The arguments from before the War on Terror are baaackkk!!
Do you touch yourself while trolling?
> not enough life (Unix) experience
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Do you touch yourself while trolling?
> not enough life (Unix) experience
Nicely written but:
If someone was allowed to distribute a modified Linux kernel under the Apache licence, for example, they need never pass a single byte of the Source Code to anyone outside their organisation; and yet it would still be considered Open Source
is totally wrong. It would not be Open Source, per definition. And putting the Apache license onto a binary would be like putting "guaranteed gluten-free" onto a concrete block. Absolutely pointless.
But what about the non-free graphics drivers from AMD and nVidia? They're supplied as blobs, so why is this any different?
They don't come with a distro that says "GPL" on it. Load them into the kernel you can, of course, after download from the manufacturer's website. Also, the kernel then is considered "tainted" AFAIK, so bug reports will be downprioritized.
Isn't free software wonderful?
there are MANY reasons why a module needs to have a 'closed source' component
Not a single one. Unless you like to play The Gimp in Zed's Basement.
Also, "regulation" doesn't work by "closing source". It just doesn't. If the FCC "demands it" (haven't checked), the FCC is full of cluless idiots doing Broadcom's bidding (oh surprise!)
If you want "tamperproof", well, you better have the appropriate chip on you board. This is known as "trustworthy computing", i.e. trustworthy from the manufacturer side while the user gets an additional bell on his collar.
So if you can re-compile the kernel and the ZFS module for the new kernel, there should be NO issue with the GPL.
Your personal interpretation of the GPL is well noted.
Can someone please get to work and write "systemd in Action"...
It has everything to do with Stallman trying to control other people's software. I repeat: Stallman can bite me.
This must be the extreme freetardist corner of the freetardist section of the freetard republic of freedom?
There are people not using it?
I'm forced to use Linux because it is free, and people don't want to pay for software.
"Oracle lost interest in maintaining that five years ago"
Oracle never lost interest in
making moneyextracting money or controlling things though.
People were annoyed that it was one massive bundled binary rather than a lot of smaller components which could be maintained independently
This seems to say more about the Clueless Tweeter "ain't doing no reading of dusty literature" Generation than about the "product" in question.
I would be mad as hell. It would be enough to call for a good KKK-style expedition complete with wild night rides and burning torches in order to adjust attitudes.
So can you actually light this baby around, say, Jovian neighborhood without having an actual nuclear reactor aboard? Just with panels?
Because she is a credible threat to the republicans establishment it's play as dirty as possible.
No-one needs to play dirty with Hillary. The facts will do.
As for failed wars, you may want to remember who has been in charge for the last 8 years or so. We didn't have Syria or Lybia before, you know. We have Ukraine and are not happy with Russia or China. And we still have Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Hillary’s supporters are more enthusiastic than Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, yet often times are discouraged from engaging online and are 'often afraid to voice their thoughts' because of the fear of online harassment."
Looks like her paying shocking obedience to AIPAC has paid off ... they seem to have handed her the propaganda handbook.
There is nothing wrong with getting elected as Tory Party member, you can even go pretty far with that kind of endorsement.
I'm getting the feeling I am reading one of those old-school Science Fiction stories found in those "Nebula Awards" or "Michael Moorcock presents..." anthologies of my youth.
It's either the beer or some subconscious trigger. Maybe the disturbing questionnaire silliness?
I remember is J.G. Ballard's "Answers to a Questionnaire" (on the Internet). Also, John Sladek's "Anxietal Register B" (which appeared in John Christopher's Mind in Chains, but I had to look that up), basically a form that you don't want to fill in as it goes progressively deeper into querying information about your inner space. Shit's not on the Internet though... pity.
Why not redo the utter disgrace that is the Dell website? (due to being a cobbled-together mess of dedicated consumer confusion, who then get told that they actually CAN'T configure the stuff they want the way they want it)
Yeah. The kinetic energy is not appearing from nowhere. Not even in make-believe physics.
Despite skepticism from the scientific priesthood
People who know their shit are a "priesthood".
McCulloch suggests the same effect accounts for the anomalies observed when spacecraft accelerate around a planet: they jump.
They what now?
