Re: Ah, the year 1 school of thought
Did we join the EU in 1946?
1565 posts • joined 28 Jun 2011
Did we join the EU in 1946?
I thought the article was about Corbyns Labour party
Why would someone run an internet-facing device with SSH open to the world, in the first place?
Because it makes remote admin and remote access easy. Even from mobile devices that are not on reliable IP addresses.
Until the reasons to buy either a smartphone or a tablet became overwhelming...
I am still waiting...
theseus - yep. I never really get a 'new PC' it s continuous rolling upgrade, driven by hardware failure usually, although the SSD w\s a luxury..
Apparently Donald Trump support is increasing...
Of all the places that are safe to be hacked, a nuclear power station is the safest.
A hint of anything and they shut down.
ER, they already have thousands of e.g. sonobouys and various other detection bits operating for those subs. Putting them in autonomous craft scarcely makes any difference.
She is a hoot.
Some very smart ladies at the FT. Isabella Kaminski. And the one who now runs half the paper whose name escapes me.
People who are so unemployable their companies wouldn’t otherwise have given them any.
the nasty party has a licence to hop into their time machine and travel back 200 years when it comes to everything.
Oh come on. Corbyn's socialism is only 100 years old.
Why were you slashing on a traction control sensor?
I am dubious that anything mass produced that is claimed to be Smart, actually is.
Like Babies,you mean
I think you are mistaken.
Anti missile missiles exist, and work, as demonstrated way back in te first gulf war, when they were deployed against tactical nukes of short range, and worked. Do you really think technology has stood still?
Why do you think MIRV technology exists? Because single warheads are vulnerable to point defences.
"The bomber will always get through" was shown to be complete BS in WWII. Throw enough flak into the air and there isn't any space left for bombers. Same with ABMs. If you have enough, warheads won't get through.
ICBMS tipped with MIRV nuclear warheads are there in quantity to make sure that some get through. Enough to discourage attack. But there are plenty of ways to defend.
48 upvotes at the time of writing shows the principles of belling that cat are alive and well.
Everything fails. Absolutely, but large monolithic systems that have a monopoly on almost all web services will be far more damaging when they fail.
Single point of failure for global IT.
And that, friends, is the problem with globalisation.
Removing the watertight doors from the ship of humanity to allow free movement is fine until you get holed beneath the water line. Then you really need compartmentalisation and to restrict the free movement of stuff that damages, be it people, malware or whatever.
I am seriously and sincerely more worried about building a post industrial global society that can be crashed with one single well targeted attack than I am about many many other things that occupy the front pages of the media.
IN fact at heart that was the main reason to vote brexit. Systems theory shows some horrendous failure modes on huge systems of which no part can function without reference to some other part. Quasi-autonomous smaller systems are resilient: They can function - perhaps in a more limited way - if the overall structure collapses.
Or if the overall structure is completely dysfunctional.
What we are seeing today, politically economically and technically, is what happens when global or near-global political corporate and technical entities get subverted by narrow interests, or disabled by targeted attacks. The shock waves roll round the world.
WE have rushed to embrace the benefits of globalisation, and its IT analogue, large distributed (but interconnected) cloud services.
Now we are about to learn the penalty.
Nuclear waste storage has never been a problem. Anti nuclear propaganda however has proved insuperable.
Why ever would we want to be?
That's a bit like wanting to be the first lemming over the cliff..
Typical attitude from the unoppressed...
"All my problems are down to my being unfairly oppressed".
Well it played a huge part in reducing resilience and stability.
If someone balances a pencil on its point and a stray draught knocks it over, of course its not the stupid person who balanced it, is it?
It was the fart.
Seriously, why do people pay good money for this stuff?
1/. Because it comes pre-installed and not having it is not an option
2/. Because installing anything else is work.
3/. Because everyone else has it.
4/. Because the world is full of people who make money out of fixing it.
5/. Because their games won't run on Linux (yet)
6/. Because their niche applications won't run on Linux (yet).
Of the first order, so what ever ethos he imbued his companies with is probably best expunged anyway.
Don't ask me, Mate ;-)
I find exactly the same. What is a desktop anyway? A place to launch programs from and maybe a scratch directory to store stuff temporarily.
As far as I am concerned smart phones and touch sensitive sceens are not Wow! New! but 'How can we make computers smaller and cheaper and still have some utility in them'
no, TT is the Tourist Trophy - an Isle of Man motorbike race.
It IS the NAT function that blocks incoming, because it HAS to.
By default there is no map between and internal IP address: port and an external one unless the internal; machine has requested an outgoing connection in which case the router assigns one until the connection is closed.
NAT enforces a default of 'drop all incoming connections' .
That may not be what it was actually designed to do, but that is in fact what it does.
IP4 addresses behind NAT are UNROUTEABLE. You cant reach them, and unless they make an outbound connection, you dont even know for sure they are there. And even if they do, you cant be sure which internal machine is originating the connection.
NAT is what makes consumer level broadband safe enough to do e-commerce over. The thought of machines with clearly identifiable unique routeable IP6 addresses on the public Internet, relying on user set up firewalls to protect them, scares me ****less.
If I ever setup V6 I will still want a NAT equipped router between me and it.
