Re: Nothing 21st century about it
14489 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
...shadowed by a vulture
Is that like blowing one's nose into a pound of festering Haggis?
Choose between crazy dumpf (who will hopefully bring everything down, which might actually be for the best) and the wench of babylon (who will start nuclear war because Putin is Hitler)?
VOTE GARY JOHNSON! IT IS OUR ONLY HOPE!!
The idea is to tag the kids of behaviour at registration time
You never know with millenials...
The most interesting part is whether this kind of catastrophic material failure can actually be fixed within a given envelope to money, time and cascading design changes.
Luckily RISIS, the the society for the Rise of the Machines, was not in the churnalistic chain.
That's racist against the machines!
At least for small numbers of Li-based batteries, water or the drink dispenser cart filled with non-alcoholic beverage is your best bet.
Do not cover with sand, dude! "Avoid using ice or smothering substances". It's just going to make its burning harder!
Unfortunately, flight passengers are forced to leave behind their mineral water bottles nowadays.
This is the 21st century, mon...
"Is it dead?"
Huge Boogers on My Mac!
Thus begins the Zombie Apocalypse.
Isn't that against the laws of failodynamics?
> 2000 euro's
Must be all the free money from the ECB floating around like lipid mass in blood vessels.
I suppose prices for Hipster Coffee in Disposable Polystyrene Cups will go through the roof too now. The price of bog-standard beer is already at various levels of painful.
And maybe they are behind Node.js, too...
This company is performance art.
Someone is being offended by something that is apparently race-based, this won't do!
Does it make sense to target asian suburbanites with cheap inner-city housing proposals? The hell it does.
And I thought the message was "race does not exist"... the hell it doesn't.
Important question: This being a factory, will wireless even work reliably? The electrical interference must be tremendous. Plus, if there are many IoT devices dumping signals intpo the aether, won't data rates crash?
Someone at Intel is mixing up the "industrial IoT" and the "consumer netbook" marketing segments.
It's the Graun.
Finding Russian military camps in Russia is an "invasion of Ukraine".
Finding few nonwhite people in leading management positions in Ireland is "white privilege"
"Hey, Grxlyknurrr, see this ad on the pan-galactic tat bazaar? Think it's for real?"
"Only 3 Hard Money Units? Well, this may be an artifact of an underdeveloped retardo civiization, possibly simian. I would say go for it. We could make some money reselling it to Hoornnooool's "Museum of Curiosities", she needs some good stuff to rekindle visitors' interest."
What are you even talking about?
This is likely to be something in the ballpark of MISRA C. Or some Ada derivative.
When I orbited the general vicinity of the Galileo Software Development Gas Giant, these - and assembler - were the only ones listed as allowed in high-assurance cases. It's been some time though. Today, it is likely there is use of Esterel and/or Lustre for adequate descriptions.
This is not red weed.
It is Schiaparelli's red shirt.
possession of a PDF document about advances in missile guidance and control, and possession of a book about guided missiles
Well, I have a few of these. Plus a book by Morgan Kauffmann on how to roboticize a small fleet of Humvees.
We have been at war for 20+ years now, the presence of such goods should not be surprising.
I don't think compressing the image data is all that good an idea.
Otherwise one will be left trying to decide whether that "weird feature" is an artefact or an actual physical element.
But alarms are fecking useless....
Neighbors will just cower more deeply in their beds. Excellent.
Actually the latest IEEE "Security and Privacy" Magazine has a collection of articles about the "Security/Usability Tradeoff Myth"
Haven't had time to read them yet though.
I will just notatallify your comment and engagify the rapidizing transmogrification of our language: PUNCH IT!
Now, where is my copy of "Standing on Zanzibar"?
El Reg should not have use that illustration .... depression gathering ...
Tagline: "It is never too late to read El Reg!"
> Possibly back in the childhood of the universe.
That's 13 billion years. There will have been nothing back then (conversely, one of my pet ideas is that the superdense initial universe was actually fertile ground for large civilizational construction - but all of that would have been over in a few milliseconds as the environment cooled off; that's just by the by).
You would just look at stars in the galactic neighborhood. 1000 LY out or so.
Why is there a photo of a dismantled humanoid/synthetic leading this story?
It's completely nonsensical to use that picturel. This is a standard "company" model, seen on all good spaceships that insist on a minimum of upkeep and synthetic assistance to the human crew.
This is all very true but where do I get the "successfull, cool, out there, distrumptive startup idea" DLC that goes with it?
The way it is going we will soon have automatic doors that do "woosh" sounds.
Krzanich said three things led him to decide to take diversity seriously
Unless there are serious reasons to suppose this will somehow magically improve products and service, I call cheap virtue-signalling. And maybe angling for Obama's tax largesse (I don't know, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest).
