Re: This is going to be funny
" And they'll need new rigs because Linux won't support their current one"
2243 posts • joined 24 Mar 2010
" And they'll need new rigs because Linux won't support their current one"
I think 1% of users choosing to build there own machines ( as I do ) or installing LInux over Windows or as a dual boot is an extremely good percentage as probably 90+% of users never think about it all as their machines are either provided by the company or already have Windows installed when they buy them.
(no I don't build my own laptops but I've netbook that has never seen Windows and a laptop that was recycled from a relative that gave up on it after a Windows update trashed the hard drive)
"If someone commits the same act in another country then that is a different matter UNLESS there is some treaty in place to cover this."
I suggest you learn about comprehension !
"USA law does apply globally."
This is nonsense - IF someone commits an offense in the US either in person or remotely then the law will apply. If someone commits the same act in another country then that is a different matter unless there is some treaty in place to cover this.
Not seen any since the days of having to compile the kernel - so late 90's ? - ghost processes, or rather zombies - sometimes but that's generally other software not the OS and indeed they get reaped anyway.
You really should keep up-to-date or better still silent !
"constant twatting about with sudo and command lines. "
Certainly I remember that Windows 2000 crashed frequently using large Excel sheets or complex Word documents
"you need sudo to get things like popular wifi adapters to work"
Not on Opensuse. I've used if for years with all manner of hardware and hardly ever use sudo or indeed root other than to authorize updates or system changes. I'm currently running 4 wifi adaptors and a 3G dongle without any issues
"Linux - You still have to compile most things!"
@RICHTO - you usually claim that you have 'evidence' for the rubbish you spout.
I call on all fair-minded, informed users here to refute the nonsense that is you claiming that most things need to be compiled to install Linux. Almost all installs of Linux require NO compiling and that's for the complete system (OS and applications).
You really are pathetic !
Just to mention the ONLY port that is forwarded from the router is the unusual SSH so it shouldn't respond. All others are closed
Well using Firefox it shows nothing at all but add the actual port number it responds : - SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.8
Ditto with Konqueror
"Don't open ports for any services. Use OpenVPN or some other VPN instead."
Not an area I've done anything with other than setting up remote access via a vpn to my wife's school's computer but surely I'd need to have an open port to access my server via OpenVPN.
Well I salute your solutions. I leave it open for a number of reasons but mostly recently proxying from our holiday home in Switzerland to watch iplayer. I did toy with setting a flag file on my web-site (on my ISPs server) and having (my) server scripts check that for a variety of reasons ( I have a PIC microcontroller that's controlled from my server that can do remote measurements like the house temp and remote switch on/off of kit) but so far non-standard port/username and really horrible password + up-to-date SSHD seems fine.
but I've got a non-standard port, the router redirects to my server where the only allowed user for SSH login has a VERY non-standard username and 20 digit 'difficult' password and I still check the logs. Almost all attackers go for the standard ports.
Me: "I want a set of brake pads for a 2004 Astra please"
I had a related experience many years ago
"can I have a steering wheel bearing for a 1972 Viva" - " Sorry we don't stock them there's no demand, you'll need to order it, I said the same thing this morning to a guy that wanted one "
Suggest you read-up on this - the predictions are all very weird but many have been experimentally confirmed.
Wikipedia's Special Relativity is reasonable as is Time dilation
If you are on a craft at near c the light you measure ( from the TV or otherwise) will be measured as traveling at c - that's the cornerstone of SR - the observer will always measure light - ANY light - as traveling at c. To reconcile the problems that brings up other measurement s have to give way - in particular time varies.
This may all sound silly but experiments all agree. Sub-atomic particles with a known short lifetime last longer at high speed and do so by exactly the amount that SR predicts.
Further down this topic someone mentions that IF a craft could reach close to c the traveler inside could tour the galaxy in a short time by their measure although thousands of years might have passed on Earth
Incidently GR also predicts time changes due to gravity, the closer to a large mass the slower time runs - these effects are also measured as predicted.
It's a weird universe.
"everyone has an opinion that "speculates" one way or another."
So why waste your time posting here - your speculation is obviously as good as anyone's .
I can understand it if you have no interest in this but simply to spout uninformed guff and then claim it's all too boring and anyway 'nobody knows' is juvenile in the extreme. It's clear from your posts that you've never tried to educate yourself about this other than by asking naive questions here and then complaining when you didn't understand the answers
" drawing a comparison with a value which BY DEFINITION "
Here's an experiment, you don' know anything about absolute zero, you have a good thermometer reading to low temperatures - doesn't matter what the scale reads in. You build various kinds of kit to produce lower and lower temps. At a certain point, to your amazement, the temperature doesn't go down anymore.
You have reached a limit - the same throughout the universe - we merely define that as 0 K.
In another universe with different parameters the limit will likely be different.
"you can get anywhere you like as fast as you want"
Assuming you have a means of generating the vast amount of energy required. - otherwise I agree
Why assume light moves at 1 million m/s - it's KNOWN to move at ~3E8 m/s in a vacuum=c
If you or anyone else set up to measure it, no matter how you or they are moving it will still be measured at c.
You can't just travel at c+ or even c as the energy necessary to accelerate you becomes infinite. I've written the equation for relativistic kinetic energy in a post on this topic
If you are really interested the net is full of information about special and general relativity.
I was actually replying to a comment by outinoregan who suggested that I didn't without giving any evidence.
As for the negative temperature as you say that's rather esoteric and not directly related to my point. I apologise if I assumed that you had no understanding of the area but on these forums many people know enough to search/quote from the web but have no real knowledge of the subject.
