I, for one, welcome our new indestructible botnet overlords.
I'm guessing those accounts for which there is no provided passwords were those with 'strong passwords' that did not fall to a dictionary/brute force attack. Good for them! And that just shows that having a strong password is a good idea.
I wonder how long until a prescriptivist control-freak robot develops to rule over the language and erase all usage that it disagrees with.
This sounds very, very bad.
but what's with the title of this story?
"Former Senator Wants to Mine the Moon"
Wouldn't it be more informative and important to mention, in the title, that he is one of the few people to actually walk on the moon?
"Apollo Moonwalker Believes We Should Mine Moon"
Or, if you really want that Senator in there...
"Former Senator, having walked on the moon, now wants to mine it"
That's not too bad actually-- but why have a number that stands in for the clock speed instead of just having the clock speed itself? It makes comparing CPUs of different brands difficult because there is absolutely no correlation when it comes to the "stand-in" number.
At least when things were always done in mhz, it was relatively easy to "approximate" how fast two chips were compared to one another within the same family line or even amongst different manufacturers, provided you were at least somewhat familiar with the performance of the product lines in question.
Are the stand-in numbers of today just some fancy marketing gimmick or do they really have some deep-down meaning? I guess in the end it doesn't matter too as long as there are hardware review site to point people in the right direction. Still though, not having to look up everything all the time feels a bit nice.
I agree-- the numbering and naming schemes in use nowadays are ridiculous and sometimes hard to decipher. In fact, ever since they stopped posting the clockspeed next to the processor it's been confusing.
It's too bad we can't revert back to the old usage where it's just the processor name + clockspeed... with the addition of how many cores. Yes, it was never a perfect system (not all makes of processor have equal performance at a given frequency), but it sure as hell was better than how they do it now.
For testing CPU in a video game, it's traditional to generally run the benchmark at a low resolution in order to help ensure that the CPU is the bottleneck and not the graphics card. Compared to the processor, more strain is placed upon the graphics card/gpu as the resolution is increased.
It has been this way for a very, very long time.
I'm still using a Pentium 4 machine with 1gb of ram from probably 2003. It used to be a gaming rig, but since then I've stopped playing games so there has been no need to upgrade. Today, the machine still works fine and, though not a speed demon, does everything I need it to do. I believe it is still snappier than a low of the netbooks being run, especially since it has 2 WD Raptors (Raid 0).
I used to be one of those who lusted for newer hardware as soon as it came out and used to love upgrading as much as I could. Although fun, I find that idea to be a waste of money and only switch components as they break or when the old hardware is no longer adequate for what I'm doing.
Yeah except that the radiation from our nuclear tests still travels at the speed of light, meaning it has not reached anything except whatever is within ~60 light years. It's not the any intelligent culture will know as soon as we set one off.
From screenshot of defacement in TFA:
"But its not about themits about our audience having the right impression of our capability and the competency of our research. Anonymous will do what every they can to discredit that, and they have the mic so to speak because they are on Al Jazeera, ABC, CNN, etc. I am going to keep up the debate because I think it is good business but I will be smart about my public responses."
Wow, just wow. I'm sure what just happened is "good business" for this security firm, since they have been "hacked" by a group perceived to be nothing more (or sometimes even less) than "script kiddies". Embarrassing.
wtf? that's came out of nowhere.
Not sure on this, but real alcohol I think was either banned or frowned upon... I remember hearing the word "Synthehol" on a few episodes. Fake alcohol I guess.
Yes, non-alphabet based writing systems are largely exempt from having "spelling" issues as we think if them.
English writing is slowly becoming a hybrid of the two systems. It is supposed to be phonetic but some spellings are so divergent from the sounds that they border on become symbolic also.