Inhaling CO2 laser beams, of course.
1244 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
"Hardware is so over"
Hardware is never over. Software is never over. Apple is failing because they refuse to eliminate the premium design prices even though they ran out of premium design ideas years ago. Most of their recent "upgrades" have been frustrating brand lock-in attempts rather than useful features.
Dr. Phil Mason is why things can't get done. A bullet hole in steel isn't going to create a killer shockwave in a tube so massive. If the tube was lined with fault sensors and periodic emergency vents, even a complete failure would have a short range shockwave. The tube could also have an interior plastic lining that collapses and crumples to diffuse shockwaves. Dealing with expansion is as simple as not making the tube perfectly straight and rigid. Suffocation is, again, solved by sensors and periodic emergency vents.
I'd like to sell my car...
This is a nice car; a really nice car. Have you ever repaired or maintained this car? You can't sell it if you've done that.
Re: Machine learning algorithm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University can use AI to determine whether or not the access point is beautiful.
Re: There will be Frequencies...
There's healthy competition too. Remember that you can look up a business in a phone book and ride your horse to their address to conduct business. That's an option for anyone who says that their internet service provider is too unreliable and expensive.
Wesley, 7 of 9, Q, The Prophets, subspace anomoly, alien sex
Wesley was one of several plot cheats to keep the series exciting without long-term consequences requiring viewers to watch episodes in order. Only an appearance in a season premiere or finale was allowed to have any lasting impact on the storyline.
That said, I'm a little worried about Trump and Asteroid Will Wheaton appearing in the opening of 2017.
Multi-threading has many well developed mechanisms for producing exactly deterministic results in a predictable amount of time. It's a solved problem.
The hard one is distributed concurrency - a large number of machines all solving a single task. The difference is that machines are connected with latency, machines may go silent, and machines may suddenly come back to life after they were presumed dead. Anybody working at a hot startup will quote a bunch of Apache projects claiming to completely solve distributed concurrency with eventual consistency. The "eventual" in "eventual consistency" is normally a short period of time but it also may be infinity, and there might not even be a method of determining when the transient results have finally passed. There may also be eventual failures due to conflicting inputs that could not originally see each other. Such projects are typically poorly documented, not bug free, and may contain features that will not work in realistic conditions.
Distributed concurrency is fairly new and not solved as much as people expect it to be. Depending on the type of task, it might produce exact solutions in a known time, exact solutions in an unknown time, or inexact solutions in a known time. The hard part is transforming your task or expectations to match what can be done.
Spying on Americans, sabatoging the American tech sector, and murding a whistleblower
Surely, Pompeo, that's the treason against America that is worthy of a death penalty sentence.
Fault between chair and steering wheel
Most garage slabs are simply sitting on dirt without being attached to pillars or the foundation. Heavy rains could have caused the slab to shift slightly so that the car rolls without its parking brake on. That looks like a very slow impact.
The Axon 7 claims more features than it has. Daydream, WiFi Calling, and bootloader unlock are not yet released.
This sounds like synthetic aperture imaging. The antennas are receiving exactly the same signals but some components of the signal have incredibly slight phase differences. Those phase differences are the imaging data so the raw samples can be discarded.
What are the odds that re-analyzing the raw samples would reveal new details that are no longer present in the sky? Not good enough to justify archiving 5TB/s with current levels of technology.
I would attribute the failure of WiMax to Sprint using it.
Did Thiel not notice that California doesn't care much for Trump?
California knows the types of deregulation: 1) Making it easier for new businesses and new technologies to get started. 2) Making easier for big businesses to block new businesses. We know the politicians are trying to dump a #2 on us.
Re: I've never...
I'm not touching WD again. They shipped with spin down and parking bugs for YEARS across multiple product lines. I know SSDs don't spin down or park heads but there's a mind boggling laziness and lack of dedication to quality when you can't ever get around to fixing a crippling firmware bug.
Secret Applesoft BASIC speed tricks
Mark variables as integers using '%' symbol. Make sure none of these variables ever convert back into floats. It runs 10x faster.
For more boost, learn about the secret '&' command. It jumps to an external handler at $3F5. From there you can pull in arguments from the interpreter, do stuff, then return to the interpreter. I had an entire library of graphics, sound effect, and disk I/O utilities built on that command. It's probably on one of the floppy disks in the garage that I can't read.
Missing the point
The legal image contains logos that look like they would advertise or symbolize illegal activity. Google is probably flagging those logos without caring anything at all about the rest of the image.
