Re: Is anything ever obsolete?
SECAM - System Entirely Contrary to the American Method
282 posts • joined 26 May 2007
SECAM - System Entirely Contrary to the American Method
Had much more to do with the cost of the Vietnam war than the "Great Society" programs.
Nixon was the one that killed Apollo, killed the Mars follow-on, and settled on the flawed and under-funded STS development.
He also cut back many of the Great Society program while escalating the Vietnam war.
So it was politics, but as practiced by Nixon and his "southern strategy" (i.e., promoting racism).
Those are the features that the iPhone is missing?
You have a strange set of user requirements.
We called them WORN drives: Write Once, Read Never.
I learned how to do this in grade school. Just put a piece of paper on top of the galaxy then sprinkle some iron filings on top.
Physicists always want to make a big deal out of everything.
This is a terrible new trend!
And what's with the integrated floating-point unit these days? I remember when an FPU was delivered in its own separate rack, as dog intended (FPP-12)!
It also had more to do with deregulation than regulation.
"We have never had an undetected error."
Huh. A new place advertising "Chinese Fusion" just opened down the street. I guess it's not at all what I thought it was.
The headline has been altered from when it first went up.
It was originally "a metre away" which is 3x the 30 cm the article discusses. The current headline of "a few inches" is better. Still misleading, but not something I would have commented on.
The headline lies about the actual content of the story. The 50 second time is for kit 30 cm away. The one metre time was 5 minutes.
Changing the headline to "You won't believe how long it took to crack an AES-256 password!" would be more ethical clickbait.
"a white adult male with white hair who fled the scene in a white hatchback car"
Police went on to say they have apprehended 4 black male suspects.
Complicated by the fact that those juicy government contracts that Google has contractually obligates them to keep such data. And to make it available to auditors.
I (briefly) consulted for a company that thought those federal contract details were just "boilerplate" and could be ignored. When the feds were done with the audits and started assessing penalties and yanking contracts, the company was shut down as it was suddenly bankrupt. Oops.
(Of course the CEO was a libertarian asshole (but I repeat myself) who didn't think any rules should apply to him.)
Sure, like a black hole.
Or Brexit. Or President Trump.
(Please, just bring on the Earth-devouring black hole rather than more of that.)
There was no "email fiasco" except in the minds of low-information voters.
She handled email the same way as her predecessors. Sorry if you fell for the Republican con.
Really, really sorry if you fell for the Bernie con (which Clinton diplomatically didn't mention as another reason for her loss).
So which executive has a kid just starting at Stanford?
Can think of no other reason to move offices from a high-cost area (Irvine) to an extreme-cost area (San Jose).
The problem is not that Mummy cares enough to make the effort, but rather that her "connections" could actually make a difference.
Justice should be blind to the presence of connections, or even the presence of a doting mother.
It may not be the way the world actually works, but don't expect sympathy from me when it sometimes does.
Well, the obvious thing to do is report all the legislators' re-election websites to this central contact that is obligated to block sites.
And maybe I'll report my neighbor's business website. He still hasn't returned my circular saw.
Then there's the coach of the soccer team that beat my son's team last week.
Oh, I know! I'll report the site that you report sites to. They'll have to block themselves!
Nope, no way this could go wrong.
You might want to check for updates before complaining too loudly.
"Security Update 2017-001 10.11.6" is available to fix the cert bugs on 10.11 via Software Update.
The article points out that advertising makes up most of Google's revenue, so if this boycott starts to affect ad revenue it will show up quite clearly in their bottom line revenue and profits.
Reduced revenue and profits tends to negatively affect share price. I'd say both count as "market forces."
...on their neighbors if they are going to launch from their HQ in Hawthorne. Not only surprised, but probably singed too.
I think you'll find that they are going to launching from Canaveral in Florida.
Better yet, buy the space to advertise Windows 7.
I don't understand what makes you "cringe."
Is it your own ignorance at not being able to read those languages? Is it the thought of "those people" being able to vote? Is it the color of their skin? Is it typical American white male insecurity? Is it shame at the size of your "hands?"
I think it's sort of telling that Mossberg thinks that iPad apps cover the totality of what is done on computers. There is more to life than word processing/spreadsheets/games, although most "pundits" don't know that.
(Not to mention that ARM really isn't up to the task of those non-word processing/spreadsheets/games uses.)
This is the second launch since the September kaboom. The first was a launch for Iridium from Vandenberg.
It's the first from Canaveral (actually KSC this time), the first from LC 39A, and the first ISS resupply mission since then. Maybe that's what you were thinking of?
We all do. Are you saying you don't?
Next I suppose you'll tell us you skip the monthly recalibration of your car's Johnson bar.
I just received my W-2 as a PDF. It's 45K in size.
For 250 employees that's 11 MB. Even less if it was a single PDF so all the PostScript header stuff wasn't repeated 250 times.
A bit large for an email attachment, but if the District Superintendent asks, then you do whatever it takes!
Kiki approves of this idea.
At least she seems pleased with her new package.
Even if everyone knows about it.
A salesman are you?
"Blame the product" is the #1 excuse salespeople trot out when confronted about their own poor performance. (Occasionally it's true, but most often not.)
It died of old age.
