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Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 551

We need those guys even more than we did before the original question was answered.

Climate scientists aren't qualified to answer most of those questions; you need to hire economists and agronomists.

Particularly when they're consultants for Koch Industries and the like, they're guaranteed to provide clear, unbiased advice.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 572

Ya, as long as you don't need a Cray supercomputer to run Windows and Office ... wait, you only mentioned Windows.

Crays, or at least the real Seymour-designed ones, would run both Windows and Office quite badly. Remember that they were designed as vector supercomputers, not scalar ones. The first time I used a Y-MP I was surprised at just how slow it was compared to the desktop workstation I'd been using. They don't make good general-purposes computers (which isn't surprising, they weren't meant to be).

Comment Re: Turd (Score 3, Funny) 246

I've done a lot of neat stuff with powershell, for example I created a powershell script that gathered information about one system (using the Get-WmiObject Win32_SystemEnclosure to retrieve i.e. a computer's brand name, serial number, bios version, etc) and opened a TCP socket to feed that information to another system across the network that had a listening server which was also written in powershell.

You work for Microsoft on Windows 10 then?

Comment Re:Basic auth or TLS client certificate (Score 1) 421

Have the user create a username and password and use RFC 7617 basic authentication. Or have the user create a TLS client certificate.

teach me how to logout (note: "close your browser" is not an acceptable answer) and I might stop despising basic authentication.

Haven't you read the original RFC? it says:

The scheme name is "Basic".

What you're asking for is in the upcoming "Extended" authentication scheme, RFC 13,617, due out in September 2030 (15 years between updates, 2617 -> 7617).

Comment Re:Abandon ship (Score 1) 118

Now get up to the scale where my fingers can actually fit on a keyboard, physical keyboard wins hands down for speed and accuracy.

Bluetooth keyboards. They're easy enough to find.

I use one of these Bluetooth keyboards. It's nice to type on, but has got me some strange looks on the bus.

Comment Re:There's no doubt that... (Score 1) 1833

Suppose we get in a discussion and I don't agree with your points I could anonymously (!) mod you down which would destroy the discussion.

Suppose we don't get in a discussion and I don't agree with your points I could anonymously (!) mod you down which would destroy the discussion. That's currently permitted, and it has the same effect.

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