Re: Support cycles
Did they also mention the infamous Nest Revolv IoT hub, all due to be rendered useless on 15 May?
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Did they also mention the infamous Nest Revolv IoT hub, all due to be rendered useless on 15 May?
"The Typhoon is designed as a air superiority dogfighter, with a recent addition of an 'austere' strike package."
Going a bit off-topic, but the RAF's interest in what became the Typhoon started with the AST.414 requirement, which was intended to replace both Jaguar (another single-seat design) in the mud-moving role and Phantom (a two-seat aircraft) in the air-to-air role. The latter took priority (although the Phantoms were actually replaced by Tornado F3 in the meantime), which is why it took about a decade after entering RAF service for the Typhoon to start receiving some air-to-ground capabilities. And, due to a lack of funding for anything else, it's now also partially taking over from the Tornado GR4 (two-seat) bomber.
What this has got to do with pair programming though, I'm not sure...
...to see that you didn't take the obvious opportunity to photoshop your stock photo so that the button read STOB instead of STOP....
"For personal machines, if M$ decided to release a stripped down version of their OS just supportign DX<x> so people could run it for games, I might be tempted."
Isn't that basically XBox?
What's a "psychophant"? - a psychopathic sycophant?
The casing was impossible to keep in one piece. It was made from a plastic which turned out to be unglueable, so the parts were designed to clip together. The clips didn't work either and the problem was turned over to a subcontractor. Sinclair later (much later) received a small box on which was written, "We've solved the problem of the Black Watch!". Inside was a Black Watch with a half-inch bolt driven though it.
I once worked on a complex Fortran-77 "code" (hard scientists always use the word "code" as a singular noun, not a mass noun) where all the important data was held in one giant 1-dimensional array. Some of it was integers, some floating-point, some elements were "pointers" into other parts of the array...
And then there was the module that was written by a mathematician who never added comments to his code because they would slow down the execution...
This bug is said to have first appeared in glibc 2.9 in 2008.
Meiko never built any SIMD machines, AFAIR. Their first generation Computing Surface was based around transputers, later supplemented by SPARC and i860 processors using the transputers as an interprocessor network. They then binned the transputers in their CS-2 architecture, which used SuperSPARC/hyperSPARC processors connected via their home-grown Elite/Elan comms fabric chips instead. When Meiko fizzled out, Elite/Elan was bought by Quadrics and became QsNet. None of this was directly related to Myrinet AFAIK, apart from being a competing technology at around the same time.
"I've never been offered a parachute in any GA aircraft, not even in a Tiger Moth"
In an RAF Chipmunk, parachutes were mandatory, not least because the parachute strapped to your backside formed the upholstery of the cockpit seat.
I thought I was reasonably familiar with the products of DEC, but I've never heard of an "Adec400xP Application Server"...
Speaking of DEC products, I've been running a DEC HiNote VP710 laptop (circa 1998, fanless(!), upgraded to 112MB RAM, 20GB disk, 233MHz Pentium MMX) as a NetBSD server more or less 24/7 for the last 8 years. Quite surprised it's still going tbh. At some point I expect I'll replace it with a VM, but seems a shame to retire it while it's still chugging away...
Actually, I remember finding a random and completely irrelevant OpenBSD man page in OS X 10.0 (maybe 10.1), so I think there were some bits of OpenBSD in OS X in the early days. But yes, they did settle on FreeBSD to source most of the Unixy userland from.
Apple had plenty of time to write a modern OS and made several attempts to do so (Pink, Taligent, Copland). None of them worked out very well, hence the need to co-opt NeXTStep, which had borrowed from open source (4.3BSD, Mach) several years before Apple got their hands on it.
The Pascal-based OS for the PERQ was usually referred to as POS (PERQ Operating System). No sniggering at the back, please.
I remember when mutt actually WAS newfangled!
Actually, I'd say it was with Windows 3.0 in 1990 that Windows hit the big time. And lets not forget 3.1 either, which added a few bells and whistles like TrueType and drag'n'drop in 1992.
AFAIK, the Enterprise edition is still available to Software Assurance customers, but I haven't seen an End-of-Sales date for that one. Given that Windows 8.1 sales are due to be knocked on the head next October too, I would be surprised if 7 Enterprise survives longer than that.
But infotainment system aren't quite separate. They have to talk over CANbus, just like the safety-critical systems.
According to the FreeBSD wiki... "A 64-bit system is preferred due to its larger address space and better performance on 64-bit variables, which are used extensively by ZFS. 32-bit systems are supported though, with sufficient tuning."
