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Did this escape notice so long only because no one thought the industry could actually be this thick?
774 posts • joined 28 Oct 2009
Did this escape notice so long only because no one thought the industry could actually be this thick?
Logically that just moves the bug problem over to the spec. What purpose does this serve?
Does "verified bug free" just mean the code will match the spec, whatever that happens to be?
"The goal of MiTLS is to produce a TLS library that can be mathematically proven to work as intended, verified bug free..."
Mathematical proof is 100% rigorous, whereas fixing bugs in software is (ahem) not.
Do they mean "semi-mathematically proven"? What?
I meant the kinetic energy bursts of many, many nukes trying to prevent you from going to space today (in one piece anyway).
> "...SpaceX will be successful. The other two.. not so much as there's a limited number of millionaires..."
Over 10 million people.
Say 10% could swing such a joyride financially, and out of those, 10% might seriously consider it, and of those, 1% decide to do it. That's 1000 paying customers.
Say it's successful, so successful they cut the price in half due to efficiencies of scale. The applicant pool will expand quite a bit, and another halving will open the floodgates. Woohoo!
It all hinges on their future safety record tho.
I've never been convinced that Orion could work as advertised. Sure, there's plenty of raw energy, but that energy has to accelerate reaction mass to do useful work. So where is that mass? is it proportional to the power levels available?
In space the only mass available is the pusher plate and the bomb itself, which doesn't seem to me a lot, considering the exhaust velocity can't be super-high for a semi-focused burst. And the thrust occurs only intermittently so each burst has to provide a LOT of acceleration to make up for the pauses.
The plate must not only have enough heft to provide lots of reaction mass, but has to have much more besides to shield against the bursts.
The thing would be very very heavy. So heavy that I can't see even nuclear bursts applying very much thrust, certainly not enough to make it all worth while.
Unless of course you launch it from the ground, where there's plenty of air for mass...
> "...people don't understand the vast difference between sub-orbital and orbital."
That's (roughly) how much more delta-v is needed for orbit, over a popup suborbital flight. Compared to the Space X booster, this one is a mere drone (kidding!). Sure looks a lot more responsive on the descent, anyway.
How would it be legally determined that the 5 minutes was properly observed? What's to stop Uber drivers and passengers from silently colluding to avoid that wait?
Oh yeah, sting operations. It's just like when female cops dress up like hookers and stand on the corner, and they'll want the same thing as well: To get in the car, fast.
Burn rubber, baby!
> "Richard Massett, chairman of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said the biggest impact Uber was having is traffic congestion."
Have there been any news stories about all this new congestion brought about by Uber?
Seems to me the real biggest impact is on the taxi cartel itself. (cue world's smallest violin...)
Be nice. Some are not as well-seasoned as us.
I'm pretty sure the guy was fourteen at the time.
Wordpress.org has been cleaning up code incrementally for quite a while and yes, plugins that don't get updated do break quite a lot. WP as a system is far better than just five years ago, and it didn't require any big forks. Any sites that don't want plugins breaking (and don't allow user input to the db) can usually forego any updates at all. The others (mostly personal blogs) must update to be safe and presumably have been doing that all along.
This "update and fix" cycle is par for the WP course, at least among those who do it themselves and don't settle back into the loving arms of Wordpress.com, oy.
You'll get no traction with this tack. PETA's 'must save' policy does not mention moles, because: a) They aren't cute enough, and b) Everyone knows whacking one just makes it pop up elsewhere.
Besides, that beastie is not a mole, it's a prairie dog, and their eyes are too good to make for easy whacking...
"Those who didn't grow past the fallacy of "affirming the consequent""
I see you've had some kind of lessons in this "logic" subject. Very good!
Posit: I cannot be suggesting all Muslims are terrorists. Didn't I say they do it to themselves, first? How can there be so many Muslim victims of Muslim terrorists unless most are not terrorists?
