* Posts by brainyguy9999

7 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Mar 2019

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Re: Say, what?

Not to offend, but that is absurd. I have over 500 different UID/PW combinations in my password manager. Most of them are 15+ character randomized complex passwords. At work we have an in-house password manager with nearly that many more for equipment, applications, and support websites. Trying to remember all of those would be impossible unless you had eidetic memory (which I do not). And suggesting using the same password for multiple sites is begging for trouble. There is no way I'm going to use the same password for Papa John's and my bank. And my employer won't let me set all of the admin passwords to "IL0veH@mburg3rs!". I've asked.

Bored of laptops? Love 200Gb/s interconnects? Then you're going to hate today's Intel news


Re: Say, what?


Who's been copying AMD's homework? Intel lifts the lid on its hip chip packaging to break up chips into chiplets


Re: Chiplets?

Like a good "Your momma's so fat" joke.

Entertainer: Intel chips run so hot.

Crowd: How hot do they run?

Entertainer: Intel chips run so hot we call them crisps.

Crowd: Boo.

After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals


Re: A significant part of the problem

Humans: Plz send alien nudez.

Aliens: Who gave them the password?

Apple strips clips of WWDC devs booing that $999 monitor stand from the web using copyright claims. Fear not, you can listen again here...


Re: Palpatine

"Money doesn't grow on trees"

Interesting fact that no one asked about: American paper currency is made of a cotton (75%) and linen (25%) blend. There is actually no tree pulp or paper involved in the process. So indeed, (American) money does not grow on (or of) trees.

I don't make any claim of knowledge about currency from other countries.

Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MCAS was like


Re: Say, what?

Stall has nothing to do with the engine. High angle of attack leads to wing stall, which is lack of lift. This is caused by airflow not adhering to the upper surface of the wing. This is caused by air flow being too slow, or the wing being angled too high relative to the forward motion. Air does not adhere to the wing surface and breaks away prematurely, causing lack of lift, causing wing stall and loss of altitude.

UK joins growing list of territories to ban Boeing 737 Max flights as firm says patch incoming


Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS

Software "takes control" away from pilots in all airliners. All fly-by-wire systems take the control out of the pilot's hands. Unless you are flying prop planes, fly-by-wire is necessary.

I suspect most people get into their automobiles every day and don't realize they really have little control over their vehicle. The vast majority of modern autos are fly-by-wire. The accelerator and brake pedals are only connected to sensor boxes. They are no longer physically connected to carburetors and brake cables. The steering wheel is the same. In most cases, it is connected to a sensor box and the computer drives the electric motor(s) to turn the wheels. There is no longer a steering shaft that physically connects to the front wheels anymore. Pop your hood and see for yourself.

We all happily go our merry way and don't realize that we have a lot of trust in software when we're racing down the highway.