which fortuitously has its jets aligned towards Earth
Even more fortuitously it is far enough away that we are not fried by the jets.
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Even more fortuitously it is far enough away that we are not fried by the jets.
Like a Zener diode thermal noise source getting modulated by power supply noise (SMPSU ultrasonic or mains hum).
A Zener diode feeding an ADC sounds like a nice idea for a RNG, but it's actually quite hard to do it properly.
Cloud is just market speak for certain kinds of remote hosted services,
Which is why J++ became C#
Oracle is a less sympathetic company than Sun. It was a sad day too, when Sun's SW portfolio became Oracle's.
Win 3.1 & Win 9x
The designers should try them, Takes 2 seconds to load Win 3.x in a VM on a 14 year old laptop.
They may think minimalist and pretty, but UX wise it's moronic.
Colour when needed.
Highlight and shadow to show if pressed in or waiting to press, or grey all round for disabled.
No need to to go Skeumorphic or photo-realistic.
It's Twitter's fault.
The privacy issue isn't important. Short URLs are irrelevant to that. The issue is similar to stupid phones that go to URL in a QR code without showing destination FIRST.
All short URLs are evil because you can't know what domain / website it goes to before you click. An intermediate page with simply the real link would maybe make short URLS acceptable.
ANYTHING that "sees" QR codes ought to prompt and not automatically "execute" them. Does QR use short URLS making that idea useless?
It's not modern. At least to 1880s. It's to do with trademarks etc, easier to protect "Batrymax" than "Battery Max". Or Kleen than Clean (Kleenex).
Though Google slipped up. Enid Blyton has "Google buns" in the "Faraway Tree" series, I think maybe 1942.
Yes, 2Mbps is its UPLOAD speed. I have 8Mbps down, but only 1Mbps up. 8Mbps DSL is usually worse upload, about 0.4Mbps?
Yes, or at least disable it in Browser.
Also you can only browse iBook Titles on an Apple thing. What if I was thinking of getting an ipad and wanted to know what's on offer?
Removed both* these pests long ago.
Shame on Apple they don't implement proper USB mass storage for their devices.
[*I'm not partisan, I removed Silverlight and replaced Realplayer with "real Alternative"]
I have bare minimum of stuff that is allowed to run in a browser. I use NoScript, Java is off and Flash is set to prompt, never auto run. Anything else has to be downloaded.
Great for temporary collaboration and non-critical data you can afford to lose or have public or temporarily inaccessible
Madness for core business.
The American Mega Corps with have to set up companies in Europe and data centres in Europe.
Despite Ireland being expensive for Electricity Apple, Facebook etc ARE build more datacentres in Ireland.
What I don't understand is why the German 1 & 1 hosts UK customers in UK, mainland European customers in Europe / Germany but Irish customers in Kansas, USA.
That's from RAM, ROM and now I suppose Flash, because it's addressed in powers of two.
It was always wrong. K is NOT 1024, M is not 1024 x 1024. K = 1000 and M = 1,000,000
It's not even an SI unit issue.
If your LAN doesn't leak via WiFi or Internet Router and is in a private location, no public. Then it's not a big deal?
Do the Uber Drivers realise that Google is a major investor? That other abuser of privacy.
Does Uber actually exist simply to collect data or also as a trojan for future Google self drive cars.
Are the Autonomous Google Wagons really about scraping more info about the public?
I added "Classic Theme Restorer" to Firefox and some other sauce to fix GUI stupidity in Thunderbird.
Why can't Mozilla fix bugs and stop buggering the GUI?
Print Selection still non-existent in Thunderbird, still buggy in firefox (may throw blank pages with header & footer for part before selection) and Print Preview only does whole page.
Lots of other bugs ... "forgets" blocked cookies settings is an annoying one.
In the last 20 years every crash (since NT4 release) has been faulty hardware, or rubbish graphics driver or rubbish printer driver.
If they are self propelled, how are they powered? What sort of propulsion?
Are these really bots (programmed, CPU, engine & PSU) or a meta-material?
Esp. when the proposed API is proposed by Google, who would no doubt love to know what you are doing with your dongle.
This is worse than IoT.
As per title.
They'd probably have to be 4,800 rpm max. Calculate linear speed and also force at edge? Differential expansion is an issue too for larger platters.
Cheaper ones have poor number of write cycles.
Expensive Flash powered down may not last as long as powered down non-shingled HDD
Cheaper ones beat HDD on random access, but can MUCH slower for sequential writes, or even random writes.
"Flash" covers a very wide variety of qualities.
I remember full height 5.25" drives, Floppy and HDD (that diameter is probably a problem for higher spin speeds and other things). Twice height of "traditional" CD Drive. A lot of PSUs are still about that height.
I'd hope we can still buy drives without helium and without shingles.
