153 posts • joined Saturday 20th October 2007 12:31 GMT
Great, so as a vegetarian I now have to check before I can buy icecream as well?
I have seen literally nobody using a Windows 8 machine. I have seen countless advertisements for it, however, as well as a lot of ipads and a smaller number of Android tabs.
I don't see why this deserves its own article. Things like this have already been possible for a while using projects like Osmocom. Being open source, these things can be easily compiled for ARM.
I don't really understand all this complaining about IP-phones. At work I set up a simple asterisk server (running on Debian) with a postgresql database backend for administration.
When anybody calls, the number is matched against the database of customers. If found, the customer name will show up in the screen in addition to the number. Android cellphones integrate nicely with its native SIP stack, meaning calls can be forwarded to cellphones at no additional charge.
Our home-grown CRM allows one to click a call button next to a customer name to call that person from your local phone. The phones were cheap, the PBX was free (it runs on a server already in use for other things).
The question is: do you *want* jquery if you are only going to support modern browsers? The whole reason so many people use it is because it takes away a lot of the pain of working with older browsers (especially the one created by Microsoft).
In newer browsers you have css transitions, which removes the need the .animate() functionality in jquery. Also, things like XMLHttpRequest and websockets work the same, which removes any need for the .ajax() function in jquery. And this goes for most of the jquery functionality.
No more Microsoft tax. These things will also likely run Debian or Ubuntu just fine.
Re: if the phone is on and the ecryption key in ram
Because the OS does not allow you to read that information from RAM, so they need to start another OS (the frosty one) that does allow it, without losing the information available in RAM.
I really do not see what relevance Microsoft and Apple have in this scenario. Presumably, the problem lies in the routing that takes place between the server you are streaming from and your own internet connection.
As most of these servers run some flavor of unix or linux, most of the routers do the same, Microsoft and Apple are totally irrelevant here.
And another ISP that doesn't get it
If they had just spend the time and effort of setting up CGN in setting up a dual stack system, they would be ready for the future. The more ISPs that do that, the more people who will add IPv6 to their servers.
If I look at my company's accesslogs, I can see that about 1 in every 200 requests comes over IPv6. Thankfully, some more ISPs have announced IPv6 availability for new connections recently, so this should rise soon.
They could use a battered-down version of Ubuntu, like the Dutch military does. A friend of mine works there, and they all get a USB-stick with this so that even if they are off-base, they have something they can boot off and establish a secure connection if need be, without having to worry about the spyware, viruses and other nasties that usually come with a Windows system.
It works pretty easy and they have no problems getting personnel to work with the OS. The FUD about not knowing, and thus not being able to use, linux is based on old information. Nowadays, linux is a grown-up, userfriendly system that even my grandmother can use.
Can't they just revoke the intermediary certificate? Otherwise they can just keep generating new certificates after we block them.
The best Microsoft deal would be a deal without any Microsoft software.
I cannot remember how long this functionality has been available in Google Maps for Android, as a stable release, that is.
Re: This idea has been thought of many times before...
It's called the iPull
Thankfully I was not affected, as I lost access to my account, and google refuse to help me, insisting instead that they are happy I have gotten access to my account again, and not replying to follow-up mail.
I now run my own mail server, since about a year, that has not let me down yet.
How does one get infected with this particular nasty? Most system administrators know better than to install software outside of the repositories. How would this thing get on the server in the first place?
Now just wait until SSLShader is released and you can build yourself a loadbalancer that scales into hundreds of thousands of connections per second.
Building a huge structure around a sun seems like an insurmountable task. I would argue that it would be much easier to just create a smaller, artificial sun within a container harvesting it's energy. This could then be placed safely outside of your home planet, so that if things go wrong, nobody gets hurt.
Besides this, enclosing your sun in a structure would put your planet in a bit of a sticky situation: less solar energy reaching it, temperature will decline, among other problems.
Only 5 million iphones?
That's still 5 million too many!
What a load of bull. This has been possible way way before IOS was even dreamed up. Using a gateway service, like for example www.mollie.nl you are able to set the number people see on the receiving end.
It's been possible for years now, and suddenly it's a security risk?
"That break unfortunately is not for the profit of the artists, but rather this site who is contributing nothing to the artists themselves."