Um, is that pedantic enough for you, sir, or have I made another crucial flaw in my simple-minded, single-level reasoning?
These days terrorism has mainly been adopted by Islamic fundamentalists, according to the US National Counterterrorism Center.
That report (from year 2011) states:
"In 2011, Sunni Muslims accounted for the greatest number of terrorist attacks and fatalities for the third year in a row. Over 5,700 incidents were committed by Sunni Muslims, responsible for nearly 56 percent of all attacks and about 70 percent of 12,533 fatalities."
So in that year 70% of all deaths at the hands of terrorists were carried out by just the Sunni branch of Islam, about 1.5 billion out of 7 billion total people.
That's a lot of killing by a smallish world minority. So let's not hear any more guff about "everyone does it." By and large, it's Muslims who do it to themselves and the rest of us.
> "Perhaps if the US (and other governments) would stop pursuing policies that encourage the rise of terrorism in the first place..."
So the blood-soaked cult of Islam bears no responsibility? It's all our fault? Sure.
Besides, most of the real encouragement has come in just the last 7 years under B. Hussein.
Quoted from his book Audacity of Hope:
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Only in the dreams of certain Cheney haters. Dick's net worth is well below $100M according to Wkipedia.
"Cheney's net worth, estimated to be between $19 million and $86 million, is largely derived from his post at Halliburton."
So Cheney's money came from a private job. Contrast with Hillary, who got her billions by doing charity work.
Trev, I notice you make a lot of big assertions we've all seen before (with no links I might add). Are you aware that the US has experienced a rather surprising and large reduction in actual total crime (including violent crime) over the last 20 years? And I guarantee we have not disarmed. How does that fit into your theory?
But hey, don't mind me, TP! I'm just a fool from a batshit crazy place. ;-)
> "It doesn't really matter what you label them."
Not true. If one wishes to 'otherize,' then labels are critical.
Okay, I'm guilty too. But only when i'm sorely tried...
"No one can guarantee your safety, 100% of the time. This is being done so the politicians are being seen to do something. It's completely ineffectual and removes your liberties, but they're doing something."
No guarantees is right. Pity they've already removed the one liberty the citizens had which would be effective: Self defense.
Gun 'bans' accomplish this by leaving guns only in the hands of police and criminals. The bulk of citizenry have no real defense against either. So as long as European societies remain helpless, the problem will continue.
Of course the various governments don't mind all this; witness the French power grab in progress. But would it not be better for the people to have an actual ability to defend themselves, against both aggressors? Or is the current sorry state of things preferable still?
> "No need to continue, we've got the idea."
No, it looks like YOU have an idea (apparently). Care to share it with us?
I'm sure I'll pass the test. Or at least, I'll pass something...
"I've been places where the DBAs ban the use of ef because it's slow and the sql is crap but the apps are riddled with inline sql, there are no indexes on the data, and what procs do exist are worse than ef would produce..."
So you're suggesting that the future belongs to slower-but-consistent code, generated by EF and the like? If so, the result of that would be an eventual decline in status and pay for those coders using it. Is that bad or good?
I was surprised to learn that there appears to be actual legal(?) requirements placed on the firm doing the Kickstarter.
The backers in mass aren't getting their just rewards, and the language on that page seems to say they have cause for action. But there are disturbing things in it, like "..every reasonable effort.." in reference to obligations. If it's as vague as it looks, I bet this crew decided to cut the project adrift and defy anyone to bring a successful suit. The one thing that could hurt them tho is the way Zano led backers on, right up to the last minute, with glowing reports. Naughty naughty!
Unsurprisingly, the mood down at Kickstarter is decidedly ugly...
I'll say. 8340 comments and rising. I will say the language is not very bad, from a quick perusal, but the tone is definitely indignant. Most plan to get reimbursed by PayPal or some similar entity. I doubt PayPal wants to foot the sizable bill for every future event of this type, so there will be resistance.
Certain sections of the culture would have it that way, yes. It's a transparent attempt to stick a 'troglodite' label on conservatism, and it's laughable unless we all accept your assertion at face value.
> "There's a big way-too-silent majority that needs to be much more active in rooting out this poison and perversion of their religion."
That would be good but it can't happen. In the Koran, violence against unbelievers and stratified discrimination of women and unbelievers is inherent and (apparently) approved of by Allah, particularly towards the end. I won't even get into the 'Allah-approved lying to infidels' thing.
Any faithful Muslims who want to oppose their faith's terrorists must also face charges from those violent fundies that they are going against the teachings of Mohammed, as revealed in the Koran. It's obviously too much to ask of most Muslims.
"Islamic fundamentalist" does not equal "Conservative," except in a few warped minds. The impulse towards total control over society tends to be a Left thing anyway.
Welcome to the New Anarchy...
"On Monday, Anonymous has already stirred the waters by naming US content-delivery provider Cloudflare as one of the firms keeping ISIS online."
So Anonymous is basically saying that any firm which thwarts Anonymous from carying out judgement on the condemned is automatically tarred with the same crimes as the condemned?
Sounds great! Anonymous is known to be fair and impartial, so why NOT get out of their way, Cloudflare? You're not just shielding ISIS, you're protecting Conservatives too! Are there no bounds to your evil?
If it can freeze my daiquiri as I watch, I will be impressed. Especially if it glows...
Future Queen Hillary knows who those people are, and she never forgets...
But that's expensive and leaky, and the the dangerous info is still out there. I'm sure the authoritarians would greatly prefer to just take over the whole web and shut down the parts they don't like.
Well, there's the problem of people having too much access to outside information, which their local authoritarian regimes would prefer they not have. And most of the members of the UN are such regimes.
>"So you're saying LA traffic management is totally screwed?"
No. I figure the typical policy is to set speeds a little lower than ideal, knowing people will go a little faster. The cops won't mind this; Their speeding tickets will be for larger violations this way, should they have reason to stop a speeder.
I'm sure this is all codified in some urban planning tome somewhere...
Every driver in LA becomes highly skilled at driving fast without accidents. It's not considered speeding by most people, and even the cops usually (except on the residential streets).
The one thing that screws it up are interlopers from elsewhere who get afeared by the fast speeds and choke up on the throttle.
Cops in LA always pull over extra-slow drivers, to reduce road rage and maybe save a life.
It probably was on the right. You aren't visualizing the kind of traffic LA really has.
A 35mph zone in LA will have cars going mostly 45mph+ (except when gridlocked of course). So a 25mph car, even on the right, is going to be a major hazard.
Looks more like a big rocket exhaust to me.
Microsoft did a similar policy 180 on web standards compliance, albeit many years late. Nowadays they are only months late, not years.
Better, but still late.
So ISP service is substandard in some areas and not getting better after a long time. Clearly the cause is protectionism of some kind, because without it you would see competition and improvement.
And the answer seems to be, not "remove the protectionism" but instead "keep the protectionsm but let the government in on it."
Yeah, that sounds like it will 'work' pretty well. Can't let free market forces correct the problem, nooo, just shovel more manure into the old wagon and hope it can stand the strain.
Well, what about a name for the orbital ring which Phobb... uh, whatever, will turn into, some 30M+ yrs hence?
Since it will probably be viewed from the surface of a terraformed Mars, how about "The Phobow?"
Who demands we all accept that "The science is settled!"?
The Warmists or the Skeptics?
Part of which, does not this make sense?
Well since average gun-grabbing leftists only feel the need to disarm law-abiding citizens, they should have no trouble with it either.
Considering the body just passed is Pluto, the name writes itself: Goofy.
> "*What* are they snorting out west?"
I dunno, but my current boss (in New Yawk City) made me switch to Slack for dealing with him and his team. Same old same old, as far as I can tell. Perhaps Slack's "mix" of features has hit the magical sweet-spot. Surely something caused that stock spike...