and Cray tried hard to design systems that were actually ten times faster than what had come before. Incrementalism wasn't his style. If that ten fold requirement required a hundred times as much memory, so be it.
The Cray 2 (1985) had 256 million 64 bit words of memory-- that's 2 Gibibytes in modern parlance. Of course, that's only 28 years ago, but if we ignore the hyperbole about one Cray 2 having as much memory as all previously delivered Cray machines combined, we'll downgrade that by one Moore Law cycle to just 1GB.
Thus, at least theoretically, 30 years ago, 1 GB was not wholly unreasonable.
That's an unusual choice.I would have used Mercury, or hot molten lead.
And it looks as if you don't understand how science works, either
I may not know enough about Kant to fully understand why Kantians were challenged by Relativity theory, but I do know that the philosophy of science is an unsettled field. Perhaps the best way to understand science is to do science, and not simply argue whether "a priori" and "a posteriori" are adequate containers for human knowledge.
On the other hand, you are correct, and I was in the wrong-- to the extent that the "invariance of light" relies on experimental data, it is a posteriori.
wikipedia notes that
is based on two postulates: (1) that the laws of physics are invariant (i.e., identical) in all inertial systems (non-accelerating frames of reference); and (2) that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the motion of the light source.
som nice juicy a priori truths for you.
The absolute speed limit (for particles with positive rest mass) is a consequence of special relativity.
His point is that there is an extra problem here, beyond the DRM issue. Even if we didn't have evil laws intended to work against the people and their industries, imagine if the unreviewed contribution did rm -rf ~/* rather than playing video. Time spent on code review is not "wasted," regardless of whatever silly laws you have.
No. Obviously German courts are free from US precedent and could theoretically use a layman's definition of "effective" but it's likely that the US lobbyists who wrote the German law, had their shit together and knew how German courts would interpret that word.
In the US, we had the matter of "effective"'s meaning settled way back in the DeCSS case. It doesn't mean what you think it means. It means what they want it to mean, and judges have agreed. That battle is over (or at least until people start taking an interest in their governments and bother to vote against Republicrats).
Don't ever buy (or subscribe to) DRMed content or things that are nearly dedicated to working with DRMed content. Every dollar you spend on DRM, will have a large fraction used to keep the government corrupt, and keep laws like DMCA from being repealed. If you know someone who is thinking of buying a Blu-Ray player or an Xbox or an iPhone or a Roku in the next couple weeks, try to talk 'em out of it.
Correct, but at least you can make the wrong slightly more convenient. If you're going to force me to buy a product that I neither want nor need, the least you can do is pick it out for me, purchase it for me, and just let me deal with the bill.
One of my biggest objections to Obamacare as it has been implemented in Oregon so far, is I don't have 164 hours of my life to give away to downloading a 19 page PDF, to print out, fill out, send in, get the wrong one back, get my identity stolen by the prison inmate doing data entry, get the right one back, pick a plan, get told it's the wrong plan, get a guess on what my subsidy will be, pay the wrong amount, have to write 6 checks to pay the right amount, only to get fined in the end because they lost the paperwork.
Yeah, exactly. Get him a job with a real employer, like one that pays a living wage.
Who owns the prison? Most of them have been privatized now.
I'd say that is the ideal situation. The methodology of Obamacare is that you are forced to buy a product. Identity thieves buy the product for you, and get a bonus from the insurance company for signing you up. A win-win-lose out of a system that was previously lose-lose.
Send offer and respond with resume, isn't that a bit backwards?
Oh, and like a cousin once told my great grandmother- nobody's going to get excited over somebody born in 1970 who needs a girdle. (ok, so the original version was more nobody's going to r*p3 a woman born in 1902, but the same idea applies).
And then from a Starbucks, using their wifi, post a meme picture saying that "X website has no security- don't use a critical password or personally identifying information for your kids unless you want them kidnapped by a sex abuser" on the App's facebook page.
Never own up to starting the meme, but watch things change VERY quickly.
Cover Oregon is full of paper-related security breaches. Until they fix the security process, I for one will NOT be trusting them with my personal data- especially not filled out on paper and snail mailed.