Re: How bad is Torvalds?
Well, if your tax solution is too complex it should matter more what your accountant's computer runs.
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Well, if your tax solution is too complex it should matter more what your accountant's computer runs.
Upvoted you, but there's one niggle. Not all Raspberry Pi systems run Linux. RISC OS, NetBSD, Plan 9, Minix, and maybe a few others sometimes make an appearance, and that's a good thing. Certainly Linux distros both full-ish and stripped down (like OpenELEC) are the most popular.
Regular people don't spend money on Windows. They spend money on hardware that comes with Windows or OS X.
Oracle and Novell->Attachmate->MicroFocus got into the game. It's time for Microsoft to buy a team and offer a Microsoft Linux distro, or maybe a BSD flavor. That way they can put IE, Office, and Visual Studio on Windows, OS X, BSD, and Linux clients and put Exchange and Sharepoint on Windows, OS X, BSD, and Linux servers without this Windows vs. Linux rant fest going on all the time.
Intel will likely get a performance boost going from 10nm to 7nm as they'll be ditching silicon for something along the lines of indium gallium arsenide.
That's not how the epoch time works. The time zone conversion on a typical Unix system is applied at input and output time. The time internally is all UTC.
time_t is used for more than the current time. Often software uses the same type to look forward... or would you like a credit card that expires in the past when it's first issued?
Quantum computing is only faster for certain classes of algorithms, but for those it is much, much faster.
Umm... "freeware"? That's a term with an accepted definition. That definition does not include the concepts of free software or open source. "Freeware" is closed-source software offered for gratis use.
Hmm. Netlist's full market capitalization appears to be about $42 million. Sandisk could offer a 100% premium and have a controlling interest for probably less money than a two month shutdown on these units would cost them.
I'm not saying SanDisk will or should buy Netlist. It's probably prudent for them to make a direct licensing agreement, though, and continue to source wherever they want. They could give Netlist a big bump in the bottom line for what to them is not a lot.
I get around 14 MiB (that's mebibytes, not bits) per second downloading from Steam on Comcast "105". Yet they like to drop the connection and make me wait for it to renegotiate after the first 20 to 30 minutes of any Netflix stream. Screw more speed. I want reliability when I use it the way I want.
Full-disk encryption with the passwords kept away from the hardware would slow someone down considerably in the task of accessing the installed system, but how common is that on a server?
Maybe they should cast Ray Wise or Viggo Mortensen. After all, they've both played the devil before (in "Reaper" on TV and in "The Prophecy", respectively). I vote for Ray Wise, because his devil was comical.
If they've informed you that the call may be recorded, as most call centers do, then they've already consented to being recorded.
Maybe having no contact with the kernel team or other open source teams explains why systemd goes against so many time-earned tenets of the movement.
I often find there are things two men who consider one another friends or pals will say to one another that would be vastly inappropriate to say to anyone else. So the standard of "would you say it to another man?" may be the wrong standard to recommend.
St. Louis County police are not Ferguson city police. These are two different agencies. If their problem is with the city why are they messing with the outside agency helping the investigation?
Mr. Putin counts 16:
England, France, Italy, Albania, Macedonia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Greenland, Holland, Denmark, and Sweden.
Dre has the right to be forgotten in the EU, whatever that means. I doubt he'd want to be, though.
They aren't necessarily encouraging grandma to take up coding. They're encouraging high school and early college females to go into lifelong careers in the future. You know, those adolescent females who, being adolescent, are particularly not entirely adult and might sometimes be referred to by the word suggesting youth.
I should think your naivete and that of the article's author would need to be pardoned. The ITC is an executive function with limited scope. This patent falls outside their scope for the reasons stated. The patent courts, a judiciary function, are not limited by the same scope.
For one thing, Google gets employees who can work during their commute without getting shouted down by San Francisco renters for putting them all on a shuttle bus. For another, they'll probably license the technology to any and all car manufacturers on a per-unit basis.
Third, and most important to this article, if you're not driving then it is safe to use the phone. You can talk on it, read from it, edit things on it, and otherwise use Google's software on it.
Fourth, you can spend more time that you're not using the phone or laptop to read targeted Google ads on video billboards.
Yes, because holding a phone or other camera steady long enough to get a clear picture of one moving car from another moving while driving is much safer than holding the phone to one's ear.
Garbage chute to trading vessel, trading vessel to Tattooine, most of the junk to Watto's junk shop. The hand and light saber conveniently drop off the cart into the sand, or Watto finally dies or moves locations (how long do his type live?) and that gets left behind.
It's only fitting that the hand Anakin cut off of his son revisits the land of his slave home, right?
But what if Banana is on sale?
Sorry, Bell Labs...
It seems the laser, transistor, Unix, C, C++, Hamming codes, CCDs, wireless LANs, fiber optics, and 32-bit microprocessors were completely non-disruptive technologies. So much for your seven Nobel prizes and two Turing Awards.
GnuTLS an the Mozilla NSS are roughly similar, competing libraries to OpenSSL.
