This makes setting a breakpoint really easy, as all you have to do is replace a single byte (and restore a single byte) where you want to place your breakpoint.INT 3 being only one byte is also important when you're setting a breakpoint instead of a another single byte instruction - your newly set breakpoint won't override the consecutive instruction, which might be jumped to somewhere else in the code.
That is one way to look at it, but I find it a bit too limiting (debuggers can attach to an existing process as well) and too confusing (requires knowing what fork does/is, same for execl - and are those even used when attaching to an existing process?) and because of the latter functions used obviously coming from a linux background (nothing wrong with that, on the contrary, but I can imagine windows people or beginners still having no clue whatsoever about a debugger after reading this - though it's likely not the target group).
However, it didn't explain how the debugger can stop again at the breakpoint after the last step? The interrupt command has been replaced with the original command, so the process won't stop again..
BBN was (and presumably still is, though now part of Raytheon) an amazing company to work for even 50 years after its heyday as one of the original contractors on the ARPANET project. I remember getting to meet Ray Tomlinson (who sadly passed this March) and a wide range of others who were instrumental in the early days of the internet. Seeing what was happening in CS research at the time was pivotal for me changing my career towards computer science.
One of my favorite anecdotes about the early years of the company: As mentioned in another comment, BBN started as an acoustics firm. While JCR Licklider was there briefly in the early 60s he got the company to purchase a computer. This was expensive and somewhat out of the scope of the company, when asked why purchase such the thing the response was this company is full of smart people, theyll figure something out. A few years later Licklider was a PM at ARPA in charge of the ARPANET project which BBN would soon become the lead contractor on.
Leo definitely lived to a ripe old age, but he will be missed nonetheless.
He was one of the fathers of architectural acoustics, noise control and vibration isolation, and remained active until the end, traveling to conferences, publishing papers and such. I met him in Seattle in 2011 at the spring Acoustical Society of America conference. Genuinely warm of a guy, always interested in others' research.
'As president, I decided to take B.B.N. into the field of man-machine systems because I felt acoustics was a limited field and no one seemed to be offering consulting services in that area, Dr. Beranek said in a 2012 interview for this obituary.'
Some years later, our CS department's IMP was replaced by a much smaller Cisco router (and our .ARPA e-mail addresses with .EDU addresses).
I had always associated BBN with internet engineering, so it was interesting to read that they started out in a completely different business.
We also just open sourced a hybrid public/private blockchain platform "Dragonchain" with some interesting features.
Architecture document: https://dragonchain.github.io/doc/DragonchainArchitecture.pd...
Code is newly released, and rough around the edges.We're working to get the docs up to par and some Docker containers ready for ease of use.Feedback is welcome.
Blender is already using it: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.7...
I opened up a couple of these repos and some seem to have modifications on their licenses.
Some like OpenEXR say "BSD" but don't actually have a license file.
Others like, Ptex and Partio, have no mention of a license at all.
Edit: For anyone wondering why this is an issue. From a legal standpoint, there is a huge difference between being able to read the code, and being able to use the code.
I don't mind if the images are too realistic -- just some good shading here and there
Be wary of anything with Disney's fingerprints on it. They are - rightly or wrongly - seen as Public Enemy #1 to Copyright reform. Throwing some spare change into the pond of Open Source should be measured.
 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act
*Yes, I am treating 'Open Source' as one word, you 'Disney Open' trolls.
1. Fire all the old programmers 2. Make them train their cheap H-1B visa replacements 3. Open source some code 4. Have a magical day!
I'd love to see this resurrected somehow.
It seems a really odd decision by Google, panoramio had a strong community which may well not migrate to the alternatives that google are suggesting and it provided a load of useful information for other Google services.
Anyone know of decent similar alternatives? I know one large contributor who's moving off to Flickr, but is not very impressed by their mapping setup.
Since time ago, I added semantic web tags to my photo album, hoping they'd then appear on the public map. They already have location data in EXIF tags.
Nothing happened. I don't know of any site that indexes images in this way.
To be fair, most of the features had been integrated into Google maps. Was there anything left?
* Can hostfully.com identify suspicious data analysis? (no.)
* If given the chance, will Airbnb present misleading data for self-serving ends? (yes.)
* Will an already self-serving study be given an even more self-serving spin when presented by a sympathetic reporter? (yes.)
To understand what I'm talking about, consider the source cited by OP (http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/77191/New-Airbnb-data-sheds...). Going by that data we might be tempted to say that Airbnb is being out-competed by the hotel industry.
However, stagnant growth on the part of AirBnb seems like it would have been widely reported. And yet it hasn't. Googling we find a seemingly contradictory datapoint: Airbnb's revenue is up 89% this year (http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/09/01/airb...).
How can Airbnb's revenue have almost doubled while still losing market share across the board?
Option 1. They didn't lose market share across the board, and instead cherry picked non-representative markets for their 13 region hotel comparison.
Option 2. They lost large numbers of low-margin bookings across the board, while gaining (taking market share from hotels) higher margin bookings. [Note this would contradict OP's article.]
In both cases, Airbnb's data is misleading.
I clearly remember the newspaper industry doing a survey in the late nineties showing that the Internet wasn't materially hurting their business. Then sometime after 2003 the industry fell off a cliff.
Some of which will give you better ranking on their site if you pony up more percentage.
If you are looking to book a hotel I would find what the price is on one of these sites and then call the hotel to negotiate a lower price. You get a better price and the hotel gets more money.
What is "group"?
The UX was terrible, full of inconsistencies, with different icon symbols in different positions from application to application to close windows, confirm menu choices etc.
But my daughter loved it to bits =) Some games are a lot of fun for a toddler.
And guess what, I think the struggle she experienced with the inconsistent UI may have been the best "school" she could have had for "real world" UIs.
