How sophisticated of you: mocking other people's second language skills.
895 posts • joined 16 Apr 2009
How sophisticated of you: mocking other people's second language skills.
If the software is included in a distro then it becomes a problem for the OS it's distributed with if it offers a way to compromise the entire system? The open-source ethos relies heavily on bundling 'third-party' software as it makes more sense than reinventing the wheel (and the bugs!).
I expect the software will have the ability to provide full access control to whomever you wish. The failure will have been during the implementation something along the lines of this:
Implementers - "Right, we'll need to create access control groups with suitable granular levels of access and carefully audited membership"
Scouts people - "oh just set up the one group and bung everyone in that, that'll be ok won't it?"
Props to Microsoft and their supporters too for standing their ground on this one!
As was mentioned at the end of the article, I don't think Microsoft et al have a choice but to fight this, as the potential effects on their worldwide businesses could be disastrous!
She looks rather like Linda McCartney to me? No sausage jokes please...
Decent spec hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu to name the ones I'm familiar with) have sensors for many hardware events, including case openings. These will be logged in some form of system management log, but if there's a remote management unit installed (eg. DRAC, ILO, IMM) then these can also be configured to fire off alerts via email, SNMP, etc.
It is baffling why there is no single manufacturer turning out an even half decent QWERTY equipped Android phone.
1. The modern smart phone market seems to be wedded to a screen-size arms race, obsessed with making phones with screens bigger and shinier than everyone elses. Physcial keyboards reduce the possible screen size.
2. Physical keyboards cost money in materials and build costs. Android phone makers have VERY tight margins and probably can barely afford the extra costs, for likely less sales. (see above).
Finance: "We've bought this NAS to store all our docs on, can you configure it for us?"
"What access control are you using for all that sensitive financial information?"
"Access control? What's that? Bill just set up the share so that everyone could use it..."
Does anyone else see parallels between Peter Jackson and everyone's other favourite love-hate legendary director George Lucas?
Both are clearly from the geek side of the sofa, both unexpectedly hit the motherload with a fantasy adventure, both then went on to milk the franchise for all it's worth, both have questionable beards..?
...or stood on by the Jolly Green Giant!
Isn't this exactly the behaviour of each and every one of the fake scan and crap-on-the-carpet 'anti virus' scams out there?
It's easier to 'Like' and 'Share' these ones with your friends.
"Godwin's Law strikes again"
Yup! I realised that about 15 minutes after I posted!
Islamic State of the United Kingdom (ISUK) established
You do realise that the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" is about as Islamic as Hitler was a Christian, right?
Pies are a strategy for dealing with not having the best meat to serve.
Vegetarianism is a strategy for dealing with not having meat full stop. No gristly cortexes and inedible bits of carcass to worry about.
The X-Wings were quite cool, the droid worryingly cute, but when the Falcon burst in at 1:01 the adrenaline rushed and I was 10 years old again!
Is that all?? I'd have put money on more!
Ridley's stock is very low around here after the crap that was Prometheus, so I shan't be waiting for this with too high expectations.
Seems to me the best solution is to knock them down to part time. That way they can be home with their families more. Bring in another group to work the afternoon route.
Wouldn't you then need a bus to collect the drivers from the morning route who wanted to go home, and drop off the ones for the afternoon shift? Unless... the same driver gets into the bus to take himself home in, and then drops himself back in the afternoon, and he could then get paid for those six hours working, and bingo!
NOW problem solved! :-)
When I buy a dead-tree book I own it.
You own the physical book, but not the copyright on the content within it. You can read it, you can let others read it, but you can't copy it or republish it in any way. You can play a CD for personal use, but you can't copy it for your mates or broadcast it in public.
Since electronic content doesn't really have any physical form then when you think about it the rights you get are actually not that dissimilar to the ones for content on physical media.
In a world where passwords need to be updated relatively frequently though, how feasible is this??
A better option might be to use KeePass or similar, and to document the Master Passphrase for that in/with the will.
Isn't that more akin to the UK 'Give Way' sign than a 'STOP'?
The first means "if someone's coming they get priority" whereas the second means "always pause to check if it's clear/safe".
"jeremy clarksons finest work"
If your definition of 'finest' is "least pile of self-important gobshiteness'.
Would they be poedoes?
