I was assuming this would be a look at the mini...
.. to se how *not* to do a reboot.
It's hideous, and deserves the moniker 'maxi'
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.. to se how *not* to do a reboot.
It's hideous, and deserves the moniker 'maxi'
After all, if we only need benefits for disabilities which incur additional costs then it's a lot easier to organise.
And there would be no good reason to have a zero rated tax bracket - probably paying for most of the system to start with...
Or do I care, given that I run my phone as a phone.
HTC DesireS set up as a pure phone* as a battery life of about 10-12 days.
I just can't even justify going out and buying a cheap 'feature phone'...
(* No WiFi, Bluetooth or mobile data; Voice is locked to 2G, not 3 (more efficient radios). Screen brightness is lowered and the thing does it's own 'aggressive power saving' at 30%.)
"That would require either way more flexibility than any PHB has ever exhibited, or the use of tools (such as a mirror) which I can unreservedly say they're unable to master."
Who said their gaze was directed at their own...
"If all you have to work with is a single bit (1 or 0), how do you correctly inform when a coin flip lands edge?"
Easy - that's the 1, with the 0 representing landing on a face...
So what happens if your precious (and now massively complex) systemD crashes, or gets stuck in a loop?
A watchdog can be coded in a handful of lines of your favoured shell script - it is therefore massively unlikely to crash an burn, since there is very little to go wrong.
Paranoia is good though, so I often use cron to run the watchdog every minute (or every 15 depending on the complexity of the process being watched) -it's fractionally slower than a tight looping check, but gives an acceptable level of response for everything except safety/life critical systems - and at far lower performance cost.
Now you ask what happens if cron fails? Not something I've ever seen actually - it's as reliable as init...
It also makes for nice easy reading, and the watchdog can call on mailx if it needs to notify you that something has died and been restarted.
Indeed it can also pop a flag file in a tmp directory and *not* restart the process more than once an hour, or until reset...
Does systemD have the option to 'try this three times, then give up and email, on success reset the counter after an hour'
Init starts the watchdog.... Heirachy retained, clarity brought to the world...
What was the problem systemD tried to solve?
Was it just that init scripts were human readable?
Clearly aren't taking enough power out of the wind...
The wind managed to destroy their grid infrastructure - that's not wind power in the turbines to electricity sense. It's wind power as in ripping up and bending steel pylons into pretzels.
Wind is a terrible caseload supplier, but it has a minor part to play - nuclear is already cheaper, and safer, than wind...
But to blame the Australian blackouts on their renewables is disingenuous at best.
When can I pop one on the local tall building for my community radio station?
"So if all cars were autonomous, this accident would not happen."
At first, this sounds like a reasonable assumption.
But let's follow the assumption one more step...
Why take that step?
The requirement isn't that they should be perfect, but that they should be better than humanity. Frankly that is a scarily low threshold to beat.
You also have to account for other road users - and neither pedestrians, cyclists nor equestrians would deal well with cars travelling at silly speeds.
In fact the speed limit could be withdrawn for autonomous vehicles - because they could be programmed to stop in the distance they can see to be clear, even accounting for entrances/visual obstructions. This would be a naturally self limiting speed (most of the time well under the current speed limit, but significantly over it at 3am)
There's even a Christmas miracle in this story, because Nic says that come Dec 27 his budget was increased by the cost of “a real system with proper redundancy and backup processes.”
Why - they managed to recover from the situation without it - so we clearly don't need to spend all that money on what you call 'proper' systems...
The cost is vastly in the multiple layers of redundancy built into the Airwave network - that and the network over-provisioning for 'emergency' situations.
On the operational (i.e. radio) side there aren't many opportunities for a single point of failure. Even on the internal side there is a significant amount of resilience (way above any commercial telecoms operator) such that they can actually provide accurate 'call' data to piece together a complex event. Whereas every few weeks it seems some area of a commercial telecoms provider's network disappears for a few days.
Even when the police had to bring in thousands of extra officers (from different regions) to London for the riots - they just selected the right talk group(s) and got on with it. The increase in traffic was substantial, and somewhat extended. I don't see that sort of 'spare' capacity being available from a telecoms operator, they can barely manage to send a text message at or about the New Year.
Virgin have(had?) two speed problems:
Contention - this used to be awful, haven't been with them for a while now, but it was a serious problem. I wasn't in a large city either...
Upload speed - I used to saturate my upload trivially, IIRC it was <10% of my download rate. That's extraordinarily poor. And with the vast increase in 'sharing' and 'using someone else's computer' this is more and more important.
The download was great - their customer service when presented with logs indicating a failed coax in the street cabinet was appalling. The failure manifested between 9:30 and 10 at night until 6:30-7 in the morning (temperature related) and they consistently sent engineers out at midday - who said there wasn't a problem.
Eventually I got an actual network engineer and we looked at the houses with issues, and decided where the fault had to be. We were right - and it took 5 minutes to fix it.
Once killed you can could the rings - if you spot on alive then just follow it to its next birthday party
By pretending they are adverts
You could have a unique identifier - maybe a number printed on the to license.
As a passcode you could probably just use your postcode - it's not as if it's a high value target. On second thoughts, maybe make those the other way around?
... Of a black hat. Isn't it?
Yes - if only Tesla could update their car's software without having to recall all the cars each week...
Oh wait, they can...
OK - I can set a timer to cut the brake lines...
A phone with a little activator could cut them the next time you go over 50mph...
With physical access I can just cut your brake lines...
That the worker forage for nectar, pollen is just a hitchhiker from the flowers...
Has SMB outbound blocked. To be fair it most things blocked, I had to explicitly enable some streaming a little while ago.
