... it's probably a good thing.
... it's probably a good thing.
I still maintain a group of embedded semi-smart terminals that run OSes from MSDOS to current versions of Windows. The original program was written in Turbo Pascal 7 back in the early 90's, and some of the old ODS boxes are still in use.
The program has been updated over the years to run on Delphi and now XE2. Three or four different development environments, but they can all be convinced to run under Win 7/8 (I haven't tried Win 10 yet.) I see no reason to expect that they won't live on long after I am retired.
... it's the media messing things up. The endless race to publish something, anything, leads to headlines like "XYZ is bad for you!" Then you read the actual study, and it turns out the "reporter" is talking about a minor study on a different topic that had a mere handful of study participants. Of course, no effort is made to actually interview the study authors, or "the authors did not respond to our request for an interview." I find that Gawker and HuffPo are among the worst offenders.
... these local governments are still of the mindset that "industrial/technology" means factories, which means jobs. But as we all know, everybody that builds a datacenter wants as little staff as possible. A datacenter full of staff is seldom a good thing. When I walk past our datacenter on my way to work, if I even see the lights on or more than one car in the parking lot, I clench up, because I know it isn't going to be a good day when I get to my office on the other side of the campus.
Or M as it's usually known now.
You haven't suffered enough until you've had to debug someone else's "clever" M code.
I've been summoned to serve for federal jury duty next month. I dearly hope I get one of these cases.
Actually, anything would be better than the financial fraud case I served on last time. We found the bastard guilty but the conviction was later thrown out by a judge.
Great! I've always wanted to visit Cuba. My parents honeymooned there back in 1955. A trip to Havana has been on my bucket list since I was a boy, but the US government has always made it difficult and only questionably legal since I was born.
I use Google News as my home page. It's constantly updated, the selection of news is pretty good, and they offer multiple links to each story. On the downside, there are occasionally articles that are paywalled or click-bait that makes it through the filter, but it is what it is. It's pretty good for a no-humans-involved system.
Or M as it's known these days. It's a horrific mess of a language, but there's still a LOT of legacy code out there and it's nearly impossible to refactor M databases into anything more modern. No matter how much I try to move away from it, I keep getting pulled back in. But hey, it pays the mortgage!
Do you know any cops? Any feds? (I'm speaking of USA-ians; other places might be different, but Comcast doesn't live there.) Subtlety is not their strong point. Arrest everybody and let the courts straighten it out is what they do.
Sure, they're going to get the person who used the credentials to log in. And the address where they logged in from. And then the scenario I just described happens.
Not mention the potential liability issues.
I can easily see the cops kicking in my door because somebody used the hotspot in my house to download kiddie porn or copyrighted files.
Does anyone really think the cops are going to differentiate between the public side and private side of the router? No, they're going to call (or subpoena) Comcast for the address where that router lives. My house.
Yeah, it'll probably get straightened out, eventually, after I get dragged away in handcuffs to the amusement of my neighbors, spend a weekend in jail, get branded in the media as a baby-raper, and get fired by my media-phobic employer. And in the meantime, I'm going to have to pay a lawyer, bail myself out, and put back together my ruined life. And Comcast will point to a sentence in their 20,000 line EULA or ToS that says it's not their problem.
And then if I have any money left, some scumbag lawyer will sue me civilly for conspiring with Comcast because I paid for the power for the router that the real kiddy porn collector used.
Not a chance.
Maybe it's just me, but I find this hilarious. "but"...
From what I read here on Slashdot, I thank the gods that I don't do Perl. And many of the complaints I read about PHP are surely valid, but I like it and use it anyway, and so far I have not shot myself in the foot.
Once again, this isn't it.
He's had several opportunities to do something about this. He keeps making weaselly attempts to talk about it like he's doing something without actually making any changes. It seems obvious to me that he wants this to continue, much like his equally weasel-ish approach to medical cannabis. And this way, he can blame it on a do-nothing Congress, thus giving his potential successor a talking point.
I interpret this to mean that they already have good enough assets within Samsung to be confident that they're getting what they want without anything extra.
Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.