jklappenbach writes "A previous post on Slashdot questioned whether Telsa was among the numbers of failed start-ups. I recently received an email update from Tesla proclaiming the start of their first production run. From the update:
First Production Tesla Roadster Arrives This Week
The first production Tesla Roadster will arrive at our San Carlos HQ this week. This first production car, which we call "P1", belongs to our chairman, Elon Musk. The significance of the arrival of P1 is that it demonstrates that we have met all regulatory requirements for the importation and sale of the Tesla Roadster as a fully certified production car. Our VP of Vehicle Integration, Mac Powell, wrote about some of the challenges of these requirements in a blog you can find here. In addition to some information on what it takes to certify a car for sale, there are some pretty gruesome pictures of a few poor Roadsters getting smashed to bits.
I hope this marks the end of the wait, and the start of a new breed of vehicles. Say what you will about Tesla's expense or limited appeal. But, just consider the potential for this technology in more utilitarian applications. If the first step promises freedom from oil, that's a huge victory. From there, we can concentrate on either cleaning up centralized energy production, or focus on decentralizing the means of production. Either way, we need this first, crucial step." Link to Original Source top
It's the bizarre offshoot of an internet meme called lolcats. Lolcats (laughing out loud) cats, in turn, is the result of the combination of the types of shorthand popularized in online communities (l33t, IM) with the cultural fascination for cats. The finished product, pictures of cats engaged in various activities with subtitles written as though straight from the cat's paw — spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and all — is often hilarious.
Some developers decided to take the evolving "language" and derive it to produce a set of turing complete computer languages on various platforms, known as lolcode. The latest development has produced a version that can be executed on the.Net CLR:
Just some nuggets...
Get IO from user:
Variable declaration is...
I HAS A [var] ITZ [value]
I HAS A FISH ITZ BOB
I think finally, we have the perfect solution:
1. Pitch LOLCODE platform to client
3. PROFIT!" top
jklappenbach writes "Instead of attempting to attack spam through filtering or changing protocols, why not address the real issue: the loss of control of computing resources. In almost all cases, computer owners are unaware that their machine has been comandeered for use in "botnets". The first step to combatting spam should be putting the knowledge of a computer's actions in the hands of its owners or administrators. I've discussed this issue in a blog post Canning Spam, introducing an approach that has been seemingly overlooked in the industry's search for a solution to spam."
jklappenbach writes | more than 7 years ago
Seems to me that the bittorrent protocol would fit nicely with apt-get and its analogs, especially around the time when distribution upgrades become available online. I'm taking a look at the current source for apt to see if there's a way it could be hooked in. I've searched for an existing solution, but perhaps my google-fu is not strong today. If anyone is aware of such a project, I would be interested in learning about it.