Re: The task is impossible
10786 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
but have sometimes wondered if there might be other explainations
Like the risk of Warehouse Rise Of The Machines?
Downvoted for the canned "zomg girls XDDDDD" swipe. It was old when the Internet bubble was still big.
Not saying the Taxi system doesn't need a good shake-up, but when the other guy isn't paying his way like you do it's kinda unfair.
The uptake of the slogan "everyone must pay the protection money equally" is the sign that the monkeys are now in the "well trained" mindframe.
No-one will ever touch the banana ever again.
But somehow I don't see how unleasing a bandit horde of untrained, unlicensed, unregulated and quite probably uninsured "taxis" on to the city streets is any kind of progress.
Indeed, it might be better to employ these unleased people in government jobs.
“The Passenger Transport Act regulates driver and consumer protection,” the cooperative’s chairman Dieter Schlenker said. “It can’t be overturned no matter how neoliberal the company.”
Incorrect use of "neoliberal" and hint at socialistic-populistic brainrot. Oh wait, he's from a union.
Also, in b4 Andrew permanently moves his residence to Berlin etc.
NAMECHEAP: I must reiterate this is not a security breach at Namecheap, nor a hack against us
EL REG: If nothing else, the hack against Namecheap underlines the danger of password re-use.
Unsure about the situation?
Deal with it!
I frankly think we should have more of these disasters.
Makes ISIS, Ebola, the resurgent Recession, and the NATO-embiggening show in the ex-Soviet countryside that we need to fight because of
reasonsmoneyed neocon interests look tame in comparison.
As El Reg reported yesterday, the photos depict Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande
Woah, I nearly misread this as photos of decrepit. I was worried of getting older fast.
Or the help desk has been moved to the Caliphate.
"Yes this is Aziz from ISIS, how can I scalp you?"
What no script to BASE64 encode/decode on the fly?
...this strenous effort to ban badness from the input of poor, innocent salters and hashers!
(Neuroticism is not a joke!)
Probably another hit by Putin.
Offensively-and-dangerously-in-control of her sexuality 
Seriously, what the hell? Not sure whether it isn't just histrionic personality disorder.?
Additionally, I do not think getting one's worldview challenged and feeling less exceptional is a bad thing, and nor is getting seriously offended from time to time. But it's more rewarding to experience this outside of Facebook and Instagram, though not necessarily Google.
> "Oh my expensive bits!"
Really.... I can get excellent pics of ladies' anatomies for a few bucks in glorious hi-res. Why should I care about celebrity skin?
A colleague used to go on and on about speed cameras not improving safety - I told him he should have 'sold' his theories to safety campaigners rather than moaning on about the government limiting his 'rights'
You cannot "sell" these theories to "safety campaigners" because they not not doing "safety campaigns" to be convinced that they are barking up the wrong tree. Then safety campaigns are forever and the people involved are an easy vote to buy simply by giving in to their demands. On the other hand, "not doing anything" is always a hard sell because it necessitates to convince politicians and people that may weigh in on the discussion that there is not really a problem in the first place. As these people are not in the safety campaign in the first place, they really are not interested in hearing about it. And then you get accused of not thinking of the children.
Plus you are not allowed to apply firearms to the safety campaigners either.
Firearms in Britain?
Shurely some kind of mistake.
Firearm = AR-15, not some dual tube device to shoot fowl.
Yeah but Svn is so yesterday.
> wanking Mountain Dew obsessed Star Wars fanbois
Hong postures that the Korean PC video game industry pulled Korea out of a serious unemployment crisis, but at what personal cost to its citizens?
1) There are personal costs to any economic activity. In particular, getting older, losing limbs, generating lots of entropy that one is unable to deal with, getting the idea of having something called "government" etc.
2) The PC video game industry cannot do anything about an "unemployment crisis". Indeed, that industry is all about generating consumer goods. In this case, said consumer goods also demand that the consumer burn further time and money on using the good.
2.1) Resources thus used up and locked away won't go into building and accumulating capital goods of any sort.
