Github provides (private) hosting for proprietary projects, for a price. My guess is they didn't realise the gist wasn't protected similarly.
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Easy way to find out: Mega could file a tortious inteference suit, and subpoena Paypal for the details. If it was one of the major processors, it'll be revealed and they can avail themselves of damages. If it was an NSL, that will become apparent too.
They are the best. Old laws were written way before all of the 'politics' which happens today.
There were politics back then too, it's just that the money was in different industries.
New laws are complex, and complexity is fraud. Some old laws are wrong, and have been thrown out, but if the longer the law has survived the better it is.
Two words: survivorship bias
I'm not sure if it's the same study, but the 25-hour rhythm is addressed in the article:
But Charles Czeisler, a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard and chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discovered that the 1970s finding of a 25-hour natural circadian rhythm for humans was wrong. The original study allowed test subjects to turn on artificial light whenever they wished, unintentionally resetting their bodies’ circadian rhythms.
At about the time Pathfinder landed, Czeisler and his team began conducting studies at the hospital’s special laboratory that shielded study subjects from all outside influences. With their test subjects in isolation, they simulated the Martian sol to see how the test subjects adjusted to the longer day. “What we learned was none of the people adapted their circadian rhythms to the Martian day,” Czeisler said.
Yes, dumb users are unable to exercise choices meaningfully, especially if they are unaware they even have a choice. But that doesn't mean that choice doesn't exist, and can't be exercised by even somewhat competent users. Googling "ubuntu change desktop environment" returns easily followed instructions for doing so via the GUI, so the only requirements are knowing how to use google, and what a desktop environment is (if they don't know the latter, they could easily find out by posting on the forum, or asking whichever person told them to try Ubuntu in the first place).
DE-specific releases don't exist because they're the only way of installing a DE, they exist because most people want to have a DE out of the box, but disagree which one to have.
Gnome 2 was released in 2002, and supported at least until the release of Gnome 3 in 2011 (9 years). In contrast, the WinXP was current for 6 years, and the Vista interface for 5 years until Win8. KDE has had a major release every 6 years, comparable to Windows. Xfce has been on version 4 for 12 years. Additionally, KDE4 is still supported, as is Gnome 2 (under the MATE project).
So by the numbers, the popular Linux DEs are at least as stable as Windows in terms of UI.
Now, if you want to argue that Linux is more fragmented in terms of UI because of this, that's a different discussion, but doing an apples to apples comparison shows that it is as stable/disruptive as Windows in the worst case (KDE), and significantly more stable in the other cases (Gnome and Xfce).
You can replace Gnome 3 with MATE or KDE without impairing your ability to run applications (you know, what you actually use the computer for). The same can't be said for replacing Windows.
I guess operating systems acquiring HiDPI support is one of the reasons going for the flat look. Vector graphics are easy to scale. But maybe some genius will eventually come up with a system that both scales well and looks cool.
KDE4 uses vector graphics for all of its icons, and none of them look 'flat' to me.Most of them have shadows, perspective, or some other kind of depth cue.
Yes, yes we do.
I think this can be generalized to: dating is a game of statistics. Think about what traits are correlated with what demographics to maximise your chances of success.
there is zero chance they could recover the cost from GCHQ
Interesting thought: we normally regard investor-state dispute settlement clauses negatively, but this is an actual case where they would be helpful in compensating Gemalto for the harm caused to them. Requiring the NSA, etc. to pay compensation for the harm caused could do a lot to curtail their actions.
Yes, an individual render operation is always going to be more expensive. But it's not necessary to always update the screen - given that watches are usually held in a specific orientation when being read, you could easily reduce power consumption by an order of magnitude if you only rendered the time when it was actually being read. There's also the possibility of drawing power from the wearer's movement, similar to an automatic.
A librarian that does not value paper. That is like a cardiovascular surgeon that eats a pound of bacon every day.
Librarians value knowledge, not paper; the paper is just a medium. Also, saturated fat isn't bad for your heart (in fact the evidence is leaning towards it being good for your HDL/LDL ratio), and bacon is actually a common occurrence in low carb breakfasts.
I want my children and grandchildren to have the books I purchased and read. Those digital formats will be gone in just a few years while I have books older than my country.
PDF and ePUB aren't going anywhere. There's a distinction to be made between ebooks and DRM, in much the same way as there is between digital music (MP3, AAC, etc.) and DRM.
Most people want some forms of censorship, if only for the simple matter of organizing your content.
That's not censorship, that's filtering. The difference is that filtering allows the user to control what they view, while censorship places that control in the hands of the publisher.
I personally would like to see more changes like this because not everyone on the internet can discern between what they click on...
Blogger already had warning pages appear for adult blogs which had to be dismissed before the user could view the content. Those were sufficient to prevent anyone from viewing content they didn't want to, (and nothing short of constant vigilance is going to stop a kid from viewing content they're interested in.)
All this does is force active adult blogs to migrate to other sites, and take a bunch of inactive ones offline (unless the Internet Archive archives them before then).
Then surprise surprise AMD chips trade blows with chips costing more than twice as much [youtube.com] with several tests the AMD outright smoking and in others within a couple percentage points of the i5s.
The issue is that the damage is done; AMD hasn't updated their CPU lineup recently. The FX-8350 was originally released in late 2012 and still seems to be the best option from their FX series. (The FX-8370 is just a nicer binning, and the FX-9xxx appear to be ridiculously overclocked, with almost twice the TDP.) I'm planning to upgrade my PC later this year, but buying a 3 year old CPU just seems insane. In contrast, Haswell processors are barely a year old, and a Haswell i5 delivers comparable performance.
Meanwhile, AMD's APU lines max out at 4 cores, which is a step backwards from my Phenom II hex core, and the APU offers little advantage given that I'd be getting a discrete graphics card anyway. (The main workload for this system is compilation, so believe me when I say that the no. of cores absolutely does matter.)
I'm the sort of person who should be a shoe-in for AMD's high end, but I can't even tell if the FX line is obsolete or not. I think that says a lot about their execution.