Re: Oh dear-
Actually a swastika cunningly imprinted on the methane ice.
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Actually a swastika cunningly imprinted on the methane ice.
Indeed, there is a bit to go until the Galactic Force Field is encountered.
“I used to dig in the garden, and there isn’t anything fantastic or ultradimensional about crab grass…unless you are a sf writer, in which case, pretty soon you’re viewing crabgrass with suspicion. What are its real motives? And who sent it in the first place? The question I always found myself asking was, What is it really?”
And anyway "Dave" Cammy is gearing up to have it outlawed so that new, better, backdoored crypto from DUHMURRICA can be employed for the best of all of us.
You can have maths where 2+2=4|5
Self-consistent? Citation needed!
Because they have become so dumb that they are unable to even count anymore.
ISIS doesn't even DO the US, why is used to justify dumbfucked western politicians' and bureaucratic operators' (who "don't know anything") brainfarts?
So help me $DEITY, I feel a very strong urge coming on to do $BAD_THINGS to all those disgusting trough-fed swine.
Just hearing "Feinstein" (D-Surveillance) makes me barf. That dumb bitch who never found the courage to whine about anything during the Bush era because it could damage her career or some redneck might beat her up is like a caricature out of a class B movie.
Fsck, now they just need get the "liberals" aboard because the rainbow-colored multi-cultural black guy who can Do No Wrong currently in charge is all for listening in and it's GAME OVER, MAN, GAME OVER!
Surely you'd just get the mass out that you put in? After all, Hawkwing radiation is just a fancy phrase for Pair Production at the Event Horizon boundary isn't it?
This is correct. That black hole is white-ish and evaporating. Alternatively, the vacuum is trying to heal itself around the nasty "trouser leg from the future".
Conversely if it's small enough to be radiating away at a decent rate, then won't it be too small to make an efficient waste disposal unit anyway?
On the contrary.
Nature says: NO MORE TOYS FOR TODAY! AND EAT YOUR BROCCOLI!
We will not get magic Hollywood tech or flying cars (actually this is sad, as I always wanted to build a silently hovering UFO and then stick multicolored lights on it to buzz unsupecting cops on highway patrol), but at least the math is likely to look nice.
Large black holes form by forming from masses that are larger than for small black holes.
They just need enough mass to be stacked inside a small enough volume. Then a large black hole will inevitably form.
According to my understanding of Max Tegmark's book, "Our Mathematical Universe", we may exist in an infinite universe where the wave-function does not collapse - a multiverse.
Unfortunately for MAX TEGMARK!!, a showman of high capabilities -- indeed, who can claim to have named META-UNIVERSES using one's IMPRESSIVE FAMILY NAME, which happens to not even be one's original family name, but then "Shapiro" sounds rather humdrum --, these are just words strung end-to-end. They have no meaning. And they are not science.
More at: Our Mathematical Universe
Tegmark’s innovation is to postulate a new, even more extravagant, “Level IV” multiverse. With the string landscape, you explain any observed physical law as a random solution of the equations of M-theory (whatever they might be…). Tegmark’s idea is to take the same non-explanation explanation, and apply it to explain the equations of M-theory. According to him, all mathematical structures exist, and the equations of M-theory or whatever else governs Level II are just some random mathematical structure, complicated enough to provide something for us to live in. Yes, this really is as spectacularly empty an idea as it seems. Tegmark likes to claim that it has the virtue of no free parameters.
These guys are a hoot. They are using the newspeak definition of "ethical"
"Whatever I do to get ahead, is ethical"
Hacking Team had not responded to a request for comment on this story at time of publication. On Tuesday, a spokesman for the company told the International Business Times: “We don’t have anything to hide about what we are doing and we don’t think that there is any evidence in this 400GB of data that we have violated any laws and I would even go so far as to argue that there is no evidence that we have behaved in anything but a completely ethical way.”
That kind of culture is totally like seen at the HBGary outfit. These are just collections of "any goes" sociopaths with some technical skills. The worst.
These guys sure sound like they are getting serious help from various governmental P.R. departments. Freshly flown in from various repressive regimes, the Cameron outfit and the Hopey-Changey Snake Oil show. Their lobby must be a multicultural event!
"Blame it on Snowden" bullshit emission starting in 3...2...
Yes. Next question?
(Laughter from the assembled "reporters")
...maybe in Carter's America? At least one in which an outfit with the stylish nazi name "US Homeland Security" didn't exist.
Apply a dose of cynicism and the wallpaper falls off...
"require organizations to report computer security attacks to Uncle Sam" ... how about those by Uncle Sam?
"It's key even among the most sophisticated actors – you can't be out there alone, and should partner with the federal government" ... who will hack you or otherwise make you feel serious economic pain and possibly feed you to the prison-industrial complex for cheap lulz.
