2004 posts • joined Tuesday 9th June 2009 16:52 GMT
Re: Low power PC
It depends a bit on what you need. With the "everything in a box" approach you buy the box, two disks and a short while later you have a NAS with options (looked at the DLink - cheaper but not having the features I need). Even people who are not that versed in IT will get this to work, and I'm all for anything that promotes people making backups.
OTOH, if your needs are more complex, there is indeed tech enough to make that happen but that's for a different, tech-savvy audience. A friend of mine built a setup which is NAS + VM server - that is simply a different proposition (but so cool that I'll probably go that way too, provided I can keep the noise down).
Re: iptables is your friend
Gordan, I like this one. Goes in my list :)
Re: Tin-foil hat time...
I'm sure you're right, but what I really read in that message is "don't use the Adobe Reader". :)
Re: No Combustion Involved
Frankly, I think he should be glad he wasn't smoking at the time..
Echos of Netscape
Interesting declaration of war, this (and no, I don't believe this was "leaked", I call that purposely releasing).
The issues I see is that Google is not Netscape.
It is not depending on MS to play nice to survive, it has a massive pile of cash and it has no problems with playing dirty as it is AFAIK using the same strategies judging by behaviour and pending court cases.
What's more, it is already busy stealing MS' lunch money, and it is already embedded in a sphere where MS would like to play (which is IMHO what this is about).
I think I'm going to get some popcorn, this will make for great entertainment...
Re: The CLOUD!
I like this explanation :).
I should give them a call..
.. to enquire what anti-virus product they use themselves.
Re: Cheap at twice the price
> prices of up to £800 an hour, which would seem expensive
Isn't that why MPs have expenses?
Yes. At the established value of £1645 (thank you, parliamentary enquiry), this comes in as a shade under half a duck house.
Personally I think the first company that brings out a device with a keyboard like the BB of old will make a killing, regardless of OS. I know people that seem to be able to type War & Peace on that keyboard.
Another way to get malware on your Blackberry, just install an Android app.
That's exactly what I thought. Companies with a BYOD strategy based on Blackberry's security will have a fit if this comes out.
Re: How do 'high-altitude balloons' and WiFi/ISM ...
the Google balloon will need to be very high or otherwise linked into a mesh
I was just thinking the same. If they don't set this up into some sort of MANET mesh this is unlikely to be very resilient.
Re: all your base belong us
No, given the logic by which these agencies work I suspect it will end up with a ban on the use of Powerpoint :)
Re: Walking VS Standing
I'm more looking at this from a BOFH angle - it's got great potential :)
Re: it's Washington Uni, not Washing ...
Also, IT angle? :)
Re: I recall the 90's
Quite correct - OS-X is already on over 2,000 security vulnerabilities - versus Microsoft's worst ever OS - XP - on about 600....Ditto Linux distributions - e.g. SUSE 10 - over 3,800 vulnerabilities. IOS has had over 400 security vulnerabilities to date. But all of these never really hit high market share percentages.
You know that the "k" behind the 600 has a meaning too, don't you?
How many single points of failure does your economy need?
The problems with the cloud summarised in one sentence - epic :)
His pulse never got over 75, not even when he subscribed everyone on the staff contacts list to several porn and gambling mailing lists. AND he still managed to finish the kebab...
Hahaha - I *live* for this sort of humour. Brilliant, just brilliant.
Rhetorical question? or Troll !
And so, the rhetorical troll was invented. Don't you just love El Reg? :)
I fully accept that I'm probably being thick, but it just isn't obvious to me.
No, you're not thick, it IS that bad, and deliberately so. Hitting the RIGHT button doesn't bring profit, after all.
Re: Put the pixels on the screen
I was merely attempting to point out that there is more going on here than simply "putting the pixels on the screen".
Apparently I was not successful in that respect.
I think you did OK, but it wasn't the question. The question was why this is STILL a problem. TIFF is not exactly a new format, and the whole handling framework of this format should have been stable many, many years ago. The absence of sanity in this respect (especially in the light of the vast amount of exploits that have taken place already) borders on criminal neglect IMHO.
Just don't build it..
.. too close to the Ice Hotel, please.
Get a half decent knife sharpener (~£10) and forget about it.
Sorry, no. Those half-decent are actually rubbish, because you end up cutting with burrs rather than a honed edge. A standard steel is the best to keep the blade inline and in condition, provided you do it regularly and you use a knife of decent quality steel.
Re: Compressing the Helium
If they could pump some helium out of the balloon to put it into a compressed helium cylinder
You could just pump some of it into the cabin and give passenger duck voices in the process. Win win :)
Re: Wow, watch me fucking ignore your previous Time Capsule Backups
I'm intrigued - my Time Machine still just works.
Re: What's the downside of the "upgrade?" vs Snow Leopard?
Mid 2010 MBP, now runs Maverick, zero issues with the upgrade other than that post upgrade, a lot of other updates followed (the whole of iWork, for starters, iMovie, iPhoto and some other stuff).
As for X11, as soon as you try and start anything that needs X11 (say, Wireshark), it will pop up a message with a link to the KB article where you can download XQuartz (70MB download). Install that and it all works.
10 days to think of an acronym for the operation
10 days to go through corporate services to get a meeting room
7 days tryign to get the meeting to show up on everyone's Outlook calender
1 days arguing about which pizza to order for the meeting
30secs to ask the network admin whodunnit
You must have the US equivalent of PRINCE2 certification :)
Re: The biggest problem is *not* the technical one.
