It's true that I've ramped up seriously in the SSD's and large capacity spinners but I do see a role for these. High speed sequential. Now about the price ... ;-).
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Not to put too fine a point on it, our self-elected/self-selected elites think they are the sharpest tools in the toolshed despite thousands of contrary examples per annum, over the millinea of both written and oral recollections. So, yeah, we aren't supposed to notice the people behind the curtain.
They will be completely clueless until lead off to slaughter.
If you're looking for interesting coincidences (of which I am not certain exist), go read my comment over in Pond Scum:
Same class of problem, interesting how nature achieves it, and without any reference to micro-Kelvins.
I'd rephrase to a machine optimized to handle a certain class of problems, not any one particular problem. What you do is construct the experimental setup so that when the system "relaxes" you end up with the optimal solution to that particular problem. It's all about getting the preconditions right. There's a certain quantum-mechanical sauce (retrieving the 'solution' without collapsing the wave-function) but that's the idea.
Trying to compare it to a system setup with a highly specialized, highly optimized GPGPU system really doesn't do it, in my not so humble opinion. My problem here, and as I recall this was pointed out before, is that you have a hell of a time trying to identify when those problem domains actually overlap between the two methods and for which you should detect a measurable (measure, quantum, uhhh...) set of results that positively (p<.01 I believe) demonstrates that the D-Wave is a quantum computer.
Instead what we end up with is some problem types that demonstrate the D-Wave is ideal for that one particular problem and I mean one, not the whole class of problem, a lot of experiments that show equivalence between classical and quantum, and some for which the D-Wave doesn't come up with a solution. Personally, I am not surprised. First, if this were easy, we'd have done it decades ago. Second, thinking how to properly 'program' the D-Wave would give most anyone migraine's, ala Dr. Feynmann and understanding QM. Lastly, if you don't believe in a personally malignant universe, you will now.
"'Quantum walk' refers to a kind of quantum mechanical solution to the 'travelling salesman' problem. Instead of an iterative path-by-path test of the possible paths through a network, the quantum 'walker' exists as a superposition of states across many many paths. Those states can converge quickly on the optimal path."
Could it be... D-Wave?
I would of thought that the addition of LIDAR, Human (IR) sensing, and such would be de rigueur. then again, maybe not. The processing for the first, and having more than one such sensor, would run up the costs. A lot easier in a ground-based vehicle and with a reasonable surface, you could add a larger energy source.
Still, this puppy should be in any activists' toolkit and if more than one ready activist is present, flying them in sweeps should do nicely for documenting police behavior. [Right up until some bright-boy starts TASERing them.]
That's the group that this is aimed four-square at with the focus on using commodity hardware. That's been the hot proposition (I have no idea if it's true) for the medium to large IT consulting/service firms. Small firms were supposed to follow in their footsteps converting capex cost plus opex service calls into pure opex revenues (ARR).
Trevor would almost certainly know more about this. I'm the guy out there that when you run into major weird in my neck of the woods, I get called in. I do weird. [Regular stuff is boring. I don't do boring. Even/especially if you throw money at me.]
For a while, Sony and Samsung were tied in my mind. The components were usually the same (Trinitron excepted) so it usually came down to the glam/UI. Being the oft engineer that I am, the nod went to Samsung. The greatest exception to that rule were the MultiSyncs. [BTW, every artist who crossed my path usually got the same advice. Apple and/or Sony.] Nowadays, my recommendations only happen after a serious question & answer session. The market is that fragmented/segmented.
OpSec seems to be a common point of failure. Then again, concealing one's IP address and/or MAC address seems to be immeasurably a small issue of, oh..., like not bragging even discussing operations ever, maintaining cell-structure (the espionage kind, not biological kind), little things use of cut-outs (technological where speed is mandatory, low-tech otherwise, little things like that.
'Twere me, I'd have so many cold relays that the connection would freeze Antarctica, never the same devices, never hanging on to such a device, yada, yada. Most criminals literally talk (pun-intended) their way into prison.
hmm... let's see. I've been in many a country where using drugs results in execution. And this is not execution ten to forty-years down the road execution, this is next week execution. With a bullet. In public. That's as stiff a sentence as you can impose and no behavioral change at either the individual nor sociological can be detected and I know how to do that (my specialization). For the record, we had to literally buy/bribe one of our guys out of a prison system so we could take him back to serve federal time instead. But very much alive. US citizenship didn't buy shit.
So pardon me if I don't buy your stiffer sentence dogma. I live in an analyctical world, whetherwithin the confines within most all the various tribes of engineering or the oft warring tribes of the social sciences and man do they have the art of war down pat!
Having done such work (and absolutely killer wire-wraps), you have my total respect. And that's the reason that the next, obvious, step is programming everything. (I'm surprised that some wag hasn't trotted out Software-Defined Hardware, unless I missed seeing it somewhere.) Rearranging connects, and therefore function, will work for a time to conceal the sloppiness of the of developers (yeah, right, the "art of computer programming") but for a time. Hopefully, by then, you'll be able to rearrange atoms (using nanotech) or living computing nodes, as required.
