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note to myself, its archive 6 #42

You might find this wp:dab discussion interesting[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Disambiguation#Agree_on_the_goal_and_all_else_should_follow   Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 00:50, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Visual thinking[edit]

I have been reading the visual thinking article, had a look at the editing history, and the comments on the talk page. I am a visual-spatial learner which helps me cope with my auditory processing disorder, and my auditory processing disorder is the cause of my dyslexic symptom. I have been editing the Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia articles for some time now, to help create a better understanding of what Auditory Processing Disorder is, I was wondering if the articles included in the Learning Style sub-section Visual-Spatial Learners by Lesley Sword, Linda Silverman, Allie Golon, and Cate Turner on the APDUK explains what you are try to describe in the Visual thinking article. dolfrog (talk) 00:11, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Well yes, the left side of the table at the end of the page here: http://www.learningstyles.apduk.org/powerofvt1.htm describes me!

Actually I think of those that are not visual thinkers not as "auditory thinkers" as such but as thinkers that use language (text) to think.

What for me is most difficult is those thought processes that use "abstract language concepts". The most abstract language concept, (thus the most difficult) for me is the coupling of a completely arbitrary group of letters with a concept. Or, to make it more concrete, I have great difficulty remembering names I hear, because a name is simply a "jumble of letters" I have to remember. Obviously if repetition is involved then it becomes easier, so "john smith" is easier to remember than "avidavies tornique".

As I said, there IS a component of auditory processing involved in the difficulty I experience, because I can much better remember names when I see them (written down) than when I just hear them. With me its often "one ear in, the other ear out". Another problem is a sense of time, which I'm bad with.

I discovered I'm a "picture thinker", when my sister pointed out an article about "beelddenken", and said that she thought she recognized herself in it. To my amazement I also recognized myself in it.

In the Netherlands the concept of "beelddenkers" (picture thinkers) is quite accepted, especially in education, although there are specialist who still claim "it doesn't exists".

The emphasis in the Netherlands is on "picture thinking", not so much on "learning styles" though.

In the meantime my sister has had her children tested for beelddenken, and two of them are also (to a degree) beelddenkers, and get special educational support to cope with it now. So in my opinion beelddenken is hereditary.

I don't see my picture thinking only as a handicap, but also as a great gift.

Its perhaps only a handicap because I live in a world where language thinking is the norm, and other ways of thinking, and the limitations that come with it, are not recognized.

One thing that can be irritating is that I can sometimes have great insights which I cannot express to others simply "because there are no words for". Mahjongg (talk) 10:44, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

By the way, recently I went to the doctor to get my ears unblocked, (syringing of earwax) because in some cases I had a hard time understanding what people said in noisy surroundings, but according to the doctor it wasn't necessary, as my ears weren't blocked. Its funny to read that this is a symptom of Auditory Processing Disorder. Not that I really believe it's anything but a coincidence. Mahjongg (talk) 21:07, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

The concept of "thinking in pictures instead of language" has a long history in the Netherlands, for example in 1965 a cartoon ("Tom Poes en de Waggelgedachten, story (Tom Puss and Waggel's ideas)") was published in the Dutch version of "Donald Duck magazine", that was centered around this idea. It was later re-published as a booklet called "are you a picture thinker". See [1] . The cover shows it all. It is now thought that the writer of the cartoon Marten Toonder was far ahead of his time when drawing/writing this. Mahjongg (talk) 21:25, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

