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Archive for April, 2009

Mac vs Linux Performance

Michael Larabel has written a very thorough benchmark comparing Mac OS X “Leopard” with Ubuntu Linux “Intrepid Ibex” 8.10 — both tests are done on the same machine, which is an Intel Mac Mini.  For those who are too lazy to read, here’s a summary: Linux is slightly faster at crunching numbers. Linux is a […]


The economy is a pyramid scheme

The fundamentals of world economy haven’t changed much since its early days in ancient egypt to the modern days of computers and the Internet. It mirrors the Darwinian “food chain” where there is a hierarchy of larger number of poorer people servicing smaller number of richer people, layer after layer,