Dude, if you were dragging in an mp3 for reference while doing audio engineering work, then you've been doing it wrong for 15 years. Some of us in this space can actually tell you which specific AD/DAs or pre-amps were used in a specific recording or instrument by hearing the final master. I suppose it all boils down to what kind of sound you're working with, but I have *yet* to meet an audio engineer or technician that would prefer to use lossy formats or one that would export a master in mp3 format. For what its worth, I cut records on the side with a decent lathe, and would *never* and will *never* accept mp3 masters from someone if we're talking about music production and replication. There is too much to lose in the process.
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HPE's Black Thursday: Staff face pay cuts or the ax, office closures to save $1bn+ after coronavirus slams IT titan
AT&T slapped down for its '5GE' ads: You don’t have a proper 5G network, so stop saying so, says watchdog
Speaking as someone who worked for years in this world (on handset engineering side) - because carriers have all manufacturers by the balls, they know it, and they don't mind showing it. Some of the most disgusting and non-professional behavior I've seen in my 20 year professional career, has been middle and upper managers at Verizon and AT&T.
Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum
California emits latest layoff statistics. March's numbers are ugly. It's 19,000 total, including many in tech
HPE fixes another SAS SSD death bug: This time, drives will conk out after 40,000 hours of operation
"Also, if the vat-grown products contain the same nutrients in approximately equal amounts to real meat, do you think your body can tell?"
Hmmm, yes? Do you believe the food you eat is only made up of chemicals and nutrients that we know about currently? We're not even positive about what proteins are and what most do.
"Eating vegetables vs eating meat is huge reduction in land use, energy expenditure, water use... any environmental measure you can throw at it, in fact, once you account for the agriculture required to feed the animals."
Hmmm. Perhaps when you're considering production as it currently is practiced in the US, vs. lets say, a village in Eastern Europe 30 years ago (or US in the 20's, 30s). You don't *need* all that agriculture to feed the animals. They were feeding themselves just fine without humans being involved. I raise both 100% of my meat, and 60% of our vegetables (family of 4). There's no way in hell we could ever raise *all* of our food if it was in vegetative form only - we wouldn't have the water for that (most of the wells in farming-country where I live have dried up...largely from growing plants)...not sure what we would do in the winter time either as far as attempting to grow. It takes a *vastly* less amount of land to feed goats and pigs for free, than it would for us to try to produce as much in vegetables pound-for-pound at a great environmental and labor cost. Not to mention the nutritional trade-off you make when eating only vegetables (especially if you're only eating "normal" vegetables as you would find in your local grocery store, instead of all of the random grasses, herbs and weeds we *should* be *still* eating) . Plant protein != animal protein. Short protein != long protein.
Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry
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Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen
happens all the time to my dad
...and has been happening since my family moved to the states in the early 90s. Definitely not a new practice. There are *all* manner of people-of-interest lists which border systems automatically check and in-turn flag passengers if they happen to be on one of them. Every time we return back from our native land, my dad is detained for 4-6 hours while they question him about his friends and family (many of which, at one time or another, have crossed into the US illegally, been arrested on various felony charges, etc.). Giant pain in the ass, but there you go. All of us are regularly (90-95% of the time) put through "extra-screening" each time we fly national *or* international. Thanks Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, <whichever power-hungry nutbag is next in line>.
Hackers don't just want to pwn networks, they literally want to OWN your network – and no one knows they're there
Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo
Re: "Intel has tremendous amounts of institutional [money]"
You may want to look into Go for a 'systems-programming' langauge, easy and relatively painless for some cross-compilation. Rust catches memory abuse bugs, so you can waste your time dealing with other issues you didn't have to deal with with C compiled programs.
"It has to be able to cope with an unplanned node failure and recover swiftly and in an automated fashion. It has to be able to cope with transient network connectivity problems including partitions, one way packet loss, variable latency etc. Ideally, it needs to be capable of distribution across multiple availability zones or even regions, as failures at these levels are not unknown."
^^^ Show me such an app. I've been doing this many years, and haven't seen it.
Azure is a pile of unfinished garbage (like most software these days seems to be), take it from someone who's migrated multiple data centers to it (including HPC workloads) and was not in the least bit impressed by any single part of the experience.
Re: Dark hole in home IT security.
Dude, Huawei is no different than Linksys, Netgear, Cisco, etc... they all have flaws that they won't fix, especially for consumer gear. Linksys, before they got purchased by Cisco, refused to release fw updates for my modem about 12 months after releasing the hardware, despite known exploit PoC code being publicly available. This was the straw that broke the camel's back for me - OpenBSD on a small embedded platform as a router since then on any network I operate.
Re: According to IBM's latest TV show on AI...
