2420 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Re: Great toy for drunken parties!
Well, Musk is always trying to improve the overall human condition. He was going to get to the overpopulation and baseline-intelligence issues eventually!
Re: Boldly going
You turn a gas-giant into a rocket, using its atmosphere as fuel, and live on the orbiting moons.
If I look back on all the crap I saw on the Internet.
It's a wonder I can even think at all.
It's enough to make you wonder why bother with the hassle expense of maintaining a federal government in this day and age!
So we can add 'use fire' to the ever-growing list of things humans falsely claim only they can do.
I'm wondering if, in this day and age of multiprocessing chips, you shouldn't just have an entire core dedicated to running the OS with its own exclusive on-chip memory for OS code and data, while the user-space companion cores completely lack even the transistors for privileged execution. Save on all the privilege-level-managing logic and all??
Re: It's one thing to make a law...
And we (as a group) keep voting them back in! Says a lot about us (as a group), doesn't it!
Rather than an object, a bunch of orbiting dust clouds from exploding appropriately placed asteroids might be more feasible, though changing the message would be hard. (Full credit to Liu Cixin, author of 'Three body problem' for that idea).
Re: No More Aliens
Yeah. The only ones left right now are just serving out their contracts.
Re: Continuous product and service improvement
"I think the article ratings were removed due to abuse. There were groups of readers who would down rate anything by certain authors without reading them."
Also, I got the impression that a lot of people were rating the /topic/ of the articles rather than the article itself. So an article about some government/corporate idiocy would get a lot of down votes irrespective of how good it was in response to people's opinions on the idiocy itself.
They will just replace all the hospitals with taps dispensing homeopathic remedies. It is the US, afterall.
But that was (allegedly) sexual assault. There is plenty of that in the Bible, so it is okay.
It is only depictions of sex as a mutually pleasurable experience that is a problem, really.
Inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 for PCs, mobes: Cortex-A75s, fat caches, vector math, security stuff, and more
Re: RaspberryPi 4?
When the SOC for the Pi was chosen, it was all binary blobs on the GPU side. Broadcom later opened everything up under user pressure and full kudos to them for doing so.
I think I just heard several MPs having an evilgasm.
Not uncommon these days, sadly
Re: I know where this is going
Re: I'd love to "pay" for pages with mining time
Yes, as long as the site is up-front about it and uses a properly-written script, I would support sharing some spare CPU. In winter, when I would otherwise turn up the space heater, I'd share ALL my spare CPU.
they lost me long ago anyway
I don't have any tolerance for data companies that have major leaks.
Re: not surprised really
I had a very positive experience with my NBN install contractors. I got in on the last of the fibre, though I doubt that was the critical difference.
George is actually on record as saying: "Every time someone asks me when my next book is coming out, I kill a Stark."
Re: Some people ....
@AC, as you amply demonstrate, two can't.
Well technically it was live.
Provided you were watching from half way to Alpha Centurai.
It's the exoplanet that comes to YOU!
Re: MTM Not About Saving Money
On the bright side, most of our 'developing' neighbours probably have old discontinued kit that is compatible with our 'new' infrastructure they can hock us cheap to replace the failing rust-piles.
Re: Oversubscribinhg Provider
Yes, non-Telstra user here who gets full speed on a 25/5 most of the time (peak evening TV-streaming time sees slow downs of noticeable-but-not-unconsionable levels, which I am confident to put on the upstream pipework rather than my last mile of fibre (my area was one of the last already locked into FTTP before cancellation)).
Re: Tools make tool
There is a really easy way to identify customers more accurately in real life. It is called a login.
(Icon for the 'boffins', not Magani.)
Re: A few comments...
Bonus points if your keypress-timing randomiser doesn't actually randomise but jimmies the timing so the results of analysis are always a string of bits that translate to "GO DIE IN A GUTTER!"
Which is why I bought a Nexus 5x just before the Pixel units came out. Not happy with OLED technology's lifespan. By the time I upgrade again, hopefully micro-LED displays will be a thing!
Not sure how this will 'help' the NBN since the last-mile is not where the massive congestion is anyway.
(Well unless you bought into the "Wireless-Broadband speed = Wired-Broadband speed because the both contain the word 'Broadband" misconception' and are struggling with sharing the limited airwaves with the other thousands of schmucks (not to mention the many thousands more who have a legit need for wireless comms), and I doubt this will help there either since it is just the same limited-resource-distribution problem in a different frequency band!)
AMD is doing this because they analysed the numbers and the results came up positive.
Re: Fake news
The number of people who saw it happen is irrelevant to the fakeness of the news.
Re: I have a crazy conspiracy theory
I doubt it is collusion. More a political version of convergent evolution of scumbagness in disparate species.
Re: Able to see the rings with binoculars?
Pissing-down. .... That's Urine-ous.
Like we needed another!
Re: Lock them away...
China handled a massive corruption problem in Laoning Province a few decades back by busing in a bunch of police from 3 provinces away to make sure they were outside the local corruptives' sphere of influence. I assume States Rights would stop that happening in the US, though.
Re: If its not used in a mobile application
Or a small copper cube bridging the top of the chip to a square-foot of aluminium ex-BBQ grille!
I believe the limit on RAM is the Vidcore IV module, which has a hard-coded 1G address range. I would assume if Vidcore V ever ends up in a future Pi, more RAM would become possible.
> @druck & @Voland's Right Hand....
> Lads, why start this when none of us has a popcorn icon?
Just put the corn on the Pi chip one at a time until you have popped them all.
Re: It's not *their" data it's *your* data.
Dead Trolls sung it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eIUOUfhoJ8 :-)
Super Cali goes ballistic, small-cell law is bogus. School IT outsourcing is also... quite atrocious
You just need to call some of them "Veganing rooms."
Re: I have a question
Because people are, on the whole, horrible and 'social media' is really just a mirror on the normal human condition.
Re: As far as VTech is concerned it's all your fault.
And if enough consumers are returning rejected open boxes, the retailer might just decide it isn't worth stocking that supplier's product. (We can dream, can't we?)
Re: Total Recall, Red Planet, The Martian, Mission to Mars, The Last Days on Mars, Escape from Mars
Mars is already populated - entirely by robots, in fact.
Re: Demolition Man
Sounds like I ain't Spartacus doesn't know how to use the 3 seashells!
That's just swell.
I just keep forgetting what Magic Leap does and have to go look it up every time it comes up (for air?) again - and I am presently dabbling in the VR field quite extensively!
Possibly I keep confusing them with LeapMotion then doing a double-take when it doesn't match up.
What does the Moon 4bn years ago and Yahoo! towers this week have in common? Both had an awful atmosphere
Re: What a delicious typo
That's how they are going to save money on fuel - reduce lift weight with anorexic astronauts.
Re: USA Liberty Act
Truth is fake-news, freedom is slavery, control is liberty.
Re: So bad
My brother got a 'Miss Naughty' doll for a birthday long long ago where you squeezed its hand and it said a slightly-NSFW phrase randomly selected from a small list. He threw it out before I could reserve it to pull it apart and see how hackable/reprogrammable it was :-/
the 'soiled' in this case probably means grubby fingers and congealed Cheeto dust, rather than more intimate secretions.