I thought they were hunted? I'm sure I've read of at least two outbreaks of listeriosis in Spain in the last year caused by people not getting a vet to do a blood test on a wild boar before they ate it.
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Self-driving car supremo Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in the clink for stealing trade secrets from Google's Waymo
Re: “Why I went to federal prison,”
That's not actually the correct order. Besides that, by the time of the American Revolution the sentence as practised was not the same as the sentence as dictated. An Irish cousin of mine was sentenced to the full works for high treason three decades later, but the actual execution was carried out as hanging followed by beheading.
All in all it's just another bork on the wall: For pity's sake, begs signage, climb onto the pub's roof and boot me up
Re: Always seemed an uphill task
I just didn't see people on non-MS platforms enthusiastically adopting it.Not the target audience. The target audience is .Net backend developers who want to pay less for their servers by using Linux hosts rather than Windows ones. It's at the expense of Windows, but not of Azure, which is the real money-maker nowadays.
Digicert will shovel some 50,000 EV HTTPS certificates into the furnace this Saturday after audit bungle
Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: 'Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale'
Things can't go on like this. You need to get fit for the sake of your health. I'm going to write you a prescription for... an e-bike
I used an e-bike to get around Normandy (some nice flat parts, some long hills) for a week last summer. I was a bit nervous because I hadn't cycled for a year and still had back pain from being knocked off a non-electric bike by a drunk driver, but the electric support made it relatively painless and enabled me to get around very well despite being unfit.
If you want to get a usable bike for less than 100 quid, you could try police auctions in Cambridge...
Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds
Someone must be bricking it: UK govt website for first-time home buyers snapped up for £40,000 after left to expire
Re: I understand the irritation...
I would argue that it's more pedantic to use "begging the question" to mean "demanding an answer to the question" than to use it as a bad translation of a dodgy translation of "ἐν ἀρχῃ αἰτεισθαι". And I certainly wouldn't consider "circular reasoning" a cumbersome phrase. (It may not cover exactly the meaning of Aristotle's term, and it certainly doesn't cover some early usages of the late Latin mangling, which have the sense more of taking as axioms statements which are not self-evident, but I think it does effectively cover most supposed pedantic usage of the past century).
Also, I'm not seeing much evidence that people are offended by renaming "master" branches. The contrary reactions seem to be predominantly frustration at a perceived change for change's sake, and people are presenting various cogent arguments as to why that's a bad thing.
Re: Master copy
Curiously, the earliest citation OED has for 10c ("A plate, stencil, or negative used in any of various reprographic processes to produce copies of a document, etc.") is from 1930, raising the possibility that the term entered the printing industry from the music industry (10a: "An original disc or (formerly) a cylinder with grooves cut by a stylus during sound recording"; first citation 1904).
Re: At its best, it is like magic
I've never used EF, but I did once take over maintenance for a mess of a project which used NHibernate in some parts and some third party code generation tool whose name I forget in others. And direct SqlCommand access to views which were 200 lines long and full of subqueries on the admin side. In some ways the third party tool was the best: sure, it was a pain in the arse to use, but it avoided the black box problem because when I really got fed up with some aspects of the code it was generating I could edit the templates. (Some kind of VBA, I think. I never found out exactly, but it's not the only time I've had to maintain code in a language I didn't know. Eventually I figured out how to make the tool use C#, and rewrote the templates from scratch).
Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...
Re: Donald Jenius Trump
If you look at statements made and actions taken or not taken around last year's impeachment proceedings, he believes that he's immune, and since he's the boss of the Justice Department it does too. He's also the boss of the FDA. Once he leaves office, on the other hand, who knows?
Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this
Re: So much for my home server
Two options: either give it a name (I suspect from the description of the scenario that editing a couple of hosts files would suffice), or create a certificate with an IP address for the Common Name (which is perfectly well supported). The latter option probably requires you to set up your own CA, which if you haven't done it before might take a couple of hours of reading. It's actually not that hard with OpenSSL, unless you want to follow best practices which require specialised hardware.
Hash snag: Security shamans shame SHA-1 standard, confirm crucial collisions citing circa $45k chip cost
Stack Overflow makes peace with ousted moderator, wants to start New Year with 2020 vision on codes of conduct
This isn't Boeing very well... Faulty timer knackers Starliner cargo capsule on its way to International Space Station
ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers
Re: Just need
Not exactly. The constitution of the USA doesn't apply to people, and isn't restricted to US soil. It applies (in theory, not in practice) to the US government. It should, for example, constrain the actions of the anti-tourism police even in pre-screening checks at Dublin airport. And the Supreme Court's rejection of habeas corpus for people held in Guantánamo Bay was clearly unconstitutional.
When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games
His policies weren't all "Grind the poor into the dust". Lots of blocks of flats around where I live, including the one I'm typing this answer in, have a fascist symbol over the door on a plaque which proclaims that they were built as affordable housing in Franco's time. (I think the local government should strictly have removed or replaced all of these plaques to comply with the Historical Memory Act; occasionally I read in the newspaper about someone taking it into their own hands).
It's also worth remembering that there were absolute nutters on both sides. After various groups of Republican extremists had killed about an eighth of the priests and a quarter of the monks in the country, it's understandable that some people should consider Franco the lesser evil.
Wondering where the strontium in your old CRT monitor came from? Two colliding neutron stars show us
Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching
Re: Why the down votes?
"Finally, even if it was FP rounding, the scale of error reported is far beyond what you'd expect from FP rounding, even on huge data sets."
You're assuming linearity. If the code has any kind of
foo() if x >= 0 else bar() then FP rounding differences can cause arbitrarily large errors.
Re: Fixing the symptom…
It's not as simple as "FP maths on all modern CPUs has to conform to the IEEE.754 standards". For example, Java has a keyword strictfp to force evaluation in accordance with IEEE 754 standards for code which needs consistency. If you don't use that keyword then, on some (nowadays probably most) processors it will use optimisations like fused-multiply-add which aren't defined in IEEE 754. This can result in inconsistencies between platforms.
So the computers were only usable by people who either know how to do everything with keyboard only or can operate a mouse by directly manipulating the rollers. (I did actually on occasion remove the ball from my mouse when doing photo manipulation to decouple the two axes and make it easier to crop precisely).