348 posts • joined 16 May 2007
You've got to respect her for her integrity.
As for Assange, isn't it a rather big conflict of interest for him to be both trustee and beneficiary?
The language is named after French mathematician Gaston Julia, not horse face Roberts.
Re: Poetic Justice?
Of course, it's the crooks that should be the ones complaining.
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
About California's initiative process
Until 1911, California's venal legislature was fully in the pockets of the Big 4 (Huntington, Crocker, Hopkins and Stanford, yes, that Stanford). They controlled the Southern Pacific Railroad, and were not shy of abusing their monopoly to extract rents from Californians (most of the markets for agricultural produce were on the East Coast, which meant Southern Pacific could charge pretty much whatever it wanted).
In 1911, Hiram Johnson, a Progressive governor was elected, with a mandate to reform the corrupt legislature. He did that by creating the initiative, referendum and recall processes that give California an unusual level of democracy for the US. In this case the initiative process is working exactly as intended, allowing the people to prevail over entrenched interests that captured the legislature.
Of course, the lobbies adapted and learned to abuse the initiative process for their own ends, as the sugary-drinks lobby is using the same tactic to blackmail the legislature into preempting city soda taxes like Berkeley or San Francisco's.
Lack of LIDAR
Tesla cheaped out by not including a LIDAR, unsurprisingly as those are still extremely expensive, but no self-driving car or ADAS 3+ should be allowed without it.
As for Musk, he richly deserves all the opprobrium headed his way for his despicable attempts to pin blame on the victim.
Re: Am I mistaken?
And conversely, someone like me, EU citizen living in the US, is not covered.
Re: Another example...
Google can and does suppress content in specific locales, such as the EU’s right to be forgotten. The difference of course is that the EU has much more heft than New Zealand, and their Civil (Roman) Law courts take a dim view of sophistry the more capricious Common Law jurisdictions like NZ or the US sometimes let slide.
IP addresses are explicitly considered PII under GDPR. Google doesn’t get to make that determination.
Opt-out is also not sufficient, the user has to explicitly opt-in (checkboxes checked by default are considered invalid consent and still expose the data controllers to steep fines, as they should).
Re: Interesting wording
Yes, many consumer groups like La Quadrature du Net have their class-action complaints ready for May 25, but their focus today is Facebook and Google.
The public data in WHOIS is so often obfuscated as to be useless. Copyright lawyers have access to a private database with full details, that’s what this whole debate is about.
ICANN’s delusion is because they are used to the capricious arbitrariness of (British-inspired) Common Law rather than the rules-based (Roman) Civil Law where judges don’t have the latitude to give their buddies or fellow members of the elite a break just for the asking.
Re: The business case is pretty good.
Indeed. The whole point of NVMe is to reduce latency by getting rid of legacy SCSI command bloat. Adding the latency of FC or Ethernet would be a huge step backwards, which is why it makes no sense to anyone other than storage networking vendors in denial about their irrelevance in an era of microsecond latency.
Hence the support for DNS over DTLS
Most DNS resolvers don’t support it yet, however, so a proxy on the LAN (or in the router) will be needed.
The true danger of GDPR for Google
Is not the right to be forgotten, but the requirement for data collection to be opt-in, not opt-out. The opt-in has to be genuine and informed, i.e. a checkbox enabled by default does not qualify.
Whois is already useless
Many, possibly most Whois entries are obfuscated by proxy registration services, usually the registrars.
Those buses are nondescript
Apple, Google et al like to be discreet about them and you can’t always easily tell them apart, certainly not at highway speeds.
Re: How bad does it have to get?
The problem is Delta bought Virgin, or most of it, and they are aligning VA to their legendary standards of disservice.
Re: I hate the nickel-and-diming
The reason why they do that is the extras are not shown on comparison pricing sites like Orbitz or Kayak. Deceptive as hell, but when the FAA tried to mandate full transparency, they were forced to back down by the airline lobby.
Re: Six Earthsea books
7 total. There's also Tales from Earthsea and The Daughter of Odred (although the latest is a novella).
Re: A good read?!
There's the Ghibli film, directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki's son), loosely based on The Furthest Shore. It is far more faithful to the original and she begrudgingly accepted it.
Usually you get the option to change your name when you get naturalized. They should have named him Jose Garcia and asked for diplomatic papers under that name, and pulled a fast one that way.
The only real victims in this farce are the long-suffering Ecuadorian diplomats in London.
Yep. Question 9 should be: what is the design lifespan of those batteries?
What could possibly go wrong with a technology (lithium batteries) with a known record of spontaneous combustion being put in a large number of small, hot enclosures?
St Germain en Laye
Is an exceedingly tony suburb of Paris, as befits the birthplace of Louis XIV, and as much a part of Paris as Hampstead would be in London. This is not at all to minimize the brazen and repeated abuses of power Mr Batistelli committed while in office. I hope his departure will lead to reforms in the EPO's governance.
Doesn’t make sense
The lightning port on my iPhone 6 is dying, as had the previous one I had to replace under warranty 2 years ago. I'd love a small inexpensive iPhone with wireless charging, as my primary mobile device is an iPad Pro 10.5", not an iPhone.
Well, at least it’s not useless garbage like the “I’m a teapot” HTTP status code 418.
Re: There's no incentive for IPv6 in the west
Not so. Large service providers have to get IPv4 addresses on the black market nowadays, at around $10/IP. Microsoft bought Nortel's /8 at its bankruptcy auction, and Amazon bought big chunks of MIT's /8 for AWS.
