"Well, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein employed a Chinese spy as a chauffeur for 20 years, up until a short time ago."
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"By 1988, email was normal enough to be on business cards."
That very much depends upon the environment. I recall in the 1992ish era a recruiter, seeing my e-mail address on my resume, asking if it was actually useful (at the time, not much; all my contacts came via phone. Land line, of course).
White on blue, actually.
Observed in the wild, where the coders at my company were given a default-to-screen-colors editor (green on black), and watched as the white-on-blue style spread to everyone's startup file over the course of a couple of weeks.
"Am I just a miserable git?"
Yeah, a little.
Twitter can be awful if you let anyone follow you. Always assume the worst, and block immediately. Your experience becomes much more pleasurable then.
Three such blackmail attempts. The first and third are probably from the same source, judging by the language style. Here's the bitcoin accounts they insisted I use:
My bitcoin knowledge is pretty much zero -- I imagine posting these won't inconvenience them in any way. It still satisfies me a little bit to do so.
"You can always make a God Mode folder..."
And this is why I read the comments. Thanks.
It's not an anti-IPv6 article.
It does point out the flaws in the existing peering system, however.
I'd be more concerned about this if FftF hadn't confused the Border Patrol with ICE.
Border Patrol does exactly what it says on the label, and while I'm sure it has its abuses (it is a law enforcement agency, this will always happen), it in no way should be confused with ICE, an organization that seems to have taken its rules from a translated copy of a Stasi handbook.
"Wow. That went better than I expected.
Next up Shimano is better than Campag, vi is better than Emacs ...."
Don't be absurd. Shimano is far better than EMACS.
"Won't be the first time. Just ask anyone who's ever had a music subscription - 99% of those are dead.
How often do you ask dead people about their music subscriptions? I find it generally doesn't come up in conversation.
I always think that when going down into the basement.
"When I lived in Michigan back in the early 2000s, pay-at-the-pump systems were still relatively new in many places and all the kinks weren't worked out."
In suburban Detroit? Maybe in the boondockier areas of Michigan where an independently-owned station can still make a go of it, but in the Detroit area you're going to fuel up in a major oil company's station, which in my experience converted in the 1990s.
... they will call it GitHubris.
The steal the rounding errors "scheme" was around for a long time (I'd read about it in a seventies-era book); it was one of those things that everyone knew had happened but when pressed could never come up with an actual example.
It's not surprising that writers of both films had heard about it. Maybe it was taken from Superman 3, maybe not.
He seems nice.
"... for something they could set up ..."
Who's "they"? I can certainly set up something on my home computer here, but that's not going to help my sometimes collaborators in Canada and France (who, by the way, only discovered my project by searching/browsing GitHub repositories in the first place).
It's not just the version control. Git can be set up on anything. It's GitHub's collaboration features that made it such a powerful tool.
I voted Disney because the entire question was obviously a joke (well done, whoever picked the worst of the worst for the list), and I thought it was the most funny choice.
"And meanwhile all the lawyers' children avoid starvation for a few more weeks."
Good. This is not a case where an ambulance was chased down, this has real consequences, and I suspect it will eventually go to a higher court.
And hurrah to judge Donato for slapping down "similar arguments about extraterritoriality". Facebook's computers may not have been in Illinois, but its reach certainly extended into the state.
Though in this century I had only used it with ... Yahoo.
So it's not like I had a pressing need for it.
No. Read the third paragraph from the bottom again (or for the first time, if you skimmed).
His case had the side-effect of requiring higher standards for searches. Unfortunately for him, he met those standards.
Opening files is not the issue though. No editor I've used has ever been confused by DOS-style line endings.
I can conceive of a situation where one would have to share files with people who only use Notepad, but... honestly, I'd just set up a converter script rather than break mine and everyone else's environment. And I'd at least try to point out to the person in question that they might want to switch to a better editor.
Yeah. This is the sort of article that makes me want to ask, like a passive-aggressive millennial, "You mean you don't use Unix-style line endings?"
I may be biased due to my environment, but I've never encountered a situation where one would want anything else.
(My editors save with Unix line endings, and my git environment is set to check in files with Unix line endings regardless of the file's original line endings. I've never used Notepad.)
If they don't have (distant) relatives who emigrated to Prince Edward Island, then I win.
Or at least a relation so distant that I can disclaim it.
It's not a cure-all, but it does mean that anyone trying to make use of the Spectre flaw can't assume the memory to read is at an easily-deduced address.
It's the same reasoning behind kernel address space layout randomization, or using hash randomization to avoid collision attacks. Making the attack too expensive to use can be an effective counter-measure.
"Doesn't Chicago have a mostly over ground metro rail system?"
You're thinking of light rail (which is what our Metra system is), which is used to feed commuters in from the outlying areas. Which honestly seems like what Musk is describing, except putting it within the city, which makes no sense.
Short-hop transportation is what buses and the L is for. I'm all for increased rail usage, but let's make sure it's put where it makes sense to put it -- medium distance travel (city to city) that replaces otherwise inconvenient car trips.
To be fair, there's talk here about using the Boring company to create another L line between airports, with a stop downtown, but that would be using the standard L cars, not Hyperloop.
