History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. read more at WikiPedia

  • I will try to keep an history of all my previous machine on this page...yes it is just a nerd/geek behavior...


    In 15 years...

    • Cost in euro are in green, are similar in amount, you just get more size, disk, speed for your buck
    • 1208 times more IPS and my PC is still sometimes hanging (In order Vista, XP, Linux I look at you) :-(
    • 81 times more disk space!
    • Power consumption 360 watts today :-(
    • PC are still slower than what I expect...


    Instructions per second (IPS) is a measure of a computer's processor speed. Many reported IPS
    values have represented "peak" execution rates on artificial instruction sequences with few branches,
    whereas realistic workloads consist of a mix of instructions and even applications, some of which take
    longer to execute than others. The performance of the memory hierarchy also greatly affects processor
    performance, an issue barely considered in MIPS calculations. Because of these problems, researchers
    created standardized tests such as SPECint to (maybe) measure the real effective performance in
    commonly used applications, and raw IPS has fallen into disuse. [WikiPedia]

  • There seems to be a lot of way to merge two #git repositories into one repository without losing file history. Here is another straightforward method.

    This method do not use #submodules or #subtree merges. it uses regular merge operations.

    1. Create a new empty repository New.
    2. Make an initial commit because we need one before we do a merge.
    3. Add a remote to old repository A.
    4. Merge A/master to New/master.
    5. Make a subdirectory folderA.
    6. Move all files into subdirectory folderA.
    7. Commit all of the file moves.
    8. Repeat 3-6 for another repository.
    mkdir result
    cd result
    git init
    touch README.MD
    git add .
    git commit -m "added readme.md"
    Step 3 to 6
    git remote add -f A https://github.com/A.git
    git fetch --all
    git merge --allow-unrelated-histories  A/master
    mkdir folderA
    git mv -k * folderA
    git commit -m “moved A files into subdir folderA”
  • CedricWalterGoToMoon

    NASA invites people of all ages to join the lunar exploration journey
    with an opportunity to send their names to the moon aboard the
    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, spacecraft.

    The Send Your Name to the Moon Web site enables everyone to
    participate in the lunar adventure and place their names in orbit
    around the moon for years to come.

    I am in, and You? go to http://lro.jhuapl.edu/NameToMoon/

    Sign up to send your name to the moon. Names will be collected and placed
    onboard the LRO spacecraft for its historic mission bringing NASA back to
    the moon. You will also receive a certificate showcasing your support of the

    The deadline is June 27, 2008 for the submission of names.

    By the way my name is also going till Pluto (see here Send Your name to Pluto),
    but the process is inactivated since SEPTEMBER 15th, 2005.


    Seems that the NASA has more memory bytes than needed to throw in space ;-)