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So yeah, I bought a 3TB drive from Best Buy today for archival purposes, not caring less if they put it on sale Friday, and I noticed a tent — a god damned tent — just outside the entrance. Some fuckwit is actually camping outside a Best Buy to be first in line.
There will be a reckoning. Keep printing Ben; lets make this implosion every inch of whatever it is they mean by `American Exceptionalism.'
This failure also continues a pattern seen in recent years, where the number of actual hurricanes ends up far below predictions, but the number of named hurricanes still ends up about right (see the charts on the prediction link above).
Is the naming process fudged to get the the numbers wanted? While it might be possible to do that with the naming process of tropical storms, it is far more difficult to fudge the number of actual hurricanes."
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Sounds like the vendor building the system had a favorite hammer and decided that a rather traditional database problem looked like a nail.
It was the Medicare folks that imposed MarkLogic over the objections of the prime contractor. Calling Medicare a "vendor" is a bit of a stretch. Like non-IT staff calling themselves "customers" of IT in a corporation, as if they have a choice of IT departments.
Another sore point was the Medicare agency’s decision to use database software, from a company called MarkLogic, that managed the data differently from systems by companies like IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. CGI officials argued that it would slow work because it was too unfamiliar. Government officials disagreed, and its configuration remains a serious problem.
The CGI argument was that it would slow work. I have absolutely no doubt about that. Every NoSQL system is it's own distinct thing with unique APIs, protocols, conventions, quirks, etc. This is fine when you are dealing with a limited group of good developers that can be expected to rapidly climb a learning curve. This is not fine when you are the top contractor in a herd of contractors, populated by a vast number of mediocre programmers that last learned anything new in the late 90's.
In that case the correct choice is to select the most ubiquitous technologies. A boutique NoSQL XML-base is not appropriate, even if it is excellent, which MarkLogic may be. I don't know. I just know CGI was 100% correct in objecting to it. CGI's fault in this case was its failure to win that argument.
Not that it matters much. The project was doomed in any case — political agenda driving pie-in-the-sky requirements using crony contracting — Fucked at birth, as they say.
what we already know
Conditions change. Every 18-24 months a new node appears — 22nm is the scale of contemporary shipping devices. As features shrink their behavior changes and new data is needed. There are applications that need to know error rates to compute how much mitigation is required.
We're not all just making web pages out here.
Yet that's the actual, accurate score. I don't see why the actual score can't be reported?
There is no analytical basis to explain exactly how 5.1 is less safe than 5.4 and the analysis makes no such claim. If the NHTSA allowed manufacturers to abuse the figures by claiming these fractions are meaningful then the rating system would lose credibility. Ultimately manufacturers might game the system to amplify a meaningless fraction.
Tesla had this explained to them and Tesla ignored it. Now the NHTSA has had to get official on their asses and tell them to stop. This is Tesla's own fault, whether the fanbois like it or not.
you're a ham-fisted clod
Or a four year old rips the cord running around in an airport. Or it's dark and you accidentally the phone while plugged in. Or the cat does it for you despite your great care. Etc., etc...
This is a useful and appropriate application of induction. Stop being a dick about it.
legislators don't know enough
Congress doesn't run the day-to-day of the Federal government. Congress has never been, is not now, and will never be, competent to do things like implement a new function of government. That is WHY we have an Executive branch. Keep that in mind as you listen to Carney, Obama and the rest try to blame Congress for this debacle, and the many, many debacles yet to come.
The Congress we have today did not vote for Obamacare, does not support Obamacare and will not be taking responsibility for Obamacare, which they could not do even if they wanted. So if a successful Obamacare outcome depends on congressional good-will then Obamacare is deeply fucked.
You'd think they would have told us before October 1... They were either ignorant, incompetent or in denial.
None of the above. The correct characterization is "indifferent." They knew full well what was happening. The evidence is clear.
Yet they did not hesitate to foist this on the nation because they are hell-bent on implementing their agenda. Next year as the employer mandate approaches and tens of millions get part-timed, cancelled and foisted onto the various and sundry healthcare.govs they won't deviate from their agenda then either. As the sick and costly indulge their undeniable, uncancellable and unlimited health plans and bankrupt the insurance system for everyone they will also not deviate from their agenda. As all of the above accelerates healthcare cost inflation and blows a DOD size hole in the Federal budget via individual subsidies, medicaid refugees, etc. they will still not deviate from their agenda.
That's what submitting to statist, paternal government is like. That's what you voted for.
