627 posts • joined 16 Oct 2007
Re: I think this tells us something about these companies expectations on its female staff
My thoughts exactly. It puts additional pressure on women not to take maternity leave. The peer pressure against maternity leave can be hard as it is already.
Thank $deity for proprietary software
At least it's secure unlike that open source crock.
Internet of zombiethings
I've seen the future, it's an internet of zombiethings running outdated and insecure software, abandoned by vendors and neglected by owners.
Looking forward to this
Veeam is da bomb for backing up VMs. Having said that, Macrium Reflect is free and works a treat on my home PC. A comparison will be needed.
Re: Questions I wished you asked...
I suspect satisfying both requirements 2 and 3 is going to be difficult, unless you want to avoid Australians by corralling them into aforementioned pubs.
Alien because they invented aussie rules football.
sim-only deals and leadership
SIM-only deals were always the norm in mobile pioneer countries. In Finland contract phones didn't exist until 3G phones were introduced, and 2G phones still can't be sold on contract. The laws there have always been in place to ensure competition and protect the customer, so for example comparing prices and switching operators while retaining your number have been made easy.
I knew the population of India is growing rapidly, but last time I checked it was 1.2 billion. Billions of new impoverished citizens have appeared since, I presume.
This datacenter is not ready yet!
Whose modems were they anyway
For this to be a significant issue, there must have been a large installed base of similarly vulnerable routers. Could the ISP itself be to blame for providing these to its customers, or are these commonly used modems bought by customers themselves?
Sydney Morning Herald says a few were provided by Spark but even those were "reconfigured" by the users.
Re: how is oracle hurting with mysql?
You're right that people looking for a cheap/free database backend for their blog weren't going to splurge kilobucks per year on Oracle. These people represent new entrants into the DB customer base.
There are however the 10% you refer to, old Oracle customers who've started to use MySQL, Postgres or nosql in situations where Oracle's features and support aren't required. Every MySQL installation there is a direct loss to Oracle. When making the decision between 1) paying Oracle 2) paying for "free" DB support or 3) self support the choice is less and less the first one. It's in Oracle's interest to steer MySQL development away from "enterprisey" features to shore up their market share, or at least sell those features at a premium.
Re: Dyson deleted my comments
The tech looks promising. The 1990s called and want their website back, though. That hurt my eyes.
Re: the machine also comes with iOS and Android apps
Is there an Internet Rule for everything getting hacked?
And meanwhile in the real world
It only works if the risk of getting caught is high. Police are so swamped they don't have the time to follow up every phone, bicycle or laptop theft.
Hello civil lawsuits.
Re: Point of Order
The parent word terrestrial, and grandparent terra also refer to land generically as well as planet Earth.
So while you're right, I'd assert that "extraterrestrial" has come to mean specifically outside our planet only because the scope of human experience and by extension, thinking, is so narrow. If humans ever come to inhabit multiple planets I doubt we'd refer our Martian cousins as extraterrestrials. Extratellurians would be more appropriate.
I can't understand how this can even be legal. "You can't talk to the guy who'll try to refuse to end our business relationship, so we'll keep billing you and send the repo man for you." Fucking fucks.
This is how it works in northern European countries too. We have in common with Ireland the fact that we're pretty small, I guess that plays a part. The system has been set up to foster competition and protect the customer.
Re: Double standards
Manor of batshit craziness - is that where Hugh Hefner lives?
Re: Has to be said..
They lost the drugs because they didn't loose them from above.
Re: definition requested
Not to be confused with "Glocked".
Re: (Up to) 10 years...
Hence the US prison population crisis.
"While rates of violent crimes has fallen by 25 percent over the last 20 years, prison population has tripled. Overall, the U.S. imprisons more people than any other nation. Second is China, with 1.5 million people in behind bars.
While there appears a public need to make sure people are punished for crimes, the financial cost to incarcerate are staggering. Morenoff estimates that it costs $25,000-$30,000 per year (in public money) to incarcerate each prisoner. That cost increases significantly with older prisoners and those who need medical care.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news126279826.html#jCp"
Re: UKIP ranter I expect
You might have had a point, but it was lost somewhere in the midst of manic ranting and ugly ad hominems. Talk about pots and kettles. ^^
"incapable of finding the undisclosed bugs"
Auditing someone else's codebase might not be such a quick and easy task, perhaps?
