Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration
Seriously? Software has bugs. Aviation software has bugs. Planes crash. It sucks but it's the truth, 100% perfection in any non-trivial thing (whether hard or soft) is impossible. The list of examples is long (think Ariane 5, MPL, various F-22 crashes, Chinook ZD576, Osprey, etc).
Effective risk management is predicated on understanding that fact and designing systems to be fault tolerant. It's my understanding that most flight control software runs with redundant non-similar implementations which vote on the correct decision to try and handle spurious results. Why would you bother with that if there are no bugs?
Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent
Believe me, the US CBP would not take kindly to that. Remember, different laws apply at the border (see: searching laptops) and they don't have to detain you, they can just throw you back on a plane to wherever you came from. It's generally wise to be pleasant and courteous if you don't what them to really ruin your day.
Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices
"I saw someone running into the street; they didn't stop and now their guts are all over the road."
11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions
People love to hate on them because they aren't unsure of which scientific authority to believe in, they are choosing Jenny Fucking McCarthy over every single scientific authority - and at the same time putting both their kids and every other kid in their area at serious risk.
Sure there was one fraudulent study done which may have confused some people, but that was exposed years ago and people still aren't getting their kids vaccinated despite huge amounts of publicity. It's unbelievable levels of stupidity and selfishness and I'm not going to give anyone a pass.
Amputee Has Prosthetic Hand Wired To Nerves
You must be seeing a different site than me. I'd say the comments take maybe 70% of my screen width. There's a pretty wide margin on each side which could certainly be reduced a little, and then a column on the right with the search box, poll, and a bunch more panels. There's certainly some wasted space, but nothing like you imply. And nothing is double line spaced.
HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
You could say the same for any library in any language. Hell, you could say the same for a compiler. Or an assembler.
James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering
And I've seen plenty of technical people with the same problem. Companies have bad employees at every level - what separates good companies from bad is how many and how they're dealt with.
Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking
So wait - you think reporting a crime to the police so they can investigate it is "tattling"? What are you? 8 years old?
You see some thugs mugging an old woman - move along, none of your business. You see someone breaking into your neighbor's house - leave it alone, I'm sure they value their privacy.
I simply can't understand the mentality that says if you see someone doing something wrong you just let them carry on. Baffling.
Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?
Well obviously :) It is possible to get decent ensemble sounds with some work, and piano is pretty well covered these days. But good luck with solo woodwind or strings, the expression takes so long to program.
That said, if I just need some legato violins to pad out a track I'm not going to hire a quartet :)
Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?
If you want to record audio, use synths, etc, I'd recommend sticking with one of the big boys: Ableton, Cubase, Sonar, Logic, FL Studio, Pro Tools. Compatibility is a big deal and unless you have a compelling reason to pick something more niche it'll likely cause you more pain than it's worth. Synths are all either VST for PC or AU for Mac, and they work in all the DAWs. You won't want just one, most of us end up with 10's or even hundreds. If you're looking to do anything realistic in terms of orchestral or acoustic sounds expect to spend $$.
The only thing you mention which is a little specialist is notation support - I know Cubase does a decent job of that and some of the others (FL, Ableton) don't support it at all. Something to research.
Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access
That's a lot of backdoors being uninstalled!
How Can Nintendo Recover?
Sega are anything but happy...
How Can Nintendo Recover?
It matters because it demonstrates that current management don't know what they're doing. Given that, there's no reason to expect them to suddenly figure it out and start doing better, which means the losses are only going to get worse. These things rarely come good, the downward slide is VERY hard to get off. Unless they find their Steve Jobs the long term future is bleak.
Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
I think the proportion of the population who have a computer at home and use a different one at work is a lot greater than 5%.
Mobile Banking Apps For iOS Woefully Insecure
I'm sorry but you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. I'm going to talk about iOS jailbreak because that's what's interesting, Android devices are inherently less secure than iOS out of the gate so the conversation there is different.
The jailbreak defeats two primary security measures - the barriers protecting one app from another and the signature checking on the binary to confirm it hasn't been tampered with. If you are running on a jailbroken device it's trivially easy to hook the binary and essentially make it do whatever you want, and it's doing so with the credentials of the legitimate user. So as a simple example for a banking app, I could modify the binary to wait for you to login successfully, then email me your credentials and transfer a couple thousand $ to my account. If I can get physical access to your device I can install it in seconds, if not maybe I can persuade you to download it from Cydia. The server side would not know this wasn't legit, and you wouldn't know it was happening and the device wouldn't have any way to prevent it. That entire class of attack is made basically impossible on a stock device - the app is signed by the publisher and if you start tinkering it'll fail to execute.
Now as you mention I could obfuscate the code, that'll slow down someone trying to hook it but it won't stop a determined attacker. I could pin certs, but again if the device is jailbroken I can just replace the certs with my own. For the same reason it's impossible to really secure a general purpose computer that doesn't use something like secure boot it's impossible to guard against attackers if you're app is running on a jailbroken device - you can't trust the underlying OS and you can't even trust your own binary - you're screwed.
The very first thing anyone writing an app which has security concerns needs to do is figure out an effective jailbreak detect. It's not an exact science, and no detection routine will be perfect, but it's the number one most significant defense.
Cairo 2D Graphics May Become Part of ISO C++
I find the keywords "public" and "private" work very well for that, no need for a separate file :)
New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
But the problem with religion is because it's made up it can account for any observations - you just change the story. You can't beat fiction with fact that way.
Is Ruby Dying?
Naturally asynchronous, NodeJS allows vastly more I/O than a similar threaded solution. Need to implement long polling for 2,000 concurrent users? Not a problem
And it's not a problem in any other decent server side language either. Async/Completion Ports for .NET, NIO/Mina/Grizzly/etc for Java.
The ability to share libraries and other code effortlessly between server-side and client-side applications
I'm struggling to understand why you'd ever want this (assuming a web application, which is a fair assumption as you're talking about JS). Your business logic lives on the server, your presentation logic on the client - and never the twain shall meet. The only thing I can really think about is data type definitions, but JSON does a good job of simplifying that (and something like GSON will deal with the conversions). Now I have wanted to share code between server and client in a rich client application, but in that case I could build both sides in either .NET or Java and be perfectly happy.
Bitcoin Token Maker Suspends Operation After Hearing From Federal Gov't
Because we, as a civilized society, look down on things like human trafficking, organized crime, extortion and so on. These activities require the ability to transact large amounts of value in untraceable ways, and so to the best of their ability the government try to prevent that.
This isn't about stopping this guy from doing what he was doing, it was about making him follow the same rules that everyone else who does similar things follow, which is more about keeping records than anything else. If he doesn't want to follow the rules, then fine, he can stop doing the business. His call - but no one MADE him stop.
It's amazing to me to hear the constant screams about Wall St "criminals" who need to be regulated even more than they already are, but heaven forbid the bitcoin freedom fighters get caught up in some of that regulation! The hypocrisy is truly breathtaking.
How To Hijack a Drone For $400 In Less Than an Hour
Or you could just, you know, walk down the street and pick up packages left by the UPS guy today.
I see this type of comment all the time and yet I get packages from Amazon left on my doorstep multiple times a week. They're left in plain view, just like the drone would, and in 5 years of living here I haven't lost a single one. Sure if I lived in a large city I might not have a doorstep to leave it on, but I get the impression they're aiming this plan pretty squarely at the suburbs, and package theft just doesn't seem to be an issue here.
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