Third party apps
So what Apple are saying is that third party apps (and any malware that makes it onto their phones) can now injure you via raising your iPhone to a temperature where it will scold you.
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At least on Android, you can be on the latest (and safest) browser even if the OS isn't getting updates. With Apple, once the OS goes out of support, so does the browser and you are vulnerable. Once Apple relaxes their rules, uptodate browsers will be able to run on old version of iOS.
Why do that when you can get Elon Musk to buy it and take the flak for the resulting catastrophe...?
(Joe W's was on about an LBO: whereby someone takes out a loan against a company's future earnings, uses that to buy the company, and dumps the loan and the cost of servicing it on the company's balance sheet. It's the most insane thing. Any of us could do it, if we could persuade enough bankers to trust us. Just remember to pay yourself a hefty dividend in the early days before you've sunk the company or interest rates have shot up unexpectedly.)
Your argument amounts to "This RAAC roof is intact and working. So we shouldn't replace it as doing so introduces risk that the new roof collapses."
Their system is working now (except when it doesn't...) The problem is how long can that be sustained with ever more ridiculous levels of emulation...? That it hasn't collapsed, doesn't mean it's not going to. And when it does collapse, you're left with nothing. So, they should be developing a replacement system today, because it will likely take many years; just as we should have been replacing RAAC roofs over the last decade.
(And for the record, I don't think a publicly owned service would be any more willing to spend than a private one.)
The pope seems sincere and genuinely believes his message. And this pope seems to have been a reasonably humble bloke before he got elevated to living in palaces. (Disclaimer: I'm not Catholic and I've not conducted a detailed study. I'm just relying on gleamings from news reports and the intro to his Wikipedia bio.) Is the senior leader of Scientology ("the chairman of the board", David Miscavige) as sincere? Or is he fleecing people and laughing at them behind their backs?
Most religions tend to have branches that help poor people. Sikh gurdwaras, for example, offer people food free of cost. And as I understand, the Trussel Trust, which runs a lot of food banks, is basically a Christian organisation. And if you spend any time helping out the poor, you'll run into a bunch of people of faith. Does Scientology do this?
Also, most genuine religious seem to have ascetics: people who give everything up all their possessions for a life of ritual; i.e. monks, nuns, etc... Again can you be a Scientological ascetic, living off what is provided by the church without owning anything for yourself, and still progress in the "religion"?
And when you do want an API, the WASI API is open and unencumbered by Oracle's licences.
They've also learnt from thirty years experience of the JVM. In particular, it's a simpler lower-level, thing, where language features aren't tied into the VM. Upgrading should be less necessary and cause fewer compatibility woes when it does happen. It really is a virtual CPU, not a philosophy.
Thanks for that. That's the sort of thing I was expecting.
Given how many flights run everyday without problem, it had to be something ridiculously obscure that nobody had managed to provoke before and where the most sensible thing to do was back out and ask for help. I'm surprised people are not more forgiving. If you find your invariants are broken, what else can code do but sound the alarm and wait for help?
Isn't that the reason for AI? You train your AI on Cobol and have your scant* and expensive programmers deal with the fall out.
* We had this discussion the other day. Cobol was designed as an easy language. There's no reason experienced programmers of any modern language couldn't get and up and running fairly quickly. It would not be like the major conceptual challenges of asking a Cobol programmer to manage codebase in C.
I can see the job increasingly becoming code reviewing AI code. At the moment, it might be quicker to write it yourself. It's not going to stay that way forever.
Eventually, they'll get good enough it will become writing high level specs and little more than diving into bugs the AI can't solve. We learnt to trust compilers generating the machine code, instead of doing it ourselves. Eventually, we'll trust them to generate the nuts and bolts code, too.
In fairness, the waste excreted by a bunch of cyanobacteria about 2 billion years ago is so long-lived that it can be detected in our atmosphere today. And it was so toxic it produced an 80% reduction in the mass of the biosphere. The particular noxious chemical in question is called oxygen.
One of the problems is firms insisting that 30 years experience programming counts for nothing when you switch to a new language. All understanding of programming somehow wiped from y our memory and you must start from scratch with every new system.
But most of us hitting fifty must have direct experiences of those arcane contraptions you describe. While decimal arithmetic is now coming into fashion, because binary floats should be nuked from orbit.
I also used to deliberately try and pollute their dataset. These days, even when trying to get them right, I still need multiple rounds. (FFS, if you don't want me to click 20 out of 25 squares, don't show me a picture with a bicycle that covers 20 out of the 25 squares.)
"...the number of voters disenfranchised was pretty low..."
We don't really know. One, there was a lot of publicity to stop people voting. Two, people on the door were turning people away rather than telling them they could go in and have their inability to vote recorded. I had to push my way through and they had to look up the procedure.
"...they are designed to do a periodic realignment of their orientation by means of the Sun and the star Canopus [PDF] – neither of which is going to randomly throw out dodgy instructions..."
Two days later: KABOOM!!! Canopus goes supernova.
(I looked it up. It's in the blue loop and at 10 M☉ probably not heavy enough to go supernova once it's exited it.)
" It does not identify any supposed competitor that is apparently funding CCDH, rather X Corp intends to supply those names if any such parties exist and can be identified through discovery."
That's pretty much the definition of a fishing expedition, isn't it? We don't have any evidence. But if we sue, we think we can find it.
What I want to know is why Trump didn't release this information...? He leaked pretty much everything else and retained some of the most classified documents the US government has. So if Trump didn't leak it, it can only mean he, too, is part of the conspiracy.
Or it could be it's just a load of bollocks. But it's definitely one of those two.