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+ - Dart Is Not the Language You Think It Is

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Seth Ladd has an excellent write-up of Dart "When Dart was originally launched, many developers mistook it for some sort of Java clone. In truth, Dart is inspired by a range of languages such as Smalltalk, Strongtalk, Erlang, C#, and JavaScript. Get past the semicolons and curly braces, and you’ll see a terse language without ceremony. ""

+ - Transporting a 15-m, 600-ton Magnet Cross Country

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necro81 (917438) writes "Although its Tevatron particle accelerator has gone dark, Fermi Laboratory outside Chicago is still doing physics. A new experiment, called muon g-2 will investigate quantum mechanical behavior of the electron's heavier sibling: the muon. Fermi needs a large ring chamber to store the muons it produces and investigates, and it just so happens that Brookhaven National Laboratory outside NYC has one to spare. But how do you transport a delicate, 15-m diameter, 600-ton superconducting magnet halfway across the country? Very carefully."

+ - Weezer Tune Used To Knock Out Implanted Defibrillators ->

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chicksdaddy (814965) writes "Listening to Weezer could kill you. Literally. That’s the conclusion of an unusual experiment by university researchers who used a snippet from the 90s alternative rock band’s “Island in the Sun” as the basis for EMI (electromagnetic interference) attacks designed to overwhelm implanted heart defibrillators or even trick them into firing. (No. Seriously.) According to The Security Ledger, the Weezer-based attack is described in a paper ( presented on Monday at The Annual IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, California. In it, the researchers describe EMI attacks on analog sensors used in implanted hear defibrillators by Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude. In tests, the researchers showed that – under ideal circumstances (that is: open air) – electromagnetic impulses could disrupt the ability of the device to accurately operation of the device, and even prompt it to induce defibrillation shocks from a distance of one- to two meters. However, the effectiveness of EMI attacks was reduced drastically under conditions that simulate implantation in the human body, where attack ranges were reduced to between 3-5cm. Still, researchers have proposed more shielding features for implantable defib devices and features to filter out EMI based attacks designed to mimic heart attacks."
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+ - Obama's EPA Makes A Rad Decision-> 1

Submitted by QuantumPion
QuantumPion (805098) writes "The Environmental Protection Agency released draft guidelines last month that could significantly relax radiation hazard standards in the case of a radiological event in the United States by using risk-based decisions.

“Think of it this way. The situations covered by these new guidelines are similar to someone dying of thirst who has the chance to drink fresh water having 2,000 pCi per gallon of radium in it. While the safe drinking water levels are 20 pCi/gal for Ra, 2,000 pCi/gal is of no threat, especially if you’re going to die from imminent dehydration. Of course, a bag of potato chips has 3,500 picocuries, so go figure.”"

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+ - Hypervisor or Bare Metal 1

Submitted by Hunabka
Hunabka (2928827) writes "I’ve been tasked to re-provision old hardware for an off-site file server. The machine has 2X Xeon E5440 CPUs, 12GB of memory, and 7 Disk Raid 5 with 1 Hot Spare, no warranty. This client does not have any IT staff at the remote location, any hardware issues will require additional cost for support. The plan is to install Server 2012 and enable DFS for the remote office file storage.

My question is: Do I install Server 2012 on the Bare Metal or install a hypervisor (VMware ESXi) Then 2012? Other options or ideas?

Problems with VMware: Our monitoring agent does not support ESXi and it does not look like the ESXi (Free version) supports SNMP monitoring. Although I do get hardware status just no emailing of errors.

Problems with Bare Metal: If anything does go wrong and on-site visit will require physical support staff."

Comment: Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 1) 1174

by Doc Ruby (#43103311) Attached to: Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

Oh, I noticed every word in your post. Saying that not all Americans are part of a tyrannical mob doesn't preclude the bigotry I pointed out. You conveniently ignore the other countries' mobs, singling out Americans as if it they're especially tyrannical, as I said. Somehow in your undeserved condescesion you missed all those words in my post, its only point.

And pointing out your fallacy and your bigotry it comes from isn't an "attack", it's the mildest reprimand of something I don't like (because it's dislikable). Then there's how you say one person criticizing the logic and spirit of your post is "tyrannical". You should look that word up. Probably look up most of them. Don't bother getting back to me until you can speak English, or some other language Google translates adequately.

Comment: Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 1) 1174

by Doc Ruby (#43103275) Attached to: Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

No, I get joy out of exposing people who are full of shit, and those who are bigots (mostly the same thing). I'm not interested in your backwards "tolerance" fallacy. I'm not tolerant of bigots, and that's not "ironic".

I didn't call you homosexual as an insult. I called you bigot, which is actually an insult, though I meant it as the plain truth - and you didn't seem to be insulted by it. You're the one who says "homosexual" is an insult, though of course you'll now deny that.

I also note you said "what if I was [homosexual]", not "what if I were". A shrink would ask why you're referring to your past homosexuality as definite, not conditional. But what gave you away already was that homophobes like you typically are repressed homosexuals, and repressed homosexuals typically try to keep homosexuals repressed. Too much temptation to bear it seems. Oh, and your choice of insult to me, "asshole", would also keep your shrink busy. You should try one. Or try some homosexuality. If you're not gay, what's the harm? If you are gay, it'll save your life (and the lives of other you help oppress).

Comment: Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 1) 1174

by Doc Ruby (#43102163) Attached to: Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

The rulings protecting gay marriage in California are precisely on Constitutional grounds.

The courts are the ultimate umpire of whether a law or an act is protected or prohibited by the Constitution, the judiciary's role in chain after the specifier of government action (legislative) and its executor (executive) have played their role.

You are a fool, a bigot and an America hater. Shut up already, Osama.

Comment: Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 1) 1174

by Doc Ruby (#43102155) Attached to: Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

The Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution says "[...] nor deny to any person within [any state's] jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.". Those are the words in the Constitution to the effect that all people are equal. Sadly, it took an Amendment, a bloody Civil War, and nearly a century of constituted "liberty" before we got it in there. But we did, nearly a century and a half ago.

Sadly, we're still far from practicing it. But we're closer than ever before, and I think our approach is accelerating. I just hope it's not asymptotic.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.