* Posts by robert lindsay

27 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

If it's going to rain within the next 90 mins, this very British AI system can warn you

robert lindsay
Go

I remember this being proposed in the US

When I worked for The University of Oklahoma in the early 90's. The idea was greeted with abject horror, by the science team. FWIW one of the members of that team became Trump's Science Advisor. They deserve each other, is all I will say.

The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor

robert lindsay
Headmaster

Its probably not a issue, actually. Companies like these (there are lots) usually hire people as contractors where they work at Govt sites. You go into to your contractors office for intial check in a never see them again. In this case I'm guessing it would be at Los Alamos.

NASA to return to the Moon by 2024. One problem with that, says watchdog: All of it

robert lindsay
Meh

Re: Waste of money.

well sure but if you go down that path their are vastly better targets than the space program. Their budget is chump change compared to defense.

Director, deputy director, CTO of Free Software Foundation quit after Stallman installation

robert lindsay
Meh

what's the upside?

Not to be picky, but what exactly does RMS bring to the FSF now that's worth all this?

Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage

robert lindsay
Mushroom

Re: diesel car

Boston is fine. DC is a southern city, and usually only gets about 11" of snow in a entire season, and the last three have had a TOTAL of 4. We are proud of our panic. Now if you'll excuse me, we have 4" coming tommorow and I have to loot the safeway...

With depressing predictability, FCC boss leaves office with a list of his deeds... and a giant middle finger to America

robert lindsay
Mushroom

Re: PDNFTT

The 1986 act requires the ER to TREAT you not cure you. If you are broke with cancer they will stabilize you, not give you chemo.

Trump fires cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for doing his job: Securing the election and telling the truth about it

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Meh

Re: Petro Ruble

Actually, Presidential pardons only work for FEDERAL crimes. He's got a lot of state level people sniffing after him in NY.

BeagleBoyz: 2020's hottest country-rap band, or N. Korea hackers stealing millions. Only one way to find out...

robert lindsay
Meh

Re: Beagle Boys

yep, eternally trying to get into scrooge mcducks giant money bin.

Python 2 bows out after epic transition. And there was much applause because you've all moved to version 3, right? Uh, right?

robert lindsay
Mushroom

joy

we dont even HAVE python 3 installed on half our systems...

OK brainiacs, we've got an IT cold case for you: Fatal disk errors on an Amiga 4000 with 600MB external SCSI unless the clock app is... just so

robert lindsay
Stop

Re: Witchcraft

that only worked on SGI boxes

Automatic for the People: Pandemic-fueled rush to robo-moderation will be disastrous – there must be oversight

robert lindsay
Go

man thats a deep callback

everybody hurts

Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers

robert lindsay
Unhappy

I am the law!

Judge Dredd is not running down perps unless they've commited a crime. You mean Judge Death.

The pro-privacy Browser Act has re-appeared in US Congress. But why does everyone except right-wing trolls hate it?

robert lindsay
Big Brother

Sad State

I was born in TN and while it has a disturbing love for a native slave trader/war criminal the men it sent to the US Senate had by and large been quality. Howard Baker, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, Al Gore (both junior and senior). In 2018 the Dems nominate a very popular former govenor against Blackman who always has been a trump troll. He lost by 10 points. And much of her support came from the area of my hometown, which actual staged a revolt against the confederacy in 1861 that was brutally put down.

Dundee Satellite Receiving Station: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

robert lindsay
FAIL

This is a international issue, this from the ocean-color mailing list from NASA:

Folks,

In early May I reported on the decision that I had just heard about that if followed through on would mean that the 50+ years of dedicated service to the international remote sensing community by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station would be coming to an end. Despite the heroic efforts of a great many people, expressions of support from all sectors both near and far and even the formal submission of a university/industry partnership proposal for not only the continued operation of the Station but which outlined a clear, critical and meaningful role for the Station into the future, it appears that the position of a very few key administrators seems unchangeable and as evidenced by the message below, it seems as if the die is cast and what without hesitation I believe is a national treasure, may be lost. Facilities such as this are not just a collection of hardware, antennas, cables and computers. Those things are easily procured. However, it is the skill, experience, understanding and more importantly, the philosophy and dedication to the job, the science and to service to the community that is irreplaceable and once lost, can never be restored. As an optimist, I would like to believe that a last minute reprieve might still be possible but I am passing along this note from the Station in case it is not.

So, it is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I pass along this note.

With my very best regards,

gene

US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese, for now

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Re: Depertment of Energy

Um, its parked in oak ridge, they have a nuke plant right nearby. And the Tennessee river for cooling.

Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

robert lindsay
Megaphone

While I agree that the vote is pointless, it's not exactly new either. The reubs had 35 or so votes against obamacare while they we out of power. And it's certainly possible the dems retake the house, rollcall seems to think so, so they can certainly impeach trump, convict? no possible way. Meanwhile the telco get their winfall...

You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

robert lindsay
FAIL

This isnt a security flaw.

Their is no security to begin with.

5.34 petaflop SGI monster forecast at US National Center for Atmospheric Research

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Re: Yellowstone

fortran, lots and lots of fortran.

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Research Box only

NCAR doesnt do operational work. This is a research box only. (and vastly more powerful than NOAA's operational machines)

Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

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FAIL

Generic Scientist

OK, so we are supposed to listen to a Physicist and a Chemist? Does El reg usually ask Programmers enterprise VM questions? After all both types work on computers. Or for that matter shouldnt I seek insight into the iphone6 on the sports page? After all a journalist is a journalist right?

The Mac at 30: Hardware and software wars – again and again and ...

robert lindsay
Meh

Power Computing

One other thing about the buy of Power Computing, their staff was used to help apple set up their first online store.

Twenty classic arcade games

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Where's the love for Missile Command?

Calling all commentards: Want some new icons?

robert lindsay

Any icon that makes andrew orlowski cry

Then I'd post here every day

I'm a sceptic now, says ex-NASA climate boss

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Climate profs 'can't recommend' enormo-space-parasol

robert lindsay
Alert

Alas

Somewhere, Achimedes Plutonium is in a corner crying.

Gene Simmons blames college kids for ruining music biz

robert lindsay
Alert

Old news

he did this same rant in a interview on IFC's Henry Rollins show several

months ago.

A entertaining guy, but I wouldn't want to share a room with his ego.

Substitute teacher's conviction for porn popups set aside

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speaking of crimes

She also had a miscarriage of her pregnancy from the stress of this case.

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