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Syllable, AtheOS Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos has been interviewed by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A is also available (via Slashdot).
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RE[3]: comparision
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: comparision"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

you didnt get the idea. Light doesnt mean automatically it's great. Vandam is heavy, but instead full of muscles, which you can use to do work. The child has 10 kg, but mostly fat.


No, you didn't get what I was saying. 10 kg on a child is not enough weight. No one would brag that their 8 year old was 10 kg.He would be considered malnourished, or anorexic. You chose bad numbers for your analogy. Its like my physics books that had problems where the solution was that a swimmer had an average speed of 60 kph in a swimming pool. That could never happen and gets in the way of the lesson that is trying to be taught.

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RE[4]: comparision
by Soulbender on Thu 1st Sep 2011 17:04 in reply to "RE[3]: comparision"
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2005-08-18

Maybe Syllable has a very skinny API?

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RE[5]: comparision
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 17:26 in reply to "RE[4]: comparision"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, this is becoming a lot more pedantic than I thought. I understand Syllable is lightweight. Syllable developers and users think this is a good thing. If you were trying to help people understand that something that some people think is a good thing may not be a good thing, you would have to compare it to a more easily understood scenario where something may look good if only viewed with a narrow perspective, but actually looks bad upon further inspection. My complaint about the numbers used, is that in the analogy syllable's counterpart never looks good when viewed from any single aspect. A 10 kg child is not something anyone would brag about. Just change Syllable's kid's mass to 22 kg and the other os kids mass to 44 kg and the analogy works a lot better.

Small pet peeve of mine: when people do analogies backwards such that it works better in reverse. as in
The colors black is actually a darker color to most people than white in much the same was as Helium becomes a Bose-Einstein condensate under lower pressure for most temperatures than Hydrogen.

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RE[4]: comparision
by pepa on Thu 1st Sep 2011 17:55 in reply to "RE[3]: comparision"
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2005-07-08

10 kg for a 2 year old is OK.

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RE[5]: comparision
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 18:07 in reply to "RE[4]: comparision"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Guess it depends on your definition of child. A two year old is a toddler 'round here parts. If that was the target age, then the 70,80 kg child is even more off the mark.

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