456 posts • joined 21 Jun 2011
Good for memory makers
Since Chrome is such a memory hog.
I switch off Firefox when it became slow and flaky, then switched from Chrome to Edge because Chrome had become bloated. And now Edge will be just as bloated as Chrome, consuming much more memory and spawning endless processes.
Maybe Opera next.
Re: 3-axis accelerators are everywhere
That depends on your time frame. There are extremely accurate accelerometers used for tracking the movement of soldiers indoors. But that only needs to be accurate for a matter of hours, I don't know how far off it would be after a few days, though I expect it would be adequate for navigating a boat or plane.
It only took Oz govt transformation bods 6 months and $700k to report that blockchain ain't worth the effort
A couple of years is not enough time to build any significant local production in many of the products affected. It's not just cheap labour that causes companies to move production to China. It's the entire manufacturing ecosystem where anything and everything you need to design and produce a new product from scratch can all be found in one area.
I've not seen anything about other solar observatories going offline, but it would make sense.
These kinds of facilities tend to share a lot of information with each other, so if they were afraid that the network had been compromised then there would be a chance that other collaborating facilities may also have been compromised.
Re: Missed opportunity...
Toronto is also on that list. And if I were Bezos I'd build it there and make sure to make it clear that it's all because of trump. Why would you want to expand business in a country that is doing it's best to alienate the rest of the world and is fast become a 3rd world theocracy.
The problem was that the mainstream media underestimated the extent of the stupidity and gullibility of the voters. When you're not an idiot it's really hard to fathom just how stupid people can be. It was obvious from the beginning that trump is an incompetent con-man and all around dirt bag.
For most of us in the rest of the world we just can't understand how anyone could be stupid enough to not see that.
Re: Poor Jeff is so right, nobody takes his leftist hate pamflet seriously anymore
There is no filtering required, he hasn't done anything good, he really hasn't done much of anything at all except whine and cry about how unfairly he's being treated. When you the worlds most visible buffoon you have to expect that kind of stuff.
The economy is still coasting along, and only keeps going because it took so long for this administration to actually pass any legislation. But it will come crashing down eventually, and of course he will blame everyone else.
And with North Korea he hasn't actually achieved anything, he gave up what NK wanted and got nothing in return. Kim was never a real threat anyway, he knows that starting a war would be the end of him. He just need to threaten war without ever actually having one.
BTW, where is the wall? And why haven't Mexico written that big fat check to pay for it?
No, Java was the only sensible choice. At the time Java was by far the most popular language for mobile development. For most mobile developers it was the only language they had ever used for app development. So the path of least resistance was to base their new platform on what everyone was already using.
But despite warnings from their own staff that they needed to negotiate a license, they just went ahead and used Java anyway rather than have to pay a few pennies per phone in royalties.
I never even noticed
Because despite having a bunch of slack channels set up for our various projects, I only get about 1 message every few months.
It's just a waste of computing resources. I just checked and there are 6 Slack processes running consuming over 300Mb of RAM in total and about 4% of CPU
Re: How does this work?
Well if you are an independent trying to use 100's of KWH above what is typical for a home, then you're either mining or you have a grow-op.
If it's a mining business then you have told Revenue Canada what is your line of business, and I expect they aren't too happy when you lie to them about that.
Re: Nice to see that some parts of US Government are still working for the US
Walmart alone buys something like $50 billion worth of stuff from China every year. If they start getting hit with a 25% tariff on any significant portion of that then guess who will end up paying for it. Hint, it won't be Walmart.
If their prices go up, and sales go down then you can also expect layoffs, and if it goes on long enough then possibly even store closures.
Despite having used it extensively, C++ has long ago become my language of last resort. It has just become too complex. This is especially problematic for legacy projects where you can find every instance of the latest and greatest addition to the language being used.
While you can write clean, easily maintained code, it's also trivially easy to write code that will make your eyes bleed just looking at it. And once that second developer joins the project the risk of eye bleed ramps up and increases as the team and project grow.
