I think they have doomed us all.
I'm pretty sure we're all gonna die.
Five in five sun-like starts may have an earth-like planet!
Or it could be one in billions.
I predict it will be somewhere between. Do I get a cookie? How about a web hit?
Seriously - this isn't news. It's conjecture to fill space.
Seems like Mail.app has been getting worse since about 2003. I finally gave up on it about 5 years ago - in favor of gmail's web interface. At first I was a little disgusted with myself - but I've never regretted it.
I still use mail on my iOS devices, though. Have not yet seen a better UI for those.
Is there any solar power that is not a blight on the land?
There are a whole lot of roofs and parking lots that will be covered without mucking up more clear land.
You're seeing that many good programmers?
Oh SNAP! Nice one.
(written from OSX...)
Transpire: occur, happen
It is now revealed.
Nope. It's just about the same.
The answer is that it can last maybe 7 years if folks haven't learned anything. Less if they have.
Yeah. And there is absolutely no reason to go there unless you are planing on using it as a stepping stone.
But there are plenty of places there is no reason to go - and [rich] folks pay to go to 'em.
I could see a commercial/vacation moon visits done with private money. But a base? Naw.
The big unknown is nanotech. If we can nail down atomic manufacturing, then anything goes. But trying to predict that is ridiculous.
Yeah, I guess I feel the same way.
Of the projects that folks have mentioned, there are a few that I would have considered using at one time, but none that I would choose to use, today.
All in all, it has seemed like Apache is where projects go to die for a long time, now.
That's a golf cart.
No side windows. Top speed below 65mph.
Nothing to see, here.
If a compression scheme is lossless—that is, you can always recover the entire original message by decompressing—then a compressed message has the same quantity of information as the original, but communicated in fewer characters. That is, it has more information per character, or a higher entropy. This means a compressed message is more unpredictable, because there is no redundancy. Roughly speaking, Shannon's source coding theorem says that a lossless compression scheme cannot compress messages, on average, to have more than one bit of information per bit of message. The entropy of a message multiplied by the length of that message is a measure of how much information the message contains.
Isn't this (one reason) why any good encryption system compresses what it is encrypting first? To maximize the data's entropy?
Right, and that's a fair workaround if you are only serving for personal use. And you aren't worried about being at locations that limit your outbound ports. And you don't mind jumping through the additional hoops of setting it up. And you are running on an OS that is ported to (or you're willing to put the server behind something else that does run a ported to OS).
But in this particular case it is a workaround that should not be needed.