Re: C H E Q U E spell after me
Why the fuck would anyone vote your post down????
An American that can’t spell, maybe?
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I have no idea what the business case was. No idea what it costs (but if it’s free then that’s still too much).
As for lost production when things go wrong, as I said, I’m lucky enough to not be too exposed to it so I couldn’t comment. Production for myself and the engineers I work with goes up when teams goes down though
We have migrated to all things MS cloudy and Teamsy over the last month or two where I work.
The explanatory email that went around from the IT department to everyone explained that this was because it was (and I’m not joking here) “best in class” plus some other comments that were cut-and-paste from the MS sales literature.
Oh the temptation to reply with a company-wide email correcting this utterly misplaced thinking…
Thankfully, I only have to use Outlook and Teams (OMFG!!!! What a heap of utter shit) so am probably spared the rest of the cloudy goodness. And quite frankly, I look forward to an outage to give myself some peace from Team’s incessant pings and popups and general bollox-ness
Nothing to do with catastrophe-mongering as you put it.
Species extinction is racing to the finish line - that’s not hyperbole, it’s real.
We continue to poison the air we breath and the water we drink - that’s not hyperbole, it’s real.
Sealife (to take just one ecosystem) is in desperate trouble in so many ways.
While I’m pleased if you optimism keeps you happy and save, I feel it is unfounded
We’re 95% the way to total ecological collapse anyway, so any further lacklustre half-arsed attempt to do anything about it (which is actually just a plot to avoid the issue completely) isn’t going to make any difference.
And yes - I AM that pessimistic - I’m very frightened for my 6 year old son!
In my mind the most ridiculous aspect of this is that Meta are being given 6 months to change their ways
So they are being granted 6 months of continuing to break the law!! Free, gratis and with the EU’s blessing!!!
Do you think if I was caught robbing a bank, I would be given 6 months to stop doing it?
I don’t understand the excuse (if indeed there is one at all) for not implementing a global payment lock on all iPhone/iPad/Android accounts that needs a SEPARATE password to unlock!!
It’s a pretty blindingly simple solution to this problem that has been about since “smart” phones were invented.
Even for an adult, it is way too easy to accidentally buy some vapourware on one of these devices through an application
Weather forecasting is a non-starter application for quantum computers. It’s a chaotic system. Quantum computers cannot handle chaotic systems.
In addition, you have to be very specific about what you are asking the QC you do. What would you ask it? “Will it rain” ? Good luck coming up with a QC algorithm for that. Actually, don’t bother - it won’t work (see “chaotic system” above)
Why does weather forecasting keep being peddled out as a likely application for QC?
I went for an interview at Nokia in Linköping many years ago. It was the most desolate place I’ve ever been to. I remember the taxi ride from the airport (think Postman Pat kind of scale) to the Nokia office. At one point, I wondered if I was going to be murdered as we travelled along an utterly empty road into what seemed boundless wilderness; just endless pine forests and grasslands. Eventually the Nokia office appeared in the middle of bugger-all anywhere. And I remember thinking the inside of it was just like an Ikea showroom :-)
Years later, some Swedish colleagues tried to convince me that Linköping was actually a really buzzing place. Clearly my taxi driver managed to avoid all the sights and fun!
And no, I didn’t get the job but I wouldn’t have accepted it anyway - just too isolated for me.
I can understand it when someone is caught stealing military secrets for profit or ideology or even (like the Wikileaks fiasco) a wish to expose wrong-doing.
But from what I’ve read and the news videos I’ve seen (interview with a guy from the circle of people who saw this stuff originally). It seems that this guy was just messing about and was just sharing this stuff to stroke his ego or for “fun” or something like that - he never intended for it to “get out”.
I’ll finish where I came in - what an idiot!
Buying very expensive GPUs to transcode your video (the article doesn’t really say transcoding from what to what) might save you some network bandwidth and storage but even using AV1, that is only going to gain you a year or two before the quantity of traffic bumps up to fill the space - a bit like the argument of “bigger roads just attract more cars”.
And the servers are still going to guzzle mega watts of power.
So yes - this sounds like a sales pitch to flog GPUs and not an even vaguely useful “solution” to the problems cited
“the file of the cropped image still includes the cropped out portions”
I’m trying to comprehend how brain-dead moronic you need to be to code something like this. I’m struggling
Unless this behaviour was the spec given to the softie, in which case I’m struggling to comprehend how brain-dead moronic you need to be to spec this
You are making assumptions about me
I never said whether I was outraged because the chap in question has been barred from git, or whether I was outraged because the chap in question was Russian and therefore SHOULD be barred from git.
Being outraged and “offended” is very popular these days - I was just joining in
I have not used it in a long time but the Enlightenment desktop is (in my mind) a rare good example of a UI
You may or may not like it (though I don’t know what there is not to like) but it is basically the same as it was 20 odd years ago. It works. It doesn’t need to change. I think it is a shame it lost traction and is now a niche UI. Maybe it’s niche because it didn’t “progress”!?
Gnome is definitely following the Windows model. That is, they just can’t help messing about with something that works (from what I remember Gnome DID notionally work many years ago).
Like Windows, they change some component or other for a different one (eg GTK) for no apparent reason. They add gloop to the system in an apparent attempt to get it to consume as much memory as possible and run as slow as possible, they deliberately remove functionality that was fine in the first place and didn’t need removing (on Windows 10, you can’t even alter the width of the columns in the file explorer any more!!! Why??? Fuck knows. They haven’t even removed the function cleanly because the mouse icon still changes to suggest you can alter the width)
Why can’t these idiots just get to a point where a system works well and then sit back and have a cup of tea? Instead of embarking on an endless journey of software-writing masturbation which does nothing except break it all again?
Personally I use i3. It works. It doesn’t change. It doesn’t fuck up
It’s nice to see MS jumping full-in on the latest bandwagon. And so quickly too! It was only a couple of months ago that nobody had even heard of Chat-Wotnot
They did the same when the Internet became a “thing” - suddenly everything in Windows wanted to talk to the Internet regardless of how un-helpful and inappropriate it was. Want to check that birthday list you kept in a text file? Hey - instead, why not search the new fangled Internet thing for “text files” or some such nonsense instead?