Re: Controlled experments: thats the ticket
...including but not limited to: ... Zappa
Doubtless featuring Suzy Creamcheese
116 posts • joined 19 Mar 2007
...including but not limited to: ... Zappa
Doubtless featuring Suzy Creamcheese
A rare bit of amusement for a Monday.
Beat me to it!
Not sure which song you're refering to but the song of that name in "Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters" is pretty good:
Sad to say it, but this schemes funding this sort multidisciplinary, multinational project(EU2020/Marie Curie) will shortly no longer be available to UK boffins, and there is no sign the government is planning (or even able) to provide a substitute.
I remember it well, a very nice WM it was too. I'm tempted to give Elive a spin just for the nostalga.
"the bill has been noticeably absent from Parliamentary schedules – ****perhaps because of the ongoing Brexit kerfuffles**** that are tying up the Lords and Commons."
By George, you might be onto something there!
Shurely you'd kinda hope that you don't need cell phone location data to know where the prisoners are.
(There's going to be a jail break, somewhere in this town)
That's a pretty grizzly joke.
Yeah but you missed the pedantry icon, which makes me furrious.
Yeah, can't see why they needed the extra clause in their permit!
Can you provide any evidence for these assertions?
Beat me to it! Have an upvote.
For those that don't recognise the reference it's one of a trilogy by C.S.Lewis. Highly reccomended.
I've never really seen the point of Godwin's "law" - is it really suggesting that any mention of the 3rd Reich automatically renders an argument invalid? If not, why bring it up?
is how, given that this is the result of a flaw at the level of the chip design, how it can affect chips with different architectures. Even if all these chips have speculative execution, surely the in silico implementation must be quite different for the different chips?
I think that that is a rather simplistic view of the way in which scientific ideas develop. The reality is more nuanced, and indeed the authors of the paper state that:
"The mechanism could therefore be a natural explanation for the observed correlations between past climate variations and cosmic rays, modulated by either solar activity or caused by supernova activity..."
Furthermore, there was a degree of hypothesis testing. The authors, after having used some nifty mathematical modelling, raised the hypothesis that cosmic rays could increase the size of cloud condensation nucleii, and tested this experimentally, and in doing so failed to disprove the hypothesis.
Very few things are absolutely (dis)provable in science: hypothesis are put forward, tested and evidence accumulated. This leads to a "best current view" of the world, although what "best" is is rarely uncontentious, and most scientists would anyway acknowledge that their "best current view" is a best incomplete, and very likely incorrect in some aspects.
That's rock and/or roll for you!
Probably best not to turn all of them up to 11. Flames, obviously.
OK you got there first - have an upvote!
May I be the 93rd person to point out ...
"Imagine if in the plain old telephone days that AT&T owned a share of Pizza Hut. They easily could have blocked all phone calls going to Dominos or even rerouted them to Pizza Hut."
Funnily enough, it was almost exactly that scenario that led to autoamtion of telephone exchanges in the first place: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strowger_switch
Amazing how what goes around comes around (with maybe a few extra clicks and beeps)
Well I've looked hard but can't see anything, go on give us another clue!
Me too! Obviously a few commentards of a certain age on here.
I often think Andrew Tannenbaum is one of the most overlooked pioneers in computing history and deserves a lot more credit than he gets. IIRC correctly, he never really "got" the open source thing until much too late and MINIX had been eclipsed by Linux.
Anyway, I'll raise a glass to him
You sure do live up to your name bombastic bob!
The Bible also mentions people living hundreds of years - like Methuselah at 956 years.
New testamant, written mainly in Latin and Greek: 3 score + 10 or if you're lucky 4 score.
Old testamant, written in ancient Hebrew: 956 for Methusala etc. Almost certainly mistranslation/misunderstanding by translaters whose knowledge of Latin and Greek was better than Hebrew.
" All Linux is "PROPER"!
Unless it's been infected with systemd that is... "
Yes of course, absolutely, have a thumbs up. It's something that I tend subconciously blank out and hope it will one day go away.
"put a PROPER linux on it?"
Whadya talkin bout? All Linux is "PROPER"!
Erm, I think you'll find that HR and/or payroll very likely know your NI number already (how else does your NI get paid?).
Beat me to it!
Dimensions of proteins are at the nm level, human hair is about 100 um: a difference in scale about 10^5! C'mon el Reg. we expect better of you!
I don't think that's an unreasonable point of view.
Firstly the technical difficulty doesn't absolve the big social media players from all responsibility for what is put out on their systems. In any event, solving difficult technical problems is supposed to be their forte.
