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Or, like Hex
it would read:
++++ Divide by cucumber error ++++
++++ Reinstall Universe ++++
++++ Redo from start ++++
(Hats of to Terry Pratchett)
would need to work to extremely tight tolerances (much better than could be achieved in Victorian times). You really need extremely high and consistent quality.
For lovers of conspiracy theory, or the seriously paranoid
What if Iran produced the worm itself so it (a) can blame Israel for the delay, (b) does not lose face (as much) when the reactor does not work, and (c) can go after dissident factions in Iran as co-conspirators in league with Zionists (always a nice ploy).
Me cynical? What makes you think that?
They should have used
NO SHARKS WITH FRIGGIN' BIG LASERS???!!!
Check out the thought behind teh Arecibo message
Maths is maths, that is a universal language.
No people on board though
so WE cannot get beyond low Earth orbit
my commanding officer swore that we were all in imminent danger of being eaten by a giant mutant star goat!!
For me "Baby boomers" always creates mental images
of infants going through the sound barrier.
And that's without any substance abuse
I just had one beer officer
This is to good to be (completely) true
Some problems will transfer so easily to GPUtastic (my preference) code, but in many cases, had coding and UNDERSTANDING the algorithm at hand remains necessary. The highly data-driven image analysis software we develop falls heavily in the latter category
And the problem with the kids today
is that when you tell them they don't believe a word you say!
I'm in stitches
Haven't seen anything this stupid for DAYS
Great laugh that read.
letters but no digits
"It's our faith they need to see --- not our knowledge."
I think it speaks for itself."
Indeed it speaks volumes
This reminds me of a scientific correctness survey
in Annals of Improbable Research
Q: Did man evolve from an ape-like ancestor:
c) Not in Kansas
Nobody can disprove
that the earth was created 5 milliseconds ago, complete with all our memories of the past, just the right mix of radio-isotopes, fossils etc to fool us. The Great Green Argleseizure just happened to sneeze that way, or the <insert creator of choice> has a really strange sense of humor.
It is just not a very useful theory (it is positively begging for a rigorous trim by Occam's razor). There are alway alternative explanations, but it is best to adhere to the simplest theory that explains all (in part for aesthetic reasons).
Having said that, there is very much evidence in favour of the evolution of new species.
Isn't it asking for trouble
flying from Moron airbase?
I'll get my coat
NVidia might not be as fast as Radeon
But it supports CUDA, which is essential in many of our Computer Science classes. Anyone studying computer graphics or physics simulations should consider NVidia-based machines. The latter are often faster in terms of direct volume rendering (MRI/CT type applications).
Horses for courses.
I got quite a sweet performance
out of a 24-core system (4 sockets, 6 core opteron in each). Speed up of 17 on 24 cores, with indications that more would still be quite efficient. Certain other operators actually achieved 22x speed-up on 24 cores (i.e. near linear).
Horses for courses
My code-base is bigger than yours
arguments seem a bit petty. Adding pointless LOC is only too easy, whereas keeping something small and functional is an art in itself. Yes I was proud of the 150kLOC I wrote for an image processing system, but more proud that it could easily be ported, and worked in less than 640kB of memory (MS-DOS-days).
I would be far more proud if I could create a fully functional kernel with half the LOC of the current Linux kernel. The point is I cannot,of course ;-)
Going to another system is always a hassle
but Linux fragmentation certainly does not help. I administer a few OpenSuSE systems, and now have admin rights on my ubuntu desktop machine at work. Having used RPM-based machines for
so long, I do have to get used to Ubuntu (and that is just on a single machine). Webmin sounds interesting in many situations where you have a mix of machines.
I think the AC was only engaged in some mild irony
Beyond the Palin?
sorry couldn't resist the pun
The C17< 747
You are probably thinking of the C5 Galaxy. The C17 is big, but no Jumbo. The C17 reportedly landed on a carrier, which I do not think a 747 could manage
There is a difference
between being threatened directly by the man you wish to divorce (e.g., because he is a violent bastard), and being warned that your action could lead to innocent deaths, and which could be prevented from expressing yourself differently. If I want to express my anger, disrespect, etc, and I am told that a particular way of expressing it: (a) offends many I do not mean to offend, and (b) could lead to a violent backlash, should I then not consider expressing myself better?
Again, I am not denying this man his right to free speech, but the right to free speech does not deny my option to sue someone for libel, or defamation, etc. Inciting hatred is another reason you might be sued. If you call for all members of any ethnic, political or religious group to be rounded up and hanged, and send out this message repeatedly, should you go unpunished if some idiots take precisely this action?
There are no easy answers, and different rights need to be balanced.
Rather than calling for a ban on the burning of books, I would suggest he behave in a more civilized way.
Not quite so simple
If you know certain actions (while legal) may lead to the deaths of others (through no direct action of yours), you are still in part responsible. We are not claiming he should be silenced, he can vent his distasteful ideas in different, less insensitive ways, but if he chooses not to, he is in part responsible for the consequences.
All that people have been saying that they feel the action is unwise, distasteful, etc, and have been warning him of possible dangers, whilst at the same time indicating that he has the right to be the complete jerk he appears to be (he may of course be an incomplete jerk).
The right to say what you want goes hand in hand with the right to be called into question, and the duty to face the consequences
It's the old freedom vs license issue
Freedom is fine, and we are not stopping him. We can call him an idiot, and he SHOULD be held (directly or indirectly) responsible for ANY damage or deaths caused by this action, especially because he has been warned about the consequences. Freedom is empty without responsibility.
If even Sarah Palin thinks you are too radically right-wing
perhaps you might start thinking?
Oh, wait, this is a fundamentalist, so thinking is probably considered sinful.
What really makes me sick is that in a time when I hear several Muslim groups are shifting their end of Ramadan feast so that they do not coincide the September 11, out of respect for those who died, we have an idiot like this tarring all Muslims with the same brush.
BTW, could they not fine him on environmental charges?
As I read the article
the branding was with the initials GMP POTU. How many people instantly associate that with the police (without first reading this piece)? I could well imagine accessing the stick in order to find out who it belonged to (on a secure Linux box). If he then found that the police was seriously bungling things, I could well imagine reporting this to the paper AND returning the stick to the police.
And Saint Atilla raised on high his handgrenade!!!!
But don't you mean the people's popular front? or the popular people's front?
And of course gods are created
in the image of their believers: some are quite benign, others are homicidal lunatics (just like people, really). The problem is the different ones to often go by the same name. This gives rise to confusion, evidence of which abounds above ;-)
Big brother because he is the nearest thing to the big beard in the sky many believe in.
Refer to Prattchet's "Small Gods"
for one of the best analyses on this topic.
Voltaire's statement that self-mockery is the highest human value also springs to mind here
freedom of religion except for those who think differently from me!!!!!!!
true, and the dolphins too
INFIDELS, the lot of them!!!!!
DEATH TO ALL TEDDYBEARS!!!
I've always found them suspicious