220 posts • joined Tuesday 17th October 2006 14:04 GMT
Going from 4:1 to 5:1 isn't much.
Dropping to such a low process size is almost entirely about cost savings at this point, so the $/GB will be much more important than raw performance once the real drive comes out.
It looks like it's already down to $450 and still falling. So much for that, one hell of a short-lived bubble there.
So people caught with possession of child porn often get 2+ year sentences and put on the sex offender list, even if it's mostly converted to probation. This guy MADE child porn from unwilling victims, may well have distributed it, and he gets a mere 2.5 year sentence that will probably also be mostly converted to probation. Something is wrong here, I thought we were supposed to come down hardest on the creators.
Re: No Off Switches?
If you can disable them in software, then RAT hackers can enable them in software. Kind of obvious.
And they sure as hell don't ALL have LEDs, and even of the ones that do, some have driver hacks to turn off the LED.
Unplugging or covering is definitely the best way.
What makes you think the same person is working each of those days? Particularly on Sunday, if the only deliveries are priority/express packages, you can make do with a skeleton crew. The USPS is also trying to get rid of regular Saturday and possibly one weekday delivery, but now might replace both with express parcel deliveries only at a hugely reduced cost.
As it is, mail carriers usually work five days a week, and a substitute picks up the remainder.
This already happened in the early days
But no one cared, because new coins were showing up every few hours on basic home PCs.
There are quite a few Bitcoin-ish derivatives that geeks and crims trade about, and it's very common for everyone's investment to suddenly not authenticate when a new mystery chain appears from someone attempting to take over the currency. Sometimes it's abandoned right then, sometimes now.
For BTC itself, it seems like you'd all have to toil for years with the most advanced mining hardware, always upgrading, to stay ahead.
Re: What is it this week?
Raymond Chen once outed the real reason behind Windows attempting to reinstall a device every time you move its port: The braindead morons who wrote the firmware for the device's embedded USB controller used one of a handful of demo serial numbers that were given as examples in the USB spec. It's the hardware version of copying MSDN or codeplex code right into your production app. Sometimes, you can have two different devices with identical serial numbers, supposedly illegal by the spec, in different ports, and how is Windows going to know for sure what's what?
If the device has a unique serial number, as it's supposed to, it'll be re-detected with no reinstall no matter how or where you move it. In that case, it almost certainly sounds like a combination driver and hardware problem.
Wouldn't the "bugs fixed only! no new features!" actually be a final 3.xx feature, while 3.99/4.0 is supposed to be the horribly broken release where nothing works, everything crashes, but it's crazy fast and doubly awesome? And around 4.4 regular people actually start migrating to it?
Because that's the basic idea of almost every product release. Don't screw with our expectations, Linus!
The worst possible outcome would be to adopt a FIrefox-style new major version every 4 months.
Re: The Need for Validation
If that's the case, then most men in the workforce aren't really males either. This identical insecurity and drive for acceptance cuts a swath through both sexes, although they might not have exactly the same motivators.
Re: I have to agree entirely
There were ten Net Force novels and 18 Net Force Explorers novels, all written within 6-7 years. I doubt he ever even saw them before publication, let alone contributed.
A short but notable run
If you enjoy endless technical and procedure manuals in the middle of your fiction - why hello, Neil Stephenson - I suppose Clancy was an all right writer. More than anything I think he just tapped into the zeitgeist of his time and sold boatloads to the military, ex-military, and wannabe military, taking advantage of their particular ingrained tolerance for excessive detail, which isn't a bad thing. I just wish he'd actually written anything in the last two decades; Sum of All Fears is the last one that was distinctly his, and not a ghostwriter's.
It's the third freaking paragraph. Learn to read more than the headline and opening line.
Using bleach for personal protection is as illegal (and effective) as wasp spray. If you hang around after your mugging, or if you get caught walking around with it, you're probably going to go to prison for at least as long as your mugger, for a premeditated attempt to seriously injure another person. It's safer to go with pepper spray.
SELinux had mostly to do with that
Ah SELinux, headache of sysadmins everywhere except the obsessive-compulsive micromanagers. At least it's slowly being bundled into wider policies, instead of relying on hundreds of individual manual program-to-file(/socket/etc) mappings every time you want to get something done.
Blast from the past
They upgraded to processors merely two generations behind the current, and this is monumental news?
Hate Win8? Get Classic Shell.
Given that Classic Shell takes 30 seconds to install, I don't understand why everyone is so intent on moaning about the new start screen. Big whoop, alternatives are available, avail yourselves of them while you avail yourselves of Win8's otherwise complete superiority over Win7. Some people just want to attention whore and look cool, I guess.
Re: How can this still be a problem?!?!?!
