Another article blathering around DevOps without discussing any aspect of it, and telling us that if we don't drink the kool aid we'll be redundant next year. Jog on.
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You know what doesn't help literally anyone? Another speech by some bloviating windbag about DevOps "culture" with zero practical discussions about how to actually get on with the practical side.
Yeah, reading el reg has become a little tiresome recently with the plethora of devops non-articles.
Re: You What?
These are all interesting data points guys, I can feel the synergy flowing through the project. Lets kick all the negativity in to the long grass and align ourselves to the big picture.
Re: teaching computing to kiddies.
They might even tempt some users back from Linux
I booted in to windows the other day, I wanted to update it to Windows 10 before it was no longer free (hey, I might not use it at all, but if I do need to use it, I don't want to have to pay again for the latest version). It did all its update perfectly happy, rebooted and now won't boot back up. Spent two hours trying different "rescue" options, none of them fixed anything, so I gave up and booted linux to play some TF2.
I don't think I can be tempted back now, even though I need to fire up a VM to book holiday (*20* different ActiveX plugins required!) or get my payslips (this is an awesome one, it only works in two versions of IE. I don't know if they are being deliberately ironic or just daft, but ADP have the temerity to call their IE-only portal "myfreedom"...)
Re: PCs fading away...
Yeah, but the thing they invented was HDCP and then just nailed it on top of the existing DVI standard.
DVI can also have HDCP; HDMI can also carry audio, and has a higher bandwidth, even compared to dual link DVI. It's a smaller connector, and the combination of audio+video in one cable makes the rats nest behind my AV amp considerably smaller than in the one that had separate DVI/component/SCART sockets and matching coax/SPDIF/RCA plugs for each input.
Personally, that makes me perfectly happy to pay ~2p per device to the rent seeking scum.
Re: I looked into this a while back
He's now worth 4.5 billion according to Forbes but a figure as low as 2 billion is plausible.
He purposefully over-inflates estimates of his net worth. In 2005, he was claiming a net worth of $5-6 billion, but the a NYT journo got the inside track from 3 different sources with direct knowledge of his finances that it was actually $150-250 million dollars.
Trump got irate at this, sued the reporter (for $5 billion!) and lost, and then lost the appeal as well. His net worth is important because by inflating it he can access more favourable loans (how happy would you be lending $1bn dollars to someone worth $150m vs someone worth $10bn?). OTOH, it's largely irrelevant because he has shown (four times!) that when he gets a loan wrong, he's more than happy to let the company go in to chapter 11 and buy the assets at a discount.
Some people think Trump is this amazing property developer, whilst in fact most of his income comes from branding deals to put his name on buildings - its all one big shell game.
Re: Honest Question
The WWII Enigma machine had billions and billions of combinations in the 'keyspace', but because they sent weather reports in standard format, and ended with "HEIL HILTER", the nearly-infinite rotor settings fell out each morning in about 20 minutes.
Who is this Hilter character, sounds interesting.
PS: If a few of them had ended like that, it would probably have taken us a little longer each day.
Re: Because data protection
Me: "You're my bank - you've called me on the number i've given you. I want to know *YOU'RE* who you say you are before I give out any personal information! Can *you* confirm *my* address?"
Bank monkey: *silence*
I think more of us are doing this, because last time I did this, HSBC refused to give me my information, but said I could call back to the telephone banking service, authenticate with that and then gave me a number to give to the CSR so that I would be transferred back to them, which seemed an acceptable compromise.
In SA you also get Bunny Chow, which is basically a loaf of bread with the top cut off, the insides scooped out and then filled up with Indian food and the top replaced. The Indian immigrants weren't allowed to sell food to blacks, so they would sell it out the back door, disguised in a loaf of bread. Ingenious, tasty and you can use the top as a sort of spoon.
Re: Transparency doesn't matter
So men, women and.....?
Gender is not binary.
Re: Transparency doesn't matter
Which actually might give slight advantage to women, because in other studies they have demonstrated to be more emphatic than men.
I think actually men are more emphatic usually, women are thought to be more empathetic.
I've seen shit code from every gender tbh.
We do scrum properly at our place
As in, we're likely to collapse in a heap 3 times out of 4, and whenever we try to push forward, 8 people oppose us and try to gouge our eyes occasionally.
Well that's going to need some rewriting on the website or it had better be rock solid and stay up for the next 24 years (Estimating a two hour outage yesterday.)
The router can be up and misconfigured.
What a dumbass
He'd clearly managed to stash some of his gains offshore and hidden from the Feds, just take the 71 months, don't be a dick and be out in 36. On-shore the money later as consultancy fees paid from the dummy corps.
I really don't fancy flying in a plane with ejectable wings.
