Re: Could this explain why
If you want to date yourself you need time travel.
Or a mirror.
488 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
If you want to date yourself you need time travel.
Or a mirror.
I've tried to return "NFF" hardare before.
I've been successful with the demand: If you think it works, then sell it to someone else, but give me a different one.
I need to apologise to the someone else.
Supply and demand. People install software with known bugs.
There is no value in being more picky than your users. Give them the choice.
I guess the users that care will consider if the way in which the known bug might affect them is worse than the benefits (and fixes) in the new release.
I guess my server doesn't care if there is a V4Linux regression.
When we ran out of tracing paper, I offered to fetch some as I knew were it was.
My teacher was very pleased with the supply I brought, until he heard I got it from the toilets.
Obviously they had high-class tissue in the staff toilets.
The pupil toilets were old stables or milking stalls or something like that.
"sinclair wanted to make the computer really cheap"
Also likely true of those who bought it over more expensive options like the PET Commodore which didn't flicker like that.
Only for very very long keys. As the key is re-used, it is unlikely to keep generating normal-looking text unless it was the right key. But sure, for a block the size of the key length you can come up with a key to generate any text you want.
So maybe, for an alibi for the innocent, make sure your message is longer than the key length.
On the other hand, for an alibi for the guilty, make sure your message is shorter than the key length and after the key length pad out with gibberish.
Maybe even have a "wrong" key which reveals the right message + gibberish and the right key reveals an entire other message and no gibberish.
Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about
If you want cheap goods from Amazon then you are driving down the cost of production and management.
If you also set a minimum wage then you are driving people out of work by making it illegal to employ them for less than the cost of the machine, whether they want to work for that price or not.
Apart from LOTR which 4K streamed TV movies were shot at more than 24 fps?
Why insist on repeating 24fps frames to the TV 60hz?
It's how the GPL is intended to work, but plenty of lawyers and GPL fans think that it has no force there.
Just because some hopefuls intend it to work that way doesn't mean it does work that way.
On a production solaris box with no failover,, swapoff was too slow and I needed the disk space consumed by the swap file more than I needed the virtual memory.
was effective at truncating the swapfile and recovering the disk space. The prompt even came back.
It was with a poignant mix of sad humour and annoyance that IT support drove me to the data centre so that I could suffer with them the inconvenience that I had put them too in my thoughtless carefree manner. They were great guys.
Keeping everything IS a terrible idea, but not as terrible as deciding which files might need recovering and which files won't -- especially before the urgent need for recovery occurs to grant resources needed to make all those very many decisions.
If everything is kept, it is then a simple matter for the owner to decide whether or not it is worth trawling through everything.
The co-op bank did this to me.
They could not comprehend that repeatedly re-assuring me that they were from the bank was as useless as it was easy.
I called them back, on a published number, got through to the extension of the person calling me, only to be told:
We just wanted you to know that know we have merged
with CIS we have a wider range of financial products available...
What are 3/8 shifts?
Just less than half a shift?
Three eight hour shifts?
Three days on, five days off?
Real life is indistinguishable from satire.
I also regularly give a pittance to Devuan. It all adds up to the cost of a Windows DVD, so I'm glad they are succeeding.
or buy yourself an SLA
"systemd will have it's own word processor soon"
Systemd could well be the decent text editor that the Emacs operating system has been waiting for
Catch the water on a roof tank and then let it through a low-speed turbine... how would that compare to the panels?
agreement of a lunatic is not a condition of use
...and yet people care about whether or not people care about what Stallman thinks.
Whichever way Linux goes, it's going to be under the GPL2 for a very long time, they'll be no nuances there whatever your black and white thinking would lead us to believe.
As long as everyone doesn't buy an electric car on the same day, they might have time to convert
You are not supposed to enjoy saving energy.
You need to SUFFER.
It's only free at the point of use.
We'll all have a tax hike next year because of it :-(
True, but don't forget that you had to make some extra more-precious rocket in order to hold that less-precious fuel.
We need inflatable rubber tanks for any fuel that will get used before orbit.
Not if you depended on the notices of their "over-and-above" scheme when you bought the item, and those notices did not mention the need to gather personal information.
If you have to indent, then use braces.
Asides don't need braces, and are confused by braces.
if (...) return; // Look ma! No braces
if (...) break;
if (handle<0) handle=getDefaultHandle();
if (filename && *filename) handle=open(filename);
The last one will no doubt make some people feel sick, particularly the if (...) clause, but there is no opportunity for misunderstanding, and it construes neatly. As a pair of lines it means "open the file", the two code paths to open the file are incidental.
I wouldn't go as far as:
handle=open((filename && *filename)?filename:DEFAULT_FILENAME);
(unless I wrapped it in a macro !)
and an example commercial naivety
Did they want the major conversations about their book to be about how people couldn't get the code to link properly? Or to be stories of success and usefulness?
You probably needed to type:
before installing. Appalling, I know.
My adventures here:
it took me about 7 days to work out how to get LinuxMint working. In the end installing on SSD while external USB attached, and then moving it to internal did the trick (along with some trick to hide the existing disks during installation)
Groklaw fatigued in 2013.
Sounds to me like an objective c++ paradigm flaw.
It's easy to write async lambdas all over the place but it doesn't mean that your code can cope with state changes in the mean time.
Which reminds me, I think it was MSIE 2, I clicked to print a page and focus returned back to the browser while it was printing. I immediately guessed that if I navigated to another page while it was printing, the browser would crash.
And it did. Changing page WHILE it was printing was like replacing a paving stoe with a banana skin.
And don't capture a well defined set of any state.
Variables temporarily in a register (and pushed onto the stack) when longjmp occurs from some deeper function will have some stale value and not the value they seemed to hold when you called setjmp; so all variables you plan to use after longjmp should be declared volatile which is easy to forget.
If only all variables were evicted from registers before the call to setjmp - but what implementation does that?
Better to be quickest than right, apparently.
Your cure is worse than the disease.
The error is failing to have a definition of malloc, but fear of this unlikely event is no reason not to cast the return value of malloc.
It's not a matter of law, it's a matter of contract and negotiation with the seller and the buyer, and the rules imposed by the owner of the voluntary market place.
Many vendors in the world allow and openly publicise this practice - it is good for the vendor, because it means that the prospective buyer does not delay a purchase hoping for a sale soon, but can buy now and get the sale price later if there is one (and if they also remember).
It means the vendor might even sell-out and so not need to have the sale.
Also, if you can buy a game and get a refund if it turns out to be rubbish/boring/easy then you are more likely to take a risk on it - you only have your time to lose.
This strategy makes it easier to sell, and vendors who are confident in the quality and value of their goods can get much benefit as sales are easier.
"The company also re-states its argument that it wants infringers to pay for a worldwide distribution licence"
If they are forced to pay for this license, will that mean the can legitimately offer as many free downloads as they like?
What will the other licensees think, having to compete with a legal 0 price supplier?
> Former CEO Martin Winterkorn reluctantly quit
> as chief exec in September, stating: "I am not
> aware of any wrong doing on my part." "
> [engineers] had claimed the firm's CEO's public
> promise of a 30 per cent emissions decline
> provoked them to cheat on the tests by mixing
> diesel with the motor oil and inflating the car tyres."
Get me 30% savings you idiots or I'll hire me some engineers that can!
That's real leadership, not wrongdoing.
The CEO just pressures everyone else into doing wrong in a way that pleases his bonus criteria.
but not instantaneously. The damage must be observed first
I was travelling with a company director and we had canapés on the ferry on the way back :-)
I travelled to France to replace a 25 pin serial cable for an Iomega Ditto drive with a 25 pin parallel cable.
I think I was due a trip abroad to see the wider company anyway, but from a technical point of view I regret that I could not diagnose that over the phone.
True - but only because there are so many one in a million chances.
If only we could tell WHICH one a in a million chance was likely to come up...
Admitting that the tax "responsibility" consumes the benefit of the transaction isn't avoiding a tax responsibility it's avoiding a risk that has no benefit.
The story seems to suggest that they did look into the tax implications.
The company is “confident there was no such
threat to the deal since tax authorities would
treat the tracking stock in line with previous
To be clear, it's the iOS devices that suck, and Apple that sucks.
This is Apple with an iTunes store that is basically a web server that needs the magic 200MB iTunes web browser.
This is Apple that kept working to disable pyMusique and SharpMusique small tiny iTunes clients for Linux to prevent Linux users from buying music from iTunes.
Apple do their darndest to make sure that you cannot use your iOS devices with Linux.
So point your blame finger in the right direction.
This is the behaviour that VAT incentivises.
Absolutely, tax the leisure.
If they want the money, they MUST sacrifice the time.
Some would prefer to keep the time and not have the money.
True democratic wealth is time: everybody has 24 hours of it a day.
The significant social inequality of the day is that some peoples time is not exchangeable for much value, while other peoples time is very much in demand and exchangeable at a high rate.
I simplify somewhat, for a person can sometimes exert control over their exchange rate by means of how much effort they put in; but even at maximum effort there is still a large disparity between the exchangeable values of the time of different people, or in different locations.
In the corrupt imperial west there is a notion that 8 hours of effort per day should be exchangeable for necessities of life (and some discretionary comforts) but the opportunity to make this exchange is not granted equally to all people (and nor is the standard of life).
In the name of social conscience and humanity, this inequality is often reasonably addressed by moving a surfeit of value from those who found favourable exchange, to those who who found a poor rate of exchange.
Yet paradoxically, the extreme inequality of those who found no exchange is addressed by an attempt to provide the value of life necessities with no exchange required.
This does not introduce equality but instead introduces further inequality for in transferring the surfeit of value to those who find no exchange, it leaves them with a surfeit of time. It reduces them to the status of beggar and provides no way to contribute.
It would be more equitable to provide opportunity of exchange to those who found no exchange, making all equal contributors to society from the universal and collective wealth of time, and condemning none to the status of beggar.
TLDR: Or in other words, why in the UK when taxes are going up, and public works are going down, why, are we paying people to do nothing?
It is no socialist triumph to lose the working class and gain another idle class (however unwilling).
Let the time of each be valued equally - sufficient for life, and let all contribute.
And here's hoping for a shorter working day for all, enough time for dancing and singing.
If my phone runs low on storage space then all of a sudden, facebook messenger built-in to the facebook app starts working again.
If I get storage space back, then I am instead greeted with a screen forcing me to install facebook messenger again.
This magic amount is about 500MB on my Moto G 2G.
However at 200MB only 50MB of which can be moved-to-SD, I'm uninstalling facebook.
Me too; I've returned about 9 toner cartridges from 2 suppliers. With Amazon it was no more hassle than going to the post office. With ebay or anyone else it would have been deadly.
Of course after 2 failed suppliers I didn't buy my next toner from Amazon either :-)
You don't actually need to draw the line, just recognize that one might be drawn...
He waited until he won the fight on quality, and then he quits?
Interestingly the frame design can be protected by copyright or a design patent and so the price of a desirable frame can be kept high.
Once you've hired good staff and got a decent lens machine (as any optician in business will have) how else can you add value?
And if the customers assume good staff and a good lens machine, what they are buying is fashion.