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Re: How about "Graph Grappling" as descriptor?
Since they're analy(s/z)ing someone else's analysis, maybe it could be "Analysing Analysis". That might be too redundant, even for the Reg, however.
How about "Data in Depth"?
"Tabulature Tomfoolery"? "Table Tales"?
Using vast quantities of data to predict future events? I think that's been described before. Tell Silicon Valley they're working on practical applications of Asimov's Psychohistory and they might actually try to do it.
Years ago, whenever I felt like re-reading a Neal Stephenson novel, I would pick up Snow Crash or The Diamond Age. After Anathem came out, that became my go-to Stephenson book. There are so many concepts in it, I discover something new every time I read it.
"...has increasingly be used..." should be "...has increasingly been used..."
I'm wondering why they had presumably plain-text passwords in a database. If that's an indication of their tech knowledge, it becomes easier for me to see why they fell for a social engineering attack.
Pining for the fjords
"Silver isn’t dead, it’s sleeping. Beautiful plumage."
Re: IE doesn't work on Mac or Linux (which is where we benchmark right now)
Speak for yourself. At home I have Dells running Linux, plus a few Macs running OS X. At work, we have about a 60/40 split Windows/OS X.
It's! all! that! shouting! They! can't! hear! a! thing! now!
I couldn't help but notice the article was written by a guy (No offense, Gavin), and wondered if the numbers for women writing about technology are as bad as women working in technology. When it comes to gender disparity, is tech journalism as bad as the beat it covers? Has anyone looked at it, or is there any data on it?
Do you mean to have PARIS mount LOHAN?
Re: Are you really, really sure you want to meddle with the US Army?
It's the Civil Air Patrol, not the Army. They're affiliated with the Air Force, but they're civilians. They're more military-like than Scouts, but a bit less military than Junior ROTC.
Civil Air Patrol at Wikipedia.
The Child Catcher because the cadets are children.
My next phone
Several years ago I came into a bit of money and went into fanboi mode, splurging on iGear by buying an iPhone 3GS, a Mac Pro, and a MacBook Pro. I'd never owned Apple products before, and decided to drink the Kool-aid. However, since I fix computers for a living, I became fairly critical of the gear I bought. In less than a year, the MacBook Pro's screen was replaced twice and the logic board replaced once, all under warranty. I've never had as many issues with any other laptop. At work, I use a newer MacBook Pro which has worked very well for me for the past three years, but when it came time to shop for a new personal laptop, I bought a Project Sputnik Dell.
Now my iPhone 4S is starting to show signs of age. The back glass panel is coming a bit loose, so I'm keeping an eye out for new smartphones. At the moment, I'm leaning towards the Motorola Ara, whenever that comes out, while keeping an eye on what Apple will announce. Among Android, and even WinPho products, there is such a wide selection of hardware to choose from, so it feels pretty limiting to stick with Apple's limited range of phones. On September 9th, I guess we'll find out if they really do have new ideas.
Not for readers
Amazon's doing it for profit, not for readers. I think they don't care whether people read books or not, as long as they keep buying them.
Since Disney owns Marvel and the future of the Star Wars films, it will be interesting to see what happens with that dispute.
People with cameras can record what you're doing.
Perhaps he wanted to engage in some up-close
examination, not knowing that he must use the
necessary equipment. After all, he's a student,
isn't he? Having to be extracted is really quite
Re: Biological sciences
I disagree with your idea that biological sciences don't breed boffins. I work with several who are researching diseases related to eyes and vision. For example, one of them is working out why certain proteins seem to cause retinal neovascularization, and trying to determine if blocking the production of those proteins will stop neovascularization. That kind of work might lead to treatments for certain types of blindness (age-related macular degeneration, in particular).
These Ph.D.s are conducting basic science in labs: making observations, formulating hypotheses, devising experiments, and reporting results.
Are you expecting children to already know how to design processors, PCBs, etc., before they go to college?
Do you have incredibly high-standards, or do you believe this knowledge is passed on genetically?
Re: Isn't that mico-USB and now mandatory in the EU?
If a 9-pin serial port is good enough for Nigel Farage, it's good enough for me.
Maybe it's a regional thing, but I've always thought buzzard = vulture = condor = birds-of-prey with featherless heads.
In the upper right corner of the quote it says "Quote contingent on a public testimonial within 30 days of installation". I wonder if Maximus supplied a public testimonial, or if that's what the lawsuit is supposed to be.
Also, it's nice to see an article about lawsuits that don't involve patents. Patent lawsuits seem like tedious, drawn-out flamewars. Breach-of-contract seems a bit more straightforward.
"We don’t need any new NSA-proof protocols. Any well-designed, appropriately-deployed protocol is NSA-proof."