Switzerland looks to be the only country that takes personal privacy seriously with a well functioning government, but there must be others?
AFAIK, Canada makes a good choice as well. Their issue is not so much law as having the US next door.
When you start looking at the global picture and how cross judicial processes work it's actually not that hard to ensure due process is restored, even for a multinational. There is only one absolute requirement: do not have your HQ in the US, which is bad news for Silicon Valley.
Re: Bricked or somewhat confused.
I got a Surface RT for free and had no problems upgrading it to 8.1
Ah, so it's actually a karma upgrade: as soon as any money has changed hands for the device, the upgrade will
brick confuse it.
I'd end up strangling myself.
Which is, in a oblique way, a solution too :)
The mac with the piano string, please.
I think it's a very ap-pealing concept.
The dirty Mac, thanks.
Perhaps we could break their broadband, and he'd be out like a shot. All MI5 have to do is to persuade the Ecuadorian ambassador to go to TalkTalk - no one would ever suspect...
Hahaha, quality. That's another cleaning job..
Re: Radio hams?
Would that be a Denial of Ham attack? Love the TLA that would give :)
*Please* don't give him ideas. Next thing you know he'll call himself Larry Ellison too :)
Re: I have never understood the English system for unmamnned tills
Personally I'm more enamoured of the coin handling systems I've come across in the Netherlands. You just throw a handful of coins in it and it counts it quicker than any human could do it.
It makes it actually *fun* to be preceded by someone with a lot of small change, which is a game charger as far as I'm concerned, mainly because I have the patience of a hamster on acid when it comes to shopping.
You've spelled "you're" correctly. That may confuse people.
OK, now THAT made me laugh. Thanks :)
Re: GCHQ Turing Test to Pass for UniVirtual Machine Command to Control Global Operating Devices*
Each sentence is written in a different European language using GCSE level skills. Each sentence is then translated in to Mandarin, the whole thing is then translated to Esperanto and then back in to English.
There is actually some fruit involved as well..
Re: yawn is right
this article has to be one of the worst examples of some idiot ranting like a depraved dumped prepubescent girl over some moronic band splitting up
Let me guess, you're one of those analysts, right? :)
Re: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?'
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. It's as if the people putting together spec on the project slept that class on what never to do.
Hmm, Computer Misuse Act? Malicious install of software without due authorisation?
Re: Affordability my arse
Camera Stabilisation -
-.. is a misnomer as neither the camera nor the optical system is stabilised.
Yup - inaccurate wording there - you're right.
If there is motion, the photos could be messed up regardless of the motion chip captured data. 'Cos, motion chip just captures data, does not apply corrections!
Correct, but what I see here is a possible different approach which seems to align this heavy duty motion processing with the camera. To be honest, I can't see *that* much need for motion sensing otherwise, but that may just be a lack of imagination on my part :). What can happen here is basically a removal of mechanics for this insane quest for ever thinner phones - I would have preferred someone to use that space to give more battery power, but it appears Apple seems to think we all just move from charger to charger during the day.
Also you have not used a recent £150 (well, I am a Brit!) compact.. Takes really good pictures nowadays.. Welcome to the present! One can even get a optical image stabilizer with optical zoom if one looks for even the £80 compacts! Don't you come here badmouthing the compacts, you Villain!
:). I wouldn't. I've been a long time user of the Panasonix Lumix range besides my DSLR. I just don't think you can say "more expensive than" if you are talking about devices that just happen to share one single function, namely taking picture - that's comparing apples to oranges, if you pardon the pun..
Re: Affordability my arse
>>Fingerprint sensor that looks like it might actually be useful (for unlock and app purchasing) - AND might actually work,
> Rather than pins, passwords, gestures, etc... which all DO actually work?
.. and which are forgotten, copied, written on sticky pads etc etc. Usual for and against arguments apply.
>>All-new 64bit SoC - pretty damn amazing in a PHONE, FFS
> - pretty damn demented in a PHONE, FFS
Matter of opinion, see next for a possible use of all that power. Personally, what I see happen here is exactly what happened when Psion went from 8 bit organisers to SIBO (16 bit organiser): deployment in an easy device before expanding the technology through the range. Is the iPad 64bit? If not, I know where this chip will show up next.
>>Separate motion co-pro means future accessories won't need to fire up the whole A7 to get their thing on, sounds innovative to me...
> Can't see much purpose in making the handset constantly aware of it's motion while it's dormant. Isn't that what wearable stuff is supposed to be about doing better anyway?
Not dormant, but not in need of A7 processing - it's a subsystem. Duh. Same reason you have a separate graphics card which kicks the crap out of your main processor when it comes to chewing on graphic calculations. One of the possible reasons for this is ..
>>Camera that will probably take better pics than your average $150 compact,
> A joke? Any $150 compact will wipe the floor with your $700 iShiny.
.. the camera stabilisation. The idea of taking a couple of images with motion data attached is new, because acquiring and processing that data takes power too - hey, hello, a subsystem suddenly makes sense. And not having moving parts like gyros means less mechanics, ergo less risk of mechanical failure.
Oh, and ever tried to make calls with a $150 compact? No? Funny that.. I'm Ok with sensible arguments, yours aren't.
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