Re: "Not trust unmarked"
Fake marketing promo?
Ha ha ha ha!
Very possible for a GENUINE marketing promo to be distributing malware laden USB sticks. Possibly even unmarked!
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Fake marketing promo?
Ha ha ha ha!
Very possible for a GENUINE marketing promo to be distributing malware laden USB sticks. Possibly even unmarked!
Obviously even if you are innocent:
1) You need a decoy account as well as the important ons, and why are you on SM anyway?
2) You need to create a decoy account and post made up drivel occasionally if you have no SM accounts. (I've been doing this for years).
This ought to be illegal under some sort of international convention, along with much else done without a Court order due to believable cause.
I'd not carry the passwords for anything important while travelling. I only memorise two.
It's more incentive for developers to create alternates.
It's more incentive for users to switch.
MS is making this same short term mistake. Lots of people in the long term can't afford this rental (extortion) model. The original licences were over priced too.
This will explode eventually.
I don't trust ANY maker to do software without bugs.
Any system with any wireless connectivity may from time to time be vulnerable. The vast bulk of managements and many programmers are not good enough.
If it's happened once, it will happen again.
Well, C was invented as a sort of portable macro assembler to make it easy to port UNIX. It's still too dependant on macros. In that sense, C isn't a modern high level language in the sense that C++ is, though it suffered from imposed C compatibility.
Still, 40 years later we are getting vulnerabilities due to array bound violations (often strings) and bugs due to unexpected side effects of macro expansion. So often C++ programs use C style strings which are insecure.
ARM was inspired by 6502.
Actually smaller people and women particularly handle excess G better and less likely to black-out.
Many Brother and Epson do use separate print heads and ink-only cartridges, sometimes fixed in the body. Long life piezo heads, the HP and others use shorter life thermal heads that make gas bubbles from alcohol to force out the droplets.
Most A4 inkjets were cost reduced to uselessness over 15 years ago.
A set of Brother cartridges costs more than a new Colour Laser. The 3rd party cartridges seem to be just as good. It's not that old of a model, Duplex too, though only A4. A3 Plus would be nice. However even the Brother laser cartridges work out about 1/4 price per page of running inkjet. Unless you need "photo" quality, I think now that ink jet is too slow and expensive.
Too much or too little compared with partner?
1) Reputation-based security systems;
2) Address geolocation; and
3) Network troubleshooting.
Reputation-based security systems; Basing that on URL, IP address (IP4 or IP6) is madness, doesn't really work. You need a handshake and private tokens + public key encryption.
Address geolocation; Go piss off. That ought to be illegal. Besides it's notoriously unreliable.
Network troubleshooting: Whose Network? Makes no difference to your own and irrelevant to the public network or do you want to peer inside OTHER people's networks?
Sorry, none of these reasons are arguments against IP4 and NAT. There may be good reasons to go all IP6, but these three reasons don't apply.
I certainly don't want anyone to know how many things are on my LAN and what their addresses are. If all was IP6, for privacy and security, I'd still have a firewall / router and hide all my network.
There are only BAD reasons why a 3rd party would want me to have everything using public IP6.
I've always said a cheap laptop/tablet/phone plus a dumb TV and a long HDMI cable is better value than a "Smart TV". No TV maker will produce new codecs and apps. No matter who owned Skype or what apps are installed, apps on a TV other than simplest USB stick media browser are doomed. Even with the USB stick / HDD, eventually you'll have AV formats not supported by TV, but at least you'd be able to re-encode for it on a PC etc.
Just change the default settings. Works better on Windows and Linux for me than MS Office. I use now the "native" file formats and only "save as" in an MS Format to send to MS Office users or publishers.
I've had LESS bugs with format of manuscripts for publishers.
I tried Tencent's QQ, it wasn't bad on Windows and Android, but seems to be Chinese only on Linux. I figured how to turn off the adverts (unlike Skype, it's a simple user setting!). It also used much less resource and offers groups and Webcast mode.
I'd still be using it if I could figure how to set up English Linux version. I had to go back to Skype for Text & File transfer (with very occasional voice and extremely occasional video). QQ features and GUI on Windows is far better.
