339 posts • joined 6 Apr 2007
Re: You mean
Odd. I read the article to say that, instead of using biometrics, it's using the body as a network cable of sorts, the signal going through the body instead of through air to reduce sniffing. The fingerprint scanner portion is that it just happens to be common enough to touch and act as a transmitter, but this isn't actually using the scanning of fingerprints to communicate.
In which case, biometrics don't play a part in this, unless that includes 'is currently touching two things at the same time.'
Re: Civil War
"After that we can get the Windows / Linux / Mac users up against the wall"
Meanwhile, the Amiga users would be rubbing their hands together, saying, "Soon, revenge shall be ours!"
AManFromMars is back?
Oh man. Either I've been reading the wrong articles, or it's been a while! How's everyone's favorite artificially intelligent commentbot doing? I've missed you!
Edit: Huh. Looks like I *have* been reading the wrong articles.
Re: Let me see...
The speed in downloading sounds more plausible. It's the actual 'upload to a device' and 'sell on app store' that costs $99. If you're a company, you have to provide information of being a company, and then it costs $99 total, and there is no per-seat charge. Besides, it's not the software that determines what's allowed, it's having an apple-signed certificate, so a dodgy Xcode won't help you there.
' “all forms of payments”. Hmmm, Bitcoin? '
Actually, yes including Bitcoin, odd as that sounds. Paypal's been plastering billboards all around here (silicon valley) that they have a one-stop solution taking credit, debit, paypal, Bitcoin, etc. Given how notorious Paypal is for freezing accounts because of 'suspicious activity' and conveniently holding onto the dosh, this will be very interesting. Or very predictable.
You know, I've joked about security through inability before...
Although this is probably intentional, Siri doesn't always listen like GVS; instead, you must press and hold the home button (or, if you have it enabled (it's disabled by default), hold the phone up to your ear) before it even starts listening. Access to the home button state (Both to read and to write) are not exposed to the app, so it's not currently possible to for the app to trigger this.
Mind you, what I just said was on a bog-standard iPhone. On a jailbroken iPhone, all bets are off.
Re: Bang bang!
"Europeans have no guns"
Wait, what has James Bond been waving about all this time?
I was rooting for Aereo and am saddened by this decision, but the distinction they made appears to be public vs private.
If you invite the neighborhood over to watch the game with you, but it's people you know (since they're neighbors) then it's private. If you instead allow complete strangers to watch, or are charging for the show, then it's public. Same reason movie theaters have to license a movie even if they have it on DVD.
By this logic, setting up your own Aereo yourself, which basically you do anyways when setting up a home theatre, isn't a problem. You own it, you're not charging yourself for it, it's private.
(Edit: Looks like others have beat me to it.)
Ever seen the scene in Mars Attacks?
"They blew up congress! Ha ha ha!"
"As for the refrigerator,
"nothing has been announced yet, but Google may be chilling on the idea."
I saw what you did there, Reg. That's cold.
Also, I was reminded to install Ad Block Plus on my work computer.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
Dim ones? On the contrary, I found the humor in Red Dwarf to be quite brilliant.
Mine's the one with the Better Than Life total immersion video game in the pocket.
Re: Security guards suffer this all the time
Hobo dollars = Something not "real money"
SWITD = "See What I Did There?" misspelled
Hangar One is gigantic, and like another commenter mentioned, you get weather patterns, and it's spacious enough to fly inside. Unfortunately the ground is tainted by a lot of heavy metals and the like. If I recall, there was consideration to scrap it, but public outcry is what saved it.
The wikipedia article on it has more. It doesn't have a monorail, but a twin set of narrow-gauge tracks that run along that was for a mooring mast that guided the airships in and out.
Anyways, let's get down to what's important: Reg units!
The doors were not hydraulic, but electric, with 110 kW (Hey Reg! We need units for power!) motors to slide open the 42.86 kiloJub doors.
Measuring 37.5 double-decker busses long and 10.2 double-decker busses wide, it weighs in at 1.6 microwales, meaning you could have 8 football pitches (6 full American football fields) in it. It stands 6.5 double-decker busses high and dwarfs nearby water towers.
