Re: Wither 'Lockstep'
The City doesn't like undetected errors and corruption.
NOBODY likes competition.
10205 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
The City doesn't like undetected errors and corruption.
NOBODY likes competition.
Listen man, the whole economy is so swamped in easy cash that it's totally unreal.
Better get in the bids while it's still relevant.
"When Cas A went supernova, the internal temperature of the star rocketed as it began to collapse, while contained in the cooler outer shell of the reaction. As the compressed neutrinos were formed in the heart of the celestial body they heated the surrounding matter"
Hold on, I think a few things are wrong here.
0) "while contained in the cooler outer shell of the reaction" sounds like english at a first glance, but on second sight turns out to be a nasty pan-galactic dialect most often associated with never-do-wells and chestbusters from Zeta Reticuli. Beware!
1) Neutrinos aren't compressible.
2) They do not tend to heat surrounding matter either.
Anyway, anyone remember Cassiopeia from "Battlestar Galactica", the original series? She was some hot bitch. Rewatching this series makes me realize that she's actually a clueless kid. What's wrong with ME? Oh my god.
According to Brand Finance's Global 500 list, Apple's brand value in 2014 is $104bn, up 20 per cent from $87bn in 2013. Samsung, meanwhile, was judged to be worth $79bn, up from just $20bn last year.
But what is a brand value? Does the above mean that if I wanted to buy "Apple" off Apple, USD 79'000'000'000 would be regarded as a "fair price"?
I still think that "Big Data" is a thing for large scientific projects with appropriate funding and the appropriate time & brainpower levels.
Nothing for consultancy firms, pointy-haired ones sniffing out the "next big one" and fly-by-nights looking for a big/quick buck.
So what happens? Random bit errors (hopefully caught by ECC memory, though the designer may have thrown it out for performance in the first place)? Random bus initializations? Random threads dying because of "bus errors"?
And where are the reliability numbers?
Link has disappeared.
Colour me unsurprised...
Out of the following colors: CYAN, MAGENTA.
Please call support for another cartridge.
That Brutish Empire thing with all its gay trappings was dead around the time Keynes wrote "The Economic Consequences of the Peace".
It just took until Maggie to actually make everyone aware that the empire had been resting for some time and was now pining for the fjords with all the smells that go with this. Understandably, she was blamed for it.
Get over it! Adopt metric units now!! [Revolutionary Music swells]
"But the move has stirred up criticism among high-ranking EC officials, who question the planned soft treatment of a multinational that commands up to 90 per cent of the search market in Europe."
This is a problem how and why does it need to be "solved"?
The solution would be for some Euroweasel to come up with a good competitor. NOPE! CAN'T DO! That would be real work!
"The Germans may have tried to conquer Europe and murder my ancestors, but god damn, do they ever make awesome hardware."
Listen mate. British Empire could have stayed out of Belgium back in '14 and continued to exploit India and China for fun and profit, while Wilhelm would have bled out against the French and Russia or managed to build a railway from Paris to St. Petersburg, innit? Messed it all up, did ya?
> It also exists so that industry can be brought forward at a faster pace
It clearly does the opposite.
Cartels advancing things! Next: flying pigs.
Translation: WE OWN EVERYTHING AND ARE ENTITLED TO IT.
Make a lovechild with the revolutionary/innovative Apple. Then patent it.
... your App will be righteously REJECTED by the selected guardians of UTTER ORIGINALITY and GLORIOUS INNOVATION sitting in deep ZEN MEDITATION in the HIGH CASTLE of the FRUITY DO-NAUGHT!
But isssuing "Flappy Jobs at Flapple" will cause a free visit by a LEGAL GOON SQUAD.
Flap on, peasant, and be grateful! (Jobs 25:17)
> haul ass
What does the democratic party have to day with it?
Clearly you are looking for downvotes.
Well reasoned, pretty obvious argumentation vs. drooling hordes of nihilistic windrones. You know what will happen.
I wonder who they think they are? TSA goons out for a good fondle? Himmler's Quality Assurance squad? Mao's "rejuvenated revolutionary thinking" inspectors?
Frankly the mind boggles.
"Your XBox One, sir, as requested"
The Curta is a small, hand-cranked digital mechanical calculator introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. It can be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and (with more difficulty) square roots and other operations.
Actually built in KZ Buchenwald, no less.
Try getting that past TSA officers.
