@masonwheeler That's the one character where I actually liked what Jordan was doing, but I didn't notice as much of a difference apparently with him.
The thing that annoyed me about the series was the writing and most of the characters: Jordan even managed to cheapen Min massively by the end. Maybe he just hated women?
It all looks incredibly good on paper, apart from the budget Bene Gesserit - but the prologue of the first book is the only part that actually had anything happen. Especially after book 3, the story just grinds to a halt, and takes another 9 books to start going anywhere again.
Sanderson picked up just after he started to get the plot moving again, and didn't waste any time. He may have made Rand and Moirane a bit too stoned, but at least they finally did things at long last. Things that you knew they'd do after book 3.
@cvi Probably also applies to 'our pointer values are always 8-byte aligned so I can use the last 3 bits for something else'.
The nasal demons from that are going to leave a large crater in the face of whoever says it.
Or in Denver, if you run it on a DeathStation 9000.
IIRC the talk I mentioned above also outline a tuple<>-like wrapper that combines pointers with some other data (up to N bits of it). As mentioned, this was from one of the LLVM devs, although I don't think that particular concept has made it into their code base (yet?).
@RaceProUK You don't even really have to use Sinon if you have another method of mocking out Thread.sleep(). The key is, you want to control the scheduling, not leave that up to the OS. Then you schedule the callback immediately and verify that it runs correctly.
sinon just makes it easier because it controls the passage of time, so you can say "100 ms passed, did the callback run?".
Ditto for async stuff, really: you want to control the scheduling of routines within the test. So you can say, run this one, run that one, check if this other one ran.
If the USB transfer device is not reused on the unclassified network, then the airgap is working as intended.
As long as the device itself wasn't malicious, yes. You don't want it depositing malware on the secure machine even if you never use the USB stick again.
If the USB device is reused on the unclassified network, then I don't see why this facility passed its security audits.
Yeah, this. When I worked at a facility that handled classified information, it was more floppies than USB drives that were in question, but the rule was that any disk which had been used on the secure network had to permanently be treated as the highest level of classification available on the secure network, and could never ever be used on the unsecured network again.
a day later it was still alive enough to bite someone
Dead snakes can still react to physical stimuli in really odd ways. When my dad was younger, he and some of his friends caught some rattlesnakes, beheaded them, and stuck them in a cooler to be cooked and eaten later. One of the friends opened the cooler to drop in another dead snake, and one of the bodies already in the cooler struck out at his (warm) arm as if to bite him. Of course, being headless, it couldn't actually bite, but it scared the dickens out of the guy, and they all had a good laugh about it. Then, as young guys are wont to do, they recreated the scenario a few more times with more unsuspecting victims.
Yeah, this type of reaction typically lasts for no more than ~24 hours. It's the reason I was taught to cut off and bury the head of a dead rattlesnake.
ETA: This should preferably be done with something long handled, like a shovel or machete.
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Especially those asshats that insist on leaving their brights on.
Don't even get me started on this. Australians are absolutely hopeless with their lights. I was taught to turn off the high beams when coming into a blind corner. Absolutely nobody does it here so I hope you enjoy a faceful of light as you're coming around a sharp bend. And then there are the fog lights... Seriously, how dumb do you have to be to draw a parallel between "dark" and "fog lights"?!
I almost never have my high beams on. Yet another benefit of living where I live I suppose...
@Karla are the classes conflicting with classes that you're using? Wouldn't it be simpler to just wipe out class names and attributes from the HTML version of what they paste, kind of like we do on posts here?
No, it wasn't the classes. They had no effect. It was the pre tag. Previously, I was only stripping out pre tags with no attributes.