The oil companies would like you to believe that.
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The oil companies would like you to believe that.
I'm oddly inclined to agree with Mr Whitman. I suspect that it *just* might make a difference globally. Sadly however, you have Citizens United in the excited snakes, which makes the term "bribe" hard to define in that context. And it would have to be phrased as accepting financial acceleration from a private corporation, for life. Since we all know how many ex-politico's now have comfortable positions outside the public service.
Linux, mint17, in a vm - with Vistar 7 kde overlay.
*hours* of fun.
I think everyone here wishes for that.
But, I suppose allowing him the time to refine his work to its usual biting and poignant result is more than worth the wait.
Much lighter on the eyes with the outer border being grey - (see caveat below)
Nice to see the visited contrast -- I've relied on that in the past since I rarely note the headline -
Framing lines are better - but could still be darker - again - thats me.
I still like the idea of the subhead background being a slightly offset shade -- it will help with the overall "whiteness".
The font size change on the hero pic is good but personally I still find the image too large. I get that mucking it down much farther will play hell with the overall layup of top of column, but I really really really do think it can shrink a bit... perhaps stuffing the subhead for the top article into column 3 of the header in finer print???? dunno - but thats just a thought.
The banner -- the christmas one is *much* easier on the eyes. Please keep this in mind, that large swath of red was a bit much for me - please also consider .... something ... to break up that large block of red with nothing but the title to break it up - black trim on the lettering or the vulture? dunno - but its a mite too much on its own.
Forward progress is good progress -- please keep working on things.
Beer 'cause yer workin on the last friday before christmas, and you don't have a chocolate and candycane icon
Also -- if you *do* use Steve's site, please remember that you have to SPECIFY the port - his default scans only go up through 1024.
"Copy and paste from the source -- it's the only way!"
It was a case-insensitve editing tool.....
We go with NVram on DIMMs in the storage controller at the head of the array -
--- so we can buffer writes at the controller and reduce write latency to the storage subscriber, without loosing coherence or the write itself (given a dead moment in the datacenter).
With all flash arrays - are we really improving writes? - or are we talking about putting this in front of spinning rust arrays?
Or is the objective to increase the overall performance of the storage controller, expanding its capabilities to the subscribing systems?
Over on this side of the pond we've been saying that for ages, or perhaps thats just me since I was working for the folks that promised it and was only 2 blocks outside the test plant zone.......
If I roll back the hardware clock to 2013 before installing windows ........ *cough*
Have been hanging about the Reg for ages. I rather like the site - the change implemented was .... drastic. My commentary:
The banner, well -- I think it would be improved if the Vulture got his texturing back. Just a hint of black in there to break up the red/white.
Yes - too damned white - hard on the eyes. - a possibly shading the background to other than white, but I suspect you'd get as much mileage from darkening the deliniators and/or putting a shaded background under the subheading. Please put the author's name on the title flyover.
My god the pictures. Many of your readers/vistors are command line/green screen junkies. I'd be fine with the pictures most of the time, if they didn't leap off the page and bite my face. *grin* -- its possible that the sizing would work fine if you changed the overall page texture, but at the moment I just want to see them about 30% smaller overall -- possibly 40%. I realize that blows the layup to hell - -but then you'd be able to make the top 3 articles on the right wider.
Please -- most commented on the right -- I see top stories and most read. Havent looked at mobile yet - but I suspect that this would not lay up well on my SIIx.
Here's hoping we can get it tweaked to a point where the screaming stops. Clarisse will be much happier.
"In its US lawsuits, the company claims that Google met with VSL over several months to discuss the possibility of acquiring its patented tech and proprietary methods, during which time it had access to technical guidance about the products."
one possible interpretation - "They were looking at buying us but walked away, waaaaaaah, we want our $2B buyout........"
other possible interpretation - "We were negotiating an agreement, and they offered us peanuts, we want roast beef dammit"
another possible interpretation - "Its our damned code they used, they saw the code, they must have used it!!!"
