Re: Dear Regina
That's the way it is
writtenromanicized, not pronounced.
13264 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
That's the way it is
writtenromanicized, not pronounced.
Isn't it Japanese for "#1" (or "first")?
"Fukushima Haitch" etc.
So you would have "first P", "first MP" etc.
Unless the plan was to waste that money, so now someone at NASA has had a 10 year egg on their face :)
How does that make any sense at all?
For Curiosity, we read beyond the paywall:
The control software onboard the spacecraft consists of about 3 MLOC. Most of this code is written in C, with a small portion (mostly for surface navigation) in C++. The code executes on a radiation hardened CPU. The CPU is a version of an IBM PowerPC 750, called RAD750, which is designed for use in space. It has 4 Gbytes of flash memory, 128 Mbytes of RAM, and runs at a clock-speed of 133 MHz. About 75 percent of the code is autogenerated from other formalisms, such as state-machine descriptions and XML files. The remainder was handwritten specifically for this mission, in many cases building on heritage code from earlier Mars missions.
....Second, we introduced a flight software developer certification course, focused in part on software risk and defensive coding techniques. Every software developer is required to complete this course and pass the exams before they can touch flight software. The course covers the coding standard’s rationale, as well as general background on computer science principles and the basic structure of spacecraft control software. Some of this material is also presented to more senior managers at JPL to secure a common knowledge base regarding the challenges of mission-critical software development (although in the latter case, the material is presented without the pressure of an exam at the end).
Excellent! Glorious Freedom from the web craze.
2fast2furious ..... on MAAARRSSS!
"computer systems are powered by a powered by a radiation-hardened"
What does this really mean?
That the writer is a vinyl record fan.
> ...for making my point about reliance on SSDs when the user can't replace them.
Why don't you go JPL and sell radiation-hardened memory drums?
> Both make you look a dickhead if you use it when doing the shopping.
I'm sure people said exactly the same thing about mobiles once. And further back about framed lenses that you could put on your nose.
But now you CAN check out 6502 assembly code at will while running down the street pursuing
Sarah Connor a would-be Jihadi who disengaged from British society.
But these new, Xeon-derived parts seem to have a better (or, at least, *different*) coupling between the CPU die and the heatspreader:
Could have added a warning about "high-impact CPU gore".
> I can buy quite a few for $999
No you can't. $999 doesn't buy you a whole lot of oomph.
A "c3.xlarge" (8 vCPUs, not sure what the actual throughput is) instance at Amazon EC2 is currently 0.2571 USD/h at spot pricing at the Virigina datacenter (but you must be prepared to see the rug pulled out from under your computation).
This gives you only 162 days of computing power.
Run BOINC like a motherfucker with enough energy throughput to singlehandedly blow our politicians' lightbulb-deprecating planet-saving progressive energy-saving green project singlehandedly out of the water?
Yes, but should I get a Xeon Phi instead?
The Cardinal liked to wield the time-tested instrument of plausible deniability.
Seeing how John Brennan and The Clapper are still anywhere NEAR any levers of responsibility whatsoever instead of in a well-furnished retirement home in Diego Garcia, a LOT of politicians have a LOT to hide and a LOT to fear.
the world should be moving onto a "system" where nobody is given any power, and that we work as a collective to maintain our own society and communities.
Leave this vague shit to insect communities and Marxists.
Perfectly possible to implement today, but good luck convincing the power wielders to give up their powers.
And stop reading post-humanist techno-enabled crap, too
In "a short history of permafail" (or thereabouts), a renowned pamphleteer writes:
Heavily influenced by Jakob Boehme was the mystical English communist, Gerrard Winstanley, founder of the Digger sect during the English Civil War. Son of a textile merchant who had failed in the cloth business and then had sunk to the status of agricultural laborer, Winstanley, in early 1649, had a mystical vision of the ideal communist world of the future. Originally, according to this vision, a version of God had created the universe; but the spirit of "selfishness," the Devil itself, had entered into man and brought about private property and a market economy.
At first, Winstanley believed that little or no coercion would be necessary for establishing and maintaining his communist society. Soon, however, he realized, in the completed draft of his utopia, that all wage labor and all commerce would have to be prohibited on the penalty of death. Winstanley was quite willing to go this far with his program. Everyone was to contribute to, and take from, the common storehouse, and the death penalty was to be levied on all use of money, and on any buying or selling. The "sin" of idleness would of course be combated by forced labor for the benefit of the communist community.
This all-encompassing stress on the executioner makes particularly grisly the declaration of Winstanley that "all punishments that are to be inflicted … are only such as to make the offender … to live in the community of the righteous law of love one with another." Education in "love" was to be insured by free and compulsory schooling conducted by the state, mainly in useful crafts rather than in liberal arts, as well as by "ministers" elected by the public to preach secular sermons upholding the new system.
these business models are often skewed by massive subsidies
That is a problem.
My experience is that these kinds of business models distort the expectations and value judgements of customers
That is not a problem.
Since Marx wrote his crappy blockbuster with an open end, we have been conditioned to think as "the customer" as a mindless automaton debased by predatory attacks of vast, ancient, cold powers, terribly ancient and vastly superior to him, that lay dreaming when the Earth was young etc. FUCKER SHOULD MAKE HIS CHOICES.
Unless they really have to the banks would rather not change their systems because of the risk.
And risk is "high" because....
