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215 posts • joined 19 Oct 2007
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
The navigation system in my Volvo already uses HERE maps, I wonder if other manufacturers do too already.
The law can compel them to hand over data to which they have access. The law hasn't yet successfully compelled them to create the ability to hand over data which they currently can't access.
At least someone significant is standing up for our privacy. Feels like the Government aren't.
When you have ultimate freedom to cryptographically sign whatever firmware you want for the hardware in question, of course it's possible.
I imagine MySpace's customer data would be completely ideal for your advertising network if you were interested in advertising to last decade's 13-year-olds. I can't think that anyone has so much as touched it since.
464XLAT support in iOS is the beta bit, not IPv6.
Shame that the UK is already legislating against such alerts.
Customer service done right.
"I think you mean revolution. It's not a boat."
The UK is a lot like a boat, in a "sinking ship" kinda way.
"Whilst I sympathise, what exactly will stop the useless, self interested, ignorant fuckers?"
Trying to understand exactly why the Government would think that people actually want this sheer violation of privacy in the first place, let alone why the Government would think that we want to pay for the privilege.
We're basically paying to be spied on?
Not long at all, given Gov.uk's track record.
In fairness to HP, it's pretty obvious that reselling the Surface is only interesting to them because enterprise is their number one game and they want to win IT outsourcing contracts (even if customers insist on Surface) that are actually worth much more than the hardware.
Despite this, IPv6 adoption probably won't increase.
None of these emotions will be felt by the advertisers as they use up my data allowance, slow down page loading and profile my web browsing, and publishers ultimately decide to get into bed with advertisers knowing full well that these things will happen. I have no sympathy for them.
Yes, I've sometimes found that setting the adjustable speed limiter and feathering the accelerator produces better MPG than using cruise control.
One million clocks to be delayed. Andrew Parker can sleep easy for another night.
Flash content. Welp.
I might believe that if Google Hangouts or Skype were also using strong end-to-end encryption, but the fact that my message history in both seem to automatically replicate to a newly signed-in device suggests that my messages are not actually that strongly protected in the first place.
They can, and should, do better.
Yes, I have to confess to rather liking my Apple Watch Sport. I don't think it solves any huge problems, I very rarely use any "apps" on it and I certainly could live without it, but it's a nice enough watch to wear and the complications (i.e. sunset/sunrise, temperature, daily calendar) are a nice touch.
Google did attempt to repair this mess before with the "Update Alliance", and look how quickly that fell apart. I hate to use the F word, but fragmentation is a problem with Android will never go away.
Yet governments and law enforcement will continue to want encryption to protect their interests, so that they cannot be easily held accountable for their systematic corruption and incompetence. My privacy is no less important than theirs.
In short, they can pull the encryption from my cold dead hands.
Ofcom doing something useful.
They also would need to be green on one side, blue on the other and be separable with zips.
I wish I could use that one at work.
This probably has some great potential in the IoT world, sensors and the like, since it would probably greatly increase the amount of time that a sensor can operate from a battery (if one is needed at all).
"Frankly, the task bar is really useless in tablet mode"
After foisting a Windows tablet upon my dad, the first thing he said after a couple of minutes of furious prodding was "I can't find anything!", especially as the edge-of-screen gestures (whilst natural after a while) are completely alien at first. Bringing the taskbar back like that is a good way to remove the barrier for people who are picking one of these devices up for the first time and wouldn't know about those invisible gestures.
In modern cars, it is very much drive-by-wire, especially in cars where stability control (ESC) is standard, or have any optional features along the lines of cruise control (or the adaptive variant), adjustable speed limiter, lane keeping assistance or any number of other features that modify the throttle, brake or steering input in any way.
Not to mention that ABS is computer-controlled, as are TCS and TVC (on cars that have them), and so are plenty of other safety features (whether you realise the car is doing them or not). Sure, you don't need these things because these systems are technically non-essential - you could own a car that has none of them - but if I'm about to be involved in a potential accident, then I welcome all the computerised help I can get to minimise the impact.
Finally, a number of parameters to actually keep the engine itself functional are typically regulated by a computer too - things like idle revs, fuel/air mixture and operating temperature. That's partly why modern engines are so smooth and actually work properly in extreme cold, extreme warm, etc.
They already invented Windows To Go in 2011 for USB sticks, and even before that, Windows Embedded and WinPE have been able to boot from alternative media for years.
I imagine it's more to do with ultrabooks, nettops and tablets, and the disappearance of DVD drives.
Apple didn't really need to provide USB media anymore because around about 2011 was probably the same time that they added the EFI Internet Recovery to Macs and started providing OS X upgrades through the Mac App Store.
Equally, and at the risk of hundreds of downvotes, I don't fully understand why so many people reject Windows 8 either (and I'm typically an Apple or Linux kinda guy). I use it at work everyday, set to boot to desktop with my favourite programs pinned to the taskbar or on the Desktop, and I don't remember the last time I even saw the new "Start screen".
It's largely no different to Windows 7, except for the fact that it boots up faster than Windows 7 did. People will make mountains out of molehills.
So no Apple Pay for us yet, then.
"What could possibly go wrong?", they asked.
You stand a better chance of achieving a Windows upgrade in a month compared to trying to migrate your solutions to an entirely different operating system, even if the upgrade does require some work. The road ahead is not necessarily free of pot holes, but at least there's a road.
Apple only use random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi beacons/probes - once you connect to a known network, the primary MAC address is always used, so as to not cause a problem with MAC filtering.
Theft of electricity!
Does the average person want to do these things? Probably not.
What else can we make into an "as a Service"?
I guess that rules out end-to-end message encryption, then.
Yes, indeed. There is certainly plenty of room to grow in terms of LTE air interfaces (I think it is scoped up to 300mbps?) and I would expect that most operators probably struggle to even get a single 300mbps backbone pipe to each 4G base station, let alone 10Gbps.
They are, for all intents and purposes, the same thing. What we call "UEFI" is the naturally evolved specification of EFI after Intel contributed it to the Unified Forum.
The original Intel EFI standard was, but there are newer UEFI standards which are commonplace in modern computers. That said, the Apple implementation is non-standard anyway (even though OS X seems to have no problem booting in more generic UEFI firmware).
"unless you actually want a Mobile OS on your desktop"
Your argument is tired and boring. On the contrary, Windows 10 actually goes a long way to restore a lot of the Desktop. Also Windows 10 Mobile is actually based on the desktop operating system now, which is very interesting indeed.
Or, you know, just turn Bluetooth off.
Support isn't just about hotfixes for network vulnerabilities and Windows Updates. It's about being able to actually get some help from Microsoft when it all goes pear-shaped.
"You mean that for 20+ years we could do what we wanted to with out computers, without needing Microsoft's approval? Oh, the horror!"
Microsoft are not stopping you from doing what you want with your computer. They are just putting what you want to do with your computer into logically isolated sandboxes. That way when you do something with your computer, it will not be as likely to break other things on your computer. Makes enough sense in my mind.