I'm also not entirely convinced about the level of difficulty involved (although IANAE): YT and FB both have "no pron" policies, and it's hard to find much on those platforms (or so I'm told).
@ BeakUpBottom (At some point ...)
That is an example of the social problem I mentioned. When I teach short course to non-programmers (for very secific tasks), the first thing I say is along the lines of "you will be learning to use a programming language, but this is NOT going to turn you into programmers" (and repeat several times thereafter!)
is it a "game changer"?
For me absolutely, for at least a dozen reasons, including resource management, the ability to use it interactively and the fact that you can easily interface to C (or other low level language) libraries. Although it's probably true that there's nothing you can do in python that couldn't be done in C, and the C would ultimately run faster, the development time in python is orders of magnitude faster, which in a scientific, especially research, context is far more important. Consider, for exanple, some real world data set which could be represented by nested dictionaries in which keys can either be real numbers or strings. This is trivial in python and can be taught to science students without a programming background, doing it in C would probably be a 2nd year undergraduate programming exercise.
Yes, there are potential drawbacks to Python, but in my view they are mainly social (untrained people tend to try run before they can walk), not technical
DDT applied to that bloody butterfly?
Do any come with a choice of systemd or not ?
I don't know, but Qt based desktops might well make it easier to get away from systemd. Gnome depends on it but Qt doesnt (iirc),
They are escort ships, pure and simple. This isn't ISIS we're talking about !
It's not all the nasty foreigners that means a hard brexit will lead to a hard border, it's smuggling. If there's a difference between tax regimes between NI and Eire, then the one or other govt will have to prevent tax avoidance by imposing import duties. People not wanting to pay them (or see a lucrative opportunity selling duty-free imports on the other side of the border) will simply avoid the official border posts, if the soft border remains.
A hard border was a massive bone of contention in the bad old days and did a lot to fuel the violence. Please don't let's go back there.
Yeah, but don't you just wish that a politician, ANY politician, would be so honest as to say "I don't know", instead of a) bulshitting, b) attacking the questioner, c) change the subject, d) trot out whatever bit of propganda they had come emit regardless?
(Thumbs up to Paxo as well as the OP)
Please, please, pretty please with sprinkles on the top,
It's been >40 years since Watergate, and appending "gate" onto anything describing some piece of political and/or corporate naughtiness is not big and its not clever: it's simply lazy and unimaginative to the nth degree.
Here endeth this evenings rant.
Well yes, it has happened many times before, but the UK aviation industry in 1945 had been driven by, thankfully, unusual circumstances for the preceding 6 years.
And yet you post on ElReg?
How does this offering differ from the gnuradio sdr software in terms of capabilities offered to the end user? Is it essentially the same or something different altogether?
I'm thinking of getting into sdr so I'm quite interested to know. Please don't reply if you simply want to start yet another utterly boring and pointless MS v Linux trollfest.
Is somebody _really_ suggesting that Charon has a teeming and vibrant community of little green men/women (other colours and genders may also be available) ?
Photography by the moonlight of Charon?!
Awesome, maximum respec !
Great, one of my favourite tunes of all time. I can hear Maggie Reilly's voice even as I type.
May I suggest
if ( statements = contradictory ) then
System.Alarm := True
if not airborne then
Engine.Active := False;
if ( fire_status = burning ) then
System.FireAlarm := True
if airborne then
AskPilotWhatToDo(InCaseOf = EngineFire) ;
Spot on! I was going to post pretty much the same. I've been lucky enough travel to India as part of my job over several years and the impressions I get of the legacy of the British Empire is pretty much the same as yours.
Many aspects of the Indian system are directly modeled on those of the UK, and the fact that these were retained after independence says it all.
You could also mentioned the educations system!
There might of been a point in there which might have been worth thinking about. Shame you put it in such a way as to ensure that the people who had most to learn from it will completely ignore your comment and think that such mindless trolling is the way to discuss technical problems.
Sea water analysis is done microbiologically, which takes several days and can't be done in the field. This sounds like a quick, convenient and cheap alternative, although probably not very quantitative.
LaTeX + subversion does the trick for me. Both have a steep learning curve, but once you're past it all the problems associated with pinging word processor files between machines and co authors is a thing of the past.
Some enlightened publishers even supply the appropriate LaTeX style file, what more could you ask for?
Just what I was going to say but you got there first.
I've had thinkpads for years now and always been satisfied with them. First thing I do is zap any preinstalled OS and stick Linux (other operating systems are available).
That's a bit high-brow for a red top news site!
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