Re: It's WAR
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, I say!
270 posts • joined 12 Jul 2007
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, I say!
My timestamp on this article says 14 Oct 2016 at 11:39, and lo presto, at 14 Oct 2016 at 15:08 I see:
"Cisco's cloud whisperer CTO Zorawar Biri Singh blows free"
"His role was to drive “thought leadership” around Cisco’s technology roadmap, platforms and architectures. Singh would, we were told, set the foundation” for Cisco’s long-term investments.
Less than two years on, however, and Cisco is slashing heads: seven per cent of its global workforce, some 5,500 people, are getting canned in the current financial year and Singh is one of the casualties."
Clicked on comment to post just that reference to Brazil. Beer to you for thinking alike!
- intelligent machines preparing to eradicate or remove us - check!
- generation growing up with miserable immune systems (thanks to hoverparents) - check!
- preparation for fleet of space vehicles to get off-world started - check!
So, turns out *we* are the Quarians!
Silicon is number 2. Molybdenum is 54... sayeth Wiki. 2th most abundant in oceans.
Largest producers: The world's production of molybdenum was 250,000 tonnes in 2011, the largest producers being China (94,000 t), United States (64,000 t), Chile (38,000 t), Peru (18,000 t) and Mexico (12,000 t). The total reserves are estimated at 10 million tonnes, and are mostly concentrated in China (4.3 Mt), US (2.7 Mt) and Chile (1.2 Mt). By continent, 93% of world molybdenum production is about evenly shared between North America, South America (mainly in Chile), and China. Europe and the rest of Asia (mostly Armenia, Russia, Iran and Mongolia) produce the remainder.
With the never-ending "resource actions" going on, how does anybody at IBM even tell whether it's resigning, firing or laying-off anymore?! Do you get a different coloured hat when walking out the door or something?
... I liked the "quantum weather" idea from the aborted Tracy Hickman/Margaret Weis Starshield novels. Use your warp drive for a few lightyears, but then Laws change to a section of the universe where magic reigns and you have to bring out the dragons to tow your starcruiser.
Θα θέλατε να βοηθήσει με αυτό;
(or that's what Google Translate says)
"Toothless Tiger Moth"?
Why is the author dragging the name of this great classic airplane
into the same realm of this failed boondoggle?
With interchange points in the US as well, will they sue or have they also sued the NSA? Or do they know well enough that they may have a prayer in German court, but wouldn't get anywhere in the US?
Seems weird - or very smart - going after the piddly BND and not the 800lbs gorilla.
Shouldn't there have been a Joke Alert or GetMeCoat icon?
Using robots frees up humans for Testing!
So, volunteer for testing today!
Mine's the one with exploding lemons in the pocket.
... deedledeedle dum deedle die?
Looking at the financial and ideological roots of IS/Daesh in the Wahhabite state, it could fall under "loose translation".
Was looking for him on the Aussie ballot, as well, recently. No luck.
Got Pauline Hanson, though. So close...
... who will accept a few squids on Successful Project?
Reckon I'd get brilliant odds and make a mint.
"Gold, gold, gold, gold..."
Oh, is that the one they used for the game? Thought back then they would stuck to more of the old classics like
"Gold, gold, gold, gold..." and it's bawdier "Gold, gold, gold, gold..."
Great, now you made me think of Pterry leaving us too soon and I'm heading to work depressed. :(
Dare I even look where Australia ranks in that, Simon?
Sadly, very much this.
I (have to) use it for 2 things: family and sports/hobby activities.
The former I have a fairly tight rein over (you WILL do this and this and this to have a modicum of protected privacy and security or I will unfriend you - and actual dire threat when much of the family is half a world away).
The latter... clubs have apparently done away with maintaining websites or other means of updating members or other announcements. No matter how much I've tried to caution (even resigned from a secretary position when I just couldn't take it anymore) the "but it's so convenient and *everybody* uses it" just became knee-jerk. As leaving, in my chosen hobby, would be cutting off my nose to spite my face I can only throw up my hands in disgust and resignation.
Best I can do is obfuscate and hope for the effing best. :(
Please, let somebody include the line in the dataset:
"Not to be used for interstellar navigation"
What, even The Folly? Nightingale will be utterly confused.
... can it be powered by a potato?
Thing is, you may be absolutely right.
Using the missus - non-gamer, doesn't use PCs beyond web-browing, social media, Office and some minor photo-editing - as coal-miner's canary (figuratively speaking, sheesh, you guys!), VR has been a topic of fascination for her.
Even since she read and enjoyed Ready Player One. Now she wants to get on the OASIS!
I had to gently talk her down and explain to her that with the utter incompetence of Australia in getting the necessary network infrastructure in our lifetime, a PC upgrade and some fancy headset wouldn't do her any good.
Still, in some countries with less corrupt and bungling politicians and unions, this may turn out to be the proverbial Killer App.
When the movie comes out is may give this whole complex a boost.
The comments are more educational than the article. I say that without judgment on who's right. It's remarkably civil and offers insight about attitudes amongs the self-identified slavs on there.
It's actually been long-standing and, I find, quite reasonable practise that give the principal investigator and affiliated researchers exclusive right for 1-2 years.
The reason is so they can get first pick at results, get their papers out, prepare for the Nobel acceptance speech, etc.
Then the data becomes public - if it was funded by the public.
Elsevier is simply a leech that interposed itself here - and if they Wiki article can be believed with less than ethical means. To hell with them, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I've worked closely with scientists in the Antarctic - they are often down there for long periods of time collecting their data. If they had to make it available immediately, while they're still "stuck" down on the Ice, they would come back to others having published the all-important papers, while they froze their butts off.
But do those Androids dream of electric sheep on the weekend?
