Re: Maths especially sadistics would be very important
Sadistics is hugely important if you're applying to be the BOFH or the PFY.
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Sadistics is hugely important if you're applying to be the BOFH or the PFY.
All fingers are digital.
That was the first character after REM, if a REM statement was the first line of BASIC. Before POKEing in a HEX machine code program, you had to make sure you had enough characters after REM to support your Z80 machine code routine(s).
One of the most exciting moments of my teen life was writing a Z80 routine
LD BC, nnnn;
LD HL, mmmm;
10 REM xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (appears as Sinclair-esque nonsense once values POKEd in)
20 PRINT USR 16514
And seeing it produce the expected answer (mmmm + nnnn) on screen! Seriously mind-blowing and I've always wanted to know what was REALLY happening inside every computer (and every high-level language) I've used ever since.
Started with 1K ZX-81, graduated to 16K, then Spectrum, then A500+, and finally threw in the towel and got a PC once they had decent enough graphics and sound to replace the Amiga.
"Now just hold on there, Black Hat Eagle. You wouldn't fire a car driver 'til he'd finished his Texan Bar, would you?"
The Internet of Things with Lethal Values of Momentum
(Ford Pinto icon)
Vyvyan: "My nickers are so old, it's only the stubborn under-stains that are holding them together".
"Eeeeh, our village has been mentioned on t'Register!"
...that's falling with style!
We were driving down to Somerset from Scotland that day for our summer holidays (Scottish schools finish a few weeks before the English ones). My car radio wasn't working due to not having the unlock code. The matrix signs on the M6 read something along the lines of "London closed to traffic. Find alternative route." It wasn't until we got to a service station that we found out what was going on. Once we reached our destination, we put on the evening news and tried to explain to our primary school-aged children what had happened.
Yeah, El Reg missed a trick there by replacing "improbably" in the sub-headline with "unfeasibly".
It's Science (or Speculative, if you prefer) Fiction. It's ALL based on a 'what if?', and the implications on humanity, without the necessity of explaining /how/.
Are these letters in 14-feet font, or 14-point font?
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^^ THIS ^^
44,100 upvotes from me.
Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) operates at the same /power/ as normal Bluetooth, but saves /energy/ by operating in infrequent bursts and going dead in between times. Range is identical AFAIK.
In other news:
Ministry of Plenty announces an increase in chocolate rations to 20g.
Huh, the chances of anything coming from Mars1 were a million to one, they said.
....but still he came.
1. Collect one shoe of a pair
So you're a cross-dresser (transvestite), but not trans-gender, and yet you feel qualified to dismiss every trans-gender person as nonsensical.
Bravo. Your and idiout.
You could colonise and settle the Sun so long as you only built accommodation during the night.
No, a Hammer says "You can't touch this".
Huge beast. Ate only plants, but could crush a '93 Cabriolet with a single step of its titanic brontosaurus feet. Name means "Thunder Lizard" which is about as cool as you can get. Its only real drawback is that it didn't really exist. B+
This is what they're calling brontosauruses these days. Apparently they had some problem with the wrong skull on the wrong body--duh--and once they figured it out they had to change the name to "apatosaurus," which means "Deceptive Lizard." Personally I think they should have looked up the Latin for "Stupid Scientist." D
Jesus, not this tripe again. All multi-track recordings are done in the digital domain these days. If you want to go crazy batshit insane, you can even do it in floating-point 32-bit 192kHz format.
The mixdown to the stereo master is again done in the digital domain.
If you want to hear the resultant sound at its most accurate, listen to the raw digital stereo master through a high quality DAC. The amplifier choice is pretty much inconsequential at the mid-to-top end of the range. Speakers have to be pretty good, though.
Why then, would you take that 'perfect' product and scratch it onto the surface of a spinning plastic disc in analogue form? Even worse, why would you expect such distortions (EASILY reproduced digitally), combined with crap like dust and static electricity discharges, to sound 'better'?
Bog standard 44.1kHz / 16-bit CD quality is as good as it gets, and it costs pennies to get it right.
Even Ivor Tiefenbrun of Linn Products had to admit defeat:
Precisely what I logged in to comment upon. Have an upvote from me...
"Shoo-in", as discussed on Radcliffe & Maconie, just this week. As in, shooing a goose into a pen.
(And it was a new one to me - I'm not just being a grammar Nazi for the sake of it).
You used the word "parameters" when you should have used "perimeters". That is an unforgivable insult to me. You should die for this, you unholy infidel!
The only truly victimless crime.
Ex GCHQ people will know how to keep a national secret, which means they'll also know how to keep a commercial secret.
Code reviews will mitigate the injection of backdoors. In my current workplace, no change gets committed to the working codebase until it has been peer-reviewed by someone competent. (And believe me, most of them DELIGHT in being pedantic bastards and pulling you up on the slightest deviation from coding standards, never mind overlooking any 'undocumented' behaviour.)
My big brother's mate borrowed my motor so he could build a bubble-blowing machine for a school disco. He managed to knacker it with a simple 9V PP3.
I had quite a substantial layout of Lego railway, too.
It still mostly works, though the LED is blown, IMSC. My own kids were fascinated when I built up a crystal set radio and it made a sound without batteries!
Best Xmas present EVAR, though, had to be my first real computer - a 1K ZX81.
Don't. Just don't.
It's "Regardless" or "Irrespective". Never the bastard child of the two.
I've got 3D Monster Maze running on my Android using Zed Ex from the Play Store.
I feel like I have been posthumously awarded 500 points.
"this doesn't work at least once a fortnight"
I'd have thought it worked (i.e. evaluates to 'true') ALL the time.
"You can have more than one launcher."
I could deploy an army of thermonuclear snails at 10 feet intervals throughout the world and reach anywhere within an hour by the same logic.
OK, so top flight speed is Mach 6 which is ~3600 mph.
Radius of the Earth is ~4000 miles.
That means that even flat out, it could only reach under one radian of the Earth's surface from launch point within an hour (60 minutes in the old money). That leaves over 2/3rds of the Earth's surface unreachable within 60 minutes, doesn't it?
Unless you know different?
What is the volume of a pizza of depth 'a' and radius 'z'?
Relive the futurist dreams of your youth.
It all depends on the firmware in the Flash controller. I suspect that any faulty areas will be marked as unreadable, but would doubt that it'd go much beyond that. For example, performing an erase on a bad area WOULD wipe any stored info permanently, but I don't think any but the most paranoid, security-specific FW would go that extra yard.
If you run a zeroing utility on a spinning rust HDD, will it attempt to overwrite excluded bad blocks as well as the 'good' data / directories?
Almost identical story to yours, except I was returning the hire car when Concorde was just coming in to land. It was like the Space Shuttle or something! Nearly wrote off the hire car as a result of staring in awe at the big bird.
Precisely what I came to the comments section to say - AND I was also going to say about the only exception being the Vulcan.
(Though I'm sure a Saturn 5 rocket would be something to behold).
Radio 6 is something to be proud of.
No, I've seen a shedload of non-MS software which is 100 times flakier than Office. Interoperability of Office is also stronger than it has ever been. And MSE is the best free (as in beer) AV tool I've ever used on Windows.
Not an MS shill, nor an open-source hater (used Open / Libre Office for yeeeears). I've been a Windows user since the late '80s, PC/DOS user since the mid-80s. I've been through the hell of Windows 9x, where you HAD to install third-party AV and firewall to protect yourself from the simplest of script attacks. Then I switched to XP, where you could get by with running without protection as a Limited User Account.
Oh yes, you could!
Now, Windows 7 offers all the benefits of active LUA and Firewall by default. And MSE is just a free download away.
Nope sorry, I don't buy your assertions on any level.
"AV companies started their products in the 1990s, back when nobody was good at programming, at least not the people who programmed for Windows."
Oh, give over.
Mac programmers were crap back in the day, too. "Hey, pointers are 32-bit, but we can only access 24 bits of memory space. Let's employ that top byte for something useful, like flags."
Tor crack YOU.
"Might as well be Sailor Moon wiping the floor with Barney the Dinosaur."
Now, THAT's what I want to be playing in 2019.
YAAC was merely pointing out that 'news' is so called because it is the plural of 'new'. Something that happened 45 years ago without current relevance has no place on a 'news' show.
Wait for the half-century anniversary. The news outlets will be pulling out all the stops due to the fact that we have 10 digits on our hands, and landing on the moon was the coolest fucking thing a man (or mankind) has ever done.
BTW, thanks for playing your part in making Iraq and Afghanistan safer places for everyone.
"who had photographed kids vandalising his garden as evidence for the police."
I wanted to believe that this was some kind of exaggeration or urban legend. Not so:
"Since 1975 we knew what we know today...."
Pish. They didn't KNOW that the Higgs existed in 1975.
Got a mains connection or a dirty great laptop battery? Use Intel.
Relying on keeping energy use to an absolute minimum? Use ARM.
> I like this Elon bloke.
Me too. A great philanthropical gesture.