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Re: Cheaper and more expensive?
It's a rapidly changing environment with a fluid market situation and evolving demographic. The unrivaled experience and awareness of Deloitte enables them to bridge any reality gap to deliver insightful predictions.
Re: Fog Computing, grr!
I hope there would be redundant copying (RAID 0+X?) otherwise the unavailability of just one storage provider would mean that you couldn't read/write your multi-fragmented files.
" ...adding a new Android adherent."
You make it sound like a religion.
@bazza Re: I shouldn't laugh, but...
I buy things and stuff. I've never seen the things I buy advertised on Google. (Having said that, I use AdBlock and don't pay attention to webverts.) Are you saying that the majority of people won't buy anything they need/want unless it's advertised on Google?
The Daleks said ....
... Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
I can imagine ....
"... with "premium" names commanding higher rates."
Like photoshop.graphics, canon.camera and of course, StephenFry.guru
... or it didn't happen.
Another day, another vulnerability
Is it impossible to write software that isn't full of security holes? I am getting that impression. In the ten years that I had XP installed on my laptop, it was a regular series of 'important security updates', until it ran like a three-legged dog in treacle. Can anybody ever get it right?
What are the projections for when just about everybody in the world will have a featurephone or a smartphone?
And if you don't sign a purchase agreement
.. you pay your own fare back.
Re: Automatic Google account backups make this useless
You're right in that 'full system security' is required, and that is impossible since other people control and have access to the other parts of the 'system'.
Re: Blame @ Charles Manning
"Free education (that results in useful output), ..."
So, no encouragement of artistic 'tendencies', no debating classes or teaching of methods of logical thought and argument. Certainly no history lessons or any depth in geography, beyond that needed to shuffle along to the multinational owned factory in the morning.
"Trying to achieve fairness is ill founded. How do you even measure fairness anyway?"
If you keep them ignorant, they won't have a chance of even thinking about it.
So, what is Catalan for yes/no and what is Greek for yes/no? Would use of those words have been immediately obvious to the majority of readers?
I've had a look at some pictures on Google Images. Princeton is spired and arched and turreted and towered; no dome in site.
@AC 06:29 Re: Makes you wonder!
You missed the joke and you missed the point. Double fail.
This could be interesting
"Whenever communication is primarily aimed at promoting consumption or manipulating others, ..."
Is he talking about advertising? Will advertising industry executives be excommunicated?
I'm wondering .....
.... how much it would cost to run, maintain and service it.
Re: Oh the irony
That's 'hypocrisy' actually. If Red Hat sued them and won, that would be ironic.
Have I got this right?
Why do Target (and others, I assume) have to store the card details on their system at all. I thought that the CC transaction was authorised by the CC issuer company, via the POS link, and then given a unique ID that pointed to a record in the CC company servers. After that, the retailer has no need to keep a record of the customer CC number, just the authority ID in case of future queries/refunds/etc.
Re: Crazy frog
+1 for Sili-coin. It should become a generic term for crypto-currencies.
I for one ...
... welcome our whiskery nocturnal-hunting robotic overlords.
Re: Virgin should offer deals without phone
I asked them about that; they said 'no'. That was just over a year ago.
Other possibilities for support
Would it be possible (or desirable) for someone like Google/Amazon to donate some of their massive cloudy server resources for OpenBSD to use? They probably need live/real servers for performance testing but they might be able to do lots of other things in the 'cloud'.
I've got a botnet that could boost those figures
Contact me for pricing details.
"The only waste products are hydrogen and water, ...."
The hydrogen could be fed into a hydrogen fuel cell I suppose. What happens to all the carbon in the maltodextrin? The linked reference mentions the 'complete oxidation of maltodextrin', hence some carbon dioxide would be formed.
How much energy would be expended in the extraction, isolation and delivery of the maltodextrin feedstock and the preparation of the catalysts? What would be the financial and energy costs of maintaining the battery? etc ....
"Should a user's address be found in the collection, they'll be told to scan their systems for malware, ...."
Will you get a follow up e-mail from a German government approved anti-malware vendor? My question is cynical because I'm a UK citizen and know how slimy my government is. Is the German government clean and wholesome?
Re: Antimatter information that is newsworthy:
That was amazing. Can you write more 'articles' like that please?