I was an avid vinyl listener and collector. And I had a pretty decent audiophile set up too for a relatively limited budget.
Sadly nowadays my hearing's too buggered to make any real use of it all... I just have to turn it up in the car and sing along!
I've got (nice) blank spaces on my 'Reg pages at the moment, and it does load lovely and fast!
Of course it's petty rivalry and "my version is better than yours" that ultimately killed off the many Unixes as mass market contenders. Ironically it took 'not proper' Linux and FOSS to revitalise what was otherwise a dying architectural cul-de-sac.
Tim Cook coming out SHOULDN'T be news: in a perfect world who he loves and sleeps with would be his business and his business alone. But until we're rid of despicable bigotry against people because of such things then it's extremely helpful that famous successful people like Tim do.
"Seeing as the iPad sells for just under £400, this would mean Apple is raking in £230 on the sale of every slab."
So actually designing it, manufacturing it, and then shipping it around the world, all come for free then?
Of course the crucial point is that you have to make these estimates up front, as there's NO WAY to increase the amount of onboard storage afterwards. Major PITA!
Never heard of it.
*Sigh* another Internet "must have" passes me by - like Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, and fuck knows - or cares - what else...
"More often than not the latest fad is to have a large diameter, low mass rim paired with a large diameter tire and it doesn't optimize the acceleration"
Not only that, they often look SHITE! They look like cart wheels from a distance, and unless you've got decent brakes worth showing off you're just telling the world your car only needs crappy drums to stop!
I regularly mount ISOs of CDs and DVDs to install operating systems on VMs: does that count?
"What's a lepricorn?"
A unicorn with a nasty disease..?
I've been using a selection of the above as forwarders for my local DNS servers for years. If they ever fail the box will still do lookups the long way using the Root hints servers.
Or you could just use another OS that can properly handle constrained delegation...
Seriously?? They're discussing a consistent approach to securing diverse enterprise-wide systems and you bring it down to "my fave OS is better than yours!". Do grow up!
Rather you than me sir!
I had a TA 500 hire car too a couple of years back whilst mine was in the garage. I liked the looks, liked the Stop-Start too, but the little engine just ran out of steam getting up the long hill westbound on the M62 past Brighouse, and there was only me in the car.
I love the idea and the tech behind these little turbo engines, but sometimes there's just no substitute for cubes!
I have to agree they have a point, but I for one will be a bit sad if the process is simplified: I rather enjoy squeezing the current provider when I tell them I'm going elsewhere. It's fun working those retention droids hard - I had one guy from Three calling me 3 days on the run trying to get me to stay once (it worked eventually!).
I'll vote for (almost) anyone who'll pledge to bin that fucking total waste of money called 'nuclear deterrence'!
"the Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; the Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is."
"And the Sun...?"
In defence of OS though (and I don't always do that, especially after Heartbleed), I checked my CentOS boxes yesterday morning. They were vulnerable. I ran "yum -y update" on them. They were then no longer vulnerable.
I'd love to see MS get a fix out THAT fast!
I buy and use things that are the most suited to me in utility, and within my budget.
Anyone who consumes something primarily for it's 'coolness' is a f*ckwit.
Fourthly, how does this theory explain the rush of PC OEMs into Chromebooks, which are low-priced, low margin and also run a free Google OS?
Perhaps because Google made some cushy backroom deals with them that made them enough money to make adapting an already existing ultrabook design worthwhile? Don't forget Chrome is only of any use to Google if others create some hardware to sell it on.
Crucially, Apple might implement a hardware or software 'innovation' later than others, but unlike Google or Samsung et al they'll put the effort in and use their still quite considerable clout to ensure the infrastructure is in place to make it all work seamlessly. THAT'S the difference.
Disclaimer: I don't like Apple or Apple kit, but you can't fault their skill at looking at the whole ecosystem and putting together things that 'just work'.
I'm reminded of Alan Partridge getting the Norwich branch of Tandy's to open up late for him to go Xmas shopping...
Those companies like Apple, with nearly a trillion dollars taken away from consumers
Interesting point: all those billions squirreled away offshore is doing nothing for the economy, at least not for the economy of the originating countries!
Maybe the big businesses should be forced to repatriate a goodly chunk of it and SPEND it, or distribute it as a divi at least so others might spend it?