216 posts • joined 20 Sep 2006
Re: Calling planet Linux
Mint makes Ubuntu usable, the childish Ubuntu UI is nearly as bad as WIndows 8.*
Are these customers blind, it is a Very Common exploit spam tactic to spoof retailers now!
I have an email rule just to move anything not caught by my Spam filter, and with specific attachment types (especially zip files) to my Trash folder, because 99.9% of them are fakes and exploits, but not to delete them straight away, so that I don't loose a rare valid email.
Just a quick read of the Header details of these emails shows some quite pathetic give-aways, and the email body is often even more obvious!
Too expensive and limited, like most off-the-shelf NAS,
I'll keep building FreeNAS 64-bit ZFS boxes, even if some firmware like 9.2.1 to 188.8.131.52 are borked; in part, because the Samba 4 dev.'s /still/ don't get concurrency, and why dogmatically saying no to Threads is f'ing brain-dead!
Hopefully this will end Garmin etc. complacency.
It's about time all portable devices were made at least water resistant as standard, and I don't mean just the PCB, so that they can be used in a downpour or in humid conditions, and I don't want to have to buy Sony or some stupid waterproof bag for something which should be standard for all portable devices with a built-in power source!
If all portable devices were water resistant, Garmin etc. would face some serious competition and have to provide better for cheaper e.g. mapping Bicycle GPS is still stupid expensive for a usable package, buggy, and with only a tiny low resolution screen. The smarter watch people are really missing a trick for this, because they could clean up, by not making the strap the only mounting method, adding other sensor channels, and adding extra button shells or cases.
Just end IP already.
IP is not necessary, business did just fine before it, and will do fine when it is gone.
IP is really just corruption to set up artificial government backed monopolies like guilds, to exclude competition; not to protect innovation, but to stifle it!
The absolute worst hypocrites of all are in Hollywood, who used the lack of Copyright protection there to shamelessly plagiarise others work, but then had copyright brought in even stronger, so that they could not be competed with while casting spells with their Druidic Holly Wood wands; the music corporations are doing much the same corruption, and hear better music from unsigned artists and independent artists, so I have no sympathy or even pity for these parasites.
Oh the irony.
I think the EU is a cartel too, so this maybe rather hypocritical!
Lambdas meh, Java has always had Threads and Java 5 has concurrency classes
The problem with using concurrent Lambdas is lots of people don't know that concurrency has lots of pitfalls if you have any mutable state and don't know how to manage this; so there will be loads more flaky code from concurrency newbies using Lambdas. There can also be Thread pool starvation issues if you don't know how to get the new APIs to use custom Thread pools.
The cool stuff is not the Lambdas, it is the Stream API, and the other Java language and JVM enhancements; Lambdas just make this easier to use.
Ruby and all the other hipster languages,like Scala, are wannabe mainstream languages, but have been discovered to not be usable in anger, so people went back to reliable Java.
Use the less lame repository describe here:
Works fine in Mint 16, I already have Java 8 and NetBeans 8 (off netbeans site) installed; the proper ones, not the _very_ dated lame junk one the Mint repositories.
If that doesn't work, try this:
What a complete retard
The fastest Wifi is not even close to Gigabit, say 300MBit, the bandwidth of the router will be shared with many users, will run far worse than wired Ethernet, with dire user bandwidth, and be far less reliable. I'm already maxing out Gigabit Ethernet at home for NAS1 to PC to NAS2 file transfers at about 50MByte/s (using Intel NIC cards), let-alone frankly obsolete 100Mbit Ethernet, so only put light use devices on WiFi, and even then, I see occasional persistent connection issues.
I'm really hoping the price of over 1 Gigabit PCIe NICs drops really fast, because they are currently stupid expensive, so I can't upgrade yet from already tired Gigabit Ethernet!
Of course the Elephant in the room for schools, is most don't make proper integrated disruptive use of them, because may are stuck in the old teaching model, so in a lot of cases these computers and support infrastructure are a complete waste of resources.
This ranking of people by narrow, one dimensional, job classifications is archaic, people doing serious computer work don't do apprenticeships into narrow jobs now, we need to be multi-skilled, and our skills levels in each area can vary. This is really all about pay scales, lack of genuine compensation progression, and management wanting to be paid more.
