projects For Asteroid-Capture Plan

ramorim Better than an Atomic Bomb (in both ways) (65 comments)

Now we're all going to die of an alien disease.

Doesn't NASA watch any sci-fi?

I think in two ways worst than an alien disease, that can be a huge problem if in wrong hands. The FIRST CASE SCENARIO is about miscalculation: capturing near Earth Asteroid is a complex challenge. One thing wrong and you could bombard Earth and cause serious problems (and billions of victims). The SECOND CASE SCENARIO is hypothetical: what about finding a lot of tons of one or more of the 8 most expensive elements in the periodic table: Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Os and Ru (or the worst case scenario: only Au and Pt) in the captured asteroids. And what if the company wants to "integrate" its achievement in the Earth economy? :) I know that, if used with wisdom this entrepreneurship can help humanity take a long leap in good, technology and expansion (and establishment) to other orbs in our Solar System, but things can go wrong (or intentionally wrong) and we need some guarantee.

about 3 months ago
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Continuous system for converting waste plastics into Crude Oil

ramorim Equilibrium, we must need! (1 comments)

If this technology is so good like they said, and many companies (or better: governments) adopt such ways of transforming plastic into fuel, we can organize all the World plastic waste in to TWO recycle ways: produce FUEL and recycle PLASTIC. We don't need to transform all the plastic waste into fuel. The industry still needs plastic in their products so with a better equilibrium we can reduce the petroleum extraction (a.k.a.: dependency), try to utilize all the annual plastic waste, and (better) we can contribute with the environment with less pollution, in the air and in the ground (I think).

about 3 months ago
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NASA Funds Projects for Asteroid-Capture Plan

ramorim Better than a Cataclism (2 comments)

I think this can be a huge problem if in wrong hands. The FIRST CASE SCENARIO is about miscalculation: capturing near Earth Asteroid is a complex challenge. One thing wrong and you could bombard Earth and cause serious problems (and billions of victims). The SECOND CASE SCENARIO is hypothetical: what about finding a lot of tons of one or more of the 8 most expensive elements in the periodic table: Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Os and Ru (or the worst case scenario: only Au and Pt) in the captured asteroids. And what if the company wants to "integrate" its achievement in the Earth economy? :) I know that, if used with wisdom this entrepreneurship can help humanity take a long leap in good, technology and expansion (and establishment) to other orbs in our Solar System, but things can go wrong (or intentionally wrong) and we need some guarantee.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Funds Projects for Asteroid-Capture Plan

ramorim Better than an Atomic Bomb (2 comments)

I think that the near Earth asteroid capture "entrepreneurship" can be a viable way of expanding the mineral supply market (and, obviously, the space marketing and humanity expansion to another orbs), but one calculation wrong and we can be doomed. This is an ultra-risk market (in a environmental way). And what about economy? Think about in this hypothetical scenario: a company finds many asteroids with one (or more) of the 8 most expensive elements in your periodic table: Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ir, Rh, Os and Ru (or think about in the worst case scenario were only too are found - Au and Pt - pure in tons of tons of quantity). What you think will be happen to our economy if all this new resources were "integrated" in the market? :)

about 3 months ago
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AMD and Intel's Rivalry to Supply the Internet of Things

ramorim Competition != Rivalry (1 comments)

OK! But I think we don't want to see another meaningless fight. Competition "means" a health dispute in the market based on better products workable with an accepted common standard. Rivalry "means" a dog fight in the market with products with many incompatible standards were only one company can win, and all consumers lost.

about 3 months ago
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Here's Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade with Repeated Charging

ramorim Battery Development (1 comments)

We really need a great leap of investments in that research area, not only for Li* batteries, but for other commercially viable with better and longer life cycle (carbon based like grafene and other forma combined?). And it will be better if all this investments create a real product with long life spam and not another programmable obsolescence product in the market like (all) the others.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks

ramorim Re:No problemo (69 comments)

The best way for this is called aquaponics. With this technique we can grow not only fishes but edible vegetables in a very fast rate. The best of aquaculture and hydroponics without their respective pitfalls. And we can do this not only in government/private sector large scale, but also in a small modular way: everyone with at last a 5m x 5m space available at home can implement it by their own.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks

ramorim Fresh Water vs. Ocean Water Fish (69 comments)

I think this is a real problem only for fresh water ecosystems, and they did not represent the 6% of marine protein (fish, etc) that human intakes. I think 5% came from ocean, and only 1% came from fresh water ecosystems (lakes, rivers, and so on). If this is correct, the problem still exists but affect only 1% of the marine protein resources available. Of course, destroying an inland ecosystem is terrible for the environment and can be lead to other real problems (hazards or even nightmare situations) in other analysis, but not if we are talking about the marine protein resources available (ie. not directly involved)..

about 3 months ago
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Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

ramorim Re:New Ideas ONLY in a New Internet (309 comments)

New protocols, new languages... This is not the path. I don't think creating new languages would be best for the Internet. And the actual structure (and protocols) is too much (organizationally speaking) confused. It needs modularization, not a long list of options for every feature, tools, whatever they want. This flying spaghetti (a.k.a.: Internet) needs to be shot down first.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

ramorim Open Source RULES Innovation Advances Civilization (211 comments)

This is called the real source of innovation: open source, open knowledge. Comparatively speaking: If the C programming language were closed source, companies like Apple would never be what it is today. Or even the actual jump in technology our society leaped. Maybe, with this action, Tesla can not only open a path for innovation, standardization, but most important (for them) they will be able to grow faster and faster technologically and in the market.

