TFA discusses whether or not the universe is holographic not if it's simulated.
There are two good reasons to care about "real" Mac server hardware.
With the lack of proper Mac server hardware and the draconian EULA of OS X Apple has successfully avoided collecting untold sums of cash in licensing fees for VDI. It's embarassing. All they would need to do is either produce the hardware or allow virtualization of their desktop and server OS on non Apple hardware. After that some on their knees begging to Citrix and VMware would help to expedite support.
The second is build farms. One of the most embarassing things I've ever had to do is _rack_ a cluster of mac mini's. It's so, so sad: http://mk1manufacturing.com/store/cart.php?m=product_list&c=17.
I've been surprised by the lack of reference of proper error checked data paths so far in these comments. I'm continually saddened by ever increasing aggressiveness in clocks and density of RAM in consumer level systems while stubbornly refusing to implement ECC. Many people are even hostile to the idea as if ECC RAM is somehow tainted.
This article points out something else I'd not even considered. A scenario where lack of ECC on a self healing file system can amplify a RAM failure to a catastrophic degree making such filesystems even riskier to run on consumer grade systems.
Thank you for sharing.
In my case it's because my job is to talk to computers, not people. I don't need or want to hear every co workers phone call, every impromptu in the middle of the hall way meeting, etc. It's only a distraction and absolutely destroys productivity.
You're discussing different behaviors of the same group of people.
In my experience most people haven't even figured out that going faster than the car you're passing is a requisite to pass... You expect too much.
It wasn't wasted. It achieved the exact purpose it was used for.. getting up to speed quickly!
Both cited examples, tailgaters and people who cut others, do not have "rapid acceleration" as a requisite. Tailgating is more frequently brought on by stupidity, obliviousness, and a complete failure to comprehend newtonian mechanics and human reaction time. Most people who tailgate aren't even aware they're doing it.
Cutting a person off merely requires proximity and a complete lack of empathy and/or attention.
I'll accelerate fast simply so I can stop changing gears and cruise. I won't tailgate you or cut you off.
I fail to even see correlation.
Wow I'd love to be able to consider $1200 a year to be crazy expensive.. must be nice being you. Clearly this thing will only confirm what the insurance company already knows based purely on my credit score.
Slamming the brakes also assumes the person behind you isn't too close and is paying attention, and the guy behind him, the guy behind him, so on and so forth. Even if you avoid the pile up you just caused a traffic jam. If you can avoid the collision by temporarily speeding up it's much safer to do so.
Also, driving period has the potential to become dangerous. Delcaring passing a slower driver as a dangerous manuever is absurd.
The general point remains. These devices lack situational context, and a design by committee formula for what consistutes safe based on this data is likely to be stupendously flawed. I tend to equate it to the absurdity that IT regulations tend to produce such as the hidden essid requirement of PCI-DSS.
Conciseness, brevity, clarity, succinctness, accuracy, precision, etc.
You use paragraphs of sixth grader terminology to express a complex idea then create a single word to express that same idea in the future. A word doesn't even need to encode a complex idea. It can, in addition to or instead, encode context or connotation. "Big words" do not exist solely to boost egos.
"employment is idiotic and has become a modern-day form of feudalism" is sufficient. Throwing in employment dependent health care is just icing.
Indeed, and none of this happens at all with private insurers. Nobody has ever been denied a life saving procedure by an insurance company
Unless we regulate them. Corporate entities have only the rights we the people wish to bestow and allow. This smells very much like a common carrier type issue.
There are no shortage of unskilled jobs to work
You must not be paying attention. There's been a shortage of jobs for a few years now. Started around '08? Called a recession? Ringing any bells?