* Posts by MartinT

4 posts • joined 20 Oct 2016

Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

MartinT

Re: July and August must Go!

Can we name them after Caligula and Nero instead?

Those guys were not as bad as everyone thinks. They just got some bad press from a later emperor.

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

MartinT

Re: So much for digital

"why has the modern world moved so far towards pure binary (and powers of 2 in specific contexts)?"

Because it is easier and more efficient to build computers that use binary.

Yahoo! hides! from! financial! analysts! amid! email! hacking!, privacy! storm!

MartinT

Re: I don't know that.

According to Reuters, Yahoo did not fight it:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-nsa-exclusive-idUSKCN1241YT

MartinT
WTF?

Deep Responsibility

Doesn't that phrase sound reassuring?

If someone tells me out of the blue "You can trust me", I prepare to hear some lies. Similarly, Marissa Mayer's assurance that:

"To that end, we take deep responsibility in protecting our users and the security of their information."

means that when she was asked for a copy of all the information, she handed it over without even bothering to put up a token fight.

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