[I've been doing every damn IT thang, hardware/software/network/systems, since 1975 and have zero respect for "practitioners" in software today. BTW, software defined biologicals should totally frighten anyone as they'll give "bug" a whole completely new manifestation!]
First doing what? Bending over?! Since Hell hasn't frozen over yet, and since I do live in Hell, I can tell you it's lot's of burning shine. [Yes, really. 25+C here.] The really interesting fact here is we see Classic Apple Fan-boy behavior around Windows Phone. Wow! Who's been spiking my coffee with crystal meth again?
How about it being the last ditch tool to use when Calibre's eReader (I like its cataloging), Tomahawk, Sumatra, Foxit, and the rest here fail to render properly or Adobe specific functions are invoked. BTW, that's very rare and only one with my own collection, not some file that is recent, even from "known" sources. I don't accept mailed files, period. Yeah, I'm a founding member of the T-Foil-Hat Brigade.
I was reading and listening to all the political gloating/angst over the Cantor loss here, and came to that conclusion. The misdirection being played out by both sides demonstrates that the system really is rigged and rigged for that exact reason. Keep your eye on the ball (while we pick your pocket, steal your house, and retirement). Oh well, live and learn. I just hope they realize that six plus millenia of historical record is littered by a LOT of dead elites.
I have on several dozen occasions. All of them via ads on Google pages (search, gmail, &c.). Then again I have my accounts highly segregated so the profile they are using (I check regularly) is relevant, therefore the ads are what I'm interested in. My other accounts (MS, Yahoo!), not even and their ads get the kill switch aside from being too "loud." Facebook is by far the worst offender, so far off to not even being in the same universe.
I understand the privacy/utility trade-offs and if you're not rude, I'll even cooperate to help you make expenses, even a huge profit. The same is true business for any business [Reg, Ars], even the government. You just have to openly engage my cooperation. Sadly, the rape model of business and government seems to be the first choice selected. FB obviously has been paying attention to MBA's/Marketers again. Good-bye Facebook: It wasn't nice meeting you.
Saved me a ton of typing. There must be something of a unique corporate culture there. I used to swear by their products going back through to the '80's, and I still come across some that are still surprisingly indestructible. But when they try to do the post M&A incorporation, only negative revenue & valuation results. Weird.
Are the institutions going to receive a heads up, which invalidates some of the information, or do they get no notice in which case a "false alarm" is generated with all that entails. Should be fun to watch from the outside. [I thought this illegal under your laws. Nice to see I was wrong.]
I'll have to try that approach here. Much more sensible than deploying "hardened" remote XP VM's that can be readily (seconds) be recovered. Windows 8 has been pretty nice here even on the my hard-core, non-touch workstation but having done 45 years of UI/UX changes, what's another one. My *only* problem is the modifications MS are making for a bunch of retards (yep strong words) that I have to incorporate into my workflow here.
Actually the virtual furniture and 3-d context is a well done kit in that part of the CAD world. I'd stumble across their world as I was collecting info on various CAD/CAE/CAM and simulation packages. The translation between real world to virtual world is the "hard" part. The really interesting part is
Google tagged the same base hardware as I'll be using for the sensory apparatus/data massager for drone use.
More throwing tantrums like an infant (L’enfant terrible if I have't mangled it) going through the terrible twos on methamphetimines. Theo's been a fixture for a long, long time and BSD was always my favorite distro. However..., he gives me more than sufficient reason to drink and friends don't let friends drink and code (or do message groups**) !!
With that, I need a drink. A toast to my shiny, shiny new server!
[**There are more than a few tantrums out there from moi so I know of what I type.]
We're still at the low hanging fruit stage of fixes for these packages. In crypto & security there are some damned subtle problems that will haunt you for a very long time. Throwing money and additional eyeballs at these problems is a start. Given the core nature of these to proper/secure operation, which expert(s) are on deck?
I think it's safe to say that there will be a severe shake-up in who are considered 'trusted' equipment providers. Hell, maybe some firm can come up with ways to verify the kit hasn't been fiddled with. [No Dis-assemble!] If I were actually concerned here it wouldn't be challenging to build my own. Actually thinking about it, the NSA may have created a new niche: The Return of the Home-brew manufacturer. [The down-votes are silly. This is as real as it gets.]
... how much of a factor possibly breaking the cross device family kits was/is? I haven't gone that direction but it does seem an Apple/Jobs kind of thing to do. In any case, it looks like all the rest of the dozens that I've had to deal with over the decades. Gin up a crib sheet and I'll be fine.
ZMy rading came to a screeching halt when I read that. Extremophiles do exist in the damnedest places here on Earth and aren't dependent on life in more temperate conditions. Some of them are in many of our bodies. If anything, those conditions are extremely like to radically accelerate adaptation. When/if we ever do find such life, it'll be one hardy SOB and I'd think really hard before I landed there. It'll probably eat anything. Fast!
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