Sadly - the only winners in these things are the lawyers.
And made it back out alive I think. At least as far as I can tell it has nothing to do with the aircraft or flight crews. Might not want to have a billing account with Lufthansa any time soon though.
As for two languages and any business or IT skills, same applies in India as it does in Eastern Europe. Soon as they own a clue they've moved on to better pastures.
Expect applications from German IT folks bailing out before shipping over.
There are massive influences on the debates involved. Some are vested (Oil companies, Companies involved in producing "green energy sources" etc) Some are indirectly vested (construction firms (putting up a wind tower generally involves cheaper overall labour costs) transport firms, utility corporations (where they are no longer government managed) etc)
1) The climate *is* changing. That is not in dispute.
2) Humans are producing huge amounts of CO2 and dumping it into the atmosphere. That is not in dispute
3) Humans are massively altering the natural structures that keep our ecosystem functioning (cutting down trees, building dams, building cities on land that was greensward etc etc), building farms on land that was timberlot or otherwise wild, adding shipping lanes on what was previously untravelled open ocean. No dispute there.
4) Humans are spreading out, increasing in numbers and consuming energy faster than ever before. Not in dispute.
What **is** in dispute are the following factors:
a) what relative change we as a species will experience in the next x to y years. (i.e. how MUCH higher are temps going to go, how MUCH higher will water levels go etc) The science has been horribly wrong in the past, likely due to missing input data, incorrect projections or just plain not using scientific method. There is no guarantee that any of the current models are more or less accurate or have more or fewer correct factors included in the calculations.
b) which factors are the largest or most affective elements of the changes above. The models used keep changing and they all appear to point to all that CO2. Even scientists involved question wether or not we have all of the required factors in the models we have now. Perhaps the state of our primary source of energy is having a larger influence than we thought. Old Sol is definitely not in the same state it was in 40 years ago.
c) which aspects of our energy use we need to change to make the greatest reduction in our CO2 output. The Next BIG target appears to be meat consumption. It appears that agriculture may be the biggest influence on overall energy consumption - but thats just one study ...(/<sarcasm> Oh --wait what??? food is part of our energy costs???? damn /<sarcasm>)
d) just what form(s) of energy we can replace our current energy sources with to reduce the CO2 output.
Personally - my take - and just my take.
1) fossil fuels have to go - perhaps long range diesel (Trains not trucks) will stay -- but perhaps it can also be replaced, given enough infrastructure. Planes might do well running on current fuels, perhaps we can fiddle out some form of Hydrogen fuel that wont leak out of everything and wont blow up at the flick of a switch (literally).
2) electricity transmission infrastructures have to be improved. NOW. if we're going to dump fossil fuels. Thats an enourmous increase in transmission volume even if we have a 40% increase in use of public transit, powered by electricity. If we all want to keep our personal transport - its an even larger volume. Heating -- same thing. Rural transmisson of electricity is a joke. We'll need to bring rural transmission forms up to current urban transmission volumes to go this route. Current urban transmission forms will have to be capable of carrying 3 to 5 times the volume they move now.
3) Wind and Solar at this point in time have no hope of filling that gap in generation capacity. We need nuclear, and a damned good bit of it, and soon. Wind and Solar *might* provide a largish chunk in the future *if* the technologies improve sufficiently -- nuclear we understand, and it *can* substantially fill the gap, right now. Yes the build time seems too long. Solar tech has not demonstrated the improvement curve needed. Wind is very very old tech. The question in my mind is - can FUSION be developed sufficiently to replace all other methods of energy generation BEFORE wind and solar get to a level where they can replace more than 20% of our requirements?
4) the only reason that these answers have not been laid down at our feet and provided as a single, straight coherent path is that the amount of money to be made in hyping the issue and radicalizing the public's perspective is so staggeringly large that, once again, greed rules.
