4883 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: Article of the Straw variety?
Another vote for the Pi is that teaching computer science/programming in schools is a disaster, it has always been a disaster and always will be a disaster.
We (40something 1st gen of BBC in schools/Vic20 at home) didn't learn anything in O level CS, we learnt by playing with the machines. The same will happen with the Pi - there will be an a official curriculum meeting the standards of "keystage Pi, subsection e, attainment level log(2)" with suitable gender neutral and culturally sensitive pictures on the cover - and it will be ignored by anyoen with a real itnerest.
The big win of the Pi, any why it isn't equivalent to just having a VM or online JS environment - is that it allows kids to play with a computer themselves, without being bound to classrooms rules or school access policies.
So being able to like Justin Beiber using only your thumbs ranks you as computer literate - while us old farts who were programming machine code at their age.
Of course if they make any breakthroughs in computers that don't need to understand logic, algebra, memory, networking, storage, filesystems, databases etc then the new kids might have a distinct advantage.
Re: Nice Touch
Is he keeping his Oracle shares?
Re: No need for wireless
A whole new meaning to static ip?
Re: It will also be handy for
South Cambs is flat, your SUV has 4 wheel drive = where we are commuting we don't need no roads !
>That is an unfair comparison.
So modern comparison - single crop duster filled with Sarin vs bunch of Al Queda/anybody brown skinned who happened to be in the country.
>organized military forces never do well against plain clothes enemies no matter their superior numbers or firepower.
The case of a single B29 vs Hiroshima disagrees with you.
Re: May work if pople want high quality
That's why we need to crack down now.
Look what home recording studios did to the record industry, if we allow people to make their own movies without studio backing what are the coke and merc dealers in LA going to do?
Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume - that's the iWeb2.0 way
Re: They don't seem to be asking for enough money.
If that includes delivery and installation I'm interested.
The simplest replacement highway bridge here seems to cost >$1bn.
And all the ticketing/toll systems end up costing more to run than they collect.
Then Samsung will be fabbing all the chips in those 'competitors' handsets and still laughing all the way to the bank.
I thought the bad guys in America already had all your information, all your emails, all your phone call and all your website visits anyway - why would they need to spam you ?
How can it be illegal when the NSA demanded it ?
They are part of the government and everything the government does is legal by definition.
Turn him off and on again ?
Maybe he got stuck and they were just trying to fix him
Re: terrorism, not war
War is just terrorism with a bigger budget
Re: Intel didn't seem to know what they were building
At least it doesn't need a fan ;-)
Re: In which case ...
Or more effective - a ruling from the eu that using a US cloud provider means you violated eu data protection laws. Closely followed by one banning using American software products in confidential eg. medical or government applications.
Re: R.I.P. First Amendment
Yes but "those people" were the Nazi's the Japanese empire and the USSR - they had no ability to do any harm to the government.
Those people now are American citizens - they can do real harm to a government by not voting for them - these are the enemy you have to watch
Re: Who knows...
If it was Capita the page wouldn't have been delivered yet, would be misspelled and be a couple of billion over budget
Re: Who knows...
Suppose you had a contract with one of the big 3 suppliers.
And you hadn't negotiated an upfront price for "government close down pages" and you were forced to have one - how much do you think they would charge ?
Re: Shit browser gets hacked
Good job people are using this modern supported version of the OS rather than the doom laden unsupported XP
Re: Not The Whole Story
Yes but these aren't "embedded" embedded, they are regular PCs running CNC machines, assembly lines, weather stations, alarm systems etc etc - lots of machines that people have forgotten about, central IT don't know exist and might be on the internet
It's very hard for a company that makes hardware to give up being a "real company that makes things" for being a mere service provider.
Re: Bears, Pope and so on
c) say that if you aren't paying any taxes in this country you can't use any of it's services.
re: social media is public
Assuming you friended the NSA !
Crack down on childporn?
So now who has the worlds biggest collection of under-age self photographs then.
Re: Paranoid explanation
Message to engineering staff:
Half of you are fired, the other half will be redundant in a month when the lawyers take over.
Now we need you to all concentrate on getting this revolutionary new bit of complex enterprise software out of the door.
Now CEOs will be going on a retreat to Hawaii to find out why employee moral is low.
Re: Are you kidding me.....