Google's dream of "the machine does everything" means that Google customers will always have to put up with uncorrectable mistakes like this. Google doesn't like humans providing customer service and that should be factored into the risks of doing business with them.
Re: My car is not up to spec
Lots of smoking cars usually means there is a shop nearby taking bribes for smog inspections and doing cheap oil changes without changing the oil.
Re: Not a US trade ban!?
Their flagship US product is the Axon 7. It has amazing hardware specifications but ZTE has a fetish of breaking perfectly good software for no reason. The phone is a wreck and they'll have a difficult time selling another one.
Six of one, half a dozen of the other
I've used both P4 and GIT and my preference is to Perforce. Git does everything, absolutely everything, including things that should never be done. Very common activities become a struggle with Git's cryptic commands and terminology that usually end up like the XKCD comic says. There's nothing like having Git put thousands of conflict markers in your new code because it didn't quite get the right options. Perforce makes easy things easy so screwing it up takes a bit more effort.
The other issue is shared libraries. Perforce can push and pull a consistent snapshot of many repositories at once. Git can't, so it's pure hell when multiple people are refactoring code across multiple repositories at once.
I've seen nasty bugs in both so I have no preference on stability.
5G will deliver gigabits to everybody...from where? It's the same over here in the US. 5G is a short-range technology so it needs a really fast pipe nearby. If those existed, there'd be quick money selling residential hookups to them.
Citing performance is misdirection. This is really because Google doesn't like anything from the real world leaking into its bubble of a parallel universe. Python is slow because of the features it does and doesn't support. Embedding custom sections of C++/Java/Go into Python isn't much of an efficiency boost either because the inputs and outputs are still constrained by Python's design.
A cross compiler allows Google to get rid of CPython and, eventually, create a private version Python that is not foreign matter in Google's parallel universe.
It's a feautre
Who can afford to pay bills after buying an Oracle enterprise solution?
The service mode on many TVs includes adjustments that may produce X-rays, burn the screen, alter very complicated calibrations, start a fire, or damage your hearing/speakers. Some calibrations require unplugging wire harnesses or monitoring test points before starting. The service mode isn't really secret - it's printed in the service manual that you can order.
The dumb part was LG not having a dedicated reset button on the back of the TV.
This is a very old and well established tax scam. Donate to a charity that spends its money on your products. Apple was big on this in the 80s and Microsoft followed in the 90s. Now it's Google's turn.
It could be worse. I used to work next to the Kochs' "Bring Me A Book Foundation." From the moments when I could peek inside, it appeared that about 1 square meter was a charity and the rest of the warehouse was storage for exotic cars and boats. People holding books would knock on our door asking why the charity didn't answer the door and I only had bad news for them.
How about being assigned to work at the Galaxy Note 7 disposal center?
Nobody knowing 'if' or 'how' an EM Drive works sounds like the perfect reason to test it in space. At some point you need to stop staring at the testbed and go generate more data. The answer should be useful whether it works or not.
Re: How is Nokia a patent troll?
All big companies hoard patents for obvious technologies and procedures that everyone uses. They're mostly garbage but it costs a lot of money under the current broken system to invalidate them. It's a weapons stockpiling standoff between the big companies with an occasional warning shot.
Apple believes Nokia partnered with trolls so that lawsuits against Apple come from various companies that evaporate at the first sign of trouble. If Nokia sued Apple directly for infringed nonsense patents, Apple could counter-sue in the same manner.
Copied the idiot's answers
Google's cars also turn across the bike lane illegally but they've been programmed to halt and cause a major traffic jam rather than hit cyclists.
Very few people in Silicon Valley have any idea what the traffic laws are. Rather than enforce traffic laws, most cities replace merge lanes and turn lanes with red traffic lights.
When I first read about that plane, I couldn't image how complex its design must be to keep that enormous featherweight plane from breaking. It would need very sophisticated physics modeling, a database of reactions to exceptional conditions, and hardware to execute what the flight computer needs to do. I was amazed that FB had resources for that kind of science and engineering.
As long as we remove the offending letter from the Englis language, we're OK.
I can do an uptime with seven nines. There are other digits too, but at least seven are nines.
Re: Well done California
There are launch sites for hire outside the US too. The same deregulation and chaos used to make Billionaires Great Again would also make it hard to keep track of what California is up to. California depends on the weather being as it is so they won't hesitate to fight industrial activity that may change it.