My three sons, my wife and I all have individual clinical diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder(APD), our youngest son and I are both visual-spatial learners, which helps us cope with our APD, our middle son has become a visual learner over time to compensate for his auditory deficit. Our eldest son was the first to be diagnosed as having APD in 1998, and it was when i was only self diagnosed that a friend from Australia sent me a pdf copy of this article I think in pictures, you teach in words: The gifted visual-spatial learner by Lesley Sword the first article I had ever read which really described me. Very much like when you read "beelddenken" I would imagine. dolfrog (talk) 21:36, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes, but maybe significant the article my sister showed me wasn't in a scientific magazine, but in a popular, widely read, parenting magazine. I believe In the Netherlands "picture thinking" is -much- more of a mainstream subject than anywhere else, most parents, and almost all teachers have read about it. The term was uses as early as 1950, when the "Instituut voor het Beelddenken". ("the institute for picture thinking") was started by Maria J. Krabbe. Still, the idea seems to have a hard time crossing the border from the Netherlands. It feels as if the Netherlands is the only country that takes the idea seriously, and even here there are still distractors that won't accept it. Mahjongg (talk) 21:42, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Auditory processing disorder, is also known in the Netherlands, as "Auditieve Verwerkings problemen" (AVP), but its less well known than picture thinking, for example the Dutch Wikipedia has an entry for "beelddenken" but not for "Auditieve Verwerkings problemen", except for a redlink at AVP. Mahjongg (talk) 22:19, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
This may also be coincidental (especially because of the obvious hereditary nature of picture thinking in my family), but as a fact I -did- suffer from a very dangerous ear infection shortly after birth, in fact I almost died because a nurse at the hospital had an open ear infection, and infected me. I learned that she was actually fired for the incident. I spent months in a Neonatal intensive-care unit recovering. And as a young child I was send to a special school, because of "learning difficulties", though later it was discovered that I'm rather intelligent. Perhaps the ear infection has added to my development of my picture thinking when I was very young. When I'm very tired I'm obviously dyslectic, and in extreme cases have problems forming sentences. When writing, people often complain about my "convoluted writing style" (even in Dutch). All these I think are due to me "translating my thoughts into language", which is very difficult for me. In contrast, I have a natural talent in conjuring up electronic designs (schematics). Mahjongg (talk) 22:37, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
My eldest son was one of the first children to be diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder in the UK back in 1998. We had research APD via the internet from the USA to find waht APD actually was and the type of support he would need both at home and at school. It was when carrying out this online research that I realised that I also had APD. I had to create a web site so that my sons school teachers could follow the links to find the information to understand his problems. So the last 10 years or so for me and my family have been about self discovery, while at the same time having to educate others as to the nature of our disability, we had never heard of APD and neither had anyone else in the UK. My APD causes me to be dyslexic, the word recall problems, and letter sequencing problems,etc. And as you say when I am stressed or tired my working memory has problems running the coping strategies I need to work around the information processing deficits. Although spellcheckers can help dolfrog (talk) 00:52, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
All sounds very recognizable, including the "coping strategies" and how the spell checkers help. I also often write "waht" when I mean "what", but the thing is, I am also very good at spotting spelling errors,  :-) and have a natural ability to speed read. As I said, its not simply a handycap (I mean handicap, a freudian mistake perhaps...). Ill think a bit about AVP, maybe tell my sister about it to see what she thinks. As I said I'm bad with time comprehension, its much too late again. Going to bed now.... Mahjongg (talk) 01:29, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Who caused the confusion on the Tablet PC entry ?[edit]

First of all, regarding the rename of the article -- I think we need to get the facts straight here: It wasn't me who moved the article; it was Eraserhad -- and this is what he wrote:

So we can move forward I've moved 'tablet PC' to Microsoft tablet PC.

I wondered why you didn't object that, considering your support to my request in renaming the article from "Tablet PC" to "Tablet Personal Computer". I simply renamed the article to Tablet Personal Computer -- a move you had supported! The article, in its original form, wasn't specifically about Microsoft. It was about all Tablet PCs. The natural procedure, if anyone wanted to create a Microsoft Tablet PC article, would be to start one instead of messing with an article that clearly serves a purpose. I think you have blamed the wrong party here.

There isn't any confusion about the Tablet PC article and I never accepted that it should be renamed to Tablet Computer on the grounds that:

1) Tablet PCs are named Tablet PCs by many manufacturers, retailers and reliable sources. 2) The Personal Computer term defines an important distinction between computers programmable by their users and computers with a centralized control over code execution, such as the iPad.

The above is not simply an opinion; it is a fact, supported by sources. Thus, Tablet PC should not be renamed to Tablet Computer as that would encompass an extremely diverse number of devices such as the new Kindle, and users looking for Tablet PCs would not find what they were looking for.

What is clearly my opinion and thus I am not going to hold on to it on Wikipedia is that:

1) We don't need a Tablet Computer article. The iPad can be categorized as a Tablet Computer or an Embedded Media Appliance without the need of creating an entry about it. At least a second device like the iPad should appear before making a new category.