Lately, the panels have been removed, leaving just the truss structure that was underneath. It's always strange driving by it on 101, because it looks like reality's video card hiccuped and decided to draw Hangar One as a wireframe.
Exactly that, sisk, and you're quite right. It's just that all that the mechanical machinery, hydraulics, and remote control bits and bobs, costs more than $20 in parts.
Anyone else hoping it was more a kit that let remotely you drive a car around like on Mythbusters and occasionally on Top Gear?
My car's immune by nature of being older than Intel's 4004 and having nothing more advanced than three mechanical relays in the regulator. I don't have security by obscurity as much as security by inability, really.
Nov 20th, 1775 was the first case of the Continental Congress received intercepted letters. By 1776 it was already noted that there was abuses of this practice. So I'd put the number of months spent by the US Gov't to find the proper balance at about 2,845 and counting.
Impressive considering that the US Constitution was ratified only 2,706 months ago.
"Of course - Hughes may actually be telling the truth, as in: all the major UK telcos now have the same relationships with government security services."
The best way to lie is to hide it in the truth.
"America's Syria Accountability Act prohibits the sale of goods containing more than 10 per cent US-made component parts to Syria."
Good thing that all the parts are made in China then, fnar fnar.
We tried that already!
But no, the US Government is still malfunctioning after being shut down and restarted.
Edit: D'oh. OP added that bit and beat me to the punch.
"all my wife talks about is the green 5c."
Your wife's a Chav? My condolences.
Mandatory XKCD link
Perfect timing. Today, XKCD posted the list of public suggestions for planet names. http://xkcd.com/1253/
Re: They do it on purpose
Seconding reading the article. It's informative, interesting, and if you've studied psychology, makes a lot of sense in that you can see that happening. But I do have to add this warning: If you're in mobile development, even if it's not games, you'll want to take a shower after reading it. The tactics are depressingly sleazy.
> would you like to see a 451 message there too?
Certainly! Then there'd be instructions for the bloke to contact his government about reaching the page! It actually sorts itself out from there, really.
Also, there's already an icon for jumping to "Think of the children!"
Re: A list?
Don't worry, there will be a list. It'll be on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard."
Right, I'll get my oddly-shaped towel.
So what he's asking for is...
Write Once, Read Few. These WORF drives could be the Next Generation of backups, reducing the constant trekking from one format to the next, and could be quite good for Enterprise.
Right, I'll go now.
Re: The new battlefield...
> limits the speed to 25mph when there's no valid GPS signal being received
I hope not, especially considering what would happen if a truck with one of these that goes into a highway tunnel, enclosed bridge, or other unintentional faraday cage around a fast thoroughfare.
Full disclosure: I work for Appcelerator.
The original post Jeff did had "Objective-C for iOS, C# for Windows and so forth." but line wrapping happened after 'Objective-', so it might by why the article author misread it as 'C for iOS'. Ironically enough, however, a lot of the low-level Objective-C runtime calls are pure C functions like objc_msgSend, objc_allocateClassPair, or NSSelectorFromString.
Fun fact: Because of all those @ signs in the keywords, Obj-C is a pure superset of C, unlike C# or even C++. For example, "int class = 5;" is valid C code, and will compile fine within an Obj-C file, where the C++ compiler would balk.
Re: They were SO close!
Depends. Would the newer models be able to handle stairs?
We need a blue phonebooth icon.
Re: Functional what?
Huey Lewis and the News?
For those of us who are yanks,
Sure, this will probably do nothing but let them know to keep spying on you, but enh, they probably already know anyways.
Why do I have the sinking feeling
that some enterprising bosses will ignore the fact that GOOG, Mozilla, and MSFT also have internal security experts; or that secure design is a must long before software is written (much less shipped!); and treat this supplement as a outright replacement, akin to the offshoring craze of before?
Re: The truth is...
Given Gitmo, Prism, the neverending wars, etc, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference myself at times.
