Re: No to gnome, no to systemd
Do one thing and do it well, unlike systemd.
623 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009
Those financial types and their depreciation. What do they know!
I wonder if that's enough money to make an uncontroversial init system for Red Hat 7? Probably not!
MORRIS: A large build-up of air traffic over London has tonight jammed solid in the sky. Thousands of aircraft have ground to a halt in mid-air and may soon start falling like massive buses.
REPORTER: The airjam started about two o'clock this afternoon, bringing chaos to Heathrow and Gatwick, both airports, today. In an airjam, there's a 3-D gridlock in the air, and no way out. The planes just slow down and stop. It's been known for years that airjam could happen, but no emergency measures were ever made.
From Damian Kavanagh's blog post.
"BBC Three launched in 2003. That’s before the iPhone, Facebook, SBTV, Netflix, Snapchat, driverless cars and a man jumping from space."
Has he never heard of Joseph Kittinger? Anyway, they jumped from the stratosphere, not 'space', which starts at 100km or thereabouts. This only goes to show that BBC3 is a fact-free wasteland, and any money it costs would be far better spent on Radio 4, making documentaries about moss.
(Apologies to Stewart Lee.)
I never done it. I only said I did it so they'd take me bellend out the chilli sauce.
We were doing so well. No mention of fucking rust in either the article or the comments, until you, Alan, couldn't resist. Is it because your surname is Brown? And what makes you think Cardiff City's winger would be betting on NAND? No one would do that.
FWIW. The recording layer in modern HDD discs is a granular Cobalt-Chrome-Platinum-based alloy with high uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy.
Papal infallibility. "That would be an ecumenical matter." Sorry, --->
Poettering ate dbus!
It'll all be fine after Torvalds. Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers can take over. Only they can make the "Open Source community [..] one happy place".
It's the mathematics developed by Michael Minovitch in the 1960's that really made missions like these feasible.
Even God supports Dockers!
A bit off topic, but, what with all this systemd controversy, (see below) is it time to give FreeBSD a shot for servers? Use the jails instead of containers? I already use it in firewalls, e.g. pfSense, so maybe that's a way ahead...
To see what happens to the DNA when it gets hot, rather than all that rocket nonsense, couldn't they just heat that stuff up in an oven?
Also, wouldn't a real meteor be arriving at at least the Earth's escape velocity of 11 km/s? It's not rocket science, you know. Wait...
@Suricou, " Very low concentration, thus very high processing costs."
Please accept my apologies, you had to read as far as the third and fourth paragraphs in the link I posted to see that point addressed.
At least according to this bloke:-
There's enough uranium in seawater to power the world with fast breeder reactors until the sun stops working properly, i.e. 5 billion years. Reactors like these:-
Quebec :- ARRÊT
France :- STOP
Right, I agree with your post, except for the 'impossible' part of your last sentence!
I like to be especially pedantic about natural selection. I agree it's awfully hard to keep from using words like 'method', but it's worth the effort I believe! There's a good web page that reflects my opinion here:- http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_32
"Natural selection is the simple result of variation, differential reproduction, and heredity — it is mindless and mechanistic. It has no goals; it's not striving to produce "progress" or a balanced ecosystem."
So, no 'method' necessary.
What's more, and this is why I don't like your last sentence, although I agree with you that DNA mutation happens randomly, natural selection is not a random process. From the webpage, which says it well:-
"The genetic variation that occurs in a population because of mutation is random — but selection acts on that variation in a very non-random way: genetic variants that aid survival and reproduction are much more likely to become common than variants that don't. Natural selection is NOT random!"
"a method of balancing the population"
It isn't a method. A method implies an actor. (Pun intended!) If it's true that starfish populations have increased, then it's a consequence of this rise in population density that enough individuals are present for an epidemic to occur. That's junior epidemiology.
Not Goldeneye. You only live twice.
... I remember the pink sheet story!
"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material."
Re: James Blunt. Despite the unfortunate rhyming slang the guy is nowhere near the top ten music cunts. In addition to the Twitter thing (up there^) he avoided WWIII in Kosovo, sold his sister on the eBay, supports MSF, and appeared on Sesame St. singing (literally) the praises of a triangle.
As for Boneo, I found this Viz 'top tip' online.
"Bono is much more annoying than Guy Fawkes ever was. Make your Bonfire Night a Bonofire Night by placing some crap sunglasses on your Guy."
"Since the transmission began as IP, and a smartphone already has a high bandwidth IP path, why not just miss out the bit in the middle? "
Because 5 million radios at 128kbits/sec is 80 Gbytes per second over the mobile phone network. This would use up the total amount of data passed over the mobile networks in the whole of June 2013 in 4 days.
"Viruses are not a worry."
Try telling that to the Martians. ULLA!
"Who wants to mortgage their, and their children’s future on a finite resource that will soon be finished and the price of which is simply incalculable?"
...this (apparently mental) ruling applies to a trademark, not a copyright or a patent.
Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks.
A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.
A copyright protects works of authorship, such as writings, music, and works of art that have been tangibly expressed.
@Graham, sorry, I was being faecetious. However, you inspired me to further research. How about this?
Anyway, that's just pedantry, OP Terry made a good point.
@Terry. I take your point, but it seems pron can kill! E.g.
@Neil. Parthenogenesis? It could explain why they never change. Or, you could ask Mary.
@WC, likewise, especially when I read PoS passwords.
"I went back to the store
They gave me four more
The guy told me at the door
It's a piece of crap"
Buzz Aldrin should be allowed to punch whoever he wants. Especially people who Bible bash. Literally.
"Californian authorities have decided against prosecuting former astronaut Buzz Aldrin after realising he is Buzz Aldrin."
To paraphrase Stewart Lee, 'Buzz Aldrin was sent here by God to test us. Like fossils. And facts.'
Is that Mr. Hoppy in the background?
Maybe it's charged using a coil...
"It is pretty much impossible to design a switch mode power supply that is efficient at both low and high powers."
@CM. That's not true. Switchers have a magic thing called "burst mode". They run at full power in short bursts when the average output power is low. As an example, have a look at this data sheet. On page 1 you'll see an efficiency graph in which the device can work over three orders of magnitude of power output with efficiencies greater than 85% when in burst mode.
@DJ. Of course heat is a good indicator. The temperature difference between the unit and its surroundings is proportional to the power used in the thing. It doesn't matter what's using the electricity inside the box, it (virtually) all gets turned into heat.
@David. +1, but it's a lost cause, I'm afraid...
@Joe, right, I remember when Google blacklisted bmw.de for gaming their search rankings by including a bunch of hidden text on the BMW homepage. That site fell off the Google listings, but I don't recall that was found to be illegal.
@Tom. I believe you're referring to this experiment:-
It's worth reading the criticism section of that article also. My rule is, never agree to be in a psychology experiment unless you're willing to be the stooge...
Finally, maybe someone will be held to account, but I'm not holding my breath.
Yesterday saw this:-
"Britain's most secretive court is to hold a rare public hearing to decide whether there is any legal force behind the long-standing political doctrine that the country's intelligence agencies cannot bug the phones or spy on the emails of members of parliament. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal agreed to the hearing after two Green party parliamentarians – Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, and Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb – complained that disclosures by the whistleblower Edward Snowden made it clear that GCHQ was capturing their communications in breach of the so-called Wilson Doctrine."
As Alex Massie wrote for The Spectator, " it doesn’t matter who you are. Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Nationalist, Green or UKIP it’s all the same. The BBC is hopelessly prejudiced against you.
As it should be."
"A friend of mine, he had a little girl, turned out she was dyslexic, and they were worried about whether she would thrive and prosper in the oversubscribed inner-city London school system. So they, they sold up and they ... they left London and they moved to the countryside, and the, the little girl went to school in the countryside. And she's grown up to be a racist. Who can spell. It's the most dangerous kind."
Symon, Cornwall. (Bring some coke)
Don't worry, a house price correction _will_ come along at some point in the not too distant future. Something like Richter 7.8 should do it for you.
Set me free, why don't you, baby?
Get out my life, why don't you, baby?
I notice that NetSol aren't entirely evil. From the front page of cryptome.org:-
"In October 2010 a hacker group disrupted Cryptome by erasing the archive, after breaking into John Young's email at Earthlink to obtain passwords, then crowed to Wire about the hack. NetSol immediately restored the site from it back-up (which are made daily)."
The 9/11 thing is probably a red herring, as indeed are contrails...
"In order to prove this, you might use the 'diurnal temperature range' (DTR), which is the difference between peak daytime temperatures and minimum night-time temperatures...The problem here is that air traffic never actually stops. But for three days after 9/11, that's exactly what happened when all commercial flights were grounded. A team led by David J Travis of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took the necessary measurements, crunched the data and published the findings in the journal Nature.
The result? DTR did indeed widen by a full 1°C during those three days, in distinct contrast to the three days before the grounding and the three days after flights resumed.
But now a US study by Dr Gang Hong of Texas A&M University has found that DTR variations of 1°C during September aren't all that unusual and that the change in 2001 was probably attributable to low cloud cover. Elsewhere, a team at Leeds University, working with the Met Office Hadley Centre, ran contrails through its climate models and found that you'd need about 200 times the quantity of flights over America to produce a significant effect on DTR.
So while climate warming contrails join endangered polar bears on the list of flawed factoids, it begs the question of why the idea gained so much traction. The three-day grounding was an unprecedented scientific opportunity, yes, but the sample size was arguably far too tiny to have ever produced anything but indicative findings and certainly nothing approaching definitive proof."
Totally agree. It has to be petrol powered to have a chance. Our dog seems to have the same mission as yours, spending his waking hours secreting mower killing logs all over the lawn. He also secretes foul smelling logs, but those the mower doesn't mind.