Then why the fuck are they still doing it?
Then why the fuck are they still doing it?
So, Microsoft finally does something no geek could object to...
I see what you did there. You tried to insert a faulty premise to support your argument. Any geek worth the title understands that any encryption technology that can not be vetted is, by definition, not trustworthy. So this latest PR stunt by Microsoft is just that, a PR stunt.
A million monkeys could also magically resurrect the atoms of a pile of cash you burned up as well, but in reality neither are actually going to happen so try again.
So what happens when both black holes collide and suck each other in?
As you read about black holes and event horizons you'll find that an external observer will never really see anything "hiting" the center of the black hole as time dilation forces the object to appear to go slower and slower as it descends the gravity well of the singularity.
In short, the heat-death of the universe will happen before we (assuming we live forever) ever find out what happens to this kind of singularity merger.
Link to Original Source
Considering the quality of contemporary components, you'll still be upgrading every 2-3 years. Or however long the warranty in your country is.
As an "old" programmer who happens to know a few languages, ASM for a few different machines among them, I can reassure you that you do NOT want to return to the good ol' days of Assembler hacking. For more than one reason.
The most obvious one is maintenance. I still write ASM for embedded applications where size does matter because you're measuring your available space in Bytes. Not even kBytes. Where it matters that your code takes exactly this or that many cycles, none more, none less. But these are very, very specific routines with a "write once, never touch again" policy in mind. You do not want to be the poor bastard who gets to maintain ASM code. Even less so if it's not your own (which is already anything but trivial). ASM is often a very ugly mess of processor side effects being used for some kind of hack because you simply didn't have the time and/or space to do it "right".
C is probably the closst you should get today to the "metal" anymore. Unless of course you have a VERY good reason to go lower, but I can not really think of anything that doesn't deal with the OS itself.
You know, I'm kinda tempted to see how an ancient version of Windows + Office would run on a contemporary machine.
Provided they do at all, that is...
I think a cartel exam is in order. If someone tries to explain a price hike in a field that is allegedly contested, especially when the reason given is threadbare at best, it's time to watch for price fixing.
Problem is that my only motivation is to stop you from zapping. That can be accomplished temporarily by doing your bidding or permanently by killing you.
Quite a period for a binary star.
Did it really? I think that's a philosophical question. Personally, I think not only space and time but also cause and effect are relative to the spectator.
The light carrying the information that this is happening is just arriving here. The speed of light is also by definition the fastest information can travel. It may "in reality" have happened 3.8b years ago, but the effect can only now affect someone here. Even if you happened to have an observation post there and 3.8b years ago they noticed "hey, they're falling into each other NOW", and they sent that information right away, the information would not have reached us before the event since, well, the information of the event ITSELF is traveling at the speed of light, which, as stated before, is the fastest an information sent to us by the observation post could have traveled.
Long story short, the absolute moment in time when something happens does not matter as long as you cannot overcome its information propagation speed. It will of course change if someone happens to find a way to propagate information faster than the speed of light... which would open a completely different can of worms if you ask me (but that's beyond the scope of this post now).
What this all comes down to is that the absolute moment of some event does not matter, but only the relative moment that you receive the information.
Happened over two billion years ago and we're just hearing about it now!? Typical.
MS Stack software developer
says it all. I almost stopped reading at that. MS stack is going bye-bye. And if there's one thing that is *not* lacking in *Seatle* it's MS 'talent'.
Try this: Advertise yourself as a Linux stack guy of same skill level, and look how many interviews you get with that. I'd bet measurably more.