Re: Yeah - but if I am a "common criminal" I'll definitely find another non-indiegogo to pawn
Yes a Caucasian Sheppard will easily take care of any would-be intruders. But I like the neopolitan mastiff as they have some interesting traits. They tend not to bark much and are naturally protective. So if they hear an intruder they don't usually go crazy barking at them, they will just quietly go search them out. Once they find them then the growling starts, by then it's too late to get away, the intruder is dinner.
An unfettered free market just leads to disaster. And many aspects of modern society just won't work in a purely capitalistic world. Just look at the joke of a healthcare "system" in the USA.
And I could never understand the idiotic view of slashing taxes and social programs. Are you going to start paving your own roadways and act as your own fire department, police force etc. Someone has to pay for all that, it won't just magically happen. And cutting social programs just leads to more poverty, that isn't good for anyone. Poor people don't help grow the economy much, and any money you saved would be made up by the increases in crime and additional expenditures on policing and the rest of the judicial system.
P.S. We're currently looking to expand our company into Europe, The UK isn't even up for consideration, largely because of Brexit, and nothing you've proposed would change that. Even if Brexit were canceled I'd wait a few years before considering the UK just to make sure things are stable. We'll most likely pick France or Germany.
Having spent too much time talking to VC's and watching some of the idiotic ideas that they fund, I'm not sure that government bureaucrats would do any worse.
Most VC's don't really care if a product or service will be successful in the long term, they only care about how much money they can make on the IPO.
Re: Not fit for purpose
Driver aids such as emergency braking work fine in most cases. The key difference is that no one expects to take their hands off the wheel and stop paying attention just because they have these driver aids to help keep them safe.
Autonomous vehicle makers are pushing exactly that, and that will lead to deaths that could have been avoided.
Re: Facebook's "real ID" is a sham
I have an old facebook account I set up with a bogus name, it doesn't even sound real. I set it up soon after facebook went live and it's never been challenged, but then I never post anything and that account has no friends. I only use it for things like "log in with facebook" for web sites I don't care about.
Re: People are saying he should stop tweeting and go back to work on the assembly line
@anonymous boring coward
Defeatism? No, just realism. I know enough about automobile manufacture to know that I don't know enough.
Musk was just too naïve to understand the extent of the task he'd set for Tesla. If he had tried to become a niche supercar maker, then that would have been fine. If you're charging $500k+ for a car then it's ok to only turn out a dozen cars a day, in fact it's preferable as it adds to the exclusivity. But mass producing "cheap" cars with consistent quality at predictable production rates is a whole different kettle of fish.
Re: People are saying he should stop tweeting and go back to work on the assembly line
What would be best for Model 3 production would be to sell the company to a real auto maker.
I've said from day 1 that Tesla was a long shot. Designing an electric car is the easy part. It's mass producing a car profitably that is the hard part. The big auto makers have had over a century of experience at fine tuning manufacturing, production processes and logistics, you don't just replicate that overnight.
Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed
Re: Early information
The guns for self defence is mainly for the delusional. You or someone in your family are more likely to be killed or injured by your gun than the chances of you needing to use it for self defense.
If you really feel that you need a gun for self defence then either you're paranoid and you don't really need a gun, or you live in a shithole and you should consider moving elsewhere.
Re: Barriers to entry
That's how I feel about mobile payments, it's solving a problem that doesn't exist, and adds some of its own. My credit and debit cards have chip and pin and contactless payments, and have for a long time.
I just tap the card and the payment is made. if it's under $100 then no pin is even needed except at randomly selected intervals. That freaks out some people but my liability for fraud is 0.
The cards always work, are extremely compact and I don't have to worry about a dead battery or accidentally breaking my card if I drop it. Why would I ever want to use a phone to pay for anything?
Re: and in other news...
I'm not really concerned, what are they going to find out? That I think (know) that trump is an idiot or that I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars? If someone wants to find me all they need is my name as its very rare, you can probably count all of us on one hand so it wouldn't take long to track me down.
This probably seems like a very odd attitude if you understand the origin of my handle on this site.