2.2) Yes, one can argue to having a large repository of gaming software in companys' vaults is a "capital good" (doubtful) or that there is cross-subsidy of hardware development and graphics algorithms (that would fall under "industrial policy" then), but let's keep things simple.
2.3) So, the lack of capital goods (obsolete power plants, lack of advancement in medical science, clogged sewers, lack of skills in correctly designing plastic injection molding forms, abandoned rice paddies) will then turn out to be a serious problem in the immediate future. In particular, desired goods won't be produced and standards will go down.
2.4) Now, if the interpretation of the gaming industry "being a factor in the unemployment crisis" is correct, then its parallels to a government scheme that performs hidden taxation, the money of which is then spent on make-work schemes of dubious utility (including low-intensity wars), is readily apparent.
2.5) One could segue now into the moral corruption of monetary pumping/Keynesianism and how it would be to get rid of government economists with extreme prejudice, but I digress.
Also, I'm old enough to remember William Gibson writing about Japan being cool in er... Wired, September 2001. Just before the amazingly convenient high-rise airplane prang. NURSE!!!
But I will read the Murakami for sure.
Memory footprint (web browsers are heavyweight and tend to get shut down when backgrounded, making them slow to access when you, say, want to check the weather [BBC Weather])
Yes. Whoever heard of someone having more than 640K on his mobile device?
> A creepy tech
> Fears expressed about perverts
Can we please cut down on the usage of progressive tropes? This is supposed to be a tech-aligned webzine with discerning readers, not alternet.
That's the way it is
writtenromanicized, not pronounced.
Isn't it Japanese for "#1" (or "first")?
"Fukushima Haitch" etc.
So you would have "first P", "first MP" etc.
Unless the plan was to waste that money, so now someone at NASA has had a 10 year egg on their face :)
How does that make any sense at all?
For Curiosity, we read beyond the paywall:
The control software onboard the spacecraft consists of about 3 MLOC. Most of this code is written in C, with a small portion (mostly for surface navigation) in C++. The code executes on a radiation hardened CPU. The CPU is a version of an IBM PowerPC 750, called RAD750, which is designed for use in space. It has 4 Gbytes of flash memory, 128 Mbytes of RAM, and runs at a clock-speed of 133 MHz. About 75 percent of the code is autogenerated from other formalisms, such as state-machine descriptions and XML files. The remainder was handwritten specifically for this mission, in many cases building on heritage code from earlier Mars missions.
....Second, we introduced a flight software developer certification course, focused in part on software risk and defensive coding techniques. Every software developer is required to complete this course and pass the exams before they can touch flight software. The course covers the coding standard’s rationale, as well as general background on computer science principles and the basic structure of spacecraft control software. Some of this material is also presented to more senior managers at JPL to secure a common knowledge base regarding the challenges of mission-critical software development (although in the latter case, the material is presented without the pressure of an exam at the end).
Excellent! Glorious Freedom from the web craze.
2fast2furious ..... on MAAARRSSS!
"computer systems are powered by a powered by a radiation-hardened"
What does this really mean?
That the writer is a vinyl record fan.
> ...for making my point about reliance on SSDs when the user can't replace them.
Why don't you go JPL and sell radiation-hardened memory drums?
> Both make you look a dickhead if you use it when doing the shopping.
I'm sure people said exactly the same thing about mobiles once. And further back about framed lenses that you could put on your nose.
But now you CAN check out 6502 assembly code at will while running down the street pursuing
Sarah Connor a would-be Jihadi who disengaged from British society.
But these new, Xeon-derived parts seem to have a better (or, at least, *different*) coupling between the CPU die and the heatspreader:
Could have added a warning about "high-impact CPU gore".
> I can buy quite a few for $999
No you can't. $999 doesn't buy you a whole lot of oomph.
A "c3.xlarge" (8 vCPUs, not sure what the actual throughput is) instance at Amazon EC2 is currently 0.2571 USD/h at spot pricing at the Virigina datacenter (but you must be prepared to see the rug pulled out from under your computation).
This gives you only 162 days of computing power.
Run BOINC like a motherfucker with enough energy throughput to singlehandedly blow our politicians' lightbulb-deprecating planet-saving progressive energy-saving green project singlehandedly out of the water?