(It was increasingly tired over the last few years.)
If we went "with the vote of the people" we'd be discussing President-elect Hillary Clinton.
On laptops that have an LED indicator to show that the camera is on, clever people (pronounced "bastərds") have managed to reprogram the microcontroller to disable the indicator function. So an indicator isn't as useful as one might assume.
Start counting down. Between 6-9 months from now the main processor board will fail in some fashion, ranging from bogus indicators to complete (literal!) melt-down of your freezer contents.
The cost of replacing the board is greater than the cost of the fridge. Samsung will not honor any warranty on it; there's always some way that it's Not Their Fault.
This is from a sample of six Samsung refrigerators from myself and friends. All six have had processor board failures. All six have been replaced by units from more reliable manufacturers.
(The ice maker usually fails around four months in.)
...the ones that make you look like Milla Jovovich.
I want to get a pair for the Mrs. for her birthday. Or maybe for mine....
Those other laptops that attract more flies are undoubtedly more "specked".
The fact you consider the Mac Pro (Late-2013)™ to be "dildo shaped" suggests that you may have some misconceptions about how to use computers.
I would seriously suggest further investigation before attempting to use an older "cheese grater" MacPro.
If anyone actually looked at the Musk presentation data, they'd see that the 80-day transit time is the "best case" scenario with one particular Earth-Mars alignment. Worst case was 150 days, or nearly twice as long.
And all of that was in support of determining thrust and fuel requirements for the desired payload mass to Mars, which determines the size of the booster, not for the purposes of scheduling how long you need to board your cat for.
While I'm at it, he also didn't promise 100 passengers to Mars in 2022. The 2022 date is for a completely different mission to Mars (Red Dragon), and he specifically stated in the Q&A that the first test flights of his "spaceship" would have many fewer than 100 people on-board. I would expect that the first flight(s) would have 0 humans on board.
Obligatory pedant comment pointing out that neither Smalltalk on the Alto nor Star Office featured overlapping windows. They were both tiled systems.
But the Apple visitors to PARC thought they'd seen overlapping windows so that's what they implemented, and did a rather clever job of it.
(Around the same time the AT&T Blit did have overlapping windows, but I've never heard any claim that anyone from Apple saw a Blit. And I no longer recall the exact timing of who released first. Needless to say the Blit didn't go very far.)
And when presented with one of those misconfigured DNS installations, you never have to look at, type in, or mentally compare an IP address?
This reminds me of calling tech support because your computer won't boot, and you're told to fill out a trouble ticket on their website. The high-level solution is best until it isn't there.
Human-readability of addresses isn't the most important issue (by a long shot), but it sure is annoying.
Will the latest fad be the last one? (said breathlessly)
Some of us remember when "goto-less programming" was going to fix everything. Sigh....
What difference does it make where he was headed or what he does in his spare time? He could have been headed to the local fluffy-kitten sacrifice cult annual BBQ and he still wouldn't deserve to get shot for explicitly following a cops orders.
Being a cop is not terribly dangerous compared to other jobs. Being a crab fisherman is considerably more dangerous, but we don't use that as an excuse to allow crabbers to shoot people.
Having grown up around cops I can say quite confidently that most cops are racist assholes who are incredibly insecure anytime they are not 100% in control. There are some good cops out there, but they've been bullied into just going along with the rest.
Here I am typing on a wonderful Mac II ADB-interface mechanical-switch keyboard connected to a current round Mac Pro. Works just fine, thank you, and is the best keyboard this side of a Selectric.
I have a stack of 5 more of them in the closet just in case, but I can't kill this keyboard no matter how hard I pound on the thing.
Yes, I use an ADB-to-USB converter, but still...
...all of the ISIL "supporters" on Twitter are actually FBI agents trolling for marks for the next sting operation.
And those FBI boys like their pron almost as much as the Secret Service guys.
I'm sure the EUTELSAT folks will be surprised that SpaceX is "taxpayer funded", considering that they paid $60 million+ for the launch of their satellites.
Or does receiving government contracts for one thing mean that everything else you do is "taxpayer funded"?
Since case-insensitive is the default setting for HFS+, what is it that you think makes it "not work (properly)"? Locale handling? Honest question.
Yes, there are issues with HFS+, mostly just showing its age. Not sure anyone is going to argue with you there. But whatever follows it is sort of by definition the "next-gen," at least for Apple.
ZFS appeared to get canceled by Apple's legal department, not because of technical issues.
Since we talking about case sensitivity, it's "Xcode", not "XCode".
But there is no evidence in this article that Broadcom is abusing patents via submarining or patenting the obvious. These 10 patents are well known and widely licensed and, as the article noted, were previously licensed by Sony.
It's possible that it's an oversight on Sony's part, but if Broadcom has really contacted them then an oversight could have been quickly remedied. More likely Sony is using their lawyers to try to cut a better licensing deal as part of a settlement. ("Well, you could continue this expensive patent litigation for a few more years, or we could just license the patents for 10% of what we were previously paying. Your choice.")
Yes, Macrovision. The company that used to provide "copy protection" for VHS tapes.
Utterly unrelated to Macromedia, which is why they have different names.
Using the phrase "dependent on taxpayer dollars" is what is known as a "tell."
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