Nothing has changed from Obama to Trump when it comes to border detention, keeping mothers away from kids in detention centers (jails), etc. Did everybody just sleep through Obama's presidency and "woke" when Trump took office? Obama *still* holds the record for most deportations by US president.
Too little too late
These guys are late to the party, and I don't see this concept working in the long haul.
"If you have racks of commodity server and are currently re-purposing servers between applications quite often, then having that process automated by products like Supermicro’s RSD could be seen as attractive."
^^ This is downright silly for 90% of the world's workloads. What everyone should be pursuing in a quest for effective utilization, is plain-old, boring compute clusters, where app (and other) folks can simply deploy a service, a process, a micro-service, a jvm, an instance of work, etc. Easy to manage (some of us have been doing this for 20 years), easy to maintain, and vastly cheaper than dedicating whole systems to a single app or a bunch of thick-provisioned VMs.
Lee, of course testing is happening, at the OpenSolaris derivative distros (two of which looked like they peer-reviewed the code [supposedly] before commit). A trend I've noticed with Linux-first-and-foremost devs is that they tend not to hold much value for testing, or portability, or security, or quality, etc. Yes, my brush is wide enough.
Check for the story where he said Amazon and other retailers will have to disclose full shopping histories of their customers to the government on demand, if X legislation goes through. It was based on dubious understanding of the law at best. I wish I could find the article for ya, but I can't.
Re: Supporting Kubernetes is good, but how long for?
"Literally no one does that."
^^ Hmmm, whaaa? Sounds like you haven't been around too many "enterprises", small or large. I once worked for an extremely technically-advanced hardware sensor company (NASA one of our main clients), where I was lucky enough to work with some of the brightest engineers I've ever gotten a chance to be around, yet, unlucky enough to be responsible for "support" and "maintenance" of a load balancer that hadn't been patched (and couldn't be, cause no support) in over 12 years. Just one example of many in my career. I once saw a Sun box with a 14 year uptime.
So wrong it hurts.
"These ECUs turn out to be poorly protected because they've been designed to prioritize simplicity."
Sorry, I disagree completely. These ECUs as well as the larger whole of the vehicle, has been re-designed in the recent decade+, to prioritize complexity (as has every other piece of technology). Worse yet, this new generation has been brainwashed into believing, the best way to secure something that has grown (largely needlessly) in complexity, to fulfill a bizarre, self-destructive human craving for convenience, is to throw yet MORE complexity at the problem. Example of this backward (or forward depending on your perspective) thinking:
"As a mitigation, the researchers suggest car makers implement an intrusion detection system that operates even when the vehicle is off, though they acknowledge this could tax the car battery."
Go Trump Go.
Sure he's a fuck-up, and we all despise almost everything he stands for, but Trump is correct on the H1B issue.
Here I am, my final week at my current gig, training my India-residing "replacements". I am on a technical team of 25, all living in the US, as the only "American". I put American in quotes, as I'm also an immigrant turned US citizen! :-) For what it's worth, *all* of my US-residing Indian colleagues, despise the H1B system, its abuses, and the generally shitty-quality H1B colleagues which we're then forced to train, and re-train, and re-train, and re-train. We just taught the 'ls' command to one of our Indian Senior DBAs, with "15 years of Oracle experience on UNIX-like systems". Yep.
Re: Intel "shouldn't be selling CPUs?"
I'm more than a little bit distressed by the fact that Intel, ARM, AMD, Google etc. knew about this flaw for half of a year, but kept Oracle and IBM (and other smaller RISC vendors) completely in the dark. I understand, and completely disagree, with software-only security embargoes, as it effectively penalizes the smaller developers and open source projects, which ultimately hurts users' security. However, in this case, the owners of 80-90% of the world's running machines, in my opinion, *colluded* to keep these older RISC vendors out of the loop, while they developed mitigations and designs to improve their future products. They did this knowingly, and willfully. I have a feeling and hope, some very large, very reckless companies are going to be facing legal battles.
Re: Follow-on to the previous post... sigh.
Trust me, these kids in the US don't even know how to spell Yeltsin, let alone begin to understand what happened in Eastern Europe or the amount of tax-payer funded propaganda operating in the name of "democracy". Many if not most I grew up with only knew of France and Germany (and that was after high school Geography classes) when asked to name European countries. Then these same kids grew up and got "woke", "becuz NPR!!".
Ahhh yes, all those damaging tweets from the Evil East warping fragile nubile Western minds on the interwebs and "swinging" elections. Meanwhile, in the real world, US Congress has authorized a record number of *real* weapons to be distributed throughout the planet in 2017. Tweets vs. bullets. I know which I'd rather be exposed to.