At 6yo she is now completely autonomous navigating a Windows environment and any of the multitude of "Frankenstein" UIs I throw at her.
Might even revisit it now for the 1st grade level games I remember she couldn't play back then.
The sad truth is that the childrens games like Childs Play are sad stale games with hopeless UIs and glaring bugs like mislabelled animals in quizzes and things.
I have lots of feedback from watching my kids learning to use and play with Doudou and Qimo; even though it is several years ago now, I think - from looking at the screenshots - that nothing much has changed :(
I hope there are modern set of games produced, but I'd imagine they'd be better served over http into the browser than as native apps.
"How should I tell to pronounce DoudouLinux?
In French and Chinese it is pronounced doodoolinux. However as the word doodoo has a weird meaning in slang American English, we recommend English-speakers to say it as if it was an English word, the way they prefer to say it. We also ask to not write doodoolinux at all to avoid any confusion (except here!). Of course if pronouncing the word the French way has no awful meaning in your language, please tell to use this pronunciation."
I'm not sure I understand what they mean by "say it as if it was an English word" though.
I wonder if there's any evidence whatsoever for content filtering actually being useful for children's development, as opposed to just reinforcing societal squeamishness.
The example they have on their page is blocking the DuckDuck go result for "sex", whose first result is the Wikipedia article.
I really can't imagine why a child who's developed enough to search for that on their own isn't ready to read about it. To the extent that the parent needs to be around to explain things to the child I don't see how that needs to be done for sex in particular, as opposed to say economics.
Such an environment is probably more required for seniors than children.
Now tablets have largely overcome laptops as an inexpensive computing device for children.
EDIT: not defunct as people let me know. thanks for pointing this out.
Anger exists for a reason and it exists for good reasons. The manifestation of anger means some model you are holding onto is no longer in sync with reality and that resynchronization costs more than your time preferences will allow. (Using the authors scenario, your expectation was for a reasonably timed phone call, not a 35 minute wait.)
It's not that anger is wrong. The anger is correct. The expectation was wrong. The West automatically assumes all instances of anger are permanently wrong, and this child-like ritual prevents one from appreciated the value of anger as a compulsion that tells you in no uncertain terms that your expectation is completely out of whack and you need to either cut your losses or resynchronize the expectation.
Anger becomes fuel for remodeling reality once you understand what is is trying to tell you. Putting taboos up around it prevents this realization, which in turn, creates people who are trained to perpetually cling to false models of reality out of fear of violating the taboo.
Being angry and resentful didn't solve anything. So instead I asked myself "if I don't do this thing I don't like, what's the worst that will happen?". The answer most of the time turned out to be... "nothing."
What remained was what I chose and those things were worth doing whole-heartedly.
It points to something else which is not discussed as much: Self control. The amount of times I've seen grown adults and over 60s acting like petulant children over the most minor inconvenience. I cant help but think that in the span of your life you have not yet learnt to control your emotions.
Some comments refer to buddhism. Which to me is a form of self control.
Some other comments, point out rightly (imo) that Anger like all emotions serves a purpose and should not simply be ignored. I think the purpose of anger is to highlight (but not validate) the differences between our expectations and reality.
In order to assess the balance between our expecations and reality, you need self control, I think. Otherwise you can act out of haste.
If the person continued to heap abuse upon me, I'd do everything by the book. I wouldn't bend the rules. I wouldn't provide helpful suggestions to help people get what they wanted from a manager.
Be nice to people and more often than not, they'll be nice to you in return.
It's better to judge what kind of a situation you are walking into and set expectations accordingly. For instance, in Bangalore I know that it is normal for people to be late for meetings. Traffic is bad, your previous meetings don't end on time etc. So I'll be prepared for a 15-30 minute wait. Beyond that I'll just cancel and move on. I failed do this on an interview and it was just an unpleasant experience. The interviewer was pissed and so was I. We just wasted the next 30 minutes.
By the time I've been treated like this by a company, I've already made up my mind to stop using their service ASAP. When I finally get through to an operator, my aims are:
1. Get a fix to my immediate problem.
2. Waste as much of the company's time, money and goodwill as possible. They've wasted my time by putting me on hold, but every minute I spend arguing with an operator or, better yet, a supervisor, is time the company is paying someone for, and has an opportunity cost, because they're not speaking to some other customer.
3. Pissoff the operator enough that they'll consider quitting their job. I do feel sympathy for people who work in these call centres, but only the same way I'd feel sympathy for the soldier of an evil regime. It doesn't stop me viewing them as the enemy.
Right now there is a metastasised corporate approach to running customer service that has focussed on cutting costs and outsourcing to the point that the actual service provided is totally dysfunctional. The result is that if you have any problem, with any large company, it is a crapshoot whether you will ever get it fixed. This situation is a deliberate choice on the part of the companies involved.
This won't change by people being calm and friendly and swallowing their anger, any more than politics ever gets fixed by people voting for the marginally less corrupt/incompetent candidate every four years. And anyone who tells you it will is either naive or dishonest.
This situation will only change through a revolution in consumer behaviour that makes it too difficult and/or expensive for the companies to continue as is. Companies that think it's OK to treat their customers like garbage need to be met with concentrated and directed anger at every opportunity. Giving their customer services employees such hell that they can't retain them is just the start of it.
When it becomes impossible for companies to act like this without unleashing a tsunami of fury from every direction, you can bet they'll change their approach pretty quickly.
His Holiness: Oh, yes, of course. I'm a human being. Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain. [Laughs.]
Ref: Dalai Lama's website where it quotes his interview in the Time Magazine - http://www.dalailama.com/messages/transcripts/10-questions-t...
I found this book useful: "Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama" - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26332.Destructive_Emotion...
Should have, yes, if you really felt that way. And if you can feel that way geniunely, that's the best.
