1008 posts • joined 23 Sep 2013
Adoption of IPv6 is inevitable.
So is death, but I'm in no particular hurry.
As the robot obviously lied about eating pizza, maybe the assumption was that it was also fibbing about not wanting to be switched off.
Keeping up to date with patches
No problem for most IoT devices. They start out with the full complement of patches that will be issued over the coming decade.
What is Ms Hodge on about? Which public services are Amazon using without paying? Did they borrow a library book or something? Their UK employees pay taxes and are entitled to these services.
As far as damaging the high street by undercutting goes, well, it must have been really difficult to find a source of USB cables less than £15 each to beat Maplins. Good bloody riddance to all those price gougers. I'm happy to pay a small premium for the convenience of being able to pop out and pick something up quickly, but draw the line at a several hundred percent markup. Supermarkets undercut the local convenience stores, but they seem to know how much to charge in order to keep enough custom.
"...found two serious flaws..."
Three. It's made by Sony.
it's likely that Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla will follow suit
But only after Apple invent it first.
Re: Barclays for security?
Their current TV campaign is actually badly flawed as far as security is concerned. The message it puts over is to never reveal your full PIN. What it should be saying is to never reveal ANY part of your PIN as no genuine bank will ever ask for it. Your bank might ask for a couple of characters from a security code, but this is completely different from a PIN.
DOUBLE PRECISION ALE
Like REAL ALE, but twice as good...
It can be done. 'Connected Rail And Wireless Lan' is the proposed supplier.
The squirrels usually end up with roasted nuts
Did you say Android Pee?
Cleaning up after the dog was bad enough...
Seems to me that the data breach took place a lot earlier. Did the Fortnum & Mason customers give explicit permission for their personal data to be handed over to Typeform?
Why go for a wearable initially? The quicker something is made available, the better. Even if it's shoebox sized and heavy it will still be a blessed relief for many and a long-term money saver due to
saving the ongoing cost of test strips and needles. Once out and established, then start thinking about fitting it in a watch. We'd probably still be waiting for it if the MRI scanner had to be pocket sized.
Maintaining public trust
Need to get it in the first place.
Where does my ZX80 come in this list?
"...it survives typical software scans..."
Even worse. It survives the ultimate sanction of switching off then on again.
Shatner's business acumen would appear to be about on par with his acting and authoring abilities.
I'm OK then...
...I don't use floating point, all my passwords are integer.
Because management types tend to frown on expensive kit being lifted up and dropped, the maintenance logs at work had this practice entered as: "Controlled squarewave deceleration test".
Has anybody tried...
...switching the bank off, then switching it on again?
I just tried the Patient Access app on my tablet. It tells me an update is required and to get it via the Play Store. Play Store tells me my device isn't compatible with this version.
Can I get a prescription for a new tablet on the NHS?
Re: "Truth! Justice! Freedom! Reasonably Priced Love! And a Hard-Boiled Egg!"
"...unlimited rice pudding!"
But you may be subject to throttling if you have more than 10 spoonfuls.
Re: Ikea trip rules...
I've managed to get a bedside cabinet flatpack in under 15 minutes total. Checked stock and location beforehand. The huge timesaver though was entering the shop via the exit doors. Miss all the displays, go straight to where the goods are.
625 million claimants?
Even taking the lawyers demand from the 33 million awarded, it would still leave 25 million dollars, which makes 625 million lots of 4 cents. Sounds an awful lot to me.
Anyway, there must be a better way to deal with distribution of large awards when the individual shares are too small to economically handle. Why not have a lottery with, say, a hundred thousand prizes of 250 dollars? This way at least a few claimants would benefit from the win.
Re: As always...
Or, more precisely...
"Further research funding is needed..."
I hear the fruit fly police are planning a raid on the red-light district.
"the IP lawyers ain't gonna be happy"
Sounds good to me
Just this once I'm siding with the bank. Maybe they should have made it clear that buying cryptocurrency follows the same rules as buying any other form of currency or placing a bet (which is probably a closer match). This should have been clear from the outset, and I suspect the reason he got away with it initially was that the purchases were just treated as a transaction with some firm called 'Coinbase'. When Chase discovered that this was a cryptocurrency transaction the cash advance rules were applied. This explains Chase blaming Coinbase. Deceptively? I don't think so.
You're welcome. If you ever need another one, just give me a call.
I thought I had a rich uncle. But he's only got a two-seat Cessna.
