The real problem is that the value of transaction fraud has to _significantly_ exceed the transaction cost of blockchain technology to combat that fraud. We have lots of systems to combat transaction fraud that are working just fine - credit card transactions, title insurance etc. Otherwise at best its just another marginally better way of doing something we already have. If a measurable percentage of global electricity consumption becomes part of the solution - you clearly aren't considering things rationally.
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A conversation I had somewhat recently regarding some release timing and a windows feature led me to believe that there are possibly plans to start tick-tocking releases between public consumption and azure infrastructure. So 19H2 may be happening, it just may not be happening for external customers. Given that the core OS team now seems to report to the Azure business unit and all...
College student with 'visions of writing super-cool scripts' almost wipes out faculty's entire system
There was the time after a bit of drinking (well a lot actually) I might have wandered over to my university job as a part-time student solaris admin for a small research college and 'upgraded' the YP system to NIS+. The next morning (a sunday) I had this hazy notion of doing something disgraceful the night before... Weirdest thing though - it might have been the one and only time that the YP->NIS+ migration scripts 'just worked'. But yeah... you probably shouldn't let 19 year--olds do stuff on things you care about.
Killing off winphone just because it _only_ had 3% of the market has to be one of the dumbest things I've seen msft do... and I do include win8 in that statement.
<FirstWorldPropblems>I was forced to move to an android last year. I really hate the stupid thing, sure I could get a better bit of hardware, but its still going to run android and thus be stupid. ... and for some reason I just can't get past the gag reflex of passing the door of an apple store... What to do. </FirstWordProblems>
It doesn't really take that much effort
Years ago some co-workers and I decided to learn a bit about the google and poke a (friendly) stick at a co-worker friend that liked to share the weird search terms that led people to his blog by creating an association between his blog (about 3-D printing) and the movie meme "A dingo ate my baby". Not only did it work, it _still_ works... years later and it some extent its even spread to bing. All in all I think 3 of us pulled this off across a few weeks of 'training' the search engine.
Re: Oregon is a nanny state
Really? Having lived here for my entire life I somehow must have missed the 'big university' in our midst. Beaverton could only hope to be guilty of such a elite status.
And yes, in Oregon one of our prerogatives is to never pump our own gas. Yes we really do like it that way.
Re: Just send him over there and good riddance.
"He committed a crime (Let's be honest here and not use any 'allegedly'), and broke into a hornet's nest in terms of targets, the US Government.
Really? If that is the case then why are the US Government looking to try him? Surely he has already been found guilty and convicted?"
The U.S. government is looking to try him because it is the right thing for them to do. If you place yourself outside of the reach of the justice system, that is where the predator drones come into play. If you mess with the U.S. government, you should expect a response and in fact you should be happy that they simply want to try you for a crime.
Love isn't a minority and he isn't anybody important enough to have political enemies in the U.S. so the usual reasons that you might distrust a prosecutor just don't apply here. As such it would seem fairly arbitrary and in fact unlikely if the U.S. investigation singled him out of all of the people in the world to pin this particular crime on without a fairly good idea that he in fact did it. But that is for the government to yet prove, but its not unreasonable to give them the chance.
To anybody that actually writes AV scanner code for a living, this isn't news and really isn't a problem and even if it was fixed wouldn't actually save anybody any work since released bugs/features still have to be worked around on back-rev platforms since folks aren't terribly bought into 'windows as a service' quite yet.
Re: Stop picking on that poor kid.
That's the point though - who among us is unaware that trump is a thin skinned brat? Are you actually surprised? Can we just agree that is a basic fact now? Lets talk about something more interesting - like what is Bezos going to do with all that dosh? Apparently not solving world hunger/poverty/disease...
I've lived around Intel my entire life, which more or less co-insides with Intel's corporate life. Intel layoffs are almost part of the seasons around here. Long before ARM became a break-out best seller, Intel has been trying to diversify. In fact the first Intel fab in Aloha Oregon was to make memory (conceded the market to Japanese makers). Over the years they made forays with +/- success into motherboards, broadband, networking, toys, security, TV etc. IoT is just the latest in a long line of projects. Intel is good (and very good) at exactly one thing - building and running Intel factories. They really do employ large numbers of very bright and talented people, but the simple truth is they as a culture just don't get that finding cool solutions in search of a problem rarely results in a viable business.
Microsoft for all of the criticism of its business in the 90s had it far more correct - embrace and _then_ extend. Balmer sort of lost the memo on that apparently.
There's always somebody on every engineering team that is a complainer - typically about process being wrong/inefficient etc, and won't just shut up about it and get on with the business of shipping product. I always try and at least listen to the concerns since sometimes they see something nobody else can, but.... a lot of it ends up being based upon a mis-understanding of what quality means.
Quality doesn't mean 100% of <whatever> are never going to fail, its more of a question - "is the failure rate predictable, acceptable and yields a profitable product?" That's a really pragmatic and nuanced thing - it just doesn't fit with a lot of the black/white, right/wrong world view that some have which causes distress and complaining.
The words 'acceptable' when dealing with NASA/Mil Spec however is probably a lot closer to the 100% will never fail end of the spectrum, but that's also why said orgs are never going to fly to Mars....