They might not arrest him. They might just shoot him.
Since when is wishful thinking +Insightful?
They might not arrest him. They might just shoot him.
Since when is wishful thinking +Insightful?
so while it may not be corrupt, its laws are not the same as in the U.S.
And your point would be... what?
So you wouldn't mind one of your friends tapping your phones?
If your spouse does it, you what, fire them?
Welcome to the complex world of diplomacy.
In the same thread where I can find 1000 people going on about how efficient capitalism is I can find another (sometimes the same) 1000 people complaining all the dumb things their companies do. Well, which one is it? It doesn't work both ways people. Could it be that people are people, no matter what banner they're organized under?
I dispute your assertion that a market cannot both be efficient and have people complaining about it.
Further, I believe lots of things can be dumb and efficient, like plants.
No proper change management, no peer review, no proper lab testing. Dev should always reflect production to the greatest reasonable level. No proper maintenance windows. You should never be surprised by a change in production. This is a case study in incompetence and the failure to execute industry best practices. I'm guessing the guy or gal who raised the best practices flag was ignored as being inconvenient or too expensive.
If I'd done this kind of thing when I was working with the exchanges I would have been fired in a heartbeat. Whoever failed to utilize best practices, or whoever failed to allow the utilization of best practices had damn well better have been fired. This is incompetence of the highest level and a perfect example of why ITIL based best practices were born.
I didn't read TfA, but from TfS, none of what you said would solve this problem, or a better way to put it is they all could have actually taken place to a reasonable degree.
Is it generally expected or practical to test combinations of versions of the same software in a cluster? Only automated testing could catch a problem like that, and you'd need a simulated production workload.
A "reasonable" development environment would NEVER reach that far. That is a very above average QA environment.
Of course everybody would LOVE to have that, but I doubt that is widely considered a best practice.
At the other end, a monitoring system should have flagged the condition where all nodes are not running the same revision, and discovered new nodes automatically.
Another big "nice to have".
Sure they could have taken measures to prevent this kind of problem, I'm not disputing that, but to generalize the problem as no change management, peer review.... um, no sir.
It is difficult for us to imagine this is the outcome Congress intended.
Congress intends to deliver whatever the hell their biggest campaign contributors want them to do. This is why we already have perpetual copyright in effect.
Well that's one way of looking at it for the "government is out to get us" crowd, another is that the U.S. Congress sometimes intends to protect Unites States assets from those almost mythical "not-the-United-States" places out there that the former crowd seem to be oblivious to.
I'm not for or against protectionist policies in general, but all this "big X and the gub'mint are conspiring against us" blather that paints things as "X got what they wanted therefore it's BAD FOR US", that's just really stupid reasoning.
Interesting the reverse is true. the iPad the most expensive device on the market six times more expensive than a better value tablet elsewhere, yet comes with proprietary software, hardware, with a shrinking market share...and no expandable storage. I object to that built in obsolescence, but ironically it only happens on overpriced electronics. Its [one of the many] why I think Apple is unhealthy right now, and Android is doing so incredibly well.
You are completely deluded, if people had to buy new i-devices every year or two, Apple investors would be happy as clams and packing more money in.
Apple's problem IS that you don't have to buy a new one every year, so they will need to keep making/breaking into new markets.
I have no idea what your idea of obsolescence is, but you can't really grow a business by just making things like hammers... you have to invent screwdriver 2.0 eventually even if it makes hammers look so "yesterday".
Ah, but we're not a Democracy. Democracy is MOB RULE.
We're a Democratically Elected Republic- and you should learn the distinction and learn it well.
You're implying that a distinction between the two is "MOB RULE" while the electoral college process is "MOB RULE". Ask a democrat in Texas if it ain't so! That's also a state where electors have no legal requirements to vote as pledged, they just do.
One distinction is a state _could_ ignore the popular will of its constituents. "NOT MOB RULE" to paraphrase you. They don't, do they? Could you give practical examples of a need to do so?
You can write it in scary caps all you want, it doesn't change the fact that it's what we have today, it follows the principles of democracy.
Another is states are granted electors based on the size of their congressional delegation. Meaning for one thing that regardless of the number of constituents, they get two electors for their two senators. This weights your vote a bit state-by-state, but hardly makes it undemocratic.
FYI to readers - this dreck boils down to state rights issues and silly wordplay to [dis]associate our form of government with the names of political parties. The United States of America is a representative democracy AND a republic. The electoral college is a compromise between the will of the people and the will of the states.
It's probably a good thing, but not for the bat-shit insane reasons like "it protects your liberty."
Be wary of arguments for state power that put you vs. federal government. It's like your cable company running whining ads "blah blah wont reach an agreement with us so in a few weeks so you will lose these channels" trying to pull you into THEIR problem. States have senators to represent them. They are HALF of congress.
it makes completely sense to try and lure away experienced professionals away from another company on a similar project.
