Re: See it
Finally a useful site on the Internet!
Also a bit steampunk-ish
13539 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
Finally a useful site on the Internet!
Also a bit steampunk-ish
just like diamonds it's held back to increase price ..
Well, I hear the Saudis are pumping like crazy to keep the price down (for not entirely clear reasons ... maybe to mess with Putin or Iran) so no...
Of course 8% of electricity used isn't the same as 8% of energy used - do you think your readers are stupid? 99% of road transport and 100% of air transport is carbon fueled for instance. Don't you think we realise that?
But that just
1) Makes the problem worse for all the investments in time and materials (which HAVEN'T gone where they would actually make sense) have gone into hard-to-maintain infrastructure that won't deliver; this is known as "malinvestments"
2) Means "8%" is actually shit-tier in terms of real achievements
It's like these end-of-quarter results "made more money than slightly under the worst year we had!" announcements.
Don't be a weak-willed individual akin to a bundle of sticks.
about £300 per year paid to companies like Google by every wage earner in the country
I do hope that UK companies also have customers outside Blighty and the Falklands?
Worse, Google don't really pay any tax anywhere either.
Seriously, citation needed.
That's right, some of that £300 per year in the UK is going into funding foreign pensioners, without it being taxed to help support the UK population first.
How much is "some" .. 0.5%? Any numbers?
Also note that this money supports people who might be on the dole without advertising revenue, so you ACTUALLY PAY LESS TAXES FOR DOLE SUPPORT! Isn't that great?
IT UPDATED HERE!
I don't think that reverse engineering is still allowed nowadays though. That's want the DMCA is about. And even if it were allowed, you might well run into patents...
Also, how does the copying lawyer trick work? Was there documentation on file ... ? If so, did Nintendo intend to publish it? Otherwise it would have been a trade secret and would never have left the Nintendo "IP Vault"
Nothing coming off the computer screen soon, mate. Even if the american flag can be seen on the space elevator in question (why not the flag of the Greater Co-dominium of Inner Asia, created in 8060 C.E.? I dunno...)
I dont't agree with the diatribe but I'm pretty sure it is not "outdated". Indeed the continuing economic wreckage of the Eurozone, in particular France, should show it to be very far from outdated indeed. The US is not far behind....
[STALKER campfire noise while someone plays the guitar]
LHC might have found a 2TeV resonance corresponding to M-SUSY
Exceedingly unliked to be true, my good fellow.
You will have to be a super-midget to fit into the small space left on the side of the hyperdrive shunt...
> 2800 years
One night, Leila stood alone in the garden, watching the sky. From their home world, Najib, they had travelled only to the nearest stars with inhabited worlds, each time losing just a few decades to the journey. They had chosen those limits so as not to alienate themselves from friends and family, and it had never felt like much of a constraint. True, the civilisation of the Amalgam wrapped the galaxy, and a committed traveller could spend two hundred thousand years circling back home, but what was to be gained by such an overblown odyssey? The dozen worlds of their neighbourhood held enough variety for any traveller, and whether more distant realms were filled with fresh novelties or endless repetition hardly seemed to matter. To have a goal, a destination, would be one thing, but to drown in the sheer plenitude of worlds for its own sake seemed utterly pointless.
A destination? Leila overlaid the sky with information, most of it by necessity millennia out of date. There were worlds with spectacular views of nebulas and star clusters, views that could be guaranteed still to be in existence if they travelled to see them, but would taking in such sights firsthand be so much better than immersion in the flawless images already available in Najib’s library? To blink away ten thousand years just to wake beneath a cloud of green and violet gas, however lovely, seemed like a terrible anticlimax.
Have you ever thought of aborting yourself?
> Zeta Reticuli
Which was also selected on a bad match of a "starmap" drawn under hypnosis, based on noisy information about star positions .... you are bound to find a match like that.
alienselves never even said it was "starmap". Could have been a wormhole diagram into alternate dimensions for all we know. It was also 2+1D in the original form, whether real or imagined (actually, I hear the local planetary alignment at the time of the first flashback after the abduction matches with the big round things being Jupiter and Saturn, but I could never be bothered to check it)
so we'll need a new form of propulsion to reach it
We would also need a new form of life and a new form of radiation shielding. Only General AIs or maybe personality scans will ever be bothered to take that kind of trip.
Getting enormous flashbacks to the pre-Internet-bubble-burst merger mania.
Is money too cheap? Are expectations overblown? Is irrationality at hedge fund levels? Is that a black swan I spy? The truth will be revealed soon!
