It's a Wile E. Coyote world
I may be dense
You are correct, sir!
If you are randomly hit bit a 7.62 bullet, someone may be spraying you with a MG-42.
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I may be dense
You are correct, sir!
If you are randomly hit bit a 7.62 bullet, someone may be spraying you with a MG-42.
The trolling is strong in this thread. Let's up it a bit by citing a well-known research paper. In "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", Alan D. Sokal (Department of Physics, New York University) writes:
There are many natural scientists, and especially physicists, who continue to reject the notion that the disciplines concerned with social and cultural criticism can have anything to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Still less are they receptive to the idea that the very foundations of their worldview must be revised or rebuilt in the light of such criticism. Rather, they cling to the dogma imposed by the long post-Enlightenment hegemony over the Western intellectual outlook, which can be summarized briefly as follows: that there exists an external world, whose properties are independent of any individual human being and indeed of humanity as a whole; that these properties are encoded in ``eternal'' physical laws; and that human beings can obtain reliable, albeit imperfect and tentative, knowledge of these laws by hewing to the ``objective'' procedures and epistemological strictures prescribed by the (so-called) scientific method.
But deep conceptual shifts within twentieth-century science have undermined this Cartesian-Newtonian metaphysics; revisionist studies in the history and philosophy of science have cast further doubt on its credibility; and, most recently, feminist and poststructuralist critiques have demystified the substantive content of mainstream Western scientific practice, revealing the ideology of domination concealed behind the façade of ``objectivity''. It has thus become increasingly apparent that physical ``reality'', no less than social ``reality'', is at bottom a social and linguistic construct; that scientific ``knowledge", far from being objective, reflects and encodes the dominant ideologies and power relations of the culture that produced it; that the truth claims of science are inherently theory-laden and self-referential; and consequently, that the discourse of the scientific community, for all its undeniable value, cannot assert a privileged epistemological status with respect to counter-hegemonic narratives emanating from dissident or marginalized communities. These themes can be traced, despite some differences of emphasis, in Aronowitz's analysis of the cultural fabric that produced quantum mechanics; in Ross' discussion of oppositional discourses in post-quantum science; in Irigaray's and Hayles' exegeses of gender encoding in fluid mechanics6; and in Harding's comprehensive critique of the gender ideology underlying the natural sciences in general and physics in particular.
It's the matter of an old schism!
Clearly you need Dr Who's patent neutronium bottle, ultracooled.
I don't think black hole shenanigans are sufficient for this kind of action.
While supernovas can kick charge particles, in particular iron nuclei to considerable cosmic-ray energies over long distances of plasma surfing, the neutrino cannot be gripped by electromagnetic forces.
Once created, it's off.
And neutrino spectra from supernovae stay safely below 90 MeV AFAIK.
It is also about 2 orders or magnitude more than can be achieved at the LHC collision point once it reopens.
We observed 28 neutrino candidate events (two previously reported), substantially more than the Formula expected from atmospheric backgrounds, and ranging in energy from 30 to 1200 TeV. With the current level of statistics, we did not observe significant clustering of these events in time or space, preventing the identification of their sources at this time.
Yep, that's 0.0002 Joule. In a neutrino. What the hell?
My tax money at work! More like this!
If they had only focused on the criminals and terrorists then it wouldn't have been so bad.
But they did!
It just turns that the "criminal and terrorist" turns out to be YOU.
No state-sponsored surprises here, of course.
> Jewish Moneylenders plying their trade on the steps of the Mosque
Mixing up your memes here?
Well, Christian economic scholars (apparently calling from the same bizarro alternate universe of crooked logic as does N.Y.T. Krugman) have condemned and fulminated against moneylending for about a couple of thousand years, which is why this particular profession was reserved to that particular class of people for a long time. Also didn't Jesus rageclean the temple back at around 0 A.D.?
It's just exercising buying powa with no threats of violence (government-sponsored or union-approved).
