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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
You don't have to follow/install/use them if you don't agree. And if you'd like to say now "it's not that easy", then you're already out of a fundamental software freedom.
Distribution quotes of the week
Posted Sep 27, 2012 23:53 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Bugs in bugtrackers are not a limited resource: having one or two now and then for humour value is not harmful.
Posted Sep 28, 2012 2:53 UTC (Fri) by akeane (subscriber, #85436)
Posted Sep 30, 2012 10:16 UTC (Sun) by gb (subscriber, #58328)
Man, you really good!
You, sir, are a gentleman
Posted Oct 2, 2012 14:49 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Oct 10, 2012 21:42 UTC (Wed) by akeane (subscriber, #85436)
I was so astonished that both my monocles popped out straight into my truffle pie!
Posted Oct 29, 2012 12:18 UTC (Mon) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
Due to communication lag over this long distances, I assume that the queries must be done asynchronously. I wonder whether the Ubuntu 3141.59 version of that time will still be backwards compatible to the query protocols of today and can the ancient return addresses of the replies still be routed to servers set up for processing & forwarding them... Is some trust fund being set up to guarantee that?
Receiving and buffering of the results can be problematic. After several millenniums of all Ubuntu machines sending out the queries , when larger amounts of the replies starts to arrive here from within our own galaxy, I think the amount and variety of them (even of just "Eh?" replies) may jam the near Earth communication devices.
For our children to be able to benefit but not to be overwhelmed by the returned information, I think the search could be limited by default to neighboring star systems.
Then there's the question of translation. Is there some blueprint about extending Ubuntu translation services to non-human languages, character sets and fonts or other forms of conveying similar information?
Finally, there's the actual question of monetizing this. It's a very long term plan with somewhat uncertain Return On Investment. But as it's certainly going to be advancing science of communication and state of the art in advertising, this should get government funding and other support for it. After the successful Mars rover mission, I think NASA needs something more ambitious, like this, to work on.
Posted Oct 29, 2012 12:28 UTC (Mon) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
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Sorry, this was supposed to be a link to the statistics on Andromeda's IP v7 adoption rate, but unfortunately the URL hasn't arrived yet.
Posted Sep 28, 2012 8:37 UTC (Fri) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
Posted Sep 28, 2012 9:04 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Sep 28, 2012 9:54 UTC (Fri) by andresfreund (subscriber, #69562)
Posted Sep 28, 2012 18:59 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
While it is true that they have never tried to make money from "fedora", the implication that they never tried to make money from home users who could download things for free is defiantly false.
If RedHat had succeeded at monetizing it's home users, the RHEL/Fedora split may never have happened.
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