Re: Find the odd thing out
Of course, of course. But the "spoils of war" are even worse. Like GWB's self-financing Iraq war.
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Of course, of course. But the "spoils of war" are even worse. Like GWB's self-financing Iraq war.
So what's wrong about that?
The Colosseum: Built by govnm't on taxpayers' expense to amuse and awe them
Hagia Sophia: Built by govnm't on taxpayers' expense to control and awe them
Tower of London: Built by govnm't on taxpayers' expense as its cozy home and torture cellar
Steve Jobs' Garage: Generates taxpayers' expense and actual things people want!
"I can't get the cut that God himself entitled me to have... WAAAHHAAAAMBULANCE!"
There is an electrical model of the universe that doesn't require dark matter.
Unfortunately it resides in crank universe and it firmly intends to stay there. It seems to be pretty much at odds with things that one can see in a telescope. In a positivist science, this is generally a Bad Thing. I won't even mention websites promoting it that look like something out of geocities. I think it's mainly made up by electrical engineers afraid of an Einstein mass/energy tensor letting fly.
Young lad! I have stories to tell....
People are actually also using Windows and x86 and even Linux and C.
Your Face When cockwomble encounters industry standard.
> Goldman Sachs
Nothing to do with Conrad, everything with Ridley.
I want to see repairmen on the lower decks!
To me it sounds like the spin you get when your Pratt&Whitney turbine has just accidentally hoovered up someone from the flight deck.
CUT ENGINES! CUT!!
Btw, it is "Grand Fromage" in french.
"Grande" sounds spanish. Nobody likes the Spanish Inquisition.
We have detected suspicious behaviour in your immediate future.
Step away from the keyboard and show your hands. We have the permission to use deadly force!
Deal with it, AC.
There will be tax hikes long before that. As this means no jobs, expect a government-provided one in a canned goods factory or something.
Apparently the continuous QE3 monetary inflation effort is not strong enough to get us out of the perma-depression. There are rumors to go Weimar for real now:
The Fed has worked for decades to suppress inflation, but economists, including Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Fed starting next year, have long argued that a little inflation is particularly valuable when the economy is weak. Rising prices help companies increase profits; rising wages help borrowers repay debts. Inflation also encourages people and businesses to borrow money and spend it more quickly.
Fasten your seatbelt, this economy is going places. I suspect disk drives will be manufactured, bought by government and carted directly to the landfill.
"Everything dies, Mr Mulder!"
"actually a folder with multiple files inside, abstracted into a single object by OSX"
Actually that is very good file format in systems which have no internal structure to "files", but it should really behave like a single "package" (like the OpenOffice files, which are actually jar files, which are actually zip files of a file tree)
> Actually, it was a computer. Just a computer.
gb2 The Telegraph
It's still large, have a look:
119 pages, 47384 words.
Changes to such high-level documents happen all the time. I hear a big change was a hush-hush removal of something about cloud computing, which happened after a USUK delegation was seen hogging the lobby...
Apart from that, companies better have good lawyers if this is translated into national laws. Apparently sometimes it might be very unclear whether one would or would not compliant with the law.
And upwards both ways!
> overtly sexual
Welcome to Catholicism.
Not enough fluffy cats.
One container full of harddisks would be enough for that. or not?
Floating data centers will give Google the ability to quickly migrate large amounts of compute resources to locations in urgent need of bit-crunching, or even allow it to float compute clusters around the world to lower latency for info-hungry areas.
I don't whether organically transplanting humanitarian organizations' vocabulary into computing makes a whole lot of sense. Unlike energy, bags of rice and polio vaccinations, heating silicium for the sake of rearranging charges encased in epoxy as quickly as possible can be done independently of where the final beneficiary of such entropy-reversing action resides.
Weel, at least it's "logic bombing for the freeduhms".
.. that never wants to be employed/employable, yeah.