2) We don't need an article for the Microsoft Tablet PC specification; reliable information about it is very scarce -- I can't find a white paper about it anywhere on the net -- and it can be accommodated in the Tablet Personal Computer entry as a section.

Whatever you think about the above 2 opinions, you might agree that copying material from Tablet PC to Tablet Computer causes confusion and should be reverted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vyx (talkcontribs) 08:57, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry but there =was= consensus, even by me, that the right name for the article should have been "Microsoft Tablet PC", you seem to be the only one who wanted to insist on having "Personal Computer" in the title, and I think we both know why that is. The concept of a "tablet PC" as an abstraction, together with all other variations of tablet computers, will be incorporated in the main article Tablet computer, with only the Microsoft origins as the separate article Microsoft Tablet PC. in fact the Microsoft Tablet PC article was first created as a reaction to Microsoft coining the term, and is thus specifically for these systems, not for all the later copycats. That these were later also incorporated into the article doesn't deter from that fact.

Listen, I have no objections about you having strong feelings about the trend that the iPad has set in for the personal freedom of doing what you want to do with your own computer, but in your zeal to get this point across you seem willing to ignore consensus, just to get your wish. While doing so you created an unholy mess, that is the problem. Not that you want to "get your point across". No big harm has been done, Wikipedia has a tendency to sort things like this out. I simply hope we can all work together to create a balanced article about tablet computers.

My idea about such an article is that it has a structure roughly like this:

--lede--

--History--

--Variations of tablet computers--

  • Tablet PC's
    • Generic Tablet PC's
    • Microsoft tablet PC
  • Internet media devices (like the iPad)
  • All other tablet using systems


Mahjongg (talk) 10:26, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Please have a look at this[edit]

I hope this will allow us to focus on more important issues. Vyx (talk) 19:47, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

agreed, lets work together, not against each other. Mahjongg (talk) 23:39, 29 September 2010 (UTC)


Culture of fear[edit]

This is an article that you have edited in the past and you appear to me to be an active editor on Wikipedia today. You may wish to be aware that the article has been nominated for deletion. You can can comment on the proposal by following the link in the panel referring to the proposed deletion at the top of the article. Kind regards --Hauskalainen (talk) 01:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your vote on Earl Killian[edit]

Appreciated.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:53, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Tablet personal computer requested move[edit]

As an FYI, there is a move discussion currently taking place relating to Tablet personal computer at Talk:Tablet_personal_computer#Requested_move. --Labattblueboy (talk) 18:56, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Xbox 360 technical problems[edit]

FYI :) -- zzuuzz (talk) 12:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Parallax Propeller: Good job![edit]

Very nice improvement to Parallax Propeller. Thanks! Guy Macon 19:23, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm intruiged...[edit]

Why? - Pointillist (talk) 11:10, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Hallo there... so you feel intruigued today...[edit]

Anyway seems like someone had an answer to your question. Cheers. Maurice Carbonaro (talk) 11:14, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, I do see this connection:
  • Fuzzy logic is fuzzy
  • Clouds are fuzzy
  • The cloud computing article, and the whole concept of cloud computing at the moment is very fuzzy indeed, but has something to do with "Logic".
Don't worry, some sunny day the sky will become clear! LOL. Mahjongg (talk) 20:29, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Hallo there. I am happy that you saw some logical connection. Unfortunately not everyone manages to find connections "watching clouds". Even from airplane windows. Please, have a nice weekend. Maurice Carbonaro (talk) 11:01, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you too. And speaking of deities, have a happy Ēostre celebration next week too. <grin> . Mahjongg (talk) 21:46, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Srebrenica massacre[edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you for fixing my accidental deletion of all the interwiki links on this page. Face-blush.svg I have no idea how that happened. My mouse must have developed a 'mind of its' own' and selected text I didn't intend to edit! Happy Editing! - 220.101 talk\Contribs 07:34, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

you are very welcome, I already doubted it was vandalism, vandals normally do not also make valid edits together while removing material. Mahjongg (talk) 21:29, 28 May 2011 (UTC).

