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And so why the flooding in NYC?
> and almost all of Manhattan sits at around 15m
I think you should take a look at what happened during Hurricane Sandy again.
Even if 99% of Manhattan is at 15m or more (and it isn't, from a quick glance at topo marked in feet http://archive.org/details/usgs_drg_ny_40073_g8), taking out that 1% at the edges means your tunnels flood, your subway/metro floods, your buried high voltage switching systems get innundated, etc.
Freight on high speed -- at night
The number of high speed trains will fall dramatically at night. With a little bit of scheduling and a couple of side lines to allow passing, you could run hourly passenger services at 1,2,3,4, and 5 AM at 200mph, and slot in acargo traffic running 50mph.
"You can just count the PCs..."
> I think people who are "licencing experts" are either bullpoopers or wizards trained in the dark arts.
Or people who think they are wizards, but really don't understand the issues. I found this when I was offered help in sorting out OS licensing that was taking "a long time", and the person sent to help thought you could just count up the PCs.
I had been asked to reconcile a set of licenses to determine how many additional licenses would be required for upgrading to to Windows XP. The company was a merged entity of (if I remember correctly) three training companies, four consulting firms, and a small tin shifter. Each one of these had purchased PCs from multiple vendors, taken advantage of Microsoft partner agreements, and used MSDN collections to upgrade OS from the shipped OS -- with many multiple boot setups, and few instances of VMWare Workstation. The same OS version gained from different distribution channels came with different upgrade rights, and contracts (some missing) could have included the downgrade/upgrade right as a separate line on the original purchase order. There was (not surprisingly) no log of information related to each machine.
That was before the CALs, office applications, lab kit, and classroom builds (live and stored on backup media)...
Changing your Google Wallet location
may be enough to change which channels are available for you.
I'd try, but the unavailable channels aren't really that tempting yet. We'll see what's on offer in a few months.
She's 16. That makes her 4 at 9/11. She lives in a town I've never heard of in Florida, which is a long way from New York City. 7/7 was in London. Do you honestly think that requiring teenagers to act in accordance with things so remote to their experience is realistic or even fair?
Very nice article
Good successive breakdown of the Top 500, teased out industry connection, etc. Enjoyed it.
Maybe this sale to a foreign company provide could be the time for Intel (a US company) to break the Paragon out of storage and retake the market by storm? ;-)
Re: The underlying trend is cooling
Why did you mark that as a joke? It's more likely proper recognition of human nature when in huge aggregates.
Re: Just had an Asus Vivo delivered (#2 on the list)
Where did you find it? The 19houra and a Wacom stylus sounds like a good machine for running Microsoft OneNote. I was using my Toshiba M400 with OneNote, and it was quite a nice pairing, but you had to be willing to put up with pretty heavy device.
By any chance have you tried out OneNote? MS has a free trial download...
Take a look at Gordon's post at http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/1777897. He was only getting started, there are many other reasons to prefer ZFS over BTRFS.
Re: Version 0.6.1 = Production?
You missed a memo. :-) Seriously, the ritual that your version number must align to some pre-determined value seems to be gradually falling away.
On the other side, you don't need to have significant changes to bump a major version number anymore, as Firefox is demonstrating.
Most of memory requirements come in support of deduplication hashes as I recall. I don't know the consequences of not having "enough" RAM -- if duplicate detection falls off gradually, it would be more of a performance issue than a correctness issue.
Re: A more important ZFS feature
Silent in that errors are noticed via checksum, the checksum indicates another copy of the data should be returned instead, bad blocks (and more) automatically marked as bad. All the things you want with alerting are also happening, otherwise no one would like ZFS.
Have you checked out SmartOS from Joyent?
@ mr. deadlift The SmartOS distribution that you can download from Joyent seems to take Illumnos and may address some of the hardware compatibility concerns you have. I've not yet had a chance to try it
Re: No wonder we're baffled
@Nickjx Global average approximately 0.02 degrees C above norm for the periond 1880 to 2012, per http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/enso-global-temp-anom/201213.png, in the context of http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2012/13.
Re: You don't appear to have read the linked research
@PatientOne The cleanup factor you've mentioned is not one I've come across before. Thanks for mentioning it, I'll have to add it the the reading topics around the climate change models. I'll be interested to see how the research accounts for high-altitude absorbtion (which is where some of the missing sunshine will have gone) versus a higher level of reflection of the solar input.
