That's just stupid. Who's got the copyright on Math.Sin...
Why such complex, expressive and original API as an example (sarcasm intended)? Let's keep things simple shall we? ==, + and -. These _ARE_ APIs too.
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That's just stupid. Who's got the copyright on Math.Sin...
Why such complex, expressive and original API as an example (sarcasm intended)? Let's keep things simple shall we? ==, + and -. These _ARE_ APIs too.
They are interoperable - at source level. The same level which is fine enough for most languages.
The whole "build once, run nowhere" delusion is what it says on the tin - a delusion. The moment you start doing something vaguely more interesting in Java you run into that.
Timers, name lookups and even basic things like sockets will have subtle differences running on different OSes. More than enough to flip the cart. The fact that the clueless *** who wrote the runtime have deliberately if-def-ed the source so that it does not use "universal" functions such as getnameinfo(), getaddressinfo(), etc and goes for obsolete, unmaintained and os specific equivalents such as gethostbyaddr_r() is not helping either. And do not even get me started on the subject of using obsolete code from old Solaris for thread scheduling and the mandatory waits in the java equivalent of posix thread notifications. Just read the source of the runtime. And weep.
For crying out loud we live in a world where Apple has managed to make Objective C palatable to developers. If that is possible, anything is possible. Google should have gone with python from the start. By the way - it is used internally in the latest BlackBerry OS so quite clearly it is fit for purpose to run on mobile even without significant runtime investment.
By the way - I agree with you - more than 60% of the java development footprint today is Android related. Oracle _IS_ p*ssing in their own cornflakes here.
That's hundreds and on a bad day thousands of change orders for a network the size of Telstra a day because any corporate VPN or large wholesale deal means a recompute of the LSP paths and a change to some or all of them to make sure they are where you want them to be to comply with contract terms.
Someone in the attorney general's office is smoking something very cool. The really criminal bit is he is not sharing.
Nice opening rant, wrong conclusion.
It used to be the right one - in the days of the great Forester of old before Toyota made something fit for a supermaket parking out of it. Definitely not Outback though - it cannot get to my summer house (which is a mere dirt track, not even proper offroading) without scraping.
Today the conclusion is actually Isuzu Denver. Starting with the older model 2007 "mid-life" uplift revision and till now (current model) it is the right conclusion of that rant. It drives at 90mph on the autobahn with no fuss. The suspension is on par with a luxury sedan (and much better than the Outback) and it goes anywhere. Including through walls if you ask it.
I test drove the entire Subaru stock from the Toyota acquisition boundary, an L200, a Nissan ballroom truck and an Isuzu when I switched cars last time. Only the Isuzu passed both the offroad test and the suspension quality test. It was entertaining when the car salesman understood that I am not joking when I was pointing at the 3 year old daughter and said "If she likes it". He thought I was joking. That thought lasted until I started lining half of the rear seat area with plastic for the road test. Then he got the message - that I will be using a "live" suspension quality indicator. You should have seen his face at that point :)
Did someone read the ship list?
At this rate of losses in a couple of years the GCV "Kiss My Ass" will proudly sail out of port to meet the next landing attempt.
It also has contractual commitment not to interfere with key OS functionality under their OEM agreement.
I suspect that a call from Redmond along the lines of "Mr Chrisoprase is very upset" was involved in getting this one right as promptly as they did.
Based on your reaction this one will be reassuringly expensive.
Not sure what is more applicable... Zelazny's "Auto-da-Fe" or the other one... about cars gaining self awareness, killing their "occupants" (not drivers any more) and roaming free the California and Nevada wilderness. I am having trouble remembering the author of the latter one off the top of my head. It is one of the Sci Fi greats of old, but not Zelazny. Either Shekley or Larry Niven.
Replying to myself (I know - bad sport).
A lot of the damage done during bad remastering today is deliberate because marketing insists on making the sound mp3/modern friendly. There are a couple of pretty good studies on this. The summary is that:
1. Quiet transitions are gone - think of Pink Floyd. It would never get past marketing in this day and age. Everything should go off the median volume just a bit and be LOUD. VERY LOUD. EXTREMELY LOUD. As LOUD as the encoding in iTunes will allow.
2. Bass. Beats is not alone here - making the bass go BOOM is a must.
You can see that most remasters surrender to marketing and make it sound "modern" by comparing the tracks (remastered and original) on an analyzer - it is bloody obvious. _THIS_ has nothing to do with audiophilia. It has to do with idiocy and lack of artistic control over the remastering.
For example - I bought a remastered Scorpions album this week and I could not recognize it. It was vandalized to the point where it was barely recognizable.