Which is why "professionals" are complaining about "muh jobs are being outsourced" as "locally written stuff" falls over at the next sneeze.
Your paperbag, sir. Please code your way out of it.
> .Net has a wonderful toolbox for developers to use to get sites working.
That is very deep in the Gravity Well of the Microsoft Dark Star. Stay away, you won't have enough delta-vee to ever get out again. It's for Volksgrenadiere not afraid to give up their soul, not for education.
> Less programmers higher wages.
"I hear you wanna have plogam written? Me can do for cheap money."
It's not like we are not already at the point where local development is actually far too expensive for the demands of the customer.
Starting with programming isn't going to teach this, rather the opposite, it teaches to try, try and try again until the damn thing compiles and runs.
> Using a language that needs a compiler
Even on the JVM, you get the "groovysh" interpreter.
In Walking Dead, Carly the Journalist couldn't even correctly put the AAA cells into a portable radio. Then she got killed in a most gruesome way.
I'm not saying, I'm just saying.
But does it have to be coding in at least two programming languages? Not necessarily at school.
Correct. LISP should be enough for anyone.
Jesus Christ Don, are you working in Brussels?
What is "institutionalized Icahnism", why are "bucks" free and why do you "dilute long-term value" by not redirecting scare resources to your preferred project? Maybe people want a (subsidized?) Wal-Mart nearby instead.
Hey, I'm not against having broadband everywhere, but this is just made-up political justifications. Broadband rollout happens as an economy builds up its capital structure. The capital structure is not built up by pushing broadband (even if the EC says that this is so).
So kick the arse of the current monopolist until it softens up so that the offer can be extended. If that means BT can no longer honour pension payouts, so be it.
I bet once the broadband is there, you will see protests against "the wholesale destruction of local shops" followed by french-style regulation, but I digress...
The price of electricty is a red herring when we are killing this planet for our kids and grand-kids. Let em suffer if I can get 10% off my bills. How short-sighted &fucking selfish.
Unfortunately, economics is the only heuristic you have. And your kids & grand-kids will suffer anyway (UK debt = 90% of GDP, probably optimistic; enjoy paying it down. No, it will NOT be paid down by "the rich".).
You should feel free to give your money to green energy initiatives (government-mandated or not) of your choice, but don't diss "cheap". Paying "more" now might well make the difference between "energy" and "energy and a bike" later.
Well, the "future space travellers" sure won't be of the tribe of green hippies trying to harvest renewables and discussing whether their anarcho-syndicalist commune can manage to set up another windmill directly besides the dirt field.
Don't you mean Death and Tax Increases?
The fact remains that most households Electrics/ PC / LCD TVs could & can be run on 12V, these days
Contentless bullshit. You can run an aircraft carrier on 12V.
Excellent, thank you.
Sorry for the grumpiness and waldorfstatlerisms, just having a bad
day week monthyear.
It estimates the archive should contain at least 40 undiscovered novae – but the images are fragile and analogue, and their data is difficult to access.
In this case the opposite of "digital" ins NOT "analogue". From where does this 100% stupid vocabulary originate? Let me guess: it's because you can have an "analog signal" and a "digital signal" (better described as a "symbol-based signal"), amirtite?
You may call the image "based on chemical substrate" or "based on bulk material" or "not digitized", but "analogue" it ain't.
Come to think of it, it is "quantized", photographic grain and all that. Still not digital.
This is why the Net Neutrality idea is a problem: The consumer won't get the movie.
Their business is to provide connectivity and not worry about what goes over that connection.
QoS aspects are part and parcel of connectivity. Pretending this isn't so does not help.
But what guarantee is there that that won't be dropped and made incompatible in future releases of Windows?
Regime Uncertainty is what will bring us out of the Great Recession! Ask any politician.
It was dead far earlier.
And I don't mean "mercilessly tortured by eBay in a damp cellar".
Why it even exists and hasn't been replaced by something that works and actually makes sense will forever be one of the mysteries of the Internet.
