Re: An ideal car for the French market
There are things still made in France?
10773 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
There are things still made in France?
That's the people who have a "JESUS SAVES" sticker on the bumper. Seen those.
But even in the world of Higher Sanity (tm), go to Portugal, drive like a mofo playing chicken with trucks, but at least the rosary hanging off the rear-view mirror gives you assurance.
Apart from that, what was so bad about the PS/1 except its eye-popping price (which was expected since you bought the IBM sticker actually, not the machine underneath). Ok, nobody would have wanted an 80286 if he had known what that was...
aiding and abetting
Yeppers, it's argumentation from 2001 again. Should we, shouldn't we etc. etc. etc.
I would find myself in the dock for aiding and abetting theft.
It's out, and there was time to fix it. Deal with it.
Of which there is none at the company's end.
"BEST EFFORT" is the best you can get.
As Dan Geer says in "Inviting More Heartbleed" -- "The only two products not covered by product liability today are religion and software, and we don’t think software is going to or should escape for much longer."
remember 4-5 years back, when they said they would put security at the core of Windows and all dev processes ?
I have the same problem: Time flies.
It was in January 2002 after a string a "access all areas" events IIRC.
The trustworthy computing group was disbanded this September.
As to the rejects claiming "OH NO 90 DAYS IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ANYBODY."
... what you gonna do when a 0-day hits the street and it's not 90 DAYS but 90 MINUTES. Huh? What you gonna do, PUNKS?
"We encourage customers to keep their anti-virus software up to date, install all available Security Updates and enable the firewall on their computer."
Recommendation to do the obnoxious, perform the borderline dangerous and enable the frankly useless.
Yep, I noticed Office 365 was not exactly responsive on Friday, presenting you with a white page, although it was labeled as being "up" by isitdownrightnow, though with ~150ms response time.
Luckily the office looked like someone had fired a neutron bomb a kilometer above the city.
> needlessly taking database space
You know that "database space" is about a 1/1000 of a standard harddisk these days, right?
This explains finnish coding.
Humanity living on Snowball Earth would reach the Singularity in no time.
Sad to say, the code quality of tasks outsourced to the sunny southern lands is often at the same level of awkwardness.
Step it up, guys.
That dog sure is being wagged by both of its tails.
Pat Buchanan asked whether "war was in the cards for 2015". By the farty sounds, one in Europe, a continuing one in Afghanistan (wait, we won that one yesterday, right?), a renewed one in the Caliphate, an couple of "interventions" in the Lybia/Mali region, one in Korea, .....
Apparently no-one likes the Japanese.
Much ship industry loss, innit?
Warp drives ain't gonna come out of garages dude. They most probably won't come from anywhere, ever. (Yeah, Alcubierre Blah Blah Blah. Bullshit. Guess what, if I had the power to warp space at will, negatively not at my current location to boot, I could do ten impossible things before breakfast.)
There is no indication in experimental and theoretical physics that any of this is possible. None. Otherwise LHC would rip unicorns out of the vacuum.
> Farady cages
> Could Bermuda Triangle pilot’s ‘fog’ have been a space warp?
Perpetuum Mobile tier QUALITY SCIENCE!!!11!
> namely aerodynamics.
Don't you mean pork projection?
No champaign until a Tessier-Ashpool corporate orbital refuge is up there.
It's almost as of they were Japanese!
Sounds like someone needs to work on separating life and work...
You seem to be either at school or otherwise rather young?
wrapped in gold-foil (for radiation resistance).
That's not how "radiation resistance" works, ops guy.
I hear in the east, they try to wrap things in vodka. Doesn't work either.
That would be the "King Gong" for services to your customer base that exhibit disdain and arrogance should not (or cannot, in case the customer base flees) be reproduced.
it's long been standard practice to report completely different Apache, PHP, OpenSSL etc variants in the server banner
.... Seriously? Home hacker scene, ahoi!
Next up: hanging hare's paw on the server room door.
...but if you carry it around in physical form, you are a suspect and police can actually seize it with no particular justification to finance their
year's end partygear.
This is not a joke.
The timeless movie quote
"You asked for a miracle. I give you the EFF BEE EYE"
comes to mind.
Excel and VBA - a great combination - should be more widely used.
Excel: A bad idea, implemented badly. A dataflow program presented in a way that resembles a 2-D sheets for beancounters. Unmaintainable. Can't even compute correctly in the best of cases (uses floats instead of the appropriate fixed-point arithmetic). Stats show that most of the Excel sheets out there have errors that go unnoticed. Cancer.
VBA: Acceptable, but people with no training use this, resulting in overcooked macaroni and more cancer.
Norse has identified a group of six individuals – from the US, Canada, Singapore and Thailand – as potential suspects. One of the alleged perps is a 10-year veteran of Sony Pictures’ backroom technical staff who lost his job in May.
