Re: I've got a better solution...
>>but it's labelled... we really do have that...
I was about 9 when I stopped labelling books. Was I a prodigy?
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>>but it's labelled... we really do have that...
I was about 9 when I stopped labelling books. Was I a prodigy?
"Harlan Ellison, the legendary science fiction author who kickstarted the 1970s "New Wave" of science fiction has died in his sleep.."
Somewhere in all his horrific dystopias, he found the perfect way to die.
>>but to be even more pedantic, it's "&".
No, it's really not.
>>should still work locally, just without voice control.
Here we see the difficulty: people just refuse to accept the insanity- so they just vaguely sit, quietly talking to themselves, and gently rocking to and fro... "no, it can't do that... dribble dribble... no...that's not possible...".
If you're willing to accept a home life as unreliable, unpredictable and insecure as Windows 95, then continue using these devices.
>>the mother – who had no idea of her daughter's online interactions
And there, just there- that's most of the problem.
Not wanting to go all DM here, but in the UK the mom would probably have been arrested.
"I’d like to see C++ supporting a guaranteed completely type-safe and resource-safe style of programming. This should not be done by restricting applicability or adding cost[...] I think it can be done and that the approach of giving programmers better (and easier to use) language facilities can get us there."
I disagree. If it could've, it would've, by now. Performance and safety will always be in conflict.
C++ has been a Vasa for years. It floats because it's in dry dock.
Re: your link: (IMHO) biggest mistake Mr Musk made was going so hard on 'Autopilot'. Autopilot is why I don't want a Tesla. Beating the pants of any petrol road car is why I *do*. And I suspect that's the case for many potential buyers. If he'd just focussed on electric and performance, life would've been so much simpler. So I guess that's evidence that anyone can get caught up in the hype.
>>And like every other company, the companies that are ran by the accountants die.
The Big Four - four big exceptions.
That's interesting. Maybe it feels like a way to rebel, when you don't have many.
As for the line, of course it wasn't meant literally - this was back when TBBT was funny. For me it referred to the bigger picture, with the irony being that the character who always misses the obvious often speaks a deeper truth.
"I like China. See, they know how to keep people in line."
lpCurrent++ = lpNext++;
If those are pointers, the left side is illegal in C. But assuming it's an indirection via a pointer, that implies a memcpy operation. The left side would normally show the indirection operator: '*lpCurrent++', but it could be masked by some textual trick. And remember that '*' is higher precedence than '++'.
So the statement behaviour is well defined and does what you'd expect: copy the content, then increment the pointers. Your tools must have been very broken!
But of course, the statement isn't threadsafe by any stretch. It breaks down into a complex sequence of loads and stores.
>>My "write for wetware" comment stands..
Indeed, and I completely agree.
>>increment/decrement operators, I have direct experience of the clusterfuck that can arise from using those,
If you're discussing C, calling aspects of a 46 year old language 'a clusterfuck' may sound supercool and down wit da kids, but it's not as clever as you think. And the article is about assignment operators, not inc/dec operators which are indeed more interesting.
Understanding why they were added, (back in the day), requires a good level of understanding as to what happens behind the scenes of an innocent looking line of C.
Just saying, dude. And I agree with your 2 from 3 comments.
This was kind of inevitable. 'Socmed' is a universal amplifier of the worst aspects of human evolutionary inheritance. To say it is not a force for good is a dramatic understatement.
But it's a shame people don't recognise the absolute need for a PR advisor/ handler, before the whole thing goes public. Do the ranting down the pub with a mate.
>>the principle that stupid honest people shouldn't be allowed to suffer at the hands of crooked clever people is very widely accepted.
Yea, except for when it actually matters:
"No. Do not coat my apartment block in super-flammable cladding."
"No. Do not blindly accept my exceptional bank transfer request, without at least a second factor authentication and authorisation."
I could go on...
>>What useful function did they take away?
Differentiating line endings. That was its only useful function.
>>...as a psychologist, I have to say I guarantee you that not only is the cognitive load of trying to remember twenty-three random words...
Making it to the end of one of your sentences overloads my cognition.
If nothing happened it was probably TalkTalk. I'm with them, and use the following logic: Based on their performance, anyone actually employed by them is barely capable of making *any* sort of call. So if there's a call, it's not from TalkTalk. Also, I only use VoIP, which means I'm anyway off-grid more than half the time...
It's staggering how little progress has been made since, both in SF film story telling, and in 'properly' smart computing.
Ah well, back to my PowerPoint slides.
I hate anything with cartridges - Epson printers, 16+ bladed shavers, guns, those appalling little coffee things, now wine. The list goes on.
As for why Kuvee failed, that's obvious: it didn't have Bluetooth.
EVERYTHING BT has that history, and future. BT is a piece of sh't.
Pi - great stuff. Less emphasis on grunt please - we have Intels for that, and look where it got them.
Yea true, but back in the day, RS would only supply to company accounts - Farnell too, as I remember. Maplin would send you 1 resistor, 2 ceramic caps and if you could afford it, a matched pair of OC71s!
'Maplin Electronic Supplies, Rayleigh, Essex', burned on my memory.
Another good company gone bad. Very bad.
You should be.
Some of us went through the pain of having to use pre-NT MS Windows for real work. We know what 'V1' (and earlier) feels like. And I'm damn sure this is not like that.
I was on the point of buying a WileyFox recently. It's tough out there.
Best of luck to all concerned. I'll be in the queue.
>> And contrary to the way cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work, the confirmation process does not have to be resource-intensive. (That resource-intensive confirmation process is central to how Bitcoin works, but it's not a fundamental requirement for blockchain in general.)
OK, got it. So the 'mining', (competitive, rewarded verification) is not central to the blockchain. That's the bit that was missing for me! Thanks.
