I think the worse problem when it comes to malware is that on OS X, there's no one-stop solution where you can get all your software from. People therefore usually download their apps from various more or less shady sites. For example, installing VLC is just one apt-get away under GNU/Linux, and it has been built by the same people who built your entire operating system. Under OS X, the standard procedure is to use a binary built by a third party, and the download is unencrypted and therefore easily tampered with.
Because a right not exercised is a right lost
Does this also apply to the Right to Die?
I just had a brief look at the published version of the paper. Unless you work on fundamental aspects of quantum information theory, the actual implication is that some old debate that took place back in the 90s has been resolved. As others have already pointed out, the relationship between uncertainty relations and wave-particle duality intuitively makes sense, but actually coming up with a mathematical proof that the two concepts are equivalent to each other is certainly a non-trivial amount of work. However, this paper does not significantly change our understanding of quantum physics, nor does it allow us to magically find an efficient way to simulate quantum physics on classical computers. It will also not change the way quantum physics is usually taught, as wave-particle duality basically plays no role there (and uncertainty relations are mostly a side remark).
Also, notice that the paper has been published in Nature Communications. Usually, this means that the paper was rejected by Nature Physics (or any other of the "Nature Something" journals), so the authors sent it there instead (BTDT). So we probably have at least an editor (and maybe some referees) who thought that the paper was not as sexy as the press release seems to imply.
NAO and other public servers start an individual process for each player, there is no NetHack server process in the usual sense.
Well, wizards are probably the easiest class to play genoless because Magicbane will absorb almost all the curses from the Ls, and you have more than enough ranged attacks to choose from to deal with the
Nethack needs full multi-user, and an overhaul on the generated story (what there is of it), so that the core process can be daemonized, and users attaching to the system can play against each other.
There's a fork called NetHack 4 that is pretty much identical to vanilla as far as gameplay is concernced, but provides a client-server architecture. While I don't think that NetHack can ever be turned into a massive online game with thousands of players meeting each other, small scale PvP or co-op mode might be doable and actually fun.
I'm all for removing artificial barriers, but once they are down we're gonna have to accept that maybe girls really do want to be princesses
That's the naturalistic fallacy right there. Little kids really want all sorts of things (like lots of candy, for instance), but this doesn't mean that it's a good idea to let them have their way. If the parents believe that their kid shows a behavior that could lead to a disadvantage later in life, then they have to take action. It's called parenting, by the way.
Hilarious. Reminds me of a usenet discussion we had back in 2003, but I never thought about playing this game to claim factorization of absurdly large numbers.
There is a 15 to 18 point gap [wikipedia.org] in IQ test scores in America between blacks and whites.
There's an obvious difference between such a gap and being mentally retarded.
It tells me that IQ scores are related to other things besides genetics. Of course children who are educated, raised in a stimulating environment, and have years of practice at critical thinking are going to do better at these tests.
Sure, but that runs against the racists' "blacks are genetically stupid" claim.
That Africans have, on average, lower IQs, is a scientific fact
Which only tells you that IQ tests do not measure intelligence. Some people have even reported average scores for sub-Saharan countries that would qualify as mentally retarded in the Western world. This clearly does not make sense as the same group of people tends to do just fine when being raised in a first world country.
Arrest records are public information
Not in the UK. This is a blatant violation of the Data Protection Act and also goes against everything the European Court of Human Rights has decided on that matter.
There is marketing research that shows that people remember words with hard consonants better. So a word like "Nokia" or "Kodak", is in some ways a measurably better brand than a word like "Lumia".
If you only care about people rembering your brand name (and not about the associations that come with it), then "Ebola" would be even better.
Given the new information, then it doesn't matter. AWS is running at some sort of loss, but the question is why are they running at a loss.
Everyone is running cloud services at a huge loss because prices have been driven down so much that it is simply impossible to run a profitable cloud service. Of course, the companies are doing that to drive their competitors out of the market and profit afterwards by using a combination of price hikes and vendor lock-in effects.
I just tried and successfully passed the variable "_BASH_FUNC_thingy" with the value "my_attack" through my apache web server to a CGI script using a url entered into a browser.
No, you get something like QUERY_STRING="_BASH_FUNC_thingy=my_attack", which is harmless because function definitions inside QUERY_STRING are not being evaluated after the last update.