118 posts • joined Wednesday 26th September 2012 05:06 GMT
XP to 8?
XP/7 to Ubuntu would attract a lot more views. Mine for one.
Tony is a bold choice...
That's 'Bold' as in 'Courageous' then?
[How to guide ministers to making the right decisions]
Sir Humphrey: If you want to be really sure that the Minister doesn't accept it, you must say the decision is "courageous".
Bernard: And that's worse than "controversial"?
Sir Humphrey: Oh, yes! "Controversial" only means "this will lose you votes". "Courageous" means "this will lose you the election"!
"mounting legal costs" :-)
I would have thought that customisable 3D graphics characters (1 or more) doing your bidding on 'camera' would be the thing by now. Now there's an opening for someone!
well-established international measurement standards
"... warfarin dosages should be assigned based on well-established international measurement standards under a doctor's care ..."
Is that a standard like the total bullshit Body Mass Index (BMI)?
Toupée a lot.
SmartWig eh? does it come in Blonde?
That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
a One Direction limited edition router
For UDP traffic?
It's a dodgy patent to start with
Slot machine 'reels' have been scrolling and bouncing for years, just because you have it on a little screen with touch capability doesn't change the perception of the display having fake physical inertia.
I will miss it...
When I next want to listen to a CMF file as it should really sound.
I had a plug in for the FM sysnthesis part of Creative Music Files from old games like 'Jill Of The Jungle' etc.
Without it, you just get the MIDI part, IF the player will handle it at all.
I didn't transfer my WinAMP Pro to my new 64-bit PC but went with VLC instead, now I am thinking I need to think again
I will definitely investigate FooBar2000 though, thanks for the tips - http://www.foobar2000.org/.
Better that Telstra Australia
My S3 is still 4.1.2 and no update in sight.
I must be missing something...
It's nice to see a 9% increase in peak SP and DP at the same 235W power, but given that the memory bandwidth has improved 15%, I don't see overwhelming evidence for an improvement in the actual processor.
Also why quote the bandwidth with ECC Off, is that how they are actually used?
Maybe with ECC On there is only a 9% bandwidth improvement?
I read the article
AND between the lines. You reckon everything Turnbull does is open and above board? http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/gag-on-turnbull-briefing-20131116-2xnw4.html
This is the government telling the people that they can't be trusted with knowing what is going on or planned.
You are in for a shock.
Cutting timeframes for approval in half? That's nothing compared to the speed the refusals will exhibit.
In other words
They want the power to mandate a 'Great Firewall of Australia' on any new communications channels to the outside world, under the guise of 'security'.
The software spots anyone printing a gun and tattles to the fed's, who largely funded the development.
That would be more like the Skype-instrumenting MS we know.
Now to offend everyone...
One Direction should make like a Pond and dry up! ;-)
You reporting isn't very even-handed
Quick to deride the mark 1 Liberator that could be made on a home printer, not so quick to report on the 8-shot successor http://www.slashgear.com/second-3d-printed-gun-fires-off-first-round-successfully-21282938/ then happy to trumpet the success of a handgun that is beyond the average home printer to manufacture. Agenda much? or is your arm being twisted? Please advise if I missed a story along the way leading to this view.
Re: WHATS THAT SMELL?
Well, in Finland they are probably O.K. but for US firms, they aren't just allowed to lie when answering such questions, they are required to lie.
Which basically makes it not worth asking them in the first place.
Maybe it's not a problem...
Maybe it's an opportunity!
Elon could build a Lithium Battery plant in the US, at the very least it might terrify EverReady etc into action.
Unless of course, the manufacture of Lithium batteries is a very environmentally unfriendly process, then you would have to wonder about the whole idea.
Re: BBC Basic
“How I longed for a version of basic that could be compiled rather than interpreted but that never came to pass”
Well, as an ex BBC user you are in luck!
BBC BASIC for Windows - http://www.cix.co.uk/~rrussell/bbcwin/bbcwin.html
"BBC BASIC for Windows costs only £29.99 including VAT (£24.99 plus VAT, or about US$ 40)"
I'm sorry if this is sounding like an advert' (I have no affiliation with R.T.Russel) but just so you know what you get -
"The full version allows you to create a compact (typically less than 100K) stand-alone executable (.EXE) file from your BASIC program, which will run without BBC BASIC having to be installed and without the need for any special DLLs. You can distribute such executables freely without any royalty for BBC BASIC being due. "
I am not sure if it is truly compiled or has a fast run-time interpreter or something in between, but it is wonderfully powerful!
Re: Good Idea!
Well, Microsoft will stop mainstream Windows 7 support on January 12, 2015. But the company will keep providing extended support until January 14, 2020.
I run multiple firewalls from different vendors in accordance with best-practice recommendations.
I also have my previous PCs and test machines, currently: Windows Vista 32bit, XP 32bit and Windows 8.1 64bit as well as various Linux flavours, all still working fine.
Only bad workmen begrudge spending money on good tools that will last well and perform well.
Re: Good Idea!
Want some qualifications, eh?
Firstly, assertions like "we'd never hire you" carry no weight at all when you're over 50 and apparently already past it.
Meanwhile, I make a living writing real-time embedded systems right down to the metal on ARM processors.
