43 posts • joined 23 Feb 2011
Re: Sloppiness or malice?
If I was the coder, i'd be pointing my finger at the NSA and saying "they made me do it."
Everyone would believe that, and who could prove otherwise? Who'd BELIEVE any proof the NSA provided that they weren't responsible?
Re: @nevets23 -- Odd timing
nevets23 post was directed at Reg users who are not "in the know" of the Linux Kernel/Systemd development. I.e. outsiders.
Torvalds rant was not "public", it was directed at those "in the know", i.e. insiders, who would understand the context. Therefore for his target audience, it was appropriate. Just like nevets23's post was appropraite for his target audience.
Is stupid a good lay?
Re: You've done my brain in
"providing any kind of rationisation of why we're here and what the point of us is."
Why do you care? You exist because you do. "I think, therefore I am".
Its up to you to choose what you do with your existence. It's up to you to define the why of your own existance. To party and have fun? To better the world? To better humankind? To save the world from humankind? To kill as many people as you can? To leave a legacy to the world? To spread your genetic makeup (i.e. have kids)? To drift through life aimlessly? To hear voices from a god? Only you can define that for yourself. And only you care, noone else cares why YOU exist.
" Earth as a piece of hardened mucus flying out from some 13 billion year old sneeze, isn't a concept I find very motivating."
If you need science or philosophy to motivate you as to your existance, you don't need a scientist or a philosopher, you need a mirror and a psychologist to find out why you need that.
Re: "Apple beats off troll"
Yeah I read that and thought "Actually, sounds like the troll won"
Re: Time to get the calculator out
Burglary and Robbery are 2 different offences.
Burglary is the intent to break into a building without consent with the intent of committing a crime inside (including theft).
Robbery requires both theft and a form of violence or threat of violence used to deprive someone of their property.
Re: You can fix that bug...
Maybe the "Golden Cock" and the "ARSE" camera are designed to go together...
The 'other' Justin, Bieber that is.
15Mbps streaming over the internet?
Hmm, I pay $60/month for 150GB month quota.
hours/month = (quota (MB) / rate (MB/s))/ seconds in an hour
= (150GB*1000) / (15Mbps/8) / 3600
= 22.22 hours
So I can get 22.22 hours of 4K TV for my $60/month.
Of course, I ALREADY use up all my quota each month on SD TV shows and the odd 720p/1080p movie plus game downloads/patches.
Yeah not gonna happen.
Re: Potential Legal Problems
The GSM standard includes encryption, see the A5/1, A5/2, A5/3 ciphers. Therefore that would make all telco's that support the GSM standard criminals?
Perhaps if they co-operated with the watchdog he wouldn't have to spend so much time trying to investigate/interview staff members which is probably what's driving up his hours.
"if they could have one of the crew twiddle some of the knobs as well"
Ahh, so they want to enter the mile-high (maybe now it's the 100-mile high) club?
Re: Nice thought, logical ideology, BUT...
The inventors of a patent are listed on the patent itself.
If no named inventor is part of a lawsuit involving the patent, that's a good indicator (but only AN indicator) that the scenario you've presented is not applicable.
So they make a profit...
Quote: "If the city was charging prices equivalent to local Bay Area Rapid Transportation system then that would yield a revenue of around $18.2m per year, compared with the $1.5m or so the City is claiming it will make out of this scheme."
Why yes, they would make $18.2m in revenue, but how much would it cost the city to provide those services for 9.1m rides? $20m? More? So in effect they are making $1.5m profit rather than the loss they'd be making if they ran it themselves.
at least 2 steps are problems of their own making
1) They don't need to provide their own customized (Sense) UI. They could use the stock android UI and hence skip this step entirely. If they really have a hardon for their (unnecessary) customized UI, make it an optional component and provide it as a separate package. That way they can release a stock version sooner with a Sense UI update later and give customers the choice of stock android or waiting for the Sense UI version to be available.
2) Carrier requirements? huh? This sounds like a chipset provider problem, i.e. provide the correct drivers/firmware for that android version that corresponds to the appropriate GSM/UMTS standards etc for the included chipsets. Any 'carrier specific' customizations like specific software should be the carriers problem and just like with the Sense UI just provide stock android ASAP and provide carrier/UI customizations later.
Nuclear power is a RESULT of nuclear weapons research.
The Governement didn't go "Hey cool concept, generate electricity from a nuclear reactor". They went "let's make a big bomb. What? to get better, more effective fissile material to make 'bigger' bombs smaller we need to build a nuclar reactor to refine the material to a more effective level? That's gonna be expensive, but look, as a byproduct of making nuclear weapons material we can also generate electricity!"
Not quite true
"it will have four CPU cores running at 3.7GHz, and eight GPU cores running at 720MHz each with 512 processing units."
It will have 4 CPU cores running at 3.7GHz. Correct.
It will have 8 GPU cores running at 720MHz. Correct.
Each GPU core has 512 processing units. INcorrect.
Each GPU core has 64 processing units (SIMDs). 8x64 =512.
I can't reconcile these 2 statments.
With respect to this Nobel:
Quote: "The award of a Nobel is as close as we get to an affirmation that this is the scientific consensus."
With this statement:
Quote: "The Nobel Prize in Economics isn't quite a Nobel as it's awarded by the Swedish Central Bank"
How is an award from A, one, singular, central bank of A, one, singular, coutry, a scientific concensus?
QUOTE: "replacing Win7 on your desktop is "the right choice" with "one UI for all"."
Sorry, I prefer "the right UI for the job" rather than the "1 UI for all" when that UI is inadequate for all tasks.
How stupid do you have to be that you can't adapt to 2 or 3 different, regularly used, UIs?
Hmm, just out of curiosity, wouldn't this break HDCP?
