Re: One question I have always asked myself
Its a closed system. All the power extracted will be returned as waste heat. I was going to say nearly, but in the end all of it minus whatever radiates to space.
24 posts • joined 16 Aug 2010
One MS idea:
1996 XMLHttpRequest - invented ajax and basically web 2.0
2000 made it into Outlook web access
2004 Picked up by Google in GMail.
There are many more. The heck. We can hate them for costing too much and constant skullduggery but have to give credit.
Clearly a person or a company should be able to patent and or copyright his work. If someone pays to make a language possible in one sense he has a right to own the language.
What seems wrong is lashing the patent whip after a language is commonly adopted. If we knew in advance that java is a locked in proprietary language, the same as c# and fundamentally different than c++ or php developers might make different choices.
Fundamentally, to me, it means use c# and c++ on windows, c++, php or something else on linux,
1)Take the smart phone app that uses a camera to make your phone 'transparent'. Only of course, add in /edit images to taste.
2)Take the glasses that Data on Star Trek wears. Install on head, adding the smart phone app
3) add ear buds with software similar to the transparent phone themre.
Now you have the human robot. Reality fully controlled by google. We can make it do anything we want. Have sex with grapefruits. Walk out of windows. sign checks.
I can think of one reason no one has reacted to this incident. If you follow the link you get a report, but no detail whatso ever. So how to react? What SCADA package? Network details? default passwords?
Its very common to have mfg/scada networks separate from the office network and theoretically with no access to the www. But we all know that there is no perfect isolation with Humans involved.
PM is the one who makes things as complex as humanly possible, thereby checking off the maximum number of jargon credits. If there is any time left also blocks necessary fixes and re designs until after the catastrophe is upon you. Then asks ;how come you did it this way'.
Maybe if we give them sufficiently entertaining graphics tools they will become absorbed in making pretty pictures and get out of the way.
Have a nagging worry.
Western defense posture in general seems to be to downgrade and assume the future enemy will be idiots on camels.
When you really need a defense force is when you have to face someone scary, such as the chinese which regret to say are still on the horizon.
Ahem. Someone is lying.
From my now dusty memory of commercial avionics there are 18 fiery hoops to be leapt through to make flight critical software. None of them begin with 'insert tour off your windows/linux/solaris dvd into a dvd drive.
It is not likely to be true that the as intended design was to override needed maintenance. Lots of engineers earn their pay calculating the impact of maintenance and maint intervals on the probability of Aunt Millie getting killed in a crash.
Those calcualtions assume warning sytems, pre flight checks of critical components.
That are checked on every takeoff. They are commanded up. And down. Except in Spain. Now someone wants to blame the erp system at least until they can make their getaway.
What the world needs now is a new programming language that is not owned by a single corporation. C++ is a very good programming language that is not owned by a single company. I like java as a language. On windows C# blows java out of the water because of performance and simplicity. By contrast C++ is faster than both languages, uses less memory but has the dreaded segfault.
MS had the concept of a c++ with memory management. Is that patented?
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