Precisely. When I was at UCSC, the students were agitating for a course in
The department (quite rightly) ignored our plea.
lol the wisdom of history! I think you have now earned the right to include "get off my lawn kids" in your slashdot sig without losing karma.
I'd just like a standard PC in that form factor. The only real "full" PC I've seen that might be decent would be Apple's Mac Mini, especially in the video department.
Something that size with 128GB SSD, decent CPU, decent GPU, and 8-16 GB of RAM would be a nice change, and since it would mount on the monitor (if it followed the VESA standard), it would be completely out of the way.
..and I would want mine to be fanless, with no spinning of any kind involved to make noise in my living room. And for that, I'm more than willing to sacrifice some performance.
I recently solved this with a box from fit-PC, bought diskless and fitted with a 128GB SSD. But the asus offering would have been interesting if I did not yet have a fanless living room box, particularly given the price (so long as I can swap in a reasonably sized SSD, and boot it into my choice of linux distro, of course).
TFA was murky, but generating bogus data? If one is brute forcing a data blob, how can it make stuff up?
Actually, it wasn't murky. That it cannot work for arbitrary data types is spelled out towards the end. This is for data of which the encryption system knows the data type well enough to fake it, and the encryption system has to be built to target the specific data type. The examples given are credit card numbers or passwords.
For instance imagine a password manager that, for every decryption attempt with a wrong master password, returns a different set of bogus but plausible passwords. How would a brute force attack automatically determine which one is the "real" set of passwords of the user, even if it can guess the right password?
MOOCs exist to train cheap workers and (in the long run) to soak up gov't subsidies cheaply.
Right, I'm sure the harvard class I'm taking on the ancient greek hero on edx is preparing me to be a tireless automaton working for the man!...
The college time table does not work that well for people who are working.
Exactly. But a good thing of MOOC is that you don't have to stick to the time table: you can take your time and spend several terms before finishing a class if you have other priorities, especially if you don't care about certificates.
I signed up for a class on ancient greek literature (not exactly my field) on edx last june, when the class was about to end. I continued it in the following term, but did not quite manage to finish it and will do the last few lessons this month. For me this is a success because I had a good time and learned some interesting stuff, and will eventually get to the end of the material, but in terms of MOOC statistics I have failed to complete the class twice already.
For comparison of how simple a framework can be when the underlieing language is sane, just look at python flask. Not that i'm saying that's the solution to your particualr problem.
How the hell are you running a remotely exploitable email server? Since this OS is designed to only run one program there is nothing else to exploit.
Hmm email server has to handle... emails, duh! Emails are untrusted data coming from untrusted sources, and your mail server is doing complex processing of those emails. So, yes, it is potentially remotely exploitable.
The cultural differences between US states exist, but they are NOTHING compared to the cultural differences between european states. Why? because these states don't have centuries of independent histories and different languages and literatures and tradition.
Many of our states are roughly equivalent in size to your countries and I'd argue each has it's own unique culture. Texas, for example, is vastly different from Maryland. And that's in many ways: accent, racial composition (+ level of racism), foods, culture, hobbies, government, etc, etc. -- Florida has alot of Cuban influence -- New Mexico/California has alot of Mexican influence. And so on.
Sure, US states are big compared to european countries, some of them even in term of population (california, at 39 or so millions is comparable to a mid-sized european country). But the cultural diversity that you are talking about to me seems more comparable to the regional diversity within european countries such as italy, the UK or spain, which have mutually incomprehensible dialects/languages, completely different regional cuisines, and in some cases even some level of legal autonomy (spain, germany, UK) somewhat comparable to what US states enjoy.
Americans are very mobile: they move from one state to another to study, work, marry, etc
Says who? Most people never relocate after their first job/marriage. They at best would experience two states, their birth state and their death state. Over 50% never leave the state they grew up in: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2008/12/17/who-moves-who-stays-put-wheres-home/
I don't consider that "highly mobile" --
This is fairly obvious to anyone who knows a little about both continents, but if you want a citation, how about this one: http://www.acco.be/download/nl/10987314/file/ (from 2008).
In the for- mer EU15, only about 0.1% of the working age popu- lation changes its country of residence in a given year. Conversely, in the US, about 3% of the working age population moves to a different state every year,
So by this measure, americans are 20 times more mobile inter-state than europeans are inter-country.
unless they're in the army where they get shuffled around alot from base to base. And that's why language differences don't matter much -- because no one really knows anything outside of their home state anyways.
It's interesting that you mention the army. The policy in italy back when there was the draft was to send people to different parts of the country for military service, to help spread a common italian language and culture, because a lot of people never even traveled outside their region, let alone move there to live and work. That, together with national TV, is what has brought some level of linguistic and cultural unification to Italy in recent decades.
