Re: Kind of like the Darwin awards
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>>I am wondering if Munroe got the inspiration from the first "Real Programmers" rant: Real Programmers don't use Pascal
Obviously it a reference. I recall this paper when I was a kid (like 10)... good stuff -- still recall quotes and some of the them a partly true (like arrays and datastructures)
I know of no framework that doesn't claim to be lightweight.
I will try to help you out, Doug;
It's impossible to ship any app(lication) that involves JIT alike runtime for iOS (Java/Javascrip/web technologies, etc). The customers cannot benefit from lower price or competition.
That's not the end of it. The customers cannot benefit from having alternative install mechanism aside being locked by the infamous 30%(US) or whatever 40 is in EU (after VAT). Imagine you buy car but you cannot buy new tires from any other shop.
If you want to buy your electricity from a French company, cable TV from Croatia, internet from Finland, Insurance from Austria, mobile data from Estonia, and bank with Germany, then why not?
pretty much what I tend to do, if I find suitable online shop that delivers at reasonable prices.
Amazon is such an exception, they practically ship abroad way below market value. The shipment companies would lose huge chunks if they deliver Amazon good only.
The article is not about online shopping only, though. Electronic goods indeed should have same prices across the EU.
I recall the last couple Bowie records (The Next Day & Blackstar) were impossible in the my country of residence. I spent like 4 hours to buy them legally (w/o having the CDs delivered to my door).... no dice (VPN doesn't help as the credit card issue was also checked). So if the regarded geoblocking disappears it'd be a good day for the EU.
you need TOR =only= to get to torrent or magnetic link, not to carry the entire process.
Actually that surprised me much. The article just glances over the fact that Dwayne actually shop-lifted a lump sum but did all the rest of nonsense.
Since all that is so blindingly obvious and the 'hacker' is beyond cartoonishly dumb, it could be someone else using that noob hacker as an easy target.
If one can breach JP, I'd assume installing backdoor into home computer and using email address is trivial.
Of course the statement may contradict the famous: "don't assume malice when stupidity will suffice"... but the stupidity is out of the charts.
>> 134 hours (just over a week)
A week consists of 168 hours. Of course the computer needs a lot of power and cooling, so paying off won't happen all that fast.
of getting down voted.
Desktop at work, laptop at home/on the go - I'd imagine this could be fairly spread.
Though for the last two having windows with adjustable tint to block the sun (and people seeing inside) would come in handy.
Simple blinders would do the trick.
A possible solution would be the auto to perform the necessary stimulus, eliminating the human factor (busy hands/feet/etc). Thus, if it 'feels' the urge to transfer control it can cut off the said stimulus (incl. visual one, if need be).
Not an expert but I believe Barrie might find it pleasing and satisfying on his right own.
I may go Linux, and if they ever do Office / Outlook for Linux then I'm outahere. (Open Office is just not very good).
In my book Outlook is the definition of an utterly trash mail client.
only accessible via an 'encryption' gate at the hardware level, this would prevent remote access to the data if you don't have the key.
Hardware and software are not that different in terms of Mathematics (and physics). People use(d) to reverse engineer chips via microscopes.
The information is there (stored in some way) and if you need some 'master key' to "unlock" the hardware, it's no different than "just" software.
"The war on terror" has been around for more than a decade.
I doubt very much the proposed bill has anything to do w/ thwarting bad guys.Also I doubt the politicians are that gullible to believe it. It's a very efficient way to control the general population, though.It offers perfect blackmail and industrial espionage opportunities.
OTOH, I hope such ill devised bill/laws will drive end-to-end encryption en masse. Of course, it's a lot harder solution and has its own issues.
>> GOTO is still cool.
...And it has always been in the Linux kernel.
You forgot tellies and routers which virtually -all- run linux as of now.
Couple years back she was quote saying (and she got decent publicity):
Not *fucking* cool. Violence, whether it be physical intimidation, verbal threats or verbal abuse is not acceptable. Keep it professional on the mailing lists.
On the mailing list she was the 1st to drop the effing bomb and her reaction was about some joke about a guy being intimidatingly big.
On the same list (a week earlier) there she goes again: Bullshit. I've seen you be polite, and explain to clueless maintainers...
Obviously she got her own agenda and preferences but reminds pot/kettle and all.
Also reminds me the notorious: curse is the language programmers are very fluent at and she makes no exception, not Linus league, though.
While his lawyers hope Marsh won't get time in the slammer, his plea deal includes not appealing any prison term less than 37 months
Hope (usually) is not enough.
I certainly hope (please excuse the pun) those lawyers don't get paid much all.
Why greed, it's just doing business. It's either profitable, or it is not. The prices would rake there but if the customers pay, why care?
>>The limit was imposed by x86 hardware, along with such lovely programming pains such as 64k maximum segment size
Well 8086 had only 16 bit registers, so addressing more than 64KB would be an issue. OTOH you had 3+1(!) different segments (cs/ds/es,ss) at the same time and even SI/DI registers. 8086 was such a wealth compared to the 3-register 6502.
The flat address mode came with 80386 as segment registers became virtually unused. Technically 80386 can address 48 bit (albeit no board would support it).
himem.sys and all. Actually XMS was pretty terrible since the application had to be programmed (run) in protected mode (80286) which prevented direct use of ms-dos api...