With the added benefit of sharing all your corporate plans with Google, and all their advertisers, and the NSA, and all their freinds.
Re: named after a goddess?
Not as ironic as the head of a hippie-Jesus church asking him to bless a nuke sub and all who sail in her!
Re: Research? Better get the launch costs down first...
There is a slight difference between getting to space and getting to orbit.
The small matter of accelerating 21,000MPH and then slowing again.
Re: As a point of fact
There are zero recorded incidents of a nuclear weapon being used in the commission of a crime - but the fuss that the local police make when you try and build one ....
Buy (£29) South Yorkshire
Wouldn't invisible ninjas in combination with a monorail lead to a large number of industrial accidents ?
Evil super-villian workplace safety regulations would require your ninjas to wear hi-vis jackets
Re: Are they splitting hairs?
They can advertise to users without breaking the law.
VW sends me ads, it knows a bought a car from them and might buy another. It does not need to track everywhere I drive, who I am with, who I talk to and what shopping I put in my VW to do that.
They pulled out of china because of US political pressure and their image with their US customers - "Advertise with Google, the company that sends more users to concentration camps than any other search engine"
Standing up at a US company meeting and saying: "we are handing Europe back to Microsoft because they wont let us spy on customers there, don't be evil (tm)". Is hardly going to go down as well.
That's a relief then
It's not like the NSA would share their access to the data with law enforcement without a warrant.
Re: 24hrs later
Really ? Most of us just read it for the pictures
Re: Cause for concern
If it has a half-life of 10^5 years you don't need to get rid of it - the activity is so low you can use it as landfill
Re: Some things are not clear to me...
Hence - the most dangerous thing in any army = " a 2nd lieutenant with a compass"
Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course
In this case the US spyplane was a KC135 (ie 707) electronic eavesdropper rather than an SR71 - which they would never have been able to catch anyway.
The logs between the fighter pilots and their control are interesting, along the lines of "shoot down a civil airliner over neutral waters - are you serious?", very similar to the US fighters intercepting airliners after 9/11.
Re: I know, I know...
Nobody is saying the USSR were nice, or even that Stalin was noticeably better than Hitler.
But that in the 40s and 50s the USA had a very different idea about the desirability, winnability, and impact of a WWIII than the Russians - is pretty well accepted in military history.
The good side of this was that the USSR was less keen on hosting Stalingrad-2 than the USA was on performing Hiroshima-the sequel. The bad side was that it led to a Soviet high command so paranoid that many believed WWII had been a setup between UK/USA/Nazi against them and the UK vs Germany was a mere side show for forms sake.
Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course
It's also what NATO did with civilian aircraft and ships at the time.
Trawlers used to leave Hull for the Arctic with more antennea than fish
The Korean aircraft was unlucky that there WAS an American spy plane following close behind it that night watching a soviet missile test but the Americans forgot to inform the airliner that it was off course.
Re: Highway to heaven...
Presumably the TSA will now check the motorists for nail clippers and make them put 2oz bottles of eye drops into plastic bags - before allowing them onto the runway ?
I just edited it out - should have replaced it with an ad for one of the internet's more gynecological offerings
I did offer to help them look for one once - I mean it weighs 60tons and is bright Orange, can't be too hard.
Their standard "delay less than 30mins" claim when they can't say if it's taken off from the last destination yet.
Re: Usually 'Joint and Several'
The club accepted the card in good faith, they trusted the American Express and Oracle names on the card.
There is no question that the card was genuine and the holder was entitled to it.
Why is the store liable for Oracle's internal expenses policy?
If I buy a big screen TV and my wife says no - I can't just refuse to pay Best Buy because the expense wasn't authorised.
Re: How about .....
Batteries are large and in a limited range of shapes
They need mechanical contacts cause pollution, are difficult to recycle and mean you get hit with all sorts of extra packaging/labelling/shipping/disposal requirements.
If you wanted to print a disposable sensor with electronic polymers and only need a tiny bit of juice this could be useful
Re: Campaign for real English words...
Prosumer for a high valued user who demands highest performance but is paying for the device themselves rather than having it supplied to them seems a perfectly valid, precise and useful term.
If you want to criticize misused words - "Professional" is from to profess or swear to become part of a guild - not something that even the most hardened of developers do. Consumer is from to consume, to eat up or to destroy - which is perhaps more accurate.
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