1098 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
Re: What an idiot
Yo need two backups.
I have a daily one, onsite, and a continuous one, online.. and I lose nothing.
My wife only has the online one(she did not want the other one..) and she already had to use it once...
Just look at backblaze HDD stats.. about a 1% yearly chance of losing a drive.
My wife lost a drive in her array, and because she continued using it after I fixed the array and did not change all the drives (same model, bought at the same time, all obsolete) she ended up with data corruption the next time she lost a drive.. and she was very lucky that she had a watchdog for data corruption..
Re: it really isn't your hardware
There is a full OS running on a hidden chip inside the processor. I have no access to that OS.
There are plenty of secure or "not owned by me" processes, devices, etc running in my device.
Apple can decide to lock me out with an update because it does not detect the correct signature in the screen or the battery, etc.
Would you say your house is your house if you could not go to the basement or the attic? I wouldn't.
What do they have to research, investigate?
You have to give Amazon the supplier info and EANs of all the products, and they DO limit sales to themselves.. using the merchant supplied info to cut a deal.
This is known, and it has been reported YEARS ago. Not difficult to check, either..
So if this is illegal, act, otherwise, keep silent.
A couple of links about that:
One of them is in Spanish, sorry about that.
Re: Foaming at the mouth, but the foam kind of makes sense
The law is ridiculous and makes no sense.
Either they change the law or it is applied to everyone, not just the poor as it seems to be the case.
So, to be clear: banks should be allowed to scan before you login, for security, they should disclose it too, and researchers should disclose who they are scanning.
Re: How do these work?
If their objectives are to convict people and their jobs are at risk, well, the results are quite predictable.
I would love their jobs to be more secure, and them being off limits to spying. Also, reasonable convictions for crimes.. violent crime against people and property should land people on jail, not "community orders".
Re: The good news...
My guess is that there are several reasons for this.
First yeah, security implications.. but also benchmarks. Removing MT allows you to have better single core performance, and with Zen2 on the market intel is starting to lag behind in SC benchmarks.
Either intel gets their manufacturing processes sorted or they are at high risk of losing plenty of the market to AMD.
In this age they cannot simply tell google, amazon etc that they won't supply products unless they stop buying from AMD, as these companies do not sell consumer products, and are therefore mostly not affected by processor branding.
Re: Another one bites the dust
So people should keep using the same things from the same vendors? why innovate with ppl like you!
We should embrace with caution innovation, and buying a ton of product from them would probably not destroy a company.
Also, a leaner company might be more profitable.. or at least less losses.
Note: I work for a startup, and our product is not just good, it is great.
Re: Demand but not margin
HDD manufacturing plants make no sense without all the patents required to build them, and R&D to slowly increase capacity.
The HDD duopoly is just doing what a monopoly does: increase benefit, and it is more profitable to produce less and raise prices. This is why we have antimonopoly laws.
Remember, they want to get paid, not to produce HDDs, that is just what they need to get paid..
Re: More job displacement, yay
Constant money salaries have dropped and the pressure on nurses and doctors has increased.
Therefore it is not a "skill shortage". Pay more and improve working conditions, and you will have no trouble hiring.
Same for IT.. there are plenty of people who decided to quit because conditions were harsh (not me!).
As for being a shortage.. well, I am quite skilled and got a new contract as my old one finished.. but the tests I had to pass were tough. What this tells me is that there is NO SHORTAGE. Otherwise they would not aim to hire the best, but whoever is available as was the case in 1999.
So stop importing ppl in IT, no shortage at all, they just want to lower our salaries.
Note: I am a bloody foreigner, and yes, me being here is good for the economy but also lowers the salary for other highly qualified IT ppl.
Voting for leave means you are more interested in your personal goals that many other peoples goals.
While I would agree that voting for brexit does not mean you are a racist or a xenophone, racists and xenophobes mostly voted for brexit, and some of the most compelling reasons to vote for brexit were xenophobic (both truly good reasons and false ones).
While I disagree with you, well, yes, now we will have more leeway to make our own agreements. the problem is, we are not in a good place to negotiate, so chances are they wont be fair to us. We shall see.
Re: Yet another Remoaner circle-jerk on El Reg.
There is quite some disagreement over Brexit in thereg and their commentards.
But there can be little discussion about this particular issue: we (as in the UK) demanded that non EU countries had to be barred from providing the essential works for the project, and that is not illogical.
Now we leave, and as we are no longer part of the EU, of course we got out of the project. Quite obvious.
I think we should get reimboursed, at least partly reimbursed, but who knows if we would get that or not... we have almost no leverage on the EU, and they have a lot on us.
As for our negotiating team.. well, they warned us about this, but we chose not to listen to experts, we were tired of "so called experts". Now we blame them when we dont have leverage, exactly as predicted.
you see, we kept moaning about rules, and imposing plenty of rules on the EU "or we leave", and they kept accepting as it was in their best interest to have us in the EU. Now that we have left, well, the damage is going to happen, so they no longer care much about us.
What do we offer them? banking and insurance, and associated services. Hardly anything that they cannot replicate.. and they can take it away from us with things like Tolbin tax.
Re: EU Are Being Vindictive
The EU can give access to the secure code to non eu, but will not give the keys to non eu military as they are a security risk with different goals. So not trustworthy in the long run.
Are we given access to the us scrambling/descrambling technology? I dont think so.. and we do want they want us to do..
Basically we have decided to get divorced, and now we are complaining that our ex would not give us the keys to the house in the beach.
Re: If only I could pay
Yep, if you pay your data will still be taken/stolen.
I would gladly pay a premium to have quality content.
But, and this is a big thing, there are some conditions for that.
First, I want privacy. And it is quite complicated.. how are they going to track my article consumption if I am not tracked?
Second, while I would agree with micropayments, history tells me that "micro" gets to be confused with "mini" then just "payments". If you dont agree, just look at DLCs.
Companies that think it is ok to be paid 0.07$ per article read though intrusive ads, believe 2$ is a fair price for the same article without ads. Madness.
So I would say that a "premium" subscription would be the best thing. Of course, the problem is that then several competing "subscription networks" would arise, and the internet would get fragmented.
Don't believe me? look at netflix and all netflix clones. I want to pay to watch content, and do pay for not one, but two three content providers.. and it is at the very least "annoying" that I would have to pay at least 6 subscriptions to watch decent stuff. And the more people pay, instead of becoming cheaper, it becomes more fragmented and therefore more expensive for the user.
Re: More inclusive?
It is the same sad thing as deciding that all races, creeds, etc have to be represented in a movie.
Well, if the movie is supposed to happen in China, most people in the movie, unless there is a very good explanation, should be chinese. Same for the us.. most people should be american.
If a minority is 10% of the population, parity in numbers is discrimination. Or you can come up with a good movie and try to be inclusive and thats it, do not force/reqrite characters, etc.
Going back to the egg.. it is NOT more inclusive. Non vegans will NOT be represented by that salad.. and they are a majority. So it is not more inclusive..
My guess is that they are so focused on discriminating people while claiming to be doing it for equality that they lost it.
Note: I feel that I have to qualify my post, as otherwise ppl will make assumptions. I am not a racist (not but..), and dont think discrimination is a good thing. First of all, because I have suffered it first hand in the UK, and second hand though my wife, as she is both american and jew (and boy they hate both in Spain).
I believe in equality, and discriminating majorities is not going to get equality. Of course, people with disabilities have to be helped, that is another matter.