343 posts • joined 12 Apr 2007
My guess is that they will use "Fake News" as a won't someone think of the children type excuse to finally bring the internet under control.
Either way... The Russians did it.
If cities want to solve their hideous mobility challenges, then they need to start off trying to be smaller and more decentralised
Sorry mate; But having lived in both London and a "smaller and more decentralised" city I can tell you first hand that they both suck. In London there is the ever present crush of people on the trains and the underground + the high costs for transport and living; In Auckland there is the ever present crush of people on the roads who should be in charge of anything more complicated than a pencil eraser and even present a chocking hazard for most of them, then there is the costs associated with fuel, parking on road costs etc.
There is no Utopia I'm afraid :(
> So have Intel a problem writing drivers right now?
Intel driver have always been crap. If you ever tried to do anything slightly out of the ordinary with the display setup it would shit the bed at semi regular intervals; Assuming it ever worked at all.
Caveat: My experience was with shitsets 810 thru 945 on Linux systems
Toyota INC/CO/LTD ended up on a sex offender registry
I mean companies are people now right?
Plenty of "Starter kits" from various Vape shops
That's how I made the switch from tobacco
The trick I used that seemed to work the best was the following rule
If I wanted a smoke then I would have a couple of puffs from the eCig, if I still wanted a smoke then I would. Within 3 months I had stopped smoking tobacco without really noticing it. No pain, no muss, no fuss.
I think that is one of the reasons why the anti-smoking crowd simply HATE eCigs the migration from tobacco to a cleaner safer alternative doesn't come with enough suffering for the user.
I delayed judgement until I had more experience with systemd
Some of the core ideas weren't terrible & it might have made things better.
I'm now pulling it off all my machines. It just makes thing to unstable & unpredictable
I don't really give a flying shit if my server boots in 20 seconds or 45 seconds
I'll happily eat the extra boot time for a more stable system overall
Add the scope creep & bloating binaries; Nope, just Nope.
Back to Sys-V scripts for me; My machines are stable now & I'm much happier
What really burns my balls is that they are fixing things that aren't actually broken. I don't get the it's newer so it MUST be better mantra.
Exile Poettering back to MS land or Apple-andia where he belongs.
A continuous loop of jingle bell rock will make them repent
If that don't work a round or two of crazy frog will sort the buggers out :)
Glenmorangie. Glen Livit passable as are some of the Irish Whiskeys :)
> B-52's are still flying (*) in anger.
This not the joke you are looking for
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_B-52's are still a thing?
Not that hard; When a device falls out of its support window the platform MUST be opened up for 3rd party firmware. No more lock in.
Maybe force them to open-source the firmware & software payloads too?
> Everyone knows the real reason for every natural and unnatural disaster is not enough virgins to throw into the volcanoes!
Have you tried finding a virgin these days? And do you think throwing IT geeks into volcanoes will appease the gods?
OK I'll byte
If you are correct about AGW being a hoax, what happens? Cleaner air, a diversified energy production portfolio more efficient electronics etc...
And if you are wrong? What then?
Just tell the little blighters that the school computer has their grades already loaded. If they want an A they can change it themselves.
> You may take comfort in the fact that it was the same 5, 10, 15, 20 yrs ago. The jargon may change but the end result is always the same.
Preach it brother; Same recycled shit almost the same recycled bucket.
*sigh* I'm too old for this shit, but I have a mortgage & bills so .... back to the coal face :/
> Agile looks like a plausible way of generating an "actual requirements spec"
Back when I were a lad we called that an "Engineering Prototype"
Today it was announced that the alt-right working tirelessly with the regressive-left has synergised a new paradigm shift and released the post-truth to market
"it's Britain, a place even more left than New York City."
You *do* know that we have a right wing government in the UK?
