Has another five years gone by so soon?
Again? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_One_(software)
(Hah, Snap! @teahound)
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Again? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_One_(software)
(Hah, Snap! @teahound)
The ACCC should take a tip from Microsoft and require ISP-supplied modems to be instrumented to the eyeballs to see what actual speeds users get when they use their modems.
It could even aggregate the 'scores' and return a QOS figure to be used to adjust the ISP's billing downwards when they don't meet spec'.
That would get their attention real quick!
People who pick their own IT kit always get told their kit isn't supported anyway, so no loss to them.
Continuing the choc' and lollies theme and needing one starting with 'P'; may I suggest 'Penguin', the well-known chocolate bar.
"Santamarta's research focused on testing software and hardware, firmware reverse engineering and radio frequency analysis"
And covering just about everything is 'focused' is it?
I'm always suspicious when certain number ranges are involved.
I wonder if some plonker counted new signups in a 16-bit unsigned integer that died at 65,535?
"Google unleashes 20m lab-created blood-thirsty freaks on a city."
Does not follow from - "A million mosquitoes will be released over a 20-week period."
Hmm, not sure about that 'x7' factor, typo?.
"This paper was also just really, really, really short on details that a radio astronomer would want, to the point where it likely wouldn't have passed a referee at a regular journal," said Yvette Cendes, a skeptical radio astronomer at the University of Toronto.
It would be really nice to think that the persons who SHOULD be the experts were right, but how many times has science been held back by group-think among the 'experts' until their noses were rubbed in the clear and definite truth?
"India sets June 5 as the day it will joint the heavy-lift rocket club"
I looked here - https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cuberon#/entity and found -
Founders: Abhishek Gattani, Digvijay Singh Lamba
Current Team (1) Digvijay Singh Lamba Co-Founder and CTO
Past Team (1) Abhishek Gattani
'Pad', 'Pack', same difference and a data length or end marker is used in some compression systems.
Zip and 7z were just used for reference you could consider the old disk-compression systems which do output files obviously padded to the end of the last sector.
Obviously the size of the resulting hash might make it impractical, but my point is that I think that the best theoretically possible achievable lossless compression must be the minimum size possible for a guaranteed collision-free hash.
Also, the bigger the file the bigger the hash, which might disqualify it if only considering fixed-size hashes.
I know what you mean but I'm wondering if there is an exception.
Consider if you used ZIP or 7z as the hash algorithm.
You end up with less bits (which you can pack to a fixed size) but there is only one possibility for the source file.
You can even verify that by unpacking and comparing, which makes it a bit useless unless you can lock it down from tampering somehow, say with a hash function... ;-)
Thanks for your post with a link in it Red Bren. I used view-source and had a practice on an old forum post
I tested with - <_a _ _h_r_e_f_=_"_h_t_t_p_s_:_/_/_c_9_._i_o_/_"_>_C_l_o_u_d_ _9_<_/_a_>
take out the '_' characters
I thought that there was some substitution of '[' and ']' for '<' and '>' but that may have been some other forum.
'The Moon' IS a planet not 'A Moon'.
If the Earth was to vanish it's orbit would continue pretty much unchanged.
Also, It's long past bloody time that El Reg made it easy to include hyperlinks, or at least made the information on how to embed them clear, complete and easy to find.
I think I found a reference once, but it assumed html expertise. Is a button that hard to implement?
Don't let them hear you say that! https://c9.io/
“Australia's broadband is rubbish because we abandoned the fibre build”
“Australia's broadband is rubbish because we abandoned the all-fibre build”
"Light Water Reactors produce what is known as reactor grade plutonium. It is utterly useless for nuclear weapons and nobody has ever used reactor grade plutonium in a weapon."
Then they won't be building just Light Water Reactors, will they? Simples!
I expect there will be suitable reactors in among the power reactors, probably on the same sites.
Early refuelling of LWRs is a less convenient but possible option, so Weapons-Grade Plutonium CAN be produced by Light Water Reactors.
"a decent arsenal." = "weapons that we ourselves actually have control of."
I expect to see a lot more reduction of renewables and it's Donald Trump's fault (I'm going for the popular vote).
Now that they have had a wake-up call that they can't rely on the US to keep us safe in Asia, they are probably drawing up plans for a bunch of Australian-owned and operated nuclear power stations to make plutonium (as a 'by-product', honest) to start building a decent arsenal.