But then blockchain becomes simply a distributed, crypto-verifiable database, right? And that already exists, right? Classical distributed database theory has long solved the inherent 'race condition' problem, a problem which Bitcoin descriptions always dramatically claim Bitcoin has 'at last' solved.
So, can someone fill in the bits I'm missing...? Unless...............
The Intel dude says "We use speculative because the customer demands speed at the cost of security."
The software dudes say "We use C because the customer demands speed at the cost of security."
I'm seeing a pattern here.
The Intel guy was so clearly constrained that he offered nothing, and his arguments against open hardware were weak - hardly a surprise. Bring on open hardware.
>>and went back to their day job
...or killed themselves. There is no sufficient reward for debugging other people's (peoples'.....?) crap code.
Also, "Nigel Farage suggests UK may need second Brexit referendum to settle question of EU membership...."
Can this really be anything-can-happen Thursday?
>> Is that why Intel used MINIX for their other 2017-security-related-disaster ?
Intel security team meeting held back in the day, (all records erased):
"Guys, the lawyers say we're clean on any old x86 garbage. But the NSA access path - that's gotta be rock solid."
>Now will people believe me ?
I won't believe you, because you sound like a 'holier-than-thou' bellend. Just whinging on about how crap everything is helps nobody.
It's pretty obvious that if we're serious about security, we need open hardware *and* software. The question is how to get there with the hardware.
>> no-one gives a fuck about the Trimleys.
Worked at Schlumberger 1994-96. We had Mosaic and we were all in shock and aaawwwwwe. And yea, I can attest to the lack of f'ck about the Trimleys, even then. But because of that, I always imagined Suffolk had great Internet. Wrong it seems, unless you're a dirty energy monster.
I now have unreliable Internet, rather than low speed, caused by audible crap on the landline. The fault is 'intermittently persistent' and very annoying when the DSL connection drops just as the F1 lights go out.
The ISP tells me "If Outreach call, and they don't find the problem, we'll charge you." And I now say "I just don't give a flying f'ck any more....." and arrange Freesat.
Everyone's got a story.
Or a gambler.
OOps autocorrect - I think you mean autonomous.
But yea, no driver required. The ME is so powerful it doesn't depend on some piffling little driver. It is omnipotent. My Dell has a new BIOS version specifically to disable ME. Lucky ME.
>Give 1,000 monkeys typewriters, they'll write Shakespeare.
Question is, how long would it take before they write "Hey, hey, we're the Monkees."?
So is fake fake news, news?
We come for the angle, not the order. If you don't get that, one has to ask... why are you here? Alexa?
"Patching is already well under way."
There seems to be debate about whether the router and client both need patching. In a domestic setting, (DSL router serving pcs and phones), do we need to hassle the ISP for new router FW?
Once upon a time, we searched for ET. Ahhh innocent bygone days.
" this writer was asked to enter the 11th digit of a password to an online account that only contained nine characters."
This probably stems from another frequent failure in password specification. They always specify n_charsmin, but very rarely n_charsmax. Isn't it time there was a standard for this stuff?
I love that some people don't even get the question, let alone the answer! Hahahaha............oh my lord!!!!!!!!! \i'm falling off my chair
>> in the modern world where common sense has been removed and things are solely based on the accountants "lowest cost option" the companies set themselves up for this sort of situation
And in that world, it follows that there are individuals and companies which exist solely to post convincing fake reviews - the profits are enormous. Online reviews are entirely meaningless.
I take this line: If a company opts to sue for extremely thorough, independent, open, and free testing of its product, then it is insane and therefore to be avoided at all costs.
>>what's wrong with making money?
Nothing at all. But I said "..._just_ making money...". IMHO there's something wrong with humans who have that as their primary motivation. (Having said that, I suspect it probably wasn't Bill's primary motivation either, to begin with.) He's clearly a very bright guy. But he could have used that intelligence to improve the IT ecosystem for everyone. But he didn't. Instead, he made it a whole shedload worse, unimaginably worse, which, as stated, I find sad.
'Bill Gates says.............'
Why do we listen to this privileged pr'ck? Oh yea, he's rich. He's a rich tw't who was in the right place at the right time... to make money. He was not the least interested in improving the science and technology of computing, (which he hasn't), just making money, (which... yea... yea).
And that in my view, makes him a sad little man. Good hair though, for his age.
>>The consequence of higher peak and lower off-peak rates is that there is a magic proportion of power you have to use off peak to be better off.
I had a flat *in* Leeds, which had E7 with the original big chunky storage rads, the real deal. There was no gas, I was out all day, so the arrangement worked pretty well. I sold it, and later was shown around by the proud new owner. He demonstrated his 'app', which allowed him to monitor the consumption of his funky new standard convector panel heaters... no storage in sight and still on E7. I didn't have the heart to explain.
What an embarrassing wasted morning that was: on a new contract in Austria, I entered a default password, prior to a boot script changing the input language to German. To this day, I have to occasionally type 'Vozager123' to gain entry. Confound those Germans and their tricky keyboard mappings...
I heard the interview. It was striking - the interviewer understood the issues for a change. Hannigan was honest about the problem and its complexity. And basically he said what we've known for ages - it's not the data. It's the metadata which matters: who's connecting to whom.
When crypto can reliably hide your end points, things will start getting interesting again…
Also, 'ESTABLISHES PERSISTENCY'.
Is persistency the same as persistence? How about 'CREATES SELF-NON-VOLATILITENCY'?
>> but it would have been far more impressive had they pulled off the same trick against an x86 server running a busy workload
Indeed, but that's not the application at hand. Crypto is increasingly being done on small systems, smart cards, access control, IoT applications, etc. That's where the problem lies. So it's not clickbait, it's a real issue.
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