about 3 months ago

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Proposal for a New Periodic Table of the Elements

ramorim ramorim writes  |  about a year ago

ramorim (1257654) writes "In honor of the Chemist Day, celebrated in Brazil on this day June 18, 2013, I publish a proposal for a new Periodic Table of Elements in a modular spiral-hexagonal model, with continuity and connectivity for all constituent units of the matter. This proposal indeed permits to extrapolate the hypothetical elements of the G-block and H-block in the same model."
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Bossa Conference 2008: Ubuntu for UMPCs

ramorim ramorim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded (UME) will be out soon, and Linux Magazine Brazil had a preview at Bossa Conference 2008, presented by Adilson Oliveira from Canonical. UME is targeted at connectivity devices, such as UMPCs and MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), but not at cell phones, as they are "too closed", according to Oliveira.

Canonical's UME tests are currently being undertaken on a Samsung Internet tablet device that originally had Windows running. The first stable version of UME will be out in May, and will be based on Hardy Heron, with packages directly derived from the official ones. At first it will be available only for x86 processors, which is why it needs notebook-like hardware. However, it is completely focused on touchscreen interfaces, with its current GUI roughly based on Nokia's Maemo.

The web browser is based on Firefox and all applications are displayed full screen by default. The test hardware sports many connectivity interfaces, with a video-out jack, multiple USB jacks, bluetooth and wireless, and is powered by a 900MHz Celeron processor with 1GB RAM.

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Bossa Conference 2008: Webkit everywhere, really

ramorim ramorim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mozilla Foundation's Gecko used to be "the" choice for embedding a HTML renderer into any application. Having the very popular Firefox web browser as its main success case, the Gecko engine seems to provide quite efficient web content rendering times. However, what the KDE project started as their own web content rendering engine (KHTML and friends) was transformed by Apple into Webkit, the engine used in their Safari web browser.

After porting Safari (and also Webkit, consequently) to Windows, it is pretty clear that the engine released by Apple is actually extremely portable. Additionally, Alp Toker just showed in Bossa Conference 2008 that Webkit's performance is excellent, while also keeping a small memory footprint.

Web 2.0-ready

Toker stressed the point of asynchronous operation support, that must be available in future mobile devices. It is really a requirement, because users should be able to close (or lose) their connections at any time and keep working on the web apps they were using, eventually re-syncing when connection is restablished.

Webkit can play HTML5 videos without any proprietary plug-ins, with GStreamer. Also, it can reverse the current concept of GUIs with small web portions, into full GUIs designed with HTML5 forms. These GUIs would look exactly like the graphics toolkit used, as Alp showed in his speak at the event, with "perfectly native widget styling".

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Enlightenment to steal GTK's throne in embedded Nokia device

ramorim ramorim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Carsten "Rasterman" Haitzler, of Enlightenment fame, is trying to make this innovative desktop environment's graphic libraries take over GTK's throne in Nokia's mobile embedded devices. Speaking at Bossa Conference to a 100+ audience, Rasterman revealed he spent 3 hours last night coding the presentation application he just used (and it was actually pretty enough!).

Rasterman has been using the EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) in the OpenMoko all-open-source handset for a while, and he seems to be taking interesting strides into Nokia's devices, too (Bossa Conference is a Nokia event). The creator of Enlightenment listed all the graphics hardware currently available in embedded devices, also showing their strengths and weaknesses. Framebuffer overlay planes, according to him, would offer the best trade-off between resource consumption and speed.

Enter the EFL. Evas, Ecore and Edje together are able to perform really well on even the cheapest hardware solutions. They abstract the rendering from the hardware and the OS, and can handle x11, xrender, framebuffer, OpenGL, Directfb and even – mind you – Directdraw and Direct3D rendering technologies. So, it basically "runs anywhere", as the Rasterman put it.

Reference at Linux Magazine

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Bossa Conference 2008: "we try to do meaningful things"

ramorim ramorim writes  |  more than 6 years ago

At 9:34 of an unusual cloudy morning in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, Sandro Alves, Manager for New Businesses Development at Nokia Technology Institute (INdT) opened the 2008 edition of Bossa Conference. Sandro played a quick video detailing the history and attractions of Porto de Galinhas, Recife (where INdT is actually located) and the state of Pernambuco (where Recife is located).

Alves welcomed the 250 people attending the event with enthusiastic words about the last edition of Bossa Conference and how successful it was in achieving its goals. In a press conference right after the opening, the INdT manager explained what the institute does, how it does it, and most importantly, why the people in there do it.

Driven by design & concepts, not technology

Sandro characterizes INdT as "driven by design and concepts", not "driven by technology", although he makes it perfectly clear that this is not a criticism to Open Source developers. "When we started, we were driven by technology", he says, "but we gradually noticed that the 'driven by design and concepts' approach was much better, and it's been working very well ever since."

INdT's Recife unit employs only Open Source in the development of new applications and frameworks for Nokia mobile devices, and that's what Bossa Conference is all about: "the event is designed to promote interaction between developers", Sandro states. If you think this is just another nerdy conference, well, you might want to take a second look at it. "Bossa Conference is designed to maximize the time people can interact with each other." The program includes daily 'after hours' sessions, when participants are taken to any strictly social location in order to exchange ideas and concepts about programming for mobile embedded platforms - and sometimes to have a chance to meet their idols. "In these events, developers achieve much higher productivity than by remote collaboration", Alves tells us.

Reference at Linux Magazine site.

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