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126 posts • joined 31 May 2007
And potatoes, adding chips to the obesity cocktail (don't forget the vodka) .
Alright, Space Cadets. If SpaceX was handing out tickets for a free ride, you and me and the dog would be standing in line, risk of death notwithstanding. Sour grapes.
The code usually has the quality of Sat morn at 3am, after the bars close at 2am.
Embedded pgmrs still think in terms of a hidden serial port, with a fixed password, that service will plug a rs232 cable in to tweak the gadget, every 3 to 5 years. Not IOT.
Somewhere, I have an old picture of a highway warning sign "hacked" with a serial cable, warning of "Zombies Ahead".
Since these hams are the ones with the huge antennas and long cables, they will need advance warning to temporarily disconnect their antennas to prevent damage to their equipment. Most of them have lightning arrestors on their gear, but it may weld closed on arcing.
"About one in 20 application installations on private US PCs are at their end-of-life, according to Secunia. That means the packages are no longer supported by the vendor and do not receive security updates."
The replacements would cost money, and require dogbrain users to re-learn how to abuse the product. So the old versions live forever, and tech support generates new virtual machines to conceal reality from the senile apps.
Because the most interesting dust collects in dead spots that never get vacuumed.
I suspect EDS - Perot's former company, later GM's has something to do with this. I can't remember if HP glommed onto any of it during Carly's reign.
I am surprised, I would think Michigan would have 1950's mainframes, not 1960's.
I remember a gag he did, where he received a time bomb, and said "What I always wanted, a clock that runs on dynamite !". At the end of the show, he said "It ran down and stopped, so I put some fresh dynamite in, and returned it to sender."
No, but I will show you versions where bugs are publicly disclosed and quickly fixed, and no back doors.
You need to drink more. It makes the spiders bigger.
I own one of the Ford CMaxes, and it has been recalled twice for software updates. It appears that Ford does not modularize or patch the car's software, just reload a large lump over a rather slow interface. It takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.
Then I can yank whatever crap hardware I don't like, install Fedora, and have a usable system. How much will it cost ? (fru is field replaceable unit for you non-wingtip wearers)
The confirmation and navigation buttons are on the top of anaconda because of nitwits like me, who have a netbook with a 1024 wide x 600 high display, who complained about an earlier anaconda, with the buttons at the bottom where esteemed personages, like you, think they belong. I complained because the buttons were invisible on my lowly system. I remembered what the interface guidelines said about tab order, what says, on linux systems, the 'OK' button is the second to last button, and worked by feel.
You, as an esteemed personage, have never read an interface guideline in your entire life, leaving it to lowly tech drudges as I, who view them as Holy Writ, and actually try to follow them. So uncreative.
You would, under such circumstances, would have unable to install the product, and written a scathing review.
Isn't violation of the Do Not Call list a capital offense ? Or is it only at dinnertime, by a non-political agent. Perhaps this is what Randy should filibuster about.
But, if he could collect it, all those nickels would be almost as much money as he makes pimping out his mother. Are you one of their Johns ?
If you are Anonymous, how are you going to collect your nickel for trolling from the Koch machine ?
Is a pothead with stage fright. When he speaks in public or on camera, he tokes up a couple to quiet his nerves. So he is more or less stoned whenever he talks in public. After he straightens out, he has to try to reconcile whatever he babbled with some version of reality.
level the version numbers ?
Driverless cars or brainless drivers ? We now have the second, with 30,000+ road fatalities per year in the US. The first cannot be any worse.
No, we are pompous middle aged engineers being pedantic. You too can be one, just learn tech deeply (as in science), and wait 40 years for some sucker to ask your opinion.
Without a serious analysis of the mechanism, I will not commit to "Non-Digital". Since I see gears, it may work by counting gear teeth, which would qualify it as digital.
I will immediately accept mechanical, rather than electronic or electromechanical.
Calling it Analog, rather than Digital, would require use of continuous (such as differential pulleys, or turntables), rather than quantized (discrete gear teeth) mechanisms.
