top Six Months Without Adobe Flash, and I Feel Fine
I am using QUBES OS. So all the flash and java stuff runs inside a vm-app.
For my clients I am using free sandbox solutions for windows.
about a year and a half ago
top Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory
You, Ms. Cargill, are insulting Professors, Doctorate Students, research labs, great scientific minds. You, Ms. Cargill, tell me what kind of competence do you THINK you have to go against the most important tool of humanity: The Scientific Method ?
about a year and a half ago
top Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight
I am really happy with my Skyworth GT-7205s. Please Apple, do not sue them
top Linus Shares the Millennium Technology Prize
Congratulations Mr. Torvalds and Mr. Yamanaka, well done!
top Checking the Positional Invariance of Planck's Consant Using GPS
Checking the Positional Invariance of Planck's
Consant Using GPS
Checking the Positional Invariance of Planck's Constant Using GPS
top Is the Earth Special?
Come on slashdot....
top Video Gamers Advancing Genetic Research
Reminds me the Cyberbrain Sclerosis kids from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
top IT's Next Hot Job: Hadoop Guru
"Hadoop is a top-level Apache project being built and used by a global community of contributors,
written in the Java programming language."
No thanks, I will stay with my old friends v9fs, xget and xcpu =(
top Experimental Virtual Graphics Port Support For Linux
Reminds me of
plan9, beautiful design and concept.
top Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android
I can't stop
laughing at "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
top The Dead Sea Scrolls and Information Paranoia
Primitive humans see animals getting drunk, primitive humans does the same.
Primitive humans is high and is seeing the gods of the forest and the nature, start to make up stories about those trips under subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness caused psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants.
That is the base of all cults/religions, whatever.
Dead Sea Scrolls are cool, but no differ from the trips written by our ancestors.
John M. Allegro was an adviser on the dead sea scrolls to the jordanian government.
In his book " The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East", he points the primitive trips from the dead sea scrolls. He points that christ is a cover up story for the use of Amanita muscaria.
*Entheogen -> psychoactive substances used in a spiritual context.
top Ask Slashdot: Clusters On the Cheap?
I do not know about your research/project. But, here on the university I do my research , once you get "money for something" you must apply for that... If the money is to buy a few computers for parallel programming, it must be used this way. And you can not use the same money for cloud/grid "rent a hour".
1 - is your program cpu intensive only?
2 - is your program memory intensive?
3 - how about disk usage?
4 - Are you guys "driving" a pre-made program/package/solution (like gaussian/columbus) or developing one ?
5 - How many people gonna use your cluster?
Best practices for any of those situation are, in case you are using "boring linux":
1 - customized kernel for better performance
2 - allocation of resources using CGroups
3 - in case of developing you own program you could read about "intrinsic functions" and make your program faster.
top Windows 8 To Feature 'Fast Startup Mode'
TuxOnIce do a pretty good job for me, takes like 10s ~ 12s.
laptop specs are: core i3, sata HD and 4gb ddr3.
top Linux 3D Games Run Faster On PC-BSD
Those tests was made using default kernel specs.
It would be nice, for comparison, to customize the kernel , and using the awesomeness of CGROUPS:
1 - allocate process into groups with specific memory usage, I/O usage, swapness levels;
2 - exclusive cores for the 3D processes.
3 - higher cpu shares for the 3D processes.
All the nice stuff you can do with CGROUPS.
One thing is testing the default spec of ubuntu, other is tuning and testing again. Tuning both of the systems to make another benchmark.
Not a single mention to cgroups in that benchmark article.
top Was This the Phishing E-mail That Took Down RSA?
Do not forget the 443 and others SSL doors. Most of those new exploit/connect back/trojans take advantage in those doors, that are generally opened without restrictions.
top What HP's TouchPad Fire Sale Teaches iPad Rivals
"The Nexus of coolness orders you to buy cool stuff."
- Hans Sleiman Van der Meher - Dutch Philosopher
top NCSA and IBM Part Ways Over Blue Waters
Now I know why they canceled the job exams (C, Perl and Linux Admin) I was about to do this week for a position at IBM-LTC. =(
top Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce
I have been using xfce since 2001 on debian... Great desktop environment....
top LulzSec Announces That It Is Done
My 2 opnions
1 - lulzsec is a covert ops... from US gov. Bringing chaos to approve censorship in the internet.
2.1 - People that find out a way to exploit a big botnet network and taking advantage of the "heat of revolution" made a lot more people to "donate" their machines to a botnet, exploits, previous hacked documents.
2.2 - People that worked in a way to spread malware for a couple of months or years and built their own botnet network and taking advantage of the "heat of revolution" made a lot more people to "donate" their machines to a botnet, exploits, previous hacked documents.
I strongly believe in the number 1.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Distro For Computational Cluster?
I built one with Debian Lenny plus I developed a scheduling system in perl using kernel containers + CGroups. So, the research team would think they own a "real" linux and I can share resources in a better way. Also I used perl-cgi to make a containers design, this way no one touchs my real OS. The research leader just use my container design to create and deploy new containers, then the new container is booted in a testing machine so the person can install whatever he needs and cloning later to deploy on the cluster, 400 core + 1.8TB ram.
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