Command Option P R
Why is almost every single Mac troubleshooting article for past 30 years instructions to reset the NVRAM? Either Apple needs to fix the NVRAM use or the OS has become so hopelessly complex that random superstitious traditions are actually productive.
Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS
Rotational head movements can be rendered locally. It's essentially the same level of effort as silly "360 VR" images on web pages.
So now what?
So what if the election was rigged? It probably was, so what does the country do about it? Everything went to hell long enough ago that there was no good candidate to vote for. Nobody can bear starting the election over from the beginning because we're tired and everyone hates each other. At this point I think the best option is keeping Trump too distracted to break anything. More Twitter, please.
Yahoo! is! in! the! USA!
So it's a "check."
The more interesting point is that Yahoo still had $10000.
Same here. Most implementations barely work. Frequency hopping not right, audio buffering is broken, not quite speaking the same dialect for multimedia control, skipping important features, or just causing kernel panics. Apple seems to be trying hard to kill BT by modifying it to only work with other Apple devices. AOSP devices keep having old bugs come back over and over despite open source developers working hard to kill them.
Re: does EVERYTHING need to be on The Connected Internet? Really?
Why do you think it was bad security? Big companies suffer from hacks that start from the inside.
Trumped up charges
The US election has somehow liberated all the xenophobes, conspiracy theorists, haters, and general crazies that have warped interpretations of a law and religion. I don't know what happened in this case but I expect that we're going to see a lot of conduct issues.
The complexity of building a refueling robot, especially one that doesn't make incredibly explosive mistakes, makes inventing new propulsion seem like a good idea. Maybe a way to ionize the air to reduce drag or add a bit of thrust, even if that air is essentially nothing moving at 30000 km/h. Or figure out the EM Drive paradox.
In the year Two Thousand...
Shrinking the iPhone to the size of an Apple Watch will be followed by demand for a large secondary screen and charging base that fits in your pocket.
Re: Block the connections
Many large networks don't give a crap if their customers or internal systems are running attacks. Ever submitted an abuse complaint to Google, CloudFlare, or anything in China? This will probably require an opt-in blacklist service and a strong customer demand to have upstreams use it. Such blacklists exist for e-mail but they can't yet scale to the speed and size of idiot-of-things attacks. IoT blacklists would need to be very fast and need to rapidly group/ungroup neighboring addresses to maintain the desired dataset complexity.
Something to buy for
Apple has been a questionable technological innovator for years but they could still stand out from the crowd by honoring warranties and providing customer support. Most phones are a $400 gamble because the manufacturer will blame everything on abuse, normal product wear, or forever claim that a fix is coming soon.
You could install TRIAC crowbars capable of stopping 10000 Amp surges only to have an immature individual prove that it's still not resistant to screwdriver prying.
I used to repair vending machines. People will always find a way to break something. If there's a break-away mount to shield something from excessive mechanical shock, people will break that. If all else fails there's chewing gum.
All of the white-labeling and firmware borrowing drove my crazy while I was trying to find a good security camera. They'd all die instantly when exposed to the Internet, and would literally crash on a gust of wind. Each new camera that I purchased was either exactly the same model or a clone of another that I'd tried and returned.
They all had the same flaws:
- Telnet or some mystery port stuck on.
- OOM crash on multiple concurrent connections of any kind.
- OOM crash if storage device slows down.
- Video bitrate regulation bugs (crash on moving leaves).
- Malformed video file headers.
- Sensor Bayer pattern wrong when rotating video.
- Session ID in URL and leaking through occasional plain HTTP requests.
- Unprotected REST/AJAX endpoints here and there.
- Remote access panel that crashes just using it normally.
- Running antique Linux compiled with no 64 bit anything so it overflows big numbers.
So you like Nickelback?
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hope and a world of fears
There's so much that we share, that it's time we're aware...
This sounds delicious when paired with Canadian bills. What other flavors are out there?
Probably not motivated
The Chinese phone makers are turning on full disk encryption to make Google happy but they don't support changing the default encryption key.
You missed the trick behind T-Mobile One. It's unlimited data but all the things that need lots of data are throttled to 1.5 Mbps. Yes, that's slower than even AT&T's ADSL1 home service. It's not optional and nobody has any opt-in. It's a forced throttle that breaks things.
T-Mo says can buy your way out of this throttle for $25/month, but you're still throttled. What that really buys you is a month's supply of "HD Passes." Every day you may edit your account to add 24 hours of normal speed at no additional cost.