Well, with Ted Cruz taking over the Senate Committee on Science and Space (!), we can expect less support for weather modeling supercomputers, I suppose. Since those are the computers those pesky climate change scientists run their simulations on.
Indeed. Even Her Majesty The Queen stopped sending telegrams a few years ago. A shame, really.
Your Monarch has, with great reluctance but a lingering sense of optimism, embraced modern communications, as it is nowadays one of a great many passing diversions into which the grandchildren seem to be. With this in mind the formal 'Queen's Telegram' has been revised to a streamlined, responsive format which I'm sure will meet with approval from the majority of citizens.
Now the day you turn 100 you get a single tweet from @HerMajLiz: 'lol u 2 old'
Doesn't exactly hurt that it's easier with smaller companies to work around the HR monkeys and get in touch with the people who actually know what they're doing.
Still doesn't change that proxies are necessary to get around the region restrictions of some videos.
Yeah because they will let just anyone publish packages in repositories that are configured by default. This is not a problem with Linux package managers, why does everyone assume it will be a problem with Windows?
Like intentionally malicious USB drivers that will nuke the hardware people bought? All it needs is some crazy asshole with the keys to the castle.
sudo apt-get install malware
Since legalized theft through Civil Forfeiture pumps billions of dollars every year into the coffers of police departments throughout the country, the IRS simply wants their piece of the pie as well.
The law they had their cronies enact is still on the books. It's only Google that no longer has to give a shit about it, but it's still there to threaten innovation.
A person (or computer) possessing a (theoretical) book containing every possible response to every conceivable question and statement in, say, Chinese, would be considered to understand Chinese,
I've always had a problem with this definition of the Chinese Room scenario. It's the following:
To be successful in a conversation, that 'book' with responses to questions has to model not just the language, but also the subject domain and the personality of the simulated Chinese speaker. That means that not only does the book have to be huge - we're talking a giant library - but it also has have a representation of a personality inside. And the ability to store knowledge and alter that personality, depending on the depth of the conversation to be modelled.
I think most people thinking about the Chinese Room really really underestimate the amount of knowledge you need to store in that book in order to have the simplest of natural-language conversations without it quickly falling off the rails. For example:
A: 'Hi there. How can I help you?'
Q: 'Say, how do you feel about the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong? Are any of your family affected?'
So most people look at the description of the Room, go 'this could be trivially represented with a bunch of index cards which obviously aren't intelligent/aware', but that's not an actual solution to the Room. A solution which does work would have to be doing such an enormous amount of effort that it actually *would* be 'aware' of a lot of things even if it doesn't have a 'feeling' of that awareness. But even then it would need to have a model of what such a 'feeling' would be like; and we currently have no idea of what such a model would be like.
In my case it was because I'm a lazy bastard. I needed e bug tracking module (exception details are turned into a unified format to report to a bug tracking server) and I came across one that was already 95% of what I wanted, so I simply contributed enhancements until the final 5% were covered.
The same thing got a former colleague of mine involved in the Firebug project until he became a regular contributor.
My site is not particularly safe. I'm using specious hosting
That's nothing, I've implemented an entire fallacious reasoner on a casuistic cloud architecture using sophistic inferencing. I'm pretty confident in the results I'm getting.
Quick, someone distribute a shitload of tanks to the untrained police and open up some offshore concentration camps!
Don't forget the other advantages of satnav in a handheld device, like how you can take the device with you, save the spot where you parked the car as a way point.
The new mayor once brokered the deal to get Microsoft to move its German headquarters (and the tax revenue that comes with it) into Munich proper instead of some satellite city and now that he's been elected, he and his friends constantly spread rumors about problems with the completed Linux migration (never any lists of actual concrete examples) and they want to look into whether they should move back to MS products.
Funny how even the fax is still alive and kicking in this modern age.
Our company deals with small businesses like supermarkets and bakeries on a regular basis and in those areas it's still necessary because many of them don't use their computers for more than Excel and porn.