Larry Hellison and the Mystery of the Blackout Saturdays.
Very unbreakable, I see.
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Very unbreakable, I see.
Maybe it's all those extra resources slowing it down?!
The Gühgle-Mycrosôwt theorem: WIth increasing resources, programs experience polynomial slowdown.
...which would make those unreal bugs, and thus hard to debug.
....did they get the Dixie Flatline's personality construct out of Sony's vault?
Case flipped to cyberspace and sent a command pulsing down the crimson thread that pierced the library ice. Five separate alarm systems were convinced that they were still operative. The three elaborate locks deactivated, but considered themselves to have remained locked. The library's central bank suffered a minute shift in its permanent memory: the construct had been removed, per executive order, a month before. Checking for the authorization to remove the construct, a librarian would find the records erased.
The door swung open on silent hinges.
`0467839,' Case said, and Molly drew a black storage unit from the rack. It resembled the magazine of a large assault rifle, its surfaces covered with warning decals and security ratings.
Molly closed the locker door; Case flipped.
eventually comprehend that things have changed in the last 50 years
> C is still being taught at uni in "muh computer science"
How do you expect management to catch up (they have just arrived at the deming cycle)?
It's Abe and his 'nomics.
His real identity is actually YEN PRINT MAN and his MAGENTA SPANDEX.
There is nothing he will not buy!
Tennouuuu heikaaaa banzaiii!!!
... If modernity is characterized by a loss of the sense of the real, this fact is connected to what has happened to money in the twentieth century. Everything threatens to become unreal once money ceases
to be real. I said that a strong sense of counterfeit reality prevails in "Disorder and Early Sorrow." That fact is ultimately to be traced to the biggest counterfeiter of them all - the government and its printing presses. Hyperinflation occurs when a government starts printing all the money it wants, that is to say, when the government becomes a counterfeiter. Inflation is that moment when as a result of government action the distinction between real money and fake money begins to dissolve. That is why inflation has such a corrosive effect on society. Money is one of the primary measures of value in any society, perhaps the primary one, the principal repository of value. As such, money is a central source of stability, continuity, and coherence in any community. Hence to tamper with the basic money supply is to tamper with a community's sense of value. By making money worthless, inflation threatens to undermine and dissolve all sense of value in a society. Thus Mann suggests a connection between inflation and nihilism.
Perhaps in no society has nihilism ever been as prevalent an attitude as it was in Weimar Germany; it was reflected in all the arts, and ultimately in politics. It would of course be wrong to view this nihilism as solely the product of an inflationary environment. Obviously Weimar Germany faced many other problems, some the legacy of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, some the legacy of nineteenth-century German thinkers such a s Nietzsche. But as Mann's story reminds us, we should not underestimate the role of inflation in creating the pervasive sense of nihilism in Weimar Germany. A glance at the back of an American dollar bill shows two phrases: "United States of America" and "In God We Trust." Somehow our money is connected with our political and even our religious beliefs. Shake a people's faith in their money, and you will shake their other faiths a s well. This problem has become particularly acute in the twentieth century, because ours is the age of paper money, money that has to be taken on faith alone. That is why we have to put "In God We Trust" on the back of our dollars; nobody really trusts the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In "Disorder and Early Sorrow," Mann invites us to consider what happens to our lives when we are forced to take our money purely on faith and that faith is betrayed by the government.
Azure AD's the future, and it'll ****ing crush...
Better man the escape pods, then. Unless they need AD to open the hatches.
But then again, Satan Nadella might be more "open" and "interoperable". It would be nice.
So your company is mainly soliloquizing?
Meanwhile business marches on ignoring the IT department that doesn't adapt to the business needs.
Is this like a paraplegic "marching on", ignoring the wheelchair that doesn't roll?
Meanwhile in the real world, Linux has so many holes and vulnerabilities that the NSA doesn't even need to bother to ask for access....
This message from Microsoft Grassroots written on a machine that has hopefully been patched during the last PATCH TUESDAY, between packets of pwnage and unsecure OLE shit, hmmmm?
"Strategic planning process for end user computing"
Systems and methods are described for obtaining a first governance score that is a measure of federation for a platform, a first risk score that is a measure of risk tolerance for the platform, a first audit score that is a measure of record keeping ability for the platform, a first productivity score that is a measure of workforce productivity for the platform, and a first elasticity score that is a measure of change tolerance for the platform. The method further obtains operational readiness scores that are measures of processes used to manage the platform within an organization, adjusts the first scores based on the operational readiness scores, calculates respective corresponding second scores pertaining to the organization, calculates a respective assessment for each of the adjusted first scores based on a comparison of the adjusted first score with the corresponding second score, and provides a summary of the assessments.
A patent on pulling floats out of the arse? In 2014?
Yes, it's amerruca.
I like the choice between old cancer, updated cancer, new cancer and roadmapped cancer in the morning.
The bolt on bit -- that was from the operning sequence of The Shining, wasn't it?
Or they could just do a new good film instead.
stuffed to the gills with American cliches
They became clichés AFTER Blade Runner, little grasshopper.
All I can see is a scruffy good-ish guy
It's called "hardboiled" style. Luckily the Director's Cut dropped the "I'm Tracer Bullet" voiceover.
Gaff was so depressed by having had to tell this lie that he changed his name, invented himself a new life and enlisted in the Space Navy. He ended up commanding a Battlestar rustbucket with no modern computer support and a misfit crew, not to mention an alcoholic XO.
And that's when his Replicant troubles REALLY started...
That would make it the Millenium U-Boot.
My understanding of quantum computers is that they're somewhat equivalent to massively multicore computers
Hmmm..... not really. More like an analog computer.
An ISIS Quantum Computer? Not likely.
It then vanished through a wormhole.
Its last mysterious message, garbled and extremely redshifted was "Oh my [unintelligible], it's full of arseholes!!"
Technically, they can be emulated but with an exponential slowdown.
An representation of n qubits for example demands that you store the complex probability amplitude of each of the 2^n possible classical states (this is the "state of the n-qubit quantum system"). There is a differential equation involving a 2^n * 2^n matrix that you have to integrate over time to find that state at time T. Finally you have to make the solution classical (this is easily done though, it consists in projecting the 2^n vector onto various axes to get the classical probabilities, then select a classical solution according to these probabilities). Overall intense on the CPU and memory though.
For infinite-dimensional states (e.g. position of a particle in space where each position is one dimension) things are even nastier.
All in all, a good reason to good back to the good old principles of analog computation.
If you think about it, classical computers are basically just NAND gates glued together, it's not surprising that they fundamentally can't do everything...
It seems to me that quantum machine learning could build a system like Gordon Way's Reason. Ie. you feed in all the relevant data, and you train the quantum computer with the answer you want, and it generates the simplest way to get from the data to the answer...
There are at least three places in that funding proposal where magic is supposed to happen.
But please do go on.... but insist more on how exactly the magic quantum sauce will be better than bog-standard classical physics at empowerating the computing process (which is just in the BQP complexity class, remember?).
This could be confirmed by looking at the spot prices for the EC2 datacenters?
None of what I have read matches anything of reality.
It is also a delusion born out of feminist dogma to deny differences due to gender.
It is also not a problem if there are professions that have a gender imbalance.
Can we now close this dossier?
get an "expert" to fix it for you
For some reason, no-one expects the car fix to happen in the next 10 minutes ("that's all the time I have") and to be thrown in for free ("make a commercial gesture, here"). This is followed by "what is antivirus"?
Fuck all those people.
Some guy said something bad about your telecommunications. Who was it?
3) Shut up and vote
depending on the wording of the original request made by the police vodafone may have given them exactly what they asked for
And if not, a little retconning of one actually wanted to do will take care of ... discrepancies.
I am sure the order for a large batch of leather rainjackets and boots has already been issued to the finest London tailors.
Aristotelean Syllogisms are still are useful in 2014.
Suitably updated for 21st century mindsets:
An invisible charge
Building in your hair
Who you gonna call?
If there's something weird
Happening in your street.
Who you gonna call?
It's "Foie Gras" and it comes from cruelly stuffed duck.
The comic "Astérix, Obélix et Netflix" is already in preparation.
The entourloupettes of the Académie Française are a major source of mirth even among french-speaking people.
to use the local language
Netflix doesn't come in Arabic either.
> ancient algorithms
But are they justified?
The spine is not designed for upright posture to start with.
Especially if it is not upright in the first place, hmmmm?
In martial arts, you get constantly reminded to keep your STUPID SPINE UPRIGHT. There must be some kind of reason to that.
Cow-orkers have been a known staple of Usenet since the early 90s.
There have been a lot of studies and presentations by private and state groups which have not been published in the mainstream media, where it is the microwave pulses which damage cells, not heating, including cancer by where a mobile was held for long periods.
 and meetings by state-funded idiots and neurotic get-togethers don't count.
microwave pulses which damage cells
Not understanding anything about carrier frequencies and mistaking "pulses" for some force-applying magic stuff FAIL.
Smartphones are now being used for several hours per day by people who haven't picked up a book in 20-30 years.
"It's too late, iPhone hipster! It was always too late!"
Gartner analyst Avivah Litan
Attachement to base reality would have lifted off the page at this point.
More seriously, possibly the shadowy "they" are watching all this corporate revenue being moved through Ireland for tax purposes.
Just phone up the big four.
Please tell us more.
I've looked at the Docker image repos, and I don't see any mention of image signatures. If they aren't signing images, they should be, like Linux repos do.
I hope so, otherwise COMDEDY GOLD events are sure to happen.
> Weinberg's Law
Someone spouts a bizarre meme (Since when is this being attributed to Weinberg btw, a person very much unconnected to computers?), this is then uplifted to "law" and is then repeated by windbags regularly. Meanwhile A380s that have been software-designed and are flying heaps of computers ACTUALLY FLY.
> He stated this way back in 1971, and nothing in programming, save the names of the languages used, has changed much since.
More sophomoric shit. If that were true, we would still be discussing whether structured programming were a good idea.
natural fluorescence means that blue-blocking goggles aren't effective for protecting your eyes
So how many drive-through beer & bang shops lead to death by lead slugs accelerated to several hundred meter per second?