I worked at a place once where we got a bonus based on LOC
It was quietly dropped for some reason.
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It was quietly dropped for some reason.
Have you seen what happens when your average programmer tries to roll his own date handling function? Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, why not use something that actually works?
Apparently both the cores and the on-chip network operate without clocking.
That, IBM says, is the key to the low power consumption in TrueNorth.
I was wondering what those chips reminded me of...
It almost looks like a component from a Cyberdyne Systems model 101.
No one would have suspected a thing.
How well defined are the requirements? Poorly defined projects can go on for ever...
The code is held by a third party so that in the event that something unfortunate happened to the software company, we could still access all the code and documentation.
It's more like series of tubes...
Of all the other 17575 three letter acronyms out there, why did they have to pick that one?
It's the software support that lets it down.
But will it still run Elite?
Doesn't live ASCII art put a bit of a strain on the typists wrists?
Let him have it. It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
Just like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
Seriously, who in their right mind thought that customers would accept them doing deep packet inspection on their private traffic?
That's what happens when you contravene the penile code.
You're suggesting they broke even?
I'd be willing to bet that the cost was a lot higher.
That was the line that got me as well. "we do not approve of his methods because it unnecessarily puts customer data and intellectual property at risk"
Their customers data was already at risk. If it had not been at risk, his methods would not have worked!
We just want this one little tool. We'll only use it against terrorists we promise...
... Oh, and paedophiles ...
... and copyright infringers ...
... possibly against parents that might not actually live in the school catchment area that they say they do ...
3D business graphics of course!
Oh! And CUDA! I hear that's pretty big. It's essential for learning new programming techniques really...
I would imagine that there's some way to disarm the bombs and make them fail safe, but is there really any way to do that when the main rocket motor fails and the whole kit and caboodle comes hurtling down towards Earth closely followed by 77 tonnes of rocket fuel?
As if the computer suddenly gained a will of it's own and took it upon itself to send the emails with no prompting from a human operator.
Which is exactly what will happen if governments pass a law allowing them to decrypt whatever they want whenever they want. That master key will be very quickly discovered and then disseminated through the internet.
And once that can of worms has been opened it will be impossible to put the genie back in the bottle.
Where's the problem in that?
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They are like little works of art all by themselves.
Especially the way it could morph into practically anyone it liked and change its hands into stabbing weapons.
We should have copied the Icelandic model and just let the banks fail.
Do you know what the knock on consequences of that were? Icelandic households will get £750 million of their household mortgage debt "cancelled", spread over a four year period.
Seeing as she was a copy of Cave Johnson's secretary Caroline, was GLaDOS a true AI?
Of course the customer can't even get through to do a Google search, but somehow from their point of view it's our site that's the problem.
I think it might have something to do with government offices using things like Windows XP well after its sell by date.
Is what I'll be calling it from now on.
Add a video camera, and then they're a performer.
Why is one illegal but the other one isn't?
Is this the same police force that can't network their 43 separate systems together?
What we need is 43 separate systems, each capable of screwing up in a completely different way.
Have they not heard of this thing called encryption that gov.uk has been banging on about?
"[we] have suspended IT use until the extent of it is clear."
So no IT for the next few years then...
Usually whenever someone needs a projector set up or a laptop plugged in...
I'll turn my adblock off.
Why on Earth would you let a developer have access to a production system? That's just asking for trouble.
Does the USA even have the manufacturing capability for Apple to just up sticks and move their entire manufacturing process to america?
Do they even have large scale microchip fabrication facilities over there? Are the hard drives made in America? Will Apple be able to source screens from an American manufacturer?
Will Mr Trump be paying for all this himself?
Malware protection is the main reason I keep AdBlock running.
You can't solve all your problems with air strikes.
Was this algorithm forced on Z? Were they made to implement it without checking it first?
Thanks to two factor authentication my bank knows exactly who I am. Thanks to the wonders of encryption I can be fairly sure that no prying eyes can read the contents of my transmissions.
If banks can do this kind of thing for online banking then why can't the government? It's not even hard! I think even Blizzard use a similar system for protecting it's users too. If it can be done for video games, it can be done for the DWP.
He pulled it off quite nicely.
So I'm not safe even if I have zero beers!
Maybe a quick pint (or two) will help take my mind off the danger...
And if they wont believe the evidence provided by my GP (Who I assume is a qualified medical doctor and everything), why is the NHS employing him?