Actually I mean the overall speed to the source.
Obviously some servers just aren't too fast but a lot of slowdown is due to crappy low bandwidth links being used on the principle that not everybody uses them at the same time.
Unfortunately, greed for profit sees this taken way too far resulting in rubbish performance for far too much of the day.
'Provisioning' they call it, I'd like to put their network architects and capacity planners in a room and 'provision' their air. I'm sure they don't all breathe in at the same time.
"The only thing that needs to happen is that when talking about the bandwidth we pay for, the words "up to" are replaced by law with the words "at least". When the law ensures that we all get what we pay for then Telco's will finally put in place an infrastructure that can actually deliver it."
"All three, to El Reg, sound like technical descriptions for all modern GPUs."
Well, yes. The Unified Shader in particular was a big step forward and if they have patents on it you can bet that Nvidia will be next on the list when they've finished with the 'littler' guys.
Should be Fibre to the Premises with always-on encryption for everybody.
Much harder to tap than a pair of copper wires!
Oh, sorry, didn't they mean the end users security?
It's a darned good idea, all that deadwood festooned with red tape that was created for a brief purpose and then often left because nobody could be bothered with doing cleaning when it had served it's purpose.
Now the buggers that created it and left it will have to tidy it up.
I look forward to the infighting as people try and defend their own bit of history that someone else sees as trash.
Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence
" it is patently obvious that something is plugged into the headphone jack right next to the microphone."
That would be the headphones resting on top of the rig then? (just a wild guess)
This features a couple of the characters mentioned -
You're F'in kidding me right?
It's Fibre-to-the-Kerb (FTTK) in Australia.
Until we can cross off Anti-Phlogisten / Dark Matter and Mana / Dark energy mysticism and get back to actual science in Astrophysics.
I guess someone is importing bits for a big pokies (slot machine) order or upgrades.
Search on eBay - "Hystou Fanless Core i5 Mini PC Desktop Computer" Loads of variations.
That we know what end they're thinking of taking this idea to.
So please Mr Turnbull, If you only watch one video this year...
Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea
That they HAVE tried turning it On and Off again, when they should have turned it Off and then On again!
Ha, this reminds me of when I was a kid and sometimes went out with dad on a Saturday doing line testing as the 'navvies' (Irish labourers mostly from the term 'navigator' for ditch digger etc) laid new telephone cables.
I got to help make tea in a teapot about 400mm (16") across with stout handles at the front and back so that you could pick it up and pour it.
Full of water bought to a seething boil, a packet of tea (Typhoo iirc) half a bag of sugar and a lot of milk.
Everybody had strong, sweet tea with milk and liked it! :-)
The only thing that needs to happen is that when talking about the bandwidth we pay for, the words "up to" are replaced by law with the words "at least". When the law ensures that we all get what we pay for then Telco's will finally put in place an infrastructure that can actually deliver it
So there'll be no irresistible temptation to fiddle with any of this tech? - https://engineering.linkedin.com/architecture/brief-history-scaling-linkedin - for about a month at least I'm guessing.
Why insisting that Government departments adopt IPv6 never got anywhere.
"Our grandchildren will crap on our graves in revenge for the state of the world we will leave them."
I'm being a bastard and getting cremated rather than going for Carbon sequestration. The grand-kids will have been breathing atoms of me for years.
Maybe so, but the more the power companies lower their watts per dollar the better and better things like this will look. Sooner or later someone will figure out a way of manufacturing them for the right price then it's just a matter of power storage, which is already doable but also needs a price improvement.
Does that Broadcom division source the chips (CPU and now WiFi) used in the Raspberry Pi boards?
to see a picture of Jimmy Edwards labelled just "twitter_headmaster" :-(
If there's a bunch of people who pay to go in to not watch the movie, either the movies have too much time with nothing much happening to hold their attention continuously, or they are just a**holes there to annoy people. So make movies that cater to the ADD crowd and/or get some big blokes to throw the nuisances out.
I see what you did there...
The BACP people now know that harboring murderous thoughts and wanting ten minutes with the miscreants and a baseball bat can be perfectly normal.
It would be much better used for the emergency services with the extra range and superior wall penetration. I think this has been mentioned in other stories earlier this year.
They already made Galileo look rubbish themselves with the Edison module - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26978356/compare-intel-galileo-and-intel-edison
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