The story is that a company known for boasting about its innovation prowess and suing the rest of the industry over imitation is doing this.
Well where do you think new ideas come from?
Do you think they take "regular" people and plant them in the ground, water them with miracle grow or something? So if they didn't grow in Apple soil, it doesn't count?
Really, I'm trying to figure out the logic behind this, like how a company known to boast of its innovation is expected to grow talented employees on trees.
Apple is not THAT good, you are really showing your insecurities.
>Doesn't mean anything unless AT&T patented it.
Oh, so people have been doing $X for years, and it doesn't matter until Apple comes along to claim it all for itself.
The other way of looking at it is you might not understand their patent's claims. AT&T may have patented something similar, but different enough. Who knows? Sorry, what a dumb question, you guys know everything.
Being a "Linux Professional" in most fields of IT is like being a "Knife Professional" working in a kitchen.
But it's not how you should define your career, or even your desired job. (That you're thinking of it that way might be why you keep seeing sysadmin in a Linux environment as the only obvious role.)
Disagree. If you really love knives and making exotic knife cuts and carvings in food, don't define your dream job as being a pastry chef where you don't get to chop stuff up very much.
Maybe I can give the standard
Why do you disagree, his point was there is no "Knife Professional" in a kitchen where you play with knives all day. If there were, it would be because there are too many knives for cooks to maintain, and your day would be mostly spent cleaning and sharpening them, it wouldn't be a job for people who actually like doing things with knives. If you like doing something for fun, don't do it for work.
There ARE Linux administration positions, but your time will be divided amongst application support and a whole host of other activities. If a company has straight up pure Linux admins, it would be because they have LOTS of "knives" and you'd spend most of your time using tools to manage them, like Chef, Puppet, etc.
To anyone dreaming of becoming a "Linux professional", please get it into your head right now, it is a TOOL. You might choose to become a carpenter because you love working with hammers, but your work doesn't revolve around your tools, your tools revolve around your work, so if you have a problem using screw drivers and nail guns, stay out of the profession.
as this article points out it's not the number of frames per second that really matters:
it's the longest gap between subsequent frames which the eye picks up on.
you could cram 200 frames into the last 10th of a second, but if the other 0.9 seconds only has 1 frame, it'll feel like 1Hz.
i typically chart another metric next to traditional FPS which is 1 / (max inter-frame period in one second).
I don't get the point of this, frames rendered out of sync with vertical refresh are already garbage. Variability of inter-frame latency and correspondingly variable rate are just another good reason to lock your frame rate to something consistently achievable like 30/60 fps.
Anything inconsistent, and not in sync is just plain dumb.
How you shut down the machine hasn't changed since windows XP. You press the freaking power button.
There's a reason that computers have software-based shutdown. Because less shit goes wrong than when you hit the power button.
Are you joking or does your desktop PCs power button not perform a soft shutdown in your OS? I'm pretty sure every system sold with XP on it has this feature.
If only I could get rid of many of the most annoying features, like those damn pop-up previews along the task bar - f**king hell those are annoying.
I try to get it to look as plain as possible, I don't go for whizzy aero/glass/whatever looks. I just want things to work, because I'm often stressed and whizzy gets on my nerves.
Um.. I'm more of a Mac person, but you can right click your desktop, hit personalize, and pick Windows Classic.
Then right click the taskbar, properties, set Taskbar buttons to Never combine, check Use small icons, and you have yourself a Windows 98 desktop pretty much. I'm sure you can also find your way to the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option if you try.
It isn't all that hard by Windows standards dude. Maybe you should just leave your computer with default settings until you are more familiar with it. You were asking for that one, you're welcome.
So why is TF2 the most valuable game to Valve, when it allows modding, and also puts them on sale?
I've heard this argument before, but never bothered to look for any mods, just going by my gut feeling that if I hadn't heard of any, they aren't out there.
So I looked, and unless someone can cough up better examples, the TF2 mod scene is fucking garbage, please excuse my language.
To put this in context, the original Team Fortress was a Quake mod. Team Fortress _itself_ had several well known and popular mods. There were even sizable custom map scenes within these mod scenes.
Mods very substantially changed the gameplay of Quake. Preceding full mods like TF, Quake Rally, Air Quake, etc. were weapon mods that merely added new weapons to the game. THOSE put all the TF2 "mods" I've found to shame. I don't even want to get started on total conversions.
My conclusion is anyone putting TF2 mods forward as a sign of the rebirth of PC gaming is _deluded_, or has NO IDEA what PC gaming in its heyday was.
As you will see, I told them, in no uncertain terms, to see Figure one. -- Dave "First Strike" Pare