Well, it's close to Saturn and it's very big. Even an uncharted moon of Saturn will have more effect.
Teams too big
Changing goal posts
Stupid input from Marketing
Political infighting / empire building
Not specifically Microsoft. Nokia went wrong in about 2002- 2003
If you just want to display more simply rendered polygons at a lower res - or even 2D schematics marking out the location of electrical cabling, say - the hardware required is far more modest.
Obviously you don't understand the differences between say 3D stereoscopic and a headset, the response time to changes isn't the same as the GPU ability to draw (which is often poor for 2D CAD compared to video).
You need very much more responsive systems to avoid motion sickness.
Windows Phone is dead.
How would a phone or tablet have the computational power to avoid lag in movement?
If my ISP did either of those I'd get at different one. Sadly though many people have no choice or can only use Mobile, which isn't broadband.
If you have to log into a wp site then your user/password doesn't get sent through all the intervening servers in plain text.
Seems daft that the majority of email and website logins are unencrypted. What were the designers of websites and email systems thinking of?
So for most sites it's only the Administrators. But can't MITM attacks be done on HTTPS anyway, most easily via "free" access at cafe or Hotel etc (WiFi or ethernet). I use a VPN to my home server if I'm using public internet.
Like how much content on a typical WP site isn't
b)The same view for everyone?
So this makes uploading draft pages & posts you haven't publish yet more private. That's about all. It's of some benefit if the Wordpress has shopping plugin, are those even possible of WP own hosting rather than 3rd party?
I'm all in favour of encryption. But what value is it for content 100% public and the same view for everyone? Can someone explain the value to me?
About 10 hours per access operation, minimum according to the article. Really slow but high density and long life. A USB stick might be 5 to 10 years. A writeable CD left on window sill less than a week?
An old HDD in a drawer might last a long while (not sure about shingled or other very density).
Tape can last 20 years if stored properly, you need to make copies as slowly get print through.
I think Magneto Optic storage was good (I remember 3.5" Sony cartridges in 1990s with 250Mbyte)
So you go after the person with the key. You don't force lockmakers to make faulty door locks so everyone's car can be stolen and house burgled.
TSA keys are online.
If you weaken encryption so you can get in with a court order, without the users key, then shortly all the unfriendly governments and criminals can do it without a court order.
Torpex isn't made out of boiled cat.
For a moment I thought this was another article about MS's Chatbot, Tay.
I hope they have a good reunion.
it and Kobo have REALLY poor User Interface and book sorting/organising features. I've got a Kindle and Kobo, I love the hardware and eInk. The software is terrible. We had better document organisation software 30 years ago.
Amazon's CreateSpace is a dreadful website.
Amazon KDP, Author Central and retail sites are terrible GUI / UX too.
They are good at marketing, not at software. I suspect the HW is mostly bought in consultancy?
Kindle Reader was based on Mobi and the eInk Kindle is basically a poor user shell on Android + Mobi Reader.
Amazon Echo / Alexa is totally creepy. No thanks. Ever!
One tech company I worked was just like what Amazon sounds like. Most somewhere between that and acceptable. Only one in over 30 years was "reasonable". Burn out was common. Engineers were thought of as something to be used up like laser toner. "We'll hire more"
Still won't save you. Who pays for the server?
The solution is things that work without the Internet, where Internet only adds optional value.
Philips actually sold of their badges. They really only do lamps and health care. Back to the core pre 1926 business!
Make no difference.
The problem is gadgets requiring a so called "cloud" service. It could be IPV6 and "open source" and who runs the server it needs if the original company loses interest?
Plays for Sure
Skype on a TV set
Yes, Open Source won't solve this. HW or SW.
I thought for a moment they were a successful Teen massaging company.
PCs and laptops that are not Macs last depending on what was bought and what for. Some are 1/4 price of Apple product.
My Laptop is 14 years old. Proves nothing.
For day to day work I use a workstation with 2 off 1600 x 1200 screens running Linux Mint with Mate desktop.
Not when it's "free" and forced down people's throats.
That's the third failed X-Ray sensor "telescope" Japanese Launch.
Maybe the 5th one will survive.
No, because it's Facebook curated.
I don't know how it actually is delivered, but it may be that you are only connecting to servers controlled by Zuck.
Why does he remind me of the business man in Fifth Element?
It's evil. As free as first sample from a drug pusher.
Huge amount of free Win 10.
Are OEMs paying much for it?
Is MS strategy for future selling services and their "Cloud"? (Cloud = Opaque Hosting)
iPhone SE review: gently-refined handset is the best small phone ever
Really? What are they smoking? Is it even actually small?
Maybe compared to other Apple Phones.
It's very overpriced and gives Apple a huge margin. How much tax will they pay?
I'm amazed at the praise this rather ordinary touch phone has been getting in media.