If you have a Facebook account you are the product. Their business model is to keep eyeballs on the site as much as possible so their advertisers can serve content to you. They advertise you to the consumer goods companies.
Charge a monthly, weekly, or daily subscription to the service. Maybe have it ad-supported. Have all the open spaces shown to all the parking space seekers. That's how you sell the information without encouraging people to linger in a spot waiting for money.
Some small cut or a discount on the subscription could go to people who inform the system about opening spots. This would encourage sharing the information, but each space seeker has multiple options and the person leaving the space doesn't need to wait for a particular person. This would mean there's as much incentive to list the space as open no matter what, although less than the current situation. However, the cost to the seeker would also be lower, so overall participation should remain high.
With 40% of new firms started by women and 17% of technical degrees going to women, one might expect 7% or so of tech startups to be from women. Even with that low number, 2% is a significant departure from the raw numbers. Some sociology about what women and men value , statistically, in a career option might help make sense of this.
No, no, no. Blocking devices by MAC address is not the same as deep content inspection, classification, and filtering. A MAC address is presented to your network and easy to check. Lots of bog standard kit will allow and disallow specific MAC addresses, or assign them specific IP pools, or what have you. It's easy to automated. Knowing that the file someone is seeding to a torrent (maybe over SSL or TLS) is an underage porn pic or that the credit card information they just ordered from Amazon with (definitely over SSL or TLS) is from a purloined card are not even in the same conversation.
Laptop speakers suck. You don't need to have a fancy soundcard and a preamp to your line out, either. Just put a cheap set of chirpy little things in it and bundle a decent $70 to $120 set of USB or Bluetooth headphones from someone who knows audio. Sennheiser, Polk Audio, JVC, Sony, Creative, Turtle Beach, and others are in these markets. There's no reason to go with cheaply designed up-priced Beats or for bright, brassy sounding Bose.
The words abbreviated in the "DevOps" are "development" and "operations". In our organization it's a group of people with experience in development and experience in operations who bridge an all-important gap between the application developers and the systems administrators.
We standardize and automate system, application, backup, and monitoring deployment a lot to leverage the work of our systems admins. We also explain the hardware impacts of application code to the developers who sometimes forget, and explain to the systems staff why sometimes they do need to provision hefty hardware for a project that just can't be handled by less. We don't need to hire developers and make them administer systems or hire administrators and have them also write code, because we have a team specifically to bridge that gap.
Or paste for those of us willing to try the Linux drivers for that video card. Having paste on the middle button is wonderful.
Seriously, I don't rent often. I'll buy a DVD or Blu-Ray once in a while at the store when I'm already there for food, beer, and toiletries. I rarely buy a movie I won't watch more than once (still just $12 rather than $15.8 for streaming it twice). If I rent a DVD, it's from the RedBox across the street at the convenience store or at the same store as the food/beer/other. I can get some of my daily exercise and rent two or three discs at once.
Microsoft can't really sue Google for royalties on a free OS. Google makes their money on ads and Play. Google could, if it wanted, sue Microsoft for systematic interference with its business if it wanted and thought it could prevail. I'm not sure who would prevail, but it seems Google hasn't decided it wants to do that.
They didn't say yet which staff they are cutting. As a US company I think someone else in the organization may have a basic grasp of the language. With a shortage of IT staff in the UK and a lot of CSC's work being in security and mercenary services I'd think letting other companies have a shot at a hot commodity might be welcome.
Apparently do you not only not know how to using a milling machine. You also don't know that it's possible to mill plastic or that milling machines have been CNC-ready for years before at-home 3D printers. You can get a ready-made CNC tabletop mill for around the same price as a 3D printer. It's just subtractive shaping rather than additive. Here's one model: http://www.robotshop.com/sherline-5400a-cnc-tabletop-vertical-mill-package-1.html
Anonymous as a group came up from the chan scene. It started as an in-joke as most posts are attributed anonymously. There's no membership card, no roster, and no party platform. That one or two "members" of what's barely an association of individuals might threaten violence is not a mystery.
These people have done everything from breaking into the computer networks of major nations to organizing groups of people to reportedly call a particular GameStop video games store and ask for a copy of the game Battletoads.
If one has a strong stomach and no fear of what is in one's browsing history and cache, one could take a look at http://boards.4chan.org/b/ and see the humble beginnings of the movement.
In the US state of Illinois it is legal for those 18 years and older to decide not to wear a helmet on a motorcycle. It is still required by law to wear eye protection consisting of goggles, safety glasses, or sunglasses capable of deflecting insects, dust, etc. from the eyes without breaking and coming apart into the eyes. This is in the same state that recently expanded front-seat seatbelt laws to include all seats in the car, and that is the last US state not to have some sort of concealed handgun permit. So maybe there's something to this particular personal freedom.
There are actually arguments against helmets. One is that in lower-speed accidents unlikely to cause serious head injuries the extra weight can compound neck injuries. Another is that most helmets obstruct part of your vision or hearing so that you're more likely to be in an accident in the first place.
