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Comment Re:It's not that bad. (Score 1) 111

It's not a year-long suspension. It's a permanent suspension of trust in their current roots. They can, however, re-apply after one year - with extra auditing over what is normally required - and if and when they pass that they may be let in again. If they do nothing, they don't get back in for free after a year.

Comment Re: Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 219

"Of course their analogy is highly questionable, since transmitting data over a network doesn't actually consume anything, now does it?"

It's s more like this:

When you stream your new favorite YouTube video, actual bits of data are sent to your device. And when I request MY favorite YouTube video, my bits are requested also. Eventually many users, those of us using this same ISP, all asking for data, ask for more than can be delivered quickly enough so that no one is disappointed by their video stuttering. At any of several points long the paths all that data takes there is only so much capacity. In its all used no more data.

Your ISP, if they are popular enough, is confronted by this problem sooner or later. Their choices of how to resolve it range from buying more equipment to changing the configuration of their systems to discouraging demand at peak times to outright shutting off some users to, well, doing nothing and hoping they don't lose too much business. Buying more equipment could force them to charge more, make less money, or go broke. Charging more risks losing customers. If they are so damned popular that they have customers out the wazoo, they may charge more or just ignore the poor blighters. If they enjoy a monopoly, same situation basically. But don't believe the hype that your ISP just sucks up money and doesn't do anything. I've done this, back when it was a fraction of the trouble it is now. It's expensive. Users don't know or care. They shouldn't.

Submission + - U of Calif. San Diego chancellor is a director of outsoucer hired by UCSF (

dcblogs writes: The offshore outsourcing planned at the University of California's San Francisco (UCSF) campus is following a standard playbook. The affected employees expect to train their replacements as a condition of severance. Their jobs will soon be in India and they'll be out of work. But the chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Pradeep K. Khosla, may still be getting compensated by HCL Infosystems. It is one of the units of India-based HCL, the IT services contractor hired by the university. Khosla is an independent and non-executive director on the HCL Infosystems board of directors. Khosla has reported his HCL compensation to the university at $12,000 last year for 56 hours of total time served. He also earns $12,000 from Infosys Science Foundation as chair of the engineering and computer science jury, according to the compensation report. When asked if the university's contract with HCL creates a conflict for Khosla, a UCSD spokeswoman,replied: "The contract was negotiated between UCSF and HCL; it did not involve Chancellor Pradeep Khosla in any way, nor was it discussed at any HCL meeting that Chancellor Khosla attended." But the HCL contract can be leveraged by any UC campus. The "HCL agreement is UC-wide," according to notes from the university's system-wide Architecture Committee. "Other CIOs looking at UCSF experience before other folks dip in. Wait for a year before jumping in with HCL." Another issue for the university may be having an association generally with the offshore outsourcing industry, which works at displacing U.S. IT workers, including computer science grads of institutions such as the University of California.

Comment Under the heading of 'right to be remembered' (Score 2) 302

This is as dumb as the 'right to be forgotten'. Tell that to a sex offender. Oh, wait, the EU wants to use 'right to be forgotten' to sanitize a powerful person's past history of sordid acts. As if this makes sense. Rendering the truth illegal is a very interesting step, no?

But this is California, the land of the irrational. Most any serious casting director can use IMDB etc to work through an actor's history and make reasonable assumptions. Look through Helen Mirren's filmography, and you can reasonably conclude she is older than 60. Duh. And she's still fabulous.

the complaint her isn't the obviously old actors, it's the difficult older-than-they-seem bunch. In an industry based on illusion, it is both remarkable and understandable that they rely on perception, and if an actor is perceived as older than the role, or perceived age is critical to a role, well, they 'need' to address that.

In every way, though, this is a stupid idea. No one who intends to benefit from this will. No one.

Comment Re:Fabrice Bellard is awesome. (Score 4, Informative) 92

Too bad this isn't his.

Fabian Hemmer (,

I have no idea where the submitter got Fabrice Bellard from. This is hosted on a completely different site and authored by a completely different person. Yes, more than one person is capable of implementing an x86 emulator in Javascript. Bellard wrote his and never released the (editable) source; this guy, OTOH, wrote a more compatible emulator of his own (runs more than Linux) and open sourced it.

This is also old news, I remember seeing it quite some time ago. The site has been up since 2014. Slow news day much?

Comment Re:No they aren't denying it (Score 1) 649

"The entire book of Leviticus is about a pack of religious laws whose major purpose appears to have been social control."

And this is entirely and completely true.

Now, I ask you, why? If you know, bonus points. If you just guess, well, go read up. The answer to this question is actually in the book, but many commentators can offer you the answer.

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