Helicopter carried on an open flight deck ?
On an offshore vessel . Surely some mistake .
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On an offshore vessel . Surely some mistake .
From the down vote, looks like your ex is a Reg reader !
I'd suggest some sort of compression was used, I'm sure this was all factored in at the start.
Also petrol cars made until 2019 will be allowed to exceed emission limits by 50% under EU rules.
To be fair that's because petrol particulate emissions are already an order of magnitude lower than Diesel. Meeting new even lower levels has proven to be a bigger techical challenge than first thought, slapping on a filter as the Gruniad implies is not the whole story.
"It's like the cops observing a meeting in a public place, or a conversation on a public street"
It's more like It's like the cops being able to observe EVERY meeting in a public place, or EVERY conversation on a public street
"And at the end of it they generally solve ONE problem. Now imagine a hardwired chip that had EVERY modern graphics algorithm built into it. Seeing my point?"
Jeez calm down, if you are a developer your output isn't going to be replaced by an FPGA anytime soon. The story is saying that hardware is more efficient in a lot of cases and these will increase. Nobody is saying that hardware can replace software, any more that they are saying that software is possible without hardware.
"Any complex modern computer processor requires microcode to operate. Microcode is software."
ARM designs are supplied to licensee's with HDL descriptions of intsruction decode, these are then implemented directly in hardware
No, process density is only one factor, there are others such as the process itself (Lithography etc.) and the device type being implemented. Currently the full density can't be exploited due to these other limitations, however there are ways round this. For example the FinFET devices now being used have advantages over previous devices so the technology continues to move forward. All the way from bipolar to CMOS, SOI etc. the devices have been improved. Same applies to the process and the process density. Engineering is problem solving after all.
That's why the largest current FPGA's and VLSI chips have billions of transistors, you "connect them up". You are still using logic primitives in a lot of cases but they are soft configured within the device.
"but it seemed that you could only bash a byte at a time between the two processors. If I ever find an FPGA dev board that shares RAM with a "regular" CPU (ARM/Intel), I'd love it."
FPGA's don't have "interfaces" per se. The point of an FPGA is that you have hardware inside and you create your own specific hardware from that. So if you want to use an FPGA with an ARM cpu, decide what interface you want to use and then implement that in the FPGA. If you want to use shared RAM then fine, most FPGA's inlcude memory so you then need to implement your shared access in the FPGA hardware and handle address collisions etc. For those coming from a software environment, VHDL and Verilog can be a strange concept. It's not a program, unless specified there is no flow, and everything can have the potential to happen simultaneously.
Spoken like a true pissed off radio ham with local interference issues !
"I've said this before and it remains true. Never trust software that comes from a hardware manufacturer."
Bollocks. Ever heard of Microsoft ?
I think you mean "never trust software"
Not really, in the case of the brake fluid, the system was OK and suffered an issue. With these software issues the system is faulty from day one and doesn't leave a handy puddle to show the problem
F-35 or Fighter365 ?? Also be interested to know what info the US can harvest from the aircraft's systems once they are (if they ever are) in service with the other nations
I'll keep my W7 system for games mostly, everything else is now Linux Mint. I had a few reservations especially as some apps required Wine which I'd always thought must have some gotchas. However I now use Diptrace PCB design s/w in Mint using Wine. It's absolutely perfect. Slight UI style differences due to the Linux Window style but it's been 100% rock solid and no performance issues at all.
Microchip MPLabX has a native Linux version, perfect under Mint. Now I realise these aren't mainstream apps, but my own experience on the move from Windows to Mint has been excellent.
I think you'll find that's actually the 29th of July
"EU citizens living in this country will have their rights fully protected, and the same goes for British citizens living in the EU. British people will still be able to go and work in the EU; to live; to travel; to study; to buy homes and settle down,"
German MP points out:
"It will be possible, of course, but not for free - you have to see with Norway, with Switzerland, you have to pay a certain fee. And the per capita fee of Norway is exactly the same as what Britain is now paying into the EU. So there won't be any savings."