Yup, it's the silently zeroing out invalid data that allows attackers to layer it up into a real attack. Better to replace them with placeholders.
But this isn't about XSS, and you can't exactly ban real words like "SELECT" from most text input fields.
Re: Another technique
I'll be sure to call you up to administer that second parallel system, then, because I don't know anyone else who would. Using the test/dev system has its own security implications.
I'd just redirect them to a trollface.
Re: I'd assumed that the increased risk at weekends was
I wonder how many doctors are mentally already at their golf game or bar by then.
Re: it'd be interesting
The interface issue is one reason why Juniper and Netgear are making big inroads on the old iron, like HP and Cisco. The downside is that their really hot tech is still very pricey and out of reach of any but the most dedicated midrange business, whereas just buying one more HP is cheaper in the short run, even if it's much less powerful. Since salaries come from a different budget, there will always be a conflict.
Re: Oh the conflict!
Libel laws are too strong because anyone with the money can basically get a ruling of defamation regardless of how far from libelous the message is, sometimes even if it's true! Meanwhile someone without money has no recourse for completely damaging falsehoods levied against them. The system is just plain broken, it doesn't need to be weakened or strengthened, just redone from scratch.
But they blend right in with Los Angeles' and San Antonio's oil rigs! Geez, what a waste of time and money.
Figures that Alito, Kennedy, and Roberts would dissent, since they'd be fine with dismantling the FCC entirely (all for entirely different reasons), but I'm surprised Thomas affirmed given his absolute hostility to the non-military Federal government.
I don't understand why he gets so much hate from some people, though. Yes, he's rather arrogant, like every CEO. Is it just that he's pursuing electrics instead of oil, though?
Amazon has to get approval to post even the first couple of pages. I've passed up buying multiple books because there was no preview, since I've been burned too many times by terrible authors that sounded great in the short summary.
Publishers and authors need to get their asses in gear before they get left completely in the dust, especially when it comes to out of print books that should be getting new life thanks to the digital long tail. Book piracy is rampant and incredibly easy online, and has been for two decades, and if they don't heed the wakeup call soon they're going to end up where the music and movie industries were a few short years ago. You can't stop piracy, but you can make it more convenient to purchase. The small and shrinking literate population is only going to move to where they are more appreciated.
Re: I already have a cellar full of very long life beers
Have you considered that the further wait may do nothing for the beer but increase its resale value and novelty, and it won't get less sweet? By then, you'd think that basically every chemical and biological process is dead, and you're just creating plonk.
At that point, wine is well into the stage where the only changes happening are the settling out of sediment, carrying with it any remaining flavor and pleasantness.
The economy is finally graspable!
Now that we have a proper measure of currency, are we someday going to see trends measured in Real Ballmers or Constant 2013 Ballmers?
Needs laptop support
Call me when an ultrabook gets Thunderbolt. Every interesting laptop I've come across in the last year that was going to include it eventually stripped it before mass production. When the U2442 dropped it, the laptop was no longer even close to worth the price tag to me. HDMI ports just can't handle external resolution higher than 1920x1200 no matter what the specs say.
Re: "Cisco revealed that it spends $US50 million annually fighting off.............."
Their revenue is $50 _billion_ a year, so it's only one-tenth of one percent. Say you make $50,000 a year, you'd be spending $50 a year on those nuisance claims, in their position.
They spend more than that on Cisco Live!, their conventions.
Re: Surely Not Invisible
Still invisible to RADAR, just because radar doesn't check for the absence of anything, only the presence, so they're a simpler target.
Nah, much too large for red paint to look right. Paint 'em blue with police box markings, on the other hand....
Re: Not a technology problem...
There are already lots of internet sites doing channel rebroadcasting outside of the normal reach of the law, and they've been around for many years, although the individual sites come and go. It's merely a Google away, but since most of them aren't advertised except through word of mouth, they'll never seriously catch on.
Re: Don't know I'd back Intel, specifically...
At this point all of the channels I used to love and want unbundled are now ad-infested reality TV. The whole Discovery Network is dead to me now, and Logo is nearly as bad. The basic cable channels have been horrible since back when I was a kid, too bad all the rest followed.
I could now live with nothing but Food Network, Cooking, AMC, and a few premium movie channels. Even if I paid the same as I do now, it might mean less commercials and at the very least my money is going where I want it to, not the ESPN juggernaut.
Many ebook transcriptions come from OCR+spellcheck, and are only updated if enough people report problems. I've found that professional versions are no better than your average pirated transcription/scan, and some pirate communities exclusively deal with proofread versions that are actually better than the selling copy.
Of course, real books have plenty of editing failures, too, so it's hardly unexpected....