If anyone wants to feed the lawyer's fat for shite like that, feel free.
Really, these are all of interest only for the nostalgic value to those who played them back then.
Running them in the emulator makes you realize that memories are cheating and they are all horrid crud.
It's like "ancient gnostic manuscripts". They don't reveal hidden knowledge or anything.
The 'Genius' will then hand you a new one or fix the one you had.
Please provide actual proof that this will happen. Even inside a Genius Bar, the universe doesn't suddenly behave with Star Trek logic.
I hope this won't be an Ariadne 5.
This is 2013. Such things cannot be tolerated. This is on the level of suddenly exploding car tyres. Which should prompt a recall.
1) Does anybody want it
2) How is that going to help the current situation of:
Previously misspent capital standing around quietly rotting due to recent bubbles ;
Savings being erased hush-hush via European Central Bank money issuance ;
Enormous debt craters everywhere (governmental and private) and no-one saving ;
Ideology-based capital misidrection by governments: "free" healthcare, "green" energy, "fast" broadband, subsidies for world & dog (including "cash for clunkers") ;
State employee numbers at down syndrome levels, and kept there ;
Tax-and-spend-on-people-near-the-state "austerity" measures propelling crony capitalism ;
Profligate flinging of capital on various wars useful only to Presidents With Small Dicks ;
Death of the taxable producer base via overregulation, regime uncertainy and union power?
Yep, Intel's gonna help keep Marx in the cellar, it will!
And while I'm on this rant, here is the document I have in front of me right now:
Flagship Initiative: "European Platform against Poverty"
The aim is to ensure economic, social and territorial cohesion, building on the current European year for
combating poverty and social exclusion so as to raise awareness and recognise the fundamental rights of people experiencing poverty and social exclusion, enabling them to live in dignity and take an active part
in society. At EU level, the Commission will work:
To transform the open method of coordination on social exclusion and social protection into a platform
for cooperation, peer-review and exchange of good practice, and into an instrument to foster
commitment by public and private players to reduce social exclusion, and take concrete action,
including through targeted support from the structural funds, notably the ESF;
– To design and implement programmes to promote social innovation for the most vulnerable, in
particular by providing innovative education, training, and employment opportunities for deprived
communities, to fight discrimination (e.g. disabled), and to develop a new agenda for migrants'
integration to enable them to take full advantage of their potential;
– To undertake an assessment of the adequacy and sustainability of social protection and pension
systems, and identify ways to ensure better access to health care systems.
At national level, Member States will need:
– To promote shared collective and individual responsibility in combating poverty and social exclusion;
– To define and implement measures addressing the specific circumstances of groups at particular risk (such as one-parent families, elderly women, minorities, Roma, people with a disability and the
– To fully deploy their social security and pension systems to ensure adequate income support and access to health care
WTF? We will do this, we will do that. Magically. Woah. Not a word about how this will be possible or help in building the economy. Not a word on how this BECOMES possible by letting the economy work IN THE FIRST PLACE.
However the exact motives and purpose of the campaign – much less who might be behind the cyber-assaults – remains unclear.
But websense says
Websense Security Labs™ researchers have discovered a widespread cybercrime campaign utilizing the Mevade malware that appears to be originating from Russia and Ukraine and primarily targeting the business services, government, manufacturing, and transportation sectors in the US, UK, Canada, and India...The heavy use of attack infrastructure (C2 servers) located in Ukraine and Russia and Mevade malware links this group to a potentially well-financed cyber-crime gang operating out of Kharkov, Ukraine and Russia
Though what mobsters would do with transportation industries is unclear. Though they could use the packaged proxy to sniff out Good Documents.
Luckly, Windows only.
Maybe it should be called the "Zumwalt Destroyer".
That may be true be is also irrelevant.
Besides the lower-level layers are definitely parallel.
Go even lower and apparently you have to deal with the powerset.