Cheers to the heros working on improving X. It's probably the most important piece of software on GNU/Linux. Real hackers working there on the most complex issues.
SN1a are only one of the tools astronomers use: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
The small distance measures have to match with the medium ones and those again with the largest distance measuring tools. Also on the same level, they should agree.
The benefit of SN1a is that they are abundant, and their method seems to have particularly small systematic uncertainties. Other methods for computing distances are for instance Baryonic acoustic oscillations, which also provide a scale.
In the US, this is totally legal, although there may be disclosure requirements (I'm not sure). The "my system, my rules" argument wins. My workplace does this, and they informed me that they do this when I was hired.
That's ridiculous, there must be some limits. The argument "my system, my rules" will not work if you were to whip your employees like slaves, so why should it hold for taking away other rights? Signing them away is a nice try, but you can't sign away all your rights.
Any reasonable recommendations can only come from large, longitudinal studies, over multiple generations. You know, those that shape the food pyramid / WHO guidelines. And they do exist, and give pretty clear ideas. Such as that halving your meat intake is a good idea.
But I guess that's not exciting, news needs to either repackage (MyPlate) or go after highly fluctuating results from microstudies which is the latest research, but in the stage of formation (all these diet fads, X is bad for you, Y heals cancer, drink a glass of red wine a day [because a encyme in a petri dish did something], etc. ).
By the way, why does there need to be one right way of nutrition? Why can't we accept that multiple ways to obtain the basic building blocks are possible.
In the end, we can't be so off by so much: We have so many people living with such a big variety of foods, and they are doing pretty similarly well (i.e. get older than, and are healthy at, 65). The need to prove that everyones diet is completely wrong is ridiculous.
Typically, Linux applications work around bugs with various tricks and (mis)use of X calls (see Ilja van Sprundels talk on 30c3).
Perhaps a standardized test suite program that systematically tests all 3D features in order, in combination -- similar to the Acid Browser tests -- would help evaluate which GPUs are well supported in Linux/X. You know, trying to actively crash X in the most distinct ways possible.
Then people would be more pressured to make their drivers work properly, rather than saying "well, youtube seems to work, so I guess it's fine".
Adding some randomness will probably go a long way discovering bugs (with some seed of course, to make the bugs reproducible).
Yes, all you need is tcpdump, punchcards and butterflies.
What do you use then to limit the bandwidth to/from certain sources, and monitor the bandwidth of certain types of traffic, e.g. on Linux? A port of this would be useful. In my usage scenario, a few hundred users share a upstream network, and the traffic from a few (youtube, streams) can dominate the others, making web pages slow for the others. A fair distribution would be nice, but when fewer users are online, the full bandwidth should be available.
I only know iptables, which is too low-level and static, and you can't give it into users/administrators hand (so many things can go wrong). For analysis I use ntop so far (which does hang sometimes, requiring restarts). A really interactive tool for traffic shaping would be needed.
pflow/nsfen seems to be the right thing for BSD. Is there something good for Linux?
I think it's whether the scheduler can make guarantees about the time granted to a process. In a Desktop OS, the scheduler can arbitrarily decide not to give a process no new time slots.
Or whatever Wikipedia says.
A car salesman is paid less than a real estate agent, because selling and buying houses is a bigger investment, happens less often and more things can go wrong.
A real estate agent is paid less than a banker, because selling and buying companies is a bigger investment, happens less often and more things can go wrong.
If you see their income it as a percentage of the successful sale, the analogy works and explains the figures.
I wrote a small script that takes research papers and splits them up if they have two columns. It tries to figure out when you have figures, and to strip away the header/footer etc. It produces epubs (which you can convert with Calibre)
The pages are first converted to images, the white spaces figured out, and the page sliced and diced. The linearized content is a sequence of page number, and rectangle definitions. You could make those into a pdf again, but I just stick to images and html (epub).
In my opinion...
Wayland + Systemd + Gnome 3 + kernelspace Dbus = transforming Linux into Windows. Or something more like Windows. They represent a complete rejection of the foundational Unix philosophy.
Regarding Wayland: You clearly have no idea how X works today. Todays X is not like Unix should be at all.
Regarding Dbus: How is a dbus protocol different from semaphores and shm in the kernel?
Regarding systemd, I agree and see it critically, because it is tries to solve everything at the same time. Perhaps the direction of OpenRC is more appropriate. But to criticise systemd you have to understand the issues: A number of links are on http://freedesktop.org/wiki/So... including http://0pointer.de/blog/projec...
Regarding Gnome3: Gnome3 is conceptionally little different than Gnome2, KDE or XFCE: Windows and pointers. I actually really like it. If you don't exchange it for something else. Very Unixy.
We have to keep in mind that the system we have today are not mainframes that are booted once and have their daemons running for months.
We have plug-and-play of devices and screens, hibernation, multiple input devices, while at the same time the screen output must not flicker or have delays beyond 50ms. It's a different arena today.
This talk is insightful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
I want to see WebPayment lift off. This could be a huge enabler for small internet businesses. Any news on that?
(1) Reading comprehension
(2) Household economics
Everyone thinks that their profession is the most important in the world. But making everyone a programmer is not the most important task.
For radiation shielding, they suggest to use the "consumables", which probably means fuel, raw materials, equipment and water.
Why not put a radiation field around the whole thing? Is it that difficult?
Sadly, nuclear power is dying due to ignorance.
Yes, lets compute the human deaths in the production, while ignoring non-lethal health issues, other species (which we are not independent of) and the 10000 year contamination of the end products and any issues that will occur during this time.
Both nuclear and coal are crappy options.