I looked at the ACS over a decade ago and they already looked irrelevant back then, so I decided not to apply to join.
The irony is the US Dollar, like all fiat currencies is a fraud, so /should/ be banned.
All currencies are created as or end up as Ponzi schemes, so eventually have to be devalued or replaced, no exceptions; this is one of the dirty secrets their proponents really don't want the majority of their respective suckers to understand, because if they really did, there would be rebellions, and they would be out of business, and possibly dead!
Bitcoin is a currency, nuff said!
Damned easily predictable
I knew this would happen, these morons can't help themselves; this is why I opted out of care.data!
The obvious flaw is someone in a changing room
That rather sabotages the idea, and that person may want an opinion on the clothing from the other person.
A lot of clothing still needs to be tried on or physically handled due to inconsistent quality, 'style', and sizing issues!
Expensive, and dated RAID support, like most off-the-shelf NAS.
I could buy most, if not all, the hardware for a /much/ faster and more secure FreeNAS 9.2.0 (best avoid 9.2.1!) box for £320, and support a lot more drives!
The book and record shops were largely dinosaur (already hobbled) retail model, so it was easy for Amazon to clean up. Most of my books (especially fiction) are in electronic form now, from Kobo etc. /not/ Amazon (inferior locking), because paper books, and the book shelves to put them on, are far too bulky and heavy.
I refuse to buy any electronic media from Amazon because there is too much lock-in; physical stuff, fine, provided the price is right; but even they can uncompetitive or not have stuff some other retailers sell.
Dangerous, because you have to move your eyes upwards, and refocus.
I also wonder how long until cancer cases or other incidental physical harm are reported for "Glass" use. Cancer links have already been reported for mobile phones kept close to the body for long periods; both head and breast cancers adjacent to the mobile location!
All pointless Corporatist BS
This is soooo boring, and harmful to customers of these corporations.
Intellectual Property is a legal /fiction/ which has no place in free trade; until this oppressive state backed nonsense is abolished more time and resources will be wasted on legal parasites.
I've seen Hitachis fail click of Death nasty, seen Seagate degrade in RAID 1, so I got WD everything for spinning storage:
1 80GB WB Blue was used for years in a Netbook, now in an IODD; no problems still.
1 250GB WB Blue on 24/7 in a Netbook for 2 to 3 years.
Six 2TB Greens in a ZFS NAS, one died, after over a year, with heavy use, big deal.
Six 3TB Reds in a ZFS NAS, one died in a month, replaced in warranty; no new failures in a year, with much heavier use!
I won't touch anything Hitachi ever again, Seagate showed that they lost the plot, Samsung are not good enough for spinning disks, but I like their SSDs in RAID1.
I expect all disks to fail, both spinning and SSD, so plan accordingly, preferably ZFS based, because you get more redundancy and much earlier warning of a failing disk.
The Amazon comments are really quite LOL hilarious; it is a gift which keeps giving; I doubt I'll read them all.
Manitol happens to be a Sugar Alcohol (Polyol) used to flush bad bacteria out of diseased cattle; so the extra mass which people dropped was probably most of the digestive flora losing grip on the intestines and just falling out; that and any digesting food is a lot of mass to loose in one go, probably much larger than a normal deposit! A number of Polyols can do this flushing to varying degrees e.g. Xylitol is useful because it stops bacteria sticking to a surface and is hard to digest, which is why it is in some nasal and dental products; this is why you see warnings on most products containing Polyols.
Any time traveller would not to leave any noticeable traces, because they either can't, or they don't want any other time travellers to easily find those traces e.g. some kind of opponent or Time Police.
The best changes would be very subtle 'surgical' tweak, which would cause limited unexpected damage.
Re: Yeah right
JVMs GCs are normally very fast, maintain big memory pools, and keep getting faster, so rarely need to call the system memory allocator, can self-tune and be tuned at runtime, and can be told to pre-allocate memory. The use of a GC, references, and bounded references are not a luxury, because they block common bugs and exploits which still plague machine code compiled languages. Native OS calls are generally only for hard resources, which are expensive to allocate and use anyway, unless you are running a retarded 'native' GUI library like SWT, which is only used by a minority of Java applications like Eclipse. The assumption of Java native bridges for some "native" calls and data structures could be an illusion, or swapped out after jiting; JNI is no longer the only native library interface method, libraries like JNA have replaced the need for most JNI C++ code, and other JVM interfaces already exist for safe and unsafe direct memory use.
