428 posts • joined 25 Sep 2014
Re: the square root of 2n + 1
√ is on the Android Gboard keyboard.
Re: "There's no reason for the Air Force to exist"
I think they still need something UNDERGROUND, the "Mole Force" perhaps?
IANAL, but I don't see how bundling a GPL emulator with some emulated games does not require the entire thing to be GPLed. This doesn't seem "mere aggregation" to me; the bundled games don't do squat without the GPL-ed code.
Frankly 4/10 seems vastly overrated.
I would immediately award a base score of 0 for the promised but missing games, then start subtracting points for the shoddy case and everything else which doesn't work.
I think we should be looking in the negative 200-300 range here.
I recall doing something similar with OLE on Windows 3.1, embedding a widget from another app in your program.
Re: So they tell us version 2 and 3 are already on the way?
Telling your customers a much better product is just around the corner is always a great idea, just ask Adam Osborne.
Re: Interesting but ugly
Case-insensivity was a necessity in a time when many systems where UPPER CASE ONLY, so for interop reasons you either had to KEEP SHOUTING or settle on a case-insensitive system.
That's the reason many "old" languages (Lisp, Pascal) did it.
Everybody sane tries to spell identifiers with consistent capitalization anyway, since otherwise code becomes a complete mess. Given that, case-insensitivity bears no practical advantages anymore.
In a Unicode world, correct case normalization is incredibly complicated and language dependent, see https://www.w3.org/International/wiki/Case_folding for an overview of some issues. For extra fun, the case folding rules are updated with each Unicode version so make sure to keep your software up-to-date.
So this cannot be used to connect to an unsecured X server running locally, although it may be able to *detect* such a server.
(Note that the link was to a Node module, which *can* create arbitrary TCP connections.)
Re: Not legally binding...
"So what you are saying is that we may end up with a separate EU internet segment, without access to sites in the US, Russia, China, etc."
More likely a set of regional, independent DNS roots which have some peering arrangements between them. Except when they don't, and URLs start resolving to different sites in different countries because of some political spat.
Not the end of the world, but also far from ideal.
Re: so installing critical security patches
"Some of the computers that run these fabs are stuck on obsolete versions of Windows NT"
Earlier reporting on WannaCry indicated that it could not infect Windows XP, only Windows 7. I assume NT is then also not "supported".
Based on this, I would assume that the infected computers are Windows 7 which means that a patch was available (for a long time). I realise there is always a risk in patching in an industrial system, but as we have learned many times before and now again, *not* patching also comes with a risk.
so installing critical security patches
on critical infrastructure is still not a thing?
Yeah, I understand these systems were "air-gapped". Supposedly.
Re: Over on eBay
Now all we need is a port of "E.T." to the Vega.
40 per cent less code than they would with Java.
Only 40% ? Man, Kotlin is verbose.
Re: Last time I checked Spain was in Europe...
Many Caucasian Americans identify as Irish-American or Italian-American. Others do not.
Many African-Americans don't know precisely from which African nation their ancestors came.
Finally, African-American is a label people choose to apply to themselves. If they do so, one should respect that choice.
Re: Linus should really learn from Microsoft
Unix won because worse is better.
"...especially worthless is consistency of interface."
Re: definition of "rape" in this case is a broken condom
"That is rape according to British law."
Indeed, and note that the UK will only allow extradition if the accusation is also a crime under UK law, and that the receiving country (Sweden) is not allowed to bring additional charges unless approved by the UK.
There wouldn't be a case if the accusation was not considered a crime under UK law.
My thinking about (JS) frameworks is basically as stated here (I am NOT the author):
Tldr: reusable libraries good, frameworks bad.
What about this framework?
let shoppingList = document.createElement('div');
shoppingList.className = 'shopping-list';
Which is to say, just plain old built-in DOM.
And if you need to do that twice, put it in a function, like mother told you to.
Re: Over the air updates
Apparently Apple allows CodePush (which is what Walmart is using).
"Apple’s guidelines explicitly permit you to push executable code directly to your app, bypassing the App Store, under these two conditions:
* The code does not provide, unlock or enable additional features or functionality"
Re: Punishment in proportion.
"... the better sentence would have been to assign a number of C.S. hours for EACH proven incidence of infection."
The 240 hours is in fact the maximum community service which can be given under Dutch law.
Note that under Dutch law infecting multiple computers would be considered a single "strafbaar feit" ("punishable event"), hence limits apply to the whole punishment. This is the principle of the "meerdaadse samenloop".
Re: "notoriously difficult language"
"I think Frisian is closer."
Frisian and English are considered part of the North Sea Germanic, or Ingvaeonic, subgroup of West Germanic.
Of course, English is unique among Germanic languages in that it took an enormous amount of vocabulary from (Norman) French and from Latin. And then Shakespeare came along and invented about 1700 of the most common English words.
"baled-in integrations with practically every other enterprise tool on the planet."
Mmm, baled-in? Let's see https://www.dictionary.com/browse/baled
1. noun:a large bundle or package prepared for shipping, storage, or sale, especially one tightly compressed and secured by wires, hoops, cords, or the like, and sometimes having a wrapping or covering: a bale of cotton; a bale of hay.
2. a group of turtles.
3. verb (used with object), baled, bal·ing. to make or form into bales: "to bale wastepaper for disposal."