Re: Hahaha suckers
You could have said it better.
If they moved .....
...using 3D/4D ultrasound images and "the latest computer graphics and 3D printing technology".
I'm just glad the model isn't 4D.
Protection using VMs?
Am I right in thinking that using a Virtual Machine will give you full protection from any e-mail or website sourced malware? I'm assuming you don't do anything silly like exporting downloads and attachments to another computer or the host computer area. If all you do is read the e-mail or print it out, you should be fine.
At the end of the day, you just delete the VM then clone a fresh one from the 'pristine' one that is never actually used. (I've been playing with Virtual Box and am having ideas.)
Re: What do UPSes have to do with this?
The UPS discussion was in relation to possible power cuts. It's in the article.
"The package hasn't had a full systems check since June 2011, and there'll be software updates to get into place if Rosetta is to complete her mission."
It's bad enough getting desktop OS updates on well established 'tried and tested' earthly sytems. Working on Rosetta would terrify me. A pint, for each of the entire massive team
"... which sounds like the sort of plastic pop Justin Bieber would make if he'd spent his teenage years being passed around the dark rooms of Berlin fetish clubs."
That sounds like it came from the heart.
An iThing a day keeps the doctor away
iCoat: As fast as I can.
" ... Z80 machine coding by hand, ..."
Oh yes!! I used to do that. Ahhhh, happy days.
" ...capped their work with a trio of Louis Vuitton shoulder bags ..."
Those _locks_ indicate that encryption is in use and you need a key to decode the symbols. Sadly, the Certificate Authority is probably no longer in existence. Dan Brown might be able to help .... maybe.
"More than half of them want some sort of technical entertainment on board and the same number would like to be able to hook their smartphone up and use it from the dashboard."
... don't let them on the public roads.
Re: Cometary Catbird Seat?
" ... on the cusp ..." and " ... in the cometary catbird seat .."
We need more metaphors.
"... he is associated with Samsung's legal representation in the US. Fact!"
Did they both go to the same law school or something like that? Details!
My Talky Toaster ....
... told me it has a Nigerian cousin that needs some help getting money out of Nigeria. Should I believe it?
Re: Next time ...
The 'side bar' or 'arm' of many fashion glasses can be quite big and chunky, so that would be lots of scope for grumpy traffic cops.
I'm not sure about this
If I search for information about SUBJECT-X, then I start to see targeted ads about X. This is what happens (if you don't clear cookies etc.) They are saying that if X is personal health related, then my privacy has been violated. The privacy can only have been violated if a person made a decision - 'hey, this man has an interest in X and it's a health thing and lets make a note of who he is by his IP address and other info'.
I thought it was all automated and no 'person' knew about this. The only was to avoid this would be to flag up personal health related searches and actively block them, automatically. The consequence of this would be a definite record of the fact that I had such an interest. The other way would be to ban ads for health products and services.
Am I over thinking this?
Re: That sweet goodbye
If I had $2 million, I'd have a very comfortable life and never need to work again. What do these people do with all that money?
"A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted. "
= Some of our employees are not very bright.
Not sure about this
"The aircraft uses electrical power from the batteries to run most internal systems and that, coupled with its lightweight composite body, gives fuel savings of up to 20 per cent."
If you have four enormous engines running, in flight, I don't understand how batteries can help you save fuel during flight, since it costs fuel to carry their weight and then there is the battery charge/discharge energy efficiency. On the ground, yes, but I can't imagine ground fuel savings being all that much compared to in-flight fuel costs.
Can someone who knows about this please comment?
@DropBear Re: Beg pardon?
" I sync calendar and tasks with my own server, not Google."
Can you tell me how you do that please. A couple of links would be nice. I've been wondering about syncing to a private ftp server using .ics files to hold different calendars. If i could get my Android calendar away from Google that would be nice.
" ... their mobile phone is the ultimate status symbol "
I feel sorry for them.
" ... using a 5 French Omni flush catheter ..." - Think of it as a French de-tickler
I've heard .....
... that the NSA has magnets on its feet and that it has four arses.
Re: This is why
What is "virus code". How will it be defined and who will define it? How would such laws be applied to a foreign government or intelligence agency? What normal jury could be expected to understand what is and what is not 'virus code'?
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton CHUNKY CRUMBLE ENIGMA
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad