697 posts • joined 1 May 2008
Re: 500mA power draw
It won't usually draw that much, but if it's rated that high then it probably means it may do so occasionally.
I had such a problem with a Raspberry Pi and some bog-standard thumb drives: the Pi puts out 100mA per port, but the drives were rated 200mA in both 8GB and 16GB capacities (same brand). With the 8GB ones I had no issues in a couple of months, but when I changed to the 16GB I suffered a power-shortage-based drive error within a week.
The workload of that rig was mostly random reads seconds or minutes apart, but varying wildly in size; I'm guessing it was a longer read that pushed it. If you're streaming a movie off this thing, I'd bet it'll max out a few times...
Re: which will die in 2 weeks.
Don't blame yourself (unless you've done that to, like, a lot of cards). I had one do the same, but the next one's been fine for more than a year, touch wood.
I think that just illustrates how flaky the bleeding-edge flash tech is. It's only on the market at all because the beancounters worked out that $revenue > $cost-of-return * incidence-of-failure.
Same reason I tend to steer clear of stupidly-high capacity thumb drives (well, that and the lack of a real use for one).
Can't see much use for this widget either, but at least I learned my SIII has USB OTG - wouldn't have expected that, wonder what else I can do with it?
That is interesting - and weirdly wrong-headed the more I think about it - but I think it's reasonable to call this sort of a corner-case. I mean, half the point of a removable SD card is so you can pop it out and pop it into your PC, which you can do here.
But yes, it's pretty funny that the rest of the system can read ext4 fine, but that solely the bit of code for dealing with mass storage provision (once so vital for Linuxers when it came to talking to their phones' filesystem) makes assumptions that rely on it being FAT.
Out of interest, what model's your phone? Surely to $DEITY this quirk must be in manufacturer code, not AOSP base. If it's the latter, I'd happily file a report just for a (deserved) bit of trolling ;)
Re: Is this why some Android devices don't take SD cards?
I'm not sure the move away from SD expansion slots needs to be ascribed to any of this; there are simpler and more satisfactory explanations.
An SD slot adds complexity to your system spec, not to mention taking up a chunk of space in a phone that you're desperately trying to make 0.1mm thinner than the competition's offering (per the current trend). And I assume there's a licensing tithe to be paid to the SD standards cartel, even if it is FRAND.
That's the con, what's the pro these days?
Sneakernet capability? Hell, the phone (and probably the device you want to transfer to/from) has N or even AC wifi, so over-the-air file transfer is almost as fast and definitely less of a fiddle. (I speak from experience, having chosen a Galaxy SIII largely because it had an SD slot but since then have upgraded the house to 802.11n wifi - these days the card stays put.) And of course they're all wanting to flog us the cloud now.
After-market capacity upgrade? Well, we can see elsewhere what the mfrs. think about user-serviceable hardware (soldered-on battery, anyone?). Far better to make that money themselves by offering the handset in multiple SKUs with different onboard capacities.
Even when it comes to plugging the thing in via USB, I think direct filesystem-level access is something that's seen as superfluous (unless you're a neckbeard, which is why mass storage mode is hidden away in the developer options on Android). Most consumers use the phone's storage only for media, so MTP is all they need. (I just wish it worked a bit more reliably on Linux, but that's a rant for another day.)
Re: If I employ someone...
If only he'd done what more sneaky lobbyists do, and made several smaller donations (through proxies usually) each below the reporting threshold.
He's small-time. The real pro vote-buyers don't get caught.
Re: Do I have to talk to someone
They replaced your knee with an online system?
I wouldn't bother. IME a cat's interest in a gift is inversely proportional to how much you spent on it, and I can't see these suckers being cheap.
It'll probably love the box, though.
So in what form/from what raw source is the carbon obtained? Genuine enquiry (from one too lazy to do his own research).
@dogged Re: LinkedIn are dangerous amateurs
So what I take from this is that this vuln (whether or not it is the one the miscreant plugin exploits) requires you to be logged-in to access the email addy.
Not being a LinkedIn member myself, can I ask:
1. How bullshitable are they? That is, how strong is their validation that your identity is real and unique?
2. What's the difference between when another member should and shouldn't be able to see this information on the page anyway? (Or are you specifying that the registration email address can differ from that listed for limited publication in one's profile, and that if so it's the former that's being spaffed? That would indeed be extremely bad.)