Long and short - you need to do your research, you need to read up on things, you need to discard the hype and fabrications that have been manufactured by vested interests in *any* direction and follow logic. You also need to take a *damned* good look at what you do that consumes energy and figure out if you are willing to give up that consumption and believe you me, when you really think about it, there are a staggering number of places where you waste energy, or at the very least can substantially reduce the amount you use simply by changing little things.
You need to find a quiet space, a long way from the rest of the people, learn to grow your own food, meat, coffee, tea, silicon, trees, plastic, cars and pram toys. Then you can bury your head in the sand or follow the lemmings off the cliff if you want.
"The easiest, fastest way to implement the thorium fuel cycle would be to use existing and/or somewhat modified reactors, as was done at Shippingport and could be done with CANDU reactors."
Dear lord, have an up vote.
Sad to note that in 1978 the folks at Ontario Hydro actually made the point that MkIV could be dual fuel with little to no modifications. OPG however don't seem to know this.
That doesn't sound good. At the moment they haven't found any futzing about is what I'm reading. I wonder if something interesting in the futzing about deparment will be found in the near future.
Just to be paranoid, going to have relevant stuff checked at our end.
"survive at least one economic readjustment, possibly the biggest in human history ever, and a tactical nuke exchange"
The issue here is the order of operations. If the Nuke Exchange happens *after* the economic readjustment, then a) Anonymous will have hacked the launch codes and b) some gypsies will have stolen the rocket fuel (on *both* sides) so that nuke exchange will be horribly dull.
Of course, if the Nuke exchange happens *before* the economic adjustment, then the economists win, since they can blame the adjustment on the Nuke exchange.
Sadly I suspect that I know which will happen first.
(again wearing the cynical old bastard outfit)
"it seems rather unfair on the cherub at 50 seconds in to have support what to him must be a veritable wrecking ball"
Yeeee. Now I'm *glad* I didn't go watch that video...
"wondering why their potential customer base is also interested in linux and playmobil."
And rocket motors. BIG rocket motors.
It would help to know what functionality it uses to determine its in a VM. (There are quite a few that I know of....) ... but that would tell the ransomware developers what to change......
(Machine learning --- ain't it fun?)
Last week, snow, sleet, freezing, drivers forget how to drive.
This week, fog, rain, +4C, drivers forget how to drive.
All we do is wait 15 minutes and the weather changes. For me at least, live 15 minute walk from the lake, so the cold isn't so nasty until about mid february -- in the meantime the humidity sucks.
And what? half the city without power? in a rainstorm? Really? And I thought our infrastructure sucked. It took an icestorm, AND a wind storm to take out large swathes of our power.
(Tee Dot for those that can't figure it out from the lake comment)
How many of us work in IT?
How many of us could be the ones on the front line of "you f&&ked up, you're gone" in this case? Or are most of us too damned egotistical to realize that, yes indeed, in your IT space THIS COULD HAPPEN.
Get your heads out.
This is just stupid. Yes, its Sony Pictures Entertainment. Yes its a massive conglomerate that tends to run roughshod over standards, IP law, DRM etc. But I can assure you there are 2 or 3 dozen IT folks in there that are no longer employed. Very likely NOT because they are incompetent, but rather because they were sitting on the wrong stool at the wrong moment.
I'll bet long odds that the few folks that pointed out that this leak was happening were the first ones out the damned door. Too much risk leaving them around.
I've had a /64 for a long time - currently find it to be faster for certain communications -
ISPs? quite a number over here support IPV6, but you'll have a *hell* of a time finding out about it, and the biggest make out that it doesn't exist. As for the corporate world;
"Firewalls with IPV4 are hard enough to get right, IPV6 is swiss cheese to security"
seems to be the common thread. Why I don't know since you can simply have a non-routed block inside your /64- you don't get an address from the routed portion of the /64 until your ruleset has been tested functionally, and you *don't* bridge except for the services and protocols you know you want to route. VLANs take on a somewhat new meaning but from my experiments its basically the same as in IPV4, just larger blocks to wrap one's head around.
