Re: Actually, the real issue here ...
You don't know how the economy works, do you?
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You don't know how the economy works, do you?
there is now the word 'Satire' in bold at the start of this article.
No longer works in the 21st century.
Besides, it could be meta-satire.
For a space elevator, you sure need a stonking big media business. Would playing world porn king for 200 years bring in enough cash?
(Btw, do space elevators do need boosts whenever they lift something or is the angular momentum directly coming from the rotating Earth?)
But is the engineering any good?
I still don't understand what "freedom" has to do with it.
I think people are starting to mightily confuse things, disingeniously (Apple and its iPhans) or not (appreciators of freedom from the Omnipotent Government and opponents to unreasonable searches and seizures)
It is an open court decision, not a secret agency backdooring action, or plausibly deniable executive order from White House. It isn't even an UK-style "order to self-incriminate", forcing one to hand out encryption keys.
One can even appeal.
You know, in the olden days, court orders may be issued and mystery boxes might appear on the Main Distribution Frames in the phone company building. That had nothing to do with chilling effects, enabling Russia or China (evil bugbears) or involving constitutional problems. Yes, there are abuses. Thus, vigilance.
We have seen some utter crap in the last 20 years and many people now in powerful places or on Sunday morning TV should be hanged till dead for that crap, but this isn't in that set.
And how exactly do you, under the US Constitution, force programmers to write software
Am I in an Orlowski article? What does the US Constitution and forced programming have to do with it? Here's your answer:
1) Hire programmer
2) Transfer $$$ (duly taxed)
4) Program written!
It's the safe word.
It's our responsibility as users to maybe port scan and test our shine new security package?!?!
It's also our responsibility to test our yogurth for Anthrax.
NO, FUCK YOU!
I can't imagine the kind of internal management structure that could give rise to such shit.
Actually, I can, but it's for 6-people startups of pimply-faced nerds plus a freshly-baked CEO with delusions of adequacy.
How can I trust any certchain with "COMODO" certs near the root?
Well, at least you get a "free trust logo" with your horribly expensive SSL cert.
I guess it's a terrible collapse when you are IN the terrible collapse. Otherwise it's just "one of those things". Contemporary events in the "Middle East" come to mind.
Also, the Island didn't recover. It will take a bit longer for that to happen. That's the main takeaway point.
I'm sure I saw an article pretty much exactly like this shortly after the US proceeded to do the Forever War On Stuff, on this here very hallowed pages of El Reg. Probably when Jared's book came out?
Slow rant day?
Anyway, either because you behave like a drunken sailor or because nature pulls a trick on you, society collapses, soil is gone, point of no return reached, you are dead, it's over. Whether one later wants to shoehorn green memes or anti-green-memes into this fact is rather tedious. The fact that it is even possible to fuck up that bad willingly w/o combustion engines to help along should be food for thought enough.
BAN BC now... this is out of hand.
This was the "Omnipotent Government" message of today.
Why are Madame May Minions posting here?
Tell the truth. You were "assisting him" in this accident?
"Helping the police with their not unreasonable enquiries" doesn't sound so bad for once?
As ever, the problem isn't the technology: it's the wetware in front of the keyboard that causes the problems.
The problem is still the technology. This is the first attempt ever in history to do anything like this and there will be surprises. Especially as the infrastructure code has lots of really bad design decisions and random cruft stemming from the idea of "a machine on every desktop" approach (especially in the case of Microsoft). Unecessary complexity, code written with an "it's okay, ship it" approach (especially in the case of Microsoft) and the fact that the backup is not physically in a vault in your cellar will cause some sleepless nights.
First time I've heard of Five Eyes. Have I not been paying attention or did they just invent it?
Indeed. We just need two additional eyes and we have the Beast being ridden by That Lady of Babylon. It's biblical.
The "five (iery) eyes" are I guess: US, UK and C&A, as well NZ and AUS
Could start with inventing a new logo. Maybe something from ancient Rome, with an axe and a bundle of sticks.
THIS IS A SCANDAL!
So why is it showing up, today, here?
What are they not telling us?
Well, it seems you can orient and size the voxel so that it is described by 5 numbers, so you get a storage tuple (l, w, d, s, o, φ) at each point in the material. This allows you to encode at least five bits.
The question is of course: How large is size "1"
Self-describing formats are no mystery any longer.
Concepts of language don't change that much - pace all the linguistic's oohing and aaahing it's just activations in slightly incompatible semantic networks.
Just add a proper primer and get on with it.
