Great stuff. We might well let our students practice data mining on this set. Much nicer than giving them toy sets to play with
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I would expect ...
that whether any statement containing the phrase
"so updating your <insert device of choice here> will work as expected."
provides any comfort depends on you expectations.
If your device has just been bricked by a faulty update, your expectations may be lower than expected
I expect I should now get my coat. The one with "Great Expectations" in the pocket please
So I take it you do not drive a 1972 Pinto
Whatever the final outcome, I'll raise a glass to its success (Affligem Tripel, today)
Very, very interesting
Memory bandwidth and latency often kill performance in many applications, particularly the bottleneck between GPU memory and main memory. This kind of boost would really help
Re: 8 kg laptop … five fans to keep it from melting.
But 8kg says it stays put. I do wonder if with some added rubber skirts, it would float across your desk like a hovercraft.
A mandatory question remains: will it play Cr...
never mind, I'll get met coat
Re: Disregard for consequences
The Farce is strong in this one.
If the FBI wants a back door, so will every other national bureau of spooks. I cannot imagine the FSB wanting to share a back door with the FBI or NSA. As the number of available back doors rises, the chances of blackhats getting in would asymptotically approach 100% rapidly. Even then criminals could roll their own encryption quite readily (one time pad anyone? I have said it before, will keep on saying it).
Of course if he is really honest (yeah right) about having an adult conversation, he should then also actually listen to what experts have to say. I am not holding my breath
Re: Distance fropm the sun
but then what are three zeroes between friends ;-)
Vogon constructor fleet?
Sorry, I'll get me coat. The one with the HHGTTG radio play on cassette tapes in the pocket, please
Shouldn't these rings come with a health warning?
Warning: Do not use ring in traffic, invisibility increases the risk of collisions with cars
Warning: Prolonged use may cause user to fade
Warning: May attract Nazgul
Warning: Casting ring into Crack of Doom may cause volcanic eruptions, and damage to property
Sorry, couldn't resist. Mine is the one with the trilogy in the pocket
Re: No such thing as zero alcohol
Bread actually also contains alcohol. Not much, but more than various "zero-alcohol lagers" (the Bavaria breweries (in the Netherlands) actually make a pretty decent one).
I do not mind the government giving out this kind of advice. I will take it in, consider it, and decide for myself what to do with the guideline.
In thins case, I think I will have a wee dram this evening. I think it will be a Talisker Port Ruighe, just to treat myself, and celebrate life.
Re: Speaking of boarding up things.
We are now well into the fourth day of a heatwave (30+ Celsius), with girls sitting in the sweltering sunshine outside of an air-conditioned cafetaria, wearing thick black jeans and woollen jumpers complaining it is too hot. It seems some people decide what to wear by looking at their wardrobe (and various fashion magazines), and then expect the weather to accommodation their whims. Worse, some think I am weird coming to work in t-shirt, shorts and sandals (and, yes, I am weird in wearing just a t-shirt and jeans in midwinter, but you will never hear me complain about the cold) .
Or rather, very, very improbable
My bet is on the robot being depressed
I remember the excitement well. I followed all the Mariner, Pioneer, Viking, and Voyager programmes avidly, mainly in the National Geographic magazine. Really inspiring. The images sent back by these probes were so stunningly detailed.
I thought the alert was odd, as I have been watching the sun closely, and had seen little activity to suggest a coronal mass ejection of any size. In fact, many solar observers had been bemoaning the lack of activity (although a few spots have bubbled up in the last few days). I am surprised, however, that a single station reporting weird values isn't trapped automatically. It would seem easy to detect this as an outlier and ignore it (or flag it to let somebody inspect it before issuing an alert.
You have to admire the tenacity with which the NASA engineers continue to create work arounds for problems with spacecraft.
Sorry to hear of his death, but he has had a very good innings. I will raise a glass this evening
Not only do they have this "feature", they then tweet about it so everyone knows they have this security leak you could drive a herd of overweight mastodons through. If their users really prefer this feature over security, they apparently have room-temperature IQ (centigrade scale, that is)
Besides, wearables are harmless, right?
I think the term "mostly harmless" should be used
Doffs hat (Panama today, it is sunny!!) to the late, great Douglas Adams
But it is not in the nature of Zen to get excited by the hype around a chip, is it, Grasshopper?
Sorry, couldn't resist. Now where is that motorcycle manual?
Re: A legal work around?
I have said it before, and will say it again, but politicians never listen: One-time pads are fundamentally unbreakable, and really not hard to make. The argument that CSPs are making a "safe haven for terrorists" is flawed, because it is rather easy to roll your own
Your pictures are obviously a hoax. There are no stars in the background. Clearly you made that in your garage to fool the world.
Joking aside, that is a kick ass photo!