However, I don't think it's right to lie like that if you don't really feel that way. You can go a long way being nice without lying.
But, on don't just give up and say, "I'm just not nice." That's a problem, and if you feel that way all the time, you should go see or talk to someone: a family member, a friend, a GP doctor, a psychiatrist, or anyone that will listen and help you figure out the real problem. You might need more sleep. You might need medicine. You might need a chiropractic adjustment. You might need to vent. You might need to just spend time with another person. You might need to be alone in nature.
Look, I know this isn't your fault. I know you didn't cause this, but I need to be angry at someone. If you could redirect my call to the right person it would be greatly appreciated.
Thinking back now I think I have grow up with a little bit more patient, rather then spending time to get angry, I just spend time doing something else worthwhile. Hypocrite I can ignore, but someone put me in the wrong, is still something i cant over come yet. I tried to let time fix it. But the anger still creeps in once I sit down and not doing anything as if evil is trying to seduce me into darkness.
Many mention here the power to control your anger as Intelligent and smart. I am not sure if those are the correct word to use. I think they are wise, which I think is something different to Intellect.
I am using the word "I think" here a lot, because i am not sure if any of these of sure, so correct me if I am wrong.
Unfortunately most JV calls I've had start off like a dick measuring contest. People love to boast how big their business is and how this can be start of a million dollar partnership, yada yada. This becomes especially infuriating when the other person is blatantly lying just to impress you. Earlier I used to get kind of pissed off or started 1-upping them while getting irritated and angry of what I'm doing with my time. Now I just put the phone on speaker and do something else saying "sure" or "great" from time to time. Not only does it save my time, I don't lose my focus after and yes, I close more deals and create longer relationships. So yes, this don't be a child philosophy is really great, esp for geeks (like me) who think that the shortest distance between two points is always the best route.
I'm reading this as: "Now putting on my asbestos long johns and awaiting the internet mobs."
Such a basic premise, that is absolutely impossible to master.
Now, competing doesn't mean losing control of yourself and explode and become vulgar. It also does not mean having bad intentions and being evil. Whatever you decide to do, compose yourself and don't let your emotions take over. And try to keep your motivations well-intentioned.
If you are going through a bad moment... a good tool for introspections and analyzing your situation is the SWOT chart (4 quadrants: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). You can express your current situation in terms of these 4 things, to better understand and identify ways to use your strengths and opportunities, work on your weaknesses and mitigate threats.
Another important concept is balance. Try to find the imbalances in your life. What are excesses, what are the things you are lacking... and find ways to balance things out. Your anger might come out of frustration generated from these imbalances.
If people give you a hard time, read a book called: "The No Asshole Rule". Now, those are not the only types of draining people. Just try to not let people drain you emotionally, at least not for a good reason. If after an interaction with someone you consistently feel drained, it's time to avoid that person for your own good.
I was in an elevator and thought something scary happened ... But then the elevator normally opened on a floor and I realized it was nothing.
Or you hear a scary sound by the door -- but then see it was nothing.
You thought that something was due Monday but now realize it's not.
You can make a mental shortcut to STOP feeling fear right there. Yes you will still have the brain chemistry for a bit, but you can snap back into being productive and relaxed.
The author makes unfounded claims and then calls the reader a child if they don't agree with the author.
The terms "asshole" and "jerk" are being thrown rather liberally. You're not an asshole or a jerk if you want to end a conversation.
People who do not immediately reciprocate are not automatically takers with no concept of generosity.
Anger is not "childlike". It's an emotion, like many others. I've seen it plenty in older people. Some people could use more of it. Some people have too much of it. This is true for virtually every emotion. Shutting it down instead of calibrating can cause problems. Most of this is irritation, not anger, anyway. Passive-aggressiveness often occurs when it's not possible to release emotions properly. At the end of the day, we're not Vulcans, but some environments practically demand that we express no strong emotions of any kind, which is not without side effects. We should work with what we are, not what we like to pretend to be, and I think emotions have been getting a lot of bad rap lately.
Emotions are of informational value in and of themselves and most of us do not express them as a means to an end. We express them because we feel them. Whether or not we should be feeling a particular emotion is a more interesting discussion. And the effect such a thing will have on other people depends a lot on the situation and the culture...
The language just creeps me out.
> "John" sounds patient and caring. He actually wants to help.
> He won't go above and beyond when it turns out his ex-cofounder is someone who can help you.
> You know, the self that is good at getting what it wants from others.
> And you should have said it genuinely. Even if you're feeling miserable. With your sudden warmth, Max is appreciative that youre making his hustle easier, and he goes out of his way to tell you what he can do for you at the end of the call.
I do not find it a great thing if someone is in a poor mood, thinks I'm a waste of time, but then tries to mimic genuine warmth without actually feeling it in order to get what they want and maximize their use of time. I'd much, much rather they brush me off as fast as possible.
There's a word that describes people like this but I'd rather not use it. I'm OK with "not valuing my time" if it means I remain genuine. I do not want to live in a world of masks. I expect people to occasionally be irritated, cold, and otherwise not on their best emotional performance. I expect it even more if I am indeed at risk of wasting their time. Them being irritated and such is a cue to me to understand what's going on, if they are masking it, how can I tell? Emotions are information.
I find it much more productive to expect people to express emotions and learn to understand them, empathize with them, as well as tolerate them. The people don't have to construct elaborate masks, and I don't have guess as to what everyone's feeling.
This doesn't seem like a good source of emotional advice to me.
It's a hell of a lot easier to let go of my anger when it's directed at someone else, but when it's directed at me, I hold on to that anger with both hands, tooth and nail.
We use something similar to the trigger-based method they describe, tho have found that a lot of updates to count table inevitably ends with deadlocks. So instead of updating a count value, we always insert a new count of 1 or -1, and use summing to calculate the total count as needed. A background task is responsible for continually squashing the count values.