I think the Mythbusters have been using the facility for some of their experiments. I hope Google will continue to rent to them.
Or maybe it's the stupid programmers. I always feel stupid when a typo kills a program. Misplaced commas, semicolons, misspelled names and keywords, etc. I usually shoot myself in the head (no serious damage, I was not using it), and go have a drink.
Ach, you young people do not remember how it was, back in the the beginning. Vanguard ? Polaris ? "I don't know if it will work on the Russians, but it sure kills gators well."
Notify range safety, wait for the fires to go down, go out and look for dangerous debris: Thruster tanks, stage separation pyrotechnics, pressurization cylinders, destruct charges...
We have a similar complaint about the merger in Lexington - the Lexington in Kentucky, not the one in Massachusetts.
As soon as there is a pickup or mic and an amplifier and speakers involved, we enter recursive arguments. Similarly, some recognition of room acoustics must be made.
If Americans ask the FTC why, years after the do not call list, we still get telemarketing calls, the FTC moans that the bad telemarketers spoof caller ID information, so they cannot be tracked.
The NSA is listening to every phone call in the world, they damn well know who the telemarketers are. The NSA could earn a few friends by exposing these parasites. Or maybe a couple of hellfire missiles from a drone would help.
This is just a little taste of what will happen if the TWC-Comcast is not approved. They have ways of dealing with puny little regulators. And lots and lots of hostages.
f'ing idiots ? Is that what they are doing instead of FaceBook ? Is there a queue ?
Remember RTFM ? My experience was the users (or the tech support drones) would call me up, and ask me to read the manual for them.
Followed by windowbreaking ?
"The average user" is abandoning PC entirely for phone and tablet, because they never understood PC in the first place. "They" made them use them. Now "They" (who must be obeyed) are using web-cloud apps that just talk to browsers independent of architecture, os, etc. Soon the only ones left with PC will be us nostalgic techs. And we can run whatever we damn please.
Despite the fact I seldom use it, I have XP on a couple of dual booted computers at home. One is a "desktop" that I use for a file server. It has been rumbling lately that the pata disk that I use for a primary disk is failing. I have the pata because unpatched XP cannot run sata.
So I shopped about a bit, found a 1 TB sata disk, and an OEM 64 Win7, total cost under $180. As soon as the boxes arrive on the porch, and it rains (I have a driveway to seal), I will pull the pata, replace with sata, split in half for use with a linux fit for humans, and install the Win7.
I use the XP to run a TV tuner card, the linux DVB does not quite work yet. Unknown is what will happen to the data on a sata data disk in the chassis when I turn off pata emulation in the bios. Will sector mapping change ? I have backups, matters little.
I still don't know why I am bothering, the tuner is connected to a settop box for cable, I just use it to record the occasional movie. The other XP computer with is a netbook with a GPS nav application that I need once a year or so. Nostalgia ?
Yes, it is possible to make weapons from U233, the US did it back in the 50's when they were not sure how much Uranium was easily mined. U233 is to Thorium as Plutonium is to Uranium, it can be produced in a breeder reactor. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium-233 for sketchy information about two U233 weapons tests in the 50's.
My opinion is that the other uses of thorium are raising the price. Thorium is used in vacuum tube cathodes, and gas lamp mantles. There is a US patent 3692689 from 1972 about a Thorium Phosphor used in lamps of unspecified type. Perhaps a CFL lamp ?
A quick read of the sketchy documentation for this wonder leads me to believe that I can use VLC to stream to it, from my computer.
Whatever it does now, the API and some code will allow me and my programmer buddies to do all kinds of interesting (at least to us) things. Being able to write code for it changes a lot of things.
Just wait until Amazon gets the next batch, and we register them.
Although using Gnome and Balmer in the same sentence is very difficult. But put Balmer in a cap and costume, and leave him out in the yard - your yard, please.
Only in Earth's atmosphere at STP. Try just MetersPerSec, do not be Terrocentric.