So instead of going to the pockets of the MAFIA (Music And Film Industry of America) it goes to the owners of the website. I don't see any difference for the artists there.
If google were to stop their foolish pigheadedness of requiring credit cards to pay for apps, the number of people buying would go up by a great number.
A lot of android users are too young to have credit cards, but they do have money to spend! Also, many countries (like Netherlands) don't use credit cards that much. I don't have one, for example.
Re: Actually AVM...
Given that they are usually provided by your ISP, with firmware custom-made for the ISP, the default setting depends on the ISP, not on AVM. I got my Fritz!Box 7360 from my ISP (xs4all), which had it enabled by default, using native IPv6.
"They found that in that time skull capacity had increased by 200 cubic centimetres for men in the sample, equivalent "to the size of a tennis ball". The researchers found that the average height from the base to the top of the skull in men had increased by 8mm. In the women in the sample, the corresponding increases were 7mm and 180 cubic centimetres."
If I read this correctly, in women the skull capacity increased by 7mm while the body has increased by 180 cubic centimetres. That accounts for all the fat American ladies.
Is that 30% of all users, or 30% of all active users?
Assuming 50% of Facebook users is dormant, they would need 60% of users to vote instead of 30%.
I can't decide whom this deal makes look bad, is it Microsoft, for associating itself with the Vatican, or is it the Vatican, by associating themselves with Microsoft.
Looks like a match made in hell!
Re: Ambigous paragraph
I wonder why the post has the joke alert icon.
Why not just make some loops on the balloon, feed a string to it that has the diameter you want your balloon to be. Once the string gets tight you launch. This should be easily measurable by any simple kind of pull-chain switch.
Re: The curse of the rootkit
I'd say, they had it coming!
I don't see why having an IPv6 enabled router with built-in firewall has to be more difficult/expensive than using NAT. At least my modem has a firewall built-in. And that's just a consumer device, provided as part of my VDSL+ service by my ISP.
In fact, without NAT, these devices could work on slower hardware, as they do not have to keep a NAT table in memory which has to be searched repeatedly. Many cheaper routers will crash when you try to use a torrent program, because they cannot handle the big number of connections to track. This problem does not exist with IPv6.
My ISP already has native IPv6 support. Currently, you have to enable it yourself through a setting, but come June 6 this setting will be automatically turned on for everyone.
All their modems (Fritz!Box devices) have native IPv6 support and all my devices at home automatically get a different, public IPv6 address. I am quite happy with it, as I can now access all devices directly, without the need for port forwarding.
The thing this is weird about this is that the licenses are being nullified, while the costs for the licenses are not paid back to the telcos. This basically means: pay us again.
As an added bonus, they get to pay much, much more than they have done so far.
Forcing telcos to switch to another frequency is another bad idea, especially given the fact that many phones currently in use would not be able to cope with that, requiring people to buy a new one.
What bothers me the most is their hypocritical claim that they are doing this for the "artists", while, as everyone knows, the only one benefiting from this are the record companies themselves.
Whether an artist is able to make a living mainly depends on the number of people knowing him/her because this determines the number of people buying merchandise and going to concerts, which provide the main part of an artist's income.
An artist whose music can be freely downloaded will of course have a bigger audience which will more than make up for any loss in income due to not selling CD's.
I agree dismantling the patent system would be the way to go. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen any time soon, so they are going for the Next Best Thing (tm) instead.
The great thing about this is that they can easily implement it for their own patents and inspire others to do the same thing, without requiring a majority to agree to implement it.
More vendor lock-in
They should be working to reduce vendor lock-in, by educating people in using something else than the standard Microsoft cruft. Can't say I'm surprised though, Microsoft have deep pockets and if there is any country that is corrupt it's India.
0800 numbers here (Netherlands) are free from both landline or cellphones.
However, the company paying for the number can decide whether or not their number can be reached from cellphones at all. If they are not willing to pay the higher charges they can choose not to.
In practice, however, I have never noticed any 0800 number not working from my cellphone.
I have a better idea: Fuck off with these stupid capped plans.
I pay to use their service and they stop whining about not making enough money, despite having a steady increase of the profit year by year.
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