393 posts • joined 27 Oct 2009
Shaun, is that you?
There is no globe to warm, it's a disk!
destroyed by a deathstar a hundred or years ago? (That qualifies as a long, long time ago to me, and it's certainly far enough away).
From my reading of the description, the most hilarious part is that they hashed the original value 8 times to generate the key; the trouble is, they didn't specify a hash function (!). So all that hashing did nada. The output was the same as the input.
and the fact that their connectors are all male: gay mice?
Imagine if, instead of the piece of halibut, you had discussed the piece of cod...
I totally agree with Big John.
McDonnell Douglas had already demonstrated vertical takeoff and landing by a rocket some 20 years ago.
It's that order of magnitude greater delta-v and all the challenges that come with it that is the real rocket science.
Not to belittle the New Shepard achievement, but Musk is openly aiming for Mars, Bezos is only aiming for 100 or so klicks up.
(Amazon has loads of offerings)
It is small (2200 sq. mi) in comparison to, say, the British Isle, but not as small as the cartoon tropical island notion might suggest. It's a bit smaller than the Greater London metropolitan area (3200 sq. mi).
I'd wager that many would relish the propspects of being trapped on Bali for a few days.
Hush, she might starts blaming écureuils next, maybe even the one that is in some of the XKCD drawings.
If Elon Musk were to crowd source funds for a Martian mission, I would gladly contribute, and I am sure there will be millions like me.
I saw a California condor in the wild many years ago, before they captured all remaining 20 odd birds and put them in a zoo for captive breeding, to try to save the species.
What a magnificent beast it was, one could easily have mistaken it for a small gilder plane. It must have glided a mile or more, riding the thermals, before it twitched its wings a bit, and went in a slightly different direction.
Here's a link for a vulture smile: http://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2008/09/23
Thanks for the hint.
It's easy to search for pocket (search box at the top of the page) to get at the other relevant settings
I also found that if you set
to false, then the toolbar button is not displayed.
To really put a stake thru its heart, I also nulled the string in
AdSpirit & its ilk is held legally liable for damages by malware that they transmitted?
To wit, not all signs are boards, and not all boards are signs.
a b *
In more ways than one.
Idiots own Trash?
Items of Trash?
Would have foreseen this situation.
The more things change, the more things change.
Granted, the manufacturer, the phone co., they all add cruft to / modify the base Android setup, but am I being too naive to think that Android was properly designed, so that users can get Android software (not the added on crap) directly from Google?
I mean, even Microsoft manages to update various components of Windows, despite a zillion sku's, and add-on crapware.
I suspect that the answer is: No. Android was shoved together and sent out the door, with little thought for the long term.
You have me beat. The first disk drive I worked with was an IBM1131, it had 512kb capacity. Goes well with the magnetic donuts strung in wires that made up the 8K RAM of the 1130.
Learned all kinds of bad habits programming on that machine. I still can't shake off trying to optimize the heck out of compute time, RAM and storage requirements, even tho' I now use a PC with 12 cores, running 5000x faster, with 4 million x more RAM, and 4E9 x more disk storage.
Ban all windows os.
(Joke icon, because it is next to the troll icon).
"there are alternatives to studying economics or finance or something like that"
No truer words!
How can we tolerate our children growing up to do naught 'cept count beans? (Our favourite in-house economist excepted, of course).
More of this kind of article, please.
@ Martin: pun a lot?
There is a million-dollar prize for figuring out parts of the Navier-Stokes equations. Maybe they care to contribute some to the prize?
Yes, I remember giant magneto resistive technology for the read/write heads, followed by colossal magneto resistive technology, then super-colossal. I lost track at that point, as the naming convention started reminding me too much of the size-grading of olives and shrimp.
I also like new toys, and am willing to pay more to play.
However, in this case, the speed of the beast is such that the usual interfaces, including USB, SATA are much to slow. It'd be a waste to put it in a memory stick with an USB interface. It would be like putting a formula 1 car on rutted country road.
To really get a feel for the speed, you'd need PCIe (gen 3, perferably, or Thunderbolt 3), that or NVMe.
Part of their response was that it takes time, effort, & skill to find a way to break in.
Well, duh! Isn't it true for most hacks?
And have they heard of script kiddies, who might have little skills of their own, but use someone else's tools?
It might take 3letter agencies' resources to break my cipher, but once the key is published, even my grandma can be taught to access my secret files. (Sorry Grans, your special Christmas cheese casserole is really that bad).
Are there corresponding .asia, .americas (or should that be .namerica, .samerica), .europe, .antarctica domains? (Australia is the obvious exception, due to historical, geopolitical happenstance).
And, if these do exist, who uses them?
they are called lizards
Effervescent beer hour in Espana.
Take at look at the global map for June 15:
Kashmir might have been another cool spot.
(Yes, yes, it is from NOAA, so all the deniers can start the denying).
The favorite ploy used by deniers on both sides (pro- and con- global warming): all you have to do is to pick just those datapoints that you like (June 2015, in the UK), and pretend that the rest do not exist.
I too have been searching the flotsam, jetsam, not to mention the wrack that are floating in my brain, trying to decipher the meaning of his comment.
