850 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Is the National Academy of Science august, or is this the August issue of the proceedings, or both?
The pictured work is certainly on a level with anything Jeff Koons has produced. And I bet Steve Wynn would have a hard time putting his elbow through it, as he did with a Picasso some years ago.
"The taxi cab replaced the horse-drawn cab.
Uber and Lyft will make the taxi cab as obsolete as the horse-drawn cab, very fast."
By propelling vehicles with iPhones?
Re: On what planet does The Guardian recruit?
A spreader facilitates the spread[ing] of grass seed. But if the lawn is already planted, how much facilitation (noun) do I need?
On what planet does The Guardian recruit?
"The world wide web has increasingly facilitated the global spread of misogyny, the hate crime of revenge porn, corporate and state surveillance, bullying, racism, the life-ruining, time-wasting, Sisyphean digital servitude of deleting spam,..."
1. The global spread of mysogyny? How about the oceanic spread of water? Mysogyny is not a lovable trait, but it sure as hell was widespread long before the web arrived.
2. I will concede that revenge porn is new--it used to be that one had to make do with gossip. There the Goncourts record George Sand telling her son-in-law, a sculptor, that she would publish an account of his behavior. His reply was "I'll carve a sculpture of your behind--and everyone will recognize it." I'm not sure that this counts.)
3. Corporate and state surveillance. Easier, but well developed long ago.
4. Bullying. Where in the world did this man go to school?
5. Racism. There is plenty of it out there, and I don't see it going away soon. But he might want to spend a rainy afternoon or two reading Kipling or Mark Twain to see just how good the good old days were.
6. Spam. He may find it Sysiphean, I find it Augean: check the "select all" box, cast a quick glance down the column for any to be spared, click Delete.
How can you argue
With somebody named Rurik Bradbury?
They can be all over the map: free WiFi in lobby and bar, charged WiFi or cabled internet in the rooms, free cabled in the rooms, etc. During our last hotel stay they gave us complimentary WiFi, and a room high enough to have an excellent view and terrible WiFi. We discovered that by avoiding the desk and sitting on a couch, we would connect almost reliably. Meanwhile restaurants and bars a block or two away had stronger signals.
Re: "[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."
The Masons are weeping bitterly, and wondering why nobody loves them anymore.
Re: So ....
Because nobody would you use such a machine for serious work?
I've used Linux since the 1990s, and I rely on it a lot. I do not make the mistake of imagining that it is invunenrable.
For one thing, we call them "traffic circle"
For another, how American can it be if we can't shoot cattle?
That sound you hear
Is every used-car dealer in America singing Hallelujah.
I wondered whether "people Jobs" is the new Register replacement for "fanboi". Maybe if you look at it as reverse-Polish notation.
"The processors were still microcoded by the computer companies and thus did exactly what the designers wanted."
I guess that we should all be writing microcode then--no other sort of code seems to do exactly what the designer wants.
Several years ago. the comp.risks news group carried a link to a security study done on Multics. Many more security precautions were taken with Multics than ever made it over to at least the earlier Unixes; it was written, for one thing, in PL/1, which is not quite so libertarian as C. But the researchers found plenty of exploitable holes.
The other point to be made is that it really doesn't matter what kind of a lock you put on the door if the residents leave it open. One good, crappy superuser password and your security can be gone.
Re: So, how much energy was wasted...
Or--here's an innovative idea--you could use a bicycle for your commute, thereby saving the electricity or fossil fuel that would have gone into your commute. Meet you at the patent officde.
Are these apprentices coding and administering systems, or are they swapping boards and clearing paper jams. I have worked with many persons, young and not, who have held down IT jobs without a degree. Their work varied at least as much as the work of those with degrees.
I am not an advocate for the C&C economy, but in the US such arguments tend to be read as saying that there is no place for government in the economy. What this often means here is that massive government investment during one period is forgotten quickly, and those who made a lot of money from the investment or its effects imagine they did it all themselves. In the 19th Century there were railroads, heavily subsidized west of the Mississippi at least. The New Deal built big dams on western rivers in the 1930s. By the 1950s people making money in and off defense factories with subsidized hydropower imagined that they were rugged Western individualists. The administrations of the 1950s and on built up the interstate highways system, and now anti-government dogma is at the point Congress has a hard time approving the funding that keeps it in repair--it's on a short-term agreement at the moment.
By the way, one of the first government pushes Over Here for railroad consolidation came from the US Army during WW II: all the lines with incompatible arrangements made it hard to move men and materials at the scale needed.
Re: Command economies 'don't work'
The Soviet Union "enjoyed" a couple of situations that made for economic growth, namely devastating wars that left it with the need for a lot of rebuilding. It is true that they had some very good technologists at different times.
there's a drama in here somewhere
"Waiting for Lyfty". Next stop, Broadway.
" My understanding is the balance of probability is that the recent 3 deaths were in fact Israeli on Israeli violence."
I have to translate "balance of probability" as "what I'd like to believe.".
The Gaza attack, say what you will of it, was in response to rocketing, not the kidnap/murders.
Re: Unfounded concerns
Well, cars and guns are pretty common in the US, so now and then ATM coercion does happen. I'm not sure the little fob thingies will make a difference.