Yes but right-wing elsewhere in the world == raging commie in the US
not being able to communicate in a reasonable, thoughtful, considerate fashion and instead resorting to epithets of hate and abuse
Quite right! But holding differing views does not a hate speech make! And therein lays the problem, people tend to end up living in their own little filter bubbles / echo chambers
As a result they scream blue bloody murder anytime they encounter an idea that runs counter their ideology. Its not always about people calling you a twat.
you twat :)
Oh hell, no I don't; I think I would vastly prefer the flesh bag hunting variety of killer AI
This is just... just.... *EVIL*
Code should be indented as K&R wrote in the holy book of C.
3 Spaces for an indent, not 2 or 4 and TABS just are right out
For though I walk through the /dev/null I will fear no Windows(tm)
For VI is the editor and lead us not unto EMACS
The problem is NOT tab vs space or braces on an new line (The right way). The problem is the editors! A good editor should be able to re-flow the source code depending on the preferences of the coder. I believe 4coder is getting this facility shortly.
That just leaves us with the variableNamingWar :)
And if that thing is Onion staged :)
>>> Pre-web, people were forced to interact with whoever was nearby physically.
>> Pre web? Did you never see/use Usenet?
> I consider Usenet part of the web. If it isn't, what is it?
I'm old enough to remember the promise of a "Computer in every home" then it was "The information super highway" will make the world a global village and unicorns will piss rainbows and shit gold
I was running a dialup BBS in the 80's and even in that little community there were trolls; Mind you the trolls at least tried to be funny in those days, then I got a Fido net connection and oh my god ... (It's full of
The upside of the internet is that anyone with a niche hobby, no matter how obscure can find like minded individuals , if your thing is making scale replicas of historical sites using paper matches then there will be a group out there for you
Downside is that every loony tune, mouth breathing, window licking, paint chip eating retard also has a forum for their particular brand of stupid.
Problem is that if you try and shut down the latter you also kill off the former leaving only corporate sponsored socially responsible content is its wake; Which it quickly kill off anything vaguely useful
The trolls will always be with us, we just need to grow up & learn to ignore em. otherwise it will be endless rounds of ... Whaaaa someone said something mean in the interwebs ... Whaaaa ban them mommy.
Now, here's the million dollar question: Whyinhell does a baby monitor, home security camera or fridge need to be on a DMZ? I'll not even go into routers with standardized username/password combinations.
Becuz cloud bruv. Its good innit. Its got wot plantz crave. Cus
You broke it you bought it. NSA and friends killed Yahoo, so they use some of their massive budget to buy the company.
on the bright side, once it becomes widely known that stepping out in front of an autonomous car will result in death or serious injury; pedestrians will become a lot more alert when crossing roads.
Although given that this is already the case & many people still wander blindly into traffic, I won't be holding my breath
As long as the car doesn't rev up and actively try to run me down I think it's all good
Autonomous cars should always do the simplest most obvious thing. Complex moral computations are IMHO a bad idea; you want these systems to always make the choice of least surprise; that way everyone has a reasonable chance of being able to predict what the damned thing is going to do next.
I don't want my car to decide that my life is less valuable than someone else, even less I don't want it to decide that as a pedestrian that I'm expendable; Sure hit the brakes and stop as fast a practicable but I don't want to try and dodge a 2 tone Mercedes on the sidewalk
Are they still being made? or old new stock I wonder
Got some of the new WDC 6502's as well :)
A tad before ESDAC no?
Byte? Luxury. We had a bit. And we were lucky.
Bits! BITS! you were lucky all we 'ad were nought(s)
derived from its MAC address or serial number (Which it'll stuff into every outgoing packet
MAC addresses are stripped by whatever gateway forwards the traffic
Any complex modern computer processor requires microcode to operate. Microcode is software.
It kind of is and it kind of isn't
Microcode is a series of bit patterns that enable/disable/connects the various chunks of logic blocks in the CPU "fabric" although fabric is probably not the right word
So while its updateable microcode is not really what you would consider a program or software
Caveat: I'm not a CPU designer but I play one on the internet :)
And while we're on the subject, I think they made a mistake with 'dwarf planet', midget planet surely!
The Politically Correct backed up with SJW's would tell you it's a "little planet".