Tolkien admitted as much:
No reviewer (that I have seen), although all have carefully used the correct dwarfs themselves, has commented on the fact (which I only became conscious of through reviews) that I use throughout the 'incorrect' plural dwarves. I am afraid it is just a piece of private bad grammar, rather shocking in a philologist; but I shall have to go on with it. Perhaps my dwarf – since he and the Gnome are only translations into approximate equivalents of creatures with different names and rather different functions in their own world – may be allowed a peculiar plural. The real 'historical' plural of dwarf (like teeth of tooth) is dwarrows, anyway: rather a nice word, but a bit too archaic. Still I rather wish I had used the word dwarrow.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien 17: To Stanley Unwin, Chairman of Allen & Unwin. October 1937
Re: The whole thing's stupid
Yep, just a greedy land-grab by registrars looking to shake down multinationals and trademark owners for more registration fees under the new gTLDs.
Usability is to blame
AWS and S3's permissions system has got to be some of the most baroque, over-engineered and complicated permissions format ever devised. It's not surprising so many fail to get it right.
The iPhone X is $1149, not $999
It doesn't make any sense to get one with a measly 64GB of flash.
Re: Not the repo you're looking for
Unfortunately OmniTI disengaged itself from OmniOS. Whether the project is sustainable as a community project is anyone's guess:
PII covers more than you think
IP addresses and device IDs like the Apple Identifier for Advertising or Google Android Advertising ID are considered PII, and thus GDPR encompasses more than many companies think.
The fact Target is headquartered in Minnesota must be fortuitous.
We'll see if the Ayo fork gets any traction. The previous one Io.js was motivated by complaints that the main Node.js project then run by Joyent was too slow at incorporating technical feedback and contributions from outside the company, i.e. the technology was not progressing as quickly as it should.
This fork is driven purely by process and personality conflicts, and is thus much less likely to provide benefits (new features or bug fixes) to the average Node.js developer. The fact it was launched before the Node.js board had the opportunity to respond to the complaints also looks like a fit of pique. After all, policy concerns around inclusiveness are not technical, and thus belong to the board, not to a technical steering committee.
They were unusable to begin with
What with Samsung SmartTVs' horrendous UI. Bricking the device is more like a mercy killing, really.
Re: No public code review --> security by obscurity.
The Secure Enclave runs a variant of the L4 microkernel, one version of which (seL4) was proven secure using formal methods. No one knows if Apple performed the same kind of analysis on SEPOS. but they have clearly given serious thought to their design.
Apple may have a branded DuckDuckGo in the works
Over the last 2 years or so I've seen online surveys that suggest Apple is working with DuckDuckGo on a co-branded search service. I doubt Apple would voluntarily forgo Google's billions for default placement, but it would be a credible threat if Google is foolhardy enough to believe its brand trumps the power of defaults.
You can usually renew domains for ten years
Of course the flip side is that by the time the renewal notice comes in, whoever did it the last time likely has left the company...
That's why NIST deprecated SMS authentication
in the draft SP 800-63-3 guidelines, which also discourages other security theater like forced password rotations and crackpot password composition rules:
Re: Lost ?
Every git checkout is a full backup of the code repository, including his colleagues/employees, so in the worst case they'd lose a few days' work that hadn't been pushed to the Git server and pulled by the other devs.
The perils of outsourcing
Sounds like their email marketing provider was compromised. No doubt marketing selected the said provider based on the color scheme of their website with no input from IT or security audit.
Sure, there is an argument to be made for disk replacing tape as the backup and archiving medium of choice, but that is not a path to riches, as can be seen by comparing the market cap of Seagate or WDC and Quantum.
A simple fix
Would be to block IDN on the .com zone, where the vast majority of attempted impersonation would likely occur.
I am a BMW driver, and given the horrendous nature of their in-car electronics and software, I have severe doubts about their software chops. They are resisting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto despite clear customer demand for in-car software that doesn't suck, and think they can play the same customer-hostile games with autonomy.
In any case, it's not relevant. Tesla outsells BMW, Audi and Mercedes 2-to-1 in the $50K+ segment, and is now coming to eat their lunch in their bread-and-butter entry-level luxury (3 Series / A4 / C Class) segment with the model 3. Despite having nearly 10 years warning, the luxury brands don't have an even remotely compelling all-electric offer for sale today, just vaporware. They are going to be too busy scrambling to survive to be fighting on the autonomous driving front, where Google et al have hired up all the machine learning PhDs needed to make the required breakthroughs.
Apple's refusal to cooperate can't have been a critical factor—they could only stall, but not block it if they did not prevail in the appeals process, and regulators have limited tolerance for scofflaws.
The deciding factor is clearly that the regulators see mobile wallets as competition for the entrenched banks, and allowing them to coopt the former would reduce competition, quite rightly in my view. The situation might be different if others asked for this, e.g. telcos.
Toyota and DJI drones certainly enjoy their custom.
DDRDrive introduced a similar product years ago. It held 4GB of DRAM backed by GB of SLC NAND and a supercapacitor, for $2000 list. If the card detects power loss, the supercap has enough juice to write the RAM contents to the flash. It was primarily marketed to ZFS users to accelerate the ZFS intent log (write cache), as DRAM does not suffer from the performance cliff of most SSDs.
Verizon, not Verizon Wireless
I don't know of any wireless service that hands out static IPs, there is not much call for them unless you are running servers.
The end credits to X-Men Apocalypse had a message "This movie created 15,000 jobs", presumably to make people feel bad about pirating. I'm not sure how much of an impact this would have in a society rife with narcissism and self-rationalized bad behavior, the example being set from the above.