Re: Use a Brick
Indeed physical approaches to physical security seem to be preferred in my neighborhood. Leave an iPhone in sight on the front seat, be out an iPhone and a window.
John Kerry ran for president while Edward M. Kennedy was still alive. No, he did not win, no he did not play a bad hand with the best of skill, but he won his party's nomination, something the previous secretary of state has not yet managed.
And in any case, he has the Dibertian managerial qualities of hair, height, and Harvard, right?
Something's wrong here.
Isn't "curing the common cold" the usual absurd comparison to the space program?
Re: SAP Source Code?
I assume that review of SAP source code will be used a punishment for those who demonstrate against the government, disparage Putin, etc.
Re: Confused "bacon"
Going to California for smoked meats is like going to Florida for the Alpine experience. If you want good smoked meats and sausage, you need to go where the Germans settled: east and central Pennsylvania, maybe the Great Lakes. I admit that the southerners are often very good with ham.
There is one drugstore within walking distance of the office that has no self-service checkout. I attribute this to the demanding ways of the White House and World Bank staff, who I imagine to be too self-important to fuss with punching buttons and bagging their own stuff. The drawback seems to be that the gents are all metrosexuals who wouldn't dream of buying shaving soap, but purchase canned cream or gels instead. So it's back to the self-service checkout today.
Re: Please stop publishing this Frankfurt School Political Correctness nonsense already
Frankfurt School? It's All About the Benjamins?
Frankly (or frankfurtly) I don't see what in particular the USSR and Maoist China (which had pretty much male & not especially diverse leadership) have to do with this. And when I compare Richard Nixon's domestic agendas with those of any Democratic candidate since about 1976, I'd say that the Socialism cancer is pretty thoroughly in remission.
The Wall Street Journal's Facebook page is my go-to source for national security information! Things are in a bad way.
Not really Keatsian
You aren't silent upon your pique on Darien.
Re: Well, if things don't work out
Or maybe Gnu Caledonia? Free as in free whisky?
Heaven help you
Rock Creek Park is a national park in the middle of Washington, DC. Years ago there was bickering about coverage for cell phones, and think of the emergencies, and what if in a dead spot, etc. The upshot is that persons wander the bike and hiking trails, talking away on their cell phones. It all may have to do with emergencies; if so, they seem very calm.
And presently you will encounter what they already do in the American West: meatheads who get themselves lost, or merely footsore or otherwise fatigued, and call in for a rescue.
But how about "Helium Heads to Greater Heights"? Or is the expression "helium head" only an Americanism?
I'm not sure this will ever catch on the way that sending one's Madeira around the cape once did.
And though I applaud the mix of beer and boffinry, it seems to me that the best way to send beer up to 28 thousand meters is in a suitably pressurized craft where the travelers may drink it. Yes, I know that it would be vastly more expensive...
Sir, I believe you just supplied it.
thinking of proposing
I'm thinking of proposing that Amazon deliver said royalties by drone.
I want to see the buses catapulted off. Video preferred, Lego will do.
It is unequivocal?
It might be undeniable, or attorneys might prefer to believe so.
there are problems
Amazon can live without any given publisher longer than that publisher can live without Amazon; I know of one that tried not shipping to Amazon for some months after Amazon imposed its terms--"all the traffic will bear", as the railroad guy says in The Octopus. After drastically reduced sales, it had to climb down.
Even assuming that a few big publishers walked, then what? In cities large enough, the bookstores will be there. But this is a very big country, and many people live a long way from a town large enough to support a bookstore.The publishers will still be hurting.
I always supposed that the expression referred to volume, not duration.
""HyperCat has a strong security model; it's the same one the web uses,"
On the Other Hand
"Chicago" was at least no worse a movie. Where will that museum go?
What does "clocked" mean? In the US slang of some years ago, it meant "struck", but that doesn't seem to be your meaning. "Accosted"?
Judging from Wikipedia, McNealy seems to name his sons after automobiles or pickup trucks. I guess it's patriotic of him not to name them after foreign models.
Now can you take all the fans?
Slow uptake does seem to be a problem.
Jumped to the end
On the whole, I'd rather debug PHP written by the Gender Studies tenure committee than listen to coders discuss this.
Let's step it up
How about "Dork Social" for such as Usenet, Register forums, and so on?
I always had my doubts about sociology, but who can disrespect a discipline that manages to fit "Slut Discourse" into a paper title?
Re: They missed one or two things....
There is something of a tradition in professional baseball of taking a bat to the water cooler to work off the frustration of striking out. When the I.o.T water cooler shows up, watch a baseball game or two for the proper technique.
Aren't the James Bond films that start off with him strapped into such a device? It always ends badly for the villain, but most of us don't have the muscle or special effects crew to wrestle our way out.
yes and no
Craigslist had a lot more to do with the hollowing-out of American journalism than anything Facebook or Google could do. The advertising has gone away, and the advertising paid for the journalism. The twenty-somethings would no sooner take out a classified ad--for a roommate, to sell a used car, etc.--than they would sign up for a land line.
Having said that, no, I suppose that Facebook isn't helping matters. (I don't use it, having once been waved off it by the offspring.)
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64
- Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why