In theory a good idea. However, who knows what types of traffic will be blocked in the future since they will already have the filtering software in place.
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If you're stopped by the police and see the officer turn off his bodycam... run!
Die. Die. Die.
Great marketing if it was done on purpose..
A fine example of the bait & switch technique. Fuckers
That's going to cost to install city-wide. It comes under the same umbrella as my car insurance being used to subsidise idiot drivers, my taxes for lazy scumbags and bank charges to bail out irresponsible spenders.
"A bit rough around the edges"
Sounds a bit rough through and through.
Honestly, Windows should be polished to the Nth degree by now...
I hate to think about the ever-sprawling tree of unintended consequences when you change something in the OS code.
Sounds like the first exchanges of "big threats" that usually precede these kind of investigations...
" I just typed "microsoft support" into yahoo's google search bar"
Burn that computer now, it's beyond saving!
I would think that across the entire history of human engineering and manufacturing, tolerances have become tighter whilst reliability has improved.
Flash may match the capacity of rust soon enough, but I think it will take far longer to match the cost.
"Users would need only view an online advertisement"
Excellent, another article I can mail to websites that moan about ad-blocking.
I've been, it's shit.
In your head, just imagine unsolicited phone calls are an actual person walking up to you on the street asking the same questions. You'll soon realize that no way are you falling for that shit and hang up.
Re: no prizes for good guess
"stiff penalties for companies leaving their systems insecure"
Even connecting critical infrastructure to a publicly accessible network should be a criminal offense in my book. The question of whether it's secure or insecure is easy to answer: it's not.
The guy that redacted this document is obviously of the same ilk as someone I work with who has an almost pathological aversion to using the search function on any document. He'd rather search a folder of emails or a huge webpage manually instead of just typing a few characters to find what he's looking for. Let's just hope this guy at the feds isn't in charge of anything to do with something like nuclear launch codes...
Re: "FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy"
Yep the FAA should limit all trains to a maximum altitude of 400ft.... Doc Brown better watch out.
Life is unfair, and the unfair-ness is unfairly distributed.
Get over it.
Oooooh, I better take note because these pundits are always right on the mark.... /sarcasm
I'm simultaneously amazed and frightened.
I don't understand this story. It appears that your writer is actually defending Apple in a fair and balanced manner? What am I missing? Is this some sarcasm too subtle for even me to detect, or has one of your writers been turned to the dark side?
Re: "Use your feet to steer by pushing on the left or right pedal"
In an emergency, will pushing the pedals alone cause the aircraft to change heading? Yes or No
".... users reported flickering screens, poor battery life and continued somnolence when being aroused from sleep mode."
"users reported they are generally shit."
Just don't leave it on your bedside table this weekend, greater-than-average chance of the earth moving!
"But then the current front-page to Wikipedia is Google."
Indeed. Has anyone ever typed wikipedia.com into the address bar first, then searched for their desired article?
When you Google the search term a nice box of info usually appears next to the results, sometimes pulled from Wikipedia.
I love the fact that generating true randomness is a very difficult problem to solve. Also, if you >think< you've solved it, it's hard to verify.
Going out on an existential limb, it could be that true randomness is impossible because there's an innate order to the universe that can't be broken....
(off to take my meds now)
Thanks to the 20+ million tossers helping to bring about the whole "software rental" paradigm...
Re: Bad Bad Bad
Well, the lazy dregs of society are already given the most attention during their lives (schooling, benefits etc) so why not start right at the beginning?
Because if you're going to do something, make it a proper job.
Good to know we British are finally bringing culinary sophistication to space...
I love XKCD, mainly because of the fact that I don't "get" some of the jokes so it turns into a learning experience :)
Re: Yeah, you like bacon, I like bacon, now shut up about it and bring me some sausages
I was going to respond with a "fun and devil-may-care" post on how much I love sausages, but then I realized I could never cheat on Bacon like that....
They ought to educate management on making rational decisions before trying to teach machines...