Re: Its is amazing
A lot of people are constantly looking for subtext with their favorite stars. It's really no different from the people who breathlessly tell everyone about Harry and Hermione's eye-flirting in this one scene. With the gay rights movement just gearing up, you'd better believe a lot of people were looking for validation.
Re: Cheap, effective justice = DMCA takedown
Here's a sample template, there are lots on Google:
The great thing about a DMCA takedown is that it's free, fast, easy, and simple, and utterly safe as long as you don't perjure yourself. You don't have to be an American citizen to use it, it only matters that the company does business in the US and that you hold the American copyright, which is automatic if you're a citizen of any Berne Convention country (unless you've signed foreign rights away, of course). They may contact you to verify your contact information.
If you're the creator but not the rights owner, don't do it. You would be perjuring yourself and opening yourself to huge damages and an arrest warrant if you didn't answer to them.
Re: Examples are often useful
That'll probably be in the book deal wherein the whistle-blowers tell all and get a place on Stob's column.
> There are men in SL playing women, but they are dead easy to spot. So if I, as a guy playing a male avatar can spot them, I'm sure women can spot them even more easily.
If you can't verify by meeting everyone on the other end, how on earth can you make this claim?
Re: Better Than You Think
Well, Anon, if you branched out more you might know that Mechanize and its variants are available for nearly all current languages, all of them have multi-line string constant support, and multi-line regex via PCRE. (We all owe Perl that much.) Curly-brace vs pretty-indent is purely a stylistic choice. To be honest, choosing a language these days is more about your personal coding style than features anyway; every languages has the features, but they all have wildly different styles and quirks.
Heck, Perl in particular has both the old style unreadable, unmaintainable special variables, where it got the reputation for being indistinguishable from line noise in the first place, and the much nicer new named variables. You're given the choice to be a hacker or a polite coder now.
@BlueGreen, Mechanize is actually mostly a module to massage broken crufty HTML into a good clean DOM, which you can then run XPath or other queries on; the actual form-filling and browsing functionality isn't often used. It's basically a browser's "quirks mode" available to regular programmers.
The Juniper and Netgear stories are very appealing... until the price tag comes. The HP story isn't even appealing before the higher-than-the-competition price. At least with Cisco, you knew you were going to get reamed anyway. So yes, 10gE adoption won't heat up until ASIC makers bring the cost down significantly, or datacenters will just make do with bonded gE and leave it at that for now. You can significantly cut down on cable clutter with rack-switches that have extra 1gE or 1-2 10gE backbone links, at least, rather than the old "run everything to the core switch" paradigm.
Too bad a pair of 10gE backbone links more than triped the price for the juniper EX switches. They're so perfect in all other respects.
The ability to import and export CONTACTS. I have no idea why this was left out of the article.
Re: Not terribly impressive.
That quote you picked apart was Trevor Pott's, the article writer's, not Spalding's or the Foundation's. You might want to read a little harder.
The FAA won't change anytime soon.
How hard is it to allow stuff while taxiing and once in the air, while requiring it to all be stowed during takeoff and landing? Stowing for 5-10 minutes isn't going to kill anyone, but 10,000 feet is typically 15-20 minutes, by which time any danger has long past. The FAA is notoriously unwilling to loosen regulations, though; look how long 787 certification took.
I came to ask if anyone had seen "Your computer is now STONED!!" every few reboots way back in the day. :)
Re: Geeks have macs too
See, the ignorance always comes out when you press for details.
Can't grow beyond 80 chars? You've really never seen the command window properties? It works almost exactly the same way as in *nix shells! No multitasking? The whole OS does multitasking and cmd automatically runs any windowed program or service in the background, or you can use start.exe to start a commandline script or program in the background, or you can start multiple cmd windows if you need multiple things done in the foreground. And all of that has been around since WinNT.
Before slagging off on something you're ignorant about, at least try to find out if you're wrong first.
But I will accept that the copy-paste behavior sucks.
Re: Oh, that
Ancient, long-dead software held onto by a vanishingly small old userbase is an interesting definition of "their competitors applications."
Re: Is it just me...
The bugtrackers of various compilers (gcc & microsoft connect in particular) would probably give you a heart attack. Even if most of the bugs involve compiler crashes rather than miscompiles, those still crop up from time to time as well, mostly in new features or new optimization methods. Stick to features that were in the last version or two, and you're usually safe.
Re: you can do it yourself
That's the same as saying "You shouldn't have to tweak a product for it to use my preferred brace style." It has no clue what your favorite color is, although at least on Win8, it could do a better job of matching your base OS theme color. Different people have different wants, some love it and some don't; as long as there's a way to change defaults, the world moves on.
SX has never gone away...
They just changed the name to Celeron.
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