Well the way things are going, by the time this actually comes in we'll have left the EU and will instead continue to be screwed by the roaming charges.
242 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
Well the way things are going, by the time this actually comes in we'll have left the EU and will instead continue to be screwed by the roaming charges.
"Skorobogatov says his set up could help Apple and others find hardware security problems and reliability issues, citing his discovery that some NAND chips from broken iPhone 5c main boards had specific blocks that had failed due to excessive rewriting."
What are the chances Apple already knew of this built in in fault and have not fixed it so that the phones have a maximum life span before you need to buy a new one?
It is going to be so funny when they have to drop these new planes because they don't work and then we end up with two carriers and nothing capable of flying off them.
Barclays give you a little keypad like a small calc that you can plug your card into.
When you login online you need to enter the last four digits of the card.
Put the card into the keypad, and enter you pin.
That then gives you an eight digit code to type on the webpage.
It does the same whenever you want to add new payments or standing orders etc.
Seems about as secure as you can get it so far.
Or the other problem I saw at a business is that they buggered it up once and now cannot work out what they did wrong.
1. Four figure code 1234.
2. In error somone press random number before typing in code 8, then type 1234.
3. System beeps after the 3 to say error but human continues to finish whole code and presses 4.
4. Human starts to type in code, but system already has the number 4 in its memory, RETURN TO 3.
Stop typing in code after the error beep, then start from scratch.
Or Leave system alone for 10 minutes so that it'll reset to zero and then start again.
"While airliner cockpit windows and engines are routinely tested for resistance to bird strikes, drones are a much tougher proposition – especially at typical airliner holding speeds of 300 knots or more."
Just out of interest, has anyone actually ran a test with a drone yet?
Or home made.
Not sure you can call it a fast jet carrier if the aircraft don't yet exist and every other fast jet cannot land and takeoff do to no catapults etc.
Still a bloody stupid idea ...
"If a patient says that they are have given up hope and are going to hang themselves and the doctor feels it is credible then the police will be informed."
Would they? I'm not sure they have the legal right (or requirement) to interfere unless they feel the patient should be sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and I think you can be suicidal and still technically considered sane.
"Admittedly not sure if they consented could be a grey area, but then again could be open to misinterpreation as he claims."
This may have been a 'grey area' right up until the point he was charged with another offence and this whole case went public. You can pretty much guarantee that if one of the prior 'grey area' partners had came forward to the police with a complaint the police would have tried to add that to the charge sheet too.
The fact that this has had so much publicity in the press etc means that you have to assume that these 'grey areas' are less grey now and were in fact consensual.
I would love AMD to pull a great chip out from somewhere that would really give Intel a run for it's money but they just seem to have given up, at least for games/desktop. This new chip with the multiple cores might make a great server chip or some other job.
Perhaps if game makers actually started using multiple cores for their games then we might have some real competition again, and with chips appearing to be reaching their limits of speed they might start doing it.
Personally I think AMD lost their way when they merged with ATI.
"We estimate that performance boost slots Zen somewhere between Intel's Broadwell and the Skylake microarchitecture in terms of single-threaded IPC."
They are going to bring out a chip that for most desktop users is slightly less good than Intels current offering, just give up now it'll be less painful to watch.
Considering that there appears to be a lot of people who, like me, are still happily running an old i5/i7 (2500/2600 vintage) Intel CPU because they cannot justify buying a new PC for marginal gains of the new Skylake kit, do they really think these people are going to be willing to switch to an AMD system that is 'less good' than the one they cannot be bothered with upgrading to right now?
AMD/ATI, whatever you want to call yourselves, you need to produce something that is actually better than Intel/Nvidia not nearly as good but £50 cheaper, because if that extra £50 means people will stay with good enough kit for longer they will probably just buy th better kit.
Just get a dogtag made up and wear it around your neck, any first responder with very little training will look for that. It will also go to the hospital with you when some idiot decides to remove your helmet.
However from discussions with doctors the blood type check is very quick and besides an emergency they will pump you with universal donor blood so it doesn't matter anyways.
They never did make a replacement for the Nexus 7 which for the cost was a great tablet at the time, only spoilt by the Android 5 update.
Exactly the same situation here, i5-2500k since they were first released, have upgraded to SSD and faster graphics over the years but the CPU and memory. I looked at the new i5 and i7 chips but thought what's the point.
Give people a reason to spend money and they might even do it.
Not sure how effective this would be against a large arti shell, probably not at all.
Why not just add a joke in the first 5 minutes and call it a parody?
It seems to work with the porn industry!
So now Adobe need to rework their current software so that it will not need Quicktime. But also anyone still running version 6 of their software, pre subscription model, won't get an update so will be at risk.
A nice way to pile the pressure on people who until now have been unwilling to pay for a subscription.
