"one line" games?
Didn't know TRS-80 had APL.
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Didn't know TRS-80 had APL.
This is what happens when one is too preoccupied with purpling one's prose to do editing.
Once you learn that diesel fuel that runs the Ukrainian army is mostly supplied by the very same foreign power, which that army is purportedly fighting, you will start understanding how things work there.
because with Bithammer one can flip correction bits as well. This all has been tried already.
The civilian agencies got access to the presumed secret evidence that the government used to place the blame? Or they just happily echo-chambering each other, 17 or more times?
The only bit of concrete technical information I was able to find in all the reports was that the source IP was in Russia. Yeah, the chain of VPNs used for attack had last hop from Moscow, so what?
You mean, how the way media *always* does it (due to the fundamental limitations on the format)?
Bloody English imperialists will do anything to keep noble people of Ireland enslaved.
if in the course of the trial it were found that they didn't pass the bar after all.
/* XXX fix this hack in the next release. -- Gnaeus. */ ?
Ever heard of the Eastern front, where Axes kept 9/10 of their manpower?
This, given strict liability (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strict_liability) for the subject in question, means that the FBI officers committed a felony, right? Their intentions doesn't matter.
according to our theories about formation of the Universe, based on evidence that we collect from within our event horizon. So we are perhaps as clueless about real evolution and age of the Universe (relative to the older races) as inhabitants of these yet to be created planes are relative to us.
they will re-dicover RDMA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_direct_memory_access) just 15 years late.
So, they are passed down the generations orally, like the Homeric cycle? That would explain a lot in the otherwise hilarious history of British intelligence.
Won't even mention the CIA part. After all, the Cone of Silence turned out to be real.
> At the risk of being a pedant, a government cannot grant rights.
I find it hard to believe people still subscribe to this 18 century nonsense about "natural rights" (which was a politically charged agitation piece in the first place) ignoring all the overwhelming historical evidence to the contrary. Systems of rights and responsibilities are always created by authority, from the earliest theocratic villages in Mesopotamia to the European parliaments, created by the kings to curb nobles.
In the mean time, rouble regained 30% against dollar, raising from 67 to 52. The prophesies of doom continued unabated on both sides.
They guy is Ukrainian, lives and operates in the Ukraine. But wait, he knowns Russian, hence the mafia state is clearly behind him.
> where the countries annexed by a EU or NATO member during the last 30 years?
This is exactly the point: NATO bombs remote nations from the Bronze Age back to the Stone Age *without* providing the inhabitants with health care and pension system, not to say about allowing them to freely move into invaders' own countries.
that this generation of sci-fi authors continues to read simpler of S. Lem's texts. Watts, for example, producing novel after novel based on "Fiasco".
... after decades of using smileys and laugh tracks on TV to identify "humour".
If building and comparing binaries is beyond their capabilities, the West is safe.
Here is a more relevant reference for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_Airlines_Flight_1812 .
This must be a reference to Huxley. Brave New World is certainly at least as relevant as 1984, but alas, lacks the cheap thrill of terror.
> You are quite right, you can't rebuild a 4TB single disk in minutes. It's utterly impossible.
It is entirely possible and reasonable. There are 2 ingredients here:
0. Parity declustering. In a parity declustered array, e.g., 8+2 RAID6 can be used to stripe data across a large number of drives, say, 100 (rather than 10, as in standard RAID). This means, that only a small fraction (10% in this example) of each drive has to be read during rebuild. See Holland's thesis (http://www.pdl.cmu.edu/PDL-FTP/Declustering/Thesis.pdf) for details.
1. Distributed spare. By allocating spare space on each device, a fraction of *total* array bandwidth can be used for rebuild. That is, the wider is the array, the faster is the rebuild.
The funny thing is that this technology is 20 years old.
I beg to differ. Fundamental Hellenistic heritage are not natural sciences, but humanities. And this was preserved through the entire history of the Roman empire and bootstrapped Renaissance. Homer and Plato were studied and commented all they way down (vide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemistus_Pletho). And there was no need for Italian cities to re-establish trade: it was never broken. In fact up to 12 century, Naples, Amalfi, etc. were *part* of the empire, formally, politically and economically. Funny enough, Naples was even a staunch supporter of iconoclasm (if I still know my Gibbon).
that people persist in this silly anachronistic nonsense started by the 18th century propaganda, which chose Byzantium as a strawmen monarchy. There was no need to keep the "knowledge": up until 1453, the continuous tradition of Hellenistic education and scholarship was maintained in the Roman empire and its capital---Constantinople. There was almost at all times cultural exchange between the empire and Western Europe (sometimes, alas, in the form of Crusades).
