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E-mailed. :-)

I spent a solid 5 minutes trying to get what this project had to do with the Pinecone board, the BL602 based dev board by Pine64.org. In my head IoT over secure decentralized channels made sense, so it had to be a connection somewhere:)

It's interesting to see so many of these satellites are listed as "Bright" in my area.

Before the launches, the HN crowd promised repeatedly that nobody would be able to see these satellites and they would not change the night sky at all, and that that looking up in wonder is only something that old people and luddites do, because nothing is more important than global always-on sacred holy internet access.

Re-entry is a bit of a feature, though - should a satellite be DOA, it will be in a low orbit and burn up faster.

Not that unusual. Japanese, Korean, and traditional Chinese are primarily written vertically, right-to-left: https://i.imgur.com/Jai2Qcm.png

The common exception was technical works, and translations, which from the early 20th century onward often went horizontal and left-to-right to allow using the Latin alphabet, math equations, etc.

Well. That was the situation until very recently. The first Korean newspaper to switch to horizontal text did so in 1988. It was universal by the mid-90s. It's rare to see now outside of signs. Traditional Chinese areas have been changing rapidly too, but vertical text for newspapers and novels has its traditionalist holdouts. Japanese is probably the most resistant. But horizontal text is ascendant there too.

And this massive shift is mostly because software can't handle vertical text. It was terrible then. Even today for publication quality it probably requires specialized Taiwanese or Japanese software.

An observation to close with: Perhaps a little ironically, the Mongolian script is distantly derived from a rotated version of the Syriac script that went along the silk road route, and is distantly related to our Latin alphabet. It was rotated 90 degrees most likely for no other reason than because it works well alongside Chinese. This is a recurring theme, it seems.

I think you are in a hell of a bubble. I've worked at several large companies over the years and would have to say that many of the engineers i've worked with have all come from vastly different backgrounds. I've certainly worked with some people with very impressive academic credentials but the majority do not.. and that could mean an engineering degree from a run of the mill school, a degree in an unrelated field or no academic credentials at all.

In mobile Safari, you can reduce the text size to 75% to fit more in the viewport but on the posted page, there's a max-width set that still makes horizontal scrolling necessary.

What you'd probably rather have is for the `<pre>` element's default styling of `white-space: pre` to be changed to `white-space: normal`, that would make the text wrap as it does in paragraphs and such. It's easy to tell when such wrapping is happening in the code block styling that includes line numbers.

Oh I'm sorry you're a German living in a utopia? This clearly doesn't apply to you. You should just do whatever your government tells you. Turn off the camera, hand over the guns and get on the train. Everything will be Ok.

It undermines nothing.

You can run container workloads in "real" VMs too; for instance, check out Kata Containers. Containers are a way of packaging applications; confusingly, they happen to also have a reference standard runtime associated with them. But you don't have to use it.

The kernel does essentially have two rings: the “regular” exception level and the “guarded” level.

Of course China is going to be emitting more carbon, they are trying to climb their way up to first world living standards. And why not, they have the human capital, they have the will, and they have the organizational capacity to make it happen.

They are not going to let the hangups of the West be a roadblock on that march.

Neither, for that matter, will India.

These types of worries are strictly for the West, and third world nations participate in the global warming outcry because they see an opportunity for obtaining subsidies from this project.

The moment there are costs instead of subsidies, and third world nations are portrayed as perpetrators instead of victims, you will see the developing world rapidly lose interest in this project of curtailing carbon emissions.

China is worried about technological progress, employment, and social stability. Everything else is nice-to-have. I don't blame them.

Because titanium dioxide sounded super healthy few years ago

Have been using Fastmail for many years and found their service and support to be excellent.

I've recently seen documents marked CUI. And yes, I went with the most recent information. However, there are many possible markings, https://www.archives.gov/cui/registry/category-marking-list.

You might have seen documents marked 'Controlled' in the past.

800-171 has been required since 2017.

I know what it’s called, but thanks for pointing it out.

I certainly found it very obscure the one time I had to investigate a minified app, that’s why I asked.

The thing is that they may have an amazing breakthrough - but at least three are needed to make a workable quantum computer (time for decoherence, control/measurement, error correction).

A lot of people in Florida ignored the Governors advice and self-locked down. So there's no real way to know what the impact of lockdowns were in Florida.

Defunct low orbit satellites are not a giant issue as they deorbit relatively quickly.

There's not much to it. Ignore the "hover me" label, and just hover over the highlighted parts of the code. They change color on hover.

Here are graphs for the US, China and Germany. You could add all three to one graph but it is bugged and does not show which curve belongs to which country, so better show them side by side in different windows:




This is the article that these graphs come from:


right, and the best estimates of having a meaningful operational force is by the end of the decade:


"The Russian military will be supplied with 76 jets by 2028, 22 of which will be operational by 2024."

Though i don't believe those estimates for a lot of reasons. In particular most of the Russian new military hardware - i mean generationally new, not just modernizations - that has been shown and planned for deliveries starting in the last decade hasn't yet materialized, with the money being one of the key reasons.

$80k-100k would afford a great lifestyle in much of the US, geographically speaking. The problem is that those jobs are concentrated in areas with a higher COL. We also have to pay for things like medical insurance in the US. I know software salaries are lower in the EU (in general), I assume it's the same for biotech too.

I have a Starlink deposit down and I still have my doubts about the merits of that trade-off. My reasoning is amateur astronomy is ruined anyhow so I may as well be able to stream Netflix on more devices and as a side benefit tech monopolies will be able to further extend their influence.

Which, frankly, feels rather sordid.

And in any event Starlink is nothing compared to the assholes planning satellite billboards.

My purely personal opinion is that it should be obvious why manufacturers/vendors don't document everything in great detail: that is tantamount to making those implementation details API and promising support for some indefinite period into the future - no matter how many warnings are put on it. Any observable behavior of a system (or CPU instruction set) becomes public API over time.

People get irately angry when a warranty replacement ends up with a slightly different system (CPU stepping, firmware revision, or whatever) that breaks something. They get only slightly less angry when buying a newer system does the same: "XYZ worked on my previous system!!!!1 this is broken garbage!!1111 Widget Inc is deliberately screwing over loyal paying customers to force us to buy more widgets, it makes me sick!!!!!1111" - this is not too far off from comments made here on HN at times.

Making seemingly trivial changes becomes an exercise in walking a minefield of unknown compatibility constraints.

That's besides the extra work of hiring technical writers to spend time converting a jumble of engineering notes, comments on bug tickets, and code comments into publicly presentable documentation - and making sure to keep all of that up to date when anything changes. For something almost no one knows or cares about that you may completely change in the next version.

Scientific experiments also try to prove surprising results.

"We believed this surprising thing might be true. To our surprise, nothing unusual happened."

What's generally surprising is not the same as what is surprising given the researchers' prior expectations. (What is surprising also changes over time, as a result of those experiments!)


A future without passwords (https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/a-simpler-and...)

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Excuse my ignorance, but what's the advantage of 48v vs 12v? I didn't hear them talk about it.

Yes, I have heard that extroversion isn't necessary at leadership but I see it like a sales-man job to convince every stake-holder ( maybe another assumption ) Our mind and brain is a habit and pattern machines which doesn't let us change so easily. right? But i guess i will have to get there slowly.

Charities are often corporations. Corporation doesn't mean for-profit, and it doesn't mean publicly traded. At its core it just means "an organization that is legally treated as a unit". Goodwill is not publicly traded (since, as a non-profit, that wouldn't make much sense).

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