I expect that's the same for all function calls like this? Surely pg has a concept of constants and doesn't needlessly re-check parameters?
It would be interesting to see how much the performances improve once you use cstore_fdw (especially since 1M records is quite small when talking about OLAP workloads).
disclaimer: I've never used cstore_fdw, but I have evaluated a number of columnar databases in the past.
Past the recommendation of counting based on an indexed column, I wonder if this should really be user's concern. This paragraph especially triggers a "this should be fixed upstream" feeling in me:
> A word of warning. When work_mem is high enough to hold the whole relation PostgreSQL will choose HashAggregate even when an index exists. Paradoxically, giving the database more memory resources can lead to a worse plan. You can force the index-only scan by setting SET enable_hashagg=false; but remember to set it true again afterward or other query plans will get messed up.
But worst case scenario, this article will be useful until this is fixed, so thanks again :)
This sounds like a significant result, so I'm a bit skeptical right now. Perhaps the paper doesn't mean what I think it means?
Edit: After a re-read, I realised that the answer is in the text:
"Memory-hard functions (MHFs) are hash algorithms whose evaluation cost is dominated by memory cost."
But god, what a shitty article. The "judicial reform advocate" angle is a total red herring. That's not why the guy was jailed--he was held in contempt because he violated a restraining order not to discuss private information that came to light in the context of a court proceeding. That restraining order would have been totally enforceable if the ex-wife's lawyer hadn't screwed up by filing that private information without seal.
Google owns the chrome (top navigation) on all AMP pages. This makes it easy to navigate back to Google (why would you ever want to leave?) and other publishers in the AMP ecosystem, but much harder to navigate to the publisher that created the page in the first place
In essence, this means that what was once a publisher-owned page is now shared property: between the Google and the publisher. By controlling the top navigation, Google more easily controls the content the visitor sees, keeps visitors on Google longer, provides greater opportunity to track visitors, and perhaps most importantly has the opportunity to earn more ad revenue.
Now imagine if this was a requirement for ALL pages served in Google search results. You publish a page and it appears in Google, but when the user clicks on it Google has pasted a new navigation on the top of your page. This is exactly what is happening with AMP.
This is especially troubling in light of all the anti-trust controversies Google is finding itself in, both in the US and abroad. A recent study showed that 49% of all Google clicks go to Google properties of one kind or another (Maps, YouTube, Ads, etc) http://www.slideshare.net/randfish/intro-to-mozcon-2016/24-L...
Does AMP count as another Google property that will push more than 49% of clicks their way? Hard to say, but it's a disturbing trend for a monopoly and a hard pill for publishers to swallow.
* back button is broken 1/2 the time
* the bar wastes 1/3 of my screen
* I can no longer see what site I am on in the url
* it's hard to navigate to the / of the site
* I can't forward the link
* being on a good network in US it solves no problem that I have
What I'd really like to see is a way to opt-out of seeing AMP'ed pages in my search results. Or at least a way to navigate from AMP page to its native version.
Further, I noticed that AMP is a signal for low quality content. I am guessing sophisticated publishers are conservative enough to wait and see. And individuals haven't bothered dealing with it. So you get low-end publishers in between.
The only valid criticism appears to be how google displays search results using its own URL and this toolbar it seems to break rather fundamental assumption about http and has the potential to break all sorts of tools that rely on the established structure of the web and open standards, as has already happened with the refer(r)er as mentioned in this response.
I wonder if there's a way to get the same result without rehosting content on their own URL. Couldn't they allow publishers to achieve the same result with a CNAME, possibly for amp.<hostname>.<tld>? And do the google servers add anything beyond being distributed caches? Because if not, it seems this level of indirection is redundant for websites already hosted on CDNs.
Regarding the toolbar: yeah, that's a terrible idea. I have no sympathy for publishers who object to it because if it reduces your retention rates there's probably more wrong with the content than the presentation. But as a user, it's the sort of "assisted browsing" that feels intrusive, like resizing the window or a "you need flash" popup (I don't).
Considering their market share in browsers isn't far behind the in search, I wonder why that function isn't just a chrome feature. Funny thing is: it's a feature that exists in Safari ("Search results snapback").
Congrats humanity. Your best invention ever and it only 20 years or so to completely fuck it up. This is why we can't have nice things.
> Were looking at ways to make the source link more discoverable and will update once that is done.
If Google was actually going to fix the issue, they would have said "we will make the close button direct users to the original site and will update once that is done" OR "we are changing the x (close) button to a (back) button".
"x" means "close" and "" means "back". This is confusing UX at the least and arguably a dark pattern.
I think it's a pretty fair position to take. If you don't like amp don't use it. We'll see if amp catches on over a period of time.
This is working as expected and you need to do more work to make AMP work for you?
Why can't it work with templates, why does content that was created need to be created again for AMP? This doesn't seem very scalable.
Also, the attribution for ads and analytics basically means you need to reimplement your entire tracking code within the schema and spec of AMP's analytics attributes which only supports a subset of existing providers rather than allowing an abstract interface.
Also to the point that AMP doesn't affect search position, is this true if someone serves a shitty AMP page? Or is it only true that it won't boost position?
> Guess what happens when the "close" button is clicked inside the AMP view?
And the amount of disingenuous on this just rubs me the wrong way:
> If you are not comfortable with traffic on your AMP pages, please do not publish AMP pages.
Note, It has been suggested that a speed rating on Google would be equivalent to the amp experience with less Google control.
Of all his 725-words response only 18 words directly address the problem:
>Were looking at ways to make the source link more discoverable and will update once that is done.
That's 2.5%. Is he really a tech lead?
> The Android users might have already noticed that it is now scrolling out of the way
It doesn't scroll away. Just checked on Google news with both Chrome and Opera. Android 6. Am I missing something?