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Actually it does matter a great deal. A key difference is what happens to the money if the project is not funded to the goal level. On kickstarter if the project misses its goal, no money changes hands. On indiegogo campaigns can be set up as "Flexible Funding" and the hosts get whatever is pledged (minus 9% for fees).
Sure, but this particular indiegogo campaign was fixed funding, so everyone is now getting their money back.
Good graphics cards are big. Most people don't need them, true, but PC gaming is still very much alive - Diablo 3 has sold about 15 million copies. That's about a half _billion_ dollars right there, for one game.
Sure, your converged phone won't replace a gaming rig for hardcore gamers, but not everyone games, and not everyone who does does so on the PC.
People have been predicting the death of the desktop for decades, whether due to consoles, laptops, mobiles, whatever. It's never going to happen while good graphics cards and processors need a lot of cooling, and therefore are big.
Who's talking about death of the desktop? Desktop is useful for some people. But again, not everyone games on the PC, strange as it may seem to you. With 16GB of ram on my laptop, I could easily do all my development work on my laptop, once attached to a bigger screen and keyboard.
The only reason laptops haven't taken over from desktops is that you can't make a laptop do what a desktop does for a similar price, and in some cases not at all. Good luck getting similar performance from a phone.
Newsflash: laptops HAVE taken over desktops, in the sense that more laptops are sold than desktops, by about a factor 2 in 2012 http://www.inquisitr.com/76157/tablets-to-overtake-desktop-sales-by-2015-laptops-will-still-reign/, and that's excluding netbooks. Why? because performance is good enough for most people. Because the price differential is not quite as big as it used to be, and is worth it for many people in exchange for the portability. Tablets and netbooks are each also moving a comparable number of units to desktops. Again, they're good enough for many uses for many people.
Give it another couple iternations in performance, storage and battery improvements, and phones will be good enough for most people too, and will just need a bigger screen and keyboard to be usable for running most desktop applications, except for high-GPU users like games, photoshop, etc.
Replying to own post - did I little more digging and frankly the [url=http://zeitgeist-project.com/about/]Zeitgeist[/url] package worries me a lot more than the shopping lens. A voice in the back of my head tells me that this is nothing more sinister than whatever windows since XP has been using to work out what shortcuts to populate the non-classic start menu's most recently used applications section with, but I still don't like the idea of my actions being stored like that.
If you type zeitgeist or privacy in the unity dash, you get a nice little privacy configuration widget where you can delete past history, set it to not record history for some specific programs or about files in specific folders, or even disable zeitgeist completely. Wonder how well windows XP, let alone it's successors, fare in allowing to disable this kind of stuff.
I think the maxim "change is hard" applies to this situation. It was annoying to change, but frankly, I think Unity is better than the old desktop interface. In the end it is "much ado about nothing" and people simply prefer to have things get better without enduring the learning curve of more dramatic changes. I've been using Unity for quite a while and I've found no bugs, so I don't know what people are talking about.
I started using Unity with 12.04. It was different in the sense that there is basically a "Dock" rather than a "Desktop Menu" (which, frankly, makes it harder for those who don't know the name of the program they want to use; e.g. you can't just select the default mail program, you have to search on "Thunderbird").
Just tried this: typing "mail" in the unity dash brings up thunderbird as first option. Just like typing "video" brings up movie player as first option. I'm not sure exactly how this works, but the search is not based exclusively on the application title, and generally seems pretty successful at bringing up what I am looking for when I make a fairly generic search.
Did you know that the United States is made up of many states that are overall very different and spread across a wide geographical area? We even have our own separate laws. I am from Missouri and find it frustrating to be lumped in with Texans.
This argument is very weak. The cultural differences between US states exist, but they are NOTHING compared to the cultural differences between european states. Why? because these states don't have centuries of independent histories and different languages and literatures and tradition. Also, because absent the language barrier and the visa barrier that was present even within europe up to a few years ago, Americans are very mobile: they move from one state to another to study, work, marry, etc. Which is a very good thing for the economy BTW. So the cultural differences that existed 150 years ago have been declining ever since the interstate highway system was built or even before. People of different US states are much too mixed to really have different cultures.
And finally let me get back to language. i cannot overemphasize just how important languages are from a cultural stand-point. Are you fluent in two or more languages? If the answer is no, I'm sorry, but you are unable to understand what cultural difference actually means.
Yeah, I agree, I've also reluctantly come to the conclusion that significant whitespace as the only option can suck a bit - places too many demands on the editing tools, clipboard etc. Definitely a double-edged sword.
But python is nicer to read and has great libraries for a lot of things. Hey-ho. Can't have everything, eh?
I really don't see why you can't have both. Even just a shell dialect of python with no semantic leading space and braces would largely solve the issue and make python a better bash in addition to what it already is.