But with the MK1, SN1, SN3, and SN4 all blowing up (SN2 was a stripped down version for pressure testing) the Mars colony dreams seem to be sinking into the ruddy sunset.
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OMG! A developer released code with a bug in it!
If we reeducated every developer who ever did this the Gulag would be full and the IT departments would be empty .
The blame lies with those who put off patching their instance of the software for a year.
I also assume the NSA knew about this bug before the developer and exploited it. They mentioned it now because the Ruskies found it.
I have seen this argument so many times going back to "it needs to support MS-DOS."
Firmware can be updated and equipment can be swapped out. It's not necessarily easy or cheap but the alternative is leaving your company vulnerable.
Besides, do you really want a hacker into your industrial machines?
It's less Stack Overflow users and more the relevance of the beauty contest.
What started off as an anti Iran tactic with the arrest of their CFO morphed into a trade war tactic and has now morphed into a cold war and an election strategy thanks to the maskless wonder.
Removing Huawei from the first world accomplishes nothing outside of satisfying Trump's demands. It will not make individuals, companies, or governments better, safer, or more secure, just more expensive. It has already made Huawei develop Google alternatives and China invest in chip making technologies and fab plants.
If China develops the first COVID-19 vaccine, will Boris reject it because Trump will have his knickers in a twist?
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that you think that the All American (i.e white, prejudiced, Trump supporters) FBI leadership would ever engage in such tactics. Next you'll tell me that the one lead the surveillance resulted in did not possibly prevent the deaths of millions, MILLIONS, of Americans.
First, I don't understand the appeal of esports. But even among esports aficionados virtual racing is not popular. And to top it off neither Abt or his ringer are very good. So I can't say I'm particularly interested in this, except for the fact that Formula E was trying to do something charitable with UNICEF and these jerks messed it up.
Not to be pedantic. Who am I kidding, to be completely pedantic.
Not only is the Moon not deep space, neither is Mars. The two Pioneer probes are the only Earth made objects that have made it into deep space, Just barely. I appreciate the boffins working on this but not the marketers hyping it.
As St. Adams said: “Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”
Completely believable. DARPA asked boffins to design a mega (at the time) laser. Boffins did. DoD brass (which refers to their brains and not their balls) said "let's test it." They picked a big empty place they used to test dangerous things - White Sands. Nobody asked the boffins if this was a good idea.
"Inclusion is part of our values at HPE, and we do not tolerate discrimination in any form. We're reviewing this complaint."
They've undoubtedly assigned the review to a "graduate" level employee who thinks people over 40 are senile.
Corporate discrimination, be it age, sex, race, or anything else, is pervasive and corporations view lawsuits as a cost of doing business.
This is not bad, it is abysmal. These are not the normal unwashed users we rightly deride.
These are us.
20% of supposedly knowledgeable developers who are responsible for creating and maintaining the code that the world depends on can't recognize a phishing attack? 74% recognize it as phishy but don't bother to inform security?
In 2018 Foxconn, Apple's screen supplier, was going to build a $10b, 13,000 job, plant in Wisconsin which Trump declared would be "the Eighth Wonder of the World." For this they would get up to $4.8b in tax incentives, land at below market rates, free infrastructure, waived state and federal regulations, and special legal privileges. To date little has been constructed, no manufacturing equipment has been installed, and fewer than 200 people are employed there (I suspect PR flacks, lawyers, and janitors,in the main).
TSMC may be different but the incentives, land, infrastructure, regulatory grease, and privileges will be the same. Or higher. I guess it will be the ninth wonder of the world.
Duck Tape is indeed a registered trademark for a variety of tapes. Also Ductape is a registered trademark of heat resistant tape designed for heating ducts.
Duck tape was a term for strips of cotton duck cloth dating to around 1900 when it did not have any adhesive. A variation was developed for waterproofing ammunition boxes in WWII.
After this, duct tape became common parlance (probably via 3M) allowing Duck Tape to be trademarked.
Generally duct tape has a strong adhesive with a fabric matrix allowing it to be torn. Gaffer's tape does not qualify because it doesn't have a strong adhesive since it is designed to be removed without leaving traces. Tape designed for hot air ducts (or Fablon) doesn't qualify because it lacks the fabric matrix and must be cut.
Finally and definitively, NASA boffins call it duct tape and it saved Apollo 13. As boffin Ed Smylie, who designed the CO2 scrubber mod, said "One thing a Southern boy will never say is, 'I don't think duct tape will fix it.'"
Yes, Excel has limitations (as does SAP's product). But for 98.7654321098765% of users who can live with 15 digit precision, it's good enough. Not to mention the legacy code and user familiarity.
Perfect is the enemy of good and El Reg is filled with tales of failed development projects where "nice to have" requirements became "mandatory" in pursuit of perfection.
Besides, users don't want to be told "you're holding it wrong."
So far I've seen nothing approaching NSFW demoz of this "flaw", just males in black t-shirts with something solid underneath. Given the internet, I assume the lack of bra or nipple photos means that this is no more effective than x-ray specs.
True pervs will still need a readily available but expensive IR camera. Note that this is the same technology that is or will be used for mass body temperature screening.
Given that "Apple's implementation of MagicPairing still has problems, though not particularly serious ones" I can't get too worked up.
OTOH, as a name MagicPairing is as ridiculous as Genius Bar.
And the misspelled code implies that nobody has time to check anything before the fixed in stone product release date. It's no wonder we're seeing more and more issues from these magic geniuses.
Better than our torpedo.
When I was a peon working for what is now KPMG on a contract for the (US) Department of the Navy, I learned all sorts of weasel words to attempt to make the Mk-48 anti-submarine torpedo program look good after one prototype sank to the bottom and another floated. The fact that yours hit something should be credited.
"surely it wouldn't be so difficult to videoconference a tabletop campaign away from the prying eyes of normies."
When I was younger I played D&D with a group of friends, F2F, with paper and dice. My son has followed in my hobbit prints. He belongs to two groups - one of which live streams on Twitch and one of which produces a video podcast. Social distancing solved.
Note that if he ever starts a costume (for LARP or ComiCon) I'll take a maul to his electronics.
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