Re: Greenhouse madness
As an Environmental Studies major in the mid-70s we were buried with “We’re headed to a massive Ice Age due to carbon in the atmosphere!” So “mid 19th century” knowledge got lost somewhere in all that Purple Haze.
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I didn’t say who. My thoughts were either Russia or Ukraine (let’s be honest admit where many of these good live.) Perhaps Ukraine to anger America?
I tried to get comments from former L3 people and no comment. Something was off on a backbone or two, but what and why?
My ISP was down across the USA (Cox). Thinking major USA cyber attack, I checked 15-20 major ISPs and services, all had a hit at this time. Google, Azure and AWS took hits. Nothing reported in public makes me consider that my initial suspicions were not off. Was a 5-10 minute hit.
I never gave Mandrake a test drive, but always love hearing about distros. I first started with Linux in Dec ‘93? and seriously started driving it in ‘94. I used it by myself at home until Red Hat dropped their first version in ‘95. I moved all of our home to Linux in 1999.
Around 2000 I installed SUSE on a couple of laptops and was happy with RH & SUSE for a few years. Over the years I test drove many distros - though I was short on time due to work and setting several frequent flyer records.
I ended up settling on Mint for desktop & RHEL for all of my servers. I’m actually busier in my 60s than before, so haven’t had time to try anything else. These articles are like reading about new candy and ice cream without indulging.
Thanks again for a great write up! I might ask my 92 yr old Linux Geek Dad to give it a try and let me try it on his laptop.
I'm a blatant IBM hater for many decades. No idea about Watson, thought it another IBM BS move. Last year took on a Fortune 50 client that has a division who swears by Watson. My team discovered after not a lot of research that their performance was down about 35% less than the rest of the company who wasn’t using Watson on the specific business process they were cheerleading it for.
Irony times three. They approached me late last week to inquire as to whether we would like to take over maintenance of the former IBM contract. I informed them that we presented to the C-level and our main goal is to rip and replace. Their gnashing of teeth made my single malt go down much smoother Friday evening.
You are 100% wrong about Tesla using only GPS with no video. No idea where you got that information, but Tesla has been 100% Video with no LIDAR used ***in combination*** with GPS.
Just do a simple internet search and you’ll find true information about this. One of the posts above posits about pranksters and speed limit signs. Gee, maybe that could be tested?
My son is a senior manager (VP Research and Operations) of an autonomous transport company. It’s all he’s done since university, started in development, promoted to run research and ops with famous company #1, moved on to famous only in the US company #2 that has no human passengers, then global famous company #3 that has no human passengers.
Has hired people from Tesla & relayed a few (WTF?!?) tidbits to me they confidentially told him.
Bottom line is there is no way possible for video only to be safe. A combination of at minimum LIDAR and video are required. Musk keeps poo pooing LIDAR due to cost, but there are some in the larger autonomous industry willing to testify in court that video only is a ridiculously dangerous approach.
As someone above noted, why would you buy an autonomous vehicle to ride in? I’m against the “assistive“ highway tech off GM for example because it encourages inattentive behavior, but at least can understand the motivation of the traveling salesman as I frequently drove 300-400 miles/day 40 yrs ago while in sales.
Use cases support both, and as long as own vs SaaS are both available, that's fine. Just use your brain.
I rent a Caterpillar product when I need one, but I own 23 and 21 yr old cars that were expensive when I bought them new, but still serve me well today. I won't be moving dirt with either BMW, and have no need to.
I hate HATE HATE HATE fax, but to be fair, I haven’t seen a printed fax in well over 20 years. Businesses use fax apps, the images sit on servers and access is limited by permissions.
PSTN telephony is many times more secure than email. FoIP less so, but still more than email.
Working in IT Healthcare, the challenge is primarily B2C. There may be some B2B challenges I’m not aware of, but even small medical practices all seem to be connected to a health hub. B2C is improving, but Fax will still be with us until at least 2026. Arrrgh! I’m old enough to remember sending my first fax using an acoustic coupler to an old fashioned phone. If memory serves me right, this was sometime around 1978.
I chortled because I say exactly this behavior at MSFT back in 2002. My team was down the hallway from the top Office people. The comments they openly had about the OS folks was hilarious (or sad, dependent on your perspective.) I think the Office people got along with Apple MacOS people better than the Windows crew.
I had the poor luck to have been with a great company acquired by this dud. My brief time there was highlighted by my walking out the door as they tried to make their mind up as to what they wanted to be.
HPE goes through executives like diapers on a baby with diarrhea.
Come to think of it, I would prefer changing those diapers instead of spending one more day at HPE.
Just for clarification as several people here mentioned HQ.
As reported in the Austin American-Statesman April 14, 2021: Austin-based Oracle considering $1.2 billion expansion in Nashville
I've been working in Korea for 30+ years. I wouldn't say it is an across the board norm in the society, but it certainly is prevalent in certain industries, mainly not in the roles where knowledge is a key component.
And I am speaking of the hours worked. However on the "stuff rolls downhill" side, it definitely is a cultural attitude.
I have to be very careful here, but I screamed at the top of my lungs to Leo and his cronies that Autonomy was almost a nobody in the segment that they competed in. But Leo was hell bent on moving to a "Software company" and Meg was clueless. What really irked me was Marc Andreesen's attitude. Out of all of them, he should have known better.
I was out of HP in June 2012, and was happy for it.
Once Larry Ellison posted the PowerPoints that Lynch used to pitch Autonomy to Oracle, it was very clear to me that Lynch wasn't just a sleazy salesman, but also a complete fraud.
Just wish Meg and Marc could be neighbors to Lynch once he's settled in behind bars.
"What I do not understand, though, is when you want to sign up for a service where you will have to verify you e-mail address, why would you use an address that does not belong to you?"
Woman in Florida using her husband's email addy that is 1 letter different from mine. 30-50 times. I called a gynocologist office in Florida to inform them that they broke HIPAA laws, and please inform their patient to get her own email addy as I was tied of receiving emails from various Cadillac dealers she was test driving at, house development realtors, etc. Clearly she's dreaming of big money while her son is still in prison and husband not long out in the free world.