If you happen to remember any pointer to where you ran across the reference I'd appreciate a pointer.
Re: You don't appear to have read the linked research
Read it, *also* read a portion of the linked research. For instance, this bit
> 2012 marks the 36th consecutive year (since 1976) that the annual
> temperature was above the long-term average.
from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2012/13, under Global Temperatures
So that's 36 consecutive years above the "long term average", which appears to be from 1880 to 2012. That is a rising trend. If Lewis has chosen to go back only 20, perhaps he's chosen that period to fit a pre-deternined view. Try running the numbers for 25, 30, and 40 years -- what do they look like?
Take a look at this year's temperatures across the continental US:
> In 2012, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average annual temperature
> of 55.3°F was 3.2°F above the 20th century average, and was the warmest
> year in the 1895-2012 period of record for the nation. The 2012 annual
> temperature was 1.0°F warmer than the previous record warm year of 1998.
@Trevor_Pott re storage
> I honestly think MS pipped Linux on the storage front this go-round.
Check out zfs.
- iSCSI, NFS, CIFS
- thin provisioning of iSCSI volumes
- snapshots of iSCSI volumes
- resilvering (mor efficient RAID rebuilds)
- every read checksummed
Re: Anything but Unity
And I'd add this Android software to your list of hardware :-)
* AIDE -- Full Android IDE for on-tablet development
* Terminal IDE -- for a busy-box Linux implmentation
* DroidEdit -- for an editing GUI that can issue commands via SSH
Re: I don't want a smart TV.
Are you sure that your USB drive only holds media? Perhaps there's a backup from one of your PCs there. Or the online photo library. Or a more important drive that you've attached to the same TV temporarily to move downloaded movies from your PC.
You've also assumed that the compromise was limited to reading the USB. If the perp can get into the unSmartTV, then it might be with sufficient flexbility that they could read *any* Windows file shares visible on the network to which the unSmartTV is connected.
Re: Worth another look
You know, a book is pretty boring until you open it. Take a few minutes and personalize it.
Do a topic based search, and start from there. Try "https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/%22Space%20X%22" as an example. Read the post and comments. Then click the pictures of the most interesting commentators, and follow them. Pretty soon you you'll have an interesting feed.
If you're using a mobile device, try watching the "nearby" circle. In addition to learning that some of your neighbours are truly strange, you may find someone who works just short distance away that you'd never cross paths with otherwise that is an intesting person. I've found some fellow cyclists, and a gent with a 3d printer, and some people interested in the big planning application just down the road.
Good for the FCC
The FCC has done well in forcing this. Lack of decent roaming arrangements will force people otherwise interested in smaller carriers onto the two big players, and so Verizon and AT&T attempt to bounce this back was nothing less than trying to gain a duoply.
Re: angry much?
That's only a partial truth. Yes, it was the people that did the deed and might very well have done so anyway without Facebook, but having a depersonalized-not-in-physical-presence space in which to start off in a bad groove doesn't help.
Re: angry much?
People find it much easier to be unpleasant at a distance, or seems to be the consensus amongst physchologists. This unpleasantness can cascade in an online situation, and I think that is probably what @Jemma was referring to.
Re: They can Open Boxes? Whatever Next?
Not necessarily (or even probably) racist. Haven't you ever been bemused by how a simple box can entertain yound kids? Who implied anything about that not being universal across the human race?
Re: Am I missing something?
You're assuming that the groups being referred to are the same groups. Imagine the daily and hourly groups as distinct sets, and it makes sense.
And you'd clearly want to be on a daily rate...
Incoming calls. Incoming calls that should able to reach you whereever you are, so the mobile number is the appropriate one.
Re: --> helping rich Brits
Interesting diagram -- but it's missing a middle bit.
The graph you include was
Segments of population -> tax paid
Segments of population -> income -> tax paid
I think that middle bit is rather important.
Re: The iPhone hasn't got what?
Yes, if you like to use *limited to Apple* technologies. I myself want to be able to send from all my devices, not just the ones from Cupertino/Foxconn...
Re: No innovation without patents? Seriously?
