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Life is a game of probability

It was a bitter strife between the two rivals.

Top 10 Search Properties WorldWide

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NHN corporation is 5th.

Similar Query Languages.

Google's Sawzall : http://labs.google.com/papers/sawzall.html
Y!'s Pig : http://research.yahoo.com/project/pig
Microsoft LINQ : http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ref/linq/

But, i don't like these.

Y!'s platform for nimble universal table storage

http://research.yahoo.com/node/212

Nuggets :
- No plans to open source.
- The implemented basic relational operators do not allow for ad-hoc analysis and bulk processing. (use pig, hadoop instead)
- They have a SQL-like language but it’s very basic. (no support for joins, aggregation, etc.)
- It has active participation of yahoo infrastructure team.

Oh, God. Craig Venter

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1601642007

AN AMERICAN researcher has claimed he is just weeks away from realising a science-fiction dream: the creation of artificial life.

Craig Venter, a controversial and flamboyant DNA scientist, said he is about to produce a synthetic living cell that is capable of reproducing itself.

If Venter delivers on his bold promise it will rank as one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of recent years. It could open the door to a new generation of artificial life forms designed to tackle everything from disease in humans to environmental crises.

But while the Maryland-based scientist has caused excitement in scientific quarters, he has also prompted a renewed ethical debate on the acceptable limits of research into the building blocks of life. As well as concern over "playing god", some experts fear the creation of a new species could have safety implications.

Chromosomes are at the centre of Venter's breakthrough. In t…

Sun Patches Critical Java Bugs

Sun Microsystems Inc. patched 11 vulnerabilities in the Windows, Linux and Solaris versions of its Java Runtime Environment and Java Web Start Wednesday, including several rated critical by outside researchers.

The fixes to Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3.1, 1.4.2, 5.0 and 6.0 plug holes that attackers could use to bypass security restrictions, manipulate data, disclose sensitive information or compromise an unpatched machine. Among the JRE bugs, Sun said in several security advisories, are two that allow attack code from malicious sites to make network connections on machines other than the victimized computer. One possible result, according to a paper by several Stanford University researchers that was cited by Sun: circumvented firewalls.

Other vulnerabilities in JRE and Java Web Start, a framework that lets Java-based applications launch directly from a browser, could be used by attackers to read local files, overwrite local files and hide Java-generated warnings.

Although Sun doe…

conversazione with Zaheda

location : Google Seoul Office.
subject : Open Source Program and Software

Agenda
6:30~7:00: dinner, reception.
7:00~8:30: conversazione.

Zaheda Bhorat,
Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.

Zaheda Bhorat is Open Source Programs Manager at Google, Inc., working on projects to promote the spread of open source software both inside and outside Google. She has been responsible for programs like the Google Summer of Code, Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards and is driving Google's support of open standards such as Open Document Format (ODF).

She has more than 15 years of experience in technology and software with expertise in open source software, web 2.0, and community building. Before joining Google, Zaheda was responsible for the open source community at OpenOffice.org while at Sun Microsystems. She built the first open source marketing community with volunteers to support the office application, and the first native language community which now boasts 100 languages. Prior this Zah…