2007 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Testing! Or as I call it, "The other half of the job"
Test, then test, and test some more.
Test it isolation.
Test it from end to end.
Test it with loads of data.
Test it with no data.
Test it with wrong data.
Sorry for getting testy, but why bother writing code if you're not going to make sure it works?
ENIAC was the size of a house.
It was a massive machine that you had to book time on. It was a specialised piece of equipment that cost a fortune and wasn't practical for everyone to own. As time went on and techniques were refined and new technology became available you could eventually fit ENIAC's function into something the size of a wrist watch.
This almost looks like history repeating itself. Give it a few more years and we'll be able to get a quantum processor on a PCI card.
Just who does that headmaster think he is?
I'm surprised he didn't get done for wasting police time.
Wow! What a logo!
I'm going to start using their search engine this very second!
Search results? Why would I be interested in how well the thing actually works?
"As much as we know that anything's dead, this looks dead"
Then leave it alone!
Never poke or make fun of dead things. People that do that are usually the first to die in horror movies.
All of this makes me wonder
How many people have been wrongly convicted of tampering?
After all, who's going to take the word of a criminal over that of "expert evidence"?
Re: opposite of Hooray
Dammit Adrian! I'm a Coder not a Baker!
Great article though :)
Re: Horseless carriages
"You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck...I have no time for such nonsense." -- Napoleon
A flustered Commons spokeswoman insisted...
Damn! If she backpedals any faster she's going to start travelling through time!
In a shocking twist of events
The Digital Playground 2005 film Pirates is still surprisingly watchable.
Ah! Risky Sex!
Trouble is, when seeking the thrill of being caught; there's always the possibility of being caught.
The BPI declined to comment
That in itself speaks volumes.
They'll quite happily engage in secret talks with service providers, yet wont talk to the press about their schemes to keep us all on a piracy database.
A human body with "long fingers"
Are they sure it's not Slenderman?
Re: Kerbal Space Program
Get the Mech Jeb addon. It makes fine tuning a transfer orbit so easy.
Re: And we still have the NSA and the TSA and the Dept of Homeland Security today.
Beating the terrorists at their own game by taking away american freedoms first!
Re: HE WAS A SYSADMIN
Please tell me that the NSA doesn't let sysadmins work alone? At one installation I worked at, being caught at a terminal on your own was grounds for immediate dismissal.
Re: Or behind a firing squad.
Or worse, in front of a firing squad!
Cue sounds of "I wish I'd thought of that!"
If I had a pound for every bugger that's phoned me asking me about my PPI claim.
Re: I personally consider pot no more dangerous than alcohol.
I brewed enough alcohol last year to kill a full grown man.
That's legal, yet growing plants is not. Go figure.
How do we know some Martian hasn't hotwired it?
The next step is two-way conversation directly between the two brains.
This is both slightly disturbing and freaking awesome at the same time.
I wonder what happens to "Me" when I hook my brain up to someone else's.
You can't really run an X-COM operation without it!
This would be a scathing post about self-discipline
But here I am wasting time on El Reg.
Re: People with a lot of money don't need a 55' window on the world.
They have actual windows that big.
Re: "hardcore analogue-lovers"
Just try typing that phrase into a search engine.
Damn you Google autocomplete!
Re: CGI has never IMO come close to the models
This is the biggest reason (among many others) that I mourned the passing of Jim Henson.
If you wanted a believable on-screen alien that could interact with the rest of the cast, that's the guy you went to.
Re: Moon landing
It would take less Delta V to park it in orbit, and require a less massive ship for the astronauts to go and visit it.
(I am not an astrophysicist. Much of my knowledge of orbital mechanics has been cribbed from Kerbal Space Program.)
Re: A really, really, really, RE-EAH-LEE expensive mission to...
Get a chance to discover new and wonderful things about our solar system, its origins, its history, and what it's made of.
At that doesn't even scratch the surface of all the technology they'll be inventing to actually do it, and all the spin off technology that will inevitably come from that.
Re: Can I just say....
Apparently you ███'█.
Re: Other Methods for Extracting information
They could have always just read it and memorised it.
They can't throw you in jail for remembering stuff.
Re: Micro-AA guns
If they don't come with lasers to turn drone copters into rapidly disintegrating fireballs, I'll be sorely disappointed.
Knocking up a model of it in Kerbal Space Program now
It looks like it should fly!
You could ban the entire internet tomorrow, and I doubt it would have any effect on child molesters hanging around the local park.
It seems to me that Aleksandr Bortnikov is trying to treat a symptom rather than trying to treat the cause. ( If we assume that he is in earnest and he really does want to protect children )
All Anonymous seem to have done here is raise awareness of the EDL and make them look like victims.
Nice job breaking it anon!
Re: MIndbogglingly big
Larger than a breadbox, but smaller than a solar system.
It's all relative.
I don't think Americans are really aware of a world beyond their borders.
Doesn't this violate attorney/client privilege?
Or does that only apply in the case of criminal proceedings?
I was playing Kerbal Space Program with my son...
And we tried recreating one of the Apollo missions. While we were building testing, (then rebuilding and testing again) and finally flying our rocket, we talked about the real life missions and all the training astronauts had to go through to not only get to the moon but to deal with almost every conceivable thing that they could think of that could possibly go wrong.
It's hard enough when the expected occurs. When the unexpected occurs, it's ingenuity and bravery like Luca Parmitanos that saves the day.
Security is everyone's responsibility
Every security flaw that can be found and eliminated is one less flaw an attacker can use to compromise a system and use it to attack more systems.
Does this not strike anyone else as cruel and immoral?
They aren't just marginalising the employee, they are destroying their soul.
Ladar Levinson has made a courageous choice here.
I applaud his bravery.
Re: You had to explain the meaning of exoplanet?
Yeah, there's no way we could work out what that word meant from its Greek roots.
Don't the details of the exploit use insecurities in FireFox? Not Windows?
That lander package is missing one important item...
And that is a small submersible robot that can melt its way through the ice crust.
Re: Nasty man say things on bus? Get off bus/change bus.
But I have to use the bus. How else am I supposed to get to work?
High-profile women gets protection from police
Are low profile women going to be able to get the same quality of service?
Re: Noooooooooooooo !
You could implement something like blink with css though (if you really really hated your users). Why use the blink tag when it only works in one browser?
Good riddance to bad markup
Nice to see blink going the way of the marquee tag.
Off the the graveyard of bad design choices.
And yet still no way to actually see who's stalking your page
Rather than give me information about my friends that I'm already following, how about telling me who's looking at my information?
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