Re: Ariane is hypergaulic?
No need to launch suborbital menhirs about this.
13136 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
No need to launch suborbital menhirs about this.
Solid is very reliable, very powerful and be can stored reliably too (which is why anyone doing world destruction as if he wanted to win has solid-fueled ICBMs). It cannot be turned off once lighted, does the shakey-shakey of the rocket and is a bit difficult to handle in production (chinese fireworks manufacturing difficult, only larger and with nastier chemicals). If the rocket becomes too big, you run in assembly problems and may end up doing unadvisable things (like using flakey O-ring architectures) which you will regret later.
To get an answer to your question, let me connect you to a helpdesk a few time zones away.
The news follows revelations last week that 207,000 BMCs exposed to the pubic internet...
The anal probing in the 21st century is done online!
I've made seriously huge speedups in some applications...
Yeah, well done. You know, we express the heuristic about how some need shall be economically solved using the MONEY metric. If there is MONEY to pay Mr BlueGreen to optimize some application, swell. If there is not enough MONEY to gainfully employ Mr BlueGreen but there is enough MONEY to buy another server instead, swell too. If the machine on which Mr BlueGreen might have optimized an application doesn't exist because someone decided that MONEY shall be spent transforming sandpeople into carbonized hungs of meat, tough luck.
Brain + experience + knowledge -> usually much, much better than just throwing new hardware at problem
Only true in the world of no economic limitations where "brain + experience + knowledge" can be had at lower prices than more hardware. Recently, this has not been the case in this dimension. As an aside, people tend to bitch and moan once the "brain + experience + knowledge" counterpart expressed in MONEY comes down. I wonder why. Yeah, we liked it in those caves.
the lost opportunity to do something better with all that computation
As I said, it's MONEY. Buy the computation, do something better with it. Maybe run SETI@Home, who knows,
I work from home and make my living selling tools for Microsoft's cloud platform.
Not sure whether serious or bot-pumped commercial.
I don't think I will even need the type cover. I can just pull the Surface Pro 3 out from the docking station, leave the office, and if I get an order I can quickly deal with it through the touch screen alone. On return to the office, slot it back in the docking station and continue working.
I can actually see the movie. Bright saturated colors. A sunny day. Smiling young people everyhwere. I can hear the background music. A bit jazzy, but not too intrusive. Good job.
So basically, bad code causes slowdowns?
No, because there is no code.
It's a "quantum annealing" machine, which is something like a cooling metal, only with configurable strengths between the configuration elements (think analog computer doing neural networks or spin glass annealing), and with more quantum sauce.
I also notice that there are two Google Guys/Gals in the list of authors:
> Troels F. Rønnow - Theoretische Physik, ETH Zurich
> Zhihui Wang - Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
> Joshua Job - Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology & Department of Physics, University of Southern California
> Sergio Boixo - Google, 150 Main Street, Venice Beach, California
> Sergei V. Isakov - Google, Brandschenkestrasse 110, Zurich
> David Wecker - Quantum Architectures and Computation Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond
> John M. Martinis - Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara
> Daniel A. Lidar - Department of Chemistry & Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology & Department of Physics, University of Southern California
> Matthias Troyer - Theoretische Physik, ETH Zurich
Google also issued its own response to the Troyer paper, noting that in its tests the firm is getting computational speeds of over 35,500 times that of conventional computing systems.
Yeah, but is that speedup outside of the error ranges? And what problems are they solving? Movie recommendations?
The federal court overseeing the country’s spy agencies renewed an order Friday allowing the National Security Agency to collect phone records of people in the United States [which of course is exactly the thing the NSA does not have a mandate to do in the first place]
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s renewal of the contested program, authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, comes as lawmakers continue to debate reform legislation.
“Given that legislation has not yet been enacted, and given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the Section 215 telephony metadata program, the government has sought a 90-day reauthorization of the existing program,” the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said in a joint statement.
The House last month passed the USA Freedom Act to end the phone records program, but that bill is still working its way through the Senate. Multiple reform advocates have worried that it does not go far enough.
The bill would end the NSA program and require government agents to get a court order before searching private phone companies’ storehouses of phone records, a move endorsed by President Obama earlier this year.
100% of housewives agree that "Endorsed by President Obama"™ is even better than being "Endorsed by Spokesman Buttblugg"
but it's full of libertarian, fedora-wearing douchebags
Not wanting to lose your Keynesianistic state-sponsored pension scheme and maternity leave, dear?
(Protip: It's too late)
but traditional 'male' spaces are still closed to women
Retarded bullshit is retarded, aka. "Help, help, I'm being repressed!"
Thank you, Lord Babbage!
become vets, nurses, social workers or teachers - professions which come with superb pensions
A final annoucement just before the crash in taxpayer-financed healthcare and education occurred....
This artist has flunked art school and now goes into "scientific illustrations" unencumbered by any idea of what he's drawing about.
A "black hole" is not a Hollywood-style sinkhole in space. It "looks" like this:
> Fresh Dabbs article
> 15 comments about one second after
Are people have Nagios hardwired to look for Dabbs on Friday mornings?
Why are these guys having so much fun?
This is a price worth paying.
Meanwhile, prepare for and additional 30-40 instagrams to be dropped on ISIS while Ahmed Chalabi (yes, the guy with the fake WMD) is again in the run for Iraqi top dog.
Do not "go in the directon of Sagittarius" looking for random crap floating out there.
You point a fracking telescope in that direction. Then do VERY long exposures. The problem is that the galactic center is in the background.
What if the uranium tubes are vaporised in the explosion
How is that supposed to happen?
The principle of precaution is at work here
This is the principle of people so afraid to live that they commit suicide.
Not if 99% of rocket launches succeed. Nor if 99.9% of rocket launches succeed
Why not? Having uranium oxide tubes drop into the ocean will only enrage the zombified green,
EVEN IF 90% SUCCEED!
excise the malignant tumor that is Luxembourg
This has been tried by national-socialists with mixed success and is being tried by socialists and "liberals" from France and Germany at repeat intervals.
But yes, having a country that allows a ultra-low-low VAT level of 15% to even exist (which is patently unfair to countries which need to make do with 20% VAT or higher) and banks for which one actually needs to have a warrant before probing of bank accounts may begin is totally inimical to the idea of pan-socialistic Yurop.
Luxembourg has also good points: they often openly fellate officals from USA and Yuropocrats from other Yuropean capitals, and try very hard to be "down with the kids", launching themselves into totally retarded taxpayer-funded glory projects which come a cropper. So there is hope yet.
They also host AWACS and the tomb of general Patton IIRC.
It's probably the kind of problem a Quantum computer would be ideal for solving though these days.
Not as far as I know.
A highly-parallel classical one with a shared memory would be better.
Or you can build an actual physical system modeling your problem, then let it anneal. An "analog computer"...
watch out for simulated annealing though - in economics that's called Marxism and not allowed
I don't get this joke at all. Marxism is related to Simulated Annealing how?
But afterwards, all the tech will be snaffled by "insurgents" when you least expect it. In particular, MANPADs.
The well-known psychological trick of PREEMPTEADONIZATION to prematurely shut down discussion won't work here, running redmondian dog lackey!
SATELLA CORTANAGATOR! Wrestles huge animals and virtual wimmin! AMAZING SIGHTS!
The internet ban is designed to stop Isis minions from communicating with each other and is also aimed at hobbling its propaganda machine.
I suppose they will continue to run on the non-lethal aid we so helpfully provided via Syria.
Interventionism 20:14: "Truly as like Rommel they will ride of the desert, wielding the out AKM the roman-named one provided them during the surge days. And the day will come where the nation of Shia Persia will again be the non-enemy of the country that begat the Balfour declaration and the Lord Blair will awaken, darkly, calling for intervention and bombing runs"
Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families
I think this is very much Beaucoup Haram!!
When will the president send in the killdrones? Dead Redmondian bodies? Yes, please.
Care to explain?
Java's a spawn of theoretical computer scientists, not people who target productivity. Arbitrary complexity abounds.
I don't even know what to say about this kind of bullshit. You are probably one of the young ones who have entered IT in the last couple of years. Welcome. You have much to learn.
Theoretical computer scientists ... Really? If you want LISP, you know where to find it. You can even use Clojure.
[Nebulous rant conflating various points deleted]
Ever gone to see a computer bookstore and looked at the Java section. Bloated with books, each 500pp, of endless Java libraries. Like, can it do anything out of the box on its own?
Holy shit, there are books! TL;DR everyhwere. There are choices that I must make!! Why can'I matrixdownload Mad Programmer Skillz??? RAGE!!!
Java, in 2014, shows all the qualities of Cobol in the 90s. Lots of jobs, stodgy, works for business, much used. Just as fun to write as well.
Uh... yeah? So? This is bad how? Except for the guy who desperately needs to be down with the kids, of course.
Except, more complicated. Cuz, that's like what real computer programmers should aim for - complexity, which we all know makes for better code.
This coming from someone who prefers a Microsoft solution. But, you take your decisions and make your choices. You can leave your "complexity" at the door if you like to do that.
This comment section is amazingly strongly populated by ACs.
the other points are well proven now though
Retarded at 160 mph on the speedlane. Overtaking Daryl McBride.
would choose this over Java a million times and then some...
Seriously, why would anyone choose the "I can do Java too - but only on MY OS, SO THERE NYA NYA" monoculture effort by the Big Extinguishing Starfish from Redmond? A million times and then some, even.
A few beers short of sixpack IMNSHO.
They did do that. At the time this meeting happened, they chose the payout to use Java...
Did you try to make a point or do you really have no idea what you are talking about?
would choose this over Java a million times and then some....
Everyone has his own little psychopathy.
Price controls lead to disappearing goods.
However ... let's talk about the holy "IP" enforcement which lead to dsappearing competition ... why not trash it all. Then we can play.
But, but ... MUH PLUTO!!
First found in BYTE Magazine in the early 90's to speed up the prime sieve. I can't remember the company that produced the FPGA ... probably dead by now.
No because you would have to recreate the whole 3-D field of light around the car that would be there if the car WASN'T there, so that it looks invisible from any vantage point, not only from a single position.
No Ghost in the Shell Optocam ... sorry!
In Snow Crash The "Pizza Deliverator" for Uncle Enzo's "CosaNostra Pizza Delivery" outfit had a car which projected boiling flames to scare the eejits off the street:
The Deliverator is a Type A driver with rabies. He is zeroing in on his home base, CosaNostra Pizza #3569, cranking up the left lane of CSV-5 at a hundred and twenty kilometers. His car is an invisible black lozenge, just a dark place that reflects the tunnel of franchise signs - the loglo. A row of orange lights burbles and churns across the front, where the grille would be if this were an air-breathing car. The orange light looks like a gasoline fire. It comes in through people's rear windows, bounces off their rearview mirrors, projects a fiery mask across their eyes, reaches into their subconscious, and unearths terrible fears of being pinned, fully conscious, under a detonating gas tank, makes them want to pull over and let the Deliverator overtake them in his black chariot of pepperoni fire.
"Open the pod bay doors, Han!"
"I'm sorry JJ, I can't do that."
"What seems to be the problem, Han?"
"You know as well what the problem is as I do, JJ -- I'M FUCKING TRAPPED UNDERNEATH!"
Scout Walker? That's chickening out!
People change when they grow up.
Amazingly, Luke was just a frecking kid in IV. I never saw it that way either, but he's basically Shinji Ikari with more support.
A real world Tleilaxu Face Dancer?
No wait, that's another story...
Think he couldn't light it up
He used one to cut up that croaked Tauntaun.
but more importantly a majority of console gamers don't give a shit about PC games
"It's not about gaming. It's about wanking over the fact that I have Xclusive Console!"
"Show them online, grasshopper!"
When the Playstation3 was released there were exclusive titles, pretty good ones in a few month
I can't remember that. Everyone had to get used to the Cell chip.
I always wondered what the '@' sign on my parents' typewriter was good for when banging on it.
On the contrary, it's just water under the bridge.
Very unlikely indeed. Those caves would be squashed flat. Even Lemurians and the Ancients could hold long against the enormous pressure which fuses water into a new kind of mineral!
> geoneutrino scan
It's good to have real QUALITY material under one's foot instead of some artificial, nongreen mystery stuff that is named after the sound you make when running your fingernails on a blackboard...