No beam today, always beam tomorrow
Some additional links at Back from Break, as usual.
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1) Hiking at da shale? Sure beats trying to discover the latest fuckup in the innards of Microsoft Exchange.
2) 3D model of the animal? Darwin would approve.
3) Unrelated but of the interest matching criterium is fuzzily valued at "high": Did Neurons Evolve Twice?
Certainly, Sir Babbage.
You know these kind of activities are now verboten in the UK?
Missionary position only by royal decree.
They are waiting for PHB to come in on Monday and okay the statement.
Isn't that "Stahlstadt" (Steel City)?
I feel a righteous germanic desire of wanting to suppress and mercilessly exploit the freedom-and-beauty-loving
elvesfrench next door, they and their effete France-Ville.
raw cacao drops - can YOU stomach them…?!
Yes I can but I got somewhat of an allergy to them after overdoing it over a decade ago. My immune system would just go into overdrive, so I had to stop.
Better again now, I can actually eat 99% choc bars again.
Poroshenko: Now guest-writing at El Reg.
has a $1.2bn-plus valuation
AMAZON PROMISES ACCESS TO TVC UNIVERSE!
UPLOAD YOUR SHIT NOW!
Where is Greg Egan when you need him!
One wonders what other miracles of injection are being silently performed by network devices, gateways or otherwise, seeing HTTP traffic going hither and forth.
This means the drive becomes a NAS. Redundancy will have to be at the "object" level (really just array of bytes, possibly with added tags, amirite?). Any DRM extras?
And does this means there needs to be a firewall on the disk interface lest random TLAs rustle the jimmies of your data center from inside?
and files are stored in directories
files sequences of block-of-bytes are stored inreferenced from indexed spaces, which, to the undiscerning punter, may look like a hierarchical structure.
With Multiversal Apps!
Includes reinforced String Theory, p-branes and Schrödinger's Nyancat!
This will be occupied by Cortana soon.
So now we have the most pointless editor add-on for the most pointless idea ever conceived by mankind (being able to write programs in a shitty language totally unadapted for the task at hand in locations where you certainly do NOT want to see it, ever, and performing extreme gyrations that probe new depths of the saying "reinventing the square wheel" to attain that dubious privilege), thus surpassing muzzles for ducks.
Check... 2015.... amazing.
Is there a brain-eating nanovirus around rewiring the neural substrate of People That Newspapers Like To Fill the Pages Of Sensation With (PETNELI-FIPASEWI) that makes them sound off about arse-biting AI soon with no discernible reason?
The biggest current problem is not "killer AI", it is killer retards with the finger on the red button.
"NATO General Breedlove, you have detected a major "medal gap" for NATO, can you tell us more?"
"PUTIN, PUTIN, PUTIN. BOOM BOOM!! HURRRRR!"
You forget the bridge bunnies!
...it will probably be the Gannt chart of the 21st century: Useless and something for management to look at while delaying taking responsibility.
No, wait, this is civil serpentry. Scratch the "taking responsibility" part.
What could possibly go wrong?
And then you get a dunning letter for services not provided.
Better order up a Ringworld.
Another entry for the Psychotronic Video Guide!
Maybe it has to do with bees?
"creation of new applications that pull into more customers"
I know that, In Amurrica™, one can "pull into a gas station". But how do you "pull into more customers"? Sounds painful.
WOOLY WINDOWS MAMMUTH: It's got more meat in it!
those that don't understand IPv6 to abandon that too
It's not hard to understand and it's
shita complexity bridge too far.
Any further questions?
So in which direction will the internet community go? Toward DNSSEC or away from it? It's too early to tell
After a decade?
In other New-York Times / Washington-Post "news", will the US manage to make the Middle East safe for democracy? It is too early to tell.
He thinks "people in charge" have rational thinking processes.
As an example, you may have noticed that the US is currently biggening up russian "incursions" into and "threats" against Ukraine, being apparently ready to increase the available pool of medals for generals, demand for military goods for contractors as well as the threat level to keep the rubes in line. This just costs them one Europe to obtain fame, fortune and new opportunities at home, who could resist?