FFS did any of these Leave morons think this through ????
Reference BTW - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36637232
The advice to the leave supporters on the voting process was.. "Sign your name in the second box"
How so many people can vote for .. well what ? Even the Leave campaigners don't know what happens next, they are just hoping for the best. We'll I'll give you an example, trade negotiations with the US:
US: Bend over, here's the vaseline
UK : What ???
US: Sorry, no vaseline, bend over anyway
UK: Will this hurt ?
US: Let's start with full access to your NHS for our healthcare industry
UK: That does hurt !!
Watford or Technomatic. Multi page ads in Electronics magazines, almost every 74 series and 4000 CMOS listed in a tiny font along with with discrete components.
Terrible news, I'd like to send my condolences to Lester's family and all his colleagues at The Register. He will be missed by us all.
Really there is a fundamental problem with the way software products are sold and in fact have always been sold. I think it's because it's really the only critical product set where the "product" can be sent out the door, sold, and fixed later without major expense compared to other industries. As a result there isn't the same mindset that there is with other industries where it really has to be right before it's sold. I'm not saying everyone else is perfect there are lots of horror stories in other industries, however consider the cost of issuing software updates with the recall costs for the motor industry for example, or the costs for the current tumble drier fiasco. If the s/w industry had to incur these costs we'd get better and likely a lot more secure products.
"Yes, we know that. Which means, if you think about it, that Mr Massey has made a very good point."
I agree completely however if we want real software engineers they must be taught to be engineers, to approach problems as engineers do, to use reasoning as engineers do. The main issue is that compared to real trained and qualified engineers, a large number of sw devs at the moment are just children playing with toys.
Sorry but there is no such thing as a software engineer, just like you won't find car doctors either. Engineering is a discipline, the state of most current software products shows exactly why no sw dev can be called an engineer
.. it won't. It's a small island and as such the two "countries" have logically decided to pool their resources. For example Kids in N.I. who need heart treatment will have that south of the border in Dublin, cancer services for the North West on both sides of the border will be provided in Derry in N.Ireland.
It's ridiculous that the In/Out decision will effectively be decided in England where issues such as this have no relevance whatsoever.
It has already been confirmed by UK Gov that in the event of UK exit border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will not be re-instated. The border will remain open, and to all intents and purposes unmarked, as is the case currently. There is too much cross border co-operation on everything from infrastructure to health for this to happen.
.. if only it was !
Well yes but what happens to them when they are vaporised along with nicotine at the very high temps used here. Food additives have only been tested for safety in a cooking/food environment.
What are the by-products for example. If it's safe fine, but let's find out by testing, not spouting "it's food stuff so it must be ok" nonsense. Vegetable oil is safe to eat and cook but at temperatures just beyond those used for normal cooking it produces aldehydes which are linked to cancer.
Writing ECHR into UK law was a condition of the N.Ireland peace agreement, which itself is underwritten both by an Internationally binding treaty with the Irish Republic and more importantly by a large majority in a referendum in N.Ireland itself.
I look at the headline picture and I just smile, nothing to do the article at all, some things just make you smile
Taking the back of a green screen monitor, slackening the deflection coils and rotating them 180 degrees before tightening everything back up.
An office where every desk had the screen upside down with the base vertical, now that was a sight
.. on the other head I've yet to hear many complaints regarding the dozens of times a day men are portrayed as morons on TV ads to sell stuff.
"That's partly because software developers have no clue whatsoever about hardware."
FPGA's are not "programmed", there is no "software". VHDL (and Verilog) is a hardware description language, what's loaded into the FPGA is not a set of instructions to execute, it's a description of how the hardware is to be implemented - internal "connections", clock domains, hardware behaviour and timing.
Apart from VHDL Process statements, the closest analogy to sofware would be to think of code where in theory all lines of code have the potential to be executed concurrently with no sequential flow or order whatsoever.
