Re: What might be a good idea...
But do you trust Opera with your data? It would be better to roll your own, but that's not an exercise for the average Joe.
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But do you trust Opera with your data? It would be better to roll your own, but that's not an exercise for the average Joe.
"See if you're "keeping" someone "honest" they aren't actually honest they don't have a choice, honesty requires a freedom to be dishonest."
No it doesn't. In fact, honesty should be pressured upon everyone by everyone else: Eternal Vigilance. Otherwise, people will try to cheat, like our representatives and ministers. People will cheat by instinct; it's the whole "get one up on your neighbour so you succeed and he doesn't" thing, so the only way to counter it is to KEEP them honest. Remember, they'll be doing the same thing to you.
"Also there's nothing dishonest about a child coming to terms with its sexuality, its mistakes or interests."
Whatever happened to "The Talk"?
If you read the article itself, you'll note they put up some use cases: mostly computer-intensive but non-critical operations. If they don't finish, oh well, pick up again later. As for who's usurping your VM, I think in this case it's Google itself.
Then they'll work because the phones WON'T have a Chip, meaning it's the stripe or bust.
And since I don't see any smartphone sporting an EMV chip anytime soon, it seems it's either this or contactless going forward.
Don't be so sure. Soon as something like this happens, someone will create the one-step camera patch to cover them up.
And now there's DX12 to consider. Then again, DX12 seems more of a software evolution than a hardware one (from what I've read, DX12 seems more about getting closer to metal to maximize GPU performance because it's now the driving force in gaming graphics), which is why nVidia's claiming to be able to make the last few generations of its GPUs DX12-compatible.
But just on a side, I JUST found out about the port of Bioshock Infinite to Linux (which went beta a couple months back). You would think stuff written on older engines like UE would be easier to port since they're more likely to have the cross-platform support you need, but perhaps all the other stuff besides the engine makes things more difficult.
Don't thank them TOO much. I've seen Steam's Mac and Linux catalog. They are PALE imitations of the Windows catalog; even now, plenty of new titles are appearing Windows-only when you'd think Valve would be in a position to push for multiplatform releases.
Your math's off.
A population of 300 million (3.0x10^8) drawing $100K each (1.0x10^5) would result in a debt load of 30 TRILLION (3.0x10^13). In case this doesn't sink in, that's greater than the US Sovereign debt to date and well over 1/3 of all unfunded US obligations for the forseeable future.
There are a fair share of independent production companies in the US, too. Some of them can be quite big like Fremantle Media, a familiar name with ALL the networks. Many of these can make pilots and go fishing with the networks to get a contract. Such as it goes, but that also means they work under contract until released, so any stuff that goes to a network stays with a network (it's the rule--the publisher takes precedence over the producer regarding ownership). But at the same time, the big networks make sure to maintain their own cadre of studios to produce what might best be called their "core lineup". CBS's Television City, NBC's Rockefeller Center. Even the BBC maintains its own studios, as I doubt they'd trust anyplace else to produce Doctor Who and so on. When it comes to private networks and producers, there can be give and take, and each situation can be different. A network can frequently contract one of their productions out to one of the producers on the condition they do it in their studios.
Going back to your argument of producers going it solo, the money usually isn't there. Television production isn't cheap. That's why the pilot system and the studios and contracts and so on. Even the second tier of television, the syndication system, involves contracts with the syndicate. Only a wholly-homegrown program can be put online with no strings attached.
"If the day ever comes (please!) when we can stream direct from the studio channels will become irrelevant."
Many of the studios are owned by the networks themselves. The networks make plenty of their own content, so they aren't going away anytime soon.
The trouble with those kinds of taxes is that they can just move the business under the table. With no records and so on, how will the taxes be enforced properly?
Can't they just lock American business out instead? Americans may be the bully, but Ireland and Lichtenstein are sovereign within their own borders, meaning they get to make the rules.
Here's the rub. How do you carry through without threatening another country's sovereign power? That's always been the big problem with tax havens. Short of war, how do you make the tax havens stop being tax havens?
Because the sellers have the ability to re-home in tax havens, meaning everyone loses.
At least 2TB, and yes considering tropical climate and potential loosey-goosey radio and electrical regulations. And like I said, budget is tight. And with low data rates and data caps, the cloud is out, too.
BEEN interested. They were among the FIRST into HD (where widescreen became the norm).
As for 4K, now things get ugly. HD raised the level of detail to the point things occasionally get TOO detailed to enjoy the experience. For this reason, pr0n likely won't jump to 4K that quickly, as this will only raise the Ick Factor.
What about for a large amount of precious data? And price IS an issue?
I think they're already here, but quantities are limited and the price is too steep. Plus 100GB is a bit small for me now.
I've thought about it, but with my archival demands already in the terabyte range, I need something a bit more capacious. The Archival Disc is a possible solution but the price point will take time to reach consumer affordability.
