Strange how some people that expose politicians can be good or bad guys depending how one cloth them
382 posts • joined 2 Jun 2011
Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help
Re: Core issues
Well it's not only marketing, HT takes advantage of the "gaps" between instruction execution (modern cpu often "sleep" for micro seconds, waiting for data and new instructions).
TLB, caches, etc.. are trying to reduce the latency, but it absolutely doesn't nullify it.
So HT do not really double the number of cores, granted, but it often speed things up by a few percent.
Re: Is it just me?
While I understand your arguments, I can't help but worry about the hype surrounding AI for decades with very little substance in the end.
The example cited in the article (and your Pong example) are all fine to learn programming, and some not trivial at all. But AI? I call BS.
Let's have a pint now.
Re: On JS
My point is.. there's already enough well designed languages available, that are well known, proven and in certain cases bug-free.
In comparison, all and every JS flavors are either new or relatively new, unstable (I think Angular / Angular 2), unproven, often buggy, and slower.
Plus they do not add anything new, except "new ways of doing old stuff" which is far less interesting than an actual engineering breakthrough allowing to "do new stuff the usual way".
Sure since the time of VB6 scripting improved, the syntax improved and the interpreters improved too. It produce better code. But scripting isn't native code, and for any serious job native language are the way to go.
There's no way to make any *technical* breakthrough with interpreted languages, because you can't access the machine directly. You can still do *commercial* breakthrough by innovating in the business-service field, a bit like Doodle or Uber.
But even then, what's the point using an interpreter after the PoK phase? Better go with a full blown solution that can actually scale on CPU cores, and manage memory correctly.
Unless, of course :
- Your project is very much time constrained, and you don't have time to actually engineer anything, so you use the "general case" of what how a software behave by using an interpreter.
- You want to sell long term maintenance (usually do it all over again with the new JS flavor every 4 years)
- You don't really care.
- You actually believe JS flavors are released by Google and Co for the greater good (in that case you might be a bit optimistic or a little gullible).
Re: Patent Algorithims
"Traffic signals... blue light.."
Why not embed that into actually sold cars, an emergency vehicle in the vicinity could signal itself through a radio signal, every cars in the vicinity get the signal and a warning light up in the car, just like when there's a car malfunction or any sort of warning.
The driver is more likely to see it than relying only on the sound & lights of the incoming emergency vehicle, and will check its mirrors or get out the way early.
A 10 - 15 seconds earlier reaction should have appreciable benefits.
Re: Lawsuit Time Again
If the parental control is overwritten by add-ons, the culprits are (in order) :
- The add-on
- The parental control module
By taking a somewhat legitimate-like topic, MSFT arrogate itself the right to enforce... its own browser instead of fixing the issue - i.e. no third party software should be in position to temper with, or overwrite, user settings above all settings that regard any type of security, and above all by anything remotely web related.
craziness it is.
Text rather than general
Been there, done that.
Sometimes Excel insists it knows better what the formatting should be, even for TEXT cells (for instance, and as far as I can remember, date in a text cell).
Only way to go is with the apostrophe..
(of course I expose the programmer point of view using Excel to import/export data, not when you write down your expenses of the week by hand)
Re: "Nipravsky reverse-engineered Microsoft's undocumented portable executable loading process"
"There still has to be code that actually loads and runs it"
Yes, but the program could actually read itself once loaded in memory so it sort of auto-execute an inner program.
Just wanted to point this out.
Re: Kaminsky used to be cool
Finally a comment on the ideas and not on the guy who made them.
Have an upvote from me.
... Plus :
- Vms can start in milliseconds, it will nonetheless trash CPU caches every time impairing any well written code (the kind that actually care about how a computer work).
- These "sandboxes" are nothing new or desirable, FreeBSD uses since the 70's jailed processes, the benefit being that it don't need a way out of the sandBox to fully execute and leave nonetheless the "real" system that contain the jail completely safe.
- "things are actually getting compromised" : yes and by-design. For some well known reasons, already available efficient security measures do not get the industry traction it (we) need.
Side note on IronFrame it looks like a good technology to push web control farther, not necessarily for the user benefit.
But who am I to know.