The 70's are full of TV shows that had evil computer episodes. The plot would revolve around a billing error, and when the protagonist would bring it up with the store they would be told that computers don't make mistakes. Then they would trigger an error in their favor, and comedy would ensue. Partridge family, Eight is Enough, and I think the Brady Bunch. Those are the easy ones that come to mind.
The Bush tax cuts have been continued by the Obama administration because they were judged to be a sound method of stimulating the economy.
No, they haven't been so judged.
They were continued as part of a brokered budget deal. The Democratic house & senate didn't particularly like it, but it was the best compromise on the table at the time.
"Except I can CHOOSE to not own a car, and I don't need insurance at that point.
Call me when I can CHOOSE to not carry health insurance."
That's not quite an accurate analog (although partial points for continuing the car analogy.)
More accurate is "I can CHOOSE not to live, and I don't need insurance at that point."
Midnight_Falcon, you are indeed a rare bird.
Some versions are. The OpenVPN appliance I was running was affected, and there were no updates for it this morning so I had to kill it.
I read somewhere that there is a TLS flag you can use in the config to disable the affected code, but for the life of me I can't find it for this post.
Sadly, this is not the case. The evidence is that bad actors had this exploit for months: http://arstechnica.com/securit...
Not on OS X. See http://www.java.com/en/downloa...
Safari and Firefox are both 64-bit, fwiw. I don't understand why Google is dragging their feet on this.
If you think fifteen years in the profession makes you an 'old programmer'.
"I mean, who would have thought in the mid-00s that the smart device would become the pre-eminent consumer computing platform in less than a decade?"
You mean other than Apple and the other people who helped make it happen?
Microsoft's problem moving off of the desktop has always been that they want a very similar experience on the desk and in the hand. This was a bad idea when they tried to emulate the Windows experience in WinCE, and is a bad idea going the other direction with Metro.
Would I trust the setup with nuclear launch codes? No.
They were set to 00000000 for decades anyway, so why not?
Or Apple's mistaken focus on OpenCL over CUDA. Unfortunately, Apple have not indicated that they will remedy the problem.
Well, Apple is pushing an open API that will run on lots of hardware, while nvidia is pushing an API tied to their hardware. I think everyone would benefit with a widely supported open API.