However I've abandoned Windows unless they bring out a Classic version with best aspects of NT3.5, NT4.0 and XP. Now Linux Mint + Mate Desktop + WINE + Redmond theme. More like NT Windows 1996-2003 than Windows 8 or Windows 10. Works well on Acer Netbook with 32G CF card instead of original flash as well as the 8G RAM tower workstation.
Perhaps Word & Excel 1.0 for Mac (Windows got ver 2.0 I think). Visio, PowerPoint, MS SQL, DOS all bought in. MS Basic for CP/M etc based on porting Dartmouth BASIC, a cut down ForTran. NT3.1 was first version of Win10 and seems to have been on the back of MS 1989 OS/2 which started as a joint project with IBM, mostly IBM stuff? GUI on original NT, copied of Win 3.0 shell for DOS, inspired by Xerox, though they may have used bits of OS/2 Presentation Manager as Win2 and Win286 were horrible compared to DR Gem.
Perhaps embedded Win CE? Though it was a sort of cut down NT with a static limit to processes etc.
But you can make similar accusations against Apple, Google, Oracle etc?
Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent to work on data analysis, internet connected vehicles and intelligent public transport.
That's equivalent to Ebay, Twitter and Facebook running Public Transport.
Not one of those are Technology companies. They are companies using the Internet for delivery of Marketing, Social Media and Services.
What are VW/Audi smoking
Sounds like a good idea.
Except it's probably really easy to make a fake ATM, that has "run out of funds" and put a burner SIM and mobile into it connecting to a burner IP address to capture PINs and other infos.
Much LESS likely from Sweden.
Why was he in the UK at all, if he was worried about USA?
Game over if an evil entity has physical machine access. I stopped reading after that. I used to have linux OS CD with a program that could change the password on an NT account. It was amazing how often I had to legitimately use it for clients.
Once I was called to "fix" a dead class room. The RAM and HDD had been stolen from every PC!
Also at the end of that you have a string of text. Then a completely different AI problem to parse that and decide what is wanted.
To have really good speech recognition you need context and meaning unless it's very simple list of commands for a car radio or dialling a phone.
Since most people have difficulty using search well with a keyboard, I don't think adding speech on top is going to result in successful queries or searches except for expert users.
Crazy low fine. 50p per violation!
Fine them £100 per violation! That would be still only £6M, though.
Mobile towers (2G, 3G, 4G) only work with backhaul links and a complex back end set of computer systems. The "billing" permits the call to be initiated and could even be outsourced to the so called "cloud". If someone forgets to pay a bill or there is an accounting mistake, no calls. Then a second "computer" system manages handing over between masts/sectors (though calls easily dropped then). Specialist voice switches are gateways to other voice systems, edge routers for data.
It's not designed to be reliable or resilient or suit anything other than commercial non-critical calls, other than as a marketing afterthought.
You can always save money by sacrificing security, resilience, reliability etc.
Using commercial 4G on commercial sSpectrum will certainly save money, but it's not fit for purpose, either day to day or in a disaster scenario.
Handsets and terminals also need a peer to peer mode (walkie talkie mode). You need additional security. Thus the savings will not be as much as claimed. All handsets and vehicle terminals will be x3 to x10 price of regular 4G handsets.
You need low latency push to tall so that "Don't Shoot" doesn't become "Shoot."
It might greatly improve data, but it's a rubbish voice solution. Perhaps data could use 4G and voice the existing system? There wasn't even voice in the original 4G release. It's higher latency than GSM, uses more capacity than 3G and is less robust as it's basically VOIP, rather than a native on air codec.
The only reason at all actually for digital voice codecs on mobile radio is easily encrypt it.
Seems like a runtime system support feature. Good languages only have such things via library support?
I can't see how this can be described as an intrinsic feature of ANY programming language.
They would say that. They claimed their deliberate WiFi slurp while making Street view was a mistake too (that's replaced by Android, Chrome Browser, (and even Google Analytics Etc), ChromeOS.
Small change fine
Also why are they allowed to do it to ANYONE?
That may or may not be true, however it and node.js are NOTHING to do with Java, a cross platform programming language used in many things nothing to do with Web.
Node.js isn't a programming language at all, it's a 3rd party function library!
It's got lots of cross platform application, both with and without GUI, outside of Browsers or even "apps" for mobile (Though Android Apps are a sort of fork).
It can't get worse?