The other advantage of Java is, is it really is multi-platform. I've used complex Java applications on both Windows and Linux, so did not have to find, learn and use less capable crude native tools. I've have also noticed that native apps like Firefox and GPG can have quite significant version lag across OS's on Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD, unlike Java apps.
What Insulting Tiddler Theatre. What about the freaking banksters?
Inside trading would be the least that they are guilty of, LIBOR Rigging, Commodities Pricing Fraud (for T.P.T.B.), Morgage Fraud, Derivatives Fraud etc.; outright fraud and extortion as a business model, more like! They are the big mafia fish, which government criminally give our taxes to rather than force them to face the consequences (jail included) of their fraud; moral hazard to fracking infinity!
Most of the financial system is a Mafia Ponzi Slavery scheme, including most currencies!
Before the world went fiat and Ponzi currency insane, there use to be Money i.e. it was either something valuable or was a certificate for something valuable, and the financial system was quite stable and the economies did will, with only muted booms and busts. Unfortunately the governments wanted to spend far far beyond their means, to fill their pockets and bribe voters, and the bankers wanted a lot more profit too, so government introduced infinitely printable fiat currencies, and did a deal with the bankers to help hide this, the bankers got a cut from all the new currency issued, we got taxed loads more (e.g. Income Tax) to pay for this excessive state debt and effectively compounded interest, and the banks got fractional reserve (colossal fraud) lending, with the ancient fraud cancer usury metastasized into exponentially fraudulent compounded interest!!! So WTF does the interest come from, but exponential new debt, because capital does not grow exponentially? This is why older civilisations either had Jubilees, or collapsed like Rome did!
If anyone says anything about the "Trickle Down Economics" I will swear so much that the air will become brightly coloured, because it is such funking BS! Why, because more currency (aka QE) is inflation, and the earlier you get newly created currency units, the more you can buy with it, and the later you get it, the less you can buy with it, due to progressive compensating market price rises, thus a hidden wealth transfer tax to the rich!
We are funking interest/tax and price/interest slaves, to mafia states and banks.
Bit Coin is just a Ponzi currency and a probable privacy invasion ledger to pawn any idiot which uses it and to rip-off the fools with Bit Coins when it finally crashes.
Real money has value irrespective of confidence, currency 'value' is a confidence trick.
I realised this in 2007, so have Money of last resort, and loads of patience.
Java has a lot of this already.
Static code checkers like FindBugs and PMD are great for Java code checking, and the built-in NetBeans code quality checks keep getting better.
C is so very dated now, has no built-in dynamic typing or bounds checking, has naked pointers, and there is no standard debug linkage to source code in compiled code, so it will be very ambiguous to check for issues. I suspect that a proper checker will have to do the equivalent of the combined source and compiled binary checking like FindBugs, and use a specific CPU emulator to recursively step through C code paths, compiled to machine code, to do a proper job, especially since many bugs will be compiler, CPU, platform library, and platform hardware dependent.
One problem with a lot of code checks is knowing which rules should sensibly apply to each section of code; this problem is solved for Java with checker configuration and code annotations, to selectively disable warnings for contextually sensible breaking of code checker rules.
Storage Review results showed that this is extortionate bla.
The price is a piss take, it should be £100 cheaper, given the separate parts would cost no more than £150, including profit! What is worse, is it needs OS support to mirror the SSD to part of the modified WD Blue 1TB; this should have been done to look like a small RAID 1 SSD drive, and a larger 2nd drive for the rest, with extra SATA commands to manage the mirroring, then I might have been worth part of the extra cost.
The comment about a NAS box offering VPN is stupid; that is best in a gateway router; my Draytek VDSL2 one can do this easily, with IP6 support.
