Error 1320 or 1317. The specified path is too long during AspenTech installation

January 22nd, 2011

See http://support.spss.com/student/Troubleshooting/stuResSearchDetail.asp?ID=73598. Although the explanations are meant for another software, it solved the problem and allowed the installer to proceed.

Was Muhammad mentioned by name in the Bible?

June 22nd, 2010

Watch: http://www.megavideo.com/?d=IL9GS77C

Ni vin ni cochon, c’est de l’intégrisme islamique

June 20th, 2010

L’affaire de l’apéro « sauciSSon-pinard » ne vous a certainement pas échappé. Parmi les organisateurs, on compte le site Riposte laïque … lire article complet

Gaza flotilla: How Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs fakes photos of seized weapons

June 13th, 2010

http://ibnkafkasobiterdicta.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/gaza-flotilla-how-israels-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-fakes-photos-of-seized-weapons/

Raid Flottille: Un curé de Gaza raconte

June 13th, 2010

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdjepm_raid-flottille-un-cure-de-gaza-raco_news#from=embed

Assaut Flottille : Un prêtre de Gaza, invité sur France Inter, raconte l’effroyable torture et les crimes commis par l’armée israélienne et les colons. Israel commet “des crimes de guerre, des crimes contre l’humanité”. “Ca les poursuit”. Difficile d’avaler la couleuvre pour les sionistes qui tentent de manipuler l’opinion en racontant que le hamas ce sont des “islamistes” des ‘terroristes” blablabla… on connait la chanson. Sionistes, c’est vous les terroristes. Le massacre sur la flottille pour gaza : 9 morts et une trentaine de blessés. Le prêtre les remercie chaudement pour l’espoir qu’ils ont porté. A voir absolument. Free Gaza ! Free Palestine ! Merci aux humanitaires qui ont tenté de lever le blocus sur Gaza !
Plus d’infos sur http://www.Freegaza.org

Henning Mankell on Gaza flotilla attack: ‘I think they went out to murder’

June 13th, 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/03/gaza-flotilla-attack-henning-mankell

White House correspondent since 1960 Helen Thomas ordered to retire for telling Jewish to leave Palestine and go home in Poland & Germany

June 13th, 2010

Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X9mXGxVcUU

Raid on Aid Ship: The Israeli Miscalculation

May 31st, 2010

A country’s long term security primarily depends on it’s good relationship with it’s neighbors. Failing that, such a country has to ensure that it has enough deterrence to prevent any hostile action from it’s enemies. Since the state of Israel has been unwilling or at least unable to improve it’s relationship with neighboring states and has particularly kept the public opinion of these countries hostile to Israel, the only option left is deterrence via the threat of nuclear weapons and the reliance on powerful allies such as the U.S., the U.K. and France to name a few. For this strategy to be effective, Israel has to ensure that:

  1. no regional power in the middle east will ever aquire any type of mass destruction weapon
  2. Israel retains a significant military advantage in terms of technology and firepower
  3. the western powers will always intervene to protect Israel against any attack

The problem that arises in the long term is the difficulty to ensure a monopoly on nuclear weapons’ technology that has been developed more than 50 years ago. Eventually the neighboring countries will acquire such technology. Moreover, as shown in the Vietnam and Korean war, an inferior conventional firepower and technological disadvantage can be made up through expending more manpower. The long term demographic situation in the region makes this option more than likely. Lastly, will the western powers always be willing to sacrifice to save Israel? The answer to this last question cannot be necessarily affirmative due to the shift of economic and military power towards the far east and China in particular which might cause new challenges to keep western powers busy to retain their geostrategic position.

In view of this, Israel has been and is still arogantly wasting precious opportunities for peace. The latest developments will definitely damage Turkey’s relatively neutral stance towards Israel as the killings of Turkish nationals will likely inflame nationalistic feelings among the Turkish population. Israel may have gotten rid of 10 enemies and made millions more in a single miscalculated step.

Oil spills that do not make the news

May 25th, 2010

The media coverage of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is yet another example of media bias that only accounts for western countries’ lives and interest. Multinational oil companies pollute and destroy the environment of poor countries and all of that goes almost unnoticed. Human rights seem to apply only to white skin humans, the rest of humanity being somehow excluded. Read the following article for some facts: Pollution at foreign sites can be traced to U.S. oil demand.

Ubuntu 10.04 – Old bugs back and new useless “features”

May 19th, 2010

I recently upgraded from a stable Ubuntu 9.10 to the newly released 10.04. In my early adoption of Ubuntu 9.10, I faced problems with my Wireless USB dongle (LightWave LW-UWNC) that were subsequently fixed through patches that made my Wireless interface reliable. Upon my automated upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, the old illness was back again. No way to get the wireless working again. Failing to find any solution to the problem, I finally decided to revert back to version 9.10 (at the cost of several hours of work in order to reinstall back all needed software).

Now, as a developer, I am puzzled by the kind of methodology the Ubuntu team is following to keep track of bugs and their fixes. How is it possible to fix a bug and get it back again in an “upgrade”? Moreover, I still do not comprehend the purpose of moving the minimize, maximize and close window buttons to the left and smaller than before. What’s the added value? This is the kind of decisions that may deter potential users from adopting Linux. People want a system that works out of the box and bug free! New features and eye candies although seemingly appealing do not add much value. Those who are after these changes may stay on Windows or Mac and pay the price. I do not believe Linux should strive to beat Microsoft on its own ground. Linux should shoot for stability and providing bug free solid software with good support for all drivers. Offering a good free alternative to Windows away from the consumer driven market is the way to go for a wider adoption of Linux by the average user.