Any closed source operating system can be, according to the martyr Snowdon, regarded as insecure, as they have back doors for NSA access. Unless each and every line of the OS source and toolchain can be inspected by suspicious minds, such as the Unix anarchists, and compiled from source, the OS will have a back door for NSA to insert its Iron Fist up the rectum of any system using it. Any back door used by the Iron Fist can also be used by third parties.
Further, according to the martyr Snowdon, other security holes can be unpatched and unpublic, until the Iron Fist allows them to be patched and publicized, because they are not being exploited by the Iron Fist.
My Finnish is not good enough to translate the response to "Please Mr Linus, can we put a back door in your kernel ?", It would start with "F no !", and contain a graphic description of your grandmother having sex with a reindeer. Similar responses would come, in various languages from the BSD authors.
I trust these boys a damn sight more than the sons of Balmer and Cox, even if the Sainted Jobs did not allow it.
The instruction set and runtime libs are forever preserved as "C" language and the std C runtime library. Don't tell me that "C" is a high level language. It depends what level of abstraction you want to (or know how to) write at.
The PDP-11's (and PDP-8's) did not (at least in the late 70's) run VMS, they ran a group of OS's named RTS/E, RSX and Ultrix. Ultrix was a clone of Unix, which was born on At&t 3B systems, which were clones of PDP's.
The PDP (Peripheral Data Processors) were used in process control and industrial automation. They succeeded TI 960 in these applications. Universities and others used the larger boxes to run data centers, and there was a two-chip implementation called LSI-11 that was one the first "personal" computers. The process control application is what the Nuke industry is using them for, controlling the pumps, control rods, indicators and alarms of the melters.
VMS was a creature of the 1980's, living in VAX hardware. I am not even sure there was a PDP version of VMS, but I cannot say because I had moved on to the IBM 370 architecture, or at least the 43xx air-cooled variants. VMS was really for running data processing, either a data center or a PC ("everybody needs a little VAX"). When M$ abandoned OS/2, VMS was cloned into WindowsNT, later Windows2000 and WindowsXP.
You have not been corrected previously because all the programmers from that age who were not teenage hackers are Alzheimers or dead. You are an ignorant GenXY moron. Whine about the Boomers some more, we were Men with Wooden Pencils and Slide Rules who wrote for the Big (and Small) Iron.
American call phones are required BY LAW to be locatable, either by GPS hardware in the phone, or by triangulating delay times from two or more cell towers. It is required for enhanced 911 service, so calls to 911 can be located, without user intervention or knowledge of their location. How convenient.
IRFNA will form Nitric Acid, rather than Hydrofloric acid, on contact with moisture in the air.
I bought a new Samsung 305 laptop to replace a 2003 Dell with a lowgrade Nvidia graphics controller that can run neither recent Ubuntu nor Fedora desktops (except for XFCE).
I installed Fedora 18, after pushing the Win7 installed on it out of the way. No problems so far (2 days), but UEFI is not turned on or needed. I even found good artwork for the desktop, a spherical cow at the origin, from Berkley.
Anybody want a old Dell, runs XP real well ?
Too lazy to learn the concepts ? No, too old to live long enough to finish the program.
Not harder to use, more dangerous.to use.
Kentucky's junior Senator, Rand Paul is not only opposed to more efficient light bulbs, he does not like low flow toilets. Being from KY, he thinks we need to burn more coal, and pollute more water.
He is busy this month with his newest stooge, Rep. Massie, legalizing "Industrial" Hemp.
Yeah, we need some of that Industrial Strength Hemp, if we smoke enough of it, we will become wacky enough to agree with him.
But it helps, especially if you are using Windows 8.
If Morgan Stanley is handling their IPO, they are certainly in league with Satan.
Nasty cynic that I am, I am gonna guess that State of Texas offered a whole big pile of tax incentives, subsidies, and just plain bribes for this facility.
Their days on Earth are certainly numbered.