Deny the right to right to assert copyright in anything extruded from a state outfit. It has already been paid for in the form of tax money shifted to well-connected "friends & operators" and possibly excessive salaries to petulant civil serpents. End of story. Everybody wins.
The fact that state throws money out of the windows to pursue "copyright claims" using "terrorism" as a sort of argument should lead to guillotines being erected on public places and cleansing to begin worthwith.
> Allowing oneself to drop into Tramiel's gravity well
The delusional loyalty and misplaced hope in comp.sys.amiga.advocacy and the magazines was pretty hilarious though.
Why so cruel?
Technically, moore's law means that commodity hardware (x86 PCs) always wins. What can only be achieved on custom hardware today will be done cheaper and better on standard hardware tomorrow.
The Amiga as the Lisp machine of home computing?
With the onset of the "AI winter" and the early beginnings of the microcomputer revolution (which would sweep away the minicomputer and workstation manufacturers), cheaper desktop PCs soon were able to run Lisp programs even faster than Lisp machines, without the use of special purpose hardware. Their high profit margin hardware business eliminated, most Lisp machine manufacturers went out of business by the early 90s, leaving only software based companies like Lucid Inc. or hardware manufacturers who switched to software and services to avoid the crash.
I can live with that.
Guru Meditations in the Hun's language!
At some point I threw out the Addison-Wesley Intuition Reference Manual....
I even had the "Amiga Intern" hardcover, which was also recycled at some point in time...
Basically, memories of the Cold War and the Berliner Mauer.
Plus trying to program all the cool ideas from Scientific American's "Computer Recreations".
Headline has now mysteriously changed
Such things often happen in the Regoverse. It has to do with click.through rates, maybe?
Getting assblasted by a trolley coming in at 15% lightspeed is bound to ruin your
Nothing special here. It's ok, they are the GOOD guys!
The last defendant, Andrey Taame, who is a Russian national, remains at large, and is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
I smell a fish.
Another evil hit by P.U.T.I.N.
Why so negative on Cher?
So how about the security experts give recommendations an average person can actually be expected to follow?
It's the same that applies to french fries: STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM IT ALL
So it needs a thorough redesign?
Sounds like Lain of the Wired.
"A bag of white fluffy cats and a box full of vials marked "biohazard" for a Mr. Musk?"
"Please sign here."
"This is an alarming study" said Claire Lilley
Because it is so bad?
"The prime minister made a bold move in announcing a host of initiatives to tackle this problem"
Rank activism for pushbutton issues? A bold move? Oh no, this is something else entirely, we swear!
wodim and cdrdao
I love the whiff of dangerous failure in the afternoon.
I really hate that "*nix" nonsense. If you mean Unix then say Unix. If you don't then say what you really mean.
But it's an old tradition dating back to the 80s. Because UNIX is the original AT&T stuff(1). See also: Unix-like
Better deal with, dude.
(1) UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Ltd.
You shouldn't be able to edit or replace sudoers unless you're root and edit the file with the correct user.
Should we pass a law against that?
Is the deliberately holed *nix security model. Once again a SUID/setuid utility strikes.
You are very confused and clearly don't understand where the problem lies: it comes from the fact that an admin program (in this case, the newgrp) changes it behaviour (here, indirectly) based on input from a dubious low-privilege source (here, an environment variable).
This can happen in any system in which the user from time to time needs to have the system perform an operation with privileges that are higher than he has himself.
Which happen to be all of them. Even the bureaucratic ones.
This is also why setuid programs should always scrub their environment before they perform their operation.
"Hey Dawg, we heard you like VPNs, so we put a VPN into your VPN so you can tunnel while you tunnel"
Yep, GIGANTIC, CHTONIC AND CURIOUSLY GEOMETRIC GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS CONFUSINGLY SEEN BY THE WANING LIGHT OF A SETTING SUN WHILE WE SPEED BY?
TEKELI-LI, I SAY!
...only if they are used towards customers. There is no requirement to open-source code used in-house only.
I grant this licence under GPL [whatever version], but
FALSE derived from premises. End of line.
Downvoted for stating facts? This is El Reg comment section.
The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.
There may be a "non-snooping source license" but it WILL NOT be "open".
allowing a program in a VM to escape to the hypervisor
These may very well not exist because the isolation of the hypervisor is easier to verify, and can possibly be verified formally.
wgetis broken and should DIE, dev tells Microsoft