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Data pumped over the network to a client app? Everything old is new again!
Proof that the universe tends to maxium perversity and actually optimizes pain!
"The intelligence community had heard of Osama bin Laden for years, but it wasn't until the world watched the planes hitting the buildings that the threat was taken seriously."
Looks like the memory hole sucked up the remembrance of the FIRST bombing of WTC. Same guys. Flagged up by Able Danger. Dossier went to the shredder for bureaucratic arse covering, IIRC.
Re: was it actualling bufferring? or do they mean caching.
They are all buffers, we also have "pre-buffering" to load up on slow incoming data before playing it back fast and the dreaded "buffer underrun" when burning a CD, whereby the buffer holding data to be written awkwardly was found to be empty when the laser hit the virgin plastic area, resulting in a coaster.
> the need for buffers indicates a good network, not a bad one.
It most certainly indicates a shunt from a data sink to a data source where both are working at differing rates and someone wants to temporarily cover up this ugly truth.
"Extreme activities", eh?
"we try very hard to keep our product roadmap secret and confidential, and we go to do extreme activities to try to do that "
The unbidden image of high-level engineers walking around with immaculate Apple-white USB sticks hidden in body cavities comes to mind.
Re: How To Innoculate Your Firm Against This Business Model
"Otherwise how can anyone else avoid inadvertently infringing a patent?"
You *cannot* avoid inadvertently infringing a patent. That is what it is about.
They are state-granted monopolies in the space of ideas.
Anyone defending this kind of bullshit needs to be on the receiving end of serious correction of attitude.
Free trade - if we restrict it, "fair", if they restrict it, "unfair"
I don't know how many lorries you will need to carry off the amount of faggotry and hypocrisy generated during this discussion round. Maybe we can get some Hillary Hysterics and Mitt Foppery out of this though.
Do I need to link to
"Apple seeks whopping cough $2.525bn payout"
But when all is said and done...
"Apple gets flaccid $2.5 Samsung patent payout"
"Lawyers gets $25.25mio handout"
Meanwhile in the real world, Apple will again be un-hipsteriffic and shit-tier while the product cycle will be firmly driven by far east manufacturers.
"There’s no excuse for using encryption this weak; it’s just bad security."
Calling the MD5 hash function "encryption" is just fuzzy terminology.
Where's the salt?
Always loved her Ellen Ripley 80's hairstyle.
Also reminds me of the old times when the USA still had some hope of growing up in style. We didn't know the truth about what horrible things were going down even back then but who would have foreseen the full-scale devolution into the ridiculous corporatist-socialist-imperialist-warfare state that we have now, with a droning harpie and black narcissus as figureheads?
I will be at the pub.
"Fortress has a unique syntax that resembles mathematical notation, the native language of computer science."
I don't know of a "native language" of computer science (maybe predicate calculus? or lambda calculus?), but does this mean Fortress is more like APL, more like Haskell, more like a LISP or more like Prolog?
Expect Larry to raise a stink about "valuable IP" once someone uses this to make a penny.
Re: as is Linux - lock in
> I'm migrating a Linux solution to Windows at the moment
> because the hobbyist programmers working on Linux never see the need for data export.
Get it to and publish.
"an abuse of functionality"
Whatever next? A molestation of the OK button?
"This feature has since been removed as a precautionary measure"
I suggest you unmount the power supply, too.
Ping aling ding dong
Hey dol! merry dol! ring a dong dillo!
Ring a dong! hop along! fal lal the facebook-o!
User Foo, jolly Foo, Foo the User Oh!
Hey! Come merry dol! derry dol! My darling!
Light goes the browser touch and the desktop hooking!
Further than New Zealand, I see.
"The law glories in the nearly-Orwellian..."
I nearly read this as "nearly-Orlowskian". Bizarre.
Immediate removal from "the industry" needed.