OK, so afterwards you end up with a big bale of enterprise tools, all tightly compressed and secured by wires, hoops, cords, or the like. Sounds about right.
So this great technical breakthrough was achieved....
....by editing the colors in the CSS?
Well, I can see that taking all of a day, if the CSS was particularly badly factored.
about bl**dy time
With only 17 months of life left in Python2, Google App Engine customers can finally start porting their code.
Re: Fearmongering, Uncertainty and Doubt
FYI, the Japanese, Dutch and Taiwanese government have their own CA.
Breaking up AT&T worked so well
...now it's bigger than before the breakup.
Re: Once Upon A Time......
You forgot the most famous one: they bought 86-DOS and re-badged as MS-DOS
Re: I've got a solution - straight out of the automotive industry
They have XBox as "cool" consumer brand. It has been suggested at the time that Windows Phone should have gone for an XBox branding ("XPhone").
It didn't look like desktop Windows anyway. And didn't have windows.
Jedi is a autocompletion/static analysis engine which is widely used in the Python ecosystem. For example, by IPython/Jupyter notebook, and also by Vim's YouCompleteMe plugin. And so far by Visual Studio Code.
That's why you *disable* Jedi to get the new thing.
I suppose it is sad but unsurprising that Microsoft chose to roll their own thing rather than contribute to Jedi.
I 've got the Power
Looked at the "Talos™ II Desktop Development System".
At $5,120.00 for the entry-level model, it is almost conceivable to own one.
i9 works great in a suitable chassis
Check out the MSI GT75 Titan.
4.5 kg full of ventilators and heat pipes to keep things cool. And apparently it works.
Perhaps Apple and Dell can learn from this design.
Did I mention the Titan has *two* power bricks?
Re: Just do what my company's IT folks do...
After all, it's Windows, you were probably due for a reboot anyway.
Re: how do we progress beyond using this irregularly spinning rock?
There are tons of applications which require accurate time but don't care a bit about what the spinning rock does. Makefile timestamps, log timestamps...
Leave the translation from TIA to "on the morrow of the Ides of March" to some user interface layer.
2x more secure
So it was 200 Securons for Nabla while only 100 Securons for Docker?
linux on android
You can nowadays run a complete Linux distribution on Android.
This does NOT require root.
Desktop is provided through the "Xserver SDL" app.
"So what is it that's new again?"
Well the *claim* is that, unlike a VT100, the chromebook is still somewhat useful when the network goes down, because stuff is cached locally.
How well this works out in practice, I have no idea, having managed to avoid Chromebooks so far.
But 4/3 is not equal to 1.33
You are 1/300 short.
If we use repeating decimal notation, I am OK: 1.3̅
Gas wasn't used much *on the battlefield* in WWII because it had already lost its effectiveness during WWI once suitable protective measures were developed.
Of course, gas saw plenty of use in murdering unprotected civilians.
Re: Don't get sheep herded by the fake news media
Putin is emulating Augustus. Like Augustus, he takes on an office, then releases it when constitutionally required. But in any office, he holds absolute power.
Putin is a bastard, but a magnificant bastard. And Trump is an oaf.
 the Roman emperor, not the month
Re: Been there, done that
"If only HTML were XML structured data."
That would have been nice. But since XHTML went nowhere, it isn't.
Re: Print to PDF
"It's that they need to format the HTML in particular ways so that the generated PDF is accessible, functional, etc."
Actually Chrome's print-to-PDF is pretty good at this, frankly. The resulting PDF document is fully searchable, text can be selected, etc.. I presume this means a screen reader would be effective (since clearly the original text is preserved as text). Hyperlinks in the original HTML become hyperlinks in the PDF.
If there is something missing, it would make sense to contribute it to the open-source Chromium codebase rather than invent a wheel with more corners.
Of course, if your original HTML was sh*t from an accessibility POV to begin with, print-to-PDF is unlikely to improve upon the situation.
Re: Print to PDF
You can even automate this with Chrome, since it can be invoked from the command line.
chrome --headless --disable-gpu --print-to-pdf https://www.theregister.co.uk/
See also: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/04/headless-chrome#create_a_pdf_dom
"While the Python language has very few known vulnerabilities"
What do you consider a known vulnerability?
From Python docs:
"The pickle module is not secure against erroneous or maliciously constructed data. Never unpickle data received from an untrusted or unauthenticated source.Unpickling data from an untrusted source, allows an attacker arbitrary code execution."
And of course, tons of other modules use pickle under the hood.
Re: Does not run Fortnite?
Fortnite runs on the ipad. So do tons of other games. Ipad has much more GPU oomph than the Intel HD 615 in the Go.
Re: "It's an office runtime for students"
I imagine students care more if it runs Fortnite. Which it doesn't.
(Apparently you need at least a core i3 @ 2.4GHz to scrape by at the lowest settings.)
They are going to port all that mainframe software to the Raspberry Pi.
Re: Why use Edge?
There exists nowadays even Edge for Android, and it is surprisingly good. Although I don't see how I can install an adblocker, which is the reason I normally use Firefox on Android.
Posted from Edge for Android.
"an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing"
Well, sure happy they have resolved the main issue with the keyboard then. The noise. Right.
Re: "Citrix Cloud"
"It's not-yours all the way down."
*Especially* when it is down.