3. Anecdotally, do you reckon there are many source-botherers on there? Clearly you are, but it always struck me more as a managers' playground. Just wondering if it has that many denizens who'd even consider viewing the source (not that this would mitigate the vuln really but...)
or the dirty big infrared torch, for that matter?
Re: How to avoid pressure to have kids.
Nah, these people are still (by and large) our friends, we're patient with them and wouldn't want to interrupt a generally pleasant soirée with a bout of psy-ops.
...although, were it to come to that point of exhausting our patience, I believe the response would be something along the lines of: "Because we get to keep all our lovely money for ourselves, and the only vomit we'll smell of tomorrow morning will be each other's."
(Not that I've really thought of it, or anything...)
@Santa re:'fundememntal rights'
Well that is the absolute limit!
I defy anyone to challenge my rights to fund Emmental, sponsor Havarti, underwrite Appenzeller, or indeed lobby stridently in favour of Roquefort if I so choose. Where will this madness end?!
Re: Reductio ad absurdam
>SHOULD YOU BE SHOT IN THE FACE?
Yup. Keep off our turf.
Re: Sad but only in America
Wow, that sucks. Dare I ask what part of the US you were in? (I might have a rough hunch.)
Having made the same decision, my BH and I have spent the last ~10 years dealing with a fair amount of incredulity (and I'd say a smidgen of condescension at times) from our peers and elders. Weddings are the worst, since we also get it for not having married ourselves (15 years in and still see no argument for it).
Thankfully our circle are a pretty heathen bunch too, so we've never faced religious disapproval like that. Then again, I suspect once such high-handed types realise you're a heathen at heart, they will find fault wherever they can :( Anyway, you have our sympathies.
Not sure why but the idea of providing "enthusiastic support [to] homosexuality" had me LOLing far too long.
<RobSchneider>YOU CAN DO IT!!</RobSchneider>
Ah, right. I think I get it now.
This nice Burmese gentleman was wishing he had some quality hash. At the same moment, a nice Thai gentleman was wishing for some superb black tar heroin.
This is when the Gift Economy works best: both parties had something they were happy to offer the other, to fulfil their respective wish. And they said "thank you" to each other in the universally-acknowledged manner.
deal mutual thank-in almost went south when this mental piggy ghoster showed up asking them if they had any "chang"...
I wouldn't say she's ugly ('cause that's just rude) but if the Graun article is anything to go by, *I* would need a LOT of something brown and illegal to ignore her nonsense.
Re: Bollocks statistics...
Okay. 32 complaints per 100,000 customers. Is that better?
Serious note: I was kinda surprised the percentages were so low. I guess this informs us of the passive-aggressive character of the British consumer: mostly we won't lodge a formal complaint, though we will complain bitterly on forums, TrustPilot etc where it does us little good but at least warns the next poor sap.
I'd like to see how these metrics stack up against how much smack is talked about each company on review sites.
Re: Just a question: "utilize"?
Agreed. There is a special place in Hell for "administrate", and "burglarize" can keep it company!
Jesus, I see the rocket surgeons are in the house today...
Let's look at it in terms of probability, something we all ought to be comfortable with, right? ;)
[Note: entirely made-up, ill-considered, plucked-out-of-thin-air numbers follow, purely for illustrative purposes.]
Probability of him getting a programming job before the story broke: 0.0007
Probability of him getting a programming job now: 0.000000002
Probability of him getting any job now that's better than bussing tables, punching data or however he currently is supporting himself and his family: 0.000004
Unless you assert his chances were absolute zero before the article (hard to back up, statistically), then yes, the article hurt his employment prospects.
On the other hand, ISTR the previous article mentioned that his response to the journo who doorstepped him was: "I'm not involved in that any more", so if that's on tape and not bullshit, he may have his work cut out.
Re: Now THERE'S a campaign worth discussing! @dogged
Wow. High horse much? You do realise I wasn't accusing YOU of discrimination, right?
The OP pointed up an example of discrimination in society (maybe bias is a better word in societal terms, but whatevs); you, while seemingly moving to deny such, simply moved the focus to another aspect of that discrimination.
If childcare is always shared 50/50 by parents (I'm delighted to hear that this seems to be the case with you and your partner, but you aren't the norm), then it would have been unnecessary for you to specify that *WOMEN* tend to go for such jobs. What, men don't too? Oh no, that was the OP's point, to which your reply in no way countered the existence of discrimination.