Re: No great surprise
IBM discount /n./
"A price increase. Outside IBM, this derives from the common perception that IBM products are generally overpriced (see clone); inside, it is said to spring from a belief that large numbers of IBM employees living in an area cause prices to rise. "
"Making money" and "cutting the workforce" are of course orthogonal concerns outside in the real world (i.e. away from "progressive" talking circles). But still...
Re: Best current summary of economy and politics in America
> Just so unfortunate that their support base are so dumb as not understand that the President did not cause the economic problems or the over 10 trillion increase in the national debt.
Not singlehandedly, no.
But Narcissus-in-Chief didn't exactly help. He listened to his economic advisors and thought he could influence the economy ("just another switchboard with dials; we can handle that...."). Instead, it's on a par with the Utter Fail level of FDR and the New Deal, followed by the New New Deal, followed by War. The latter looking increasingly more likely. Might not stay "regional" either, but at least now we have nukes, there won't be so much pointless drama. We can solve our differences rather quickly.
I felt a timegate to the early 90s open, a dimension where compilers were rare, expensive and buggy and big binary blobs came on "floppys" with dire warnings from "industry players" not to copy anything.
> tips from morally offended members
The "West" had a long way till those arseholes could be put into the corner of retardation and near-irrelevance. Still they are coming, infesting main street and state bureaucracy alike with their noxious busybodyness. Whenever you see them, tase them!
Re: All they have to do now is..........
Isn't that the "Lair"
You also have to install the mantrap on top of a large, transparent, piranha-filled tank, into which members of PUTA regularly lower hapless Bernardiners, causing great consternation in the suits, BOFHs and PFYs trapped in the mantrap.
: People for the Unethical Treatment of Animals
Re: "no really earth-shattering, ground-breaking kinds of features."
Only if you don't realize that "leaving to the runtime system the task of freeing up memory that can never be used again" and "keeping all the memory reachable, forever" are two totally different things.
Why are we back in the early 90s discussing GCs? It's tiresome. But at least, today there is Jimmy Wales' Big Bag of Trivia. Have a gander:
Re: Where's the science?
"Including the Creator in science, suddenly it all begins to fit together."
Same as when you are on an LSD trip, then.
Mon le care-o-meter didn't budge.
Ah!! Flibustiers et gentilhommes de fortune! Regardez donc cette vague torrentielle plurimédiatique nouvellement libérée de ces droits d'auteurs. Par la barbe de Jean Lafitte!!
Random shit going down.
It "shouldn't exist" if everything went along a deterministic path. But random evolution yields the odd galaxy out.
"The vast majority of old galaxies look like train wrecks.”
YOUNG galaxies. YOUNG!!! FFS!!!
And for people interested in Dark Matter and Viewtiful Slideware:
"Groovy grab my Code...."
And you can spice it up by injecting Groovy into moderately large subtrees of the codebase. Try it.
You lose a lot of compile time checks and things become slower at runtime (you have to think of objects as mutable bags of methods and properties rather than as instances of nodes in a class hierarchy). But the feeling is the one one gets when one goes from the detailed sigma+index notation to the freewheeling Einstein summation convention in Tensor calculus. YES!
I would like to see that modularization though. That should really have been in there from the beginning. Well, we have OSGi for now.
And then: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_JVM_languages
That bong sure is packing good stuff.
“Security instincts will be just as important as technical skills, as candidates prove they can effectively research and anticipate requirements for security at the same rapid rate at which software is developing."
Seriously, "instincts"? Anticipate requirements at a rapid rate? Might was well read the entrails of a PFY ritually sacrificed in the server room.
Mathematicians may make good use of instincts. But sniffing out relationships and similarities between mathematical structures is rather different than making sure there is magic informatics putty covering all the seams of the box with the family silver in it.
There will probably soon be charming ladies from [unnamed country] making allegations of sexual misconduct and molestation. Ruff noises will emerge from beltway offices and extradition hearings will begin.