Just curious about excerpted or slanted summarized reference.....[edit]

In the wikipedia article about Theo Van Gogh, there is reference made to a "note", which is in fact not a note, rather a 5-page OPEN-LETTER adressing a THIRD PARTY. Surely as such, a link to a PROPER translation or an accurate summary of the gist of the letter should be published, AS THE NEWS MEDIA DID NOT PUBLISH THE LETTER. Particularly slanted in the abovementioned article is the mention of "ideology" excerpted or summarized from the "note". There is more reference to Talmud as an ideological factor in the letter than any other group, and as such, it is only proper that there should be fair mention of those facts (particularly in light of the specifically crude translation of the letter provided by a political spin website which is linked to the article). Unfortunately, I do not have the skills to mechanically edit wikipedia, and i feel that being blocked or having VALID edits removed entirely with such disregard is an abuse of wikipedia editing mores (if such a thing exists). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.147.235.216 (talk) 06:46, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Any material that you add to wikipedia must be reliable sourced, I know that means that many "truths" that are not aknowledged by "relible sources" therefore cannot be added to Wikipedia. But that is just the way it is. If the rules did not work that way the resulting anarchy wouldn't "work" either, it would still be a case of whoever (i.e. whichever group) shouts the loudest would "win". In fact there are no "truths", only opinions held as such by majorities. I sympathise with anyone who is genuinly a "truth seeker", but fortunately or unfortunately Wikipedia isn't the soapbox you might have hoped it was. P.S. I removed a few spaces from your comment, as these triggered the quatation function of wikipedia's text rendering system, making your comments really hard to read. P.P.S. I know I have heard mentioning that whatever was sticked to Theo van Goghs body with a knife was described as a letter, not as a simple note, I even seem to remember to have heard the gist of the contents. There -should- be some news article or such that has details, if you can find it it should count as a reliable source, and you can quote from it, while mentioning of the source, so it can be verified. It doesn't have to be something you can find online. Mahjongg (talk) 23:16, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Raspberry Pi[edit]

Nice job on Raspberry Pi. Much better than my version. Thanks! --Guy Macon (talk) 19:51, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: Talk:Raspberry Pi#Linux kernel versus Linux OS based, "The kernel controls handling of interrupts, DMA services, memory allocation and the video display". That was the case for RISC OS in 1996 anyway! Note that my technical knowledge isn't very deep, so I may have misunderstood something. -- Trevj (talk) 14:16, 8 March 2012 (UTC) PS But because the person working on the port works with Eben at Broadcom, it could be that he has access to sources for the blob! -- Trevj (talk) 14:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, but which kernel are you talking about here? The original kernel as written for the RiscPC, or this new Linux kernel? I like RiscOS, as its so uncluttered, and efficient. It doesn't need all the "scaffolding" that is needed when you run anything on that abomination of parts that is called a "PC". RiscOS had barely any unnecessary garbage from the past to contend with, and for video it just had to drive the excellent VIDC20 video chip, far better and faster than any VGA. I have always wondered what the computing field would have looked like if the RiscPC would have had half a chance. I hope the RasPI will reinvigorate RiscPC. I'm a bit irritated that the Raspberry PI article treats it as just another Linux box, although I love Linux. RiscOS gets hardly any mentioning, but it would be my OS of choice any day. Mahjongg (talk) 00:06, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Good point - since the VIDC20 days we now have the HAL. Did you see that ROOL has some @Raspberry_Pi hardware to play with? -- Trevj (talk) 08:23, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the hardware abstraction layer means that RiscOS no longer depends on a single video architecture, which means we can use the video logic of the RasPi. Its great that a final version (even if at the moment it doesn't have Ethernet) of the RasPi is now in the developers hands. It seems to me that regarding 2D graphics everybody at the moment uses the simple framebuffer option, not the accelerated graphics provided by the VideoCore . It seems the software to do it simply hasn't been written yet. Which means that Linux has nothing on RiscOS speedwise for video rendering. Mahjongg (talk) 10:40, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Write once read many[edit]

Your addition is correct but turns the article's small parenthetical digression into a very long one that doesn't bear directly on the subject of WORM. I'm thinking footnote for both. Spike-from-NH (talk) 13:12, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Data Applications International[edit]