Seal of Approval.jpg
BECAUSE THEY CAN! (Ominously evil lightning & thunder)
I foresee a new version of the parrot sketch.
Something for "Cloud fatigue ahead".
One can surely replace the lesser-used iconology.
So, as of yet we are unsure whether dark and nefarious activities are indeed afoot or whether we are in the presence of pure accident biggened up by a Security Company pushing its wares.
We are, however, sure that the current BGP exhibits all the syndromes of being no longer appropriate to the 21st century seeing that anything can be advertised by anyone with no traceability or justification.
Better get some protocol druids on the same table and bang heads together pronto.
Yeah, instead we get monetizable advances like new TLD domain names ending in ".cocacola" and sh*t.
You think it was Bjork? I find that hard to believe.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT EADON
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Offering that Asia will fail to become pre-eminent because motherboards are rotting in their racks must be the last refuge of the Old World.
They will have to weather serious bubble popping of the Chinese Economy though, it will be interesting.
El Reg says: There's that almighty dollar again.
No, it sounds like economic calculation. Do we want it, what will it cost, what will it bring? If the ROI isn't there or there is uncertainty about it in the first place, there will be doubts. And in the current economic climate, full of uncertainty, spastic government activity, money printing, debt craters and a "pivot to asia" that is not the one Obama is pushing, and the US and Yurop economies in the crappers of stagflation and not going anywhere soon (except for the nasty, refusing-to-be-poor-in-solidarity Germans, maybe) uncertainty is large indeed.
If you wanted to do mathematica, you would get a proper PC
If you want to do introductory programming, you get the RasPI.
A Finite State Automaton simulator might be more useful.
Personally I like Maple.
Still makes no sense.
That said, April's event did have a brief but noticeable effect on the Earth's ionosphere.
Anyone have the numbers on how much energy was dumped into the atmosphere?
I'm eagerly awaiting for you to make any sense at all.
I don't want to appear in a Greg Egan story.
On second thoughts, maybe I do.
> The cosmic rays reached our world on April 27 in an event named GRB 130472A.
Called GRB 130427A, shurely?
"In the gamma quadrant"
Yoof will dig.
> Having said all that, who the hell entrusts their source code to a third party?
You do it everyday.
"Hackers have fired up a large army of remote-controlled computers"
More like lamers.
That money is far less funny than the paper dollar.
Mustachioed ex-corporal much?
The ability to trace rolled-out modules to clearly specified requirements (known as "traceability" since the early 80s or so) really never caught on, right? Well, if you don't have one, you can at least plausibly deny everything. "Our Software Assurance is shit, honest m'lord".
I wonder WHAT ELSE is in that gaming software.
> yet look at most of these comments
Somebody is gonna fall off his decrepit moral high horse, watch out.
Or do I detect the smell of an astroturf damage limitation campaign in
Yes I know.
But maybe they will get better.
Embraced, extinguished, extortioned, upgraded, unsecuritized, left to flap in the wind, innvationunbotherized incompatibilitized, opendocumentfomartized, walled gardened, apiundocumentized, apisurrepetitiouslychangerized, notuspportized, ballmered, fudded, EULAed, intellectually propertized, linuxcommunisted.
The death of Microsoft cannot come soon enough, and I do hope it is a horrid, messy one.
No unleash the power of the Turing Machine, young six-year old.
That's a LOT of donuts!
It's like the pound sterling had returned with its honest-to-God value before it got transformed into paper money and was
Tell your kids to go play outside.
> The release of another cobbled-together entertainment machine that is only viable through "ubiquitous broadband" meant to take over "your world" via orgasmic squirts of color and smiling people invading your living room while tripping on ketamines is "something"
> My Face When
I could only think of "The Twonky" by Henry Kuttner (alias Lewis Padgett). (See http://my.fit.edu/~rosiene/twonky.pdf -- Quite probably non-legit PDF), the house helper robot from the future - and from Nanny State Hell.