The brains of Millenials and Progressives may light up with a serotonin rush when they hear of applied reverse racism and sexism in the tech industry (asians probably do not need to apply, they are kick-arse enough, so are jews, I suppose we are talking about people euphemistically called "tall") ... that doesn't mean it's necessarily and objectively a good idea.
In particular as as candidates to diversify the ranks are not easy to find.
WTF am I reading?
The problem with RAID 5 is that disk drives have read errors. SATA drives are commonly specified with an unrecoverable read error rate (URE) of 10^14. Which means that once every 200,000,000 sectors, the disk will not be able to read a sector.
So... are there any that are lower? Hint. Not SCSI, which are the same drives with a changed controller.
2 hundred million sectors is about 12 terabytes. When a drive fails in a 7 drive, 2 TB SATA disk RAID 5, you’ll have 6 remaining 2 TB drives. As the RAID controller is reconstructing the data it is very likely it will see an URE. At that point the RAID reconstruction stops.
I seriously hope that RAID reconstruction does NOT stop (aka. throwing the baby out with the acid bath), as there is a very nonzero probability that the smoked sector is not even being used.
With one exception: Western Digital's Caviar Green, model WD20EADS, is spec'd at 10^15, unlike Seagate's 2 TB ST32000542AS or Hitachi's Deskstar 7K2000
...or more of an issue.
Also, looks like the moderator is pretty frisky..
WaPo polticis is shit already, no look to deeper into the "paper of record" eructions.
Yes jake you have been doing this since the 70s with the 64KBit mainframes, we know.
Interesting. But in any case, ECC is ALWAYS good to have, too.
Dell sends USB sticks to reload Windows?
I find this hard to swallow.
The best you get is a barely-functional, badly organized CD for machines that do not have a CD drive to "recover" software that "is already installed on your computer".
It's easier to demand a second helping of food from a concentration camp capo than properly install Windows on an already-taxed Microsoft WIndows machine.
DNS is pretty resilient and not a "single point of failure" at all.
I'm starting to be not amused by the industry's shenanigans.
Still can't into security after 20 years.
Too many management mouths to feed and expensive super-conferences to attend??
Mister Bryant, please! Still triggered by a mention of Sparc like a Pavlovian Doge after all these years. Don't you have some IBM overpriced software to laud?
Anyway, according to this little overview, the EDM is composed of two parts:
1) RTPU: "Remote Terminal & Power Unit installed on the underside of the Surface Platform and in charge of the Entry, Descent and Landing Sequence, not designed to survive the impact at landing as its job end at the shutdown of the landing engines." Interestingly, it seems to have no CPU, just FPGA logic .... ?
2) CTPU: "Central Terminal & Power Unit that is tasked with commanding all lander subsystems during surface operations, also directing power from the batteries to all powered components. It handles all onboard sequences, accepts science and housekeeping data, stores data and conditions data uplinks via UHF. The CTPU is built around a LEON Central Processor that represents the heart of a Processor Module which also hosts RAM and PROM memory, the onboard timer, a watchdog timer system, power converters and data input/output interfaces."
It seems that a LEON is "a 32-bit CPU microprocessor core, based on the SPARC-V8 RISC architecture and instruction set. It was originally designed by the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), part of the European Space Agency (ESA), and after that by Gaisler Research. It is described in synthesizable VHDL ... The LEON project was started by the European Space Agency (ESA) in late 1997 to study and develop a high-performance processor to be used in European space projects. The objectives for the project were to provide an open, portable and non-proprietary processor design, capable to meet future requirements for performance, software compatibility and low system cost. Another objective was to be able to manufacture in a Single event upset (SEU) sensitive semiconductor process. To maintain correct operation in the presence of SEUs, extensive error detection and error handling functions were needed. The goals have been to detect and tolerate one error in any register without software intervention, and to suppress effects from Single Event Transient (SET) errors in combinational logic.
The Real-time operating systems that support the LEON core are currently RTLinux, PikeOS, eCos, RTEMS, Nucleus, ThreadX, OpenComRTOS, VxWorks (as per a port by Gaisler Research), LynxOS (also per a port by Gaisler Research), POK[ (a free ARINC653 implementation released under the BSD licence) and ORK+ an open-source real-time kernel for high-integrity real-time applications with the Ravenscar Profile.
I remember an article by Wherner von Braun about a Mars expedition. The (large, manned, chromium rocketship) had (very large) wings to perform a smooth landing. Not sure what the assumed atmospheric pressure on Mars.
Well, it's an optical telescope. So at the same distance, it may spot a shiny softball or a dark & menacing petunia-adorned whale ...
And what will happen to the UFOs that hound the ISS (I saw it on YouTube!), will they simply disappear once spotted?