Re: Adapting new media?
I fitted one of these to a legasy warehouse control system about 10 yeas ago as far as i know its still running now : https://www.plrelectronics.com/floppy-disk-emulator/
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WPF is clearly the more capable framework but the problem is for the glorified spreadsheets that 95% of all business apps boils down to its massively bloated overkill.
WPF just cannot compete with how fast a simple form can be thrown together in winforms.
Thats why the world needs more laws worded like gdpr as the max fine is calculated as 4% of the turnover of the financial group that the offinding orgnasition belongs to.
You are assuming that "computational chemist" is an IT-focused degree, the computation they are focusing on in this kind of degree is the maths that happens behind the scenes.
I've had to clean code for these kinds of people a few times and their lack of experience and training in good code design is very evident.
I refer you to the inevitable xkcd :
Its the home office they regularly pull the rules out of their ass and if anyone dares to call them on it the trot our either :
A: But think of the childrennnnnnnnnnnnn
B: But Terrorism
While the papers froth over the implications of A or B they have the law changed to make their latest
Knife in the heart of freedom Toy legal.
Given the appalling stuff that FB and others get away with hosting the action against Github is doomed,
Capital One on the other hand, is about to get a well-deserved thrashing.
Ther are no excuses for not properly configuring security on cloud resources it's been fingered for info leaks time and time again.
If you are dev in an smb a lot of the time you are both development and support at the same time, there are no excuses for hardcoding passwords though.
Personally with stuff like that a new account is created with minimal permissions for the code in question and the details dumped into the password database this takes me about 5 minutes to do.
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Semantic checkers exist and I am certain the Microsoft will be using them the problem is that there are a million ways to create one of these memory corruption errors and new ways of exploiting the are being found all the time.
Long story short its pretty much impossible at this time to do an automatic check that is certain.
Even with the best coders in the world, there will always be bugs the problem with c and c++ is they make these kinds of error really easy to make.
The idea behind languages like rust is you accept that mistakes happen and any performance hit you take is a worthwhile tradeoff for less debugging and reduce risk of these catastrophic bugs.
I had to insert the obligatory xkcd for this comment.
Also if you are mad enough to dare to explore fluorine / hypergloc chemistry or just want a good laugh take the time to read PDF: IGNITION! An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
Flame icon for the toasty chemistry content ;-)
Tell me about it I had to swap about a pallet full of motherboards over when they had the capacitor bloating issue!
So the government recons IR35 will collect an extra £1.3bn in tax, but the tax office being blinkered bureaucrats won't take into account the fallout from IR35 has probably cost the government more than that already.
I cant see how gross effect of this crap kneejerk law can be anything but negative.
All that tax / profit going abroad along with jobs.
Some possible but not much, the U.K. is the worlds 5th largest economy and even a substantial recession likely wouldn't change that fact.
All companies exist to make a profit and that means being where your customers are.
The current problems with the internet giants stem from them exploiting loopholes debility written in the law under the assumption that any large company would employ lots of taxpayers, who would in turn fuel the economy with their wages.
Is not the problem with this stuff that it the angle of attack is relative to the air the plane is in though rather than relative to gravity?
It's been very long time since i flew a Bulldog trainer in the ATC, but I'm pretty sure that part of the lectures on angle of attack was that it is possible to stall a aircraft when flying level relative to the ground under the right (really bad) atmospheric conditions?
Only 5 that's a pretty rubbish return, admittedly these kind of economic estimates are always cooked to hell and back.
Even a pork barrel employer like Airbus in the UK manages 6.9 and its not unusual to hear figures of 20:1 banded about.
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