"Terrorism can't prevail if people refuse to be terrorized" ... we weren't even talking about terrorism and the terrorists have prevailed some time ago.
"Americans come back even stronger from these things; that’s part of who we are as Americans" ... American's been getting "weaker" for about 20 years now. Oh wait, it's just the usual macho shit. How about getting cleverer?
"we believe that empathy is a core engineering value"
That's seriously retarded. Sounds like something coming from the femaled hipster part of the marketing department.
NO! BAD TROLL, BAD!!
To me it looks suspiciously like Arrakis. Just shop in Princess Irulan and you are set.
"A flyby is a very difficult time. Know then that it is E-minus seven days and counting...."
> unbridled capitalism
Where? I would like to go to that country, it would not be on the way to socio-fascist perdition. Please.
The Russian firm offered no theories about who is behind the attacks, beyond noting the presence of Romanian and Russian artefacts.
"GypsyMusic.mp3" and "glorious_lenin.jpg"?
Microsoft is adding significant value to our products
Translation: It starts to work, just about.
Frankly Exchange Online's web-based admin interface is a crippling disaster (So are the basic concepts of that Exchange thing, frankly; users not identified by a UUID but by an arbitrary e-mail address? Please!! Renaming users yields mysterious error messages? I need PowerShell to debug and fix it? Whatever!) and Azure is a fat blob hurtling far being AWS on a mall scooter, yelling that it will FUCK IT UP!! Note that I have only used the classical interface, I haven't even dared touch the metronized one.
There is a loooong way to go still.
“we baked more in so you should pay more”
Well, at least it's more honest than the usual "you paid more to Intel for a more cor-y CPU so you should give us more for an unchanged product running on that same CPU" argument. It's just extortion, but then again they need the money to fuel their write-offs.
How can so many lives be destroyed
This is not ISIS, you know. "Letting go" just means "you are now free to exchange your time for $$$ elsewhere", nothing else.
Oh, you mean "investors"? Well, play in a thoroughly rigged casino, be ready to take the heat etc.
Hopefully they'll do a last run of WP Lumia's in tastefully silk lined, coffin shaped boxes with little brass handles on the side, so that Microsofties can buy and treasure the memory.
Frankly this is cult-of-Jobs levels of tasteless.
When did we all decide to use baby-talk?
This kind of trend started after the OId Bush, IIRC.
It went downhill since. At one point, we were talking about what the definition of the word "is" is, now we are down to scraping hope & change from the bottom of barrels and detecting HITLER every week, if not THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING and RAAH KIM KARDASHIAN'S ARSE.
Finally a new one!
But my job is to try to keep people safe.
No, arsehole, your job is to run a governmental law enforcement agency. Which means tackling people breaking the law (now, apparently that also means setting poor sods up for terrorist charges via agents provocateurs for rank publicity and lying in court about it and in my book is a firing offense, Chinese version, but let's not go there)
Keep people safe "proactively" and with no particularity is NOT your job description. It is the job description if a nanny.
If we could do that, we wouldn't be talking about "renewable energies" like dumb children that have playdoo all over everything.
ALL code is deterministic, even when pseudo random numbers are used.
Or maybe you should just stop writing 15-liners that work in Helen Keller mode.
"Clouds are not traditional infrastructure".
Err yes, they are.
Seriously, are you trying to make some kind of point or do you really believe what you write?
It was the straw that broke the camel's back, the cherry on the cake....
Don't even remind me.
COME THE F*CK ON, AMD!
At "Dune" standards they would be calculated in literjos
a one-liter container for transporting water on Arrakis; made of high-density, shatterproof plastic with positive seal
Taxes are cynical.
Pozzi denied selling malware, describing its wares as “custom software solutions” before his account was also seized.
Wait, is this hack some sort of alien nanomachine blight?
"We show an experimental demonstration of an actual memcomputing architecture that solves the NP-complete version of the subset sum problem in only one step and is composed of a number of memprocessors that scales linearly with the size of the problem”
In other words: magic.
100 units of the currently strongest currency that this computational version of a perpetual motion machine is not going to hold up for long. Some resource is sure to increase exponentially or demand exponential precision somewhere.
Haven't thought about it yet, but lady nature doesn't like her no-go areas lifted, that's pretty certain.
The claim also seems to be that you can build an implementation of a quantum computer (which appears to NOT be able to solve problems in NP in polynomial time, see the problem class BQP) using classical microelectronics. Nein, nein,. nein.
Please don't give that attention-seeking psychopath any additional publicity.
"The spacecraft system architecture provides sufficient redundancy to meet this requirement with a probability of mission success of greater than 0.85."