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Data Applications International (DAI) was a company from the end of the 70s to the early 80s based at Dreve de Renards 6, Brussels that was specialized in creating "Real World Cards", computer periperial cards based on their own propriety DCEbus, which in essence consists of three groups of eight I/O lines (coming from an Intel 8255) . These were Eurocard compatible cards in a 19-inch rack. Most cards were also based on a single Intel 8255 chip.
Around 1977 they designed an early microcomputer, named the DAI Personal Computer. On May 6th, 1982 the company went bankrupt. [1]
I have incorporated what little extra info there was into the DAI computer article, and removed the now redlink in the article. Mahjongg (talk) 16:46, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

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== Nomination of Semi graphical characters for deletion[edit]

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I have incorporated the Semi graphical Characters article in the text semigraphics article. Mahjongg (talk) 00:08, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg For creating the Raspberry Pi article. (Just noticed this appreciation icon...) REH11 (talk) 20:33, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, lekker! Dank je wel! Is het een frambozentaart, of gewoon een appeltaart? Oh, een nectarine taart! Ook lekker! Thanks! Mahjongg (talk) 00:10, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Persistent IP removal of content on the D-Pad page[edit]

Hello, I have a question for you since you are a Reviewer and thus trusted to come to good decisions on the Wikipedia. There is an editor who began removing the Microvision from the list of consoles with a D-Pad way back in January. The entry for the Microvision's DPad was already discussed in the talk section (which he refuses to address) and there is also a sourced link that states the Microvision has a DPad. The IP refuses to discuss his edits, instead persisting in simply removing the entry repeatedly. I would message him, but he appears to be using a shifting IP and thus I don't think he would read the message, and since he's been persisting at this exhaustingly for months, simply reverting the edit isn't working. Initially I wanted to Assume Good Faith, but the user's ONLY other edit has been to vandalize the Ocarina of Time article by erasing a chunk of the interview on the page. 67.139.40.166 (talk) 13:39, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Please take your discussion to the relevant talk page(s), as I am not intimately familiar with the Microvision console, I do not think myself capable of having an informed opinion one way or the other. In the end I suspect I all boils down to linguistics, as to what is a "D-pad", a discussion I do not feel I want to pertain. I do agree that single agenda editing, and vandalism are normally not indicative of a NPOV. Mahjongg (talk) 22:58, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
P.S. I would strongly suggest that If you intend to edit wikipedia on a regular basis, to register, and create a user page. You will be taken much more seriously, if you show the willingness to do so. Mahjongg (talk) 23:06, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
That would be all well and good- except that on the DPad talk page the issue has already been discussed. The issue here is that the IP refuses to discuss his edits in any capacity, simply seeming to be content with just ripping sourced content from the encyclopedia. Thus the conundrum I am in. 67.139.40.166 (talk) 12:32, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Why do you assume I have not read the "discussion" (more a monologue at the moment), why do you assume I must share your POV? A discussion isn't held with just a few chosen wikipedia editors, a discussion is done with all editors that have a say in the article, that is potentially all wikipedians. This isn't how you reach consensus in Wikipedia. IMHO the issue whether the Microvision had a D-pad (and BTW therefore was the first game to use a D-pad) isn't something you or I can decide, because its a matter of opinion. As I said I have NO opinion on it, and also no stake in it. Whether one anonymous editor is deleting another anonymous editors edits on this particular topic is therefore irrelevant to me. If you want to carry your POV through you should go through the proper channels, if you do not know how to you should read up on it. You can start here: Wikipedia:Howto In the meantime you can just revert his edits so long as you are careful not to violate the three reverts rule .
Best of luck. Mahjongg talk) 21:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
P.S. If you have "proof" that a single user is using different accounts to revert your edits, he is engaged in "sock-puppetry", I would advise you to read this Wikipedia:Sock puppetry. Also the best thing you can do in this situation is to "build a good case", all information in Wikipedia must be supported with reliable sources, so the best thing to do is to try to find reliable sources that support your POV, then add references from these reliable sources to your claim. Then take your claim to the talk page, and ask support from other knowledgeable editors, while presenting your case, and the reliable sources supporting it.