What matters is if one gets the results he was searching for. And somehow those pages that have "amp" written nearby open faster, so let's click more on those.
Market pressure will drive decisions on whether it's better have amped pages (with those claimed drawbacks) or try to capture attention to the whole site with navigation and lighter pages.
And as a prisoner's dilemma, if sites that don't have amp are as fast as the amped, having "amp" near your link won't matter. If they are slower, the distinction will matter, independently of your specific optimization.
TL;DR Google AMP also hijacks app deep links
Since I normally use Firefox Mobile (has to try it with Chrome), I don't get the AMP icon and I'm taken to the requested site. I'm guessing this functionality is limited to Chrome and (maybe?) Safari on mobile.
AMP is attempting to solving a challenging problem, and although I don't personally agree with their solution, I've gotta recognize that opening the embedded AMP version of the page from the result of "git tips" was faster on Chrome than on Firefox. I'm hopeful that the lessons learned from this will be pushed upstream and help improve the web.
Also, the most significant new work - the UEFI support - seems to have quite a few issues.
Note that, despite the color-coding, the list of fixed issues is not the list of critical (red) issues!
That some person's weekend project doesn't have an audit like this expressing issues doesn't make it better - it makes it worse. Please consider that when reviewing the context of this paper.
Top OSTIF Donors These are the individuals and organizations that have given the most support to the OSTIF. Individuals: Derek Zimmer $1947 Zach Graves $188 Amir Montazery $200 Ben W $30 Nathan N $10 Groups: DuckDuckGo $25,000 VikingVPN $1000 A special thank you for website support from Mike from HTPCGuides.com
I read about the founder and long-time developer of a well-known, respected Linux distro, who had to move back to his hometown because he couldn't afford the Bay Area and has no health insurance. Maybe some of his millions of users could chip in a little for the incredible service he provides to them. How depressing.
Glad we finally have a security audit of this fork. True/VeraCrypt has been essential in defending the rights and freedoms of many people. Hope this project continues.
I tend to use FDE for non mission critical working environments, like casually surfing the web, or just messing around with code. FDE can go wrong at the worst of times, and can undo years of work if you let it.
That's why if you're using FDE for anything important, you should be backing up crucial data to containers, or otherwise preparing for the entire disk to be scrambled beyond repair and or bricked.
I would also suggest to take into account the fact that, albeit being open source, it is primarily developed by a French security company whose web pages https://www.idrix.fr/Root/ do not inspire confidence in combination with France's history of dealing with encryption. A conflict of interest can easily arise in such companies between the companies or authorities that pay them and the interests of the general public.
"You'll find below a partial list of those who gave us their full trust, as some of our customers prefer to remain discrete about our collaboration."
Perfectionism is a failure to optimize across a complex goal space, settling, instead, on ignoring the difficult (and beautifully complex) prioritisation problem in favour of over-optimizing a limited set of easily-defined goals ("getting an A") over longer-run priorities ("being a fulfilled and productive citizen").
What the Japanese culture and other Asian cultures similarly encourage however is discipline (majime, ), and the proper way (matomo, . This means parents instill time management (basically they force kids to take the time to study) and procedure (study environment, tools, focus, resources). This is the true cultural advantage.
With regards to suicide, this too can be correlated to culture with statistics, but it has nothing to do with perfectionism. I would attribute it more to their naivety when it comes to mental well being, and to self sacrifice. In other words, they think it's okay to suffer and sacrifice their mental health far past the safe line, and fare more than most would permit in the west. In Japan, your "self" takes a back seat to the onus of being the majime and matomo Japanese citizen.
The answer is to learn time management, discipline, and procedure, but while staying healthy, both physically and mentally. That's what OP's father did. He made sure his daughter's mental health was okay. That's what parents ought to do, and he deserves all the credit in the world.
Anxiety about school and grades may be an outcome of an increasing sense of uncertainty. The less confident one is about the prospects of the future, the more safety net they will desire. Getting the best possible education is perceived to be the best safety net short of a trust fund.
One major difference between 2016 and 1956 is the perceived likelihood (for Americans, anyway) that you'll be able to work on an assembly line, or, a customer support group, or that your white collar job will be done on-shore.
My advice to my kids was to seek a profession that could not be sent overseas, one way or the other. Such as dentist or lumberjack :-) But of course, we now have hair transplant robots which bodes poorly for both professions.
What it means to me is that navigating the rest of the 21st century requires thoughtfulness, sound analytical skills and a sense of agency. People have to be able to understand the relative impact of all manner of dynamic systems in the world, not just technology, but economics and government, and the way they all interact. Then, they need to plan how to do to stay relevant and execute their plan.
Learning that seems like a lot to ask from a public high school education these days, yet, I believe I learned it 40 years ago.
What has changed?
"I messed up at school" Well, I'm not a perfectionist so that's fine I'll just keep at the same pace. TURNS OUT, that pace wasn't so useful. "I am failing Chemistry" OH WELL. I'm not a perfectionist so it doesn't matter.
You can see how this can be a problem as a mantra to a certain type of person.
Many of the parents who put insane pressure on their kids to succeed academically do so because they can't afford schools like NYU- they have to get into more competitive schools that offer more financial aid or lower tuitions.
When my family (not including grandparents) moved to the U.S., my parents noticeably loosened up. I think it was because they didn't feel like they had to chase after me to do well so much anymore. They were kind of caught off guard by the school system. Math was the most important, but the stuff we were learning in math at the U.S. school were things we learned long ago in Ukraine so to them it looked like I was doing well and needed no chasing. In truth I was only doing well because my grandmother made me drill math so hard in Ukraine in prior years!
Unfortunately when in later years what we learned in American schools started to overtake what I had already known from Ukrainian schools, the relaxed attitude began to show in my grades. Perfect scores slipped to mid-lower 90s, then to Bs, and even some Cs. I remember failing one test - still can't remember why, even my teacher was shocked. I ended up graduating high school with "above average" grades, but nowhere near as good as they would've been had my grandmother kept charge of my learning.
