Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 10:15
Google have announced Google Chrome OS. This is interesting on several fronts.
Firstly, and most obviously, this is an open statement of war on Microsoft. It is written in the text of the announcement "We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better." This device will have no MS APIs on it. None. Nada. The end of the MS lock in.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 08:08
Notes from the textbook Michael E. Bazley, Contemporary Accounting (6th edition), Cengage Learning Australia, 2004 and the study guide.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 02:06
A core problem exists in the assumption that what is profitable for an individual entity is profitable for an economy as a whole. This is raised on a divisional/entity level in the Contemporary Accounting textbook: ".. the maximisation of a division's profit may not always ensure the maximisation of the profit of the entity" (p13).
Two articles by the LVRG come to mind on this matter, one is a long-term index of real-estate prices to GDP and the other is a recent empirical study on the correlation of speculative investment to financial collapse.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 02:04
By raising the question "Global Financial Crisis or Opportunity?" in the first order requires a proper analysis of what sort of global financial crisis this is in order to discern whether there are any opportunities that can arise from it.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 02:02
Which bank gets confused about some fairly trivial technical and security issues on their own helpdesk system?
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 07:21
OpenFOAM (Open Field Operationa and Manipulation) is a computational fluid dynamics toolbox which simulates "anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics, electromagnetics and the pricing of financial options." All this and free and open source as well.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 06:24
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of e-mail to support various extended formats. However with older versions of Mailman there is a serious bug which affects the archives.
MIME allows the following:
- Text in character sets other than ASCII
- Non-text attachments
- Message bodies with multiple parts
- Header information in non-ASCII character sets
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 06:11
Like most other places in the world, when entering a country you will need to notify immigration of why you are visiting, how long for and where you are staying. Keep an eye out for signs like "Bea Cukai" (Customs), "Permeriksaan Paspor" (Passport Control)
"Permisi, Saya mau melihat Bapak/Ibu-mu paspor" (Excuse me, I want to see your passport)
"Kami di sini untuk berlibur/urusan bisnis" (We are here on holiday/on business)
"Kami di sini selama empat belas hari" (We are here for forteen days)
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Thu, 05/21/2009 - 04:42
From their website; "Velvet is a de novo genomic assembler specially designed for short read sequencing technologies, such as Solexa or 454, developed by Daniel Zerbino and Ewan Birney at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), near Cambridge, in the United Kingdom."
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 06:34
Developed by D.E. Shaw Research, Desmond performs high-speed molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems using parallel algorithms and numerical techniques. The
README.txt explains the horror that will prevail...