Something something fuckity-fuck grrr. (Unless you were reverse-trolling, in which case Brilliant!)
>Or are they saying that people are willing to pay more for software written by someone with a pair of tits?
Pretty sure the Winklevoss twins work for themselves these days...
Re: Now THERE'S a campaign worth discussing! @dogged
>Women [...] childcare
Really? No discrimination there? 100% sure about that?
Re: Windows 9? @AC
Well, this is the problem, innit? If we vote with our wallets and don't buy any non-touch Win8 PCs, they conclude "the non-touch market is toast" and don't waste any further effort catering to it. If we do buy them but complain a lot, they may notice but it won't provide the wolf-at-the-door stimulus that a sales FAIL provides, so you get these half-hearted concessions as seen here and in 8.1 gold version.
And of course what of us, that is to say our actual need for a desktop/laptop computer? We still need the thing, so what are our alternatives?
1. Mac. They conclude we've moved to a richer market segment, so fuck us.
2. Chromebook. They conclude we've moved to a poorer market segment, so fuck us.
3. Just buy the thing and put Linux on it. They never know*, and they made their money anyway.
*This is one bit they might actually tumble to over time, if they care to. Because any significant usage of metro apps == Windows Store tracking data for them (and that's what it's all about after all), if they notice that there's only one active Windows Store sub for every 10 Windows non-touch devices sold, then I guess that tells them that they're not getting what they actually want out of that operation. And maybe, just maybe, this moves them to give a shit about the 90%. But I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.
Heh, touché. My point was really that the seasons don't really lend themselves to a nice neat demarcation (and that's as true of your equisolsters as of his gregorifaxen), as exemplified by Easter (which most of us consider part of "Spring") being occasionally snowbound. But I should have sensed from the icons that I was in the wrong company for such levity ;)
Re: Actually spring starts on the 1st March, according to the met office.
Ooh, one completely arbitrary yardstick faces off against another! These are always fun. /popcorn
FWIW (sweet FA), I don't consider Spring to have sprung until it's stopped snowing where I am. So currently that's yesterday, but I consider it fairly likely this will be revised again in due course. White Easters have been known...
The common idiom is, I believe, "[...] hit you in the ass". But you weren't about to phrase it that way in this context, were you?
Who's the sexist?
Could you venture another example of that strategy in action? Genuinely interested.
Re: there you go
Okay, I call your conspiracy theory and raise you:
Wow. So astroturf. Many subversion. Much bitter. Wow.
To be fair, that was always going to be about as effective as "Under no circumstances push the big red button!"
Re: Little Britain...
I think in this instance they were using "aired" as an abbreviation of "anyone cared".
Re: Well, not really...
Sorry, but I don't think you'll ever make the world safe for an apple pie.
"Death wow OS"?
Centurion: "...And, er, thwow 'im to the floor again, sir?"
Pilate: "Oh yes please, thwow him to the floor again."
Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves
No one's got "computer hackers" in there yet, which is a massive opportunity missed. Perhaps chuck "cyber-crime" in there too, and namedrop Lulzsec/Anon for good measure.
Change the name
I see what you did there, but it's just awful, sorry. I don't even know how to pronounce it (knowing your name is Stuart provides a cue but other prospective buyers won't have that leg-up). It sounds like it might be an electric shaver or something.
If anyone wants to downvote me for this, please do so because you disagree, not because I'm being mean (because I promise I'm not).
Re: Make me read a little bit will you
I can see it now:
"Welcome home, brothers and sisters. Now I know you have been saying some pretty hurtful things, but let us put that behind us, shall we?"
Bet Mozilla are pleased. The only notable entity making use of their Social API (aka that "Services" tab that appeared without fanfare in about:addons a while back) has bailed, leaving only
* Mixi (Available in Japan only).
MSN Now for Firefox previously available was shut down on December 3, 2013.
FB was probably the main reason they spent time bringing this pish into existence. Egg, meet face. Now stop trying to show off and go fix some of those bugs!
I wonder if
They used Chatroulette as a training procedure?
Re: I hope they enjoyed my performance
Just as well you left her twitter alone, or you might be up before the beak...
@Valeyard, considered a belt holster? Style death, I know, but if you're a geek anyway then what does that matter? ;)
Of course if you're a hardware engineer you can always say it's your Leatherman. Nobody disses the Leatherman. Just don't do so in earshot of the bouncers (they'll probably just want to play with it).