They will probably identify it as a porta-nuke.
People are respectfully requested to Google Plinkett's review of JJ's Star Trek reboot.
It's better than watching the movie.
Not at all. Darth was just the emperor's "dirty jobs" man, sent out to choke the military aristocrats into line, kick some ass on orbital construction sites, supervise planetary bombardment and maybe torture a princess in the dungeon.
He was never at the source of major decisions.
The would be Artoo Darthtoo, then.
Then an SMS arrives that tells you that a sweetheart deal made by bossman caused delivery a 1 m³ box of shrinkwrapped software nobody knows what it does that you have to install "now".
Linux: it's like Thai Ginger!
There were news about strikes in France, though.
The whole AGN-NYET discussion, stranged up a bit, I see.
Just proof that people with no real jobs tend to specialize in the domain which they have no fucking clue about.
It's like a Presidential Election where quite a few "people" are spazzing out as the next Big Honcho is acceding to the Throne of Pretense whereby He is supposed to Make Everything Better, then makes is consistently worse.
In other words, no.
Chocolate willy - melts in the mouth, not in the hand!
> I was 15 and up until 3am nearly every night for months on end.
My parents would have kicked me down the kerb for not doing my allotted homework and practicing unethical workhours.
I was destined for a staid state employee career, with social benefits, high salary, unfireability and with guaranteed pension scheme, all paid for by unnamed proletarian masses.
Sadly, their design to make me accede to the New Aristocracy went astray...
As someone who has always been hopeless at arithmetic, I found on a computer numbers made much more sense & I finally got to grips with algebra ... the thing I was most proud of was writing a program that displayed a 3D globe (just line drawing) that I could rotate & change the perspective of.
High five, good sir!
That was when I finally discovered what that "matrix arithmetic" our high school prof was dishing out was actually good for (up to that moment I just seemed like a pretext to make one write down overly large parentheses). The 2nd edition (pink colored) ""Principles of Interactive Computer Graphics" by Newman/Sproull was of invaluable help in this.
Did this on a Z80-equipped Sony Hit Bit though. It was SLOW.
"The Host of Countdown", eh?
Either a hacker handle or a song by Europe.
"And just like the AT&T - T-Mobile deal, this will results in thousands of people losing their jobs."
This being a problem how?
Right, you keep telling yourself that. Maybe you wanna ask the Yanks?
Either the guys being fired are shit, or they will find other gainful employment. That's the way the cookie crumbles.
People who assume there is some magic entitlement to "lifelong job protection" are just fscking confused about the whole thing works. They generally are also union members and believers in the nanny state.
Dear doublethink AC: avoiding taxes is GOOD for the workforce and the employees. It is BAD for the state, taxfeeders and their associated fat cats. And who cars about those?
Unions must be furious!
"What does this make me when I start trolling the trolls"
A poseur who is bad at lying.
Did I mention Hitler, btw?
Androids aren't running Java.
But then you will have to launch the "Smoking Mushroom" for the State Department.
The difference between a piece of food and the cabling infrastructure is that one is a capital good (needs some time to get bigger) while the other is not (you can have another piece of it at will)
Network ain't gonna resize itself just when you pay.
Has anyone seen the Fujitsu-Siemens server series lately?
Not bad kit per se (except the entry-level with the Promise RAID ... kill it with fire!), but a bit pricey (don't even mention the maintenance contracts) and as usual for this class of machines, the BIOS was a permaclusterfuck of inconsistent shite unfit for any sort of purpose, which was "ameliorated" in an Al Capone way by the stripped-down Windows-based management interfaces on CD that introduced even more inconsistency.
What happened to it?
You know that the "wrong" kind of journalism today is seen as high treason against the state in western "duhmocracies"?
WE ARE THERE.
Adding the sinistro-tech is just bling.
Inkjet ordinance?`That kind of device would bankrupt the biggest state actors, even those that have a "central bank" to print up the missing money.
But .... what if the glass identifies the cop himself as the criminal (that is, before he has had the time to clear the perp database)?
But tell us, professor. Do you have any idea how to DEFEND against them?
And with anti-communism.
Microsoft: More anticommunistic than the WACL financing south-american dictators hanging random campesinos for fun & giggles.
> crying into your pillow isn't going to help
On the other hand, the pillow will recommend products that will help you get to sleep, in a soft voice...
> It does not have a Facebook button.
Mother of God!