I thought the whole point of HDCP was so that the video/audio stream COULDN'T be interefered with in any way, no copying, no modifying, etc.
Re: capacitor-based overwrite
The zeroing of RAM wouldn't be the CPUs responsibility.
It should be lower level than that. Ideally it'd be on the RAM packaging itself, or directly on the memory bus.
Re: Can see
Tax AVOIDANCE IS illegal. This implies hiding money, not reporting money, laundering money etc.
Tax MINIMIZATION is legal. This implies using legal means to reduce your tax bill.
Was there a survey?
"85%, she said, use the vestigial desktop on the first day. In the first three weeks, the average user adds 19 tiles to the Windows 8 start screen. 25% have added 30. 90% of customers use Charms on the first day they get the product."
How are they getting this data? Was there a survey? How big is the sample size?
Or is Windows 8 'phoning home'? Is there an optoin to disable this? Whats the default? What notification is given that it is phoning home?
Re: Old hat
I remember using that at least as early as 1992 (perhaps even 1990) on SunOS.
errm, isn't royalla in NSW, not ACT?
Re: done way more for Free Software than you probably ever will
What comment on the story?
The reference made was to someone who attacked one of the subjects of the story.
There was no comment referring to the story itself. No references to statements people made, no explanation of what torvalds said in relation to the story to back up the opinion. Not even an "OMG your grammar suxxor" which would at least be expressing an opinion about the story itself.
it was more of an off-topic rant than a comment on the story.
How about hosting your own website?
And using Facebook et al as a launch page to redirect to your own website?
You can host it yourself. Most NAS boxes from Thecus or QNAP allow you to host a webserver/site on the NAS. Keep it on 24x7 with a xDSL line.
Or use a webhosting service that allows you shell access and the ability to create your own website from top to bottom and just copy the entire website when you move hosting providers.
Using pre-canned web templates or a site builder it's no harder creating your own website than writing a document in word or office.
Re: No (m)SD or (m)HDMI?
Replying to my own post...
Tho if the USB is MHL (OTG would be good too) then the HDMI aspect is somewhat ameliorated
No (m)SD or (m)HDMI?
Best fantasy TV series ever?
Nah, that title has to go to:
Re: Try this one on for size...
Delete your account.
Tell them you don't have an account.
Once interview is over, re-activate your account.
"many people feel they need to turn their mobile phones off when travelling abroad"
Aha! If people turn off their mobiles, then there is no tracking data of where their citizens are. Therefore this is an attempt to enable more pervasive tracking by trying to have people leave their phones on while travelling.
"The article clearly states the light was on."
It does? Where?
The article states:
"Around 60 people were flying without their seatbelts fastened, despite being warned not to do so,"
Being warned is not the same as saying the seatbelt light was on.
Also, as the aircraft was cruising at 37,000 feet, it's unlikely the seatbelt light was on before the incident occured.
On the register, all the various articles about Carrier IQ surely (don't call me shirley!) demonstrate the capabilities?
And "not using Carrier IQ" is not the same as "not using Carrier IQ or any similiar product".
Ahh yes, the redoubtable IP over Avian Carrier (IPoAC, rfc1149). Although I'd probably opt for IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service (RFC2549).
It's bandwidth is pretty impressive (how many 32GB micro-sd cards can you tape to the leg of a pigeon?) but it's latency is a bit high for a MMORPG let alone a FPS,
"This is all related to the Deccan Traps in India."
The Deccan Traps in India are dated to 60-68MY bp (i.e end of dinosaur era).
The KT Great Dying is ~250MY bp, which puts it 190MY before the Deccan Traps.
The Siberian Traps have been dated to ~251MY bp, which makes them a more likely culprit.
Until I can get a mobile version for Android (for iOS too tho I don't use it atm) I'm not getting excited by OO/LO.
Purchasing music/merchandise directly from an artist (if they've set up a way to do so) is usually the best return.
Folllowed by going to an artist's concert.
CDs/vinyl are way, way down the list. Most artist's, those outside the top 1 or 2%, never make a cent from CDs/vinyl done through a record company deal. In fact, most artists still are in debt to their record company.
The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.
"Indeed, and I think that a lot of the recent models of satnavs have 3G in them to get live traffic updates, roadwork information, etc. So there is a lot of hardware commonality between phones and satnavs. But some of the little features of satnavs that are missing from phones (like better sensitivity, no need for cell coverage, live traffic data that automatically alters the route) add up to something that the dedicated road warrior benefits significantly from."
Of course, there are some basic things that phones have that Satnavs should have. And in fact some Satnavs used to have but have now, for some reason, disappered from the latest models. And here I'm referring to a bluetooth profile to allow navigation instructions to be sent to a bluetooth receiver. But all the latest generation of Garmin and Tomtom satnavs seem to have lost this feature, even the top-end models.
And with many of the top-end models having voice navigation, why don't they allow an external mic (either via bluetooth or a socket)? In my old HiLux with off-road tires, the cabin noise is too great for the voice navigation to work on my Tomtom GO1050.
I'd like to use the Tomtom on my motorbike too, however no ability to route audio directions via some sort (any sort) of headset is a big fail. And voice navigation is (or at least would be!) a huge increase in safety on a bike, but again, can't plug in an external mic, which makes it another fail for both Garmin and Tomtom.
I've been waiting for a nice 7"-8" tablet as I think it's a better size than the current 10" ones.
However if it doesn't have HDMI/USB (or the micro versions of them) then it significantly loses appeal.
re: 609 elephants per second
It would be more correct as:
6.09 Ps^-1 = 6.09 Pachyderms per second, or
6.09x10^-10 Pps^-1 = for Pachyderms per picosecond (or should that be x10^-12?)
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
- NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star
- New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
- Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean