Re: 100% honesty 90% of the time
and modulate it
516 posts • joined 5 Apr 2007
Too many people feel the need to come to a premature conclusion, and get very choppy with Occam's razor to help them do it.
They consider that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and then chop away, not thinking of the extraordinary value that they might be chopping away for want of a little patience.
speed means data rate in this conversation.
The DSL data rate need not be related to the peering data rate, and on a badly managed ISP may be much less
In a similar way, a 5 lane driveway between the front door and road won't reduce your journey time to the Sainsbury's even though the 5 line driveway is in your control.
> And only putting three registers on the 6502 was just dumbfuckery of the highest order.
> Shame on Peddle!
Once we decide something is not worth knowing about, we lose the opportunity to find out we are wrong.
I used to have that view, but years later found out that 6502 page zero access was treated specially and very fast, effectively giving another 256 registers.
"tells the time" <-- wooden bobbins, I tells ya!
My list is:
* time-travels you to whatever time you want it to be -- never be late again!
* charges "Instantly" by time-travelling after charging back to the point at which it need charging
* split-time heirloom mode where on the death of the first heir it time-travels back to be inherited by the second heir (using the diagonal slash rule to cope with any number of heirs and sub-heirs).
* time travel shopping - buy a holographic anti-gravity translator combination from etsy-bay in future end-of-line close-out sales at bargain prices
Mine fails to even notice some devices on the network. They can use the network but don't show up in any admin screens as being on the network.
Also, although it claims to have timed blocking rules, but there is no default blocking rule, so any blocked person simply changes their mac address to avoid blocks.
The Boris figure is right to within -50% +100%.
The actual amount is only an issue to those who don't care about the principle at stake.
The EU cost could reasonable be as high as £660M per week: http://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/costs-and-liabilities-associated-with-the-european-union.
But even if there were some idiots who somehow thought the referendum was on an NHS budget increase of precisely £350M per week, there were plenty of others who actually read the question on the ballot paper before voting.
Even if the figure were not in dispute, as it was not on the ballot it would be part of the budget, debated in parliament (Gina Miller and the remainers would like that) and in fact could still be granted even now!
On the other hand, Ted Heaths lies were lies in principle, not of quantity, but none of those remainers who get so very excited about "lies" care about that, it was before their time!
Over 15 years ago, a colleague and I worked on the plugin Orange custom home-screen for the SPV1 and early MS Smartphones.
One the modaco forums there was a lot of custom homescreen layouts making use of all the cool features, the main one of which was embedding other plugins into smaller areas.
As I can best recall, one prominent designer seemed to enjoy pontificating the extent and limits of customisation and was in our view quite harsh on another designer whose work was good.
As a consequence my colleague suggested that we provide information on some extra customisation features to the oppressed designer directly so that he could do better designs which were also "impossible" according to the wisdom of the self declared expert. As his work was dissected those features would become widely known, but he was our nominated prophet, so to speak.
I don't know how the expert reconciled this "lowly" designer finding such cool features, but us two and our prophet had a private joke playing out.
I believe that most of the parties are represented here:
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.
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.
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...
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