You'd also find that
1) Agricultural surpluses had significantly grown, leading to more free time.
2) Transport speeds and ranges had radically grown, both naval and land.
3) The printing press had significantly spread the knowledge base
4) A series of lingua franca had helped intercultural exchange.
These things (largely communications) added together, and were kicking off a reaction *before* the patent system was rocking and rolling.
Re: "It's a good thing cross platform stuff ..."
"It's a good thing cross platform stuff like Java and flash are going away, too, because anything that potentially provides a single attack that works against pretty much everything"
How the picture will be better when cross-platform HTML 5 and HTML 5 Video are the standard?
Re: Problem lines of code -- original lines
No, those were the corrected lines. The original lines were:
Rover.PrimaryTarget = "Appleseed, John";
Rover.AI = new AI("Germinate");
They had been intended as a stub for testing, but some bright spark figured that they were just what a (nearly) barren planet needed and left them in without authorization.
Re: how you'd design a state-of-the-art smartphone
So you don't have to give the cashier your phone number, of course.
Re: Even Worse than Apple.
If your phone dies, not really a problem. See my question above and the responses -- you just download the apps to the replacement device, just like to to the original device. The DRM prevents sideloading copying of binaries, not downloads to multiple deivce.
Your linked case has very little to do with a phone dying. It does point up a big *potential* problem with relying on an app store, and I am sorry that problem has bitten you.
It might not have done, had you refrained from grammar pedant mode and insisted that "e-mail" is the proper form for "email", when this is a small matter and debatable:
(OED link missing as I don't a subscription.)
*If* I can download to multiple devices, what's the problem?
So the downloaded app is put into an encrypted partition, and thus I can't sideload the bits from device #1 to device #2. Got that.
What's the policy on the app store about downloading the app I have purchased *once* directly onto *two* devices? Will the apps I've purchased for my HTC Sensation be available on a Nexus 7 when I get around to buying one?
If so, this seems fine to me. Why would I want to sideload when I can just download from the app store to the new device?
Try out Stitcher. While not very good for podcasts you already have (it may not even support them), it has a nice catalog of podcasts. Do be aware that Stitcher supports itself from charging for listing on its catalog, or perhaps for highlighted placement in the catalog. Not being a podcaster, I've not dug any further.
It's not just HyperV competing
Redhat EV3 http://www.redhat.com/products/virtualization/
Re: The odds are...
I don't think it's Puritanical to expect people not pluder *ring-fenced* accounts. There would never have been any question of "paying them back" had these funds been legally handled.
At one time, ICANN was worth respecting
And I think you can guess my opinion of what they are doing now...
The Facebook virus
The Facebook acquistion and the likely impact(s) on the future of the service are completely underplayed.
Zuckerberg is promising only a small amount of interference, and if you believe that will hold for more than a few months you're much more trusting than I am.
Re: Lazy publishers, Silly subscribers
The electronic magazine publisher I prefer, Zinio, uses single page PDFs for each page of the magazine so they should be give a good rendering.
Note that I've only seen this on Android, so the other formats (iPad, iPhone, PC, MAC) could be using different file formats.
Principle of minimum privilege
> I'm a little baffled by this; are there some other permissions
> the app should use when displaying advertisements besides
> the permissions the user granted?
Yes, the minimum needed to get an ad on-screen -- which can be distinctly less than required for the enclosing app. The app might need to know Contacts, but there is no reason why this capabillity should be shared with the ad.
Re: Film Roll is public
> In principle, this has been clear since the very first iPhone, hasn't it?
No, it hasn't. Has Apple ever said "And all apps can access your photos?" Not that I've ever seen.
SELinux -- inventors and history
I've not been entirely sure who invented it. The first time I encountered something like it was back in 1996 when I was working for Tivoli Systems -- and we were wrapping what had been a low level Unix sysadmin tool into a more consumable product. This doc (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/tividd/td/SEO/seos/en_US/PDF/seos.pdf) covers the initial attempt to do so, which was then replaced with a second incarnation where an attempt to wrap a proper GUI and full-scale deployment architecture was added.
The simplest description of SEOS is that all kernel level systems calls were intercepted, and the effects of the system call analysed against a set of security criteria, before being allowed to proceed. Very much like the security contexts presently in SELinux.
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