Where are all the fanbois?
119 posts • joined 9 Apr 2010
Where are all the fanbois?
Prove to us that there are no backdoors, and that decrypted data cannot be exfiltrated by SEs and HMCs. Please!
> "Do what you feel is right, Sir. However, I promise you that if you get legal involved, I'll make you famous."
I would never say that. You need to complete the live test of the madhouse by including legal. If they decide to go after you, the lawyers also have earned their share of the notoriety.
Relevance: "Hippies were a thing when The Shockwave Rider was still science-fiction..."
TSR was published about ten years before the IBM PC was announced, and the hippy counter-culture was already past its heyday. One can argue when TSR ceased to be fictional but surely opening the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Science_Foundation_Network to commercial traffic had to be a prerequisite. I would argue the legitimization of working as a "rasher" is also a prerequisite.
<cough>Intel AMT authentication</cough> (if you believe SemiAccurate)
"Neither of my Linux laptops seem to have it"
See http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/INTEL_MEI_ME.html for a list of PCI IDs.
"The trading systems should add up to 5 seconds of random delay to each trade to stop traders wasting money on technology and location trying to screw each other."
If the markets were truly free, yes, but that was the point regarding the broken financial system comment--markets are NOT free anymore, and no governments with the necessary jurisdiction are inclined to intervene. This is not a problem of technology, of course, but one of societal corruption.
The article is totally oblivious how remarkably minimal the past maximum was. It started late, didn't get very high, and abated earlier than has been typical. Scientists are still trying to understand it. The Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_maximum is rather helpful.
Exactly. But there's CRUX, from which Arch arose, which is even more Spartan and devoted to KISS principles, and will never, ever incorporate the systemd madness. These days documentation for build-from-source distros is more similar than not, so CRUX lets its community search Linux From Scratch, Arch, Gentoo, etc. for insights to issues rather then spend a lot of time developing package-specific prose. CRUX may be for an even more experienced GNU/Linux user, but it should be investigated if you are considering Arch, especially if you're a real purist.
"From the late 1990s onward, due in part to the popularity of his essay, Raymond became a prominent voice in the open source movement." Hence, luminary. Maybe that was before your time.
He has writen dozens of essays/books, including "The Art of UNIX Programming", "Homesteading the Nooshpere", and that short UNIX newbie gem, "The Loginataka" (http://catb.org/esr/faqs/loginataka.html).
Visit http://www.catb.org/~esr/ to go to the source.
The "confirmation hearings" for elected positions are supposed to be the election campaigns, the judges being the voters supported by an entirely unbiased, objective free press. What the Founding Fathers voiced as one prerequisite for the viability of the government they designed has ceased to manifest (another was franchised citizens were themselves reputable, moral, and responsible). They effectively guaranteed their government would break down if franchised citizens would not or could not exercise appropriate due diligence over those running for office. Jefferson in particular believed their government would inevitably become corrupted to the point of necessitating an armed revolution as the only possible remedy.
Politicians are famous for saying whatever the immediate listeners want to hear in an effort to garner their votes. It is unsurprising they will support polar-opposite positions depending on their audience. What is surprising is how coverage documenting such inconsistencies does not change voters' beliefs about the reliability of campaign promises made by such deceivers.
This is an amazing election. It is illogical to believe this can end well regardless of the outcome.
Perhaps the ratios of debt to GDP?
The Wikipedia article makes it plain it persists without power--no refreshing required.
No mention of that so I suppose it shares that feature.
UL does not test for resistance to sabotage/subversion.
"Ouch! That has to hurt."
Indeed, but entirely earned. They clearly need outside help.
Do you have evidence they are ignoring non-compliance regarding any rights they hold?
"Conservancy is the only organization doing GPL compliance work in the USA."
Ah, I think you forgot about the Free Software Foundation. They also seek to assist offenders with becoming compliant, and a lot of GPLed software copyrights have been assigned to them so they have standing to go to court if necessary.
Outsource it to the Swiss? An interesting approach and worthy of a feasibility study that probably can be completed within a few decades.
Hands down, The Donald has more experience going bankrupt than all the other candidates combined. I expect that will come in handy for the next POTUS, if not the sitting one. On top of that he's a sublime twofer--bread AND circuses.
"Also if the patent is found to be bogus then the Patent office should foot half the reward to the wounded party."
This assumes the responsible people in the Patent office really care about the taxpayers' money; i.e., this is not good enough, but it's moving in the right direction.
Inquiring minds want to know if the increased expense of magnifying apparatus for vision-challenged employees and contractors was accounted for.
"When it comes to technology, they are utterly clueless - they wouldn't have the first idea how to look for them through the file system (let alone know what a file system is), and I'd be amazed if they had the wherewithal to go downloading apps to reveal the passwords."
I think many script kiddies fit that description. Heroin addicts usually start by associating with a pusher.
Wasn't their legal staff involved in looking at the liability exposures the design could potentially allow? Do they believe MS is immune here? Or is there no defensive legal section? These decisions are not making good sense from a shareholder's perspective.
Note to DDs: anything_newer != always_better ;
Funny definition of evil Google has there.
That's only the second time I've upvoted an AC comment.
That would fit most non-legal professionals' definitions of "reasonable" to be sure; thus, it cannot happen in a court of law. ;-) However, the judge that gets saddled with this one may become annoyed enough to find some "lawyers" in contempt of court, we can hope. Surely IBM can have no dreams of ever recovering its legal costs dealing with this freak of the legal system.
"because he couldn't get a grant unless he toed the line" even with his Nobel. What's wrong with this picture?
Well, I gave the AC an upvote (second I've ever granted, I think) because it's absolutely spot on. A Multiprise 2000 isn't even the end of that product line (3000). Almost a decade ago I was supporting both for a client. By 2009 the 2000 was out of support (IBM would provide a CE for $400/hour though). However, parts availability was becoming a big concern. I failed to convince management to buy one or two 2000s on eBay for parts cannibalization. I don't want to know what supporting a 2000 entails these days. While this failure does not seem to be in the hardware, the infrastructure is an accident waiting to happen. It's not the systems programmers (they have at least one, right?) that are at fault here, I'm certain.
I meant to add "An average modern smartphone is far superior to the 80386, to be sure, but the totality of the S/390 infrastructure dwarfs the smartphone's--there is no way it can get near the throughput of the S/390." but the edit timed out.
"Well, there's probably more processing power in the avereage[sic], modern smartphone."
Impresively off the mark. I will grant you that an actual S/390 platform is nowhere near as capable as a zSeries platform of any vintage (almost like running Windows on a 80286 these days). If this is true, the PHBs need to explain why that is what is being used. But you served up a massive failure concluding a smartphone is more capable than a S/390. If we compare the 80286 to an entry-level S/390, it is immediately obvious the 80286 is rudimentary. Comparing the 80386 is more sporting but it's still not even close.
You are clearly no greybeard (and I gather proud of it, too).
Perhaps they're using the RT patches (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTLinux). That's what I would do, anyway.
As Alan Cox observed, Snowden should have run to the only place on Earth beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement: Wall Street.
Even before the advent of Plug Compatible Machines brought competition for the Central Processing Units, the S/360 peripheral hardware market was open to third parties. IBM published the technical specifications for the bus and tag channel interfaces allowing, indeed, encouraging vendors to produce plug and play devices for the architecture, even in competition with IBM's own. My first S/360 in 1972 had Marshall not IBM disks and a Calcomp drum plotter for which IBM offered no counterpart. This was true of the IBM Personal Computer as well. This type of openness dramatically expands the marketability of a new platform architecture.
I presume the person responsible for the mention of DIE is unaware that z/OS systems DIE all the time. The acronym is Disabled Interrupt Exit and coding one requires knowledge and authorizations beyond that of most applications programmers.
Now they're starting to think like a mainframer... ;-)
CMS started life independent of the original CP-67 hypervisor development, so it is not a good comparison. GCS, OTOH, was later developed to provide all the MVS facilities needed to support the port of VTAM into the VM suite of products. CMS maintained its ability to be IPLed on bare metal for long time, but GCS never had that ability (or need). CMS did have some MVS (and VSE) facilities including VSAM but nowhere near what was needed for VTAM, particularly multiple task support (process in POSIX-speak).
I have the beard, too (moustache isn't grey, though) and started working with VM around 1978. The VM community inside and outside IBM developed virtualization into a powerful paradigm despite much resistance inside IBM and that history is well-documented. A major pillar was the VM-specific hardware development throughout the process that provided crucial performance gains and also allowed the hypervisor to itself be IPLed in a virtual machine. To our minds, z/VM provides industrial-strength virtualization, as the number of busy Linux instances a mainframe could handle with great stability even over a decade ago testifies. In general we would like to see desktop computers get there, too, while hoping mainframe virtualization will always continue to lead the way.
This reminds me of the time some guy named Linus announced he'd just thrown an experimental, GPLed 386 kernel over the wall for other Minix users to try out. Today's version is quite a bit more sophisticated. If the fundamental concepts are indeed sound, this could prove to be a very interesting homesteading within ESR's Noosphere.
"I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid."
I think many here do not get the point. Unless computer controls have been developed to offset the natural instabilities of the system, you cannot let go of the cyclic when flying a helicopter unless you want the machine to rapidly come unglued. Flying a helicopter has been compared to staying on top of a ball, especially when hovering in gusty conditions. Of course, an autogyro cannot hover.
Bob Hoover is another great pilot, one who is no longer allowed to fly in the USA because the FAA will not renew his license on a medical technicality. Last I checked, however, he was still performing in airshows in other countries, still killing the engines of his Twin Commander and gliding through loops and other precision maneuveurs enroute to full stop safe landings as his signature demonstration of conserving momentum.
Hmmm... Am I the only one around here to notice how those self-identifying Christians are in turn picked on by non-self-identifying Christians, even to the point of being subjected to hate crimes (violently objected to by some non-self-identifying Christians) by some non-self-identifying Christians?
Then, if possible, he does the typically human thing and tries it again, establishing a closed loop for all eternity.
[blush] Kindly substitute "force" for "light" in the foregoing post.
The force you impart to the rod propagates through the entire rod much faster than light speed, but all the molecules only increase velocity per the force imparted. This does bring up the question of gravity propagation, however. If a mass pops into space-time, is its gravity manifested everywhere in the Universe instantaneously or does it propagate out from the mass, and, if the latter, at what velocity does it propagate? Inquiring minds want to know.
El Reg has astonished me with this move and lost me patronage. How sad.
I really hope you guys can demonstrate impact to the bottom line sufficient to justify your continuing efforts at innovation there. Of course, you'll need the help of marketing, won't you?
...the aggregate smarter infrastructure he's left behind. I doubt Dell has anything approaching what he had access to. However, it may be they really aren't expecting any great innovation to obtain, only increased customer buy-in due to his rep.
For now, only the geekiest of geeks will be working on the project. Maybe mere mortals can have a go at it around Java 9, when GPU monitors are likely to be more mainstream, wouldn't you think?
I'm interested in what the Scala crowd thinks of this initiative.
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