Class of bugs
Codenomicon makes a fuzzing tool. It will find bugs human testers and reviewers won't often find. We hear about this bug because it's an open source library and Codenomicon test OSS and release the results, as a free service if you like.
Software companies who are Codenomicon clients (or use other similar tools) will find bugs and patch them up on the quiet. Companies that don't do such testing probably won't find them. In neither case will we read about it on The Reg.
Russia is an alien world that defies understanding.
Re: Things I would like to see
For me it was all in clicking a link with "Hemel Hempstead" and seeing "Leighton Buzzard" and "Crabtree". I love English place names.
Re: Mystic Meg
Mystic Meg clearly hasn't ever met Union Rep Ulrich.
I once worked for an international corp that was "rightsizing" its operations. Our German colleagues got handsome payoffs while everyone else got pretty much squat. Unions in Germany have clout. This will be interesting.
Re: This is very telling.
Do they hate the UI or piracy prevention mechanisms?
Black and White
The USSR kicked back the Germans, but that didn't make the USSR any less an evil empire than Nazi Germany was. Today's Russia is so close to fascism it makes me wonder if anyone in Russia sees the irony, or even thought about what a fascist is, other than a generic label for the evil enemy. Nationalism, militarism, corporatism, authoritarianism, nostalgic conservative social values, co-opting the church, cult of personality ... "we're just peacefully the rights of those speaking our language in neighbouring Sudentenl^H^H I mean Ukraine." Fucking idiots, it makes me wonder what Russians are taught for history in school.
The USA kicked back the Germans and helped rebuild parts of Europe (so they could keep selling US goods), but that doesn't make recent US policies any less questionabĺe. The US political system is a mockery of democracy, it's a country led by the nose by corporate interests with the sole intent to control and pillage not only the US but the rest of the world too. The best thing about the US is at least lip service is being paid to democracy and values, so it can be measured against that standard.
Now to the black and white part. Can you handle nuance? I don't hate Russians or Merkins, I just hate what their governments are doing in their name.
Re: American GPS stations
From the ria.ru article:
"The CIA and the Pentagon believe the stations would improve the accuracy of Russian ballistic missiles, the New York Times reported earlier this month."
I thought that would be a good thing, there's no MAD without the "MA" part.
Re: What's with all the Xen is obsolete talk I hear?
Xen is obsolete in the sense that KVM is replacing it pretty fast.
"There will be nothing worthwhile to sell from any climate research, ever."
"Three global initiatives between 1995 and 2009 have spurred 129 insurance firms from 29 countries to engage in activities ranging from supporting climate research to quantifying and disclosing climate risks. "
"All good ideas except we wont need then as Antarctic ice is actually INCREASING massively. Except for the one small part featured in the 'study'"
Get with the program
Their current MO is blanket surveillance. Every phone, every account, every cloud service, every device anywhere is a potential target, and they want to have access.
"DAMA/LIBRA's 25 scintillators are made from thallium-doped sodium iodide in a five-by-five matrix, with two photomultipliers coupled to each crystal."
At this point I was poised to read about how they set up phase shift generators and ion drives, but alas no. No danger of creating a core breach or a temporal anomaly then, which is a relief.
Re: Of course...
Nokia no longer make phones. It's Microsoft.
Real effect of computer games
We've seen a decline in violent crime as computer games have become more common.
Got there before me
Are any and all domains ending with "f" banned? Can I haz lazysundaymorningf.uk plz?
Got to love these non-denial denials.
"Yes we gather information, but we don't use it for legitimate purposes."
"Why not use it to subsidies a really dead cheap Iphone/Galaxy killer"
Because Nokia is no longer in the phone business. If you now see a "Nokia" phone it's really Microsoft.
That coincidence has my bat-sense tingling as well. I'm not sure what you're implying with your last sentence, though.
"The OpenSSL development team was alerted by Google on 1 April, and separately a Finnish infosec biz discovered the same bug, but would not say if they tipped anyone off about the coding error."
Sigh of relief
This is great news for us Europeans who have had to suffer from nutty dictators' peen-extending excercises for ages. It has been looking like it might start again, as olympics and sports in general weren't doing it for the Russians. We now need to pretend to compete and lose, and make as if we are impressed while Putin engages in this latest sand castle building competition. Just drag it out as long as possible.
Might also pretend to start our own project that will surely catch their attention, one that Russians will win for sure, like building a long railway line or drinking the most vodka. Anything that they can feel good about that doesn't involve making like Attila the Hun on Europe.
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