Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles
Dude, "wearable augmented reality drone" sounds like a fucking awesome product.
Sounds like a Google Glass user.
Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars
BUT - THEY PUT THE STEERING WHEEL ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE CAR!!!!
I don't even want to get into the thing about their driver going down the wrong side of the street.
How can the right side of the car be the wrong side?
But yeah they weren't on the right side of the street - I'll give you that one
Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987
The point the OP was trying to make was that Linus's Law [wikipedia.org], specifically Eric S. Raymond's "given enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow" argument, is ridiculously idealistic as it operates under the pretence that everyone has as much insight and knowledge into the software as the author(s) have, focusing solely on the quantity of eyes.
I disagree that it is a ridiculously idealistic statement. It is more of a misunderstood rhetorical tautology than anything else.
A discovered bug obviously had enough eyeballs on it, and an as yet undiscovered bug hasn't had enough eyeballs on it.
All it is stating is that more people looking is better for finding bugs than less people looking. Or another way a wider range of experiences, backgrounds, goals, biases and points of view looking for bugs is better than a narrower range.
Shooting At Canadian Parliament
Why wouldn't it work in practice? It would be easy enough to shut down all mosques, ban the Koran, ban Muslim symbols, etc. It would be easy enough to hamper travel to Muslim countries, and in particular ban the Hajj.
Then what? How does that fix anything? Are people going to change their beliefs because "it's the law"?
It sounds like you're playing right into hands of the dickheads wanting to radicalise and recruit impressionable kids who feel they are being persecuted and alienated - because now it's actually reality. They no longer need to select for the impressionable ones.
Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime
2. He seems to do more talking about software than he does actually writing it.
Oh I dunno about that... we (thankfully) haven't heard much from/about him here in many years, and when he does actually turn up again it's for writing some bit of software.
Chemists Grow Soil Fungus On Cheerios, Discover New Antifungal Compounds
I had to switch the voice in my head to a different accent to get that one :)
("funghee" vs "funguy" for those unsure what I'm rambling about)
Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again
but if Debian drops systemd, what will "automagic" Ubuntu do, seeing as its very much based on Debian?
Go back to Upstart? And carry on just like it is still 2012.
You're forgetting that Ubuntu wasn't really a big fan of systemd, and it was only Debians decision that caused them to reluctantly switch anyway.
Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment
If you must insist on Python and want to avoid multi-threaded I/O bound weaknesses of the GIL, then use Jython.
I was under the impression the GIL was a problem for CPU bound miltithreaded CPython code, but that the GIL is released when waiting on I/O (or native libraries). ie I/O bound workloads are the ones that still make some sense for multithreading in CPython.
Microsoft Partners With Docker
I speak fluent cunt, allow me to translate.
Thanks, we needed some help from a cunning linguist.
NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux
I think systemd should go and develop its own kernel.
Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming
Also, these so-called "scientists" claim that there will be "winter" a few months from now, but the weather today is actually warmer than it was yesterday, so I'm scratching my head...
That's nothing! Here in NZ climate scientists are claiming it will be summer in a few months!
How stupid do they think we are? All this stuff about scientific consensus is a total lie!
Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found
Perhaps this class of attack works against ksh as well?
Apparently ksh was where bash originally got the idea about exportable functions from.
Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist
Respectable physicists are only "mad" because they never got invited to the right sort of parties.
Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan
More than 19 out of 20 people killed on the job in America are men - are we interested in squaring that up as well?
Sure, why not?
Decrease the men's fatality rate down the women's rate. That would be a good thing right?
Or are you comfortable that so many men get killed at work? Is it just the price we pay for profits or something?
Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop
Getting bullied by Canonical makes loads of sense, but I don't like it one bit.
You need to look into it deeper. It didn't happen that way at all.
Canonical wanted Debian to pick upstart (naturally as it was their software). Once Debian chose systemd though and with RHEL already switching away from upstart to systemd, Canonical felt that being left as the only distro still using upstart wasn't tenable any more. Staying aligned with Debian was more important than getting what they wanted.
US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria
No, but I have never seen a suicide bomber that was anything other than Muslim.
Kamikazes? Tamil Tigers? I'm sure there are plenty of other examples.
'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0
Yuck - two way databinging sounds like there's a purging phase involved!
Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores
I would have thought a 16 core config would be an efficient number.
You may have noticed these are server chips. Intel is now doing the equivalent of ECC with its CPUs - every 9th core is a parity core. There are effectively only 16 cores.
Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth
What if we had 1 week warning of the dinosaur-killer?
Well personally, assuming that there was no safe place to send them, I'd take the week off work and spend it with my dinosaurs just to let them know how much I appreciated my time with them.
I'd probably need a little more time off work after that too. Thankfully my boss is pretty generous with bereavement leave.
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