If all else fails, you can ask for arbitration Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests but if you have a weak case do not bother. As I said, one way to boost your status here is to at least register. Mahjongg (talk) 12:49, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Neither KiB nor KB[edit]

You are linking articles to KB, but the correct should be "kB"... - Al Lemos (talk) 13:40, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

That is simply BULLSHIT! I'm sorry to say!. Yes, it should directly link to Kilobyte, but all the documents I'v ever seen in the last 35 Years abbreviated Kilobyte to KB, never to kB.
using the term kB is a neology of the worst kind, and probably only came about by KiB pushers. Mahjongg (talk) 18:53, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Bad day, fellow? I'm not pushing for anything - just pointing your faulty links to a disambiguation page ;) - Al Lemos (talk) 02:13, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
It would have been "just pointing your faulty links to a disambiguation page ;)" if you had written "You are linking articles to [[KB]], but the corrected link should be [[Kilobyte|KB]]...
But insisting that I should use kB not KB -IS- POV pushing (see your paragraph header, which says "nor KB"). But perhaps you were not aware of the fact that using "kB" in the context of older systems is POV pushing, so in that case I apologize for reacting strongly. Mahjongg (talk) 07:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

My thoughts about Google Chrome OS[edit]

Well, I do not have a crystal ball, or inside information, but I have been reading and thinking a bit about Google Chrome OS lately (October 2008) and I have especially read a lot of nonsense about it. These are my thoughts about Chrome OS (I hope they give it a more catchy name before they launch it).

  • Its cloud based, so it will use (google) services a lot, but that fact will be oblivious to most users.
  • It will continue to function without being on-line (local cashing and such, see google gears for the basics of it).
  • You will be able to store stuff locally, not only in the cloud (for your music, love letters or contracts you don't want to store in the cloud, so don't worry to much about privacy) even when the application is cloud based.
  • It -will- multi task just fine, so you can play your favorite music on a "media player" while editing your spreadsheet
  • It will use a new Windowing system that is optimized for client-server use over a network (TCP/IP), something based on NX technology. That is the main reason not to use X, X also works with a client-server architecture, but isn't optimized for having something like TCP/IP in-between the client and the server, the new windowing system will allow for a much better experience where applications run on the cloud, while the users system just displays the result, and takes input. Google has already been experimenting with this technology with their Neatx demo system, but they will probably rewrite it for inclusion in the windows manager of Google OS, as Python code may not have the efficiency that is needed.
  • This will enable them to run -any kind- of application on the cloud, and give the user an experience as if its running locally, yes even games (and I don't mean flash based games either, I mean games that now run on a Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3).
  • even on relative weaker performing hardware, so even on a $100 ARM cortex based netbook. Any hardware will work as long as you have a high-bandwidth connection when you are using very interactive stuff like games. If you have a somewhat more powerful system such applications may even perform well (due to the local cashing system) even with a lower bandwidth connection. Normally less interactive applications (word processing etc) will work well on the most low cost hardware and networking connection.
  • As they (or any other cloud provider) can run -any- application on the cloud, they -could- choose to run Windows applications on the cloud (Using Wine, running on a Google server, not on the users system).
  • Again, it doesn't have to be Google itself that offers this service, as Google OS, and so all the protocols used, are open source, anybody can offer this (or any other kind of) service.
  • Not sure how a google OS application provider would manage fees for commercial (Windows) software, but I assume they will use some kind of licensing system, so you don't have to buy software to use it.
  • Google (or other Google OS application providers) will take care of "installing" (Windows) applications, you just make use of them, (you only need to choose which ones you want to use), so no more installing/deinstalling chores.
  • It will cause a paradigm shift in how we think about using computers. When I think about the future of Google Chrome, I think about something like this.

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Nice it as it was, it proved to be too obscure, I merged it with the CCE MC-1000 article. Mahjongg (talk) 01:24, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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I fixed the links. Mahjongg (talk) 22:57, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

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Done! using https://toolserver.org/~dispenser/view/Main_Page GEM 1000 and Rabbit RX83 articles too! Mahjongg (talk) 14:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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I merged the deleted material with the CCE MC-1000 article. Mahjongg (talk) 01:25, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
And fixed various links to them. Mahjongg (talk) 17:48, 26 January 2014 (UTC)