Well exactly. All the charities you have heard of are a scam. Meanwhile people continue to do good work for nothing all over the place.
Darling, I dont even know what a twinkie is....
that no one actually reported, demanded or even questioned the validity any of the assertions, which could be established by running - say 1-000 people through the tests to see if, actually it did reveal any statistically significant differences.
Presumably that us a risk no politically correct person dare take.
AM radio typically had 40-50sBN S/N which is about 100-300:1 which straddles 8 bit (256) pretty well.
And a bandwidth of around 5kHz absolute tops, on a 9Khz carrier spacing IIRC, with 3Khz being where it started to fall off a cliff.
Engineering team leader: "This engine will never pass emissions without either detuning or massive urea injection."
Management: "You are not paid to come up with insoluble problems: You are paid to come up with solutions. Fix it."
End of management's involvement in the 'solution'
Actually particulates don't cause acid rain.
NOx and SOx might though
I regularly get mails from Jan 1st 1970.
I assiume time travel already exists.
...isn't it not strictly kosher to have https attached to more than one named site on a single IP address?
You got a light, Mac?
No, but I've got a dark grey Linux.
All government is a self legalising protection racket.
The EU more than most.
I am far happier that the rest of the EU and Uropol dont have access to GHCQ data ...
means you could probably practically power down your CPU and DRAM if idle...knowing that you could restore in an instant.
I think SSDs are the biggest leap that computers have made in the last 10 years.
Sea-Monkeys is a brand name for brine shrimp—a group of crustaceans that undergo cryptobiosis—sold in hatching kits as novelty aquarium pets. Developed in the United States in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut, the product was heavily marketed, especially in comic books, and remains a presence in popular culture. May 16 is National Sea-Monkey Day in the United States
This of course is the challenge to anthropocentric thinking.
How do we know that mice do not spend their entire lives in existential crisis, relieved only briefly by nibbling and shagging, and at other times a perpetual hell, of which being dissected for data comes as a blessed relief?
Is that every single instance quoted in the text seems to me to be entirely justified.
In fact, I can proudly say that after a dabble with OS/X and a G3, I hope I never own another apple device ever again.
Solutions to problems I never knew I didn't have.
Volumetric energy density is really not the limiting factor. Energy stored per unit mass is the real one for a car. (Or aircraft)
Lithium ion batteries are as Musk points out, close to as good as they ever will be,.
Lithium air is the only technology that can theoretically do better, but its fraught with practical problems - especially safety.
What we really need is a safe way to turn a match head of plutonium into 100,000 miles of electricity...
Odd how I misread that as defecato standard format...
This IS the good part. The slow motion crash as bits start to fly off, and the carcase starts to do 360 degree rolls and spins.
I like linux. Mostly it works, and when it doesn't, usually I can fix it. It got a high performance cost ratio. And most of what I do can be done on it, and for the rest there is virtual box.
It seems that for Windows, that is an unacceptable position. To stay in denial you have to engage with a huge emotional narrative, about 'user experience' 'modern way to do admin' etc etc.
That's OK, but please, just because you have an emotional relationship with Windows, doesn't mean that's the only way to relate to software. For most of us who have been in on the game since before DOS, and OS is an OS, it will have strengths and weaknesses, quirks, and bugs, occasionally let us down badly but hopefully mostly just be there doing what its supposed to without us actually being aware off it at all.
I was a fan of DOS, and CP/M, because they brought computing to people who otherwise would not have had it.
I grew to like Unix, because it was an affordable multi-user server system.
I never saw the point of a GUI to admin a system. If you are good enough to admin, you are good enough to edit a text file.
But that of course is where psychology comes in. The Royal Nonesuch.. Windows flatters, to sell, Flatters that because you can fill in boxes in a gui you are actually doing admin.
At all cost the illusion must be maintained. The User (or the Used) must feel in control, empowered, even though the target market is too stupid to actually be let near the real guts of the system.
And so you make the system simpler to use, by removing all choice and replacing it with a system that second guesses what the user wants, and tells them they are stupid and stuck in the 70's if they don't.
Are you ready to admit you have spent a whole shedload of cash on a pile of steaming wombat turds?
Of course not. And now you are locked in.
Its not that linux is good, it's that windows is spectacularly bad. All chrome and tailfins on a tractor chassis.
Linux will outlast windows on the desktop, but the desktop wont last that much longer. The idiot market now fondles slabs: Eventually the application vendors will realise that linux is simply easier to support and port their apps to it and that will be the end of that.
I say that not because I am irrationally attached to linux, but because I've been in this game a long while. I saw the PC sweep the field because it was a better than than a mainframe and a terminal I see windows dying because its actually worse than the alternatives. It has a couple of good apps and legacy support. That's simply not enough.
Admit it. You stay with windows for emotional reason. You have bought into the bullshit and you cant bear to admit you have been had.
Still, if you like having to write your own drivers, or battling with format incompatibilities, or leaning pages of archaic syntax left over from the seventies, then yeah, Linux is your weapon of choice.
I use linux. I have no idea what you are talking about?
Could we not drop the 'superior' part, so that Mint users can use that option too?
A low blow as I use mint. But upvoted anyway because its funny.