My comment about "science education being rubbish" was due to several comments recently in the media where several pronouncements were made along the lines of "of course everything is possible" when clearly the history of the world, let alone science shows that there are almost certainly limits in certain directions.
Well I am really a chemist (retired) but I've spent a lot of my time writing scientific software, protein modelling and utilising quantum mechanics. All these things have required rather a good knowledge of physics..
Your evidence ?? and indeed provenance as you only joined today so we've not had the benefit of your wisdom before.
Apologies - I didn't read the original post accurately - let's say classical kinetic energy is proportional to the velocity squared.
"You might as well ask why energy increases with the square of velocity in classical mechanics?"
It doesn't - the classical equation for kinetic energy is 0.5mv^2
The equation for relativistic kinetic energy is :-
"time slows down closer to a bigger mass"
Mass alters spacetime and seriously affects time near large masses, but c is c
I don't think anyone can give you a 'simple' explanation for this. Many topics are rather inaccessible to analogy - the theory and the mathematics give certain predictions and measurements agree.
It's not the only theory to be 'difficult' - the predictions of quantum physics are equally difficult to rationalize.
"is perfectly possible "
Well potentially possible as you need to go moderately close to c, say 0.95c, but where is the energy to get there coming from ? An (unrealistically ) modest 1000 tonnes ship would need 2E23 J to reach 0.95c - if the propulsion 'fuel' had to be carried on board that would add to the initial mass.
2E23 J is a LOT of energy. It's roughly 400 times the annual energy production of Earth.
"does light move faster when closer to a bigger object"
No. Worst than that you are now edging dangerously close to General Relativity
AFAIK and this is where it gets weirder.
If you fire a gun, in your local frame of reference ( the ship ) the bullet will exit at it's normal muzzle velocity as far as you are concerned.
HOWEVER an stationary observer relative to you will still only see a slightly increased speed of bullet. This is the same kind of thing as 2 observers approaching each other at 0.55c only being seen to close at ~0.84c relative to a 'stationary' observer.
"lightbulb "radiates" light, thus using energy to "propel" something we can see?"
AFAWK the proton mass is zero - so it can travel at c, indeed in a vacuum it HAS to travel at c. VERY light mass particles like neutrinos can get very close to c which explains why there was so much confusion over the CERN/Grand Saaso experiment recently.
SR is a very well tested theory and physical measurements at close to light speeds on particles in accelerators match the theory.
I don't know why people EXPECT the universe to be set up to allow us to explore the stars - don't get me wrong I'd love it -but it doesn't mean it will happen
"The Kraken Wakes"
"Hard drive is memory"
Yes, I agree BUT I've met many intelligent but computer naive people who thought the hard drive was the ONLY memory.
"Hall is a climate skeptic, he explains, because – at least in part – "I don't think we can control what God controls.""
Give up on disease and famine as well - no point apparently !
Selective amnesia as well eh ?
IN THE UK !!
What 'your' link actually says is :
"Ovum has forecast the Windows Phone OS will increase its market share from under five per cent IN THE UK today to around 13 per cent within five years "
It appears of similar quality to the other rubbish you post
" Of all the neutrals Switzerland has the greatest right to distinction. She has been the sole international force linking the hideously-sundered nations and ourselves. What does it matter whether she has been able to give us the commercial advantages we desire or has given too many to the Germans, to keep herself alive? She has been a democratic State, standing for freedom in self defence among her mountains, and in thought, in spite of race, largely on our side."
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), British wartime Prime Minister
That's just an opinion. Faced with large numbers of tanks and aircraft they would have lost the industrial lowlands- that's mine
They would have held out far longer in the mountains but probably would have been contained there only having the ability to use light weapons. I've spent a long time in the Swiss Alps and have a holiday home in Saas Fee so have some feel for the character and ability of the Swiss esp.in the mountains.
All sorts of things went on in Switzerland during WWII including meetings between Allies and Axis generals and politicians.
"but I suspect"
It seems many people don't realise the geography of Switzerland.
After the start of WWII occupied France was on the western border, occupied Austria was on the eastern border, Axis power Italy was the southern border and Nazi Germany was the northern border. Now I don't see in the circumstances that given no direct access to the outside world that they could have resisted a serious invasion for long esp.as the German border is not as mountainous as the others.
They did have a desperate plan in the event of an invasion to abandon the north and retreat to the mountains but it certainly would have been a major disaster. All the major engineering and chemical factories in the north would have been converted to German war production and the country's wealth used for German war purposes.
They had to walk a VERY fine line. Can anyone think of an alternative they would have adopted ?
Better hope they don't all come down the 'Earth' wire !
"That or wailing operations dropped something overboard."
I bet they howled about that !
THIS one might not be.
Does this mean we are not going to able to look at the night sky soon without ads flashing everywhere ?
Maybe some suggestions ?
"it's hard to claim someone stole your credit."
Maybe they just used it - we'd need the original poster to comment and see if he checked his call history and how much went.
"Who uses credit rather than a subscription?"
I do - mainly use it for calling my mother from our holiday home in Switzerland - so £10 lasts for ages. Most other calls are skype-skype.
If I don't use $9/month why would I have a subscription ?
22.214.171.124 here mate, works fine
"So well deserved, this one"
Agreed - spent a lot of my working life on these devils.
Interestingly the full horrendous complexity of how they operate still hasn't been elucidated
I remember getting my first 470MB drive. It was like opening the fridge and finding Wembley stadium there.
Mind now I come back from one holiday with 5GB of video.....