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Just a little bit late...
Only about 34 years or so. We all need to discover "what is the truth" in our own ways. Somehow it was done pretty well before film, video, and computers, so we ought to survive.
That the boss's phone and desktop weren't "archived" to obtain future blackmail topics. You never know when such jucy items might be useful.
Of course, the might be, and we don't know it yet.
Life goes on.
An interesting idea...
Maybe the new domains should only be listed in IPv6 space. Then we might get a handle on them.
Just an idea, there was a thread a few days ago about IPv6 uptake, and this might "help".
The case isn't heard in the eastern Texas district court in Tyler. Many cases have gone down that rathole.
The FBI (and others) attacked spam as much we all might be better off!
Yes, I've driven this section of road a few times, some before the silly flyover for the carpool lane. Please note that I drive the vehicle, even when it has cruse control. Sometimes I tap the brake to disengage it, but I still drive the vehicle.
Sorry, I don't need a silly sparky vehicle that is truly unaffordable for all but people who want to be snobs, or just need to drive in the carpool lane. Yes, I drive a nice SUV that gets terrible mileage, but DOES have a 300+ mile range that I regularly use while driving down I-5 to southern California to visit in-laws (nice people, by the way). I sincerely doubt that I could make it there in any sparky car in under 6 hours like I do in my SUV.
I see many Waymo vehicles around, and they all have their Lidar beacons scanning the countryside. I have doubts that they will replace drivers soon for longer distances. I'd be willing to try one from the driveway of my house, down to my in-laws parking lot behind her condo. I suspect that it might run out of gas somewhere along the way, and probably take more that the requisite 6 hours. These companies have a LONG way to go. The silly sparky car isn't even close.
Don't do the crime...
...if you can't do the time..
Words to live by!
All I can say is:
"There goes the neighborhood".
There is a certain understanding that data is fungable, and can be moved anywhere.
As an outsider (I don't have anything on GitHub), it seems to be that somebody has bought all the marbles, and MIGHT not let everyone play without changing the rules.
We can only hope that the previous owners might start up something new (It could happen, you never know). A couple of billion goes a pretty long way.
Will they get serious about spam email. They tried once, but it really had no effect. Who knows, if "we" post more things in a congressman's name it might start something.
But I still have doubts. *SIGH*
It all boild down to "Prior Art".
Which is all fine and good, but the patent office only thinks that "prior art" is that which is patented. Something outside that has been know for eons, just doesn't fit the bill.
In some cases, fortunately, we get judges, and (hopefully) juries that understand "common sense".
So, the patent office will patent, and the courts will continue to rule invalid. Life goes on.
History repeating itself??
We all know what happened last time, and given the zeal (or lack thereof) of government agencies, I suspect that history will repeat itself on this one.
Nothing to see here, please go away.
Maybe is is because the IPv6 address space...
...has room for every grain of sand on earth.
When IPv6 was "invented" they needed a proper method of "transition" to the new way of things. As far as I know, this was never published. IETF is wonderful for standards and engineering, but the "transition" is a very political problem, and they really aren't good at it.
Of course, if Google only allows IPv6 connections sometime tomorrow, it could take place pretty quickly.
Oh, if spammers could be trapped by it as well, there might be another good case for it.
Obviously the wrong drug...
Please use the most common "recreational" drug (which I suspect we have all used) which is CAFFEINE.
Me? I take mine now as Coke Zero. Sometimes Coffee.
p.s. It is a much cheaper habit.
Think Apollo Moon project.
Sometimes it can be done. It takes time.
A backdoor for one...
...is a backdoor for all.
Moral of the story:
Can you keep a secret?
So can I!
Yes, conveyor belt toasters...
They work just fine on sliced bread, but at one hotel I stayed at had one of these devices, and they found out that unfortunately thick bagel slices just don't work too well. Well, they get jammed up in the works, and stall the conveyor. Then the heating element gets in contact with said bagel, and after a short while the organic material decides to turn itself into global warming gasses and other combustion products. Usually this isn't bad, but the smoke detector was positioned right above said toaster.
