On every motherboard I've owned the onboard audio always picked up noise from unrelated CPU, or maybe GPU, activity. Moving the mouse, opening a menu, and just typing would create random clicks and buzzes from the speakers. And, naturally, there was the white noise, no doubt from the poor quality hardware. The only way I could get sound to work well is with a discrete sound card.
Dear developers: please stop playing in Apple's garden and leave it to its natural fate of weeds and cobwebs.
You will certainly notice the robot uprising the next time you try to apply for a low-skill job that a robot can do. That's a lot of jobs. The only ones that are still done by humans are domestic service occupations. A robot can't fix your toilet yet. However, this being a down economy, any average person has little money and does everything he can to avoid buying any services, by, for instance, fixing the toilet himself, cleaning the house himself, and mowing his own lawn after fixing his own lawnmower. I predict repairmen will be in less demand as the depression progresses, and the final occupations exclusive to humans will nearly disappear.
So, are you now working on a flying coffee maker?
It means I can finally synthesize some Kryptonite! Superman, all your base will be mine soon! Bwahahahahaha
GitHub is a place for code, not political activism. If your project is more the latter than the former, it deserves to be removed. Put it on your own blog instead.
> it offers no great advantages over BTC
At present it offers the great advantage of being worth mining. With bitcoin, the cost of production already exceeds value of the result, so there is no way to get rich quick. With litecoin there is. Until, that is, somebody comes up with yet another supercoin that everyone will start mining in hopes of a quick profit.
You could at least get your talking points from somewhere that at least updates them. Thiomersal is gone from all childhood vaccines except flu, and even then it's only in the multidose vials.
Then get your talking points straight. When somebody has concerns about thiomersal in the vaccine and the effect it may have on his child, stop yelling at him and calling him ignorant. Simply explain that the vaccine his child will receive will have no thiomersal in it. Is it so bloody difficult? Instead we get self-righteous doctors who assume that anybody that has this concern must be some kind of an idiot. Is it any wonder people start avoiding these jackasses and not vaccinating their kids? Fix the attitude, and vaccinations will increase.
And guess what? The removal hasn't done anything to autism rates or anything else.
That's irrelevant. The issue is that doctors ignore the concerns of the patient and want to be treated as infallible. If the patient does not want thimerosal, he should have the option not to get it. The doctors have no bloody right to force it upon him.
And, no, I don't care what your objections are - there are nasal spray versions of all the shots
You should care what the objections are. The objections are not to the vaccine itself but to thiomersal used in them as a preservative. It is entirely possible to provide the vaccine without thiomersal (in Europe that's already standard practice) and if you listened to the objections, you'd do so and get more people vaccinated. The only blame here is on your insistence that thiomersal is safe, which is not your decision in the first place. Each patient has a right to decide what to put in his body, and if he does not want to put a mercury-based compound in there, what right have you to force him?
Maybe it is time to stop bashing people for choosing insecure passwords, and try to fix the systemic problems?
Good idea! For example:
- The X server does not allow any method of secure password entry. Some people actually still believe that grabbing the keyboard prevents keyloggers from reading their password. They should lookup the totally insecure XQueryKeymap call.
- The X server allows invisible windows to take screenshots of your desktop at any time.
- The SECURITY extension isn't secure because it does not protect against the most common threat - spyware running with user's privileges.
- Linux kernel allows any user process to view the memory of any other user process by attaching to it as a debugger. There is no way of disabling this functionality except by manually patching the kernel.
- LD_PRELOAD. Enough said.
- And these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head
There are some newly unemployed hackers in Elbonia, made deaf and blind by viewing Wally's browsing history. Be a good sport and hire a few of them to break into your website. They are cheap and, being deaf and blind, would not be able to actually see anything useful for identity theft, but will sure be able to get your boss to see the light.
So what would have been wrong with a BASIC-like:
FOR EACH USER IN USERS
SENDMESSAGE(USER, "Happy Birthday")
The fact that learning this example will help these kids grow up into spammers.
> I like the BSD personally but would like to see more take off as well.
Please don't use the BSD license. As Stallman has explained at length, its original version had the obnoxious advertising clause that made compliance very difficult for large projects. Even though there now is the "new style BSD" license, it is easy to confuse the two and mistakenly promote the old one. The MIT/X license is equivalent to the new BSD license and does not suffer from the confusion of multiple versions, so please use it instead of the BSD license.
I do not welcome the new overlords of bad taste.
Funny how the battery life, which just happens to be the single most important criteria for laptop buyers, is not listed... It's like they don't expect anyone to even consider buying it.