Mr. Pottiecoder has moved on. He now works at Microsoft. Aside from that, I think more than just two people in the world really understand how the Linux kernel works. Otherwaise it would much, much harder to configure and compile custom kernels.
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You hit the nail, sort of...
...Because each of these software and technology stacks have features that make them slightly superior to their peers. They also have features that make them less than ideal for some use cases. In my opinion this is where GNU and FLOSS shine: We must chose the right tool for the job. Sometimes that means forgoing FLOSS entirely and going with Windows as the desktop and Oracle (shudder) as the database. GNU didn't just create a supply chain, but it also created a production chain so we could build the tools we need when we need them. That way we could invent new tools to make our other tools more useful.
One of the most..
...Marginalized, vulnerable, under served, and yet most precious human resources in the USA. The military veterans. Yet again the news stories do nothing but expose Our Nation's lack of will to fulfill that which we promised them when they signed on the dotted line.
I might not be young anymore but I still talk to young people every day. It's been a few years since one of them told me that they seriously thinking of serving in the armed forces. Given the state of things this is as it should be. I wouldn't do it either given what I could gain versus what I am sure to lose.
This is wrong but we have too many people in power making political hay instead of making progress.
...of mine, let's call him Guy, was driving home from work this past spring. Another driver lost control in the rain and there was a collision. Guy's vehicle was damaged but it wasn't catastrophic. He went to the hospital because he was in pain and expected something minor. They found that his liver was failing. It turns out he had in addition to being bruised in the crash Guy had undiagnosed cancer of the liver. He was told that it would take six to nine months to get a liver transplant. Guy didn't even live six weeks.
How many cancer screenings can you get for 1000 H100s? How many clinicians can you train for the money it costs to run 1000 H100's or a year? The vast majority of illnesses at not just treatable these days, they are curable. When are people in the US going to get real health care and not government mandated health insurance?
When are the people building gigantic computer systems to bang virtual rocks to gather going to notice that there people dying around them every day that could be saved if they had money for treatments and screenings there insurance doesn't cover?
Given the various...
...permutations of the Drake Equation it is, in my opinion, fruitless to think that we will find life as we know it elsewhere in the universe. There are too many possible forms of life for we humans to be hung up on finding more humans. Evidence of extraterrestrial life will most likely never be found if we keep looking at our universe and expecting to see ourselves in a mirror.
So there is this...
...bit of case law out of Delaware. Basically is says that in the US publicly traded corporations only exist to generate profit for the holders of said corporations' stock. So if the CEO want to try to blow smoke up my ass about how much Google wants to make my life better he can KMA.
...many have questioned the cloud providers' nebulous mathematics about how exactly it's cheaper to do business with them. At the end of the day it all comes down how much room do the customers have in their budgets. At this point cloud providers are raking in so much cash that all they have to do to endure a once in a century recession is stop innovating for a short while. They wouldn't even have to lay off anyone unless they wanted to but instead just shuffle their talent to to fit the environment. This should be a signal that most things in the cloud are still over priced. However cloud customers keep letting themselves be charged more because although cloud is expensive it's easier than back tracking on your plans to use cloud resources. If cloud customers slashed their shopping budgets by 50% it's wouldn't be the end of the cloud, but it might be the reckoning the cloud deserves.
Re: Who needs Microsoft
OR...MAYBE...Linux is just for those that really want to control their data. Easy is expensive. If you are unaware of how or why that is then things are too easy for you, for now. Before you learned this you could just count it as the cost of doing business in the Modern World. Now that have heard the truth of the matter (you can can control your own data) will you ignore it or explore it?
If you think that control in underrate then let me point to one Mr. Xi who is very influential around this small area known as China.
Re: just get Linux already
After thinking about what to say for a bit I have decided that point out that the path of least resistance is unlikely to exist on most Linux systems. I.E. I can't just type ./Word.exe into a bash shell and get a window running Word to show up in most cases. It would take a little bit of work either by the end user or the support personnel to make this happen seamlessly. While I love what WINE does and how well it does it, This One Thing is a show stopper for most neophytes.
