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Comment: Re:and what will happen to people automated out of (Score 1) 341 341

by marciot (#49296353) Attached to: Musk Says Drivers May Become Obsolete, Announces Juice-Saving Upgrades

I mean I could see an arrangement like they have for nursing where you agree to x years of service in return for having your tuition paid, but paying for job training myself?

That used to be called an indentured servant, and it wasn’t a very good thing if you ended up stuck with an unscrupulous boss.

Comment: Re:UV sensitivity (Score 1) 95 95

The problem with UV sensitive resins is that UV light continues to affect the material even after it's hardened.If you keep it in sunlight it will start to degrade the material and get brittle.

Just slather your printed parts with 100 SPF sunscreen -- it provides protection plus a bit of extra lubrication.

Comment: Unintended consequences? (Score 4, Interesting) 117 117

by marciot (#49040897) Attached to: Live Patching Now Available For Linux

Maybe I’m old school, but this sort of bothers me. One of the nice things about rebooting is that it clears out old crud and gives you a reassurance that the system can bring itself up by its bootstraps. I can imagine live patching giving rise to a scenario where you have a machine that hasn’t been rebooted for years and when a power glitch finally brings it down, you find that what is on disk is different than what was in RAM and your kernel is corrupt or not bootable.

I think live patching would make sense if we had non-volatile system RAM (i.e. universal memory), but until then, it seems like rebooting is a pretty good sanity check that things are alright.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."