It's not the same scenario as Open Office, and if it was, well, I've switched from:
Wordstar + Supercalc (CP/M)
New word + Cracker (CP/M and MS DOS)
MS Office (Win 3.1)
MS Office + Star Office
MS Office + Open Office
Even with No Script, due to stupidity of web design and services it's now very hard to avoid Google on a regular PC.
What alternatives are there to an Android phone that isn't (A) overpriced, (B) dead, (C) someone you never heard of, or (M,N) a dead zombie platform?
Many cheap "feature phones" are GSM only, which (in Ireland) operators can turn off with no 2 year retail warning implied by SOGA, but only needing to give a 6 month notice to Comreg (the Irish version of Ofcom or FCC).
Actually I have data disabled on my Android phone, I've only enabled wIfi to download an ePub reader app and a text editor (which complains on every load that that it can't access internet). I removed Amazon's Kindle eReader App because it would pop up warnings about being unable to connect, even when it wasn't listed as running and hadn't been used (I use Calibre and my real Kindle's serial number to convert DRM'ed Amazon to ePub).
I use the media player, camera, FM Radio, SMS, regular voice.
I transfer eBooks and photos and video via USB storage mode.
Something similar with my tablet.
Google, you stink. There should be a special hell for companies like you and Facebook, destroying people's privacy. So called "Social Media" (Google+, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) etc is worse because they are more exploitive and encourage people to share information that can't be automatically gathered and also OTHER people's information!
Now MS is stupidly destroying their lucrative automatic repeat sale software business by trying to be like Google.
They don't need to make fake negative reviews. They will happen anyway to even the best run most excellent businesses.
They should be in trouble for offering to remove them in exchange for money.
A serial bit stream could be any desired number of bits. So called 1 bit DACs are really 16 bit at least and the 48kHz or 44.1KHz parallel sample rate is unchanged, but the clock frequency becomes much higher.
1 bit on/off with 1:32 variation of mark/space ratio isn't one bit. It's five bits quantisation.
Tape can have a poorer dynamic range than 8 bit quantisation on cheap machines using a magnet to erase rather than AC erasing. Speech recognition was working with cassette tape replay in 1990s.
Depends if it's carrier grade QOS managed VOIP or VOIP over random public Internet.
My own phone service (real geo numbers) is using VOIP on a fixed wireless link, but only as far as my ISP's voice switch. So Fax and analog modems usually work. Your mileage with a 3rd party VOIP supplier over the ordinary public internet will vary with your connection jitter and packet loss. Unlike gaming, or person to person chat, latency isn't an issue.
Actually AM radio is rather better than linear 8bit, and the "goodness" of it depends on the bandwdith and interference. It was MUCH better in the 1930s! Even ordinary AM can be better than ISDN phone quality (8bit u or A law).
Also u-Law or A-Law 8 bit audio is perfectly good for speech recognition, that's the method used to improve on linear 8 bit for the majority of the worlds digital fixed line phones. GSM codecs are lower quality. 3G can use similar or better than GSM, but it's rarely better than 8bit ISDN. Similarly, VOIP connections can rarely support Fax or Analogue Modems, though 8 bit ISDN can.
I suspect that if the sound level is ideal, even 8 bit linear audio will work for speech recognition.
Humans can recognise 5 bit encoded speech, done using 1:32 variable PWM on a PC on/off loudspeaker.
"Up to speeds" should be the expected peak time speeds for 67% of users. "An Average" speed can be skewed by off peak time and a small percentage of users getting 10x speed or more.
Free delivery is about a week
Premium delivery is about 3 to 4 days
Where do you live to get same day delivery from Amazon?
I think same day delivery for letters in Ireland and UK existed up till Edwardian era. The Victorians had it. Now with "airmail only" even a letter can be 3 days UK to Ireland.
Local shops and Online are complementary. Buying online for China is 1/3rd to 1/10th of cost of same thing in Maplin. Sometimes though getting it from Maplin inside an hour is handy, though increasingly unlikely to be in stock.
I prefer to buy fitted clothes, shoes, boots, very large items and food locally. Obviously Amazon plan to compete with Tesco and Pennys?
I was amazed to discover though that people order books from the local bookshop rather than Amazon, but then about about 1/3rd of people in some areas don't have internet and about 10% can't actually get broadband.
1) One cloud is a single point of failure
2) I don't trust Google with my Apps data
3) Actually I mostly want apps that are just 100% local, never app replacements for web sites.