Darn, you guessed it. I also did the lunar landings in the same garage (when I was 7)
Where has that tinfoil hat of mine gone
Yes, I did shoot that myself. My 20 year old scope still delivers the goods. Cheers
The only version of Pokemon I would be interested in
is Pokemon Go AWAY
But then I am the kind of old-fashioned person who uses his computer to, well, compute things.
Weird, I know, but there it is
I tend to see a lot of "scientific" code, and I am typically too far over the moon if there are comments in there AT ALL that I am quite tolerant about the format, especially if the comments actually make sense.
Re: Drowning Dalek?
Apparently I can also understand drowning Dalek. Odd that. I never felt like exterminating the doctor. I was always quite fond of him (certainly as played by Tom Baker, the only version I remember seeing on Dutch TV).
There may be worse to come: IoT desks with the GPP feature!
To paraphrase Marvin: "Here's another of those self-satisfied desks. I can tell it is going to want me to stand up shortly by the intolerable air of smugness it suddenly generates."
Doffs hat (roo leather Barmah today, it's pissing down again) to the late, great Douglas Adams
So is this a true SmartArse (tm)?
This must be a candidate for the Ig Nobel prize in medicine. After all, it is certainly research to first make you laugh, and then make you think. Good work!
Interesting stuff. Speculative on the one hand, but if they make first testable predictions we can certainly make progress. It would be absolutely great if JAXA pulled this mission off.
Handy link, thanks
Re: balloon develops fear of heights
Or it got cold feet?
I can only assume that mr. Slant would say: "That is an interesting grey area" which is legalese for: "That will be expensive". Legalese has many phrases that boil down to that.
Re: Advantages to Windows 10
The only reason this laptop still runs a windows version (8.1 + GWX Control Panel to keep Win 10 out) is that FireCapture (astro-imaging software) and AutoStakkert! 2.0 are windows only. The latter runs with varying degrees of success under WINE, but doing capture from planetary cameras under WINE seems risky. The Linux alternative oaCapture is not quite as mature, so I will work with windows until I find a Linux software suite that lets me mae these kinds of images
An orthogonal dimension?
Yes, that would do, the UK is at right angles to reality
Doffs hat (roo leather Barmah today, its been pissing down) to to Douglas Adams, one of the very few authors who got the mathematical meaning of beings occupying higher dimensions
I do however note that Juno will descend into the magnetosphere of Jupiter on July 4, not into Jupiter itself. Nice to see lots of activity as it is about to arrive.
Re: Would I be accused of lying if I said I didn't have any?
The onus of proof is wherever they feel like putting it.
So guess .....
Re: What a load of cobblers
Simply use the "cunning plan" (doffs hat to Baldric) of opening an account with next to nothing on it.
The proposal is really, really stupid, the usual practice of adding more hay in order to find more needles, instead of getting a bigger magnet.
Newsflash: Nebuchadnezzar cliams prior art on rounded corners!!
I am really baffled why anyone would want to bang on about the rounded corners bit. Functionality and general form-factor (easily hand-held/pocketable) make sense, but the rounded corners bit is already ancient. Clay tablets could be used to record things (OK, cuneiform rather than mp3), and certainly had rounded corners. Playback is a little cumbersome, granted, but the rounded corners bit is not the bit I would personally focus on when claiming novelty.
...or what OS the IRS should run when they try to modernize their operations.
I thought everybody knew they were upgrading to CP/M 2.0
Sorry, couldn't resist
Re: Has it been six months already?
Nuke'em from space, it's the only way to be sure!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Nice work by the Curiosity team!
Very interesting project
Will follow this with interest, as Jupiter is receding from view in my 8" scope. No doubt a lot will be learned. A pint to all the engineers and scientists who have made this possible
Re: Hydraulic valves, I trust?
Not thermionic. The world needs a CPU that doesn't rely on this new fangled electricity.
Real valves? Just ask Hubert.
And Igor, of course
Bag of chips?
So would the dog be able to tell the difference between a bag full of assorted logic chips, cpus etc, and a working USB drive?
Did they train the dog on legacy storage devices (for "vintage porn"?) such as the old 8" floppy disk still somewhere in my office (granted, not much you can store in the way of smut on 128 kB and still store CP/M 2.0 on it).
Can it detect bubble memory? Magnetic tapes? Punched cards?
Enquiring minds need to know
As an aside, my estimate is that you would need 228 metric tonnes of punched cards to store a DVD (smut-filled or otherwise) full of data, so that might be a tad inefficient.
Re: Happy days
Great fan of OS maps too. Whenever I am on holidays in a part of Britain I haven't been before, the first course of action is to get a good set of local OS maps (Exlporer or Landranger, as a rule).Wouldn't go hiking without one