I thought the article heading was humorous sarcasm
But no, it really exists!
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But no, it really exists!
"Its founder, Theo de Raadt, may be known for his cantankerous outbursts, ..."
Because the mobile network operators provide subsidised phones on contract, hence they insist on having their version of Android on the phone, including all their spyware and crapware, which they are responsible for updating, if they ever do.
..... it will automatically and fully update itself to Windows 10 within seconds.
It's filthy and it's got pigeons nesting in it. I'm sorry but that picture offended my sense of decor(um).
You can get a wireless doorbell with battery powered push button and two small mains powered chime units for between £10 and £15 on ebay. If you want to spend more money, you can get then with more buttons and more chime units.
“... does not provide officers with access to Periscope as an authorized software tool and therefore they did not have the ability to monitor the driver’s actions.”
So, load up police computers with Periscope, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, etc, etc ..... then watch their efficiency soar.
"because a manufacturer ceasing operation would otherwise leave all hardware orphaned from update, which itself poses significant potential security risks."
What about manufacturers declaring EOL on one year old kit and leaving it with unpatched security holes?
Conspiracy theories in a comment please........
She seems to be holding a mobile phone. Did it work?
When Volvo say they'll accept 'full liability' I'm sure they don't mean to give a free meal to every idiot who deliberately rams a driverless car. They mean that they will not slow down liability payouts by trying to legally offload onto their own suppliers. If you do ram a driverless car, you can bet that there will be efforts by Volvo, and others, to establish the facts and causes of the incident and to establish blame, as is perfectly normal in all traffic incidents.
At this early stage of development, it would be fairly easy to have small video cameras with outside views making a 5 minute (or whatever) looped recording onto an on-board SSD, along with car speed parameters, etc. This would be designed stop recording in the event of a crash or collison and so provide some evidence as to what had actually happened.
A device monitors and records some kind of signal. The recording is stored on a computer. The computer is 'hacked' and the hacker can read the data. ..... Is this a surprise to anyone?
= No criticism of government.
"The penetration tester is planning on examining the "overlooked" area of internet-of-things security as Singapore undergoes its massive smart city project."
That sounds like a job for life.
The .vag extension is offensive to people who care about pollution caused by diesel cars.
"You're telling me these engineers snuck that code into the software and no one said this is breakthrough technology, we need to patent this," said an incredulous Collins.
He does have a point that management (and many other people) would have been incredibly incurious as to how the cars suddenly started showing much better performance than before the software was modified.
What they are accused of doing can't be illegal in China because the Chinese authorities would have arrested the entire PLA unit if it was. Have I misunderstood something?
Am I right in thinking that sunlight is the illumination and they use a very long exposure and accurate camera tracking during exposure?
Does Malcolm Turnbull know where his private email server is?
Or maybe the US corps will sue the EC governments in secret session, in accordance with TTIP provisions? That sounds like an easier way to make money.
You talk into its feet, then it whispers into your ear.
"An unnamed vendor caught up in the research hit Gnesa with a legal threat after he prepared to present his work at the Hack in the Box conference in Singapore next week.
The hacker then canceled his talk."
Publish the results on pastebin, or somewhere like that. If the vendors want to respond with a public rebuttal then they are free to do so.
Does it have hard mount points for weapons?
Am I the only one who read that as 'Futurama mission'?
If you're serious about walking around the room, shooting robots, etc. then you'd be happy to wear a battery belt. It would add to the 'realism' and let you think you were wearing an ammunition belt or carrying a spare gun.
Did you think we didn't know that?
"In a conventional computer, the presence or absence of an electron indicates a one or a zero."
Thats the presence or absence of a large number of electrons gathered at a single storage location, (where they are sensed due to their effects on the electrical characteristics of that location).
"How can he object without looking like an evil profitteer again?"
He could put it up for public auction?
We have: therein, thereby, thereunder, .. etc, so why not therethrough? Anyway, it's in the OED, therefore it's 'official'.
" ... rated as a Class-B drug in the UK, along with "barbiturates, cannabis, codeine ...".
I can buy codeine anytime I like at any UK high street or supermarket pharmacy. The only problem is that they cut it with lots of paracetamol and that stuff is bad for your liver.
I think there should be a mountain range called The Alpens.
"It also assumes that you're two-dimensional."
From Lewis: "... it assumes that healthy weight should scale up in relation to the square of height - a patently absurd idea, ..."
The square of height thing seems to assume that we're modelled as a cylinder, which is not a bad approximation - and that's all it is, an approximation to let a doctor/nurse or yourself obtain a quick and easy measure for comparison purposes. It's also only appropriate for someone around average height and build, not a particularly tall or muscular man or woman.
The last time my doctor had a good look at me (almost naked), she said I could do with having a bit more weight. I pointed out that my BMI was 23 and she went very quiet. I didn't point out that she was a bit of a porker and that people tend to want to see themselves as 'normal'.
While we're waiting, could I have another cup of tea please?
If a UK VW Passat (as an example) passed its MoT test emissions levels last year, there's little reason why it shouldn't pass them this year. Unless there is a reclassification of the vehicle and the tested pass levels are changed to reflect that? Even so, if the VW Passat is passing the tests due to cheat software, the MoT test process will need to be altered or some formal check of engine software update status will be needed. Will VW owners be 'forced' to take their cars in for a software modification? This will be an admin nightmare.
I'm still wondering about buying a 4 year old turbodiesel Passat.
... the Australian security/spy organisations share all their pickings with the other 5-Eyes countries, so what's the point?
Oh, .... sorry.
It's horses that are kept in a paddock isn't it? Oh ..... that picture ...... right.
It doesn't seem to happen now, but some time ago there were fake magnet icon links on Kick Ass listings that actually linked to .exe download sites which claimed to install a great torrent downloader. I didn't use them of course but I wonder how many people tried them. I can understand that rogue adverts get through but that seemed to be very underhand work by the site's owners.
"... post-dedupe flash cost/GB is the same as disk."
Is that post-dedupe disk and post-compression disk? Or is it raw disk? At what size of storage array is that comparison made?
Is this a good time or a bad time to get a good deal on a second hand turbodiesel VW Passat? Should I wait?
"There are buttons to electrically slide the front seats in the back of them so that the rear passenger can adjust the position."
Is this deactivated when the car is being driven?
"Yes, we need 'socialism' to define what's wrong with society, ..."
Surely, a 'capitalist' would say, "Look at all these poorly educated children. They are a wasted resource and an indication that more investment is needed in the education system. See all those people who are ill due to smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise; a small amount of money invested in a public education programme would greatly reduce these problems and increase national productivity." Etc.
We need sensible and intelligent people to see and understand what's wrong with society. They seem to be in short supply at the 'top'.
You've sent me on a diversion that's lasted 30 minutes so far. I'll get back to you if I can think of anything else. Thank you!
P.S. He was great in Black Books.
I can tell that you're not the sort of person who gets appointed to committees or made chairman.
I've only just got used to 'programs' becoming 'applications'. When did the 'facilitator' thing happen?
Surely the DMCA is intended to prevent people from profiting from copying things, or obtaining and misusing 'trade secrets'. If cheating is strogly suspected, then the software should be torn apart and analysed by experts, subject to non-disclosure agreements of course.
Did it meet the emissions control regulations in every country that it was driven through?
Let's face it, Flash Player patches aren't 'news' anymore.
I think they mean, "Hey look, we've got a website that tells you stuff!"