The UK might become the new India for outsourcing. Perfect command of English, only 5 hours time difference so at least there is some overlap, similar culture... But much lower wages. As the value of our currency continues to decline and we push for cheaper labour and lower pay, we will start to become very competitive with India for highly skilled developers.
Except the UK has an IT skills shortage and has to import EU and non-EU engineers to deal with local demand as it is.
Elon had already done so...
That article includes the wonderfully tautologous statement that we may live in a computer simulation run by our descendants.
Do they really think that if some ISIS guy flies in, he's going to fill out the customs form honestly and say "Yep, my Twitter handle is @jihad4lyfe!" It's preposterous to think this would be effective at gathering any sort of reasonable intelligence.
The USA citizenship application form has the question: "Have you ever advocated (either indirectly or directly) the overthrow of any government by force or violence?" I remember there used to be something similar on landing cards about overthrowing the US government. There are various apocryphal stories of wits writing "sole purpose of visit".
Yes, it's called "don't be a fucking retard and save multiple copies of everything locally".
Seriously. If you can't be bothered to make the tiniest bit of effort to preserve your work then it obviously has no value.
Clearly he should have copies of the artwork but you can't back up social media and the relationships you build there.
If people are driving properly, and obeying the speed limit, then your complaints are groundless. You can kvetch all you want, as that's your right? But unless you buy the street and make it private, then you have to accept it as part and parcel of living in a civilized society.
In British cities, the local authorities often close off parts of roads to prevent "rat running" through residential areas. That's more civilized.
The idea that we are living inside a simulation is far from original from Musk. Perhaps the most prominent contemporary proponent of this idea is the philosopher Nick Bostrom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
It's also peripherally related to the idea of a Boltzmann brain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
When I first heard this hypothesis I started thinking about how you would model an infinite universe. The distances between the stars compared to the lifespan of a human could be an artificial barrier to limit the size of the simulation.
... it could very well happen that one day I'll go out guns blazing, literally.
Ah, yes, the American Dream.
rm -rf doesn't actually delete the files. It's the linux counterpart to windows "quick format" lets wipe out the table and index, but not the actual data
My understanding is that rm will unpick the daisy chain of linked blocks allocated to the files and move them to the free list. I don't think there is any easy way to reconstitute removed files. Do any of the fancy new *fs do anything different? Mind you, I once used unlink as root unwisely and was able to recover an entire directory tree from lost+found. But that's a whole different mechanism.
I am completely willing to bear these risks and costs. It is my cost for freedom, I know that, *history* knows that, and I will bear them. If some fucknut strafes the local shopping mall while my daughter is there and she's killed, that is my cost for her and everyone else to be able to live a life without ID and to go have fun at malls and all sorts of things in life.
Statistically in the USA that shooter would most likely to be acting alone and no amount of snooping would stop him. (But that's a whole different discussion).
Chairman of the Bored.