It looks awesome
We need more of this. It's cool enough to inspire more people into space exploration.
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We need more of this. It's cool enough to inspire more people into space exploration.
I'm currently carrying not one, not two, but *four* token/keyfobs. I have to say, VASCO and RSA know how to make 'em strong. Except for the Challenge/Response calculator-style token, which does need to have some extra care. Other than that, I can carry 'em everywhere.
Tokens done right should be easy to carry, and they're usually part of your keyring. There it is, sitting near your Nirvana keyring. Ready to use if you need it, and easy to spot if you've lost it; that's when you have to report it stolen & replace it.
Granted, all these tokens are for e-banking solutions, but that's kind of PayPal's point, isn't it? Stronger authentication for stuff that deals with money.
Using a password or PIN with tokens is part of the solution. Even if you know the password, you would still have to get the keyfob, thus the added security.
I actually like that biometrics bring up Demolition Man, the trend has been even touched upon in the Avengers movie as well. I fear for biometrics on anything, as it would obviously backfire with maimings and mutilations. I like my eyeballs too much for that.
Didn't someone already lose their fingers or hand when he got carjacked? It was a Mercedes with fingerprint security IIRC...
The actual solution for this problem already exists... it's called "two factor authentication". Simply use tokens and the whole password problem goes away, and it is much more cheaper than biometric devices.
I think the AC's point is that copyright law is too complex to be understood by the common person. Those of us who lived through the VCR era are used to having our time-shifting rights protected; the idea of taping a show to watch later, or months/years later is a given. So downloading a series that was on air 1 or 2 days ago, or weeks ago, whatever, will usually be classified as an equivalent action. Even if the MAFIAA says it isn't.d
Mind you, the problem isn't that people have misconceptions; the actual copyright laws and rights are broken. There's a good chance that if you "buy" the boxed series edition, you'll end up with a series that has its entire soundtrack swapped for something crappier because of rights stupidity. Hell, if you look for the earlier Beavis & Butthead episodes, chances are that you'll see 'em with the whole video segments cut out for the same stupid reason.
And then there's the stuff that just doesn't make it into official distribution. MST3K was, for years, unavailable. Invader Zim, being hated by Nickelodeon so much they cancelled it while still being a big hit, suffered also a long time of being unavailable. Older series that pre-date VCRs have been completely lost as their producers just don't release 'em. Why should they have the rights to exploit something that you *aren't* exploiting???
Then again, it's the same Windows 8 lover, MS shill and Linux basher (basically, the evil version of Eadon) so it's probably just plain ole trolling.
And with the added pause before mentioning the last digit:
0118 999 881 999 119 725......... 3
"Which country am I speaking to?"
... and do exactly what they should do ... the opposite of what Icahn tells them. I wonder why shareholders even listen this guy! He's not only destroyed entire companies, he's also screwed over other shareholders just to get his loads of money. Don't listen to him ... IT'S A TRAP!!!
This gun not only fails to be a proper gun, but would probably even fail to turn its owner into a Darwin Award winner?
That makes as much sense as IBM offering free @lotusnotes.com addys.
Outlook is a bad name to email. Back when MS launched "Live Mail", user backlash was so great, they actually backpedaled and preserved the "Hotmail" brand. It's interesting that this time they did completely ditch it, instead of doing what they did with Live; they just stuck the Live interface to Hotmail and called it "Live Hotmail".
Been using Hotmail since 1996 for the same reasons other commenters have: it was the first free webmail/email service in the 'net, and I held to the addy because I didn't have to change addys whenever I jumped ISP or jobs. It was still called HoTMaiL back then, and not part of the MicroSoft Monopoly. Though there was a big time between 2002 and 2005 that I mostly switched to other options, as somehow Hotmail was stuck with 2MB o' space, even after Gmail came out.
Interestingly, I've been able to work with Office 2011 w/o problems.
Why? Because the OSX version kept the menus, so I don't have to search the Ribbon for stuff that isn't obvious. I still haven't found how to merge cells in Excel, that I do from the menu. Among other features that are nigh impossible to find in the awful Ribbon. But hey, at least the OSX Ribbon version isn't as huge as the Windows counterpart; it is small enough to not be a nuisance.
It doesn't make him wrong. The Xbox360 uses low capacity DVDs vs. the PS3's Blu-Ray because MS was backing the wrong horse back then, and HDDVD was useless for data storage. Thus 360 players made a huge jump backwards with multidisc games, which is a nonissue on PS3. That MS caved in with using BDs as the new Xbox media says a lot on who's right....
I'm referring to the whole country, not just Wikileaks, in response to streaky's suggestion that Visa might just uproot and leave Iceland. Wikileaks wouldn't make a payment processor just to get donations; but if you cut off an entire country, that country might actually get up and build their own processor. Thus the JCB example mentioned.
They'll probably switch to MasterCard. Or maybe even dare to prop up their own payment processor. Like Japan having JCB. Of course, it would suck for those tourists carrying Visa credit cards, but then when clients complain, they can simply point at Visa and say "they won't process the cards for us".
The fun thing is that another commenter posted a link to the Direct Debit codes, and there's a specific one for "Payer Deceased".
They can automate the workflow to cancel contract, service, and Direct Debit charges!
it's mentioned in the letter.
There have been videos critical to the current government that have mysteriously been taken down. Could be government masquerading takedowns as copyright infringement as well; few Mexicans know how DMCA works and probably don't know they can file a counter-claim.
- Do you watch Fox News (and believe the stuff they show)?
- Is Obama a secret Muslim/Communist/whatever?
- Do you think the theory of Evolution is incorrect?
That should shave away a lot of loons. Even filtering out posts for "MSM", "Obamacare" and similar gems would keep 'em at bay.
Yup, Germany got someone else to remove the evil Nazi government, though the Eastern part of the country had to endure an added 40-ish year period under the DDR and the Stasi. After reunification, the new reunited Germany made a point of respecting citizen's privacy and making sure that it will never, ever happen again.
At least in their country, that is...
I wouldn't venture there with any rovers!
They're dropping support for the Flash plugin on Linux. Really, why would Unity support them after that?
Oh, we can choose more than one gaming ecosystem. I still have a 20+ Steam Library on my PC, and a couple of GameCube, PSP and DS games to keep on playing. Didn't buy into the Wii, but that was because we usually play the Wii at a friend's flat when that was all the rage.
The one ecosystem I do refuse to buy into is the MS one, as I believe that paying for online gaming is so 1990's. I still remember Duke3D being LAN, modem-to-modem or "TEN". Where "TEN" was a paid-for service with a "high speeeed dialup gaming network" which has to sound funny even to 90's internet users. MS doesn't even have the faux "gaming network" argument, they use the internet!
As a PS3 owner, I couldn't give a flying fudge about whatever MS puts out. While I'm disappointed at Sony's choice for PS4 hardware (really, x86? Talk about stepping backwards!) I refuse to give MS any more money than I have already given them for office productivity software.
Hopefully they do bring out an always on console, just to have it blow up in their faces.
Guess what they're doing. Yes, the rumors are that MS will also curse ...er.... "bestow" the new Xbox with TIFKAM.
I know a couple of people who went into the iPod/Phone craze, went on to the iPad and finally bought an MBP. The Macs usually come in at the time they need to replace their laptop or main PC, so it isn't an instant thing.
Yes, it'll be like the old Computer wars of the 80's and early 90's!
As much a laugh as I got from that, the real story for mass-market ARM netbooks already passed.
Remember the Smartbooks? ARM-powered netbooks toting some Linux distro. The iPad came out and supposedly killed the market, but in truth MS and Intel joined forces and twisted the OEM's arms, a repeat of the netbook case. Except this time, they KILLED the product instead of hobbling it with Windows.
Yet another case where the "new media" got it wrong. The problem this time is that they actually took their pitchforks out.
Yes, that's how it is going down over here as well (Mexico). The Servicio de Administración Tributaria (Revenue Administration Service) uses Java for filing tax reports and mostly everything related to Tax Stuff. This is because everything is done online, then signed by a private key which has had its public key signed by SAT, and thus has official recognition. And this can no longer be done offline (the tax filing).
So killing Java means I won't be able to report to the tax man. Oopsie!
Maybe they should've paid dividends earlier? Though it was obvious that Apple revenue was going to stall eventually. No company can keep up growing on revenue infinitely.
So basically it's heating instead of giving out light? Wonder if it can actually be fixed...
... also comes from outside the UK. Namely, a lot of Chileans who are pissed that Maggie supported a bloody tyrant called Pinochet.
A lot of the stuff that people currently hate about NuLabour is actually a product of Thatcherism permeating the Labour Party. Yes, she may have fixed things that were wrong with the UK, but some of the bad stuff will linger for quite some time.
There have been articles on that. Even here, this article mentions that IDC blames Win8 on the PC market crash. And they're right.
The thing is, MS screwing the pooch and crash-landing isn't even news anymore. It's more like the usual news whenever Redmond and Windows is involved.
Dear AC, you've been blind for the last 20 years have you? Because what Eadon is saying is *exactly* what has happened in the server space. Linux has been eating away the commercial UNIX market, and stands pretty tall on the worldwide server OS market. Red Hat and others have made billions out of the Linux Services; IBM has also profited from Linux as well. The ones that have favored Windows over Linux are the ones failing, like HP and Dell.
Understandable to have this opposition, especially as most of the "autonomous killing machine" stories always end up badly. The Terminator, Screamers (based on Phillip K. Dick's "Second Variety"), even the I Robot movie which has 3-law compliant AI.
Notable that in Screamers (and indeed, in "Second Variety" which spawned said movie) the killer bots have a simplified rule consisting in "kill all humans not wearing a tag". The AI gets smart and "improves" into being able to kill humans that wear the tags, thus not only wiping out the enemy, but their makers as well...