Price would need to go up by a couple of orders of magnitude before petrol was competitive. Except that many people would buy and run a petrol genny before then, so the price of petrol would go up as well...
Tesla's selling point is that it's a great car.
Yes - it relies on the larger company doing it right. but if *I* was doing it, I'd suggest that they would be better at it than I would.
And often it looks like these people are less good at it than I would be...
Maybe authenticating via google/fb/oauth/MS token wasn't such a bad idea. At least they have some people who can think in terms of security (not saying they're perfect, but I suspect they are better than your random startup)
You may well get a post mortem tomorrow. But since they only got it fixed at midnight - I'd give them a few hours...
Yeah - but...
It's a landing pad.
Doesn't need a huge amount of complex work - a good solid slab of something that won't melt.
A road to get the crane/lorry up to it after.
Maybe some fire suppression systems in case of RUD
Crazy, crazy world we live in - and this would certainly make for one spectacle and a half...
"Personally, I tend to write a lot of comments while figuring out the shape of the new code, but once the code's actually working, unless the logic is amazingly complicated or obscure (usually due to external factors), it'll all be deleted. I'm much more a fan these days of making the code itself as clear and self-documenting."
Code should say what it does - Comments say why.
But then I worked somewhere with a mandated editor and a metric crapload of macros baked in.
You'd type virtually any keyword and about 15 lines of stuff would appear - the appropriate statement, formatted according to style, a comment box, custom logging options etc etc.
It was actually really nice - because you could just write the code, and the house style just happened around you - and it made it really easy to fill in the logging details and comments.
Never had to worry about aligning the stars though - the macros handled it for me.
"> Given a choice - I'd have an autopilot enabled car now, and use it as well. I would be significantly safer as a result of doing so.
Are you applying for a Darwin Award?"
No - I'm not.
I've looked at the state of play, I know people who work at Tesla, I know people who have them.
I have read the user guide.
The addition of autopilot is a net safety enhancement. It is not a license to kip, nor to watch a film/read a book.
"The technology is several years away from being deployable safely to the masses. Driver assist systems that handle emergency braking, etc. are deployable because the driver is still actually driving the vehicle."
Clearly having a collision rate lower than that of humans is too dangerous - so we should actually ban all human drivers...
Of course not *you*, you're one of the 90% of drivers who consider themselves to be a 'good' driver.
The technology is very good at what it does - and it's capabilities are improving all the time, unlike human drivers who are generally careless and whose abilities/habits tend to degrade over time (after those first couple of years).
Given a choice - I'd have an autopilot enabled car now, and use it as well. I would be significantly safer as a result of doing so.
That the Jeep wasn't a self driving car.
They're right to be concerned, but this isn't a self driving issue...
is EU hyphenated in the new acronym... As one of the few bits that's actually a common acronym shouldn't it remain?
"So how can radar and and ultrasound get confused by a white sided truck against a bright lit sky?"
The ultrasound is a very short range system - a few metres at best - good for basic blindspot and sideswipe detection, as well as basic collision avoidance.
The Radar is forward facing only - and has significant range, but it is a fairly narrow antenna array, and I suspect it is therefore making a pretty much 2-D image of the world - RADAR reflected from a flat vertical surface 12" above the unit will return 24" above the unit - so seeing 'under' a trailer is possible.
Of course we might reasonably expect it to have see the truck first - maybe some warning bleeps when vehicles cross the path?
Autopilot does use radar.
It also uses ultrasonics.
The richest information source is still a forward facing camera though.
This is going to happen because people can't use their brains enough to accept that a driver aid is and aid to driving. The Tesla is not a self driving car.
"I guess the complexity in the setup comes from the SLC somehow integrating with the tax office"
Hang on - we have a department who already manages finances and repayments.
Who deal with underpayments from last year, and the overpayments they take...
Why was this just part of the tax office to start with. Here's tuition and a grant against future tax liability...
(And yes, I just wanted to use apojove and perijove, because I'm a nerd)
But you still claimed it was moving away from Saturn...
I don't need more computing power than the i5, I've put an SSD for boot & Applications, and last week grabbed a good deal on 16GB RAM, with the 4GB that was there going to a laptop (a great bonus).
I have large amounts of directly attached external storage, and a nice long HDMI cable to my monitor.
So it's 4 years old, and likely to last a good number more years - why would I buy another computer again?
I'm not too bad at driving, until I get tired - or my kids start playing up.
A computer could certainly be better at driving than I am.
The issue is that there are edge cases which we still haven't handled - although these are clearly very rare (as in - already rarer than the cases which humans don't handle).
One key advantage is that every time we come across such an edge case - every car on the road can take the lessons learnt and apply it consistently into the future.
The self driving car will come soon, hopefully my kids will never have to learn to drive...
Surely Net Neutrality....
Is all about being allowed to prioritise a service - just not a specific provider...
Dyslexia is one reason to set the flag to regularise the buttons.
No branch should require your PIN, your account details and any reasonable form of ID should suffice.
Who will call for touchscreen grids which change randomly each entry?
Or at least variably labelled buttons
(And yes I know that would be havoc for disability reasons - no reason not to have a flag on the card that regularises the keypad though)
"Not the cops, for sure."
Not the question asked - who *do* you call to a friend who you think is suicidal, and who lives hundreds of miles away?
Who would you send round if you didn't live within range?
So that they can put the name resolution in the router perhaps?
If you mean - so that they can use it to connect you to your router then isn't that what the .lan or .local versions were for?
Please tell me those aren't now valid TLDs...
Of course they could always use config.netgear.com anyway - since they own the domain it's not problematic - then just put a page saying that you need to connect to your router's LAN, using it's DHCP and DNS for this link to work...