Or so the NSA would have us believe. Even as far back as Caesar, there has been a conflict between the codemakers and the codebreakers. It's in the NSA's interest to have people believe there are NSA-proof protocols. Codemakers should keep trying to push the state-of-the-art in encryption. If they aren't, they're not doing their jobs.
Re: Sorry, but you are incorrect Alistair.
And who wants to be responsible for that?
Wow! Is that an option? Where does the line start?
OTOH, they'd probably start Hunger-as-a-Service and make billions (think of it as the modern equivalent of selling indulgences.)
IMO, Chris Pine (a/k/a the new James T. Kirk) would be a good choice. He's not all over the place, so he would probably straddle the fine line of being well-known and being cheap (relatively speaking). Give him some glasses and a beard, he can do the job.
It's only a matter of time before Krikkit gets involved in this technology.
"...the tablet would allow soldiers..."
Navy personnel are sailors, not soldiers.
Re: two words
"Here I am, brain the size of a planet... Call that job satisfaction, 'cause I don't."
Where's the Marvin icon when you need it?
What's in a name?
Mondera sounds like the name of a family sedan.
If they really wanted to make environmentally friendly products, they'd design them to be easily repaired/upgraded so people wouldn't need to buy new ones so often.
Buzz, buzz, buzz
Innovation and convergence are the new paradigm (in more ways than one).
...based on real actual casework...
"Real actual"? Is the author getting paid by the word?
The legendary jazz musician.
It's not what you think
IMHO, they're more frightened by words like hexadecimal and sysadmin.
Re: Google, take this deal please
Playing devil's advocate here, the problem with people is that they have "rights" and can complain to the government if they feel those rights have been abused. A robot doesn't have these rights (not yet, anyway). Unemployed people might be cheap labor, and even desperate for work, but it's still possible they might complain about some aspect of employment. Therefore, it makes more sense to use robots for some jobs, because robots can't complain.
I'd be more impressed if they simplified their licensing schemes. IMHO, if your licensing is so complex that you created "licensing specialist" as a job title and certification, then you're doing something wrong.
If censorship ends, it will be in spite of Google, not because of it. It's in its corporate interests to comply with governmental orders, where smaller, nimbler organizations can take greater risks because they have less to lose.
Big Brother because Google is watching.
Maybe Siri will get be able to work with sign languages in the future. One of many possibilities, I imagine.
I can see the Register is trying to gain international support for its plans to become the first tech website in space. By the third iteration, I hope they have their VOIP (Vulture-over-internet-protocol) tech finally ready for the masses.
Preparing for battle
They plan to engage with and destroy the Crimson Permanent Assurance. It's Eric Schmidt's plan for revenge dating back to when he was a Midshipman for Bell Labs.
So it's, like, a Spice Girls convention, right?
A few questions for Google
What's the best way to protect my Gmail from NSA snooping?
How can I remove all Google products from my Android phone?
If 42 is the answer, what is the question?
At what point did Google stop giving a s**t about the "Don't be evil" slogan?
Yesterday Adobe asked me to fill out a survey regarding CS6 and Creative Cloud. I told them I had no intention of buying, installing, or recommending Creative Cloud because their software isn't compelling enough to warrant taking out a subscription. For most of the people I deal with, Gimp and Scribus are sufficient for their needs. You don't need Photoshop if all you're going to do is crop a photo.
So, you're assuming they're not taking notes then? Maybe you should look at mobile use at meetings and presentations as a sign that you've said something interesting and they want to jot it down for future reference.
Imitation is the ...
Considering how TOR works, it would be possible for multiple sites named Silk Road to appear, each with different ownership. Some might even be run by the DEA (or other govt agencies).
Following that idea, maybe instead of introducing a low-end iPhone, maybe Apple should create a new lower-end brand, and put iOS on its devices. That way they wouldn't 'taint' the Apple brand with inexpensive products by
creating a new gateway drug opening a new market.
The wrong way
They could probably make a lot of money by starting to Windows Updates for XP. I know several companies that are still using XP and aren't inclined to move to something else. If the cost of buying updates from Autonomy (or whoever) is less than the cost of upgrading hundreds or thousands of PCs to Windows 7, many companies would probably jump at the chance.
While I wouldn't put it past the NSA, GCHQ, et al to circumvent or decrypt SSL, it almost seems as if this is an attempt to get people to not care about SSL. If people believe SSL is useless, they'll won't go through the bother of using it, making the NSA's job that much easier.
Black helicopter due to the lack of a tinfoil hat icon.
Since it's the Ministry of Sound, does that make this a "techno squabble"?
Re: "Tory MP Claire Perry... is advising the Prime Minister on porn"
"Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more."
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