Yes, the wheels of the Lorenz machine were simulated by some logical circuits made of vacuum tubes. But the book I read on the subject claimed, that the circuits were quite generic (some registers and logical operations), so if wired differently, one could make the computer to perform other combinations of operations. Of course breaking Enigma is quite a complicated matter, so it is entirely possible that Colossus was not flexible enough to be wired to do that.
While Colossus may have been capable of breaking Enigma (though it is not sure, as it was a highly specialized computer), it was actually used for breaking another, more sophisticated cipher produced by a Lorenz-made machine connected to a telex machine. When encoding, the telex machine emitted a 5-bit code, which was encrypted using the Lorenz machine. For decoding the process was reversed. This type of traffic was called Fish or Tunny in Bletchley Park.
What if ISPs will do the same thing?
It's very powerful once you get the concept.
Weird. Don't they make most of their money by performing dozens of times a year, anyway?
I'd rephrase it: Don't they make enough money anyway?
If someone is that rich does it really matter if not everyone buys his records? Isn't the free publicity worth more than earning even more money?
Emacs users can find the relevant package here with screenshots and demonstration Youtube video.
First of all China is robbing the West blind intellectually.
Well, in the past the West robbed China materially.
So it's not like a thief steals from an innocent, more like an aspiring thief stealing from an experienced one.
I watched the video in 1080p and the text was pretty much unreadable. One would need either a huge screen or have to live with constant panning.
Bad for you. It's very useful for quick calculations, translations, map searches, etc. I find it most useful to add tasks effortlessly to my Google Calendar.
I suggest you to try it, because it's quite handy.
This is a great thing. US has no fucking business to our banking data or any other thing.
Or at least if they want this data then obviously they must share all US banking data with us in the spirit of cooperation.
One sided data sharing is out of the question.
How about Service Pack 3? Does it contain WGA? If so then those who want to avoid WGA can't install SP3 at all, because it's one big bundle and you can't select individual components from it to install.
And SP3 is offered as a recommended security update by MS for SP2 users.
How can you over-hype a one-paragraph summary?
Five minutes into the video and I'm still none the wiser as to how this is supposed to be an improvement in the use of my computer, or more comfortable, or easier.
In my opinion, it isn't.
Putting all my apps into a single line and navigating that line is not efficient. I'll stick to Autohotkey which allows me to jump to any of my usual apps with a single keypress.
I found eliminating the mouse as much as possible and finding convenient keyboard shortcuts is the key to efficient computer use. Using a touchpad which is just an other kind of mouse is not the solution. For computer newbies it may be, but not for seasoned users.
Cartoon-like blue CGI aliens and an apparently average summer blockbuster story. Maybe it's better in 3D, but in 2D it's laughable.
Probably only if you use a wave server operated by Google.
But this is acceptable, since they devote their own resources to run it. You can always run your own server if you don't like it.
Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?