So here comes EMS with bank switching and sort of 80386 requirement (when it became popular).
Prior XMS and EMS there were overlays and manual swapping to disk and what not.
Is there an OS out there that can handle non-uniform memory access efficiently? Is there a programming language out there that can begin to help engineers write code with multiple classes of memory, including NVM?
it can be done currently with linux (or windows/solaris) and any language that allows file mapping - mmap(2). The memory has be mounted as file system similar to how ram disks /dev/shm
mmap is the standard way to allocate memory in linux, so support in C is just natural. Java supports memory mapped files and so on.
In short the mechanism is there already for a very long time.
•A variable memory material will have the same ratio of Low to High resistance no matter how small the bit is as long as the cross sectional area and thickness of the storage volume keep the same ratio as it scales down.
Won't scaling it down (and depending of the frequency) a lot make the resistors act like capacitors in some cases?
Windows has had mutiple desktops too (in WinAPI), they just needed 3rd party tools (not linking anything here as it's trivial to find)
...or a remote code execution flaw was found in your browser, mail client, whatever that connects to the web.
also seems to be Windows related due to backslash use.
actually very badly: "if form21.reseau.checked then begin". If you get to "form21", you must be true hard-a-core.
More like '97-98
The inet in 2003 was actually pretty decent.
How did you miss her husband having sex in the Whitehouse (and lied in public about) but mentioned JFK?
Keep in mind that he got a liver transplant eventually by cheating his way out - getting a new house, in a new state (Memphis) - basically denying someone else life.
Maybe Gemalto can sue the American government.
In the US they are bound to get a gag order and be done with.
What will you do if you have developed something, run in on Linux machines... and one day Microsoft decided not to support Linux any longer.
You're stuck with whatever version there was and hope there would be enough community to keep supporting/developing it for Linux, or you bite the bullet and switch to Windows (like God intended)
CRC is a faster, though - basically no inner loops, just table look-up 4096bytes for crc32 - so during the calculation the table is to be hot in L1 cache.
you can burn through your monthly data allowance in about nine seconds.
Hmm, the OP says 111Mb/s which is bits not bytes. One 1GiB would be like 8Gib and that depends if it's "true" data (payload) or includes the network envelops.
on idea, I am not so versed. However, I'd presume the sexting happens after the date or perhaps on a 2nd one.
Yes, esp. given the date actually is... 'texting'.
Having all register being used as accumulators would significantly increase the transistor count, so you gotta give something. At least you have mov reg, reg universally instead of putting the register in the zero page (like 6502) or the stack.
6502 was cool, you always knew exactly how many cycles (us) an operation would take.
I still remember quite a few opcodes in direct hex... (coding in basic with DATA)
4GHz 6502 would be awfully slow of course as it has only 3 registers (one accumulator, X,Y index ones), no cache, no branch prediction, no pipelines, basically it will constantly stall waiting for memory. OTOH Apple II had 48KiB RAM only, so adding 64KiB L1 cache to hold both RAM+ROM would do the trick and greatly alleviate the memory issues.
The companies employ people, the latter pay income tax, buy goods and pay VAT.
Taxing people is the sure way to collect money, the small guy can't hide/shift the taxes.
You can't tax revenue.
A company can be at a very legit loss with huge revenue. If you tax revenue you cant really have tax deductions and so on.
You can tax people with income tax b/c the income is not directly linked to the spending a person makes. For instance wearing better make up won't necessarily increase your productivity and paycheck.
Fad means 'free' advertising much like Apple-Samsung war. It's talked on the TV/El Reg/magazines etc.
Does tonne vs ton matter in the UK to warrant the metric prefix? The UK ton is just around 1.6% heavier than the tonne
The US version is just 2000 pounds, so the difference in non-trivial.
It is sarcasm and it was meant that way, hence the 'erm' part and the serious note in the next comment.
Comments are needed as the train of thought is easily lost after a couple of months even if the developer is the same. The point is that participating in open source projects may pushes people to be able to deal with the lack of comments, not that following suit is a good idea.
Actually it's not a joke - it's a reference to Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal  "Real Programmers don't need comments-- the code is obvious.".
On a more serious note working on an open source project kind of demands the ability to easily read others' code. Some comments do help indeed, however often comments (and internal docs) tend to become obsolete.
Erm, the code is obvious. Why do that?
Although I'd disagree, for example linux kernel doc is pretty darn good (unlike Apple's threading stuff)
To my astonishment BBC has improved greatly - their coverage of Defcon was totally spot on, no apparent mistakes either.
Why don't you buy mouse with buttons on the right side, if you are left handed?
The buttons are actually programmable with the right driver, so you can use them for other tasks. Personally I find the side buttons useful even though I don't use the mouse much at all - like scrolling with spacebar (down), shift+spacebar (up).
The very same person who thought "thermonuclear war" is the way to conduct business.
>>(Possibly unlikely scenario, but if you rely on VOIP or Skype-type services then is feasible)
Bonus points: you'd never lose your phone ever again, you don't have to switch it off in business meetings or cinema. Actually it's quite viable.
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