Re: Congratulations ISRO!
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I think you'll find that a lot of TV props of that era were to that quality.
I recall a tour of a TV Studios years ago when everything was still "Standard Def". Someone asked about "High Def" TV and the producers response was that it would quadruple the set budget as they would have to make everything to a higher standard!
Having looked at the section of code, my opinion is that it's not too awful.
Certainly not for task switching code whose job it is to context switch and therefore directly manipulate the underlying system state so as different code executes when you return, from the one that was running when the function was called.
Being really picky (I know that’s uncommon around here), being a British jet engine design it’s technically called reheat rather than afterburner.
Whatever it’s called, it gives your more power, but at the expense of appalling fuel efficiency!
If they had built more Concordes they had planned to drop the reheat.
"Twitter tech lead also decided last week to block all users not signed in to Twitter from viewing any posts whatsoever, inadvertently killing tweet embeds in other apps. This, Musk claimed on Friday, would also be temporary."
He made the claim in a tweet that, unless you were logged in, you couldn't read!
"...half of the cited references did not actually exist!"
I suspect that in the other half the title didn't match the reference number, so were also made up.
This corroborates with my experience that ChatGPT knows what citations should look like, but not what they are. So it will put a statement in its text that has a reference mark against it and then generate a piece of text at the end in the reference list that is formatted correctly, but in no way ties up with a real article that made that statement.
It's treating them as a style of academic paper writing and making them up, as it has with the rest of the paper.
"There was a (apocryphal?) yarn about an IBM 370/VM than ran for more than a decade after being accidentally bricked up."
Yes, it's a public company, but one person own all the voting rights. I never did understand how he pulled this off, as he basically took a company public, but retained all the control.
"...the share holders could help end that but just selling all their shares..."
But, they would loose money doing that.
A quick picture search suggests that the Hyundai Venue is probably the vehicle that is sold as the Hyundai Kona in the UK.
Personally, I miss the days when car companies put so little thought in to the names of the cars that Ford had a couple of cars named after porn mags, Mitsubishi had the Starion and the Toyota MR2 didn't sell so well in France .
 Escort and Fiesta
 Although it's not meant to sound like "Stallion", it does if you say it with a bad Japanese accent!
 MR2 "Em -Err- Deux" or Merde, which more or less means sh*t!
Ditto my microwave oven, which was chosen on it cheepness from Argos about 20 years ago. It has two dials, one sets the power level and the other is the mechanical timer that turns it off when it runs down.
It also gives a satisfying clockwork type “ding” when it has finished, rather than the soul penetrating beeep…Beeeep….BEEEEEP!
"...its actually quite useful for low level jobs like debugging complex bare metal, enabling complex functionality to be created, and used, with minimal programming effort."
Which is why a significant number of embedded systems I have worked on have had, at least at some point in their development, a Forth/RPN style command line interface.
It depends on how the energy is generated.
If you just used the same fuel in a big power station, you could run it much more efficiently and so create less CO2 per kWh than you would in the car.
At the extreme, if you generated the power from a wind/solar/hydro plant then the CO2 created would be tiny.
Given he has been sentenced to just under 13 years, what’s the soonest he could make probation?
Assuming that, given his ability to fake medical results, he doesn’t pull an “Earnest Saunders” and gets let out early on account of a terminal illness that he miraculously gets better from. [“Earnest Saunders” is a British man convicted of significant fraud who developed Alzheimer's disease and had his sentence reduced. Mysteriously he seemed to get better from it.]