While I don't miss my grandmother's yelling, I do wish my parents were a bit more strict back then (and at the same time realize that my lack of motivation in school was entirely my fault). I turned out ok, but feel like having a stronger grasp of math and more structured study habits would've been very beneficial later in life.
Often people strive for perfection in their grades, to the detriment of their finances, friendships, and personal development.
It happened to several people I know, they'd lock themselves away and study for hours instead of being social and forging relationships (which in the real world outside university are a lot more important than grades).
At the end of the day, everyone gets the same Degree (unless you're doing honours, where there are grades). It doesn't really matter what your grades were if you can network yourself into a job instead.
How to create intrinsic motivation is a harder question. There is some research that parents can create it by setting and clearly communicating expectations from an early age. But it's not conclusive.
We're clearly deep into nature/nurture territory here.
Mh parents agreed they'd pay me my GPA, which converted from the Danish grade range and currency meant I could make from 0 to 2 dollars a year..
I actually quite liked that system.
My parents were more or less in the pussycat camp, which led me to put an enormous amount of pressure on myself as I felt like they just said that to be nice, because they knew I was "gifted" and would ultimately do "what they really wanted". It wasn't good for me mental health wise.
For example you could have devout catholics that have the same work pressures and stressors but would never commit suicide (I don't know if that is true but I'm not sure about the authors position either).
Not sure we should be looking to this person's story as a role model.
To me school was a place where I went to hang out with friends for 7 to 8 hours, and yet, I don't remember my parents doing anything about it, not even a light discussion about my education. This went on for several years even during my early school years in the U.S. (my family immigrated in the middle of my 3rd grade year).
It was only when I started watching stargate and other scifi movies/tvshows that I got interested in science and technology, and thought "Hey, maybe I might try this thing called education so that I can do things that these guys are doing in the tv!", but realized that I was still extremely subpar at math and english (not to mention i even sucked at korean - got worse now, but i think i got a little bit better at english), and pretty much everything else, flunked algebra in high school and mostly Cs and rarely Bs on other subjects, and miraculously A in PE hahaha.
At the time I knew I had to do something about it, so I asked my parents for help, but sadly got close to none. They hired some tutors for me but it never worked out (you could really tell, the tutors were frustrated at how stupid I was). At some point I realized that I had to take this matter into my own hands - had to start all over from the fundamentals. At which point I actually started reading books, writing, memorizing, solving (math problems), I had to pretty much make up for what people usually learned in their primary school up to jr. high years. I eventually managed to do well in math, improved speaking/writing/reading in english a little bit, trained myself in scientific thinking, got into physics at a university and now I'm working as a software engineer. Buried in financial aid debt... :(
The thing about people though... is that we forget quite a lot of things we learned 10 years ago, but the most coolest thing nowadays is that as long as you have a way of getting information into your head, your education only ends at your last breath. Although when I was growing up I hardly saw my father, and my parents never intervened in regards to my education, they were there for moral support, life lessons, and the list goes on. I think that in the near future if I were to have children of my own, first and foremost I'd hope to see them growing up healthy, and that they'd find something they're interested in earlier in their lives, but I'm not sure if it will help to be strict with their education, we'll see.
The reason why we don't feel that way about the real world, is because the real world doesn't just have "remix procedural." You have to have some player-significant emergent effects coming out of the procedural generation. You see this in Minecraft. You even see it in the 1st generation of the original Elite game. The player's interest in your procedural world is directly dependent on how deep these emergent effects are. (So the emergent effects can be shallow or deep, with the corresponding amount of interest from the user.) (Which is why my procedural generated world primarily exists to support a procedural generated technology tree.)
But the mention of the diplodocus is just one example of how much of a clusterfuck NMS is: The diplodocus and other beautiful dinosaurs were part of the E3 demo that was presented to fans as NMS's procedural code in action. And, as the author notes, it doesn't appear to be something that actually was procedurally generated, but was hand-designed to make the E3 demo footage look good (and, to Hello Games's shame, they used this footage as the official advertising for NMS, even after release).
Here's one of the canonical parodies of the shady shit Hello Games pulled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvAwB7ogkik
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Also, using procedural as a "force multiplier" for content developers is really interesting: Letting them make snippets or "mad libs" and have algorithms mix and match and adjust under constraints that make the content make sense (i.e. buildings where the rooms have purpose and their interconnections make sense).
I know this has been explored in some games, particularly rogue-likes like Spelunky and Rogue Legacy.
What about shipping a trained neural network with your game taught with human-made levels to create even more levels? How neat would that be?
I just hope procedural generation doesn't get a bad name and is explored even more.
"Never once the same. Never twice very much different."
The Diablo 2 / 3 franchises do procedural dungeon generation, as does Spelunky. They have written rather thoughtful articles on some of their techniques.
(Hmmm, can't find anything concrete about Diablo. I'll keep looking).
I know it's not the main topic of discussion, but sometimes I find it overwhelming and frustrating to analyze things that I have full access to the codebase, and it's really quite humbling to see this level of success and dedication.
Really impressive work.
I hope there will be games for future generations of computers, maybe quantum computers, where world will be generated on the molecular level. Maybe very small world, but it will be interesting just to increase time speed and bring some action there - just watching of micro-world evolution will be interesting.
Have we landed in what seems like yet another mono-culture situation where there are actually several viable technologies at hand?
If so, that would be a real shame. Docker is broken in quite a lot of ways and needs all the competition it can get.
I guess the explanation might be the example image here: it's called "fedora". I thought running whole Linux distributions VM/LXC-style under Docker didn't really work - the Docker people always said you're only supposed run one app per container. Has this changed?
tl;dr run SmartOS?
