Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts
The plot is a young male Jedi + sexy princess trying to blowing up the ebil command ship/death star thingee followed by celebration and an awkward award ceremony. This single, recurring plot is punctuated by light saber fights.
Anyhow, as far as Disney discarding Lucas's work, it's really hard to imagine them doing worse. The only interesting part of this story is that George actually thought enough of his own work that he appears to be surprised they aren't using it. LOL.
Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites
Because Dems don't look to their angry leftist commentators to be told how to think?
Sharpton's regular broadcast just started as I read your bullshit. I listen to his hate mongering on WVON out of Chicago. You have no idea what you're talking about.
The callers are the best part. They've all been filled with hate from birth and many of them want violence.
Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors
With so many very good arguments about why copyright needs to be reformed there's no need to make bad ones.
schwit1 figured this was an opportunity pick at one of his grievances expecting the freetard groupthink around here to indulge him.
And he's right.
The Next Decade In Storage
HP is marketing these ideas as "The Machine." The basic concept is using Re-RAM (ions) for all storage, fiber optics (photons) for all communications and electronics (electrons) for all processing. Ions, photons and electrons in a flattened crossbar matrix. Look up Martin Fink's recent presentations if you need a Buck Rogers fix.
The incredibly small, simple and easy to fabricate cell structure that Re-RAM seems to offer is just too compelling to ignore. Crossbar (the company) appears to be solving the Re-RAM problem. All we're trying to do is move ions around with current. There is a long list of possible materials and designs yet to be investigated. Eventually a sweet spot will be found. When that happens non-volatile storage density and speed will leap forward an order of magnitude, and the whole storage stack from the CPU cache to the tape drive will get flatter.
Or not. It's not like we need this to make the future exciting. Humanoid robots alone will provide more than enough excitement for the rest of my life.
Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha
Everyone uses "golang" due to this. It works fine.
Fewer Grants For Young Researchers Causing Brain Drain In Academia
Supply and demand. The US elderly have voted themselves a limitless supply of funding for their medical care, so demand for doctors is very high and every other prerogative of our nation is pushed down the list. We've got Medicare paying for 74 year old gender reassignments. You want to know where they've spent your dreams?
So you take your little degree and your dreams of academic success and sod off. We have millions upon millions of knees and hips to replace. Find something that pays well too, mule; we're going to need you to cover that ACA mandate no matter how high it climbs.
Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College
The other great effect will be rapid inflation of community college tuition, pushing up the floor for all post-secondary education. And for what? Highschool II, dumbed-down to keep the subsidies flowing, and $400k/y community college presidents building Mcmansions on their Colorado ranches.
Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack
becomes... equivalent... to mass murder driven by hate
Thus our mass incarceration of SJWs in prisons that exist exclusively inside your hate filled little mind.
You can't make up this kind of stupid.
I've found you folks rather adept at inventing "stupid" strawmen to disparage.
Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack
No, really [...] the SJWs are really coming in on the side of the terrorists
As they've always done forever. Excusing and rationalizing terror, usually by attempting to argue equivalence, is standard SJW behavior. Not many people will be as surprised by this as you appear to be...
Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs
the current bunch Ds are typically to the right of Reagan
Do any of you even remember Reagan?
What do you mean? We are awash in staunchly pro-life, tax cutting, government bashing, communist hating Democrats that want to aggressively expand military spending, appoint moderates like Rehnquist and Scalia, outlaw hiring of illegal immigrants and casually joke about nuking the Soviets on live radio.
You can't swing a cat without hitting one of these right wing Democrats.
Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ
Stand by for the captured gunman to be described "asian" "youths" by the BBC.
Red Hat Engineer Improves Math Performance of Glibc
Yes. Sometimes to get maximum possible performance you need to use assembly. The subset of professional programmers that can actually achieve significant performance gains using assembly in a reasonable amount of time is very small. Employers willing and capable of funding that sort of work is also quite small.
Most often programmers resort to assembly because some hardware device or processor mode has to be dealt with and the compiler can't output the necessary instructions. That sort of problem is typically easier and involves less knowledge than trying to outperform compiler optimized code.
I've done it twice in 19 years as a programmer. Once in the late 90's to reach some special processor instructions for which the compiler had no support, and again a couple years ago to write an x86 real mode BIOS extension for an embedded system.
2014: The Year We Learned How Vulnerable Third-Party Code Libraries Are
Apk hits opensores idiots with truth and all they have is downmods to hide it as usual? Yes.
