72 cores, 3 teraflops. Good enough?
72 cores, 3 teraflops. Good enough?
Given the above, there is an incredible opening for some TLA agency (N?A) to put their very own software/hardware back door in at the silicon level. How would anyone ever know? Given the fact that they have already tapped a large percentage of all the phones in the world, the logical next step would be to place bugging capabilities in every Intel CPU on the planet.
BLISS was an "implementation language" for the PDP-10. This was in the days when systems software was written in assembly language, and there was a lot of skepticism that a high level language could be used for the job. BLISS was intended to show that it was possible. BLISS-10 knew about the assembly language of the PDP-10, and you could express individual instructions and directly refer to hardware registers and addressing modes.
Different versions of BLISS existed for each different machine. There was BLISS-11 for the PDP-11 and BLISS-32 for the VAX. Some of the VMS system software was written in BLISS-32, and I think that this was also true for the PDP-11. The PDP-11 BLISS was cross compiled on a PDP-10.
Your attitude sucks rocks. Your use of the word "hipster" as a pejorative is asinine. It demonstrates that you have the emotional maturity of an eight year old.
To show just how puerile you are, I will demonstrate by substituting "cooties" for "hipster" in part of your post.
For the avoidance of doubt, Go, Dart, Swift and Rust have top tier cooties, and a kitten masturbates god every time someone writes their first Hello World in any of them.
Ruby is so obviously has cooties that not even cooties think it's cool anymore.
Every language developed in the past 15 years which promises AMAZINGLY EASY PARALLEL PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES has cooties.
Since there are no standards on Slashdot it makes no difference when you post drivel like this. If you were to ever display this kind of behavior in a school or professional environment you would be lucky to last a week.
Get a clue. Grow up. Otherwise you are a waste of space.
It's not a tax dodge if it's legal.
You have the mentality of a peasant. Just because something is "legal"does not mean that it is automatically fair or correct. The law is riddled with exceptions that enrich and empower the few at the expense of everyone else. This is not an accident. These kinks in the laws are bought and paid for by the rich and powerful so they (and their heirs) can keep and expand their wealth and power.
All you have to do is look at the ever growing gap between the wealthy and every one else to see how things really work. Theoretically in an capitalistic meritocracy, rewards are related to individual effort. If you believe that and look at the increasing inequality, then you would have to conclude that the 1% are working harder and getting smarter and the 99% are slacking off and getting dumber. How likely is that?
But you are a well trained peasant who is incapable of critical thinking, so it never occurs to you that you are playing in a rigged game. You would have fit in well in the era of the divine right of kings.
NASA gave Boeing $4.2 billion for it's CTS-100 crew system, and $2.6 billion to SpaceX for the Dragon. Add in $900 million to the Russians to send US astronauts to the ISS and it's $3 billion extra to make sure that Boeing will remain the incumbent. And don't forget the the CTS-100 has never been launched, while the Dragon has been to the ISS multiple times.
So even though ULA sat on their ass for decades and used Russian motors for their Atlas V they are still the preferred vendor. So if you have enough clout in Congress and every manager in NASA and the Air Force knows they can spend their post-government career in a well paid civilian job at Boeing, you can sleep easy because the government will spend whatever it takes to keep you fat and happy.
No capitalism in sight. It's the insiders giving each other hands jobs. Business as usual.
Hey, Rip Van Winkle, it 2015, not 1980. Simple math. To make it fair, let's say 1990. 2015 minus 1990 equals 35 years.
No change in electronics has happened since 1990, according to you. Are you posting here using your ASR-33 teletype or your DEC VT-100? Just wondering.
Were you asleep since 2008 or are you mentally deficient? Those are the only two reasons I can think of for your idiocy.
Given the chance, big business behaves like meth freak with rabies. They are not trustworthy. There is no such thing as "business ethics".
There is only one goal: making the people at the top as rich as possible. Nothing else counts. This is why 10% of the profits of large US companies go to the CEO. That's insane. No where else in the world is this true.
Even after Sorbanes-Oxley the banking sector remains unchanged. We've seen international currency rigging, wholesale tax cheating and money laundering. There have been tens of billions of dollars of fines. It's still the same rigged game.
Sorbanes-Oxley is too weak. Until CEOs and board of director members go to jail it will never stop. So far no one has gone to jail. Not one person. The only people who do time are people convicted on insider trading, which is a joke. That is petty crime compared to what people like Mozilo did at Countrywide Mortgage.
If we are ever going to ride ourselves of our completely corrupt economic system a lot of very rich people are going to have to spend decades in jail and be stripped of every penny they stole. And we are going to have to break up the monopolies and de facto cartels that dominate the economy. Only then will we get back to functioning capitalism. If you think that our economy is capitalistic then you are truly delusional.
Wyndham argued that if the FTC’s authority extends that far, the agency has the authority to “regulate the locks on hotel room doors.” The court called that argument “alarmist to say the least.”
“And it invites the tart retort that, were Wyndham a supermarket, leaving so many banana peels all over the place that 619,000 customers fall hardly suggests it should be immune from liability,” the court said in its opinion.
The tubes would collapse without the cats filling them up.
Corporations have the resources to define how the law is applied. You, as an individual, do not. So when a corporation decides, you have to live with that result. Your so called "inalienable rights" have been revoked.
Of course it's not solely corporate power that has caused this too happen. Warrantless surveillance, civil forfeiture, arbitrary voting restrictions and the like are all part of the package.
You can make yourself a lot more comfortable by understanding that you are a peasant, not a citizen in a democracy. If you can see through the propaganda you've been fed and comprehend your true position it all makes perfect sense.
"Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas." - Ian Fleming, "Casino Royale"