Apparently to *build* an iOS app you no longer need the Mac either.
I know that because only last night, during a weary red-eye hack session. I was trying to merge several branches that had gotten away from me (yeah, yeah...) and just trying to get them to build. When I finally succeeded, both locally, as well as on my Windows build box controlled through Bamboo, at around midnight, I noticed I didn't even have my Hackintosh VM up and running. Still need it to run the sim or deploy to the iThing, though.
Still a bit befuddled, maybe it will come to me with more caffeine.
(the icon is actually me resting my weary head on my hand)
1) How endemic is it? I mean, what percentage of males in IT commit these crimes (and yes, I consider it criminal behaviour)? A single sociopathic, misogynistic lose has a huge "force multiplier" nowadays and can reach hundreds of women anonymously. Is this the same minority of sick weirdos responsible for as many as 50% of women in IT receiving this sort of abuse?
2) Is vigilantism an answer if the police won't deal with it? >.<
But from the comments, I can tell it's not: I really, really wanted to make Jenkins work. Maybe if 2.0 had been out and really production ready. But in head to head and in demo to the powers that be (who are actually tech savvy), Bamboo won out by a large margin.
Once Bamboo was running, remote agents and all, it's done. With Jenkins (1.x) I felt the fiddling never ended.
I stopped reading at "SAP".
Why? Just, why? Years of reading tech journalism and I have yet to read about a successful SAP implementation that didn't come out 5 times over budget. Or that didn't fail outright.
I mean, people bitch about Microsoft, they moan about Oracle, but SAP just seems to take the cake.
Uhm, it says 2.6GB/sec and 2,600MB/sec. I don't see any Gb. Seems fairly clear - or was that changed after you wrote your comment?
Pity it's in Brisbane. Was actually in the process of giving him a ring until I caught that (I scrolled down before I looked in the upper right corner).
I'm fortunate enough that I'm currently working in the absolute opposite - let's call it "Buzzwords Done Right". I therefore have no idea why I feel this strange attraction, yet I do.
Us nerds are weird...
Are 2204 lbs of gold enough for a life-size statue of Steve Jobs on Infinity Loop? Holding an iThing in one hand and with the other pointing at... oh, I dunno, the main Foxconn plant?
Stupid question: Apple's own movie trailers website (apple.com/trailers) demand QuickTime. What are they proposing for that? "Only access our trailers site through QuickTime on a Mac"?
That's one approach to marketing, I guess...
Don't you want me, baby? Don't you want me? Aaaaaah!
Not by any means a telco specialist, so honest question:
Has a multi-hop microwave link from the mainland ever been considered? Line of sight should work, IIRC - say, Southern tip of VIC, King Island, northern TAS.
Even if just for backup purposes such as this.
Are there technical/financial/environmental issues why this wouldn't work?
And not one single shopped photo of Merkel as Palpatine with a "and now witness the power..." caption.
Or would that now be the General Hux speech?
"Much more civilized."
Using a lightsaber would also be more civilised. Obi-Wan said so.
Off the cuff, anybody have an idea what the 71 months are now going to turn into?
This actually brought back memories: in the early noughties a similar event occurred when Romanian hackers stole some GB of data they obtained by hacking into the South Pole computers.
They then proceeded to try and blackmail the NSF and the Antarctic Program to pay up or the data would be released to Show The World The Truth. The FBI even got involved, but it was somewhat clear that the dorks through that they had stumbled upon data on the Soopr Sikrit UFO bases: the X-Files series and movie wasn't that long ago. The truth was out there, the hackers had found it and the NSF was going to pay ransom or the world would find out about the nefarious alien bases at the South Pole!
In reality, of course, this was science data on the various elementary particle experiments going on there - neutrino/muon/etc detectors and such cool things. And yes, this data would enter the public domain anyway after a 2-year (IIRC) period in which the principle investigators got first rights to write their papers and publish their findings.
For me the outcome was that I was sent to the Antarctic (incl South Pole) to assist the science teams with system lockdown and security awareness training. A once-in-a-lifetime experience I will cherish forever.
Am I the only one who thought the CEO's snitty comment on spinning rust vs flash was similar to Kodak's dug in heels re: film vs digital?
We all know where that ended.
Ah, but their feted CEO Elizabeth Holmes is quoted as saying ""I think that the minute that you have a backup plan, you've admitted that you're not going to succeed."
What doesn't make sense in their pricing approach is that the jump is essentially only for the ability to use Visual Studio instead of their vastly inferior Studio product. This despite VS itself now essentially being free in a near feature-complete (for just about any "amateur" developer) version.
It's a pity. I found it quite satisfying to learn mobile app development from my already familiar C#/.NET base and see my app appear on both an Apple and an Android device, each with their own look and feel with most of my code base shared in PCLs. I don't play the religious wars thing. But the artificial limit of what ...? 128KB before it tells you to get a business license or not use VS anymore is just ridiculous.
Would have expected that Microsoft as the True Big Boss now would rein them in, but apparently all sides there are quite happy with the state of affairs.
First thought you wrote "more of a nerd thing", then started to clean my glasses, then thought that either is true...
<desperately thinks of counterpoint> Uhm, I heard the Aussie women won theirs?!
This is great news for Australia! Our manufacturing and high-tech industry can vastly improve on our exports with the collapsed Aussie dollar playing to our advantage!
What's that? We HAVE no more manufacturing? We never really had a high-tech industry? We only have coal and cattle? And China isn't buying what we're digging out of the ground anymore?
Oh dear... did somebody tell our mongrel politicians (regardless of the party)?
... there is nothing dumber than a man with an erection.
I thought that was troll face, not smug face. You kids and your memes...