It's flying pretty low, so easier to miss on radar.
295 posts • joined 14 Jun 2009
As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
Jeff Bezos tells shareholders to buckle up: Amazon to blow this quarter's profits and more on coronavirus costs
Re: Robots don't get Covid-19
1) They can run more hours per day.
2) They can hold less stock in the warehouse to give more space for people.
3) They can rearrange so that the work stations are future apart. This may mean longer runs of internal conveyors, some spend for extra packing stations, and similar details.
All of those can be done without adding more space to the facility.
Higher hourly wages do certainly cost the employer more money for each hour worked, so to claim it's irrelevant if those employees are on zero hour contracts is pretty absurd.
It money well earned to those employees, particularly the delivery drivers who are more exposed, and it's good to see it happening.
Drones intone 'you must stay home,' eliciting moans from those in the zone: Flying gizmos corral Brits amid coronavirus lockdown
Re: To be honest ... 95 & 42
Yes, 95% of people identifying as Republicans. But
"His approval among independents in this latest Gallup poll is 42% -- up 5 points from where he was among this group in January"
And this is before many people are aware of Trump's latest proposals, which include serious cuts to Medicare (beloved of older voters), Medicaid, Social Security and basic medical research.
Re: To be honest ...
With even a slight understanding of Trump's history it was pretty obvious that he would follow neither the non-mandated norms nor the laws surrounding the Presidency. Given this, early talk of impeachment was a simple matter of anticipation of a necessary and unpleasant task, and not "braying for impeachment".
There's more to come, because Trump clearly feels emboldened -- but laws still apply.
Re: Abandoned my home directory years ago
It may be optional for your home directory, but to make it work many tools that would otherwise manipulate things in /etc/ (shadow, passwd, group) must now be modified to make those changes into the distorted Pottering homespace dimension. Previously simple and reliable executables will become bloated and quite possibly unstable.
Managing the Linux kernel at AWS: 'A large team of security experts' dealing with fallout from Spectre, Meltdown flaws
Re: Schlaeger is doing the right thing
From the last time I looked at this, the performance increase from hyperthreading is not usually as high as 30%, but I don't have the time to dig up the more detailed refs at this time. It will always be dependent on the details of the loads (and the plural is important) placed on the cores.
But to add some more useful detail to the that general bit above, VMWare 6.7 U2 has some specific techniques that will reduce the impact from the security limits required by the processor bugs that have made hypervisors dangerous: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/performance/scheduler-options-vsphere67u2-perf.pdf
Re: "To simply go and come back and say that we've been there again is highly unsatisfactory,"
While fitting within the time that Trump hopes to be in office -- which is the reason for the 2024 deadline. A deadline that allows for no prior landing test of the lunar module before it's full of astronauts...
No, because he was selected from the Tory party as PM under the *rules* that the party happened to have at the time. Thee rules are not dictates by law, and are only under the influence of Tory party members.
Labor changing the voting regs prior in a way to favour Ed Milliband is another example of this separation.
It's happening, tech contractors: UK.gov is pushing IR35 off-payroll rules to private sector in Finance Bill
"If it can't see a huge truck, it isn't going to see a small child, or a motorbike."
Not necessarily true.
Higher up in the comments there was a suggestion that an "ignore the bridge" bit of code was getting confused, and applying that logic to the truck as it could see underneath it. If that's the case, then there is little implication to the system's ability to spot a child or motorbike.
Re: 10 seconds -- not on a *wet* road
Your distances align with official stopping distance estimates -- but note the "The distance will depend on ... weather conditions" caveat:
I think there's a misattributed quote
The article says
"We didn't make it but we really tried," said X Prize founder Peter Diamandis, who was at the launch. "The achievement has been tremendous and I think we can be proud."
I think it's actually Morris Kahn s(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Kahn, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceIL#Founders_and_supporters) speaking, not Peter Diamandis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Diamandis). Check the photos, and the apparent age of the speaker.
Both definitely rate consideration on this day. Mr Kahn funded a substantial part of the Beresheet probe personally. Peter Diamandis has had a significant role in moving space flight forward through a lifelong devotion to the topic as can been seen from his involvement in the Ansari X Prize (leading to today's nearly complete Virgin Galactic space tourism business), the Lunar X Prize (leading to Beresheet), the International Space University(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_University), SEDS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students_for_the_Exploration_and_Development_of_Space) and more.
Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it
Autopilot engineer drove off to Chinese rival with our top-secret blueprints in the glovebox, Tesla claims in sueball
Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists
Sorry, not space yet
The border for space is 100 km.
While the US originally defined space as 50 miles up, no one seriously regards that as the boundary any longer. The US astronauts who went up under the original definition are grandfathered into the "astronaut" space, because anything else would be unkind.
Re: You'd have to be a Dummy,....
You're pretty sadly behind on what SpaceX is achieving with its booster reuse. The boosters aren't coming back badly damaged (barring crashes) -- they're coming back clean enough that the old design would be accumulating on the shelf if there weren't mission where throwing away the booster makes sense.
Re: Clouded vision
> What CentOS does to this day is not a free version of RHEL. It's something
> different. It may be free for individual developers, but for the likes of
> Google or Amazon it is definitely not free.
Please point to the the portions of the CentOS website that support this statement, because you're not describing a situation I recognize.
Re: Hands up: who'd heard of it before this article?
They would have been marketing to Japanese corporates in need of computing in other regions. If the project had been Japanese led that might have worked, but if the projects were initiated outside Japan then you have to have mindshare where they were started. People choose what they've heard of, and heard of being used successfully.
I hadn't heard of it either...