That's Mr Mass Challenged Oblate Spheroid to you!
Missing the bacronym
'senior vice president of product inflammation'
How about 'senior vice president of product inflammation systems & software'
Used to love and trust Epson for their printers
They are now doing exactly the same thing WRT their printers
To the point where the fricking scanner on my all in one style printer won't go unless ink carts are "good"
increasingly it's possible for developers to bypass the admins and deploy their own stuff.
Yep and the story goes something like ....
Dev: Hey Mr Sysadmin, the new-foo.bar isn't working all our clients are complaining
Sys: New-foo.bar? I thought we were running bar.baz for our clients
Dev: Yeah we did a dev-ops implementation & migration last night and now it doesn't work anymore
Sys: it's 8am ... When did you test it?
Dev: Last night, it worked fine from my desktop
Sys: Just cut back to the old system
Dev: We can't we migrated all the data in the DB the schema's aren't compatible
Sys: Ok ... where is all this running and where is the documentation
Dev: In the cloud????
Hmmm how about this for continuity....
Dan Craig as an outgoing Bond ... Only really see him in the last 5 min of the flick
Mark Strong as the bad guy(tm) and at the end becomes the "new" Bond
What about a bond movie from the PoV of the bad guy(tm)
Henchmen disappearing left & right
betrayed by your favourite wench
That sinking feeling as the remorseless Bond moves in for the kill
Seems to have the appropriate menacing air about him.
Bond is a killer the only thing that should separate him from the people he hunts is who his employer is
IE: He works for Her Maj therefore good guy
They seem to be able to upgrade this kind of kit at will :/
I always thought they would have a female English RP accent.
> You've done that deliberately haven't you?
But seriously, there seems to be a trend for "Oh it's not efficient enough" or "how do we protect the crew during a 6 month flight", "We need a new set of ultra light, ultra strong materials"
How about a MSR style rector(s) driving a VASMIR style set of engines, bolt on more until you hit the ability to make 2 Gravity's, then run the damned thing at 50%
Sometimes the right answer is in fact a bigger hammer
and MechJeb, cuz you always need a Jeb on board :)
Don't understand what all the faffing about trying to solve all the medical issues WRT low-G space travel. Strap on some humongous engines and drive there at 1G; at halfway point start braking at 1G
And I wish I could be more like him
The number of times I have wished I had the leeway to tell other parts of $ORG I work in to pull their fucking heads out their arses and do their fucking jobs ....
These $diots are the reason we can't have nice things as a species.
But; I have a mortgage, bills to pay etc .... So I play nice, and things slowly keep getting worse
Because the shit flinging monkeys outnumber me :(
There was also a REXX for windows
*Sniff* I also used to use REXX back in the days of nt3.5.1; Nice thing was that REXX also had a linux port at the time.
Just checked ... seems like the REXX interpreter is still there!
$ apt-cache search rexx
regina-rexx - Regina REXX interpreter
I feel your pain ...
Systemd is a Microsoft plot to destroy Linux, along with the abhorrent abortion that is akonadi which makes modern mail clients about as reliable as a wet paper tissue in a tornado, recently kmail/akonadi decided to upgrade my e-mail data to /dev/null, not corrupted, not moved ,empty fucking directory! :(
I read the Systemd whitepaper and some of the ideas there were not that bad; But oh my god the implementation is crap, bloated and pure fucking evil
Colour me sad :(
FWIW, not all OOP is necessarily as bad as that aspect of C++
Quite right; It's often worse; See Java
Because we all know that a big dose of OOP always makes things better and faster
Am I the only person who can't understand why we can't just have truly disposable bags free of charge? E.g. recycled paper bags. In this day and age it can't be beyond our technology or economics to provide a bag that won't murder a million turtles if it ends up in landfill by mistake?
When I were a lad I can clearly remember my teachers at school haranguing us to remind our parents to always ask for the new plastic bags instead of the old paper ones. The idea being that plastic is recyclable and doesn't murder trees
Funny how the world turns eh :)