The metric does not measure what it is claimed it does, and even if it did it would be meaningless for assessing the role of Dr. Kate Bouman in creating the image. I'll go on to why, but I first want to draw particularly attention to the fact that Dr. Bouman has explicitly rejected the idea that she deserves sole credit:
But Dr Bouman, now an assistant ...
Technically, that is the percentage of the code she contributed, 2410 lines in 90 commits.
But that tells us nothing about what the code does. Andrew Chael, the man who is credited with doing the work in that article, has spoken up against the rhetoric used against her.
Yes, most modern computer processors include hardware with the capability to fully control all components of the computer (regardless of the power state of the system as a whole), to access all data while the computer is running, and to connect to the internet (in any power state).
However, the remote control aspect of the functionality this hardware ...
It is true that you do not need numbers, special characters, etc for a strong password. If you instead increase the length of the password, the entropy will increase as well. See for example this entropy table. To get 64 bit of entropy, you could have a 14 character lowercase password, or you could have a 10 character password with all printable ASCII ...
The old title asked "Did researcher Katie Bouman only contribute 0.26% of code that created Black Hole image," and the existing answers do a good job explaining why it isn't true and why lines of code aren't a useful metric. The new title, however, asks "Was credit for the black hole image misappropriated?" and the correct answer should appear rather ...
There is a significant amount of anecdotal evidence that supports the claim that, not only did this happen once, but that it happens rather frequently. Unfortunately, most of these claims appear to come from members of the security industry, which may have a vested interest in convincing people that this type of activity is taking place.
The type of theft ...
According to Quote Investigator, the evidence is inconclusive.
In 1985 InfoWorld quoted him as saying
When we set the upper limit of PC-DOS at 640K, we thought nobody would ever need that much memory.
(The quote was not sourced)
The way I would interpret this is that he thought PCs and PC-DOS would be dead before the memory limit would be a problem. This ...
The claim is false. The soldier does not have evidence of unlicensed software.
The claims are based entirely on photographs and witness statements from an anonymous source. There are a number of problems with the claim:
The photos show computers which have not been activated. This is not the same thing as unlicensed.
The US Army negotiates to license ...
It's likely a scam:
Apple's products have fixed prices and, for example, a MD711CH costs around 1000US$ in China:
Also, there is a large "fakes" industry in China. They even have tons of fake Apple stores!
The story with regards Bill Gates scheduling classes is true, although if this would be considered "tampering" is best left to the reader. According to Bill Gates, he actually wrote a computerized class scheduler for Lackside School in which he included an extra feature,
Of course, a whole new dimension of relevance came when I was asked to
do a ...
This article claims that in 2010, the "Bill Of Material" for the cheapest MacBook Air was $718. So if, for example, Foxconn decided to buy some extra parts and do an extra shift to produce some MacBook Airs on their own and sold them at cost, they would cost $718.
The Bill Of Materials has probably gone down since then, but even so there is no way that a ...
Brian Krebs (noted and respected infosec analyst and blogger) reported this on 27th Jan.
First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs
ATM “jackpotting” — a sophisticated crime in which thieves install malicious software and/or hardware at ATMs that forces the machines to spit out huge volumes of cash on demand — has long been a threat for ...
Yes in the sense that it uses quantum properties to perform computations, but no in the more general case since it is not a Turing machine (i.e. universal computer).
This answer is somewhat complicated by the fact that what the general public thinks of as a computer and what computer scientists formally define as a Turing machine. Turing machines are ...
No, the text was not generated entirely by a computer program. Humans worked with the algorithm to generate the sentences, selected the ones they liked best, edited them into a story, and even added some of their own.
Botnik's tweet describes their code as "predictive keyboards"--the same sort of technology that phones without full keyboards use to guess ...
Is there evidence to support that the decrease in time slice duration
causes the dramatic battery use increase claimed in the article?
Quoting a technical paper released by Microsoft as part of their hardware developer documentation, Timers, Timer Resolution, and Development of Efficient Code:
If the system timer interval is decreased to less ...
No, it does not make your computer hardware run any faster.
It may make the common software applications they provide for you run faster, depending on how your old machine is configured.
As indicated in their How It Works page, it is actually a USB key holding a Live USB Linux Distribution.
There is thus no hardware involved to make the computer ...
The Register article was most likely a feed from this very brief and unsourced InformationWeek article, dated two days before the article in The Register.
The story has the ring of urban legend to it. People who work behind the scenes have sometimes gruesome stories about lost equipment, lost machinery, and even lost people showing up years after the fact.
The "damage" done by screens is in the form of eye strain. Your eyeball focuses by using muscles in the eye to change the shape of the lens within the eye, to properly focus incoming light onto the correct portion of the retina.
It is the second part of your eye, after the cornea, that helps to focus light and images on your retina. Because the lens is ...
I found a full account of pre-computerized reservation systems on Wikipedia's Reservisor article. The account is sourced to a single book, which I cannot get due to worldwide library closures, but compared to the accounts in the question it has far more details on what made the binoculars necessary.
At the time, bookings were handled by a system known as &...
Yes, it happens. Here are some cases where a laptop was identified as the cause of a fire by officials:
House burns down; laptop left on cardboard to recharge overheats, catches fire
Laptop starts fire in dorm; 90 students displaced
Laptop left charging on bed starts fire
There's more. Search Google News for 'fire was caused by laptop computer'
Scientifically, i feel this is not possible to happen, since all
laptops have a thermal sensor, which when crosses a certain threshold,
just turns the laptop off, and i feel just the heat is not sufficient
to start a fire, without any actual source of fire like a spark of
some kind,an electrical short or a chemical reaction. Is my
Yes. But let's keep PNG or JPG out of the picture since they're quite complex formats. If we'd talk about a simple bitmap it's much easier.
If you keep increasing one number (1, 2, 3, 4) and then another number everytime from 1 up to that number you get a sequence like this:
This is respectively the width and height of your ...
"Sleep mode" (on a computer or notebook) is a term that can hold different meaning. Generally it is considered S3 as defined by the ACPI specification, otherwise called "suspend-to-RAM," where your computer's RAM remains powered (let's call it charged) so that everything your computer is "thinking" at the time it entered sleep mode, it will resume thinking ...
Windows 10 recognizes SSDs and treats them differently than standard HDDs, meaning that there is actually no risk on damaging your SSD.
To quote Scott Hanselman
No, Windows is not foolishly or blindly running a defrag on your SSD
every night, and no, Windows defrag isn't shortening the life of your
SSD unnecessarily. Modern SSDs don't work the same ...
There is no single right answer to how much entropy a password has: the result will depend on the assumptions the attacker will make about it, and these are unknown. More or less reasonable guesses can be made about these assumptions, giving more or less reasonable entropy values.
This article at explainxkcd covers the comic in question. It explains the ...
Your own article cites its source, which in similar form is a collection of "interesting" outcomes of machine learning experiments. The relevant portion is here:
Lincoln Labs evaluated GenProg on a buggy sorting program, researchers created tests that measured
whether the numbers output by the sorting algorithm were in sorted order. However, ...
This question is ultimately a matter of opinion - here are the opinions of a number of relevant experts:
Scott Aaronson, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT,
On the one hand, the widespread praise for this reply surely says more about how low the usual standards for politicians are, and about Trudeau’s fine comic ...