"What is this word "Equistrutsup"? Your comment seems to be the only Google result for it. Conglaturation!"
I assumed it was a portmanteau word using "Equifax" and "struts" (as in Apache Struts) and "f*ck up". Google can fill you in on the rest.
Yeah, that caught my attention too.
"The FBI is also unlikely to release the names of those it has been consulting over fears that they would be ridiculed and come under pressure from their peers not to work on such an approach."
The third possibility is that the experts the FBI is citing would be appalled to find out that they've been misquoted for this purpose, and would repudiate FBI leadership immediately.
I'm reminded of Mnuchin's economist survey (not a misquote, but similarly embarrassing).
They do seem to be betting on the convenience of being dockless (Ford GoBike is already in San Francisco), without considering that there are downsides and inconveniences to docklessness too.
Considering that the docks represent an infrastructure investment, something that Uber has been reluctant to do in the past, I'm thinking that they're hoping the savings in one area will make up for the costs (bike losses) in the other.
BTW, Citibike, Ford GoBike, Divvy (my area), and others are managed by Motivate, so it looks like Uber is up against a company that knows what it's doing, as opposed to a moribund taxi company.
Despite the joke icon, you're not far from the mark. Much of Frontier's network contains the networks dropped from GTE and Bell Atlantic (the rural ones) after they merged to form Verizon.
So it tends to serve the remote and out-of-the-way locations.
If you believe this sort of protectionism helps, it might have worked ten or twelve years ago. Now, when it's too late? All it's doing is hobbling a growing industry.
This move only makes sense if your goal is to prop up the coal industry.
Oops, read your response after I installed the update. Fortunately, I survived.
(Athlon II X4 635 Processor running a 64 bit Windows 7 system, for what it's worth.)
"Meanwhile, Microsoft has pulled down KB4056892, the Spectre bug fix that was found to be causing some AMD machines to crash on startup."
Ah good, I can turn on my desktop machine again. No idea if it would have been affected, but I wasn't going to take the chance. My laptop (A6-based -- yes, it's an old machine, but a good machine) survived the updates, although I'm annoyed about the changes to the look of the GUI.
Exactly four episodes were shown (on an irregular schedule, of course), then the series was cancelled. I used to show the four episodes to my friends via that modern device called the VCR player.
When the boxed set of Wonderfalls came out I was amazed, and bought it immediately.
Yes. In my town it came out the same week as Princess Bride. Princess Bride ran for a while, Nightflyers was one week and gone.
I wonder if the channel is adapting that story only. GRRM has a lot of stories in that setting (called Thousand Worlds -- hmm, "Sandkings" is part of it, that would make an interesting episode), and I'd like to see a wider adaption.
"Good enough to make you try it once. Not good enough, in my mind, to make me drink the stuff a second time (too much vanilla in it for my taste)."
I've had a couple of cans (while in the U.S.!), and it was okay. To me it seemed to taste like a variant of cream soda, and if I liked cream soda more I might have had more.
Come to think of it, it did seem overly sweet, so reducing the sugar content might be a good idea, although cutting it in half seems a little drastic. On the other hand, I was also sober at the time.
"Interface is not as nice as the previous verison, but it does work."
The interface is genuinely terrible -- it "guesses" what scripts to allow if you don't have a rule, and doesn't inform you about them in the icon (i.e., no partial "no" symbol over the "S" as in the old version of Noscript).
On the other hand, the old version of Noscript does work on Firefox 52.5.3, contrary to what Mage has stated.
(I'm using the 64-bit version, in case that's a factor.)
I'm using 52.5.3 now, with NoScript working as per usual.
Ah, my apologies, I never have the speakers on so I didn't know.
"...despite its brutalist architecture."
Ah, that explains the comments. I suppose it is unfortunate that the rebuilding occurred when that particular style of architecture was in vogue.
(Paradoxically, the interiors of Brutalist buildings are usually quite beautiful. I've often thought there needs to be a way to turn a building inside-out.)
It's Not That Simpletm.
This sort of thing is controlled by cutting down brush ('controlled' fires near -- or even reasonably far from -- inhabited areas are never going to happen), and it takes time, money and, as you point out, coverage of land that is far from flat.
Depending on the year's conditions, nature can easily overtake human intervention, resulting in lots of fuel.
Or perhaps an improved SETI program:
"Dear aliens twenty or less light years away. You know those electromagnetic signals from Earth that you've been recording? Could you do us a favor and beam them back at us? Particularly the ones from around 51°30′N 0°7′W. Thank you!"
"Going against his own received wisdom of not buying stakes in companies he doesn't understand, ..."
IBM isn't that complicated. I suspect he understands it just fine.
"Just a reminder: none of this is normal. ®"
Welcome to the new normal. At least until impeachment.
Yup, was going to post something similar, though I admit my enjoyment of assembly-code writing (for small useful functions; I haven't done lengthy assembly coding for decades now) is a little off the norm.
In Sparse, No One Can Hear You Scream.
Hmm, no, it doesn't quite work.
But yes, there are lots of problems involving sparse matrices, and tweaking the algorithms to work just so (or finding the correct library to do it for you) can be a major pain. This looks very interesting.
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