The red 3x3 was Merlin. It's already in the list of missing ones in an earlier comment.
Here' s a not qutie complete list of things missing from his complete list.
Besides the Atari 5200 that someone else mentioned, I noticed an even more egregious Atari omission. He has the 2600 but what about the original VCS from before it was sold by model number? There were six-switch and four-switch VCS models before the model number was ever prominent on the box.
Atari 2800 (Japanese only IIRC)?
I have an Intellivision. He doesn't. I don't have an Intellivision II, but neither does he.
I guess the Atari XL series, Atari Falcon, C64, C64c, C128, and Coleco Adam were too much general purpose computers to be on a list of consoles. Still, though, no Amiga CD32/Amiga CDTV? No C64gs? But he includes an MSX... Atari 400 was more console than computer, surely.
No Famicom or Super Famicom? No FC SuperTwin -- he has other clones, after all.
The standalone game consoles don't appear to include Pong, Atari StuntCycle, Coleco Telstar Combat... Atari Video Pinball?
Magnavox Odyssey s100 yes... Odyssey original? Odyssey 200? Odyssey 300? Odyssey 400? Odyssey 500? Odyssey 2000, 3000, 4000? Odyssey2?
Coleco Telstar? Coleco Telstar Classic? Telstar Alpha, Telster Colortron, Telstar Arcade, Telstar Gemini...?
Bally Professional Arcade?
Fairchild Channel F?
Zircon Channel F System II?
Vectrex has been widely mentioned...
NEC Turbo Duo?
NES Model 2? Really? It's complete without that?
Sega Genesis 2? Sega CD? Genesis 32x? Sega CDX? Did I miss the $30 Genesis 3?
Pong? Super Pong?
Wonder Wizard 7702?
RCA Studio 2?
I see the Flashback, but no Atari Flashback 2?
When a US citizen in the US uses a US bank to do business in the US with a company doing business with US citizens within the US using a US bank to transfer funds, how the hell could any of you think that's outside US jurisdiction?
The FBI isn't saying they'll come shut down overseas poker sites for what they do overseas. They also are find with non-gambling sites in the US that really are only play money (even Yahoo has this).
What they don't want is online sites to pop up, go away, cheat people, and launder money with none of the regulations and inspections of the state-licensed casinos. I think they should reconsider licensing, regulating, and inspecting online casinos myself, but these sites that are trying to run outside the law are illegal for a reason.
It's nice to see Ubuntu almost has OS/2's presentation manager only 20 years later. I must wonder, though, with all those billions if it would've just been faster and cheaper to buy eComStation and actually have all of OS/2 to open source. Oh, or maybe if the dock's the big feature someone should give the folks making WindowMaker and GNUStep a ring.
Jobs and Co. spent their own time and money making Java programs on Mac look like Mac programs. Oracle has started suing people for doing things with Java that differentiate them from Oracle's bog-standard Java tools. Many of the cross-platform challenges Java was supposed to fix are now handled by GUI compatibility layers like wxWidgets anyway, with native GUI look and feel (wxWidgets itself does this on at least OS X, iPhone, Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, OS/2, and embedded GTK+ from at least C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, .NET).
Apple is probably concerned not only that they are behind Oracle's release curve but that they are wasting effort. They may even be concerned that Oracle will eventually sue them for their effort at keeping Sun's baby alive on OS X in a way that Oracle wouldn't exactly approve.
I don't think much of Apple, but I think less of Oracle. This is a move I'd seriously consider at this point in time if I was distributing a Java system. Oracle is making a mess of the software landscape both commercial and open source, and against their calls for Sun to be more open and engaging before the buyout.
You can blame Apple for pulling support for Java all you want, but I blame Oracle.
Everyone seems to link Apple deprecating their own Java version to not liking non-native apps and trying to kill Android for the benefit of the iPhone. Well, consider that Oracle just reversed years of Java policy of their own and of Sun's and decided to sue Google for developing Java that didn't exactly please Oracle. Perhaps Apple would rather have Oracle provide you with Java for the Mac than be sued by Oracle for providing it themselves.
Oracle's policies on Java, Solaris, MySQL, and pretty much everything else from Sun Microsystems is so far full of Fail.
We'll be tackling a new revelation: people used to one interface take some time adjusting to a new one!
Unless your camera is only taking pictures in 256 colors, you're losing a great deal of data in a GIF. It is primarily useful for commercial graphics and illustrations. Just because it encodes every pixel does not mean it's maintaining all the data. PNG can be either lossy or lossless, even though it keeps every pixel, because you can downcode to small numbers of color bits per pixel optionally in that format.
Am I the only one who thought it looked more like Keith Richards than like the devil?
It is also protected by law on Federal property. Indiana happens to be one state where it is specifically legal to breastfeed in public.
Seriously, people, look this shit up before posting blindly in the dark. http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=14389 has US breastfeeding laws by state and territory.
This case was about exposing the nipples completely as a means of expression, which has little to do with breastfeeding.