But the good news for people writing software is that this is the last job that will be automated. Once AI is strong enough to write quality software it will be able to improve itself at a dramatically increased pace and the intelligence explosion described by I.J. Good will take place, after which human affairs presumably will no longer be administered by human intelligence.
Canada Post is phasing out urban home delivery
Well, delivering homes sounds awfully resource intensive and is probably a departure from their charter to deliver mail.
I guess we're just supposed to assume that any reports like this were made possible by Snowden unless someone says otherwise?
Why doesn't the summary mention Snowden?
I've pointed out how traitors from Ames to Snowden all passed the Polygraph with flying colors.
I wouldn't regard someone as a traitor for drawing attention to previously unreported violations of constitutionally guaranteed protections against unreasonable search and siezure.
There are certain users for whom Windows (7) will provide all the functionality they need without ever needing an additional driver
I can guarantee you that any random desktop or server is likely to need far more drivers downloaded and installed to fully function under Windows than any reasonable Linux distribution. Troll begone.
scrypt aims to defeat highly parallel cracking systems.
The scrypt function is specifically designed to hinder such attempts by raising the resource demands of the algorithm. Specifically, the algorithm is designed to use a large amount of memory compared to other password-based KDFs, making the size and the cost of a hardware implementation much more expensive, and therefore limiting the amount of parallelism an attacker can use (for a given amount of financial resources).
As an aside, the people with "password" and "123456" as their passwords clearly weren't taking security seriously and should expect to be the first ones compromised.
The notion that intelligence will continue to be meat-based (and thus subject to aging and death) for the indefinite future is quaint.
After version 2.99 would come 2.100
It seems unfortunate that the most common version numbering scheme bears such a strong resemblance to floating point numbers (but doesn't work like floating point numbers).
You're lucky I don't have mod points today.
This is an old canard that gets trotted out in an attempt to encourage more women to enter computer science and related fields. The ends may be noble but the means are fraudulent.
Even if your sourceless assertion is accurate, there's nothing stopping Valve from implementing that functionality in the driver.
If they had some sort of inertia system...
Did you not see this exact mechanic in the Civ 5 demo?
Take another look at the "swipe" on the right thumbpad at 2:23 and again at 2:27. It seems to work like a smartphone. If you lift your thumb while it's moving then the cursor has inertia.