This company is performance art.
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This company is performance art.
Important question: This being a factory, will wireless even work reliably? The electrical interference must be tremendous. Plus, if there are many IoT devices dumping signals intpo the aether, won't data rates crash?
Someone at Intel is mixing up the "industrial IoT" and the "consumer netbook" marketing segments.
It's the Graun.
Finding Russian military camps in Russia is an "invasion of Ukraine".
Finding few nonwhite people in leading management positions in Ireland is "white privilege"
"Hey, Grxlyknurrr, see this ad on the pan-galactic tat bazaar? Think it's for real?"
"Only 3 Hard Money Units? Well, this may be an artifact of an underdeveloped retardo civiization, possibly simian. I would say go for it. We could make some money reselling it to Hoornnooool's "Museum of Curiosities", she needs some good stuff to rekindle visitors' interest."
What are you even talking about?
This is likely to be something in the ballpark of MISRA C. Or some Ada derivative.
When I orbited the general vicinity of the Galileo Software Development Gas Giant, these - and assembler - were the only ones listed as allowed in high-assurance cases. It's been some time though. Today, it is likely there is use of Esterel and/or Lustre for adequate descriptions.
This is not red weed.
It is Schiaparelli's red shirt.
possession of a PDF document about advances in missile guidance and control, and possession of a book about guided missiles
Well, I have a few of these. Plus a book by Morgan Kauffmann on how to roboticize a small fleet of Humvees.
We have been at war for 20+ years now, the presence of such goods should not be surprising.
I don't think compressing the image data is all that good an idea.
Otherwise one will be left trying to decide whether that "weird feature" is an artefact or an actual physical element.
But alarms are fecking useless....
Neighbors will just cower more deeply in their beds. Excellent.
Actually the latest IEEE "Security and Privacy" Magazine has a collection of articles about the "Security/Usability Tradeoff Myth"
Haven't had time to read them yet though.
I will just notatallify your comment and engagify the rapidizing transmogrification of our language: PUNCH IT!
Now, where is my copy of "Standing on Zanzibar"?
El Reg should not have use that illustration .... depression gathering ...
Tagline: "It is never too late to read El Reg!"
> Possibly back in the childhood of the universe.
That's 13 billion years. There will have been nothing back then (conversely, one of my pet ideas is that the superdense initial universe was actually fertile ground for large civilizational construction - but all of that would have been over in a few milliseconds as the environment cooled off; that's just by the by).
You would just look at stars in the galactic neighborhood. 1000 LY out or so.
Why is there a photo of a dismantled humanoid/synthetic leading this story?
It's completely nonsensical to use that picturel. This is a standard "company" model, seen on all good spaceships that insist on a minimum of upkeep and synthetic assistance to the human crew.
This is all very true but where do I get the "successfull, cool, out there, distrumptive startup idea" DLC that goes with it?
The way it is going we will soon have automatic doors that do "woosh" sounds.
Krzanich said three things led him to decide to take diversity seriously
Unless there are serious reasons to suppose this will somehow magically improve products and service, I call cheap virtue-signalling. And maybe angling for Obama's tax largesse (I don't know, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest).
The brains of Millenials and Progressives may light up with a serotonin rush when they hear of applied reverse racism and sexism in the tech industry (asians probably do not need to apply, they are kick-arse enough, so are jews, I suppose we are talking about people euphemistically called "tall") ... that doesn't mean it's necessarily and objectively a good idea.
In particular as as candidates to diversify the ranks are not easy to find.
WTF am I reading?
The problem with RAID 5 is that disk drives have read errors. SATA drives are commonly specified with an unrecoverable read error rate (URE) of 10^14. Which means that once every 200,000,000 sectors, the disk will not be able to read a sector.
So... are there any that are lower? Hint. Not SCSI, which are the same drives with a changed controller.
2 hundred million sectors is about 12 terabytes. When a drive fails in a 7 drive, 2 TB SATA disk RAID 5, you’ll have 6 remaining 2 TB drives. As the RAID controller is reconstructing the data it is very likely it will see an URE. At that point the RAID reconstruction stops.
I seriously hope that RAID reconstruction does NOT stop (aka. throwing the baby out with the acid bath), as there is a very nonzero probability that the smoked sector is not even being used.
With one exception: Western Digital's Caviar Green, model WD20EADS, is spec'd at 10^15, unlike Seagate's 2 TB ST32000542AS or Hitachi's Deskstar 7K2000
...or more of an issue.
Also, looks like the moderator is pretty frisky..
WaPo polticis is shit already, no look to deeper into the "paper of record" eructions.
Yes jake you have been doing this since the 70s with the 64KBit mainframes, we know.
Interesting. But in any case, ECC is ALWAYS good to have, too.
Dell sends USB sticks to reload Windows?
I find this hard to swallow.
The best you get is a barely-functional, badly organized CD for machines that do not have a CD drive to "recover" software that "is already installed on your computer".
It's easier to demand a second helping of food from a concentration camp capo than properly install Windows on an already-taxed Microsoft WIndows machine.
DNS is pretty resilient and not a "single point of failure" at all.
I'm starting to be not amused by the industry's shenanigans.
Still can't into security after 20 years.
Too many management mouths to feed and expensive super-conferences to attend??
Mister Bryant, please! Still triggered by a mention of Sparc like a Pavlovian Doge after all these years. Don't you have some IBM overpriced software to laud?
Anyway, according to this little overview, the EDM is composed of two parts:
1) RTPU: "Remote Terminal & Power Unit installed on the underside of the Surface Platform and in charge of the Entry, Descent and Landing Sequence, not designed to survive the impact at landing as its job end at the shutdown of the landing engines." Interestingly, it seems to have no CPU, just FPGA logic .... ?