I switched! Yes, I did. OMGITSOCOOL!!!1 But the Kay Dee Eee is so busy. Too busy for me. But at least it composites. Not like that Mint+Mate stuff. I got AMD but those drivers suck so I got NVidia after I tried the Intel driver on my laptop and the graphics were good but I could not get fast frames so I put in the NVidia 743 Ti X v2 and IT. WAS. SO. FAST. but then the dual heads would not work and I had to make the xorg.conf thing from a poast but it worked so do You Want To Buy My AMD card? it's really good but the X stuff LOL not so great. Zypper is weird and I like debs more but hey it works and the RPMS don't have any stinky Unity LOL that is some major fail and now I have the LXDE with openSuSE and it's nice with fluxbox BUT remember don't try rat poison I couldn't use that one LOL it had no themes and it covers my whole backgrounds WTF??. The LXDE isn't over busy like the KDE buzzz buzzz buzzzz in my HEAD with all those BUTTONS omg and tabs EveryWhere like wtf I need two mice just to configure this thing. BTW what is Akonadi?? It's trying to get my PIMS? and I had to remove it but now I get errors when I start the KDE but that's ok because I use LXDE LOL. Oh yeah and Klipper. But I tried it cuz some body on SlashDOT told me OPENsuse is for grownups and I was like YEAH that's me way grownup in fact I'm old and can't see good so use BIGGER FONTS please kthx. Can someone tell me what AKANODI is?? oh and Nepomuk. There are MILLIONS of pages on how to remove Nepomuk and Akanodi and I think I need to get them off my OPeNsuse fast or my memory and stuff will be gone..... is it OpenSUse or OPenSUSE or Opensuse or OpensusE or OPENSUSE or openSuse or what? wtf is akanodi? come on guys what is it for? google doesn't know and that's weird because google know everything and all I can find is how to remove it but someone said it would mess up my OPenSUse and I like it so I don't know what to do??????? oh right I already removed it this morning gawd its so hard to remember what I did back then but I remember it tried Kali last night and wow that is creepy its got all this cr4ckzor stuff for breaking passwords which is good because I forget them a lot so yea, just don't get spooked by the black theme and all but yeah try openSUse because I did and I did it before you noob LOL and its good stuff.
It's supposed to burn.
Don't turn this simple, natural reality into a problem by preventing fires until you have a giant pile of fuel that inevitably erupts into a biblical disaster.
Since it's supposed to burn, we don't need early detection to make putting it out easier. So put away the satellites; the Department of the Interior can just not expand by another $63 kabillion in the name of "fighting" forest fires with a space program so they can "respond" to the site of some hapless rural leaf burner with a squad of jack-booted enviro-thugs.
Sorry if your vision of the perfect home is a mountain mcmasion embedded in a sylvan paradise. That's just how it is here on Earth where wood eventually burns. Clear the perimeter or risk losing it to the next natural and necessary forest fire.
"They" won't let you clear the perimeter to protect your property? Enviro-statists suck; stop voting for them. "They" banned controlled burns and other forest management? Enviro-statists suck; stop voting for them.
Australia just elected a government on an unapologetic anti-carbon tax platform.
France has thousands of truckers shutting down the major roads protesting carbon taxes, and the people support them widely.
Japan is all done indulging carbon caps; reality has imposed itself and they have other priorities now.
I don't know whether our CO2 is going to Venus the Earth. And neither do you. What I am absolutely certain of is that we're going to find out — people will not subject themselves to energy poverty and they are no longer in doubt about the consequences of carbon caps and carbon taxes.
There are environmentalists advocating ethanol fuel from corn?
If it was all a front for Big Corn or whomever — the otherwise noble green agenda co-opted to serve narrow interests — one must wonder which parts of our contemporary `green' agenda are also misplaced.
Or not. When the policies prove a mistake the enviro-statists will assign blame to someone else while advocating the next bad idea.
if they can use their unique locations to provide points of presence for services like Netflix or Amazon video to cache content locally or something along those lines.
That is exactly what this is about. Netflix and Youtube are 50% of all US internet traffic now. These Sears properties are numerous and right in the middle of neighborhoods where the data consumers live. Network operators can offload huge amounts of peering traffic by caching bulk data close to clients.
These properties are all near major roads in urban areas that can supply sufficient power and run fiber without much drama, but the fact is they don't need bullet-proof power or network service to stream bulk data; when a local cache drops out clients can be temporarily served by more distant servers.
So the tax has been in place for 48 years but only recently caused manufacturers to drop these product lines....?
That doesn't actually make sense. Here is something that does;
Light trucks are now tallied as cars in the fleet average for the purposes of CAFE fuel economy regulation. Manufacturers can't make historical quantities of these vehicles because they hurt they average too much, so they've reduced production. Naturally, prices climb due to lack of supply.
Light trunks are low margin products for budget conscience buyers, so as prices climb buyers vanish, some heading to used car lots. Manufacturers can see the writing on the wall for light trunks and they're pulling out.
"Because of the new CAFE guidelines, the most fuel-efficient segment for pickup trucks, the small ones, aren’t going to be available in the U.S. market."
— John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America
at least not sane ones
You may indulge some high-minded socialist fantasy, but the millions of muppets your side takes its support from are exactly this kind of feral animal, and you know it.
If anyone knows the background on this
Election coming up. Maduro is buying votes.