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Technicians have begun assembling the world's largest radio telescope, with a dish the size of 30 football grounds, deep in the mountains of southwest China's Guizhou Province. Yesterday afternoon, they began to assemble the telescope's reflector, which is 500 meters in diameter, compared to Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, which is 300 meters. "Having a more sensitive telescope, we can receive weaker and more distant radio messages. It will help us to search for intelligent life outside of the galaxy and explore the origins of the universe," Wu Xiangping, director-general of the Chinese Astronomical Society said.

Okay fine. But please read the first few chapters of Liu Cixin’s epic Science Fiction novel (and current Hugo Award nominee) THE THREE BODY PROBLEM. That will teach you caution not to press SEND with any “outgoing messages.” Listening is good.
China has begun assembling the world's largest radio telescope called FAST deep in the mountains of Guizhou Province.
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I guess you know about the LOFAR project (which is an array). Peter Gallagher is leading a group to try and get a LOFAR station in Birr: http://www.lofar.ie
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I remember being amazed at how much logic DPIII got into 500K executable. Now the source (17K lines of C) is available.
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What amazes me more is not the amount of functionality we used to be able to put into a few hundred Kb, but that these days we send to get less functionality in a binary a few hundred Mb...
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Here's a comparison of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs in a scanning electron microscope. Same scale for each.
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I see linode (which hosts a significant number of sites http://w3bin.com/hosting_infographic) has moved from xen to kvm with large performance gains  https://blog.linode.com/2015/06/16/linode-turns-12-heres-some-kvm/
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Nice: "Using identical hardware, KVM Linodes are much faster compared to Xen. For example, in our UnixBench testing a KVM Linode scored 3x better than a Xen Linode. During a kernel compile, a KVM Linode completed 28% faster compared to a Xen Linode."
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English occupies a surprisingly small chunk.
There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother ; tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) ; by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions ...
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That's informative. Thanks!

(Although, the comments there seem to nit-pick on dialects in different regions - if they were included, the chart would look quite messy.)
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tadpole operators are the stupidest language feature I've seen in a while. Unfortunately all languages tend away from a simple single way to do things, but this is ridiculous.
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HeHe :) I don't like the "down to" operator either:

    x=10; while (x --> 0) cout << x;
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 To: address@hidden Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden Mail-Followup-To: address@hidden Subject: coreutils-8.24 released [stable] This is to announce coreutils-8.24, a stable release. There have been 250 commits by 36 people in the 50 ...
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Running this 2 step test procedure for latest coreutils would be most helpful, thanks
We plan to release coreutils-8.24 in about a week, so any testing you can do on various different systems between now and then would be most welcome. Unfortunately shared testing resources have become unavailable recently: gcc compile farm: many missing systems and others have unusably slow net ...
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You can copy and paste the summary counts to P@draigBrady.com, or if any FAILS attache the tests/test-suite.log file also. thanks!
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crudini cli ini editor v0.7 released

Now with more robust ACID updates
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