The problem would be how would you switch them on? You couldn't use the switch on the wall because you wouldn't be opening/closing a circuit because it's open at the main source. The best you could do is have the lights stay on after power is cut, but then they would also stay on after you switched them off as they would see the switch as a power cut. Otherwise you would need a separate switching mechanism that didn't rely on the wall switch and the mains, wifi perhaps?
A better solution is to just buy a bunch of cheap LED torches from Ebay and leave them in various places around the house in case of a power cut. You can get aluminium AA Cree LED torches very cheap now.
Yes, why do laptops have such crap display resolutions when a basic smartphone comes with a 1080P screen?
Perhaps if they want us to buy newer PCs then they should release new CPUs that are actually worth buying. A lot of the games available now are still playable on 5 year old CPUs, they need newer GPUs but so do the newer PCs so why bother upgrading.
Still running an i5-2500k at home and it does everything I need. Since this came out Intel have gone from 32nm to 14nm but the actual speed has gone up 200mhz, no increase in cores etc either.
Unless the PC goes BANG I can stay with what I have and be happy.
I would love to take part in these mobs if they were local. I'd even be happy to turn up later if I was at work and film for 20 minutes after everyone had gone home just to make a point.
How about illegal detention?
The only argument they could use to detain him would be a citizens arrest, but you can only do this if you know an offence was taking place which the police have confirmed has not happened.
The other one I would go for is 'calling the police and running away/wasting police time', there is no way the copper should have let them just walk away without pointing out to them that they were potentially breaking the law with their actions.
Perhaps including Spyhunter as a special 'one time challenger' in the next AV-test might show how crap it is and end the case?
I thought the FBI had already confirmed that they just wanted the data, the phone could stay with Apple for them to destroy or do whatever they wanted rather than any chance it being reversed engineered to do the same on other phones.
I wonder how big a fine Apple are willing to accept in order to not open the phone up, a million per week/day until the conform?
What are the chances that this will go quiet eventually, then Apple will quietly do what is asked behind closed doors (under threat of being taxed to oblivion). Then the FBI will put out a story that he coughed up the PIN or they found a piece of paper in the bottom of a box in his belongings and tried it.
Whilst I see the sense behind this idea, I am very concerned that based on Googles past updating experience this is going to make a lot of devices unusable.
The Nexus 7 is a good example of this, it worked fine up to Android 4.4.4 but when Android 5 was added to it the tablets became pretty much useless as they were so slow.
As the police is a public organisation and subject to FOI requests, along with the fact that you can FOI copies of video footage taken of you by the police.
Can a member of the public make an FOI request for the ANPR data held on their vehicle? I could understand the need to prove that you own the vehicle etc.
I just upgraded my WinXP Toshiba NB100 to Windows 10 Pro and it works fairly well.
Bought the Win10 licence online from Kinguin for about £13.
But the editor doesn't give the facility of redacting text, it lets you highlight. It even calls the tool a highlighting tool, which expressly implies that the text will still be there after you draw over it.
Could Acrobat be better? Yes but this is an error of the user not the software.
It looks like the latest versions of Acrobat do also have a tool for doing the job properly.
How can a company that appears to pay little or no tax in the countries it operates in be losing 0.5 billion a year?
Unless this is all one big con and the profits are being skimmed off by another company that sells 'services' to Uber.
Who cares ... ?
Anyone on the ground that may be under one of these things when it goes wrong and the crew do not have the skill to compensate for problems.
Agree ... you would have thought that this would be an obvious bit of additional information to include with the article.
I think the law only says that a unit must be supplied from the factory with sealed plugs, there are no rules stopping you from cutting them off and rewiring them. Especially useful when you don't want to drill 50mm holes in your furniture to get to a socket.
I would be happy to have a physical copy of my crypto key that is held by a solicitor in a sealed box that could only be opened with the authority of a court order. At least then you should know when it has been compromised rather than the Authorities being able to go on fishing trips electronically.
You have a lot of faith in the politicians to actually know what they are doing when writing the Bill, which I suppose might be true for a change.
But considering that there is very little detail on the website about what is going to be required when registering,instead there is just a note saying that the information is coming in December, to me implies that they don't yet know the detail. I suspect that they are waiting to hear what comes out of the FAA on 20 Nov.
A flight controller with GPS is not much heavier than one without.
So if I build a Quadcopter that weighs less than 1KG I'm fine, I then take out the KK flight controller and place it into a new build Hexcopter that weighs a little more than 1KG.
I register the drone now and get a number.
If I now replace the KK board with a highend one supporting GPS and other bells and whistles, is that the same drone or should it be registered again?
Registering a home built drone isn't like registering a car, it's more like saying any Meccano model over 300mm tall or wide must be registered. Bits break off and/or are replaced regularly as people fiddle with them. Might have been better to try registering the owners instead. Otherwise I can see the system getting overwhelmed with people registering each modification in order to stay legal, especially with the police clamping down at the start.
They do a Hubsan X4 with camera, they even do an FPV one too, is that a drone or a toy.