OH JUST FUCK OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If memory serves me the EHCR was written into law also as part of the Northern Ireland peace setlment. That decision is backed both by an Internationally binding treaty between UK & ROI and also approved by a large majority by referendum in N.Ireland as part of the Good Friday Agreement.
I think removing ECHR from UK law will be much harder that most people think
"And if we're letting the Scots take the high road, quietly making Wales a sovereign nation whether they like it or not, we'd have to let Ulster decide its own destiny."
Ulster is not part of the United Kingdom. Ulster is one of the 4 provinces of the whole Island of Ireland, along with Leinster, Munster and Connacht. Ulster contains 9 counties. 3 of those counties are part of the Republic of Ireland, whilst the other 6 form the country known as Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland is one of the 4 constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
I mean, come on.. time you learnt about your own sovereign state, then you can start pontificating on flags !
Cross of St. David ?? Looks like you need educating on your own flag matey. It's the Cross of St. Patrick .. it's Irish. There is no Welsh component on the Union Flag.
Though one thing led to another, next it was Eye of the Beholder, then the full Baldur's Gate (still on gog.com for around 6 quid).
And maybe if every advert for cleaning products/cooking/shopping/washing and general fuckwittery didn't just have women in them them accompanied by a man who is portrayed as a moron, lech, or incompetent maybe the world would start to be a better place.
Actually at the moment the EHCR is all that stands between us and the extremes of our own government who must be looking at Putin with envy.
You might as well say software doctor as both are equally shite descriptions.
If they were engineers it would be done properly. Que lots of engineering fail examples from frustrated "framework monkeys"
Can't help but be suspicious of the drive to get everyone online. You'd almost think that the govt has something to gain if we do all our communications down one pipe, but hey governments can be trusted .. right ?
Unlike Diesel, modern petrol engines have 3 way catalytic converters which do reduce NOx (2NOx → xO2 + N2).
3 Way addresses Hydrocarbons, CO and NOx
When operated in a closed cloop they operate with the ECU to maintain the petrol engine in the ideal range for the cat to operate most efficiently. Diesel engines currently can't achieve this.
Details from Volkswagen ironically:
I think it really is time for diesel to be restricted to commercial traffic only, modern low capacity petrol engines are almost as efficient as diesel and an order of magnitude cleaner on pollutants such as NOx with current cat technology. In fact a modern petrol car following a diesel helps to clean up after the oil burner. I currently have an Audi A3 2.0 Diesel, but I'm trying an Alfa Giulietta 1.4 Multi-air petrol on a weeks loan/trial, which I believe is one of the most advanced of the new gen petrol engines. It gives me 170 bhp, 0-60 in 7 and a bit seconds, and averaging 51 mpg on motorway and 39 mpg overall.
Just look at modern hybrids, the internal combustion element is petrol, not diesel.
Personally I'm converted back to petrol.
Did they borrow that lady on the vid from radio 4 ?
Who nicked my piano ??
Nothing whatsoever to do with rewards, remuneration or anything like that, purely a matter of balance. I've no problem with your articles, I enjoy them though they are necessarily written from a certain point of view and a perfectly valid one at that. However the argument from the other side of the fence is absent, apart from the comments, and if the Register feels that articles on topics such as this and economic principle and theory are of interest then they need to be balanced. Whatever people think economics is not a science, large aspects are open to opinion and interpretation, and yours is one of many.
So it would be nice to hear the opinion from those with somewhat opposing views, I'm sure almost everything you've put in this article could be interpreted differently and a different conclusion reached by an economist starting from a different viewpoint.
Whilst Tim's articles are interesting they are the view of one side of the economic spectrum only, and any criticism or attempts at rebuttal are restricted to those of us on these forums. Whilst I'd hate to see the Register become too focussed on economics, isn't it time we had the views from the opposite side of the fence from the Adam Smith Institute. This is hardly balanced reporting.
Software types are not engineers..... just stating a fact.
Engineers can also develop software, but software developers are not engineers