That's going to be a very spicy RCA for some people in a week or two...
238 posts • joined 22 Feb 2013
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
Re: To some MSDOS was an major leap forward.
It's written in x86 assembler. Less 'port' than 'rewriting completely'.
Re: Drivers ?
Again, what drivers exactly do you think these servers are missing? For what, your 30 year old Soundblaster that Linux probably does have drivers for in any case?
Re: Drivers ?
I'm sorry, what? ARM /is/ an ISA (instruction set architecture) and seeing as we are talking data centre the drivers are all part of the Linux kernel and generally portable. What 'drivers' do you think are lacking? Please be precise.
Re: Enjoy it while it lasts!
'Then there is the 200,000 grads from Chinese Universities but at the moment, few of them can speak engilsh well enough but that is changing.'
/Is/ it changing? What's your evidence for that?
I've heard doom and gloom about outsourcing to India and China destroying my career as a programmer in the West for the entire 20 years I've been working in the industry. This is nothing new..
Re: Its traditional for sinclair...
If Wikipedia is correct, he divorced her last year, so no new heirs to worry about, no.
Re: Cute, but not for long
Or you're at point blank range.
'Folks who have done 32 and 64-bit Arm assembly programming' will know it's not quite true that instructions are fixed width - Thumb-2 is a mix of 16 and 32 bit instructions, in particular. :)
So it's 'an operator-specific version of Apple's FaceTime, which will make every connected iDevice in your home (Watch, iPad, iPhone or Mac) "jar out a karate screech".' - which currently only works on iDevices. That, as noted, already have FaceTime.
What genius thought up that idea? They really needed to have an Android version of this at launch.
'The original version of the data was retained by the police'
It's data, not a bloodstained knife. This was a copy of the version that was, presumably, properly stored with full chain of custody for the trial.
Not 'all-American', actually, the flight control software for example comes from BAE. F-35s, whether the ones used by the US or those we're using ourselves, are about 15% British -
I assume that's 50 euro cents? I don't think I've ever seen a half dollar coin in the wild...
I'm pretty sure it's never applied to, e.g., Romanians. Or French people for that matter.
That's nice, but how will the student loans people know if someone abroad has crossed that threshold? Unlike people living in the UK, they don't have access to foreign tax returns.
Re: "Jagex did not say exactly how Brexit will up its costs"
' It can choose to raise salaries or not.'
Come on, this is bullshit. It can raise salaries, or it can have its developers jump ship to another company that will pay higher salaries and thus go out of business. Employees aren't slaves, you know, they don't have to work for you if they're taking a pay cut in real terms by doing so, and programmers are indeed in the 'very few areas' where salaries don't trail inflation because good programmers are rather hard to find.
I've played Subnautica. Plenty of life on those planets, it just wants to eat you!
Used to be? Ripley's Believe It or Not is still there, last I heard...
Re: Add spent convictions to the discrimination legislation
'Convictions are also a matter of public record here too, but the idea is that only those who absolutely need to know about it should have access.' - I think the OP's point is that that is not PUBLIC record. Public record means anyone can look at the information, any time, without having to give a reason.
I mean, only in the sense your council tax is 'permission to live in your house'. There's a reason it's called 'rates', just as the predecessor to council tax was.
A quick google suggests 'ceremony' is just an extremely stupid word for a meeting. So a standup is a 'ceremony'. You don't actually have to go up in front of a scrum master and have him dunk you in the river as you pledge your eternal soul to the Dark Lord K'Anban.
Still. What the fuck is wrong with these people?
Re: They're not first and won't be the last.
It sounds like Greece doesn't currently have any such legislation, though, and in general legislation isn't retroactive in effect. If that's the case, they only have to worry about the GDPR if they were still shipping this after Greece put it into effect in law, which is going to take at least a year or so I would assume.
Re: controversial bro-grammer ?
I dunno, when I see one of this site's journos post something like that I'm inclined to read The Register more. :)
Re: @ wolfetone
Ummm we co-developed the Eurofighter. It's ours as much as anyone else's, and cross-national development of planes is neither new nor connected to the EU as such - see, for example, the Tornado or for that matter Airbus.
International co-operation is actually a good thing, you know, no matter how much it seems to displease the sort of person who gets on their knees to please Nigel Farage.
What the bloody hell does the release of the first IBM PC have to do with, well, anything about this? The AI researchers of the time were using rather more beefy (and usable) kit than that.
Re: Early warning siren
As far as I'm aware, they're used to this day in Michigan for tornado warnings.
Re: If somebody does not understand...
