T-10 to Blue Origin flight
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T-10 to Blue Origin flight
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It's inappropriate everywhere, since it's worded just like a mafia thug would do. They don't say "if you do X I will kill you", they say "what you're doing is dangerous, it would be a shame if some bad people would hurt you because of that".
Don't forget about competition. It's a good thing that Musk has both Bezos and Branson biting his ass from their own rockets, if not only for PR.
> Lone wolf creepers or quasi legal harassment companies have access to similar tools.
I would take that for granted, as I do with any government, including mine. But thinking that you're more likely to be kept under surveillance by the same government -no matter the color- you fund with your taxes, than some private or foreign entity, makes this even more revolting. Makes one think if nationalism was invented as a tool to throw smoke in the eyes and minds of people so that they can't see their rulers for what they really are.
> Is this the end of stock footage copyright?
We probably need ThisMonumentDoesntExist.com for that.
That NSO Group infrastructure was burned, the one you reported (still) isn't.
Unfortunately, under the table agreements are a thing, all it needs is all parties to have something to gain, and the media looking elsewhere.
> exFAT is probably better in terms of cross platform compatibility and addresses a lot of the limitations of FAT while remaining portable.
Still it is a shame that we're kept back literally decades when it comes to file exchange due to corporate culture polluting every corner of IT. Ensuring file export options plus file formats full documentation, should be among the most important requirements any software should satisfy to be even considered for professional use.
I sincerely hope those were machines with dedicated mining boards and no gfx cards in them. It would hurt to know that they could destroy something whose prices skyrocketed recently for various reasons.
When you get a government contract in this and similar fields, it usually comes with protection against most laws, no matter which ones are broken and where (see "Blackwater").
I would definitely consider Haiku for music if it had the same low latency capabilities as BeOS, but latency aside, a lot changed since the BeOS era: today pretty much all non consumer audio interfaces are external, therefore driver support for them is needed as well. Also it's not uncommon to see hybrid systems in which Linux runs a DAW and its plugins under WINE. It's a mess to configure and breaks very easily (lesson learned: don't do that in your tinkering machine that you upgrade often or install/compile different kernels etc. use a separate machine for Linux+music), so a WINE port would be useful as well, but I guess it'd be a huge job.
> Under Linux, I would require many more dependancies since I have no guarantee what libraries or API’s the users have installed.
That is an unfortunate, probably unavoidable, byproduct of the freedom that brought Linux on so many computers, platforms and users. Everyone can write a software, or fork an existing one, nobody enforces a standard for development or integration. I guess it's not easy to build a giant free community around a free software and keep consistency. It's a mess, and has been a necessary one when the aim was to spread Linux as much as possible, but now we're paying the consequences. (Which is why I believe the day Microsoft will reveal their Linux distro, bringing stability and unification behind a known brand, is the day all non technical die-hard users and more importantly most commercial entities that use Linux will abandon the usual distributions, essentially killing them.) Haiku however was born as a clone of a closed system, and only recently is seeing some media coverage; there's no guarantee that, should it one day reach Linux' level of popularity, the influx of developers , users, and demand for more software, won't create the same issues there as well.
> Open source has one really good benefit, Having more eyes on the code, which means less likely a bug goes undetected.
This a million times.
The concept is so simple it doesn't even need proof or examples as solid arguments, but just in case, here's one: the famous Interbase backdoor.
Interbase was a database engine by Borland. In 1994 some developer added a hardcoded credential backdoor to ease development, but forgot to remove it in production. The backdoor wasn't malicious, yet still dangerous as it gave administrator privileges to anyone; it went unnoticed for about seven years and multiple versions of the product. In mid 2000, Borland released Interbase as Open Source, and within six months the vulnerability was discovered and fixed.
Pretty sure you're right. Mccarthysm ended decades ago, but its effects are still there. We probably need to evolve for some time (centuries?) before a politician can openly speak about anything related to communism without being labeled as the devil and see their career destroyed in seconds.
Thanks for the link. I'm not into lutes, but i found this among the suggested videos, and now am in love.
Yes, I'm sure the deep bass it can produce can only be heard and felt in person. Also in some videos, especially the 480p ones, the low bitrate artifacts are clearly audible.
Yikes! This is crazy. I could understand if an AC breaks in some general's tent in the backlines, but preventing soldiers to repair things in combat zone can have serious consequences. Ok, it may not be like the old days when some wire and duct tape could keep a plane flying; today if you need a chip you need a chip; but for fsck sake, let them bring spares and documentation, rather than forcing them to wait for service. I'm not even from the US, this is against the education everyone in the military should have been taught everywhere.
Just imagine this being replaced by business cards with the service phone numbers on them (bookmark it, quality is excellent).
This is great! I don't know how much of it is open in the -all specs open- sense, but being able to install usual OSes on it, paired with the really nice price, makes the platform interesting for a lot more uses other than gaming. In fact, I don't see it as a simple gaming platform but also a portable terminal with lots of buttons. Hopefully more competition in this field will also help bring down prices of other interesting gear such as the GPD handhelds and mini-PCs, the One Xplayer etc.
Not to be taken to the letter though. He criticizes the Alesis SR-16 for having a tape in-out interface as only way to back up data, which is 100% false since that drum machine implements MIDI Sysex messages allowing the use of software editors/librarians on a PC through the MIDI interface, which is pretty much every non ancient piece of gear still uses these days.
> In switzerland they are without fridge in the store and then go straight into it at home. No idea if and how this makes sense.
Same here (Italy). It might be due to them having a relatively long conservation life compared to other food. They stay no more than 4-5 days at ambient (albeit cooled) temperature at the store, but their marked life is usually about 2 weeks. Fresh natural eggs, those we sometimes get from relatives who have a farm in the south, last a lot more, often well exceeding 3 weeks after travelling over 500 km by car.