>This ones easy. If you have this capability, you can bind to privileged ports (e.g., those below 1024).
Sure, it can bind to port 80 on a virtual network device that is unique to that docker container, unless you give the container host network privileges.
I wish the team all the best. I didn't expect that the site would cost ~$25K/month to keep up. That is a huge cost to be borne out of their own pockets, or from the modest investment money they had.
After being impressed with "OK Google" I decided to try out Siri on my iPhone 7. I have been shocked how much better "OK Google" works than Siri. I think Apple has a fair bit of catching up to do in this area.
With OK Google you can basically just tell it what app to open, what to do, etc., and it works. With Siri, something as simple as asking her to play a song doesn't actually start playing the song, it forces you to interact with a clunky UI on the siri screen first, then it doesn't even open the correct song in Apple Music.
I wonder how that'll work.
Hey Siri turn on flash light...
I cannot do that.
I think that Siri has the potential to improve non-linearly. If they can get Siri to be slightly more useful, the millions of iPhone owners will instantly use it more, creating a virtuous feedback loop.
Was Siri already based on neural nets?
No thank you TechCrunch... shame on you
For another complicated IRS recovery bounty case, see the story about Vanguard's "internal whistleblower" who is making the case to the IRS that their cost-saving structure is an unfair advantage, and that they owe taxes on those savings to the government. If that "whistleblower" prevails, he'll have harmed the retirement savings of tens of millions of Americans, all of whom benefit from Vanguard's novel structure. But there you go!
As for this guy's superiors not being prosecuted, yeah, that sucks. The prosecutors can only make the cases they can make; this guy confessed.
As secretary of state, in an unusual move Hillary Clinton intervened with UBS to help it out with the IRS and DOJ. He seems to imply that Hillary brokered the treaty to release the 52,000 names -- a deal which they backed out of citing Swiss law after only providing 4,500 names -- because of the global corporate elites tied to our government, politicians from all over the globe and CIA who would be implicated. He notes that the CIA funneled the money from Iran-Contra through a Swiss bank account, and the plane used to deliver the 400 million in unmarked cash to Iran came from Geneva. He also thinks it was the CIA that leaked the Panama Papers, selectively exposing names.
After Hillary's deal, the Swiss bank paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million for speaking gigs. Total donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation grew from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end of 2014, according the foundation and the bank.
There is no evidence of any link between Hillary's involvement in the case and the banks donations to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, or its hiring of Mr. Clinton. But her involvement with UBS is a prime example of how the Clintons' private and political activities overlap.
It should also be noted that in 2011 the Clinton Foundation announced a partnership with UBS on the CEO-UBS Small Business Advisory Program which connects "small businesses" with - One-on-one pro-bono strategic financial and business counseling - Access to the entire suite of UBS's resources, including senior leaders within the firm's marketing, human resources, operations and Investment Banking divisions - Opportunities to network with industry influencers and major decision makers in both the private and public sectors.
The ten small businesses enrolled in the program had average annual revenues of $8.44 million in 2010 and together employed a total of 400 people at the end of 2010. The entrepreneurs and their companies who participated are: Julie Azuma, Different Roads to Learning, Inc.; Dinesh and Josh Boaz, Direct Agents, Inc.; K.Y. Chow, GM Printing; Richelieu Dennis, Sundial Creations; Kenny Lao, Rickshaw Dumpling Bar; Tamara Mangum-Thomas, Sharpened Image, Inc.; Mike DiMarino, Linda Tool; Marjorie Perry, MZM Construction & Management Company, Inc.; Jeffrey Smalls, Smalls Electrical Construction, Inc.; and Larry Velez, Sinu.
What I can't figure out is if that evidence was actually retained and entered as evidence at trial, or if the image in the article I linked was a reconstruction.
I also can't seem to find any actual security definitions or proofs for the project; I am thus disinclined to trust any security guarantees this project claims to offer.
It will be interesting to see final benchmarks of performance, power consumption and price (PPP).
It's worth noting that Samsung announced 10nm DRAM back in April .
I looked up the core molecule 'PAMAM' or Poly(amidoamine) and it seems to show relatively low cytoxicity, but recent studies seem to shed some more light:
'More recently, a series of studies by Mukherjee et al. have shed some light on the mechanism of PAMAM cytotoxicity, providing evidence that the dendrimers break free of their encapsulating membrane (endosome) after being absorbed by the cell, causing harm to the cell's mitochondria and eventually leading to cell death. Further elucidation of the mechanism of PAMAM cytotoxicity would help resolve the dispute as to precisely how toxic the dendrimers are.'
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These star nanoparticles were termed structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers (SNAPPs). Unlike existing selfassembled antimicrobial macromolecules, which will dissociate to unimers below their critical micelle concentration, SNAPPs are stable unimolecular architectures up to infinite dilution. We demonstrate that SNAPPs exhibit superior antibacterial activity against a range of clinically important Gram-negative bacteria, possess high therapeutic indices and display selectivity towards pathogens over mammalian cells.
As a test of biocompatibility, the haemolytic activities of SNAPPs were investigated by incubating them with red blood cells at different nanoparticle concentrations. Both S16 and S32 had negligible haemolytic activity. Even at a very high concentration of >100 MBC, the extent of haemolysis was well below 30%. Subsequently, we investigated the viability of two types of mammalian cells (human embryonic kidney cells and rat hepatoma cells) in response to SNAPPs. The therapeutic indices (TI) of SNAPPs ranged from 52 to 171 , generally higher than the TI of colistin, which is currently being used as the last therapeutic option for MDR Gram-negative pathogens
I wouldn't want a treatment for my cold that could give me cancer in 20 years...
Why aren't phages being researched?
Does this target mitochondria too? Other bacteriocidal antibiotics apparently do so, because the structures are similar enough.