"Drug-smuggling granny's vagina holds Kinder surprise"
What were the odds those 7 words could be combined to make a sentence....
Rest of the world: 1 in a billion
On El Reg: Pretty much evens.
Re: So what does this driverless van do....
"... when it's going down some windy country lane and it encounters a car coming the other way? Does it know to back up to the last point? Does it know the other driver should? How does it know there are points to pull in? How does it negotiate who should do what in each direction.?"
To be fair, these problems seem to confuse a lot of human drivers too...
Re: I wouldn't work at a place...
"I wouldn't work at a place...
that has so little trust and regard for their own staff."
Yea, because they brought in the search rules before anything ever went missing...
Indeed, mine has been set to auto-run at startup for ages. The other day I realized it's just never used anymore. It's still installed but not auto-loaded and after a few months it'll be removed...
Their phone business strategy resembles a motorway pile up: It only takes one asshole up front to cause carnage & mayhem behind....
Major version 15 of a mainstream OS and they're still messing with a basic UI element....
Reminds me of the problems the Golgafrinchans encounter when trying to invent the wheel.
Re: Any 6 legged chickens?
Yes, but nobody can catch the bloody things...
I remember 10+ years ago Nvidia and ATI were caught manipulating their driver software to detect benchmark environments (eg. 3dmark) and inflate test scores. As more hardware starts including complex software, the opportunity for cheating will only increase.
Much better anaolgy... As I said in the first sentence, I'm all for TOR. Just not the dumb comparisons people make with driving, using knives etc. If you want to compare something make it comparable on the same terms. Otherwise it could be interpreted as: "well, that's not really a fair comparison so the author is probably biased."
I'm in favour of TOR and think law enforcement agencies should concentrate on just that: enforcing the law as it stands.
I'm sick of all the parallels people try and use to compare TOR with other so-called dangerous activities. Your knives example for instance - it's false logic. Running a TOR exit is not the same as using a knife. It's the same as giving free knives to anyone who wants them. Put a table full of various knives outside your house with a sign saying "free knives" and see how long that lasts...
What if I want to use Windows to manage the light in my house?
Re: One wonders why TheReg even bothers to do those articles?
"if your friends put their hands into hot lava, would you?"
Couple of points:
If it was called the "Lava hand challenge" then probably yes.
What other kind of lava is there?
So the failings of USIS were exposed by a whistleblower who was thanked by the DoJ. If only there were more whisleblowers exposing corrupt organizations....
"Any chance that those addresses belonging to regular blokes were really frame jobs done by someone else?"
That would be my excuse when faced with a spouse's accusations :)
"That Dave from marketing is a real joker..."
The Garmin edge 705 has a barometric altimeter which differ from GPS derived altitudes. (Not sure if those smartphones have a barometric sensors.)
The altitude "cliffs" mentioned above can be sensor blockages or atmospheric changes. If you ride for a while, have an hour pub lunch, then continue riding the conditions could have changed (atmospheric pressure) and it will show as a sudden cliff. Most websites allow "fixing" of elevation using their own topographical maps.
GPS recording is always going to be a "best-guess" effort, the only way to get a precision recording of performance is on a properly timed & measured course. GPS data is also wide open to modification to create fake times & distances. (Search digital EPO)
"automatically find a person's contacts in an image and share the photos with those contacts."
After actually reading the article it sounds like the patent is more about "automagically" sharing a photo with the subjects, if they are in the photographer's contacts. I've no idea if that's been done before?
Don't let that get in the way of a good Apple / USPTO rant though :P
Another day, another "What we thought we knew might be wrong" article....
For the record I'm not a denier, skeptic or believer. I just think the question of what's driving (possible) global warming is way beyond solving by us, given our present scientific & technological abilities.
Re: I love it when Apple...
Indeed, but are Probendi actively using the trademark or are they just a patent troll? They say that they are developing a competing watch product that will use the title, but are they really just waiting for an Apple pay-day?