There are several thing wrong with device:
1. The unit cost is over priced for the meager disk and RAID support, as are most Branded off-the-shelf NAS.
2. A SOHO NAS should use WD Reds if you want the NAS to be reliable.
3. The best data redundancy you can get is RAID 1; which wastes lots of disk space and some speed.
4. Larger drives, say 3TB and 4TB may not be supported.
A FreeNAS box can be /much/ better value with a proper RAID model, and you can make more plugins Apps using a PC-BSD 9.* dist; OK this requires DIY, but that is half the fun.
They are f'cking hypocritical career vampires; they are bleeding us dry!
I won't take them seriously until they abolish Income Tax, so-called Capital Gains tax *, and all other personal leach taxes. * What f'cking gains? .. when they cause and allow Inflation of the Fiat (Fraud) Currency supply, which pushes goods prices up faster net than the so-called Capital Gains!
If most people watched and got this
, and realised that this applies to UK and most of the rest of the world too; then these Politician con artists would become redundant, and would have to try and find proper productive jobs; as would the mafia which uses the names Central Banks, Banks, Bankers, Traders, and other Vampire aliases.
Methinks he is on something mind Fsucking; Bong is a blantant hint.
I really hope this is just satire to mock these Zombie businesses, and their wasteful support from a Zombie government.
This nonsense can be amusing for a moment, until you realise that this cultural, social, and financial bankruptcy and corruption is not really funny, and has made slaves of us all, for taxes, inflation, debts, regulations, statutes (not real law), and thus wages by this morbidly obese mockery of a UK state.
The UK government is pathetic Theater to gloss over a UK state that needs to be mostly condemned, demolished, redeveloped on a smaller scale, and distributed to fully accountable people; that includes far less laws and regulation, and reclaiming of all our sovereignty back from the Communists and Fascists *#@!! artists of the EU.
Too expensive for what it is.
It has hardly any memory and no microSD slot, and costs loads more than the Google Tablets; Epic FAIL!
University is a waste of time If you have not done stuff earlier.
The article is a load of nonsense, worse the push women yacking is toxic "Uncle Tom" nonsense; any women with an interest will find their own way there, the few I saw at uni got jobs in other areas.
I learned about programmed computers, and built hardware well before I went to university, I only went there because stupid employers would only give a chance to people with Higher Education qualifications then, and so that I could get exposure to more advanced ideas and systems; this was before the internet was available to the public.
Re: Intel failed at making decent GPUs
Not just decent GPUs, but cost on everything they make too!
I can build equivalent speed AMD systems /much/ cheaper because the APU (not just CPU) and chipsets are cheaper, the chipsets are often better, and the commodity AMD motherboards are often a lot better and cheaper too!
Intel will keep losing market share, because ARM, AMD, and NVIDIA will keep chipping are away at the low/mid end, then eat Intel from the bottom up, leaving Intel just the top end, and the size of the top end may well shrink as more tasks can be done concurrently.
Intel are frankly wasting their time at the low end of the market, because their architectures are too bloated, ugly, and costly, and process shrinks only get so much, at a much higher cost!
These climate researchers should publish everything, and be done with it.
Genuine Science requires full disclosure, so that /all/ scientists, can check the raw and processed data, reasoning, and results for holes or other explanations, or to confirm the results. If this does not happen then we are quite justified to question if what was published was incomplete or flawed in some way.
If these public organisations can't or won't fully publish all of the raw data, then they should lose funding, and have their resources seized and passed to organisations or people which can and will fully publish this material.
'Private communications' while in the role of a public researcher is not really private, just like there is no personal email inside a business!
The current situation must not be tolerated, because it has already caused significant costs outside of the research; these are probably not justified, given how suspiciously obstructive these climate research organisations have been so far!
Power the World with Wind, Water and Sunlight -> not happening.
I'd bet that a lot of these deaths won't happen due to human adaption, or would happen anyway due to other causes.
"Don't need oil, nuclear or coal... we do need a renewal energy infrastructure, it will be cheaper and it definitely will be cleaner and save millions of lives:" is BS!
There can never be enough practical, and reliable power capacity from these with current technology, it would be too expensive to build and maintain, would blight agriculture, wildlife, and quality of life, and even if possible, you'd need to look at massive power storage to weather quite significant daily, bad weather, and seasonal lulls. The lulls and lack of local power storage are why these solar panels I see on houses, and the huge ugly windmills are black farce, which cannot save money and energy, but rather waste both because of the build cost, maintenance cost, and requirement for extra lull power generation.