I think the previous commenter was referring to this book, which I rememember seeing in a university bookshop at the time: "The Internet White Pages", published in 1994, right in the gap between the web exploding out of academia, and the emergence of AltaVista and its ilk.
iOS 9 replaces the Helvetica Neue used in iOS 8 with the new San Francisco font first seen in the Apple Watch. You'd have to look closely to spot the difference though.
According to the Nordic website, this device has either 16 or 32k of RAM on-board, so it resembles a BBC Micro quite closely in that respect...
Erm, you don't have to go back to the good ol' days of A/UX ...until fairly recently they did a version of OS X called OS X Server (which is now just an "app" for OS X), and it wasn't so long ago that you could buy a proper rackmount XServe system to run it on.
"You have to be courageous, naïve or stupid to talk about sex differences in intelligence or indeed sex differences in anything."
Courageous, naïve, stupid or IN DRINK. I suspect Sir Tim may have been the latter at this "lunch".
Actually... the Concorde project started in 1962, the first Concorde flew in 1969, and the first scheduled service was in 1976.
When comparing VB with VMware or whatever, it's worth remembering that while VB itself is GPL'd, the VB Extension Pack is not open source and it's licence says it's only free of charge for personal use or product evaluation.
Well you'd HOPE you'd find something useful in the 68000's reset vector location... ;-)
"You sure this was down to the keyfob? IIRC VW Group cars (SEAT, Golfs, etc.) can do that by putting the key into the driver's side, and then turning and holding the key one way."
VW remote locking fobs work the same way - holding the button down has the same effect as turning and holding the key. As I proved when I found my car's windows down one morning after I had been crawling about under the floorboards with the car key in my pocket the previous evening...
You obviously weren't driving to work in central Scotland in the winter of 2010/2011...you'd be surprised how cold a steering wheel can get.
Well, actually the latest Golf, Passat, Octavia, Leon, A3, and this year's new Superb (among others) were all designed using the MQB "modular transverse construction kit" (probably the best translation of the German), so the old distinction between different VW Group "platforms" is becoming quite blurred.
Still trying to think of ANY Spectrum game that could be played with just the keys 1, 2, F, R and S...
I mean, you need J and P just to type LOAD "" for a start (hence the name of the original DOS-based ZX Spectrum simulator, "JPP").
You're spot on there, I have a distinct memory of seeing Mr Bond on the telly, when the HOTOL project was in the news (1986?), using a ZX Spectrum at home to crunch some kind of numbers for it. Proof, if proof were needed, that the Spectrum was a REAL computer!
Various reasons. I like to limit the revs while the engine is cold. It's useful sometimes to have an accurate indication of idle speed. Sometimes you forget to change up to 5th (or 6th) until the tachometer reminds you. On some cars the engine can be so quiet, the tachometer is the best way to ascertain whether it's actually running. I once had a car which developed a crankshaft position sensor fault - I now know that erratic tachometer behaviour that doesn't match what you can hear is a symptom of that (pity the RAC guy didn't know this at the time though). And I just like machines that give me information on what's happening inside them.
I'd rather have gauges for stuff instead of indicator lights too - and some of that "stuff" is how fast the engine is going round!
TFA mentions *vanity* mirrors, not door mirrors - the car clearly has two of those in the photos. I presume only one vanity mirror is one of the Cactus's weight/cost-saving measures, like not having a split rear seat.
Perzackly. IOMMUs (in the classic sense, as described in the Minix paper) combine the concepts of virtual memory and DMA and have been around for yonks. VT-d/AMD-Vi, on the other hand, does the same thing for virtual *machines*, and is rather newer.
That's all great in theory, but AFAIK, nobody is seriously talking yet about UAVs with air-to-air capability that could mix it with a manned fighter in a dogfight.
Err, it's the F-35B that's the VSTOL/STOVL variant, the F-35C is the CATOBAR one.
Never understood why they used Windows (and OS/2 before that, and DOS before that) on ATMs. There's always been far more appropriate approaches to driving what amounts to a screen, modem, keypad, card reader and cash drawer.
Actually, OS X Security Update 2015-004 (see https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204659 ) which includes the CVE-2015-1130 fix, has been released for 10.8.5, 10.9.5 and 10.10.x, so in theory all these releases are still supported. However, not all of the fixes in it apply to all these OS X versions, so in practice, maybe not?
Server Core still had a desktop, it just had Windows Explorer and most of the desktop apps removed. Is Nano Server the same or does it REALLY not have a GUI? (Or in other words, a windowless Windows?)