I'd be happy running full Windows 10 and "Windows Subsystem for Linux 2" on that hardware if it were atractively priced.
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They have moved on from the problems of a couple of decades ago when C and Fortran ruled.
Why did you expect that allocated memory to be all zeros, again?
You only ever used 5 letter names, which dumbo would have tried to use more than 10?
Are you sure <insert complex pointer arithmatic> does what you think it should?
| "Basically, what we tried to show is that using Stack Overflow without reviewing it carefully can lead to potential vulnerabilities inside applications,"
It seems the rate of misuse of bad code was low. A more positive headline of something like "Most Github projects avoid using SO code with known vulnerabilities" seems to be less desirable.
I have both answered questions and got questions answered on SO.The worst problem is those thankless takers who don't even bother to aknowledge any answer, they just disappear leaving readers/helpers with no idea if any of the solutions were appropriate.
I try and write good questions - some times it's easy as in when I had a short Python function and asked if a numpy guru could make it faster for me. I got four answers from one guy and one from another, so slotted in my own data and posted timings and my thoughts on how their examples might fit my use case, as well as selecting an answer to close the SO question. I tried to give back something to those who took their time to answer me; in a way that I had found useful in the past.
Open source doesn't work when too many take.
After creating ways to measure this kind of issue in an automotive processor, as well as novel design tools to allow us to design in such a way that resultant systems can be demonstrated to be at the required safety level for ISO26262, I must say that I didn't expect to read about what I thought was a specialist area in the Register.
"two fully independent math processors on board which both receive full video from the car and make their own independent evaluations before another part of the system compares them to make sure they match. "
Are they running the same software?
How do they avoid the Boeing effect: Self-certification of safety and business pressures work against each other.
Maybe directors need to be in the chair from Marathon Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzw1_2b-I7A
MKBHD on Youtube has more details on the zoom feature here: https://youtu.be/0O4_EAGNg7k?t=141
I'll take a different view than the author of this Register article: I think that the true zoom, and how it is integrated into the phone's form-factor is *very* innovative. They have matched it with very good stabilisation to make high-zoom useable too, it seems.
I would expect github has an API for data extraction. I would hope that this second team of researchers also created a Jupyter notebook (In Python, of course), able to reproduce the statistical results they mention. (At some snapshot in time). This should help in later reproducibility issues and allow a new group of researchers to spend more time on criticising methodology, or showing later github trends.
In the 19 century the UK had laws ( http://mentalfloss.com/article/71555/ridiculous-uk-traffic-laws-yore), restricting the first motorcars: 2 miles and hour in town; Have a man walking in front waving a flag at all times...
We progressed from that. We need strict rules, for autonomous cars now, but hopefully, we will look back at them as being draconian and/or silly as we are chauffeured around autonomously as routine, with huge benefits to society.
The government might need to aso ensure that customers can make software updates when a car manufacturer decides to "play dirty". I the Car's entertainment system software is updated , but a similar car with the same entertainment software package is not updated due to the company ceasing upgrades to that particular model; would it be allowed to update that software manually?
How do customers avoid "planned" auto obsolescense by not making software updates updates available to some car models?
> I'd be willing to bet Python's volume of posts is matched by a relative
> simplicity in the questions being asked compared to, say, C++.
That might just tell you that, say, C++ solutions are overly complex.
There are a fair amount of scientists and engineers with gravitons to detect and medicines to design, etc, that use Python because the easy learning curve leaves them room to think more of their problem and its solution, rather than needing to become computer scientists (and so asking your famed "difficult" stackoverflow questions).
"Regarding Python, people seem to assume that just because they use Python, their code is good, even when it is actively terrible."
Not true. The community seeks "pythonic" code showing Python good practice. "The Zen of Python" asks new users to think more deeply about what constitutes good code, (import this). PEP-8 is a style *guide* for readability.
You can write bad code in any language, but blog it for comment and the Python community usually give helpful and constructive criticism. :-)
Is this from before or after them getting busted for their non-compete shenannigans: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/16/california_judge_salary_lawsuit/ ?
Let's not forget their poor record in employee remuneration. If you need good techies then poach them at a fair market price!
That Samsung video shows a guy trying to bend a number of pencils which naturally buch up versus the same number of pencils laid out flat in their testing machine - methinks both Samsung and Apple are using marketeers in the lab. Never a a way unbiased results.
Dismiss both sets of results!
The author is talking about the same industry that illegally held down wages with no poaching agreements - and then screw their mainly white middle class male employees about the amount of compensation. These corporations can make a difference to equality and should. As customers, if you don't like the status quo you should say so.
Growing up in the seventies seemed weird to me; on the one hand you had open racism against "Jamaicans" - that was the supposedly polite word used by some racist politicians when on TV; but you also got the white kid, just as poor as you, that seeks you out to try and learn more about that weird infectious music they had heard.
The music, Dub & Reggae was an integrating force. It allowed friendships to be forged across the playground, across races. (The cricket crushed arguments of *racial* superiority ;-)
To some degree, it's not what you know, but what you can search for and apply. That what docs and google are for. If you are restricted in what data you can access then the certification is devoid from real life.
A lot of times I find problems are resolved by accurately noting symptoms and causes then searching for like problems and there solutions as well as being able to accurately convey to others the problem you have.
Such problem solving skills are a large part of what keeps systems up, as opposed to their initial setup.
Maybe you should not be allowed to ask a question on a support site for certification, but maybe you should be allowed to google?*
*Is "to google" generic yet ;-)
Does a public cloud have a solution to the issue of security? A companies secrets are protected to an obvious degree when using in-house servers.
Software licenses. Are they aware of the cloud. For example If I could purchase all-you-can-eat licenses for an office or a site, will it have to be re-negotiated for use on the cloud?
Although I did learn Fortran two decades ago, if I had to use Fortran libraries today I would much rather access them from a Python wrapper i.e. Scipy: http://www.scipy.org/scipylib/faq.html#how-can-scipy-be-fast-if-it-is-written-in-an-interpreted-language-like-python
Hi. I have a Nexus 10 tablet in a case with a Bluetooth keyboard. Not only would I welcome proper Unix running on the tab, I would also welcome a capability to network my Nexus 5 phone and be able to run ipython notebooks on the network when travelling.
Tablets and phones have a lot of power. A more standard Linux would allow that power to be used for traditional work tasks.
I did Physical Electronics at University not CS, but programming and maths are hobbies and I have coded many CS algorithms and data-structures - Many for the Rosetta Code site: http://rosettacode.org/ - for use at home and at work.
Every once in a while I am aware that I am solving computationally intractable problems such as selecting the best N of M tests where N ~= 100 and M ~= 25,000 (I used a greedy algorithm: http://paddy3118.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/greedy-ranking-algorithm-in-python.html)
Topological sorting is at the heart of arranging VHDL files and libraries for compilation: http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Topological_sort - I've considered implementing my own but the hard part is parsing the VHDL to extract the dependencies rather than the sorting.
So yes I do solve "algorithmic" and data-structure type problems, but the systems engineering problems are an important part of the whole too.
Hats off to ARM for designing a 64 bit core that works in a phone. It's just that Ubuntu has the best plan to make use of it with their idea of a phone that when docked runs full Ubuntu Linux; hell, if Ubuntu was running on something like a Nexus 10 with a 64 bit ARM and 8 gigs or more of RAM ...
... I'd play Angry Birds on it!
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