You are mistaking damage from lousy remastering by a moron who was given some fancy studio gear to play with during his intern year for difference from "audiophile sound".
Grab something that was remastered properly under paranoiac original (or at least some of them) artist control like the reissue of the Moody Blues albums and compare.
30p headphones are fine. I will take 30p headphones over 100£ ones with "Bass enhancement" DSP and its associated crappy ADC + DAC pair any day. Beats(tm) me why someone would Beats(tm) his head with ears nonsense (and wear a Beats(tm) advert on his head).
Shame the NHS didn't have the negotiators from the US Navy
Ever heard of gunboat diplomacy? Last time I checked Redmond is not that far from the coast. Granted, Iowa is now retired, but even in its absence the Navy can still pack some very good "negotiating punch".
I did not know that CMOT moved to Alberta.
Come on, carp is tasty if you _KNOW_ how to cook it.
Getting carp, tench or juvenile European catfish right so it does not have the foul stench of a London canal is culinary art - on par with Michelin 2 star +
While at it, looking at the way the ducklings have steadily decreased on the London waterways I am pretty sure that there is catfish in the canals now. Probably time to set out the rat trap to get some bait for fishing it the Eastern European way (steel rope, tripple (no way out) hook and a rat for bait).
Dunno about Alberta. There are no goldfish around these parts. The friendly neighbourhood heron takes care of that. It does a regular survey of all garden ponds and water features. Anything up to small koi carps survives for about a week, tops. Usually less. My neighbour tried to have goldfish in his garden feature 3 times and then gave up.
Don't forget gathering all that yummy data and passing onto those willing to pay for it.
In this specific case there is more money in not passing as well as even more money in access control to analysis results. Otherwise you are not getting the roster of clients these guys have at present.
That's Ezhov - the only person in the 1930-es CK with this height.
He definitely will not be forgotten. No law and no "index removal tools" can remove a name written into history using the blood of half a million people.
The law as it stands today is a "beefed up" version of the Eu directive without some of the checks. It will definitely be (ab)used to remove information about small crooks. Information about something on the scale of the example given here with this picture - I doubt it. That cannot be removed without removing people too. Lots of people. On the scale used by the character who gave Ezhov the orders (in the picture too).
I have yet to see a _SINGLE_ large corporation where "reliability and security" of the developer's code is fed back into his rating.
It is actually trivial - the source code control system can trace a particular commit to a particular person - that should go automated on his current perf review regardless of how old is the code in question. In reality - it never does.
USA - maybe.
UK (or another place with water radiator central heating) - definitive no. Fitting Danfoss Living Eco or one of its equivalents to key radiators will get you to the same place for a fraction of the money ~ 31£ per room + the price of 2AA batteries per year. I have had them in all rooms which are not used 24x7 (sitting, dining, home office, etc). They are programmed to allow the temperature to drop to 15C at night as well as during well known "unoccupied" periods and power up back to 20C at 6am. The overall cost saving is quite noticeable too.
The only case where you need something more complex is when you have a really weird and irregular usage pattern and only if you can hook up the central heating control to the occupancy sensors.
24 V standard HVAC control. That is a USA specialty.
Most of Eu have 12V. For example my home office aircon/heat pump has a 12V dry terminal block board because it was built to Eu market reqs. IIRC rest of the world with the exemption of the UK is also predominantly 12V control.
UK is an odd one out with a very large install base of 220V direct action thermostats where the thermostat directly on/off the heating pump without an interim relay. Some systems even have 220V servos. I showed the spec on one of them (funnily enough built by Honeywell) to one of my USA friends and he choked on his coffee: "Are you nuts? 220V for a servo?"
Investigations are all good, can we actually see fines (and punitive ones too). Just pull some search results on trip advisor or yelp on restaurants and start nuking from orbit.
Fining the top 10 will probably be not far off. Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
And that point was: "But don't worry, because society already offers child tax credits and child benefit, the two amounting to about what that motherhood pay gap was."
Err WTF is a tax credit and WTF is a child benefit in a country where the moment you look at the head of DWP your first thought is "which dig did this social fossil come out from".
The idea of tax credit and child benefit was and should have been to cover the parenthood gap. Here are the news at 10 for your Tim - it bloody does not. It penalizes those for whom it is actually a gap and still provides subsistence means for those who would not really enter the the workforce in the first place. And for some it is actually means of income.
Not just that - it will actually be able to perform stuff it was never intended to. In its original position it would have been fried by now. Where it is now it may even manage the close shave with the sun. Fingers crossed for the Rosetta portion to survive to relay the data.
