* Posts by Hull

9 posts • joined 28 Sep 2010

Suffering ceepie-geepies! Do we need a new processor architecture?

Hull

Re: FPGA

FPGA reconfiguration at runtime: It's being researched in academia, see scholar.google.com "partially reconfigurable FPGA"

Some state-of-the-art FPGA by the big vendors can already do this, support in their design suites is less-documented and incomplete, by my last information (1 year old).

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Lester Haines: RIP

Hull

Sad to see you go

Your articles often pulled me up when I needed it. Condolences to your family.

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Drum roll, please .... Results are in for the collective noun for security vulns

Hull

I like a flash of vulns

A shingles of them would also be nice.

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

Hull

To those advocating programmed selfishness

Have you considered following scenario:

You are driving on a confined road, an out-of-control lorry rumbles towards your car and the only space you can evade it is currently occupied by 20 philosophers. Do you want your car to drive through them?

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Why a Robin Hood tax on filthy rich City types is the very LAST thing needed

Hull

Avoiding market correction fallout

I understood that these theories posit:

In the long run, as information becomes available, speculation will drive asset prices will toward asset real values. The players that do not (net)speculate in that direction will lose their ability to speculate for lack of funds.

I guess that is true. I think my father also told me that when he started speculating.

How little latency in speculation is needed to enable this driving of asset prices to their real values?

In the subprime bubble, some players suspected early that those houses were worth much less than consensus players assumed. And they were able to act on it, betting short months/years ahead, getting rich when the bubble imploded. These people did their homework, and acted at the right time for the long run to vindicate them.

I do not see how low-latency/high-frequency/high volume trading enables better and earlier homework, preventing large bubbles from occuring.

In fact, it enables those who do not do such homework to ride the bubbles. They can escape with less losses than those not doing such homework and not having access to low-latency trading (non-investment banks, fund managers ...). They can capitalize on the near-random fluctuations of the market and avoid the worst part of bursting bubbles.

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Leaked Obama brief reveals US cyber defense, offense policy

Hull

Coincidences

Funny, these things are leaked to the press right before the US negotiates at the highest level with the chinese about these things.

Probably by parties concerned with the state of human rights and the constitution in the US, right?

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Faustian descent into backup hell: A play in two acts

Hull
Facepalm

Same here, wish you had posted this two days earlier.

I wanted to make an image of my newly bought Lenovo X220 tablet system, because I wanted to migrate to a separately bought SSD.

Lenovo recommends to use Acronis True Image (among others) in their handbook. I didn't want to take the time to make a working linux live flash drive, so I decided to throw my money at Acronis.

Of course it didn't work. (Same problems)

So now I'm deleting the old installation, made a linux stick and will install a free windows license I got from my employer, wishing I didn't have to install their shitty windows software.

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Google admits Android 'both open and closed'

Hull
Linux

Linux on a slate?

I was going to buy the first serviceable Android tablet with

- a screen of 10" or more

- Google Marketplace access

- good stylus input. (E.g. a larger HTC Flyer)

I'm buying an Asus Eee Slate now, and hope for good Linux drivers and software in the future.

Does anyone here know any Linux tablet developments?

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Nutter repairmen scale 1,768ft TV mast

Hull
Stop

I worked in wind turbines

to pay for university. Until I fell from 36ft height onto a steel floor.

http://de.wikinews.org/wiki/Monteur_st%C3%BCrzt_im_Windrad_ab

The climb down from the turbine should have been (relatively) secure since I followed regs and used protection equipment. But the anchorage in the wind turbine tower was installed incorrectly and bent open when my hands slipped on the oily ladder on a cold December morning.

In Germany you can't sue your employer for negligence, since there is a "Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung" that insures him against all your claims, unless he tried to injure/kill you on purpose. In return, the "Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung" is supposed to pay for an equivalent education if you can't do your job anymore and compensate you for permanent consequences of work accidents.

In my case, that means no help in getting an education (since I was still a student at the time of the accident) and 400€/month for not being able to walk without a crutch, two smashed elbows, some nerve damage to the arms and higher back pain when my back is upright. The courts still have to decide on that, though.

Nothing for about 20 month of hospitals.

At least I can type, and luckily my parents pay for food and room while I finish university.

I recommend against believing you will be cared for if anything happens to you while working in Germany. I don't know about other countries.

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