Re: Aircraft + fire just about the worst
"Spacecraft + fire the worst, then?"
Aircraft tend to have a LOT more people on board
2395 posts • joined 24 Mar 2010
"Spacecraft + fire the worst, then?"
Aircraft tend to have a LOT more people on board
Good grief !
A very slim journal published every 100 years?
Me, I jumped from SC/MP assembler to 6809 assembler/Forth to C on 68K and the x86 C under Linux. I have used a MS 6502 ROM basic but it had a huge bug in its garbage collector.
Today all 6 current machines run Linux.
I suppose you don't believe any of this either, but I must admit I don't really care.
Evening RICHTO, still plugging away at the cr*p
"much of the early home computer revolution was powered with Microsoft BASIC"
much of the early home computer revolution was hindered with Microsoft BASIC - fixed
What you fail to grasp is that the 'examples' you give are bugs, which may or may not be exploitable. With older versions of Windows it was a design choice to let USB sticks auto-execute.
""Hm... "Lille" may either give a coastal city in France, or a small village in the north of Belgium. Not always that obvious you must select country.""
What about the major French city of Lille that is neither of those ?
"Europe is pretty open, until you get to the extremes."
Agree entirely, go to the mainland a lot, 4 times driving last year. Only stops are Dover on the way out - motorhomes are a magnet for security checks, Swiss border but usually only to buy a motorway pass, and British entry check at Calais.
"Power the CO2 to nanotube conversion with shale gas."
Power it with what you like - get the CO2 from brewing - Igor, more BEER !
Thanks for the laughs Michael. Not entirely a joke on my part as a I really did hand-assemble my first software on a Science of Cambridge Mk14 with the hideous NS SC/MP instruction set/arch
"Compile... Compile ! " - eeh, we used t'dream about compilers. We had t'make do wi' hand-assembling - wi'out hands !
"...that would mean they'd all turn up at once."
IF by once you mean over >4 billion years then yes
"SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Kernel (3.0.10) Limits
max. # logical CPUs 4096 (x86_64)
Max Number of CPUs/Cores Unlimited"
The above are quoted from the SUSE & Oracle websites.
The SUSE limit may be logical cpus but Windows Server 2012 is limited to 64 physical cpus
"Microsoft - Server 2012 scales to 640 processor in a single server - linux kernel 3 scales to 512 processors in a single server"
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 Kernel (3.0.10) Limits
max. # logical CPUs 4096 (x86_64)
Max Number of CPUs/Cores Unlimited
Still punting the unpuntable eh RICHTO ?
"The Death Star on the other hand has already been built and is hidden in orbit behind the moon"
Due to massive budget cutbacks it's now the "Death Star starter edition" and is hidden behind the dustbin !
And the signal is transmitted as a square wave ? With the harmonics going on forever ? Are you sure ?
Your chances of winning the lottery will be much better assuming you enter twice every week for ~23 years.
I'd make it ~~1 in 6000 ( if you just spent £1 a time )
Good luck !! ( either way). Of course your number might be drawn the day the asteroid falls.
"isn't it a bit of a coincidence"
The only coincidence I can see is that between the rock and the Earth. Don't know how many countless others have passed by in the millenia when we couldn't track them. There are a lot of asteroids moving in chaotic orbits , even though the sol system is very big given enough time one will hit again.
"what error I have made in reasoning"
I'd think the error is assuming the asteroid has been passing close to Earth regularly for millions of years - it may be relatively new, having been produced by collision between asteroids or the orbit may have just started to coincide with Earths recently. The orbits of everything are affected by everything else - hence my mention of Chaos Theory earlier.
"So what the hell are all those supercomputers doing?"
Suggest you read about chaos theory
Ah well, you reinforced the belief out there that it's not possible to live life without Windows.
I've heard & seen people saying such rot as "Oh, you need it for banking", "Can't edit HD video without", "3G dongles only work with Windows", "How do you manage RAW camera files ?" and countless others.
The one that amuses me most is "How do you manage as a scientist without Excel?) - well I managed for 20 years before Excel and most of the time Excel was available the data sets I handled were FAR bigger than Excel could handle. Even now I get people to send me data as CSV files and crunch the data with purpose-written C. That's the way to handle 7 million lines of data.
"actually it's pretty hard to avoid having one"
Well somehow we manage to. I'm not sure why you think that you NEED a Windows machine - it's simply not true.
"Godminster chedder at the mo"
Godminster cheddar is magnificent !
"And he quite clearly hasn't done that."
"Elop worked for Microsoft, so it was obvious he would go down the Microsoft route."
The word is "worked". His duty now is to do his best for Nokia shareholders NOT Microsoft's. That's a CEO's job.
"when the helium eventually leaks out."
It will not leak out to give less than atmospheric pressure though. At this point there may well be slow exchange of helium/air
I thought the heads were supported when running by the air or whatever gas inside, presumably by some sort of aerodynamic lift like ground effect - in that case a vacuum would be a non-starter.
"Just use a video projector. Plug it into your WMC box if you have too"
You have certainly never seen a quality slide at huge projection - it's never forgotten.
BTW -all Linux here, mate, what is this WMC you speak of ?
Just to flesh-out the comment. The slide I'm thinking about was taken by a Hasselblad, from Pra Gra which is high above a glacial trench near Arolla in the Valais, Switzerland. I've since stood at the same spot and the slide captured it perfectly. Unfortunately I didn't !
A quick search found me a view but not the magnificent slide I remember projected in a large hall.
"It's a scanner for photo slides - they're so last century"
Indeed they are and I wouldn't be parted from the freedom my Canon 550D gives me. However if you've never seen a quality slide esp. 2.25" square blown up to 4m * 4m they you haven't seen a photographic image.
"@TiddlyPom "Security by obscurity does NOT work.
Of course it works"
It helps as part of a strategy - but on it's own it's very risky. The gold hoard is a bit of a red herring as without any clues it really is just a matter of luck whereas scanning (say) IP addresses and ports severely limits the search scope and can be automated.
My router has one open port forwarding to a server for SSH purposes - I've run it for years and the router logs have never shown a SSH access attempt on anything other than a standard port - -the security by obscurity bit is the actual port number is non-standard but I don't rely on that - the only valid username allowed ssh access on the server is very unusual and the password is 20 characters long and horrible. As a further precaution I've now blocked access to ports below 1024 at my ISP
"I remind you that the first and worst internet worm ever was on UNIX based systems.."
I remind you that that was 1988 ( that's NINETEEN EIGHTY-EIGHT ) and probably the majority of connected computers were running UNIX
"Since when does linux not let externally sourced code execute"
Let's see - browse to a page with link to a Linux executable - click on link - need to download then make executable and then run
Let's try a shell script link -oh, it still doesn't let it run automatically.
Mind your browser may be set-up in a less-secure manner.
"Im not clear how that is FUD"
Gosh, I thought you'd know !
Just visiting the link doesn't root the phone - you have to get involved -there's even a link for donations for goodness sake.
This no more roots an OS than me deciding to put a different Linux distro on a computer as far as I'm concerned.
"Web site to root a UNIX based system just by visiting a URL - here you go:"
I see the usual abysmal quality of your 'information' hasn't improved with the new year - what a load of FUD
I can do you a very good price...
... on a second hand space shuttle, only one owner..."
You do know there's no such thing as a free launch !
I've read all this article with a feeling of disbelief - my and mine have been using Linux happily for years without any of the problems and traumas depicted.
Only today I've edited a video, installed some bluetooth tools, converted the last of my vinyl disks to digital and done the usual e-mails etc. without any drama or bother - what is it with you people ?
Otherwise Happy New Year !
I calculate the energy required to accelerate 1 tonne to 10%c as ~5E20 J. According to Wikipedia the sum of energy release from ALL the nuclear weapons test/uses is ~the same. Now I've not read the details of ORION but something seems amiss.
....is, er, for a joke not a statement of fact.
"It's almost like he's intelligent."
What an extraordinary assertion - where's the evidence ?
I'm glad you posted this because it does help to illuminate the general ignorance around about Linux photo tools - even though I'm just a keen amateur I find it satisfying to convert a good raw photo from my 550D through 16bit programs like darktable or showFoto or do most of the tweeks in ufraw (again 16bit) and final (un)sharpening in GIMP. Even the command-line program dcraw and it's library which are at the back of many of these programs will output 16bit.
Apart from dcraw all these are GUI programs but for efficiency a little bit of scripting around dcraw will convert, resize, enhance an entire directory of raw images into a decent set of jpg proofs ( I use 1080 v) without the large sizes associated with the original .JPGs
dcraw -w *.CR2
mogrify -resize 1624x1080 -quality 100 *.ppm
mogrify -unsharp 0x1+.5+0.02 *.ppm
mogrify -format jpg *.ppm
I take your point but
"Why buy something else when you will still need a WinTel PC in some capacity?"
I don't and haven't needed to for 5 years
I'm sorry but you were the one who said "And yet you guys want to say that you can manage to get your work done on Tablets and Non MS systems. What kind of work do you do ?"
So I told you. This was about MS losing it's stranglehold -well it lost it a long time ago for some people.
"I am sitting at work with three screens (1280 * 3 Wide ) * 1024 High of applications, some of which, the following , of which have no viable Unix/Apple equivalants (Avaya ASA, Business Objects, Visio). I have several VMs open which are usually interfaces to the servers."
I don't suppose you are representative of the majority either.
A perfectly valid use for a computer - probably the original.
In any case It wasn't all exotic calculations, there was the real-time use of 3D graphics to study protein structures, analysis with spreadsheets ( no not Excel - that could only handle 16K rows at the time - we had to handle millions) and even writing reports & papers.
In any case dismissing thousands of people using non-MS solutions just because it doesn't fit your world view or experience only shows how little experience of the world you have. There are lots of other uses out there - CGI, stock trading, machine control ( all the NMR and MS spectroscopy machines where I worked DIDN'T use MS software.
The majority, by the way, probably only want a browser. If you mean people who work in offices that might be a different matter.
"And yet you guys want to say that you can manage to get your work done on Tablets and Non MS systems."
What's so suprising about that. Scientist, academics, engineers, designers - lots of them work on non-MS systems. You might not recognize the names of the programs but plenty of them are rather pricy. Before I retired I'd been using Linux plus a host of commercial scientific software for ~6 years, much of that had been ported from SGs and there were several hundred of us in the company so equipped.
A few comments recently have been along the lines "who needs more computing power - machines are fast enough" - well they may be to edit a document or fill-in a form but there are PLENTY of people who have requirements for as much as they can get. My twin Xeon workstation used to run all the time - many of the day-day requirements needed a run of several days and nights and I had a stack of jobs waiting to run whenever the machine was idle. For the really serious stuff there were several 1-2 K node Linux farms.
What wimpy kind of work do you do ?
"seldom" it said !
It's a bug- you need to report that
No, it isn't !
Weight on ground, energy used to lift weight to height above ground,physics well understood, energy released again as weight falls to ground - really it's not complicated - where on Earth do you think it comes from ?
Just potential energy - it's no hard. If you tensioned a spring the energy wouldn't come from the ground state of the spring -it would come from the muscle energy required to stretch it.
No, they are sun-powered. Heat from sun, water evaporates, falls as rain, fills reservoirs = stored potential energy. You need gravity to make it work but that's not where the energy comes from.