Jonathan and Charlotte were an English classical crossover duo from Essex. They finished as runners-up in the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, being beaten to the winning post on 12 May by dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey.
Tripping on a hockey stick
DDoS attacks in general are on the rise, according to Arbor Networks, a security firm in Burlington, Mass., after a “hockey stick” growth trajectory, meaning flat growth followed by an extreme increase in growth, resembling an image of a hockey stick.
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Never let technology lead design
“A lot of these solutions were born out of a programmer’s ability to do something rather than the reader’s enthusiasm for things they need,” said Peter Meyers, author of “Breaking the Page,” a forthcoming look at the digital transformation of books. “We pursued distractions and called them enhancements.”
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November 16, 2011 at 17:44
September 14, 2012 at 09:13
You have provided every thing except that matrix3D class - ultimately your tutorial is not fetching. Why on earth you did that thing? that tweeked link also is not giving any direct clue for creating that class. I tried to practice and benefit myself. I have copied and pasted all the code above and It is working fine. But It is only a static minute blur. Commonly all the tutorial writers provide their completed source code as a zip to download. You provided nothing between those two options. I am failed to create the rotations and this tutorial is useless in that context.
September 20, 2012 at 05:51
Once again I want to express my inconvenience. As Ling as you didn’t provide any source code as zip. visiting this page is waste of visitor’s time.basically your effort to make all the 3D ingredients simple is good. But how it will be usefull tyo the visitor, if you provided a half-baked example to practice? I myself tried to tweek that matrix3D from your site, and I found there was no transformArray meghod as you are using in your SCene3D class. What is your motto in publishing this article here? I am unable t get the result what you are showing here. It will be good for your personal pleasure, but what about people who are inteested to get benefit from your site?
September 25, 2012 at 13:21
can I hope for a repons efrom you?Really your 3D model is very straight forward and easily applicable. But I am unable to find that missing elements any where.Still I am unable to get it, how to continue from your beautifull work?Please provide yorself with a downloadable zip fle. I am very much eager to follow this technique.
October 13, 2012 at 11:28
October 19, 2012 at 06:00
i think this comment which starts with ‘Those of you asking’ - is from this site owner. But why you are not so cooperative to put a zipped source, which is a workable version? The visitors for this site are not simpletons. We are programmers. We had our own assignments. when we saw some thing is useful to continue our quest, we want some well-organized content to use it. in our works.It will be very irksome to collect all the pieces spread on internet. it will take time also.
As you are explaining that you did some useful stuff, You need t share with us openly. really I loved your code and approach. But the basic encouragement - providing a full functional zipped code - is void her. please think that when some body came to your home, how do you receive them ? not like this half-haerted welcome - am I right?
October 21, 2012 at 06:23
January 07, 2013 at 14:03
I’m not the author. I just read the demo code carefully and found the “missing” (i.e. not missing at all) code.
Having said that I agree with dascream :)
Have a great 2013.
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Recently Aaron Swartz committed suicide. That’s sad.
As often happens, a sad event whose implications are difficult to understand leads to myth-making.
Myths are filled with untruths, and morals. The myths surrounding this sad event are being wrapped around this (nearly arbitrary) skeleton.
1. Swartz was a great genius
2. Swartz’s genius allowed him a deeper understanding than most other people.
3. Swartz identified a dangerous error in how information in a society is distributed.
4. Swartz spoke truth to power, and acted judiciously in committing illegal acts which were, it is argued, nevertheless righteous
5. The power structure of a complacent society rose up to crush the just acts of this misunderstood genius who sole goal was to free the masses from the invisible chains constraining them.
6. Rather than suffer the injustice of excessive punishment for (it is argued) “minor crimes”, Swartz commits suicide.
7. The world has lost a hero; today we are all Aaron Swartz.
One of the great geniuses of computing is Ken Thompson.
In 1984 (!!) he wrote “Reflections on Trusting Trust” ( http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html )
He finishes his award-winning paper, which describes some brilliant hackery, like this:
After trying to convince you that I cannot be trusted, I wish to moralize. I would like to criticize the press in its handling of the “hackers,” the 414 gang, the Dalton gang, etc. The acts performed by these kids are vandalism at best and probably trespass and theft at worst. It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution. The companies that are vulnerable to this activity (and most large companies are very vulnerable) are pressing hard to update the criminal code. Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.
There is an explosive situation brewing. On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. On the other hand, the acts performed by these kids will soon be punishable by years in prison.
I have watched kids testifying before Congress. It is clear that they are completely unaware of the seriousness of their acts. There is obviously a cultural gap. The act of breaking into a computer system has to have the same social stigma as breaking into a neighbor’s house. It should not matter that the neighbor’s door is unlocked. The press must learn that misguided use of a computer is no more amazing than drunk driving of an automobile.
There are in the U.S. approximately 30,000 executives, with incomes of $50,000 or more. These men sit on the top-most rungs of the business ladder either as managers or as owners of their own businesses. Obviously there is no “average” executive among them (they are all singular men). But their lives do have certain common characteristics, and there is visible a kind of composite way of executive life.
The successful American executive, for example, gets up early—about 7:00 A.M.—eats a large breakfast, and rushes to his office by train or auto. It is not unusual for him, after spending from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. in his office, to hurry home, eat dinner, and crawl into bed with a briefcase full of homework. He is constantly pressed for time, and a great deal of the time he spends in his office is extraneous to his business. He gets himself involved in all kinds of community work, either because he wants to or because he figures he has to for the sake of public relations.
If he is a top executive he lives on an economic scale not too different from that of the man on the next-lower income rung. He surrenders around 40 per cent of his salary to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (he may cough up as much as 75 per cent) but still manages to put a little of his income in stocks, bonds, life insurance. He owns two cars, and gets along with one or two servants. What time he has left from his work—on weekends and brief vacations—he spends exercising, preferably outdoors, and usually at golf. Next to golf, fishing is the most popular executive diversion.
He spends almost no time on politics. He entertains often because he must (i.e., for business reasons or on account of his wife) and, under much the same compulsion, he attends cultural events. He does little reading outside of newspapers, newsmagazines, reports, and trade papers. (For a notable exception, see “Texas Eastern’s Naff,” page 108.) He drinks, if he drinks at all, moderately and on a schedule. Alcoholism, it is clear, does not go with success and is to be found only among some executives’ bored wives. Extramarital relations in the top American business world are not important enough to discuss.