It's time Google, Facebook, Microsoft etc got a kicking from governments & regulators.
I wonder is it any use at all.
Most of the usually excellent advice here gets ignored.
Really the only reason it's hard is because websites are being designed purely for "pretty" or the pointy haired boss wanting one button. Most are worse than 10 years ago.
This is "jargon" speak marketing. It's built by programmers meeting the goals of a marketing department.
This is nonsense.
Really important in the 1990s to 2006... now I copy colour photos / images to USB stick to show on laptops / TVs and "print" B&W text and some other stuff to 9.7" Kindle or 6" kindle or 6.8" Kobo.
Or I make a web page. I replaced the (working) MFP inkjet with a basic colour duplex laser for same price as a set of ink cartridges when we really need paper or card copy.
If you can extract energy from the "perpetual motion machine", and it doesn't radiate or influence environment, well, then it is not breaking laws of thermodynamics? But what use is it?
Reminds me of Entangled "Instant" action at a distance. You can't break the barrier of light speed communications with it, but it is some use (in crypto systems)
Which alien has replaced Linus? Can't really be his comments?
End of Support != End of Life
If something has no software added, never connects to internet etc (Dumb TV set, dumb microwave etc, or some factory tool) then there isn't an End Of Life till it breaks.
It's an interesting idea, but unless you really need x86 and ARM instructions in the same chip what is the point? It would be a very niche market and only of value in a Full Fat SoC with GPU and all I/O shared, maybe on a MS Surface Phone/Tablet able to run real Windows programs and Android Playstore Apps.
Performance, power consumption and cost is going to be poorer than simply a regular x86 SoC with an ARM core added or vice versa and much poorer than either a dedicated ARM or x86.
Perhaps Intel can find something useful in the IP. I doubt the staff will be employed long, though some may find suitable positions in Intel. Certainly I can't see the value of anyone other than Intel buying them. Not even AMD or the Chinese, it's too niche.
I'd an idea that Herzog was a little different, perhaps a little extreme. However I had no idea. If he was a character in a book people would think the author was crazy.
I'm educated. I also need mind bleach.
"Machine babble often sounds emotionally flat and robotic because it’s difficult to capture the natural nuances of human speech."
Absolute Nonsense. The issue is parsing and then understanding the text so as to decide how to nuance the speech, punctuation is a weak clue as to speed, pauses, pitch.
We have been able to create natural speech for maybe more than 40 years, IF there is a special marked up text with meta tags for pitch, loudness, speed, pauses. Ordinary text has to be parsed and understood.
Even actors etc, read text better if they are familiar with it and understand it. Otherwise even humans reading unfamiliar text can sound rubbish.
Google Translate is very "successful" in some respects, but it killed computer speech/language/translation development because it's not "intelligent" at all, it's a brute force "Rosetta Stone" / "Code breaker" approach rather than translation by parsing an entire section, understanding it and paraphrasing.
No, it's not.
It's a pit of garbage and exploited ordinary people.
It's not fit for purpose for many things people doing, like the guy making a virtual museum. He should have a website of his own.
We don't want an Internet that consists of only six or seven sites!
Media organisations need to boycott it. They all have their own web sites. Why are they giving Zuckerberg free promotion?
People need an email address to sign up to Facebook. Anything for their friends should be sent Bcc by email.
Unlike specialist forums for specific interests there is no value to Facebook at all. It's simply an exploitive parasite.
Misleading. Zukerberg's Trojan Facebook pushing service will exploit Africans. It's not general internet, but what ever selection he decides. Cultural or Economic Imperialism?
They want to be a news service, yet censor news feeds and museums on Facebook.
"it was not the rocket engine’s fault in a tweet today.
Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source."
That is not logic. It wasn't the fault of a RUNNING rocket engine. That doesn't rule out the rocket engine.
So really more a very small x86 Tablet than a phone.
Nokia changed from x86 to ARM on their "Communicator" smartphone in what, 2001 or 2002?
I guess if you REALLY need x86 compatibility in your pocket? But really is ANY x86 Windows application going to be usable on a small screen, like Adobe Photoshop, Sage, Market leading UK Payroll, SAP, or... (I struggle to think of anything else important on Windows that doesn't have a Linux or ARM or MacOS equivalent).