One particular device is a classic closed-loop motor control job to throw tennis balls accurately, finding and tracking a star should be child's play today if a processor from 15 years ago could do it.
In the past I have done IBM 3270 screen-scraping for Australia's first Mobile Data courier system for Skypak, The original Freight Management System for Ansett Airfreight, and the Sortation Plant control program for TNT's Enfield Sortation Plant which handled 4 parcels per second at maximum load UNDER WINDOWS! as much as any Royal Mail plant. I have real-time down cold.
Saving flying Silent Trader aircraft flying overnight from Adelaide alone for Ansett saved millions.
Feel free to verify any of this with my old manager - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-szwec/7/493/94b
I run Cross Compiling, Simulation and PCB design mostly on my PC and for the chap who could have bought a PC each year, I say "9 women can't have a child in 1 month", you wouldn't have the same capability as this PC from year 1 and probably not by year 5 either.
Re: Good Idea!
I can't speak for your desktop PC, but mine is Core i7 3770 water cooled, 32GB fast RAM, SSD boot drive and 5TB secondary storage, plus a decent GPU.
I build a PC for my business to last 5 years, 7 with luck because unlike most businesses I have dealt with, I know that 'best value' is not the same as 'least cost'. Whether you're a serious home user or you make your livelihood with your PC, it should be money well spent, not a question of 'how much'.
So, No, using the resources available is NOT pissing them away and I won't even feel such a flea-bite.
If you can't get all the resources you need into one XP VM, maybe you need someone to build you an appliance under VMware, that works fine for me too.
I've been in places where they relied on old programs because they were too tight to get a replacement written. I have warned managers of the need to migrate from DOS and 16-bit applications for safety and maintainability too - until I gave it away as a waste of time in 2004!
In my opinion, it is those managers who put their companies at such risk that should be fired, pronto.
Re: Good Idea!
I run Windows 7 Pro' 64-bit. It has a 32-bit Windows XP VM to run all that stuff, no further development required.
Re: analogy fail?
"The paper describes all the machinery, but completely misses out on the reason why anyone would want to devote their resources (CPU, network, electricity) to implementing it."
And yet they do this kind of thing in droves, world-wide, 24x7; because they see the worth of it.
Verisign ain't happy!
But they will need two windows divisions to develop two separate versions of Windows.
Windows for Work (based on 7) and Windows for Toys (8+), and let's drop the waste of space 32-bit versions while we're at it.
If his lab is affiliated with the one that discovered polywater?
Can't have that!
People posting far higher quality and more engaging content than the regular news channels and their licenced content. (If you had posted the link, people would have seen for themselves how poor it made 'sanctioned' video look, good call)
Plus, I recognised a section of the video on the national news days ago, anyone chastising them for supporting the excellent work?
Of course, if said video makers had posessed news or journalism credentials, we would have been reading a piece about the state interfering with journalistic freedom.
It's all BS
No matter how hard you try and dress it up and shout 'New Technology', 'New Architecture', the fact is that main memory is already inadequate for the CPU alone, let alone sharing it with the GPU.
If that wasn't the case, we wouldn't have THREE damned levels of cache between main memory and the CPU, now would we?
Given the effectively random addresses that a second accesser of memory makes from the CPU's point of view, those cache lines are absolutely essential, how many levels of cache is the GPU going to get as the next step in trying to make a crap, penny-pinching idea work at last, after all these years?
One day it's green lights in the sky, the next you're all blind and becoming compost for triffids.
The page to watch...
Not exciting so far...
Not too quick on the uptake
"Disappointingly, even senior and experienced MPs were shunning a chance to be in debates on complex issues"
It couldn't be that they understood perfectly and wanted no part in more spying on the citizens of Australia then?
I think we can see who was the one not listening.
a few article headlines have been changed, usually dumbing them down, such as removing the Mark Twain reference in this article. How do I set preferences to say I'd like the smarter ones?
Not as bad as depicted
Bitcoin value didn't drop as much as the graph of the inflated Mt. Gox exchange rate seems to show, the Y-Axis starts at 105, not zero and only goes up to 145.
So, a drop from 140 to 100 , since recovered to around 122.6, about 20% as opposed to the 42% the graph seems to depict at first glance.
We've also got at least one more major design change possible:
Wow, that was a quick move from 40% to 44.7% PV efficiency.
Now to see if they can mass-produce them at the right price.
... conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. ...
On the bright side...
I learnt a new word today, "Kleptography". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptography
The 'RdRand' entry on Wikioedia also makes the good point that :-
"... It is impossible for software to tell whether this instruction is actually returning random numbers or whether it has been deliberately subverted, either by Intel, by a malware microcode patch, or by a virtual machine operating system ..."
So, malware might break even a legit Intel RdRand, and what are the chances VmWare implementations might be dodgy?
I expect that might change if governments start chasing the taxes from the big boys and make new rules.
Not too lethal
It just inflicts glans-ing blows.
No judgement until I've tried it
Because I love that other beer-derived product, Marmite, on my toast.
By the time they build the power source
The needs of 'half the world' will be quite a bit greater, I would think, and losses in energy transmission will take a lot too, beamed or otherwise..
Given that they apparently can't protect existing infrastructure from determined hackers and terrorists, is it really a good idea to build a Terrawatt microwave or laser system pointed at the Earth?
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