FROM 1 THIRD PARTY
Which is HMG. Most of the screams were about tax credits and such. I did not notice a twitterati scream about salary (or other form of money earned by hard work).
When HMG is involved it can always be presumed to be the guilty party. So my guess is - incorrectly formatted transaction file coming in.
Classification should be DOT.BOMB
This article is almost as bad as Jeb Bush's rants.
Just read the whole thing. Makes me respect the pope even more after his take on Cuba, Austerity, igniting the Middle East and a few other topics of the day.
Disclaimer - as a staunch atheist there is stuff in there I would never agree with. However respect where respect is due and credit where credit is due. Both to him and to (now retired) Rowan Williams for having what is sorely lacking in todays' politicians - compassion and some level of integrity.
It is not surprising that he has joined Che as a pin-up on student dorm's walls. Probably the first pope in history too.
These drives will be great for storage capacity-strapped notebook users.
Quite a few of the most recent car TVs read NTFS, so you can add a monster like this to a 50£ August 9 inch and achieve the relevant level of pacification in the rear seats for the duration of most journeys. Mine currently has a 500GB hanging off it which is ~ 300h of DVD quality video. 4TB is 2400h without bothering to re-encode it.
It's half broken in jessie anyway. Hangouts extension does not work - crashes immediately. Other stuff is also broken.
If it was any other package I would have bothered sending bugs (and patches). With Google spyware, no thanks, downloading a fresh up-to-date Firefox is a better option.
they still have to get CAA (UK) and FAA (USA) regulations for non-line-of-sight operation of drones changed (currently it's not allowed).
No, they do not. Just hoist the NOC in a baloon to 3-5km height. That more than covers with direct line of sight a typical "delivery cell". Do you see the drone? Of course you do. The fact that it is 15 km away and is visible only with optically stabilized equipment assistance is not particularly relevant - you comply with the regs and can use it.
the specs are usually awful for the price
You have failed to read the spec correctly.
OEMs with HP being the biggest offender deliberately announce bogus max RAM and other upgradeability figures for AMD so it looks worse than Intel. AMD APUs are limited in their memory capacity _ONLY_ by slot numbers and maximum DIMM size. This is different from Intel where the memory limit is hard and you cannot just throw bigger DIMMs in as they become available. So you should ignore the market positioning drivel and pay attention solely to slot numbers and slot physical dimensions (for disks).
Example in hand - my current fleet (in reverse chronological order):
HP TouchSmart, purchase price 229, spec - 2/4G RAM, real (not HP spec) upgradeability - up to 8G RAM.
HP 255, purchase price 260 (because of one lid scratch, usually 290) - spec 6G, real (not HP spec) upgredeability - up to 16G
Vaio VPCYB3V1E, purchase price 230, spec 4G RAM, real (not Sony spec) upgrdeability - 16G RAM.
If the next density DDR-3 SODIMMs become available, all of these should be able to take 'em, eat them and smile (to 16G or 32G respectively). Throw in a decent flash or hybrid drive and you have a machine that will run circles around anything Intel based under 800.
I just choked on my coffee. My main development laptop cost 250£ when new, so did the kids machines. They ended up ~ 350-400£ _AFTER_ receiving 8 (or 16 in my case) G RAM and a top of the line hybrid drive. All of that with very decent graphics which can push out passable FPS in most games.
Ooops... Sorry... Forgot. IDIOT OUTSIDE, AKA Intel inside. Missed the message there - all of mine are AMD with APUs (E series on the oldest one, A4s on the newer ones).
Because as a result of this some of the better "power" cars which they have done in the last 10 years have negative depreciation. In fact they appreciate, not depreciate (supply/demand or to be more exact an expectation of).
Something you did not quite manage with the Jag and the Tesla.
how would you get millions of people into an air gapped network to fill it out
Err... You are mistaking two things. The process of filling it out and the process of keeping the record.
While the data is filled out, checked, verified and clearance granted or denied the record cannot be air gapped. However that is at most thousands at any given time.
Once the clearance is granted the record should go into deep freeze storage and not be accessed unless you need it for investigative purposes. You can at most instigate a one-way incoming data feed strictly in specific format for audit purposes (literally cut off the return wires/fiber). Even if queries are allowed they should be viciously rate limited.
This was the procedure in the days when this was on paper. You could not just ask "Can I have the whole archive, thank you". This should have been the design today, when it is electronic. However someone fond of big data and total information awareness made the data searchable and accessible in realtime.
It's the same story as with Snowden and Microsoft Sharepoint. Someone committed a court-martial offence by authorizing the storage of classified data in a form which is not fit for purpose. However instead of having the stupid moron court-martialed, named, shamed, his government pension removed and thrown into chokey we are now blaming the Chinese.