If someone could prove that renewal energy infrastructure alone provide power, at required power levels 24/7, during bad weather, all year round, with no fossil fuel power generation, and have affordable installation and maintenance costs, I might be convinced of it's merit; however I don't see this happening with current technology.
I frankly regard households with grid feed solar panels and grid wind farm operators, so no local power storage, as f'ing parasites, because I am indirect forced to pay artificially higher energy bills for their junk because of government sabotage of energy markets!
The word hacker is not the same as cracker, so there should be no confusion; it is only stupid and retarded people who are causing this confusion and slandering people!
What an F'ing stupid idea!
Seagate are full of /S.it/
1. It will ironically be slower, because of the speed limitation of the physical connection, the network protocol overhead, and I expect the difficulty in adding transparent caching.
2. NoSQL is over-hyped and completely ignores why transactional and relational storage are so important.
3. A single drive is a massive fail for data security; RAID is a lot more secure, faster to keep multiple live data copies, and I expect a lot faster to replicate to one or more mirror RAID! ZFS RAID is even better because it is a concurrent, transactional file system.
4. The limited capacity of a single drive will inevitably require messy capacity balancing and sharding schemes, which wreck all the so-called all-in-one benefits, and the limited capacity could even lead to wasted space for data which doesn't fit the remaining space.
5. What Key and Value sizes will be supported and how the devil can these be properly sized and optimised?
Stupid Technocrates; its not going to work for all devices!
Some portable computer devices require a high voltage of 12 to 24V because their power requirements are much higher, and even if adapted for 5V charging, this will be too slow, because the cable and PSU will not be able to supply the voltage, and current required, at the micro-USB plug and socket device connection!
Power companies don't use High Tension Voltage power transmission lines because the sparks are pretty, but rather because the lower the current, the lower the resistive power loses; same principal at lower voltages.
I'm too smart to throw away my privacy or time on that glass walled, voyeur, ad-viper pit, for worthless, virtual, fake socialisation.
Re: Go C#
Yes Java, because .Net and C# are not as portable and more messy to deploy.
Not Hibernate, it is obese, config heavy, and slow; better the leaner less obfuscated MyBatis 3 for database based persistence, or even just JDBC to start with.
NetBeans and Maven for development; Maven makes use of your own and 3rd party libraries so much easier than Ant, and the build process is far less likely to go wrong than Ant or nasty IDE projects setups like in Eclipse.
If you want to do Android too without a server, best use libraries and frameworks which are similar or available for both desktop and Android.
It would be helpful to look at logging too, because a lot of people neglect this or do it badly; I prefer the SL4J framework and the logback logger.
15W is loads of power for this form factor and an ARM will P on it for performance
Just because this can be done is not the point; the point is, is it better than an 'equivalent' ARM board? I don't think so!
It runs crappy x86 instructions and will be expensive based on Intels' pricing model, what's to like?
Executive pay level are currently an abomination, especially in US corporations
I think Larry Ellison is probably set-up for life and doesn't need any more pointless toys.
Nothing can ever justify these pay levels, it is beyond greed. These are just people; this is more money than they can ever hope to use sensibly, so damned well pay the people who actually DO THE WORK which makes the money; if all corporations did this, then there would be a far more vibrant and profitable economy! Business owners used to comprehend this e.g. Henry Ford.
In many cases a manager should at most get a little more than those they manage, and in a lot of cases a lot less pay if not actively contributing to productivity, because they have a less challenging life!
Management should be seen as just a different role, not a step up a mythical promotion ladders; in fact many organisations would benefit from a flatter structure, with less clueless edicts from stagnant 'seniority', and more cooperation, kind of like the Japanese model, but better.
This is just a mild taste of reality
All the thickos complaining about this are missing the point; the point is this was only able to happen because the US government failed to live within it's means i.e. budget. If you think this is bad, just wait until foreign countries finally have enough and dump US treasuries, so the government can't get new debt, and has existing debt which come due and can't be refinanced, so it suddenly has a massive growing hole in it's budget! It is only a matter of time before this implosion occurs, and the attempts to stop this are becoming less and less effective; the FED can only buy so much US treasuries, before the stink becomes unbearable!