> Were currently in the exploration phase, trying to determine where this technology would be useful, said Xie.
I'd like to try that between my face and a guitar amp.
I always use a 4-speaker 4x12 cabinet even for practice just because the sound is more complex; the interference patterns change subtly as your head moves. That keeps the tone fresh if you're at it for several hours.
Imagine a "hologram grille" on a simple little combo amp with a 10" speaker. Maybe it could affect the tone in cool ways.
How would this work?
"[other couples] of more recent vintage with chromosomes exactly matched,"
To me, literal reading of that fragment would posit identical twins as married couples. Any other interpretations?
When a router receives a packet destined for a multicast group and that router has multiple destinations for that pocket, it must store that packet in memory until the last interface associated with that group can be written to. On networks which aren't heavily used that's not problem. Once you start utiziling your network however, the routers will be busy storing packets and their sensible-for-simple-cases buffers will become overwhelmed and you've got a multicast storm on your hands.
Great on paper, even works in test setups. Call me when you're running your kit to the limits, and I'll let you know you have a multicast problem.
And of course it should be said, VV, which was and is undergoing huge financial stress, has every incentive to believe its hands are clean, as it was desperate for the revenue from escort ads.
Hard to tell if Kutcher has revised his numbers. The Thorn site is vague about its numbers. It talks about hundreds of thousands of kids at risk, and on the about page, fuzzes the claim with "100,000 escort ad posted in the United States every day, and within these, there are ads that represent children."...the unsaid implication being that the number of escort ads per day may not have any real bearing on the actual number of children at risk.
It might seem pedantic to care about stats when children are at risk, but the purported goal of this Thorn initiative is to "use tech to fight child sexual exploitation", and its pages make as much mention about data science as the average tech startup press release. But worthwhile data science requires good data, not platitudes. It's not as if the fight against child abuse is as simple as throwing tech and computational resources at it, nor is that even necessarily the most efficient way to fight the problem.
Some of the problems they mention I know are already being worked on by other organizations.
How do they work with the FBI and the NCMEC? Do they work with local law enforcement?
As Germanic languages, Old English and Old Norse had a lot of similar vocabulary (e.g OE scirt, ON skirt, both meaning a unisex knee-length tunic, the former giving us the word 'shirt', the latter 'skirt'): but their grammar, especially their inflections, were different. Middle English, so the theory grows, developed from what was essentially a creole of Old English and Old Norse, which is why modern English does not have the complexities of inflection of, say, modern German.
You can read it here:https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language...
I wonder some times if Winstanley had a point --along modern day French, when he decried the assault of a foreign language on the indigenous culture. Never the less, I think we are better off for it.
Truly, said Wamba, without stirring from the spot, I have consulted my legs upon this matter, and they are altogether of opinion, that to carry my gay garments through these sloughs, would be an act of unfriendship to my sovereign person and royal wardrobe; wherefore, Gurth, I advise thee to call off Fangs, and leave the [swine] herd to their destiny, which, whether they meet with bands of travelling soldiers, or of outlaws, or of wandering pilgrims, can be little else than to be converted into Normans before morning, to thy no small ease and comfort.
The swine turned Normans to my comfort! quoth Gurth; expound that to me, Wamba, for my brain is too dull, and my mind too vexed, to read riddles.
Why, how call you those grunting brutes running about on their four legs? demanded Wamba.
Swine, fool, swine, said the herd, every fool knows that.
And swine is good Saxon, said the Jester; but how call you the sow when she is flayed, and drawn, and quartered, and hung up by the heels, like a traitor?
Pork, answered the swine-herd.
I am very glad every fool knows that too, said Wamba, and pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles; what dost thou think of this, friend Gurth, ha?
It is but too true doctrine, friend Wamba, however it got into thy fools pate.
Nay, I can tell you more, said Wamba, in the same tone; there is old Alderman Ox continues to hold his Saxon epithet, while he is under the charge of serfs and bondsmen such as thou, but becomes Beef, a fiery French gallant, when he arrives before the worshipful jaws that are destined to consume him. Mynheer Calf, too, becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner; he is Saxon when he requires tendance, and takes a Norman name when he becomes matter of enjoyment.
By St Dunstan, answered Gurth, thou speakest but sad truths; little is left to us but the air we breathe, and that appears to have been reserved with much hesitation, solely for the purpose of enabling us to endure the tasks they lay upon our shoulders. The finest and the fattest is for their board; the loveliest is for their couch; the best and bravest supply their foreign masters with soldiers, and whiten distant lands with their bones, leaving few here who have either will or the power to protect the unfortunate Saxon.
The Normans were perhaps one of the most fearsome dynasties the modern world has known. They were birthed by a Viking Earl named Rollo, who basically pillaged his way into northern France around 876 and was so fearsome that the French actually gave him the lands he invaded in exchange for him not fucking them up so hardcore anymore. His descendants included William the Conqueror, and they ruled lands such as England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Sicily and Antioch, and generally kicked ass for a few hundred years as feared warriors and mercenaries. (Btw, if you want to see a statue of Rollo and don't want to go all the way to Rouen, France, you can visit a replica in Fargo, North Dakota)
Normandy was a powerful and independent region, even through its contested ownership over the hundred years' war, up to about 1468 when it began to cede its autonomy to Paris. Modern Normans are pretty proud of their heritage, and there's still a friendly rivalry with the neighboring Bretons. What really struck me was a kids theme park called Festyland outside Caen, sort of near Rouen. Lots of rides and attractions surrounding the battle of hastings and the Viking origins of the Normans. The billboards advertising Festyland shows a bunch of little Viking kids carrying off a princess tied to a wooden pole. Cute.
I have noticed many of the same effects using the novint falcon haptic controller. It almost feels as if your hand is being pushed on when in fact it is not.