Apk hits guillible slashtards with best trolls & the laughter NEVER ENDS? Yes... apk
2014: Hottest Year On Record
but I don't see any reason that wind and solar can't handle this problem
That's you not wanting to face reality the same way deniers don't.
That's fiction. There are some troubled experimental systems, and what we're learning is that we're going to need a politically infeasible amount of industrial build out to dot the land with tens of thousands of thermal storage facilities and storage reservoirs, both consuming stupid quantities of water that, somehow, no one has a better use for. Not going to happen.
The land use problem alone precludes solar for more than localized energy supply. Only peanut gallery internet fanbios indulge the fantasy that there is vast amounts of wasted land we can carpet with panels. In the real world every inch of it is contested by lawyers and pressure groups that ensure utility scale, coal-replacing amounts of solar and storage is a pipe dream.
It's simple. You chuckleheads put down the windandsolar crack pipe and we progress. Until then you'll have the power system you have now, plus a lot more natural gas.
Samsung To Discontinue Galaxy Alpha For Cheaper Galaxy A5
The Alpha only recently became available in the US, and it certainly had my eye, being not phablet sized but still a "flagship" class phone and very well built. I'd have been happy to pay the price, but I passed, for one simple reason:
No thanks Samsung. Not having it. Your TouchWiz crapped up A5 can sod off as well.
Bill Gates Sponsoring Palladium-Based LENR Technology
Thats right. Fraud is a recent phenomena in technology and science, and Bill is the first dupe ever to be swindled. It isn't as though it's so common that there are entire catalogs of scientific frauds going back hundreds of years. Nope. LENR/Cold Fusion is the very first.
And why are these fraudsters emerging when there were none before? Capitalism. Obviously.
Docker Image Insecurity
A summary of that wall-of-text "response" from the Docker "lead security engineer":
"Bullshit, bullshit v1 bullshit. Bullshit discussions about bullshit CVE bullshit. (yes we know its broken) Bullshit v2 bullshit, next version bullshit Bullshit."
If you can't dazzle them with your intelligence, baffle them with your bullshit.
Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help
China is going to prop up Venezuela. China is going to prop up Russia. Will China also prop up Iran when the price of oil pulls the rug out from under that bunch of fundies?
I know China is all productive and stuff, not fighting self-inflicted headwinds of OSHA NLRA EPA etc., and having been fully exempted from any concern for carbon emissions for another three decades by Obama, but they can't actually afford to fully float all these fucked up petrostate kleptocracies. And what support they do offer will be highly conditional and hard to accept by these client states.
Russia had a chance. Western money was pouring into Russia; places like Magnitogorsk have had huge investments from Europe and the US to build out decrepit steel works into some of the best specialty metal sites in the world. They could have seen 5% GDP growth for the next two decades.
But they couldn't help themselves; Putin took off his shirt, said nasty things about 'Murica and the the Russian people made him dictator for life. So now, rather than emerging from a century of self-inflicted fail, they're making themselves into a European pariah state.
Enjoy, Russia. You deserve it. Be nice to the Chinese I guess.
Devuan Progress Report Published
This reminds me of the early days of "web services." The "enterprise" folks were jetting around writing gobs of XML and SOAP specifications, making speeches at conferences and whatnot. Meanwhile, some thoughtful people pointed out that the combination of existing HTTP verbs and the natural namespace provided by URLs satisfied the same use cases without the mountains of esoteric specifications and staggering protocol overhead. One memory I have from that time has persisted; some SOAP standards body muckity-muck was asked about REST during some function that happened around the time of the SOAP 1.0 specification release and he said (paraphrased); "Those REST folks aren't the kind of people the get things done!"
Today, SOAP gives people nausea almost universally and REST is the first choice of green-field work, with all sorts of API's proliferating everywhere. New languages and tools target REST first and SOAP eventually. Maybe. And if not then, meh, whatever.
Now we have the Debian fork. And what is said of the people behind it by those advocating systemd bloatware? Well they're just malcontents. They don't understand the problem systemd is trying to solve. They made a crummy web site and didn't even put their names on it. They'll never accomplish anything!
I have the feeling Poettering et. al are going to lose this one. If so then at least we can credit systemd with providing the motivation to progress, and reaffirming some of those cherished (if possibly mythical) UNIX principles.
(Incidentally, if anyone knows who was responsible for that statement about REST I mentioned please chime in .... I'm 99% sure it appeared on Slashdot.)
TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords
Could we forego the TSA click-bait hate-mongering till after the holidays or something?
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