339 posts • joined Sunday 16th March 2008 01:19 GMT
Quit poking it
or it will get angry.
Yes, but ...
... do they eat Linux?
"This is a big win for Canadian exchanges, because US citizens can simply trade from across the border."
No. Because US regulators have a very long arm and will reach across any border they wish to in order to regulate their citizens. I think the Canadian exchanges will find that by having just one US customer, they may have to open all of their books to US banking/securities regulators.
Apple is in a somewhat unique position with their product. They probably have the ability to reach out and 'brick' it should the payment not go through. Many iGadgets (with communications capabilities) can be bricked by their owners should they be stolen. It would surprise me if Apple hasn't retained some sort of 'God Mode' capability for themselves.
Its possible that the identification requests are related to its network/communications capabilities and the desires of some governments to track all online and wireless traffic back to a real live person's ID. Back in the 'old days', I used to be able to land anywhere in Europe, pop into a phone store and pick up a SIM for my phone for cash. Now, many countries network operators seem to want a copy of a passport. Even for cash. That's not a payment issue. That's identification.
Needs a slit for access to the port.
USB! What did you think I meant?
Reminds me of the scene in District 9 where the aliens had cobbled together a bunch of junked PCs in their command module.
Re: People Skills?
I already have my black belt in employee relations. Thanks anyway.
Re: But there ARE uses for this!
My thoughts exactly. It might be worth picking up a pair of these if the API is open and one could write a custom app for them. I'm thinking of viewing maintenance/repair documents while fiddling with some gadgets. Plus the ability to snap disassembly photos.
As to their wear out on public, why didn't Google go with a symmetrical look? Like the trendy nerd glasses already mentioned, this would be less noticable at a distance. Plus, the left side frame could hold a second battery.
As an example? What about Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath?
Personally, as an AGW doubter, I've been providing negative feedback at every opportunity I get. Glad to see my contributions are finally being recognized.
"We don't have the ability to go to court and say, 'We need a court order to effectuate the intercept.' Other countries have that."
I remember the good old days when we (the USA) used to have that as well.
When it was a matter of waking up a judge to get a warrant signed before sending a technician to the telco central office to physically clip a tap onto a subscriber loop it wasn't an issue. The FBI worked with the limitations. Now that the technology allows 'drag and drop' tapping, suddenly the delay is intolerable.
Sure, my ISP will comply. Just send in the work order (still on triplicate carbon paper) and our IT tech will chase the subnet under the raised floor and plug you in to the proper subnet router. Just wait your turn while he is crawling around under the secretaries desks, fixing the office PC drops. Priorities, you know.
No interstellar travel?
[Sigh] I guess I'll have to change my holiday plans and book a hotel room in Maui again.
"Can it tell me where my lost socks in the wash, are?"
Socks are the larval stage of coathangers.
RE: You had me up until Cook Islands
What better place to register a domain for your firm?
Give the guy a break. He's had to deal with a few Windows systems.
I just tell them that I'm a self-taught sex therapist.
Based on the fact that everyone I know tells me that when they want my f*king advice, they'll be more then happy to ask for it.
Tell me about it
On this side of the pond, every year around April 15, some dodgy outfit starts begging me for money.
Nothing new here. Back in the day when I worked for a major US defense contractor, we had a 90 day password change requirement for their IT access control system. The change rules were quite onerous and woe to anyone who just tried to roll from 'password01' to 'password02'. Changes deemed 'too simple' were rejected.
My best guess is that they stored passwords in plaintext and tested changes against the old version*. Compromised systems were par for the course at this outfit.
*Easy work around: The validation algorithm could only look at the present password, so it was a simple matter of remembering two different ones and switching back and forth every three months.
RE: Why are security services exempt from incompetence ?
There's a rumor that there is a sign in the CIA gift shop at Langley HQ warning NOC agents not to purchase items with their credit cards.
That they would even have to remind agents indicates they are employing those that aren't the brightest bulbs in the marquee.
Re: Just wondering...
"but it looks pretty odd what the desk staff are doing too"
It appears that they are crouching down to pet a dog. Not so odd in a pet shop.
More photos on Bezos' site here:
There's one of the thrust chamber on the sea bottom. It looks like it dug itself a little crater when it hit bottom.
Re: Part of the process
"I've heard of people printing in wax."
So, you are a good way through the investment casting ('lost wax' casting) process. I see a business for foundries taking the wax original or the ceramic shell built on the wax original and doing the molten metal pour for reasonable prices.