Recon look much more practical and "hardcore"
They have real practical products which looks like they can take some abuse, unlike Google's toy.
Now if they could project it wider like proper HUD, then we'd be talking proper immersion experience.
Anyone who /still/ has a Java browser plugin version earlier than 1.7 registered is retarded.
What a retarded article, for an obsolete version of Java!
The only JRE which should be installed on a machine and registered as a browser plugin currently is for Java 1.7, if you are running an older version (1.6 or earlier), because you ignored the JRE updater prompts, then complain when you get owned; you are a moron! If you run OS-X and Apple don't do timely update releases, blame Apple; same for other poorly supported OS.
If any website requiring client side Java, including an intranet site, won't run with Java 1.7, flame the retarded owners, and blacklist it until it can. Website owners who require client side Java should ideally host only Java 1.7 compiled code, to force users to upgrade from unsafe versions.
I am a Java developer who has to support Java 1.5 and 1.6, due to lazy software houses and cheap customers; however I only have the SDK installed for these, /never/ the JREs; the later would be retarded!
I have had a Java browser plugin installed for many years, but keep it up-to-date (1.7.0_40), so never get hit, and have never had issues with web sites using client hosted Java; so I regard Java slammers as trolls.
Use the right tool for the job or expect a poor job; simples...
Phones are designed to be phones, so don't expect all the bolted on glitz to work as well as a device /designed/ for that purpose. This is why the Smart Phone has not killed off the camera market, and we see more rubbish pictures. Oh, and the presence of a powerful cell disrupting pulsed Microwave transmitter in a phone probably doesn't help either!
I see the same thing with mechanical tools too; dedicated tools tend to work better, the same for text editors for computers, IDE's P all over abused 'configurable' text editors for software development.
Microsoft quite obviously is or is well on the way to being a zombie entity.
I think I'll look at filtering out all Microsoft 'stories' because it is a complete waste of time to read about or deal with zombie, or zombie to be, corporations like this; it really doesn't matter if it has cash, because you can see the rotting and stinking. I'll consider filtering out Apple too, because it is boring, so could become a zombie too.
I'll get off the dated Windows family as soon as I see options which are good enough; I don't consider OS-X good enough, and see it is poisoned by stupid legacy baggage too.
Watch AAPL ding a hole in coming years.
That attitude is fine so long as you have customers i.e. middle class, and possibly some rich people; however that market is going to have serious cash flow problems in future, so the lower end will clean up at Apples' cost! The rise of the discount store is just a hint of the problems to come, and not only working class visit them!
Bla Bla Bla, whatever!
Don't make me laugh at only 10's of GB of storage; that's nothing and would fit on one or more flash cards, even cheap portable hard drives hold loads more.
Just build your own FreeNAS or other ZFS based NAS with rsync replication; I have.
It I ever use use a cloud storage, all the data stored would have to be heavily encrypted, before it left my devices, because I don't trust third parties with my data. To a limited extent this includes my email too.
Lets see a Windows version of ZFS which you can boot off, not just as an extension.
I'd love to drop NTFS from a great height, and see it killed off.
Just watch the film "Branded"
It sums up just how diabolical brand 'culture' has always been; people just become branded consumer cattle, vapid people, so both brands and consumers become ripe targets for satire.
Loved the satire in this article and video :)
I am amused how Nicholas Taleb rips into this newness 'culture' in his book Anti-Fragile, even his own, and his discussion of how the older something is, the more likely it is to last well over it's age again, unless it is obviously coming to an end.
Only latest JRE should be allowed in browers
I have various Java SDK on my dev box, because the developers of some software I develop against are too damned slow to get up-to-date (and not just for Java!), and the customers can be years worse; however I make sure that only the latest Java 1.7 JRE is installed and that none is present for earlier versions.
I think the Firefox policy is correct, because Oracle are too damned slow to fix issues in Java, so it only currently allows Java applets to run when the user says yes, to a prompt.
Oracle may not have liked fixing 1.5 and 1.6; however they damned well should, because a lot of businesses can't move off them yet, due to Suns' huge gap between versions(!), because the current software has to run correctly on the new versions, and it can break because Sun made some stupid, non-switchable, cross-version changes, and didn't backport enough fixes!
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