BD+ showed a way to keep the target moving. If the authentication program is different for each disc (meaning they can be updated quickly), then the pirates have to keep cracking the programs.
Pathological liar who lies about everything - Include obvious questions. If the person lies about those, put him aside as such and investigate further.
Sociopath - Use questions that may trigger alternate responses. Sociopaths rarely are perpetually calm; they merely react differently and can be tested for such.
Delusion - Test for delusion using contextual questions. If subject is deluded enough to believe his own lie, set aside for psychiatric evaluation.
Random/erratic pulse/breating for other reasons - Check for these before the polygraph. If they're like this before the test, you can predict inconsistency and try another way.
So why doesn't someone approach it from the viewpoint of sick and dead people don't pay taxes?
Why can't your friend apply for a subsidy on the grounds of unaffordability?
a) Lots of Southeast Asia aren't even to the Blu-Ray level yet, so Sony may just keep China out of the loop, or put them under much tighter guard.
b) Like I said, I think they'll tolerate the returns for accidental suicides if it means their tech doesn't leak. After all, their secret carries a price tag much higher than the rest of the device's development. Meanwhile, with the caveat of "opening of device voids warranty" combined with tamper-evident stickers, I think they'll be able to make more cases that the "returns" were actually intrusions.
And when the viewers are ad-averse, meaning ads turn the viewers AWAY?
The movies companies are finding their C) solution, however. They'll tolerate some piracy, just not beyond a certain level of quality. Their DRM is mainly meant to block High-Definition piracy up to a point (usually the home-video point, at which point most of the revenue's already been extracted). They see cams and such as the realm of the desperate: people who wouldn't see the movie unless it was a penny. These are essentially unconvertible and can be ignored. As for the bad press, given they still get plenty of customers, the press can't be THAT bad for them. With the exception of franchises (and you wonder why so many sequels), movie fans just aren't as loyal as music fans (who tend to have their favorites).
And that's why 4K will NEVER be run on systems controllable by the user, they made that abundantly clear. They'll insist on end-to-end encrypted streams (that includes the link to the TV which will be an improved HDCP). Players will be locked-down tamper-detecting black boxes that require Internet connections for extra verification. And they'll probably deny home/hobby users access to 4K recording equipment for years (and keep the professional stuff too expensive for all but the big boys to afford) so the analog gap can't be exploited.
"It's in a sandbox, it can't check that much."
Then how do these things check against screen scrapers, a well-known bypass technique.
"Youtube does it now."
EXCEPT, like I said earlier, Internet watchers are more ad-averse. More of them see the ads as a deal-breaker and install ad blockers. That's why things like AdBlock and NoScript are so popular.
As for regional deals, that's because economic models break down when you go international, and for the content providers it means less money in the long run. And since it's their content, it's their rules. If the money doesn't match up, they can always lock it up so no one gets to see it.
There are plenty of other plugins out there besides those three, and many of them are 32-bit-only. So that leaves little choice in the matter.
The free-to-air stations are paid for by the advertisers (one problem Internet TV has is that its customers are more ad-averse than others). If a show doesn't draw people, it gets cancelled. Many cable networks take a cut from the providers, who in turn charge their subscribers. And the BBC has their television tax. Pirates, as the name imply, simply don't care.
As for the content creators, they're the ones stumping down. Their natural first question will thus be, "Where's the money, sonny?"
"Then it doesn't enter the country."
Does the word "bootlegger" mean anything to you? If someone wants something badly enough, they'll get it in spite of God, Queen, and the Government. Economic tourism would boom for any nearby country willing to sell the phones, and even if Customs stops their entry, they'll just get smuggled in.
But take one tiny country that's not interested in the treaty, they become a tax haven, and the whole system falls apart since they hold sovereign power and can determine their own fate.
Well, most aftermarket routers I know have three different reset conditions. One is the standard reset, which just warm boots the router in case it gets stuck or something. The second is as you say, Reset to Defaults, which is used in case a configuration change you made bricks the router or locks you out. The third one is the one you want, Reset to Stock, which should reflash the firmware with a baseline version out of ROM. I know the last two routers I bought had all three options, and since the last one is hardware-based, it's immune to malware.
There's more than one way to pwn a system (and BTW, recall where the term "rooting" comes from). Does the name "Slapper" ring any bells? How about "Windingo," which is still in the wild today? And let's not forget about "Heartbleed" and "Shellshock".
Indeed, there's a driver called DFMirage which works as a low-level display hook. It can be used in combination with the TightVNC fork to improve host performance. And of course there's always cameras. How does BLEEP intend to defeat stuff like that?
No, it can't be sniffed or they'd be able to break or alter the hash to make it look legitimate. Like with SSH, you need the whole conversation to be sniff-resistant or someone can find a way to inject into the session. IOW, an authenticated connection can't easily stay authenticated if stuff is transmitted in the clear.