That assumes that the drone has a safe mode, on most basic drones if you break communication with them then they just plummet.
So much for no damage.
Except that the positional information used to calculate your average speed between ticks would be wrong.
The GPS loggers don't read the speed from their sensors, unlike old style loggers that would record the speed directly from the wheels etc, instead the GPS system should take your two positional readings and work out the speed based on the time over that distance giving you a fairly accurate reading every second.
I had a motorcycle accident in May 2010 that's missing too.
Surely the only thing that keeps women ashamed of being raped is the fact that the victims rarely 'stand up' to the fact and the attacker publicly.
If more victims went public about being a victim then there should be less shame in being a victim in the first place.
Couldn't all these numbers be screwed up by how often the data is logged?
If you update the GPS position every 5 seconds or 5 times a second you will get differing results, and I'd assume less updates equals better battery life too.
I bought myself an Asus VivoPC VM40B earlier this year with Win8.1 and a 500GB HD and so far been very impressed with it. Bought it as an import and it came out at about £185 inc taxes.
It just sits under the TV running XMBC with no problems.
I always thought the AMD/ATI deal was going to be the death of them. I knew a lot of people that wouldn't touch an ATI GPU at the time and this damaged AMD too.
Prior to the merger/takeover AMD did a lot of work with Nvidia, but once AMD became a rival to Nvidia it just pushed Nvidia and Intel to work closer. I believe the first SLI board was done with AMD CPUs.
At the time AMD vs Intel was a fight, but AMD/ATI vs Intel/Nvidia was only going one way.
Yes TomsHardware went through a crazy phase of trying to see how far they could overclock stuff.
Hey TomTom Community Manager
Can I just point out that your system managed to totally fail to spot that the M4 heading out of London was closed at the junction with the M25 on Thursday night until I was right of top of it. After being up since 5:30am for the election the extra delay on finally getting home was not appreciated.
After a couple of false starts I did get a proper email from TomTom that answered the questions I asked them, see below for my email and their response:
My Email: --------------------------------------------------------------------
I feel that six months notice of the removal of this service is not enough and feel that customers with a 'lifetime' App should instead be given 2-3 years notice, in the same way that Microsoft had to give decent notice that WindowsXP was going to be finally dropped in April.
I would also like clarification on what 'no longer supported' actually means:
1. Will the app be automatically removed from my device by TomTom?
2. Will the app still work until such time as I change to a newer incompatible version of Android?
3. Will I still be able to install this older app onto a new device, at my own risk?
4. If the app will no longer be able to be installed can you provide me an APK file so that I can install it manually?
I see that you have now released a replacement for this app (which some would argue is really an update to the existing one) that appears to now charge you per mile of route guidance/traffic. Perhaps you could also answer some questions on this too:
1. It states that you have 50 free miles of guidance/traffic per month, what is the charge after the 50 miles have been used?
2. Is the 50 mile limit on just the traffic or is it routing as well?
3. If it's routing as well as traffic how will this work on a unit with no mobile data allowance?
4. I see you have released a cheap upgrade offer for existing users but I cannot see any mention of what this full version is going to cost after the three years are up, what are these prices?
I appreciate your feeling on the timeframes involved. I can only state that our announcement period coincides with the Google Play store requirements, and as this is a singular app, vs an operating system of computer systems and servers used by billions worldwide there are some scale differences, that I am sure were consdidered when determine how long the announcement period would be.
For clarifications on the concerns you've raised ( I'll enumerate the answers the same )
Q1: The app will not be removed from your device by TomTom ( we not have have this capacity at all ).
Q2: The app will continue to work as is on your current version of Android
Q3: You can continue to install the app from your Google Library provided that the phone is compatible.
Q4: We are not able / will not be furnishing APKs for manual installation
For the questions you've raised about the new app ( again I'll use the same numbers to try and keep everything together )
Q1: After the 50 free miles per month, the only option is to upgrade to the unlimted unlock or wait until the month rolls over. There is no monthly 'short term upgrade option' The upgrade option is available in 1 year or 3 year terms.
Q2: The 50 miles is on 'routing' Traffic & Camera information is included in routing natively. It is no longer a separate service.
Q3: If there is no data allowance at all with which to verify the licensee then the app will revert to the 'free' version and will show the remaining allowance of the 50/per month.
Q4: For UK Customers the full version is 14.99 / 1 year 34.99/3 year after the initial 3 year term for existing users, or for new buyers.
Just emailed Google Support for a refund and they replied 15mins later.
Upon further investigation, existing users are supposed to get unlimited miles, but that isn't what the App told me. There is also a note that the Western Europe TomTom I bought the other year with lifetime maps will expire in October 2015. The wording implies not that there will be no more updates, instead it says that I can use it until then, and then I can't.
I could understand a stance of it's outside its lifetime and therefore not being updated, but how can they have the right to remove it from my hardware?