No, the alarm didn't sound while I was there, but there was a hurried scramble to release the burning bagel of shame.
Older stuff WAS simplier...
Back when I first got a microwave oven (late 1970's) it had 3 controls. First one was a small power level know, that usually was at 100%. The second was a nice logarithmic time control (the first minute was about as much space as the distance from 30-35 minutes) that was a nice round dial linked to a mechanical timer. The third was a nice button that basically started the whole process, that ended with a nice 'ding' at the end.
I have been looking for a microwave oven that has similar simple controls ever since. I haven't seen any, as somehow marketing droids have seen fit to encumber the panels with more and more buttons and displays ever since.
The only saving grace is the "Easy Minute" button on my current microwave oven that you can thankfully press multiple times to get nice even minute increments on cook time. I consider all the other buttons a big waste of time and effort.
Yes, I long for simpler days.
Sorry it isn't in the 'info' pages Mr. Stallman.
Of course, it may not be a joke, but that is for another time.
I remember that one version of make had a cookie (easily recreated in the Makefile):
sh-3.2$ make love
Process 1 IS complicated.
That is the main problem. With different processes you get different results. For all its faults, SysV init and RC scripts was understandable to some extent. My (cursory) understanding of systemd is that it appears more complicated to UNDERSTAND than the init stuff.
The init scripts are nice text scripts which are executed by a nice well documented shell (bash mostly). Systemd has all sorts of blobs that somehow do things and are totally confusing to me. It suffers from "anti-kiss"
Perhaps a nice book could be written WITH example to show what is going on.
Now let's see does audio come before or after networking (or at the same time)?
How about Boris Badenov.
Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat...
Microsoft will truly endorse Linux...
...when you see Word or Excel running on it.
As I really doubt that is going to happen, I will continue to use LibreOffice.
While I haven't seen the Ely Cathedral, I Have been to Ely, Nevada.
Word to wise: Just gas (petrol) up and pass through. It is the original inspiration for the phrase "Nothing to see here, please move along".
Names ARE curious.
Quicklime and bodies??
This is good information. How about sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide, like they did on mythbusters a few years ago? Of course, you need a good bathtub, preferably well coated so as to not corrode. Of course, every BOFH knows how to clean up crime scenes.
I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space
Stating the obvious...
The only people who actually make out in a class action lawsuit are THE LAWYERS. Perhaps something should be done about this. Maybe the lawyer's fee out a single class participant. So, they get 33% of the $1.00 settlement. That would work for me!
Of course, one might try using a Raspberry Pi for the computing, as it has close to the same power as an original VAX.
The prices for computing power have come down a bit over the years.....
As for data, good old nine track tape in 2400 foot reels works on just about any reader that can mount the tape.
He forgot the most important thing...
He should have printed up a "Get out of Jail Free" card and mailed it to the guy inside. People have been let out for less.
Sadly these don't work for stays in the "Big House", they look at ALL the paperwork.
if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders
There should be a few rules for SO
2) Have you tried a search engine
3) Think about it for a day or so.
4) Did you look at old answers in Stack Overflow?
5) You might have a reasonable question, so ask it. Please be brief and concise. Check your spelling grammar as well.
Maybe the beer should be only dispensed in the afternoon (for various times of "afternoon"). Then it might produce coffee and crumpets (doughnuts in USA) in the AM hours.
I wonder what the proper procedure for elevator phones is. My parents house has a small (two story) elevator, and it has a nice phone inside the elevator car. There is NO WAY I'm going to have anything other that a proper POTS line serving the phone. If power goes out (the elevator gets stuck), you will need to summon help to get "rescued". My 99 year old mom can easily reach for the phone and call for help. A VoIP phone WILL NOT DO! I refuse to put one in for this service. I have my doubts about others in this circumstance would wither.
Yes, there is video...
It is all over the local news here. Yes, every local channel that has a news organization (at least 5) has it on the air. Lots of cop cars visible in the coverage.
More at 6 & 11 pm (as they say).
Then I bump up one channel and get Jerry Springer. What a contrast.
Maybe someone should...
Continue the trend and setup a DNS server at 10.10.10.10 and publicize that...
Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous
This reminds me of...
A conversation I had with an early Intel employee (before he went to Intel). He said something along the lines of "I was all for that healthy food stuff, but when they said that a barbecued steak was bad for you, that when I gave up".
Hi, meh (jr).
Re: Spell Checkers...
C - H - E - C - K - E - R - S.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Health and Safety...???
I'm a bit surprised that H&S hasn't invaded. They might limit the speed to 80 kph for the entire track just to be "safe".
On the other hand, if you want to go "full computer", just give all the drivers an Xbox/Playstation and let it go from there. Animate for TV coverage.
Probably not, but it could happen. Lots of reasons one might be "for the environment" or something as silly.
Follows old adage...
To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.
Looks like this was a classic foul-up. Augmented by really too many computers.
I long for the days when cars didn't have such things (like the 60's).
You will get desert.....
When you eat your vegetables.
(or something similar)
If you don't know who the sucker is...
...It is probably you.
This applies in Poker as well as online stuff. One must be very aware.
Note to self: Don't use the self service checkouts unless you get a discount.
This is a general comment about lessons learned. If the "cost" of the failure is large, it is a lesson learned quite thoroughly. If the "cost" is minimal, you gloss over it and learn it many times before it sinks in. When it comes to backups, the initial "cost" is quite small and the lesson isn't learned, but when it becomes "large" it is like being hit on the head with a 2x4.
So goes human nature (*SIGH*).
"To hoover up the data?"
To "vacuum" up the data, I think you'll find.
This being a UK site and all shouldn't it be "Dyson" up the data??
Power frequency off??
Looks like it is more than a few cycles off. The correct frequency for power is 60 Hz. So, they are a bunch (10 Hz) off according to my calculations. They should be spinning faster (3600 RPM).
Get with the program!
The real question(s)...
How long did it take to discover the problem?
Which begs another question:
What took them so long?
Inquiring minds need to know!
There are alternatives...
Postfix comes to mind. Of course sendmail doesn't.
All of this comes to "pick your poison".
Mail IS difficult, and is best left to what some call "experts".
Require all employees to wear (bicycle) helmets when near the building.
Me? I would have the helmet concession at the entrance. A 'third party opportunity".
All this talk of monitor resolutions...
Has me thinking of people comparing their anatomy to each other, or at least bragging about it. Sure my monitor isn't that big, but for most things it really doesn't need to be.
My last job, I used a very nice iMac that allowed me to have a nice 50 lines with 80 characters on each nicely displayed on the monitor. For programming that is pretty good, and a long way from the 24x80 CRT terminals I used many moons ago.
I guess for the most part it is all relative. Lots of people want "bigger" even if they don't use it. In fact those that want it the most are usually the ones who don't actually use the big expanses of screen real estate (like many PHB's).
Don Martin reference...
As for a BOFH production, wouldn't there be a different "boss" each episode. Kinda like _The Prisoner_ with interchangeable #2's.
As for beer, I remember a lunch break where four of us went to the local road house and we went through 3 pitchers of beer. I remember that I was the one that drank the least, and my head was spinning and the others "appeared" to be sober. Thankfully for all of us said road house (which is no longer there) was walking distance and they don't give WUI's (Walking under the influence) out.
Thankfully, I live in sillycon valley...
Sure Radio Shack (Tandy) has all but disappeared, but we do have Fry's Electronics (they also sell refrigerators) and a couple of surplus stores that actually sell components.
Many moons ago, we did have Zack electronics (Palo Alto), but they went away in the early 80's just when Fry's was taking off. Sadly with the way things are built these days, we all strive for "instant gratification", and it is never soon enough. We buy and discard on a daily basis, and don't have time for the act of putting something together. That knowledge is hidden in the macro items we buy.
Such a shame.
I'm surprised that anyone here in the USA has an attention span that long. Perhaps that is why news stories (and commercials) are short. I remember back in my youth that commercials were ONE minute long, and we could take breaks from TV watching to use the facilities. Now we have five second intros to YouTube videos that are all pretty short.
Yes, our minds are turning to mush.