Re: that is the *real* issue: not really employing people
You actually "maximize shareholder value" by navigating the sweet spot providing "good enough service for a correct price".
Unless you have political connections. Then you can go for "bad service for high price".
"I was phoned up on holiday..."
...but I couldn't help as they want to speak to Mr. Wolf.
Re: Unpredictable natural hazard
I'm throwing my votes at you but nothing is happening!
I see the staff at McDonalds are fully unionized
Violence towards the customer? Sure. Then they get fired, get on government dripfeed and are back at the next "manifestation" throwing stones randomly into shops to "show the rich actionnaires what's what". Then they complain that shops are closing and demand government intervention to put a stop to this unpatriotic exploitation of the proletarian masses.
Re: Persian strings in the code
A whole rug would be too obvious.
"Iran's controversial nuclear program"
I hate this low-key crap and lying.
It's not "controversial". It doesn't exist. But it fills Israel's politicians' need to have a constant paranoid wank because - how else can you have hardcore apartheid while keeping the civvies in line? And it fills Israel's "partner's" politicians' need to cowtow to AIPAC for money and favors - as well their childish need to show "thoughness" on tri-colored stages for clowns and old, sick men.
That slope is slippery. Ouch!
"People that are indifferent to other people's suffering are psychopaths. If you are indifferent to the suffering of living creatures then I'd say you're suffering the same malady - which seems to be common among a lot of reg readers."
THIS GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED THAT
There shall be put into operation by the Ministry Of Reeducation a mission whose purpose shall be to reeducate the reg readers as to their proper place in nature. Drones will be sent off to capture or dispatch members of this fellowship forthwith.
Greens don't know about neutron bursts in their kitchen.
Or that, if this actually worked, the removal of the last impediment to full-scale industrialization would transform the whole of Earth overnight into a glittering BALL OF MEGATECH WITH DEAD PANDAS EVERYWHERE!
A Grand Mott?
"We got several billion from the taxpayer! I suggest we use them!"
"Don't be too proud of this governmental terror you have created! GM’s pension obligations remain a concern. The shortfall has increased to $24.5 billion from $21.4 billion a year ago. How are we going to reduce the outlays to our suppliers?"
"Fear will keep the suppliers in line. Fear of insourcing!"
Re: self contradictory
> how sure are we that those neutrino events previously recorded were not in fact WIMPs as well?
Good statistics and good calculation, I would think. Have a gander: http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.1295
> I won't even get into
This is good because...
1) Dark matter is needed to explain Galaxy cluster clumping and Galactic rotations
2) Doppler shift is written Doppler shift
3) Cosmological redshift is not technically Doppler shift
4) Variances in the fine structure constant would be clear as f*ck. Indeed, the possibility of very small variances caused a ruckus back in 2000 or so, but nothing conclusive was seen.
5) Tired light theory was tired when the Hubble Telescope wasn't even up
Re: self contradictory
Neutrinos are not dangerous .... yet! MUAHAHA!
"High energy muon colliders, such as the TeV-scale conceptual designs now being considered, are found to produce enough high energy neutrinos to constitute a potentially serious off-site radiation hazard in the neighbourhood of the accelerator site. A general characterization of this radiation hazard is given, followed by an order-of-magnitude calculation for the off-site annual radiation dose and a discussion of accelerator design and site selection strategies to minimize the radiation hazard. "
Re: I'm surprised the Drudge Report...
Kill it with Coronal Mass Ejections!
Traditionally, I kill people using an old rotary dial phone.
"As of April 2008, the British government added swords with a curved blade of 50 cm (20 in.) or over in length ("the length of the blade shall be the straight line distance from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade") to the Offensive Weapons Order. This ban was a response to reports that Samurai swords were used in more than 80 attacks and 4 killings over the 4 preceding years. Those who violate the ban would be jailed up to six months and charged a fine of £5,000."
Politicians in action.
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