Actually, you could add a dump of Watson (or whatever comes next) to it while you are at it and indicate how to run it (add machine schematics for implementation) to help the future reader along.
Is that the movie where Sean Connery gets a hard-on?
I'm thinking more along the lines of HAL's "glass block" circuits
But then again, you can get rolled over by "eminent domain" procedures in the US too if someone thinks a new mall in the neighborhood would be just the thing.
Was there at least a payout? Probably nothing of value...
Hasn't everbody been a "system analyst" since the mid 90s' anyway?
After this wall of words, I am thoroughly confused and left breathless.
Am I gettingold?
Nasty stuff indeed. Poor wildlife.
Pray these things won't be used in anger with active payloads.
Good job though.
Film at 11.
There should be some kind of jihad, with pitchforks and hangings...
a date with planet AC +79 3888
It will just miss it by 1.6 ly.
Clearly a school days date.
...but we will help get your sat into orbit this time.
Also, there is cake at the end.
Are you paying attention, Neo?
It's as cyclical as the adoption of the Internet. Cloud infrastructure will become better, kinks will be ironed out. The problem of the "big 3" providers will be constant though, so small-scale players may stand a chance. Alas, it will be niche same as companies doing "Everything we do is in-house, we care about security" will be niche.
This ain't VMS.
VMS didn't do a Harry Potter either.
What is this.
Don't tell me Sonar would have flagged this.
But it's probably Aliens
Can I have a creative guitar accompaniment with that, please.
Also, I thought SourceForge were the MySpace of coding now?
Next up: Getting Atlassian to fix ten-year old horrid bugs.
Software is merely the state of the hardware ...
That's like saying mathematics is just the state of arithmetics.
Software is not even bound to any hardware.
You should be able to set it to anything that the widget allows you to w/o ill effects.
That basic design 101.
End of line.
What is the 21st equivalent of PETER DRUCKER and can we have a soundbite?
(Haven't looked at the Economist since the early 21st when they had degenerated into just another outlet for war and money-printing apologetics. A weekly Soma dose...)
I like the Wikipedia article on the late Peter:
He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice. His writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power
In reality, Japan is an economic basket case of terrifying proportions...
IOW you don't need the actual meeting.
No, because it's the equivalent of the Unix:
and then you get on with your work.
This is done correctly. Everybody gets to dump 10 bytes and context should be clear to all attendants. Not the case? Management? Feck off!
Make a stand, refuses to go to pointless meetings and make the world a better place and your business less wasteful.
Ok Smith, you put a meeting into Office365 for that? Be sure to include IT governance boss, superboss and sideboss 1 and 2. Also the team leaders.
Me? I'm busy with time tracking (pretty useless as "priorities" change nearly faster than the time tracking quantum)
The Nobel Peace prize system has been corrupted by politicians of late & has become tainted.
The one which is very laden is the Nobel Peace Prize (mainly due to bad decisions by the commitee) and possibly the Nobel-Inspired Prize in Economics (trick cyclists prize, more like)
For the Nobel prizes in science, it's still rather clean, though of course given that same egos of scientists reach several solar masses, politicking, grassrooting, smear campaigns, camping in front of the lobby and "it can be only me" cargo-cult creations can all be found. It's the way of humanity...
all the laboratory evidence suggests that more than 100 or so neutrons is unstable
You are a dumb clod who couldn't use a Psi if it bit him in the arse. Please don't tell anyone.
Code in Prolog to handle administrative delirium in time and on budget!
There is no "austerity" in an environment where money-printing is the call of the day and the stockmarket explodes harder than a pornstar doing his signoff. And wars are going on.
But what party would you recommend? No. NOT "Labour", that cancer is done.
Testing with live data is unlawful in the UK, isn't it?
nano- earthquake that moved the mirrors half a wave length from each other?
This is not how LIGO works (well, kinda, but there is more).
Plus, two "nano earthquakes" at the same time in different locations (whatever "nano-earthquakes" are, stop making stuff up) giving an expected signal and not flagged as error sources? I don't think so.
I wonder what the effect would be on anything reasonably 'close' - say a few light-years?
Shake 'dem bones!
Miss paying your bill by 1 second? Bye-bye Netflix.
Do you really think Netflix is paying by VISA via an AWS account?
Yeah, but is it REALLY a single point of failure?
Internally the system is likely to have enough redundancy and loos coupling to survive quite a beating, possibly even downtime in several AWS centers.
Netflix also has a single point of failure "The Earth" but that fact is not really important or interesting.