Re: I find this one a bit difficult to believe
Red next to black, jump the fuck back. Red next to yella, cuddly fella
Re: I find this one a bit difficult to believe
Not only are adapters available, but its trivial to make your own using a molex crimp tool and the appropriate 3x2 and 2x10 molex socket/plugs.
Re: Rule 3: Functions should be curried.
seq_7_10_13_16_19 = map(partial(int.__add__, 4), range(3,18,3))
Much too ugly*:
seq_7_10_13_16_19 = [ val + 4 for val in range(3,18,3) ]
* but you are obviously illustrating the FP aspect of it... list comprehensions are about as functional as I like to go ;)
Who is presenting?
Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester? Yes please
Re: Making data recovery difficult
Twiddling bits in the CPU is not the issue, it is that some flash memory controllers in older SSDs (notably older SandForce SF-2281) are dependent upon it being able to compress the content that is being sent to it to achieve high read/write speeds. Encrypted data should be largely indistinguishable from noise and thus be very poor to compress, resulting in a lower disk performance than if the content was being loaded in the clear.
CPU speed doesn't come into it.
Re: digital software?
Haha! Ahahahaha!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! ... Can you get me a glass of water please? ... HAHA HAHA!!!
Wait, that can't be right Igor
Re: What's so wrong with tax?
Businesses (above a certain size) don't pay VAT, but must collect it from their customers and give it to their state.
Everyone pays VAT - sole traders, small companies, private individuals, VAT registered companies, mega-corporations. Anyone VAT registered is also obliged to charge VAT on goods and services that are rated for VAT, but they only have to remit to the taxman the difference between what they paid in VAT and what they received in VAT.
They do also get a rebate if they pay more in VAT than they received in VAT, but businesses that pay more in VAT than they receive don't tend to be around for very long.
The only way the election process can possibly be truly transparent is to do the whole thing by hand
Fairly certain you can rig an election with paper ballots too - substitute one box of votes for another box of votes during transit to the counting station.
Utter BS. Transistors have a lifetime, particularly the more they get squashed down and used. You replace your servers on a rolling 3-5 year cycle, because dealing with the shitty intermittent problems that older servers give you is not worth the time when a replacement server will be faster and use less power. If you have servers older than 5 years old, and they actually do real work, replace them now.
Re: I never liked them anyway...
Meh, that's just BS. Before hungryhouse and justeat came along, most of the takeaways, particularly the cheaper ones, round my way (East London) either didn't deliver at all or only accepted cash. Having a single payment processor for takeaways is a win for consumer trust, enabling more places to deliver to more people and employ more delivery drivers and staff.
Similarly, TopTable can be seen as a parasite on restaurants, or a way that allows them to maximise their covers on a slow tuesday.
PS: What's going on? What all this shouting? We'll have no trouble here!
Re: Very disappointing
On the plus side, this sort of pro-active data handling actually makes me want to register with hungryhouse.
Re: Whole new level
Actually, there are 4 x 950 MW units, because you need to do maintenance every now and again and no-one likes power cuts.
My (least?) favourite gimmick is in anything involving law enforcement "Keep them on the line long enough so we can run a trace". Yep, ok.
You don't have to use Facebook to be used by Facebook.
Re: And the winners are...
Don't be daft, the winners here are Rohan Silva and his merry band of pick-axe sellers.
Re: A little obvious
There is good rigorous evidence that shared family mealtimes improve a number of childhood outcomes.
Correlation or causation? Perhaps a subset of "Good parents" is "Parents who share mealtimes" - but that doesn't mean that the subset is also a superset. From your linked PDF:
As mentioned in the summary of the Musick and Meier study, one of the most common criticisms of family meal research is that it is difficult to isolate family mealtime benefits as distinct from other factors in the family environment.
Family dinners may be part and parcel of a broader package of practices, routines, and rituals that reflect parenting beliefs and priorities. Interventions aimed at increasing the frequency of family meals may be successful only if they can change the family habits that tend to go along with eating as a family
So cargo cult parenting, that is having shared mealtimes but not the other family habits that shared mealtimes often imply, doesn't necessarily help.
Re: Needs just a tweak.
On civil construction / arquitecture, normally, the project is sucessful when the building stands the test of time (aka doesn't fall due to structural flaws).
Perhaps software needs to learn a page or two from other industries.
I notice very few buildings go up in an Agile manner. They all seem to plan ahead on what is required, and seem to get agreement from all parties on what will be built before they even start anything.
Ah, we can dream.
The problem with OpenCore
I've never liked OpenCore software. Sun tried to do it with MySQL (I expect Oracle are probably continuing that theme), and the biggest issues are not cost, or having to have licenses for each developer instance (I've not run a dev stack on my laptop for years, its easier to have it on a VM - connectivity is a minimum requirement for any work these days).