Alright, go teach a classroom of 5 year olds the general theory of relativity.
Sometimes the subject/audience disconnect is too wide to be bridged. That's not the teacher's fault.
Re: Where's Oracle's Meltdown/Spectre press release?
The T4 does out-of-order execution so chances are it is affected by Spectre. Previous SPARCs might be alright, though.
'Chipzilla doesn't want you to know that every Intel processor since 1995 that implements out-of-order execution is potentially affected by Meltdown – except Itanium'
Well, yes. That's because Itanium DOESN'T implement out-of-order execution. That was its whole USP, that the compiler would do the instruction ordering not the CPU.
It's also midrange compared to the latest Samsung and Google devices, though. Sorry, I don't like it either, but it's true.
Re: Can anyone explain
Why are you capitalising ifdef?
Re: We've been here before...
A specific selling point of the Cortex M is that (because its interrupt handlers use C calling conventions) you can write bare metal firmware for it without using any assembler whatsoever, actually.
'The tools for writing apps that write other apps are also showing up in various programming languages, like Go'
That link is a facility Go has added for running tools like Yacc as part of its build process. Yacc is 40 frigging years old and was old hat then (Yet Another Compiler Compiler). The facility is only necessary because go manages its own build process; if you were writing C it would just go in your Makefile.
The long standing existence of tools which generate code to a programmer's specifications is ummm really not a good argument for most code being 'written by AIs' in the future or whatever they're yammering on about.
Note how stuff like this is always 20 years in the future, by the way? In 20 years' time it'll be 20 years in the future too.
Re: Emulation ?
I don't think the emulation is being done in hardware. Software emulation of another CPU is unlikely to infringe or qemu would be in a heap of trouble.
Re: how is assembler outdated and by what?
/That particular/ assembler (or rather, instruction set) is outdated. It's not like there's a Pentium in there.
Re: Why cats?
There's the small problem with the Sea Gripen that AFAIK it doesn't actually exist yet.
Re: Still not too late
The plan was to fit this -
So no steam, at least. On the other hand I gather the yanks are having a bit of trouble getting it to work on their new carrier at the moment.
None of these are going to be in any way fast if they are actually emulating the x86 instruction set on ARM, hth. An x86 VM on x86 is a very different proposition.
It can be done (and was, when Apple went from 68k to PowerPC for example) but it's not as simple as 'lol just run Virtualbox'.
Uhh. RISC has been around since like the mid 80s? It's been an option since Intel was churning out 386s.
Re: "when Sauron was mortal "
You're thinking of his former boss, Morgoth.
Mildly cheeky for them to say 'the Qt compaby' is a 23 year old company. I'm pretty sure when I worked there it was called Trolltech and based in Oslo.
So the new iOS is revolutionary because it has...drag and drop? Really? That's it?
Come on now.
3 years is the standard length of an undergraduate degree in the UK. Note that all of that time is spent studying comp sci (or history, or whatever the degree is in) - we don't have minors, electives, general ed or anything like that, you only study your subject.
The pound's been through the floor for a year now and that promised rise in exports simply hasn't happened. Probably because a lot of the stuff we export is made with components we import.
Re: Seems a bit odd
'Josh Schwartz, director of offensive security' sounds like one of the guys giving the presentation was 'the manager', to be honest.
To be fair, it's better than Cygwin, because it's operating at a lower level (it directly intercepts syscalls and translates them into Windows kernel terms). More efficient, and also unlike Cygwin it can run an unmodified Linux binary as-is.
Re: asshe but
Google is legally required not to have a hostile work environment for its employees. This guy stood right up in front of the entire company and said a chunk of said employees and co-workers were biologically unsuited for their job. Regardless of your opinion about that statement, by being stupid enough to do that this guy pretty much legally required HR to fire him or risk Google being sued; Google couldn't just say 'oh well fair enough whatever it's your opinion let's just keep going about our business' any more than it could if he'd set up a burning cross on their front lawn or whatever.
Re: Nice L3 cache you've got there
Yes, they do, as every x86 chip does. They all still start out in 16 bit mode like it's 1985 until the OS switches them into long mode.
Re: This makes me sad
PA-RISC has been dead for many years now actually, modern HP-UX runs on Itanium. But yeah, if any commercial Unix vendor is going to die off it's them, chip development on the Itanium has been moribund for a while now, and HP have been making noises about making it easy to transition people to Linux.
It's absolutely standard for mobile phones to talk to the baseband processor using the Hayes command set, even today. Nothing that archaic about it I'm afraid!