Re: Relativistic Bus
" ... would anything happen?"
Only if there was anyone outside the bus to observe it happening.
6112 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
If they ask me what that means, I tell them about a massive, commercial, computer monitored, site-wide HVAC system I worked on for testing/verification many years ago; in great detail since I did find it fascinating at the time. I'm sure I'll be dead before anybody in the UK gets a domestic HVAC system that needs looking at.
Many years ago (I can't remember where or when) there was a paint supplier website where you uploaded a picture of your room and it would let you try out different colours on the walls. It probably used a mixture of colour replacement and shape/vertex/edge detection. Virtual furniture would be much more difficult but an interesting application.
Maybe they should have stored the other data to the same level of security/isolation? Maybe that would be too inconvenient?
There must be a way of allowing a civilian/admin worker to generate an enquiry about my job application and print out an envelope addressed to me without allowing them to do a data dump of everybody else on the system.
You pushed a new bladder in through the opening and laced it up then inflated it to what you thought was a good pressure. On damp grass the ball got heavier as the game went on. When you headed the ball, you hoped that the lacing wasn't in the 'right' place to leave an impression or even a cut on your forehead. Footballers nowadays .......
I wonder if all the drop in power was due to 'zombie' equipment not being replaced or if the replacement (and more modern) items were simply less power hungry.
This is a very good example of why money spent on dull and dreary audits can save money for a company. Perhaps they didn't do audits before because of 'cost saving' measures. As every good executive knows, it's important to improve the bottom line quickly, soon after you start and before you move on.
I've upvoted you because I like your sarcastic cynicism (or is is cynical sarcasm?). After a year of running Linux at home I'm now a fan, but I'm not blindly in love with it.
Open source wasn't 'supposed' to fix any and all security problems, it was intended to give people choice, enable them to make informed decisions and give freedom of action in their use of software. It does all that very well. As with all software products, unless you're a software wizard with lots of free time, your informed decisions are dependent on other people being wizards and there aren't enough of those to go around.
"But what happens once you stray off the path?"
You download the binaries and do your own private installs and make appropriate symbolic links and check the specialist forums for consensus advice about which library is needed. You kludge the application default choices and MAKE it do what you want it to do. GRAAAAAH! You beat your own path through the jungle and become your own systems admin. Sometimes you wonder if it would be a good idea to write a record of what you've done. That self doubt soon passes. Great fun!
I hereby relinquish all rights and claims to the random number generator method known as the 'Frank Ly Generator' and gift it to the world. (I retain the right to bask in any reflected glory.)
Note: I had to press a 'Sumbit' button to get the post published. Vulture lawyers might have a say in this.
" ... the right number of photons needed to balance getting the maximum quantum uncertainty, while not saturating the detectors."
That indicated they were using a bright 'scene', if they were worried about saturating the CMOS detectors. I'd have thought that quantum effects wouyld be more noticable at very low levels of illumination.
Has anyone tried generating a 'random' number my performing a checksum on all the pixels of a photo of a natural scene (flower beds in a park, woodland glade, etc)?
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