Re: It's amazing
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it." --Upton Sinclair
Apple's Huguet is probably paid handsomely to have the reality filter publicly on, especially in the US legal system, where one should never admit defeat or being wrong. Given that context, I'd be more amazed if she had said something like, "Our bad. Totally should have dropped this ages ago."
Oooh, goody! Can I design mine to be able to have the latest OS?
Motorola's promising, then reneging of upgrades has meant in the past, and now, that whatever phone I get, be it Android, iOS, or Windows Phone, it's not MOTO hardware. HTC may have taken a year to upgrade the Amaze to 4.0, but to their credit, upgrade it they did.
Fortunately, I can be arsed! Given Oracle Salesforce
A Faceless Recolor
Core Faecal Losers
Eel Coolers Fracas
Cooler Fee Rascals
Sell Seafarer Coco
Alas Feces Recolor
Coalesce Or Falser
Colorless Ace Fear
Scarce Resale Fool
Devil? No, no, his name is Beastie, and he's a *Daemon*.
Wait, something's missing here...
Where's Eadon? A Microsoft story without Eadon ranting in comments is just not the same. Where's the from-the-blue accusations? Where's the unnecessary caps? Where's the improper usage of the word 'fail?'
I think I'm starting to miss him already.
Re: Quiet news day? El Reg?
> You have just regurgitated it, again, for the titillation of readers here.
Yes, and it worked wonderfully, causing both of us to read the article and then go to the comments section. We went for it hook, line, and sinker. You get titillated, I get titillated, El Reg gets advertising money. It's a win-win situation!
Plan for 90 days, run for 9 years? Here's to you!
Would that all of our kit last over 36 times our warranty!
Talk about keeping your data center cool. I had a joke about overclocking here, but as soon as I knew where it was going, I lost where it was.
So what you're saying is
They should use a bit of water? Make the sand wet and you can grip it really easily and make sand castles.
I have no idea where the metaphor goes from here.
Hands up those surprised?
However you view this case, or whomever's in the right (or that it's both handbags at dawn), this is pretty much to be expected.
The next step, however, is for Samsung to take advantage of Apple's keeping to 22 devices and to announce 25 more devices, titled Samsung Galaxy A to Galaxy Z (They already have an S), so that they still have 4 outside the scope of the suit.
Re: Desktop 'dumped'?
So it's more that Microsoft said that they see the desktop as a friend, really, and wanted to see other interfaces?
I'd buy that for a dollar!
Re: No Good Can Come From This
I thought so too, but really, most people won't be getting one of these. Consider that the previous kit is in the order of $279K, much higher than the price of a standard light sport aircraft ($20K-$140K). So this is not that every muppet can go out and get a flying car, it's more of some rich people are going to get these as airplanes that they don't have to store at the airport anymore. Whether or not they should be flying is moot, as they already are in the air though other, cheaper craft.
Lies, damn lies, and linkbait
Agreed. Or, if you want to consider that I hardly ever boot my MacBook into Windows (I have it mostly for games) but do a lot of heavy lifting on the MacOS side. Even if you divide crashes by time used, the Windows comes out on top because I tend to avoid stressing it as much on the windows side of things and rarely leave it running unattended enough to sleep (And thus have never had it crash), and I have had some failures to wake from sleep on the Mac side.
There's so many other variables that well, in conclusion, it's time for a beer.
Re: Hey, this is the actual business model!
Years ago, I actually interviewed with a company where that was their explicit business model. That is, their end goal was to build a product that looked interesting enough to get acquired, founders cash in, bail from large company, lather rinse repeat.
The problem with measuring efficiency is that
Often the math treats getting money for not actually doing anything as a 'good thing', and declares that everything is a zero-sum gain. With no concept of a win-win situation, is it any surprise that an 'optimal' strategy is to pull an Enron, then cash out right before things come to a head?
Re: Timeline is a generic term
One interesting thing is if you talk with a Microsoft employee, they don't refer to it as Word, but as Microsoft Word™. That is, the name includes Microsoft in it in order to make it unique enough to be a trademark. Same for Microsoft Windows™, Microsoft Office™, etc. How they pronounce out loud the little ™, however, I'll never know.