We do it now. What is NaN/NaN? NaN.
If you can have a conversation with a rock then it is intelligent no matter what the government says.
Great, I can do that, no problem. But can I claim it as a dependent for tax purposes?
If it can't get up and move away, (no matter how awkwardly), it's not a robot.
These guys would like to have a word with you.
Some string theorists claim that when a string bends in the 4th dimension it creates the effects of dark matter.
Not to sound like an idiot because I have no physics degree, but if it exists everywhere why isn't it on Earth or anywhere else? Surely in the last billion years since our solar system revolved around the galaxy once we would at least encounter some of it?
Presumably whoever designed and wrote BitCoin must be really good at programming and distributed cryptography design -- otherwise BitCoin would have been exploited into uselessness a long time ago.
So, do we have any evidence that Dorian has the necessary skills to design/write/debug the original BitCoin codebase? I would expect that someone with that level of specialized talent would not go unnoticed/undocumented for 40+ years.
Most republicans favor $8.00 a gallon gas as anything less if we didn't export to people paying that would be evil socialism! We can't have that now can we as that would interfere with the free market.
That is why it is here. Think our gas would say $3.50 a gallon when they can sell it for double in China?
It means we do not have to pay $8.00/gallon for gas like other countries are willing to pay if we export.
We need to crack down on this!!!
Let's keep all this oil here and try to bring the freakin' price of gas back down to what it was pre-Katrina at least.
But I'm guessing the tree huggers behind the Obama admin, won't want to lower prices back. I think they want to keep them high to try to kill off cars in the US.
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l... yes the political rant on the end was a little much. But I am shocked the slashotters have not mentioned why there is a ban in the first place
The ban was created to lower gas prices from the 1970s oil crises. Oil goes for $7 - $9 a gallon in China and in Europe. I guess gas companies still are not making enough money from $1.24 a gallon a decade ago to $3.50 today.
If you want to see gas prices go to $7.00 a gallon exporting will cause it. Why would Shell or BP want to sell gas to Canadians and Americans for $3.50/gallon when they can sell it in China for $8.00/gallon?
So you price match or you can't get to work etc.
Such tools have been around for a long time in the Windows world. The reason is division of labour. One of the dirty secrets about malware that lots of people hate to hear is that vast quantities of it get in through people pirating software and movies (which demand special "codecs"). After all why bother finding zero day exploits when you can just bind your malware to a Photoshop crack and watch hundreds of thousands of people come to you?
The opportunity is so vast that the black market divided into different job categories. There were the spammers who would buy bots from bot bot herders. The herders would buy "installs" of their bots from installers. The installers would buy binders from binder developers, obtain cracked versions of popular programs, use the binders to join the bots with the apps and then upload them to torrent sites. The installers weren't programmers so binders needed point and click GUIs, but that's OK, the value add they provided was knowing how to get around the blocks the torrent sites tried (uselessly) to put in place to stop this, along with simple brute force of numbers.
Often binders would also be combined with tools called crypters, which do what you'd expect, they just polymorphically encrypt the newly bound crack+app. Crypter developers competed based on how "FUD" their product was (fully undetectable). When AV companies learned to spot their decryption stubs, they'd modify it a bit and release a new version.
I watched this market for a little while a few years ago which is how I know all this lingo. It appeared to be a large and thriving industry. All driven by the greed of pirates.
I thought you meant to say "Is Obama a KENYAN"... But then, that would be too close to the truth...
Actually, in normal American usage, it is true, in the same sense that I can tell people that I'm Scottish or Welsh or French, while also saying I was born in the US, and most people would understand what I mean. We USians routinely say we "are" whatever nationality or ethnicity any recent immigrant ancestor was. One of Obama's parents was born in Kenya, so calling him Kenyan is no different from calling me Scottish or Welsh or French.
The only rational place you can draw a line is to say: if you don't want it seen, don't hang it out where it can be seen.
That line gets a lot fuzzier if/when people start using infrared/ultrawideband/whatever to see through clothing. I suppose the argument then will be "if you're not encased in lead shielding every time you leave the house, you're pretty much asking for nude photos of yourself to be posted to the Internet".
Granted, that's not a problem yet, but the technology exists. The problem in both cases is that the difference between "what can be seen" and "what people think can be seen" is growing as technology advances. Skirts make an assumption that nobody will have a line-of-sight view from directly beneath you -- an assumption that was never entirely valid, but is a whole lot less valid now that technology has given people access to discreet digital cameras that they can easily position at floor level.
I do agree, but the court there feels that their stuff is public and they are virtually inviting people to lay on the ground and stare at it
That wasn't the court's reasoning at all. All the court said was that the existing laws do not prohibit the defendant's behavior, therefore what he did wasn't illegal. Probably by this time tomorrow it will be, though.
>> it will focus on giving developers "close-to-metal" GPU resource access and reducing CPU overhead.
I wish the rest of Windows would go that way too.
Much of the speed of Mantle over OpenGL and DirectX have to do with the CPU processing draws to the screen. If you have an older Phemon II but with a decent card (my own system) doing this in GPU benefits. DirectX 12 will look at cpu vs gpu functions and execute on either depending on which is faster.
Basically it is a bottleneck as the GPU sits there waiting for the cpu in many games and if hardware in the GPU can do these things it takes the load off the CPU so the GPU can thread efficiently. In other words it is like blocking threads for regular systems programmers.
DirectX11 was back ported to Vista.
The reason DirectX 10/11 was not backported to XP was not because of mean old bad microsoft but rather WinXP is such an obsolete archaic OS that is fundamentally different.
The driver model of NT (pre Vista) does not include WDDM (Windows Device Display Manager) which includes composition and GPU based threading and schedule control etc. One of the strongest reasons to ditch Xorg in the Unix world is because of features like this that Wayland promises to integrate because it is fundamentally different.
Also explains why XP is stuck at IE 8 due to no hardware acceleration
Microsoft can't play the old 1990's game where we buy which ever version and hang out at CompUSA at 12am to get it anymore. MS found out the shocking way developers resistant to technology in IE 6 last decade. MBA's look at marketshare now so if I were a betting man my guess would be DirectX 12 will be ported. If not then it will be suicide as XBoxONE won't use it and developers want to target both for maximum profit generation which is why DirectX 9 stayed for so long too.
Windows 9 will be very similar to Windows 7 as there is no reason for radical changes other than perhaps power management. It wont be that much of hassle as MS easily backported many IE 10/11 features to Windows 7 in just a month or two after the Windows 8 releases. Windows 7 at least has a WDDM unlike XP.
30 is far far too late to be learning a first programming language.
Well, aren't you feeling a bit superior?
My wife is in her mid 40s and is in her last semester at grad school. Turns out that (at least our) Universities can actually somewhat *prefer* older applicants because they have enough life experience to not mess around and they "get the job done". Result? My wife is top of her class. She also graduated with honors as a Bachelor.
I took up flying lessons at 37. I learned it just as fast and effectively as when I learned to program at 15.