1) We are currently running very fragile, very-high risk, undocumented shite that no-one knows how to manage properly anymore (possibly written by overpaid primadonnas that rode their Ferraris into the sunset some time ago)
2) We are NOT going to pay for the skills (if they can even be bought) to build stuff from scratch.
PAINTED INTO A CORNER LOL!
> a political bent for libertarianism
Be grateful it wasn't uranium cubes.
There is no need to gaza the whole comment section just to root out a few commentards.
"I find it odd that someone who was actually able to break into a bank is not using it for making immediate profit."
How to blow an American Mind!
"Two possibilities here: the first is that there are missing pieces in the puzzle (ie, we are not being told everything) and second is that these were indeed politically motivated hackers"
WE ARE NOT BEING TOLD EVERYTHING? BUT I WATCH CNN AND WOLF BLITZKRIEG AROUND THE CLOCK!!
JP Morgan runs everything on Fed "Money", not Linux.
So while we continue the accelerating spiral into WWIII, everyone can check out if his latest #Narcissism and #ObnoxiousStupidity receives the interest it so obviously demands.
The future - it's like Brave New World without Alpha and Beta castes.
Sounds like a mashup of the anarcho-collectivist commune that King Arthur encountered while searching for the Holy Grail, and the Castle of Anthrax.
Not sure whether viable.
I'm pretty sure it wasn't about that, I was some kind of grumpy remark though.
Miss Sadlooks with the Dr. Dre shit has been on the front page for 3 days now.
Practically reaching MH17 levels right there.
Have I seen you at Rosboronexpo 2014 next to Steven Seagal?
Maybe they meant to say "hard disk" then a freudian slip occurred?
"I'm getting an STD" ... "Charming. But you probably meant SSD?"
Also, Inb4 "check your privileges" etc.
It's "LULZ" not "LOLz"
ITT: Three people believe in Star Trek science.
In the same way, there’s no simple way to tell if the world we see around us is an illusion, a collective hallucination or the real 3D deal.
This is retarded. There is nothing more real than the real, so by definition this is the real, whether you find a complex mathematical mapping of some lower-dimensional space onto a "pseudo" 4-D space or not and declare that lower-dimensional space to be "the real thing".
Btw. here is a discussion of the announcement from a couple of years back:
where we also read:
But some experts on the holographic principle think the experiment is completely off-target. “There is no relationship between the argument [Hogan] is making and the holographic principle,” Bousso says. “None whatsoever. Zero.” The problem lies not in Hogan’s interpretation of the uncertainty relationship, but rather in “the first step of his analysis,” Bousso contends.
Bousso notes that a premise of special relativity called Lorentz invariance says the rules of physics should be the same for all observers, regardless of how they are moving relative to one another. The holographic principle maintains Lorentz invariance, Bousso says. But Hogan’s uncertainty formula does not, he argues: An observer standing in the lab and another zipping past would not agree on how much an interferometer’s beam splitter jitters. So Hogan’s uncertainty relationship cannot follow from the holographic principle, Bousso argues.
People are just too fucking stupid to use C. ESPECIALLY the ones who take pride in bumming every single "drop of performance" out of some crap loop that isn't even used in a supercomputer matrix multiplication.
Declarative and Functional programming should have been taken up big in the early 90s so that it would now be pervasive, but even back then academia was still forecefully studying how to write "for" loop properly and was actually teaching this to students.
Delivering nukes undetected is not the goal of nukes though.
They will be shredded in this thing's wake.
It could be Hackers for Xtian Values, but then again...
also claimed to have taken down the Vatican City's website
...did they really use CouchDB?
> their employer
This will yield an "sin COS 'OS tan'" in half an internet minute, I'm sure.
Well, the Middle East is a gaping wound that is only widening and Europe is crapping over itself pretending to be money-rich, energy-rich and oh so progressive but there are still a few chances left for Africa. So that double keenness is understandable.
for even a few minutes is. Thanks for the explanation
You are not made for IT, anon. Please stay in your assigned area.
Just like F/OSS, DDG is having to piggyback off MS's hard work and innovation.
Not sure whether sarcasm or just shilling.
Nah, "hard work and innovation" gives it away. Thumbs up has been granted.
videos of people drenching themselves in ice water to avoid donating to charity
CAN ANYBODY explain to me WHY EVERYBODY is BEHAVING LIKE TEENAGERS that have NOT A CHANCE IN HELL to even get their A-LEVEL EXAMS.
Except the Russians, the Chinese and, well, ISIS.
In USA we have "free speech zones", which are located next to the dumpster ramp of the annex in the brownfield and Ferguson-style orders to not "stand still" or face arrest (when you then walk in circles you are arrested anyway like in a peculiar theater performance about THAT PERIOD of Germany). It's the way of State.
We need a Gallic Shrug icon.
A better choice was to use add-ons that kept everything within the same server and for users to maintain up to date with software security patches.
But one hacker using the alias Famed (@famedgod) claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network DDoS and accused LizardSquad of stealing credit.
They added Sony should take lesson from Redmond's Xbox architecture and run the gaming and enterprise networks from different data centres.
Really. From doser to security consultant in 10 seconds? No skills were harmed in this display of lamerosity.
Time for cool-off period in the chokey, I would think.
You would still need an editor, but anything simple would do.
Well, since Neal Stephenson's "In the Beginning was the Command Line" we were alerted to the vagaries of "Word".
Yet another ISIS hit.
Let's see whether this is the straw that breaks the teethering
economy's overleveraged circlejerk's back...