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I hope everyone realizes that the speed of light in a vacuum is 1,080 million kilometres per hour.
So, we are moving through the universe at a speed (along with our Sun, at 792,000 km/hr) damn' close to the speed of light ?!?
 
How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still?

1.) For the Earth to make one complete rotation in 24 hours, a point near the equator of the Earth must move at close to 1000 miles per hour (1600 km/hr).
- http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009042?q=faster+than+bullet&p=par

(2.) In addition to spinning on its axis, the Earth also revolves around the Sun. To go around this immense circle in one year takes a speed of 18.5 miles a second or 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/hr). - http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009042?q=faster+than+bullet&p=par

(3.) Our Sun is just one star among several hundred billion others that together make up the Milky Way Galaxy. Relative to the local standard of rest, our Sun and the Earth are moving at about 43,000 miles per hour (70,000 km/hr) roughly in the direction of the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra.
- http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

(4.) In addition to the individual motions of the stars within it, the entire Galaxy is in spinning motion like an enormous pinwheel. It takes our Sun approximately 225 million years to make the trip around our Galaxy and the speed with which the Sun has to move is an astounding 483,000 miles per hour (792,000 km/hr)! The Earth, anchored to the Sun by gravity, follows along at the same fantastic speed.
- http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

What would a control panel look like if one were to track some of Earth's movements through space?

Eleanor Lutz gives us an idea by creating an amazing infographic called, "Planet Earth Control Deck."

Read more about this infographic at the source: http://tabletopwhale.com/2015/01/26/planet-earth-control-deck.html
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The hills were alive at the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22. Lady Gaga wowed us with a stellar performance of 'The Sound Of Music,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Edelweiss,' and more while commemorating the 50th a...
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I don't know...
Or, rather, I pretend not to know !
Of course it is...
Not only IT, but everything that relates to "high order automation".
Unfortunately, this determines the "bottom" segment of the job market participants to get dangerously close to having nothing left to lose, and the social chain-reaction implications this has.
This has been obvious for so long and nobody wants to, even, consider the "phenomenon".
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Sorry, I need to ask this... and, probably, not get any answer or comment - something I am getting used to...
How come VDI is completely out of focus for Red Hat ?
Just try to install RHEL 7 or, worse, Fedora 21 and see if your "spice-vdagentd" is working the way it should... Actually, the situation is somewhat better for RHEL than Fedora.
What's the point of all the virtualization options available if the best behaviour the agent has is in Windows ?!?
(If anyone is interested, I can provide details)
Oh, almost forgot... why does Gnome 3 try to make my Linux look more and more like Mac OS ? No, it's not better, it's just different!
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Assuming one would apply for a position with the following requirements, shouldn't one ask for at least $500,000.00/year ?
(it goes without saying: one would not bother applying unless she/he satisfies all the requirements)

... yes, some requirements do overlap and, yes, a few are pure nonsense ! Also, it's not clear to whomever posted this, that "grid systems" is not another name for HPC !!!

· a university degree/college diploma in Computer Science
· 10+ years systems experience, both hands-on and as a consultant.
· 10 years experience with distributed systems within Financial vertical (Capital Markets is an asset)
· 5-10 years experience with Global Support for Grid Systems (High Performance Computing) GRID Server (design, implement, consolidate, app onboarding, server expansion), grid computing HW
· 5-10 years experience with Rapid OS deployment
· 5-10 years experience with Server and Database clustering
· Experience with server farms (Unix, Windows, Linux) – 1000+ servers
· Experience with HP HW
· In depth knowledge of Server Administration (Solaris 9/10 / Windows 2003/2008/2012 / Linux RHEL 3/4/5)
· Experience with Architecture design
· Hands on experience implementing architectural designs and supporting the systems
· Experience with Brocade and any Storage
· Experience with Technology Proof of Concept (testing, deployment, delivery)
· Experience with VMWare
· Experience with Citrix, XenApp
· Experience with Scripting
· Experience with Big Data (Hadoop)
· Is experienced Networking, Tibco, XenApp
· Possesses solid business and advanced application knowledge
· Demonstrates expert understanding of Enterprise methodologies, such as ITIL or CMMI, the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), technology, the, best practices, and documentation standards
· Is experienced in implementing processes at an organizational level using CMMI or ITIL
· Is experienced in CMMI assessments/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Audits/ITIL

Now, that's a list !!!
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Terrify us ??? What ?
Why ?
Thankfully, only the title ofThe Reg's article  sounds threatening.
Unfortunately, those that feel terrified are, also, unwilling to reason about such things.
For the (few) rest of us - the "purely cognitive" approach does not work very well, as such. Not really.
Unless we aim to build only small half-wit "robots" (figuratively spesking).
This is not what AI is supposed to be !
Of course the engineers do not understand every detail of how the program works!
If they did, we should be able to ask any mother (just as an example, Einstein's mother) to understand what and how her mature child thinks.
Now, that wouldn't be very intelligent of us, would it ?!?
(pun intended)
 
Google engineers are no longer sure how their #deeplearning system thinks, it is thinking for itself in ways beyond human programming.

"This means that for some things, Google researchers can no longer explain exactly how the system has learned to spot certain objects, because the programming appears to think independently from its creators, and its complex cognitive processes are inscrutable."

I am not terrified in the slightest, are you?

#machinelearning #artificialintelligence #machineintelligence #artificiallife #life #intelligence  
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Leonard Nimoy:
“Given the choice, if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”
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No, not Spock...
In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.
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("Caused" by +Robert Cooper's post:
https://plus.google.com/103251096729854405456/posts/4p9RVWEB2kd)

"We" are not getting anywhere as long as we keep tying work and employment together !
"Work" is not what we do to get a wage.
Work is what we do when we don't sleep !
(and, yes, I may be exaggerating a bit here)
Let's get over this "work as means of subsistence" (=employment) thing and get on with LIFE...

Education is the one factor that will allow us, not only to live better, but to live, period.

Paul Krugman's "Rip Van Skillsgap"  "opinion page" (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/rip-van-skillsgap/?_r=1) ends with:
_"...
Why on earth are we still hearing the same rhetoric about education as the solution to inequality and unemployment?
The answer, I’m sorry to say, is surely that it sounds serious. But, you know, it isn’t."_

And the "framing paper" of the Hamilton Project Conference includes (towards the very end) the paragraphs:

_"...
The pessimistic view predicts that in the long run
only a small fraction of the population will have the talent
and education necessary to work alongside machines.
The optimistic view predicts that advances in artificial
intelligence and broad technological development will
create employment possibilities that we cannot yet begin
to imagine."_

(hmmm... work = employment = work = ...)
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Sorry, I need to ask this... and, probably, not get any answer or comment - something I am getting used to...
How come VDI is completely out of focus for Red Hat ?
Just try to install RHEL 7 or, worse, Fedora 21 and see if your "spice-vdagentd" is working the way it should... Actually, the situation is somewhat better for RHEL than Fedora.
What's the point of all the virtualization options available if the best behaviour the agent has is in Windows ?!?
(If anyone is interested, I can provide details)
Oh, almost forgot... why does Gnome 3 try to make my Linux look more and more like Mac OS ? No, it's not better, it's just different!
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The right (and sane) approach, imho...
The leap second took out Linux systems a few years back, but Linux creator thinks we should keep them. In fact, he thinks we should all have a leap second party when the next one shows up this summer.
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Merry Christmas !
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Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love": - - - - A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
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Fiddling with computers - anything from (computer) system engineering, software engineering, cloud... stuff, to less mundane "artificial consciousness/life/intelligence" (not necessarily in the common sense of AI, more towards "converged intelligence")
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