Re: Circumstances Alter Cases.....
Can you reduce that to 36 please? My mobe screen isn't as wide as yours.
6980 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
But lines of code (unlike your paragraphs, which nevertheless I find quite readable at well over 80 characters per line) typically don't extend all the way to the right hand side and when they do it is usually really helpful to the reader to see that they are a single long line rather than two short ones.
I think it was more like 65 or 66 for FORTRAN programmers (upper-cased, since this *is* your grandmother's FORTRAN) since the first few columns were reserved for something as well -- statement labels for GO TO statements if I remember rightly. (In mitigation, FORTRAN ignored all whitespace, so you could save loads of characters that way.)
Anything that is compatible with CMD can only do things that an extended CMD could do. Once you've decided that you don't like some of the things CMD does, you might as well start from scratch. PS is much better than CMD once you've bitten the bullet and learned the syntax and, frankly, there are far worse languages out there.
Light paths are reversible. If you can see the target from the firing point, there is a "straight" path from the firing point to the target and you can find it with a weapons sight. It seems much more likely to me that the atmospheric conditions were simply spreading the beam out, so it was a modest circle rather than a pin-point when it arrived.
Your standard user account is a sandbox. Running as admin is a Bad Thing, remember?
The VM that your copy of Windows is running in is another sandbox.
So is the processor mode that Intel, blessings be unto their firstborn, have deigned to allow you to run the VMM in.
But yeah, one might reasonably ask why the sandboxes are nested so deeply.
I must be a mutant then. I have no trouble distinguishing between peopoe of other races who I know well, and great difficulty remembering faces (even pasty white ones like mine) of people I don't know well.
Your post sounds like one of those "Amazing Scientific Facts" that is so surprising when it is said out loud that everyone goes "Gosh, isn't science amazing!" rather than "Er, are you sure?". Soundbites trump skepticism every time, sadly.
" if he did, he would lose millions of voters, who would find a masked president unnerving. Seriously."
I believe you, but once the small minority of Americans who think that way have died of stupidity in the Second Wave, I think you'll find that the rest are perfectly capable of telling the difference between communism and public health measures.
The 8088 had the merit of existing when IBM needed manufacturing volumes of whatever they chose, so I don't think we should be too harsh on them for that decision.
As for segmentation, the 386 could have run a perfectly usable 32-bit platform with virtual DOS boxes for old software, in 1985. That's much less than 10 years after IBM's decision. If it actually took much longer before the world was free of 16-bit segments, it is because of much later decisions.
Code *that* old pre-dates source control, at least on the platform in question. So no, it certainly isn't a case of flickinh a switch on a repo, but it might be a question of actually finding the code at all. Possibly even typing it in from a faded and barely readable (and certainly not OCR-able) printout.
Wrong question, really. The issue is that you have end-users who don't want to "learn" LO, so you keep buying office because that is cheaper than the battle with the end-users, so you keep buying Windows because that is the only option.
Yes, we can all see how to break out of this tail-spin, but we aren't usually the ones making the purchasing decisions.
"The transition from 16-32 bit was way faster."
Really? The 386 was 1985. The first mass-market version of Windows that was truly 32-bit all the way through was Win2K, about 15 years later. *Intel*'s first AMD64 chip was the Pentium 4 (2000) and the first "consumer" edition of Windows that was available in 64-bit form is debatable. I ran XP64 quite happily, but others complained bitterly about the drivers. Vista had a 64-bit flavour, but does that really count as an OS? Let's pretend the first was Win7-64, which would have been less than a decade later.
But are we talking about the OS or the apps? You could run 32-bit apps on Windows 3.1, long before the 32-bit OS was widely available. In contrast, most of us are still running 32-bit apps on our 64-bit Windows editions.
I don't dispute the existence of two schools of thought, but I don't agree that "conservative" and "liberal" are the appropriate labels. Those two words have too many political connotations and I don't think the split in legal interpretation aligns with political leanings.
The opening paragraph of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_meaning_rule touches on this concept and links to notions like "literal rule", "textualism" and "originalism".
It's not just accidents. I'm pretty sure most sex crimes and violents assaults happen at home, too. Also, most such crimes are commited by heterosexuals. So ...
Force everyone to live in communes.
Take egg and sperm samples from all teenagers and then zap them.
Only breed from those samples after the donors have died and can be proven to have lived decent lives.
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Exactly, exactly. I'm reading these stories within minutes of each other and it confirms my belief that we need a proper operating system for phones. The current two big players are like Windows 3.x, a glitzy layer offering no protection between programs and everything running as the same "user". But then, I'm weird. I consider my phone to be fatally compromised at all times and consequently have never done internet banking on it and never will.
At least, not until someone does a Debian release for it, so that I could run the admittedly fun crapware in one account and the valuable stuff in another, knowing that they were separated by 60 years of experience in designing a securable OS, rather than a set of "permissions to access..." which are ill-defined to the end user and mostly chosen by the app designer anyway and therefore utterly useless.
I imagine that even a hypothetical Linux version of Microsoft Office would have trouble with one of the issues mentioned in the article: the chosen font does not exist on the destination PC. In fact, why bring Linux into it? Who here hasn't ever received a document that displayed terribly because the sender used a font that they only have on their system because of some random and unknown third-party package that they happen to have installed?
It sounds like pissing a few million into the pockets of a few friends is the most likely explanation for this decision. The good news is that as soon as the contracts are signed the money is as good as pissed, so HMG can then rethink and go for the free solution like everyone else.
"It's a technical solution to a medical problem."
It's not even that. Based on the excellent performance of my Bluetooth headphones, I'd guess that one of these apps would reckon I'd been in more or less permanent contact with all my immediate neighbours for the past four weeks and had occasional contact with several hundred others despite being entirely innocent on all charges. That's an *appaling* false positive rate.
Impersonating Google has been a standard trick to try to bypass access controls since sometime in the last millenium. I'm amazed that anyone actually parses UA strings, but of course they do. It's how Amazon and Lloyds bank both (wrongly) "know" that my Chromebook needs the phone version of their website.
Is there an icon for muppets getting nuked from orbit whilst being strung up by their saggy bits?
"I suspect they'll only be good for a few niche applications until the technology improves markedly beyond what we have now."
There might be more niche applications than you think.
A completely unpowered skeleton that simply prevented limbs from bending or twisting too far in the case of an accident might still be useful to businesses that wanted to lower their insurance premiums. A low-powered skeleton that merely assisted would be useful in many physical jobs (and swapping batteries every so often isn't a problem if you are working on site).
And much of the same technology is probably what you need for remote working in hazardous environments (like hospitals...) or just plain isolated ones. That is, the exo-skeleton is used as a wearable sensory device to steer the robot.
In fact, I'm struggling to see why the military are interested. Why don't we just promote the civilian applications of this technology and then let the armed forces buy the kit off-the-shelf at civilian rates?
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