Not bad for a company that started out in potato country.
I wonder if anyone had the guts to tell J R Simplot that when he said we should go into business making chips, we didn't think he meant the kind you serve with fish.
RE: Very disconcerting...
"..her eyes are focused just above your head"
The male version (for women's phones) will be gazing down.
use a hex editor.
Why recompile something when its only off by a couple of bytes?
"We searched for them with Bing, your honor."
Guard: "She shoved a pair of 38s in my face. And then she pulled a gun on me."
RE: stuck behind a bicycle
Yeah. I hate it when that happens:
This is why people hate us.
This, and Microsoft.
And flaming plastic airplanes.
The 1920's called
They want their temperance movements back.
The trouble with all this nanny state stuff is: The people who are easily dissuaded from abusing alcohol (or whatever) by high prices, taxes and regulation aren't the ones who suffer the worst consequences. The people who are really hooked will ruin their lives regardless of the costs.
Virus, or ...
... logic bomb?
IntechGeoTrans may have inherited a system that the previous maintainer, SK Region, didn't want to let go of.
One Million Moms
I've seen some of them. And their husbands. So their aversion to bestiality is understandable.
And probably based on personal experience.
Re: "Dangerous Ordnance"
Its all about muzzle velocity and energy. I'm not certain what sort of weapons various people have available to them. But I could probably make short work of most siege robots with a 25 kg sledgehammer. No background check or waiting periods required.
Yes, but ...
... does it run Linux?
No neutral position? That's been available on every auto or manual transmission I've ever driven. I will admit to never having driven a vehicle with paddle shifters, so perhaps this feature is missing.
A paddle shifting arrangement would seem to be a common adaption for a handicapped driver. Two buttons that could be relocated to any location suitable for that driver. So this raises another point: When adapting a vehicle for handicapped use, are various combinations of control inputs that might be needed in an emergency required to be implemented? What sorts of certifications are required to ensure that the combination of driver and adapted vehicle will be safe under normal and abnormal conditions?
Makes sense actually
More than once, I've watched one of those videos and said to myself, "No! That's not possible!"
My car keys
I found them, honey. You can stop searching.
RE: Japanese Censorship is weird to us...
"... for instance, 2 armed guys ..."
Better pixellate out those guns in the USA!
Back in those days, I can remember the 'Ethernet won't work' pitches. I also remember the TCP won't work, HTTP/HTML won't work, Windows-OS/2-Unix-whatever won't work. Blah, blah, blah.
The most interesting thing was that it was always the same group of people at my company that ran around with these pitches. Some sort of anti-marketing shills that vendors knew would take a few bucks to spread their propaganda white papers around. Pretty soon, the smarter folks started recognizing them and, whenever they came around, there were always coughs of "Bullsh*t!" behind our hands.
Some of them are still around and at least one major prominent company appears to be dealing with the fallout of bad engineering decisions pushed down from the MBA crowd. Some people never learn.
So, there's no 'Restore Factory Defaults' option from the boot screen?
I'd walk away from any hardware that didn't have that. Its inevitable that a BIOS update will hiccup sooner or later.
My neighborhood has a solution: coyotes. Keep your pet inside or lose it.
This explains ...
.... why my cat is on strike. He's holding out for a percentage of the gross.
Re: The vi thing
Trouble with the vi UI? I don't believe it! What could be simpler?
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Can't we cut that back to 50 and just work them longer hours?
Re: Simple github filter
Point taken. Once the change is checked in, its probably too late to do anything. I still like the auto-generated "Idiot" e-mail. At least that will give the user an opportunity to revoke his keys and maybe add a line to gitignore.
I predict that once they pull ALL of the LiON batteries out of service (along with their histories stored in NVRAM), they'll figure it out pretty quickly. With two out of a hundred batteries having gone up in smoke already, I'll venture a guess that there are a few others out there with internal damage, but not to the point of runaway yet. And that damage will be easier to spot if its not in the middle of some melted goo.
The problem is: How to get the used batteries back to the NTSB lab. Show of hands for any cargo carriers willing to load one of these into their hold. Better to put them on a slow boat from China (Japan?).
Simple github filter
Crawl through user's accounts looking for "BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY" followed (after the appropriate string length) by "END RSA PRIVATE KEY" and delete the file. Maybe even triggered by an upload.
And then sent them an e-mail, Subject: You moron!
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