Did the query the NSA database? Did Sony give them full access to extended activity logs??
Coming from AC, this is a bit rich.
Analysis of the comment section makes me suspect BAXTER is nearby.
PRIORITY OVERRIDE UPDATE: Nobody on this ball is "space-faring" or has "spaceships".
...but this _is_ Stephen Baxter.
Reminds me of "Anti Ice", modicum serious.
I sure hope the CA does NOT HAVE the private key, otherwise there is a bad case of PEBKAC at the end of the CA's customer.
If you've transferred your private keys to a server via SSH or VPN, they've possibly been compromised. Time to revoke everydamnthing.
100% of non-sneakernet-connected nodes (pretty much the whole cloud for starters) fucked??
"UK TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT"
WTF does STRAPONE mean?
> Humans overwriting their memories and making shit up from whole cloth
ITT: Humans memory is volatile and has no error checking.
Well, we do it all the time. You know that most of these "repressed childhood memories" about being violated by parents were actually implanted by the therapists? Good job.
Young adults, aged between 18 and 24, say they frequently lie about their relationships, promotions at work and holidays.
At that age I had even difficulty keeping track of actual reality. Sometimes I really feared I was getting psychotic due to overwork and general stress. And that was before the Interwebs came out of the "text only" phase.
> Anyone who had a particularly difficult year could opt out.
I opted out of facebook, which is even better.
Neologism of the Year 2014!!
Forget about complaining and just torrent the stuff. They won't learn anyway.
As Mr. Orlowski says "Who would stick it to the artist?". Well, the potentially paying but seriously miffed public, that's who.
Really, I have recently:
1) Seen myself in the utter impossibility to legally obtain the LHC movie "particle fever" over the Internet because of "regional restrictions" (duh? wuh?)
2) Had to fight with region-encoded DVDs and region-locked DVD readers. In 2014. I lost, btw.
"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."
The racist remark...
It is now racist to call someone a monkey?
So how about the "running capitalist dog lackeys"?
What is normal?
The "Tips and Corrections" link provides for some cognitive dissonance I cannot manage...
Bureaucracy at least is like a Third Reich Salade Mini-Impériale all the world over.
Then The Two Kevins root through your garbage dump.
but real junk scientists know
Worth all the 1.21 gigawatts one can muster. Have an upvote.
Clear a Ferroybte instead of a Cenobite.
Yup, there must be some energy expenditure, i.e. current. Otherwise that ferrite thing won't change its state (if it did it with no energy expenditure, it would be unstable and not a good memory-holding physical device). Also, Landauer's Principle asserts "that there is a minimum possible amount of energy required to erase one bit of information, known as the Landauer limit: kT ln 2", i.e. 0.0178 eV at room temperature.
Get a grip man, this isn't the fucking Sun.
Indeed, it's the fucking Sam.
That uncle is right up there with Jimmy Savile in the unhealthy department.
> on the theory that an Irish company called "Microsoft" can be compelled, under US law, to provide the access because it bears the same name as a US-based company
> it may represent good law
Only if you have reason to think you are The World Empire.
"But Venus can't be there," protested Indra. "That's much too far north."
In a single, sickening instant Franklin knew that she was right. If he had any doubt, he could see now that the star he was watching was moving swiftly across the sky, rising out of the west and so defying the laws which controlled all other heavenly bodies.
He was staring at the Space Station, the largest of all the satellites now circling Earth, as it raced along its thousand-mile-high orbit (isn't that in the van Allen Belt?). He tried to turn his eyes away, to break the hypnotic spell of that manmade, unscintillating star. It was as if he was teetering on the edge of an abyss; the terror of those endless, trackless wastes between the worlds began to invade and dominate his mind, to threaten the very foundations of his sanity.
He would have have won the struggle, no more than a little shaken, had it not been for a second accident of fate. With the explosive suddenness with which memory sometimes yields to persistent questioning, he knew what it was that had been worrying him for the last few minutes. It was the smell of the fuel that Indra had siphone from the hydrojet - the unmistakable, slightly aromatic tang of synthene. And crowding hard upon that recognition was the memory of where he had last met that all-too-familiar odor.
Synthene - first developed as a rocket propellant - now obsolete like all other chemical fuels, except for low-powered applications like the propulsion of space suits.
It was too much; the double assault defeated him. Both sight and smell had turned traitor in the same instant. Within seconds, the patiently built dikes which now protected his mind went down before the rising tide of terror.
by one of the project's members a €541 laptop!
BUY, not BY.
And this is a frankly good price.
I wish I could says "yes".
Unfortunately, in the USA, "Omnipotent State" is a Religion for some.
You also find this kind of individual in various other uniform-loving countries, sects, houses for the insane and government buildings.