... that Sony fucked up big time by choosing Craptel x86 for their next PS. In fact, the PS4 is going to be so underpowered that it won't be able to play PS3 games. The CellBE processor runs circles around even current-gen x86 chips, and it's at least 7 years old! The only things that actually match/overcome the CellBE are GPUs. Which is what Nvidia is pushing, and putting an ARM as the frontend. Basically, getting the boost AMD is now getting but also improving the x86 chokehold.
Good luck, Nvidia!
A "PC" SoC would have a more firm interop standard. It would be necessary for mass production, so it will be there. Maybe Open Firmware or something like that?
Slightly different though:
Xerox STAR -> Original Mac -> Windows 3.1. (But they didn't get it "right" until Windows 95, UI wise.)
BSD/NeXT/BeOS/UNIX/Linux -> Mac OSX -> Vista/Aero.
RIO PMP -> iPod -> Zune.
Newton -> MS Tablets -> iPad -> Surface.
Netbooks -> Macbook Air -> Ultrabooks
(the zillion smartphones we already had) -> iPhone -> Windows Phone 7/8.
Yes, the late Jobs was an expert in copying stuff and succeeding where others had moderate success or even failed. But at least the Apple stuff has some brains in the copying instead of "copy X so Y will succeed". MS is now attempting to copy the Jobs attitude, the "my way or the highway" philosophy with Windows 8. Gross!!
You can run Win8 con 'em now, thanks to the 10.8.3 update. But why would I want to inflict Win8 unto my MBP? I actually switched to Mac *because* of Win8!!!!!
There's no way Elop or MS are going to make me buy a MS-toting Nokia. Even if the Fabulous Fred interface copes better with mobile phones, I do not want MS creep in my phones. I still have a BlackBerry because I dislike both the iOS walled garden and Android's Google Data Slurp.
And as other commenters have mentioned, I dislike MS for many reasons, especially being the Galactus of technologies: FoxPro, Sendo, Palm... either they kill those who enter strategic "alliances", or absorb them and *then* kill the tech (see FoxPro).
I only wish Elop is given the boot while Nokia is still alive...
Instant Messaging is supposed to be instant, and apps are much better than HTML-anything in that regard.
It's telling that most of the "pro-Win8" crowd are 'AC' commenters. Probably MS shills, who are also astroturfing on ZDNet (just read any Steven Vaughan-Nichols article, the shills will claim he's unprofessional, even when he's actually telling the truth). IDC is placing the blame on the sharp PC sales drop squarely on Windows 8. MS is probably trying to pull a Jobs here, but they lack the RDF, and even Jobs didn't go out and change OSX's interface like MS did with Win8. Launchpad, the iOSish app launcher is optional; TIFKA Metro is *mandatory*.
People hate it. It seems it will kill MS this time, I just hope it doesn't take the entire PC industry down with them. I still need 'em to get work done.
.... you'd assume that the fact that Plumpy used a *STOLEN* Credit Card to buy stuff would be enough evidence for the Met to get him, stolen laptop would be an extra charge against him.
It kind of does serve a useful purpose, in the sense that "mining" is actually securing transactions. That is, miners are actually people who keep the whole system up & working, and the "mined" BTC are basically payment for keeping up the whole infrastructure.
It doesn't have an extra value though.
Both moral and legal implications are different. Stealing something deprives the owner of the object being stolen. Unauthorized copying deprives the "manufacturer" (usually the author) of a work from one sale. But the original work still stands, and can in fact be legally copied even after the copyright infringement.
Hell, I'm thinking that. Last time I checked, it was somewhere around $3/bitcoin.
Yes, part of the problem with BitCoin is that some people buying into the whole BTC thing aren't able to differentiate between BTC as a currency and payment processing systems. BTC is NOT a payment processing network. It does have transactions, but they exist because it is the only way to trace the currency at all!!
For true online payments, anyone using BTC for payment should be using actual payment processors. Those would be able to initiate chargebacks if needed.
if you read the Reddit thread, the guy in the pic actually admits this is exactly what happened. They raced on ahead, then posed on the roadside. He's even got pics of the car in question as proof. Hehe...
"Typical Left Wing"
FOX CONSERVATARD DETECTED
It's kinda awesome to see how the first three words in a given comment give away that it comes from a typical US Conservatard. I could probably set up a Bayesian filter to detect 'em, hell, even a simple filter like searching
- Obama AND Muslim
- "liberals" in quotation
- Liberals, with capitalized L
- Left Wing
- MSM or Main Stream Media (variations thereof)
- liberal media
Fun to run this game!
Shit that passes as news is worse than no news at all, which is kind of the point of that study.
Only stupid people and rabid bible-thumping Conservatards actually believe Fox News actually says "teh truth". Murdoch is basically the 21st century Citizen Kane / Hearst. The kind of people that believe Fox News are the same that call Newsweek "Newsweak" because they don't believe in the retarded stupidity they do.
Hell. Maybe the problem isn't actually Fox News at all ... it is that there are people out there stupid/crazy enough to believe the stuff they put out!