You might be fine with making your contacts list public and it being shared, but how about all the people listed on it? Or photographs - do you ask permission from everybody included in the picture before sharing? I have never used facebook, but I know from friends who do use it that my phone number, email address and several photographs that include me are there. When you add in the likes of Apple, Google and all the rest, I suspect that the number of people who have my contact details is mainly made up of people I don't know.
$0.75 – about how much Cambridge Analytica paid per voter in bid to micro-target their minds, internal docs reveal
Re: "...psychological profiles...from roughly 75 cents to $5 apiece..."
I object to the use of firing squads.
Nothing to do with being undemocratic. I just think they wouldn't be very efficient at scale.
"...the effect Brexit will have on internet regulation"
The inquiry should not waste any time on this when the answer should be blindingly obvious with about two seconds thought.
EU internet regulations need not apply.
Re: And best of all...
"...it has a 100GB download allowance!"
Not too shabby.
Provided that's the daily allowance.
Re: Why not ban pit stops when the safety car is out.
They have to allow pitting as pointed out, but they could restrict the entry and exit speed to that of the virtual safety car and reduce the pit lane speed to maintain the time cost of pitting.
What robbed Hamilton was the decision to use virtual safety car rather than deploy the real safety car which they had to do anyway. Most of the time the virtual safety car is useless as cars are spread out all over the track and don't allow easy and safe access. The real safety car bunches up the field and gives a window of a couple of minutes after the last car has passed until they come round again.
This would have been to Hamilton's advantage as he would then have closed up on Vettel who would then drop behind by around 23 seconds when he pitted. As it stood the virtual safety car cut the pit time loss to around 10 seconds as the car in the pit lane entry and exit could go faster than the ones on track, and although limited in the pit lane itself, the cars on track are going much slower than normal.
I just long for the days when the lead changed hands on track rather than via the pit lane, currently all the excitement tends to be for the single digit points places where there is some racing rather than a procession.
As someone who occasionally would like just one or two glasses of wine, I maintain a reasonable stock of half (350ml) and quarter (175ml) bottles of various wines. Purchasing in bulk (I usually order 60 bottles at a time), the discount eliminates the price premium that the smaller bottles would otherwise carry. Also works nicely when making up a packed lunch as a small bottle adds little weight but provides a civilized touch to the meal.
Re: Given the time it's take to get the warrant...
...more than enough to even take all the screws out from the door hinges so that no real damage is done when they get kicked down.
Re: If you want privacy...
I've never had a Facebook account either. And yet, Facebook has my name, address, phone number, photograph and a whole load of other data. If you have friends who are on Facebook, their contact lists and snaps are all slurped up by the likes of Facebook and Google despite the lack of consent from the third parties involved. Short of becoming a total recluse, I don't really see a way round this.
Is anyone looking into Zuckerberg's sale of shares prior to the price drop he knew was coming? People have been jailed for profiting by less than a hundredth of the amount he picked up.
What could possibly go wrong?
Damn near everything!
"...users aren’t buying into the whole Android ecosystem"
How many of these are users who already had an iPhone and decided against the Apple watch? It might just be that it is the Apple ecosystem that is losing out.
FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
If the police have got one...
...it has already fallen into the wrong hands.
Whoever came up with the idea that female voices are quieter has obviously never been on a bus with a dozen or so schoolgirls.
Just make them retrieve the errant four before they're allowed to put any more up. If their space team is as good as its cracked up to be, shouldn't be much of a problem for them.
"a golden age of television"
Bring back the stone age!
Since the days of the original IBM PC, I have regularly renewed desktops every 3 years or so until recently. The current desktop and laptop have made it past 5 years and I see no reason to upgrade as long as they still function. The desktop has had a couple of HDDs added, but is otherwise unchanged, the laptop battery isn't capable of more than about an hour of usage, but it's very rare that I need mobile access that can't be catered for by a lower powered device.
Show me a compelling reason to upgrade similar to the step from a 386 to a 486 CPU and I'll consider a new machine soon. Otherwise, barring a major failure the current setup will be maintained for at least a couple more years.
All that's needed now is to round up some of the perps and stick them in a cell with a 16-digit combination lock and tell them they're free to go as soon as they can get out.
To those saying it is just a one-off at install time. Did you fail to spot "the data-recorder would also install Popcon, to spot trends in package usage..."?
I would have no problem with a one-off install time hardware/configuration report if it was placed in a text file that I could examine/edit at leisure and then decide if it could be sent.
Happy Mint user here. Should I get unhappy, Ubuntu is now even further down the list of distros I'd consider switching to.