2) CTPU: "Central Terminal & Power Unit that is tasked with commanding all lander subsystems during surface operations, also directing power from the batteries to all powered components. It handles all onboard sequences, accepts science and housekeeping data, stores data and conditions data uplinks via UHF. The CTPU is built around a LEON Central Processor that represents the heart of a Processor Module which also hosts RAM and PROM memory, the onboard timer, a watchdog timer system, power converters and data input/output interfaces."
It seems that a LEON is "a 32-bit CPU microprocessor core, based on the SPARC-V8 RISC architecture and instruction set. It was originally designed by the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), part of the European Space Agency (ESA), and after that by Gaisler Research. It is described in synthesizable VHDL ... The LEON project was started by the European Space Agency (ESA) in late 1997 to study and develop a high-performance processor to be used in European space projects. The objectives for the project were to provide an open, portable and non-proprietary processor design, capable to meet future requirements for performance, software compatibility and low system cost. Another objective was to be able to manufacture in a Single event upset (SEU) sensitive semiconductor process. To maintain correct operation in the presence of SEUs, extensive error detection and error handling functions were needed. The goals have been to detect and tolerate one error in any register without software intervention, and to suppress effects from Single Event Transient (SET) errors in combinational logic.
The Real-time operating systems that support the LEON core are currently RTLinux, PikeOS, eCos, RTEMS, Nucleus, ThreadX, OpenComRTOS, VxWorks (as per a port by Gaisler Research), LynxOS (also per a port by Gaisler Research), POK[ (a free ARINC653 implementation released under the BSD licence) and ORK+ an open-source real-time kernel for high-integrity real-time applications with the Ravenscar Profile.
I remember an article by Wherner von Braun about a Mars expedition. The (large, manned, chromium rocketship) had (very large) wings to perform a smooth landing. Not sure what the assumed atmospheric pressure on Mars.
Well, it's an optical telescope. So at the same distance, it may spot a shiny softball or a dark & menacing petunia-adorned whale ...
And what will happen to the UFOs that hound the ISS (I saw it on YouTube!), will they simply disappear once spotted?
Wasn't the Time-Warner merger the biggest crater of history ever? (till the 21st century started of course, and it's not over yet ... by far!)
The vague memories of silly lead articles in The Economist bubble up....
Do androids dream of botnet-zombified electric sheep?
threatened to "attack Russia if they messed with the US"
Excellent. A cleaner is probably on the way to Sheremetyevo International Airport.
The miscreants' body will turn up swminning in some brownsite pond.
End of story.
governments traditionally don't operate at internet speed
Unless it is to exploit a moral panic to increase control in unsustainable ways for no good reason expect that "something must be done".
I hope someone will make a YouTube video about websites secretly held by aliens that the govnmt doesn't want to tell us about.
Maybe with alien pr0nz excerpts.
These certificates are much more expensive, because the CA has to do more manual checking of identity.
In the case of Comodo, they are also want you to sign a contract that is ridiculously unacceptable even to the non-legal eye ("if there is a problem, you pay us damages and we owe you nothing"), but that's just by-the-by.
Thumbs down for an idea that stems from the 90s IIRC reading some IEEE mag?
Nice. What took so long?
The problem with formal proofs is that they can ONLY apply in a very narrow set of circumstances.
This is untrue and an opinion from the 90's. High-reliability software running in clearly defined circumstances (and let's face it, kernel-level code is not exactly "real world" worthy; no need of neural networks here) is today passing through the appropriate formal mangler, likle for example avionics software.
We already knew there was "no such thing as perfect software", thanks.
This just in, it's like I'm really reading something from the Japanese High Command complaining about Chiang Kai-Check.
"We are concerned Russia's carrier group will support military operations in Syria in ways which increase human and civilian suffering," Stoltenberg said at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels.
"This group may be used to... increase attacks on Aleppo," the former Norwegian premier told a press conference after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
I don't know where Chocolate King is coming in here, but I guess NATO has its hand fully preparing for an attack against Mosul (unavoidable civilian casualties) instead of worrying about Aleppo where our ISIS and al Nusra allies are in a bit of a choke (bad, avoidable civilian casualties). Yeah, I know, it's all about "Assad must go", which probably justifies equipping the terror dudes with TOW and MANPAD and letting them terrorize the population. Probably.
treaty requirement for them to spend two per cent of GDP on military spending
I always wonder what kind of utter waste of perfectly good oxygen came up with this "requirement". Apart from the fact that GDP is double-accounting (because what goes on the credit card goes into GDP, too, even if you have to pay it back later, after the elections) and manipulated numbers, you don't just set military infrastructure and preparation targets by stipulating that a minimal amount freshly printed "money" should flow to the Armani-wearing gentlemen which happen to be waiting in the lobby.
Imma getting too old for this job. I think I will retire after the next Death Star project...
Windows 10's efforts to push font processing into a special user mode that restricts privileges did not stop the exploit.
Am I reading this right? They have a special user mode .... for font processing? Can't be arsed to properly validate input? Is the code too spaghetti?? Is it running Turing-complete code from the Internet in there or something? WTF!!
"This is a very good solution but the code has the same bug in the TTF processing," Ivanov says.
The mind boggles. I think the lizard people are strong in Redmond.
And no, its is NOT a very good solution. It's an incrediably retarded "solution" for a problem that shouldn't exist.
Yah, nice neologism! What is a "meterpreter"???
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