Couldn't upvote you enough.
The trouble with economics is that it does not know how to value the so-called 'intangibles'.
Some have argued, for a while now, for adding the value of intangibles (e.g., air, water quality, esthetics) to the economic equation. They continue ot face an uphill struggle.
Academic institutions come to mind. Many have survived hundred of years, much longer than the typical corporation. Some academic institutions do plan out 50 years or more, though the increasing number of bean counters are making it less and less likely.
Tim, I share your sceptisim about internetworking.
The basic question is what are the factors that allow small communities to work, but that no longer work with larger number of people.
It could be communication, in which case internetworking would be helpful.
However, it could also be other factors, such as the collective ability to enforce compliance, or the need to set down 'laws', or even the fundamental organization to do any of the above: i.e., it might be most efficient to organize some kind of hierarchical organization: i.e., government (I'm not necessarily arguing the inevitability of government, just positing the segue from community to government). In all these, internetworking can be a facilitator, but is not the solution.
The OPM hack potentially affected 1 in 15 U.S. residents. The Target attack potentially affected 40 million. At this rate, almost everyone in the U.S. will have been potentially attacked (to say nothing of the letter agencies' spying), at which point we might as well call it a day and stop worrying about malware at all, because they would be the normalized norm by then.
Betacam, asdf, you beat me to it. It's astonishing that Torvolds uses gmail.
it would be almost as shocking as SatNad or Tim Cook using gmail.
Hasn't he heard of eating your own dog food?
What is new is that they showed that the response is conditional:
....Look for visual contrast
... If visualContrast == true:
........Look for warmth
........If warmth ==true
In the absence of CO2, they ignore visual contrast, warmth.
In the absence of visual contrast they ignore warmth.
They are free use what ever tools/language they want, including flash. Anything that goes wrong, it's their problem, no one else need to be affected.
The current, unfortunate state of affairs is that flash is so widely distributed, affecting so many users.
With concerted effort, flash can be made to recede into specialty applications, and not endanger the majority of folks.
"the iPod has fallen out of favor these days as users moved from dedicated media players to smartphones. Apple's last quarterly report relegated iPod to an "other products" category that brought in just $1.68bn of revenue"
Let's say that's roughly $6 billion annual iPod revenue.
In comparison, it's ca.
1.5x Adobe's 2014 annual revenues (https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/1953/8974/2h/wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/investor-relations/PDFs/AdobeQ4FY14EarningsRelease.pdf)
1/2 of Nokia's 2014 annual revenue (https://secure.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/NOK/financials)
1/3 of Microsoft's 2014 Devices & Consumer segment's annual revenue (http://www.microsoft.com/investor/reports/ar14/index.html)
Not too shabby for a 'relegated' product!
Turn the image upside down and you can clearly see that it's time for Batman to respond: the bat image is clearly projected for all to see.
I wonder if it's an opportunistic thing, contingent on browser & OS.
I'm typing this on an iPad, so there's no way I can see the flash ads. But, when I use Firefox on my laptop, I do not see flash ads either. I do have the flash plugin installed, and it is up to date (the July 14 version), but then I have the plugin set to 'ask to activate'.
In any case, flash needs to go away, and the best way to achieve it is to show the <strikethrough>awful</strikethrough> SWF* developers and advertisers that they are wasting their time and money because everybody is turning off or unistalling flash.
* even my auto-correction agrees, inserting "awful" for "swf".
Our cats have figured out s-n-a-c-k. They snap out of their napping mode and start licking their lips when they hear us spelling out the word.
Yes, I was driven to try the low salt version as well. I agree that it tastes like cardboard, my only addition is that it tasted like greasy cardboard.
Whoever can come up with a non-salty version that also tastes good has a gold mine on their hands.
I do like spam and canned corned beef, despite my handle. Fried, with eggs, or in a sandwich. I will even admit eating them cold, right from the can.
However, what turns me off both is the amount of salt they put in them. Corned beef I can sort of understand, given that the 'corned' part refers to the corn-sized salt granules used to make corned beef. But spam? I never understood why they needed to put in so much salt.
You are absolutely correct that apostrophe-s is used to indicate possession. The confusion is between the contraction and possession, that the rule of thumb I was taught helps.
The additional source of confusion is that " its " seem strange not to have an apostrophe, even though it indicates possession. The 'explanation', more of another rule of thumb (isn't English marvelous?): possessive pronouns do not use an apostrophe, witness his (his true spots are showing), or hers (those spots are hers), and theirs (the spots are theirs).
And let's not even get started on all the other forms of contractions, like I'd, haven't, could've (the mother of could of), etc..
Some languages are so orderly that one can easily remember the small number of exceptions to the rules. English is one where the number of exceptions just might exceed the number of rules.
At the risk of severe down-voting due to excessive pedantry, please take the following as a public service message.
I learnt from my grammar teacher too many years ago that that apostrophe takes the place of a missing letter, often 'i', but can also be 'a'.
it's == it is, there's == there is, etc.
they're == they are, we're== we are.
This makes it easy to apply the correct words. When in doubt, ask yourself if it's sensible to say "Pluto and its spots", versus the incorrect "Pluto and it's (==it is) spots".