* Posts by snoggs

12 posts • joined 27 Mar 2017

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Re: @malle-herbert

Party of the first part/party of the second part?

Facebook exec extracts foot from mouth: We didn't really mean growth matters more than human life

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Headmaster

Re: *de facto* good

Or at least the most ignorantly pretentious. I suppose that he meant *ipso facto*.

NetApp: You went all-flash, you never should've, um.. Well done

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Meh

Re: What's going on with the El Reg Storage Desk?

You need to adjust your snark-o-meter.

So, tell us again how tech giants are more important than US govt...

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Headmaster

Oliver Wendell Holmes, arguing for the legality of jailing socialists who distributed anti-draft leaflets during WWI. Generally viewed as a bad decision today and long since reversed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shouting_fire_in_a_crowded_theater

How DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero learned all by itself to trash world champ AI AlphaGo

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Size doesn't matter

The article claims that go is hard because it has 10^170 "possible moves." Even taking this to mean "possible positions," it is still nonsense. It is easy to devise games with as many possibilities as you like and a trivial winning strategy. What makes go hard is its long time horizon. Unlike chess, where for the most part each move has an immediate impact, the consequences of moves in go may not become apparent until much later in the game. The larger branching factor also comes into it, but mostly it is the difficulty of evaluating the position.

'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

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Re: Diversity works!

It's a Kinsley gaffe.

NetApp puts everything it's got into a hyperconverged box

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Headmaster

the most far-reaching innovation announcement?

That's fine, but does the product itself feature any innovation?

Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

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Coat

Re: I thought we needed to encourage new developers ...

I suppose that MIXAL is out of the question?

Uber wasn't to blame for robo-ride crash – or was it? Witness said car tried to 'beat the lights'

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Re: Yellows, no

Quoting from www.drivinglaws.org,

In Arizona it is not illegal to deliberately drive through a yellow light. A yellow light means only that traffic facing the light is “warned” that a red light will soon follow. As long as your vehicle entered the intersection or passed the crosswalk or limit line before the light turned red, you haven’t broken the law.

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Re: Yellows, no

Thanks for the link. In Arizona (and AFAIK everywhere in the US), it is perfectly OK to enter an intersection while the light is yellow. What you must not do is enter the intersection after the light has turned red. If you followed the practice cited in your link, a great deal of confusion and possibly havoc might ensue. No need for the snark, by the way.

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Yellows, no

"Everyone knows that when you see a yellow light, you are supposed to slow down and stop."

Nonsense. What you are supposed to do is use your head. The yellow light is just a warning to expect a red light soon. The law is clear on this. If you can safely proceed through the intersection, you should do so. Slowing down and stopping unexpectedly is both annoying and dangerous.

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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Non-obsolescence

I bought my Miele dishwasher, washer, and dryer 17 years ago. They work great and never waste time on the Internet.

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