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Lump of labor fallacy detected.
Re: Now Let's Drop Romanticism
> Fortran, which was invented almost at the same time and still is the best numerics language
For some values of "best" that have to do with cleaning toilets at McDonalds.
Seriously, if there is anything good about that crud collector language it has been added in the 90s.
Re: Caption for that last picture: -)
Why did they shop Forrest Gump out of that historical picture?
> how do you suggest this be enforced? Rent-a-cop? Vigilante justice meted out by drunken customers? Ohh....
It's called bouncers. And indeed some "burly guys" helping.
What exactly about the real world don't you understand?
Next you will be telling us that bars disallowing patrons to carry projectile weapons at their premises are infringing your progressive rights to carry heat wherever you go. Ah no, hold on ...
That may be because it's the guy actually taking the photograph?
Another Map of Japan, sadly not with underlying images.
I once amused myself to overlay Fukushima and Chernobyl maps. As El Reg does not provide image upload, I shall upload this to a known den of scum and villany, where it survives only limited time:
"genuine culture of equality"
I'm for that, as I'm into all sort of weird pr0nz. Dwarf sex, Handicap sex, Homo-on-Lesbian, People-on-Bike, Donkey-vs-Donkey, Lasagne Sex you name it! Let's be equal in there!!
Re: Is there any data
Precise data exists! See above for link, or see page 35 and 43 of
It's in german though.
On page 37, they have reused the XKCD chart w/o credit....
Course, how much is in the sushi now?
Re: Who Is Doing The Street Cleaning
There are no "Freedom" camps-of-Stalkers.
Back to serious. For anyone who can read german:
With the restricted areas at end-of-2012 depicted:
Area 1: Load < 20 mSv/y - You can move around but can't stay the night.
Area 2: Load > 20 mSv/y - Restricted access
Area 3: Load > 30 mSv/y - Only short-time access under special circumstances permitted
Re: Unsecured WiFi
It's probably easier to send a Global Hawk to do precise mapping for that.
Re: Why is bacon "processed"?
> it seems that any effort to prolong the shelf life of meat has a negative effect on your when you eat it
But we only know that people in the QUICK DEATH group like to eat government-pushed stuff (through subsidies, though then it is labelled as 'not good for you' in government-issued warn letters) that can be bought for cheap at Tesco's or at the Kebab corner and have otherwise strong correlation to the LOW INCOME/NOT POSH group.
Conclusion to causations are.... open.
Re: Paging Maxwell! Mawell to the white courtesy phone!
> his free will to do the filtering, thus reducing entropy
No free will is involved as this is a fully mechanizable procedure. So a Maxwell's Daemon is anything that reduces entropy of a closed system with no expended energy.
Re: Control emissions?
Unfortunately burning your forest happens faster than its regeneration. Add subsidies for creating wood chips and/or "guaranteed prices" and the forest is gone in a forthnight. Did I mention that you don't actually cover a lot of energy needs with this kinda stupidity? In the old times, whole forests were transformed into ocean-going ships at least.
Well, sounds like a good idea from the ministry of silly walks.
Armed bears? Well...
Why not give the task to university robotics research groups?
Robots in camo, equipped with spears, crossbows and kives slithering through forests doing pattern matching on Bambi Creatures To Terminate.
It's fun! One can probably obtain a few grants from the ministry of clusterfucks and ordinance, too.
> will not go back to Android
You will not go back to a Huawei Ascend G300. There is a difference.
Re: Come on....
Don't know who downvotes this. Have an upvote.
"would look like if the software was free. Now we know, and it's a rather depressing sigh"
That's all about the free things are bad for you and your neighbours and won't enable you to collect the Intellectual Property Riches that you, as a Creative Person, so richely deserve" meme propagated by some. But you know that.
It's the same as if you read an article by Krugman in the NYT. There will be at least one statement to the effect that "printing money and state intervention saves the economy". All empirical evidence collected since 1920 says NO in bold letters, but that doesn't stop the author from clinging to his cherished view (which opens up the doors of the political cocktail parties, natch).
The amount of man-hours wasted during the whole story of humankind is huge.
You always have to compare it against something ...
Clearly you are a Win/Apple user - otherwise you would be able to murder yourself.
But there the whole screen was noised up, right?
Re: Easy to defeat.
"a little training should enable someone to distinguish the random motion of the fake cursors from the more-directed motion of the real one"
1) Read not-too-well explained stuff with no accompanying pics on El Reg
2) Run to the pulpit
3) Declare to world and dog that it won't work, make peremptory statements and a clown of yourself
FAIL icon doesn't begin to describe the situation
Spoken like a true liberal arts student.
This can be changed by choosing an "unbloated" (by your standards) distro.
The choice is yours.
> Windows/OS X
> more tolerable than varying flavors of Linux, particularly when issues are encountered
Are you insane?
Computer Architecture 101, huh?
> It is simplification that allowed Alan Turing to design and implement the worlds first practical computers.
You are mixing this up with John von Neumann. Actually Turing was involved in the ACE, but that came even after the ENIAC (not to mention the Atanasoff-Berry Computer)
> Running a program in flash could potentially damage the flash over extended periods of time
Quite a lot of the pages are "unmodifiable" program text or even static data, so can be advantageously left in nonvolatile memory. DB "files" can. In-memory datastructures can. And of course the filesystem can. If what you are saying were true, there would not even be a use for "flash memory cunningly disguised as disk drives" even today.
