20 posts • joined 8 Jul 2009
"seen near google" = "it's at Moffett Field"
You know, the airport.
Re: Am I the only one
All together now, one more time: Glasses do not make an "AR view". They do not fully superimpose over your entire vision. You get a screen in the upper-right portion of your visual field, where the display device sits. It is not physically capable of changing the things you see around you; it could only display a modified version in one small portion of your vision.
Re: Time for the I'mGlass (tm) Burka of Invisibility
Did a Ctrl-F to find the inevitable twat talking about "punching Glass wearers in the face hurr hurr" and was not disappointed.
want to clear up a few things
I got to wear a pair for a bit back in the summer. First, they're extremely light. They sat lightly on the bridge of my nose, much like my regular glasses, and the electronics+battery package was sufficiently well-balanced that it didn't bother me or feel in danger of slipping off.
Second point, it doesn't really "superimpose" anything on your vision. It's more like if you look at the appropriate place, there's a screen there. Unobtrusive but convenient.
Re: "won’t be a mass-market device"
Here's Sally's review on Amazon after purchasing the phone:
"i bought the phone bcuz i heard you cant get viruses but now i cant install angry bards (its like angry birds but better!!!!!!!!) the phone keeps saying stuff like this software is not approved and that its malware. this phone sucks!!!!!!!1"
Re: For the record ...
God I hate chocolate snobs. Why don't you just go shovel some cocoa beans in your mouth, you pretentious fuck?
"After being pounded again and again by Britannica’s sales jackals, my mom [...]"
I think it would be a mistake to assume you've solved your infection by deleting the user. Once you have a login of any sort, privilege escalation is possible--here's a couple options that were posted on one site, within the last month: http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/17932/ http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18105/
Have you killed off every process he started, even the ones that hide themselves? Did you remember to look for cron jobs? Running services? Scheduled "at" tasks? Maybe some other user left his .bashrc world writeable, so now the next time he logs in it'll launch a backdoor-type service and your attacker is right back in.
I saw a very interesting demonstration once. Using something like Flashrom (http://www.flashrom.org/Flashrom), you can reflash the bios while the system is running, needing only root access (and sometimes not even that). In the demonstration, they reflashed the bios with a slightly modified version; everything worked normally, with the added "feature" that if you booted the system with a file named "xyzzy" in /tmp, the BIOS would read your filesystem and make it SUID root. There's a local exploit that will not go away no matter how many times you re-install Linux.
Nuke (from orbit), because that's the only way to be sure.
the Apple fix
So, a software update that will make the battery meter display at no less than 50%, right up to the point where it runs out of juice?
I have a Smartbook
It's fun for fooling around on IRC and as an SSH terminal. You can also just barely use it for web browsing, if you install NoScript. The first thing I did was eliminate GNOME, though, and switch it over to running Xmonad, because cycles are precious.
According to Genesi, their GPU *can* do HD playback but I have been unable to play a video at full speed even in sub-HD resolutions. I don't think their X drivers are quite up to snuff yet.
"we are not skilled at writing efficient programs in either of those languages, so the comparison would be unfair" - Russ Cox
If only Hundt had come to the same conclusion before trying to write a Go program.
and it's rubbish
Linux is far, far too big to run on supercomputers. Take a look at some of the research that's been done, you'll see that Linux is a huge, noisy system compared to the other options. The problem is that people think that Linux and MPI (preferably with FORTRAN and Python in the mix) are all we'll ever need for supercomputing, even at exascale.
You ask if this kind of low-power computer can take off--it already has, with the IBM Blue Gene. The nodes are not particularly fast and don't have massive amounts of RAM. I and other people in the FastOS projects work on getting operating systems that *won't* devour all the RAM and cycles. So yes, it's viable.
What kind of amateur uses Red Hat on a cluster?
Oh god they're saying that performing the same action daily for years on end may have some result on the brain, but I *like* that activity! Argle bargle "fail" yarble "research" mrar rabble "Yanks" guhh PERSONAL ANECDOTES!
By god, they've been completely refuted! Way to go, commentards!
Let me get this straight, commentards
A drunken man is brandishing weapons in his front lawn, apparently in a threatening enough manner to warrant a call to the cops. When the cops arrive, he threatens them and, it seems, goes to attack them. The cops then use the least lethal method they have for stopping him without getting stabbed.
Your response? ARGLE BARGLE AMERIKKKAN COPS, TASER BLARGH TOTALITARIAN POLICE STATE. Bravo, commentards, bravo.
Also, @g e, the guy's legally blind, I don't think hitting him in the eye would change much... Also I'm going to guess he was shot in the *back* with the Taser, probably as he was facing (or trying to locate and face) another officer. It's not particularly hard to flank a blind man.
It would seem that hydrogen is not a particularly big problem. The abstract available here: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1988lhfp.rept..115G (just google for "lunar hydrogen") seems to indicate that by simply heating regolith, sufficient quantities of hydrogen can be obtained.
The problem these scientists were working on was getting oxygen from moon rock. If hydrogen was already a solved problem, there's no need to re-iterate the solution.
Wipe the rabid foam from your lips and move on.
You're right... if it were about Britons, they'd have also found that gamers have bad teeth and eat bland food!
Also, at the other commenters, I agree that it's a rather silly study, but your anecdotes about being a thin 20-year-old happy gamer do not magically make the study invalid--it's statistics, droogs. The study is invalid if they decide that, obviously, playing games makes you fat, depressed, and old; drop in the old C-is-not-C phrase here.
Linux is not scaling to 18,000+ processors in your Roadrunner example. An individual Linux is running on each one of those nodes, which then communicate through higher-level software like MPI. Also, the general impression of Roadrunner is that the hybrid design was a mistake--everyone I've spoken to about it says it was very hard to program for Roadrunner, in part because of the general crappiness of Cell.
Linux is not the answer for HPC. It's pleasant on the desktop and it's good in servers, but it doesn't belong in petascale, especially now that we're focusing on cheaper slower processors, where Linux may eat up a significant fraction of processor time.
Running code over the network is the future? It's also the past. You can talk about running the code remotely and accessing it locally, or fetching the code from a remote server and executing it locally; both have been done for decades. All the way back to the first timesharing system in the first case.