Yes, but should I get a Xeon Phi instead?
The Cardinal liked to wield the time-tested instrument of plausible deniability.
Seeing how John Brennan and The Clapper are still anywhere NEAR any levers of responsibility whatsoever instead of in a well-furnished retirement home in Diego Garcia, a LOT of politicians have a LOT to hide and a LOT to fear.
the world should be moving onto a "system" where nobody is given any power, and that we work as a collective to maintain our own society and communities.
Leave this vague shit to insect communities and Marxists.
Perfectly possible to implement today, but good luck convincing the power wielders to give up their powers.
And stop reading post-humanist techno-enabled crap, too
In "a short history of permafail" (or thereabouts), a renowned pamphleteer writes:
Heavily influenced by Jakob Boehme was the mystical English communist, Gerrard Winstanley, founder of the Digger sect during the English Civil War. Son of a textile merchant who had failed in the cloth business and then had sunk to the status of agricultural laborer, Winstanley, in early 1649, had a mystical vision of the ideal communist world of the future. Originally, according to this vision, a version of God had created the universe; but the spirit of "selfishness," the Devil itself, had entered into man and brought about private property and a market economy.
At first, Winstanley believed that little or no coercion would be necessary for establishing and maintaining his communist society. Soon, however, he realized, in the completed draft of his utopia, that all wage labor and all commerce would have to be prohibited on the penalty of death. Winstanley was quite willing to go this far with his program. Everyone was to contribute to, and take from, the common storehouse, and the death penalty was to be levied on all use of money, and on any buying or selling. The "sin" of idleness would of course be combated by forced labor for the benefit of the communist community.
This all-encompassing stress on the executioner makes particularly grisly the declaration of Winstanley that "all punishments that are to be inflicted … are only such as to make the offender … to live in the community of the righteous law of love one with another." Education in "love" was to be insured by free and compulsory schooling conducted by the state, mainly in useful crafts rather than in liberal arts, as well as by "ministers" elected by the public to preach secular sermons upholding the new system.
these business models are often skewed by massive subsidies
That is a problem.
My experience is that these kinds of business models distort the expectations and value judgements of customers
That is not a problem.
Since Marx wrote his crappy blockbuster with an open end, we have been conditioned to think as "the customer" as a mindless automaton debased by predatory attacks of vast, ancient, cold powers, terribly ancient and vastly superior to him, that lay dreaming when the Earth was young etc. FUCKER SHOULD MAKE HIS CHOICES.
Unless they really have to the banks would rather not change their systems because of the risk.
And risk is "high" because....
1) We are currently running very fragile, very-high risk, undocumented shite that no-one knows how to manage properly anymore (possibly written by overpaid primadonnas that rode their Ferraris into the sunset some time ago)
2) We are NOT going to pay for the skills (if they can even be bought) to build stuff from scratch.
PAINTED INTO A CORNER LOL!
> a political bent for libertarianism
Be grateful it wasn't uranium cubes.
There is no need to gaza the whole comment section just to root out a few commentards.
"I find it odd that someone who was actually able to break into a bank is not using it for making immediate profit."
How to blow an American Mind!
"Two possibilities here: the first is that there are missing pieces in the puzzle (ie, we are not being told everything) and second is that these were indeed politically motivated hackers"
WE ARE NOT BEING TOLD EVERYTHING? BUT I WATCH CNN AND WOLF BLITZKRIEG AROUND THE CLOCK!!
JP Morgan runs everything on Fed "Money", not Linux.
So while we continue the accelerating spiral into WWIII, everyone can check out if his latest #Narcissism and #ObnoxiousStupidity receives the interest it so obviously demands.
The future - it's like Brave New World without Alpha and Beta castes.
Sounds like a mashup of the anarcho-collectivist commune that King Arthur encountered while searching for the Holy Grail, and the Castle of Anthrax.
Not sure whether viable.
I'm pretty sure it wasn't about that, I was some kind of grumpy remark though.
Miss Sadlooks with the Dr. Dre shit has been on the front page for 3 days now.
Practically reaching MH17 levels right there.
It's "LULZ" not "LOLz"
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