No, the Minuteman 1 had a specially designed discrete-element computer, not anything off-the-shelf (with "TRUE" at -10V... damn)
D-17B computer, complete with instruction set! (That is what should have been scrolling in Terminatorvision™!)
No, it looks like a design and a "do you REALLY want to have this? Are you REALLY CERTAIN?" question.
Intel is not in this game.
Does it take a referendum to bring back the death penality?
Lax behaviour in society has gone too far. There must be some counterbalancing pressure....
Like wanking and voting.
> the rule of law
It's only for utter arseholes on the business end of state-mandated exploitation. Deal with it.
Better do some getting and start mucking shit up for fun.
I don't know, I have tested all the known ones and they were all good.
Fellow citizens! Stay in your designated "Free Speech Area"!
(directly left of the dump site behind the out-of-town Walmart)
x86 is not awesome. Not at all.
No ... these are CP sales, shurely?
Please enlighten us, "Just Enough", what are we missing?
So April 18 will henceforth be remembered as "CLOUD DELETION DAY"
Truth is stranger than stackoverflow.
(Synchronicity on the Internet? Sysops everywhere, beware!)
Code this shit explicitly.
Using a programming language.
Any programming language.
Not murderhack "how is this interpreted NOW?" bash.
Are the "duds" (I would think they will at least pass initial simple tests?) supposed to have the same serial numbers as the originals? Are they produced on request?
I was finally hoping for the big Space Nazi reveal, delivering Flying Saucers to Saddam and all.
Cross-Point is X-Point?
Marketeering match criterium: 100%. I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.
That wayback link is good stuff.
"This was the "solar storm" that affected no other northern nation's ATC" [Citation needed]
You may have access to ATC logs, but we don't. Care to share?
(In other words, who would know about the Downtime of the Swedes if there hadn't been some finger pointing involving P.U.T.I.N.?)
Seeing how State is splurging on this new weapon of mass destruction, they will have to find quite a few "tax evasers" lest the Central Bank printshop need to shit out yet another container of greenbacks. On the other hand, they are in form now, not long till the burning shit hits the hoi polloi.
Worse: Mathematical catiomatization followed by weaponizing via purrification. The overfelining cations alone will transmoggify the area around Ground Whiskas furr hundreds of square kilometers.
I guess artsy
europeanfurreign movies being shown in the small crumbling building that the city planning council forgot can be viewed without the "always on" distraction. These are for "old people" anyway.
But why do these have Tensor character? I would understand this for QM simulations, but NNs are nonlinear, and heavily so. And "invariance of the tensor multiplication result under change of coordinate system" sounds not like something one is looking for here.
...and why do they call it "TensorFlow"? There seems to be no tensors in there. Is it just because it sounds good?
If Vendor N doesn't have an EULA that prevents it, then Vendor E can publicly say that Vendor N has terrible performance, 'look.. here are the results'. At least this way, the worse these vendors can do is exactly what I did here, Vendor E, N, H etc and allow the customer to infer what it means.
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"
These things cannot be avoided (unless you are in an environment managed via 5-year plans), after all I could always astroturf by dissing product X pseudonymously on forums (as is done in politics, and, no I am not antisemitic) so the way to go is to go to th trade press and sponsor fair&independent comparisons.
Trying to given customers an EULA ENEMA instead is just plain stupid.
Are these things even enforceable? You can't impose random bullshit in an EULA and expect it to be valid.
Isn't the worse Atlantis Computing (who they?) can do, annul your support contract in spiteful anger?
Sure, they might try to sue -- and become the laughing stock of the Internet in 12h flat. Might be expensive for the receiving end of course, unless there is a clear prior case on this.
These clauses made appearances in the mid-2000 when companies noticed that their gear might be getting a good dissing in articles and lawyers tried to solve the problem with a clause pulled out of their arse. I never heard of anyone getting sued though.
Is that the sound of wool being pulled over eyes?
The big issue here is that he was paying someone else. He might be able to get away with that in his own house, but not when you're paying someone else.
Control, Interdict, Verify, Tax & Squander, Deploy Eminent Domain Rulings if someone wants to "develop" a neighborhood.
I think that idea was already floated in the original von Braun series ("Across the Space Frontier") - inflatable, rotating ring stations with added plating outside as needed (it wouldn't be a real Space Nazi fortress without plating. right?)