Re: @another coward Huh. - Jason
> See how that looks? How would you feel 30 mins into a course learning something new and you were called incompetent in front of everyone on the course?
Also, I would call you ANNOYING.
Do you think these are motherfucking classes for people with special needs and daily doses of ritalin?
Re: Lots of negative AC comments.
A wild RICHTO appears!
Re: I've mentioned this before.
I guess one can add an option to the bootup screen whereby "zero all working memory" can be selected on an as-needed basis. This can even be pretty fast if done correctly, just mark pages as "unitialized" and have the OS read all zeros on first use..
I wouldn't count on the "BIOS" manufacturers to get that even approximately right though.
> I want it to be faster than the speed of light
You cannae change the laws of physics...
1) Install flash memory that maps into the one-dimensional address space of the CPU.
2) Tweak Virtual Memory Manager with an additional "this is flash" flag per page.
3) Make apps aware of 2) or, barring that, just define a flash-based "RAM disk" with the appropriate filesystem and put files and memory-mapped storage there
5) Sanic speed attained
> For instance, on Solaris you can change the task scheduler on the fly, without recompiling nor rebooting. I consider it as a good thing.
Can you do it in MacOS?
Why would you want to change the task scheduler of your OS while on vacation?
Insecure about your name, anon?
Re: the Unix vs. Windows battle in Linux
Actually NetworkManager is a good example why you should have text configuration files. What NetworkManager does is that it tries to somehow magically find out what you want. It's great when it works, but horrible when it doesn't.
And it generally doesn't and/or the edge case isn't implemented "yet".
> object-oriented programming in Java
It is sufficiently nice and complaining about it is for pseudo-toughs. Like retarded colonels that need a good fragging phoning in will-to-power-bring-me-my-medal orders to the front lines.
Really, it frees you up for the NEXT gnarly problems, like programs that navigate in the real world, or actually delivering stuff through the bureaucratic maze of a company.
Re: Stupid Question
> But this is the first C compiler. How did they compile it? By hand?
It's magic! People don't have to explain bits!
K&R are the Siegfried and Roy of....
Re: @Condiment (was: I'll delve into my archives ... )
> Because .. no skin off my teeth.
I once saw a TV film about some german hacker/carder guy in his teens who ordered up an old PDP-11 because of its nostalgia value. He was then rather surprised when a truck showed up at his door...
Sadly, the guy was later found hanged in a public park. Apparently "suicide" but then he had become involved with turkish mafia.
Re: Good to know all that aid money is not being wasted, eh?
Well, the US is also sending "indispensable aid" (not affected by sequestration, natch) to Israel. So why complain?
Sadly, "I recompile the kernel" means "I'm so operator at Linux" in the age bracket commonly associated with the larval stage or the wannabee.
Myself - Last kernel compilation: before the War on Terror
Guy leaves the rickety house he was instrumental in constructing, complains!
Film at 11.
Also, can he actually distinguish between "Three Miles Island" (the actual one, not the 'conspiracy, sky split, thousands and thousands dead') and "Chernobyl"? If not, time to get good with numbers.
Re: Outrageous to let this cyberwar go on
Nothing that a Quadro-Pounder with Cheese, a side dish of supersized Freedom Fries and a large Coke couldn't fix, it hope?
Looking forward to Cult Craziness.
Still, that a lot of INTERESTING activity in the INNER SOLAR SYSTEM since the MAYAN BEST-BEFORE TIME HAS BEEN EXCEEDED. And now the POPE has VOLUNTARILY RESIGNED, too! And now this. NOT a SPACESHIP HEADED for CYDONIA? Uh-huh.
Supplementary commentariat grounding question:
Will the next visitor from the Oort split URANUS OPEN? Time will tell!
Re: MS is squeezing the enterprise and channel
> It costs much more than the equivalent Microsoft product!
Re: spEak You're bRanes
How about gamma-ray bursts?
Re: 16 times sharper...
Zooming in on the photo of the reflection in a car's rear view mirror of a shop window on the other side of the street reflecting the sniper as he shoots, then sharpening...
Re: Daily defence spending...
> Stuff like this creates jobs
Actually it does *not*, because it will be paid by money hoovered up from the economy where said money would be used to buy TV sets, diapers, holidays in Spain, houses, swimming pools, hookers and coke. In other words, jobs may actually be *destroyed*.
You can argue that you funnel money into "more worthwhile developments" but unfortunately this is being done by the guns and badges of the state (in order that taxes may be collected) or even the printing press (hidden taxation by inflation), so a strong argument for amorality can be made.
But I don't care. FUND IT! BUILD IT!!
Re: Numinous computing?
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT!
> running X on Slackware 1.0 on a 386sx16+mathco on 8megs of RAM and an 80meg Maxtor hard-drive. 20 years ago
Slackware 2.01. Still have the dual-CD jewel box (there is something called a "GNU-Archive" and an "Elisp Archive" and a "high-end Linux distro 'bogus'" on it, as well as Scheme, Oberon and .. Sather?). I just had 4 megs... 4 sticks of EDO RAM? And they came in a sort of long transparent plastic stick ...
I now need my my anti-melancholy pills. Nurse, please!
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