But "parking" is already French: it stems from ye Old French "parc", so it just returned back home. Actually, about 75% of the modern English vocabulary is of Romance origin.
The wrath of Vril-ya!
> Turing's work is widely held to have shortened World War II...
How is that? Did they share decoded info with their Soviets allies, who did most of the fighting?
ARM is being pushed in the HPC space too: http://www.montblanc-project.eu/ And mainly for exactly the same reason: energy consumption. Megawatt per petaflop is too high.
Historically, numerals in almost all languages are little-endians from "thirteen" (3+10) to "five and twenty". Operations, like addition, are performed from least to most significant digits and the new digits are added at the most-significant side. It is unnatural to do this right-to-left in the otherwise left-to-write oriented writing system. Because of this, *one* often finds oneself in a pain of printing a column of numbers right-adjusted (the only reasonable way to do this, so that scale is immediately visible).
Compare this with another ridiculous right-to-left vestige: the mathematical notation for function composition: f(g(x)), so cumbersome that mathematicians composing functions a lot (e.g., in category theory) adopt notation from programmers and write "g;f". But that at least we can blame on bad vodka Euler had. Fibonacci and his ilk who gave us big-endian numBerals have no excuse.
PS: the argument about "starting with the biggest quantity" makes no sense, because Arabs, who invented the thing, read from right to left and hence start with the least significant digit. Which put no hindrance on Arabian mathematics.
Not to say that the War of the Worlds (1898) predates any Western by a comfortable margin and features no good guys.
> The irony is, Nero was actually a quite reasonable guy
Yes, go tell this to Seneca and others. Oh wait... you cannot.
It's not Google, it's "Big Five": LLNL, LALN, LNNL, ORNL, ANL. Why do you think they need *exaflop/exabyte* systems?
for "Intel" in "ISC13".
So it's "England" and "duty of an Englishman". Good that rumours about so-called "[Kingdom of] Great Britain" are only rumours.
> and maybe some Soviets
And a lot of British---Mig's were equipped with Rolls-Royce Nenes at the time (which Sir Stafford Cripps was all too happy to provide together with licences).
There can be no "divine anything font" in a society happily free from the bourgeois capitalist-imperialist state ideology of worshipping imaginary dead. Back to a drawing board, comrade!
Let's try a very rough back of the envelope estimation. Assuming that the network is fully utilised during compute phase, the IO phase would be at least as long as compute phase, because the total state of computation must be dumped at it is more data than exchanged during compute phase. Worse yet, IO phase cannot be overlapped with compute phase of another task, because they compete for the fully utilised network. Which means that even in the ideal state, when the storage system is so blazingly fast that it is the network which is the bottleneck of IO phase, the duty cycle of the system is less than 50%. A reason for a big lab administrator to have a heart attack. The system seems to be misconfigured.
I am sorry. Peak "flops" are achieved during compute phase of cluster jobs, when the interconnect is mostly idle. The network is used during IO phase, e.g., to dump checkpoints. Having a larger flops capacity does not imply a faster network. More details about benchmarks are needed.
> What does it mean to “own” something when it’s stored on someone else’s cloud server and
> can be wiped, possibly erroneously, with the flip of a switch? This is not ownership in any
> traditional sense of the word.
You mean, like money in a bank?
Your contracts must be quite old if they were agreed before War did exist.
Dijkstra participated in design and implementation of some of the most influential languages, including Algol-60, Algol-68 and Ada. He and Hoare made fundamental work in language semantics, typing, formal correctness and concurrency. To think that EWD reduced computer science to algorithms is... unbelievable. (Yes, I subscribe to his view about Basic and yes, I programmed in it. It was difficult to unlearn, but worth it, all happy memories notwithstanding.)
Re means Reiser!
Passive stupidity is even more of a problem.
And I thought Spengler gave us at least another century before the West falls to that hue and cry style of populism. Incidentally, "Gen. Petraeus" sounds powerfully Roman.
In the past it were the pro-government organizations that ddosed LJ.
Why should we? They don't require faster than light travel as was known since around Lorentz times.
> as president of a country, Medvedev is writing that the police ought to investigate the
> attack rather than phoning them up and insisting they look into it.
Right, a bit of friendly support from Albion is exactly what notorious Russian "telephone law" (http://www.law.wisc.edu/m/nmytc/telephone_law_and_rol.pdf) needs.
group "Voina" ("War"). Incidentally, they also ended up in a jail (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12645902).
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