Total information awareness == total information clusterf*ck.
This is data held in the name of "national security" so I suspect it has no back date cutoff. In fact, I suspect they went ahead and digitized data from the earlier times and added it to the archive.
So am I sick and tired of listening to people shouting know it all rubbish.
An attack in this class (non-script-k1dd10t) can be:
1. Undetected for years. The biggest problem is that the entrance date and attack vector are unknown
2. Designed to aggressively seek back up systems and compromise them.
Your first point of call is figuring out a clean cut off line. However without knowing and understanding the APT in full you do not know where to draw that cut-off line. Drawing it at f.e. 5 years back is not really an option. Drawing it at a year back may actually get you back to square one with the infection rampant in the network.
I am not aware of a parliament (+ its archive, library and several other key digital assets) having a proper recovery plan after a state actor cyber attack. Care to enlighten us about a country which has it?
Err no - 1946 France, Paris (if wikipedia is to be believed).
What really brought it to the mainstream was Brigitte Bardot 1953 Cannes film festival photoshoot,
Rachel Welch is more than a decade later.
This, for a 5" phone will no longer be a bikini. Unless it is sized to fit a Kardashian "Imperial Drednought" displacement a**e of course.
The picture on the article has nothing French in it
This one is a better match: https://flavorwire.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/brigitte_bardot7.jpg?w=360&h=480
Yeah, I know, "And God Created Woman". The Merylin picture on the article is at least several years later on.
That's what the spec says.
IMHO, it is more of a case of Hanlon's razor than three letter agency involvement (just look at how much errata and "updates" are on the TLS RFCs).
In order for Google to monetize your morning crawl from the bedroom to the bathroom +/- bathrobe.
The specific trajectory and the direction where your eyeballs are pointing provide countless opportunities to improve targeted advertising ya know...
As for PQ-17, if TIRPITZ had gotten loose it would have wiped out the entire escort. Yes, it was that much superior to anything available.
0. Immediate escort: 6 destroyers
1. Close escort: Cruisers HMS London, HMS Norfolk, USS Wichita, USS Tuscalusa and four destroyers
2. Second level escort: Aircraft carrier HMS Victorious, Battleship HMS Duke of York, cruisers HMS Cumberland and HMS Nigeria, Battleship USS Washington, and nine destroyers
Grand total: aircraft carrier, 2 Battleships, 6 cruisers, 19 destroyers with an additional home fleet task force within 300 nautical miles to reinforce if need be.
Against one battleship Tirpitz, one heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer with destroyer escort ~ 8 of them at the time.
Cough, cough, cough.
Yeah, I know, I am coughing just like my mom's adoptive father at the mere mentioning of Lord Dudley and the other "ranks" in the British fleet. Hint - the old man fought the war as a submariner from day one till the 9 of may and in 1942 he was a senior officer on the K21. I tend to believe him that Tirpitz turned back to port for a "technical" reason as a result of meeting them not just because the convoy spread out.
To be fair we celebrate Dunkirk as if it was a victory
This is besides the fact of UK history book carefully erased the fact that the Dunkirk evacuation was possible only because one acting Brigadier General named de Gaulle counterattack at Abbeville. So the Germans could not advance on Dunkirk without opening their flanks and inviting themselves into a nice pocket.
I am going to leave the fact that allies (including British 1st armoured division) actually _WON_ the battle of Abbevile, however, instead of using their first win in WW2 (by breaking out of the Dunkirk pocket and counterattacking) the British retreated across the channel.
The Dunkirk "great military achievement" should share the same "wall of shame" with the whole home fleet chasing one pocket battleship (and losing a capital ship in the process), allowing the channel run and withdrawing a whole fleet group including multiple heavy cruisers, ship of the line and an aircraft carrier and running away as fast as their engines can deliver after deciphering an Enigma order for the other pocket battleship to attack the PQ17.
It'll probably have to suffer that indignity for a while, but even range-rovers sometimes get to enjoy themselves when they reach retirement age
That is not a RangeRover.
That is a DeRangeRover. I regularly see one in my local supermarket parking lot with mud up to the roof and exactly that spelling on the badge (with all the letters at different angles). An original MK1 if memory serves me right too.
Nobody in this game is bound to any rules.
In fact, the normal rules of engagement regarding collateral damage, etc do not apply. After all, after you let a worm loose there is bugger all control exactly where it will get into.
For every 1 jihadi from Western Europe there are 2+ from ex-Soviet Union. What keyboard they are likely to be using is left as an exercise to the reader (hint - it is not going to be Arabic). That and Damascus being the same timezone as St Petersburg.