(*yes* I KNOW thats a somewhat simplistic view, but in reality routing and firewalls are routing and firewalls, the only thing that changes between ipv4 and ipv6 is the numbers, the real problem is that new shit is new shit and some folks don't like [learning] new shit.)
Sorry -- no math or logic there - just that strange thought that if we look straight out, we see time moving in the opposite direction, even if we're in the same loop.
Something broke in the gravity field around here and flipped my brain sideways.
Since the question has been raised, I could go out and get one and test it against:
Anyone offering to contribute?
(and hell if I DO get one for christmas - well yes I'll publish the results)
These keep changing their garments. And sometimes those garments are fairly transparent.
I've been cfengine for low level stuff for a while - collecting and tracking is everything - including tracking "hiccups" in the datacenter - now, since CMDBs are getting more and more detailed I can get the info in there -- and provide the documentation that "this ILO firmware and this NIC firmware and this OS revision" fall down and go boom when we do "this". But the vendor fingerpointing ............. this never never never changes.
Single biggest issue is multivendor rollouts - As dangerous a stand as it is to take, I am much happier with a single vendor pipe - "Okay -- look, you provided the hardware bits A, B, C and D, you have the OS support contract, just get your groups together and give us the solution" works so much better than "Vendor A, can you work with Vendor B, and get Vendor C to validate" - -it becomes *so* much harder to solve.
Mind you *I've* learned a HELL of a lot from those multivendor collisions.
And -- yes -- I've seen the 10Gb/1Gb link thing. -- and am fighting one right now.
(Grumpy bastard on 4 way phone calls)
Please don't complain - it makes us Canucks chuckle. .89 to .93 on the dollar, $65 american, and we'll end up paying C$97.50, before tax in all likelyhood.
(no, not windows, just a grumpy old bastard)
Now, since I have some Dev capacity on the updated infra, I think I'm going to take *all* of AMFM's posts, and see if I can figure out the algorythm.
The single largest *offensive* bit in here is that the NSA appears to have gone some way out of their way to put Hmmmmm.. lets be polite, "additional unapproved software" on private corporate hardware somewhere. Perhaps since I'm in the industry it offends more.
And, is it me or is AMFM getting *far* more readable in my old age?
The problem with assuming that the **entertainment** industry actually makes the *movies* you watch completely and utterly accurate to the real world is that, well, the real world is horrendously boring to the vast majority of humanity. Then when reality comes along you make incorrect assumptions about what you believe you should have seen.
Me? I'm not an ass. I'm a grumpy old bastard.
Having to watch this on FF on Win7 in KVM.
/fail nasa, assault your distribution platform with a common sense club
Waiting for winds to die off.
Did someone ask for an elevator?
But *until* then we'll still need to go this route. Orion and what both of the commercial entities are building are two different critters.
Sure, we can just hop the bodies to LEO and pack them on the long range cannister. Why don't you try the *math* on that - you have to forklift all that freaking energy source up there so that you can kick the long range cannister in the ass. Or you might have to consider sending 10 year olds.
And, in the long run we *still* aren't certain what that long range canister is going to look like or how it should be packed. Thus the testing with Orion bouncing around in a big fast loop and slapping back in fast and hard is worth doing so we know
a) what the suntan will look like.
b) what the skid in sideways will look like.
And, to be utterly honest, even if it *didn't* make a great 12 to 20 minute video every 5 or 6 weeks or so up here, I'd still be all over supporting the ISS. And I've had a few great beers raised as it zinged by overhead at night.
It ain't rocket science, its just confusing.
I take it I'm a propeller head now. Thanks Matt.
(Penguin, since ours is on linux)
"My favorite example is the fabled ITIL configuration management database: the tardis device that should solve everything but no one can have one implemented as per ITIL specs without devoting more resources to it than to actually keep items configured."
I've seen 6 of these ghost like objects. I say ghost like since they existed, but never quite materialized, always seeming just beyond the ken of those managing them and just beyond the reach of the accountants attempting to herd them.
(yes I have had to, given a faulty nic in an LB in front of 4 dns servers *sigh*)
And having a copy on the phone is total win.
Having a cop pull up behind you, parked on the shoulder while you fix things, is kinda cool, especially when she says "Thanks for pulling off the road to do that."
Oh - and the GPRS bit? -- depends on which slicing your network uses by the way.
"I don't think the register is at fault here, but there is no way that sentence makes sense in context."
You have "texas" "america" "court"
Makes perfect sense in that context. Or at least, in that context one should not expect anything *but* nonsense.
FBI head found foaming at the mouth.
Isn't it kinda foggy around here?
'good old soap and water. No more no less. Keep it basically clean and you're good.
If you've a wooden (proper) chopping board and have bleached it even once, replace it, you've broken its natural ability to kill off bacteria. (yes its been proven)
absolute agreement on that front, here.
Strong suspicion that the raging outbreak of "allergic to the world" is a result of same. No, correlation is not causation, but then, no one has done any real studies on the issue since it might cost the "home sterilization" industry its existence. Wouldn't want that now would we?
A) where the data is stored is irrelevant to the issue.
B) its made it into a courtroom as an evidenciary method. (doesn't matter if they toss it or not)
C) Lawyers always come out ahead.
This pool of facts makes it relevant to society as a whole ergo my pool of cynical slobber above.
Dashcams in Russia are popular due to some sort of (insurance/lack of/scam - I'm sure VP will correct me)
I see that insurance companies are now pushing to put GPS based DTR monitors into cars to "reduce your costs"
(utter horse shit in any case, its insurance, they are the bastion of "make my money grow at any cost", so rates only ever go up although it does come in handy when you get Tboned by a drunkard at 1 in the afternoon on your way back to work, that is, if you can find a lawyer capable of forcing them to follow the contract that you signed.).
I have to thank (deity) that we have Government managed healthcare up here, I can see where the American version will go -- your health insurance costs "can be reduced if you wear"..... (and turn in all the data of course) -- which on average will *raise* the costs since
a) you don't exercise 3 times a day for 20 minutes.
b) don't walk 10 miles every single day
c) sit down for more than 20 minutes at a time regularly ...
d) you drank something that looks like it was coffee more than twice in this 3 month period.
(etc etc )
Fitbit, soon to be available with subcutaneous blood chemistry monitoring attachment.
<sorry I woke up on the cynical side of bed this morning>
Perhaps they made use of exotic compute power to correlate the data. mmmhm, yup.
Something along these lines -- at *some* point the key is in memory somewhere. either fully encrypted or unecrypted.
At the very least you have the three points to do vectoring math. Not that I know much about it but if you have
(something that looks like the key)
(suggestion as to what encryption)
You have sufficient to pull the entire process apart and find (possible) flaws that can be leveraged to avoid having to use a provided key --
watch messaging systems just plain don't work oriented that way. Stupidity reigns.
"An awful lot of knowledge is local, some of it is implicit, and a great deal of both are gained simply by doing"
Is probably one of the most powerful truths in any field. Period.
Sadly, this includes contract law. Which from what Tim is saying, GTAT apparently needed more practice doing contract law with Apple.
and the Aura actually did get made? The spec sheet I saw didn't look like that.
(20 years in the business.)
Oddly enough I suspect that it makes a better point.
Even if they're still somewhat rabid on some issues.
As to why all superheros must wear a CAPE.
/The one with the rotting vegtable matter
I *really* hope that that was a joke. A prank. a silly thing. clickbait, ANYTHING but a serious concept.
They did try that one once.
Now they have a "white" house. Perhaps that lesson is still tickling 'em late at night while they sleep.
Smart, this judge, not putting himself in harms way. If he'd found leverage to pull .ir and hand it to anyone there would have been quite the free-for-all for the next few years while folks settled centuries old grudges .......