Sooo, an ISP sells bandwidth to customers and then complains to enablers when the customers use it?
15 posts • joined 24 Mar 2021
I used to code in C++ . In hindsight, its a bunch of mumbo jumbo.
Attaching a method to a class is a feelgood exercise - humans just love grouping things. But what you gonna do if you have an operation on several types that are hierarchically unrelated to each other? Who's gonna get the method then? Your god object? Hard encapsulation is overrated. Look at functional programming: putting loosely related functions and data definitions into the same module file is just good enough for encapsulation's sake. With a proper type system in place, there's nothing that could break from that approach.
Error handling is definitely a concern. Especially when the entire stack from software to hardware works on exceptions, which may leave undefined state left and right. However, you can still try to abstract away from these shortcomings in your applications. Like doing computation and exception handling in a monad stack - that's a FP thing too.
This drag sail could prevent spacecraft from turning into long-term orbiting junk. We spoke to its inventors ahead of launch
how many satellites are actually operating close enough to earth? thought a good lot is stuck in geo-stationary orbit, which is too far out for space chutes.
nvmd i looked it up.
W> Approximately 63% of operational satellites are in low Earth orbit, 6% are in medium-Earth orbit, 29% are in geostationary orbit [..]
Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space
Firefox 91 introduces cookie clearing, clutter-free printing, Microsoft single sign-on... so where are all the users?
Chinese state media describes gaming as 'spiritual opium' that stunts education and destroys families
Solving the wrong problem
Its the websites themselves that deliberately choose to share information. It just happens to be via third-party cookies, as they are easy to use and trust. If not via cookies, websites will share user data through other means.
At least for cookies, the user has some control over it. Like, I can technically block Google cookies on El Reg. But if this data sharing turns into a model between servers only, there won't be much a user can do except for stopping to use services entirely.
The right problem is: how do you stop websites/companies from having to sell user data?
EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details
Intellectual Property is a deceptive misnomer
Intellectual Property is an umbrella term for patents, copyright and trademarks. Each of these categories describe very different concepts. Mixing them together will only cause confusion and giving it a right's owner's favorable spin in name slants a discussion.