It could also have been carefully deposited by dinosaurs from the latter trias dressed up in feathered tutus, but it's rather unlikely.
What, do you want another moan about the EURO instead?
Good times were had with WinAmp on Windows 2K while I was installing server racks in the middle of the night. Only me and a bottle of Vodka. Only to get told by the female secretary that I was crazy.
Ah yes, so long ago.
Gettysburg Adress: Still Balderdash after 150 Years
James Bovard, November 19, 2013
I am mystified by all the whooping on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Most of the commentators seem to believe that Lincoln was an honest man touting the highest ideals.
The fact that warmongers like George W. Bush and Obama purport to idolize Lincoln should be a warning sign to attentive folks.
Massachusetts abolitionist Lysander Spooner offered the most concise refutation to President Lincoln’s claim that the Civil War was fought to preserve a “government by consent.” Spooner observed, “The only idea . . . ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”
The main lesson from the Gettysburg address is – the more vehemently a president equates democracy with freedom, the greater the danger he likely poses to Americans’ rights. Lincoln was by far the most avid champion of democracy among nineteenth century presidents—and the president with the greatest visible contempt for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Lincoln swayed people to view national unity as the ultimate test of the essence of freedom or self-rule. That Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, jailed 20,000 people without charges, forcibly shut down hundreds of newspapers that criticized him, and sent in federal troops to shut down state legislatures was irrelevant because he proclaimed “that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
Lincoln’s rhetoric cannot be judged apart from the actions he authorized to enforce his “ideals”:
In a September 17, 1863, letter to the War Department, Gen. William Sherman wrote: “The United States has the right, and … the … power, to penetrate to every part of the national domain. We will remove and destroy every obstacle — if need be, take every life, every acre of land, every particle of property, everything that to us seems proper.” President Lincoln liked Sherman’s letter so much that he declared that it should be published.
On June 21, 1864, before his bloody March to the Sea, Sherman wrote to the secretary of war: “There is a class of people [in the South] — men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.”
On October 9, 1864, Sherman wrote to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: “Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources.” Sherman lived up to his boast — and left a swath of devastation and misery that helped plunge the South into decades of poverty.
General Grant used similar tactics in Virginia, ordering his troops “make all the valleys south of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad a desert as high up as possible.” The Scorched Earth tactics the North used made life far more difficult for both white and black survivors of the Civil War.
Lincoln was blinded by his belief in the righteousness of federal supremacy. His abuses set legions of precedents that subverted the vision of government the Founding Fathers bequeathed to America.
And their are not transputers either. Far from it.
It somehow reminds me of Connection Machine's "active memory" idea. I think. Regular expression processing in massively parallel hardware? Time for reading!
How is a scan line rasterizer the same as processors on a DIMM?
"Automata processor cuts through NP-hard problems like they're butter"
Going overboard with headlines much, El Reg?
What next? Free energy found by combining lifters with homeopathy?
"Planted Motif" problems are NP-complete only as I read on Jimbo's big bag of trivia (NP-hardness may well mean that the problems is way, way harder). Even Micron's new approach at SIMD processing is not going to crack large NP-complete problems significantly faster - speedup is linear, but the cost still increases exponentially with the problem size, so no joy.
And why do I have to go and google for Micron's documentation.
Copland's "Microserfs" indicates that it was hell for Microsoft people, too.
"Be nice to me, Bill... please!"
But at least they got lucite motivators and - sometimes - share options out of it.
Apparently there is some confusion about how multicore is in competition with GPGPU processor. Newsflash: They are complementary. So cramming more Intel CPUs in there is good, as long as you can afford the gas turbine to power them and the Freon recirculator remove the waste heat, but this wont cause the GPGPUs to be dropped on the floor.
Still waiting for NVidia or AMD to attached ARM cores to their boards, so that the motherboard becomes just a dispatcher.
Knobbly male hooters are much larger than women's diminutive noses because of lean muscle mass, a new study has uncovered.
Check your privilege!