It's really about how well tested those features are. With OpenCore, the newest and flashiest features are used by the smallest section of the user base. The OpenCore company will tell you that their Enterprise paid-for features are the most well tested of all their features, but this is bollocks - the main testing of all open source software is when all these different users start using it in all the different ways that they need to use it, and not just in the few ways that the company who developed it have envisaged. With OpenCore, there just aren't as many users exercising the "enterprise" features, and the bugs don't actually get fixed until the feature is in the core.
It's some fucked up version of enterprise software, the enterprise version is the least tested version, and has the most unstable and newest features in it. WTF.
You don't have to have this model - take Lucene/Solr. Most of the development of this takes place by people employed by a few companies, chiefly LucidWorks. LucidWorks offer consultancy and support, chiefly for people who need help customizing the software they have written. It works much much better IMO.
This make me ask: why does the person who committed the code still have commit rights?
No-one has "commit rights" anymore, this is the purpose of git. Linux sees pull requests, and he can see pull requests from anyone.
Regardless, whoever this was should still have their metaphorical "commit bit". Just don't present code like that again - plus, Linus use of invective about the crap quality has ensured that this is widely discussed, and the reasons why Linus doesn't like that code disseminated, and he doesn't have to tell any other junior neophytes from the cult of GCC not to do similar in future.
That's not quite true. Line lengths of about 120 chars are fine which is why paperbacks use them. But 80 chars is generally enough for most lines.
Hmm, only nasty cheap paperbacks. In print typography, it is recommended to have between 50-60 characters per line, including spaces. See Emil Ruder's "Typography"..
Re: Capitalism at its worse.
Restore it from backup? Oh you forgot to back it up? TIME FOR A CLASS ACTION OF ONE.
Google have no control over these modifications therefore cannot release a 'fix' that will work on all devices.
If the OEM wants to call it an Android phone, Google in fact have quite a bit of control over what they do with it.
@AC with homophobic maths
There was approxiamtely a 60% turnout, and from those, 64% said yes. Which is the equivalant of only 38.4% of the population..... Not exactly an overwhelming majority...
So to put it another way, only 21.6% of people voted against it?
They want to change it to .lgbtqiaap
No replaceable battery
The company is also offering "every single external contributor" a free, lifetime licence
Again, they are not obligated to do that.
In fact, they are.
They are re-licensing all their external contributors work, which is not legal. To make it legal, they are proposing to re-license it under their new terms, with the consideration being the "free" lifetime license, and hoping that no-one says "No", or worse, says "No" and sues them.
Without consideration, there would be no incentive for the contributors to accept the change of license.
For this post I use the appropriate icon. My post said:
Are people from the Americas not Americans?
This drew your ire:
The standard global practice is to refer to people based on the continent they live on. People in Europe are Europeans. People in Africa are Africans. There is no continent called 'America'.
If you're still not getting it, "The Americas" is plural.
Are people from the Americas not Americans?
The Register can state that the judgment in Case C‑264/14 does not remove Bitcoin barons' liability to Capital Gains Tax.
Except in tax regimes that treat movable assets differently, like Luxembourg and Germany. Hold bitcoins for 6-12 months, depending on location, and sell with no CGT liability.
Re: Post-it note
Crumbs! Does this mean I should stop watching Cutie (QT) for taste reasons?
Re: Rant: Why so slow, and why such a rubbish UX?
Box shifting hardware manufacturers don't care about how it actually works, just the number of boxes it ticks so that a PFY can sell one using just a spreadsheet.
Re: Nice little roundup
Take a look at UK football. A few years ago, "all" you needed was Sky Sports and you could watch everything. Then, "competition" was brought in. You have ended up with several channels across which the games are spread. While techinically it is competition, it does mean that a football fan now needs to pay for Sky Sports, and BT Sports, and any other channels, so it costs them more.
Do I have to look at it, or can we just talk about it? One thing you have neglected to take in to account is that when it was "all" on Sky Sports, only around 10% of games were available to view on subscription services, whilst now a much larger proportion of games are available across more channels. I believe Sky currently have more live UK football than at any point in their existence. The argument is that - yes, you might pay more, but you are getting more.
This is moot though, as no-one really watches "UK football", they watch specific teams - and in order to watch all the available matches for a specific team, you must buy one of each subscription. Almost certainly, that will cost you more money - but it might be of some value to you, if it means you can watch "your team" 5 times a year instead of 3.
"it lost most of its atmosphere for reasons not yet discovered"
I thought we had the bastard responsible - is it not a combination of not enough gravity and no volcanism? Not enough mass to keep it all from boiling off and nothing to replenish it?