Re: Time lords in Paris
5170 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"Such childish words." Says Pedo Bear.
If I consider the recent history of personal/retail/corporate security issues, I wouldn't let any of these 'jump on the bandwagon' devices anywhere near my home or any system that I was responsible for.
I recently 'upgraded' my music (and video and picture) collection storage from a small group of 10 year old PATA drives to a pair of shiny new 1TB SATA drives. My 192Kb/s .mp3 collection now sounds more harsh and has less warmth than before. I've tested this over a variety of music styles and it's very disappointing. The videos and picture files also look a big 'edgy' with brighter but glaring colours.
"... energy efficiency, requiring only about 450MB/s per watt for sequential reading ....
Shouldn't that be " ... achieving about 450MB/s per watt ..."
Instead of adding an extra second, why not make the seconds (at the internet reference clock) happen more slowly for a short period of time - say 1/30 of a second slower for 30 seconds before midnight - then the internet time will have been adjusted to the 'correct' time?
There may be a few Goofy ones in there.
"... the team validated them by using a computer program called BLENDER ..."
Are they sure that what they're seeing wasn't created in Blender?
Pre-payment credit cards are not accepted by organisations that would want to apply debits to your card without your explicit permission for each transaction (or the card issuer will not allow them to be registered for this). I know this is true for Paypal since I tried to register one This is to prevent you from running up a large bill before they try to debit a card that only has a small amount of credit on it.
He has a very good high resolution display, so he gets better copies with no errors from the OCR.
I'd be able to see the annoyed look on my face as I kept getting my password wrong.
"The two-bay system can be reconfigured after purchase to function as a single copy data store (RAID 0) ...."
Why would anybody want RAID 0 inside a remote NAS type box? If you want to combine capacities you could do some disk spanning or JBOD type of technique. The write speed of a modern SATA disk is far faster than most domestic networks could provide, so there is no speed advantage and the reliability gets shot since _all_ data would be lost in case of failure of one of the drives.
Had it been tested 'properly'. Was it deployed onto all servers at once? Sometimes, I sit and wonder at the things that happen out there.
You forgot to point out that "out in the depths of the cosmos" is not an accurate description of an object that is well within our solar system.
If I remember correctly, YouTube asks you to sign-in if you're about to see a video clip that is intended for a 'mature' audience. They can determine this by the clip being reported and then moderated by them, or by the author of the clip doing a self-classification. So surely it was up to Universal Pictures to correctly classify their advert?
We'll see the dramatic reconstruction when Sony get around to making a movie about it.
"Sony Pictures was starring in its own disaster movie ..."
I wonder how many of the original company executives will still be around when it's released.
1) "... banks concerns over privacy ..."
2) "... a beachhead for an invasion of the banking industry ..."
Point 1 is not the customer's privacy that the banks are concerned with. It's the details of the ways in which customers tend to interact with the banks. The banks regard this as their private information. It's point 2 that the banks are worried about.
Did the researchers send a tweet the next morning to find out if the finches were alright?
For the Feat.Ed's Chew-Z comment.
When I was a little kid, my grandad (and dad, mum, etc) would call me a 'little monkey' when I did something naughty or disruptive. I'm sure they intended no racial slur.
Isn't this similar to the way in which Google automatically scans your Google Mail messages and shows you adverts (if you don't have AdBlock) triggered by keywords in your email? Their argument was that it is all done by computer and no record is kept that associates your email account with the keywords, which sounds reasonable if it's really true (and not 'corporately true').
Oriental: referring to the eastern part of the world. (cf. occidental: the western part of the world). Wealthy oriental visitors: a reference to the three magi who came from the east bearing gifts for Jesus. Christmas: the time when the birth of Jesus is celebrated. It all fits.
Fall of the machines. Wonderful to watch too.
My Dropbox folder is a subfolder inside my synchronised Google Drive folder. That seems to work nicely for me but I doubt if it's an 'enterprise class' arrangement.
This area of development has always been problematic.
... that a nuclear reactor wouldn't have any connection to the internet and any required data link to a separate control/monitoring facility was made using a truly physically private network. I've spent my entire life living in hope and have often been disappointed.
I've got a collection of very nice empty cardboard boxes in my garage and lots of wood offcuts. I _know_ they'll be useful one day.
As the 'local expert', once you've touched a computer, you are then responsible for all its actions or lack of actions from that point on.
Good advice from an ex-neighbour of mine: Never let anyone on the local Neighbourhood Watch or Church Committee, etc. know that you have a computer and a colour laser printer.
Good point about stolen documents being allowed as evidence. If the truth is illegally copied, is it still the truth?
I'm just glad that I stopped using my credit card for shopping/petrol about three years ago.
I see your comprehension gap.
I don't like Christmas. I'm patient; I'll wait.
I think they do that to enable checks on discrimination to be carried out, by themselves and other organisations. I thought that a similar thing was done for ethniciity so that checks could be run to ensure that the tenants represented a realistic mix of the local population, with no discrimination against particular groups of people.
Having said that, how do they know that the tenants answered the sexuality question truthfully?
Edit: Perhaps they could test them ..........
The use of 'refute' to _apparently_ mean 'deny' is (it seems to me) a recent change in language that has been popularised by politicians, who have been loudly 'refuting' accusations for many years. They do this so that if the accusations are proved to be true then they can always say, truthfully, that they never denied it. People have been too lazy to look the word up to establish its meaning and so this incorrect use propogates. Politicians may not be smart, but they're smarter than the average person and they're full of feral cunning.
(A similar thing happened with the word 'obviate', where people said things like, " this new gadget obviates the need to .....". If you know what the word 'obviate' means, then you'll realise what is wrong with that.)
If you're looking for a whatsit shop in Berlin, it's not surprising if whatsits.berlin and thingies.berlin appear high in the search rankings.
I notice that you are happy to use the word 'colts' in your comment, even though it is highly offensive to some people.
A large crater should be named 'Hermes'.
Would North Korea accept Sony setting up an office there?
How do you define " the original, authentic site"?
That's a relative temperature of course. At the new higher energies, nothing is certain.
If Axel Springer asked me to do something for their benefit, I'd start a discussion about how much they'd pay me.
Have you ever tried useful/helpful explanations? I know they can be difficult and need some thought but ..... oh.
"... the machine had never had a hardware failure before so software was more likely."
Is that actually a reasonable assumption? If a machine has never had a hardware failure, then doesn't the probablility of failure increase as time goes by?
Maybe they should run it past Tõnis Tiigi before they go public. He seems to be good at this.
It's the array that's large Their millimeters are standard size.
"... a legislative guarantee that this data will not be sold on to third parties ... "
The entire point was to make the data available to third parties, at a price. Drug companies and insurance companies were salivating at the prospect of getting their hands on the data. After that, it would have passed on to suppliers of incontinence pads, etc.
Maybe some US based comentards can tell us what it's like with four or five mobile 'players' for such a large region?
If neighbourhood systems receive and observe the 'comments', what will that tell them about intelligent life on earth?