Tangent: is it me or did all the text just go from black to grey? Weird, eyes no likey.
@Lordy Re: @Havin_it
My reply was to the OP (Lallathingy), that might not have been apparent as we cross-posted.
The gist -- with the caveat that I have no idea whether s/he's correct in his/her assertions -- is that if this vuln is present on iOS 6 (as s/he seems to think is the case), then s/he is apparently content to trade security for a more likeable UX, both for him-/herself (until the iPhone 6 comes out) and for whatever poor soul then buys the by then maggot-ridden thing off him/her.
Gad, I hate explaining my trolls.
Re: It seems there's no fix for my iPhone4
You'll be sure to mention that in your "premium" eBay listing, won't you?
Or an argument for disabling copypasta in code editors ;)
I've always tended to use braces even when not strictly needed; not for this reason per se, I suspect it was because I once used an editor that didn't auto-indent unless I'd opened a brace first or something. It just stuck. Oh, and of course if your indents get fucked up somehow, if everything's braced it's easier to spot a brace mismatch (provided your editor does brace-pair highlighting).
Mostly though, I just like the pleasing "flight of geese" that comes at the end of a really deeply-nested set of loops ;)
Re: Sharing the Blame
I certainly agree there's no sense in a blame game, but let's play the numbers game instead: when speaking of China's "[not] good living standards" (and acknowledging that this is a generalisation, as there are plenty of people in China who live better than you or I), try reversing the perspective.
China is bloody big and bloody populous. Extend it to the rest of the BRICS countries, all of which have a (broadly) similar social/economic/industrial profile, and you are talking about most of the people in the world by a good margin.
The average worker (continuing with the generalisation) in these countries does not consider their "living standard" to be poor. Their quality-of-life metrics haven't gone through the roof in the last couple of centuries as ours in the West have, but they still got quite a bit better gradually and they certainly didn't get worse. If a modest bowl of rice has been all you've had every day of the week after your 12-hour labouring day for your whole life, then you're pretty bloody cheerful when you get to start having a bit of meat in it once or twice a week. And against that background, you also don't shit the bed because you can't afford a new iPhone (or because there's a higher chance of you dying through your working conditions, for that matter).
Point: to these people -- again, most of the people in the world -- if they choose to consider the matter, the "good" living standards of the West might reasonably be considered excessive and unrealistic. And they'd be right: there is simply no way in hell that the whole world can live as comfortably as we do. To bring everyone to a median standard of life quality, ours would have to come down a lot further than everybody else's could possibly go up.
Accepting this does not call for us to all collectively reach for the sackcloth and ashes: there's no point anyway, because that balancing will happen naturally over time, to a greater or lesser extent. It's already happening in fact: the BRICs are getting richer through their frugality (read: acceptance of "not-good living standards"), and consequently their middle classes are swelling with aspirational types who actually do want all the nice things we buy from them for themselves. This will affect social policy in their countries over time, and yes, they will start to command higher prices internationally for the fruits of their labour.
Meanwhile, the industrially-weak consumer economies of the west will have to get their heads round the unpleasant notion that we probably can't afford all these nice shiny things long-term, which collectively adds up to a lowering of our "good living standards" to, er, not so "good". So I shouldn't bother beating ourselves up about how things got this way, but we bloody well ought to be thinking long and hard about what happens next.
…it risks becoming the Aga or Zimmer of technology industry - a brand trusted by old people, but not used by anyone else.
Aga is a brand fetishised by rich people of all ages. Zimmer is a brand required by people whose legs don't work too well (many of whom happen to be elderly, I will grant you). The vast majority of people can't afford the former, and don't have any use for the latter.
A better example might have been Cliff Richard: there's no reason young people can't buy his records, they just ... don't.
Now you're just being silly.
It goes through the milk carton first, then the head.
[This just had to be announced the day after T2 being on telly, didn't it? Now I look like a right nerd... oh wait...]
Re: Mail Migration
That's a bit subjective. What rig(s) were you running?
For my part I moved about 32k messages (coming to about 2.4GB) off a Core2 Quad desktop (localhost) to a Raspberry Pi (so only 10/100 link speed), IMAP-to-IMAP, using Thunderbird. Took about 4 hours all up.
Of course that's SOHO level stuff, the OP is probably better off paying somebody to take the risk/liability at their scale, as has been said.
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