WTF am I reading?
Please tell me I am actually on Interzone, monitoring a SciFi
short storyperformance art?
Anorexic is the term
I find this rather disturbing.
"Frankly, it is akin to setting up a trade body of payday lenders to dictate financial services policy."
Implying this is not what currently happens.
At least payday lenders fill an actual need of the market (which is why they exist in the first place, even if all the world-improving wankers go all huffpuffy on them)
Really, I feel the extreme need to go full ISIS on the people (and frankly with no holds barred, fire cage dancing, head drilling and all that, and no merit points for being differently abled) who push yet another manufactured problem onto the hoi polloi, mental cancer-like, that they suddenly feel is AMAZINGLY IMPORTANT AND WORLD-THREATHENING but is actually as important as Kim Kardashian's increasing case of cellulitis, while the ACTUAL problems are blowing up in our faces like flying RBMK cores, but appropriately passed over until the people in power have made their buck and safe getaway.
When you understand the burning rage at the disgusting stupidity of "western" event manufacturing ... you will shit bricks and know that you are old.
Can't anyone hang a threat of paedophilia, terrorism threat, Insult to the Prophet or possibly a tenuous connection to P.U.T.I.N. to the persons responsible for this? This would take care of problems mighty quick.
Gassing office workers is also an acceptable solution. You need to discuss this with the union rep first though, wouldn't want to take any rash measures.
a Tory government would bring speedier internet connections of 100Mbps to most of Britain
Why not 1000 Mbps internet connections to ALL of
Not Nethanyahu? FUCK THE EU!
Looks like someone blew the whole Capitol building into space where it settled peacefully on an asteroid to forever orbit the sun with a bunch of vacuum-dried samples of mentally differently developed homo sapiens sapiens inside.
America Fuck Yeah!
Exactly. And when you use stuff like Java, bugs (and security flaws of course) are a built-in feature, but unlike in C there's sod all the developer can do about it.
The problem ----> XXXX
Your head -------> o .... "waaah stop liking Java, it's shit!!"
Writing complex code in C in 2015 is quackery and incompetence. Or a manifestation of ego problems. Deal with it.
Time to go really brownshirt on these wannabe Butlerian Jihadis before someone decides he is the reincarnation of Unabomber and someone gets killed.
It's not like we don't have enough real problems hitting the fans. We don't need invented ones imagined by an idiot in need of publicity like Elon Musk and a few confused retards taking up a manufactured cause.
Sinatra dependency rack-protection
I suppose this is not something for women so why the hell is it a dependency on whatever authentication scheme is being implemented? What happened to straightforward simple shit that someone can understand and audit?
"Modern" programming: "Dependencies, dependencies, dependencies"?
With no checks.
Wolfram added that there is plenty of confusion between pi and pie, given that they are pronounced in the same way.
What the hell is wring with people?
The mission of this gTLD, .dev, is to provide a dedicated domain space in which Google can enact second-level domains specific to its projects in development.
Contents of .dev, circa 2020:
Magnetic reconnection occurs when magnetic fields connect, disconnect, and reconfigure explosively, releasing bursts of energy that can reach the order of billions of megatons of trinitrotoluene
Can anyone explain this? It is nice to say "magnetic fields disconnect" but this does not evoke anything of substance - magnetic field lines are always closed loops around electric currents. So should NASA rather be talking about the dual, currents in space (born by ion streams I imagine) that snake around wildly? And where do these billions of megatons go? I suppose, radio waves?
Researchers theorize that the principles of magnetic reconnection and the energy release they generate are a significant force throughout the universe including the acceleration of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
Not in this solar system. Near supernovas and neutron stars, more like. And possibly inside cloistered chambers inhabited by politicians.
I didnt realise the BBC had the power of stopping the UK falling as the Crimea did.
Err... hold on. The UK won the Crimean War, remember? Ok, there were some french and turkish allies, but still.