9. Autonomy and Fault Protection
The New Horizons mission is long. The primary science goal can only be achieved after a 9.5year journey culminating in a complex set of observations requiring significant time to transmit the data to Earth. During spacecraft development, much thought and energy were devoted to fault protection. This effort continues as the operations team evaluates inflight mission performance. The fault protection architecture uses the redundancy of the spacecraft system (shown in Figure 3) if offnominal operation is detected. Basic elements of fault protection are resident in redundant elements of the PDU (power distribution unit). The PDU monitors C&DH (command and data handling) bus traffic and will automatically switch to the alternate C&DH system if it detects that nominal C&DH processor activity of the controlling system has stopped. The major elements of fault protection are implemented by software running on the controlling C&DH processor. This software is the principal component of the autonomy subsystem. The software evaluates telemetry data in real time and, based on the evaluation, takes one or more of the following actions:
1. Execute a set of commands to correct a detected fault.
2. Generate a “beacon tone” to alert operators that an event on the spacecraft requiring attention has occurred.
3. Execute one of two “go safe chain” command sets, which puts the spacecraft into either an Earth Safe or a Sun Safe state, as described in section 4 (in the event of a critical fault).
The evaluation of onboard data is performed by a set of rules that check for data that exceed defined limits for a period of time. The time period (or persistence) of the exceedance varies from rule to rule. The persistence length minimizes the chance of a rule “firing” on noisy data, or on transient data that occur during a commanded change in spacecraft pointing. Processors (other than the C&DH processor, whose activity is monitored by the PDU circuitry) are monitored via a set of “heartbeat” rules that use a telemetry point to determine if the processor is stuck at either a “one” or a “zero” state. The persistence of each of these heartbeat rules is adjusted as appropriate to match the nominal operation of the specific processor. The autonomy software can also compute dynamic limits. For example, the autonomy system monitors the propulsion system for potential propellant leaks. The system monitors the propellant as a function of both the pressure and the temperature of the fuel tank using the ideal gas law to compute a current volume and compares it to an initial value set at a previous time appropriate to the phase or mode of spacecraft operation. At the time of launch, the autonomy system used 126 rules to determine the state of health of the spacecraft.
The command sets are organized as userdefined macros and stored in memory space defined by the C&DH system. The macros can include any allowable C&DH command and can be used to power units on or off, change spacecraft modes, enable or disable autonomy rules, or execute other macros. These macros can be executed by either realtime commands or by the autonomy subsystem. The macros can also be executed by timetagged commands, allowing the commands in the macros to execute at a specific time in the future. The autonomy subsystem used 132 macros at launch. This set has been modified as the spacecraft position along its trajectory has changed and will continue to be modified as different phases of the mission occur, system performance changes, and operational experience dictates.
The capabilities of the autonomy system are used to support a number of mission operation tasks as well as providing fault protection. For example, the “command load” sequences generated by the mission operations team are loaded into one of two memory segments. Upon the completion of one sequence, an autonomy rule is used to switch to the next sequence. The autonomy rules also check to see that an appropriate sequence has been loaded into the second memory segment, and if it has not, a rule fires causing the system to enter the “go safe” chain and point to Earth.
(How embarrassing would that be?)
Not particularly as we just zoom by and take a few snapshots on the quick then it's bye, and I'm off to the Kuiper belt with nary a delta-V, nya nya nya!
Ethical == Not going against a possible interpretation of a shitty multinational "agreement" that is anyway lbroken by the signatories whenever it suits them.
Thumbs up, "Ethics Board".
>Yes your nation committed genocide on a never seen before or after scale
Actually on the scale of Belgium, below Stalin, Mao and the Japanese War-by-Committee if one correctly counts the dead of the Sino-Japanese war.
Also, THIS TANK SHALL RISE AGAIN!
Ok, who is the downvoting bastard!
Im am invoking the Ghost of Korolev!
(This might be why I don't have one...)
...don't buy LG.
Is that like INTERCAL?
It sure doesn't link to singing Gorillas.
IMO they're a nice idea in theory but in practice highly recursive code is an absolute pain to debug. Its fine it its confined to a few functions or code paths, but if the entire program is recursive from the ground up due to the language type used then no thanks, I'll steer clear.
Please explain why you think recursive code is a "pain to debug" if you don't even use said languages. Why would you even want to "debug"? Aren't you writing test code?
You may also want to explain what you mean by "recursive from the ground up". Missing the point, are you?
Furthermore someone considering functional programming "niche" must be talking from behind a stack of fanfold paper illuminated by an IBM 80-column terminal. Enjoy your conservatism. Maybe you will bum your code to use less than 20KByte eventually.
People are still faffing around with mutable state in 2015? I blame crap university courses from profs who should be taken out to pasture, retarded management in industry and a "hot shot with C++" culture of the maximum stupid. The wreckage is all around us to admire.