117 posts • joined Monday 23rd November 2009 13:28 GMT
The idea that companies have any "ethical" basis is bizarre. Unless you mean "not breaking the law", in which case some only bend it.
As I understand it, Oracle own MySQL so they can license it how they like - it does not HAVE to be FOSS. If they adopt MariaDB code under the GPL, then they will no longer be able to license it in they way they choose and all downstream versions would be GPL.
Given that, they may as well just offer commercial support for MariaDB, and and retain ownership of the increasingly unpopular MySQL.
Well... Its a spawn of DARPA, and what with all the bad publicity those friendly unmanned aircraft are getting these days....
"If you REALLY have something to hide from the NSA et al, you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
That joint, hooker, tax dodge, transference of speeding ticket to spouse, or particularly distasteful porn - yes the one with the horse - probably isn't that much interest to the spooks - it would look really bad on them if they started sending that shit to the fuzz. OTOH, it might come in useful later so lets not be too hasty to delete it.
The reason this kind of thing is scary, is that if "The Government" knows more about you, than you know about them, your ability - everyone's ability - to enact democratic process is reduced - the material they have on file about you suddenly becomes useful for political reasons.
Er well yeah - if he owned it!
Re: Apple Hate?
Mainly due to their control freakery
Err hold on - surely the patients know when their appointments are - all the docs have to do is sit in their office and wait for em...
Re: A fundamental problem with this...
"he West Coast Main Line could add 20% more capacity by the simple, cheap, and immediate measure of ripping out the first class Pendelino interiors and fitting all carriages out as standard class"
Yes, but the lack of 10 people being gouged for 300 quid in 1st would collapse the words economy.
"hasn't been any global warming at all in the Eastern Mediterranean"
The word global is inappropriate in that sentence...
"political leaders should be a bit more open about their tactics."
or, yanno, maybe just not do it?
Re: Drones are cowardly?
If using drones means 1000 enemy dies for every trooper you lose, thats a winning situation.
If using drones means 1000 enemy dies, well presumably enemy - we couldn't really tell on the monitor - they had trucks and stuff, which is usually a good enough sign - for every trooper, thats a winning situation. I mean if they weren't enemy before, they sure are now!
"Clearly releasing these details about drone attacks could compromise the safety of the people on the ground who also might be involved."
I am not suggesting information should be released that would compromise the safety of personnel. However; the article writes;
"But the MoD refused to answer two questions which asked for the exact date and location of each drone attack, as well as details of whether how many times the Reaper drones fired weapons during both unplanned, reactive combat and scheduled operations."
i.e. historic detail. Presumably the enemy combatants involved already know if a drone strike hit them, its you and I, the funders of the the clone army, that are ignorant of the details.
"It'll compromise XYZ safetly" is a defense all too readily available to the military when it simply doesn't want to be held accountable and allow the true picture of a war to emerge.
I hope no one was paid for this bollocks (including the reg hack who covered it)
"Why on earth do these tree hugging fuckwits feel they have a right to know what the military is doing? "
1. We pay for them.
2. What they do is democratically accountable to us.
Honestly, I don't know why I'm replying to a troll post so early in the day.
Re: Why oh why
Comparing like for like, the main thing 64 bit gives you is greater demand on the bus to load a pointer.
If you're allowed to swap instruction sets for a better one you aren't comparing like for like :-p
A return to paper based trading would restore some sanity to the markets. If you don't have it in your hand, you can't sell it.
China has persuaded Apple to replace the nsaCallHome() method with prcCallHome()
Shouldn't be used. The rest of the world needs to reject national level standardization for things that have world wide relevance - even if they appear to be robust.
"The whole 'they have poor people but have a space programme too, bad kitty' arguement always annoys me. Poor farmers benefit from weather forecasts"
Yeah because you can't buy Sat data, you absolutely have to launch your own rockets amirite?
Was this WEEE compliant?
If they can't stop tiny mobes, does that mean they can't stop tiny lockpicks, files, and drugs? Oh dear, thats something of an admission...
Re: No commodity Linux
"But Lars, the SGI server with 512 cpus or more, and Linux SGI Altix servers with 2048-8192 cores, are all clusters. They are running a software hypervisor tricking Linux into running single image. They are clusters, not a single fat SMP server."
SGI have been doing large SMP for years .
Note the SMP == Shared Memory == ccNUMA
yeah but only 20 will ever be used.
ha 6 downvoters should lose their internet license :)
Re: Which Distro?
"I can't imagine that an HPC maker would use standard Linux distro"
They want a standard distro to keep support costs under control and maintain package compatibility for ISVs
pffft I just thought she made a crap defense.
Re: Very convenient feature
To "al_qaeda_cell_247"? At least make them work for a living....
Re: Solar Panels
*Nope came back the reply. 'It is not proven technology'. I can't afford to appeal.*
I didn't think technology proveability was grounds for planning decisions. Just do it.
We (The World) need to stop using services that are all US based. Seeing as no country is better than another, chose different countries for different stuff.
"El Chan is not sure possibilities can be leapfrogged"
The possibilities were doing the leapfrogging, not being leapfrogged. Its the best vapourware feature set ever seen :-)
Re: Mad Mike AC Wake up and realize this is global.
"In both the US and the UK the laws are set by democratically elected officials except for those passed down by the unelected EU and UN beureaucrats"
But those laws often contain clauses exempting "national security". Thats the problem.
Right to Privacy:
There shall be no interference by a public authority with the
exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the
law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of
We wont spy on you unless we do.
Re: An overhaul/replacement of LinPack is long overdue
Re: Any rope is the problem
"This is why the rope-and-counterweight system was invented in the first place - the counterweight means that the only force that has to be overcome is the inertia of"
Yeah - but the irrelevence of the lift comapred to the cable is the point of TFA. All you're really looking for is a handy way to store your potential energy for recycling to recover this.
Real serious stupidity
The Top500 has always been an eronious metric of anything, but the latest sets have really taken the biscuit. The overwhelming majority of consumed cycles can't exploit either phi or gpu with anywhere near the efficiency needed to justify their inclusion in a system, and yet here we have the largest systems built out of them. They really are in the territory where people should be building small dev clusters, with the odd single application shop thats already completely ported building large dedicated machines. This batch will be decommisioned before the software catches up.
Oh well we now know that the Chinese can piss higher - I wonder what money changed hands for the phi's. :)
BG/Q - 3D ???
Re: International Outrage
"I mean surely the US government admitting to spying on your citizens in huge numbers is something that should worry any other government... right... right?"
They aren't spying... you put your data on their servers amirite?
Re: while we are bashing companies...
Well doh - they're cheaper.
TFA says Haswell is Intels 4th Gen "core" architecture.... Core, Core 2, Nehalem, Sandy, .... ????
Then "The first Ultrabooks were based on Intel's 2nd Generation Core processors, aka "Sandy Bridge"; the next wave were powered by the 3rd Generation "Ivy Bridge"
Sandy and Ivy are different generations? I thought one was a die shrink...
Re: Don't mean to nitpick, but...
"Ain't no systemd crap on a real unix"
modding this down to S99
Re: Solution to global warming is easy
Except that expansion is not mandatory in the first place. What is the point of 12 billion humans compared to 10 billion - what does that acheive *except* stressing resources?
It may be that we are not at that point, it may be that technology can push the point out farther, but why rush to find that point, where inevitably human suffering will occur - if indeed it is not already?
We're supposed to be intelligent not a virus.
Re: Solution to global warming is easy
It sounds bad when you phrase it like that, but fundamentally we either resource limit ourselves or external constraints will do it for us. Few people using lots of stuff, gazillions of people killing each other over limited stuff, or nature killing people via the absence of stuff.
Its the elephant in the room no one discusses.
The electorate has made it perfectly clear they do want a baffoon hair consultant in charge - whats your point?
Ireland is right - its not their fault!
Everyone else should realise that when someone transfers money abroad it should be assumed to be profit until it can be justifiably demonstrated as an expense.
O hai yeah, that billion was for IT phone support, and that one was to license the logo from our parent.
"One suspects that it’s not just media organisations who are failing to find the funny side of the Syrian Electronic Army’s hacks, but Twitter also. After all, every time a high profile account gets hacked questions are asked as to whether the micro-blogging site is doing enough to secure the accounts of important world-famous brands."
Good. Finally something that will keep corporations off social networks. :-)
Can someone point out
the impressive or challenging part of all that?
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