"Driving is more than yaw computations. Sorry, was that a packet of crisps that can be safely run over or a rock that must be avoided by an aggressive manoeuvre. No time to get a response from Watson in this crappy 4G zone."
A packet of crisps would probably return a different infrared signature than a rock, Plus there's the matter of motion (a packets of crisps will react to the wind differently than a rock due to weight and aerodynamics). And if it's a rock IN a packet of crisps, that's pretty much sabotage at this point.
Put it this way. A LOT of thought has gone into the various scenarios that the average driver faces as well as how we as drivers identify and react to these. The bulk of that knowledge is probably in the prototype cars, already at hand no Internet necessary. Same for the maps.
"Why haven't I seen any mention of this?"
Because the same thing happens when a photographer takes a picture of the street. Unless you specifically were the focus, the courts have previously ruled you are under no expectation of privacy on a public street.
Sidetone is most definitely not intentional and in fact has been a natural artifact of the telephone system from its inception...because of the single pair of communication lines involved. Two lines limits you to one conversation line due to the limits of electricity. Put it this way: without sidetone, you couldn't properly record a telephone conversation using an acoustic coupler.
There are two things which are intentional concerning sidetone. One is the attenuation of sidetone in traditional phones. This was because raw sidetone (at least since the introduction of the Edison carbon microphone) was too loud and made people speak too softly. The other is the introduction of sidetone in cell phones (which normally don't feature this because they can normally separate the two parties of the conversation) because otherwise people thought the signal was too soft and started to talk too loudly.
I've read about the OAM business but had been sitting on the fence looking for more concrete proof. Seems this report will provide the basis for a counter-example to slam the door on OAM. All I'm saying at this point is, "Let's see the proof, sonny."
But if that were true, they'd have never implemented it in the first place, rather than implement it one time then drop it the next.
Anyway, a non-replaceable battery is a deal-breaker for me. I actually take care of my phones so they stand a passing fair chance of outlasting the battery, plus I've had incidences of batteries wearing out prematurely.
"Well, don't look at the majority of Linux distros if you decide to jump ship. With the advent of systemd, they'll all be rebooting at the drop of a hat."
Given that you can supposedly stop and restart init (which systemd is supposed to replace) without rebooting, how does systemd make things any different, unless you're saying systemd ties itself to the kernel, which I've yet to see. Why don't you PROVE that systemd forces more reboots.
The WMC logo was primarily centered around PlaysForSure, the means by which a portable device can be given the capability to play otherwise-DRM-restricted WMV files. When .wmv fell by the wayside (mostly because Apple won that round of the portable player wars, meaning MP4 became the dominant format), so did PlaysForSure and the logo program.
The trouble is, as BOTH sides of the water proved hundreds of years ago, is that people NATURALLY form cliques or blocs. George Washington himself expressed it AND was right about the whole thing (he was against parties, too). BUT the behaviour is basically human nature and practically inevitable because parties represent strength in numbers: gangs for lack of a better term. George ended up being labeled a Federalist against his wishes.
"The check should stop at the first half of step 3. Any company with global revenue above XBn should be taxed locally in all countries it operates unconditionally. "Case closed". A number between 1 and 5 Bn is about right for that. Any bitching and moaning about the "adverse effects" is baseless as the entry cost of taxation at standard rate in a country is the cost of employing one measly account clerk. As you are no longer avoiding tax, you do not need to contract KPMG for 50mil to do your tax bill in all but a handful of countries."
Ever heard of "Smurfing"? The company will just splinter off into multiple smaller ones, each apparently independent and keeping their revenues under the trigger value. Plus they can argue what constitutes "doing business" until the sun stops.
"At least one LEO has been sanctioned for this and another came perilously close to being jailed for contempt late last year - in the latter case the entire body of evidence relating to the Stingray intercepts was withdrawn from the prosecution case with the judge's assent.
In other cases, the prosecution has withdrawn cases entirely rather than face being compelled to explain how the devices work."
Makes me wonder what happens when Stingray is used and they discover that they've cuffed a high-profile criminal like a serial killer. The high profile will mean they'll be under tremendous public pressure to get a conviction unless they're prepared for a riot (and recent riots have shown things aren't getting much better there with public relations).
Except that's very inefficient and power-hungry. Look at Freenet. How can you achieve something like this in a world where power may not be readily available and efficiency is a critical metric?
For the record, there are different models of MK802, and the earlier ones used the infamous Allwinner A10 (newer models use Rockchips, which appear to be more open). The model IV looks pretty potent with a quad-core CPU and Android 4.2 onboard (there's a variant model IIRC that can run Ubuntu or a variant thereof).
Trouble is, there are "Average Joe" jobs that ALSO require high performance. Such as video encoding (home movies) or gaming.