Gaius Baltar in your server room etc.
> It is a rare example of a software screwup that has beneficial side-effects.
Someone may have known something.
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> It is a rare example of a software screwup that has beneficial side-effects.
Someone may have known something.
For a fee!
Clearly not the "Coalition of the Willing", then?
Clearly we need less buttered corn on the cob for more flexibility. Err... yes ...
Lybian cyber-hijackers ... bragging about their conquest
Must be the after-effects of all that viagra distributed by Ghaddafi for RAPE, as detected by the truthy Susan Rice.
A "market" is not a zero-sum game. The whole point of a market is that EVERYONE is better off.
Is the stockmarket a zero-sum game? It is difficult to decide with all the new money from nowhere rushes into it from everywhere. Maybe it is just a way to get a piece of the pie. Of course, the stockmarket in its current form turns to frank buccaneering when the raging exponential collapses, so you better get out early.
More here: How the Stock Market and Economy Really Work
Anyone remember the use of Mosquitos bought off a war scrap dealer by an unnamed sand kingdom to wipe out Tintin trundling through the desert on camelback?
Luckily a miscommunication causes the Mosquito to attack the sand kingdom's armored battalion instead in a 1958 blue-on-blue incident, so our hero lives to see another day. Amazingly, no-one of the armor grunts seems to get killed either.
This is the age and time where 15% VAT is regarded as "unfair" and 30% income tax is "low" and where politicians are looking for hidden cash pots all over Europe to keep their promises about the voters' good life going for a few hours more. Apparently they believe that "the rich" have huge stashes of euro bills in Uncle Scrooge-style bunkers - instead of owning factories and commerce that provide MUH JOBS.
I'm awaiting the righteous bloodying of
Jewsspeculators and hoarders and talk of nationalizations as well as harsh penalities for "antisocial" entrepreneurs any minute now.
Supporters have claimed that the measure could add at least a billion euros a year to the coffers, a much-needed cash injection for the country, which has the second-highest level of debt in the EU after Greece.
These supporters are the people very near the state: taxfeeders, cronies, mafiosi and assorted parasites.
A "cash injection" for a bottomless pit of incompetence and graft is not a "measure" - it is utter waste.
It is not a coincidence that before hiding under the kimono of the Eurozone (thus effectively performing trans-european socialization of its debt problems), the lira underwent serial devaluations.
It's called "cash", though with the "war on cash" by our administrative overlords (not averse to kicking in doors to verify 'provenance' if the sum reaches 4 digits), it has become a bit dangerous.
Obama will just outlaw them.
I'm currently getting owned by systemd. WHY!
But Gnome 3.10 will collapse your stuff, so it's all good.
These days: Genius == Able to do more with a computer than read Facebouque
Pretty sure the next thing will be motherboards with various "pressure sensors" needed during "testing" that someone "forgot" to remove during the production run. And which just happen to be queryable from WebGL libraries.
HERPERS DERPERS! YOU A GENIUS!
> Cisco ... you're missing the point.
What is the point?
> The financial markets look to Oracle as a bellwether of the health of the IT industry
The "financial markets" are made up of clowns that need to clown lest the music stops.
For me all this just means that in an bubble atmosphere of the worst sort anything can happen and random interpretations can be pulled out of random arses.
We also may have Oracle cannibalizing its own customer base for a last hurrah but this is yet another problem.
Glad you didn't respond. Their services must seriously hurt.
The fact that the Ada programming language has been named after a clearly oppressed member of the female side of humanity, cruelly exploited by patriarch Babbage and even today belittled as his "sidekick" and a "dilettante" is itself a sign of the oppression. In this case, males typically apply obfuscation to cover up subconscious guilt at the creation of a formulation and machinization of militaristic thought the use of which is the control of inherently chauvinistic killing machines. Do not be deceived!
Feminism is a self-satire of know-nothing princesses trying to cook up up an inedible mix of both victimization and juvenile omnipotence fantasies at the same time, porked up with freudian jargon and if need be random words of marxist cant.
As was the case of Sokal's hoax about postmodernist thinking, it is à priori undecidable whether anything coming from that corner is serious or not.
The Japanese Kohai-Sempai system has its uses....
"Much to learn, grasshopper!"
On the other hand, it is even more unsettling when the young ones are even more conservative than oneself or are beholden to technical lore valid 15 years ago.
Yeah, the anal probing has seen a serious uptick around here the last fifteen centuries.
What is the Galactic Empire doing about that??
So say we all.
You wouldn't like cosmic urine rays ripping your DNA to smithereens.
Please be civil!
one lonely beer on five days each week
AUSTERITY HAS GONE TOO FAR!
An arbitrageur makes a profit (he wouldn't do it if he didn't think he has a better than even chance of making a profit), but doesn't actually add value.
Whether merchants, speculators and "arbitrageurs" provided a "valuable economic service" under the watchful eye of God has been extensively discussed during the middle ages.
The general consensus was yes....
Belgium is NATO, right? Belgium is part of America! Everything is part of America.
Do Androids start a fire while you sleep?
(No wait, it's a ChromeOS)
Every imperial mothership has escape pods!
As long as they are STRONGER than the gaggle of politicians currently trying to open a PORTAL to HIMMLER'S BUBBLE UNIVERSE HOLIDAY RESORT, they can have all the fluffy cat stroking they want.
In Putin's Russia, encryption uses you!
Life would by like a manly Perry Rhodan novel!
And hopefully not like that PKD story, "The Man in the High Castle".
But you must note that the US had Goddard (ignored) and the Soviets had Korolev (sent to the gulag to mine coal until death until there was a sudden impressive need for expertise).
Pass the mind bleach please.
Still when China set up their permanent moon base next year, plant a flag and claim it as a new territory, Mr. Obama can sit back and satisfied remembering the day he cut NASA funding.
Oh, so Obama cut back NASA and ate YOUR MOM's apple pie?
You can fault Obama for a lot but a cutter he ain't. He has the full power of the printing press behind him.
A NASA authorization bill drafted by the Republican majority of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology proposes to slash NASA's funding to $16.6 billion for 2014 — $300 million less than it received in 2013, and $1.1 billion less than President Obama requested for NASA in 2014. The bill — which authorizes spending levels but provides no actual funding — would roll back NASA’s funding to a level $1.2 billion less than its 2012 budget. Democratic members of the committee spoke strongly against the proposed cuts, which Republicans say are necessary under the federal sequestration cuts prompted by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
She said that they encountered a "particularly rare" problem
There was a huge black swan blocking the entrance.
Leveraged Buyout Tyme!
As is the custom, done on friday so that one can hit the funhouse early.
I thought the delivery companies were in the business of doing exactly that?
No changing jobs anymore? Oh well.
"The union wants Amazon to use the collective bargaining agreements in the mail order and retail industry in the country as the basis for how it pays its workers. But the mega etailer insists that its employees are from the logistics sector and are paid above-average wages for that industry."
I can't comment about the "above-average wages" but for me they are definitely in the logistics sector. If they were retail or mail order one would see them or speak to them. No such thing occurs.
Please explain where Amazon is in the dock about taxes.
Or they are going for the True AI route under cover of contextual ad serving.
> An excel spreadsheet full of macros comes in by email to the senior auditor.
The company sending it didn't read the specification.
Buh-bye, end of contract.
"The customer is always right."
"The customer wants non-Microsoft-locked-in stuff."
"DEAL WITH IT!"
Who cares about savings. You could save by cutting down the german administrative fervour. Has any comparative study been done on what savings that would bring?
But in this case, having more control, down to the actual source, over the system that you are working with daily instead of being beholden to a US-based guy throwing chairs and changing strategic direction on a whim who is also trying to shaft you to keep up with the stockmarket bubble? Worth every Pfennig.
There was some discussion about this on Prof (not boffin) Peter Woit's blog
Last March an Oscar-style ceremony hosted by Morgan Freeman was held in Geneva (see here) to award the 2013 $3 million Milner Prize to Princeton string theorist Alexander Polyakov. Tomorrow an even more lavish ceremony designed to turn “Oscars of Science” into instant multi-millionaires will be held in Mountain View, California (see here). It will feature Kevin Spacey, Conan O’Brien and Glenn Close, one of whom will presumably award the 2014 $3 million Milner string theory Prize to either Polchinski, Green/Schwarz, or Strominger/Vafa.
At the Hollywood-style awards ceremony last night for $3 million string theory and biomedical research prizes, it was announced that Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg will now start funding something similar in mathematics, called the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. ... I’ve written extensively about the “Fundamental Physics Prize” and what I see as the worst problem with it (heavily rewarding and propping up a failed research program). While many physicists are privately unhappy about this prize and its effects, few prominent ones are willing to speak publicly with their name attached, since this kind of mouthing-off could turn out to be personally extremely expensive.
The more so because "9/11" had nothing to do with "connecting dots", it had to do with FBI infighting (moles being shut down out of pure spite and bureaucratic put-downs at the right moment) and possibly shenanigans about covering up a long-running deal with a mobster hitman.
No technical system is going to help with that. Unless you get all the stupid out of the system and give everything to AIs.
Remember that if you have got the money, Intel will adapt its stuff for you, which is, and I cite, "Intel's answer to easily configurable, custom-built ARM-compatible chips".
"Maybe Google can't afford to let that go unanswered and want to fab their own silicon in the US too."
Mercantilist preening as driver for entering a lower level of the application stack doesn't sound like a formula for big success.
It will be strongly attenuated by the atmosphere and the rest will just continue on its way along the path with zero proper time and slowly spread out.
What, like Iraq, where the Allies sorted the major insurgency and put a balanced political system in power, only for the Shia to get greedy and stuff it all up? ... Anbar Awakening took care of the worst of the problems (that and kicking Moqtada Sadr's arse twice).
Woah this is beyond retarded. Or else someone gets his news exclusively from Amurrica Fuck Year Raha-Rah Tacticool Operations mags.
Probably thinks we should bomb Syria for freedom and stuff. Coz the rebels are all cuddly mockracy-loving Sunni and will pile into evil guy Bashar and kick some arse. Yeah.
> and I often don't have the time to drop everything and upgrade Java
You better get your lazy arse in gear and employ half an hour to do something productive, then.