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Comment almost there (Score 1) 106

As a physicist, I do a lot of numerical programming. I like julia, but it isn't quite useful to me yet. The problem is that it takes too long to run something the first time you run it in a session, and there's no way to save a compiled binary so I have to take the hit each time I run it. In particular, loading libraries takes too long. Maybe this boost will help it get there.

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Controversial New UK Internet Powers Bill Makes No Mention of VPNs ( 115

An anonymous reader writes: The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill presented by the UK Home Secretary Theresa May to Parliament today has caused controversy because it proposes new legislation to force UK ISPs to retain an abbreviated version of a user's internet history for a year, and would also oblige vendors such as Apple not to provide consumer-level encryption that the vendor cannot access itself in accordance with a court order. But perhaps the most surprising aspect of DIPA is that Virtual Private Networks are mentioned nowhere in its 299 pages, even though VPNs are a subject of great interest to Europe, Russia, Iran, China and the United States.

Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 1) 386

I figure the people who are likely to be deadbeats are also likely to have positive bank account balances with the same bank, so even though they aren't making money for the credit card department, the bank is still profiting off them since the bank lends the deadbeats' money to someone else. So it makes sense for the bank to keep these deadbeats happy.

Every little picofarad has a nanohenry all its own. -- Don Vonada