PowerShell? More like PowerHell: Microsoft won't fix flaws in package gallery ripe for supply chain attacks
The root cause...
...isn't much of a mystery to me. Apple wants to sell to the richest 25% of the market. People with sever disabilities are not normally in that market segment. If fact they are regularly found in the bottom 25% of the market. Therefor implementing features to make iPhones and Macs easier for them to use isn't going to lead to anymore digits on the bottom line. If fact, it might even cost Apple more to write and test it than they ever would make from the sales it generated.
Re: If it doesn't live up to it's hype...
...I can't say yes or no for sure. It depends on how much they are willing to humble themselves before God, History, or Science.
If you are just a Creationist then you know we are made in the Image of God but tainted by sin (which means we have an imperfect copy of God's Mind) and if you are just a Historian then you know what the victors wrote (which means we may never know the truth), and if you are just a Scientist you know every solution presents more problems (which means that no one can ever give a complete answer on their own). No matter which, they will learn what they want to by watching.
The worst thing they could learn is that there are simple answers these questions about how energy and matter are the same but different. I don't know who said it first, but even Albert Einstein didn't foresee the fullness of Relativity.
If it doesn't live up to it's hype...
...At least we will get two, maybe three, good things out of it:
1.) A novel class materials that may be able to help scientist push past current limitations in unknown fields. Just reading about the potential of forcing some atoms to a higher energy state based on the inexpensive materials and process used is educational, at least to me. It's a bit like forcing water to slow up hill.
2.) Someone will no doubt document all of this in great detail and post it on their TikTok as a summary of what works and what doesn't.
3.) Some people investing currently investing in AI are now eying superconductor research.
June is it?
AI is an area of particular interest for AMD, which recently detailed its MI300-series GPUs and APUs during its datacenter event in June. According to Su, the announcements have attracted a fair bit of interest in AMD's AI roadmap and drove a seven-fold increase in customer engagements compared to Q1.
That was before LK-99.
Re: Amendment 4 anyone?
No one said, to my knowledge, that it was. What they keep saying is that is necessary. Now I don't mind giving them what they need. What I mind is not knowing how and why it works. After 15 years of secrecy I don't think it's needed anymore. There must be better, more lawful, and far more transparent tools we could develop to help them help us, instead of just helping themselves. BTW, can you tell that my somewhat limited trust has been undermined?
At the heart of Our Governmental Disfunction...
...Lays the fact that more and more rational people are loosing faith and trust in the bodies and agencies of Our Government. S 702 is deeply flawed but it's the best tool they have and if the only tool you have is hammer everything looks like a nail. Programs used by Law Enforcement need to build public trust not undermine it.
If we don't do something to stop the erosion of public trust I am not sure Our Government or Our Society will survive.
Because all of this is classified and secret average people can't even suggest reasonable fixes or workarounds to this issue.
Re: I'd say more like 50/10 is realistic
I wish I could agree, (and sorry for the down vote) but there is a Freedom of Speech Issue at the heart of upload speeds. Think about it for a bit and you will find it because it is rather obvious once you consider it. If the only thing I can do with speed is consume how can I be a good citizen and speak the truth to my neighbors if I am only speaking at 10 Mbps? You might as well limit me to speaking/writing/sharing 1,000 words a day. Or even 144 characters at a time.
Re: My home cable modem...
Well, I have 600 down and 20 Mbps up on my current connection. For years I have been telling my cable provider that I would pay just as much as I do now per month for 100 Mbps up AND down. They have the fiber in place. The fiber terminator hangs off of a pole right next to my apartment building in Chicago.
If I ever find an ISP that will let me pick the kind of connection speeds I want instead having to buy their "bandwidth a la mode" I'll switch in heartbeat.
I knew it!
El Reg works for the Feds!
The rules, which take effect 30 days after being signed into the Federal Register later this year, will require publicly traded firms to openly disclose in a new section (Item 1.05) of Form 8-K any cybersecurity incident that has a material impact on their business.