Re: Element 115
Edit: Sighs; beaten to it.
5170 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Edit: Sighs; beaten to it.
But, but, it's cheaper that way and it makes it easier for management to monitor it from the comfort of their office.
"... possible paths between trains' operational systems and passenger entertainment systems, ..."
That should be impossible. But, but, but.
Since you moderate every comment, here's a correction:
"... it doesn't look like the (?) of design, either."
Whatever word you had in mind, it must have been too horrible to type.
A well presented analysis, thank you.
"Furthermore, the seductiveness of Apple's software ecosystem meant that the plaintiffs couldn't easily move to the competition, the lawsuit claims."
Not just PR releases; current and ex-engineers may have interesting information to 'leak'.
" ... are designed to provide simple homeowner monitoring ..."
" ... designed to interact with properly designed and managed IT networks that provide an appropriate level of IT security and integrity in their own right."
Now, in my late fifties after what feels like two wasted lifetimes in engineering, I'm wondering if I should have studied for a law degree when I was in my thirties. Someone I knew who did that, at that time, told me that it wasn't difficult.
A fresh installation of Mint is faster than some Windows updates. (I've recently gone back to using Win 7 now and then for something 'special' and it is amazingly, frustratingly slow with updates and mandatory reboots.)
It's if the company has a 'relationship' with you that they are allowed to cold call you. This also applies to their parent company, any subsidiaries and any company they buy or get sold to or enter into a formal partership with. If you make a donation to a charity, they are allowed to cold call you in future to ask for more money because you have entered into a 'relationship' with them. The TPS is a joke.
I'm admiring and liking The Expanse so far but haven't read the books. (It's not strictly off-topic since Ceres has been colonised in these stories.)
I don't believe in Rudolph.
What a mistake to make! They should have carefully consulted the head of the TRAI and then a few high ranking government ministers. That would have given them some carefully chosen Indian owned webservices to include in Free Basics.
Can you design and send your own emojis or do they need to be from some kind of 'standard' set? If so, how much influence and money do you need to add your own emojis to the standard set?
The Culture orbital habitats didn't encircle their star, as Larry Niven's Ringworld did. They were 'small' bands that orbited a star and were slightly tilted out of the plane of orbit and themselves rotated with a one 'day' period so that the part of the band nearest the star didn't shade the other side of the band, thus simulating a day/night cycle.
"...portal of hate ..."
I first read that as '... portal of late' , which makes sense. I'm sure your choice of word makes sense too :)
I have a Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit installation from a 'recycled' product key that I bought on ebay for £26. It works and gives me updates (often and slowly) but has never offered me an upgrade to Win 10. Is this because it's recycled/resold or have I been lucky/unlucky?
.... everybody in the neighbourhood signed up for this and expected 1Gb/s at peak times?
The suppliers said, "We thought it was a joke so we didn't take the contract seriously.""
Do you mean the wing root extension (about 3ft by 2ft)? If so, I understand that it gave additional lift and reduced turbulence slightly (the two effects probably assisting each other).
"One of the world's most powerful tech companies recently refused a lawful access request in an investigation of a known drug dealer because doing so would 'substantially tarnish the brand' of the company. ..."
This is obviously a reference to WhatsApp and the recent Brazilian court case. In the small number of reports that I've read, it's been said that WhatsApp refused but gave no further details of any reasons why. Where is John Chen getting his quotes from?
If it shipped with Frontier Elite, I'd get it. Ahhh, I remember it well.
"... adding formal release mechanics to something which was built and shipped for years without them is unbelievably hard."
Even if you get the mechanics in place, you then have to change the 'culture' and mindset of many people. That can be impossibly hard.
"... after being The Register warned ..."
.... when you've been The Register warned.
.... my Mint installation offered an update to Grub2 yesterday. It was marked as an important security update but was also maked as a 'level 5' update: "Dangerous updates. Known to affect the stabilty of he systems depending on certain specs or hardware."
Because of this confusion, I blocked the update. I think I'll keep it blocked.
"... advice received from the police was not to warn our customers."
That wasn't advice, it was a request.
"She said that it had been a reasonable position for cops to take as the police's priority was to catch the criminals."
True, but it should have been her priority to protect her customers.
"The krbtgt user is created when the system is first installed and is inactive, so it can remain untouched on a system for years – providing ready access to a hacker."
What is/was the reason for creating that user?
I've no idea why, but the video started in the middle when I opened the link and I didn't notice. Thanks for telling me. (The bad drone wasn't making an effort at evasive flying.)
It showed the police drone landing with a 'bad' drone entangled in the net. It didn't show it intercepting and catching a bad drone. I wonder why not?
.... or whatever other form of code processing and loading?
Just an idea.
Your wheelie bin's been reading the RFID tags on the discarded packaging. I won't say anything but this is going to be really embarassing for you when more people find out how to access it.
Does anybody remember what happened the last time there was significant trading of tulips?
"... whats the trade off?"
They're 100 million times more expensive to buy and run?
If you have more than one of these things, or other similarly operated sensors, how do you know which one of several mass produced chips you are listening to?
I have a prepaid credit card (registered to me, not bought at a store) and it is not accepted for certain kinds of payment, such as those that need ongoing payment authority. I believe that hosting firms would require a 'regular' credit card that didn't have the possibility of runing empty and probably because they want your registered name and address in case of problems.
It's a safe bet that organised criminals who plan violence as part of their operations don't think about things in the same way that you or I do.
Is there any indication that the people involved were using encryption as part of their 'activities'?
You will be assimilated - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBFFrsvgu1Y
"... a customer commitment to investigate reported security issues ..."
Obviously, the customer has to investigated reported security issues themselves.
Will Target's executives lose their bonuses this year or will they be given bonuses for speedy resolution of the settlement process; then pay rises to reflect their recently aquired and valuable experience in this important area of corporate activity.
Would it be possible to spoof a connection and deliver a mocked up error page saying "Get a life" or something like that? I have a more evil idea in mind but I'm not going to say what it is, in case it happens to one of you lot one day.
I haven't lost any photos etc for fifteen years. I started with a 250GB drive on my LAN and a 250GB 'backup copy' in a desk drawer; (yes, it should be stored in a friend's house). Now, I have a 2TB drive on the LAN and 2 x 1T backup drives in the drawer. It's not difficult to organise and is resistant to computer madness or single instances of personal stupidity.
The only serious use I can think of for personal/domestic cloud storage is for convenient sharing/showing of files to friends and family. Dropbox is good for that and is free for small amounts of storage, as are other providers. I can't understand why people pay monthly to use 'the cloud' to purely store personal photos and music/video collections when you consider that a new 1TB hard drive can be had for about £35 or a 2TB drive for about £55.
That works too.
The essay generator could pass its output to the essay marker to get feedback of its own score, then adjust its own output so as to maximise its score. If done properly, this would result in a 'perfect' essay.
When I placed the cursor over that link, it showed me the URL, with '.pdf' at the end. Doesn't your browser do that?
.... thepiratebay is running on a .org.ua (Ukraine) domain as it slowly sails the seven seas (metaphorically). Anybody who's seriously interested in connecting to it will avoid any ISP blocks by using a VPN plugin for their browser or have a full VPN set up.
Because you're a goddam bore!
A can of Mortein ...... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortein
Can anyone explain how these values are related to the provision of 2 Amps from a low voltage power supply?